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North Dakota farmers lash out at GOP over Trump’s crippling trade war with China: ‘The most scared I’ve ever been’

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Farmers are reporting economic anxiety over President Donald Trump’s escalating trade wars as the midterm elections approach, The Bismarck Tribune reports.

China imposed a 25 percent soybean tariff as a retaliatory measure against Trump’s trade policies.

“Right now, I am the most scared I’ve ever been as to where the future of farming is going,” explained Randy Richards, the Steele County president for the North Dakota Farmers Union.

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In 2016, Trump received more than twice as many votes as Hillary Clinton, besting her 63 percent to 27 percent.

While considered a reliably Republican state, chaos in the agrictulural industry may give a boost to Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) in North Dakota’s 2018 U.S. Senate race.

Sen. Heitkamp is being challenged in the November election by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND).

“Cramer boasts about (how) he votes with the president all the time. I don’t think that’s good for North Dakota,” said Richards, who said he didn’t vote for Trump in 2016.

North Dakota exports over $1.4 billion in soybeans to China — which slapped a 25 percent tariff on soybeans.

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Cramer, the Republican congressman challenging Heitkamp, has called for a “safety net plan” for farmers harmed by the GOP president’s policies.

In Minnesota, a former Trump supporter slammed the trade war.

“This isn’t just numbers on a sheet or percentage of trade or dollar value,” Michael Petefish, a Trump-backing farmer, told CNN. “This is multi-generational American families, your base, that you are now squarely putting into financial peril.”

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Incel blew his hand off — and may have been planning for suicide bomber attack on ‘hot’ cheerleaders: report

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A young man in Virginia was photographed for his mugshot with extensive facial injuries.

"A 23-year-old Virginia man who appeared to be planning an incel bomb attack on "hot cheerleaders" accidentally blew off his hand with explosives, authorities say," BuzzFeed News reported Saturday. "Cole Carini was charged in federal court on Friday connection with the plot after he allegedly lied to FBI agents by saying his extensive injuries were the result of a lawnmower accident."

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Big turnout for protest in Texas town known as a ‘haven’ for the Ku Klux Klan

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Protesters gathered in Vidor, Texas on Saturday for a rally against racism and police violence.

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The East Texas town has long had a reputation for racism.

Vidor is a small city of about 11,000 people near the Texas Gulf Coast, not too far from the Louisiana border. Despite the fact that Beaumont, a much bigger city just 10 minutes away, is quite integrated, Vidor is not. There are very few blacks there; it's mostly white. That is in large part because of a history of racism in Vidor, a past that continues to haunt the present," Keith Oppenheim reported for CNN in 2006.

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BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media

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Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.

While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.

"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."

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