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White House aides forced to use ‘large colored charts’ to explain Hurricane Florence threat to Trump



White House aides this week needed to show President Donald Trump just how dangerous Hurricane Florence is — and they knew using mere words wouldn’t do the trick.

The Washington Post reports that White House officials have done their best to keep the president’s focus on Hurricane Florence as it barreled toward North Carolina, even as he seemed eager to tweet bogus claims about Democrats fabricating hurricane death toll numbers to make him look bad.


In particular, the Post reports that “officials have brought large, colored charts and graphs into the Oval Office to illustrate Florence’s dangerous path for Trump,” whom the Post describes as “a visual learner.”

Additionally, Trump took the big step of taking “a rare trip outside, to visit the staff of the National Security Council’s resilience office housed across the street in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.”

Despite these efforts to keep the president focused, however, sources tell the Post that he is still bitter over reports that nearly 3,000 people in Puerto Rico died last year as a result of Hurricane Maria.

“‘I’m not to blame for this,’ one adviser recalled Trump saying in a private conversation about Maria,” the Post reports. “In such discussions, the president also has trashed the power company in Puerto Rico and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, who in the storm’s immediate aftermath publicly pleaded with Trump for a stronger response and has harshly criticized the president.”

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Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall



Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.

Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.

Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:





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Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building



Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.

State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.

On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.

Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.

Here are some of the images from the scene:




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George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’



The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.

Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."

While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.

"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.

"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.

"It was so fast," Floyd replied.

"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."

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