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Trump and Phil Robertson Freak Out About “Socialism”: A Closer Look

Trump and Phil Robertson Freak Out About “Socialism”: A Closer Look

It seems like President Trump is freaking out about the Democrats running for president. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” ♪♪ Trump spoke this morning to religious leaders at the National Prayer Breakfast. It’s always a slightly awkward situation for a president who’s been married three times, paid hush money to a porn star, and has probably, at best, skimmed the Bible. “And as you all know, God set a fire to a bush so he…

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President Trump Downplays His Racist Attack on Minority Congresswomen

President Trump Downplays His Racist Attack on Minority Congresswomen

-Let’s get to the news. President Trump today tried to downplay his offensive attacks on minority congresswomen, tweeting, “I don’t have a racist bone in my body.” Well, based on this photo, I have to ask — [ Laughter ] Do you have any bones in your body? [ Laughter and applause ] In a new interview, former Vice President Joe Biden said he would challenge President Trump to do push-ups if Trump criticized his age or mental state during…

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Republicans Pretend They Haven’t Seen Trump’s Racist Tweets: A Closer Look

Republicans Pretend They Haven’t Seen Trump’s Racist Tweets: A Closer Look

-The president and GOP leaders are insisting that Trump’s latest racist comments are not, in fact, racist, despite the fact that they are definitely super racist. [ Light laughter ] For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] Trump has spent the week reeling off a series of unhinged tweets and tirades defending his racist attack on four Democratic congresswomen of color, in which he told them to go back and help fix…

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Trump Picks Political Fights as He Visits Dayton, El Paso: A Closer Look

Trump Picks Political Fights as He Visits Dayton, El Paso: A Closer Look

-President Trump picked political fights and refused to take responsibility for his rhetoric as he visited Dayton and El Paso today. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] After four years of spewing racist and anti-immigrant vitriol, Trump managed to tepidly read a script from a teleprompter on Monday condemning bigotry. Of course, we all know by now that when Trump reads something from a teleprompter, he doesn’t actually mean it. More…

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Politicians React to Shootings in El Paso and Dayton: A Closer Look

Politicians React to Shootings in El Paso and Dayton: A Closer Look

-We’d like to begin tonight by saying a few words about the horrific mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso. This was a heartbreaking weekend of unspeakable tragedy and, yet, one that disturbingly feels all too familiar. Of course, as we all know by now, there’s an epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings in this country and, no matter how difficult, we cannot become numb to it, but it’s also not just about guns. The shooting in El Paso…

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Trump Says He’s “Being Nice” While Lying About Health Care: A Closer Look

Trump Says He’s “Being Nice” While Lying About Health Care: A Closer Look

-President Trump has settled on his closing argument for the midterms — lying about healthcare, immigration, and a made-up tax cut. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] -After a series of explosive devices was sent to prominent Democrats and CNN yesterday, President Trump flew to Wisconsin to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Leah Vukmir. You could tell Trump was trying to restrain himself. In fact, throughout the rally, he kept bragging…

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Wanda Sykes Can’t Help But Talk About Politics in Her Comedy

Wanda Sykes Can’t Help But Talk About Politics in Her Comedy

-You were out on the road recently. You did a free show in Detroit. -Yes. -With Billy Eichner. -Yes. -This is “Glam Up the Midterms.” You’re trying to get people to register to vote. -Exactly. Exactly. We were just there Sunday. The event, it went great. You know, a lot of people turned out. But the only thing — you know, it’s supposed to be, you know, nonpartisan. -Right. -It’s almost like don’t tell people who to vote for, just…

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Trump Melts Down on Twitter, Defends Fox News Hosts: A Closer Look

Trump Melts Down on Twitter, Defends Fox News Hosts: A Closer Look

-The president spent the weekend on an unhinged Twitter rant after dismissing the rising threat of white nationalism. For more on this, it’s time for “A Closer Look.” [ Cheers and applause ] ♪♪ Well, it’s another Monday, and that means once again the president of the United States had a quiet, normal weekend full of hard work and sober reflection, and everyone slept well and woke up refreshed and optimistic. And I’m just kidding — His brain is silly…

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Sen. Cory Booker on Civility in Politics and Working with Mitch McConnell

Sen. Cory Booker on Civility in Politics and Working with Mitch McConnell

-You talk about,in all seriousness, in so far as wetalk about politeness, which will bean interesting thing in this campaign going forward, you talk about civic grace and you talk aboutcourageous empathy. Can you speak a little bitto what you mean by those ideas and also the difficultyin expressing those, in practicing those at a time where the opponent willlikely not be using those? -Look, I was running on an Iowastage, and we were so psyched. Hundreds of people there….

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Pro-Brexit Politician Boris Johnson Elected as the UK’s Prime Minister

Pro-Brexit Politician Boris Johnson Elected as the UK’s Prime Minister

-Let's get to the news. Well, today, the U.K.finally answered the question, "If your friend jumped offa cliff, would you?" Pro-Brexit politicianBoris Johnson was officially electedtoday to become the U.K.'s next prime minister. Great. In 70 years, the U.K.has gone from Winston Churchill to a roadie for Spinal Tap. President Trump continuedhis attacks on minority congresswomen today,tweeting that, "AOC plus threeare a nightmare for America." Although, technically for Trump, anything that involves mathis a nightmare. [ As Trump ] AOC…

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