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Republicans fleeing a ‘burning building’ as Trump’s popularity continues to implode: MSNBC’s Morning Joe

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said Republicans are looking for the exits as President Donald Trump’s popularity sinks as his re-election chances dim.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and other Republicans have broken with Trump on wearing masks, and the “Morning Joe” host said the president continues to stick with unpopular wedge issues against his own interests.

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“This is another example of an 80/20 issue where the president continues to be on the side of the 20 percent and opposed to the 80 percent, you look at, like, for instance, vetoing a defense funding bill because he wants to defend the honor of really bad Confederate generals who lost wars?” Scarborough said. “Like, if you’re talking about [Fort] Bragg? I mean, the state of Mississippi voted to take down the flag, and he’s still fighting the lost cause?”

“I mean, you talk about his magical thinking when you talk about the coronavirus,” he continued. “We’re coming up to 130,000 dead, will probably be at 150,000 dead Americans by the time people go to vote, and his magical thinking continues, and he always talks about making America great again. He goes, by the way, I’ve got 99 percent of Republicans supporting me, which is, of course, a total lie, whatever number he uses. This Pew poll that shows less than one in five Americans are satisfied with where America is. This is a guy that said, trust me, believe me, I can make America great again like nobody else.”

“Well, he’s had his chance, and here we are, almost four years in, and only 12 percent of Americans are satisfied with how things are going in the country, one in 10 Americans, basically,” Scarborough concluded, “and that’s why the Republicans are now starting to figure out the best way to find the exits and get out of this burning political building.”


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Senior officials battling White House over urgent risk of reopening schools

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Public health officials are increasingly worried that states -- especially in the South -- are not seriously considering the coronavirus risks associated with reopening schools.

Trump administration officials have insisted to governors that reopening schools could be done safely, but senior officials have recently pressed White House officials to improve their messaging about the potential risks, reported The Daily Beast.

“If you have Trump going out there and saying everything is fine there’s a risk that that’s what people are going to think going back,” said one senior official. “There’s a real possibility that counties won’t implement all the measures outlined in the [Centers for Disease Control] guidelines and will just say, ‘Look, we’re doing the best we can and that’s it.’ There’s no one to enforce that stuff.”

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WATCH: COVID truther goes on wild rant about communism after getting pulled over by cops

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A South Carolina woman this week was caught on video going on a wild rant about Jesus and communism after a police officer pulled her over because her anti-vaccination signs were completely obscuring her car's rear window.

The video shows that the woman was driving a car that was covered in signs that protested not just economic shut downs, but also simply testing people for COVID-19.

After the officer pulled her over, she demanded to see his badge number and started yelling at him.

The officer tried to calm her down and told her there was no reason to be upset.

"Oh, no reason to get upset just because we're in communist Greenville, South Carolina?!" she yelled back. "I am not being disorderly! I have freedom of speech! You're being disorderly!"

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‘Angry’ Michigan Trump voters want ‘this nightmare to end’ in November

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President Donald Trump's Michigan supporters are abandoning their 2016 pick for Vice President Joe Biden as the election comes closer.

In a series of interviews on MSNBC Sunday, revisited voters they'd met earlier in the election cycle in Kent County.

Katey Morse and her husband were both working full time, and their kids were in school back in March, but things quickly changed as the coronavirus spread throughout the country. Luckily, she and her husband didn't lose their jobs, but they, like many parents, are struggling to do virtual school for their kids.

"I'm turning into more of an angry person than I've ever been in my life," she said about how she feels politically, noting that it makes her sad. "I've just got a countdown to November now, and I'm hoping we'll wake up from this nightmare we're in."

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