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Stay Focused!!! You hit the nail on the proverbial head. The think that made me smile (yeah I know it is serious) but every single photograph of tRUMP, not a single person was sitting close or talking to him. He look a bit scared .... aww too damned bad! His crimes are finally catching up to him.

He should have stayed in his imaginary Real Estate Empire and he & WE would have been fine. But NOOO he had to insert himself into the most powerful office in the country - the world actually. He lied, he schemed, he caused the death of thousands of people by his inaction to COVID.

This man is pure evil & nothing matters but himself. It is a very sad day for the country but damn it I was happy to see him sitting alone & thinking about how to get out of this one! Hi Ari - thank you for the breakdown for the rest of us! Pure genius of Bragg to stress this happens all the time!

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Hi Pamela, “He should have stayed in his imaginary Real Estate Empire and he & WE would have been fine. But NOOO he had to insert himself into the most powerful office in the country” - whatever that is done in secret, will be brought to light...this basically reveal a lot about Trump that most Americans may not know till he became President and the insurrection instigator (coup plotter)

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Oh lord Sandra O - I sometimes don’t watch Morning Joe until a few days in between. I am SO glad I watched this one. It had me in tears! The first one was the Senate Chaplain regarding the prayer he gave to open the Congress. He said he “went rogue” by saying something MUST be done beyond thoughts and prayers! What a well spoken intelligent member of the clergy that knows scripture, chapter and verse. He started the tears. The one I just watched was the video of the Nashville Police when they went into the school with a shooter inside. They showed the Texas guys the way it is DONE. But the video of them enter with no hesitation humbled me to my core. There are times when you think - do the Republicans truly have no heart?? It must be so as there is not a single thing that matters to them!

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Hi Pamela, the morals of this country has gone through the wayside...folks from the far right are now emboldened and are going buck wild for supporting fascists, gun violence, insurrection, lies, crimes etc...and the list goes on. The Rethuglicans doesn’t value anything or care...they just want to be anarchists...meaning the laws doesn’t apply to them to follow.

The Senate chaplain’s prayer is on point. We can pray till the sun doesn’t shine, that will not fix the gun violence epidemic. It is a damn shame that no branch of the U.S government is taking this gun violence seriously

Back to originally scheduled program, Trump: I cannot wait for GA and DC...more indictments to come...fingers crossed 🤞🏽

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Amen Sandra! Back when the assault weapons were banned - there was no problem with Repuglican back then - now?? They either walk away or say they can’t do anything. WTF DO THEY WANT. They have some power, they have $$$ - You are correct they are ready to make this country a fascists paradise. The weird thing is most of them are too old to enjoy their “riches”. The wealthy white OLD Men who think they are more superior than everyone else. Then they add MTG, Gym & Gatesy who are as dumb as a bricks. They have no plan. For anything. This country is the last thing on their minds.

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Hi Carol How are you?

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Oops Carol I Comment instead of reply - it is somewhere!!

Also - notes are free so far.

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WOW Sandra.....such a great observation I hadn’t thought about!!!!😍

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Oh SandraO! Yes! He has broken so many laws or rules any time he can get away with it. Now everyone gonna find out Everything! - Funny how that always happens!! You are right! The truth will Out!! (Some guy said 😂) I don’t care if it takes a while but I wish he would be locked up til then!

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Hey Pamela!!! Very well stated!!! It was very satisfying to see him looking so defeated.

You took your words to exactly express how we all feel. Great job!!! 👏👏👏

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Aww thanks V!! It certainly did feel a bit satisfying to see him get no special treatment & looking even more homely than usual!!

A curtsy as I go 😂

How are you Ms V?

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Pamela and V Garcia.....remember this is the guy who took out the full page on the New York 5 young men falsely accused some years ago. I stand so strongly by only truth IS.....that ‘other’ may take a time to fall a falsehood is bound to fall.

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Have never forgotten what he said and did. If a conspiracy doesn’t fit he will make one up. “Everybody says” “my friend said he saw”. Each time he talks a lie will cross his lips. He is like the personification of pure EVIL. Devoid of emotion for anyone but himself. If he thinks he has been slighted he will go after you and your whole family. He. Does. Not. CARE. What he did to those young men was vile, racist and disgusting. He never has or will apologize. Either he is one of those kids that are born missing something. Or his parents messed him up & had nothing to do with him other than the photo ops. I don’t think I have ever come close to hating anyone the way I despise him.

