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Woman who called black Michael’s employees ‘animals’ defends meltdown: I was ‘targeted because of my race’

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The Chicago woman who went on a racist tirade at an area Michael’s arts and craft store spoke out Tuesday against the “discrimination” she says prompted her to call the black employees “animals.”

Jennifer Boyle made national news in November after she lashed out at a cashier who charged her $1 for a reusable bag she wanted for free. She then launched into a verbal assault on several black employees, accusing them of discriminating against her because she voted for Donald Trump.

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“And I voted for Trump, so there,” Boyle said of the widely-shared footage of the incident. “What? You want to kick me out because of that? And look who won. Look who won.”

“My perception of what was happening after being told to leave was that I was being discriminated against not only based on not wanting to buy reusable bags … but also the fact that she brought up my political affiliation and who I voted for, who she assumed I voted for without knowing anything about me,” Boyle said Tuesday.

She said her reaction was due to “frustration of why am I being treated differently?”

“This wasn’t about race, this was not about political views, this was about very poor customer service and being told to leave without warning,” Boyle told NBC 5.

The woman also acknowledged a video that surfaced of her engaging in a similar manner with a Peet’s Coffee manager.

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“Oh my God you’re a floor manager and you call people a b*tch, you’re a b*tch,” she shouted in a separate video. But Boyle insists she does not see a pattern in her behavior.

“I do not believe that I have an issue dealing with my anger,” she said.

Boyle told NBC she was provoked by the Peet’s manager insisting she was
“targeted because of my race.”

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“There’s not one bone in my body that’s racist or homophobic,” she added. “And that’s the bottom line.”

Witnesses to her Michael’s rant disagree with Boyle’s characterization of the incident, arguing the employees “did nothing to provoke this verbal attack and in fact treated all customers with professionalism and courtesy.”

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A commentator on the Chicago blog Chicagoist similarly argued Boyle, whom the write claimed to know, is “batsh*t, racist, crazy.”

“She is just as nuts in person as this video depicts” Youth_Twitter wrote. “From a legal perspective, I am not sure what I am or am not allowed to say; but I will leave it at this. EVERYONE was happy when they found out she was no longer welcome back.”

But Boyle said she’s not sure why these situations keep happening. I’m not really sure why I got called a basic white bitch or told to leave Michaels because I voted for Trump,” she insisted.

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Boyle noted she has not reached out—or even thought about reaching out—to the employees at Michael’s or Peet’s, but insisted she does “forgive them for what they said to me.”

She added the employees, moving forward, should “really be mindful of their customer service.”

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Trump criticized as ‘most cowardly tough guy’ for Twitterstorm while being rushed to protective underground bunker

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Twitter couldn't help but notice that President Donald Trump was talking tough while hiding in his underground bunker.

The New York Times reported Sunday that Trush was rushed to the underground bunker that has only been used during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks when passenger planes were headed to Washington, D.C. Trump, by contrast, didn't experience a terrorist threat, a few hundred protesters surrounded the White House complex, which is blocked off by several fences and surrounded by Secret Service and police.

It was something that many noticed contrasted with former Vice President Joe Biden, who spent Sunday listening to the concerns from protesters on the streets of his hometown.

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‘Rattled’ Trump rushed to the bunker as protesters surrounded the White House: report

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The New York Times is reporting that President Donald Trump rushed to the bunker as protesters surrounded the White House.

On Friday, as protests continued escalating across the United States, those standing against police brutality and demanding action came to the White House. It was only a few hundred people, far eclipsed by the crowd marching through the streets of Washington, D.C. on Sunday.

The Secret Service hasn't said what prompted them to take Trump to the underground bunker on Friday, but there is a protocol to get him to safety if they feel the White House and the president are threatened. The only other notorious use of the bunker was when Vice President Dick Cheney was brought on Sept. 11, 2001, as planes hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Louisiana cop hugs sobbing protester afraid for their life: ‘We’re all right here with you’

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A Shreveport, Louisiana police officer was captured on video holding a sobbing protester scared for their life.

Americans took to the streets to protest the brutal death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and jogger Ahmaud Arbery shot to death by a group of white men. The young protester was one of the many heartbroken and scared of the police presence.

NBC News 6 reporter Jade Jackson tweeted that the protester "feared for their lives when the officer told them not to be on top of the courthouse statue."

"I feel your pain, ok?" the officer says. "We're all right here with you."

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