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Racist Trump supporter sentenced to federal prison for threatening to kill Democrat Maxine Waters

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Chief United States District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby sentenced a supporter of President Donald Trump to 46 months in prison after a jury convicted the man of threatening to kill Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) and former President Barack Obama.

“The jury unanimously found that Taubert targeted former President Obama and Representative Waters because of their race,” U.S. Attorney Grant C Jaquith said following the hearing.

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“Racist threats to kill present and former public officials are not protected free speech, but serious crimes against both the victims and the rule of law that is the cornerstone of our republic,” he continued. “As the trial verdict and sentence in this case illustrate, those who spew such vile, violent hatred will be held accountable.”

Taubert blamed criticism of Trump and social media for his violent threats, according to Syracuse.com.

“Probably the worst thing for me is social media,” he said. “I should stay off of it.”

“When I hear all these people knocking the president, it upsets me,” he admitted.

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Racism was also a factor, according to the Department of Justice.

“In addition to returning guilty verdicts on all three counts charged in the indictment, the trial jury made specific findings that Taubert selected his victims because of their actual or perceived race, color, or ethnicity, which provided for an enhancement under the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines based upon hate-crime motivation,” the DOJ noted.


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Trump accuses critics of sedition during post-golf Twitter rant full of conspiracy theories

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President Donald Trump returned to the White House from Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Virginia on Saturday and proceded to air his grievances on his favorite social media platform.

Trump began by complaining about the "demented deep state" and a "probably illegal" partnership between Democrats and the media.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1175492022662287361

The president then retweeted a conspiracy theory by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) falsely claiming there had been a coup planned against the administration.

https://twitter.com/RepDougCollins/status/1175160888401244161

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GOP Senate candidate is worried he’ll lose if 2020 is a referendum on Donald Trump

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In 2018, Republican John James challenged Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and closely embraced President Donald Trump. He lost by 6.5% points.

In 2020, James is running for U.S. Senate once again, this time challenging Sen. Gary Peters (D-MI) -- but is attempting to distance himself from the unpopular commander-in-chief.

“A vote for me is a vote for me,” James told MLive.com.

"This race isn’t about President Trump," he argued.

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Taylor Swift could swing 2020 against Donald Trump — a GOP consultant did the math

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Singer Taylor Swift could play a key roll in the 2020 presidential election, a Republican strategist explained on MSNBC on Saturday.

Swift has been public in her criticism of President Donald Trump and told Vanity Fair she is intent to "do everything I can for 2020."

Republican strategist Evan Siegfried was asked about Swift's activism by MSNBC anchor Alison Morris.

"At the same time, Taylor Swift did to something very good, urging people to register to vote months before the election," he noted. "A lot of young people did that."

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