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Now for the "Annual American Holocaust?"(in the last year with CDC.gov data, 2018

..plans to kill 6,100,000 Americans by suicide..... the best predictor of whether a county voted for Trumpism... Deaths of Despair)...it took the Nazis 1933-1945 to get to that number... but our Quack Shrinks? "...one of the most common causes of suicide--the therapist..."

https://www.patrickjkennedy.net/agenda#Quality

"...only about 18 percent of psychiatrists and 11 percent of psychologists in the U.S. routinely administer symptom rating scales..."

"Percentage of high school students who...12 months before..2019...Made a suicide plan ...15.7 %"

Ignore his:"Witch Hunt"... don't ignore:"Witch Doctors"

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Apr 5, 2023·edited Apr 5, 2023

Well if you were on a stage I would have given you a standing ovation😊

I've been really busy these past few days. Getting things ready for Sunday. We also have a new baby in the family, so that has been such a joy. He is just soooo cute..

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Awwwww😍😍😍🥰 . Congratulations. Turn off the outside noise and surround your love ones with Pure Positive Energy. Turn off this noise . I am so serious!

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Congratulations on the new baby!

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A new baby that is so great!!! What a blessing!!💐 You all be safe

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Sweeet!! Congrats sweetheart! There is nothing better than being moms. I am sure this will be an amazing holiday for you & your family. I can feel you grinning! 🥂 enjoy V!

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* - being mom was a miracle - being a grand mom is Perfection 💖

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Thank you all so much for the good wishes for our new precious little angel.

EASTER BLESSINGS TO ALL OF YOU!!!🙏🙏🙏❤️😊

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Hi Pamela, you’re so right, but something must be wrong with me. I thought it to be a great day for the country! Probably that I never saw him as president, only that he was a con artist who maneuvered himself into our highest office. He was just so incompetent, and a struggle for me to accept.

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best day ever! hopefully he and all who helped him along the way face justice for the crimes they have committed!!

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Yup I never called him Pres the whole 4 years - nope no way not mine! Putin Put-In his candidate

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agreed

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Well said Pamela! The look on Mr Trump’s (not President Trump) face was priceless. He knew that he had NO power in this NY courtroom. It’ll continue to run his mouth and hopefully the Judge will get him back into court.

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It would be great to let him run his mouth and keep on making threats. He will end up in bigger trouble - we can throw in a charge of terroristic behavior-no problem!

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I hope he runs his mouth - a lot because he is desperate. His loud mouth will either confess & say there’s nothing wrong with it! White Trash that was handed everything- and lost it. Stupid is appropriate!!

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Thank you 🙏🏼 it is a thing of beauty to see him ARRESTED!!

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boy!,speaking like you hit the nail on the head!boom!

sheer "KNOCKOUT"

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😉 build up from too many years waiting for this Gremlin to pay for his Numerous Misdeeds!! Putting the nail right in place? That was Alvin Bragg! I just enjoyed it a lot! 😂 👊

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Love your narrative on this Very well said !

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A little of the pressure of holding our breaths and waiting to see if Democracy lives or dies…. That is why I was smiling today.

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Amen to that!!!!😏

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Hi there Nancy! Good to see you again! I have to tell you how much you impressed me in your comments yesterday - I think it was yesterday! (Brain Fog is real with RA) No one can keep a good woman down (forever!) The way you have pushed forward and have kept going. Bravo & Kudos!!!

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It's 8:00 a.m. Thursday morning here on the West Coast---my phone has been charging and I'm just now getting caught up with my messages etc!! I had to get up early this morning to take one of my roommates to the bus station so that he could visit with his children in Eugene Oregon--so I'm awake now trying to read everything that everybody's been writing to Ari my goodness sakes he's got quite the following in us doesn't he, 😏--as usual Trump is being mouthy--eventually he will hang himself with all the rope he has been given!! December seems like a long way off doesn't it but it'll be here before we know it --in the meantime I'm sure that this indictment will have a domino effect!! Be safe and have a great day looking forward to watching Ari at 3:00 p.m. Western time

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Apr 5, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

All I gotta say is thank you to you and all your colleagues for putting in overtime to give us the breakdown of such a historic day in America!…We appreciate all the early mornings and late nights out in to provide outstanding coverage!!!…

Also why did I call my mom during your show today only to hear you in the background as she picked up the phone…The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree 😂🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾…

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...And mom has real good sense!!!❤️🙏🏽

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🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾❤️….

