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The View’s Meghan McCain compares bombs targeting Dems to Republicans getting ‘heckled at restaurants’

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Federal authorities are investigating a string of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and CNN, and “The View” co-host said those threats were similar to heckling faced by Republican lawmakers and Trump administration officials in public.

U.S. Secret Service agents intercepted possible explosive devices sent to former presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama after a similar package was detonated near the home of philanthropist George Soros, and another forced the evacuation of CNN’s headquarters in New York City.

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“I’ve been texting with my former colleagues at CNN, and they’re scared,” said co-host Sunny Hostin. “One former colleague said, ‘This is what happens when the president calls you the enemy of the people.’ I thought, my gosh, you know, the tone is coming from the top.”

Co-host Abby Huntsman urged caution in assigning a political motive to the bombs, saying there wasn’t enough evidence to make any such claims — but Joy Behar said she’s seen enough.

“Fox News hasn’t gotten a bomb yet,” Behar said. “I don’t want them to get a bomb, by the way.”

Behar said the Republican Party needs to push back harder against Trump’s provocations before someone was killed or injured.

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“Every time he says things like the press is the enemy of the people, his entire party needs to stand up against him and say something,” Behar said. “Mitch McConnell, where is he? He’s the leader of this party.”

McCain broke in to say the Senate majority leader was already facing similar threats as the Clintons and Obamas — and so are “The View” panelists.

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“He’s getting harassed and heckled when he goes out in public to have dinner with his wife,” she said. “So are we.”

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Black woman reveals how Trump is ruining her marriage: ‘My white Republican husband is starting to hate me’

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A black woman revealed over the weekend how President Donald Trump and right-wing media are straining her marriage.

In a Twitter rant on Saturday, a woman going by the name Glass Butterfly hit a nerve by starting a discussion about the challenges of interracial marriage in the age of Trump.

"My white Republican husband is starting to hate me because the longer we live through this administration the 'BLACKER' I become," she revealed. "Any interracially and opposing politically affiliated couples going through this? Like...I have NO idea how to balance who we are..or are becoming."

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Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib calls for boycott of Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ over Israel comments

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested a boycott against HBO host Bill Maher after he denounced the international movement to boycott Israel as a "bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class."

This article first appeared on Salon.

"Maybe folks should boycott his show," Tlaib wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now."

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WATCH: ‘Hero’ walks into middle of Proud Boys protest and says ‘f*ck you’ to each of them

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A man became a hero to the internet over the weekend after he was captured on video saying "f*ck you" to members of a group of conservative protesters known as Proud Boys.

In a video that appeared to be from Saturday's protests in Portland, a man can be seen walking into a group of right-wing demonstrators.

"F*ck you," the man says, pointing at an apparent Proud Boys member.

"F*ck you," the man says again as he points at another member of the group.

The man then repeats the process over and over, pointing out a member of the Proud Boys each time. He did make an exception for a dog, which he described as "cool."

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