White House staff are ‘scared’ for lives since Donald Trump’s return

  • White House staff are scared for their lives after Trump returned to the White House with the coronavirus, according to former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Olivia Troye.
  • She told the UK’s Times Radio that staff she has spoken to are “fearful” about catching the virus and “embarrassed” by Trump’s “reckless” behaviour.
  • Trump returned to the White House on Monday having spent the weekend in Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, removing his face mask upon arrival.
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White House staff are “fearful” for their lives after President Trump left hospital despite still having the coronavirus, according to former aide to Vice President Mike Pence, Olivia Troye.

Growing numbers of White House staff and advisers to the president have already tested positive for the virus in the past week.

However, Troye, an ex-member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force told Times radio in the UK on Tuesday that other White House staff she had spoken to were increasingly “scared” that they would catch the virus after Trump returned to White House not wearing a mask despite still having the illness.

Troye told Times Radio: “You know, for my White House colleagues, I know they’re scared.

“I’ve had conversations with some people that are still there. Their bodies may react differently to COVID.

“COVID is a very unpredictable virus and people, you know, react to it in a very different way. I know that they’re fearful and they’re scared. And they’ve got to be, to a certain extent, embarrassed at what they’re watching, because this is the President and the administration that they’re currently supporting and working in.”

Troye told host John Pienaar that some White House staff privately agreed with her strong, public criticism of how Trump has handled the pandemic, and that staff working for the president have told her it’s “impossible to keep the President on message.”

She said: “I’ve had conversations behind closed doors along the way during my tenure in the White House, and I can tell you that, although I am speaking out in public, many of these people have felt the same way I do, behind closed doors. They know he is reckless.

“I’ve been told by, you know, some of his immediate staff that it is impossible to keep the President on message. I am sure that that’s what was going through their heads last night when they saw it all develop.”

Trump returned to the White House on Monday evening having spent the weekend receiving treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He removed his face mask when he arrived, flouting medical advice designed to protect others from those who are infected with the virus.

He then shared a video on Twitter echoing misleading claims about the virus that he previously made in several Monday-afternoon tweets, telling Americans not to be afraid of the virus that has killed more than 200,000 Americans.

Troye’s remarks came amid reports that White House staff were

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Four Knives That Save Kitchen Lives

My pharmacist recently told me to put lemon juice in my water because I need to have enough Vitamin C to keep my immune system strong through flu season.

For those of you who have had the flu, you can attest to how serious the flu is when it decides to hijack every part of your life. In fact, when we are sick, we ask for forgiveness. We plead with the universe. We make promises to ourselves of what we will do better. Do we actually do those things?

You tell me. I’m not ready to admit that!

As much as I want to drink lemon water and honor my pharmacist’s recommendation, I’m still caught by a thread of hesitation. It’s not the lemon water. It’s not the flu. It’s the knife. We all have a series of useful and not so useful knives in our kitchen drawers; some quarantine warriors even have a trusted blade sheathed and kept close to their heart under their bra. The truth is this: NO ONE learned crucial things in high school. How to file taxes? Nope. How to navigate a pandemic? Definitely not. Which knives are the best for what? We definitely weren’t taught that. If you’re like me, I look at expensive and budget-friendly knives and squint. Am I Uma Thurman from Kill Bill? No. I’m just a girl trying to find a knife for her lemon. When my pharmacist texted me to remind me to increase my intake of vitamin c through citrus-infused water, I began to question if the knives I owned would be up for the task.

My mind began to sing the ballad of lemons and knives.

And it is with great honor, I present the ballad to you:

Where does one go to buy a trusty knife?

Shall I go to the center of the city?

The bodega? I will only find a cat

He will tell me I am too poor

And to go ask the subway rat

But rat will tell me to visit the store

I grab the lemon and go out the door!

But Jenna isn’t wearing her mask

Gazes are thrown like daggers

Why did I even leave the house?

