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Former chair of Colorado GOP accused of embezzling $280k from pro-Trump PAC

The former head of the Colorado Republican Party has been hit with a complaint that he allegedly siphoned off nearly $280,000 for his own personal use from a political action committee that supported former President Donald Trump.

What are the details?

Colorado Newsline reported that Ryan Call, an attorney who served as Colorado’s two-term GOP chair from 2011 to 2015, is accused of embezzling $278,169.45 from Trump super PAC “Rebuilding America Now” between 2016 and 2019.

The outlet reported that Call, who did not return multiple requests for comment, is no longer licensed to practice law in Colorado and purchased a home in Utah following his termination by Denver law practice Hale Westfall in 2019.

The complaint also claims that Call did not report a $1 million contribution from Los Angeles billionaire Geoffrey Palmer for more than two years after receiving it in October of 2016.

The Hill noted that the complaint, filed June 2 by the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, “alleges that Call ‘knowingly misappropriated’ funds for the PAC.” It also cites 37 separate times Call allegedly transferred contributions to himself in transactions spanning from Sept. 2016 to Jan 2019.

According to KUSA-TV, “Rebuilding America Now” was founded by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and prominent pro-Trump real estate investor Tom Barrack.

The Colorado station noted that Call opposed Trump for re-election in 2020.

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House votes to repeal 2002 Iraq War authorization in effort to reclaim congressional war powers

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of revoking the 2002 authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) on Thursday, in a move aimed at returning war powers to Congress that were ceded to the president following 9/11.

What are the details?

The effort, led by Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), passed 268-161, with 49 Republicans joining all but one Democrat in voting for the repeal. Proponents argue that the authorization granted under President George W. Bush — for the purpose of military engagement in Iraq — has been abused by occupants of the Oval Office since its passage 19 years ago and utilized to extend far beyond its original purpose.

“Three presidents, both Republicans and Democrats, have used this permission to drag out conflicts that will get us into new ones,” Rep. Nancy Mace (R-S.C.) said on the House floor prior to voting in favor of the legislation, The Washington Post reported.

Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.), another proponent, argued, “Repeal is crucial because the executive branch has a history of stretching” [the authorization’s legal authority], the Chicago Sun-Times reported. “It has already been used as justification for military actions against entities that had nothing to do with Saddam Hussein’s Ba’athist dictatorship simply because such entities were operating in Iraq.”

The New York Post reported that Lee told her colleagues, “Once we pass a repeal of the 2002 AUMF, we must keep up our fight to repeal the 2001 AUMF so that no future president has the unilateral power to plunge us into endless wars.”

“We can’t afford to leave this in place indefinitely,” she added. “For two decades, it has been in place. This is our opportunity to restore our constitutional role.”

The New York Post reported that opponents of the measure argued that repealing the 2002 AUMF “could hinder US counterterrorism efforts, noting it was used as part of the legal rationale that allowed President Donald Trump’s administration to move forward with the January 2020 drone strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.”

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said on the floor, “This feels like yet another political effort to undo one of President Trump’s boldest counterterrorism successes: using the 2002 AUMF to remove Soleimani from the battlefield. Soleimani was Iran’s mastermind of terror for decades.”

President Joe Biden voted in favor of the AUMF as a Senator in 2002, but has since expressed his regret for doing so. The White House supports the repeal effort passed by the House.

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McCloskeys plead guilty to lesser charges, forfeit guns from encounter with rioters

The St. Louis couple who became famous last year for displaying guns at protesters trespassing on their property have agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor crimes and to give up the firearms they brandished in the incident.

Mark and Patricia McCloskey, both attorneys, had originally been charged with felonies.

What are the details?

KHOU-TV reported that Mark McCloskey pleaded guilty to a count of fourth-degree assault, a Class C misdemeanor, and will pay a $750 fine. Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment, a Class A misdemeanor, and will pay a $2,000 fine.

The couple both originally faced felony charges of unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with physical evidence.

As part of the deal, the McCloskeys agreed to allow their guns held in the incident to be turned over to the state and destroyed. Their attorney had requested that the couple be able to auction the firearms off for a charity.

Mark McCloskey told Fox News following the deal, “The good news is we’re not in front of charges now, so I don’t have any problem getting myself another AR.”

Mr. McCloskey, who is currently running for U.S. Senate as a Republican, told the outlet:

They dropped all the weapons charges and they charged me with the lowest level of misdemeanor, which is something called assault four, which alleges that I purposely placed at least one other person in apprehension of immediate physical injury. I said, “Well, I guess I did. That was all point of the guns.”

“It’s the value of the Second Amendment,” he added. “It’s kind of humorous for me at any rate, the charge they finally settled on for me, because it’s exactly what I did do. That’s the whole point of the Second Amendment. We stood out there with guns, and that placed them in imminent fear of physical injury, and they back off.”

What’s the background?

The McCloskeys confronted rioters outside their home last June, standing guard with weapons after the activists broke down the fence to their private neighborhood purportedly en route to the mayor’s house.

The couple, who said the rioters physically threatened them, became a symbol of defiance against the violence that emerged out of several 2020 protests following the death of George Floyd.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner originally charged the couple with the felonies, but was removed from the case after she exploited their prosecution in fundraising emails.

The nine protesters arrested and charged with trespassing on the McCloskeys’ property were not prosecuted.

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Biden signs legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday

President Joe Biden signed legislation Thursday making Juneteenth, which is June 19, a national holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America.

What are the details?

“I’ve only been president for several months, but I think this will go down for me as one of the greatest honors I will have had as president,” Biden said at the signing ceremony for the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act. “Not because I did it. You did it, Democrats and Republicans.”

Federal lawmakers
overwhelmingly supported the bill, with the Senate passing it via unanimous consent and only 14 House members, all Republicans, voting against the measure.

The bill was hastened to make it to Biden’s desk ahead of this year’s Juneteenth, which is Saturday, but will be observed by the feds on the 18th — meaning most federal employees will now be off work on Friday.

