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Seattle business owner says he plans to move due to lack of leadership and ‘socialist’ city council

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Joey Rodolfo, the owner of a clothing store in Seattle, Wash., told “Fox & Friends” that he plans to move out of the state, citing “no leadership” and a “socialist” city council as reasons for his decision.

Rodolfo, the co-founder of Buki clothing, made the comments as authorities in Seattle are making preparations to retake the Capitol Hill Organized Protest zone, or CHOP, after several shootings and a number of other crimes have been reported in what protestors have declared a “cop-free zone.

Demonstrators moved in and occupied the neighborhood on June 8 after police pulled out of their East Precinct building following more than a week of protests over the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, some of which grew violent. Floyd died while in police custody.

On Monday, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced the city will move to end the police-free zone after two recent shootings, one of which was deadly.

“I will tell you what’s currently happening in Seattle,” Rodolfo said on Wednesday. “We have people in leadership positions where we have no leader.

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“We have seen this happen in the private sector and you know what eventually happens without leadership right? Companies usually die in the private sector,” he continued.

“Since we have no leadership and we have a city council that’s so socialist, there really is very, very little support for businesses. As far as the city reaching out to small businesses like ourselves, or any business, there has been zero.

“In fact, most of the attention has been focused on CHOP, making sure that people in CHOP are well taken care of, but there has been absolutely no support or no encouragement for us to reopen our stores and have any significant sense that there will be a future here if we were to keep our businesses in Seattle or the state of Washington.”

Rodolfo said that as a result, he plans to move to another state after 38 years of living in Seattle.

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“We are looking at so many options, but Arizona with Governor [Doug] Ducey seems to be a great bet quite frankly,” Rodolfo said.

“There is a lot of support in Arizona for businesses and it just seems like a great state right now.”

Fox News’ Michael Ruiz and Louis Casiano contributed to this report.

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Food Network host ‘should be ashamed of himself’ for Barron Trump tweet on Father’s Day: Miranda Devine

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New York Post columnist Miranda Devine said on Wednesday that Food Network host John Henson “should be ashamed of himself for targeting” President Trump’s 14-year-old son Barron in a tweet over the weekend.

“You may hate President Trump, but don’t attack his child, his teenage son,” Devine told “Fox & Friends” on Wednesday.

Devine was reacting to a Father’s Day tweet where Henson reportedly questioned whether President Trump is Barron’s father. In a tweet, which has since been deleted, The Daily Wire reported that the television host and stand-up comic, wrote, “I hope Barron [Trump] gets to spend today with whoever his dad is.”

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“It’s utterly despicable that a Food Network host would use Father’s Day to target a child, a 14-year-old boy who has done nothing wrong,” Devine said on Wednesday. “He has no choice about who his family is.”

Melania Trump’s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said Henson’s comments about Barron were “inappropriate and insensitive,” according to a statement to the Daily Caller.

“Sadly we continue to see inappropriate and insensitive comments about the President’s son [Barron Trump]. As with every other Administration, a minor child should be off-limits and allowed to grow up with no judgment or hate from strangers and the media,” she said.

Devine said that “We’ve seen a pattern of this,” adding that “the first lady is famously very protective of Barron Trump.”

Devine pointed to an incident last December where Stanford Law Professor Pamela Karlan, who testified during the impeachment hearing, used Barron Trump’s name to illustrate her point that President Trump can’t rule like a king.

“The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron,” Karlan said in the committee room, prompting chuckles across the room.

“A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics,” the first lady tweeted in response. “Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.”

Karlan apologized for the remark, but not without making another dig at the president.

“I want to apologize for what I said earlier about the president’s son. It was wrong of me to do that,” Karlan said during the hearing. “I wish the president would apologize for the things that he’s done that’s wrong, but I do regret having said that.”

Devine noted that Karlan “ended up having to apologize because she was embarrassed, but it is disgusting.”

Host Brian Kilmeade asked Devine if the fact that Henson is a comedian gives “him cover.”

