Kushner: US has 'seen enough' of Black Lives Matter protests going 'too far'

Americans have “seen enough” of protests that go “too far,” White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said Thursday after being asked about deadly turmoil in Kenosha, Wis., following the shooting of Jacob Blake by a law enforcement officer.

“This country’s seen enough of the protests and some of the negative things that can happen when the protests go too far or are hijacked,” Kushner told Politico in a video interview.

“You look at a lot of these cities, and you look at a lot of these politicians that were talking last week,” he said. “They’ve done a lot of complaining, but a lot of these people have been here for decades and haven’t gotten anything done.”

Senior advisers to the president, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Senior advisers to the president, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Kushner praised President Trump for signing the First Step Act, a criminal justice reform package that Kushner himself pushed for, and creating opportunity zones, which incentivize investment in low-income areas.

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“What we need to do right now is make sure we take the anger that people have, and we have to move from slogans to constructive solutions,” Kushner said.

Kushner criticized NBA players who bowed out of games in protest, claiming they were all talk and no action. Milwaukee Bucks players refused to play against the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night in protest over the shooting. The other playoff games in the NBA were postponed as well as some regular-season games in the WNBA and MLB.

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“We’re offering solutions with policy,” Kushner said. “The other side’s doing a lot of complaining. What I’d love to see from the players in the NBA, again, they have the luxury of taking the night off from work. Most Americans don’t have the financial luxury to do that.”

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Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report.

Cuccinelli of DHS says National Guard 'wasn't enough' to counter Kenosha riots

Wisconsin’s Democrat governor might not be doing enough to combat ongoing riots in Kenosha after the police-involved shooting of Jacob Blake, Acting Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Ken Cuccinelli said Tuesday.

“The instant violence that occurs — wanton destruction, the violent opportunists that arise — this is a great cause for concern across America; to be seeing this sort of blatant mob violence right below the surface, explode to the top,” Cuccinelli said during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Story.” with Martha MacCallum.

“Now, I appreciate Gov. [Tony] Evers putting out 150 National Guardsmen last night and we’re looking at 250 tonight I understand. I wonder is that enough? I appreciate him going immediately to the National Guard to establish order. But last night, it wasn’t enough. So, I just question whether he’s doing enough fast enough.”

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Cuccinelli’s comments came after footage emerged of massive fires in Kenosha, along with rioters destroying storefronts.

DHS recently came under fire for its attempts at protecting a federal courthouse against rioters in Portland, Ore., but the agency eventually altered its presence, claiming “state and local leaders have finally agreed to step up and do their job.”

In Wisconsin, however, Evers was already performing better than officials in Portland did, Cuccinelli told MacCallum.

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“But, I will say this. Given that we’ve been talking about, for instance, Oregon and Portland for three months, he is doing a heck of a lot better than they are in Portland. [Oregon] Gov. [Kate] Brown is sitting on 7,800 National Guardsmen and three months of violence without calling them out is utterly irresponsible. At least Gov. Evers is trying to deal with it using the tool meant for that purpose.”

Brown has criticized looting and violence in Portland while defending peaceful protesters.

“Senseless violence does not honor George Floyd’s death or create accountability,” she previously said, referring to a Black man whose May 25 death in police custody in Minneapolis set off a wave of riots and protests across the U.S.

A Place In The Sun’s Danni Menzies stunned as couple call off house search: ‘Seen enough!'

It was Danni Menzies turn to offer a selection of properties to one couple on today’s edition of A Place In The Sun. Channel 4 viewers saw her in Southern Spain with Mel and David from North Shields. After visiting La Duquesa for a holiday, the couple were keen to relocation to Costa Del Sol and had a maximum budget of £160,000. Despite being shown five different properties on the market, Danni was left disappointed when the couple made their decision. 

The first was a three-bed apartment in Casares, with a communal pool and gardens, as well as a large terrace with panoramic views. 

The open plan living area and kitchen was a joy to Mel and David, but the latter expressed concern for the style of building, asking to see a house instead. 

