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MSNBC’s Morning Joe unloads on conservatives for changing subject from Trump’s COVID-19 lies to Nancy Pelosi

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough bashed the Wall Street Journal editorial board and other conservatives for trying to change the subject from President Donald Trump’s coronavirus lies to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The California Democrat insisted Feb. 24 that visiting San Francisco’s Chinatown was “very safe,” and the president’s apologists have compared those statements to Trump willfully downplaying the virus even though he understood how easily the deadly virus spread.

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“Come on, Nancy Pelosi went to Chinatown in February,” Scarborough said, his voice rising. “Nancy Pelosi is not president of the United States. Nancy Pelosi’s team didn’t know on New Year’s Eve of 2020 what was coming from China. Nancy Pelosi’s employees didn’t know and start preparing on Jan. 1, 2020, about the pandemic, to warn the administration. Nancy Pelosi sure wasn’t warned on, like, Jan. 28 that this was the biggest crisis to face Donald Trump in his presidency. No, she wasn’t. But you know who was? Donald Trump.”

The “Morning Joe” host lambasted his fellow conservatives for making excuses for Trump’s failures and lies.

“I’m not sure what’s in it for you continuing to apologize for this guy,” he said. “But whether we’re talking about him denigrating the war dead — you know we did it, by the way. Maybe people out in personality cult, like maybe those people really think those quotes were just made, but you know they’re not made up. You know he denigrated the war dead, Wall Street Journal editorial page. You know he did. You know he called men and women who dedicated their entire lives and spent months and years away from their children in defense of this country — you know he called them suckers and things that I can’t repeat on this show. But you’ll defend him, you’ll keep defending him.”

“Where’s Marco Rubio, by the way, on vacation?” Scarborough added. “Where’s Ted Cruz, I haven’t heard from them. Do they agree with Donald Trump? Where’s Cory Gardner? Does he agree with Donald Trump?”

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Chuck Todd shreds GOP senator for making rules ‘out of thin air’: ‘The party looks like a bunch of hypocrites’

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Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press, on Sunday told Republican Sen. Roy Blunt (MO) that his party "looks like a bunch of hypocrites" because they are set to nominate President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick in an election year.

Following Trump's nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the high court, Todd reminded Blunt that Republicans had blocked former President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nomination because it was an election year.

"You have no qualms about doing this before the election?" Todd asked. "You've seen, polling is pretty overwhelming on this issue. A large majority of the American public do not believe this president before the election should make this pick and it should be whoever wins the election."

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Tom Cotton cornered by CNN’s Tapper over Trump’s threat to not hand over power if he loses in November

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Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) was put on the spot on Sunday morning during his appearance on CNN when "State of the Union" host Jake Tapper pressed him over Donald Trump's suggestion he won't peacefully step down if he loses the election.

With Cotton glibly commenting he expected a peaceful transfer of power “in January 2025, after President Trump finishes his second term,” Tapper pressed him about the president's comments.

“You’re not at all disturbed by what he’s saying about if the ballots aren’t counted? " the CNN host asked. "It is really quite alarming to a lot of Republicans his refusal to say, 'of course, if I lose, I will abide by a peaceful transfer of power.'”

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Trump brags Amy Coney Barrett will kill abortion rights: ‘I guess she maybe would’

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President Donald Trump told Fox News that he expects Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to strike down Roe v. Wade and the right to have an abortion.

Trump made the remarks in an interview that aired Sunday on Fox & Friends after host Pete Hegseth noted that the president had previously said that his Supreme Court picks would "automatically" overturn Roe v. Wade.

"I didn't think it was for me to discuss that with her," Trump explained. "Because it's something that she's going to be ruling on. And this is what I was told -- although, I would have had the right to do that."

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