Like most people who need a quick solution, I went online to look for a knife. After seven hundred years of looking through different knife models and vendors, I got really nervous until the realization hit me. I just need a knife. A good one. A simple yet effective knife. A knife that can cut through lemons because the little defective wannabe light saber in my drawer that belongs to my family can’t even cut through butter if it tried.

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Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI

The FBI has arrested the founder of a Black Lives Matter group in Atlanta on fraud and money laundering charges.

Atlanta activist spent $200G in Black Lives Matter donations on house, personal expenses: FBI

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Sir Maejor Page, 32, was accused Friday of misappropriating $200,000 in donations he solicited through Facebook on behalf of Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta, Fox 5 Atlanta reported Friday.

Page was released on bond after appearing before a judge via video. He did not immediately return messages Saturday from Fox News.

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The FBI opened an investigation last year after a cooperating witness submitted a fraud complaint against Page, whose real name is Tyree Conyers-Page, FBI agent Matthew Desorbo said in the complaint.

Page founded Black Lives Matter of Greater Atlanta in 2016 and this year took in more than $466,000 in donations in June, July and August, Desorbo said.

“In sum, Page has spent over $200,000 on personal items generated from

donations received through BLMGA Facebook page with no identifiable purchase or expenditure

for social or racial justice,” he said.

The FBI said Page pledged to use those donations “for George Floyd” but instead used the money make purchases related to food, dining, entertainment, clothing, furniture, a home security system, tailored suits and accessories.

According to the bureau, Page also used $112,000 of the donated money to purchase a house for himself in Toledo, Ohio. The transaction took place last month.

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Legend of Lizzie Borden (and Maybe a Ghost) Lives On in Victorian House for Sale


Is it too soon in the season for a ghost story? The Victorian home in a small town in Massachusetts where the infamous Lizzie Borden lived after her time in jail until her death can be yours for $890,000.

The legend of Lizzie Borden has gripped the town of Fall River since the gruesome ax murders of Borden’s father and stepmother in the house where they lived on Aug. 4, 1892.

Borden was accused of the murders, tried, and acquitted. She died of pneumonia in 1927 at the age of 66.


“This was not the house where the murders were committed,” says listing agent Suzanne St. John, explaining that Borden inhabited the home on French Street known as Maplecroft until her death. It may also be the home of some spooky inhabitants.

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Borden lived in Maplecroft with her sister Emma from 1893 until the two had a fight in 1905, and they never saw each other again.

The home where the murders took place is on Second Street. It is now the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast, a top tourist attraction in the town.

“Lizzie just has a lot of fans, a lot of curious people. The legend of Lizzie Borden just brings thousands of visitors to the area from all over the world,” says St. John, who is also a tour guide at the B&B.


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The current owner bought this property, which sits on a half-acre lot, in 2018 for $600,000. His aim was to turn it into a B&B, like the “murder house” that he also owns. But since it had never been used commercially, storms, permitting issues, and the COVID-19 slowdown intervened. The owner instead decided to sell it.


Maplecroft was built in 1887 and has seven bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It measures nearly 4,000 square feet. It was restored by the previous owner.

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“The house is like stepping back in time but with modern amenities,” St. John says. “It’s three floors and restored in high Victorian style. The fireplaces are very ornate and original. Some of the wallpaper has been uncovered and is original, dating back to Lizzie and Emma.”

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The sale price includes all of the furnishings, which are period pieces. The kitchen has antique-looking appliances, but everything works.

Some of floors are parquet, and some ceilings are tin. A few of the house’s six fireplaces are carved—and Borden legend says the carvings have hidden meanings. St. John is not one of those believers.


“We don’t actually even know if it was Lizzie who put in the mantelpieces or if they were ordered from Sears, Roebuck or something,” she says. “They have these sayings, and I have read the sayings and I don’t think they actually have a hidden meaning. They are poems that are engraved into

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