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Jewish woman hands emotional note to airline passenger in MAGA cap: ‘Your hat sanctions our death, our murder’

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A Jewish woman flying to be with her family gently confronted a supporter of President Donald Trump on a flight following the murder of 11 people at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The woman, who identified herself as Merissa, passed the man a note as she was sitting a few rows behind him. The note was shared on Twitter by the woman’s friend, public defender Scott Hechinger.

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Merissa said that she could identify the man as a Trump supporter because he was wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat.

“Dear sir in the pretty red hat,” the letter began. “I am in Los Angeles because my family lives here. We are Jewish. We survived the Holocaust. My family members were murdered in gas chambers — all of them except 5 that lived here.”

Merissa explained that she flew to Los Angeles because she had been moved by the deaths in the recent synagogue massacre.

“I couldn’t stop crying, I was afraid and didn’t want to be alone,” she recalled.

The woman noted that the president “blamed Saturday’s shooting spree on the synagogue.”

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“He said if they had armed guards, it would have been fine,” Merissa remarked. “Do you have an armed guard when you pray?”

“A lot of people were upset, angry & scared on the plane when they saw your hat,” she continued. “For you, I want to assume it’s about politics, economics and the support of a charismatic man.”

Merissa wondered if the Trump supporter meant “to scare black people, Jews [and] immigrants.”

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“To us, your hat sanctions our death, our murder, our evisceration,” she added. “Because you’re hat supports a man who does little to help us and so much to fuel hatred, violence and cruelty.”

Merissa ended the note by telling the man that she feels “love” for him.

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“I hope your good America doesn’t include flushing me and my people out,” she concluded.

According to Hechinger, the Trump supporter “read it all.” But it was not immediately clear if the man reacted in any meaningful way.

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‘Outrageous and criminal behavior’: Internet blows up at graphic video of Buffalo Police pushing over an elderly man

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On Thursday, footage emerged of police in Buffalo, New York pushing an elderly man to the ground, and refusing to help him as he lay bleeding profusely from a head injury.

The footage triggered immediate outrage on social media.

Horrible. I pray he’s ok. https://t.co/wL2gcNeAIT

— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) June 5, 2020

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WATCH: Protester bled from his ear after being shoved by police — cops say he ‘tripped’

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SHocking video from Buffalo, New York was posted online on Thursday after a large group of police confronted a lone protester -- and then violently shoved him.

"Shortly after Buffalo’s curfew started, city police and State Police swept through the area of Niagara Square directly in front of City Hall to clear the area where a protest was finishing. An unidentified, older man was hit shoved by two officers in the line. The man lost his balance and fell to the pavement, audibly hitting his head with blood running out from under his head," WBFO-TV reports.

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Trump aides are compiling candidates to replace Mark Esper if Trump decides to fire him: report

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On Thursday, Politico reported that although Defense Secretary Mark Esper's job appears safe for now, aides to President Donald Trump are compiling a list of potential nominees to replace him if the president changes his mind and decides to fire him.

"An administration official and two people close to the White House say staffers in recent days have pulled together a list of possible candidates for Defense secretary if Trump does choose to fire Esper," reported Lara Seligman, Daniel Lippman, and Meridith McGraw. "At the top of that list is Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy, who was Esper’s No. 2 before taking the Army job last summer, the people said. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), an outspoken Trump ally who has previously been considered for the position, is also in the mix, according to one of the people."

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