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Trump is ‘the world’s greatest snake oil salesman’: Former CIA director

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Former CIA director John Brennan told MSNBC Friday that the president’s latest comments about the impeachment scandal prove he’s a fraud.

Host Andrea Mitchell noted that it’s clear President Donald Trump is feeling anxious about impeachment, but he’s still very confident in his economy. “But I want to ask you about our place in the world,” she said.

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That Oval Office footage is a very good example of why Donald Trump is, I think, one of the world’s greatest snake-oil salesman,” Brennan began. “He is totally unprincipled and doesn’t care about telling on untruths and knowingly lying to the American people, and continuing to dispense with the facts but continue to harp on issues that resonate with his base and those who might have some questions about it.”

For that reason, Brennan said that he believes the world is looking at the United States with wonder and with wariness to see where the U.S. will decide it’s values and morals are, from a legal standpoint.

“I think they’ve always looked to Washington to, at least, be that stable rock, in sometimes a very turbulent world,” he continued. “It no longer is. Particularly with the polarization and the deep, deep partisan divide, they know this will hurt our ability to carry out affairs of state that are so important not just to our national security but peace and stability around the world.”

Watch the panel discussion with Brennan in the video below:

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Wake Forest slammed for inadequate response to threatening emails labeled ‘white supremacist terrorism’

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Tensions remain high at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC after emails considered "white supremacist terrorism" threatened the school.

"Three months after a set of anonymous, threatening, racist, antisemitic and homophobic emails sent a wave of fear through the sociology department at Wake Forest University, the department chairman says he's still waiting for university leaders to announce a meaningful response," the Associated Press reported Saturday."

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Economists warn Trump policies will result in lost jobs and lower wages for American workers

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The 20-year-old San Diego bakery Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe went out of business this month after an audit by US authorities found immigrants working there illegally.

In April, a small Nebraska town lost a potato processing plant, and the local revenue it generated, in the wake of an immigration raid on its facilities. A restaurant in New York appears to have suffered similar fate in August.

Farmers say they are planting less, turning to automation, eliminating some crops, leaving them to rot in the field or contemplating selling out of the business altogether -- all because they cannot find enough immigrant labor.

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Trump supporter Steve Cortes loses it after Rick Wilson brings up war crimes prosecutions

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The spokesperson for the "official" pro-Trump SuperPAC was admonished twice by an MSNBC anchor on Saturday night during a segment on impeachment that quickly went off the rails.

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid was anchoring a Saturday night special titled, "the impeachment trial of Donald Trump."

Her panel included Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and Steve Cortes, the spokesperson for America First PAC.

Wilson explained why Republican senators refuse to stand up to Trump.

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