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Fox New Orleans reporter Nancy Parker, 53, among 2 killed in plane crash, station says

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Longtime FOX 8 New Orleans reporter and anchor Nancy Parker was one of two people killed Friday when a small plane crashed near the city’s Lakefront Airport, the station confirmed.

The pilot, identified by Fox 8 as Franklin J.P. Augustus, also died in the crash, which happened just after 3 p.m. The station said Parker was shooting a story in a stunt plane at the time of the accident.

Parker, 53, had worked at the station for 23 years. She is survived by her husband and three children.

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“Today we mourn the loss of our longtime colleague and friend Nancy Parker,”  FOX 8 said in a Facebook post. “Details have not been released by authorities, but we can confirm she passed away in [a] plane crash while covering a story at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport.

“Nancy was a part of the FOX 8 family for the last 23 years,” the post continued. “She put her heart and soul into her work, covering thousands of stories and touching countless lives. She made a difference in the lives of those she reported on. She will be sorely missed, and her absence creates a void that cannot be filled.”

“Nancy was absolutely a joy to work with each and every day,” FOX 8 Vice President and General Manager Tim Ingram said. “Today we lost a wonderful journalist and remarkable friend, the New Orleans television community lost a true treasure, but beyond that, her family lost a wife, a mother and daughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.”

A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement said the plane was a 1983 Pitts S-2B aircraft that crashed in an empty field about a half-mile south of the airport, which accommodates smaller aircraft, under unknown circumstances. That model aircraft is a biplane.

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New Orleans Homeland Security Director Collin Arnold told reporters the plane crashed about 3 p.m., causing a fire.

“It looks like the plane is completely charred,” said Gerald Herbert, an Associated Press photographer who also is a pilot and has a hangar at Lakefront Airport. He went to the site and described charred debris lying near a fence in a grassy field.

Fox 8 reported that the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are sending investigators to New Orleans to look into the crash.

Gayle Benson, the owner of the New Orleans Saints, said Parker will be “sadly missed.”

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“On behalf of my late husband Tom, to the family of WVUE-FOX 8, we offer our deepest sympathy to the tragic loss of Nancy Parker,” she said in a statement Friday night. “Nancy was an outstanding, Emmy Award-winning news anchor, who fostered great trust with both those who she covered and with her viewers in the New Orleans area.”

“Not only was she a leader in local television, she was a devoted wife to her husband Glynn and mother to their three beautiful children; Parker, Piper, and Pierce,” Benson added. “She was a dear friend and a frequent guest at local philanthropic lunches and at our family farm in Kentucky. She will be sadly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Nancy’s family.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Woodstock 2019: Generations soak in the spirit on 50th anniversary of legendary festival

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For the couple seen embracing under a blanket on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack, milestone anniversaries of the music festival in Bethel, N.Y. are usually happy occasions. Time

BETHEL, N.Y. — The 1969 Woodstock festival sharpened the divide between generations.

Five decades later, the historic gathering is bringing them together.

On the first two days of the 50th anniversary Woodstock weekend celebration on the festival site in upstate New York, parents, children and friends, spanning multiple generations, have come together to bridge the gap.

Where the counterculture once stood in defiance of its elders, demanding its voice be heard, age has grown irrelevant as attendees say the ideals from 50 years ago — the power of peace, love and music among them — remain timeless.

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And much of it is crystallizing this weekend during the golden anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair on the former alfalfa field owned by farmer Max Yasgur, land that is now home to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 

Concertgoers in their teens, 20s and 30s mingled seamlessly with their baby-boomer counterparts.

Sure, it seemed that nearly everyone’s face was buried in a cellphone at some point. But missing was the feeling that every action was fueled by the need to Instagram, which can often be apparent at bigger festivals drawing younger audiences.

Woodstock 2019: Mood at Bethel Woods relaxed as visitors seek to experience 1969 spirit

More: Hoping peace signs turn to dollar signs in along 17B in Bethel

And while participation in the original Woodstock may have caused argument for 1969 attendees and their parents, the 2019 celebration seems to have united them.

