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WATCH Lawrence O’Donnell BURN DOWN Josh Hawley For His Disgusting Lie About Joe Biden

MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell verbally excoriated Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) for willfully sharing a blatant lie about President Joe Biden online, and a video of his remarks is going viral this morning.

On his show Tuesday evening, according to HuffPost, O’Donnell referenced a debunked claim that Biden had insisted that he be allowed to sit during next week’s debate with convicted felon Donald Trump.

Here’s what Hawley posted on Twitter:

CNN immediately pushed back, calling Hawley’s tweet false, Forbes noted.

The network “rejected the claim, telling Forbes ‘it’s not accurate’ and that both Biden and Trump agreed to CNN’s proposed format when they accepted the network’s invitation to debate.”

All of this led O’Donnell to give Hawley a brutal history lesson.

“I can explain it in three words: Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

“And in every day of his 13 years as president, Franklin Roosevelt was in a wheelchair,” O’Donnell said. “The same wheelchair he was in in his two terms as governor of New York.”

Roosevelt was struck by polio at age 39 and spent the remainder of his life in a wheelchair.

“So, no, standing for 90 minutes is not a presidential job requirement,” O’Donnell continued, adding, “Adolf Hitler was a younger, healthier man than Franklin Roosevelt, but from his wheelchair President Franklin Delano Roosevelt forced Adolf Hitler in Berlin to commit suicide in his bunker as the allies, commanded by Gen. Dwight Eisenhower, were closing in on the German capital city.”

And then the MSNBC host went right at Hawley.

“Hitler could stand for 90 minutes. He did it all the time. 90 minutes was a short speech for Adolf Hitler. Josh Hawley would have loved Adolf Hitler if standing for 90 minutes and ranting incoherently is something Josh Hawley truly admires as presidential.”

While he was at it, O’Donnell also pointed to a darling of the right-wing GOPers: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), who is in a wheelchair after a horrible accident in 1984 that nearly killed him.

“But wise-guy Josh Hawley wants to do his punk joke about standing for 90 minutes so that he can impress the world’s worst insult comedian, Donald Trump. Sen. Hawley is one of the unindicted participants in Donald Trump’s attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election. Sen. Hawley was the first member of the Senate to agree to join Republican House members in their plan to challenge the electoral votes won by Joe Biden.”

Josh Hawley should be prosecuted for his role in trying to overturn the last presidential election. He’s a disgusting demagogue and a coward. Here’s hoping the voters of Missouri will kick him to the curb when he runs for reelection.

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Mark Hamill Goes Viral With Hilarious New Meaning For Trump’s ‘MAGA’

“Star Wars” icon Mark Hamill (a.k.a. Luke Skywalker) went viral Monday with a video posting he made on Twitter of convicted felon Donald Trump being dissed by a college student when he tried to kiss her.

The video, which was originally shared online by gun control advocate David Hogg, who survived the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, shows the twice-impeached Trump trying to pull a girl who introduced him in for what winds up being an incredibly awkward semi-kiss.

In response, Hamill added his own take on what Trump’s signature “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) campaign slogan should stand for.

That set off a torrent of additional commentary on Twitter.

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New Polling Points To ‘Real Fallout’ From Trump’s Criminal Conviction

As we near the three-week mark since convicted felon Donald Trump was found guilty on 34 criminal counts by a Manhattan jury, it appears that the verdict is indeed dragging down the failed former president’s polls numbers, especially among a key bloc of voters.

Politico, in conjunction with Ipsos, released the results of their latest poll this morning, and it shows that 21 percent of independent voters say Trump’s conviction makes them less likely to vote for him and will also play an important role in who they cast their ballot for this November.

“Among the most notable findings in our poll: 21 percent of independents said the conviction made them less likely to support Trump and that it would be an important factor in their vote. In a close election, small shifts among independent and swing voters could determine the outcome.”

Additionally, while Trump and his allies have repeatedly attempted to sow distrust of the American judicial system, respondents remain confident in it, with one glaring exception: The U.S. Supreme Court.

“But the least trusted actors in the legal system are not the lawyers prosecuting or defending the cases, or even the kind of state judges presiding over Trump’s case. They are the Supreme Court justices themselves, whose public approval has taken a considerable hit in recent years thanks to unpopular rulings issued by the conservative supermajority and a series of rolling ethical controversies involving Republican appointees Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas.”

