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Michigan man who threatened to kill CNN employees ‘identified with Hitler’ — and is already out of jail

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Before Brandon Griesemer threatened the lives of CNN employees earlier this month came after he made similar calls to mosques and told his classmates he identified with Adolf Hitler. Nevertheless, he was released on bail the same day he was arrested.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday that the 19-year-old from Novi, Michigan was not only inspired by President Donald Trump’s “fake news” crusade against the cable news network, but that he’d also intimated to classmates that he thought history’s portrayal of the Holocaust was “exaggerated” and had been known to make “disparaging remarks regarding Jewish individuals.”

As The Intercept’s Shaun King noted, none of that information kept Griesemer from being arrested, booked and released on a $10,000 unsecured bail with enough time to get home before dinner that same night.

Griesemer reportedly made 22 calls to a publicly-listed number for the Atlanta-based media company within a two-day time frame earlier this month, four of which the FBI said included threats and some of which included racial epithets.

“Fake news,” the man said. “I’m coming to gun you all down.”

Though Griesemer is the first person to use “fake news” in a vigilante violence context, he joined the ranks of dictators who use the charge to justify imprisoning journalists. Many have noted in the wake of the 19-year-old’s threats that the president’s violent tweets about the network may have Griesemer.

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Trump thinks he can create his own healthcare law that will take the issue off the table for Democrats

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One of the significant issues Republicans lost on in 2018 was their nearly decade-long crusade to unmake the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.

This week Trump will announce that he's running for president again, and he promises a surprise announcement while there. While it's unclear what he intends for the surprise, one thing he is talking about is a better healthcare law than the Democratic one.

According to The New York Times, Trump is "vowing to issue the plan within a month or two, reviving a campaign promise with broad consequences for next year’s contest."

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Donald Trump whines: ‘My life has always been a fight’

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The full interview with President Donald Trump finally aired on ABC Sunday, revealing the shocking way that he views his life.

Trump lamented that he's had such a hard life, as the son of multi-millionaires who paid to get him out of trouble multiple times.

"You're a fighter. You, you, it feels like you're in a constant kind of churn--" host George Stephanopoulos began.

"Yeah, uh, my life has always been a fight," Trump said. "And I enjoy that I guess, I don't know if I enjoy it or not, I guess -- sometimes I have false fights like the Russian witch hunt. That's a false fight. That's a made-up, uh, hoax. And I had to fight that."

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The right-wing scored more in years of Trump than eight years of George W. Bush: report

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President George W. Bush oversaw eight years that restricted rights, banned LGBTQ equality, appointed anti-choice judges and so much more. But under Donald Trump's presidency, social conservatives have managed to roll back any progress made by President Barack Obama's leadership.

A new Axios report listed out any anti-LGBTQ, anti-women and anti-poor policies.

“He campaigned saying that he would be a good friend to LGBT people,” James Esseks, director of the ACLU’s LGBT and HIV Project, told VOX. "Actions speak far louder than words. And what he's done has been a wreck."

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