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MSNBC panel mocks Trump for being too scared to put himself in his own campaign ads

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One of the things that observers noticed with President Donald Trump’s campaign ads is that he’s no longer featured, instead only being included in the disclaimer that is legally mandated — while there’s certainly no mention of the coronavirus.

During an MSNBC panel discussion Monday, stand-in host Chris Jansing noted that it has become clear that the Trump campaign still doesn’t know how to message ads about the virus. Meanwhile, polls are showing former Vice President Joe Biden pulling ahead of Trump in key swing states like Pennsylvania and Michigan.

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Jansing asked commentator Jason Johnson why Trump’s campaign doesn’t have all the grateful governors the president says are thanking him appearing in ads.

“Well, because he screwed it up, Chris,” said Johnson. “He’s doing such a terrible job that he can’t even put — look, here’s the irony of this advertising campaign, okay? Donald Trump, who slaps his name on everything, he puts a T on every tower, puts his name on steaks, on diplomas, now he doesn’t want to put his own face on his own commercials. That’s how much his brand has been damaged throughout the course of his presidency over the last four years.”

Johnson laughed that Trump has now moved to hide himself. It’s a strange move after spending months claiming Biden was hiding in his basement.

“The last time we saw this is when Republicans didn’t want to bring George Bush around during the 2008 convention,” Johnson recalled. “Donald Trump is a toxic brand. Amongst his supporters, they love him, but he’s so polarizing that he’s now a galvanizing force for Democrats. At some point, you’re going to have to show what you’ve accomplished. You can’t just attack the other side and right now Donald Trump doesn’t have much to show what he’s accomplished.”

Columnist A.B. Stoddard described it as more of the same of Trump’s absence when it comes to the virus itself by denying and dismissing the existence of COVID-19 from the start.

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough ripped Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for lying about blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Graham opposed Merrick Garland's nomination in 2016 because the election was just months away, but the "Morning Joe" host called out that reasoning as a lie after the South Carolina Republican signaled support for President Donald Trump nominating a justice to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg weeks away from the election.

"Lindsey is not deconstructing language there," Scarborough said. "Lindsey's not engaging in moral equivocation. Lindsey is just lying, and he's lying openly."

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Trump-loving former GOP official who hated face masks dies from COVID-19

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Nashville Mayor John Cooper expressed his condolences after hearing of Tenpenny's passing.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe busts Trump’s latest distraction from his COVID-19 failures

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough hammered President Donald Trump for giving himself an "A" grade on the coronavirus response.

The "Morning Joe" host opened Monday's program with a new recording from journalist Bob Woodward, who said Trump's self-assessment was more sad than the tapes that helped bring down Richard Nixon.

"We can grade it from the very beginning where he was a liar and admitted he was a liar to the American people," Scarborough began, "when he had been told by his own people inside the White House in January, that this was going to be the biggest crisis he faced of his presidency. When his own trade adviser had told him that half a million Americans could die. With that information, Donald Trump was saying that it was one person coming in from China and soon it would go away. That's not helping you, that's not helping any American."

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