Property two was a two-story townhouse built in 2003 in Manilva Pueblo. 

It offered a communal pool, rear garden and a front terrace which looked out towards the sea, it was on the market for £137, 387 which gave the couple enough money to add their own touches and modernise areas of the house they wanted to. 

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Mel was instantly drawn to the light and spacious open plan, but David was upset with what was classed as a garden, was more of an overlooked courtyard. 

The third property Danni took them to see was another apartment, but this time in Hacienda Guadalupe and the pair were instantly impressed. 

“I wasn’t expecting that!” Mel remarked when she looked around the communal offerings. 

But within minutes of stepping inside the property, the couple didn’t want to continue: “No, I think we’ve seen enough” they remarked in reference to the dark and cramped rooms. 

“We’ve got a dilemma, David loves it and Mel’s heart is somewhere else.”

When Danni sat down with Mel and David to discuss their thoughts on all five properties, she was left a little deflated. 

While Mel loved property two, David could see himself living in property number five. 

“It’s got to feel right for both of you, but I have to say, I’m a little disappointed,” she remarked. 

“I’m just a bit gutted,” Mel said. “I felt like that was the house for us [property number two]. 

“But we’ve both got to be happy and it is a fulltime move.” 

“If this was just a holiday flat, then I would be more prepared to accept the compromises,” David added. 

As for what they’re going to do next? 

“We’re going to increase our budget and find the place with the outdoor space,” he revealed

A Place In The Sun airs weekdays at 4pm on Channel 4. 

 



Michigan pub blasts customers for bullying staff during coronavirus pandemic: 'Enough is Enough'

A Michigan pub is tired of customers bullying its staff.

Short’s Brewing Company in Bellaire said customers have yelled at, sworn at, laughed at, name-called, belittled and threatened negative reviews to its staff during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We’re here to tell you that we stand with all of our staff and we will not tolerate this behavior at our pub,” the brewery-restaurant wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday.

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“Our staff deserves better,” the post added. “We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, daughters and sons. We might not be yours, but we are somebody’s and deserve the respect you would want for your own. We are your servers, hosts, bussers, and kitchen crew.”

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According to Short’s, harassment from customers has increased during the pandemic, even as the staff has worked hard so customers can still have “a killer experience” amid frequently changing health guidelines.

“We understand how frustrating waiting for food or dealing with lines can be, but we are also constantly working to streamline our business levels with this new system,” the brewery wrote.

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“Changes have happened overnight and day by day for all of us,” Short’s added. “We ask that you please be patient with us and remember that you aren’t talking to just a server or manager, you are talking to another human being with feelings.”

Short's Brewing Company said in a recent Facebook post that it would no longer tolerate customers who bully its staff. 

Short’s Brewing Company said in a recent Facebook post that it would no longer tolerate customers who bully its staff. 
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The restaurant did say it is “willing to listen” to constructive feedback and make changes, but bullying isn’t the way to be heard.

“We’re here to listen, but remember if you can’t be kind then we cannot help you,” Short’s said. “Our staff is our family and we have their backs. So remember, be respectful and be kind because enough is enough.”

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New Jersey woman ditches unhealthy lifestyle, drops 150 pounds after doc's diagnosis: 'Enough was enough'

A young woman in New Jersey says she feels more confident and energetic after ditching an unhealthy lifestyle and dropping 150 pounds.

Around five years ago, Daniella Hoshia, a 26-year-old accountant from Hoboken, decided to make a New Year’s resolution — and stick to it — for the sake of her well-being.

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“I was obese my whole life from when I was a kid,” Hoshia said, per South West News Service (SWNS.) “In college, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time.”

Around that time, a doctor told Hoshia that her cholesterol levels could soon be problematic. What’s more, she was pre-diabetic.

“I went to the doctor and was told it’s not about my appearance anymore, but my health,” she said.

“I was obese my whole life from when I was a kid,” Danielle Hoshia said. “In college, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time.”

