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Trump-loving conspiracy theorist busted in terrorist plot to bomb Muslim community

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An upstate New York teen arrested for allegedly planning to bomb a Muslim community posted online about how he wanted to kill all Muslims — and in praise of Donald Trump.

The Daily Beast reported Wednesday that 18-year-old Vincent Vetromile obsessively posted about his hatred of Muslims prior to being arrested along with friends of roughly the same age in Rochester, New York last Friday.

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“Kids have been shown to be terrorists too and have killed our people,” Vetromile wrote on Twitter. “The Koran tells them to kill us so they’re all GUILTY.”

“KILL THEM ALL and nobody will be left to attack us,” he tweeted in 2016.

Vetromile was arrested along with 20-year-old Brian Colaneri, 18-year-old Andrew Crysel and an unnamed person under the age of 18 for criminal conspiracy and weapon possession. The group allegedly planned to attack Islamberg, a small Muslim community founded in the 1980s that’s been targeted by right-wing conspiracy theorists in recent years.

Along with his vitriol about Muslims, Vetromile was, the Beast reported, an “avid Trump supporter” — and even invited the president to his Eagle Scout ceremony.

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“Dear @POTUS , I invited you to my Eagle Scout ceremony weeks ago, it was tonight,” he tweeted in 2017. “Wish you had come but I get you’re busy. Thanks for MAGA.”

He was also a proponent of the president’s border wall.

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“Anyone who’s played Minecraft knows if you want to keep out people who want to hurt you, shoot you, or blow themselves up, you build a wall and anyone who gets over/under/around the wall illegally you kill until nobody else crosses into your land,” Vetromile tweeted.

In 2016, the Rochester teen posted on Instagram that he was looking to start a “resistance faction” in the area to fight “cruelties and mistreatment of the general populace by government.”

 

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‘Go back to Harlem!’: Florida woman has n-word laced meltdown after bumping black woman’s shopping cart

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On Saturday, the Atlanta Black Star reported an incident in Florida, in which a white woman screamed racial slurs at a black woman at a Publix supermarket in Miami after their shopping carts jostled each other.

After the woman allegedly banged into Nicki Johnson's cart, she refused to apologize, saying, "I didn't hit you with my cart, and f**k you,  you f**king n****r."

Johnson whipped out her cell phone camera, and began recording the incident, saying "You, why don't you call me a n****r again?"

"You thinking I'm sorry?" snapped the woman. "Let me tell you something, I don't have to call you anything. Get away from me, I will call security and there are surveillance videos. Get away from me!"

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‘I’m a nurse, what are you?’: Tennessee lawmaker humiliates anti-choice activists in brutal public grilling

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Anti-choice activists in Tennessee were unprepared for the grilling they got from a Democratic Party lawmaker when making the case for a bill that would outlaw abortion before many women knew they were pregnant.

One of the speakers in favor of the fetal heartbeat bill was Baptist Pastor Randy Davis, who was questioned by state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis).

"How many women executive pastors do you have in your convention?" Robinson asked Davis. "Or senior pastors."

"None," Davis replied.

"So is it the same ideology that restricts access to women being able to lead a congregation that leads you all to support women not being able to make a medical decision about their body?" Robinson asked.

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Trump is doing everything he did in 2016 to get elected — and it’s failing this time: columnist

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On Saturday, Washington Post columnist Dan Balz wrote that President Donald Trump is relying on the same old bag of tricks that let him lurch blindly to a surprise victory in 2016 — but that that playbook is unlikely to get him elected again, let alone deliver sound domestic or foreign policy.

"After a week in which the threat of recession rocked global financial markets, his trade war with China showed no signs of progress and the government of Israel got into a nasty dispute with two members of Congress, President Trump went to bed Thursday night with other weighty issues on his mind. 'Great news,' he tweeted. 'Tonight we broke the all-time attendance record previously held by Elton John at #SNHUArena [Southern New Hampshire University] in Manchester!'" wrote Balz. "This is the frivolous mind-set of the president of the United States. Trump’s flurry of statements over the past few days have brought into focus once again something fundamental about him: He has little understanding of what it means to govern. He would rather tweet from the bleachers."

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