WATCH: MAGA Protesters in Michigan Drown Out CNN Reporter’s Live Shot With Deafening ‘CNN Sucks!’ Chant

CNN national correspondent Dianne Gallagher was continuously heckled by a group of Trump supporters as she tried to report live from Lansing, MI on Monday.

As Gallagher reported on Michigan being close to certifying its 2020 presidential election results, a group of men in Make America Great Again hats with megaphones shouted “CNN sucks!” “Fake news!” and “Four more years!” behind Gallagher in support of President Donald Trump — who has baselessly claimed that the election was rigged against him.

“You can tell there are some protesters out here who do not want them to certify that election,” said Gallagher as the protesters shouted. “So if you can still hear me over the loudspeakers here, basically there are four members of the Board of Canvassers.”

“Now this is usually a pretty mundane protocol that they go through to certify what has already been certified by each of the counties. There are four members, two are Republican, two are Democrats,” she explained. “One of the Republicans has already indicated that he isn’t sure that he’s going to vote for certification. The other Republican hasn’t said what he’s going to do.”

As the protesters began to scream at the top of their lungs, Brianna Keilar asked, “Can you just do us a favor, Dianne, and just hold up your microphone a little closer to your mouth?” before Gallagher continued on, powering through the noise.

Watch above via CNN.

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GOP Senators Named By Bernstein Frantically Deny Being Anti-Trump in Private, Insist They Are Totally Behind Lame-Duck President

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A number of the Republican senators reported by Carl Bernstein to have “extreme contempt” for President Donald Trump in private are frantically denying the story and pledging their allegiance to the lame-duck commander in chief.

Sunday night on Twitter, Bernstein named 21 GOP senators who have privately expressed “disdain” for the president. While some of those listed, such as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), are hardly a surprise, some of those senators outed by Bernstein did raise eyebrows. And several of those in that latter subset are racing to deny the story, and throwing their lot in with the outgoing president.

In a statement provided to Mediaite, Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN) said he is standing with Trump.

“This is more false news from a CNN political analyst, as I was one of President Trump’s top defenders during impeachment and strongly support his legal efforts to ensure that every legal vote is counted,” Braun said.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) and Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) likewise professed allegiance to the president, in statements from their spokespeople given to the Washington Examiner.

“Mr. Bernstein’s sources clearly aren’t what they used to be,” said a Grassley spokesperson. “This simply isn’t true. Sen. Grassley has been a strong supporter of the president and, at the same time, has made it no secret when he disagrees with the president. There is no difference between what Sen. Grassley says publicly and privately. Washington journalists might be wise to reconsider trafficking in baseless second- and third-hand rumor. It may restore some lost credibility.”

“This is dumb and doesn’t warrant a real response,” Scott spokesperson Chris Hartline said in a statement to the Examiner. “Needless to say, Carl Bernstein has no idea what he’s talking about.”

Bernstein, on CNN Friday, reported that the senators were pleased with the recent election result — at least at the top of the ticket.

“Many, if not most, of these individuals — from what I have been told — were happy to see Donald Trump defeated in this election, as long as the Senate could be controlled by the Republicans,” Bernstein said. “They’ve experienced Donald Trump and his dishonestly, and his pathological lying. And they know what Donald Trump has done to undermine the confidence in our institutions in this country. They’ve lived through the pandemic while his homicidal negligence is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans. They know what’s going on.”

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AstraZeneca Announces Covid-19 Vaccine With 70 Percent Efficacy

AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced on Monday that they had developed a new Covid-19 vaccine with an efficacy rate of 70 to 90 percent.

Trials indicated the vaccine could prevent 70 percent of the people taking it from becoming ill. The number increased to 90 percent when participants took a “lower first dose” followed by a second, full dose.

Senior CNN medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen said, “It’s definitely, for sure, good to see these good early results.”

“They don’t look as good as the other two that we’ve heard about in the past few weeks,” she added, noting that Pfizer and Moderna are “showing stronger results.”

However, she added, “That doesn’t mean that the AstraZeneca vaccine is useless.”

The Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine announced last week, and the Moderna vaccine announced earlier in the month, reportedly have efficacy rates exceeding 90 percent.

“It could be particularly useful in certain populations. Maybe it’s good for some people and not as good for other people,” Cohen said. “They don’t have their results from their U.S. trial yet, and that’s a big chunk of people. So it will be interesting to see what data they get from their U.S. trial.”

“Also, even the data we have now from the U.K. and Brazil, that is still early. There is more to come from AstraZeneca,” she added.

Watch above via CNN.

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