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Map reveals where Trump voters are being hit hardest by his trade war flop

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In a fascinating data analysis from Axios, President Donald Trump’s supporters grappling with his trade war are being displayed in map form.

Using data from the Brookings Institution, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics the map shows (in pink) the mostly rural counties in the United States that voted for Trump but are suffering extensively in his on-going trade wars.

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These rural communities are primarily in deep red areas of the country, where many are already suffering from budget cuts, hospital closures and school consolidation.

The darker the pink in the map, the higher the concentration of people impacted. This includes areas like the panhandle of Texas, where ranching, agriculture and manufacturing industries mix with oil and gas. The same can be seen in deeply conservative western Kansas and eastern Colorado, where agriculture is the dominant industry. Southeastern states are dotted with heavily red counties that are being hit hard by the Trump trade war.

Axios explained that since many of these rural areas are lower in populated areas. So, when a meat packing plant or an industrial soybean farm takes a hit, the whole area suffers.

“If he gets a deal, awesome. If he doesn’t, it’s going to hurt,” said Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) told the Washington Post. She also said that farmers she’s heard from are “losing their patience, yeah, but they want to see a deal.”

“There’s a lot of feeling in farm country we’re being used as pawns in this whole business,” Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) also told the Post. “We will benefit tremendously if we get a good deal, so we’re hanging in there with the president. As opposed to hanging separately.”

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Buffalo has a long history of protecting cops from criminal charges: report

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On Saturday, The Daily Beast documented the recent history of use of force in the Buffalo Police Department, which is reeling from controversy as two officers face assault charges for shoving a 75-year-old protester to the ground.

"As shocking as this all may be to outsiders, the shoving of demonstrator Martin Gugino and the defiant response of officers to an effort to discipline two of their own is indicative of the state of police affairs in Buffalo," wrote Jim Heaney. "Has been for a long time, not that you have to go back too far to find other episodes of brutality that have been captured on video."

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Internet disgusted after Buffalo first responders cheer cops charged with assaulting 75-year-old protester

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Commenters on Twitter expressed both contempt and disgust for Buffalo firefighters and police officers who turned out in front of Buffalo City Court to support two suspended police officers with applause and cheering.

Moments after officers Aaron Torglaski and Robert McCabe were charged with second-degree assault and then released without having to post bail, they were greeted as heroes outside the courthouse.

After a video was posted showing the celebration, commenters on Twitter vented at cops and firefighters for defending the two officers who assaulted the 75-year-old man who had to be rushed to a hospital after they shoved him to the ground where he sustained a head injury.

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Donald Trump’s lurch toward fascism is backfiring spectacularly

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Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.

During the 2016 campaign, as Donald Trump railed against "Mexican rapists" and other "criminal aliens," pollsters found that the share of Americans who said that immigrants worked hard and made a positive contribution to our society increased significantly, and noticed a similar decline in the share who said they take citizens' jobs and burden our social safety net. After Trump was elected and began pursuing his Muslim ban, the share of respondents who held a positive view of Islam also increased pretty dramatically. I'm not aware of any polling of the general public about transgender troops serving in the military before Trump decided to discharge them, but Gallup found that 71 percent of respondents opposed his position after he did.

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