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Another Bundy militant arrested after threatening to ‘start shooting federal law enforcement’

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Another armed militant who participated in the occupation of a federal wildlife reserve in Oregon early this year has been taken into custody, the Oregonian reports.

Scott Willingham, 49, was arrested on Wednesday in the tiny town of Mount Vernon, just outside Malheur National Forrest. Willingham was arrested at a motel after threatening to “start shooting federal law enforcement officers” in the morning.

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At the time of his arrest, Willingham was armed with a semi-automatic rifle and 230 rounds of .308 ammunition, according to the Oregonian. He was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, which is a felony, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

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He is being held on $35,000 bail and was arraigned Thursday.

Willingham arrived at the wildlife refuge just days after it had been taken over by an armed militant group led by Ammon Bundy, the son of anti-government rancher Cliven Bundy. He had told the paper at the time that he worked on security detail and was being “groomed” for leadership.

Many high-profile figures involved in the occupation were arrested and charged, including Ammon Bundy. Cliven Bundy has also been arrested and charged on counts related to the stand-off at his Nevada ranch over his refusal to comply with federal grazing laws.

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Trump says governors are ‘very happy’ with the job he’s doing — even though they’re begging him for more supplies

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At the latest coronavirus task force press briefing on Monday, President Donald Trump boasted that "every one" of the state governors in America are "very happy" with the job he is doing to help them combat coronavirus.

His claim is at odds with numerous governors who have complained that the federal government is not doing enough to coordinate the delivery of medical equipment and forcing them into bidding wars with other states.

Trump even tried to add later in the speech that Gov. J. B. Pritzker (D-IL) was "a happy man" even though "he may not be happy when he talks to the press."

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There’s a horrifying history of leaders saying there’s a ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

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President Donald Trump rang out in an all-caps tweet Monday morning "LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL!" It was a comment he echoed from his Sunday press conference saying that the U.S. is in the home stretch of the coronavirus crisis. He went on to say that he anticipated the country reopening in a few weeks.

The quote was one that Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty noted was one that many other leaders have used at frightening times.

"It is difficult to imagine a poorer, more chilling choice of words," she wrote. "Or one that more illuminates, if inadvertently, the consequences of the mixed-messages that Trump continues to send."

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‘Hey baby’: Fox News anchor forgot to turn off his mic while ignoring Trump’s briefing

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At Monday's coronavirus press briefing, it appeared that even one of President Donald Trump's biggest defenders in the media couldn't be bothered to pay attention to the president's update — and he revealed how disengaged he was after he forgot to turn off his mic.

"Hey, baby," Fox News host Jesse Watters could be heard saying on one of the streams. "We have the task force briefing."

Jesse Watters forgot to turn off his mic. pic.twitter.com/K1z5cXSX5a

— nikki mccann ramírez (@NikkiMcR) April 6, 2020

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