Drinks thrown at Trump rally and distressing escalations | Editorials

Torri Donley

Freedom of speech and the devolving levels of civil and political discourse are all in the forefront as we head toward Election Day.

Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden supporters have been holding roadside rallies along U.S. Route 50. There are also plenty of campaign events scheduled, and advocates on both sides are headed to Pennsylvania to help their candidates’ causes in the key battleground.

We also continue to see plenty of disrespectful behavior toward those with differing views. Some of that disrespect unfortunately continues to cross the line — and some of it is illegal.

That is what happened on Saturday, Oct. 10, along Route 50 at a roadside rally for President Trump in Cambridge. The occupants of a car with Pennsylvania tags threw drinks and cups at Trump supporters who had gathered on the side of the road.

No one was hurt but the occupants of the car

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Drinks, cups thrown at Trump supporters at roadside rally; state police investigating | News

Torri Donley

CAMBRIDGE — Drinks and cups were thrown at Trump supporters during a roadside campaign rally on Saturday, Oct. 10 in Cambridge.

The incident could result in assault and speeding charges against the occupants of a car with Pennsylvania tags who allegedly threw the objects at Trump backers who convened along Route 50.

Ted Bryant, chairman of the Victory for Trump of Dorchester County and vice chair of the Dorchester County Republican Central Committee, said a contingent of Trump supporters gathered with signs and banners along the roadway on Saturday, Oct. 10.

Bryant said most of the passers-by were supportive but an opposing group did stop nearby and put up anti-Trump signs.

“They had an ‘f- — Trump’ sign and flags,” Bryant said. “We just let them go.”

Bryant, however, said another car approached the pro-Trump group. “They were cursing at us and giving us the bird and then went away,”

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Women accused of driving SUV toward Trump protesters, throwing drinks

Torri Donley

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – A woman is accused of driving her car at demonstrators and her passenger is accused of throwing drinks at the group, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

A deputy assigned to watch over a demonstration happening Sept. 26 near 12190 University Boulevard said he saw a gray Mazda SUV driving toward demonstrators and the people on the sidewalk jump back away from the vehicle. The deputy wrote in his report the passenger side tires of the SUV hit the curb and the crowd was yelling.

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The SUV then made a right turn onto south Alafaya Trail and drove away at a high rate of speed, according to the arrest report.

One of the people in the crowd came forward and told the

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President Trump retweets National Night Out video taken at Harry’s Restaurant

Torri Donley

A video showing a group of Metropolitan Police Department officers being cheered by customers at Harry’s Restaurant went viral on Wednesday after President Donald Trump retweeted it to his 87 million followers.



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As of Wednesday night, the video had been seen over 600,000 times after it was posted by conservative author and podcaster David J. Harris Jr.

In the video, customers could be heard chanting “Back the blue” and clapping for the police as the officers fist-bumped at least two men standing at the bar inside. The video was shot on National Night Out, a nationwide effort to promote police-community partnerships. 

Many Twitter comments for the post showed support for the officers, with some thanking them for their service.

“Amen and that’s how it should be!” wrote one user.

“Good job!” and “just (a) wonderful showing of respect for our law enforcement” wrote others.

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Trump Deals “Devastating” Blow To NYC Restaurant Industry By Ending Stimulus Talks

Torri Donley

This week, President Donald Trump tweeted that he had instructed his “representatives” to stop all negotiations on a much-needed stimulus bill, and instead turn their attention to getting his Supreme Court nominee approved.

This move comes after House Democrats passed a new version of the HEROES Act last month, a $2.2 trillion bill which featured policies including individual stimulus checks and various grants for industries including the RESTAURANTS Act, which would cover the difference between revenues from 2019 and estimated revenues through the rest of the year for restaurants.

“The twists and turns of these negotiations make for great theater here in Washington, but every week of further inaction means that hundreds of additional restaurants will shut their doors in communities nationwide,” said Sean Kennedy of the National Restaurant Association, one of the main backers of the bill. “If the White House and Congress are going to stop work on

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San Diego Unified Removes Trump Letter From Federal Food Boxes

Torri Donley

SAN DIEGO, CA — Food baskets heading out to families in the San Diego Unified School District Wednesday will be sent without a letter from President Donald Trump.

