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‘Absurd!’ Professor based in Korea shocked that Trump has turned face masks into a culture war

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An American-born professor who teaches in South Korea this week said it has been shocking to watch how his current country has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic compared to the United States under the leadership of President Donald Trump.

Robert E. Kelly, a professor of political science who teaches at the Pusan National University in South Korea, told CNN’s Bianna Golodryga on Monday that South Korea has taken COVID-19 “very seriously and led a nationwide, well mobilized effort, and the U.S. government has not.”

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Kelly said while South Korea developed a test-and-trace program that helped contain the virus without significantly shutting down the economy, the United States is still having trouble getting its citizens to wear face masks.

“Everybody has broadly accepted in Korea that this is a big deal and that we should listen to the medical people telling us what to do,” Kelly explained. “They know and we don’t, we’re not epidemiologists. When they say wear masks, put on masks.”

Kelly also expressed astonishment that wearing face masks, which is one of the most basic and least burdensome ways to slow the spread of the disease, has become a cultural fault line in the U.S.

“There’s none of this thing like there is in the United States where masking has become, like, this test of masculinity,” he said. “That’s just absurd! Nobody here talks like that at all!”

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WATCH: Trump supporter short circuits after CNN proves that he got fooled by a doctored Biden video

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A supporter of President Donald Trump on Friday found himself befuddled after a CNN reporter proved to him that he had been fooled by a doctored video of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

During an interview with CNN's Donie O'Sullivan, the Trump supporter claimed that he'd seen a video of Biden falling asleep in the middle of a television news interview.

However, as O'Sullivan showed him, that video had been completely doctored by splicing footage of Biden at a time when he happened to have his eyes closed into a local TV news interview of another guest who had fallen asleep on the set.

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WATCH: Trump’s chief of staff starts shouting when grilled about president’s refusal to accept election results

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On Thursday, CNN's Wolf Blitzer pressed White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows about President Donald Trump's refusal to commit to a peaceful transition of power after the election, and became visibly agitated and raised his voice under questioning.

"He said he's not sure the election could be honest here in the United States," said Blitzer. "Is he saying if he wins, he'll accept the results, if he loses, he won't commit to a peaceful transition?"

"I haven't heard him say that," said Meadows. "I can tell you what I have heard him say, Wolf, is really overwhelming concern about mail-in ballots ... we're seeing some activist judges across the country interpret the law that really is not on the books. They're actually making the law. I think that's what most of this is about, making sure that as long as it's free and fair. If it's free and fair, we'll accept the will of the American people. We believe that will be the re-election of Donald Trump."

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Trump apologist thinks president made ‘huge mistake’ by admitting he won’t peacefully give up power

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A conservative who usually defends President Donald Trump admitted to CNN on Thursday that the president made a "huge mistake" when he refused to commit to having a peaceful transfer of power should he lose the 2020 election.

During a panel discussion on the president's latest controversial remarks about the upcoming election, liberal guest Bakari Sellers argued that Americans should be "very terrified" about Trump implicitly encouraging violence in the event that he loses.

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