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C-SPAN caller says Puerto Ricans died in storm because they are lazy: ‘You’ve got to want to help yourself’

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A resident of Florida told C-SPAN on Thursday that thousands of Puerto Ricans who died as a result of two recent hurricanes are to blame for their own deaths.

A man named Dave from Lakeland, Florida, called in to Washington Journal to complain about people who have criticized Trump for the nearly 3,000 people who died in Puerto Rico.

“I live in a state that’s had our share of disasters and we don’t wait for the government to come in and start holding our hands,” Dave explained. “We take care of things ourself. I live in a retirement community and after Irma, I didn’t see anybody from Washington standing around holding anybody’s hand and we had damaged homes.”

Before disconnecting the call, Dave said that he wanted to “make a comment about Puerto Rico.”

“You’ve got to want to help yourself,” the caller opined. “You can’t sit around waiting for FEMA. You’ve got to do something for yourself once in a while.”

“And I think that’s part of the problem down there,” he added. “They’re waiting everyone to do everything for them.”

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Florida Republicans concoct a new scheme to make it harder for students to vote

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Florida Republicans do not want to make voting easy for college students — a demographic that leans heavily Democratic.

Former GOP Secretary of State Ken Detzner, an appointee of Gov. Rick Scott, took that to the extreme in 2014, with an order banning county election officials from setting up any early voting sites on college campuses. Last year, following a lawsuit by the League of Women Voters, federal District Judge Mark Walker struck down that order as an unconstitutional burden on students' voting rights. As a result, some 60,000 people were able to vote early on 11 college campuses in Florida in 2018.

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WATCH: Trump supporter arrested for smacking reporter’s phone outside Orlando rally

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A Trump supporter was arrested during an altercation with a reporter and another man outside the president's Orlando campaign rally.

Video recorded by an Orlando Sentinel reporter shows a man wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat and another man outside the Amway Center, where President Donald Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign.

The two men appear to be arguing with one another, although the second man also appears to be angry about something that took place inside the arena, when the man wearing the Trump hat notices the reporter recording them with a phone.

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The real threat to America isn’t Trump’s ‘deep state’ — it’s Trump’s corrupt state: Robert Reich

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Trump has been ramping up his “Deep State” rhetoric again. He’s back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats, and “enemies of the people” in the mainstream media, for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign shi*tholes to overrun America.

But with each passing day it’s becoming clearer that the real threat to America isn’t Trump’s Deep State. It’s Trump’s Corrupt State.

Not since Warren G. Harding’s sordid administration have as many grifters, crooks and cronies occupied high positions in Washington.

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