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‘I don’t believe in violence, but…’: Trump’s most rabid supporters warn of ‘civil war’ if he loses in 2020

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On Saturday, The New York Times profiled an October gathering of Trump supporters in Golden Valley, Arizona, at least some of whom are prepared for violence if the president is not re-elected in 2020.

“Great American Pizza & Subs, on a highway about 100 miles southeast of Las Vegas, was busier and Trumpier than usual. On any given day it serves ‘M.A.G.A. Subs’ and ‘Liberty Bell Lasagna.’ The ‘Second Amendment’ pizza comes ‘loaded’ with pepperoni and sausage. The dining room is covered in regalia praising President Trump,” wrote Times reporter Astead W. Herndon. “But this October morning was ‘Trumpstock,’ a small festival celebrating the president. The speakers included the local Republican congressman, Paul Gosar, and lesser-known conservative personalities. There was a fringe 2020 Senate candidate in Arizona who ran a website that published sexually explicit photos of women without their consent; a pro-Trump rapper whose lyrics include a racist slur aimed at Barack Obama; and a North Carolina activist who once said of Muslims, ‘I will kill every one of them before they get to me.'”

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“They label us white nationalists, or white supremacists,” said California right-wing activist Guy Taiho Decker. “There’s no such thing as a white supremacist, just like there’s no such thing as a unicorn. We’re patriots.” Decker, according to Herndon, was previously arrested “on charges of making terrorist threats.”

Speakers at the event whipped the crowd into a frenzy of hate by portraying Democrats as an existential threat to their future. “There is no difference between the democratic socialists and the National Socialists,” said right-wing writer Evan Sayet, who added that Democrats, “are the heirs to Adolf Hitler.” Another speaker was Brian Talbert, a pro-Trump LGBTQ activist who was banned from the Charlotte, North Carolina pride parade, who proclaimed Hillary Clinton “should be hanging at the end of a rope for treason.”

These sentiments clearly were taken seriously by at least some in attendance. Per Herndon, one “Trumpstock” visitor, Mark Villalta, said that “Nothing less than a civil war would happen,” if Trump is not re-elected, reaching for his handgun and adding, “I don’t believe in violence, but I’ll do what I got to do.”

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‘Gullible’ Trump administration paid up to $500 million too much for these ventilators: investigators

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Citing “evidence of fraud, waste, and abuse,” a congressional subcommittee investigating the federal government’s purchase of $646.7 million worth of Philips ventilators has asked the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General to launch its own investigation of the deal.

The House subcommittee launched its review after ProPublica stories in March and April showed how a U.S. subsidiary of Royal Philips N.V. received millions in federal tax dollars years ago to develop a low-cost ventilator for pandemics but didn’t deliver it. Instead, as the coronavirus began spreading around the globe and U.S. hospitals were desperate for more, Philips was selling commercial versions of the government-funded ventilator overseas from its Pennsylvania factory. Then in April, despite having not fulfilled the initial contract, the Dutch company struck a much more lucrative deal to sell the government 43,000 ventilators for four times the price.

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Pastor slams Trump for lying about a ‘dystopian dreamscape’ if Biden wins: ‘Pandering to the worst level’

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As President Donald Trump loses ground with evangelicals realizing he's not actually a Christian, the right-wing has scrambled with the only strategy they have: try to claim Joe Biden, a devout Catholic, is somehow not a Christian.

"Nobody ever would ever even think possible because he's following the radical left agenda," said Trump in Ohio. "Take away your guns. Destroy your Second Amendment. No religion, no anything. Hurt the Bible. Hurt God. He's against God."

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Here are fourteen things people think may be more popular than Donald Trump

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President Donald Trump had a difficult Friday while on vacation at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey.

White House chief of staff Mark Meadows was unable to reach a deal on the stimulus package.

So Trump lied on Twitter about the position of Democrats. But that did nothing to change the dynamics of the negotiations.

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