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Sen. Rand Paul thanks DC cops for saving him from ‘crazed mob’ after RNC – Fox News

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., said he was attacked by a “crazed mob” of more than 100 people after leaving the White House following President Trump’s acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention.

“Just got attacked by an angry mob of over 100, one block away from the White House, he wrote on Twitter early Friday. “Thank you to @DCPoliceDept for literally saving our lives from a crazed mob.”

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Video on social media appeared to show a crowd chasing and jeering Paul, who was escorted by D.C. police as he returned to his hotel. An officer was captured on video being shoved by a protester and was nearly knocked over. Paul appeared to help steady the officer.

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Police formed a wall around Paul and his wife, Kelley Paul as protesters chanted, “Breonna Taylor” and “no justice, no peace!”

The senator and his wife didn’t appear to be injured.

Hundreds of protesters had gathered outside the White House on Thursday evening as President Trump prepared to give his speech from the South Lawn.

Fencing was set up along the perimeter of the White House to keep protesters away, but shouts could be heard from the South Lawn.

Protesters yelled, “No justice, no peace!” and “Join us!” while holding anti-Trump and Black Lives Matter signs, beating drums and playing other music.

The demonstration was complete with a band, what appeared to be a “party” school bus and a character dressed as the infamous Baby Trump holding a cell phone. Images showed attendees taking photos of a guillotine with an effigy of Trump.

Once Trump’s speech was over, the unrest seemed to intensify. Videos emerged on social media that appeared to show city police clashing with protesters who called them names like “pig.” There were unconfirmed reports of arrests.

Video emerged that claimed to show a bus carrying RNC attendees being targeted by protesters, some of whom jumped on and tried to gain entry. Others appeared to try and prevent the bus from backing up.

Video posted by the Daily Caller purportedly showed protesters hurling expletives at attendees leaving Trump’s speech. Police officers appeared to provide security for the guests.

“Go to hell,” one person could be heard shouting.

Protesters rally along 16th Street, Northwest, renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2src2src, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Protesters rally along 16th Street, Northwest, renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020, in Washington. (Associated Press)

An elderly couple was confronted as they crossed the street by at least one protester who screamed at them while making an obscene gesture, according to a video.

The demonstration outside the White House had three stages and five DJs for the “Drown Out Trump Live GoGo Show and Noise Demo” planned to coincide with Trump’s speech, Washington’s FOX 5 reported.

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Protesters also reportedly planned a yoga session, vigil for Black lives killed by police and a “paint and protest.”

There were small arguments between anti-Trump protesters and those supporting the president, The Washington Post reported.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Trump thanks ‘great people’ shown in Twitter video in which a man chants ‘white power’ – CNN

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Sunday widely shared a video he said is from the Villages, a retirement community in Florida, in which a man driving a golf cart with Trump campaign posters is seen chanting “white power.”

The President retweeted the video that showed the community’s Trump supporters and anti-Trump protesters arguing with one another. The President thanked the “great people” shown in the video.
“Thank you to the great people of The Villages. The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is shot. See you soon!!” he wrote in the tweet.
CNN has reached out to the White House for comment.
The US Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar responded to the video played on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper on Sunday.
“I’ve not seen that video or that tweet, but obviously neither the President, his administration nor I would do anything to be supportive of white supremacy or anything that would support discrimination of any kind,” Azar said.
Azar declined to comment further when Tapper asked if it was a mistake by the President. “But obviously the President and I and his whole administration would stand against any acts of white supremacy.”
Former national security adviser John Bolton told Tapper later on the same program that it’s possible that Trump tweeted the video because he saw a “Trump 2020” sign and had not paid attention.
“It may be that you can draw a conclusion that he heard it, and it was racist, and he tweeted it to promote the message. It is a legitimate conclusion to draw. It is also entirely legitimate to say he just had no idea what else was in the video other than the Trump sign,” Bolton said.
South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only Black senator in the Republican conference, said that the video retweeted by the President was offensive and “indefensible.”
“There’s no question. He should not have retweeted and he should just take it down,” Scott told Tapper.
Trump has stoked racial tensions in the US throughout his presidency and has recently used race-baiting rhetoric as he seeks to fire up his base to win a second term in office.
Trump often denies his language is racist or inflammatory and dismisses criticism of such rhetoric as political correctness. He also has long denied being racist and claims that he’s done more for the Black community than any other president.
Trump used a racist term, the “kung flu,” to describe the coronavirus at his recent Tulsa, Oklahoma, rally.
Amid nationwide protests over racial injustice and police brutality this month, the President has retrenched into divisive themes instead of seeking a unifying tone.
He has opposed changing the names of certain bases honoring Confederate commanders and he and his administration have taken steps to protect national monuments as some protesters have attempted to tear down Confederate statues themselves.
Last week, Trump tweeted seemingly random videos portraying White people being assaulted by Black people, asking in one, “Where are the protesters?” He warned protesters in Minneapolis that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts,” a phrase that originated in the 1960s with a Miami police chief accused of racism.
This story has been updated with additional developments Sunday.

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Gov. Murphy Thanks Trump For Coronavirus Relief During New Jersey’s ‘Darkest Hour’ | NBC News NOW – NBC News

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy thanked President Trump for his help on coronaivurs relief efforts in the state during a White House meeting.

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