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Morning Joe busts Trump for trying to scam the public with a fake tax cut proposal

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Taking up the executive orders signed by Donald Trump on Saturday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out a big loophole in the president’s proposal for a tax cut, saying he is hiding the fact that voters will be on the hook for deferred taxes after the election.

After first pointing out the president’s contempt for Americans struggling to make ends meet during the coronavirus pandemic that has crippled the economy.

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“It was a huge, gigantic nothingburger when you look through the policies at the end,” Scarborough began. “In fact, some of the policies he put forth are going to hurt people, hurt small business owners the most. Again I go back to the payroll tax cuts — economists, Republicans, Democrats, everybody is opposing this.

“This is an obsession like hydroxychloroquine with the president of the United States,” he continued. “He’s been told by Republicans and conservatives on the Hill time and time again that’s not the answer — we don’t want that, don’t do that. The president goes ahead, he moves forward with it and what does he do? He just puts a deferral in place, he wants it to defer through his election. And then after the election they have to pay it all back. So he’s not giving them a cut, a payroll tax cut anyway. He’s deferring it until after the election and then the tax man cometh and asks for all that money back from small business owners, from working class Americans, from people who aren’t going to be able to pay a big lump of money at the end. It is sheer insanity by a president who’s obviously very desperate for a lot of reasons.”

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Expert on cult movements: Trump’s attempts to falsify reality follows ‘pattern of the Nazis’

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Aprominent psychiatrist who spent years studying Nazi Germany has called for mental health professionals to speak out about President Trump's "falsification of reality" ahead of the election, warning that his attacks on the truth echo those of the Nazis.

Dr. Robert Jay Lifton, distinguished professor emeritus at John Jay College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and a leading psychohistorian who has written extensively about doctors who aided Nazi war crimes, has long called for mental health experts to defy warnings from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and speak out about Trump's mental health. Lifton recently published a book entitled "Losing Reality: On Cults, Cultism, and the Mindset of Political and Religious Zealotry" and was one of the 27 mental health experts featured in "The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump," the bestseller edited by Yale psychiatrist Dr. Bandy X. Lee in which mental health professionals assessed the president.

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‘We got this’: American left galvanized by death of RBG

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The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded a warning for American progressives, thousands of whom -- wracked with ever-deepening concern for the future -- gathered Saturday outside the Supreme Court to honor the late justice.

Under an autumnal sun, a constant stream of families and young people gathered in Washington -- just 45 days from the US presidential election -- to pay homage to the progressive icon, affectionately referred to as "RBG."

"Ruth, I didn't know you, but you affected my life in many ways," says one of many letters placed at the foot of the court building, among flowers, rainbow flags and Ginsburg bobblehead figurines.

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Joe Biden calls Trump’s US Supreme Court push ‘abuse of power’

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White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two months before the US presidential election an "abuse of power," as some of the president's own party also objected.

The prospect of an expedited Senate confirmation vote has sparked furious pushback from Democrats desperate to stop Trump moving the court lastingly to the right.

Two Republican senators have also registered their opposition to any rushed vote to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the popular liberal justice who died Friday at 87.

Biden, speaking Sunday in Philadelphia, accused Trump of exercising "raw political power" by attempting to "ram" through his court choice amidst a bitterly fought election campaign.

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