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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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Scarborough said the president is hoping the coming fight to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court would distract Americans from his staggering failure on the pandemic.

“You know why he did it, he only cares about one thing,” Scarborough said. “He doesn’t care about you. He doesn’t care about the good of the American people. He certainly doesn’t care about our standing across the globe. He only cares about him and his political standing, and for him that’s measured by the Dow Jones Industrial instead of the number of Americans dead.”

“You can do all the adjusting you want for population size,” he added. “We still come out the loser, and Donald Trump still comes out president of the United States who botched the biggest health care crisis of the past century, the biggest economic crisis of the past 80 years, and the biggest political crisis of the past 50 years. So nobody is giving him an ‘A’ grading-wise. He’s going to try with the Supreme Court now. All he wants is to keep distracting Americans and have them forget that 200,000 Americans are dead, when so many of those Americans would still be alive if Donald Trump hadn’t spent the last six months lying to you and to your family.”


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‘Zombie’ Trump campaign blasted by conservative strategist: ‘They’re going to be among the Walking Dead’

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President Donald Trump's campaign decisions were ridiculed by a conservative campaign strategist on MSNBC.

"The Week" anchor Joshua Johnson interviewed Susan Del Percio, a longtime GOP strategist and senior advisor to the Lincoln Project.

"Susan, what about the differences in strategy between the Biden campaign and the Trump campaign in terms of how they spend their dollars? We know that Trump campaign has often favored online advertising vs. on air advertising. They have some pretty creative stuff coming out in the last few days, one of the latest pieces they put out is called 'How to Catch a Zombie, Doe Biden edition' -- with a picture of Joe Biden, I think, between words so he looks a little zonked out."

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Trump’s attacks on voting ‘backfired and only inspired people to march early to the polls’: report

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Clark County Registrar of Voters Joseph Gloria has had three decades of election experience in Nevada, but had never seen a "perfect storm," as he called it, like this before. With all hands on deck for this election cycle, Gloria helped put together an entire mail-in voting system in less than 90 days to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m as comfortable as I can be because I have an excellent staff,” Gloria said. “We learned some things in the primary and are feeling good about this cycle, but unfortunately we have people at the national level who are encouraging people to do things that disrupt the polling place and make it a challenge for us to process votes.”

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Watch Kamala Harris laugh out loud when 60 Minutes asks her if Trump is racist

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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) laughed when asked if President Donald Trump was racist during a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday evening on CBS.

"Do you think the president is racist?" Nora O'Donnell asked.

"Yes, I do," Harris replied, with a laugh. "Yeah, I do."

"You can look at a pattern that goes back to him questioning the identity of the first Black president of the United States," she said, referring to the racist "birther" conspiracy theory he pushed against Barack Obama.

"You can look at Charlottesville, when there were peaceful protesters and on the other side neo-Nazis and he talks about fine people on either side," she continued. "Calling Mexicans rapists and criminals? His first order of business was to institute a Muslim ban?"

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