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Gun shots were fired at a pro-Trump caravan driving on Ventura Boulevard in the Woodland Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday afternoon.

Police report a tire was possibly blown out by the alleged gunfire but that no one was injured.

Police also report three suspects are holed up in an nearby apartment building.

An estimated 700 vehicles participated in the caravan.

Emily Valdez, KNX-AM, “Breaking: SWAT Called out in Woodland Hills after someone from an apartment on #VenturaBoulevard shoots at pro-Trump caravan of cars. Tire on vehicle was shot out. No injuries. Suspect barricaded in apartment, per LAPD.”

Other reports stated three suspects were barricaded:

KTLA-TV:

“Officers responding to reports of a person with a gun in Woodland Hills Sunday have evacuated some buildings in the area, the Los Angeles Police Department said. Three suspects are barricaded at a location in the 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard, LAPD said.”

LAist:

“A witness driving east on Ventura Blvd. at around 11:30 a.m. called police after she heard what she believed were shots fired, then noticed her tire went flat. A second witness called police separately, saying that they believed the shooter was inside The Avalon apartment building at 20544 Ventura Blvd. The building was evacuated, and police said three suspects are barricaded inside the building.”

KNBC-TV:

“A large caravan of cars in a pro-Trump rally was lined up on Ventura Boulevard when a woman who was not participating in the rally, driving past the rally, heard what sounded like gunshots and immediately noticed her tire was flat, the LAPD said.”

The Los Angeles Times reported they were given a photo of a man on a balcony holding a rifle and that the woman’s flat tire had been damaged by a “projectile”:

…Officer Will Cooper of the Los Angeles Police Department said officials received a report that a man was firing at a caravan as it traveled along Ventura Boulevard near Chalk Hill shortly before 11:30 a.m. The incident was initially described as someone brandishing a firearm and throwing bottles at the vehicles but was later updated to include a report of shots fired, he said.

…A woman who was driving east on Ventura past the procession heard what sounded like gunshots and noticed her tire went flat, Los Angeles police said in a news release. When she inspected it, she found it had been damaged by a projectile, possibly a bullet or a bullet fragment, police said.

…Jorge Rodriguez, deputy chief of the LAPD Valley bureau, said the department obtained a photo of man with a rifle on the balcony of an apartment unit. It’s unclear what kind of rifle he was holding.

The alleged shooter and two others barricaded themselves inside the property in the 20500 block of Ventura Boulevard, Cooper said. It wasn’t immediately clear whether all three men were believed to be armed…

Not everyone was thrilled:

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Shots Reportedly Fired at Trump Caravan in Los Angeles! Suspects Barricaded in Home — Tires Blown Out — No Injuries

A couple in St. John’s, Michigan recently took down the red, white and blue flag of Norway displayed on the porch of their bed and breakfast after receiving continuous complaints by ignorant liberals who accused the couple of flying the Confederate battle flag.

Screen image via WSYM-TV.

The Nordic Pineapple, run out of a mansion built in 1861 by a Union general, was started two years ago by Greg and Kjersten Offenbecker. The couple flew the flag of Norway from a pillar opposite the American flag to honor Kjersten’s Norwegian heritage (her grandfather immigrated from Norway.) Both the U.S. and Norway flags were taken down last week by the frustrated couple as the complaints intensified in recent months as woke liberals have embarked on a campaign of violence and intimidation against public reminders of the Confederacy, even razing tombstones of soldiers.

An ironic twist in the story is that the couple adopted two black children, boys aged 12 and 15. The couple told the Lansing State Journal that racism has not been an issue for the boys since moving to the small conservative town:

Their children experienced racism at a school district they attended on the west side of the state, she said, but so far their experience at St. Johns Public Schools has been positive.

“Having experienced that before and moving to a small conservative town in the middle of Michigan and have that not be an issue has been wonderful,” Kjersten Offenbecker said.

The Nordic Pineapple posted a statement to Facebook last week:

It is a sad day at The Nordic Pineapple. We have decided to no longer fly The Norwegian flag on the front of the inn. This flag is so often mistaken for the Confederate flag and people are often offended by it before they realize that they are mistaken. I am very proud of my Norwegian heritage and will fly it on special occasions like Norwegian Independence Day and maybe I will find a less conspicuous place to fly it but, for now we feel that it is the best decision to take it down.

