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Truckers to boycott driving to New York City after $355M fraud ruling against Trump

A group of truck drivers who support former President Trump have announced they will not be driving to New York City as a means of expressing their disappointment with the civil fraud judgment that fined Trump more than $350 million last week. 

This all comes in response to Trump being barred from operating his business in New York for three years and being found liable for more than $350 million in damages in the civil fraud case brought against him, his family and the Trump Organization by New York Attorney General Letitia James.

New York Judge Arthur Engoron handed down his ruling Friday after a months-long trial that began in October and stemmed from James’ lawsuit that accused the former president of inflating his assets and committing fraud.

As a result, many pro-Trump truck drivers across the country have not taken the ruling lightly.

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“I’m just one of the many millions of Truckers who believe in God and love this Country,” a trucker known as “Chicago Ray” wrote on X, formerly Twitter. “I stand with Trump bc Trump stands with me. Truckers for Trump ain’t just a slogan, it’s real,” he wrote.

Chicago Ray took to X on Feb. 16 when the ruling came down, calling on fellow truckers to boycott taking shipments to New York City.

“I’ve been on the radio talking to drivers for about the past hour, and I’ve talked to about 10 drivers,” Ray wrote. “I don’t know how far across the country this is or how many truckers are going to start denying loads going to New York City, but I’ll tell you what — you f— around and find out,” he said.

The truck driver continued to issue a warning, saying that Trump needs to be left alone and that the New York City fraud investigation against him amounted to “election interference.”

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“Thank you for being a true Patriot! If all of us patriots stand up, we will make a difference. We have to push back against the ones trying to purposely destroy our country,” a user commented on the post.

“Great, I hope all truckers refuse to go to New York! Enough is enough and our actions matter,” another user wrote.

Chicago Ray is not the only one who has spoken out in support of Trump and opposition to the civil fraud ruling.

Elena Cardone, the wife of wealthy real estate investor Grant Cardone, created a GoFundMe page called “Stand with Trump; Fund the $355M Unjust Judgment.” Her husband explained on X that “100% of funds will be forwarded to the Trump organization for his defense of this “ridiculous judgment.”

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Cardone wrote, “I stand unwaveringly with President Donald Trump in the face of what I see as unprecedented and unfair treatment by certain judicial elements in New York.”

“The recent legal battles he faces are not just an attack on him, but an attack on the very ideals of fairness and due process that every American deserves,” he continued.

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Since launching the fundraiser, it has already taken in nearly $310,000.

Fox News Digital’s Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

Customer throws lemonade at teen car wash worker — she responds with her power hose

A teen in Indiana is going viral after she defended herself against a rude customer who threw lemonade in her face inside a car wash.

The video shows Anna Harycki, 18, spraying water from a powerful hose through the open window of a rude customer’s vehicle while working at a car wash.

The 14-second clip shows Harycki power-washing a white sedan when the driver suddenly rolls down her window and chucks lemonade from a plastic cup at her.

In response, Harycki swiftly retaliates, without missing a beat, and sprays the driver with water from her power hose.

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“I was loading the car like I did with so many cars before that, making sure they safely entered the car wash belt,” Harycki told What’sTheJam. “Once I pulled the car in all the way, I put the numbers into the system, so they got the car wash they paid for.”

Many viewers have commented on the video, which has gone viral on X, formerly Twitter, saying the customer got what they deserved.

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“How miserable do you have to be to throw a drink at a teenager doing her job?” one person commented.

“What could possibly inspire someone to treat a completely innocent stranger like that??” another person wrote.

Harycki, who is a student, said her employer sided with her to ensure her workplace safety.

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“I told my managers, who were not OK with [the customer] throwing a drink at me,” she told the New York Post.

The customer and her boyfriend have been banned from the car wash for life, the Post reported.

African cultural event devolves into chaos when rival groups fight, attack cops, set fire

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department said eight people were arrested Saturday during a 10-hour “protest and standoff” that stemmed from an Eritrean “cultural event.” 

Clashes erupted between rival groups of Eritreans, and police confirmed that officers trying to disperse the unlawful crowds were attacked by people wielding sticks, rocks and other items. 

Crowds also set a tractor on fire in North Carolina’s largest city, and police seized a total of two firearms over the course of several hours. 

Fox News Digital reached out to the department Sunday seeking the identities and more information about those eight arrested. 

The incident first began shortly after 11:30 a.m. Saturday, when CMPD’s Providence Division responded to “an unlawful protest happening in the parking lot of a business hosting an Eritrean cultural event” on Monroe Road. “Protesters were on private property and were spilling out into the road, which prompted officers to close Monroe Road. Dispersal orders were repeatedly given to protesters throughout the duration of the protest, however they refused to disperse,” police said in a press release. “Charlotte Fire and MEDIC responded to assist.”

