Chuck Todd Bewildered By Trump Claim He Didn’t Lose Popular Vote: ‘What Are You Talking About?’


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NBC’s Chuck Todd was bewildered by President Donald Trump again claiming he did not actually lose the popular vote in 2016, and appearing to cast doubt on the vote total. “You didn’t like the fact that you lost the popular vote. That bothered you didn’t it?” Todd asked. “There were a lot of votes cast that I don’t believe. I look at California–” Trump said before Todd cut him off saying “Mr. President.” Trump has often bristled in interviews when it is mentioned he lost the 2016 popular vote to Hillary Clinton. “Excuse me,” Trump continued “Take a look at Judicial Watch. Take a look at their settlement. California admitted to a million votes.” Trump appeared to be obliquely referencing a settlement announced by the conservative watchdog group, which aimed to have Los Angeles County remove inactive voters from voting rolls. However, the lawsuit did not expose Continue reading "Chuck Todd Bewildered By Trump Claim He Didn’t Lose Popular Vote: ‘What Are You Talking About?’"

Trump Praises ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’ Hillary Clinton: ‘She Was Ruthless and Vicious’


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President Donald Trump had rare praise for Hillary Clinton, his 2016 presidential opponent, in an interview with Chuck Todd that aired on NBC News Sunday. “I went to Michigan. She didn’t go to Michigan enough. I won Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. I won places that she didn’t do a good job. What can I tell you? No, maybe I did a great job. You know, I never get credit for that. They always say she was a lousy candidate,” Trump said in the interview. “I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious.” Trump launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Florida last week, where he spent much of his speech reliving the 2016 election and attacking Clinton. “You’d rather run against her again, wouldn’t you?” Todd asked. “You only talked about her Continue reading "Trump Praises ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’ Hillary Clinton: ‘She Was Ruthless and Vicious’"

Trump Goes to Bat for ‘Wonderful’ Hope Hicks: Dems are Putting Her ‘Through Hell’


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Trump Afraid to Say He Doesn't Trust Kim Jong Un Because 'It Would Be Very Insulting To Him' President Donald Trump blasted House Democrats for bringing Hope Hicks to the Hill to testify, accusing congress members of dragging Hicks “through Hell.” Trump also claimed “total exoneration” from Robert Mueller and accused his opponents of wanting a “Do Over.” The president went on Continue reading "Trump Goes to Bat for ‘Wonderful’ Hope Hicks: Dems are Putting Her ‘Through Hell’"

Hillary Clinton Swipes at Trump After Campaign Relaunch: I Wasn’t ‘Up Late Last Night Watching InfoWars’


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Hillary Clinton‘s Twitter account took a swipe at President Donald Trump today after his big campaign relaunch last night. Trump railed against Clinton a few times last night, going off on her email scandal at one point, and the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” Andrew Gillum tweeted last night that Clinton “must be EXHAUSTED” because she’s been running through Trump’s “small mind for a LONG time.” This afternoon, Clinton responded with a tweet saying, “I can handle it. Blessed with stamina. And thankfully I didn’t stay up late last night watching InfoWars…”

Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’


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President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter Tuesday night after he dedicated a significant amount of his official re-election campaign launch speech to attacking Hillary Clinton, despite the former secretary of state’s absence from politics since her presidential election loss in 2016. He mentioned Clinton at least eight times throughout the rally, according to the transcript generating service Grabien, which prompted the Orlando, Florida crowd to return to their “lock her up!” chants — a staple of the 2016 campaign. “Just before the [2016] election, the FBI told President Obama about possible Russian interference and he did nothing because he thought Hillary Clinton, cricket Hillary, was going to win,” Trump said at one point during the speech. “That’s why he did nothing. He did nothing. I built up the military, imposed sanctions on Russia and provided alternative energy sources for all over Europe that competed very, very strongly Continue reading "Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’"

Jeanine Pirro Brings Up Hillary Clinton to Defend Trump’s Foreign Dirt Comments


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Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro used her opening to defend President Donald Trump’s comments on whether he would accept information on his election opponents from foreign agents. “The question: whether or not if foreigners offer information, should your campaign accept it or call the FBI? Trump said he would do both,” Pirro argued. “He said hey, I think you may want to listen. There is nothing wrong with listening. Obviously, you would have to listen before you would decide whether the information should go to the FBI.” Pirro then accused Democrats of attacking Trump “so they can add another trinket to their Trump impeachment jar.” Pirro then brought up former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accusing her of “illegally spying on an American citizen to get information on an opposing presidential candidate.” Pirro then played an old clip of herself to say that she would accept information from any Continue reading "Jeanine Pirro Brings Up Hillary Clinton to Defend Trump’s Foreign Dirt Comments"

