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Televangelist Kenneth Copeland defends use of private jets in TV interview, denies calling people ‘demons’

A Texas-based televangelist is facing scrutiny following a recent TV interview in which he defended his use of three private jets and referred to the public as “a bunch of demons” that he needed to avoid while preparing his sermons.

Kenneth Copeland, head of Kenneth Copeland Ministries, was confronted by reporter Lisa Guerrero of “Inside Edition” in May while in his car outside an event in Branson, Mo.

Asked why he needs the private jets, Copeland responds: “If I flew commercial, I’d have to stop 65 percent of what I’m doing.”

PASTOR AND FOUNDER OF CHICAGO MEGACHURCH FIRED AFTER MORE THAN 30 YEARS OF LEADERSHIP

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TV evangelist Kenneth Copeland. (Getty Images)

Guerrero then asks Copeland about a past statement attributed to him, in which he allegedly said he doesn’t use commercial airlines because he doesn’t “want to get into a tube with a bunch of demons.”

Copeland appears to become angered by the question and denies comparing people to demons.

“Don’t you ever say I did!,” the preacher snarls at the reporter.

Copeland normally declines to address questions about his purchases, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. The preacher’s organization operates 22 churches in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and runs a 1,500-acre campus that includes an airstrip and a hangar for its planes, the report said.

According to the newspaper, Copeland’s third jet, a Gulfstream V, was purchased in January 2018 from Hollywood star Tyler Perry. But the preacher tells Guerrero in the interview that he got a good price on the aircraft and didn’t overspend.

TYLER PERRY COMPLAINS ABOUT PRICEY BOTTLED WATER: ‘WHAT THE HELL THIS WATER DO, CURE CANCER?’

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A sign marks the entrance of the Kenneth Copeland Ministries Eagle Mountain Church, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Newark, Texas.

When asked to disclose a specific price, Copeland declines.

“That’s really none of your business,” he tells Guerrero.

Neither Copeland nor his ministry responded when the Star-Telegram sought their reaction to the Inside Edition interview, the newspaper reported.

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Copeland is far from the only religious leader linked to expensive purchases.

In December, a South Carolina pastor spent $200,000 on a Lamborghini as an anniversary gift for his wife.

Pastor John Gray, leader of the Relentless Church in Greenville, was widely criticized on social media but still defended the purchase.

“Pastor buys his wife this expensive car,” Gray said. “First of all it wasn’t a pastor who bought the car, it was a husband that bought the car. Get that in your spirit.”

He also addressed the speculation that he used some money from the church to pay for the Lamborghini.

“Did this man use any money from the church to do this?” Gray asked. “And the answer is no. Absolutely not. And God, take my life on this live feed if I did.”

Last May, Louisiana-based preacher Jesse Duplantis announced he was seeking donations so he could purchase a $54 million private jet.

“I really believe that if Jesus was physically on the Earth today, he wouldn’t be riding a donkey,” Duplantis said at the time. “He’d be in an airplane preaching the gospel all over the world.”

Fox News’ Kathleen Joyce and Bradford Betz contributed to this report.

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Dan Gainor: Left-wing media bias galore on impeachment, abortion and immigration

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Mueller Time came and went. Now it’s Impeachment Time, at least according to the “neutral” media.

Of course, now-former Special Counsel Robert Mueller never said President Trump should be impeached. But that didn’t stop journalists, who used every rhetorical trick in the book to push that narrative against the president.

Both MSNBC host Chris Hayes and CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger dissected Mueller’s Wednesday news conference about his report, relying on either “reading between the lines” or “If you read between the lines.”

MEDIA FLOODED WITH IMPEACHMENT STORIES, DESPITE TEPID BACKING ON CAPITOL HILL

It was reminiscent of the great movie “Network,” where the TV network entertainment division took over news and installed programs including “Sybil: The Soothsayer.”

The media didn’t stop there. ABC’s Senior National Correspondent Terry Moran did his own reading between the lines. “This is Robert Mueller saying to Congress do your job. It is time to take this up,” he said.

”CBS This Morning” co-host Tony Dokoupil also wanted the same kind of guesswork from reporter Major Garrett: “What words stood out to you? What messages were embedded in those remarks?”

NBC was thrilled by the idea of impeachment. “Today” host Savannah Guthrie followed suit, also interpreting what Mueller said. “He’s without using that word reminding folks that there is a process and it’s called impeachment,” she said.

Legal analyst Mimi Rocah couldn’t hide her hopes. “And I hope that now Congress picks up that mantle more and does it in a more effective way,” she said. “And I think that’s what Mueller was asking them to do.”

