Trump to host hundreds at White House Saturday, travel to Florida for rally Monday

(Bloomberg) — President Donald Trump will hold an in-person event at the White House on Saturday and a rally two days later in Florida, hosting his first public events since being hospitalized with Covid-19 and bucking criticism that the gatherings threaten to spread the virus further.

The South Lawn event on Saturday is expected to include a couple hundred guests, a person familiar with the matter said. The president will address the crowd from a distance, on the Blue Room balcony. On Monday, he plans to travel to Sanford, Florida, to address supporters, his campaign said in a statement.

The events come amid criticism that Trump’s decision to hold a crowded Sept. 26 Rose Garden ceremony — where he announced his pick of Amy Coney Barrett for the Supreme Court — helped spark an ongoing coronavirus outbreak at the White House that has sickened several staffers. While the White House had a testing regime in place to screen for virus cases, few guests wore masks and attendees mingled and sat in close proximity to one another both indoors and outdoors.

Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, earlier Friday called it a “super-spreader event.”

Trump will remain at the White House this weekend, people familiar with the matter said. He said on Thursday that he wanted to hold rallies in Florida and Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday.

Trump has been eager to return to the campaign trail as Democratic nominee Joe Biden widens his lead just weeks before the Nov. 3 election. Trump has released recorded video messages saying he’s well, and his physician said in a statement Wednesday that the president had been free of symptoms for the previous 24 hours.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Trump “will be clear to go” on Saturday, when “he wants to talk to the American people.” There are medical tests underway to ensure he doesn’t transmit the virus when he returns to the campaign trail, she said on Fox News, adding that she’d conferred with White House doctor Sean Conley.

The Saturday event will be focused on law and order, according to the White House official.

Lengthy Interviews

Trump’s filling the void of not hitting the campaign trail by doing a series of lengthy interviews with conservative talk shows. He spent two hours in a radio interview with Rush Limbaugh on Friday. The president’s campaign billed it as “the largest virtual rally in radio history.”

The president is later scheduled to appear on conservative radio host Mark Levin’s show and later on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News television show.

Trump sounded congested, but didn’t clear his throat or otherwise exhibit any trouble breathing during the course of his interview with Limbaugh. He acknowledged that he’d dealt with some “lingering” effects following his bout with the virus. He said his voice “is now perfect.”

The president said that he’d met with 11 doctors at the White House earlier on Friday, and they said he could have faced dire circumstances from the

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His doctor said the president can hold “public engagements” starting Saturday.

The event will feature “remarks to peaceful protesters for law and order” by the president, according to an invite obtained by ABC News and confirmed by two White House sources familiar with the planning.

The gathering is scheduled to take place on the South Lawn of the White House in conjunction with a previously planned event organized by controversial conservative activist Candace Owens’ group Blexit, a campaign to urge Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party, sources said.

Trump according to a source is expected to address the crowd from the balcony of the White House.

With just days separating the president from his stay at Walter Reed Medical Center, experts fear this type of event threatens to exacerbate the crisis already engulfing the White House and further spread the disease. On Wednesday, ABC News reported that the coronavirus outbreak had infected “34 White House staffers and other contacts” in recent days, citing an internal government memo.

“All attendees must bring a mask with them and will be instructed to wear it on the White House Complex,” a source familiar with the planning of the event told ABC News. “All attendees must submit to a Covid-19 screening tomorrow morning. This will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire. The health and safety of all attendees is our priority and following CDC guidelines is strongly encouraged.”

PHOTO: This invitation to a White House event scheduled for October 10 was obtained by ABC News.

This invitation to a White House event scheduled for October 10 was obtained by ABC News.

“The Trump administration continues to have disregard for the science,” said Dr. Jay Bhatt, an ABC News contributor and practicing internist. “This statement is premature given that we don’t know what will happen between now and Saturday given that symptoms can pop at any time. He put many people at risk and we saw the aftermath. This can’t happen again.”

The Trump campaign also announced a rally on Monday night in Sanford, Florida. On Twitter, the president referred to it as “a very BIG RALLY!”

The Biden camp quickly responded to the news, with Mike Gwin, Biden’s deputy direct response coordinator, saying in a statement, “Donald Trump seems to be living in an alternate reality where he isn’t sick and contagious with COVID-19 and where he didn’t just hold what Dr. Fauci himself described as a super-spreader event at the White House that likely infected dozens more. This decision is stunningly reckless and irresponsible, and it’s only the latest evidence that Trump has waved the white flag of defeat against this virus

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White House to host ‘Fall Garden Tours’ this year, despite issues with health and safety

The White House is set to host “Fall Garden Tours” for lawmakers and the public this season to show off the newly renovated Rose Garden. 

