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Border Patrol Council head fact-checks Trump’s claims about immigrants being criminals: ‘Majority are polite, respectful’

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President Donald Trump. (AFP / Mandel Ngan)

President Donald Trump has used dehumanizing language when referring to immigrants. In the past, he said immigrants coming from Africa and Haiti are “sh*thole countries.” Most recently he defended his zero-tolerance policy by saying that immigrants are “infesting”  our country.

During an interview with CNN’s Wolf  Blitzer, Brandon Judd, president of National Border Patrol Council said that President Trump’s language is not true.

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“The president said it again today, that these people trying to cross into the United States are all criminals, drug smugglers, gang members,” Blitzer said. “You men and women of the border patrol deal with them on a daily basis. Is that accurate?”

“The vast majority of the individuals encountered are very polite, respectful individuals. It is about 20% that we deal with that have criminal records,” he said.

Judd went on to say that he has received zero instructions on how to implement President Trump’s new executive order to stop separating children from their parents at the border.

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Armed ‘sovereign citizen extremist’ arrested at Boston train station: report

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Authorities in Boston arrested an armed extremist at a train station on Thanksgiving.

"A Boston man was arrested last night and charged with illegally carrying a loaded pistol. The defendant, who allegedly purchased a firearm and body armor, and material that could be used to assemble explosives, adheres to the anti-government/anti-authority sovereign citizen extremist ideology," the Department of Justice announced Friday. "Pepo Herd El a/k/a Pepo Wamchawi Herd (El), 47, of Dorchester, was charged by criminal complaint with one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition."

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Texas Republican hasn’t even been sworn in yet and already a GOP congressman is publicly dunking on him

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There was some drama on Twitter on Friday when a four-term Republican congressman dunked on a Texas Republican who won a seat in Congress but has yet to be sworn in.

It started when Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) urged President Donald Trump to pardon Edward Snowden and Julian Assange.

Rep.-elect Tony Gonzales (R-TX) called out Gabbard for being "full of more than just turkey."

Snowden and Assange are Russian agents who pose a direct threat to US National interests. Clearly @TulsiGabbard is full of more than just turkey. https://t.co/RI4XgdZRUy

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Biden’s lead in Milwaukee increases after Trump blew millions on Wisconsin recount: report

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President-elect Joe Biden's lead over Donald Trump in Wisconsin extended on Friday as Milwaukee finished their recount.

The Trump campaign had to pay $3 million for the recount in Wisconsin.

"Milwaukee County concludes its recount of the presidential election -- one of two counties where Trump sought a recount in Wisconsin. The results: Biden's lead, currently at about 20,000 statewide, grew by 132 votes," Rosalind Helderman of The Washington Post reported Friday.

Edward-Isaac Dovere of The Atlantic did a quick, back-of-the-envelope economic analysis.

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