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Trump hasn’t met with protesters or visited Minneapolis despite precedents



Acosta: Trump punted on addressing Minneapolis protests

A visit to the site of a national tragedy is something that is often requested by the US president – listening to Americans affected by events that have caught the country’s attention and called for national unity.

Trump has expressed his sympathy from inside the gates of the heavily guarded White House, and mentioned Floyd’s name during an event that focused on American work. He posed for photos in a church that was damaged by looters after peaceful demonstrators were cleansed of the area with anti-riots, such as pepper balls. And he held a round table meeting with representatives of national law enforcement organizations, the Republican sheriff and two Republican attorney general’s, to hear their opinions on the matter.

But Trump’s efforts to overcome demonstrations have, in many ways, garnered criticism and sowed division.

Vice President Mike Pence has held a series of listening sessions with members of the African-American community.

So far, this carefully curated program has not included the Floyd family, organizers of the Black Lives Matter event or national civil rights activists. Instead, they were detained in and around Washington, and the guests were black conservatives, spiritual leaders, and community leaders in the Washington area. One guest, Candace Owens, has the word Floyd is “an example of a cruel villain all his life, until the very last moment,” that he should not be considered a martyr and that he “Not a good person.”
Trump also said he talked to the Floyd family by telephone. But Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, said that their conversation was “brief” and one-sided.

“He didn’t give me a chance to talk,” said Floyd. “It was difficult. I tried to talk to him, but he just kept, like, pushing me, like ‘I don’t want to hear what you are talking about.’ ”

The late White House solution to calling for national unity can come in the form of a presidential speech this week.

A senior administration official said a speech on issues relating to race and national unity was under serious consideration. And Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson – the only black member of the Trump Cabinet – signaled in an interview with CNN “State of the Union” on Sunday that we “will hear from the President this week on this topic, in some detail. ”

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But so far, Trump has had little direct exposure to American public members who have not agreed with his politics since taking office.

From time to time, Trump has met with Democratic lawmakers, seen a protester escorted out of a rally, or pushed past someone carrying a sign of protest from the isolation of his motorcade. And Pence, in a direct public interaction that rarely happens in public with someone who disagrees with its principles, was confronted by an advocate of Medicaid and Medicare expansion while stopping by the Iowa stall to stop the re-election campaign.

However, in general, the White House does not place the President in a position to be challenged by everyday Americans who oppose his political views. In fact, it is very rare for a modern American president to be exposed to the public by Americans every day who disagree with their government’s policies. Every meeting, round table, and event is curated carefully with guests examined by White House staff.

But there is a precedent for the US president to meet with activists and civil rights leaders, or, at least in one case, to visit places of mass protest rooted in racial tensions.

President John F. Kennedy met with civil rights leaders the same day Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his speech “I Have a Dream” on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. President George H.W. Bush has been criticized for waiting five days to visit Los Angeles after the LA riots following the release of police officers involved in the brutal beating of Rodney King. And President Richard Nixon met with anti-Vietnam War protesters before dawn at the Lincoln Memorial five days after the incident at Kent State University, when the Ohio National Guard opened fire and killed four students who protested the war’s expansion into Cambodia.

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Some of Trump’s previous visits to the American community treating the wounds of national tragedy have been responded to with criticism and division.

During a visit to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, Trump was criticized for casually throwing paper towel rolls at the supply center while visiting the island’s well-fortified environment and celebrating his administration’s response to the hurricane season.
Trump also faces political backlash over his visits to Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, after mass shootings in their communities. Some politicians in the cities played down the President’s visit and some El Paso shootings said they did not want to meet with the President.
Trump also wrongly accused the Ohio Democrats Senator Sherrod Brown and Mayor of Dayton Nan Whaley from “totally misinterpreted” his visit to the Ohio hospital to meet with Dayton victims. But neither Brown nor Whaley suggested his visit to the hospital received a bad reception.

Kristen Holmes and Sarah Westwood from CNN contributed to this report.

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Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge



Thomas Gouveia remains the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge

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Tournament of the second European circuit.

Thomas Gouveia solidified his status as the best Portuguese in the Swiss Challenge this Saturday by finishing the penultimate day of the second European round robin in a group of 31st placed golfers.

Thomas Gouveia hit the card with 73 shots, one over par on the course, after two birdies (one under par hole) and three bogeys (one over), after making 71 shots in the previous two days for a total of 215.

Thomas Bessa needed 75 hits, three over par and tied for scarecrows, he finished 48th with 218 total, five short of Vitor Lopez, 60th with 223, after today needs 78, with just one bird . to fit five scarecrows and a double scarecrow.

