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Morning Joe downgrades Trump to ‘failed reality TV host’ in epic blast at GOP’s impeachment defense

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough lamented the “infection” that had corrupted the Republican Party in defense of “failed reality TV host” Donald Trump.

Trump became the third U.S. president to be impeached under the Constitution, and the “Morning Joe” host was sickened by the defenses GOP lawmakers threw up for him during Wednesday’s debate.

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“The infection is so widespread,” Scarborough said. “You know, we stopped being shocked by what Donald Trump did a long time ago, and then I started being shocked by how far the Republicans would go in defense of Donald Trump, and it has picked up every year, yesterday I saw marching into the House well to spout out nonsensical Trump talking points.”

“Conspiracy theories spouted out about all of this starting in Ukraine, that Ukraine invaded Georgia, that that this was was all a Ukrainian operation and Russians didn’t have that much — no, there is no moral equivalency between the facts that were presented by both sides,” Scarborough added.

The former GOP lawmaker was ashamed for some of his old colleagues who capered on the House floor to please the president.

“I actually saw members of Congress that I worked with years ago who were quiet, they weren’t back benchers, they were quiet, committee chair people, chairwomen, who went about their job and maintained their dignity staying focused like Paul Ryan always said, he was going to stay focused on the issues,” Scarborough said, “and yesterday even they were marching into the well talking like (Sen.) John Kennedy at a Trump rally. It was so distressing, they know better.”

“They should have just remained silent to history and, yet, they couldn’t do it,” he added, “because they felt the pressure as well to besmirch their honor, to compromise their reputation in the defense of this failed reality TV host.”

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Trump blasted as ‘pathological liar’ for claiming stock market is ‘starting to look very good’ after 1,000 point crash

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The COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic spreading across the world has present challenges for President Donald Trump.

In addition to the public health challenge facing the administration, Trump's 2020 reelection campaign is also faced with an economic crisis as the virus disrupts global supply chains.

"Investors around the world retreated from stocks and piled into haven assets including government bonds and gold, reflecting escalating worries that the coronavirus will disrupt the global economy," The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. "The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 1,000 points—its biggest point decline in more than two years; the yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note approached a record low; and gold prices climbed for the eighth straight session to a seven-year high."

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Here are 11 of the most popular progressive policies for candidates to run on — and 5 of the least popular

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New polling from the progressive pollster Data for Progress, described in a new piece Monday at Vox, points the way forward for Democrats looking to oust President Donald Trump from the White House and enact a liberal policy agenda.

Progressives often argue that their plans are broadly popular with Americans, and that these ideas are only prevented from becoming reality because of an obstinate Republican Party weaponizing racism and misinformation, archaic political institutions that stymie significant efforts at reform, and corruption across the two parties that allows special and corporate interests to undermine the popular will. And there is a fair amount of truth in this idea — some progressive idea are remarkably popular, and there's no good reason they haven't been implemented yet.

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Coronavirus forces fan ban at Italian football games

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Upcoming matches in Italian Serie A and the Europa League will be played behind closed doors to combat the spread of coronavirus, the Italian sports minister announced on Monday evening.

"Following the demands of the sports world and knowing that the ban on sporting events open to the public remains in force in six regions of northern Italy, we have agreed to the holding of matches behind closed doors," said Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora after a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

Inter Milan themselves announced their Europa League match with Ludogorets on Thursday would be played with no fans present.

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