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‘He lied — I’m no better off’: Regretful Trump voter tells C-SPAN he’s ready to back Bernie in 2020

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A man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal” on Friday that he is experiencing significant regrets — and he says he’s open to backing Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the 2020 race.

During a discussion about whether Trump deserves to be challenged by another Republican in the 2020 primary race, a man from North Carolina called in to admit that voting for Trump in 2016 was a big mistake that he doesn’t intend to repeat.

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“For the last election, I trusted Trump,” he said. “I thought he is — he was going to throw a monkey wrench into the elite establishment and make America great again.”

However, the man then told C-SPAN that he’s seen a big gap between the president’s promises and reality.

“He lied,” the man said. “I am no better off. My friends who are regular workers are no better off. The Midwest… no better off. This year, if I don’t have someone to challenge him on the outside, I am voting for Bernie because he makes the most sense.”

The man went on to explain that he liked what Sanders has been saying about tackling prescription drug costs, which Trump promised to handle in 2016 but has so far failed to do.

Watch the video below.

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Disturbing video exposes the dangerous message a State Patrol officer told team: ‘Don’t kill them, but hit them hard’

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Krystal Marx, the executive director of Seattle Pride, shared a disturbing video this week revealing the violent message an officer in the Washington State Patrol gave to his team as it prepared to confront protesters.

“Don’t kill them, but hit them hard,” he said as he walked through a group of his colleagues.

“I remember shaking,” Marx told the Seattle Times of the experience filming the patrol from her office window. “Why not say, ‘Restrain them, calmly’?”

Chris Loftis, a spokesperson for the patrol, gave the Times a statement trying to explain away the comment as poor “word choice,” but it was not reassuring:

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Siberia 10C hotter in warmest May on record: EU

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Temperatures soared 10 degrees Celsius above average last month in Siberia, home to much of Earth's permafrost, as the world experienced its hottest May on record, the European Union's climate monitoring network said Friday.

The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said May 2020 was 0.68C warmer than the average May from 1981 to 2010, with above average temperatures across parts of Alaska, Europe, North America, South America, swathes of Africa and Antarctica.

Globally, "the average temperature for the twelve months to May 2020 is close to 1.3C above the (pre-industrial) level", Copernicus said referring to the benchmark by which global warming is often measured.

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Trump stokes division in Republican Party as he rages at Sen. Lisa Murkowski

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As the Republican Party is struggling to defend him in a moment of nationwide strife, President Donald Trump decided Thursday night to fuel divisions within GOP rather than make nice.

He had already lashed out on Wednesday at his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, who sharply criticized Trump’s response to the ongoing George Floyd protests. But on Thursday night, Trump took at aim at sitting Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

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