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CNN’s Chris Cuomo rips Trump for ‘pathetic’ Schumer-Pelosi tweet: ‘He has nothing else to offer’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted President Trump over his “pathetic” retweet of a photoshopped image depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in traditional Muslim attire with a backdrop of the Iranian flag.

“This wasn’t just anti-Muslim, it was anti-American again,” Cuomo said, before handing over CNN’s programming to his primetime colleague Don Lemon.

“It really is sad, don’t you think? Lemon later asked.

“Yeah, I think it’s pathetic,” Cuomo replied. “He has to be this way, Don. He will not win if he is not this way. He has nothing else to offer. He doesn’t have anything that captures the imagination of a hopeful America. He’s not a bridge builder.”

CNN’S DON LEMON ENCOURAGES ‘SHAMING’ OF REPUBLICANS, CALLS THEM ‘PARTY OF HYPOCRISY’

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“What do you mean?” Lemon interrupted. “He has no couth? He has no dignity?”

“No, I don’t have to insult him,” Cuomo continued. “It’s just what he is. He has to have people upset. He has to be an agent for their animous or he can’t win.”

Lemon insisted he wasn’t trying to “insult” the president and that he was simply telling the “truth,” quickly suggesting that Trump “doesn’t have class.”

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“Either way, what I’m saying is this is what works for him,” Cuomo elaborated. “Saying, ‘You know what, Don Lemon? I appreciate what you’re saying and I don’t disagree with you, but you have every right to say it and I wish you well.’ Nope, doesn’t work. Why? It keeps people, ‘I’m not sure, I’m not sure which way I want to go.’ If I say, ‘Don Lemon, you said to me, you are the worst. And people like you, Don Lemon, you are the enemy.’ Now, what am I playing to? Am I playing to race? Am I playing to identity? Am I playing to media? Am I playing institutions? He doesn’t know. He just knows it’s good for him, Don. The more angry for the most reasons- best for him.”

The “Cuomo Prime Time” host added that he made a “bet” to Trump that the president “can’t go a week without lying about a material fact, denying something that you are responsible for, or defying a norm to keep people apart.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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CNN’s Chris Cuomo rips Trump for ‘pathetic’ Schumer-Pelosi tweet: ‘He has nothing else to offer’

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo blasted President Trump over his “pathetic” retweet of a photoshopped image depicting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer in traditional Muslim attire with a backdrop of the Iranian flag.

“This wasn’t just anti-Muslim, it was anti-American again,” Cuomo said, before handing over CNN’s programming to his primetime colleague Don Lemon.

“It really is sad, don’t you think? Lemon later asked.

“Yeah, I think it’s pathetic,” Cuomo replied. “He has to be this way, Don. He will not win if he is not this way. He has nothing else to offer. He doesn’t have anything that captures the imagination of a hopeful America. He’s not a bridge builder.”

CNN’S DON LEMON ENCOURAGES ‘SHAMING’ OF REPUBLICANS, CALLS THEM ‘PARTY OF HYPOCRISY’

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS — Episode 867 — Pictured: (l-r) CNN’s Chris Cuomo during an interview with host Seth Meyers on August 1, 2019 — (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images)

“What do you mean?” Lemon interrupted. “He has no couth? He has no dignity?”

“No, I don’t have to insult him,” Cuomo continued. “It’s just what he is. He has to have people upset. He has to be an agent for their animous or he can’t win.”

Lemon insisted he wasn’t trying to “insult” the president and that he was simply telling the “truth,” quickly suggesting that Trump “doesn’t have class.”

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“Either way, what I’m saying is this is what works for him,” Cuomo elaborated. “Saying, ‘You know what, Don Lemon? I appreciate what you’re saying and I don’t disagree with you, but you have every right to say it and I wish you well.’ Nope, doesn’t work. Why? It keeps people, ‘I’m not sure, I’m not sure which way I want to go.’ If I say, ‘Don Lemon, you said to me, you are the worst. And people like you, Don Lemon, you are the enemy.’ Now, what am I playing to? Am I playing to race? Am I playing to identity? Am I playing to media? Am I playing institutions? He doesn’t know. He just knows it’s good for him, Don. The more angry for the most reasons- best for him.”

The “Cuomo Prime Time” host added that he made a “bet” to Trump that the president “can’t go a week without lying about a material fact, denying something that you are responsible for, or defying a norm to keep people apart.”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report. 

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LSU’s Joe Burrow points to finger after TD pass, says he knew his ring size before game

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LSU quarterback Joe Burrow had an incredible national-championship performance Monday night against Clemson.