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“He’s a Food Network host and no one is going to put him in jail for making a really nasty joke, but he should be ashamed of himself for targeting a child,” she said in response.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report.

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Trey Gowdy decries ‘environment of lawlessness’ after spate of riots, vandalism across US

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Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy blasted what he called “an environment of lawlessness” Tuesday following a series of riots and acts of vandalism across the country.

“When you cultivate or tolerate an environment of lawlessness, that’s what you get,” Gowdy a former federal prosecutor and chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told “The Daily Briefing”. “You’re going to get arson and looting and the defacing of public property.

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“And how far of a walk is it from that to saying, ‘If I can do all of that, why don’t I just push down an elderly woman and put fireworks on a homeless man?’”

Gowdy was referring to a startling video showing a group of men aiming and shooting fireworks at a person sleeping on the sidewalk in Harlem. NYPD Chief of Detectives Rodney Harrison said Tuesay the victim was a homeless man who suffered burns on his back.

“That’s a level of depravity that makes me, frankly, wish I was a prosecutor again,” said Gowdy, who added that he had “the same reaction” to video of a suspect shoving a 92-year-old woman earlier this month in what appeared to be a random attack in New York City.

“I’m a big law enforcement person,” Gowdy went on. “Law is the most unifying, equalizing force we have in our culture and once you begin to ignore certain laws, good luck when it’s your turn to want one enforced.”

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Gowdy spoke one day after an attempt by protesters to take down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square near the White House.

Historic monuments and statues have become the targets of vandalism during anti-police protests that followed George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody at the end of May. Floyd’s death sparked riots, arson and looting in several cities across the country.

Fox News’ Stephanie Pagones and Greg Norman contributed to this report.

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Huckabee: Erasing American history is ‘dangerous,’ can lead to a lost civilization

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee told “Outnumbered Overtime” that the tearing down of statues and monuments honoring Confederate soldiers, slave owners and other controversial historical figures “is a total violation of everything civil about us.”

The statues and monuments have been torn down in states including Virginia and California — either officially or by the protesters themselves. Historic monuments and statues have become the targets of anger and vandalism during protests in the wake of George Floyd’s police-involved death at the end of May.

“When people are trying to tear down public property, that is a mark of anarchy,” Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, said.

He made the statement after President Trump told reporters on Tuesday that anyone caught vandalizing monuments or any other federal property can be subject to arrest and face up to 10 years in prison.

The president’s latest statement follows an attempt to take down a statue of Andrew Jackson in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square near the White House Monday night, a second incident targeting the nearby St. John’s Church and prior vandalism of the Lincoln Memorial and World War II Memorial.

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“This is not peaceful protests. We’re all for that, that’s an American right and I think we all support people being able to protest. That’s not what this is,” Huckabee said.

“This is a total violation of everything civil about us and it’s also people deciding that they are their own government.”

He noted that “you can’t have that in a society where we have the social contract of law.”

“If they don’t like the law and they don’t like a statue, they can go to their legislators and they can maybe get it taken down, but where does it stop?” he went on.

“If we are going to get rid of all the statues and deface things like the World War II Memorial, I think any day now we are going to see people say, ‘Let’s get the Jefferson Memorial taken down, the Washington Monument,’” Huckabee added. “It’s absurd and it’s dangerous to a civil, ordered society.”

Huckabee noted that “these weren’t perfect people, they did some things that we can’t necessarily applaud in 2020, but there were other things about their lives that truly were remarkable.”

He then said that by “erasing our history, including all the cultural and antiquities that we have” in the U.S., is “acting no different than the Islamic terrorists who go into a very civilized place like Iran and destroy every last piece of art and erase the history of a people.”

“The danger there is that history is to a civilization what memory is to the individual,” Huckabee explained.

He equated the current situation to a person experiencing “total amnesia.”

“If a culture, a civilization doesn’t understand, know, or even care about its history, it’s going to be a civilization that is lost, confused, and living in chaos, which is where we’re headed,” Huckabee said.

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He acknowledged that there are “things about our history” that aren’t “beautiful.”