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., CMPD Bike Unit officers attempted to move protesters out of the street. 

“Several protesters threw objects and pushed back against the officers. Officers then deployed pepper spray,” the department confirmed. “Multiple protesters and officers were treated on scene for injuries related to the pepper spray.” 

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Police said, during this time, a female protester struck an officer, and a firearm was seized from her person. 

She was charged with inciting to riot, failure to disperse, injury to personal property and assault on a government official. 

The charges for all eight suspects included impeding traffic and failure to disperse.

Shortly after 6:30 p.m., dispersal orders were given again as protesters began blocking the entrance to the private business hosting the cultural event, police said. 

The CMPD’s Civil Emergency Unit was deployed to disperse the crowds shortly after 7:20 p.m.

“The officers were met with violence and hostility, with protesters throwing objects,” the department said in its initial press release. “Over the course of several hours, the CEU gave multiple dispersal orders in English and Spanish and were again met with violence from protesters wielding sticks, rocks and other items.”

“Protesters then intentionally set fire to a nearby tractor trailer. The Charlotte Fire Department quickly extinguished the fire and contained the scene,” police said. “Shortly before 9 p.m., officers assisted with allowing the cultural event attendees to leave the scene. Protesters remained on scene initially but dispersed a short time later.”

As the incident unfolded, the police department provided regular updates on X. 

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One post illustrated how the Eritrean cultural event was being protested by a rival group, but more information was not immediately available. “The people attending the event that was being protested have ended their event and left the scene. Protesters remain on scene and still have not dispersed,” CMPD wrote at the time. 

The North Carolina unrest happened the same day rioting broke out between two rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands on Saturday night. 

Police said officers there used tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest in The Hague as rioters torched police cars and a bus. 

Images from the scene showed vehicles in flames and dozens of men in the street, some throwing rocks.

The Hague Municipality spokesman Robin Middel said a group loyal to Eritrea’s government was holding a meeting when the venue was attacked by Eritreans who oppose the African nation’s government. Police spokeswoman Kristianne van Blanken said she could not immediately say if anybody was injured or if any rioters were arrested.

The fighting is the latest outbreak of violence at Eritrean events in Europe.

Dozens of people, including at least 26 police officers, were injured during unrest surrounding an Eritrean cultural festival in the southwestern German city of Stuttgart in September 2023. A fight the same month between Eritrean government supporters and opponents in Tel Aviv led to violent street confrontations among African asylum-seekers and migrants.

Months earlier, a clash at an Eritrean festival in the western German city of Giessen left 22 police officers injured.

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Tens of thousands of people have fled Eritrea for Europe, many alleging they were mistreated by the repressive government of President Isaias Afwerki. The conflicts underscore deep divisions among members of the Eritrean diaspora between those who remain close to the government and those who have fled to live in exile and strongly oppose Afwerki.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

Mamas and The Papas singer made pre-wedding confession to daughter

Chynna Phillips, daughter of The Mamas & The Papas singer John Phillips, says her father dropped a shocking confession in her lap the night before she married her husband Billy Baldwin in 1995.

In a video titled “My Wedding Nightmare” posted to her YouTube channel, Phillips recalled she had “a really intense conversation with my father” on the eve of her nuptials.

“We talked about stuff that was pretty earth-shattering and a lot had come to the surface and my father was having a ton of feelings and, of course, that made me have a ton of feelings and I remember I was up all night just weeping and [felt] numb as well,” she said. 

“She continued, “I would weep and then I would go stoic again and then I would weep and then I would go stoic again, and it was because my father had just revealed some really big information to me and I just felt blindsided by it.”

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Phillips added, “I know it sounds horrible that my dad would do that to me on the night before my wedding, but he didn’t intend to do that, it was more like it just evolved in our conversation the night before I got married.”

The 56-year-old did not disclose what was contained within the confession from her father, but she felt that it was driven by the fact he was giving her away at the wedding. 

 “And I don’t think it was any coincidence that he was walking me down the aisle with my mother, and I think he felt like he needed to come clean before he walked me down the aisle for his own conscience. I felt that he felt that he needed to do that just so that it was genuine.”

Even though the conversation left her feeling like she was on “autopilot” afterwards and during her wedding, she still found the discussion “priceless.”

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“At the same time it was one of the most priceless conversations I’d ever had with my father and it was definitely, bar none, the most honest conversation I’d had with my father, and the most raw and real conversation I’d ever had with my dad,” she said.

