Candace Owens group pays for some attendees’ travel to Trump’s White House event

Some guests for Saturday’s White House event on the South Lawn, which will be President Donald Trump’s first since testing positive for the coronavirus, had their travel and lodging paid for by controversial conservative activist Candace Owens’ group BLEXIT, according to emails obtained by ABC News.



Political commentator Candace Owens introduces President Donald Trump, not pictured, during the Young Black Leadership Summit 2019 event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Oct. 4, 2019.


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Supporters, who are also scheduled to attend a separate BLEXIT event earlier in the day, were invited to attend a “HUGE outdoor rally” by the group and asked to fill out a form that notified them that BLEXIT, a campaign urging Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party, will be covering travel costs.

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Guests were later informed they would be receiving an invitation from the White House to attend an event with Trump.

In an email from Owens, obtained by ABC News, attendees were told “EVERYONE MUST BRING A MASK TO BE ALLOWED ENTRY ONTO THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS.” and that “absolutely no exceptions” will be made.

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Still, wearing a face mask will not be required. Attendees will have to submit to a COVID-19 screening the morning of the event, which will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire.

Guests will first attend a “BLEXIT Back the Blue event” on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument before heading over to the South Lawn for the president’s remarks, according to a schedule obtained by ABC News.

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When reached for comment, Owens told ABC News, “We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the President regarding Covid-19.” She added that Saturday’s event “is about supporting law enforcement in minority communities.” It is not immediately clear how many of those set to attend the event had their travel costs covered.



Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in a field: President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House, where he is being treated for coronavirus, in Washington, D.C., in this still image taken from social media video released on Oct. 8, 2020.


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President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House, where he is being treated for coronavirus, in Washington, D.C., in this still image taken from social media video released on Oct. 8, 2020.

White House spokesman Judd Deere told ABC News the White House “is not involved in covering any cost.”

Following Trump’s remarks, the BLEXIT group is also planning a demonstration at Black Lives Matter Plaza showing “support for law enforcement,” according to the schedule.

The White House plans to host an event on Saturday featuring Trump with hundreds of supporters and guests from Owens’ group on the South Lawn discussing “law and order,” ABC News previously reported.

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Candace Owens’ BLEXIT group pays for some attendees’ travel to Trump’s White House event

Attendees were told they “must” wear a BLEXIT shirt, according to emails.

Supporters, who are also scheduled to attend a separate BLEXIT event earlier in the day, were invited to attend a “HUGE outdoor rally” by the group and asked to fill out a form that notified them that BLEXIT, a campaign urging Black Americans to leave the Democratic Party, will be covering travel costs.

Guests were later informed they would be receiving an invitation from the White House to attend an event with Trump.

In an email from Owens, obtained by ABC News, attendees were told “EVERYONE MUST BRING A MASK TO BE ALLOWED ENTRY ONTO THE WHITE HOUSE GROUNDS.” and that “absolutely no exceptions” will be made.

Still, wearing a face mask will not be required. Attendees will have to submit to a COVID-19 screening the morning of the event, which will consist of a temperature check and a brief questionnaire.

Guests will first attend a “BLEXIT Back the Blue event” on the Ellipse between the White House and the Washington Monument before heading over to the South Lawn for the president’s remarks, according to a schedule obtained by ABC News.

When reached for comment, Owens told ABC News, “We are not interested in participating in your obvious media angle here to slander/attack the President regarding Covid-19.” She added that Saturday’s event “is about supporting law enforcement in minority communities.” It is not immediately clear how many of those set to attend the event had their travel costs covered.

PHOTO: President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House, where he is being treated for coronavirus, in Washington, D.C., in this still image taken from social media video released on Oct. 8, 2020.

President Donald Trump speaks outside the White House, where he is being treated for coronavirus, in Washington, D.C., in this still image taken from social media video released on Oct. 8, 2020.

White House spokesman Judd Deere told ABC News the White House “is not involved in covering any cost.”

Following Trump’s remarks, the BLEXIT group is also planning a demonstration at Black Lives Matter Plaza showing “support for law enforcement,” according to the schedule.