NBC News reported that Juneteenth “is already celebrated as a state or ceremonial holiday in 47 states and the District of Columbia,” and “Texas became the first to make it a state holiday in 1980.” Juneteenth is also known as Black Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and Jubilee Day.

What’s the history behind Juneteenth?

June 19, 1865, is the date when news finally arrived in Texas that slaves were free — nearly three years following the Emancipation Proclamation.

As
TheBlaze previously explained:

In those days, of course, information traveled slowly; but this news traveled slower than usual, even for back then. Without access to the reports in the east, slaves in Texas continued to serve their masters following both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Union’s Civil War victory on May 9, 1865.

In December of that year, the 13th Amendment was ratified, formally abolishing slavery in the United States.

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Video shows woman  beating McDonald’s employees allegedly over refusal to mix slushie flavors

An Ohio woman went berserk on a pair of McDonald’s employees earlier this week in an incident that was caught on video.

Police say the alleged perpetrator, 44-year-old Cherysse Cleveland, was apparently angry because the workers denied her request to mix slushie flavors together. She is seen physically attacking the employees multiple times in a clip taken by a witness.

What are the details?

Facebook user Brian Allen posted the video to the platform on Monday, writing in a message, “Craziness is out in full force, just saw this at Ravenna McDonald’s.”

Warning: Profanity and violence

Allen’s video shows Cleveland behind the counter at the McDonald’s, pushing two female employees as one calls for bystanders to call the cops and another asks her, “Are you crazy?”

Cleveland then punches one of the employees while the second worker tells the suspect, “Do not touch my boss!”

Cleveland continues to argue and yell at the two other women, who repeatedly ask her to leave before one of the employees tells her, “Honey, I don’t know what’s wrong with you.”

That comment appeared to calm Cleveland for a brief moment. She replied with emotion, “Sorry, I’ve been up all day. I’m sorry.”

But Cleveland was quickly triggered again, and ripped the apparent supervisor’s mask off before running to the front of the counter to grab ice and returning behind the registers to attack one of the workers once again. That worker gets Cleveland on the ground and punches her several times. Police then arrive and place Cleveland in handcuffs.

Cleveland was arrested and charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault. The Daily Mail reported that when she appeared in court the next day, Cleveland was ordered not to return to the McDonald’s where the incident occurred and not to have any contact with her alleged victims. Her bond was set at $1,000.

Anything else?

WOIO-TV interviewed Mr. Allen, the witness who took the video, to gain his account of what occurred before he began recording.

“I heard her ask for a slushie with all three flavors mixed into one,” Allen told the outlet. “Whereupon the manager informed her that they could not do that, and she became increasingly irritated and combative and decided that she would go behind the counter and fix her own drink.”

As things began to escalate, Allen pulled out his phone to document the encounter. “I was concerned that she may start hurting somebody,” he said. “So, I started recording in case law enforcement needed the tape for any kind of evidence of the assault.”

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Victoria’s Secret ditches supermodel angels, replaces them with ‘women famous for their achievements’ including Megan Rapinoe

Victoria’s Secret has sent its angels packing in a monumental rebranding that replaces the supermodels with a group of seven “women famous for their achievements,” including U.S. soccer star and activist Megan Rapinoe.

What are the details?

The New York Times reported that Victoria’s Secret will now be represented by a group called the VS Collective, comprised of “women famous for their achievements and not their proportions.”

In addition to Rapinoe, the collective includes 17-year-old Chinese American freestyle skier Eileen Gu, size 14 model “and inclusivity advocate” Paloma Elsessor, Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Brazilian trans model Valentino Sampaio, model and South Sudanese refugee Adut Akech, and Amanda de Cadenet, “the photographer and founder of #Girlgaze, the digital platform for female photographers.”

Martin Waters, former head of Victoria’s Secret’s international business and its new CEO as of February, explained to The Times of the company’s rebranding, “When the world was changing, we were too slow to respond. We needed to stop being about what men want and to be about what women want.”

When the news hit Twitter, people overwhelmingly predicted doom for Victoria’s Secret over their decision. “How To Destroy Your Brand 101,” one person wrote, with a laughing emoji. Another tweeted, “Hoooboy. RIP @VictoriasSecret.” Someone else replied, “reading the tweets seems like vast vast vast majority is hating this decision lol We can add Victoria secret bankruptcy list for 2022.”

Although Victoria’s Secret had expressed that their aim was to appeal to women, not all women are on board with the new plan.

One woman tweeted, “Men like to look at the Angels. Women hope to look like the angels in the overpriced stuff you sell. Megan Rapinoe has no place in this scenario, ever, at all. Just incredible stuff here.”

Another added, “Since they stopped the fashion show they’ve really just gone downhill on a woke sled and it kind of disheartening. I miss wanting to emulate the angels, the epitome of beauty, not see models that look just like me sitting awkwardly trying to hide their rolls.”

But others praised the move, with one person sharing, “I was in a [Victoria’s Secret] PINK store the other day and noticed mannequins of different sizes and it was such a comforting change.”

Some folks resorted to humor about how the now-fallen “angels” might fare. One person quipped, “At least the models can finally eat a hamburger or something.”

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Gov. DeSantis sending Florida law enforcement to assist Arizona, Texas at border

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Wednesday that law enforcement agencies from across his state are stepping up and will deploy officers to Texas and Arizona, answering the border states’ calls for assistance as they struggle with a bombardment of illegal immigrants crossing into the U.S. from Mexico.

What are the details?

Last week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) sent a joint letter to their fellow governors calling for “manpower” to assist in arresting migrants illegally crossing into the U.S. under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact, which allows them to “call in reinforcements” from other states during crisis.

Ducey has declared an emergency in Arizona over the border surge, while Abbott has declared a disaster and vowed to begin building Texas’ own border wall. Both governors have deployed national guard troops to their southern borders, and both have pleaded for the Biden administration to take action.

DeSantis says Florida is ready to help.

