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Kentucky sheriff glad shooting victim was white: ‘We do not want any backlash or violence’

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The sheriff of Nelson County, Kentucky expressed relief that a 25-year-old man shot by one of his deputies was white during a press conference on Monday, suggesting that black protesters would become violent because they were misinformed by the media.

In remarks posted online by the Nelson County Gazette, Sheriff Ed Mattingly said both he and Bardstown Police Chief Rick McCubbin “took notice of previous cases” before holding a joint press conference with state police.

“We are glad that he is white, and we shouldn’t have to be worried about that,” Mattingly said. “We do not want any backlash or violence in this community because people have been misinformed.”

Mattingly was responding to a question regarding the potential for community backlash following the shooting of John Kennedy Fenwick on Sunday morning.

“The media has not done a very good job of informing the public, and the public is not educated on how the system actually works,” he said. “We don’t want those type of troubles in our community.”

McCubbin said that local police first encountered McCubbin around 9 a.m. on Sunday when he yelled at an officer while driving a pickup he allegedly stole from a local dealership. When the officer tried to pull Fenwick over, Fenwick backed the truck into the patrol car and fled the scene.

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Fenwick then allegedly hit another patrol car belonging to a deputy, causing it to burst into flames, before driving off. A second deputy, Bryan Voils, managed to catch up to Fenwick and ordered him to get out of the truck at gunpoint. However, authorities said, Fenwick tried to disarm Voils, prompting Voils to shoot him. WHAS-TV reported that Fenwick was hospitalized and was listed in serious condition.

Mattingly said that both he and McCubbin opted to hand the investigation off to the state police for the sake of transparency.

“This is a terrible thing that’s happened, but it’s part of the job,” he said.

Mattingly’s remarks begin around the 12-minute mark of this video, posted on Monday.

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‘A wild, disgusting, ugly ride’: MSNBC analyst warns 2020 will be ‘desperate’ Trump running to avoid arrest

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During a panel discussion with political pundits, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace warned that we're about to enter one of worst campaigns of our lives.

Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker noted that President Donald Trump's Orlando kickoff was essentially a repeat of his 2016 kickoff, with the same policies and same promises.

"It felt like déjà vu for both of us who covered the 2016 campaign because it was the same 'populist' messages, same grievances, same lines, even and the same response with the same crowd. And the same logo," Rucker said.

But it was MoveOn communications chief Karine Jean-Pierre that warned of a horrific election season as Trump runs a race not only for his presidency but for his life.

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Entire MSNBC panel unleashes on Judiciary chair demanding he get Mueller to testify ASAP

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MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace unleashed on Democrats for refusing to step up and fight back against President Donald Trump.

She was joined by former Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) and Frank Figliuzzi the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI, both of whom demanded to know what Democrats were thinking.

"It's time -- it's past time for [Robert Mueller] to talk about his report," Figliuzzi said, wondering why officials didn't call him to testify as soon as possible. "And as much of that testimony needs to be an open hearing, not behind closed doors."

That's when Wallace dropped the truth bomb that is going to infuriate Democrats.

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Federal Reserve chair defiant in face of Trump threats: ‘The law is clear — I have a four-year term’

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell sounded a defiant note on Wednesday as he announced that there would be no further cuts to interest rates for the time being.

Even though President Donald Trump has been publicly calling for a rate cut to spur additional economic growth ahead of his reelection campaign, Powell kept interest rates at their current level and signaled that he did not foresee any interest rate cuts for the rest of the year.

Powell was asked by a reporter if he was concerned about being "demoted" by Trump in the wake of this announcement, the Federal Reserve Chairman said he wasn't worried.

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