District officials say the letter is misleading about ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The letter has been placed in millions of boxes across the country that are part of the U.S.

Department of Agriculture’s $4 billion Farmers to Families Food Box Program. Since May, the program has distributed more than 100 million boxes, but the letter is a new development.

“As President, safeguarding the health and well-being of our citizens is one of my highest priorities,” Trump’s letter begins. “As part of our response to coronavirus, I prioritized sending nutritious food from our farmers to families in need throughout America.

“…As our country reopens, I urge all Americans to continue to adhere to the important precautions set forth in the

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California school districts spurn ‘back-patting’ Trump food box letter

Torri Donley


Volunteers stand with boxes of produce at a drive-up produce giveaway | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

Los Angeles Unified School District will not include a letter from President Donald Trump inside of food boxes that are part of the Agriculture Department’s Farmers to Families Program. | AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall

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SACRAMENTO — The superintendent of the nation’s second largest school district on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump’s administration of possibly violating the Hatch Act by inserting a letter in food boxes for distribution at schools and pantries just weeks before Election Day.

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner said that the district, which enrolls more than 600,000 students, will not include a “back-patting” letter from Trump inside of food boxes that are part of the Agriculture Department’s Farmers to Families Program. The program redirects meat, dairy and produce to low-income families instead of the restaurants and other food-service businesses that normally receive them.

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Minnesota restaurant tells employees to quarantine after catering Trump fundraiser

Torri Donley

A group of 13 restaurant workers from a Minneapolis steakhouse are currently marinating in a 14-day quarantine after catering a fundraiser for President Trump on Wednesday.

The operators of Murray’s Restaurant, located in downtown Minneapolis, released a statement confirming its employees’ quarantine requirements on Monday, although they claim that none of those workers came into “close contact” with Trump.

“Our staff was there to work the party only and at no point did any staff come in close proximity to the president,” the restaurant said in a statement obtained by the Associated Press. “Upon learning of the president’s positive COVID-19 test, we immediately enacted a 14-day quarantine for all staff who worked the party. Additionally, each staff member who worked the party will be tested for COVID-19.”

Murray's Restaurant claims that none of its staffers came into "close proximity" wiht the president during Wednesday's event.

Murray’s Restaurant claims that none of its staffers came into “close proximity” wiht the president during Wednesday’s event.
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The event, which took

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Minneapolis restaurant quarantines 13 who worked Trump event

Torri Donley

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Thirteen staff members from a Minneapolis steakhouse were quarantining after the restaurant catered a fundraiser attended by President Donald Trump during his visit to Minnesota last week, the restaurant said Monday.

The 13 work for Murray’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, which catered the fundraiser on Wednesday at the Lake Minnetonka home of Marty Davis, CEO of the quartz countertop manufacturer Cambria Co. LLC. About 40 contributors paid $200,000 a couple or $100,000 per person for the chance to meet the president and hear him speak.

“Our staff was there to work the party only and at no point did any staff come in close proximity to the president,” the restaurant said in a statement. “Upon learning of the president’s positive COVID-19 test, we immediately enacted a 14-day quarantine for all staff who worked the party. Additionally, each staff member who worked the party will be tested for

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13 Minneapolis restaurant staffers quarantining after working Trump event

Torri Donley

Thirteen staff members from a Minneapolis steakhouse were quarantining after the restaurant catered a fundraiser attended by President Donald Trump during his visit to Minnesota last week, the restaurant said Monday.

The 13 work for Murray’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis, which catered the fundraiser on Wednesday at the Lake Minnetonka home of Marty Davis, CEO of the quartz countertop manufacturer Cambria Co. LLC. About 40 contributors paid $200,000 a couple or $100,000 per person for the chance to meet the president and hear him speak.

“Our staff was there to work the party only and at no point did any staff come in close proximity to the president,” the restaurant said in a statement. “Upon learning of the president’s positive COVID-19 test, we immediately enacted a 14-day quarantine for all staff who worked the party. Additionally, each staff member who worked the party will be tested for COVID-19.”

Murray’s, a

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