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NPR’s Nina Totenberg blows up Trump’s lie about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish

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Donald Trump and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Photos: Screen capture and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wake Forest University's Flickr photostream)

President Donald Trump began his week speculating that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s family was lying when they said that her dying wish was not to have her seat filled until the next president is elected.

“I don’t know that she said that, or was that written out by Adam Schiff and Schumer and Pelosi,” Trump told “Fox & Friends” hosts. “I would be more inclined to the second … But that sounds like a Schumer deal or maybe a Pelosi or Shifty Schiff.”

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg, who visited with the late justice before she died, revealed that it was said and that it wasn’t just her granddaughter Clara in the room who heard it.

“She told her granddaughter Clara that — and there were others in the room who were witness to it, among them her doctor because I checked. Because I’m a reporter,” said Totenberg. “And she told her granddaughter, my most fervent wish is that I not be replaced until after a new president is installed. That my replacement not be named until after a new president is installed. So, she was hoping to avoid the maelstrom, the hand to hand combat, the political combat we’re about to see and dragging the court into it. These kinds of power plays have consequences, and sometimes they’re unforeseen. And she was an institutionalist. She believed in the Supreme Court. She urged people not to try to expand the number of justices. She believed in it as an institution.”

Trump intends to not only ignore her wishes, he will name his nominee before the justice is buried.

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MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle: The markets finally realized the economic crisis is linked to the health crisis

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MSNBC market expert Stephanie Ruhle told Brian Williams on Wednesday that the reason Americans saw the stock market fall this week is that they have finally realized that things aren't getting any better.

Williams asked if the numbers this week are different from normal pre-election years.

"This is quite different," said Ruhle. "The markets have woken up to the fact that this health crisis is directly linked to the economic crisis. The markets can't thrive when we don't have a national plan to deal with the coronavirus. And you look at the GDP, you know that tomorrow, you led the show with it, the president is going to say, 'We're back, baby! With the greatest economy ever.' That's not the case. We have been seeing improvements. We are on the road to recovery. But even if we get 30 percent, 35 percent GDP, which would be positive, it's far from saying we're back."

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Stephen Colbert does hilarious MAGA-Frozen parody after Trump fans were abandoned in the Omaha cold

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Those who've been subjected to "Let it Go" from the Pixar film "Frozen," for the past decade will recognize the new tune from "A Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.

"MAGA Frozen" celebrates those who could lose a toe to the tune of "Let it Go."

"The MAGA rally just ended tonight,He danced to YMCA.His campaign bussed me out hereBut the ticket was one-way.Extremities have all gone numb,All to watch Trump attack Biden's son.My feet can't feel severe frostbite.I think I might,Lose a toe,Lose a toe,Left foot will have only four.Lose a toe,Lose a toe,My choice of footwear was poor.Obamacare will cover my stay.Oh, wait, Barrott got confirmed.Might have to sell this tiara on eBay."

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Brett Kavanaugh revised his Wisconsin ruling after Vermont official’s demands — but it still contains the lies

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Supreme Court Justice revised his Wisconsin opinion after a Vermont official complained that he misrepresented the way the state dealt with the election amid the pandemic. The problem, however, is that his corrections only cleaned up the sloppy language.

While it no longer appears like a high school mock trial assignment, it still lies about the example he gave in the Vermont details.

https://twitter.com/Jordan_S_Rubin/status/1321628261714190336

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