“But that’s part of the lesson of history, to say, ‘Let’s embrace this, but not this.’ That’s how it’s supposed to work,” he noted.

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer contributed to this report.

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Trump campaign says fire marshal’s count for Tulsa rally attendance was ‘wrong’

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Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh told “Outnumbered Overtime” on Monday that the fire marshal ’s count for attendance at Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla. was “wrong.”

Murtaugh made the statement after several media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, were quick to point out that Trump failed to fill the arena, despite expectations of a packed house.

In advance of the Saturday event, Trump supporters had been lining up for days to secure their seats in an arena that holds just under 20,000, and the Trump campaign touted last week that they received over 1 million ticket requests. Still, on Saturday several seats were noticeably empty.

A spokesperson for the Tulsa Fire Department told Fox News on Sunday that fire marshal records show just under 6,200 scanned tickets were logged for the rally at the BOK Center. The figure doesn’t include Trump team staff members or private suites, which were fully booked. The arena’s capacity is 19,000.

Fox News’ Melissa Francis asked Murtaugh, “How can you have a million people RSVP’d that they are going to come, as the campaign said, and only 6,200 show up? How do you explain that disparity in numbers?”

“First we know how many people went through the magnetometers that are set up by the secret service and it was 12,000 so the fire marshal is wrong,” Murtaugh said in response.

He then noted that the Trump campaign “went through more than a week’s worth of constant negative media coverage from cable news networks, mostly offensive, would be like say CNN and MSNBC, telling people that the most dangerous place in the world that they could be would be at a Trump rally, first because of the coronavirus and second because of the threat of dangerous protesters outside.”

Murtaugh said a Trump rally would normally include “a lot of families.”

“A lot of kids come to Trump rallies,” he said. “I’ve been to several dozen Trump rallies and there are always children in attendance.

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“In Tulsa there weren’t any children at all really, it’s because, we believe, they were frightened away by more than a week’s worth of 24-hour a day negative coverage telling people that the Trump rally was a dangerous place to be,” he continued.

Murtaugh pointed out that the fact that “12,000 people still showed up, I think shows a tremendous amount of enthusiasm for the president.”

“The fire marshal estimate is wrong against this deluge of negative scare tactics by the media because they don’t want President Trump back on the campaign trail,” he added. “They don’t want him holding rallies and so they did everything that they possibly could to keep people away and now they say that the crowd wasn’t big enough.”

Francis then asked, “How many people do you think it is that go to a Trump rally who watch MSNBC or CNN?” She added that she doesn’t think a lot of people who watch those networks would show in person.

Murtaugh responded by saying that every cable news outlet, “all of the newspapers,” and all the “news media websites” were responsible for the “negative coverage.”

“It’s undeniable that for more than a week the entire national news media was dead set on discouraging people from going to President Trump’s rallies because Democrats and the mainstream media don’t want President Trump on the campaign trail,” he said.

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“Let me tell you, we had 12,000 people in the BOK Center and that’s approximately 11,990 more people than attended Joe Biden’s last event,” he continued.

“There is a gigantic enthusiasm gap between President Trump and Joe Biden. It is real and it is wide.”

Fox News’ Tyler Olson, Gregg Re and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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‘The leadership is horrible’: Law enforcement panel on violence escalating in Seattle ‘CHOP’ zone

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Washington State Fraternal Order of Police President Marco Monteblanco told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that the violence in Seattle’s autonomous zone, which included a fatal shooting over the weekend, “is very concerning to us.”

Appearing as part of a law enforcement panel, Monteblanco said, “I look at this as an issue with lack of leadership.” He went on to say that that includes a lack of leadership with city officials as well as with police administration and labor unions.

“We need to come together and have true discussions on reform, but we have to stop with the hate that’s going on,” Monteblanco said.

The Seattle Police Department has released the bodycam footage of officers responding to a fatal shooting in the so-called CHOP zone early Saturday and being swarmed by what they called “a violent crowd” that prevented police from reaching the scene.

