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MSNBC’s Mika alarmed by Trump asking to nuke hurricanes: ‘He just wants to use them’ — for any reason

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Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC)

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski warned that President Donald Trump’s reported suggestion for nuking hurricanes was a sign of his fascination with the devastating weapons.

Trump denied an Axios report that he asked aides multiple times whether hurricanes could be disrupted with nuclear weapons before reaching the U.S. shore.

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Brzezinski and “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough said the president had been looking for an excuse to use nuclear weapons since launching his presidential campaign.

“You know, mika, remember when we had warned everybody in — I think it was July or August of the election year, 2016 — that foreign policy people had gone in to talk to then-candidate Trump,” Scarborough said. “His solution to Iran was was, ‘Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?’ North Korea, ‘Why can’t we use nuclear weapons against North Korea?’ and just generally asking — being very frustrated, asking his foreign policy experts, ‘Well, if we had built all of the nuclear weapons, why can’t we use them?'”

Brzezinski agreed.

“He just wants a way to use them,” she said.

“Itchy finger,” Scarborough added.

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Trump supporter accused of voter fraud invited to apply for a pardon — in gratitude for proving ‘how hard voter fraud is’

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On Wednesday, writing on Twitter, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman invited a Trump supporter accused of voter fraud to apply for a pardon if convicted — in thanks for showing Pennsylvania voters, and Republicans around the country, how difficult it is to commit voter fraud.

The case centers on a man in Forty Fort, Luzerne County, who allegedly filled out an absentee ballot application for his deceased mother with the intention of casting a second ballot for President Donald Trump, in her name. He faces up to 10 years in prison if found guilty.

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Georgia GOP secretary of state: Trump ‘threw my family under the bus’ even though we voted for him

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Brad Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state in Georgia, has written an angry editorial for USA Today in which he details the harassment he and his family have been subjected to because he followed the law and certified President-elect Joe Biden's victory.

Raffensperger starts out his editorial by praising the Peach State for holding a free and fair election under difficult circumstances stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic.

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‘The election wasn’t stolen — he blew it’: Michigan Republican says Trump ‘did everything possible to lose’

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President Donald Trump insists the election was stolen from him in Michigan, but Republicans there haven't been willing to indulge his fantasy.

The president has zeroed in on the state, which he narrowly won in 2016, in his effort to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden by claiming widespread fraud and pressuring legislators to overrule the will of the voters, but few Republicans are buying in, reported Politico.

“We must not attempt to exercise power we simply don’t have,” said Aaron Van Langevelde, who sits on Michigan’s board of state canvassers, which was statutorily obligated to certify the election win by Joe Biden. “As John Adams once said, 'We are a government of laws, not men.' This board needs to adhere to that principle here today. This board must do its part to uphold the rule of law and comply with our legal duty to certify this election.”

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