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‘I’ve been kicking myself ever since’: 2016 Ohio Trump voter is working to oust the GOP in 2020

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An Ohio woman who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 says that she regretted it almost instantly — and now she’s running for office in the hopes of kicking the GOP out of power.

In an interview with Insider, Erin Rosiello, who is running for the Ohio House of Representatives as a Democrat, explains that she backed Trump in 2016 because America needed “somebody with a good business sense” instead of a “lifelong politician.”

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Once she saw how the president would behave after getting elected, however, she quickly changed her mind.

“But within weeks I was so sorry for my decision and have been kicking myself ever since,” she says.

What makes the battle particularly personal for Rosiello is the president’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which she said helped keep her alive after having to undergo chemotherapy and a lobectomy.

I still fear every day that he’s going to pull the plug on ACA, which will take away preexisting coverage — which would cost me my life,” she said. “I made a horrible mistake — so much so that I’m willing to run for office in this very tumultuous time.”


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Phil Collins rips Trump for playing ‘In the Air Tonight’ to mock coronavirus at his super-spreader rallies

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Musician Phil Collins has not been pleased with President Donald J. Trump's use of his song, "In the Air Tonight" at his campaign rallies. Collins' legal team sent a cease and desist letter Monday reiterating that the president stop playing his music without permission.

"We wrote you on June 24, 2020 demanding that the Trump campaign cease infringing the musical copyright in the musical work 'In the Air Tonight.' Another copy of our June 24, 2020 letter is attached. Our previous letter also noted that the campaign’s use of the work constituted an implied and false endorsement of Mr. Trump. It also noted Mr. Collin’s express and unequivocal statement that he wants no affiliation whatsoever with The President or the Trump campaign."

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Nicolle Wallace takes down conservative Peggy Noonan’s anti-Kamala Harris hit-piece: ‘You don’t know jack-bleep’

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Conservative Peggy Noonan issued a sexist hit-piece on Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend that called the historic vice presidential nominee "frivolous."

"She's facing the kind of criticism that's going to sound familiar to a lot of women," said MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace. "In a column in the Wall Street Journal, Peggy Noonan writes this: 'For her part, vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris is -- when on the trail -- giddy. She's dancing with drum lines and beginning rallies with 'what's up, Florida!' She's throwing her head back, and laughing a loud laugh, especially when whether nobody said anything funny. She's the younger candidate going for the younger vote and happy warrior vibe but coming across as insubstantial, frivolous."

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‘Here I am’: Trump highlights his lack of death to downplay the risks of coronavirus at MAGA rally

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President Donald J. Trump rallied Monday in Martinsburg, Penn. without a mask and his supporters did the same. Trump's "speech" took shots at the pandemic that has so far killed over 226,000 Americans over the past eight months.

"COVID, COVID, COVID... That's all they talk about, the fake news, COVID COVID COVID," he said. Then he added that the reason America shows so many more cases than the rest of the world is "because we do more testing than anybody else."

"Trump's position is more or less that the coronavirus is a media hoax that normal people for the most part shouldn't care about because they'll be fine if they get it," tweeted Vox journalist Aaron Rupar.

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