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‘We have them outnumbered’: Morning Joe explains why Trump’s ‘vile’ tweets don’t work on most people

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough explained why most Americans could not be dragged down to President Donald Trump’s level, hurling angry attacks and ignoring scientific advice.

The “Morning Joe” host said the president’s refusal to wear a mask and his murder allegations against him would fall flat with most Americans, because they didn’t spend all day stoking their own anger on social media.

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“Most Americans don’t live in the gutters of Twitter,” Scarborough said. “Most Americans don’t live posting hateful things about people on Facebook. They talk about their loved ones, they talk about their faith in God, they talk about their children, their grandchildren. We have them outnumbered.”

“That old Paul McCartney quote that he probably doesn’t remember saying, but it stuck with me 30 years ago when they asked Paul why he was such an optimist,” he added. “He sed says, ‘You know what? I think we’ve got them outnumbered.’ Everywhere I go I look around and see good people. That’s what I see in this pandemic. I see good Americans who want to take care of their families, who want to act responsibly, who shelter in place even when politicians were bumbling around making political calculations.”

Scarborough said the president’s repeated murder accusations were just a distraction from his failures of leadership.

“He wants to distract you, he wants to distract the press, he wants to distract everybody from the fact that the United States of America is moving up to 100,000 dead Americans from a pandemic that he said was hyped up as a hoax by the media to bring him down, and predicted time and again that nobody would die, that it was 15 cases would be down zero,” Scarborough said.

“He doesn’t want anyone to remember what he’s said, so his charges become more vile, they’ve become more cruel, they’ve become more callous, and he only wants one thing to happen, he wants you to take your eye off the ball,” Scarborough added, “and it’s the responsibility of all Americans to stay focused, to understand where we are in the middle of this pandemic, and to act responsibly and not listen to the president but listen to the president’s doctors, listen to the president’s health officials. Listen to Dr. Fauci, listen to Dr. Birx, wear masks, take care of senior citizens, take care of people with underlying conditions, and be responsible. Follow science, not hate.”

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Melania Trump statue torched near her Slovenian hometown: report

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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that a wooden statue of First Lady Melania Trump carved from a tree outside her hometown in Slovenia last year has been burned to the ground.

"The artist who had commissioned the sculpture, Brad Downey, had the statue removed on July 5," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "Downey, who is American but works out of Berlin, had hoped his statue of the first lady would create dialogue about American politics, given that Melania Trump is an immigrant married to a president who seeks to stem immigration. Though the investigation is still pending, Downey said he hopes to interview the perpetrators for an upcoming exhibition."

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FBI investigating Chinese businessman who bankrolled media company linked to Steve Bannon

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A Wall Street Journal expose revealed that a Chinese businessman is under investigation by the FBI after he used funds to bankroll a media company with ties to a former aide to President Donald Trump, Steve Bannon.

"Federal Bureau of Investigation national security agents in recent months have asked people who know both men for information on Mr. Guo’s activities, including the source of funds of a media company linked to him that hired Mr. Bannon in 2018 as a consultant, the people said," according to the Journal. "As recently as last week, the FBI met with one person familiar with the companies tied to Mr. Guo, the people said. The probe has been underway for more than six months, and prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney’s offices in Manhattan and Brooklyn have been involved.

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Lady Antebellum changed their name for racial sensitivity — now they’re suing the Black singer who already used the name

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In June, as the national conversation about racial justice in the wake of the George Floyd killing pushed many groups and organizations to examine the racial connotations of their brands, the country music group Lady Antebellum announced they were changing their name to "Lady A" to remove reference to the slavery period of Southern history.

There was just one problem: an African-American blues singer in Seattle, Anita White, already went by that name. Now, according to Pitchfork, the band is going to court for the right to use the trademark.

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