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Former Trump adviser who called for Hillary Clinton to be shot invited to White House bill signing

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New Hampshire State Representative Al Baldasaro, who served as a delegate and adviser for Donald Trump, was invited to the White House on Friday—less than a year after he declared former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton “should be put in the firing line and shot for treason.

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Baldasaro was investigated by the Secret Service last year after his threatening comment about Clinton, who he argues deserved to be killed for her handling of the attack on a U.S facility in Benghazi, Libya.

“She is a disgrace for the lies that she told those mothers about their children that got killed over there in Benghazi,” Baldasaro said in an interview on the “Jeff Kushner Show.” Later, at the GOP convention, Baldasaro refused to apologize for his remarks.

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Asked during the campaign whether he supported the New Hampshire representative’s remarks, Trump insisted he was unaware of what Baldasaro said.

“Well, I didn’t know that but he’s a very fine person,” Trump replied. “He is a person that loves the military and loves the veterans.”

“I don’t know what he said,” then-candidate Trump reiterated.

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Now, it appears the president has extended an invitation for Baldasaro to pal around at the White House. That invite comes amid growing concerns from Trump supporters over dangerous “rhetoric” from “the left.”

After a Bernie Sanders supporter opened fire on a Republican Congressional baseball practice last week, conservatives—including Trump’s son Don Jr.—were quick to insist Democrats are encouraging violence against the president. They pointed to Kathy Griffith’s much-maligned image of herself holding a decapitated Trump head, a “Shakespeare in the Park” play that appears to show the assassination of a president who resembles Trump, and Johnny Depp’s recent joke about an actor killing the president.

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“Events like today are exactly why we took issue with NY elites glorifying the assassination of our president,” Don Jr. retweeted in the aftermath of the Congressional baseball attack.
But concern over amplifying violent rhetoric appears short-lived.

Asked about Baldasaro’s invite on Friday, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer took a page from his boss’s handbook.

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Trump Jr. blasted for dragging Barron Trump into 2020 campaign: ‘You are messing up his mind’

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President Donald Trump's eldest son on Tuesday dragged his 14-year-old half brother Barron into the 2020 presidential campaign -- and it did not end well.

Barron is the son of first lady Melania Trump from the president's third marriage, while junior's mother is Ivana, from the president's first marriage.

"In all fairness, Joe Biden is not capable of debating Barron Trump let alone Donald Trump," Trump, Jr. tweeted.

He was quickly blasted for bringing a minor into a presidential race.

Here's some of what people were saying:

https://twitter.com/AdamParkhomenko/status/1283190894401859584

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Jeff Sessions ridiculed after losing GOP primary for his old Senate seat in Alabama

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Former Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) attempted a political comeback by running in the GOP primary for the Senate seat he long held.

Sessions resigned the seat to serve as President Donald Trump's attorney general, before the two had a falling out.

"On Tuesday, Mr. Sessions lost the Alabama Senate Republican runoff election to Tommy Tuberville, a former Auburn University football coach whose platform was largely a blanket promise to support the president at all times," The New York Times reports. The Daily Beast also projected that Tuberville had won.

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Senior Trump advisor says a senior White House advisor ‘has been wrong about everything’

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On Tuesday, in an op-ed for USA TODAY, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro attacked the nation's foremost infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, claiming that he "has been wrong about everything I have interacted with him on."

"In late January, when I was making the case on behalf of the president to take down the flights from China, Fauci fought against the president’s courageous decision — which might well have saved hundreds of thousands of American lives," wrote Navarro. "When I warned in late January in a memo of a possibly deadly pandemic, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was telling the news media not to worry."

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