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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

#EndorseThis: Stephen Colbert Takes American Exception To Trump-Putin Summit

If Democrats have been disappointed at the ballot box lately, the party has also succeeded in clearing up a time-honored conservative myth – that liberal Americans are not patriotic and do not think of America as exceptional. Comedians who are called “un-American” by Fox News have actually become the most stringent defenders of the Stars & Stripes.

In today’s clip, Stephen Colbert rips President Trump a new Putin after the pair of pols appeared to defend and congratulate one another for election meddling at the summit in Helsinki. Finding odd bedfellows among the conservative pundits disgusted at Trump’s “both sides are to blame,” Colbert executes a truly “titanic” gag in defense of Washington D.C.…

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Trump Launches Unhinged Rant About Hillary’s Emails

The horrifying spectacle of Trump’s joint press conference with Putin was worse than anyone could have imagined.

It was easy to predict that Trump’s summit with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin in Helsinki would be a disaster for America. But the horrifying spectacle of what the world witnessed during Trump’s joint press conference with Putin was almost unimaginable.

When a reporter asked Trump directly if he would publicly denounce Russia’s meddling in the 2016 elections right then and there, to Putin’s face, Trump didn’t just fail to do that. He also went on an unhinged rant about Hillary Clinton’s emails, promoted right-wing conspiracy theories, and said he didn’t “see any reason” why Russia would have been involved in hacking our elections.…

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VIDEO: Before Putin Meeting, Fox Gushed Over How “Strong” Trump Is

Reprinted with permission from Media Matters.

For the last year and a half, President Donald Trump has heaped praise on Russian President Vladimir Putin and taken steps to appease Russia, even as he has attacked U.S. allies. In the run-up to Trump’s July 16 meeting with Putin, which took place less than a week after the the Department of Justice announced the indictment of 12 Russian nationals who allegedly hacked Democratic computer networks, Fox News sycophantically insisted that Trump would be strong and tough on Putin, and would be willing “punch him in the face.”

That’s apparently not how the meeting went. During a post-meeting press conference, Trump once againrefused to admit that Russian interference took place, undermined the U.S.…

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