I urge people to slow down and see the world through less jaded glasses. When we think of the worst before we have all the facts, we lose sight of all of good that out there that we should find. If you got to know us you would see that we are very proud Americans and very patriotic. Greg served this country in the Navy during Desert Storm and was a proud employee for the Department of Homeland Security. We have 2 adopted children who are both black and we have tried to teach them not to judge on first glance or outward appearances. We love being members of the St Johns community and are heartbroken to have had to make this decision. Given the current cultural climate and the idea that people are judging us based on the misconception of the national Norwegian flag vs. the Confederate flag, this is what is best for our family and our Inn.

-Kjersten

Local TV report by WSYM:

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Complaints by Ignorant, Hateful Liberals Force Michigan Bed and Breakfast to Take Down Norway Flag Because They Think It’s the Confederate Flag

The Democrats tweeted a statement on President Trump’s planned 4th of July celebration at Mount Rushmore (to be held on Friday the Third) as a “rally glorifying white supremacy at Mount Rushmore.” The tweet was deleted soon after it was posted Monday night.

Archived version at this link.

The Trump campaign’s Matt Wolking wrote, “June 29, 2020, 9:57 PM ET The moment the Democrat Party attacked Mount Rushmore, which features George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, as a symbol of white supremacy.”

The Argus Leader reported earlier this month that 125,000 ticket requests were received for a lottery drawing for 7,500 tickets for the Mount Rushmore celebration with Trump:

…More than 125,000 tickets were requested for the Fourth of July fireworks at Mount Rushmore, which President Donald Trump is scheduled to attend, officials say.

A total of 25,179 applications requesting a total of 125,787 tickets were submitted to the National Park Service during the lottery for tickets last week, according to the South Dakota Tourism Department. A maximum of 7,500 tickets were available for the fireworks event and the winners of tickets were chosen by a randomized system. People were notified last week if they received tickets…

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Democrats Delete Tweet Calling Trump 4th of July Celebration a “Rally Glorifying White Supremacy at Mount Rushmore”

Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy appeared at Passion City Church in Atlanta on Sunday where he shined the shoes of a black man, Christian rapper and music business owner Lecrae to atone for racism and urged other white people to do the same.

Cathy told of being inspired several years ago by the story of a young man at a Texas church revival who shined the shoes of an elderly black man at the revival over his feelings about racism in his hometown.

The Media Research Center posted video:

Afterward Lecrae wryly noted the emptiness of the gesture, “And some stock in Chick-fil-A.”

Transcript via MRC:

“I invite folks just to put some words to action here and if we need to find somebody that needs to have their shoes shined, we need to just go right on over and shine their shoes.”

“Whether they got tennis shoes on or not — maybe they got sandals on — it really doesn’t matter. But, there’s a time in which we need to have some personal action here. Maybe we need to give them a hug, too.

“I bought about 1,500 of these [brushes] and I gave them to all our Chick-Fil-A operators and staff a number of years ago.”

“So, any expressions of a contrite heart, of a sense of humility, a sense of shame, a sense of embarrassment begat with an apologetic heart — I think that’s what our world needs to hear today.”

Twitter version:

Complete video:

Cathy issued a statement two weeks ago on the racial unrest in the country.

On Thursday Chick-fil-A announced it would be donating $5 million to non-profits that serve the black community or are black-led.

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy: White People Should Shine Shoes of Black People to Express Shame for Racism

New caravans of migrants have been stopped cold by Mexican national guard forces at the border with Guatemala, prompting one reporter to observe Mexico has become President Trump’s wall.

A caravan of about 4,000 migrants that originated in Honduras last week tried a different crossing point at the Mexican border with Guatemala than previous caravans but were met by Mexican forces that blocked efforts to rush the border crossing on Saturday.

The migrants regrouped and crossed the Suchiate River on Monday only to again be met by Mexican forces.

Mexico is offering to screen migrants for entry into Mexico, which some have accepted, however most will end up being deported.

El Faro reporter Carlos Martinez reported on the new ‘wall’, “This is the complete story about the caravan that failed. Mexico fulfills its role as Trump’s wall:”

Translated excerpt:

The wall of the Southern Border swallowed the last caravan. He extinguished it, left no trace of it, absorbed it whole in a sigh. And announces that he will deport her.

