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MSNBC’s Morning Joe explains why Mitch McConnell suddenly changed his tune on wearing masks

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) joined the growing chorus of Republicans who are breaking ranks with President Donald Trump on wearing masks — and MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough explained why.

Even the president himself backed off a bit, saying Wednesday that he was “all for masks,” but he’s spent the past two months questioning the science about their effectiveness against coronavirus — but his stance is widely unpopular with most voters.

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“A Republican operative that has worked on Mitt Romney’s campaign, Jeb [Bush]’s campaign,” Scarborough said. “I don’t even want to say his name, but basically [he was] saying that masks were superstitious, that you were a member of a cult if you wore a mask.”

Although GOP voters are more likely to reject masks or question their effectiveness, the majority still agrees they should be worn to halt the spread of COVID-19, and the issue is starting to drag down other Republican candidates.

“This sort of talk, maybe it was acceptable by Donald Trump supporters, those that leaned Republican, when most of the infections, most of the hospitalizations, most of the deaths were in New York City, but they’re not now,” Scarborough said. “They’re in Arizona, they’re in Texas, they’re in Florida, they are in California. They’re in states, though, outside of New York City, that are hitting a lot closer to home for Trump supporters, and they’re having a big impact not just on the president’s numbers but also on the numbers of the key Senate races that will determine if Mitch McConnell is the majority leader next year or not.”


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Pro-Trump conservatives ‘trading short-term political gain for long-term ruin’: columnist

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Writing in The Atlantic this Wednesday, Rachel Shelden contends that Republicans are finding themselves "boxed in" after enabling President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about mass voter fraud in the 2020 election.

According to Shelden, the current situation Republicans face is similar to the aftermath of the 1860 election.

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‘NO WAY!’ Trump starts off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss

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President Donald Trump started off Thanksgiving by whining about his election loss to Joe Biden.

Biden earned a record 80 million votes, with ballots still being counted, and the president reacted to that news Thursday by insisting his loss was impossible.

"Just saw the vote tabulations," Trump tweeted. "There is NO WAY Biden got 80,000,000 votes!!! This was a 100% RIGGED ELECTION."

Twitter immediately slapped a disclaimer on his unfounded claims, which have been rejected over and over by courts and were disputed by the Homeland Security official who oversaw election security -- until the president fired him.

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Trump will soon be a ‘dumpy 74-year-old wheeling around the golf course’ while awaiting ‘his next cheeseburger’: columnist

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Daily Beast columnist Margaret Carlson on Thursday published a brutal opinion piece in which she danced on President Donald Trump's political grave and relished the thought of his fading into irrelevancy.

In her column, Carlson acknowledged many liberals' fears that Trump will never leave the national spotlight, but she said the soon-to-be-ex-president is more likely to be treated more like a washed-up celebrity that a political icon.

"To those worried we will never rid ourselves of Trump, watch as he shrinks before our very eyes in a Washington minute from leader of the free world to a broken-down real estate developer up to his ears in debt," she wrote. "On Monday, Trump was just another dumpy 74-year-old man wheeling around the golf course in a motorized cart wondering how long it would be until his next cheeseburger."

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