Bill Maher: Hillary’s Emails Were Over-Covered But She Was ‘Terrible Candidate’ Who ‘Committed Obstruction of Justice’


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Bill Maher spoke with CNN’s Chris Cuomo tonight about the 2020 Democratic field––which he (and basically everyone else) thinks is too large––and his concerns about whether the Democrats can beat President Donald Trump in 2020. He talked about Trump siding with America’s enemies and the “patriotic immunity” he and other Republicans get before going onto the issues with the Democrats. At one point, Cuomo asked Maher to assess the media. Maher said he doesn’t “have a lot of faith” now because of how much newsrooms have changed in the past few decades. “Look at how much they over-covered Hillary’s emails in 2016,” Maher said. He acknowledged that “Hillary was a terrible candidate,” and Cuomo said Clinton “didn’t help the situation with the emails in terms of how she handled it with her answers and her actions.” “Absolutely, right,” Maher said. “And she committed obstruction of justice. Trump did, I Continue reading "Bill Maher: Hillary’s Emails Were Over-Covered But She Was ‘Terrible Candidate’ Who ‘Committed Obstruction of Justice’"

John Dean Laughs Off Attacks from Republicans at Hearing: ‘They’re All Flamethrowers’


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Former White House counsel John Dean laughed off attacks he faced from House Republicans during a hearing today, saying he expected the attacks and noted “they’re all flamethrowers.” Dean was appearing on Anderson Cooper’s CNN program Monday night after his Monday testimony, and Cooper asked if he expected Republicans like Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz to attack him. Dean laughed, and said “I did, actually. I know the players.” “I’ve watched them before. I watched them badger Hillary Clinton. They’re all flame-throwers,” Dean said. “I did make the point that when I worked at that committee many years ago, they actually accomplished things because the Republicans crossed the aisle … we accomplished things like amending the ‘64 civil rights act, the voting rights act of ‘65, the 18-year-old vote and the 25th Amendment,” Dean said. “Those are things that would never get processed in that committee today,” Dean Continue reading "John Dean Laughs Off Attacks from Republicans at Hearing: ‘They’re All Flamethrowers’"

CNN Asks Bernie Sanders if He’s ‘Misleading’ on Abortion Votes. Is He?


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Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the hot seat this weekend when CNN anchor Dana Bash asked if he is “misleading” voters about his record on a key abortion rights issue. On Sunday morning’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, Bash asked Sanders about the recent controversy over the so-called Hyde Amendment, which prohibits Medicaid funds from being used to pay for abortion care. Sanders and other Democratic candidates came down on former Vice President Joe Biden like a ton of bricks last week when Biden’s campaign announced that he still supported the measure, which was followed by a quick reversal from Biden himself. But on Sunday, Bash pressed Sanders on his own voting record regarding the Hyde Amendment. “Joe Biden changed his position this week, opposes the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits using taxpayer dollars for abortion services,” Bash said. “You oppose it Continue reading "CNN Asks Bernie Sanders if He’s ‘Misleading’ on Abortion Votes. Is He?"

CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Calls Out Trump for Referring to Pelosi, Hillary, Other Women as ‘Nasty’: ‘He’s Scared of Them’


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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin offered up a potential explanation for President Donald Trump branding his female foes as “nasty,” saying “I think he’s afraid of them.” Baldwin was speaking about Trump describing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “a nasty horrible vindictive person” during an interview. “Apparently it is the adjective of choice for this president in describing man but in particular women. Nancy Pelosi, Meghan Markle, Kamala Harris, April Ryan, Carmen Cruz, Hillary Clinton,” Baldwin said before playing a clip cutting together Trump’s use of the insult. “You know what, I think he’s scared of them. Scared of the female reporters at the White House asking tough questions. Nasty. Scared of Nancy Pelosi and what she might do. Nasty,” Baldwin said. “If nasty is what he calls women who are outspoken, who use their voices, who have opinions, well then stay nasty America,” Baldwin concluded. Watch Continue reading "CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Calls Out Trump for Referring to Pelosi, Hillary, Other Women as ‘Nasty’: ‘He’s Scared of Them’"

Ex-Hillary Aide Jess McIntosh Rips Biden’s ‘Shocking’ Position on Key Abortion Rights Issue


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CNN commentator and former senior Hillary Clinton aide Jess McIntosh ripped former Vice President and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden over his “shocking” position on a key abortion rights issue. Earlier this month, an ACLU volunteer asked Biden if he would repeal the so-called Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funds from being used to pay for abortion services. He replied “Yes,” and said “Right now it has to be… it can’t stay.”

