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Thursday on MSNBC, former Obama administration FEMA Chief Craig Fugate ripped out his earpiece and walked off during an interview with Katy Tur about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fugate said, “I think we were using hope as a strategy. It wasn’t going to be this bad. We could ease into it. We had a lot of capacity. The alarms were going off early. We were slow to this. Now we’re playing catch-up. The whole thing about having a single person in charge, I’m going to call BS. That comes as a single point of failure. We actually have 50 people that are the lead, that’s the state governors and their public health departments. The biggest thing the federal government can do is get them money because there’s not enough resources to do what needs to be done. Governors need to be in power to take dramatic action, protect lives, maximize their resources, start-up production. If we wait for the federal government, we’re too late.”

He added, “I’ve always believed the best way the federal government can support governors is to get out of their way, get them funding, use CDC to give guidance. As we’re running out of stuff, I’m asking, why are we not looking at idle capabilities now and governors go contract for that? Why wait for the federal government?”

Former Obama administration official Andy Slavitt said, “So it’s a hard thing for people to grasp, but the number of cases we have right now and even those tragic figures you just read are going to seem minuscule in a week. The number of cases we will have will double every three days. Right now, it’s exceeding that. And we have a large number of cases that are untested still. So with all due respect to your other guest, there’s not a governor in the country that’s waiting for the federal government right now. They are all acting. What they need is coordination because we have, believe it or not, we have masks, we have a lot of these things. Guess where they are. They’re sitting in the supply chain, people are profiteering off of them, or they’re going to places where people are hoarding them. That happens in a crisis. It’s only by someone looking through the entire system and seeing where those needs are, that you can say, stop hoarding them all in Texas, we need them in New York right now while we build manufacturing capability and put them in Texas. What your other guest is suggesting here is not helpful. We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”

That caused Fugate to pull out his earpiece and say, “I don’t have time to listen to bullshit, people.”

Tur said, “Craig, you want to sit down and respond to this? I guess Craig has left. Andy, he doesn’t agree with you at all.”

Slavitt said, “I guess not. Look, these are trying times, and everyone is trying their best, and I know Craig is. I don’t know Craig personally, but I’m sure he’s working as hard and trying his best. Everybody is. These are unprecedented times. So [it is] understandable that he’s frustrated.”

Tur said, “Can we see if we can get Craig back? I’d like him to respond. I never like to leave a conversation like that.”

Fugate did not return.

UPDATE: Fugate apologized on Twitter

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Former FEMA Chief Rips Out Earpiece, Walks Off MSNBC: Not Listening to ‘Bullsh*t’

Former Saturday Night Live writer and host John Mulaney made a joke Saturday on NBC, that compared President Donald Trump to Julius Caesar “a powerful maniac” who was assassinated by a group of senators.

Mulaney said, “It is a Leap Year, as I said. Leap Year began in 45 B.C. under Julius Caesar. This is true, he started the Leap Year in order to correct the calendar, and we still do it to this day.

Another thing that happened under Julius Caesar, he was such a powerful maniac that all the senators grabbed knives, and they stabbed him to death. That would be an interesting thing if we brought that back now.

He added, “I asked my lawyer if I could make that joke, he said, let me call another lawyer, and that lawyer said yes. I don’t want to dwell on politics, but I dislike the Founding Fathers immensely. I hate when people are like, God has never created such a great group of men than the Founding Fathers. Yeah, the ’92 Bulls. That’s a perfect metaphor for the United States. When I was a boy, the United States was like Michael Jordan in 1992. Now the United States is like Michael Jordan now.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: SNL: John Mulaney Jokes That Senators Should Stab Trump Like Julius Caesar

Co-host Joy Behar said Tuesday on ABC’s “The View” that everyone on the right was “trash,” except for Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), who voted in favor of one of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

While discussing Trump administration National Security Adviser John Bolton, co-host Meghan McCain said, “He was asked about Zelensky, and instead of giving an answer to the students at Duke, he said, ‘You’ll love chapter 14,’ meaning, like, buy it. It’s like if you are giving a speech at a college, I think you should be candid and maybe talk about what you are so fearful you put in a book. But instead, he’s extremely self-promotional. He seems to want to be a celebrity in a way.”