Burrow finished with 463 passing yards and five touchdown passes in the game. He also had a rushing touchdown to add to the stat line. After one of his touchdown passes, Burrow was pointing to his finger to signify that he put the national tile game away and was ready for his championship ring.

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Naturally, ESPN’s Maria Taylor asked Burrow about the small celebration and if he knew what his ring size was already.

“Ten-and-a-half,” Burrow said smiling when Taylor asked him in the question. “We already got fitted for ‘em.”

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Burrow and the Tigers defeated Clemson 42-25 to win their first title since the 2007 season. The national championship is just another piece of hardware the LSU star will add to his collection this season.

Burrow was awarded the Offensive Player of the Game for his performance in the title game and the Heisman Trophy for his incredible performance overall during the season. He also received the Maxwell Award as the best all-around college football player in the nation and the Walter Camp Award as the college football player of the year.

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Burrow is likely going to turn pro and experts believe he will the No. 1 pick come April. The Cincinnati Bengals have the top pick.

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Clemson’s James Skalski ejected from national championship game for targeting, causes uproar

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Clemson linebacker James Skalski was ejected from the national championship game against LSU on Monday night after officials determined he led with his helmet when making a tackle.

The play occurred in the third quarter with about six minutes left to play. Joe Burrow threw the ball to wide receiver Justin Jefferson who was immediately met by two tacklers. Skalski appeared to have made the tackle but led with his helmet and hit Jefferson in his helmet.

LSU’S JOE BURROW BREAKS SINGLE-SEASON PASSING TOUCHDOWN RECORD DURING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

Officials reviewed the play and ejected Skalski for targeting.

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Skalski’s ejection had many on social media furious with college football’s targeting rule and how the linebacker was thrown out of the biggest game of his career.

Skalski played 14 games during the 2019 season. He recorded 85 combined tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. Losing Skalski is a huge blow for Clemson and gives LSU a bit of an advantage on offense.

LSU scored on the next play to increase their lead to 10 points, 35-25. The touchdown pass gave Burrow the record for most touchdown passes in a single season.

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Clemson and LSU have gone back and forth all game long but Clemson has found it difficult to stop LSU in the latter stages of the national championship game.

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‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek reveals what he wants his legacy to be

Alex Trebek isn’t naïve to the thought that he was presented with a career blessing, even though he had a decade of broadcast experience when he landed what seemed to be a lifetime appointment as host of “Jeopardy!

The beloved host recently spoke to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour at the Langham Huntington in Pasadena, Calif. and reflected on his time as host of the iconic game show while also speaking on the different shifts he’s seen in the TV business overall since arriving in Hollywood nearly 50 years ago.

“I did 12 years at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and I came to Los Angeles in 1973,” said Trebek, speaking on his introduction into hosting.  “I never made the decision that my future was going to be in show business. I got into broadcasting because I needed money to pay for my junior year in college.”

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The venerable personality commanded the attention of the large group of reporters and explained that while working in Ottawa, Canada he often cut his teeth doing station breaks, newscasts, sportscasts and weather forecasts.

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“They came to me,” Trebek said of landing the “Jeopardy!” gig. “There were a lot of shows before that. I had 10 or 11 years of hosting programs, game shows. And Merv Griffin and Bob Murphy, his vice president, were familiar with my work.”

Trebek continued: “I had helped them out on ‘Wheel of Fortune’ on one occasion for a couple of weeks when Chuck Woolery was not feeling well. And so they came to me and they said, ‘We are bringing ‘Jeopardy!’ into syndication and we’d like you to host it. And I said, ‘You’re going to pay me?’ And they said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘OK. I’m your guy.’”

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While speaking on the series’ panel alongside legendary “Jeopardy!” contestants Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer flanked to his right, Trebek revealed that he struggled with memory loss partly due to his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis last March and subsequent treatment and even asked reporters to help jog his memory as he fished for a thought that has escaped him.

The television personality went on to mention that his “memory isn’t as good as it used to be” and said while filming “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” he felt a “little slower at the ad-libbed portions.”

He added, however, that his wife noted that she didn’t notice any difference in his hosting abilities.

When Fox News asked Trebek what memories he struggles to recall, he noted that “I remember tons of things from when I was 10, 12-years-old. But that’s normal for people who are in their late 70s and early 80s, I think.”

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He continued: “I hear about it all the time. I can’t remember what I had for dinner last night, but I remember the name of the girl who sat next to me in Grade 3 in primary school.”

Asked point-blank to describe what he’d like his legacy to be, Trebek spoke clearly as if penning an homage to himself.

“He was a nice guy and that he was the best kind of quiz show host in that he always seemed to be rooting for the contestants,” Trebek began. “He wanted them to perform at their best because if they did, that would make the show a success and he would be able to enjoy the success of the program in that regard.”

