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’Let ‘em go’: Ex-police commissioner lays into Buffalo cops who quit Emergency Response Team

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On CNN Friday, former Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey slammed the 57 Buffalo police officers who resigned from the city’s Emergency Response Team in solidarity with a pair of officers investigated for shoving an elderly man to the ground and then lying about it.

“If they want to resign, they should resign from the department,” said Ramsey. “They don’t have a vote in what unit they’re in or the running of that department. They would not be allowed to step down from those positions. If they want to resign from the police department, let ’em go, and I would not bring them back, it just means you have some slots you have to fill. That kind of stuff is ridiculous and can’t be tolerated.”

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“Anyone who looks at the video of that 75-year-old man being pushed down and being injured and says, that’s okay, I’m going to resign over it, you don’t need them on the police force, quite frankly,” said Ramsey. “And what was even worse than that, they gave him a shove, which was inappropriate, they may not have been intended for him to fall, but how do you walk by a person laying on a sidewalk with blood pooling around their head, and somehow that’s okay? That officer should get a pat on the back and go back to work? No, it doesn’t work that way.”

“That’s why they’re protesting in the street right now. Because of those actions on the part of police,” Ramsey added. “It’s exactly where we are right now. It’s an embarrassment, quite frankly.”

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Internet buries Betsy DeVos for ‘total trainwreck’ CNN interview: ‘Why is she in charge of ANYTHING?’

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos both stunned and appalled Twitter commentators on Sunday morning after she spent nearly 24 minutes sparring with CNN host Dana Bash over reopening the schools during a pandemic while misrepresenting the health risks to children that led the "State of the Union" to fact-check her.

With Bash closing the contentious interview by smirking at another non-answer from the Trump administration official, Twitter commenters flooded the social media platform with comments over what one called a "total trainwreck" cable news appearance.

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Trump melts down over media reporting he’s playing golf: ‘I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done’

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Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday morning complaining about the media reporting on the massive amount of time he spends on the golf course, tweeting that he plays "VERY fast" and he gets "a lot of work done on the golf course."

According to the president, "I know many in business and politics that work out endlessly, in some cases to a point of exhaustion. It is their number one passion in life, but nobody complains. My 'exercise' is playing, almost never during the week, a quick round of golf. Obama played more and much longer rounds, no problem. When I play, Fake News CNN, and others, park themselves anywhere they can to get a picture, then scream 'President Trump is playing golf.' Actually, I play VERY fast, get a lot of work done on the golf course, and also get a 'tiny' bit of exercise. Not bad!"

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Trump fears his base will turn on him if he flips and calls for nationwide mask guidelines: CNN

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On CNN Saturday, analyst Ron Brownstein outlined the key reason President Donald Trump is struggling to adapt his message to proper public health guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.

"Ron, there is a retail trade group that has asked President Trump to institute federal, nationwide mask guidelines at stores across the country as the country continues to re-open," said anchor Alex Marquardt. "Experts are saying that masks could save thousands of lives in the coming months. Do you see a scenario in which — any chance in which he would issue that?"

"I think the short answer is no, and for a revealing reason," said Brownstein. "He is in a trap of his own construction. On coronavirus, we talk all the time about how President Trump's base is bonded to him, immovably. He's also bonded to the base in the other direction, that he is very reluctant to get out crosswise with a base that includes the kind of people that showed up at the Michigan capital to protest lockdown without wearing masks and waving Confederate flags and carrying automatic weapons."

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