The tours will be hosted Oct. 17 and Oct. 18, even after more than 20 staffers, journalists, allies of the administration and GOP lawmakers tested positive for coronavirus following contact with the White House. 

The tours are free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Visitors will be able to tour the South Lawn, First Ladies Garden, White House Kitchen Garden and Rose Garden.

Guest capacity is limited, and visitors are required to wear a face mask. Tickets will be offered to all congressional offices. 

President Trump and first lady Melania tested positive for COVID-19 last week, but White House physician Dr. Sean Conley announced the president will be able to return to public engagements this weekend. 

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“Saturday will be day 10 since Thursday’s diagnosis, and based on the trajectory of advanced diagnostics the team has been conducting, I fully anticipate the president’s safe return to public engagements at that time,” he said. 

Other White House staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 at this point include senior adviser Hope Hicks and director of Oval Office operations Nick Luna. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien also tested positive.

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Former White House adviser Kellyanne Conway and White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany announced they tested positive this week, and former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who helped Trump prep for the presidential debate, remains hospitalized from the virus. 

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Local 4 to host 48th annual ‘Support Our Capuchin Kitchen’ Telethon on Oct. 1

The Capuchin Soup Kitchen is partnering with Local 4 to host their 48th annual Support Our Capuchin Kitchen (SOCK) Fundraiser on Oct. 1.

The SOCK Fundraiser helps support the soup kitchen’s efforts to serve tens of thousands of individuals and families each year with meals, hospitality and more. With seven programs at five locations on Detroit’s east side, the soup kitchen helps people struggling with poverty, hunger, homelessness, substance abuse and other challenges.

The telethon will be broadcasted and held virtually between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday. Throughout the day, Local 4 will share with viewers the important and life-changing work that the Capuchin Soup Kitchen has done for the community.

How to donate

Viewers will be invited to support the soup kitchen and “Be a Friend” to its guests by donating over the phone at 313-579-2102 or on the SOCK Telethon website at socktelethon.org.

Individuals interested in supporting Capuchin Soup Kitchen can also virtually bid on auction items on the SOCK Telethon website right here. Bidding for the silent auction ends on Oct. 5.

“2020 has been a challenging year for everybody. For those of us ministering with guests at our Capuchin Soup Kitchen sites, we temporarily redesigned our approach from the ground up during the height of the public health crisis – serving take-away meals, ensuring social distancing at our sites and focusing on three fundamental services: distribution of meals and pantry foods, access to our social workers, and the safe continuation of our two residential programs,” said Brother Jerry Johnson, Order of Friars Minor Capuchin, executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “The annual SOCK event is a key component of what makes it possible for us to continue this work. We are grateful for so many generous benefactors over many years who have supported the work we do to ease suffering in our communities.”

The annual fundraiser’s traditional in-person meal will not take place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to visit the SOCK Telethon website for more information.

The 48th annual SOCK Fundraiser and Telethon is sponsored by generous matching gifts from: DTE Energy Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, David Bazzy, The Boutrous Company, Thomas and Carol Cracchiolo Foundation, Lear Corporation, Weingartz, Shelving Inc., Joanne and John C. Carter, Steven Pelvak, Bodman, Edw. C. Levy Co., BB&E Consulting Engineers & Professionals, Infogroup, Chelsea Milling Company “Jiffy” mixes, Detroit Lions and Clark Eye Care.

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Kate and William host a very famous face in their garden

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There are few people who are as instantly recognisable as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, but Kate and William have hosted one such famous face in their garden at Kensington Palace.

Last night, the Cambridges shared three new photos via their Kensington Royal Instagram account.

The pictures captured Kate, William and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – spending time with true national treasure, Sir David Attenborough, in the grounds of their London home.

The first photo is particularly sweet because Charlotte’s reaction to meeting Sir David is just as we imagine ours would be. She is holding her hands to her face and looking incredibly star struck!

While George is playing with a fossilised giant tooth from an extinct shark – a gift from the 94-year-old naturalist and conservationist who excavated the fossil while in Malta in the 1960s.