Of the almost four thousand people who left San Pedro Sula four days ago in Honduras, there are only crumbs scattered on the map of Guatemala and a few wandering the Mexican south wandering, with no one to call them a caravan. Mexico proved to be the efficient wall that promised the White House of Donald Trump to contain Central American migration.

…This mass exodus will be, perhaps, the last. Or at least it will mark a very clear before and after: if before Central American walkers dreamed of crossing the American wall of Tijuana and were desperate to understand that these cold cans are immovable, they will now dream of crossing the Mexican wall. The Border, thus with capital letters, moved towards the south equally immovable and immovable…

…A promise fulfilled from Mexico to President Trump, who has made Mesoamerica as his sentinel.

Video posted Monday shows Mexican forces stopping migrants from illegally entering Mexico.

The Guardian reported last week the U.S. is working with Guatemala and Honduras to return migrants.

Guatemalan police accompanied by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have swept up hundreds of migrants, returning them to the Honduran border and in effect dashing their plans to travel together in a “caravan” to the United States.

Other, smaller groups traveled on in dribs and drabs in a movement involving several thousand people but very different from previous caravans.

Praying and singing songs, the group of 300 migrants – adults, teens and young children – had set out from a shelter in Entre Rios under rainy skies before dawn and walked about six hours before stopping in the town of Morales to eat and rest. There they were challenged by police, loaded on to buses and returned to the border to register under rules governing freedom of travel between Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua.

Guatemalan police officers said the United States paid for the buses.

This is what winning the battle against mass illegal immigration looks like.

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: WINNING! ‘Mexico Has Become Trump’s Wall’: Migrant Caravan Stopped by Troops at Border With Guatemala

Leading Democratic Party presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden posted a family photo Christmas greetings tweet Wednesday morning with wife Jill and six other family members gathered before a fireplace along with a heartfelt message, “May your time with loved ones be full of peace, laughter, and joy. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. With love, from my family to yours.”

It’s a beautiful Christmas scene being played out all across America this morning, including for many families like the Bidens, the absence of the black sheep member of the family.

Son Hunter Biden has become a focus of the presidential campaign because of multi-million dollar business deals in Ukraine and China he was given while his father was vice president that he was not qualified for. Biden’s history of drug abuse and a current paternity court battle have added to the tawdriness of the Biden scandals.

Hunter’s absence was commented on right away.

Link to Where’s Hunter? on Twitter.

Maybe Hunter was the one taking the picture.

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Joe Biden Posts Family Christmas Photo, But Everyone Is Asking, “Where’s Hunter?”

A man was arrested last week for an assault on former Navy SEAL Jonathan Gilliam at a pro-Trump event at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C., Breitbart.com reported:

Andrew James Ruder, 37, of Charleston, South Carolina, was arrested for simple assault by the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department on Saturday for allegedly hitting and choking a man who attended a pro-President Donald Trump event at the Willard International Hotel, according to a police report obtained by Breitbart News and a spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police Department.

Jonathan Gilliam, a retired Navy SEAL and former FBI special agent who was a speaker at the Women for America First event, is named as the victim of the alleged assault in the police report.

…The police report said Ruder used “Personal Weapons (Hands / Feet)” in the attack: On listed date time and location S-1 lunged in a aggressive manner towards V-1 in which S-2 joined and assaulted V-1 by grabbing his neck causing the listed injury. V-1 was able to defend himself and strike S-1 on the face with a closed fist. S-1 was placed under arrest and transported to the Second District for processing.

Gilliam on the attack:

The arrested was reported on Dec. 17. TGP reported last weekend on the wild attacks and harassment by attendees of Democrat Party connected wedding on a meeting of Trump supporters Women for America First:

A meeting of pro-Trump women by a group called Women for America First was disrupted and attendees harassed and attacked at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. Saturday night, according to reports. Jonathan Gilliam, a former Navy SEAL, was in attendance and tried to shield the women. Gilliam was attacked and reportedly wounded. There is a claim that one arrest was made.

The Willard is located about a block from the White House and is considered one of the finest hotels in the nation’s capital and is known for its annual Christmas decorations.

https://twitter.com/Gabby_Hoffman/status/1206249161177346049

Here’s a photo of the mayhem.