“I was obese my whole life from when I was a kid,” Danielle Hoshia said. “In college, I gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time.”
(SWNS)

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Another turning point? Hoshia says that at her heaviest — around 295 pounds — she was having trouble finding an ordinary chair that could accommodate her.

Finally feeling that “enough was enough,” Hoshia decided to take action. She downloaded a couple of different fitness apps to get herself started, including one which helped keep track of her caloric intake.

“I pretty much ate the same things I was already eating, just much less,” said Hoshia, who explained that she would often visit the dining hall at her college and eat three breakfasts in one sitting.

“Now, I limit myself to two high-calorie meals and do intermittent fasting. I like to eat a lot, so I have breakfast and dinner and fast from around 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

“I was super insecure prior to losing weight and really just kept to myself," Hoshia claimed.

“I was super insecure prior to losing weight and really just kept to myself,” Hoshia claimed.

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Little by little, Hoshia also began to incorporate exercise and strength training. Months later, she felt strong enough to complete a 5-kilometer run — followed by an 8K, a 10K and finally a half-marathon.

Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever,

Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever,
(SWNS)

Now weighing 135 pounds, Hoshia says she’s stronger and more outgoing than ever — and she claims she’s no longer the “super insecure” person she used to be. But she was also always kind to herself along the journey, which undoubtedly helped her achieve her goals.

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“In the beginning, I physically couldn’t do anything. I started out slow,” she said. “I knew I’d have to be easy on myself.”

Scholes expects Man Utd to sell 'not good enough' pair after LASK decision

Paul Scholes says he has a feeling that both Jesse Lingard and Fred will leave Manchester United after the pair were substituted in the Europa League win over LASK Linz at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

With United leading 5-0 from the first leg in what was their final match before lockdown, they fell behind to a stunning strike from Philipp Wiesinger at an empty Old Trafford.

However, Lingard quickly equalised with his second goal in two games, before substitute Anthony Martial grabbed the winner late on.

After the game Scholes noted the substitutions of Lingard and Fred just after the hour mark, and says it doesn’t look good for their United prospects ahead of their Europa League quarter-final against Copenhagen on Monday.

Lingard was replaced shortly after he scored

“I’m not totally sure [on Lingard]. I do think when he’s playing well he has something to offer,” Scholes told BT Sport.

“Lately he hasn’t been good enough really. Is he a starting XI player if you’re going to go on to win the league and the big trophies at Man United? I’m not sure he is. I know he scored in the last couple of games.

“Tonight was a game where you think this is a chance for Jesse to play 90 minutes, along with Fred, and when Ole took him off after an hour, I thought then that this is a sign that Ole is probably thinking of moving him on.

“Look, I might be totally wrong about that, but that is just the feeling I get.

Fred also made may in the second half

“When you’ve got fringe players and you need to get them games, tonight was a perfect opportunity for 90 minutes, he scored a goal as well, his confidence might have grown a little bit.

“I don’t think he was particularly great in the game but to bring him off after an hour when I don’t think there’s any way in the world he’s going to start in the game on Monday, I think that was a little sign,

“And possibly with Fred as well, maybe the same situation, he might be thinking of offloading the pair of them.”



Virginia newspaper calls out local leaders after Richmond riots: 'Enough is enough'

A Virginia newspaper called out local leaders on Monday after a weekend of rioting and lawlessness in Richmond, asking: “When will they say “enough?”

The Richmond Times-Dispatch criticized local officials in an editorial published on Monday titled, “Where is the Leadership?”

The editorial asked when will the violence stop.

“What is the end game to these protests? The violence seems to escalate daily, not just in Virginia’s capital city but across the country,” it said, adding that “the absence of leadership at all levels of government has compounded these circumstances.”

“We’ve normalized too many behaviors that make Richmond — and the United States — a less safe and prosperous place to live,” the editorial continued.

Police stand in front of a utility vehicle that was set on fire by protesters during a demonstration outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 2020. Police deployed flash-bangs and pepper spray to disperse the crowd after the city utility vehicle was set on fire. 