Phil Tarricone of Westmont, New Jersey, 24, was at Bethel Woods with his father, John Tarricone, 53, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, to see Arlo Guthrie perform Thursday, followed by Ringo Starr on Friday.

“My dad really passed this down to me, music and a love of festivals,” Phil Tarricone said.

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Bart Smeets is visiting the USA from Belgium for the first time. He brought his wife and two daughters to instill the spirit of Woodstock. Patrick Oehler, Poughkeepsie Journal

The visit combines a passion for Woodstock, a love of live music and enjoying it with his father, all underscored by the pursuit of freedom — which framed much of the 1969 Woodstock festival — said the younger Tarricone.

“It’s about freedom, it’s about just not having to worry about what other people think, you do what you want, if it feels right you do it,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be a long list of rules.”

And Phil Tarricone said there is no need to place a timestamp on any of it.

“I think it’s more relevant today (than) it ever was,” he said. “It’s a crazy world we live in now and it was a crazy world back then. So a lot of the stuff they were saying then still holds true today.” 

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‘I did a great job as a parent’

Asked about his son’s passion for Woodstock and its ideals of peace and unity, John Tarricone said with a smile, “I think I did a great job as a parent, that’s what I think.”

He conceded that nostalgia drives much of the Woodstock legacy.

“I don’t think it can ever be re-created,” he said. “I just feel like people aren’t the same anymore.” 

But Woodstock in 2019 is a great catalyst for bridging the generational divide.

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Talking to attendees of the Woodstock 50th anniversary, they share their stories of how they got here and what happened 50 years ago. Patrick Oehler, Poughkeepsie Journal

“If it’s actually a feeling that you believe in, then you want to pass that down,” John Tarricone said. “If it’s something that actually touches your life, you want to pass that down and make other people aware of it and the first people that would come to mind would be your children.

“They’re the next generation, they get to pass down the ideals, too,” he said. “And I’m sure he’ll look back at this and have great memories, but I know it’s more than just a memory for him, it’s more than just an event. I think it’s a way of life.”

Woodstock 2019: Bethel Woods ready for party 50 years in making

More: Why division, economics overshadowed music, unity in 2019

Instilling ideals

Bart Smeets traveled with his wife and two daughters from Belgium to mark the Woodstock anniversary at Bethel Woods. He is 51 and his wife, Caroline Loots, is 50. His daughter, Kyara, is 16 and his younger daughter, Anais, is 11. 

Bart Smeets said instilling the ideals of peace, love and music in his daughters is important to him.

“This is my first visit to America and I’m really glad to share it with all the family,” he said.

Kyara Smeets said she has been impressed by the visuals of the roughly 450,000 people who attended Woodstock to “escape the world.”

“I don’t know what the world is without love and peace,” Kyara Smeets said. “We have to keep in mind that love and peace should be… the center of it all.”

Cutting across generations

Anne Roseberry of Buffalo, New York, is a 71-year-old social worker and attended Woodstock in 1969. She was at Bethel Woods on Friday with her co-worker and Buffalo neighbor, Sarah Punturiero, who is 31. They were planning on seeing Starr and, on Saturday, Santana.

“Coming with Anne, I knew it was sort of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come with an original Woodstock person,” Punturiero said. “I knew it was an opportunity that I couldn’t miss.”

Roseberry believes Woodstock cuts across generations. 

“I think Woodstock made such a name for itself that young people want to get some of that and hold on to some of that,” Roseberry said. 

And that gives her hope.

“I think I have hope anyway, not all the time so much lately,” she said. “But I have hope, so this just kind of bolsters it. And even thinking of coming here, I could have come with people my age, I could have come with my husband, but I just wanted to come with Sarah.”

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Heather Locklear pleads no contest in battery case, sentenced to 30-day treatment program

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Actress Heather Locklear pleaded no contest Friday to misdemeanor charges stemming from two confrontations with first responders at her California home in 2018. 