Phillips has multiple half-siblings from her father. The eldest, singer Mackenzie Phillips and her brother Jeffrey, are from his first wife Susan Stuart Adams, followed by Bijou Phillips and Tamerlane Phillips, with his third wife Genevieve Waite. 

Mackenzie and Phillips spoke about their troubled childhood with their father in a previous video on Phillips YouTube channel, discussing Mackenzie’s allegation that she had a consensual sexual relationship with their father.

According to her 2009 memoir, “High on Arrival,” Mackenzie claimed John had raped her at age 19 and a consensual relationship began that lasted for ten years before she became pregnant. She claimed at that point the incest stopped and she had an abortion.

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During her conversation with Mackenzie in her video, Chynna noted, “Obviously, he’s an amazing songwriter and, you know I loved his laugh, and yet there was this whole other side to dad that was, I mean, kind of, like a monster. He was so dark, and you just didn’t know who you were going to get. It was very unpredictable.”

In recalling her conversation with her father before her wedding, Phillips described it as “such a defining moment it my life, that it changed me forever.”

John died in 2001 at the age of 65, but Phillips noted her ongoing conflicting feelings about him, acknowledging his addiction problems and her struggles to forgive him.  

“You know it’s easy to say, I forgive you’… but the truth is is that forgiveness takes time, it’s a process,” Phillips said. 

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She continued, “It’s hard for me to dissect it and to say like ‘Okay, well, what am I forgiving him for? For what he did? The addiction? Abandoning me? Am I forgiving him for using me as pawn, for all the things I saw that I never should have seen as a child?’” 

The Wilson-Phillips singer decided “I kind of just had to say like when you’re paid in one lump sum, I just had to say, ‘Okay I’m just going to have to forgive in general, I’m just going to have to forgive all around.’”

Phillips married Baldwin in 1995, and the couple share three children Jameson, Brooke and Vance.

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During her video, she also acknowledged the past 10 years have been stressful and her marriage was “in shambles” at one point.

In a video posted earlier this month, she and her husband appeared together to discuss their marriage and admitted to going through a six-month separation period, but insisted they “worked through it.” Phillips noted that she and Baldwin see the world through “very different lenses,” referring to her dedication to Christianity.

Inspired stranger helps make breakthrough in decades-old cold case

A car that was found submerged in a North Carolina creek last Friday may hold the answers to a 41-year-old mystery that has puzzled investigators for decades.

On Dec. 10, 1982, three men, William Clifton, 30, David McMicken, 24, and Michael Norman, 32, vanished after leaving a bar in Chocowinity. Their last known sighting was in a black and white 1975 Chevrolet Camaro, police said.

The case went cold for years. Now, a breakthrough has brought renewed hope to the families of the missing men and the tight-knit community that has been gripped by their unexplained disappearance – all thanks to the efforts of a stranger.

Jason Souhrada, a Myrtle Beach native, played a pivotal role in reopening the case.

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His motivation stemmed from watching YouTube videos where people repeatedly searched the town without success. 

This prompted Souhrada to question why they hadn’t explored Jack’s Creek, a body of water in the town of Washington, located about 4 miles from Chocowinity.

“I got inspired by YouTubers that searched multiple times in that town and could not find them,” Souhrada told Fox News. “I questioned why they did not search this body of water and realized they couldn’t access it with regular boats.”

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This led him to construct a makeshift remote-controlled sonar device for the task. He described it as a Boogie Board with a sonar contained in a mounted protective case.

“I decided to build my sonar boat, as I don’t have a real boat, nor have a place to keep one,” he said. “A real boat would’ve been far more expensive. Plus, I only wanted to scan retention ponds and other areas real boats aren’t allowed or can’t access. Tons of missing people are found in retention ponds.”

Souhrada made two trips to North Carolina. The first was to scan what looked like a car on Google Earth in a large pond on a dirt road. After determining that it wasn’t one, he shifted his focus to Jack’s Creek and began scanning there.

“Later, inspecting video recorded on the scanner, I noticed what looked like an upside down car, but wasn’t sure, being this was my first time finding anything,” he said. “So, after confirming with four dive teams across the nation, I went back for another scan for more images.”

He then turned over his findings to Washington Chief of Police Phil Rollinson and Sidney Dive Team Captain John Scott Rose Jr.

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With the coordinates provided by Souhrada, the group organized a dive team to investigate the creek on the morning of Feb. 9, 2024. Family members of the missing men were also present.

Kayla Melendres, McMicken’s daughter, said, “Stepping onto the site, the reality hit me deeply.”

