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Trump supporters harass reporters for wearing masks ahead of presidential visit: ‘It looks weak – especially for men’

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President Donald Trump headed to Arizona Tuesday to tour a Honeywell factory where they are making N95 masks, but some of his supporters were disgusted by reporters wearing masks ahead of the visit.

According to BrieAnna J. Frank at the Arizona Republic, one man approached them to say that wearing a mask is an example of “submission,” though he didn’t clarify to whom.

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“It’s muzzling yourself, it looks weak – especially for men,” the man told them.

“We’re being accused of fear-mongering, not knowing anything and being ‘pieces of shit,'” said Frank.

She noted that the man began asking her a series of questions that she refused to engage. He then turned to an older male reporter and asked “I’m sure you know, but I doubt she does. What are you, 2-3 years out of college? What business do you have writing the news?”

“You’re on the wrong side of history,” a woman can be heard shouting.

“You’re on the wrong side of patriotism – you’re like communists,” said a man.

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A man wearing horns and body paint then yelled a “thanks” to President Donald Trump and to “Q,” a reference to the Q Anon conspiracy theory.

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Trump has been a ‘catastrophic failure’ and GOP lawmakers know it: columnist

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In a Memorial Day column for the Washington Post, Paul Waldman writes that it is time for Republicans to quit pretending Donald Trump is fit to be president and that his latest unacceptable behavior should be the tipping point for any honest lawmaker.

Under a headline that pointedly asks, "Can we stop pretending Trump is fit to be president?" the liberal columnist began, "At various times over the past three and a half years, many of us have asked what would happen if President Trump truly went over the edge or if his behavior became so frightening that his unfitness for the most powerful position on Earth could no longer be denied."

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NC governor’s office ‘relying on science and data’ — not Trump — to set rules on RNC convention

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North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's (D) office on Monday responded to President Donald Trump's threat to move the Republican National Convention out of Charlotte if the state does not allow full attendance in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Trump suggested that the convention would be moved unless the party is allowed to "fully occupy" Charlotte's Spectrum Center, which holds nearly 20,000 people.

"Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed full attendance in the Arena," Trump said. "In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the Arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat Governor would allow the Republican Party to fully occupy the space."

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Right-wing militia spokeswoman defends lynching of Kentucky governor in effigy: Protesting ‘is not the answer any longer’

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A group of right-wing protesters held a demonstration in front of the house of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear's mansion this Sunday, at one point hanging an effigy of the governor on a tree in what looked to be a mock lynching. According to CNN, the protest was advertised on Facebook as a Patriot Day Rally to exercise Second Amendment rights.

The backlash against the group's actions was swift, with even Mitch McConnell slamming the move as "unacceptable."

"There is no place for hate in Kentucky," he tweeted.

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