Police stand in front of a utility vehicle that was set on fire by protesters during a demonstration outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 2020. Police deployed flash-bangs and pepper spray to disperse the crowd after the city utility vehicle was set on fire. 
(Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The editorial was published after another weekend of violence exploded in more than half a dozen U.S. cities Saturday night — with the mayhem including damage to federal buildings, local police precincts, and a fatal shooting in Austin, Texas.

In Richmond, Va., fires were set, windows were smashed and more than a dozen people were arrested over the weekend, police Chief Gerald Smith said during a news conference on Monday. The damage included smashed windows at the police department for Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Smith added.

“Individuals are desecrating property and being absolved of any wrongdoing,” The Richmond Times-Dispatch editorial said. “Banks and businesses are boarded up and, locally, a critical public economic engine — VCU — incurred $100,000 in damage to its Monroe Park campus in a matter of hours.”

Police and protesters square off outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 2020.

Police and protesters square off outside the Richmond Police Department headquarters on Grace Street in Richmond, Va., Saturday, July 25, 2020.
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The editorial outlined a timeline of the violence that took place on Saturday night, pointing out that the Richmond police headquarters was targeted.

“During the attack on the police station, multiple fires were set in dumpsters and a city dump truck was set ablaze,” the editorial said. “Both police officers and firemen were assaulted with batteries, fireworks, hunks of asphalt, water bottles and other objects.”

Smith said that his department saw a flyer calling for demonstrations Sunday that carried the same tone of “intimidation” that flyers for Saturday night’s protests had contained.

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According to Smith, Richmond police is working on identifying any groups that were affiliated with the violent demonstrations, adding that some individuals from Saturday night have been identified as being from both left-wing and right-wing movements.

Protests and violent demonstrations have been seen across the country following the death of George Floyd, a Black man in Minnesota who died while in police custody. A video of the May 25, 2020, encounter with police officers showed a White officer putting his knee on Floyd’s neck for more than 8 minutes.

The demonstrations in Richmond, which were called “Richmond Stands with Portland,” was planned for days in an apparent reaction to ongoing tensions between protesters and federal agents at the U.S. courthouse in Portland, according to news outlets.

The editorial noted that “Saturday night’s violence was a planned riot.”

“There already have been deaths nationally; we fear there could be more,” the editorial said.

The editorial referenced elected officials including Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, Richmond City Council members, the Virginia General Assembly and the White House, saying the “public still is looking to” them “for a way forward,” adding that “the solution won’t be found in a press conference, a tweet or staying silent.”

The piece went on to ask, “When will Stoney and City Council members acknowledge that putting down riots to protect lives and property is a very real function of their elected positions?”

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“Keeping mum and refusing to take action in fear of making tough decisions is not governing. It is cowardice,” it continued. “Enough is enough. Show some leadership.”

Fox News’ Dom Calicchio and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Kate Garraway's plea to Ben Shepherd ahead of GMB return: 'Hasn't she been through enough'

Now she’s back, her colleague is more excited than ever to have his pal back by his side (albeit at a social distance).

The presenter told viewers on Friday morning: “It was really great to see Kate in the studio smiling, talking very honestly about the situation Derek is in.

“He continues to be critical, although he is out of the coma and they can FaceTime, it’s not simple.”

He added: “She did have a really, really lovely announcement for all of us.”



Miranda Devine: Backlash to 'Hamilton' proves 'you can never be woke enough'

New York Post Columnist Miranda Devine said on Tuesday that the new backlash against the “Hamilton” musical proves that “you can never be woke enough.”

“Lin Manuel Miranda bent over backward to be as inclusive as he could be. He cast non-White actors to play historically White figures. He celebrated Hamilton as being an immigrant,” Devine told “Fox & Friends.”

“But, now it’s just not good enough; which goes to prove that you just cannot appease these cultural revolutionaries.”

Devine continued, “Winston Churchill said appeasement is just feeding the crocodile in the hopes that it will eat you last. You have to stand up.”

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The hip-hop Broadway musical was made available on Disney+ last Friday.

