Then-Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Merrill Auditorium on August 4, 2016 in Portland, Maine.
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He said he shouldn't have used such language.

By The Associated Press
July 13, 2017

(AUGUSTA, Maine) — A Maine Democratic lawmaker says he regrets an “aggressively sarcastic and inappropriate” Facebook post criticizing President Donald Trump.

Rep. Scott Hamann on Tuesday called Trump a “half-term president, at most, especially if I ever get within 10 feet.”

Hamann says he shouldn’t have used such language and was trying to make a point about the state of political discourse.

Maine GOP Chairwoman Demi Kouzounas told reporters that Hamann’s expletive-laced post was an implied death threat against the Republican president.

Kouzounas called on Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon to act.

Gideon didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Wednesday.

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