A judge gave Locklear a 120-day jail sentence but said she would not have to serve time if she completes a 30-day treatment program and follows the terms of a three-year probation.

The star of such TV shows as “Melrose Place, “Dynasty” and “T.J. Hooker” was not in Ventura County Superior Court for the scheduled hearing. Bill Haney, one of her attorneys, entered the plea on her behalf. 

Prosecutors had charged Locklear with five misdemeanor counts of battery on a peace officer, two misdemeanor counts of resisting an officer and one misdemeanor count of battery on an emergency medical technician. Each count carried a maximum sentence of one year in Ventura County jail. 

More: Heather Locklear faces charges stemming from June disturbance

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She initially pleaded not guilty to the allegations that arose from incidents in February and June of 2018. They occurred at her home in Thousand Oaks, California.

Deputies with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and other first responders were called to the home regarding disturbances and the actress allegedly became combative. 

Locklear’s attorneys declined to comment on the plea after Friday’s hearing. However, in arguments to Judge Ryan Wright about sentencing in the case, Haney said Locklear was suffering from an illness at the time the disturbances were reported and going through a “personal crisis.” 

Many people are concerned for Locklear, but she is doing much better now, Haney said, adding that “she’s apologetic to the first responders who were present.”  

Wright accepted the plea and found Locklear guilty. Wright stayed the 120-day jail sentence he ordered on the condition that she complete a 30-day treatment program and follow the terms of her probation. 

If Locklear does not comply with those conditions, she will be taken into custody to start the jail time, Wright said. 

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Senior Deputy District Attorney Tom Dunlevy argued Locklear should spend 90 days in jail, saying the actress’ reported behavior was “not an isolated incident.” 

Dunlevy said he thought Wright’s ruling on Locklear’s sentence was a just outcome in the case. He said the judge was balancing the interests of the victims, the community, and the defendant. 

There were six victims alleged in the complaint. Five were Ventura County sheriff’s deputies and one was an emergency medical technician, Dunlevy said. The deputies did not suffer any long-term injuries, Dunlevy said. 

But a civil lawsuit brought by the EMT, identified as Jennifer Hayn-Hiton, alleges the single mother of three did suffer permanent injury. 

Locklear’s plea change came a week after her attorney Brian Weilbacher informed the court a settlement had been reached in the civil case. 

More: Heather Locklear shares upbeat post on Instagram months after her arrest

Hayn-Hiton was injured while assisting deputies as they responded to the second disturbance reported at Locklear’s home.

In the February encounter, Locklear was reportedly involved in a disturbance with her boyfriend. During the incident, authorities said, Locklear allegedly threatened to shoot deputies if they returned to her house.

Five of the misdemeanor charges against Locklear stemmed from the February incident.

The other three offenses, including the battery on an EMT, were allegedly committed during the June incident after deputies were called about a disturbance at Locklear’s home. As in February, authorities said she became combative. 

Hayn-Hiton, who was employed by ambulance operator American Medical Response, claims in her lawsuit that Locklear assaulted and battered her. She also claimed the actress intentionally inflicted emotional distress. Hayn-Hiton’s attorney could not be reached for comment.

“Defendant Heather Locklear’s conduct was so extreme so as to exceed all bounds of human decency,” according to the civil complaint filed Nov. 1, 2018.

At the actress’s house and during the ambulance ride to Los Robles Regional Medical Center, Locklear “became verbally and physically abusive,” the suit states.

Locklear allegedly struck, kicked and battered Hayn-Hiton, causing serious and permanent injuries that affected her ability to return to work, according to the complaint.

The actress also called Hayn-Hiton vile names and wished her children “would all die of AIDS,” the complaint alleges.

Weilbacher, Locklear’s attorney, filed a response to the lawsuit on May 16 stating that the allegations were “defective and deficient.”

A hearing in the civil case is scheduled for Sept. 17.