As the caption explained, Sir David dropped by to watch a special screening of David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet with William. The new Netflix film (out on 4th October) charts his life’s work and the devastating changes to the natural world he has witnessed.

In fact, in the third photo, you can see the pair watching the film on a large cinema screen with red-draped curtains – having swapped director-style personalised chairs. They did so in order to adhere to social distancing measures.

‘The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share new photographs of their family with @DavidAttenborough,’ the caption reads.

‘The photographs were taken earlier this week in the gardens of Kensington Palace, after The Duke and Sir David attended an outdoor screening of Sir David’s upcoming feature film 🎞️ David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet.

‘With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces.’

Just this week Sir David joined Instagram, quickly amassing 4.2 million followers. So far he has posted four times, including sharing the photo with the Duke.

Prince William has met and worked with Sir David on many occasions, including at the World Economic Forum in Davos last year where the Duke interviewed him about the need to act fast to save our world.

Kate revealed recently that George, Charlotte and Louis are huge fans of his TV shows.

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President And Melania Trump Host Governors Ball At The White House

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Oktoberfest In Montclair: Brewery To Host Outdoor Beer Garden

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Brewery will host an outdoor beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The outdoor event will take place in the rear of the brewery at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. It will include live music, craft beers, food and activities, while following social distance and safety guidelines.

“We decided to keep an outdoor Oktoberfest this year for many reasons,” Montclair Brewery co-owner, Denise Sawadogo said.

“One is that we believe we can do it safely and deliver a fun event for those that are yearning to come out to socialize with those in their safe circle,” Sawadogo explained. “Many are depressed and feeling lonely since so many in-person events have been canceled.”

For this year’s Oktoberfest – the brewery’s second since opening in 2018 – staff will run a pair of five-hour sessions to limit capacity and allow for social distancing. The first session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the second session will take place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

According to the brewery:

“Due to increased safety measures, all tables will be socially distanced from each other and drinks will be served at the table. To ensure that guests are seated with family or friends, tickets are sold by tables ranging from a table size for 1 person to an eight-person table. Masks must be worn whenever customers are not seated with drinks or food at their table. Children must be seated and have a ticket. However, infants staying in a stroller do not need a ticket. Although pets are normally allowed, they will not be permitted at this event.”

Tickets must be pre-purchased on Montclair Brewery’s EventBrite page at http://montclairbrew.eventbrite.com.

In true Oktoberfest fashion, the tap list will include a Czech style pilsner, Claremont Pilsner, and their German style lager, MB Lager. They will have their new Margarita flavored Pilsner, Key Lime Ale and Fullerton Belgian Blonde Ale on tap along with approximately 19 other beer styles. There will also be a variety of drinks for any non-beer drinkers, such as their new hard seltzer, as well as non-alcoholic craft drinks.

Entertainment will include:

“During Montclair Brewery’s first session of Oktoberfest, the Paradise Vendors, an acoustic duo, is expected to perform 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Bard Band, an indie folk-rock band playing original, poetry-inspired music, performs from 3 to 4 p.m. During the second session, the Howlin Poets will play a mix of rock, R&B, funk and soul music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ROSTAFA & Co. is expected to perform a mix of reggae, rock, blues, country and R&B from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Lily Vakili Band will help close the event out from 9:15 to 10 p.m. with an energizing mixture of original rock tempos.”

Other activities will take place all day long, and will include the popular Stein Hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest, trivia and table games.

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Brewery To Host Outdoor Beer Garden

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Brewery will host an outdoor beer garden to celebrate Oktoberfest on Saturday, Sept. 26.

The outdoor event will take place in the rear of the brewery at 101 Walnut Street in Montclair. It will include live music, craft beers, food and activities, while following social distance and safety guidelines.

“We decided to keep an outdoor Oktoberfest this year for many reasons,” Montclair Brewery co-owner, Denise Sawadogo said.

“One is that we believe we can do it safely and deliver a fun event for those that are yearning to come out to socialize with those in their safe circle,” Sawadogo explained. “Many are depressed and feeling lonely since so many in-person events have been canceled.”

For this year’s Oktoberfest – the brewery’s second since opening in 2018 – staff will run a pair of five-hour sessions to limit capacity and allow for social distancing. The first session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and the second session will take place from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m.

