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Democratic Lawmaker Regrets Threatening ‘P*ssy’ Trump

Maine State Rep. Scott Hamann, a Democrat from South Portland, said he regrets a Facebook post in which he seems to threaten President Trump with physical violence. “Trump is a half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet of that pussy,” Hamann wrote this week in a now-deleted Facebook post. Claiming the president was “installed by the Russians,” Hamann directed anger at Trump fans, telling them, “You’re a fucking pussy. And you people are destroying America. 100% of intelligent Americans agree that Trump is a complete loser.” In a statement, Hamann expressed regret for the comments, calling them “aggressively sarcastic,” “inappropriate,” and simply “a Facebook exchange with a childhood friend.” He added: “This is not language I typically use, it does not reflect my personal values and, while misguided, it was intended to make a visceral point about the devolving political discourse in America.”