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Ted Cruz ‘incredulous’ as Mike Huckabee aide blocks him from media at Kim Davis rally

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Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) attempt to show support for Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis on Tuesday was foiled by fellow Republican Mike Huckabee’s campaign team, the New York Times reported.

The Texas Tea Party member was seen at a rally backing Davis in Grayson, where Davis was jailed after refusing orders from a federal court and the Supreme Court to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. However, when Cruz tried to talk to the media after Davis’ release, the Times noted that “an aide to Mr. Huckabee blocked the path of Mr. Cruz, who appeared incredulous.”

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Huckabee, who like Cruz is part of the Republican presidential candidate field, was then seen alongside Davis and spoke on her behalf.

“Meanwhile, Mr. Cruz stood off to the side, keeping an unusually low profile during the event,” the Times noted.

Buzzfeed’s Chris Geidner later posted a picture of what he called a “very sad Ted Cruz” watching the event:

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According to Real Clear Politics, Cruz has won the support of 6.5 percent of GOP voters, with Huckabee two percentage points behind him.

Update: MSNBC host Rachel Maddow showed footage of the encounter, which can be seen below.

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WATCH LIVE: Trump holds mask-option Mount Rushmore rally and fireworks celebration

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President Donald Trump left the White House during the COVID-19 pandemic on Friday to attend an Independence Day event in South Dakota.

Trump was told not to attend but did so anyway.

“Trump coming here is a safety concern not just for my people inside and outside the reservation, but for people in the Great Plains. We have such limited resources in Black Hills, and we’re already seeing infections rising,” the Oglala Sioux president, Julian Bear Runner, told the Guardian. “It’s going to cause an uproar if he comes here. People are going to want to exercise their first amendment rights to protest and we do not want to see anyone get hurt or the lands be destroyed."

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Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota ahead of the president’s event: report

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Yet another senior Donald Trump advisor has tested positive for COVID-19.

"Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said," The New York Times reported shortly before Trump's speech began.

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Trump supporters shouted ‘go home’ at Native Americans protesting Mount Rushmore rally on their land: report

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Oglala Sioux protesters were arrested protesting against President Donald Trump's Independence Day event at Mount Rushmore on Friday.

The protesters argued that it is their land after the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868, which was ratified by the U.S. Senate.

The Black Hills of South Dakota, where Mount Rushmore is located, was among the lands the tribes received to bring about an end to Red Cloud's War, which is also known as the Bozeman Trail War.

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