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“We were very hopeful that was the vehicle he was looking at,” Rose told Fox News. “The dives went as usual. Normal bad visibility, and the depth is normal for the area. A lot of mud, trees, fishing lines. Lots of fishing lines all over everything from years of people fishing in there. Tree stumps, logs, things like that floated in and out of that place.”

Rose was the diver who successfully located the vehicle.

“I found the vehicle after about 45 minutes of searching,” he said. “The vehicle was in such bad shape that when I put my hands on it, it was hard for me to determine that it was even an automotive. Maybe it was a lawnmower or something. It seemed real small to me, but then I realized that it was small mainly because there was nothing left of it but the chassis and the axles and the motor.”

To retrieve the vehicle, the diving team and law enforcement drained approximately four million gallons of water from Jack’s Creek, according to Rose.

The vehicle, significantly deteriorated after decades underwater, was positively identified as the missing Camaro through a VIN number matching that of the car Clifton, McMicken and Norman were last seen in, according to Rollinson.

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Inside the car, human remains were discovered, prompting authorities to send them to a medical examiner’s office for identification. Police said they would have to wait for the remains to be identified before determining whether any foul play might have been involved.

The families of the missing men are now awaiting the results of the identification process. In a joint statement, the families have requested privacy to grieve, reflect and process these events in their own time.

“They were very appreciative of us,” Rollinson said. “They expressed how thankful they were that so many people were involved in the effort to recover the vehicle and what remains we could recover. We just want to give them some closure.”

Lea Rose, Clifton’s daughter, emphasized the families’ collective gratitude.

“Without Jason Souhrada’s sacrifice, taking time away from his family to help ours, we wouldn’t have this potential chance for closure,” she said. “This has reopened wounds, initiating the grieving process anew for three families. Despite the pain, there’s a slight relief in finally having some answers.”

“I feel like I am in a dream of sorts,” ReAnne Mayo, Clifton’s other daughter, told Fox News. “I never thought to prepare myself had we found them. For years, I may have been watching the sunset near the creek with my father nearby and never knew it.”

‘Yellowstone’s Kevin Costner reveals new business to break ground in coming months

Kevin Costner knows best – “If you build it, he will come.”

The “Field of Dreams” actor is planting roots in the great American Southwest and building a state-of-the-art film studio in St. George, Utah.

His next major career milestone will see the rise of the Territory Film Studios on the outskirts of town, roughly 30 minutes outside of Zion National Park in southern Utah.

Costner’s studios will include multiple structures with the Pine Valley Mountains serving as a backdrop to the new business venture.

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St. George Mayor Michele Randall confirmed with Fox News Digital that Territory Film Studios is hoping to “break ground in the spring or summer,” depending on permitting processes.

Once completed, the studios will have 70,000 square feet of sound stages, 51,000 square feet of production warehouses and nearly 32,000 square feet of production offices.

The lot will also include a sit-down restaurant and an on-site catering department.

Joyce Kelly, sales and event manager with the Greater Zion Tourism Office, told FOX Business that Costner’s “Horizon” epic inspired his desire to continue easily creating within the community. 

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“He has truly fallen in love with this state because it’s so diverse and so beautiful and people,” Kelly said. “So, I knew what he was looking for, and I believe I found him the right partner. And so they’re going to do a joint venture they called Territory Film Studios.”

Kelly added, “We think it’s going to be an amazing studio. We think it’s an amazing location… Very accessible to LA, Las Vegas and incredible scenery. You know, whether you’re filming indoors or outdoors, we think it’s going to be an amazing experience for filmmakers worldwide.”

Costner filmed part of his upcoming series, “Horizon: An American Saga,” in St. George, and in the Moab area, and will return to St. George to continue filming the third and fourth installments, Kelly said.

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She credited the “Yellowstone” actor as “one of the most creative people” she’s ever met, and believed that Territory can also provide valuable economic opportunities to the community.

While it’s unclear how many people may be employed at the studios, Kelly was excited about expanding industry opportunities for the state.

“Currently we have 4,000 students enrolled in film school and higher education and colleges throughout Utah,” she shared.

While still starring on “Yellowstone,” Costner announced last year he was finally pursuing his passion project after nearly 30 years on the back burner.  

The four-part epic takes place during the expansion of the American West, both before and after the Civil War, and was recently scheduled for a summer 2024 release. Warner Bros. slated “Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1” for a June 28, 2024, release, and “Chapter 2” will follow two months later with an Aug. 16, 2024, release.

