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Pro-Trump NY lawmaker: Deport ‘Mochelle’ and her kids to Kenya if ‘Muslim’ Obama criticizes our guns

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A Republican lawmaker in St. Lawrence County, New York faces disciplinary action after posting a racist rant on Facebook about former President Barack Obama on Jan. 5, 2017.

In his post, Joel LaPierre shared an article about Congress making it easier to carry handguns as we enter Donald Trump’s administration. LaPierre’s commentary with the post then referred to Obama as “BIG EARS.” He wrote, “you and your muslim brothers did your best to destroy this great country and you failed.”

LaPierre also threatened the Obama family, writing, “keep poking the bear and we will pack you, Mochelle (sic), the kids, mother-in-law and any one else related to you and send you all on a one way trip to Kenya where you were born.” Obama is neither Muslim, nor was he born in Kenya. The birther conspiracies were first started by President Donald Trump in March 2011 when he asserted that he had “real doubts” about Obama’s birthplace.

The Republican lawmaker is both a member of the National Rifle Association and a fan of hunting, who now faces a censure for his online post. A censure is simply a public condemnation by the governmental body expressing disapproval of a member’s words or actions. The body’s legislative chairman, Republican Kevin Acres, said that while he didn’t agree with many of Obama’s policies, there is still a need to be “civil and courteous.”

LaPierre wrote an apology to North Country Public Radio who reached out for an interview but was denied. The apology explained that LaPierre’s comments were not right, as a member of a legislative body. “This has been a learning experience for me. In the future I will express my opinions in a more suitable manner,” he wrote.

The St. Lawrence County legislature met on Monday night and voted 12-2 in favor of a censure against LaPierre. One member, Republican David Forsyth defended LaPierre’s posts, stating that while he did not agree with the content of the post, “I have to wonder if similar words were written about President Trump, if they would receive the same amount of scrutiny.”

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Democrat Tony Arquiett responded, “I really don’t want it whitewashed that it’s somebody just making a mistake, or referring to what’s going on with Trump.”

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Right now Donald Trump thinks he’s winning — and he might not be wrong

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Donald Trump thinks he's winning.

For months, Americans have grown accustomed to Trump in his cornered-rat mode, lashing out defensively and ruminating obsessively over the possibility of impeachment. But his tweets this week have been surprisingly cheerful, suffused with the buoyant spirits of a teenage bully who has successfully swirlied a nerd.

First, like an overexcited child on Christmas Eve who unwraps his presents too soon, Trump — overcome with the pleasures of racist sadism — tweeted on Monday night that "ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens."

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Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’

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On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.

As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.

Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:

1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."

Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR

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Rick Wilson hilariously ridicules the ‘formal flip-flops’ and ‘dress cargo pants’ worn by Florida Trump supporters

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Republican strategist Rick Wilson mocked the attire of the Donald Trump supporters who were bused in from around Florida for his official campaign kickoff in Orlando.

Wilson, a Florida man himself, joined MSNBC's Brian Williams for post-rally analysis on "The 11th Hour."

Williams played a clip of a Trump supporter with sleeveless Trump T-shirt identifying her as a "proud member of the basket of deplorables" explaining why she'll vote to re-elect the president in 2020.

"The main reason? Because he’s one of the best presidents we’ve had for a very long time," the woman argued. "Very long time."

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