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New York Times Reporters Just Live-Tweeted Their Meeting With Donald Trump and It Was Surreal



‘In Theory I Could Run My Business Perfectly and Then Run the Country Perfectly. There’s Never Been a Case Like This.’

Donald Trump just concluded his meeting with reporters and editors from The New York Times, at the paper’s Times Square headquarters on 8th Avenue. Trump and the Times have had an especially contentious relationship, since the Manhattan billionaire targets the paper of record any time it publishes a report on him he doesn’t like.

Times reporters live-tweeted the meeting, and it was surreal.

For example:

But now, Trump says he wants to reset the relationship – hours after calling off the meeting, he reinstated it shortly thereafter.

The tweets reporters were posting were surreal. They paint a portrait of a man who is wholly unaware of his own actions and comments, a man who believes he has far more power than he constitutionally does, a man whose words ring hollow given his previous statements.

Take a look:

Trump claims to have little knowledge of the white supremacists and white nationalists whom he has given power to:

He claims he can do anything he wants, that the law does not define conflict of interest for a president (he’s incorrect):

He says there’s a bit of a connection between man-made climate change and human activity:

He walks back Kellyanne Conway’s claim from Tuesday morning that he won’t charge Hillary Clinton. (Note: It’s not within his power to do so.):

Stunningly, he admits to using his position as president-elect to advance his business interests, seems unfazed by it:

He reiterates from this morning he has zero intention of liquidating company, establishing blind trust:

The Huffington Post’s Senior media reporter Michael Calderone posted these images:

And a note from the Times’ senior editor Patrick LaForge:

Take a look at these two reports from earlier today about Trump’s meeting with the Times: 

BREAKING: Trump Suggests That Legally, Nothing He Can Do Is a Conflict of Interest

Trump Disavows White Supremacists and White Nationalists but Defends Their Man in His Administration


Via NY Times media reporter: Trump had called the Times “failing,” among other things. Now:



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‘Jesus Was Not a Socialist!’ Fox News Panel Explodes Over Jesus Christ’s Political Views



Conservative religious pundits on Fox News recoiled in outrage on Sunday after a left-leaning guest suggested that Jesus Christ was “more of a socialist” than a capitalist.

During a Fox & Friends segment designed to cast doubt on the faith or Democratic presidential candidates, evangelical pastor Robert Jeffress argued that socialism is “antithetical to Christianity.”

But St. Paul Reverend Dee Dawkins-Haigler reminded the other panelists that scriptures seemed to point to what people now call socialism.

“We believe in things like, what did you do to the least of them?” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “You fed the hungry, you clothed the naked, you went to see those who are in prison.”

“You do not have to be a socialist to be a Christian!” Jeffress shot back. “Socialism is antithetical to Christianity and if they nominate Bernie Sanders, they are not going to be able to attract any faith voters.”

“I totally disagree,” Dawkins-Haigler retorted. “People would have said that Jesus was more of a socialist than anybody we’re talking about today.”

The remarks stopped Fox News host Pete Hegseth cold.

“Why was Jesus a socialist?” he exclaimed.

“Because Jesus did not sit with the establishment, he overturned tables of the tax collectors, he sat with people who were lepers,” Dawkins-Haigler explained. “He made sure he healed people who people thought should not have been healed.”

“So we have to be very careful how we use this language and try to take ownership of who God is,” she added.

“That’s a big claim,” Hegseth interrupted again, giving the floor to Jeffress.

“No! Jesus was not a socialist!” Jeffress opined. “He said render unto Ceasar the things that are Ceasar’s and to God the things that are God’s. He was compassionate. Church is to be compassionate, but you don’t have to believe in socialism, which is nothing but communism light and is absolutely is opposed to everything that is Christian.”

Watch the video below from Fox News.

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Trump National Security Advisor Blasted for ‘Weaponizing’ Classified Intel Against Bernie Sanders as Nevada Caucuses



President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor was blasted online on Saturday for a smear against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while Nevada Democrats were caucusing to choose the DNC’s 2020 presidential nominee.

Josh Dawsey, White House reporter for The Washington Post, broke news on Saturday about what Robert O’Brien said in an interview to air on Sunday.

O’Brien was quickly criticized for his comments. Here is some of what people were saying:

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Internet Heaps Praise on CNN’s Anderson Cooper for His ‘Must Watch’ Destruction of Rod Blagojevich



CNN’s Anderson Cooper received near-universal praise across the board for what one commenter called his “fiery rebuke” of recently paroled former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Friday night that culminated in the CNN host telling him excuses for why he should not have been in prison were “bullsh*t.”

During the highly-contentious interview, Cooper came armed with facts and did not let Blagojevich get away with comparing himself to political prisoner Nelson Madel a which drew a smirk and rebuke from the CNN host.

Many on Twitter were quick to point to the interview as one all cable hosts should look at as a way to stop guests who go on shows to lie with no pushback.

As former President Bill Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich put it: “At a time when so many lies go unchecked and unaddressed by the media, @andersoncooper ‘s fiery rebuke of Blagojevich’s narrative could not have been more necessary. This is what real journalism looks like.”

You can see similar comments — as well as video — below:

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