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Ford announces 7,000 layoffs just ahead of Trump’s Midwestern rally

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President Donald Trump is rallying on Monday in Pennsylvania in a bid to shore up his shaky standing the Midwestern states that delivered him a victory in 2016.

However, Michigan-based auto manufacturer Ford on Monday announced a 10 percent reduction in its salaried workforce. According to CNN’s Dianne Gallagher, the layoffs “will include 900 salaried employees globally by the end of this week, 500 of those are in the U.S.”

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Most of the layoffs will impact managerial positions, Ford says.

Trump won traditional Democratic states such as Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by a combined 80,000 votes in 2016, and the 2018 midterm elections saw the Republican Party lose several high-profile races in those states.

Read Ford’s full letter announcing the layoffs 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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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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‘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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