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103-year-old woman: ‘I must live to vote for Hillary’ because ‘Trump would be a national disaster’

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An Iowa woman, born seven years before women were given the vote, says she plans to stick around long enough to vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, adding a Donald Trump presidency would be a disaster.

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, 103-year-old Ruline Steininger spoke about campaigning for Clinton during the Iowa caucuses saying she never thought she’d live to see a woman president in her lifetime.

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Steininger, who will be voting in her twentieth presidential election, said the candidacy for Clinton is very special to her.

“She’s our only hope. We certainly don’t want Trump for a president,” she said before adding, “Hillary is the best qualified candidate we have had in a long long time.”

“Ruline, you were born seven years before American women got the right to vote,” Amanpour stated. “Did you ever think you would see this day, with an American woman in the position that Hillary is?”

“I never thought we’d see a woman president of the United States, but this is the year” Steininger replied.

Amanpour than read from the woman’s Christmas card from this past year to her friends and family, where she wrote: “The chances are high that my vote will be absent. After giving this problem much serious thought and consideration, I’ve come to the decision that I must live to do my part November 2016. I can die later.”

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Asked whether she was surprised that Donald Trump could be a “legitimate candidate,” Steininger was quite blunt.

“I’m shocked. I don’t know what has gotten into people,” she replied. “If he’s elected president, it’s going to be a national disaster which we will likely take years to recover from.”

She added, “The only way to stop Trump is to vote for Hillary.”

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Michigan governor blames GOP and ‘separation of church and state’ on failure to ban megachurch gatherings

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) said on Sunday that Republicans were to blame for an exemption that allows churches to gather in groups of 50 or more during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Whitmer told Fox News Sunday guest host John Roberts that GOP lawmakers contacted her after she issued an executive order on Monday banning gatherings of 50 or more.

"One thing that kind of puzzles me is that you have limited groups of people to 50 or fewer," Roberts explained. "Yet, there is an exemption for places of worship. Why would a place of worship be any less likely to transmit diseases in a larger gathering than another place?"

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White House press secretary screams at reporters to get out as Trump refuses to answer virus questions

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White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham on Tuesday raised her voice at reporters who were trying to ask questions of the President of the United States.

Reporters invited in to the president's meeting with insurance company CEOs hoped to ask him about the COVID-19 outbreak. Instead, members of the press were treated to a photo-op.

"Let's go!" Grisham repeatedly shouted as members of the press tried to ask questions of the president. "Press, let's go!"

In the end, no reporters were able to get a reply from the president before being forced to leave the White House Cabinet Room.

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Woman told to ‘shut up, sit down’ after she asks Kellyanne Conway why Trump wants to cut Medicare: report

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At an event with White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Tuesday, a woman was told to "shut up" after she accused President Donald Trump of wanting to cut Social Security and Medicare.

The confrontation occurred during Attorney's General William Barr's rollout of an elder fraud program in Tampa, Florida while Conway was speaking.

Tampa Bay Times correspondent Anastasia Dawson reported that the woman was told to "shut up" and "sit down." According to reports, Conway did not directly answer the woman's question.

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