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Trump defends fans who chanted ‘send her back’ and tells Ilhan Omar she’s ‘lucky to be where she is’

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President Donald Trump on Friday defended supporters who chanted “send her back” at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and then went on to personally attack Omar as a “disgrace.”

Even though Trump dishonestly tried to distance himself from the racist “send her back” chant on Thursday, he delivered a full-throated defense of the people who participated in it while talking with reporters in the Oval Office just one day later.

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“Those people in North Carolina, that stadium was packed, it was a record crowd,” Trump said. “Those are incredible people, those are incredible patriots.”

He then pivoted toward attacking Omar again.

“I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes, ‘I’m going to be the president’s nightmare,'” Trump said, referring to remarks that Omar made during a town hall in Minnesota Thursday night. “She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you. And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.”

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg blows up Trump’s lie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish

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President Donald Trump began his week speculating that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's family was lying when they said that her dying wish was not to have her seat filled until the next president is elected.

"I don't know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi," Trump told "Fox & Friends" hosts. "I would be more inclined to the second ... But that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or Shifty Schiff."

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who visited with the late justice before she died, revealed that it was said and that it wasn't just her granddaughter Clara in the room who heard it.

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The View’s Whoopi Goldberg cuts off Meghan McCain as she flips out over Trump’s SCOTUS pick getting ‘Kavanaugh’ed’

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"The View" co-hosts broke into a shouting match after Meghan McCain filibustered about accused rapist Brett Kavanaugh as a justification for Republican hypocrisy on judicial nominations.

Co-host Sara Haines patiently waited for McCain for finish her comments and when she turned to point out Republican hypocrisy when former President Barack Obama appointed Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court 10 months before an election. Currently, America is in an election, with people already casting ballots and going to the polls.

A crown-wearing McCain cut in to rant that 47 percent of the American public considers themselves pro-life, including herself, and that possible female nominees are already being ripped for their religion.

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Tim Kaine takes fighting Trump’s court takeover off the table: ‘I’m asking Republicans to be true to their word’

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Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) said on Monday that drastic measures to stop President Donald Trump's next Supreme Court nominee are off the table because he hopes Republicans will be "true to their word" by refusing to confirm a new justice in an election year.

During an interview with Kaine on MSNBC, host Hallie Jackson noted that some Democrats have suggested using impeachment and other legislative techniques to delay the replacement of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Kaine, however, said that his strategy is based on the "hope" that Republicans will keep their word.

"Would you support impeaching either President Trump or Attorney General Bill Barr as a way to essentially delay the Senate on a vote for the president's court nominee?" Jackson asked the Virginia Democrat.

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