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Florida Gov. Rick Scott declares state of emergency ahead of white nationalist speech at UF

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Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott (R) has declared a state of emergency in preparation for white nationalist Richard Spencer’s speech at the University of Florida on Thursday, October 19.

In his executive order, the Associated Press reports, Scott warned that the “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Gainesville, where UF is located.

The order will allow local police to partner with state law enforcement to provide security at the event in addition to the expected $500,000 UF will pay for security. Scott is also activating the National Guard to help with the event.

The school has reportedly handed over ticketing to the National Policy Institute group that Spencer leads.

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READ: Here is the resolution from House Democrats condemning Trump’s racist attacks on congresswomen of color

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On Tuesday, House Democrats formally introduced a resolution condemning President Donald Trump for his racist social media attacks on Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).

The full text, reported by NBC News, can be read below:

Whereas the Founders conceived America as a haven of refuge for people fleeing from religious and political persecution, and Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison all emphasized that the Nation gained as it attracted new people in search of freedom and livelihood for their families;

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Trump hit with a brutal and hilarious backlash for hypocritically whining about Dem congresswomen using swear words

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump once again took to Twitter to rant about the "Squad" of Democratic congresswomen of color who he previously suggested should leave the country. This time, he complained, among other things, that they use obscene language:

.....shouting of the F...word, among many other terrible things, and the petrified Dems run for the hills. Why isn’t the House voting to rebuke the filthy and hate laced things they have said? Because they are the Radical Left, and the Democrats are afraid to take them on. Sad!

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Trump scrambles to stop GOP from voting on House resolution calling him racist: ‘Republicans should not show weakness!’

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President Donald Trump begged House Republicans not to join Democrats in condemning him for racist tweets against four congresswomen -- and stepped up his attacks on the first-year lawmakers.

House Democrats plan to vote Tuesday on a formal condemnation of the president for repeatedly telling the quartet of lawmakers to go back to their home countries, although only one was not born in the U.S. and has become an American citizen.

"Those Tweets were NOT Racist," Trump insisted. "I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show 'weakness' and fall into their trap."

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