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Republican Steve Scalise bashes Dems for wanting to take away the healthcare that saved him — but it’s government funded

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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) survived a mass shooting attack during the Congressional baseball game in 2017 and he bragged about having the best healthcare in the world that saved his life during his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

“I would not be here today without the greatest health care system on the face of the planet. I’m surely not going to let them take that away from you,” he claimed.

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The problem with Scalise’s comments, however, is that the healthcare he touts as amazing and that the “government is taking control” of is actually government-sponsored healthcare.

Scalies told the audience that under the Democrat’s plan, “180 million people [would be] kicked off of private insurance, put onto a failed government-run system like Medicaid, and that’s what it would look like.” Democrats like Bernie Sanders (I-VT) are proponents of a plan called “Medicare for All” not Medicaid.

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Trump’s attempt to look tough backfires — and even Republicans seem to see the writing on the wall

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From the moment that protests against racist police violence started to spread from Minneapolis to the rest of the country (and the world), after a white police officer named Derek Chauvin killed an unarmed black man named George Floyd in a gruesome incident captured on video, it's been clear that Donald Trump thought this was exactly the Hail Mary he needed to win re-election. Trump has been desperate for a way to distract the country from the soaring death rate of the coronavirus pandemic (now at 108,000 and counting) and the 40 million left unemployed in the resulting economic collapse. He believed that a racist and sadistic backlash against the protesters was just the ticket.

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‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment

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White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.

At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.

McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.

"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."

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When police killed Breonna Taylor in her own bed it wasn’t caught on video

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Whatever you think about the unrest gripping this country–whether you’re outraged by cops’ across America brutally repressing peaceful protesters or the people breaking windows and looting businesses–the proximate cause was officer Derek Chauvin, who was still on the job despite being named in 18 previous complaints, slowly murdering George Floyd on the street–compressing his throat for 8 minutes and 46 seconds–as other officers looked on and a small crowd screamed that Chauvin was killing him. That video quickly went viral and here we are.

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