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Republican who justified shooting cops will take part in event for Las Vegas officer slain by ex-Bundy militants

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A former Nevada assemblywoman will take part in groundbreaking ceremonies for a park named to honor a Las Vegas police officer slain by a couple who had taken part in an armed standoff she actively supported.

Michele Fiore, now a Las Vegas city councilwoman after serving two terms in the state assembly, will join Mayor Carolyn Goodman next week at the ceremony honoring fallen officer Alyn Beck, reported KVVU-TV.

The city officials will be joined at the event Tuesday by Beck’s widow, Nicole Beck, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and Clark County Commissioner Marylin Kirkpatrick.

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Beck was gunned down June 8, 2014, by an Indiana couple who came to Nevada just five months earlier to support a long-shot gubernatorial candidate who they believed shared their anti-g.

Jerad Miller and Amanda Miller ambushed Beck and officer Igor Soldo as they ate lunch at a pizza restaurant, killing both men and a third man, Joseph Wilcox, who planned to use his legally concealed firearm to stop them.

They then retreated to a nearby Wal-Mart, where officers killed Jerad Miller during a shootout and Amanda Miller shot herself.

The couple had taken part in the Bundy ranch standoff against federal agents in April 2014, but were asked to leave after other militants learned Jerad Miller was a felon prohibited from possessing firearms.

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The militant who ordered them off Cliven Bundy’s ranch was Jerry Delemus, who later served as Donald Trump’s campaign co-chair in New Hampshire and was then sentenced to seven years in prison for his role in the 2015 occupation of an Oregon nature reserve with the rancher’s sons.

Fiore actively and aggressively supported both actions involving the Bundy family, and she used her ties to the militants and their cause to help negotiate the end of the Oregon occupation.

She eventually dropped her campaign for a third term in the state assembly after the Nevada Association of Public Safety Officers deemed her “unqualified” for office after justifying the killing of police officers.

“I would never point my firearm at anyone, including an officer of the law, unless they pointed their firearm at me,” Fiore told a journalist in 2016.

“Once you point your firearm at me, I’m sorry, then it becomes self-defense,” the former GOP lawmaker said. “Whether you’re a stranger, a bad guy, or an officer, and you point your gun at me and you’re gonna shoot me and I have to decide whether it’s my life or your life, I choose my life.”

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‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant

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President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.

“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.

The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:

Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw

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Trump: Immigrants didn’t want to come to America before I was president because ‘Obama wasn’t a cheerleader’

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President Donald Trump's strange rant about fireworks at Mt. Rushmore wasn't the only head-scratching exchange that occurred during his recent interview with reporters from The Hill.

During another part of the interview, Trump was asked about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's (D-NY) criticism of the internment camps he's been using to house immigrant children.

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Trump is unhappy in reality — so he’s inviting everyone into his world of make-believe: columnist

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Confabulation is an unintentional event where someone's memory creates "fabricated, distorted, or misinterpreted memories about oneself or the world." Parataxic distortion is when a person tends to "skew perceptions" of others based on fantasy. Then there's political opportunism, a "diagnosis" that plagues politicians almost exclusively. Regardless of the cause, Washington Post syndicated columnist Michael Gerson noted President Donald Trump is not only creating his own reality, he's inviting his supporters to live inside of it.

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