Co-host Whoopi Goldberg said, “It’s freaky, ain’t it?”

McCain said, “I think there’s a certain amount of people in politics that just can’t let the spotlight go, and unfortunately— I used to really like him—Ambassador Bolton seems to fit in that box.”

Behar said, “The only patriot on the right, right now to me, is Romney. He’s the only one who stuck his neck out. The rest of them are trash.”

Co-host Sunny Hostin said, “I think what is terrible he seems to care more about book sales than his own country.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Joy Behar: Romney Is the Only Patriot on the Right, ‘The Rest of Them Are Trash’

On Sunday’s broadcast of ABC’s “This Week,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said if the Senate does not subpoena former National Security Advisor John Bolton, the House will.

Pelosi said, “We are in court on the witnesses. It could take a very long time on the witnesses we have been in court. And we haven’t limited the possibility of ever having subpoena and going forward with Bolton. But he has said in this two weeks’ period, another piece of progress that we made, he would respond to a subpoena from the United States Senate. But the fact is is that the president of the United States, again, quite different from President Clinton. President Clinton allowed witnesses to come forward. President Trump has prevented that from happening.”

Host George Stephanopoulos asked, “So if the Senate does not subpoena John Bolton and other witnesses, will the House move to subpoena?”

Pelosi said, “It’s not excluded. We’ll see what they do. But we do think that there’s enough evidence to remove the president from office.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Pelosi: We Have Not Eliminated the Possibility of Subpoenaing Bolton If Senate Doesn’t

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said she believed Russian President Vladimir Putin made a secret deal with Donald Trump to get him elected in exchange for Trump lifting U.S. sanctions on Russia.

Waters pointed out she has no facts to back up her belief.

Burnett said, “Republicans, to this point, they say that your party has been looking to impeach President Trump when he was elected because you don’t like him. You have looked for item after item, and finally, you have found one. You did say less than two weeks into his presidency, that you wanted to see him impeached, congresswoman, for other reasons than we are obviously sitting here now talking about. What do you say to your Republican critics, when they say, ‘well look, they have been saying this since the beginning, so, you know, they’re just looking for excuses.’?”

Waters said, “Well, they say these things because they cannot refute the facts. As a matter of fact, when I observed this president and the way that he conducted himself during the primary elections, the way he called names, the way he lied, the way he talked about grabbing women by their private parts— I never thought we would hear president talk like that. And also, I had done some research. I knew about his alignment with Putin. I knew about Manafort and what the relationship was. And the fact that he had been sent there by Putin, in essence, to head up the president’s campaign. Because I believe, even though I don’t have the facts to prove it, I believe that Putin wanted to lift the sanctions. He’s always wanted to lift these sanctions that were placed on him because of his interfering and incursion into Crimea. So I believe that they wanted to elect President Trump. And Trump, I believe, agreed. I will always believe this, that he agreed that if he got elected, he would lift those sanctions. He would like to do it. He’s not been able to do it.”

She continued, “When they talk about we’re just making things up, and he talks about this as a witch hunt, there are too many facts. This president will not condemn Putin for hacking into the Democratic National Committee. Will not condemn him for hacking into our election system. These are facts. Seventeen of our intelligence agencies have said this. Are these patriots or not? What do they think about our democracy being undermined by the president of the United States of America? If they want to say we just don’t like him, they don’t really care about what happened to this democracy, don’t have an appreciation for the Constitution.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Maxine Waters: I Have No Proof — But I Believe Putin and Trump Had a Secret Sanctions Deal

On Sunday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) argued dangerous, hateful rhetoric is becoming synonymous with the Republican Party.

Host Joy Reid asked, “We’re also in this moment, and you faced it even with your opponent, having to be banned on Twitter for the threatening things that she has said about you. You have faced the torrent of incoming hatred that’s been spewed out by this president. How do you process that as somebody who is a political leader who has pushed forward in the front? There’s a new version of the squad. They want to make a right-wing version of it. All white women that were on Fox the other day. There’s a brand around you that’s made you a target even in your re-election. We just had members of the Navy during the Army-Navy football game flashing what looked like the white power sign. How do you process that as somebody who is an elected official, and how do your constituents process it?”