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Woodstock 2019: Generations soak in the spirit on 50th anniversary of legendary festival

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For the couple seen embracing under a blanket on the cover of the Woodstock soundtrack, milestone anniversaries of the music festival in Bethel, N.Y. are usually happy occasions. Time

BETHEL, N.Y. — The 1969 Woodstock festival sharpened the divide between generations.

Five decades later, the historic gathering is bringing them together.

On the first two days of the 50th anniversary Woodstock weekend celebration on the festival site in upstate New York, parents, children and friends, spanning multiple generations, have come together to bridge the gap.

Where the counterculture once stood in defiance of its elders, demanding its voice be heard, age has grown irrelevant as attendees say the ideals from 50 years ago — the power of peace, love and music among them — remain timeless.

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And much of it is crystallizing this weekend during the golden anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair on the former alfalfa field owned by farmer Max Yasgur, land that is now home to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. 

Concertgoers in their teens, 20s and 30s mingled seamlessly with their baby-boomer counterparts.

Sure, it seemed that nearly everyone’s face was buried in a cellphone at some point. But missing was the feeling that every action was fueled by the need to Instagram, which can often be apparent at bigger festivals drawing younger audiences.

Woodstock 2019: Mood at Bethel Woods relaxed as visitors seek to experience 1969 spirit

More: Hoping peace signs turn to dollar signs in along 17B in Bethel

And while participation in the original Woodstock may have caused argument for 1969 attendees and their parents, the 2019 celebration seems to have united them.

Phil Tarricone of Westmont, New Jersey, 24, was at Bethel Woods with his father, John Tarricone, 53, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, to see Arlo Guthrie perform Thursday, followed by Ringo Starr on Friday.

“My dad really passed this down to me, music and a love of festivals,” Phil Tarricone said.

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Bart Smeets is visiting the USA from Belgium for the first time. He brought his wife and two daughters to instill the spirit of Woodstock. Patrick Oehler, Poughkeepsie Journal

The visit combines a passion for Woodstock, a love of live music and enjoying it with his father, all underscored by the pursuit of freedom — which framed much of the 1969 Woodstock festival — said the younger Tarricone.

“It’s about freedom, it’s about just not having to worry about what other people think, you do what you want, if it feels right you do it,” he said. “It doesn’t have to be a long list of rules.”

And Phil Tarricone said there is no need to place a timestamp on any of it.

“I think it’s more relevant today (than) it ever was,” he said. “It’s a crazy world we live in now and it was a crazy world back then. So a lot of the stuff they were saying then still holds true today.” 

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‘I did a great job as a parent’

Asked about his son’s passion for Woodstock and its ideals of peace and unity, John Tarricone said with a smile, “I think I did a great job as a parent, that’s what I think.”

He conceded that nostalgia drives much of the Woodstock legacy.

“I don’t think it can ever be re-created,” he said. “I just feel like people aren’t the same anymore.” 

But Woodstock in 2019 is a great catalyst for bridging the generational divide.

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Talking to attendees of the Woodstock 50th anniversary, they share their stories of how they got here and what happened 50 years ago. Patrick Oehler, Poughkeepsie Journal

“If it’s actually a feeling that you believe in, then you want to pass that down,” John Tarricone said. “If it’s something that actually touches your life, you want to pass that down and make other people aware of it and the first people that would come to mind would be your children.

“They’re the next generation, they get to pass down the ideals, too,” he said. “And I’m sure he’ll look back at this and have great memories, but I know it’s more than just a memory for him, it’s more than just an event. I think it’s a way of life.”

Woodstock 2019: Bethel Woods ready for party 50 years in making

More: Why division, economics overshadowed music, unity in 2019

Instilling ideals

Bart Smeets traveled with his wife and two daughters from Belgium to mark the Woodstock anniversary at Bethel Woods. He is 51 and his wife, Caroline Loots, is 50. His daughter, Kyara, is 16 and his younger daughter, Anais, is 11. 

Bart Smeets said instilling the ideals of peace, love and music in his daughters is important to him.

“This is my first visit to America and I’m really glad to share it with all the family,” he said.

