A new swing state poll released Thursday shows President Donald Trump beating every Democratic candidate in a head-to-head match-up in Wisconsin, but trailing behind in Michigan and Pennsylvania.In Wisconsin, Trump leads each candidate 7-11%:Trump/former Vice President Joe Biden — 49% to 42%Trump/billionaire Mike Bloomberg – 49% to 41%Trump/former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg — 49% to 41%Trump/Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) — 50% to 39%Trump/Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) — 50% to 43%Trump/Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) — 51% to 41%In Pennsylvania, Trump trails the candidates by...
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Tuesday laughed while reading from a new Daily Beast report on Trump suing his own niece.
While discussing the near-total abortion ban passed by Texas Republicans with former prosecutor Joyce Vance, the host noted the breaking news from The Daily Beast titled under the headline, "Donald Trump Sues New York Times and His Niece Over Tax Story."
Maddow read from the report and she started laughing when she read the phrase from the lawsuit claiming damages are "believed to be no less than One Hundred Million Dollars."
"Each of those words capitalized," Maddow said.
She also read Mary Trump's comments on the lawsuit, which drew laughter from Vance.
"I think he is a f*cking loser, and he is going to throw anything against the wall he can," she said. "It's desperation. The walls are closing in and he is throwing anything against the wall that will stick."
Maddow then went to commercial break during which she apparently began reading the lawsuit.
When she returned from break and discussed the lawsuit with anchor Lawrence O'Donnell during the handoff between their shows, Maddow noted the lawsuit used "understated" when it meant to use "overstated."
"Impossible to rewrite. Rachel, do not try to rewrite art," O'Donnell said. "He has the lawyers who think the way he does."
'Dangerous nonsense': Elections expert picks apart pro-Trump lawyer's infamous plan to overturn 2020 vote
On Tuesday, University of California Irvine law professor Rick Hasen took to Twitter to shred the six-point plan for overturning the election put forward by Trump lawyer John Eastman, calling it "dangerous nonsense" and deeming it to be full of lies and misrepresentations of the law.
The plan laid out by Eastman, broadly speaking, was for then-Vice President Mike Pence to decline to count the electors in seven states with relatively close election results, claiming that there were "competing slates of electors," and then either declare Trump the winner outright or refer the matter to the House, where Republicans controlled enough state delegations to give Trump a victory.
Here's a lie from John Eastman in the longer memo, when he urges VP pence to just declare the winner based on a fal… https://t.co/aPZqlay0a9— Rick Hasen (@Rick Hasen) 1632264086.0
Eastman, who has previously pushed racist conspiracy theories about Kamala Harris' citizenship, also appeared at the pro-Trump rally on January 6 that preceded the Capitol riot, a controversy which was shortly followed by his retirement as a law professor at Chapman University.
It's been nearly a year since the New York Times published bombshell reports about former President Donald Trump's taxes -- and now Trump is suing the paper.
The Daily Beast reports that Trump filed a lawsuit against the Times and his niece, Mary Trump, who apparently helped the publication secure key documents.
The Trump lawsuit alleges that the newspaper engaged in an "insidious plot to obtain confidential and highly-sensitive records" and that it coerced Mary Trump to "smuggle records out of her attorney's office and turn them over to The Times."
Mary Trump trashed her uncle after being told of the lawsuit and told The Daily Beast that he's "a f*cking loser."
Trump said during the 2016 presidential campaign that he would release his taxes, but kept finding new excuses not to do so even after he got elected.
The Times investigation found that Trump lost staggering sums of money over periods of several years, as he made multiple poor investment decisions that drove him to bankruptcy, only to be rescued when NBC made him a reality TV star with the hit series "The Apprentice."
In fact, Trump's losses were so bad that he didn't pay any income tax for ten of the last 15 years because he was losing so much more money than he was taking in.
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