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‘It’s all on tape!’ Morning Joe shames Republicans for ‘lying’ about cops gassing protesters and journalists

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump “started a riot” in Lafayette Square — and bashed Republicans for trying to cover it up.

The “Morning Joe” host criticized the White House for ordering U.S. Park Police and National Guard troops to disperse peaceful protesters so the president could pose for photos while holding a Bible outside St. John’s Episcopal Church.

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“You used tear gas, you used tear gas, you used pepper spray, you used rubber bullets to clash with peaceful protesters,” Scarborough said. “We’ve got the tape. It’s all on tape, Marco Rubio. It’s all on tape, Republicans, it’s all on tape. We saw it happening in real time, stop lying. Your lies have already been revealed.”

“So you actually have peaceful protesters who were there who had tear gas used against them, brute force used against them, rubber bullets used against them,” he added. “I’m so ashamed that an Australian cameraman and reporter were brutalized in the park, the President’s Park, hit, I’ll show you, by the way, one of our closest and oldest allies, a country that has had their troops along our troops in foxholes for over a hundred years, they have fought with us in every war, and yet members of the press being targeted constantly, constantly. Peaceful protests being broken up and the president thinking he’s proving a point.”

Trump’s secretary of defense, Mike Esper, claims he thought the president was taking him to inspect a bathroom damaged by vandals during the protests, and Scarborough called on his predecessor to speak up.

“Hey, James Mattis, you want to wake up from your slumber and start offending somebody, because you’re pissing off a lot of people, James Mattis,” Scarborough said. “Your silence is pissing off a lot of people. We have a secretary of defense who actually said he thought that the president were going to inspect troops and they were going to inspect a bathroom. Now, that is Secretary Esper’s worst excuse since he said his dog ate his Constitution. It’s despicable if he were misled by that, by the president of the United States, then he should resign. Secretary Esper, you should resign this morning if you were used as a political prop.”

Only one in three Americans support the president’s handling of nationwide protests against the police killing of George Floyd, and Scarborough said there was no low to which Trump won’t stoop.

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“There is no low point,” he said. “We think that what we saw yesterday, the day before was the low point. There is no low point, and that is why, that is why, Republicans, as you blindly go — now, some criticized Donald Trump. A few did, God bless them, because they need to do that, not only for the country, not only in defense of the Constitution, but for their own sake, for the sake of their constituents, for their place in history so they won’t be seen as going along this extraordinarily frightening display of raw power and just sheer stupidity.”


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Here’s why a new rule could result in Trump losing his diploma from Wharton

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In 2019, a college admissions scandal rocked the country. Thus far it has resulted in 53 people being charged with cheating the system, paying for people to take standardized tests and paying their way into schools. Over the 7-year investigation, the FBI uncovered everyone from celebrities to wealthy families for conspiracy to commit felony mail fraud and honest services mail fraud.

In response to the scandal, the University of Pennsylvania announced that would revoke the degree of any graduate found to have given false information in an admission application, cheated on an exam or tempered with their records, The Daily Pennsylvanian reported.

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Gov. Ron DeSantis still won’t reveal true COID-19 data — so things are probably much worse

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Florida reached 213,000 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, as Gov. Ron DeSantis continues to encourage the state to reopen at all costs.

According to CNN's Randi Kaye, the numbers spell "trouble" for the state as it's GOP leaders are opting for a simplistic approach to reopening.

Just in the last 24 hours, they have had more than 1,600 people hospitalized for COVID," she cited. "In the last two weeks, the hospitalization haves gone up 90 percent. The ICU bed demand has gone up 86 percent, and the ventilator usage has gone up 127 percent. The governor is saying he's sending 100 nurses and 47 beds to Jackson Health because they need it so much. But at last check, we've noted that about 56 hospitals around the state have run out of ICU beds, which means they have no space for anyone who needs an ICU bed. This is really critical for Miami-Dade because they make up the 24 percent of the cases throughout the state, so they really need those hospital beds."

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Joe Shapiro — the man who took Trump’s SATs for him

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The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School is being thrust into the spotlight after it was alleged that President Donald Trump was admitted after his sister did his homework for him and a friend named Joe Shapiro took his SATs.

In a new tell-all book by the president's niece, Mary Trump, it was revealed that the Penn grad wasn't quite the "genius" he has claimed to be. He announced he was "first in his class at Wharton," though he never was admitted to the prestigious MBA program at the school and he was never listed on the dean's list the year he graduated, the Penn student newspaper reported in 2017.

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