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Man who traveled to Minneapolis to ‘start a riot’ had expressed ‘enthusiasm’ for Trump: report

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A man who has been accused of travelling from central Illinois to Minneapolis to start riots had at one time expressed “enthusiasm” for President Donald Trump.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that 28-year-old Matthew Lee Rupert was accused this week of going to Minneapolis and handing out explosives that he encouraged others to throw at the police.

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“They got SWAT trucks up there… I’ve got some bombs if some of you all want to throw them back,” Rupert said in a video posted on his own Facebook page late last week.

A Pioneer Press review of Rupert’s social media postings revealed that the alleged perpetrator “expresses enthusiasm for President Donald Trump in several posts from 2017 and 2016,” although some of his views appear to be left wing and he isn’t a dedicated Trump supporter.

Rupert expressed sympathy for George Floyd in the wake of his death last week, as well as an antipathy toward police officers.

“Cops kill everyday and everyone wants to just now stand,” he wrote in one recent post. “I been a freedom fighter my whole life and I’ll live behind my constitutional rights!!! I love this country but the people u pay to harass us I hate to the death of me.”


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Our military is up to something in South America

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With withering poll numbers and a flip of control of the Senate ever more likely, Donald Trump may be preparing to end Radical Republican rule with one last big bang—a war in South America.

For over a year now, our country has been quietly building forces near Venezuela, a nation with a leftist regime that this country has long sought to upend. Just last month, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took a whirlwind three-day tour of Venezuela’s neighboring countries:

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Trump asserts dictatorial power over civil servants

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In a major power grab, Donald Trump signed an executive order on Oct, 21 that asserts he has vast new authority to punish federal employees with demotions or firing without cause. It’s a Trumpian assertion of a right to cronyism and personal fealty to him.

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Trump tries to shame media out of covering the pandemic with frantic all-caps tweet

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