Officers responded around 2:30 a.m. to shots fired in Cal Anderson Park, which lies inside an area of several blocks that demonstrators in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood cordoned off and dubbed the Capitol Hill Organized Protest, or CHOP. The zone evolved after weeks of protests in the city over police brutality and racism, sparked by the police killing of George Floyd, a black man, in Minneapolis.

Less than 48 hours after a 19-year-old was fatally shot in the autonomous zone, another shooting reportedly broke out on Sunday night that resulted in an individual being hospitalized in serious condition.

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“We are seeing this situation where we are being denied, our citizens, our community [are] denied public safety services,” Monteblanco said. “Without public safety services, we can’t truly protect those who are in crisis.”

He went on to say, “Why don’t we just take a step back, take a quick breath and come back in and have true discussions on reform, instead of having situations where we deny public safety services.”

The “Capitol Hill Organized Protest” has been the source of criticism from the city’s mayor and police chief, Carmen Best, for failing to take control of the six-block radius.

KOMO News reported that it took Mayor Jenny Durkan 40 hours to issue a comment on the Saturday shooting. She confirmed that her office is working with police and fire officials “to make changes on Capitol Hill in partnership with black-led community organizations, demonstrators, small businesses, residents, and trusted messengers who will center de-escalation.”

President Trump has criticized Durkan and Gov. Jay Inslee for allowing the zone. 

Former NYPD lieutenant Darrin Porcher told “Fox & Friends” on Monday that “the leadership is horrible, to say the least.”

He stressed that what is happening in Seattle is “a classic example of leadership at its worst point.”

Porcher said that “police have to come in and take back that property.”

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He pointed out that “city leaders can be held liable, civilly in a civil court because we look at all of the business owners that have no representation whatsoever by the city leaders.”

Fox News’ Stephen Sorace, Edmund DeMarche and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Dreamer, Trump supporter defends White House’s bid to end DACA in favor of broader reform

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Hilario Yanez, a Dreamer who was brought to the country illegally as a toddler, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that he supports President Trump’s bid to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals [DACA] program in favor of broader reform, after a loss in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Speaking with Fox News’ John Roberts on Saturday, Trump said his administration would resubmit plans to end the DACA policy, the Obama-era program offering legal protections to young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.

“I completely understand where the president is coming from,” Yanez said Sunday. “This is a president that’s all about rule of law, but also he is a compassionate leader.”

“I think… he is trying to force Congress to get back to work and do its job,” he continued, adding that “the only way we can really solve DACA is through legislative action, which would require a permanent solution for Dreamers in exchange for a border security package.” He stressed that would be “the best way forward.”

The Supreme Court ruled last Thursday against the Trump administration’s effort to end DACA, affirming that the administration’s decision violated the Administrative Procedure Act [APA], which set out rulemaking procedures for federal agencies.

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The Trump administration had argued that the decision to eliminate DACA did not fall under the purview of the APA because DACA itself was merely a decision not to enforce existing law against a certain group of people. The Supreme Court disagreed, noting that “DACA is not simply a non-enforcement policy” because it was an actual program in which people applied to receive a benefit.

“Unfortunately the media has twisted this decision around against the president, to somehow believe that he’s trying to deport all these Dreamers. Instead, he’s trying to find solutions for the Dreamers,” Yanez said. “DACA is a winning issue for this president, for this election coming up.”

Yanez then said he thought Republicans and Democrats “can agree” that “there is a chance and opportunity for to us find a permanent solution.”

He said he hoped that by sharing his story, he could “try to change this narrative that somehow [Trump’s] trying to deport us, which is — it is not true.”

Yanez said his mom brought him to the U.S. when he was 1 year old, and he grew up homeless without a father.

He said if it were not for his “conservative values” of “faith, family and freedom,” he “would not be here today.”

He continued, “This country has allowed me to live and thrive on the American dream and I’m so thankful and grateful to be part of this country.”

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When asked what he would say to leaders in Congress, Yanez responded, “I would say, ‘Do your job,’ and I think the president is right to put this back on to Congress to say, ‘Let’s get to work.’”