“America’s border security crisis impacts every state and every American,” DeSantis said in a statement. “The Biden Administration ended policies implemented by President Trump that were curbing illegal immigration, securing our border, and keeping Americans safe. Governors Abbott and Ducey recently sent out a call for help to every state in the nation, needing additional law enforcement manpower and other resources to aid with border security. I’m proud to announce today that the state of Florida is answering the call. Florida has your back.”

The Florida governor held a news conference along with state Attorney General Ashley Moody (R) and several sheriffs from throughout Florida to discuss the plan.

WPTV-TV reported that “in making his case for why the issue is one that impacts the safety of all Florida residents, DeSantis referenced a May incident in Martin County in which an 82-year-old woman was “raped by a criminal illegal alien.”

“I mean, how disgusting?” DeSantis said of the case during the presser. “This guy had been arrested. (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) had never — was not willing to take him and remove him — and so he ends up committing a dastardly act against an elderly resident in Martin County.”

The South Florida Sun Sentinel reported that DeSantis reiterated, “We believe securing the Southern border is important for our country. Where the federal government has failed, the states are stepping up.”


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Biden apologizes after going off on reporter over question about Putin

President Joe Biden lost his cool with a U.S. reporter in Geneva on Wednesday over the journalist’s question regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The exchange went viral, sparking condemnation from other U.S. reporters. Afterward, Biden apologized for his response, saying he “shouldn’t have been such a wise guy.”

What are the details?

Following his summit with Putin, Biden held a press conference where he took questions from a list of pre-approved journalists, Fox News reported. But as the president turned and walked away, he decided to respond to questions shouted from the press pool.

That’s when CNN’s Kaitlan Collins asked, “Why are you so confident he’ll change his behavior, Mr. President?” referring to Putin.

“I’m not confident he’ll change his behavior,” a visibly frustrated Biden replied. “What the hell! What do you do all the time?”

Biden then raised a finger and began walking toward Collins, saying, “When did I say I was confident? What I said was — let’s get it straight — I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world.”

Collins pressed back, replying, “but given his past behavior has not changed, and in that press conference after sitting down with you for several hours, he denied any involvement in cyberattacks, he’s downplayed human rights abuses, he even refused to say Alexei Navalny’s name. So, how does that amount to a constructive meeting?”

“If you don’t understand that, you’re in the wrong business,” Biden told the reporter.

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Several other U.S. reporters took to social media condemning Biden for his treatment of Collins, and her name became a trending topic on Twitter.

New York Magazine’s Olivia Nuzzi tweeted, “If you’re the most powerful person in the world and you can’t field questions from the media without losing your temper, maybe you’re in the wrong business.” Nuzzi added, “What kind of example does it set for other countries when the president of the United States insults a member of the free press on an international stage for asking a fair question in good faith?”

Glenn Greenwald described video of the exchange as showing “Biden aggressively insulting and demeaning a female reporter while she’s just doing her job, all in front of her colleagues.”

Before boarding Air Force One afterward, Biden stopped to tell the White House press pool, “I owe my last questioner an apology. I shouldn’t have been such a wise guy with the last answer I gave.”

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Former Mississippi state rep killed outside same home where her sister-in-law was found dead

A former Mississippi state lawmaker was fatally shot over the weekend outside the same burned-out home where her sister-in-law was found dead following an arson fire after Christmas.

What are the details?

Ashley Henley, a Republican who represented Southaven from 2016 to 2019, was found with a gunshot wound to the back of her head in Saturday. Her body was discovered by investigators after her husband called a neighbor out of concern when she seemed to be gone for too long while cleaning up the property where his sister died.

Henley and her husband, Brandon Henley, have pressed local law enforcement on the investigation surrounding the death of Brandon’s sister, Kristina Michelle Jones, whose body was found Dec. 26 inside a trailer owned by Brandon and Kristina’s father.

Following Jones’ death, Brandon and Ashley put up a billboard-type shrine of sorts outside the property, insisting that Jones had been murdered and calling for justice.

“I feel that if something would have been done sooner this would have never happened,” Brandon told WJTV-TV following his wife’s death.

Brandon told the outlet that he believes both his wife and his sister were killed by the same person, and that the family “had just days earlier begun re-examining his sister’s death.”

“The fire investigators did confirm it was arson and the crime lab did confirm that there was no smoke in her lungs when she was found, so she was dead before the fire,” Brandon said of his sister’s death.

He said of the Yalobusha County Sheriff’s Office, “I’d like for them to do their job because this is the second person someone down there has taken from me.” He added, “My son doesn’t have a mother.”

The Washington Post reported that the Henleys had launched their own investigation into Jones’ death, and that Ashley’s friend and former colleague state Rep. Dan Eubanks (R) said Ashley “had grown increasingly frustrated in recent weeks and feared that Jones’ case would go cold.”

Eubanks told WLBT-TV:

“I really believe that what happened was, she continued to pursue certain leads and she ruffled some feathers and somebody wanted to put an end to that search. It’s obvious that it was an execution-style murder. Somebody wanted her dead. They didn’t rob her, they didn’t take any of her stuff. … They killed her and just moved on.”

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Trump to visit southern border, slams Biden and Harris for refusing to tour ‘wreckage they created’

Former President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he will soon make a trip to the southern border at the invitation of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), and took the opportunity to lambaste President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris for refusing to make a trip to the area despite the ongoing migrant crisis he called the “wreckage they created.”

What are the details?

Trump said in a statement that he will join Abbott on June 30 for “an official visit to our Nation’s decimated Southern border,” saying that “the Biden Administration inherited from me the strongest, safest, and most secure border in U.S. history and in mere weeks they turned it into the single worst border crisis disaster in U.S. history.”

He continued:

We went from detain-and-remove to catch-and-release. We went from having border security that was the envy of the world to a lawless border that is now pitied around the world. Biden and Harris have handed control of our border over to cartels, criminals, and coyotes. Drug dealers, MS-13 gang members, human smugglers, sex traffickers, and the criminal elements of the world now have free reign. Hospitals and schools are getting crushed and public health is being sacrificed all in service of a radical left anti-borders agenda. Our brave border agents and courageous ICE officers have been illegally stopped from doing their jobs. Our Nation is now one giant sanctuary city where even dangerous criminals are being cut loose and set free inside the U.S. interior on a daily basis.

