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‘I’m not a paid protestor’: Crowd erupts in cheers when voter confronts GOP senator at town hall

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Republican Sen. Tom Cotton held a town hall Wednesday night in Springdale, Arkansas where hundreds of his constituents showed up to brief him on their concerns about health care, the border wall, and President Donald Trump’s administration.

In a press release ahead of the event, Cotton wrote that he was looking “forward to welcoming Arkansans” at the Wednesday event, and they didn’t easily let him off the hook. One constituent asked, “if we’re so concerned about the deficit why are we spending 20 billion on a wall?” to loud cheers across the auditorium at Springdale High School, where the event was held.

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One woman at the town hall called on all people affected by the Affordable Care Act to stand up, which was followed by a crowd of people throughout the room to stand.

Another woman received a roar of cheers when she introduced herself as “not a paid protestor.” The woman proceeded to share that she is a concerned citizen because “this administration is trampling our constitutional rights.” She continued to share, “five of my ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War, one of my ancestors signed the Declaration of Independence.”

Later, she asked if Cotton would “call for an independent, bipartisan [investigation] of President Trump, his campaign, and his administration,” and was met with wild cheers from the rest of the audience.

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Trump could use Antifa conspiracy theories to ‘investigate his political opponents’: Ex-FBI assistant director

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According to former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence Frank Figliuzzi, there are far more white supremacists and anti-government agitators infiltrating the peaceful Black Lives Matter protests than Antifa. He fears Trump will use Antifa as an excuse to investigate his political opponents.

Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday evening, Figliuzzi told host Brian Williams that his sources in law enforcement are telling him that President Donald Trump doesn't have his facts straight on Antifa.

"We're seeing components of legitimate frustrated protesters responding to Mr. Floyd's demise and others," explained Figliuzzi. "Then we are seeing people who are exploiting this for their own purposes, and some of them are more than just opportunistic criminals. Some of them are organized, and some of them have diverse agendas but are coming together to wreak havoc. And I think what we need to pay attention to here is what we have evidence of, what we don't have evidence of, and what we're hearing from the White House and the attorney general."

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Trump criticized as ‘most cowardly tough guy’ for Twitterstorm while being rushed to protective underground bunker

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Twitter couldn't help but notice that President Donald Trump was talking tough while hiding in his underground bunker.

The New York Times reported Sunday that Trush was rushed to the underground bunker that has only been used during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when passenger planes were headed to Washington, D.C. Trump, by contrast, didn't experience a terrorist threat, a few hundred protesters surrounded the White House complex, which is blocked off by several fences and surrounded by Secret Service and police.

It was something that many noticed contrasted with former Vice President Joe Biden, who spent Sunday listening to the concerns from protesters on the streets of his hometown.

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‘Rattled’ Trump rushed to the bunker as protesters surrounded the White House: report

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The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump rushed to the bunker as protesters surrounded the White House.

On Friday, as protests continued escalating across the United States, those standing against police brutality and demanding action came to the White House. It was only a few hundred people, far eclipsed by the crowd marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

The Secret Service hasn't said what prompted them to take Trump to the underground bunker on Friday, but there is a protocol to get him to safety if they feel the White House and the president are threatened. The only other notorious use of the bunker was when Vice President Dick Cheney was brought on Sept. 11, 2001, as planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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