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‘You should f*ck me’: Trump-loving GOP candidate’s drunken video causes local party to pull support

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The Cape May County Republican Party in New Jersey has pulled its support from an Assembly candidate it had endorsed after video emerged of him telling a woman in a bar that she should “f*ck” him.

Politico reports that Brian McDowell, a Trump-backing assembly candidate who was a contestant on the third season of the Apprentice, was caught on camera making lewd comments to a woman at a bar in the city of Wildwood, NJ.

“You should fuck me,” said McDowell, an unmarried 41-year-old real estate broker who frequently slurred his words throughout the video. “It would really be good. Listen, you never know.”

In an interview with Politico, McDowell acknowledged he’d made a mistake, but said he wasn’t dropping out of the race — and then compared himself to Jesus.

“There are human errors and even Jesus dropped the cross three times,” he explained. “I’m not running to be the pope.”

McDowell also admitted to Politico that he’d been drinking, but he said the video showed voters the high level of “confidence” he possesses.

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“Yes, I had a couple of drinks but it also shows the confidence that I have in a room,” he said. “And I believe in life most people enjoy confidence.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, McDowell claimed to have “potentially damaging” audio of Donald Trump that he obtained while serving as an Apprentice contestant, but he said that he wouldn’t release it because he wanted Trump to win the presidency.

Watch the video of McDowell below.

 

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Pilots, including Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III, tell US Congress more training needed on 737 MAX

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US pilots called Wednesday for enhanced pilot training on the Boeing 737 MAX before the aircraft is returned to service after being grounded worldwide following two deadly crashes.

The pilots -- including Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger III, who famously landed a damaged plane on the Hudson River in New York in 2009 -- pushed back against the aviation giant's assurances that pilots will only need to review the 737 MAX modifications in a computer program.

Daniel Carey, president of the Allied Pilots Association, told a congressional panel he was encouraged by changes Boeing made to a flight system seen as a factor in both the Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines crashes that killed 346 people.

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Shelling on American interests threaten Iraq’s fine line between Iran, US

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A nearly week-long barrage of anonymous shelling attacks on American interests across Iraq are intended to signal Iran's long reach and "embarrass" Baghdad amid spiralling US-Iran tensions, observers say.

The incidents were not claimed but largely originated from areas where Shiite-dominated armed groups loyal to Tehran and deeply opposed to Washington have free reign.

Starting Friday, mortars and rockets have rained down on the Al-Balad and Taji bases, the Baghdad military airport, and a military command centre in northern Mosul -- all sites where US troops and army equipment are present.

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Get your fax right: Bungling officials spark Japan nuclear scare

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Bungling Japanese officials sparked a nuclear scare after a violent, late-night earthquake by ticking the wrong box on a fax form -- inadvertently alerting authorities to a potential accident.

Employees of the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), operator of the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata -- where the 6.4-magnitude quake struck -- faxed a message to local authorities seeking to allay any fears of damage.

But TEPCO workers accidentally ticked the wrong box on the form, mistakenly indicating there was an abnormality at the plant rather than there was no problem.

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