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Law enforcement groups are propping up Trump’s faltering resorts by hosting events at his golf courses: report

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President Donald Trump is being personally enriched by law enforcement organizations holding expensive events at his golf resorts, the Miami New Times reported Friday.

“In the past year, Donald Trump’s golf resort in Doral has lost a whopping $26 million in value,” the New Times reported. “But a few types of organizations still routinely host events at Trump National Doral Miami: Republican political campaigns, opportunistic trade groups, and, for whatever reason, police unions and associations.”

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“This past weekend, the LEO Foundation — an organization that fundraises for police officers in Miami-Dade County — held its annual awards ceremony at the Doral golf resort. Last month, the Hispanic Police Officers Association threw a Valentine’s Day gala there,” the New Times noted. “The Dade County Police Benevolent Association, the largest police union in the county, has also booked Trump National Doral for its annual awards gala in May.”

None of the organizations implicated responded to request for comment.

“Critics say the setup gives the appearance of pay-for-play, and sometimes the arrangement seems pretty transparent,” the New Times reported. “Although the police groups don’t have such a blatant financial interest in booking events at Trump’s hotel, the arrangement is worth noting given the president’s statements about police brutality and his fraught relationship with law enforcement.”

Trump even recorded a video message for the Palm Beach Police Foundation, which was holding a gala at Mar-a-Lago.

On May 18, the Dade County Police Benevolent Association is scheduled to hold an event at Trump National Doral and the Jupiter Police Foundation is booked for March 29.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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