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CNN’s Don Lemon rips Fox News ‘apology team’ for attempting to rationalize Trump’s racism

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CNN anchor Don Lemon slammed Fox News for defending President Donald Trump’s racist rhetoric following the white supremacist terrorist attack in El Paso, Texas.

“All I can say is, ‘Wow!'” Lemon began. “You have to sit and watch this.”

“As people across the country expressed shock and grief over the senseless mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people, the Fox and Friends apology team already out defending President Trump for the ugly and divisive rhetoric when targeting undocumented immigrants at the southern border,” Lemon reported.

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“Investigators in El Paso say the suspected gunman posted a racist manifesto 20 minutes opening fire on innocent people shopping at a Walmart. It’s filled with white supremacist language and hateful words aimed at immigrants and Latinos,” he explained.

“The killer hoping to stop what he calls ‘the Hispanic invasion of Texas.’ That keyword, invasion. President Trump, as we know uses that word, invasion, all the time as a billy club against undocumented immigrants,” Lemon continued.

“His defenders on the Fox morning show sprang right into action,” he said, playing a clip from the conservative network.

“When you have over 110,000 people coming a month, over 1 million last year and well over a million this year. If you use the term invasion, that’s not anti-Hispanic. It’s a fact,” the Fox News personality argued.

“Not surprising, that pleased the president, who immediately tweeted, ‘I’m the least racist person.’ People who aren’t racist don’t have to tweet that they’re not. They prove it in how they act,” Lemon noted.

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“That means the president has to answer for a few things. Like why he posted 2,200 Facebook ads warning of an invasion at the U.S. border by undocumented immigrants seeking asylum,” he noted.

“Classic Trump. He cannot run away from the words we have all heard him use time and time again,” Lemon said.

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Senators learn of damning timeline implicating Rudy Giuliani during Trump’s impeachment trial

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On Thursday, during the third day of the impeachment trial, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) walked senators through the timeline of actions carried out by President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

"We've walked through some of the timeline of the actions and statements about Ukraine, but let's just line them up briefly because it makes the story so clear," said Lofgren. "April 2019. Vice President Biden officially announced his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. And a reminder, at the time of Biden's announcement and for months after, public polling, including from Fox News, showed that Biden would beat President Trump. The Fox News polling data is up on the chart."

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WATCH: House Dem trolls Trump at impeachment by citing a Fox News poll showing him getting crushed by Biden

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Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX) on Thursday used a Fox News poll to establish President Donald Trump's motive for wanting to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden during the Senate impeachment trial.

In arguing that Trump's sole motivation for requesting that the Ukrainian government investigate Biden was to help with his own reelection campaign, she showed polls from the president's favorite cable news network that showed him getting absolutely crushed by the former vice president.

"The chart on the screen shows a Fox News poll emphasizing... that from March through December, Vice President Biden had consistently led President Trump in national polls by significant margins," she said. "Beginning around March, Vice President Biden is beating the president in polls, even on Fox News. In April, Biden officially announces his candidacy, and... that is when the president gets worried."

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Rick Santorum flails wildly after CNN panel busts him for excusing Trump’s misconduct

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Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum on Thursday flailed wildly after a group of his fellow CNN panelists nailed him for excusing President Donald Trump's impeachable misconduct.

During a panel discussion about Republican Senators' unwillingness to call witnesses to Trump's impeachment trial, Santorum argued that additional witnesses weren't needed because Trump eventually released military aid to Ukraine after he got caught withholding it. Santorum also argued that the Senate should give Trump a pass even if he did shake down the Ukrainian government to hurt the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden.

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