The former president added, “If this weren’t bad enough, Biden and Harris won’t even tour the scenes of the wreckage they created, or come down and visit with the Border Patrol and ICE heroes risking their lives to defend our Nation at a time when the White House is doing everything it can to make their job totally impossible.”

Earlier in the day, Abbott tweeted that “Texas will finish what President Trump started,” touting his forthcoming plan to build a border wall in the absence of the Biden administration’s assistance as illegal immigrants continue to pour into the U.S. via Mexico at record rates.

The Daily Mail noted that according U.S. Customs and Border Protection data released last week, “the number of migrants rocketed by more than six-fold from the 23,237 who crossed from Mexico into the United States in May 2020.”

The outlet added that the “data also showed illegal crossings have exploded by 674% in a year, with 180,034 recorded in May — the fourth consecutive monthly rise.”

Meanwhile, Fox News reports that Harris — who was designated by Biden to address the “root causes” of the migrant surge — has gone 83 days without visiting the border since being tapped as point person on the crisis.

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SD Gov. Noem slams ‘hypocrite’ Biden as White House plans July 4th fireworks after banning Mount Rushmore event

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) called out President Joe Biden on Tuesday, branding him a “hypocrite” after the White House announced its own fireworks display for the Fourth of July after rejecting her state’s request to hold a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore on Independence Day.

What are the details?

Back in March, the Biden administration denied the state of South Dakota’s request to hold a celebration and shoot off fireworks at Mount Rushmore on July 4. In a letter to the state’s tourism secretary, the National Park Service wrote:

“Potential risks to the park itself and to the health and safety of employees and visitors associated with the fireworks demonstration continue to be a concern and are still being evaluated as a result of the 2020 event. In addition, the park’s many tribal partners expressly oppose fireworks at the Memorial.

“These factors, compiled with the COVID-19 pandemic, do not allow a safe and responsible fireworks display to be held at this site.”

South Dakota sued over the decision weeks later, but the ban currently remains in place.

Then on Tuesday, the White House announced its Fourth of July “independence from the virus” bash, and officials told Fox News that “more than 1,000 guests are expected” for festivities that included watching “fireworks over the National Mall.”

“What a hypocrite,” Noem tweeted in reaction to the White House’s announcement. “President @JoeBiden wants ‘a summer of freedom’ where we ‘mark independence from the virus by celebrating with events across the country.’ Translation: fireworks are fine at the White House, but not at Mount Rushmore.”

The governor also retweeted the Fox News report from her personal account with the message, “Rules for thee but not for me…a long time favorite from the Democrat playbook. @joebiden, why are you being so hypocritical? You’re having your own personal fireworks show in DC, but South Dakotans are told no?”

She added, “Given this hypocrisy, we will be resubmitting our request to hold our celebration at Mount Rushmore on July 3rd. Stay tuned!”

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‘Biden admin could care less about these people’: Texas Gov. Abbott says he’ll solicit donations to build wall along southern border

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) revealed Tuesday that he plans to use crowdfunding from the public to assist in building a wall along his state’s southern border.

The governor announced last week that his state will begin building its own wall as Texas deals with a surge of illegal immigrants pouring in from Mexico. He said the Biden administration is not doing its job, and blames its policies on the increase of migrants flowing into the U.S.

What are the details?

Speaking on the conservative “Ruthless” podcast, Abbott said that he will have more details to provide on his plan, but that contributions from individuals will be a funding source.

“When I do make the announcement later on this week, I will also be providing a link that you can click on and go to for everybody in the United States — really everybody in the entire world — who wants to help Texas build the border wall, there will be a place on there where they can contribute,” Abbott said, according to dictation by KVIA-TV.

As the news hit social media, critics were quick to draw correlation between Abbott’s initiative and the “We Build The Wall” campaign, a private crowdsourcing effort led by former President Donald Trump supporters seeking to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.

Four leaders of the “We Build the Wall” campaign, including former Trump adviser Steve Bannon, were arrested last year over allegations that they had defrauded donors. Bannon was pardoned by Trump just before he left office in January.

But Abbott reassured prospective donors, telling “Ruthless” that contributions will “go to a fund in the state of Texas – not a private entity, not an individual.”

He added, “They will be received by the state of Texas in the governor’s office, great transparency, everyone will know every penny in, every penny out. But the sole purpose of those funds will be going to build the border wall.”

Fox News noted that “Abbott has yet to provide details on what he expects the border wall to cost,” and KVIA reported that “federal lawmakers have estimated that the border wall cost the Trump administration nearly $27 million per mile in some parts of Texas.”

Anything else?

President Joe Biden paused federal funding of the wall when he took office in January. His administration has faced fierce backlash from leaders in border states, both Republicans and Democrats, for not doing enough to address the border crisis.

Abbott told “Ruthless” of the border situation, “It’s a Third-World country where these farmers and ranchers are living, with their lives on the line every single day.”

“And you know what?” he continued. “The Biden administration could care less about these people who are going through this tragedy. Somebody has to step up for these people.”

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South Dakota boy, 10, drowns after saving little sister on Big Sioux River

A 10-year-old South Dakota boy gave up his own life while saving his 5-year-old sister from drowning in the Big Sioux River over the weekend.

What are the details?

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office alerted the public Saturday evening that “a large scale rescue operation” was underway at the river in search of a 10-year-old boy. Hours later, they announced that a dive team recovered the body of young Ricky Lee Sneve.

Ricky’s mother, Nicole Eufers, told the Sioux Falls Argus Leader that her boy was on the river with his father when “a couple of the siblings fell in the water. Dad jumped in for two of them, and Ricky jumped in to save his sister, Chevelle.”

The little boy was able to get Chevelle to the shore, but when his father and the other kids turned around, they could not find Ricky.