According to the brewery:

“Due to increased safety measures, all tables will be socially distanced from each other and drinks will be served at the table. To ensure that guests are seated with family or friends, tickets are sold by tables ranging from a table size for 1 person to an eight-person table. Masks must be worn whenever customers are not seated with drinks or food at their table. Children must be seated and have a ticket. However, infants staying in a stroller do not need a ticket. Although pets are normally allowed, they will not be permitted at this event.”

Tickets must be pre-purchased on Montclair Brewery’s EventBrite page at http://montclairbrew.eventbrite.com.

In true Oktoberfest fashion, the tap list will include a Czech style pilsner, Claremont Pilsner, and their German style lager, MB Lager. They will have their new Margarita flavored Pilsner, Key Lime Ale and Fullerton Belgian Blonde Ale on tap along with approximately 19 other beer styles. There will also be a variety of drinks for any non-beer drinkers, such as their new hard seltzer, as well as non-alcoholic craft drinks.

Entertainment will include:

“During Montclair Brewery’s first session of Oktoberfest, the Paradise Vendors, an acoustic duo, is expected to perform 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Bard Band, an indie folk-rock band playing original, poetry-inspired music, performs from 3 to 4 p.m. During the second session, the Howlin Poets will play a mix of rock, R&B, funk and soul music from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. ROSTAFA & Co. is expected to perform a mix of reggae, rock, blues, country and R&B from 8 to 9 p.m., and the Lily Vakili Band will help close the event out from 9:15 to 10 p.m. with an energizing mixture of original rock tempos.”

Other activities will take place all day long, and will include the popular Stein Hoisting competition, a traditional Bavarian endurance contest, trivia and table games.

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“What a troll,” another follower remarked in the comments section of the post.

“Some people have nothing better to do with their time… he clearly hasn’t taken much of a look at your garden.”

Praising Monty’s response, the fan went on to say: “Your reply drips with superb sarcasm which will be lost on him, but gives the rest of us a good chuckle.”

“Sadly, we all have days when we are less than our best. Sorry you have to hear from us on those days,” a third fan retorted.

A fourth follower added: “In my opinion Monty, your garden is looking amazing.

“Our gardens are individual and ours to make. We will not all like the same thing but that’s the point of gardening. Who cares if one plant has fallen into another? Not me. Keep up the good work.”

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Police called in as YouTube stars Nelk Boys host huge party at ‘Jersey Shore’ house in Seaside

SEASIDE HEIGHTS – Borough police called in help from surrounding towns as a crowd numbering in the thousands descended on the area for an event organized by popular YouTube group the Nelk Boys, authorities said.

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Seaside Heights Police Chief Thomas Boyd said police were performing “crowd control” and as of 8:30 p.m. the situation remained peaceful and under control. Boyd estimated the crowd had grown to a “couple thousand.”



a group of people standing next to a fence: Screenshot of an Instagram post on the Nelk Boys account showing police performing crowd control outside the Jersey Shore House in Seaside Heights.


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Screenshot of an Instagram post on the Nelk Boys account showing police performing crowd control outside the Jersey Shore House in Seaside Heights.

Authorities warned of road closures in the area.

Videos posted on Snapchat showed large groups of rowdy young people gathered in the streets of the borough. Many of the videos also showed a large police presence.

The night appeared to have gotten more tense as it wore on. Police from several surrounding towns swarmed Seaside Heights in an attempt to maintain order.

One video posted on social media showed officers wearing what appeared to be riot shields confronting revelers.

There were incidents of people throwing bottles at police, but for the most part the crowd remained under control, authorities said.

The Nelk Boys, a Canadian YouTube channel known for posting prank and party videos, posted on social media that the event was timed with the launch of new merchandise, basketball and baseball jerseys, from the group.

The group posted a video on Twitter in which they claimed they were being kicked out of the famed “Jersey Shore” house, which at one time housed cast members of the MTV reality show that made Seaside Heights famous around the world as a nightlife hotspot. The video showed a large group of people waiting outside the home being held back by police.

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Earlier in the day, the group posted a video from outside the home showing them popping champagne bottles.

The group, which has 5.71 million subscribers on YouTube, was sanctioned by the streaming giant last week after they were accusing of throwing huge parties at Illinois State University, BuzzFeed reported. The parties were being investigated by the university as a possible violation of coronavirus rules.

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The Nelk Boys previously protested COVID-19 restrictions in Los Angeles as part of a YouTube “stunt,” according to the report.

A YouTube spokesperson told BuzzFeed the group’s channel would be temporarily demonetized and their behavior was “creating a widespread public health risk.”

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