The responses from independents should terrify Trump’s campaign brain trust, Politico notes.

“Thirty-two percent of them said that the conviction made them less likely to support Trump. Only 12 percent of them said that it made them more likely to support Trump.”

The new poll also shows that just having a conviction on his record could drive voters away from Trump, which is reflected in the 21 percent who told Ipsos the former president being a felon matters to their vote and makes them less likely to support him when they cast their ballot.

If the upcoming election is as close as the one we saw in 2020, that 21 percent could prove decisive, especially in key battleground states such as Georgia, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, all of which are in play at the moment.

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Donald Trump’s ‘Severe Memory Issues’ Are Obvious In His ‘Vacant Look,’ Author Warns

Convicted felon Donald Trump has “severe memory issues” that are obvious in the “vacant look” he often gives when speaking with people, according to an author who has written a book about the disgraced ex-president’s rise to national prominence as a result of his show “The Apprentice.”

Ramin Setoodeh, the co-editor-in-chief of Variety, interviewed Trump on six occasions as part of his research for a new book, Apprentice in Wonderland, and he revealed this morning on MSNBC that he believes the show was a major factor in Donald being elected president in 2016.

“This is the reason why Donald Trump became president of the United States,” Setoodeh said. “This is the reason why he is now the nominee and could become president of the United States again. I think the important thing about this book, what I want everyone to know, it is based on a lot of access to Donald Trump. I interviewed him starting in 2021. I, as a journalist, spent more time with him than any other journalist since he left the White House on the record. We talked a total of six times, we were sitting together in the board room at Trump Tower watching clips of ‘The Apprentice’ together. Yes, this is the show and the warped reality we all live in, but it is also a president in exile.”

Setoodeh also told “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough that the twice-impeached former president is still obsessed with him.

“Trump’s mental temperament after the White House, his fixation on revenge – Joe, he’s still fixated on you. He spoke in detail about an interview you did in 2015. Lawrence O’Donnell was questioning how much money he made off ‘The Apprentice.’ Most presidents post-presidency are thinking of happier thoughts, moving on with their life, but he was remembering every negative thing anyone said. This book is also a warning. Donald Trump knows how to use the media. He’s never been taken out. People keep saying, ‘Okay, Trump era is over,’ but he won’t leave because he is a reality star. Reality stars really know how to captivate their audience.”

But it’s Trump’s mental state that should worry every American, Setoodeh noted.

“I got to know Donald Trump post-presidency, got to see what he was like. Over the weekend, he was talking about how Joe Biden needs to take a cognitive test, Joe Biden isn’t all there. Donald Trump had severe memory issues. As the journalist who spent the most time with him, I have to say, he couldn’t remember things. He couldn’t even remember me. We spent an hour together in 2021 in May, then a few months later, I went back to the, I went back to Trump Tower to talk about his time in the White House. I said, you know, he had this vacant look. I said, do you remember me? He said no. He had no recollection of the lengthy interview we had, and he wasn’t doing a lot of interviews at that time. The American public really needs to see this portrait of Donald Trump. This shows what he is like and who he is and who he has always been.”

Some have suggested that Trump may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease, which led to the death of his father, Fred, in 1999.

There have also been rumors that Donald may be suffering from syphilis, which is known to cause dementia in its final stages.

Whatever is wrong with Donald Trump, it’s clear that he should never again have control of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.

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Trump’s ‘Black Roundtable’ At Detroit Church Features Almost Nothing But White People

Convicted felon Donald Trump held what was billed as a “black roundtable” at a Detroit church on Saturday, but based on reports from the event, the vast majority of the audience was lily white.

According to CNN:

“Donald Trump’s campaign on Saturday launched a coalition group targeting Black voters as the former president campaigned in Detroit in an effort to win over a segment of the electorate that has long overwhelmingly backed Democrats.”

“Trump held a community roundtable at the predominantly Black 180 Church in Detroit, where he was joined by two Black Republicans — Florida Rep. Byron Donalds and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson — who were part of the launch of the ‘Black Americans for Trump’ group.”

While he was at it, the disgraced ex-president also bragged that he had done “more for the Black population than any American president since Abraham Lincoln,” which is an odd statement considering that Trump has routinely suggested that African Americans accused of crimes should be executed.

However, it was the preponderance of white faces at the Detroit event that led to the most discussion on social media, where some people called the event a scam.