The Swiss Challenge, which concludes on Sunday in Folgensburg, France, is still led by France’s Chung Veon Ko with a total of 206 shots, one short of Denmark’s Martin Simonsen in second place.

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Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.



Miguel Oliveira qualified eighth for the Japanese Grand Prix.

Portuguese rider Miguel Oliveira (KTM) qualified this Saturday in eighth position at the Japanese MotoGP Grand Prix, 16th of 20 races of the season, despite a last-minute crash.

The Portuguese from the Austrian brand set his best lap of 1.55.895 minutes, finishing 0.681 seconds behind fastest Spaniard Marc Marquez (Honda). France’s Johann Zarco (Ducati) was second with 0.208 seconds and South African Brad Binder (KTM) was third with 0.323 seconds.

“I had good speed and potential in the second quarter and on this particular lap. [a última], but I was on the floor in the ninth turn. It was a shame, but I have confidence in tomorrow (Sunday),” commented the Portuguese rider in statements released by the KTM team. “It was difficult to prepare for the race, but we’ll see.” [o que vai acontecer]”- concluded Miguel Oliveira.

The Portuguese left the third row of the grid after falling just three minutes before the end of the session, marred by rain that caused a delay of more than an hour and had already forced the cancellation of the third free game. training session, at night. The fall of the Portuguese rider occurred in the third sector of the track, at a time when his results were improving. When 15 minutes of this second qualifying stage (Q2) ended, Oliveira finished in fourth place.

However, several riders were still halfway to the last lap and the Almada rider ended up being overtaken by Spaniards Jorge Martin (Ducati), Brad Binder and Aprilia Spaniards Aleix Espargaro and Maverick Viñales.

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Pole position was won by Marc Marquez 1,071 days after he was the fastest in qualifying for the MotoGP World Championship, namely the 2019 Japanese Grand Prix.

“I am very pleased with the pole position. This morning I felt very strong on the wet track and decided to give it a try. This is very important for us and for the future. Tomorrow, on a dry surface, everything will be different. history,” said the Spanish rider, who has already become world champion eight times.

The rain that hit the Motegi track became a headache for the riders and the organization, which was forced to interrupt the Moto2 qualifying nine minutes before the end and cancel the third free practice in MotoGP.

Traffic on the track only resumed after more than an hour, and the wet track was the cause of several accidents, including that of a Portuguese KTM rider who slid off the pavement without physical consequences.

Johann Zarco’s Ducati was the fastest today, reaching 302 kilometers per hour, while Oliveira’s KTM lost 30 kilometers per hour in a straight line (the maximum speed achieved by the Portuguese was 270 kilometers per hour). Luca Marini’s Ducati was the slowest, reaching 255.9 kilometers per hour, leaving the Italian in 10th place.

Champion and championship leader Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) of France finished ninth behind Miguel Oliveira, while World Cup runner-up Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati) of Italy finished 12th and last in the second quarter, bringing together the top 10 fastest in free practice and the top two in the first quarter.

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Already the Italian Enea Bastianini (Ducati), the winner of the previous stage in Aragon, remained in Q1, where he fell without physical consequences.

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Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: “You learn and laugh” | alagoas



Arapiraquense makes humorous videos to give Portuguese advice: "You learn and laugh" |  alagoas

“You learn and you laugh” is how Erivaldo Amancio defines the Portuguese language content he offers online. Born in Arapiraque, Alagoas, he humorously gives advice and answers questions about the Portuguese language.

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Erivaldo has 767k followers on Instagram and over 17.5k followers on YouTube. It all started a year and a half ago when he got scolded in a comment on social media.

Because the swearing contained several grammatical errors, Erivaldo responded by posting a video teaching a “lesson” to the hater.

“It happened more than once. Some of these videos were posted on humorous Instagram profiles. It made me stand out,” he said.

A literature student at the Federal University of Alagoas (Ufal), Erivaldo wants to prepare even more for face-to-face classes when he is near the end of the course. He says the purpose of the profile is to encourage followers to seek out more knowledge.

“Tips on the web are just a seed, the fruit of which can be curiosity about objects,” he explained.

Through social media, Erivaldo responds to his followers’ doubts about the Portuguese language.

Erivaldo’s profile is also in demand by contestants and students preparing for Enem.

“[Os seguidores] it is said to be a very interesting way of learning. Many regret not learning from teachers who use humor in the classroom,” he said.

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