The White House plans to host an event on Saturday featuring Trump with hundreds of supporters and guests from Owens’ group on the South Lawn discussing “law and order,” ABC News previously reported.

“All attendees must bring a mask with them and will be instructed to wear it on the White House Complex. 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

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9 Veggies You Can Grow in a Fall Garden & Why It Pays to Be a Late Bloomer

Planning on tending a fall garden? Didn’t even know you could do that? Here are the best things to grow during autumn months.



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If you’re an inexperienced gardener—or just want to put in less effort this growing season—fall may be the perfect time to get started.

Depending on where you live, fall may actually be “the easiest of them all,” wrote Mike McGrath for a recent episode of “You Bet Your Garden,” a publicly broadcasted radio and TV show.

This is because, in the fall, you don’t have “the cool, wet soil of spring to deal with, nor the sometimes-ungodly heat of summer,” McGrath explained.

Learn more about which vegetables grow best in the fall, as well as when to plant them for best results.

Salad Greens



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In the fall, “the soil is still nice and warm, so the seeds of lettuce, spinach, kale, and other greens will sprout rapidly at this time of year.” McGrath says. This makes this season an optimal time to grow greens.

“I grow all my lettuce and such in big containers on my patio: half-whiskey barrels, grow bags, my brand-new raised bed on legs, and smaller containers placed on tables,” McGrath says.

The benefit of growing greens in containers is that it prevents rabbit damage and makes harvesting more simple, McGrath explains.

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Beets

Beets make a great fall crop and tend to take on a brighter color when planted in the autumn, rather than in the spring.

It’s important to note that you should sow seeds for a beet bed at least seven to eight weeks before the first expected frost.

“Beets germinate quickly, but you want to give them plenty of time to mature before the cold weather sets in for good,” according to the Farmer’s Almanac.

Turnips



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When planted in the late summer, you may be able to enjoy turnips by Thanksgiving. On the other hand, if you plant them in early fall, you can typically expect a late fall harvest. Like with all garden vegetables, timing is key here!

What makes turnips an optimal crop for autumn? For starters, turnips do well in cool weather. Temperatures around 60 degrees Fahrenheit are optimal.

Carrots

If you start early enough, carrots can make a great fall garden vegetable. But just be sure to keep in mind, you typically need to plant them at least 12 weeks before a frost.

However, should you start a bit late, be sure to insulate them using thick plastic sheeting and cut off the green tops. This will help them to better maintain their sweet, crunchy flavor.

Cabbage



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Another cold-tolerant crop is cabbage that you can grow in the fall before harvesting—and, if you’re a fan—fermenting into a big batch of sauerkraut

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Panda Kitchen & Bath Pays $7M for Doral Land

7800 Northwest 34th Street, Doral (Credit: Google Maps)

7800 Northwest 34th Street, Doral (Credit: Google Maps)

A kitchen and bath supplier paid $6.5 million for 4.2 acres of industrial land in Doral, with plans to build a distribution center.

Panda Kitchen & Bath bought the property at 7800 Northwest 34th Street, according to a press release. The sale comes to $35.53 per square foot for about 183,000 square feet of land.

The asking price was $8 million, according to an offering memorandum for the property.

The property houses a warehouse built in the 1970s, but Panda plans to build a 9,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center on the land, according to the release.

Francisco Giron of Jacog Commercial represented the buyer. Manny Chamizo II of One Sotheby’s International Realty represented the seller, Warehouse Management. State records show that the seller is led by Enrique and Teresa Luaces, as well as Loreno Luaces Jr.

Panda Kitchen, started by the Huang family, operates manufacturing plants in China, Malaysia and Myanmar, and has more than 1 million square feet of warehousing space throughout the U.S., according to the company’s website. The property buyer, Doral 78 Ave Inc., is managed by Xiang Huang.

Panda has stores in Florida, New Jersey and California, and employs more than 2,000 people across two continents, according to the website. The company’s products include cabinets, vanities and countertops.

Among other recent industrial sales in Doral, Blackstone bought a property as part of a $93.5 million South Florida portfolio deal.

Industrial has remained a bright spot in South Florida real estate throughout the pandemic.

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