An observer posted a photo to Instagram Saturday night that showed several D.C. Metropolitan police officers in the lobby of the Willard. The observer commented, “Because sometimes even really well-dressed super rich people just can’t get along nicely….at a wedding….at The Willard! Lol…funniest part is as we’re leaving later, I see guy w bloody nose and his wife or girlfriend says “tonight is the one time you forgot your tampons?”

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6FDQYTHUPG/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet

Dr. Jane Ruby tweeted about the attack, “BREAKING: @realDonaldTrump supporters attacked in DC @WillardHotel last night During @WomenforTrump event, speaker @JGilliam_SEAL Former Navy seal and incredible patriot was attacked by anti-Trump scumbags attending a wedding at the hotel. He was injured.”

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Statement by Women for America First on the attack from Dec. 16.

“Last Saturday, Women for America First, hosted approximately 200 women in Washington, DC for a Very MAGA Holiday Weekend. We kicked off our three-day weekend of events on Wednesday, December 12th with a Women’s Empowerment Bootcamp followed by an informative White House Policy Briefing. Other events included voicing our opposition to the impeachment process at the Capitol, participating in Wreaths Across America at Arlington National Cemetery, and enjoying the White House Christmas Tour. Our weekend of fabulous events culminated with our second annual cocktail reception, held at the historic Willard Hotel.

Our event on Saturday evening was rudely disrupted when attendees from a high-profile democrat wedding in the adjacent ballroom repeatedly stalked, harassed, and both verbally and ultimately physically attacked our guests. Throughout the evening, on at least 30 different occasions, our private event was interrupted. One group of our guests trying to locate our event was invited into the room the wedding was being held by a group of women attending the wedding. Once inside, they realized it was the wrong room, but the women told them they should stay because it was a Biden rally and they simply shouldn’t support President Trump. Our guests were repeatedly verbally assaulted with comments such as “is this an actual thing?”, “you should be ashamed of yourselves”, “MAGA Trash”, “Nazis” and “C*nts”. Wedding guests walked into our event as if they belonged there and began bidding on silent auction items. Ultimately hotel security was placed at the door of our event at the end of the night but even that did not deter the wedding guests from antagonizing our group in the hallways or in the restrooms.

As the evening came to a close, our guest speaker, former Navy SEAL and FBI agent, Jonathan T. Gilliam, helped escort our guests out of the venue. During this time, the alleged best man refused to allow people on the elevator saying, “you’re only allowed in if you respect your ovaries”. As Jonathan escorted approximately five of our guests to the lobby of the hotel via the stairs so they could exit the hotel, the alleged best man in the wedding party and several other individuals began verbally taunting him and the women he was protecting, resulting in an altercation. Subsequently, Jonathan was physically attacked by approximately 4-6 other attendees of the wedding party who piled on attempting to choke and beat him, before he was able to break free and counter the attack. After others intervened, including a plain clothed officer, the fight was broken up. Metro DC police responded to the assault within minutes and the alleged best man was arrested.

The abuse by the wedding guests did not stop there. After the police arrested the man, the wedding guests proceeded to confront our guests and screaming to “make things right”. The wedding guests proceeded to the Round Robin Bar where they continued to intimidate members of our group to the point where our members retreated to their rooms to avoid any further attacks.

It is absolutely deplorable to be attacked by self-appointed “DC elites” at a private event in one of DC’s most prestigious hotels, located across the street from the White House, for no other reason than that we support President Donald J. Trump. Sadly, attacks on Trump supporters are commonplace in public; but to have this experience at a private event paid for by our organization is simply beyond the pale and exposes the lengths the left will go to silence and marginalize those who support this president. They may continue to attempt to intimidate and shut us down, but we will not be silenced. Our movement will continue to grow as democrats continue to expose their true selves. We will not be deterred. It may cost our organization more, but clearly, we may be forced to provide private security to ensure the safety of those attending our upcoming events.

Let it be known that despite the attacks and pushback from those who wish to destroy us, we will continue to stand strong in support of President Trump and the America First Agenda.”

Author: Kristinn Taylor

Source: The Gateway Pundit: Liberal Goon Arrested for Assault after Hitting and Choking Trump Supporter Jonathan Gilliam at Women for Trump Event at DC Willard Hotel

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