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‘No one is pining for another billionaire’: Morning Joe panel pours cold water on Bloomberg presidential run

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Discussing the newly announced presidential campaign by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the panel on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was skeptical that the billionaire would get any traction with Democratic voters, saying his profile doesn’t fit what liberals are looking for in a candidate.

With co-host Willie Geist wondering who would vote for Bloomberg, MSNBC analyst Elisa Jordan offered, “Well, you get some of the moderate voters who are going for Joe Biden right now and probably some of Mayor Pete’s voters. But, again, can he pull a diverse coalition? That’s the big question given some of his policies as New York City mayor, will that be baggage that will keep him from appealing to a more diverse elector electorate?”

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“You have to win over a coalition if you’re going to go anywhere in this primary and I don’t know if he can do that, but at the same time the country seems to be hungry for somebody who is pragmatic, who will get things done,” she added.

Regular MSNBC contributor Karine Jean-Pierre concurred.

“I’m sorry, but back in March he was thinking about running but he didn’t,” she remarked. “Well ,there are was a poll in Iowa that came out and it was done by one of the best pollsters out there and it showed that he had one of the worst favorability amongst all of the Democratic candidates. That was back in March.”

“So I don’t know if …, ” she continued before switching gears, “Remember this is the Democratic party, it’s a Democratic base. I don’t know if they’re pining for another billionaire.”

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Trump defense team’s two most ‘egregious constitutional claims’ blown up by law professor: They ‘have impeachment exactly backwards’

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Writing for Just Security on Friday, Frank O. Bowman III, a legal expert and professor at the University of Missouri School of Law, detailed two of the “more egregious constitutional claims” put forth by Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team in a trial brief filed last week.

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Trump defender Kingston shamed into silence by MSNBC’s Joy Reid after blizzard of lies on impeachment

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MSNBC host Joy Reid showed no patience with former Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) on Sunday morning as the advocate for the re-election of Donald Trump repeatedly was called out for lying about the facts of the Ukraine corruption case against Donald Trump as well as the House impeachment trial.

Sitting on a panel with the Intercept's Mehdi Hasan, Kingston was given the first crack at addressing the defense case put forth by Trump's lawyers on the Senate floor on Saturday, only to be pulled up short by the MSNBC host after stating a falsehood, for which he received an admonishment.

With Kingston claiming Democratic members of the Senate who are currently running for their party's presidential nomination did not attend the Saturday hearing, Reid quickly cut him off.

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Trump accused of inciting violence against Adam Schiff with ‘not paid the price yet’ Twitter threat

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A Sunday morning tweet by Donald Trump attacking Rep. Adam Schiff  has drawn intense scrutiny on Twitter and elsewhere with many suggesting the president is inciting violence or some sort of retribution against the California Democrat whith the phrase Schiff "not paid the price yet."

According to the president, "“The Impeachment Hoax is a massive election interference the likes of which has never been seen before. In just two hours the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats have seen their phony case absolutely shredded. Shifty is now exposed for illegally making up my phone call, & more!” before adding, “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man. He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!”

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