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Mike Pompeo criticized by MSNBC panel as a wannabe ‘heir to Trumpism’ trying to ‘cash in’

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On Friday, an MSNBC panel excoriated Secretary of State Mike Pompeo amid the latest scandal surrounding the inspector general firing.

“This is what Pompeo is doing here, he’s trying to enrich himself politically, and Trump absolutely despises that,” said reporter John Heilemann. “Someone trying to cash in on Trump with his political capital. It spells — look, we’ll see what happens. He likes Pompeo, but Pompeo is heading down a path that’s very familiar and it doesn’t go to a good place.”

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“I almost laughed out loud when John said, he likes Pompeo,” said host Nicolle Wallace. “He likes no one. And I think he has found Pompeo a reliable stooge, if you will. Pompeo was on the phone with Selensky. But Mike Pompeo has always been a partisan political animal, but no one thought he was a dummy, some of this conduct is so hubristic, and from a political standpoint is just dumb.”

“And so unbecoming, Nicolle,” said former GOP strategist Steve Schmidt. “He graduated first in his class at West Point. What a disappointment, seemingly one of the more corrupt of the Trump cabinet members. And you’re right, he’s been one of the Trump presidency’s fiercest defenders. Like a cast of characters around this administration, they’re looking ahead. They’re looking ahead to maybe a Biden victory. But looking ahead to his own presidential campaign.”

“I should just add that this is a moment of unparalleled American weakness,” continued Schmidt. “We have a gaggle of foreign leaders, our allies all standing together laughing at the president of the United States, who they regard as a buffoon, clown, a liar. Our diplomacy has never been at a lower point — he’s the architect of a national security policy, riding shotgun with Donald Trump, that has brought America to its weakest and lowest moment in its 75 years that have passed since the end of the Second World War through this afternoon. He’s done a terrible job as secretary of state, but he’s one of the heirs to Trumpism who will certainly try to rise from crown prince to king of the hill in the next couple of years.”

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Minneapolis store faces boycott over Hitler-praising social media posts written by owner’s daughter

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On Friday, the Star Tribune reported that a number of businesses in the Twin Cities are cutting ties with Holy Land, a Mediterranean restaurant and grocery store, following the emergence of racist and anti-Semitic past social media posts from an employee.

"Majdi Wadi, CEO of Holy Land Brand Inc., which operates a Middle Eastern grocery store, restaurant and deli in northeast Minneapolis, apologized for the 2016 posting and revealed that it was written by his daughter, Lianne Wadi, the company’s catering director. She was fired," said the report.

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57 Buffalo cops resign to support suspended officers who pushed down elderly man

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The entire Buffalo Police Department Emergency Response Team -- a total of 57 officers -- has resigned from the team in support of the two officers who pushed 75-year-old Martin Gugino to the ground, seriously injuring him.

They are still employed, but no longer on ERT.

According to Buffalo Police Benevolent Association president John Evans, the cops who pushed Gugino down were just following orders.

“Fifty-seven resigned in disgust because of the treatment of two of their members, who were simply executing orders,” Evans, said in a statement.

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GOP official defends post blaming George Soros for ‘staged’ killing of George Floyd: I wanted to ‘get people to think for themselves’

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The chairman of the Harrison County Republican Party in Texas is under fire after he shared a conspiracy theory on his party's Facebook page claiming that the death of George Floyd "staged" by George Soros, CBS19 reports.

The post shared by Lee Lester was also previously shared by Bexar County GOP Chairwoman Cynthia Brehm -- which prompted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to call for her resignation.

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