“He saved his sister’s life and took his own,” his mother told the newspaper.

Ricky was the oldest of Eufers’ four children and had a fifth sibling. A GoFundMe account set up for the single mother by his uncle states:

“Ricky Lee was a very intelligent and smart young boy who loved his family and was an adventurous little guy. He’d do anything to help his mom or anyone at that, without ever being asked. Ricky gave his life trying to do what he knew was best.”


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Fashion designer says bullying from Chrissy Teigen left him ‘traumatized’ with ‘thoughts of suicide’ — shares messages between them

Fashion designer Michael Costello has come forward as the latest alleged victim of bullying by far-left model Chrissy Teigen, posting purported messages between the two as he confessed that her abuse from years ago continues to torment him and that he remains suicidal because of it.

What are the details?

In an Instagram post Monday afternoon, Costello began by writing:

“I didn’t want to do this but I can not be happy until I speak my mind I need to heal and in order for me to do that I must reveal what I’ve been going through. I wanted to kill myself and I still am traumatized, depressed and have thoughts of suicide.”

The designer revealed that Teigen — who has admitted to previously bullying other celebrities and reportedly urged at least one to kill herself — accused him of being racist over an image she saw online in 2014, according to “Entertainment Tonight.”

Messages shared by Costello allegedly show Teigen refusing to speak with him when he was pleading to clear up the situation and his good name.

“Chrissy, I’ve never called anyone the n word,” Costello wrote the model. “Those fake images were photoshopped from a former disgruntled employee.”

“Good luck with that lmao,” Teigen replied. “Hope that story keeps your already dead career going.”

Costello then pleads with Teigen to call him so he can explain himself, supplying his phone number and writing, “I am suffering from this more than you can imagine. So many people are attacking me over this. It’s a fake story but your comment is adding more fuel to the fire.”

“Good!” Teigen responded. “Racist people like you deserve to suffer and die. You might as well be dead. Your career is over, just watch.”

Costello wrote to his followers of Tiegen, “Wow, did she live up to her words.”

He claimed that Teigen and stylist Monica Rose actively worked to “threaten people and brands that if they were in any shape or form associated with me, they would not work with any of them.”

Costello explained that “so many nights” he stayed awake wanting to kill himself, and that just last week he wrote letters to family and close friends “because I thought taking my own life would be the best way out” from the torment at the hands of the “powerful Hollywood elites.”

Teigen apologizes

Costello’s post came hours after Teigen issued a lengthy apology following weeks of backlash and canceled deals of her own over multiple unearthed instances of her bullying and harassing young female celebrities.

Teigen, who is married to singer John Legend, wrote, in part:

There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn’t deserve them. No one does. Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor.

I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry.

She added, “I won’t ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement and change.”

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Chuck Schumer’s office says he’s sorry for referring to disabled children as ‘retarded’

The office of Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he is apologetic after he made headlines by referring to disabled children as “retarded” during a recent interview.

What are the details?

The Washington Examiner first reported that Schumer, 70, was asked on the OneNYCHA podcast about an effort in New York to shelter homeless people despite opposition to the plan.

Schumer responded, “I have found that my whole career, I wanted to build, when I first was an assemblyman, they wanted to build a congregant living place for retarded children, and the whole neighborhood was against it.”

“These are harmless kids,” he added. “They just needed some help. We got it done, [but] it took a while.”

As Politico noted, the term “retarded” is “considered outdated and offensive by many, and advocates for people with mental and intellectual disabilities discourage its use.”

None of the four hosts of the podcast pushed back or questioned Schumer on his use of the word.

The Sun reported that Schumer’s use of the word drew fury online, with critics saying Schumer’s use of the slur “shows who he is” and another suggesting his comment reflected “the way dems see homeless kids and their families.”

What did Schumer’s office say?

A spokesperson for Schumer told the Examiner in a statement reacting to his use of the word:

“For decades, Sen. Schumer has been an ardent champion for enlightened policy and full funding of services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He used an inappropriate and outdated word in his description of an effort he supported that was led by the AHRC to build a group home in his Brooklyn district decades ago to provide housing and services to children with developmental disabilities. He is sincerely sorry for his use of the outdated and hurtful language.”

You may view Schumer’s interview with OneNYCHA podcast in its entirety at this link. His comments regarding the homeless housing initiative begin around the 38:20 mark, and are shown in the clip below.

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Mitch McConnell says he will block any Biden Supreme Court nominee in 2024 if GOP takes back Senate

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) drew fury from Democrats when he blocked a U.S. Supreme Court nominee from going forward under former President Barack Obama during the 2016 election year — and says he will do it all over again in 2024 if the GOP takes back control of the Senate in 2022.

He says Democrats would do the same thing.

What are the details?

McConnell, who was Senate majority leader from 2015 until early 2021, famously refused to allow Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland for consideration in 2016, arguing that it was an election year and that the next president should make the pick.

Then in 2020, McConnell triggered Democrats when he pushed through the nomination of now-Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett just a few weeks before Election Day. Democrats accused him of hypocrisy, but he pointed out at the time that the difference was Republicans controlled both the Senate and the White House — while that was not the case in 2016.

“I think in the middle of a presidential election, if you have a Senate of the opposite party of the president, you have to go back to the 1880s to find the last time a vacancy was filled,” McConnell said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Monday. “So I think it’s highly unlikely — in fact, no, I don’t think either party if it controlled, if it were different from the president, would confirm a Supreme Court nominee in the middle of an election.”

Hewitt then asked McConnell about whether he would block a Biden nominee if he is running the Senate again in 2023, a non-election year. The Kentucky Republican responded, “we’d have to see what happens.”

McConnell was able to confirm three U.S. Supreme Court justices selected by former President Donald Trump, making the court a 6-3 conservative majority and igniting far-left calls for court-packing as some Democrats seek to expand the size of the court in order to add more liberal justices in what they see as an imbalance.

There is currently a movement on the left calling for 82-year-old Justice Stephen Breyer to retire soon so that President Joe Biden can select his replacement, just as there was a movement under President Obama for liberal icon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to retire. Ginsburg passed away in 2020, and Trump chose Barrett as her replacement on the high court.