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Apr 5, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

Ari you are an exceptional Reporter. I appreciate your diligence in always reporting factual thorough and honest news. This is why I watch you daily because I know I’ll get the facts in layman’s terms. Thank you for keeping us informed today. Sincerely thank you for being The Best in your field.💯🥰👏👏👏

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I agree Janice regarding Ari

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Apr 5, 2023·edited Apr 5, 2023

Hi Ari, Happy Tuesday😃😃😃 You must be exhausted from today’s almost 24 hour coverage of Trump’s indictment. Excellent job on your legal analysis and bringing in different legal eagles (as you would say) to give their insights. We appreciate you, Ari😃😃😃

Thanks for the step by step breakdown of the Trump’s indictment process. I am already tuned in for the 8pm show. I am following and will follow what you will be explaining and covering on MSNBC.

Trump is indeed an artful dodger...I cannot wait for what GA and DC will conclude from their investigations. Committing crimes and getting away with it are catching up to Trump....his evil deeds are being brought to light

Cheers😃😃😃

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Hi Ms O! Ari does work hard, I imagine he’s at his best, in these elements. He is an artful dodger. As I said earlier today, he’s accustomed to people having their thumbs on the scale. He ran out of thumbs!

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Yes. No more thumbs

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😂 😆 😂 🤣

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Good evening Ms O! 😉 it is so awesome to Have Ari and other very talented legal eagles to keep us informed ❤️

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A funny aside I just noticed - if you go to the title page if this newsletter (from today) It is Ari with his great smile ... and right beside that smile?

Trump InDicted ...... looks like Ari is happy the jerk was arrested!

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Will check it out😄

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Ms Diva I was watching the news this morning and saw the guy who lost In Wisconsin- that was shameful!! He was a “sore loser” and an embarrassment to any American. WTF has happened to decency in this country?

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Apr 5, 2023·edited Apr 5, 2023

Everybody just need to ignore him! He deserves no press! All those MAGA types are sore losers. They never try to figure out WHY they lost, they simply go into attack mode, with all their displaced anger! We had two successful wins on yesterday, Chicago and WI! “What has happened?” The ills of Faux News and social media. Both make it hard to shut down. You might throw in congress, who gets wined and dined—plus donations—not to legislate. THAT’s the problem, I believe. We might throw in getting a pass by the judicial system for bad acts…seemingly, that’s getting better. We need to keep winning, as a means towards correction.

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Amen Ms Diva!! Amen!

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SHAMEFUL. The Shameful Party is the new name for Repuglicans

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Trump has now finally crossed the Oedipus line - from civil to criminal charges for the first time in his life. He’s been able to avoid judgement and justice of his decades of lawless behavior. Not paying people. Committing lawless acts. And delaying, delaying, delaying . . . eureka! And during his term as president, he attempted to corrup and deconstruct various parts of the federal administrative apparatus, including the EPA and Dept. Of Justice. And others.

Sadly, the Republican Party remains lemmings in their odd and sick loyalty to Trump. All at a cost to the American public/taxpayer.

While Trump isn’t the first dishonest President, he is moreover, the most shameless. His apparent and ever present ability to demonstrate his misogyny, narcissism, incompetence, cruelty and so on continue to shock. He does nothing or little to disguise or conceal these most distinctive and horrific characteristics.

Well, he now sits before us all. And with this and pending indictments, perhaps the truth will out. And perhaps many more people will come to realize who and what Trump really is, a pathetically sick and narcissistic evil man. Time will tell. Hopefully not too much time.

May justice be served.

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So well said and so thorough but also so sad for our country I can’t believe that any Republican would support him

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Sadly, the GOP of today bares little resemblance to the days before Nixon resigned. President Richard M. Nixon faced the fact that he had lost virtually all his remaining political support in the halls of American power.

It was Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1974. President Nixon had not yet resigned. By most accounts he had not yet decided on a final course of action. But staff and associates believed he was on the verge of resignation. It was a subject on which Nixon had been mulling obliquely, in his characteristic manner, for days. The problem was the “smoking gun” White House tape of June 23, 1972. Nixon had struggled to maintain legal control of the tapes of his presidential conversations as the tide of the Watergate scandal rose, but lost.

