One of Trump’s Biggest Scams, the Foxconn Deal, Falls Apart: A Closer Look

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Published on April 28, 2021

Seth takes a closer look at one of the signature scams of the Trump era falling apart and revealing the GOP’s brand of pro-worker populism is a giant fraud.

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119 comments

  • Oblivious 9 months ago

    “They’re leftists! They’re liberals!”
    Oh, FFS, these idiots need to learn what the difference is between a leftist and a liberal is. Liberalism is a conservative political ideology; it’s kind of mutually exclusive from being something on the left. I suppose this is the kind of thing that happens when both of your major political parties are right leaning, with the only difference is that sometimes one means more to the left of social issues than the other.

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  • Firewire Wirefire 9 months ago

    Dude, you’re rates are tanking

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  • Bert Ernie 9 months ago

    Mr Piano Guy 😂

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  • red sparrow 9 months ago

    You think Trump wouldn’t start a fire if he thought there might be an insurance payout?

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  • Hans Klimstra 9 months ago

    Please portray a still of a lookalike cartoon character of Cruz while he is speaking. I find it extremely difficult to look at his mouth gyrating.

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  • Kamron Grant 9 months ago

    I have a super cereal question, it is totally the most important question and Seth needs to answer this! Who holds the cue cards for Wally when he has lines in the show? Does Seth hold them? Or does Wally have his own cue card holder? If so, who are they and why don’t we get to know about them?? Come down the rabbit hole with me… 😛

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  • pop5678eye 9 months ago

    So now republicans are using the word ‘woke’ as a negative slur as well? I guess I shouldn’t be surprised after they spent so much time railing against masks (and many of them against vaccines now) during a pandemic…

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  • HeresWhyItsCool 9 months ago

    Nobody holds a cue card like Cool Guy Wally. Keep up the great work, Dawg

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  • Loretta Collins 9 months ago

    I like Bernie have NEVER bought anything from Amazon.

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  • Joe Baker 9 months ago

    It’s a wonder alright. Because nothing he said was true so I wonder what’s going on? A whole lot of money is missing on that project. Wonder where the money went Donald Trump won’t let you pay your rent

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  • 2011e92M3 9 months ago

    This is a perfect example as to why Democrats suck! Had they pulled such a sham, you’d hear about it non stop on Fox News. Just compare the lunacy to the Dr. Suess “scandal”. They have no shame, but when the Democrats have a legit scandal on them, you’ll only randomly hear about it from a late-night talk show host. SMH

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  • Pete Cartwright 9 months ago

    The GOP has run on fraud since Reagan. Trickle-down my ass. They’re self-obsessed, violence-prone and everything they have touched or done has some level of fraud or corruption attached. How many decades in Iraq? Every minute and every billion of it profiting the military-industrial complex and nothing more.
    Foxconn is criminal corruption at its criminal Trump best, but not a soul will ever be held responsible or accountable.
    They’re so greasy, they’re still getting taxpayer cash they gave themselves, by law, and rubbing tax-payers noses in it just for spite.
    That’s your GOP, its people, and its thinking.

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  • Michael Marks 9 months ago

    Why are we allowing them to turn “woke” in a bad word. It’s not. Push back please

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  • darkninjafirefox 9 months ago

    Someone turn up the A.C., Mitch is melting

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  • JediNxf7 Strikes Back 9 months ago

    it’s so weird that Seth is genuinely great at impressions. he was usually the straight guy in SNL, the Weekend Update anchor to someone’s ridiculous character. but he totally could have taken his talents in a different direction. (he’s still no Melissa Villaseñor, but no one is.)

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  • Nikki Davies 9 months ago

    Hey Seth I really love you impressions. You are hilarious 😂❤️

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  • JSone4Design 9 months ago

    So this whole situation in Wisconsin could be summed up with one sound:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_asNhzXq72w

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  • Chuck Griffith 9 months ago

    Seth..looking forward to your review of the President’s speech and sleepy Ted Cruz…and the Rudy review will be Huuuge! Lol..

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  • Michael Evan Gatto 9 months ago

    Add this to the corrections – Studio 54 closed in 1980

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  • Johan James 9 months ago

    Wisconsin was Conn by a Fox with a little help from Trump

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  • Miguelito Giroux 9 months ago

    Embarrassment

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  • Matthew Berryman 9 months ago

    Right wing nut jobs using the language of the left. I wonder where we’ve seen that before…..

    Time is a flat circle.

