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Would Trump be cruising to re-election if Ivanka had married Sean Penn instead of Jared Kushner?

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MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Friday presented what he described as a “Friday night thought exercise” on the 2020 presidential election.

“If Ivanka Trump had married Sean Penn, would Donald Trump be on his way to a re-election victory tonight?” O’Donnell asked.

“Okay, stay with me here, this will only take a minute,” he continued. “And Sean, if you are watching, don’t worry — you are going to be okay with where this ends up.”

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He then laid out his case for why Ivanka should’ve married the actor, who has been married to Madonna and Robin Wright.

“We have a coronavirus testing crisis in this country tonight because Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner, who history will surely judge to be the second-worst human being working in the Trump White House, second only to Donald Trump and, yes, worse than Stephen Miller because Jared Kushner’s wedding ring gives him more power than Steven Miller.”

“Jared Kushner should be one of the millions of private citizens with no medical training who has no idea what to do who is just watching the coronavirus battle from the civilian sidelines. Sean Penn is a private citizen with no medical training who has done more than any other private citizen with no medical training to get people tested for coronavirus in this country,” he explained.

“Sean Penn started with one pilot program close to home for him in California, and his organization, CORE, is now running 44 testing sites throughout the country, including mobile units within the Navajo Nation,” he continued. “But because Ivanka Trump married Jared Kushner, there is no national testing program and because of that Donald Trump is far behind Joe Biden in the polls.”

Watch O’Donnell make his full case:

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Trump campaign asked about his big donations to Kamala Harris — and replies it proves he is not a racist

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday complained that Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) was "nasty" to Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

But in 2011 and 2013, Trump donated a total of $6,000 to re-elect Harris as attorney general in California.

NBC News reporter Monica Alba asked Trump campaign senior advisor Katrina Pierson about the donations.

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George Conway drops reminder: Donald and Ivanka Trump donated thousands to Kamala Harris

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President Donald Trump spent several minutes at Tuesday's White House briefing attacking Joe Biden's running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), claiming that she was dishonest, would raise taxes, and was "disrespectful" to Brett Kavanaugh.

But as conservative attorney and Lincoln Project co-founder George Conway was quick to point out, Trump didn't always feel this way. In fact, he and his daughter Ivanka gave thousands of dollars to her in her campaigns for Attorney General of California.

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‘That’s crap’: Amy Klobuchar rips Trump on Fox News for calling Kamala Harris ‘nasty’

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Shortly after Joe Biden choice Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate, Donald Trump was asked about the selection at a presidential news briefing.

Trump complained that Harris was "extraordinarily nasty" to Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) blasted Trump for his language during an appearance on Fox News.

"For the president to go before the country, like he just did and not just say, 'I congratulate her, we welcome her to the race' -- that's what leaders do," Klobuchar said.

"Instead, what did he do? He called her angry, he called her nasty, he went back to those same criticisms, those words we've heard him use against women throughout this presidency," she explained.

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