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Sarah Sanders will take questions for first time in two months — but from children only

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White House Press Secretary hasn’t held a proper press briefing with reporters since February, but she’s scheduled to take live questions in the White House briefing room on Thursday.

There is, however, a catch: All of the questioners will be asked by reporters’ children — not the reporters themselves.

According to AFP White House correspondent Sebastian Smith, the press briefing with children is part of the White House’s “bring your kids to work” event, although it also has a side benefit for Sanders, in that none of the children have likely read the 400-plus pages of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

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White House goes into lockdown as George Floyd protests in DC rage hotter

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On Friday, CBS News reporter Weijia Jiang reported that the White House has now issued lockdown orders.

The development comes as protests against the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota have spread to Washington, D.C. and crowds are growing angrier. Earlier in the evening, a protester scaled the wall of a federal building and spray-painted an obscene anti-Trump message above a window.

The White House is currently under lockdown orders. https://t.co/LasnCIjkum

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‘Virtual terrorism’: Far-right trolls are targeting marginalized groups on Zoom calls

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On May 14, thirty-one residents of an East Oakland neighborhood joined a videoconference call to meet with their neighborhood services coordinator to hear updates about upcoming community events and resources available to residents; the meetings, which took place regularly in person prior to the pandemic, recently transitioned to virtual videoconferencing app Zoom. Then, five minutes into the call, the number of attendees jumped up to 72.
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Trump’s baffling and cowardly press conference reveals a president completely unable to lead

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When the White House announced President Donald Trump would hold a press conference in the Rose Garden on Friday, many political reporters held on to their seats. Trump's performances are often unpredictable whirlwind displays, filled with lies, distractions, and attacks.

Already this week, Trump had tweeted a video in which a supporter of his said: "The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." And Twitter decided to obscure one of his tweets on Friday morning because he had written "When the looting starts, the shooting starts" — a clear threat of violence toward the protesters in Minneapolis.

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