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Gov. Cuomo Calls Coronavirus ‘European virus’ During Briefing, Zero Reporters in the Room Push Back

Cuomo did not receive any pushback from the press over his strange label.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo labeled the coronavirus, which originated in China, the “European virus,” during Monday’s press briefing.

None of the press in the room pushed back on his bizarre remark.

The Democrat governor was explaining that coronavirus cases are going down in the state when he used the label.

“New York, the cases are now on the decline. You look at the rest of the nation outside of New York, the cases are still on the incline. We took the worst situation in the nation and changed the trajectory. So, now we are on the decline. The rest of the nation, the cases are still on the incline. That is because of what the people in this state did,” Cuomo said.

“If you had said when we started this, yes we have more cases than anyone else, yes we had this European virus attack us and nobody expected it, but we are not only going to change our trajectory, we’re going to change the trajectory more dramatically than anyplace else in the nation,” he added.

The virus, of course, originated in Wuhan, China. Not Europe.

Cuomo argued that the virus came from Europe in January and “no one knew” about it, to justify his phrasing.

“The geniuses now say the virus came from Europe in January and February. And you know what? No one knew. With all the sophistication, with all the public health organizations, with that whole alphabet soup of agencies, nobody knew the virus was coming from Europe,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo’s basis for this claim is some research that indicates New York received infected travelers from northern Italy, who were infected by Chinese travellers.

President Donald Trump faced massive backlash earlier this year for using the phrase “Chinese virus,” which people claimed to be racially insensitive — despite a multitude of viruses and diseases being named by where they originated.

Even so, the president announced that he would be moving away from using the term.

“It came from China. … I don’t regret it,” he said. “Everyone knows it came out of China, but I decided we shouldn’t make any more of a big deal out of it. I think I made a big deal. I think people understand it.”

Trump also took to Twitter to urge people not to blame Asians for the virus.

“It is very important that we totally protect our Asian American community in the United States, and all around the world. They are amazing people, and the spreading of the Virus is NOT their fault in any way, shape, or form. They are working closely with us to get rid of it. WE WILL PREVAIL TOGETHER!”

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Women Harassed for Cleaning Black Lives Matter Vandalism Off Department of Veterans Affairs

“So you don’t care about black lives then?!” the woman shouted at them.

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Three women were harassed for daring to clean Black Lives Matter vandalism off the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, DC.

The woman filming herself harassing them accused them of misusing their “white privilege.”

The women were scrubbing the building down when they were confronted by the stranger who was filming them.

“Why are you guys removing Black Lives Matter’s graffiti?” the confrontational woman demanded.

One of the volunteers explained that they had tried to remove other vandalism on the building, but it wasn’t coming off, so they were just trying to clean up what they could.

“But why do you want that to come off?” the angry woman continued.

The good Samaritans explained that it is a federal building and vandalism, seemingly stating the obvious.

“So you don’t care about black lives then?!” the woman continued shouting at them.

Growing clearly exasperated, the young women explained that of course they care about black lives, while attempting to clean up the mess the group had left behind.

“But not enough to leave up a message?” the woman filming asked, becoming increasingly aggressive.

The girls explained that they’re just trying to clean the building.

“Not a great way to use your white privilege ladies,” the woman said. “That’s disgusting.”

Riots and protests have plagued cities across the nation for nine days. There has been theft, kidnapping, vandalism, looting, and even murder. Countless businesses have been destroyed. The rioters claim to be responding to the death of George Floyd last Monday while in custody of the Minneapolis Police.

DC has been facing protests and riots for six of those days.

At least 60 Secret Service agents were injured on the third day of the riots.

On Sunday, they lit the St. John’s Church on fire, which was built in 1816. Every sitting president has attended the church at least once since it was built.

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War is Peace: Twitter Trending Page Features Live Video of Portland Burning Under ‘Peaceful Protest’ Headline

Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven days.

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The Twitter trending tab went full Orwellian on Thursday evening while featuring the Portland “protests.”

The trending page was showing a live video with the headline “US Protests:  Thousands march in peaceful demonstrations through Portland.” The footage, contrary to the title, was a large fire just blocks away from the Justice Center, where mobs had gathered.

Multiple dumpsters and other structures were reportedly lit ablaze in the city around this time.

Shortly after a screen grab of the bizarre headline choice was tweeted by District Herald founder Cassandra Fairbanks, it was changed to “US protests: Thousands march in demonstrations through Portland.”

“A tow truck drives by with a wounded police vehicle, and people cheer raucously. One person shouts ‘burn that car,'” a journalist named Robert Evans tweeted from the protest.

Protests, riots, and general crime have taken over the United States for the last nine days following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody last week. There have been reported kidnappings, murders, attacks on police, widespread looting, arson and countless businesses vandalized and destroyed.

Portland has been dealing with riots and aggressive protests for seven of those days.

On Thursday, thousands of people gathered in Tom McCall Waterfront Park for what was largely a peaceful protest until nightfall.

“We’re going to be here every day. We don’t have an end date,” one of the speakers told the crowd at the park, according to a report from the Oregonian.

Around 9 p.m. local time, rumors began circulating of a confrontation between protesters and police, causing the crowd to disperse in different directions. Many headed to the Burnside Bridge or the Chapman Square park across the street from the Multnomah County Justice Center.

By 9:30 p.m., the Portland Police were reporting that they were seeing “criminal activity” with one of the groups of protesters.

The department repeatedly Tweeted throughout the night that “we support everyone’s First Amendment rights and want this to stay peaceful.”

“Those handing out fireworks, this is a peaceful crowd. We want it to remain peaceful. Do not throw fireworks at the crowd or officers. We have children in the crowd,” the department tweeted around 11:30 p.m.

 

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Rochester PD Seeks Help IDing Thugs Who Attacked Elderly Couple Trying to Protect Their Home

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

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Rochester Police are seeking the public’s help to identify a gang of rioters who violently attacked an elderly couple that was trying to protect their home from the looters.

Police have now released security footage that may help to identify the brutal criminals.

“Do you know any of these men? Yesterday, May 30, these men violently attacked a store owner & her husband who were trying to protect their business from being looted. Please look at the video & still images. If you know any of them, please call Crime Stoppers @ 423-9300,” the Patrol Section Investigations for the Rochester Police Department said in a tweet.

They also released still images of the men they are attempting to identify.

In the shocking video footage of the incident, the woman pleads with the men who are terrorizing her to stop as they are smashing the Rochester Fire Equipment Company and the jewelry store next door. The criminals were attempting to loot the jewelry store.

The couple lives in an apartment above the shops.

The men continue menacing her and it seems like they may leave, then one of them turns and begins attacking her.

Her husband then runs over with a golf club and starts swinging, and is also brutally attacked, as he yelled for them to get away from his wife.

A man named Joe Painter was coming home from grocery shopping when he saw the incident happening and began filming.

“Painter, who says he is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, says it was one of the worst things he’s ever witnessed. He said he stopped recording abruptly because some of the people who attacked the woman in the video started running toward him,” WHAM reported.

Riots have completely overtaken most major cities for the last few days following the death of a black man in custody of Minneapolis Police officers. Democrat leaders have been reluctant to seem unsympathetic to the cause, so they have allowed looting, rioting, kidnapping, arson, and even murder to continue for days.

Hundreds, if not thousands, of small businesses have been destroyed in the mayhem.

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