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‘Oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth’: Lobster diver says he was ‘swallowed’ by humpback whale off Mass. coast but whale spit him out

A lobster diver says he is “bruised up” but doing all right after a humpback whale purportedly “swallowed” him off the coast of Massachusetts.

Michael Packard, 56, told the media he was 45 feet down when he ended up fully inside the huge whale’s mouth, but the animal spit him back out after 30 seconds or so.

What are the details?

Packard wrote in a Facebook post Friday:

“Hi everyone, I just want to clarify what happened to me today. I was lobster diving and A humpback whale tried to eat me. I was in his closed mouth for about 30 to 40 seconds before he rose to the surface and spit me out. I am very bruised up but have no broken bones. I want to thank the Provincetown rescue squad for there (sic) caring and help.”

The commercial lobsterman was taken to the hospital after the ordeal, and upon release he recalled what happened to WBZ-TV.

“All of a sudden I just felt this huge bump and everything went dark,” he told the outlet.

After initially thinking he had been bitten by a shark, Packard began feeling around and realized, “Oh my God, I’m in a whale’s mouth.”

He said at that point he figured it would mean the end of his time here on earth, and his thoughts turned to his wife and their two sons, who are 12 and 15. But before long, the whale took him to the surface of the water and spit him out.

‘Thank God it wasn’t a white shark’

Packard’s sister, Cynthia Packard, told the Cape Cod Times that Josiah Mayo, a crewman on Packard’s ship, saw the whale surface and fling Packard out. According to Cynthia, Mayo thought that the whale was a great white shark at first.

“Thank God it wasn’t a white shark,” she told the outlet. “He sees them all the time out there. He must have thought he was done.”

Fox News noted that Packard explained that he was able to breathe while inside the whale’s mouth because he was still wearing scuba gear.

Jooke Robbins, director of Humpback Whale Studies at the Center for Coastal Studies in Provincetown, told the Cape Cod Times that humpback whales are not aggressive toward humans, and incidents of them injuring people are so rare that they’re next to nonexistent.

“Based on what was described, this would have to be a mistake and an accident on the part of the humpback,” Robbins said.

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Federal judge halts USDA program that bans white farmers saying lawsuit against it could be successful

A federal judge on Thursday halted the USDA loan forgiveness program exclusive to farmers of color, saying that a group of white farmers who have sued for discrimination over being banned from the government program have a good chance of winning.

What are the details?

NBC News reported that Judge William Griesbach of Wisconsin’s Eastern District, issued an order placing the program on a temporary hold, wherein he wrote that the white farmers “are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim” that the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s “use of race-based criteria in the administration of the program violates their right to equal protection under the law.”

Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL) — who represents the white farmers — said in a statement to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “The Court recognized that the federal government’s plan to condition and allocate benefits on the basis of race raises grave constitutional concerns and threatens our clients with irreparable harm.”

He added, “The Biden administration is radically undermining bedrock principles of equality under the law.”

The judge’s move stops the USDA from issuing debt relief payments to thousands of minority farmers, despite the agency vowing to begin their payouts this month.

In reaction to the decision, USDA spokesman Matt Herrick said in a statement:

“We respectfully disagree with this temporary order and USDA will continue to forcefully defend our ability to carry out this act of Congress and deliver debt relief to socially disadvantaged borrowers. When the temporary order is lifted, USDA will be prepared to provide the debt relief authorized by Congress.”

What else?

The Washington Post explained:

The assistance program, which was passed by the Senate in March as part of the Biden administration’s $1.9 trillion stimulus relief package, sought to correct long-standing disadvantages faced by Black, Latino, and other minority farmers in getting loans from banks and the government.

The program is open to any producer who is black, Native American, Hispanic, Asian American or Pacific Islander, yet white producers do not qualify.

But shortly after it passed, WILL sued on behalf of five farmers from four states, saying the program for “socially disadvantaged” farmers is unconstitutional because it is race-based.

Since then, seven more plaintiffs have joined that suit, and separate legal challenges on behalf of other white farmers have also been filed against the program.

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Video: BBC crew claims Joe Biden had them booted from their pub table so he and Jill could take it

A BBC editor and his producer say President Joe Biden decided to take their table at a hotel pub Thursday, and posted videos of the incident showing Biden standing at the table as the crew collected their belongings.

What are the details?

The New York Post reported on the encounter that began with BBC North American editor Jon Sopel documenting himself chatting up Biden when the commander-in-chief sat down at a table near him outdoors at the Treganna Castle in Cornwall.

“A first in my career,” Sopel tweeted along with accompanying video. “@POTUS comes and sits down at table in a bar next to me and orders a drink. Am trying to act nonchalant #G7.”

The Post reported, “But the BBC team was soon forced to pack up their belongings to give up their table to POTUS and FLOTUS — even though they clearly had the pick of several other tables in the otherwise empty area.”

Sopel’s producer, Morgan Gisholt Minard, then posted a clip showing her gathering her things to leave their table as Biden stood by, hands resting on one of the chairs, watching and waiting for her to skedaddle as they exchanged pleasantries.

Minard tweeted, “There are few instances I’d feel compelled to give up my dinner table… I suppose this is an exception. Welcome to Cornwall @POTUS.”

Sopel then joked on Twitter that Minard “has never, not once, stood up to make way for me.”

In a short BBC posting that same day titled, “When the US president sits at your table in the bar,” the outlet reported, “You can bump into all sorts of characters at a hotel bar. Sometimes a VIP from the presidential suite shows up and wants your table.”

Sharing Minard’s video, the British outlet added, “That’s what happened to the BBC’s Jon Sopel and Morgan Gisholt Minard while they were covering the G7 summit in Cornwall, UK.

But the BBC crew continued their coverage from not too far away, with Sopel reporting shortly after their table-hopping, “Hope I’m not revealing state secrets but @POTUS drank coke; @FLOTUS a glass of red. Not a beer or cider or pasty in sight #G7.”