So, a small Republican delegation led by Barry Goldwater told Richard Nixon he had lost almost all his remaining support in Congress. The next day, he resigned.

No such Republican group exists today. They possess no moral compass.

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And therein lies the truth!! "No Republican group exists today"!!! That is about the only difference between Nixon and Trump--they were both scoundrels liars and cheats, but at least back then in Nixon's days there will Republicans with a conscience--not so today or if they do have a conscience they are the ones that are keeping silence so in a way they also are complicit!! The Republican party has no HONOR or INTEGRITY!!! They are Putin's worker bees!! They infiltrated our system of law & order and democracy!! Their "Great White Hope"was Trump--but Trump in his childish immature way blew it!! They didn't count on America's strengths--we are still fighting the battle but we will get through this I have faith!!

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Hi Leslie. Well, well stated! Succinctly compiled.

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I always like to read what you have to say because you usually hit the nail right on the head!! Also a funny thing I was watching every on TV today (Wednesday)--and they were showing shots of him in the courtroom nestled between his lawyers and he was looking out at the camera I thought he looked like a LIZARD!!! The kind that shoots out his tongue to catch his prey--the kind that changes colors as a kind of camouflage!! Yep he looks just like a LIZARD in disguise 😏🐜🐛

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Apr 5, 2023·edited Apr 5, 2023

Dump is professional criminal.

He keeps committing these crimes because he always has had a "FIXER" to get him out of trouble. ENOUGH ALREADY!!! He needs to finally to be held accountable. Thanks Ari great coverage today!!!

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Hi V! His FIXERS all have lawyers 😂😂😂

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Poetic justice,!!!🤣🤣🤣

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Very poetic!😂

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Hi Olddiva, lawyers getting lawyers, eh?😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

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😂😂😂😂I KNOW!

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Yes, Yes & Yes - what she said! Enough is Enough damn if!

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Apr 5, 2023Liked by Ari Melber

As always thank you for the honest and complete-as-can-be breakdown of these events 🙏

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For sometime now (nearly 8 years) and especially today witnessing all the events having to do with The Indictment, I have wanted to ask anyone from the GOP, “Is Trump really the best you’ve got?”

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Oooooh Jim!!!! 🎤 drop!!!!!

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Hi Jim. For their MAGA crowd--Yes! The sad thing, no one has the fortitude to step out there to be different, to have an idea, to even try.

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Yeah!! Because if he is, they are in a whole lot of trouble!!! Unless the Republicans party goal is to have power and Dominion over ALL !!

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I heard the creepy Boris Carloff laugh when I read that Nancy! 👊🤣🤙

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Like Yusef Salaam, I said "KARMA"!! I Remember Trump's full page ads to reinstate the death penalty to execute the young boys of the Central Park Five, now the Exonerated Five. A must-watch, their documentary "WHEN THEY SEE US" by Ava Duvernay. Stunning to see Trump enter the same courthouse, the Central Park Five boys entered decades ago. KARMA.

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Good morning Camille... my thoughts were with the Central Park 5 yesterday. I did not articulate as you have. Thank you 🙏 !!!!❤️ KARMA

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It was a documentary that Everyone should see. What they went through was horrible and then to have that Blob of Cheetos say & do things beyond despicable - the are owed an apology but he would never ever say it.

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Ari, this is almost punitive, dropping this newsletter at this MSNBC hour 😳😂. I waited--anxious to hear your analysis of the indictment proceedings today. As always, it was well evaluated, and I agreed! All day, I couldn’t help but think about the emotional-financial-physical wear and tear on the country. I wondered, when will it STOP?! Pre-presidential, Presidential, and Post-presidential criminal acts! In the end, I was glad he was not photographed-to grift it into eternity.

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Hi Diva! You know he will find a way to grift anyway. They're still selling MAGA hats and 2020 gear. Oddly, no supporter of his finds that strange.

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Apr 5, 2023·edited Apr 5, 2023

Hey CG, 😂😂😂You are so right! He even took “Trump water” to the recent Ohio train disaster.” And they ARE in 2020 gear!😳…OMG, they are strange, I never thought about it! Was laughing at DeSantis the other day. While he’s feigning ignorance—taking away educational books, bashing LGBTQ, providing guns to everybody, and controlling women’s bodies, Disney, and all her characters, did something that Merriam-Webster couldn’t do, taught him the meaning of “WOKE!” 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂LOVED IT!

