Most of the world first encountered neo-Nazi and proud racist Chris Cantwell on Wednesday when viral video of him crying and coming unglued over an arrest warrant that might or might not have been taken out on him in Charlottesville, VA.
However, Cantwell actually first came to national attention in 2014, when he was featured on a “Colbert Show” segment with two other residents of Keene, NH. The three “libertarians” styled themselves as the “Free Keene Squad,” packing weapons and spending their days harassing the town’s parking enforcement officers.
The segment detailed an Iraq War veteran’s decision to quit his job rather than cope with being continually harassed by the — in Colbert’s words — “total d*cks” in the Free Keene Squad.
“I find that when I carry a gun, people are very unlikely to hit me,” Cantwell said proudly.
He was featured in Vice.com’s documentary about the lethal violence in Charlottesville, VA last weekend, then appeared in a viral video begging police for instructions on how to turn himself in and crying.
Since then, Cantwell has angrily insisted that the “Jewish media and financial institutions” are “crucifying” him by pointing at his weak sister antics and laughing.
Watch the video, embedded below:
Trump abruptly pulls ads out of Florida as his campaign funds dwindle: report
President Trump's campaign has withdrawn advertising from the state of Florida, shifting its dwindling funds to the "industrial northern states" that carried him to victory in 2016, Bloomberg reports.
In the final week of the campaign, Trump is focusing all his energy on the battleground states of Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Pennsylvania -- where polls show he's behind Joe Biden with the exception of Ohio.
"Since the beginning of the fall campaign on Labor Day, Trump has cut $24 million from his national ad budget, while former Vice President Joe Biden has added $197 million," Bloomberg reports. "Biden has outspent Trump three-to-one over that time."
Trump’s rants about ‘rigged’ elections are ‘aiding’ Putin’s efforts to undermine America: H.R. McMaster
Retired United States Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster chatted with Axios co-founder Mike Allen Wednesday about how President Donald J. Trump's "rigged" election talk could be playing right into Russian President Vladimir Putin's hands.
"I have not hesitated to criticize President Trump at all. You can probably find with a quick Google search 30 times when I have said the president is wrong, he gives Putin this space to aid in this effort to deny what is even completely obvious," McMaster said. "This is what my friend and national security adviser used to call Putin's implausible deniability. It's very important to criticize the failures of policy and actions by the president, by others, in getting Putin his space ... I criticize both political parties because what we see is a tendency for leaders within both parties to compromise our principles as Americans for partisan critical advantage. That's one of the ways Putin plays us. We have to stop doing that and I think President Trump has not helped our cause by raising doubts about what is super obvious."
West Virginia voter said she expected Trump to help with coal miner jobs — but he’s done nothing
There were 100 million eligible voters in 2016 who didn't vote then, and they are the largest bloc of voters who could shift the election if they got to the polls
The top county with the most non-voters is McDowell County, West Virginia. The state is also the lowest-voting state in the country. Interviewing some of the residents there, NBC News' Morgan Radford said that President Donald Trump won the county with about 4,000 votes to Hillary Clinton's over 1,000 votes. There were 11,000 people who didn't vote at all.
As they head to the polls this year, they're still just as discouraged as they were before.