“Hamilton,” created by Lin Manuel Miranda, tells the story of Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton, with an almost all non-White cast. The musical, which was first performed in 2015, won 11 Tony Awards and has had several tours.

Devine reacted to calls to “cancel ‘Hamilton'” in light of the Black Lives Matter movement soon after the Broadway musical’s streaming debut on Disney+. The spotlight has been on its lead character, Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

Miranda portrays Hamilton as a young and ambitious immigrant who was passionate about the abolition of slavery. The play has come under scrutiny when someone revealed that Hamilton was a slave trader.

Miranda apologized on the official “Hamilton” Twitter account saying, “We spoke out on the day of the Pulse shooting. We spoke out when Vice President Mike Pence came to our show 10 days after the election.”

Miranda said further in a 90-second video, “That we have not yet firmly spoken the inarguable truth that Black Lives Matter and denounced systematic racism and white supremacy from our official ‘Hamilton’ channels is a moral failure on our part.”

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Devine said Miranda’s response to the criticism is merely an attempt to appear woke to avoid further backlash.

“They’re sort of trapped. It’s like Stockholm Syndrome if you’re a liberal and you’re caught in this woke revolution. You can’t believe that you’re on the wrong side of history,” Devine said.

“It’s really not about the individual sins or the sins of Alexander Hamilton. It’s really about trying to erase and cancel American history and cast everything in the past as being irredeemably racist and hateful. President Trump called it out in his speech at Mount Rushmore: the cancel culture is this left-wing fascist, totalitarian ideology and they want a ground zero. They want to destroy everything about America, everything that is good and start from the beginning to create God knows what. I think they’re all about destruction.”

Rep. Kinzinger on call to remove statues: It's 'insanity' and 'a symptom of, we have not emphasized our history enough'

Illinois Rep. Adam Kinzinger, an Air Force veteran, joined “Fox Report” Saturday and reacted to a new poll showing American pride is at a 20-year low and also addressed the call to remove historical monuments and statues.

“I think it’s insanity and I think it’s maybe a symptom of, we have not emphasized our history enough,” Kinzinger told anchor Jon Scott. “There are some that are more interested in talking about how all these men and women were flawed. Well, we live on the Earth. Until we get to heaven, there’s going to be wars. There’s going to be shortcomings and we want to send a message to people that, you know, you can change and you can get better as a society. We can get better.”

Kinzinger said he agreed that most statues could come down if local governments agree to remove them. He also said he felt like the call to remove statues of past presidents was due to the fact that President Trump was in office.

“I think it’s a political thing. I mean, honestly… if President Trump was not president, the left would not be going into statues and talking about how terrible America’s history has been,” Kinzinger said. “It’s kind of like this angry moment where everything about America, frankly, angers some people and they want to turn it on its head.”

“This is where it’s important for all of us to push back, not to get angry and yell back, because if you yell at somebody, you’re never going to convince them,” Kinzinger added. “It just it just raises the temperature.”

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The Illinois lawmaker also weighed in on Americans’ pride.

“It’s sad… 2020 is not been the best year, for sure,” Kinzinger said regarding pride. “But I think lately we’ve been obsessed with shortcomings.”

According to Gallup, 42 percent of adults in the United States say they are “extremely proud” to be Americans and 21 percent say they are “very proud” — marking the lowest percentages since the analytics company began taking the measurement in 2001.

Kinzinger compared the Unites States’ recent social unrest to that in China, saying that given the opportunity, people from other countries would come to the U.S. in a “heartbeat.”

“We talked about, for instance, the unrest on the streets… But if you look in China, for instance, they kill people to go out on the streets. They don’t even allow them to go out on the streets. They don’t allow them on social media. There’s a whole minority, called the Uyghurs, that are in concentration camps,” Kinzinger said.

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“So I think sometimes we have to say, OK, you know, there are miserable moments. This is one, we have a pandemic and all this. But you have to look at it and say, OK, let’s look around the world. And I’ll tell you, there’s billions of people that in a heartbeat would come to the United States of America if given that opportunity.”

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.