The mood was similar at sister network MSNBC where “Morning Joe” immediately shifted into attack mode. Branding expert Donny Deutsch wanted to shift the narrative away from impeachment, but not from the action. “It’s a losing word,” he told viewers. Instead, “you take the word impeachment, and you change it to ‘criminal activity.’”

What is especially humorous is that even The New York Times admitted that no one agreed what Mueller had said in his brief presentation.

Deutsch had grand visions of liberal success, all with a minor word change. “We are going to initiate and continue the ongoing Trump criminal investigations. Trump criminal, Trump criminal investigations,” he said.

The hour changed, but the script didn’t. MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt kept talking the magic “I” word with her “Big Question.”

“What more do congressional Democrats need to hear before they make a decision about impeachment?” Hunt asked. She wanted New York Democratic Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to explain “why not begin impeachment proceedings?”

One of MSNBC’s resident RINOs (Republicans in name only), Elise Jordan, whined that Mueller wouldn’t testify and help undermine Trump. She compared his stance to a book author who said, “Oh, I’m not going to go promote my book, just read the book and you’ll learn what it’s all about.”

Contributor Malcolm Nance went even further, alleging Trump’s was utilizing a strategy of distraction that came “straight from the KGB playbook.” “There is a conspiracy out there,” he said, not seeming to care how silly that looked.

What is especially humorous is that even The New York Times admitted that no one agreed what Mueller had said in his brief presentation. The paper ran an analysis under this headline: “Mueller Delivered a Message. Washington Couldn’t Agree on What It Was.” That’s pretty much true of every major issue of the day.

The Times also published an opinion piece from Daily Beast columnist Michael Tomasky urging Mueller to get more political. “He is serving a vision of America that no longer exists,” Tomasky wrote, arguing that Mueller can’t serve the apolitical America by being … apolitical.

Media Can’t Cover Abortion Objectively

Few things motivate most journalists like backing “social justice” causes. One of their favorites is abortion. It doesn’t matter how extreme a liberal position is on abortion, journalists will back it.

With the passage of pro-life measures in several states, the media haven’t even pretended neutrality. The parent companies of NBC, ABC and CBS all threw in with the left on the debate and threatened to withdraw their tapings from Georgia because of a new pro-life law.

CNN flat-out denied reality in one abortion story, headlined “Pence discusses abortion with Trudeau, repeats Trump’s ‘infanticide’ claim.”

According to CNN White House producer Kevin Liptak and reporter Caroline Kelly, Pence was “echoing false claims made last month by President Donald Trump about doctors killing babies that have already been born.”

If journalists were honest, they’d call this CNN story a lie. Because that’s what it is. Here, one more time, is the Jan. 30 quote from Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam: “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and the family desired.”

That’s precisely what Trump was addressing. But CNN has memory-holed it. Instead, anchor Jim Sciutto said new life-saving laws are “really turning back the clock, really to pre-1973, when that was the law of the land in a number of places.”

NPR brought on Dr. Colleen McNicholas, who performs abortions, and who referred to babies as “pregnancy tissue.” How many American women think their future babies are “pregnancy tissue?”

The CNN documentary series “United Shades of America” decided to emulate the rest of the press and ignore pro-life voices. Host and comedian W. Kamau Bell didn’t leave his pro-life interviews on the cutting-room floor, he just hid them in the online version of his documentary.

Hollywood joined the boycott calls. Director Ron Howard’s career has gone from playing Opie on the family-friendly “Andy Griffith Show” to telling Georgians he won’t film there because of pro-life laws won’t allow the butchery of more babies. That’s some character (or lack of character).

Run Across the Border

The immigration crisis is in the news again and that’s a perfect opportunity for the media to remind everyone they support open borders. Here’s just one excellent example.

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour showed her liberal stripes in an interview with Europe’s open border queen – German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Amanpour piled praise on Merkel’s “compassionate, courageous migration program, allowing a million or more people in.” Nice and neutral, that.

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The CNN International anchor went further, describing Merkel in the eyes of those who love her: “Analysts and historians today describe you as the face of good Germans, good Germany.”

It’s a key reminder that most journalists are globalists, which is why they attack nationalists so strongly. rump, of course, is a nationalist.

Hmmm.

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Kanye West tells Letterman public ‘completely bullied’ by media to ‘think certain things’

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Rapper Kanye West blasted the media during his interview with David Letterman that aired on Netflix on Friday night, claiming Americans are “completely bullied” by the press to “think certain things.”

