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‘Leaders don’t whine’: Republicans beg Trump to quit risking re-election by attacking Michigan’s governor

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President Donald Trump’s allies are begging him to stop feuding with the Democratic governor of Michigan — a state he needs to win re-election.

Trump won the state by just 11,000 votes in 2016, but he’s risking his chances in November by picking a fight with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer over his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and his allies know it, reported the Associated Press.

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“Everyone should be shedding the partisanship and coming together,” said Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, who lives in Michigan. “I think she’s done good things. … I just didn’t like her trying to lay every problem at the president’s feet.”

The governor has criticized the federal response to the outbreak, and Trump has attacked Whitmer — who has become a leading vice presidential prospect for whoever wins the Democratic nomination.

Trump slurred the governor as “Gretchen ‘Half’ Whitmer” and insulted her leadership, and even said he had directed Vice President Mike Pence to freeze her out as the virus raged in Michigan, but he has since deleted the offending tweets and said he’d spoken with her by phone.

Whitmer has also backed down from the feud, saying her priority was protecting Michigan families from the outbreak.

“I don’t care about partisan fights or getting nicknames from the president,” she said.

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Michigan Republicans said they had advised Trump his attacks weren’t helpful.

“I did relay to the administration that I didn’t think it was helpful and why play that game,” said Rep. Paul Mitchell (R-MI). “These are times when the American people look for leaders. Leaders don’t whine. Leaders don’t blame.”

“This is not the time where we need more drama in this country,” Mitchell added.

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

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The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city's mayor on Saturday for "making excuses" for New York Police Department actions.

In videos that circulated widely on social media, NYPD cruisers can be seen driving into pedestrian protesters.

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) blasted New York City Mayor de Blasio for defending the NYPD.

On Twitter, she told the mayor, "your comments tonight were unacceptable."

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

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Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch.

On Friday, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a curfew on the city, but his emergency order did not apply to citizens' homes or front porches.

Yet a video posted on Twitter shows a Minnesota National Guard humvee rolling down residential streets, followed by a group of police.

"Look at this, they just keep coming," a woman is heard saying as the camera shows the police.

"Go inside. Get inside," the police shouted.

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

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Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.

Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.

It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH

— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020

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