Fox News’ Ronn Blitzer, John Roberts and Bill Mears contributed to this report.

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Sister of California officer killed in George Floyd riots: ‘We need to come together as a society’

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Angela Underwood Jacobs, the sister of a federal law-enforcement officer in California who was shot and killed amid violent protests over the death of George Floyd, told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that the issue facing America right now “is regarding humanity and a blatant disregard for life.”

Patrick Underwood, 53, was shot and killed at the U.S. courthouse in Oakland on the evening of May 29 after a vehicle pulled up outside the Ronald V. Dellums Federal Building and a person opened fire at two contract security officers who worked for Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service. Underwood was killed while the second officer was wounded.

The suspect, an Air Force sergeant, also was suspected in a separate attack targeting law enforcement on June 6 in Ben Lomond, south of Oakland. Investigators have linked him to the extremist “boogaloo” movement online, without getting into details on any possible motive.

On Saturday, President Trump honored law enforcement during his campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla.

Host Jedediah Bila asked Jacobs on Sunday how she felt “about President Trump’s tribute to law enforcement and the fact that he stood by law enforcement despite a lot of the anti-police rhetoric you hear going on around the country right now?”

“I have to say that I completely appreciate what he [Trump] said and what he’s doing for the country,” Jacobs responded.

“The men and women in blue that help protect and serve our communities are — they’re so necessary and we need them and we need to pay loyalty and respect to them, because they go out and put their lives on the line every single day, rain or shine.”

She continued, “They’re there to protect and serve all of us, so honoring them is the right thing to do.”

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Jacobs went on to say that she thought the idea of defunding police “is incorrect.”

There has been a growing left-wing push across parts of the country to defund or dismantle police departments following the death of Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer was captured on video kneeling on his neck for nearly nine minutes.

“I think it’s wrong,” Jacobs said. “I think with all these brilliant minds we have here that we need to figure out a better way.”

She then brought up Seattle’s self-proclaimed Capitol Hill Organized Protest [CHOP].

“What they have going on right now is utter anarchy. The idea that we have leadership that thinks that it’s okay to let someone else take over a police precinct is wrong,” Jacobs said. “I think that the communities that need policing the most will be underserved, so we need to come together as a country and figure out some better solutions.”

She continued, “As I think about my brother passing away, him dying, it was not a red or blue issue, it was not a political issue. The issue that we have right now is regarding humanity and a blatant disregard for life.”

Jacobs stressed that “as a country, we need to do better,” and acknowledged that “right now, America is mourning.”

She said she thought that change “starts in the home first and then I look at the community of people that are out there in the churches, the church community,” noting that “they were the ones that came to our aid when my brother was killed.”

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Jacobs went on, “If we continue to not lead with love, we’re going to have more problems, so we need to come together as a society.”

Fox News’ Vandana Rambaran contributed to this report.

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Senior adviser for Trump campaign on empty seats at Tulsa rally: Protesters had ‘an impact’

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Mercedes Schlapp, senior adviser for the Trump-Pence campaign, told “Fox News Sunday” that protesters had “an impact in terms of people coming” to President Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday.

Schlapp made the comment responding to the fact that there were a number of empty seats on the upper levels inside the arena at Trump’s first campaign rally in months.

In advance of the Saturday event, Trump supporters had been lining up for days to secure their seats in an arena that holds just under 20,000, and the Trump campaign touted Monday receiving over 1 million ticket requests. Still, on Saturday several seats were noticeably empty.

Several media outlets, including CNN and MSNBC, were quick to point out that Trump failed to fill the arena, despite expectations of a packed house.

“When it comes to understanding how the rallies work, it’s a first-come, first-served basis,” Schlapp said.

She went on to say that what is “important is to understand — and I had this with my own personal family who lives not far away from Tulsa, that they were concerned. There were factors involved, like they were concerned about the protesters who were coming in.”

Schlapp said protesters were blocking entrances to the area “and so we saw that have an impact in terms of people coming to the rally.”