Kyara Smeets said she has been impressed by the visuals of the roughly 450,000 people who attended Woodstock to “escape the world.”

“I don’t know what the world is without love and peace,” Kyara Smeets said. “We have to keep in mind that love and peace should be… the center of it all.”

Cutting across generations

Anne Roseberry of Buffalo, New York, is a 71-year-old social worker and attended Woodstock in 1969. She was at Bethel Woods on Friday with her co-worker and Buffalo neighbor, Sarah Punturiero, who is 31. They were planning on seeing Starr and, on Saturday, Santana.

“Coming with Anne, I knew it was sort of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come with an original Woodstock person,” Punturiero said. “I knew it was an opportunity that I couldn’t miss.”

Roseberry believes Woodstock cuts across generations. 

“I think Woodstock made such a name for itself that young people want to get some of that and hold on to some of that,” Roseberry said. 

And that gives her hope.

“I think I have hope anyway, not all the time so much lately,” she said. “But I have hope, so this just kind of bolsters it. And even thinking of coming here, I could have come with people my age, I could have come with my husband, but I just wanted to come with Sarah.”

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Donna Brazile says dispute between Israel, ‘Squad’ members is ‘really sad’

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Former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile called the ongoing dispute between members of “the Squad” and the Israeli government “really sad” Friday while discussing the Jewish state’s decision to block the congresswomen from visiting the country.

“I think this entire conversation is really sad, sad for several reasons,” Brazile said on “The Story with Martha MacCallum

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Israeli officials decided to prevent U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., from entering the country as part of a planned visit amid concerns about their support for the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement.

Earlier Friday, Tlaib abruptly canceled plans to visit family in the West Bank after the Israeli government granted permission for the trip, saying “oppressive conditions meant to humiliate me would break my grandmother’s heart.”

Brazile said that Israel, the congresswomen and President Trump all made a mistake.

“It’s a mistake to target members of Congress because of their views or their viewpoints,” she said. “I think it was a mistake initially for the president to even tweet that they should not be allowed to go to Israel. I have faith in Israel’s ability to listen to two members of the United States Congress. So I think it’s been a huge mistake.”

Brazile told MacCallum that she hopes both sides can move on to something “more healing.”

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“I hope we can end the tweets tonight and get back to something that is more healing and more relevant to all of us,” Brazile said.

Fox News’ Judson Berger, Ronn Blitzer and Brie Stimpson contributed to this report.

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On 75th anniversary of WWII ‘Operation Dragoon,’ paratrooper recalls dropping into French Riviera

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Seventy-five years ago this week, American and French forces invaded Nazi-occupied southern France in a mission that was supposed to coincide with D-Day to the north.

Michigan veteran Roland Barhyte recalled the so-called “forgotten invasion” in an interview Friday on “The Story.”

“It was kind of surprising, in that we were one of the few to make daylight jumps,” he said.

“Most paratroop drops were done in the darkness — before dawn if possible. Our actual jump and landing and assembling on the ground was rather uneventful because there were no enemy troops firing at us — thank goodness.”

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During the operation, Barhyte and his unit, the 551st Parachute Infantry Regiment, moved along the Mediterranean coast, liberating cities from Nazi control.

Many of the soldiers were to move north, pushing the Nazi units toward those Allies who had invaded Normandy that June, according to MLive.

In his interview, Barhyte also recalled his service in the Battle of the Bulge in late 1944 and early 1945.

At one point, he said his feet were so badly frozen, it felt like he was, “walking on bowling balls.”

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He was taken to a hospital in Belgium to be treated.

“That was the last combat that I actually saw,” he said of the famous skirmish in the Ardennes.

Starting on Aug. 15, 1944, French and American troops — 350,000 in total — landed on the French Riviera. U.S. forces drove north while French troops — many from French colonies in Africa — moved along the coast to secure key ports. Marseille was liberated on Aug. 28.