During the lengthy discussion on Letterman’s show — which is titled “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction” — West also spoke about his bipolar personality disorder, describing his condition as akin to having a “strained brain,” adding, “We’re all dealing with mental health.”

“We’re pushed into it. We’re driven crazy,” West said. “We forget who we even are. We’re driven to like a certain type of career that we’re supposed to be. We’re, like, completely bullied by the media, both celebrities and the masses, to think certain things and have group thought.

PRESIDENT TRUMP PRAISES KANYE WEST’S WORDS AT WHITE HOUSE: ‘THAT WAS QUITE SOMETHING’

“Like, ‘Oh yeah, damn right we’re going crazy’,” West continued. “I’m the most famous person with [bipolar personality disorder] and I’ve only experienced it for two years. What about people that’s been experiencing this since they were two?”

The rapper superstar also weighed in on the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct, claiming there was a “fear” of having an honest discussion about the topic. That part of the conversation quickly pivoted into politics and his support for President Trump.

“If you’re scared to voice in saying, ‘I’ve got an opinion that might not be of the crowd,'” West continued. “We don’t have to feel the same way about things. This is my thing with Trump: We don’t have to feel the same way but we have the right to feel what we feel and we have the right to have a conversation, a dialogue, not a diatribe about it.”

West said several people he works with also voted for Trump but said they were “scared for life to tell anyone.”

“Did you vote for Trump?” Letterman asked.

“I’ve never voted in my life,” West responded.

“Then you don’t have a say in this,” Letterman shot back.

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The Grammy-winning artist later told the former “Late Show” host that Trump voters are being treated “like enemies of America.”

“Have you ever been beaten up in high school for wearing the wrong hat?” West asked Letterman. “Liberals bully people who are Trump supporters. It’s not just calm. You can’t just go and wear the hat.”

West, 41, rocked the entertainment and political worlds when he took to Twitter wearing a MAGA hat. Then last October he met President Trump in the Oval Office.

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Maher defends Trump’s merit-based immigration plan: sounds ‘normal Republican’

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“Real Time” host Bill Maher gave President Trump some credit for sounding like a “normal Republican” in backing a merit-based immigration system.

During Maher’s “Overtime” segment on YouTube after Friday’s show on HBO, Maher asked the panel if Trump’s merit-based immigration system “should receive more consideration,” asserting that such a system would be similar to “what Canada has.”

DEMOCRATS NEED TO READ THE FINE PRINT OF TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION PLAN, EXPERTS SAY

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers rejected the policy proposal, suggesting the U.S. should instead use its visa program to recruit skilled workers from abroad.

“This country is based on people coming over here not based on having a Ph.D. or having high-level skills,” Powers said. “Even when we say ‘merit-based,’ it sort of suggests that someone who doesn’t have a high education doesn’t have merit. I think we need people who are unskilled laborers. We need them just as much as people who are engineers.”

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Bill Weld, a Republican former governor of Massachusetts who plans to challenge Trump in the 2020 GOP primaries, disagreed with Powers, saying Trump’s proposal is “worth some fleshing out.”

“Yeah,” Maher said to Weld. “It sounds more normal Republican, the one that was ignored two weeks ago.”

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Maher went on to mock Trump for his latest threat to slap a 5 percent tariff on Mexico if it doesn’t crack down on the Central American migration crisis, calling it “crazy talk.”

“But I can understand how that side looks at what happened two weeks ago and went, ‘Oh, well, if you’re not going to even engage on the semi-normal proposal, let’s go back to crazy,” Maher said.

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Bill Maher says Biden candidacy worries him: ‘Joe doesn’t look good’

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Don’t count “Real Time” host Bill Maher as an enthusiastic passenger on the Joe Biden train for 2020 just yet.

The liberal Maher expressed concerns on Friday’s show about Biden’s viability as a White House contender, telling the “Real Time” panel he has “mixed feelings” about the former vice president’s candidacy.

“I do worry, I do worry,” Maher said about Biden. “Like I’ve said about age, it’s individual. Some people look pretty good … Joe doesn’t look good. He looks like he’s on a coin.”

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But Maher acknowledged he’ll be “all in” for Biden if the Democrat proves to be the only candidate capable of defeating President Trump in 2020.

The HBO star then referred to Biden’s recent interaction with a 10-year-old girl on the campaign trail, an encounter that raised eyebrows when Biden told her, “I’ll bet you’re as bright as you are good-looking.” Biden had previously faced criticism for remarks and gestures toward girls and women.