On Sunday campaign manager Brad Parscale tweeted a photo of what he said was the “main gate of the rally,” which was blocked by protesters, and wrote on Twitter, “Sure no blocked gates @cnn. @cnn if you think families with children will push through this your [sic] sick. America, this is the country @cnn is ok with, think about that.”

Schlapp noted on Sunday that “over 5.3 million people watched it [the rally] on all of our digital media channels and so the reach was far and wide and that doesn’t even include the TV numbers.”

“We also did a pre-rally show and that was over two million views so we’re living in a virtual time as well,” she added.

Host Chris Wallace then said, “The fact is the president talks about the attendance at his events, as we all know, he made a big issue of the attendance at his inauguration. He talks about how he can fill an arena and that Joe Biden can’t.”

“He didn’t fill an arena last night and you guys were so far off,” he continued.

He also noted that he spoke with Fox News correspondent Mark Meredith, who was at Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, and Meredith said protesters did not stop people from coming there.

“The fact is people didn’t show up,” Wallace said.

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“Oh, absolutely they did,” Schlapp said in response.

“I’m telling you, there were people and families that didn’t want to bring their children because of concerns of the protesters.”

“But let me make this clear,” she continued. “I mean, Joe Biden has an event with empty folded chairs and painted circles on the floor. I’d love to see a Joe Biden rally. Let’s bring it on because there is no comparison.”

Wallace interjected saying, “Mercedes, please don’t filibuster.”

“We’re showing pictures here and it shows big, empty areas,” Wallace said. “Frankly, it makes you guys look silly when you deny the reality of what happened.”

Schlapp said, “We’re not denying the reality of what [happened.]”

“I’m going to say this again, the president went out to talk directly to the American people, to talk about the failed record of Joe Biden,” Schlapp added.

“The fact that Joe Biden has been a career politician that has done nothing, but only supported failed institutions. This is in contrast with President Trump who has a strong record and is focused on rebuilding this economy.”

Wallace then accused Schlapp of “shifting to a campaign speech, which has nothing to do with the attendance of the rally.”

“There is no enthusiasm for Joe Biden,” Schlapp said, before Wallace moved on to discussing the results of the latest Fox News poll, which showed President Trump trailing Biden by 12 points.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and nationwide protests against police brutality, more voters see Biden as empathetic and respectful, according to the poll.

Fifty-three percent believe Biden respects racial minorities vs. 35 percent who say the same about the president.

Among black voters, most say Biden respects racial minorities (79 percent), while most think Trump does not (86 percent).

As protests continue since George Floyd’s death on May 25, a 61 percent majority disapproves of how Trump is handling race relations (32 percent approve).

Wallace pointed to those findings on Sunday saying “by wide margins, people in the Fox poll think that Joe Biden respects racial minorities and President Trump does not.”

“I don’t know how that’s even possible because … if you want to see the record of Joe Biden, it’s one in which he proudly embraced segregationists,” Schlapp said in response.

“I mean even his colleagues, like Sen. Kamala Harris, basically accused him of being a racist.”

She went on to say that the former senator “did not provide any significant change for the black community, in fact, he supported mass incarceration when it came to supporting the 1994 crime bill.

“This is in complete contrast to President Trump, who has been focused on uplifting the black community,” Schlapp continued. “Just this week he [Trump] signed an executive order on the police reform, where in essence he’s ensuring that these police departments implement these best practices and they get incentives for this.”

Wallace then brought up the fact that a State Department official reportedly resigned last week over President Trump’s response to racial tensions sweeping the country.

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The Washington Post reported that Mary Elizabeth Taylor, the assistant secretary of state for legislative affairs, the first black woman in the role, said in her resignation letter that President Trump’s “comments and actions surrounding racial injustice and black Americans cut sharply against my core values and convictions.”

“I wish that Mary Elizabeth would listen to the president’s speech following the tragedy of George Floyd’s death where he said healing, not chaos, where he called for justice, where he brought in community leaders from the black community to speak with them, to listen to them,” Schlapp said in response.