But since then, Biden’s campaign has told several outlets that Biden does, in fact, still support the Hyde Amendment, and told The Hill “that Biden would be open to repealing the amendment if abortion access currently protected under Roe v. Wade was threatened.” On Wednesday morning’s edition of CNN Newsroom With Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto, McIntosh — who was also a longtime senior staffer for the pro-choice Emily’s List and is currently involved Continue reading "Ex-Hillary Aide Jess McIntosh Rips Biden’s ‘Shocking’ Position on Key Abortion Rights Issue"

Hannity Rails Against ‘Deep State’ With Big Guest Panel: The ‘Day of Reckoning’ Is Here


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Sean Hannity assembled a big panel of regular guests to rail against the “deep state” and the investigation into President Donald Trump, saying the “day of reckoning” is coming for the real criminals. Hannity asked where the “media hysteria” is over “real obstruction, real crime” from Hillary Clinton, said there must be equal application of the law, and brought up the infamous Steele dossier. “Night after night, we have literally been unpeeling the layers of this onion and ripping the mask off all of this corruption trying to get to the truth to expose what has happened here,” he said. “This was an attempt to literally fix a presidential election and destroy a duly-elected president. There is a deep state, and now their day of reckoning has come.” Hannity then brought on his big panel, which included several familiar faces: Gregg Jarrett, Sara Carter, John Continue reading "Hannity Rails Against ‘Deep State’ With Big Guest Panel: The ‘Day of Reckoning’ Is Here"

Hillary Clinton Calls Out Facebook for Refusing to Remove Doctored Video of Nancy Pelosi: It Was ‘Sexist Trash’


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During a commencement speech at New York City’s Hunter College, Hillary Clinton called out Facebook for refusing to take down a doctored video circulating on fringe, right-wing sites that falsely portrays House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) slurring her speech and acting inebriated in public. “It wasn’t even a close call, the video is sexist trash,” she said. “YouTube took it down, but Facebook left it up.” Pelosi herself slammed the tech giant last week when it announced it would not seek out and remove the doctored videos of her that were being disseminated on the site. “We have said all along, poor Facebook, they were unwittingly exploited by the Russians,” Pelosi said. “I think wittingly, because right now they are putting up something that they know is false. I think it’s wrong.” Facebook said it has put in place graphics accompanying posts of the doctored video — although Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Calls Out Facebook for Refusing to Remove Doctored Video of Nancy Pelosi: It Was ‘Sexist Trash’"

Hillary Clinton Considered Publicly Praising Trump For Firing Comey, Per New Book


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Hillary Clinton was privately very happy with President Donald Trump’s decision to fire former FBI Director James Comey and considered publicly praising the move, according to an upcoming book by The Intercept reporter Ryan Grim. Grim, whose work, We’ve Got People: From Jesse Jackson to AOC, the End of Big Money and the Rise of a Movement, will be released on Thursday, provided an early excerpt to The Daily Beast detailing how Clinton was “ecstatic” about Trump’s canning of Comey in May 2017. “She had spent the winter and spring poring over survey and turnout data, calling friends and former aides relentlessly, analyzing and re-analyzing,” Grim writes. “It was, her friends believed, both part of her grieving process, but also holding her back from moving on. When she learned that Comey had been fired by Trump, she was ecstatic. Comey had finally gotten what he had coming.” Grim Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Considered Publicly Praising Trump For Firing Comey, Per New Book"

Hillary Clinton: GOP Must Choose ‘The Rule of Law or the Rule of Trump’


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Democratic 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was in New Hampshire Wednesday night — where she cautioned the current struggles between Congress and President Donald Trump will show “whether it’s the rule of law or the rule of Trump.” Speaking at a wide-ranging event held at Dartmouth College, the former U.S. secretary of state under President Barack Obama argued the Trump administration’s recent defiance of subpoenas and claim of executive authority will lead to “big court fights.” “We’ll see whether it’s the rule of law or the rule of Trump that the Republicans in the Congress and in the courts are going to abide by,” Clinton said. Clinton also spoke about the U.S intelligence committee’s conclusion that the Russian government attempted to interfere with the outcome of the 2016 election, saying she took it as a badge of honor that she “really annoyed” Russian President Vladimir Continue reading "Hillary Clinton: GOP Must Choose ‘The Rule of Law or the Rule of Trump’"

Scarborough Rips Pompeo’s ‘Orwellian’ Lies to Protect Trump: American People Know He’s Lying


