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CNN’s Erin Burnett Slams Trump Allies ‘Lying’ on Sh*thole Comment: ‘Trying to Pull a Fast One’

“How stupid do you think we are?”

That was how CNN’s Erin Burnett opened tonight, referencing President Trump‘s allies “covering for him” on the “shithole” controversy.

“The President called African countries s-hole countries,” she said, “and it was racist. And tonight, Trump’s allies are trying to pull a fast one on the American people.”

She brought up the public remarks today of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, calling her out for how she “conveniently couldn’t remember” what words were used.

She brought up the denials of Senators Tom Cotton and David Perdue and said of them and Nielsen, “They’re not alone in lying––and let’s use the word lying––for this President.”

Burnett concluded, “So many people seem willing to compromise their own honesty and integrity for this President.”

Watch above, via CNN.

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