What was the Twitter reaction?

According to The Daily Wire, “while Twitterers mocked the BBC team for moving so quickly, others ripped them for their fawning response” to the U.S. president.

Several people also made jokes about the incident, with one person telling Minard, “Get out quick, before he touches you or sniffs your hair…”


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YouTube issues 7-day ban on GOP Sen. Ron Johnson citing its ‘medical misinformation policies’

YouTube has banned Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson from uploading videos on the platform for seven days after he posted a clip wherein he criticizes Washington bureaucrats for “working against robust research” on early COVID-19 treatments, including hydroxychloroquine.

The Google-owned video platform said in a statement that Johnson had violated its “medical misinformation policies.”

What are the details?

The Federalist’s Molly Hemingway reported the ban Friday, explaining that Johnson had said in his now-pulled video that “Johnson took bureaucrats in the Trump and Biden administrations to task for ‘not only ignoring but working against robust research [on] the use of cheap, generic drugs to be repurposed for early treatment of COVID.’

“It always baffled me that there was such a concerted effort to deny the American public the type of robust exploration research into early treatment early in this pandemic,” Johnson said. He added that two drugs used for early treatment of COVID-19, hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, are “incredibly safe.”

Johnson shared Hemingway’s article on Twitter, writing, “YouTube’s arrogant Covid censorship continues. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas? This suppression of speech should concern every American. @FDRLST.”

News of the GOP senator’s ban comes the day after multiple outlets reported on a new study showing that hydroxychloroquine and zinc treatments to COVID-19 patients on ventilators improved survival rates nearly three-fold.

The revelation sparked fury from former Trump adviser Peter Navarro, who said the results show Dr. Anthony Fauci and CNN have “blood” on their hands for dismissing the potential benefits of HCQ to coronavirus patients.

Regardless, YouTube told Fox News that it removed Johnson’s latest video because it violated the platform’s COVID-19 “medical misinformation policies.”

“We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus,” the spokesperson said.

The policy states that “YouTube doesn’t allow content that spreads medical misinformation that contradicts local health authorities’ or the World Health Organization’s (WHO) medical information about COVID-19.”

Anything else?

The ban comes months after YouTube pulled down two videos Johnson posted showing testimony at the Senate Committee on Homeland Security regarding promising research on early COVID-19 treatments.

Johnson wrote an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal in February after the videos were pulled, titled, “YouTube cancels the U.S. Senate: It censors testimony from physicians on early treatments for COVID-19 patients.”

In reaction to his ban this week, Johnson told Fox News:

“Big Tech and mainstream media believe they are smarter than medical doctors who have devoted their lives to science and use their skills to save lives. They have decided there is only one medical viewpoint allowed, and it is the viewpoint dictated by government agencies. How many lives will be lost as a result? How many lives could have been saved with a free exchange of medical ideas?”

He added, “Government-sanctioned censorship of ideas and speech should concern us all.”

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib claims ‘freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress’

Far-left Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) declared Thursday to her 1.4 million Twitter followers that “freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress,” after her fellow Muslim female colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) faced backlash from her own party after appearing to equate the U.S. and Israel to terrorist organizations earlier in the week.

What are the details?

Tlaib, who along with Omar is a household name after numerous controversial statements and membership in House Democrats’ progressive “squad,” tweeted:

“Freedom of speech doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. The benefit of the doubt doesn’t exist for Muslim women in Congress. House Democratic leadership should be ashamed of its relentless, exclusive tone policing of Congresswomen of color.”

Fox News noted:

Tlaib and Omar were the first Muslim women elected to Congress in 2018 and, along with other members of the progressive Squad, have been more critical of Israel, especially during the recent 11-day conflict with Hamas that left more than 250 dead, the vast majority Palestinians.

On Monday, Omar sparked outrage after telling her own 1.2 million Twitter followers, “We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity. We have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the U.S., Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban. I asked @SecBlinken where people are supposed to go for justice.”

Omar’s remarks drew sharp condemnation from across the political spectrum, including from at least a dozen fellow House Democrats. The Minnesota representative then clarified her comments while slamming her Democratic colleagues for calling her out.

“It’s shameful for colleagues who call me when they need my support to now put out a statement asking for ‘clarification’ and not just call. The islamophobic tropes in this statement are offensive. The constant harassment & silencing from the signers of this letter is unbearable.”

The same day, Democratic leaders including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) issued a joint statement saying “there is no moral equivalency between the U.S. and Israel and Hamas and the Taliban,” adding that they “welcome” Omar’s clarification.

The House’s Progressive Caucus issued a statement of their own defending Omar. The message penned by Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) reads:

Rep. Omar is a deeply valued members of the Progressive Caucus. Her voice is critical and necessary, both in the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Democratic Caucus as a whole.

We cannot ignore a right-wing media echo chamber that has deliberately and routinely attacked a Black, Muslim woman in Congress, distorting her views and intentions, and resulting in threats against Rep. Omar and her staff. We urge our colleagues not to abet or amplify such divisive and bad-faith tactics. Members of the Democratic Caucus owe it to each other to pause, reflect, and engage directly with each other when misunderstanding arise, and stand together against cynical attempts to divide our caucus.

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Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas will build its own border wall, slams federal gov’t for inaction

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) says he will soon unveil a plan for his state to build its own wall along its southern border with Mexico, as he blasted the Biden administration and federal lawmakers for inaction on the U.S.’s immigration crisis.

What are the details?

KVIA-TV reported that during a “Border Security Summit” with Texas law enforcement, mayors and county judges on Thursday, Abbott told the group, “I will announce next week the plan for the state of Texas to begin building the border wall in the state of Texas.”

“The border crisis is no laughing matter,” he continued, adding, “It’s not a tourism site for members of Congress to visit and then return to D.C. and do nothing.”

According to The Washington Examiner, Abbott said that “change is needed” as Texas communities continue to struggle with the ongoing surge of illegal immigrants pouring into the U.S. via Mexico.