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Hi Diva! Hope you're having a great day! Still hasn't set in that he is finally seeing some accountability. Ha, yes I remember the water. How embarrassing! He's too cheap to spend money on new gear. 😂

Desantis is a whole other mess. The fact that he got played by Disney means he is definitely not ready for the big stage. 😂😂

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All tap water, anyway…Nope, DeSantis is not ready!! How do you go for such a giant that unprepared?😳 There is sommmething about him; he presents politically timid-unsure-hesitant about entering this presidential race. I keep wondering, “What are you hiding?” We’ll see how it plays out! Enjoy your week, CG

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Agree 💯 Diva!! He is very strange and the anti “woke” thing may flight in Fla but not in the rest of the USA!

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Does it even fly in Florida? They sound so dumb when they use this word for everything. Just embarrassing!

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That something about him is Trump, who continuously taunts him and basically dares him to even attempt to run against him. 😂

Thanks Diva, you have a good night!

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😂😂😂That, too!

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Hiya! Well said on all fronts!

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I appreciate your dispassionate breakdown of these charges. I think you will be repeating this process a few more times! Interesting times for sure. Accountability may be new for this defendant and it is about time.

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Yes, it’s about time, but boy, the destruction he’s left behind!

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You are so right. Massive civic erosion

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I’m glad to see action but damn this guy is one tough customer to nail. I hope our democracy survives his presence. He’s nurturing Jim Jones Syndrome in millions and it’s very scary.

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Let's hope this is the first of four. Couldn't happen to a more deserving criminal.

I watched from two pm and didn't miss anything. Great job Ari and your colleagues as well.

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Hello Ari,

What struck me today is how tRump remained quiet, almost subdued, throughout today's proceedings. If only he had held his tongue as 'president' and later 'former president.' I guess loudly spouting threats and lies appeared to have served him--until now. 🍿🍷

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It was his facial expression that I needed to see go into the history books.Trump was photographed in side a courtroom!

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Hi S.R., they probably had him attached to an electrical shocker.😂 He cruised into NY, but I watched the clock of him leaving the courthouse and taking off. All done within an hour. He was running from Alvin Braggs, and MTG arrived in an onslaught of NY protesters, that she ran. The MAGA rats were hilarious today.🤣🤣🤣

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Listening to Racheal and the gang argue about why SDNY and the Biden DOJ did not take up this case. On top of all they were saying I think it was calculous to let 2 different states to take a bite at the apple because if DOJ did it all, Trump could always blame the government or NY- spreading it out to regular the "jury of your peers" process, it is 3 or 4 separate absolutely different entities finding guilt and laying it bare. I also think the timing is right - even if it turns out the Special Counsel and fed case moves to trial faster, The Manhattan DA broke the ice and no supporters came to deal with the NYCPD! Now "we" know HOW to do it and keep it all very boring. ARREST & ARRAIGN! Who's next?

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Next? Steven Miller AND Junior as the first of the kids!

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Oh Steven Miller! Rather than jail, they will have to get a Zoo to take that snake!

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Oh yes! He already looks like the vulture that he is .... throw him some road kill and he will be on it like flies ....on ???? Uh huh!

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Paige.....from personal experience I truly believe Trump does not want to focus on Trump Jr ........????????????????????!!!!

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He doesn't care about his boys. He'd throw them under the bus in a heartbeat. But imagine if they went after Ivanka! Which they won't. I think she told the DOJ truth as she knew it. She has many reason (and many dollars) to save her own skin.

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She will never take the heat for him - she already said I’m Out! Junior is trying to be like daddy but he can’t stop getting high & snorting whatever it is .... he is the Russia boy!

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Well it seems Jr is the most desperate so he must have done something to be worried about! He needs to be questioned about a LOT that he did in the beginning.

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Oh he did some stuff... and he will probably go through some things ;-) All to get the approval of his Dad. He's a sad case isn't he?

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Perfect!!!! They all going to “Go through some things!! 😂

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Miller, for sure!

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Ari... I knew when you were dressed in your Dark Suit, you were going to be in your most conservative and stick to the facts mode. And you didn’t disappoint. Out of all the coverage I saw today, your lawyer guest we’re so easy to understand. No fluff for ratings. Thank you 🙏

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Yes, Ms Betty, isn’t he great? We’re so lucky!

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