Fox News’ Tyler Olson, Dana Blanton and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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AG Barr on tech companies censoring viewpoints: ‘There’s something very disturbing about what’s going on’

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“There’s something very disturbing about what’s going on,” Attorney General William Barr told Maria Bartiromo in an exclusive interview responding to recent incidents where technology companies, including Google and Twitter, tried to censor content.

Barr made the statement during the interview, which aired on “Sunday Morning Futures,” reacting to NBC’s apparent influence over Google in punishing two conservative news sites over what was deemed offensive coverage of the protests following the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died in police custody on May 25.

In a report published Tuesday afternoon, NBC News claimed Google “banned” The Federalist and ZeroHedge from Google Ads for “pushing unsubstantiated claims” about the Black Lives Matter movement. Google later pushed back, claiming that The Federalist “was never demonetized,” and adding, “We worked with them to address issues on their site related to the comments section.”

Bartiromo also brought up the fact that Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said last week that Twitter “tried to permanently lock down” his account if he “refused to censor” his tweets “on the topic of riots and looting,” referencing the violent demonstrations sparked by Floyd’s death.

“To some extent there was a bait-and-switch over the past couple of decades,” Barr explained.

He went on to say the tech companies got their “strong market position” by marketing themselves as “open to all comers.”

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Barr noted that when the companies first surfaced “they built up all their membership and their networks [by] saying, ‘We have a wide variety of views. People can come in and post their views and their positions and their statements.’”

“Then they’ve switched,” Barr added. “Now they’re being more selective and they’re starting to censor different viewpoints.”

He noted that there is a “concentration of these very large companies that have that kind of influence on the sharing of information and viewpoints on our society.”

Barr explained that that is a “fundamental problem” because “our republic was founded on the idea, and the whole rationale was that there’d be a lot of diversity of voices and it would be hard for someone to be able to galvanize, big faction in the United States that could dominate politically and oppress a minority, and yet now we have with the Internet and with these big concentrations of power, the ability to do just that, to quickly galvanize people’s views because they’re only presenting one viewpoint and they can push the public in a particular direction very quickly.”

Barr went on to explain that “our whole Constitution insists the system was based on not having that and having a wide diversity of voices.”

He then said that “one way this can be addressed is through the antitrust laws and challenging companies that engage in monopolistic practices.”

The Department of Justice is pushing Congress to pass new legislation that would hold Facebook, Twitter and other tech behemoths accountable for what is posted on their platforms – a move that if passed would roll back protections Silicon Valley has had for decades.

The Justice Department’s proposals, unveiled Wednesday, want online platforms to better police their sites for illicit and harmful material, and to take a more objective approach in deciding what content they deem objectionable and decide to take down.

The DOJ, in a news release, said it was calling for lawmakers to “update the outdated immunity for online platforms” under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act of 1996.

Bartiromo noted that “the DOJ plans to roll back … the monopoly, legal protections that technology companies enjoy” and asked, “What prompted this?”

In response, Barr said “problems” with Section 230 were arising “so we’ve proposed a change to address that.”

“During the early days of the Internet, we wanted to encourage platforms to take off obscene material or harassing material or other kinds of offensive material like that and so what we said was in the law, Section 230, if you take that down, that doesn’t make you a publisher, if you take down objectionable material like that,” Barr explained.

“Unfortunately, they [tech companies] started taking down viewpoints and started really being selective and based on whether they agreed with a viewpoint or not taking it down and that should make them a publisher, but they said under Section 230, they weren’t.”

Barr noted that what the DOJ is stressing is that tech companies can take down content that “is unlawful” or that “does not accord” with their terms of service, but the companies must make their “terms of service clear.”

“You have to have a reasonably based reason for taking down the particular content and show that it violated your terms of service and you need to give someone notice and a process whereby they can dispute that,” Barr said.

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Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., introduced legislation on Wednesday that would give Americans the ability to sue major tech companies like Facebook, Google and Twitter if they engage in selective censorship of political speech.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly, Joseph Wulfsohn and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

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