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America has a long history of violence and demonstration and the more radical fringe groups have been emboldened by the Trump presidency; by a man who has no filter or moral compass.

The Proud Boys are one such group who helped organize the Charlottesville rally and whose members go to Trump rallies and cheer him on from behind his podium. They also go to progressive states like Oregon and demonstrate because they want to be seen, fight and cause general mayhem.

Yes, this president has picked up a rock and exposed all of the ugliness living underneath that dare not show its head before; or at least not quite so defiantly.

These fringe groups are not going anywhere and even when this disastrous presidency is mercifully over they will crawl back into their holes waiting for the next opportune time to strike.


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