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  • West .Raz 9 months ago

    ok I just had a nerd moment as Mario hits the bricks with his hand, not head

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  • Douglas Miranda 9 months ago

    I love it when you say stimulate 😉

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  • don staples 9 months ago

    I’m a WI dem…..I think Walker went overseas and came back with this deal before Trump was elected. Then Trump towted it and maybe tried to claim some credit. Isn’t less govt involvement a cornerstone of the GOP?

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  • Zakkrifice 9 months ago

    Heres one real correction for you: LCD-Display without abbreviation means: “Liquid crystal display display”. ts ts ts!

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  • Weasel Worm 9 months ago

    Republicans have become truly repulsive. We need two loyal parties to function. Someone is going to have to start a new one soon. The old one is wrecked.

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  • Slutuppnu 9 months ago

    “There’s no way Mark Zuckerberg is woke. At most, he’s switched on”.
    Whoever wrote that joke needs a raise.

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  • MrSuperduperfellow 9 months ago

    mitch mcconnell looking scarier than most the creatures I see in horror movies .

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  • Dave Freckleton 9 months ago

    I swear seth myers is obsessed with trump .trumps been out of office for months but yet seth cant stop talking about him everynight .seth myers is pathetic and the worst part is hes not even close to funny .how does he even have a show still ?😂

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  • Tracy Odetta 9 months ago

    SETH PLEASE STOP YELLING ITS NEVER BEEN FUNNY

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  • Madam Mim 9 months ago

    Please don’t ever stop with the Bernie Sanders impressions ❤️

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  • TheRealTruth Bygod 9 months ago

    FoxconnThe 8th wondrous CON of the world, from Trump, of course. The ultimate hollow man.

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  • JorgeXFBunny P 9 months ago

    Whatever Donald maybe a seven ball be nice for you 6:53

    Yeah Donald keep dreaming. Where are you anyway.

    The police are on your case 7:22

    Yeah the Mafia Donald for another year 7:44

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  • paisley makonen 9 months ago

    Billion dollar amazon bought whole foods and gave ALL employees LESS PAY.

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  • Gabriele Correddu 9 months ago

    Non-American here: The Foxconn story is so disheartening though. It could’ve been an opportunity to move back some manufacturing for electronics in the US, considering Foxconn already is the largest third party manufacturer for companies like Apple; and since the company is Taiwanese, it would have been a great political jab at the CCP. I was hoping it would’ve been a win-win, for once, and instead it was yet another Trump bamboozle. Sigh.

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  • TricksterGL 9 months ago

    I just got Trump’s voice out of my head. I forgot he exists, then you guys pulled up that clip. it’s terrifying

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  • Greg K 9 months ago

    Cutting taxes for corporations and billionaires did nothing for jobs, but did increase stock buy backs. So why would raising taxes to still less than the old rate cause job losses? RepubliQans just lie all the time.

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  • Jaytheradical 9 months ago

    Fun fact about Bernie’s power usage: In the 60s he got in trouble for pirating electricity

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  • Sam Sung 9 months ago

    Just wait, next thing you know far right will pretend to be the victim, just like they do here in Germany for the last few years.

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  • Pit Gutzmann 9 months ago

    If something is called “Fox conn”, I mean you know it’s a con job!

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  • LilRedDog 9 months ago

    GOP was extatic about Citizens United making corporations persons until some of those persons disagreed with them.

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  • SOlson2375 9 months ago

    Republicans are still touting trickle down economics even though they have known since they started pushing this bullshit economic theory that all it would ever do is make the rich richer and the middle class disappear

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  • Colin Matheson 9 months ago

    Josh Hawley the traitor should consider waking up to what a pos, traitor he really is

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  • Gojira Neko 9 months ago

    only trump would name a casino after the taj mahal

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  • JensGibolde 9 months ago

    1:12 just leave this here as a reminder to myself in case I’ll ever host a pool party and need talking points

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  • Jerome Blackbird 9 months ago

    Gawd is a LIE,,,,and a slap in the face to Native Americans,,,,

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  • Richard Jones 9 months ago

    That’s McConnell in a rage.

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  • Peanut Yap Queen 9 months ago

    As a Wisconsinite, the FoxConn deal was always a scam. So disappointed in my home, no brains.

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  • Linda Brooks 9 months ago

    Wow you sound just like Bernie.!!!!

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  • Lauren McHenry 9 months ago

    THE LAS VEGAS shooting was put in play by pos djt. I’m a total believer of that. LOOK INTO IT

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  • Christopher Koertge 9 months ago

    Corrections got an on air mention. Awww yeah

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  • Stephanie Kluth 9 months ago

    Biggest cluster F##K in Wisconsin history. They took peoples land and homes, threatened eminent domain if they didn’t sell and we got squat.

