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Senator apologizes to Trump over social media post hoping for his assassination

Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in 2014. The Democrat apologized Sunday for a Facebook post Thursday in which she wrote “I hope Trump is assassinated!”
Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in 2014. The Democrat apologized Sunday for a Facebook post Thursday in which she wrote “I hope Trump is assassinated!” Associated Press file

A senator who said the president should be assassinated is apologizing days after writing the post on social media.

Maria Chappelle-Nadal issued an apology Sunday, telling The Associated Press that her Facebook post on Thursday which read “I hope Trump is assassinated!” was “a mistake.”

The Democratic state senator in Missouri has faced pressure to resign but she says she has no intention to leave her post.

“I made a mistake, and I’m owning up to it,” Chappelle-Nadal said during a news conference at a church in Ferguson, Mo., according to AP. “And I’m not ever going to make a mistake like that again. I have learned my lesson. My judge and my jury is my Lord, Jesus Christ.”

She added a personal message for President Donald Trump.

“President Trump, I apologize to you and your family,” she said during a statement took three minutes to deliver, AP reports. She also apologized to her fellow Missouri lawmakers.

Since news broke of the Facebook post, which was quickly deleted, Chappelle-Nadal has shared tweets which offer support to her and some containing racial attacks toward her.

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