“I worry he’s going to say that two days before the election,” Maher said.

BERNIE SANDERS TARGETS BIDEN OVER TOP-DOLLAR FUNDRAISERS

Panelist Lawrence Wilkerson — a retired U.S. Army colonel and former chief of staff to former Secretary of State Colin Powell — then compared Biden to former President George H.W. Bush, who was accused by multiple women of inappropriate grabbing in his final years, and recalled his own interactions with Biden, telling the panel Biden would say and do things that were “utterly weird.”

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Axios reporter Jonathan Swan reminded Maher how early it is in the 2020 election process, recalling how former Republican Govs. Jeb Bush and Scott Walker were seen as frontrunners in 2016 before businessman Donald Trump entered the race.

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Video game, social media ‘addiction’ is a ‘medical problem,’ Dr. Siegel says

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People who appear to have an “addiction” to social media or video games are suffering from a “medical problem,” according to Dr. Marc Siegel.

Dr. Siegel, a Fox News medical contributor and practicing internist, claimed Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” it is detrimental when people choose to text and email others instead of enjoying “the richness of personal experience.”

“I believe that social media and smartphone technology, and texting and emailing, not talking to you, what about — whatever happened to the richness of personal experience?” Siegel asked.

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People should be “looking at nonverbal cues, learning how to read people, learning what people want — learning how to love, even. You are not going to learn how to love on a smartphone or Twitter.”

Siegel insisted that if someone is addicted to video gaming or social media to the extent it interferes with how they live their daily lives, it is a “disease.”

“If you are so addicted to video games that it’s interfering with your daily function, when you can’t perform whatever your work [or] school, that’s a disease. That’s how I define a disease,” he claimed.

According to health specialists consulted by Fox News in 2017, the excessive use of social media may offer a similar short-term impact as using opioids.

Opioids directly impact the brain’s reward system, Dr. Tara Emrani, a psychologist at NYU Langone Health, said.

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She said they release dopamine, a chemical associated with pleasure-seeking — similar to what happens when someone receives a Facebook “like” or comments.

“Facebook likes and comments activate similar parts of the brain as opioids, where each like or positive comment activates the reward system and the brain releases dopamine,” Dr. Emrani told Fox News via email. She noted similar sensations occur when someone eats food they enjoy.

Fox News’ Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.

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Meryl Streep’s ‘toxic masculinity’ critique a ‘step out of’ Hollywood ‘echo chamber of conformity,’ Concha says

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Meryl Streep stepped outside the Hollywood “echo chamber of conformity” when she critiqued “toxic masculinity,” according to Joe Concha.

Concha, The Hill media reporter, claimed Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” the Oscar-nominated actress “stepped outside that lane.”

“In Hollywood is a lot like our media. It’s an echo chamber of conformity. If you step outside that lane … then you probably will be ostracized,” Concha claimed.

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However, he added he thought Streep, who has been a fixture in Hollywood for decades, is considered “royalty” and can speak on such matters without heavy criticism.

“At this point, who is going to say something to Meryl Streep?” he asked.

Host Tucker Carlson noted Streep didn’t deny the existence of such “toxic masculinity” but instead claimed such a phenomenon is not unique to a single gender.

“That’s so obviously true, it makes you think, ‘well, maybe the things you are not allowed to say are the truest things’,” Carlson claimed.

Streep appeared in a panel alongside her “Big Little Lies” co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, and Nicole Kidman ahead of the HBO series’ Season 2 premiere. The group was talking about the breakout hit series when Kidman recalled a story in which a male fan came up and told her how much she enjoyed the female-led series.

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According to InStyle, Streep interjected saying that she’s glad the man found something in the show that appealed to him. She then noted that she feels the term “toxic masculinity” is detrimental to just one gender when being “toxic” is something everyone can do.

“Sometimes, I think we’re hurt. We hurt our boys by calling something toxic masculinity. I do. And I don’t find [that] putting those two words together … because women can be pretty f—ing toxic,” Streep said. “It’s toxic people. We have our good angles and we have our bad ones. I think the labels are less helpful than what we’re trying to get to, which is a communication, direct, between human beings. We’re all on the boat together. We’ve got to make it work.”

Fox News’ Tyler McCarthy contributed to this report.

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MSNBC analyst warns Trump could work with Putin, Kim Jong Un in 2020 if not impeached

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MSNBC legal analyst Glenn Kirschner said Friday that he’d urge congressional Democrats to impeach the president in order to avoid election interference from North Korean and Russian dictators.