Omar said, “I mean hate, sinful rhetoric is very dangerous and it is becoming synonymous with the Republican Party. They have refused to condemn and distance themselves from members within their party that have threatened my life and the lives of others, that have caused the deaths of people in this country who follow their message and have put their names, the names of our president and many of the Republican leaders in their manifestos as they have taken innocent lives.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Ilhan Omar: Hateful Rhetoric ‘Becoming Synonymous with Republican Party’

On Sunday’s broadcast of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” House Judiciary Committee chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said if President Donald Trump was acquitted in an impeachment Senate trial, he does not know if the 2020 presidential election will be a fair election.

Host Chuck Todd asked, “Let me ask this, if he is acquitted, do you think we’ll have a fair election in 2020?”

Nadler said, “I don’t know. The president, based on his past performs performance will do everything he can to make it not a fair election, and that is part of what gives us urgency to proceed with this impeachment.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Nadler: If Trump Is Acquitted, I Do Not Know if 2020 Will Be a Fair Election

On Thursday, MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Reports played a clip of 2020 Democrat presidential hopeful former Vice President Joe Biden being questioned by a voter in Iowa about his son Hunter Biden’s Ukrainian business.

At a New Hampton, Iowa, town hall, a voter asked, “We all know Trump has been messing around in Ukraine over there holding there foreign aid for them to come up saying they are going to investigate you. We all know about that … But you, on the other hand, sent your son over there to get a job and work for a gas company that he had no experience with gas or nothing in order to get access for the president. So you are selling access to the president just like he was.”

Biden said, “You’re a damn liar, man. That’s not true. And no one has ever said that.”

The voter added, “I see it on the TV.”

Biden said, “You see it on the TV. No, I know you do. And by the way, I’m not sedentary. I get up … Let him go. Let him go. Look, the reason I’m running is because I’ve been around a long time, and I know more than most people know, and I can get things done. That’s why I’m running. You want to check my shape on let’s do push-ups together, let’s run, let’s do whatever you want to do number one. Number two no one has said my son did anything wrong, and I did not on any occasion—”

The voter said, “I didn’t say you were doing anything wrong.”

Biden said, “You said I set my son up to work at an oil company. Isn’t that want you said? Get your words straight jack.”

The voter said, “That’s what I hear on MSNBC.”

Biden said, “You don’t hear that on MSNBC.”

The voter said, “The hell I do.”

Biden said, “Look, I’m not going to get in an argument with you.”

The voter said, “I don’t want to either.”

Biden said, “Well yeah you do but look, fat, here’s the deal—”

The voter added, “It looks like you don’t have anymore backbone than Trump does.”

Reporting on the interaction NBC’s News reporter Mike Memoli said, “A gentleman he introduced himself started by saying I’m a Democrat. He actually started by saying as well that he wanted to ask him about his age, whether he had the mental faculties to be the president of the United States.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Biden Calls Voter ‘a Damn Liar,’ ‘Fat’ After a Question About Hunter Biden

After returning from New York City, Sunday, on the South Lawn of the White House, President Donald Trump said he believed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had “lost her mind.”

Trump said, “I think Nancy Pelosi has lost her mind.”

He continued, “I think, frankly, that she should go home to San Francisco. If you look at what is happening to her district, her district is going to hell. With homeless that they’re not taking care of, with needles all over the streets, with tents, with people, with sanitation, with horrible things being washed into the ocean, into the Pacific Ocean.”

He added, “Her district has probably gone down more than any district proportionally, in the United States. And what she has done for that district— then on top of it, you’ve got fires eating away at California every year because management is so bad. The governor doesn’t know he is like a child.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Trump: ‘I Think Nancy Pelosi Has Lost Her Mind’

On Monday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” during a joint interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT-I) said Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) would work in his White House if he is elected president.

The reporter asked if Sanders would consider Ocasio-Cortez for his running mate.

Ocasio-Cortez said, “I think I’m too young for that.”

Sanders added, “There you go, she’s answered.”

When asked if Ocasio-Cortez would work in his administration, Sanders said, “Yes, you would.”

Ocasio-Cortez said, “Well, I know, I guess I know you’ll ask.”

Author: Pam Key

Source: Breitbart: Sanders: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Work in My Administration

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