“One thing we know and that is a border crisis is plaguing the farmers, the ranchers, the residents of the entire border region,” he told the summit. “Your law enforcement officers, they are having to redirect their resources to deal with the border as opposed to deal what they normally deal with which is keeping your communities safe every day.”

The Republican governor also tore into the Biden administration for their handling of the border crisis, saying the White House’s “open border policies” are to blame.

In an interview with Breitbart ahead of the summit on Thursday, Abbott said, “The influx across the border is out of control, and the Biden Administration has shown that is not going to step up and do its job, and amidst reports of even more people coming in across the border, we know we have to step up and do more.”

The outlet reported that construction of border barriers “will immediately begin” in places like Del Rio, where the summit was held.

“The reason why we are here is because of the massive increase,” the governor said at the gathering, noting that border crossings used to be highly “concentrated in the Rio Grande Valley.”

“Now, you know we’re upstream from the Rio Grande Valley in the Del Rio Sector and the Del Rio sector is suffering from some of the largest increases.”

Abbott also revealed that he will issue a new disaster declaration next week in order to form an enhanced security plan. He pointed out that he has already approved a billion dollars in state funding dedicated to securing his state’s southern border.

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US concerned as Iranian warships cross Atlantic — reportedly headed for Venezuela and carrying arms

The Biden administration, Pentagon and several U.S. lawmakers are expressing concern as Iranian warships are making their way across the Atlantic Ocean, reportedly headed for Venezuela to make good on delivering arms in a deal the two nations made last year.

What are the details?

Politico reported Wednesday that as of that morning, two Iranian warships believed to be carrying arms “had completed more than half the journey from Iran to Venezuela, and were steaming slowly northwest more than 1,000 miles from Cape Town, South Africa,” according to a defense official, noting that this is the furthest the Iranian navy has ventured into the Atlantic.

A source told the outlet that the intelligence community “has evidence that one of the ships…is carrying fast-attack boats, likely intended for sale to Venezuela.”

“The sale of the Iranian weapons happened one year ago under the previous [U.S.] administration and like many situations related to Iran under the previous administration — including the breakout of Iran’s nuclear program following the Trump administration’s reckless withdrawal from the [Iran nuclear deal] — we are working to resolve it through diplomacy,” a senior Biden official told the outlet. “But to be clear, Iran sold weapons to Venezuela over a year ago, which we believe was to test the Trump administration’s maximum pressure posture.”

In reaction to the article, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) tweeted, “#Venezuela bought attack boats from #Iran last year, but only now are they trying to deliver them. Ignore the petty sniping from Biden official & focus on what matters. Either #Maduro unconditionally turns them away or U.S. should force them to turn around.”

AFP reported that during a congressional hearing on Thursday, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) addressed the situation with U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, asking the Pentagon chief whether the Biden administration “knows exactly what is on those Iranian vessels.”

The Democrat noted that satellite imagery shows the fast-attack boats on the deck of one of the warships, but that “it’s still unclear whether those boats were aboard when the ships began their journey.”

Blumenthal also pointed out that “there are reports that Venezuela was considering purchasing missiles from Iran, including long range ones.”

“I am absolutely concerned about the proliferation of weapons, any type of weapons, in our neighborhood,” Austin told Blumenthal at one point, adding, “And so, I share your concern.”

The Washington Post reported that the ships travelling through the Atlantic are the Iranian destroyer Sahand, and a support vessel named Makran.

The two ships began their voyage last month according to Iran’s deputy Army chief, Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, and Iranian state-owned television provided footage of them chopping through the Atlantic waters.

“The Navy is improving its seafaring capacity and proving its long-term durability in unfavorable seas and the Atlantic’s unfavorable weather conditions,” Sayyari said, according to The Post.

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Navarro says Fauci and CNN have ‘blood’ on their hands after study shows hydroxychloroquine doubles COVID survival rate

Former Trump adviser Peter Navarro has strong words for Dr. Anthony Fauci and far-left network CNN for dismissing the effectiveness of hydroxychloroquine against COVID-19, after a new study found that treatments of the malaria drug combined with zinc more than doubled the survival rate of coronavirus patients on ventilators.

Navarro says Fauci and CNN have blood on their hands.

What are the details?

I had 60 million tablets of HCQ that Tony Fauci and @cc wouldn’t allow the American public to use because of their Hydroxy Hysteria,” Navarro tweeted on Thursday. “Blood on @JohnBerman @cnn and Saint Fauci’s hands. More than 50,000 Americans would be alive today.”

The economist shared a link to an article by The Daily Mail, titled, “Was Trump right about hydroxychloroquine all along? New study shows drug touted by former president can increase COVID survival rates by 200%.”

The Mail pointed to an observational study on 255 COVID-19 patients published in medRxiv on May 31, that was conducted by Saint Barnabas Medical Center in New Jersey. The study, which has not been peer-reviewed, concluded that “when the cumulative doses” of hydroxychloroquine and zinc “were above a certain level, patients had a survival rate 2.9 times the other patients.”

What’s the background?

Early on in the COVID-19 pandemic last year, then-President Donald Trump touted hydroxychloroquine as a promising treatment against the virus.

Germany’s Bayer pharmaceutical company in turn donated three million doses of the anti-malarial to the U.S., as health care providers were already treating coronavirus patients with hydroxychloroquine-based treatments in France, China, and other nations, MarketWatch reported at the time.

The Washington Examiner noted Trump’s promotion of HCQ “earned him pushback from medical experts, including his own White House coronavirus team member Dr. Anthony Fauci, and political pundits who dismissed his claims and maintained the drug was ineffective.”

The new study on HCQ’s effectiveness comes as Trump has seen a series of apparent vindications in recent days, which was not lost on his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.

The younger Trump tweeted Wednesday, “In the last week alone, we’ve learned that the media, so-called fact checkers and their Big Tech enforcers lied to us about the lab-leak theory, Hydroxychloroquine and the clearing of Lafayette Square. All to hurt Donald Trump. What else are they lying about?”

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