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Restaurant owner is feeding people for free amid the coronavirus pandemic — even if it means going bankrupt

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The Jukebox Junction owner Mike Graham said that he’s offering free food to people in his Canton, North Carolina community because he wants people to stay calm and not be worried about how they’ll afford to feed their families.

“I am cautiously optimistic about this. I think we can survive,” he told CNN Monday. “Right now we are not charging people when they come in. They don’t need to worry about what to do with the money. At this point in time, you know I am looking at trying to keep people calm and calm their fears and they don’t need to worry about it. I got food. As long as I get deliveries, I will feed them. I may go bankrupt. The people in the community supported me for 17 years. I love them to death, I can adapt. I love the challenge. I love capitalism, sometimes you know it is maybe a good time to stop for a couple of months and get everything set and make sure you got, you know, your infrastructure like your electric and water and communications are so important right now.”

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Host John King noted that it was “remarkable” to hear someone say they’re willing to go bankrupt just to make sure their community is taken care of.

Graham also intends to pay his employees even if they’re sick and can’t work. As of the shutdowns of restaurants and bars, Graham said they go to carry-out only, but will feed anyone who calls.

Watch the interview with him and his cook Kathy below:


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Pentagon officials bewildered by Trump’s claim Beirut explosion was an ‘attack’

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On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Defense Department officials were confused by President Donald Trump's claim that the explosion in Beirut, Lebanon was "a bomb of some kind."

"CNN has reportedly spoken to U.S. defense officials who said there is absolutely no indication that it was an attack and, if there was, efforts would have already been made to protect U.S. troops and assets in the region. That hasn't happened," reported Jamie Ross.

Additionally, according to the report, "Lebanese officials have reportedly raised concerns with U.S. diplomats about Trump’s 'attack' language. Lebanon has blamed the explosion on the accidental detonation of more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate."

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Mitch McConnell’s slavish devotion to Trump may finally prove his undoing: Columnist

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has enabled President Donald Trump at every turn, but his slavish devotion may cost his leadership.

The Kentucky Republican faces a tough election fight back home, and McConnell has signaled to GOP senators they could "distance from Trump if necessary" as previously safe seats suddenly come into play, according to a new column from The Daily Beast's Molly Jong-Fast.

"It’s hard to imagine him doing so out of anything but the most dire necessity," Jong-Fast wrote. "All it took was 158,000 deaths and countless others whose health may never be the same."

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Trump draws horrified reaction after telling Fox & Friends that he’s ‘done a great job on the corona’

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President Donald Trump gave a long, rambling interview to "Fox & Friends" on Wednesday in which he repeated a number of false claims about the United States' handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the interview, Trump falsely claimed that children were "virtually immune" to the disease, that Democrats were only keeping schools closed to hurt him politically, and that the virus "will go away like things go away."

Trump also claimed that "this country has done a great job on the corona," despite the fact that more than 150,000 people have died from the disease in just five months.

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