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  • S R 9 months ago

    Conn is the operative word

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  • Steven Ware 9 months ago

    …and a $15 minimum wage would cripple Our economy 🤣🤣🤣

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  • Ashley Rose 9 months ago

    Please give a trigger warning next time you show Hawley & Cruz talking holy FVCK are they dumb

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  • Rui Silva 9 months ago

    tRump… ” they said they would… ”
    The Country… ” THEY DIDNT! “

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  • Pamela Timmins 9 months ago

    If you look at the name foxconn, it is acturate. fox wish they were news is a con. Do you think trump had that in mind when they came up with that nonexistent company’s name?

    Apparently trump’s own company has done that created nonexistent companies according to weisellberg. Are they shell companies to rake in tax writeoffs? Grifters gotta grift.

    You are so funny but informative Seth.

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  • Earlie Dennis 9 months ago

    Kinda like they hijacked the word “woke” Make me not even want to use it anymore.

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  • Adjunct Prof Colleen B Kelly - Retired 9 months ago

    America do you even realise how weak this makes you look!

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  • Elena DeRoet 9 months ago

    The hypocrisy of Republicans having any issues at all with businesses and what they choose to do in regards to listening to their public or deciding that they don’t want their brand associated with something is absolutely ridiculous.

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  • Wolf 9 months ago

    I freakin lost it on the Trump impersonation this time hahahaha!
    Thanks Seth!🤘🏻

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  • ralph stephan 9 months ago

    It’s been said too many times: EVERYTHING TRUMP TOUCHES TURNS TO S-IT. And this includes the GOP, led by Marjorie Taylor Greene, Q and Ted Cruz!

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  • Hoffy 9 months ago

    They forgot to put the word TRUMP on the glass orb building because after all it is useless, right?

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  • Mike Peterson 9 months ago

    So Wisconsin is still a cheese state?

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  • Peggy Asprey 9 months ago

    The GOP follows Trump for one reason – he sells.

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  • Chicago Boy 9 months ago

    *rudy, rudy, rudy……what did you do! ⏳➡👮‍♂️👨‍⚖️➡🤡➡👩‍⚖️👮‍♀️➡⌛➡🗽!*

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  • if6was929 9 months ago

    They could use the glass dome as an IMAX Dome Theatre, like the one they have in Tampa.

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  • Cindy Ramsey 9 months ago

    The biggest scam is the fence around our White House and the take over of our election. The removal of our president from office.

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  • Stutz Bearcat 9 months ago

    Seth is the new John Stewart only better.

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  • Semi Engima 9 months ago

    Wally is my favorite funny

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  • awesomenessbee 9 months ago

    I love all the Closer Looks but this one seemed particularly great to me. Great job as always!

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  • Love Light 9 months ago

    Did you see Cruz at Biden’s speech last night? I have no words for how he appears, except that he can’t hide it.

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  • FireNyourHOLE 9 months ago

    I HATE his imitations 😒😒 just be witty and tell me the news.

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  • Goblin-san 9 months ago

    “Because I’m up all night writing this week’s corrections.” 😂😂 don’t ever change Seth

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  • Seppe Manninho 9 months ago

    Woke, Antifa- the gop never fails to turn something good into a swearword

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  • WillToNihilism 9 months ago

    Biden needs to prosecute foxconn

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  • Marige OBrien 9 months ago

    Woke? Jeez. Want to know know why this generation needs its own terms for such basic concepts as “politically correct” or “humane”? Because they never bothered to learn these and other vocabulary words in the 5th grade.

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  • zeitGGeist 9 months ago

    I wonder how Lauren hill feels about Woke being in the common lexicon now.

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  • The Duder 9 months ago

    In our defense we don’t have krogers that’s Michigan we have pick n save

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  • Rinky Dinky! Music for Kids 9 months ago

    Would be great if we could actually get republicans to watch this show. It’s just jokes to everyone who agrees.

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  • Jim C 9 months ago

    Why does that name sound so appropriate?….FoxConn

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  • Walter Esford 9 months ago

    Gotta think American taxpayers have a learning disablility.

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  • Shegdoobius 9 months ago

    Funny show, but how are you going to show Bénin republic on the map, when all this time you are talking about what is known as Benin City in Edo state, Nigeria?

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  • Erica Watson 9 months ago

    “Just hit a brick with your head til a mushroom pops out” had me rollin!

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  • David Jones 9 months ago

    Joe Biden ” hold my beer “

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  • moonmoonbirdcpt 9 months ago

    I rather spend the time having fun in #TreeOfSavior instead of listening to GOP brain farts

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  • John Harris 9 months ago

    Everything, Trump touched was a scam

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  • Curtis Johnson 9 months ago

    What did you expect . It has the word ( conn ) written right in it .