Soldiers from the Normandy landings, known as Operation Overlord, met troops from Operation Dragoon on Sept. 12 near Dijon, in the eastern region of Burgundy. Most of France was under control of Allied forces by the end of September.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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It Looks Like We’re Heading For a Recession: Which Would Make Republicans’ Favorite Economic Policies 0 For 4

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Peter Fonda, Hollywood’s ‘Easy Rider,’ Dies At 79

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Peter Fonda poses in 2009 atop a Harley-Davidson motorcycle based on the one he rode in the 1969 film Easy Rider.

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Actor Peter Fonda, best-known for his iconic role as a free-spirited motorcycle rider in the 1969 counterculture classic Easy Rider, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 79. The cause of his death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer, according to a family statement released to People magazine.

“In one of the saddest moments of our lives, we are not able to find the appropriate words to express the pain in our hearts. As we grieve, we ask that you respect our privacy,” the Fonda family wrote.

“And, while we mourn the loss of this sweet and gracious man, we also wish for all to celebrate his indomitable spirit and love of life,” they added. “In honor of Peter, please raise a glass to freedom.”

Peter Fonda was the only son of Hollywood legend Henry Fonda and socialite Frances Seymour Brokaw. He was also the brother of actress Jane Fonda.

Peter Fonda had a brief film career in the mid-1960s before his breakout performance as Wyatt in Easy Rider, costarring Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson. Fonda produced and co-wrote the film, earning an Academy Award nomination for best original screenplay.

He was later nominated for an Oscar for best actor in the 1997 film Ulee’s Gold.

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Gutfeld: Rep. Rashida Tlaib’s Israel ‘stunt’ used grandma as ‘Trojan horse’

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Events surrounding a now-curtailed trip to Israel by Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., show the freshman lawmaker wanted to cause trouble, according to Greg Gutfeld.

However, Gutfeld’s co-host Juan Williams claimed Friday on “The Five” that it was President Trump who had acted inappropriately in regard to the itinerary.

“She wrote a letter saying she dearly needed to see her very old grandmother,” Gutfeld said of the Detroit-area Democrat.

“And, Israel approved. And then she said, ‘Ah, you know what, I’m not going to do it.’ So, she used her elderly grandmother as a prop for a stunt.

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“Let’s not forget the trip that she was planning … was put together or planned with an anti-Semitic group.”

Gutfeld added Tlaib’s actions showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his administration acted responsibly in the matter.

“If someone is going to your house specifically to vandalize it or destroy it, you shouldn’t have them there,” he said.

“Then she used her grandmother as a Trojan horse to get in. It’s disgusting.”

However, Williams had another view, instead calling Trump’s actions “disgusting.”

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President Trump going to a foreign country and saying that a member of our Congress can’t travel to your country — and our president is working against the U.S. government? It’s outrageous,” he said.

“He wants to make these four somehow the face of the Democratic Party,” he said of progressive freshman House members, Tlaib among them, who comprise “the Squad.”

In making the initial decision preventing entry in an official capacity, Netanyahu said travel plans by Tlaib and Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., referred to a trip to “Palestine,” not Israel, and the congresswomen were not interested in meeting with Israeli officials.

He went on to note that the Palestinian organization that planned the visit, MIFTAH, supports the boycott-Israel movement, and that people associated with the group have supported terror against Israel in the past.

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However, in a letter sent to Interior Minister Aryeh Deri, Tlaib had requested a chance to visit her Palestinian grandmother, who lives in the West Bank, according to The Jerusalem Post.

“This could be my last opportunity to see her,” Tlaib wrote of her grandmother, who is in her 90s. “I will respect any restrictions and I will not promote any boycotts against Israel during my visit.”

Tlaib was later given permission to visit, but the Michigan lawmaker turned down the offer.

“I have decided that visiting my grandmother under these oppressive conditions stands against everything I believe in–fighting against racism, oppression & injustice,” she tweeted.

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“I can’t allow the State of Israel to take away that light by humiliating me and use my love for my sity to bow down to their oppressive and racist policies.”

On Thursday, Trump said in a tweet it would show “great weakness” for Israel to allow the two congresswomen into the country.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson and Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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