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Man believes Trump 'ordered him' to attack child for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem by keeping hat on, lawyer says

Man believes Trump 'ordered him' to attack child for ‘disrespecting’ national anthem by keeping hat on, lawyer saysA man suspected of attacking a child who was wearing a hat during the US National Anthem believed he was encouraged by Donald Trump to carry out the assault, according to his lawyer. Curt Brockway, a 39-year-old US Army veteran who was charged on Monday in the assault, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a vehicle crash in 2000 that has affected his decision making, attorney Lance Jasper told the Missoulian. The lawyer said he will seek a mental health evaluation for Mr Brockway, who seemingly became caught up in the heightened animosity and rhetoric gripping the nation, and convinced himself that he was following the president’s orders.“His commander in chief is telling people that if they kneel, they should be fired, or if they burn a flag, they should be punished,” Mr Jasper said.He added that Mr Brockway “certainly didn’t understand it was a crime.”Mr Brockway told a sheriff’s deputy that he asked the boy to remove his hat out of respect for the national anthem before the start of the county rodeo, Mineral County Attorney Ellen Donohue wrote in the document describing the attack.The boy reportedly cursed at Mr Brockway in response, and the man grabbed him by the throat, “lifted him into the air and slammed the boy into the ground,” Ms Donohue wrote.Mr Jasper’s comments arrived as prosecutors formally charged Mr Brockway with assault on a minor, a felony that carries a maximum five-year prison sentence and a $ 50,000 (£41,183) fine upon conviction.Prosecutors said the boy was airlifted to a hospital for a possible concussion and skull fracture. His condition was not immediately known.Conduct during the playing of the national anthem has been an issue in recent years, with some NFL players kneeling to protest police brutality. Mr Trump once called for NFL owners to fire players who kneel or engage in other acts of protest during the anthem.“Trump never necessarily says go hurt somebody, but the message is absolutely clear,” Mr Jasper said. “I am certain of the fact that (Brockway) was doing what he believed he was told to do, essentially, by the president. … Everyone should learn to dial it down a little bit, from the president to Mineral County.”The Associated Press contributed to this report



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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Apparently Believes McDonald’s Workers Make Tips

‘Fox & Friends’ Host Apparently Believes McDonald’s Workers Make TipsReacting to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) calling for the federal minimum wage to be raised to $ 20 an hour, Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt insisted on Tuesday that minimum wage jobs were meant to give workers a start in the workforce before falsely claiming that fast-food workers supplement their incomes with tips.Following the House of Representatives passing a bill last week that would raise the minimum wage from $ 7.25 to $ 15 per hour, Tlaib said that due to the price of goods and services, the true minimum wage should be “$ 18 to $ 20 an hour at this point.” She also blasted the federally mandated minimum wage for tipped workers, which is currently set at $ 2.13 an hour.Discussing Tlaib’s remarks on Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy seemed genuinely surprised about tipped workers’ wages, saying he “did not realize” that their minimum wage was $ 2.13 an hour before saying Tlaib wants to exponentially increase it. He then used a presidential contender’s campaign to make a point.“However, as we heard from Bernie Sanders in the last 48 hours or so,” Doocy stated. “He will start paying his employees $ 15 an hour, but he will have to cut back their hours because they cannot afford it.”Earhardt chimed in, asserting that small businesses can’t afford minimum wage increases before claiming they would engage in widespread firings in wages went up significantly. Doocy, meanwhile, highlighted Congressional Budget Office estimates that showed there was a chance that increasing the minimum wage could impact unemployment.Co-host Brian Kilmeade then waxed nostalgic about his time as a busboy, saying it was “one of the best jobs” he could have breaking in because “you work hard” and “you get great tips,” adding that any paycheck you get at that point is a bonus. He also had some advice to those not earning enough from one job."If one job doesn’t pay enough, guess what you do, you, you get another job,” he exclaimed. “That’s what you do in your twenties. Having two part-time jobs while going to school is something people have done since the turn of the last century.” Earhardt, meanwhile, piggybacked on Kilmeade’s commentary while adding some questionable “facts” of her own. “Minimum wage job is not meant to be a career—it’s meant to help you get a start,” she said. “We were in high school or college when I was waiting tables. Most of those people, at very fine restaurants, that is their career, but they make tons of money.”She continued: “If you’re working at McDonald’s or a small little restaurant where you're making tips, you are right. If you are nice to the people, you make a lot of money."Needless to say, workers at McDonald’s or other similar fast-food restaurants generally don’t make tips.This isn’t the first time that Earhardt has made an embarrassing on-air gaffe. Last summer, she defended America’s greatness by saying the United States “defeated communist Japan” in World War II.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Florida principal gets slammed for saying 'not everyone believes the Holocaust happened'

Florida principal gets slammed for saying 'not everyone believes the Holocaust happened'A Florida high school principal is under fire for saying that "not everyone believes the Holocaust happened." The Palm Beach Post reports that Spanish River High School principal Willam Latson wrote the email last year to a student's mother who asked whether the school taught about the Holocaust.



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Trump believes Kim Jong Un didn't know about Otto Warmbier. Experts say that's impossible.

Trump believes Kim Jong Un didn't know about Otto Warmbier. Experts say that's impossible.Experts say North Korea leader Kim Jong Un had to have known about Otto Warmbier's torture while imprisoned there.



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Kamala Harris attracts crowds in Iowa, but leaves questions about what she believes

Kamala Harris attracts crowds in Iowa, but leaves questions about what she believesSen. Kamala Harris of California is attracting big crowds as she campaigns for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.



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Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate change science

Trump's UN nominee Kelly Craft says she believes ‘both sides’ of climate change scienceKelly Craft, the US diplomat put forward to serve as the country’s next ambassador to the United Nations, has said she respects “both sides” of climate change science. The remarks made by the US ambassador to Canada have been widely ridiculed following Donald Trump’s decision to nominate her for the UN role. Framing the scientific consensus on global warming as a debate in which deniers have equal credibility, Ms Craft said: “I believe there are scientists on both sides that are accurate.



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Elon Musk believes he has a 70% likelihood of flying to Mars despite 'good chance of death'

Elon Musk believes he has a 70% likelihood of flying to Mars despite 'good chance of death'Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk has claimed there is a 70 per cent likelihood he will make it to Mars on one of his spacecraft – despite there being “a good chance of death”. “I know exactly what to do,” Mr Musk told Axios on HBO. Mr Musk, who is also involved in a project to build a high-speed mass transit system underneath the streets of Los Angeles, is known for making remarks that frequently secure him both striking headlines and mocking derision.



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UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'

UK PM says still believes Brexit deal is 'achievable'British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday she still believes a Brexit deal is “achievable”, despite talks with the European Union becoming deadlocked on the issue of the Irish border. “I continue to believe that a negotiated deal is the best outcome for the UK and for the EU. The sticking point is how to keep open the land border between Northern Ireland and EU member Ireland after Britain leaves the bloc’s single market and customs union.



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The Latest: S. Korea believes North begins demining at DMZ

The Latest: S. Korea believes North begins demining at DMZSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on diplomacy and other moves on the Korean Peninsula (all times local):



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Kellyanne Conway: Trump Believes Op-Ed Writer Is In National Security

Kellyanne Conway: Trump Believes Op-Ed Writer Is In National SecurityPresident Donald Trump believes the author of the anonymous New York Times op-



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