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  • MCU FAN 9 months ago

    I think the orb needs an oversized golf club next to it. 🏌🏻‍♂️

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  • Corey Fellows 9 months ago

    Repping that king 5 mug tonight

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  • RB 9 months ago

    “Conservatives” in the USA have been conned by multiple Foxes! Who knew it was so complicated?

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  • MoDgaf R 9 months ago

    😔the orb looks like his casinos… Abandoned… What a loser means trump in the dictionary😁

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  • FalconX88 9 months ago

    So there are no contracts that would force them to build those plants? Man…I should have done some deals with the Trump administration…

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  • Joe Country 9 months ago

    I Haven’t heard T,,,p speak for 2 months! I feel ILL again! But Seth was back ,I’m feeling better AGAIN!! LOVE your B.Sanders voice.

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  • eveny119 9 months ago

    I know it was a scam but I want the glass orb.

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  • Robert Platt 9 months ago

    Engineers and tech workers enjoy environments like NY and San Francisco. That’s why they have so many tech jobs. The leading term in the equation for company success is the availability of talented staff. Tax cuts for employers do not work, nor do amenities. Tech workers research an area before choosing to move there, including how welcoming the cultural climate is. Austin has had some success, but that’s because it has many similarities to the coasts. The problem will only get worse because living prices have dropped in the tech hub cities. If you want to attract tech workers, respect their culture.

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  • Hush Money 9 months ago

    America is a republic for sale.
    Insatiable fools. Greed and hypocrisy.
    I’m never watching politics ever again!

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  • Dallas Taylor 9 months ago

    Has Marco Rubio met Ted Cruz? 😆

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  • Peaceful American 9 months ago

    We need to demonstrate that republicans are not pro-life. This is the maddening reason much of my family remains republican, but many of us know abortion is a deceitful weapon manipulated to get an emotional response. How can we educate this group with love?

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  • jj313 9 months ago

    They should build a greenhouse

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  • Erica 9 months ago

    If I didn’t see Wally in sunglasses, I would’ve been furious

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  • keema Lewis 9 months ago

    What the fck is a “Genuflect”?🤣

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  • Notori_Hanzo 9 months ago

    *The president throwing the dirt from the ground breaking BACK into the hole he got it from.*
    Is that not a fitting metaphor of the overwrought pageantry followed by the lack of substance delivered by Foxconn in Wisconsin?

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  • Cliff Mays 9 months ago

    Those who homes were torn town should sue the orange con artist himself.

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  • OlNineToes 9 months ago

    Before they broke ground on the Foxconn campus there were news articles and stories about people having their hands forced by the state/local government to vacate their property via eminent domain laws in order to make room for the facilities. I wonder how those folks feel now. Sure they got some money from the government for their property, but for what?

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  • Missy Roades 9 months ago

    Seth’s Bernie is the all time best

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  • Ronald Elliott 9 months ago

    Hey! Turn down the AC. Potatoes don’t grow on trees! Seth, love the impersonations! All of them!

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  • CA MD 9 months ago

    Fox CONN. The extra “N” must have tricked Scott Walker & other GOP supporters.

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  • Maddog GT 9 months ago

    Everything with a Fox in its name is a con….Sly as a fox. Foxxcon and Fox news. Lies and deceit daily.

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  • Anton Brakhage 9 months ago

    “Woke”- yet another word coopted by the Reich into a scary-sounding buzzword to paint “being against bigotry and fascism” as a sinister menace threatening “our” (read: Conservative White Christian Capitalist) culture, thereby “justifying” their fascist crackdown.

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  • diamondsmasher 9 months ago

    Seth, Seth, Seth. You guys need to do your homework.

    Mario’s HAND hits the block, not his head.

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  • Jill Mortlock 9 months ago

    Republicans are, we can behave like shitty children, never consider anyone else and there should be no consequences. But if you are mean to us we will persecute you to the ends of the world. That’s fair right?🤨

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  • Michael Biggins 9 months ago

    FOXCONN: arranged by the DON CON and a monument to the DING DONGS who supported him!

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  • Carolyn Newyork 9 months ago

    Scamuwouldknow

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  • Miriam Kunz 9 months ago

    Correction: Kroger brand grocery stores are either Pick N Save or Metro Market in Wisconsin

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  • Kuroshiro 9 months ago

    “Corporations are far left.” HAHAHAHAHA
    what stupid thing to say. And some people believe this 😒

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  • Elena Moreno 9 months ago

    i don’t think they know what woke means

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  • the whole 9 months ago

    Having to listen to a Trump speech again casts me back into a dark place. Jesus christ 🤢

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