Republican Senator uses Facebook Live to ask Trump to step down

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In a stunning late night Facebook Live video, Utah Republican Senator Mike Lee pleaded with Donald Trump to step aside and give up his nomination for President. The video, which Lee filmed from his home in Utah, is like many on Facebook Live — a single person, speaking to the camera, spreading a message. Trump used a similar tactic, though not as a live stream, when he apologized for comments he made about women that were published earlier on Friday.

But it is exceptional in that Lee, an 45-year old senator who took office in the Tea Party-surge of 2010, didn’t go to Fox News or CNN or MSNBC to spread his message. He went to an internet streaming service that didn’t exist a year ago. Of course, Lee’s plea to Trump wasn’t really aimed at…

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