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Brazile says Trump used Twitter to incite threats: ‘I’ve been called some of the worst things in America’

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Appearing on ABC, former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile revealed that she was under constant assault of threats during the run-up to the 2016 election every time then-Republican nominee Donald Trump tweeted about her.

Speaking with host George Stephanopoulos on This Week, Brazile discussed some of the statements she made in her controversial new book, before the host asked her, “During the campaign, did you feel under threat?”

“Every day,” she replied. “Especially when Donald Trump would go out there and tweet. Look, I have worked on campaigns all of my adult life. I have been called some of the worst things in America. When Donald Trump would attack me, I got the threats were just unbearable.”

“My house right now is — I’ve got every different kind of security device. I had to get my home swept. The DNC offices swept twice. It was horrible,” she added.

“As you know, he’s tweeting again, based on your book,” Stephanopoulos reminded her. “He put out, ‘the real story on collusion is in Donna B’s new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC and stole the primary from Crazy Bernie.'”

“Well, Donald Trump likes to distract,” Brazile shot back. “What he should be focusing on is protecting our country from being hacked again. He should be working with Congress to ensure that the American people will feel confident that we are going to have a good election season in 2017, 2018.”

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“Donald Trump loves to distract us and divide us, and I’m not playing his game,” she explained.

“He wants an investigation,” the host replied.

“I think he needs to look at his own house before he tries to clean up someone else’s,” she stated.

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Ocasio-Cortez: ‘We’re going to fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment’

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) started a petition Saturday seeking to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which bars the use of federal funds for abortions, arguing the restriction overwhelmingly harms low-income Americans and women of color. AOC emailed her supporters:

“Since 1976, our government has banned federal funding for abortion care — specifically, for Medicaid recipients. Countless studies have shown that due to this amendment, millions of women have been forced to go through with pregnancies that, given the funding, they would have otherwise terminated. "

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Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’

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After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.

"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."

Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.

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‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies

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The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.

"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.

"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."

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