“Fox & Friends” host Ainsley Earhardt told viewers that Mary Magdalene brought the biblical Crown of Thorns to Paris.
The holy relic, which supposedly was the crown of thorns worn by Jesus during his crucifixion, was saved from Monday’s devastating fire at Notre-Dame de Paris.
“They were able to save the two most hallowed relics the cathedral is famous for, the tunic worn by St. Louis, who was a 13th-century French king,” said co-host Steve Doocy, “and, more importantly, the Crown of Thorns that Jesus is said to have worn. Both of those firefighters went in at the height of the storm to rescue them, and they are currently at the Paris City Hall, safe.”
That’s when Earhardt chimed in to offer anachronism.
“Brought to Paris by Mary Magdalene,” she said.
The Catholic saint was a first-century contemporary of Jesus, and was a witness to his crucifixion, burial and resurrection. The cathedral was built more than a thousand years later.
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Doctor fighting fraud charge cites Donald Trump in his defense of doling out COVID-19 drug
As President Donald Trump promoted the drug hydroxychloroquine, one California doctor took his recommendations to the bank.
According to the San Diego Tribune, Dr. Jennings Staley is being charged in what appears to be the first case involving the drug. The FBI is charing Staley with mail fraud as part of an effort hailing hydroxychloroquine as a "miracle cure" and the "magic bullet" to an undercover agent posing as a patient, court documents say.
The few police willing to join in solidarity with protesters
Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.
A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.
There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.
Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist
In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.
As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."