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‘He’s a carnival barker’: Trump slammed as a ‘con man’ who would ‘take credit for discovering the Earth was round’

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President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” commentator Eddie Glaude slammed President Donald Trump for only thinking of himself as a deadly pandemic ravages the country.

“We’re over 80,000 dead and instead of focusing on the fact that the country is in crisis, a profound crisis, and that people are grieving, he’s worried about polls,” said Glaude. “Look, Donald Trump is a malevolent confidence man, he’s a snake-oil salesman, he’s a carnival barker. So he would take credit for discovering the Earth was round if he could. So the fact that he’s trying to take credit for the success of governors, the fact that he’s trying to take credit for the travel ban against Chinese folk traveling to the United States — I mean, all this is a part of his schtick. And what we need to do is understand him for what he is, and what he is is a confidence man, or the shorthand part of that is a con man.”

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“What do you make of the fact that, into the vacuum these governors were thrust, and people still, even as we’re facing what NBC News reported an imminent spike of coronavirus cases, people can handle the bad news. People can handle the difficult days if they feel leveled with,” said host Nicolle Wallace. “Is there some basic lesson of leadership being taught by the state’s governors?”

“Sure,” said Glaude. “When there’s mystery, when there’s uncertainty, people will fill it with fantasy. When we don’t have information, in other words, to make rational decisions and engage in a kind of intelligent action, we’ll reach for our deepest fears as a way of justifying how we act. Governors are engaged in front-line work to fill the vacuum with fact. It seems that’s amazingly important work when we have such fantasy coming from the White House.”

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Georgia secretary of state: ‘There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters’

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Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger warned on Monday that outside groups are trying to take advantage of the "emotions" of President Donald Trump's supporters with false information about the recent and upcoming elections.

"There are those that are exploiting the emotions of many Trump supporters with fantastic claims, half-truths, misinformation and, frankly, they are misleading the president as well," Raffensperger explained at a Monday press conference.

The Georgia official went on to announce investigations into over 250 claims of election irregularities.

"Upholding the law matters, truth matters, and your vote matters," he insisted. "Anyone telling you to boycott an election is not on your side. You're right to vote is sacred. Don't let someone con you out of it."

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The View hosts mock Republicans for ‘shooting themselves in the foot’ on election conspiracies

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The hosts of "The View" couldn't help but notice that the Republicans are making it more difficult to get their own voters out to support Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) for the special election in January.

The problem the GOP has to overcome is that the overwhelming majority of Republican voters believe that the 2020 election was "rigged" by Democrats. It puts Republicans in a difficult place because now they have to combat that message with assurances that the Georgia special election isn't already rigged for the Democrats.

"I'm really sick of all of this," Whoopi Goldberg bemoaned. "I'm sick of people blaming American citizens for cheating in their own elections. I'm sick of this. You're blaming Republican governors. You're blaming people who are saying, 'Actually, no.' Why would they fight against their own interests, and, again, I will say if the Democrats had done this, why has everybody still got a job? None of this makes any sense to me."

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Georgia Republicans turn on Gov. Brian Kemp: He ‘will be primaried’

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Georgia Republicans were already unhappy with Gov. Brian Kemp, and his refusal to interfere in President Donald Trump's election loss may have been the last straw.

Trump claims credit for Kemp's election win two years ago, but he and other Republicans have withdrawn their support after the governor has declined to get involved in the president's efforts to overturn his loss to Joe Biden in Georgia and other states, reported The Daily Beast.

“[Kemp] will be primaried," said Kay Godwin, the chair of the Pierce County GOP. "Just hoping and praying we get the right one this time.”

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