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When Fox News followed up on Trebek’s self-eulogy and asked if he ever noticed any other shows where their hosts maybe weren’t as invested in the success of the contestant, Trebek simply said he doesn’t watch TV with that intention.

“I never watch those shows with that point of view,” he said. “I never make a judgment call on the ability of the other game show or quiz show hosts who are out there. They’re doing well because they’re good at what they do. And that’s all we can hope for.”

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As far as any advice he received from Merv Griffin after signing on to host “Jeopardy!” Trebek maintains that Griffin didn’t give him any advice.

“Not one word at all,” he said. “His baby was ‘Wheel of Fortune,’ not ‘Jeopardy!’”

“He left us alone,” added Trebek. “Thank God.”

Fox News’ Nate Day contributed to this report.

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Laura Ingraham: Democratic field’s problem isn’t diversity, it’s lack of pragmatism

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Laura Ingraham mocked the Democratic presidential field Monday, questioning the party’s focus on race over policy.

“Now, this was supposedly, of course, the most racially, ethnically gender diverse field of candidates in the country ever seen, the world had ever seen,” Ingraham said on “The Ingraham Angle.” “It was just what the left had been waiting for after four years of Donald Trump, surely alone, that the fact of diversity would bring back disaffected Democrats and independents and trump Trump’s booming economy. Or maybe not.”

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Ingraham was reacting to the media’s reaction to New Jersey Senator Cory Booker dropping out of the race Monday.

“And today we learn that… Cory Booker. He’s also calling it quits. Frankly, I was shocked,” Ingraham said. “What were his high polling numbers? I don’t know. Six percent?”

The host criticized Booker and Democrats for spending much of their focus on race.

“Instead of focusing on who the best candidate is. Whatever color, gender, background, Democrats obsess on immutable characteristics and they should never be the basis for promotions or jobs or political office,” Ingraham said. “Ever heard of merit or experience or political talent?”

Ingraham said the reason for Democrats’ demise is their policy.

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“The uphill battle that these Democrats face in November isn’t because they’re not diverse enough,” Ingraham said. “It’s because they’re not pragmatic enough. Free health care, free college, free preschool, frozen fossil fuel industry, open borders, higher taxes.”

“The 2020 Democrat ‘field of dreams’ has turned into a mud pit, one that most voters just want to avoid,” Ingraham added.

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Colbert Torches Trump Administration For Failure To Understand 1 Basic Word

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Stephen Colbert said President Donald Trump and his administration can’t quite get their story straight over what led to the decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike earlier this month. 

The “Late Show” host said Trump and his administration seem to be struggling with the word “imminent.” 

Trump has claimed there was an imminent threat to four U.S. embassies.

However, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he “didn’t see” any specific evidence of the president’s claim about four embassies being targeted.

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also seemed to struggle with the word “imminent” by saying, “We don’t know precisely when, and we don’t know precisely where” the threat was.  

Colbert then mimicked how a phone call to police might go with such little information:

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‘It Was Like a Scene From an Action Movie’

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AYN AL ASAD AIR BASE, Iraq — The first of several Iranian missiles to hit the American military base rammed into the airstrip, nearly destroying a guard tower where two young army specialists were on watch duty. Another crashed next to a dining hall and destroyed part of a building where some drone operators were still working.

The base, Ayn Al Asad, in western Iraq, was one of two hit last week in an Iranian attack in retaliation for the killing of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force. As flames, dust and debris filled the air and the building shook, the drone operators dived under their desks. The lights swung madly, and then went out.

They had remained in the building despite warnings of an imminent assault because they wanted to get their drones into the air so they would not be destroyed by the missiles, and because “we didn’t know if there was going to be any ground attack,” said First Sgt. Wesley Kilpatrick.

For the most part, they succeeded in preserving the drones.

Moments after the attack ended, one of the drone operators, Staff Sgt. Costin Herwig, 26, stumbled outside to look for his colleagues.

“It was like a scene from an action movie,” he said. “I tried to get to a desk so I could bring down my drone, but my electrical wires were fried and I couldn’t get it back.”

On Monday, though, despite simmering tensions between Iran and the United States, and looming questions about whether the American military would be ordered to leave Iraq, as the Iraqi Parliament demanded last week, the base seemed mostly normal.

It was still forbidden to eat in the dining hall because it was not bombproof. So everybody grabbed their food — a reduced menu — and left. Some housing units were destroyed as well as work places — all empty when the missiles hit — but the rebuilding had already begun.

