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Living under ‘empty soul’ Trump is ‘humiliating’ — here’s why

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New Yorker editor David Remnick described the singular “humiliation” that comes from enduring Donald Trump’s presidency.

The veteran journalist recalled how Trump presented himself as a Republican candidate and compared that to his blame-shifting presidency, which he told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” was all the more tragic as the coronavirus claims thousands of American lives.

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“What you have right now is a president of the United States who began his national ascent at the Republican National Convention saying, ‘I alone can do it,'” Remnick said. “Remember that? ‘I alone can do it.'”

“The era then ends with, ‘I take no responsibility,’” he continued. “I alone can do it, I take no responsibility.”

He compared that lack of accountability with the bravery of doctors and nurses who are braving the virus and traumatizing themselves to treat the sick.

“My city and your city is being saved by people who take the ultimate responsibility,” Remnick said. “That’s what we’re cheering at 7:00 [when hospital shifts change over], and we feel humiliated by having a president who denies science, who makes jokes about models, who tells us that he is No. 1 on Facebook and that his ratings are so great. It is humiliating to live under such a leader, and the consequences are so immense.”

Remnick pointed to the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, who was removed from command of an aircraft carrier for publicly asking for help because his sailors were getting ill from the virus.

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“One humiliating anecdote in a thousand,” he said. “Every book that’s been written, every honest book written about the Trump administration describes this. One incident after another of a nation being led by an empty soul, by someone who denies science, who mocks science, who chooses to humiliate the press rather than tell the truth to the American people. That is a presidency with consequences in human lives, in national spirit. So at 7:00, we cheer its opposite.”


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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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