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Pete Buttigieg Gets Standing Ovation at Fox News Town Hall Where He Calls Trump’s Reality Presidency ‘Grotesque’

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Pete Buttigieg ignored the criticisms of some of his fellow Democrats and participated in a Fox News town hall Sunday night with the right wing network’s top anchor, Chris Wallace.

The South Bend, Indiana mayor who is consistently third in the polls, was repeatedly cheered and applauded, and – to a much surprised Chris Wallace – given a standing ovation at the end.

But it was his remarks defending his decision to go on Fox News, his defense of the Democratic platform, and his attacks on President Donald Trump that earned him the cheers and applause that led to that standing ovation.

Buttigieg called the Trump reality TV show presidency “grotesque,” saying, “I don’t care” about Trump’s tweets, which destroyed the President’s most effective communication tool – especially because the audience cheered in agreement.

“I get it, it’s mesmerizing, it’s hard for anybody to look away – me too,” but explaining that “it is the nature of grotesque things that you can’t look away.”

Surprisingly, given that it was Fox News, he was greeted with cheers, laughter, and applause.

But he followed up that slam against Trump by explaining what Democrats stand for, and that Republicans’ positions are “unpopular.”

Buttigieg insisted that Democrats “have to find people where they are,” be it in their hometowns, or on Fox News. But he also blasted Fox News’ racist hosts, including Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham.

And here’s the ending, where he received a standing ovation:

 

 

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Trump Serves Up Paranoid Election Conspiracy Rant for Thanksgiving: ‘Flick of a Switch Can Change Course of History’

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President Donald Trump on Thanksgiving broke weeks of refusing to answer questions from reporters, and focusing his anger on Georgia called its Republican Secretary of State “an enemy of the people” while brewing up an insane new conspiracy theory.

After praising GOP Senators in two run-off elections fighting to keep their seats, Trump said he told Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, “you have a fraudulent system.”

“You have a system where the flick of a switch or the putting in of a new chip can change the course of history.”

He also falsely claimed voting rights advocate and former Georgia House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams had illegally “harvested” 850,000 ballots. In reality, Abrams says 750,000 Georgia voters have requested absentee ballots.

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USAID Acting Administrator the Latest Governmental Employee to Test Positive for COVID-19

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Acting administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), John Barsa, has tested positive for coronavirus, Axios reported Wednesday.

Staffers told Axios that they barely wear masks in their office and that Barsa is the latest in a series of senior administration officials to contract the virus. H

“The acting Deputy Administrator has been isolating since he began exhibiting symptoms late Monday, Nov. 23, and will continue to until a retest is conclusive,” spokesperson Pooja Jhunjhunwala said in a statement.

Barsa was planning to travel to Honduras this weekend after the country was ravaged by recent hurricanes. Administration officials say they expect that trip won’t happen as he quarantines.

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Adam Schiff: ‘A President Cannot Pardon Himself’ and the ‘Constitution is Not a Suicide Pact’

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Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on CNN Wednesday to discuss the pardon of Michael Flynn by President Donald J. Trump and the question arose regarding whether or not the president could, in fact, pardon himself.

“The Justice Department has taken the position that a president cannot pardon himself,” Schiff said. “It would ultimately be up to [the U.S. Supreme Court] to decide. The Constitution is not a suicide pact.”

Flynn was originally charged with admitting that he had misled investigators about details of his conversations with the Russian ambassador during Trump’s presidential transition.

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