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WATCH: GOP congressman hides in an elevator as veterans try to confront him about his support for Trump

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On Thursday, Common Defense, an activist group of combat veterans, followed Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) through a hallway and demanded to know why he isn’t doing something about President Donald Trump’s lawless conduct.

Crenshaw — himself a former Navy SEAL — tried to shoo them away, and eventually ducked into an elevator to get away from them.

“How can you let a criminal like Donald Trump run roughshod over our democracy and shred everything that you and I fought for?” demanded one of the protesters on a video uploaded by the group. “Like c’mon man. Like how can you just sit there idly by and not do your duty? We need your leadership right now. You cannot be complicit in this man’s crimes. It is immoral. It’s laid out clearly in the Mueller report.”

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“I know you’re going to make a video of this,” said Crenshaw, trying to wave him away.

“You are not stepping up to the plate,” the veteran continued. “We need your leadership.”

“As a fellow wounded veteran, how could you let him take us into another war?” cut in a second protester.

“What war is he taking us into?” Crenshaw said dismissively.

“Iran!” said the protester.

“How are you going to let him just cozy up to dictators?” demanded the first veteran. “How are you gonna just let him lock kids in cages? Like c’mon dude!”

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“Calm down,” said Crenshaw.

“Are you kidding me?” the man continued. “You need to get your courage back, c’mon.”

“Courage? You’re going to talk to me about courage?” said Crenshaw.

“Yes, we are talking to you about courage,” said another protester. “As fellow combat veterans.”

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“I fought in Iraq. He fought in Afghanistan,” said the first protester as Crenshaw came to the elevator bank and ducked inside. “We need you, we are asking you for your leadership, we’re not trying to attack you. Read the Mueller report! There are ten impeachable obstruction offenses.”

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WATCH: Native American protesters ‘reclaimed the road’ to Donald Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore

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Police in camouflage fatigues and riot gear faced off against protesters in South Dakota on Friday evening.

"More than 100 protesters gathered on a highway leading to Mount Rushmore on Friday ahead of President Donald Trump’s speech at the monument," Indian Country Today reports. "Native women in ribbon skirts created a line across the highway, behind them members of NDN Collective, a nonprofit Native advocacy organization, parked white vans across the road."

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‘Trump surrenders to the virus’: White House ripped for new ‘learn to live with it’ message on COVID-19

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President Donald Trump's administration was harshly criticized on Friday after a new report from NBC News.

"After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it," reported Carol Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba.

"Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states," NBC News reported.

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Will Michael Cohen be sent back to prison after being photographed at fancy NYC restaurant?

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Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who is currently furloughed from his prison sentence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was reportedly photographed at a fancy restaurant in Manhattan.

"Michael Cohen could soon be back to chowing down in a prison cafeteria," the NY Post reported Friday. "The recently sprung jailbird was caught by The Post dining out on Manhattan’s Upper East Side — and the meal may cost him his freedom, legal experts said Friday."

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