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The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump threatens Minneapolis looters | Says ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’ | Violates Twitter’s violence rules | CNN crew arrested on air | Minn. Gov. apologizes | NASA, SpaceX second launch attempt Saturday | Trump, Pence return to Cape Canaveral | Two senators test positive for coronavirus antibodies | D.C reopens

 

NEWS OF THE MORNING

Trump threatens Minneapolis looters with ‘shooting’:

 

 

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse panel approves 0.5B defense policy bill House panel votes against curtailing Insurrection Act powers after heated debate House panel votes to constrain Afghan drawdown, ask for assessment on 'incentives' to attack US troops MORE threatened looters in Minneapolis, warning he would send National Guard troops to the city and stating that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” 

Trump tweeted: “I can’t stand back & watch this happen to a great American City, Minneapolis. A total lack of leadership. Either the very weak Radical Left Mayor, Jacob Frey, get his act together and bring the City under control, or I will send in the National Guard & get the job done right…” https://bit.ly/2TOgM7Y 

Trump added: “…These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim WalzTimothy (Tim) James WalzJudge in George Floyd case tells attorneys, officials, family to limit public statements Internal watchdog investigating if Air Force improperly used plane to surveil protests: report The Hill's 12:30 Report: Governors react as COVID-19 cases spike MORE and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank you!” https://bit.ly/2XEiwSA 

^ Keep in mind about Trump’s second tweet: Trump violated the rules of Twitter. Twitter added a note to his tweet: "This Tweet violated the Twitter Rules about glorifying violence. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain accessible.” See the violation note attached to Trump’s tweethttps://bit.ly/2XEiwSA

REACTION FROM FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN — ‘HE IS CALLING FOR VIOLENCE AGAINST AMERICAN CITIZENS’:

Biden tweeted, "I will not lift the President’s tweet. I will not give him that amplification. But he is calling for violence against American citizens during a moment of pain for so many. I’m furious, and you should be too.” https://bit.ly/2B6TJia

How this killing by police adds pressure on Biden to pick an African American running matehttps://bit.ly/2ZL85iJ

JUST NOW — THE MINNESOTA GOVERNOR HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE:

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (D) gave an update on his state’s protests. Livestream of Walz’s remarkshttps://bit.ly/3gJU2A2

THESE IMAGES ARE STRIKING — HERE ARE PHOTOS OF MINNEAPOLIS IN FLAMES:

Via Forbes: https://bit.ly/2XdvgQT

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IN MINNEAPOLIS

What happened last night:

Minnesota erupted in violent demonstrations for the third night last night over the death of an unarmed African American man who died in police custody. https://bit.ly/2TQjXvY 

A police precinct was set on fire: Rioters set a Minneapolis police precinct on fire last night. https://bit.ly/2MghIO9

Video of the police station on firehttps://bit.ly/2XdLNEv 

 

 

Watchhttps://bit.ly/2XdHIA7

A CNN crew was arrested on air:

Amid the ongoing protests over the death of George Floyd, a CNN crew was arrested during a live television report. The story from CNN:  https://cnn.it/2XeODJo 

Who was arrested: CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez, producer Bill Kirkos and photojournalist Leonel Mendez.

What happened: “Jimenez could be seen holding his CNN badge while reporting, identifying himself as a reporter, and telling the officers the crew would move wherever officers needed them to. An officer gripped his arm as Jimenez talked, then put him in handcuffs.” 

What police told the crew: “Police told the crew they were being detained because they were told to move and didn't, one member of the CNN crew relayed to the network.”

How long they were detained: About an hour

Minnesota Gov. Walz apologized: Walz apologized to CNN President Jeff Zuckerhttps://bit.ly/2XBzh0A

Reaction from the Minnesota State Police: “In the course of clearing the streets and restoring order at Lake Street and Snelling Avenue, four people were arrested by State Patrol troopers, including three members of a CNN crew. The three were released once they were confirmed to be members of the media.” https://bit.ly/2ZL4Nfj

Yikes — here is video of the CNN crew arrest:

This video has nearly 11 million views already. 

