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Trump was ‘cornered’ in briefing and ‘could not come up with a lie to justify his over 20,000 lies’: Lawrence O’Donnell

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S.V. Dáte asks the president a question (screengrab)

MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Thursday praised a member of the White House press corps for an insightful questioning of President Donald Trump.

“According to The Washington Post ongoing official count of Trump lies, as of a month ago when The Washington Post released their last official total of Trump lies during his presidency,” O’Donnell explained. “Donald Trump has told over 20,000 lies and today in the White House press briefing room, Donald Trump was finally — finally — asked how he feels about those lies.”

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The host played a clip of HuffPost White House reporter S.V. Dáte questioning the president.

“After three-and-a-half years, do you regret at all — all the lying you have done to the American people?” Dáte asked.

“All the what?” Trump replied.

“All the lying, all the dishonesties,” Dáte clarified.

O’Donnell noted Dáte posted on Twitter that he had been waiting for five years to ask that question.

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“Unfortunately the next reporter to ask Donald Trump a question did Donald Trump a favor of completely changing the subject to the payroll tax,” O’Donnell noted. “But what you saw there was Donald Trump’s complete and utter inability to respond in any way to the accusation that he has been lying from that podium for three and a half years.”

Donald Trump did not even deny that he has been lying for three and a half years,” he noted. “As high speed a liar as he is, Donald Trump could not come up with a lie to justify his over 20,000 lies.”

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“He cornered Donald Trump with that question and left Donald Trump — as you just saw — utterly speechless,” O’Donnell explained.

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Fox News analyst slams Trump for visit to Ginsburg’s casket: ‘Maybe it’s to get the boos’

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Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt was bewildered on Thursday after President Donald Trump showed up at the Supreme Court to pay his respects to former Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As Trump appeared next to Ginsburg's casket, the crowd could be heard jeering the president.

"I don't know why he went," a confused Stirewalt said. "He didn't go to John Lewis' memoriam. He wasn't there for that stuff. And for good reason. Right? These people don't want him there. Ruth Bader Ginsburg's folks don't want him there. It's going to be an ugly scene."

"I guess, he's the president. He can go where ever he wants," the Fox News contributor added. "And he has security so that he can go do it. But you just wonder what the political calculation was here in going to a place where you know you will be received poorly, going to a place where you know the folks there don't want you to be."

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BUSTED: ‘Real people’ in pro-Trump Facebook testimonials are actually Republican operatives

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On Thursday, Gizmodo revealed that many of the Trump supporters identified as "real people whose lives have been positively impacted by President Trump’s policies" in the president's Facebook ads are actually Republican candidates and operatives.

"Take this ad that is currently running on Facebook," reported Matt Novak. "It shows Kim Sherk, who’s not identified by name in the ad, and yet is the president of the Georgia Federation of Republican Women. A Georgia newspaper, the Marietta Daily Journal recognized Sherk, which might be why these ads are running in states like California, Illinois, and Mississippi, according to the Facebook ad library, rather than her home state of Georgia ... the ad never identifies Sherk as a political operative, let alone one who’s visited the White House, as we can see from a photo posted to the Cobb County Republican Party website."

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President spins baseless conspiracy theory about Trump ballots found in a trash can

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President Donald Trump baselessly claimed six ballots cast for him had been found in a trash can, as part of his ongoing efforts to undermine confidence in the election.

The president appeared on Fox Radio with host Brian Kilmeade, who tried to help him clean up his refusal to accept the peaceful transfer of power if he lost November's election.

"You created some news, as usually do," Kilmeade said. "One thing you said, when asked about if you lose the election, will you accept the result. You said, 'Well, we're going have to see what happens, you know, I've been complaining very strongly about the ballots, the ballots are disaster.' Many think you are saying if you do lose, you'll never, ever leave. That's now what you're saying."

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