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Fox News anchors desperately flail to defend Trump from Ukraine allegations

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The revelations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden — and ordered administration officials to suspend hundreds of millions in military aid a week before doing so — has created a political firestorm and fresh calls for impeachment.

Caught in this situation, the anchors at Fox & Friends — Trump’s favorite morning show and a huge promoter of the president — opted to aggressively gaslight their viewers.

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Steve Doocy acknowledged the report “doesn’t look like good timing to a lot of people,” but added, “Fox News has confirmed that [Trump] wanted to make sure that the new president of Ukraine understood” he was serious about ending corruption. (This principled good-governance stance apparently doesn’t apply to Saudi Arabia, which Trump is giving lucrative arms sales even as they dismember journalists with bone saws.)

Ainsley Earhardt, meanwhile, wrung her hands over the fact that lawmakers are accusing Trump of wrongdoing without hearing his actual call with the Ukraine president — it is “like saying Brian or Steve, you’re going to lose your job because of a conversation that someone says you promised someone, but we don’t know what you said. We don’t know what the conversation was. It’s ridiculous!” (Trump, bear in mind, already admitted he pressured Ukrainian leaders to investigate Biden.)

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“If the president said ‘I will give you the money but you’ve got to investigate Joe Biden,’ that is really off-the-rails wrong,” acknowledged Doocy. “But if it’s something else, you know, it would be nice to know what it is.” (Trump himself could clear all of this up by releasing the transcript of his call and giving the whistleblower complaint to Congress, neither of which he has done.)

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And Brian Kilmeade speculated — with zero evidence — that the whistleblower was just taking revenge on Trump for winning the 2016 election, and demanded to know — again, with zero evidence — whether President Barack Obama made any corrupt deals with the Cuban government.

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Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down

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Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors.

Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio Grande, a risky but potentially game-changing step when it came to the nation’s border wall system.

Fisher has leveraged his self-described “Lamborghini” of walls to win more than $1.7 billion worth of federal contracts in Arizona.

But his showcase piece is showing signs of runoff erosion and, if it’s not fixed, could be in danger of falling into the Rio Grande, according to engineers and hydrologists who reviewed photos of the wall for ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. It never should have been built so close to the river, they say.

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How Lindsey Graham keeps lowering his standards for Trump

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As the coronavirus pandemic spread and death tolls increased across the United States over the last three months, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., repeatedly raised the number of deaths he would find acceptable in defense of President Donald Trump's botched response.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car

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On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.

According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.

"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.

"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"

According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.

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