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CNN’s Jake Tapper confronts Trump adviser Navarro with long list of experts calling him a disaster

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In a highly contentious interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”, host Jake Tapper confronted Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Peter Navarro, with a seemingly endless list of economists, analysts and business publications who believe he and his economic advice have both been a disaster and that he is not being straight with the public.

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After refusing multiple times to concede that President Donald Trump’s trade war — and accompanying tariffs — are having any effect on an economy that many financial prognosticators believe is headed towards a recession, Tapper confronted the White House adviser with the list of his critics — including the Wall Street Journal.

“I want to give you an opportunity to address the fact that you keep saying that China’s bearing all the [tariff] burden,” Tapper began. “That goes against what we’re hearing from researchers at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, former Trump adviser Gary Cohn — who I know you have clashed with —  and the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal which is conservative.”

“Economist after economist says you’re not being straight with the American people on who is bearing the burden of these tariffs. Why are all these people lying and you’re telling the truth?” the CNN host asked.

“All I would say to you is look at the data. There’s absolutely no evidence, no evidence whatsoever,” Navarro began before being interupted by the host who asked, “Did the study I told you about…” only to be cut off himself.

“There’s no evidence whatsoever that American consumers are bearing any of this,” Navarro exclaimed. “We know China is slashing prices. They’re slashing the value of the yuan. They’re hemorrhaging their manufacturing base. I’d be happy to look at some of those studies, but I can tell you this: this president is committed to standing up to China and getting a good deal for the American people.”

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Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report

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The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.

"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."

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Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump

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MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.

The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.

The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.

"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.

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Trump said he ‘loved’ the fact that America is more divided than ever: ex-GOP congressman

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President Donald Trump bragged about increasing divisions in America during a White House meeting, a former Republican congressman explained on MSNBC on Monday.

Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told host Joy Reid that "Donald Trump has intentionally tried to create the anxiety" that Americans are explaining.

"Garry Kasparov, the Russian freedom activist, has said the point of disinformation isn't to manipulate the truth, it's to exhaust your critical thinking," Jolly explained. "To exhaust your critical thinking, that's what we're experiencing as voters."

"I had a colleague that was in a meeting in the Roosevelt Room and he said he heard Trump say, 'Have you ever seen the nation so divided?' My colleagues and others said, 'No, we haven't.' Trump said, 'I love it that way.' This is the currency that he's peddling as political strategy, but it's not one we have to accept," Jolly explained.

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