• Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Win Reelection in 2020: His Base Is ‘Even More Rabid’
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    Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Win Reelection in 2020: His Base Is ‘Even More Rabid’

    Documentarian Michael Moore believes President Donald Trump will be re-elected for a second term — especially if the election were held today instead of 2020.In conversation with Amy Goodman of news program “Democracy Now!” the filmmaker said the Democratic nominee is likely to win the popular vote, just as Hillary Clinton did in 2016.“I think if the election were held today… Hillary won by 3 million popular votes. I believe whoever the Democrat is next year is going to win by 4 to 5 million popular votes. There’s no question in my mind that people who stayed home, who sat on the bench, they’re going to pour out,” Moore started.“The problem is, if the vote were today, I believe he would win the electoral states he would need because, living out there I will tell you his level of support has not gone down one inch,” he explained. “In fact, I’d say it’s even more rabid than it was before, because they’re afraid now. They’re afraid he could lose, because they watched his behavior.”Also Read: Michael Moore and Trump Agree Democrats Blew It With Mueller Testimony (but Still Hate Each Other)He said the Democrats’ responsibility is “to make sure [they] don’t give them another Hillary Clinton to vote for.”Moore, a Bernie Sanders supporter, says Democrats need a candidate that “excites” the base: women, people of color and young people.“They’re going to come out and vote for the fighter,” Moore explained. “For the person who shares their values, and the values of the majority of this country are the progressive values.”You can watch Michael Moore’s full “Democracy Now!” interview — where he also weighs in on the upcoming Senate impeachment trial — above.Read original story Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Win Reelection in 2020: His Base Is ‘Even More Rabid’ At TheWrap

  • ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’
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    ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’

    MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” started the week by picking up where NBC’s “Meet the Press” left off on Sunday: Hammering GOP Sen. John Kennedy — and by extension, some of his Republican colleagues — for “repeating Putin talking points,” specifically by reiterating claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.On Sunday, Kennedy accused former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko of “actively” working for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against President Trump.Also Read: 'Morning Joe': GOP Support of Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Is Like 'Living in an Alternate Universe'Moderator Chuck Todd pushed back then, saying, “You realize the only other person selling this argument outside of the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin. This is what he said on November 20: ‘Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of interfering in U.S. elections. Now they’re accusing Ukraine. Well, let them sort this out among themselves.’ You just accused a former president of Ukraine. You’ve done exactly what the Russian operation is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been duped?”Throughout Monday’s “Morning Joe,” the cable panelists made the same points, criticizing Republicans who fall in line to defend Trump. (That has been a months-long theme of the show, which is hosted by former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough.)Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Accuses Pro-Trump Republicans of 'Shamelessness' After Impeachment Inquiry Vote“What about these Republicans, these so-called ‘conservatives?'” asked Scarborough, referencing his time in office. “People who stood by me as we fought against Russian influence and the spread of communism and fought for conservative values?”He slammed them for “going on national television, repeating Putin talking points. The United States Senate even gotta a warning from the intel agencies — Donald Trump’s intel agencies — that this is propaganda that Vladimir Putin has been trying to push for the past several years.”Watch the video above.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’ At TheWrap

  • Hillary Clinton defends Meghan Markle over the ‘inexplicable’ way she's been treated
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    Hillary Clinton defends Meghan Markle over the ‘inexplicable’ way she's been treated

    'I do want to say that the way she's been treated is inexplicable.'