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David Hogg’s mom reveals family targeted by death threats over gun activism: ‘I’m angry and exhausted’

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The mother of David Hogg, the Parkland teen who has become a leader in a grassroots effort to enact new gun safety legislation, said her family has received death threats over the boy’s activism.

Rebecca Boldrick, an elementary school teacher, said conspiracy theorists attacking her son as a “crisis actor” and FBI stooge have encouraged violent threats against her and her loved ones, reported the Washington Post.

“I’m under so much stress,” Boldrick said. “I’m angry and exhausted. Angry, exhausted and extremely proud.”

Conspiracy theorists have pointed to Hogg’s admission during a TV interview that his father had retired from the FBI and claimed the teen was being used to cover up the agency’s failures to stop the gunman despite reports of his disturbing behavior.

Boldrick said her husband, David Hogg, is a Republican who worked as an FBI agent at airports in Los Angeles and Florida before retiring in October 2016 due to early-onset Parkinson’s disease.

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She said her family had not previously revealed his health issues because her husband was embarrassed.

Conspiracy theorists have also pointed out that Hogg had been interviewed about a beach altercation last year in Redondo Beach, California, as “proof” that he’s an actor, but his mother said they ended up in south Florida after her husband was transferred.

Boldrick said the family chose to live in Parkland due to the schools there.

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“I’m a teacher, I pick my neighborhood for the school,” she said.


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‘White nationalists with never love you’: Hispanic Trump supporter goes down in flames during CNN debate

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CNN's Anderson Cooper struggled to control a segment about President Donald Trump's racism while interviewing a former member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.

Cooper interviewed Steve Cortes about the president's racists outburts at the four young women of color in Congress that are known collectively as "The Squad."

The host read the dictionary definition of a demagogue.

"A leader that makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power," Merrian-Webster published.

"Is Donald Trump a demagogue? Isn’t this exactly what he is doing here?" Cooper asked.

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Republicans in Congress are angry about Trump’s latest racist comments — but not because they’re racist

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There can be no denying that amid the firestorm from President Donald Trump tweeting that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) should "go back where they came from," Republicans in Congress are upset.

However, as many of them make clear in conversation with reporters, the fact that these comments were racist is not the main reason they are angry at the president. Rather, they are frustrated that his comments are hogging the news cycle, which leaves them incapable of discussing their agenda — and of criticizing the agenda of the Democratic representatives he targeted.

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George Conway declares ‘Trump is a racist president’ in brutal Washington Post column

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Prominent Republican attorney George Conway blasted President Donald Trump in an op-ed published by The Washington Post on Monday evening.

Conway explained how he avoided thinking of Trump as a racist, despite the president's actions.

"No, I thought, President Trump was boorish, dim-witted, inarticulate, incoherent, narcissistic and insensitive. He’s a pathetic bully but an equal-opportunity bully — in his uniquely crass and crude manner, he’ll attack anyone he thinks is critical of him. No matter how much I found him ultimately unfit, I gave still him the benefit of the doubt about being a racist. No matter how much I came to dislike him, I didn’t want to think that the president of the United States is a racial bigot," he explained.

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