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Joe Scarborough went after Mike Pompeo on Friday as he blasted various members of Donald Trump‘s government for the blatant lies they tell to protect the president. The slams came as Morning Joe discussed the “willful ignorance” Pompeo displayed when he spoke to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Thursday night. During that interview, the secretary of state was asked about how Hillary Clinton recently wondered whether the GOP would be okay with foreign interference in American politics if China suddenly decided to hack Trump to find his tax returns. Clinton modeled her hypothetical off of Trump’s infamous press conference where he called on Russia to take action on her email server scandal. As for Pompeo, he reacted to Clinton’s words by saying “they don’t remotely sound like what ought to be done by America and they’re certainly not what President Trump and this administration is going to do.” Continue reading "Scarborough Rips Pompeo’s ‘Orwellian’ Lies to Protect Trump: American People Know He’s Lying"

Hillary Clinton: Absurd That It’s Now Legal to Request Foreign Adversaries to ‘Get Trump’s Tax Returns’


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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on The Rachel Maddow Show and provided her insights on a myriad of subjects near and dear to her political career, namely the Mueller Report and Wednesday’s contentious testimony of Attorney General William Barr before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The Democratic nominee that lost the 2016 General Election to President Donald Trump was calm but pointed in her criticism of the current legal and political landscape and offered what many will see as trenchant analysis on the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s finding of Russian interference on behalf of her rival, that ostensibly helped lead to her defeat. In the run-up to the general election, Trump famously called out to the “Russians” to help uncover the 30,000 missing emails belonging to Ms. Clinton, and saying that he believed that the media would richly reward them for that effort. Later that day, according to the Continue reading "Hillary Clinton: Absurd That It’s Now Legal to Request Foreign Adversaries to ‘Get Trump’s Tax Returns’"

Seth Meyers Roasts GOP for Obsessing Over Hillary Clinton’s Emails: ‘Oh My God, Guys, Let It Go!’


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Seth Meyers used his latest Closer Look segment to roast Senate Republicans for their obsession with Hillary Clinton and her emails during Wednesday’s William Barr hearing. Meyers started off by noting that it was “huge news” that the man who wrote the report “complained that Trump’s handpicked attorney general misled the country” about his report. “And yet, when they had the chance to ask Barr about that news in a hearing today, Republican senators mostly acted like it didn’t happen,” Meyers said. The Late Night host then pointed out that leading Republican Senator Lindsey Graham hadn’t even read the full Mueller report but seemed to have other things in mind during the hearing. “So Graham admitted he hadn’t even read the whole report, and then he decided to spend the rest of his time harping not on Mueller but on the GOP’s favorite obsession: Hillary Clinton,” Meyers quipped. Graham Continue reading "Seth Meyers Roasts GOP for Obsessing Over Hillary Clinton’s Emails: ‘Oh My God, Guys, Let It Go!’"

Hillary Clinton Warns 2020 Dems: If We Can’t Protect Our Election, ‘You Could Lose’


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Hillary Clinton believes that the 2020 election could be lost by the Democrats because the United States is susceptible to election interference from a foreign power. Appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday, Clinton said she has already spoken with “most” of the 2020 field. The former Secretary of State says, in her conversations with the candidates, she has issued a dire warning. “I’ve met with most of the candidates who are running this time, and answered their questions,” Clinton said. “I always tell them, ‘You know, you can run the best campaign. You can be the person who gets the nomination. But unless we know how to protect our election from what happened before, and what could happen again — because there’s greater sophistication about it — you could lose. And I don’t mean it to scare anybody. But I do want every candidate to understand that this remains Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Warns 2020 Dems: If We Can’t Protect Our Election, ‘You Could Lose’"

Hillary Clinton Warns 2020 Dems: If We Can’t Protect Our Election, ‘You Could Lose’


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Hillary Clinton believes that the 2020 election could be lost by the Democrats because the United States is susceptible to election interference from a foreign power. Appearing on The Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday, Clinton said she has already spoken with “most” of the 2020 field. The former Secretary of State says, in her conversations with the candidates, she has issued a dire warning. “I’ve met with most of the candidates who are running this time, and answered their questions,” Clinton said. “I always tell them, ‘You know, you can run the best campaign. You can be the person who gets the nomination. But unless we know how to protect our election from what happened before, and what could happen again — because there’s greater sophistication about it — you could lose. And I don’t mean it to scare anybody. But I do want every candidate to understand that this remains Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Warns 2020 Dems: If We Can’t Protect Our Election, ‘You Could Lose’"