The drone lost by Sergeant Herwig was one of the few casualties of the missile attack on the base, which was opened by Saddam Hussein in 1987. No one was killed or wounded in the five barrages of multiple missiles that night, although several military personnel who were working were checked for concussions.

The absence of casualties seemed to be the result of luck and warnings. The first came early in the day, when all the bases in the region went on high alert. Another warning was issued around 11 p.m., putting the bases into lockdown.

Finally, the American military detected the missile launches in Iran and determined their likely targets, giving the military personnel at Asad Air Base 15 minutes to take cover.

Most retreated to concrete bunkers where the greatest danger anyone faced was the collapse of one of the concrete walls. But they were able to jump out of the way in time.

The base has about 1,500 American servicemen and women and 500 others from coalition countries, principally Danes, Norwegians and Polish.

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Colbert Torches Trump Administration For Failure To Understand 1 Basic Word

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Stephen Colbert said President Donald Trump and his administration can’t quite get their story straight over what led to the decision to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike earlier this month. 

The “Late Show” host said Trump and his administration seem to be struggling with the word “imminent.” 

Trump has claimed there was an imminent threat to four U.S. embassies.

However, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he “didn’t see” any specific evidence of the president’s claim about four embassies being targeted.

Last week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also seemed to struggle with the word “imminent” by saying, “We don’t know precisely when, and we don’t know precisely where” the threat was.  

Colbert then mimicked how a phone call to police might go with such little information:

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The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History Last Year

The planet’s oceans were the warmest in recorded history in 2019, according to a new analysis published Monday.

An international team of researchers analyzed temperature data from sources around the globe and issued a dramatic warning that climate change is already deeply affecting what’s seen as the storage facility for any excess heat generated by a warming world. Hotter oceans are threatening marine biodiversity and the planet’s fisheries. They’re melting land and sea ice at a breakneck pace and fueling more severe storms and flooding.

“It is critical to understand how fast things are changing,” John Abraham, a professor at the University of St. Thomas and a co-author of the paper, said in a news release Monday. “The key to answering this question is in the oceans — that’s where the vast majority of heat ends up. If you want to understand global warming, you have to measure ocean warming.”

The study was published in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences. 

The news follows a string of troubling environmental news: Last week, European researchers said 2019 was the second-hottest year on record, and the 2010s had officially become the hottest decade ever recorded. And in September, the United Nations’ climate change body found that the planet’s oceans and ice sheets were changing in “unprecedented” and shocking ways that could soon affect hundreds of millions of people living in low-lying or coastal areas.

The latest research relies heavily on a state-of-the-art network of more than 3,800 floats that measure sea temperatures, a project known as Argo. The devices are deployed around the globe.

Westlake Legal Group 5e1d532c2100003000af8ca6 The World’s Oceans Were The Hottest In Recorded History Last Year

Lt. Elizabeth Crapo/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration via Associated Press This photo provided by NOAA Corps shows an Argo float being deployed to capture ocean temperature data.

Michael Mann, a professor at Penn State University and another author of the study, told The Guardian the data didn’t just measure 2019 as the hottest year but also found the “largest single-year increase” in ocean temperatures in the entire decade. Mann called the finding a “sobering reminder that human-caused heating of our planet continues unabated.”

The oceans are one of the largest bellwethers of climate change: More than 90% of the planet’s excess heat trapped in the atmosphere by greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is absorbed by them. 

“The ocean heating is irrefutable, and a key measure of the Earth’s energy imbalance: the excess GHGs in the air trap more heat inside the climate system and drives global warming,” the authors wrote. “More than 90% of the heat accumulates in the ocean because of its large heat capacity, and the remaining heating manifests as atmospheric warming, a drying and warming landmass, and melting of land and sea ice.”

The paper notes that warmer waters “significantly affect sea life,” particular the planet’s coral reefs and temperature-sensitive organisms.

Coral reefs, in particular, have been hit hard by warming ocean temperatures. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef was devastated by a series of back-to-back mass bleaching events that left large swaths of the structure dying or dead. Researchers said at the time the reef was effectively cooked by hot water.

Researchers and activists have called on world leaders to address the climate crisis in recent years, and U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said at the body’s climate summit last month that the planet was at a “critical juncture” to limit greenhouse gas emissions. But the 2019 meeting was largely a failure, and no new deals to avert catastrophe were adopted.

The authors of the ocean temperature study note that, even should the world dramatically scale back the burning of fossil fuels in order to keep the planet from warming more than 2 degrees Celsius — the level at which scientists say we must stay beneath to avoid catastrophic consequences — the oceans will likely keep changing. 

“The ocean[s] … are slow to respond and equilibrate, and will continue to change even after radiative forcing stabilizes,” the paper said.

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