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'Never seen anything like this': Fatal Michigan tornado wiped out a Hobby Lobby, Jimmy Johns and Quick Lube
Authorities in Michigan are detailing extensive damage from a fatal tornado that struck the town of Gaylord on Friday.
Channel 4 News reports at least one person died and 44 others were injured.
The tornado reportedly first struck a mobile home park and was on the ground for two or three miles.
“I would say it was on the ground for about two hours,” said Gaylord Mayor Sharrad. “It did wipe out a Hobby Lobby, Jimmy Johns, Quick Lube on our west side of town, and then it came into town, and it wiped out a lot of homes.”
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is on the scene and has issued an emergency declaration.
"Officials say the damage is substantial as the people injured have been transported to multiple hospitals after the emergency facility in Gaylord stopped accepting patience due to lack of power as it is running on emergency generators," Channel 4 reported.
The mayor told the station, “I’ve never seen anything like this in my life."
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The host of "Real Time" on HBO warned his viewers about Republicans talking like Nazis.
He noted that J.D. Vance, who is running for U.S. Senate in Ohio with the support of Donald Trump, had suggested Democrats might be intentionally poisoning MAGA voters with fentanyl.
"Elise Stefanik, she's number three Republican, formally normal person," Maher said.
"Once upon a time," Democratic strategist Donna Brazille interjected.
Maher noted Stefanik had issued a statement calling her critics "pedo-grifters."
"So, like, it's routine to call the Dem — I'm sorry, the Republicans are talking like Nazis," Maher said. "I know we're not supposed to make the Nazi comparison, but when you're pedophiles and when you're scum, when you're the enemies of America, people are trying to replace you, this is Nazi kind of talk," Maher said.
Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper discussed Donald Trump's worst enablers during on his Friday evening appearance on HBO's "Real Time."
"Who were [Trump's] worst enablers?" Maher asked.
"Well, I talk about it in my book, right? Stephen Miller, Mark Meadows is another one," he said.
"There's people on the [National Security Council] staff. I don't think the National Security Advisor did a great job either," he said.
"Johnny McEntee, the 29ish head of presidential personnel — with no background in personnel matters — comes in and begins installing his people through all the departments and agencies," he said. "These kind of loyalty tests begin, all this craziness really picks up at this point."
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Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper identifies Trump's "worst enablers" on #RealTime: \n\n* Stephen Miller\n* Mark Meadows\n* Robert O'Brien \n* Jonny McEnteepic.twitter.com/4xfqDaOAvg— Bob Brigham (@Bob Brigham) 1653100958