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January 1, Trump Stands By Giuliani



This Day in History | 1800

The first cornerstone is laid at the White House in Washington D.C.

Good Morning Middle Americans. 

President Trump is standing by his long-time friend Rudy Giuliani amid reports that the former federal prosecutor and mayor of New York City is under investigation for campaign finance violations. The president tweeted out his support and appeared on Fox News’s Justice with Judge Jeanine last night backing his lawyer. 

The NBA’s preseason games in China have wrapped up. The Lakers’ LeBron James didn’t say a word about the on-going controversy over the league’s silence on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.  In LeBron’s defense, the NBA did cancel all press events.  

In Southern California,  wildfires continue to burn unchecked.  And the need to cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents, due to the threat of wildfires, has had devastating consequences. One man, who needed an oxygen tank, died within minutes after the power was cut. 

And finally…. you know what they say, ‘there’s no such thing as a free lunch’. Well at one Louisiana High School, a principal has decided to pass on free lunch donations from Chick-Fil-A because the school has LGBTQ staff members and Chick-Fil-A supports traditional marriage. Better to be woke than to have you kids get food from a restaurant where millions of Americans eat every day.

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– Fraser Dixon

Trump Backs ‘Legendary’ Giuliani Amid Reports of Investigation

(Fox News) – President Trump on Saturday gave his backing to Rudy Giuliani, his personal attorney, after reports that the former New York City mayor is being investigated by federal prosecutors for possibly lobbying violations in relation to his work in Ukraine.jhfnhtrgw

“So now they are after the legendary ‘crime buster’ and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani,” Trump tweeted. “He may seem a little rough around the edges sometimes, but he is also a great guy and wonderful lawyer.”

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LeBron James Quite in China, As NBA Cancels Press Events

(Bloomberg) – It was a reverse layup from LeBron James that really impressed basketball fans in Shenzhen on Saturday as his Los Angeles Lakers lost to the Brooklyn Nets for the second time this week in China.

But Lebron didn’t have anything to say after the game. The media sessions that are usually part of the preseason games were canceled, fallout from the tension between the NBA and China that was sparked last week by a tweet of support for Hong Kong’s anti-Beijing protesters by Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey. Local sponsors withdrew their backing for the league and had their names removed from the court.

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Three Dead Following Southern California Wildfires

(NBC News) – Three people are dead after wind-driven wildfires burned through 8,300 acres in Southern California, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes as firefighters sought to contain the fast-moving blazes.

Two victims were discovered this week in the Villa Calimesa Mobile Home Park, where multiple structures burned in the Sandalwood fire centered in Calimesa, California, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said Saturday.

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Louisiana High School Declines Free Lunch from Chik-Fil-A Out of Respect for LGBTQ Staff

(Newsweek) – The principal of a high school in New Orleans, Louisiana, has rejected an offer of free meals for teachers from Chick-fil-A in solidarity with the LGBTQ community.

Dr. Steven Corbett, principal of Lusher High School, said he turned down the free lunches from the fast food chain as some of its staff members are LGBTQ.

In a statement, seen by 4WWL, Corbett also said the fast food chain’s values do not align with the school’s.

“Out of respect to our LGBTQ staff, we have chosen to not serve Chick-Fil-A at an employee lunch,” Corbett said. “The #1 rule at Lusher is to ‘Be Kind’ and we live this motto every day.

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