“If we don’t wrestle this monster to the ground now via an impeachment hearing, don’t we think the president will be emboldened to again lie, cheat and steal, maybe call in some of his newly acquired friends, Kim Jong Un, MBS [Mohammad Bin Salman], and [Vladimir] Putin, to again help tilt the field in his favor?” Kirschner asked MSNBC host Ali Velshi.

Kirschner accused Trump of committing campaign finance violations and welcoming Russia’s help to gain an edge in the 2016 election.

His comments came as congressional Democrats continued pressing for more information in the Russia investigation and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, for the first time, held a press briefing on his controversial report.

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While Mueller detailed what many saw as troubling efforts by Russians to influence the 2016 election, he said he didn’t have enough evidence to conclude that Trump’s campaign engaged in a conspiracy with the Kremlin.

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Many Democrats, however, have urged impeachment apparently based on Mueller’s concerns surrounding potential obstruction of justice.

After Mueller’s press briefing, many cable news personalities reportedly suggested Mueller had effectively urged impeachment. “Reading between the lines, Mueller came before the American people today and said, ‘Look, the President is a criminal, and there’s not a damn thing I can do about it,'” MSNBC host Chris Hayes said.

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Sean Hannity: The New York Times is ‘running scared,’ worried it fell victim to the ‘conspiracy media mob’

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The New York Times is “running scared,” fearful it has fallen victim to the “conspiracy media mob,” according to Sean Hannity.

Hannity made the claim during a fiery opening monologue Thursday night, in the wake of a bombshell report claiming the “Gray Lady” has banned its reporters from appearing on a number of liberal cable news shows that are viewed as “too partisan.”

Vanity Fair published a report Thursday, which alleged MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell, as well as CNN anchor Don Lemon, made the newspaper’s no-go list.

“The Times was wary of how viewers might perceive a down-the-middle journalist like [David] Enrich talking politics with a mega-ideological host like Maddow,” Vanity Fair’s media correspondent Joe Pompeo wrote.

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“The New York Times? They are now scared, taking notice, and they are realizing, uh-oh, they’ve been duped by the conspiracy TV media mob,” Hannity said Thursday night.

“Look at this new report — the New York Times is warning editors and reporters against appearing on primetime shows on ‘Fake News CNN’ and ‘Conspiracy TV MSNBC’.

“Why would the New York Times not go on their favorite programs, who refused to ask the tough questions to begin with, like, did Robert Mueller forget his previous statements in yesterday’s remarks, or did he intentionally muddle the waters to fuel the Democrats’ unrelenting impeachment rage psychosis?”

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Hannity’s remarks came after Vanity Fair claimed sources told the magazine the Times’ executive editor Dean Baquet expressed concerns certain primetime shows are becoming more opinionated and that reporters who appear on their shows would be “perceived as being aligned” with the show’s politics.

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“He thinks it’s a real issue,” one source said, another adding “Their view is that, intentionally or not, it affiliates the Times reporter with a bias.”

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Both MSNBC and CNN have hired several prominent New York Times reporters as contributors in recent years, but it is unclear from the Vanity Fair report if they would be discouraged from appearing on shows deemed “too partisan.”

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Pete Buttigieg ‘rags to riches’ story is false, brother-in-law tells Laura Ingraham

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Pastor Rhyan Glezman, brother-in-law of Pete Buttigieg, said Thursday evening that the “rags to riches” narrative in a newspaper profile about the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and his husband is a lie.

The “story couldn’t be further from the truth,” Glezman explained on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” about the Washington Post article, which claimed that Chasten Buttigieg — the candidate’s spouse — had been “shunned” by his family and even struggled with homelessness.

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“There has never been any amount of shunning him from the family. I love my brother dearly. I want the best for him. I want the best for Pete,” Glezman said. He said he thinks Buttigieg made up the story because it helps to have a compelling narrative to stand out in a crowded field of candidates. He added that his family has no memory of Chasten’s supposed homelessness.

“There has never been any amount of shunning him from the family. I love my brother dearly. I want the best for him. I want the best for Pete.”

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He admitted that he had not spoken to Chasten in a year and said his family dynamic has been rocky for nearly a decade.

The born-again Christian, who does not support gay marriage, said if his family shunned anyone, it would have been him for his religious beliefs.

At the end of the interview, Glezman said that he had no plans to vote for his brother-in-law, the mayor of South Bend, Ind.

“Trump in 2020,” he added.

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Buttigieg campaign national press secretary Chris Meagher told Fox News that a similar Washington Examiner interview Glezman did this week “misrepresented what Chasten said actually happened.”

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