 

 

Watchhttps://bit.ly/3eC1uLL

From the correspondent a few hours after the incident:

 

Hyperlink https://bit.ly/3gvAeQR

 

 

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WHERE THINGS STAND WITH THE CORONAVIRUS

Coronavirus cases in the U.S.: 1,724,873 

Deaths in the U.S.: 101,698 

Breakdown of the numbershttps://cnn.it/2UAgW3y

For context: This time last week, 1,577,758 Americans had tested positive for the coronavirus and 94,729 Americans had died. https://bit.ly/36HF4pF

Washington, DC, reopens today:

Via NBC Washington, here’s what that means for residents: https://bit.ly/36IF0Wy

Senate Democrats are pumping the brakes on more stimulus checks:

Via The Hill’s Alexander Bolton, “House Democrats looking to deliver another round of $1,200 relief checks to Americans are encountering skepticism from an unexpected source — fellow Democrats in the Senate. The $3 trillion House-passed measure is not only facing opposition from GOP senators, it’s also prompting Senate Democrats to raise concerns about what they see as a huge untargeted expenditure.” How this could play outhttps://bit.ly/2BhOqNf 

Op-ed: https://bit.ly/2ZQitWy

TWO SENATORS TEST POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS ANTIBODIES:

Sens. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Cure Violence Global founder Gary Slutkin says violence and epidemics follow same patterns; Global death toll surpasses half a million 21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests Overnight Health Care: Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO | Cuomo: NYC on track to start reopening week of June 8 | COVID-19 workplace complaints surge MORE (D-Pa.) and Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineOvernight Defense: Lawmakers demand answers on reported Russian bounties for US troops deaths in Afghanistan | Defense bill amendments target Germany withdrawal, Pentagon program giving weapons to police Senators aim to limit Trump's ability to remove troops from Germany Filibuster reform gains steam with Democrats MORE (D-Va.) have both disclosed that they tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. https://bit.ly/2ZVzdvc

(HOPEFULLY) HAPPENING SATURDAY

SpaceX launch, take two:

NASA and SpaceX are planning to launch the Falcon 9 rocket and the Crew Dragon spacecraft Saturday, after scrapping Wednesday’s scheduled launch due to weather.  

The scheduled launch: Saturday at 3:22 p.m. EDT. 

What about Trump and Pence?President Trump and Vice President Pence attended Wednesday’s planned launch.  Both will attend Saturday’s second attempt. https://bit.ly/2XJfQTw

THIS MORNING — AN UPDATE FROM THE NASA ADMINISTRATOR:

NASA Administrator Jim BridenstineJames (Jim) Frederick BridenstineNASA names DC headquarters after agency's first Black female engineer Mary W. Jackson Why the Trump 'Make Space Great Again' campaign ad went sideways Space dominance by way of Texas MORE holds a press conference this morning on the SpaceX launch. Livestreamhttps://cs.pn/2TPFwgd

WHAT HAPPENS IF TOMORROW’S ATTEMPT IS CANCELED:

NASA and SpaceX will try again on Sunday at 3:00:11 p.m. https://cbsn.ws/3eunlEx

NOTABLE TWEETS:

Lol — this is frightening:

 

Hyperlink https://bit.ly/2TTYySK 

To follow up: Miller made a second mask with a slightly smaller print of his face. The updated photohttps://bit.ly/2ZNO3nD

ON TAP:

The House and Senate are out. President Trump is in Washington, D.C. Vice President Pence is in Georgia today.

8:15 a.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and second lady Karen PenceKaren Sue PencePence and his wife voted by mail in Indiana GOP primary using old address The Hill's 12:30 Report: Senate unveils police reform bill as House works on its own bill The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Twitter says Trump violates rules with 'shooting' threat MORE left for Marietta, Ga.

11 a.m. EDT: President Trump received an intelligence briefing.

11 a.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence attend a memorial service for Christian evangelist and apologist Ravi Zacharias. Details from Fox5 Atlantahttps://bit.ly/36GSou6 

12:30 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence participate in a roundtable with small business owners to discuss reopening.

4 p.m. EDT: President Trump participates in a roundtable with industry executives to discuss reopening.

4:05 p.m. EDT: Vice President Pence and second lady Karen Pence land in Washington, D.C.

Saturday: President Trump and Vice President Pence travel to Florida for the second attempt of the SpaceX launch.

WHAT TO WATCH:

This morning: NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine holds a press conference on the SpaceX launch. Livestreamhttps://cs.pn/2TPFwgd

This morning: Minnesota Gov. Walz gave an update on his state’s protests. Livestreamhttps://bit.ly/3gJU2A2

3:22 p.m. EDT Saturday: A second attempt at the SpaceX launch. Wednesday’s launch was scrapped due to weather. Livestreamhttps://bit.ly/3ezUPRV

NOW FOR THE FUN STUFF...:

Today is National Coq Au Vin Day. And for planning purposes, tomorrow is National Mint Julep Day and Sunday is National Macaroon Day

Lol, what a time we’re in that this headline is necessary:

“Don't make homemade license plates while DMV is closed, sheriff's office says.” Photo of a makeshift license platehttps://bit.ly/2TR6S5B

And to get your weekend off, here are puppies patiently listening to a bedtime story: https://bit.ly/2ZJBcD0 

Just as a preview…  ;)