“Horizon” has come with a hefty price tag, though, and set Costner back more than $20 million in out-of-pocket expenses which came to light in court documents after his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce in May after 18 years of marriage.

Baumgartner’s legal team explained how Costner expected to receive a “waterfall” of funds from “Horizon” after his initial investments, according to documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

“Kevin’s total compensation for acting, producing, and directing in Horizon 1 is approximately $12,000,000, and for Horizon 2 is approximately $12,000,000, most of which he voluntarily deferred,” docs stated.

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“Kevin estimates that this money will ‘waterfall’ back to him starting in late next year. Kevin also has a profit participation in Horizon 1 and 2, which is yet another source of income.”

In addition, Costner mortgaged 10 acres of a $50 million, oceanfront Santa Barbara property to ensure proper funding for the project, Deadline reported.

“I’ve mortgaged 10 acres on the water in Santa Barbara where I was going to build my last house,” Costner said. “But I did it without a thought. It has thrown my accountant into a f—ing conniption fit. But it’s my life, and I believe in the idea and the story.”

The first movie in the four-part saga was in post-production in August, a “critical” time of putting things together, Costner said while testifying in his divorce case. 

“I’m here,” Costner emphasized while on the stand during a custody dispute with Christine.

While it seems like a major risk for Costner to fund “Horizon” himself, this isn’t the first time he’s done so.

Costner put up his own money to fund the 1990 movie “Dances with Wolves,” “The Postman” in 1997 and “Black or White” in 2014. Out of the three projects, “Dances with Wolves” was the most critically acclaimed, earning Costner two Academy Awards for best director and best picture and a nomination for best actor in a leading role.

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Scientist with ‘Breaking Bad’ meth lab accidentally gets himself arrested

A New York scientist has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with running a “Breaking Bad”-style meth lab that police first discovered when he reported a break-in last year.

Matthew Leshinsky, 23, of Farmingville, inadvertently turned himself in when he called police on June 7 at about 3:30 a.m. to report a burglary at his business, Quantitative Laboratories, LLC, which is located in Ronkonkoma, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Suffolk County Police responded to the scene and found broken glass at the entrance of the lab. Officers also discovered what appeared to be a clandestine laboratory that was involved in the manufacture, production, and preparation of methamphetamine and dimethyltryptamine, a hallucinogenic substance, as well as other controlled substances.

A search warrant for the property was then obtained and police found more than 100 items of laboratory equipment, chemical reagents and solvents used in the manufacture, production or preparation of methamphetamine, as well as substances that resulted from the production or preparation of methamphetamine.

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Police also located ecstasy, more than three ounces of methamphetamine, more than 625,000 milligrams of pure ketamine and more than 20 plastic 55-gallon drums of Gamma-butyrolactone, which is chemically similar to Gamma hydroxybutyric acid, otherwise referred to as the “date rape drug.”

About $40,000 was also seized from the property as police executed the search warrant.

“This defendant was operating a Breaking Bad-style drug lab and tried to conceal it under the guise of a legitimate business,” Suffolk County District Attorney Raymond Tierney said in a press release, referring to the fictional television series “Breaking Bad” in which a high school chemistry teacher starts a meth lab. “He then inadvertently turned himself in when he reported that a burglary occurred at that same business.”

Leshinsky pleaded guilty on Thursday to 13 charges, including Unlawful Manufacture of Methamphetamine, Unlawful Disposal of Methamphetamine Laboratory Material, Criminal Possession of Methamphetamine Manufacturing Material and Reckless Endangerment.

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He is due back in court for sentencing on March 20.

Despite admitting to manufacturing the drugs, Leshinsky’s attorney David Besso told Newsday that his client is a “brilliant” scientist who was analyzing drug addiction “for the public good” and denied accusations that he sold meth out of the lab.

Besso said Leshinsky applied for a license through the Department of Environmental Conservation but was working without the correct certification at the time of his arrest.

“Unfortunately, he went about it the wrong way,” Besso said.

‘Experts’ release presidential rankings: See where Obama, Trump, Biden fall on the list

A new ranking of presidents by a group of self-styled experts determined that Abraham Lincoln is America’s greatest president, while Donald Trump ranks last.

Lincoln topped the list of presidents in the 2024 Presidential Greatness Project expert survey for the third time, following his top spot in the rankings in the 2015 and 2018 versions of the survey.

According to a release from the Presidential Greatness Project, which touts itself as the “foremost organization of social science experts in presidential politics,” the 154 respondents to the survey included “current and recent members of the Presidents & Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association…as well as scholars who have recently published peer-reviewed academic research in key related scholarly journals or academic presses.”

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The respondents were asked to rank presidents on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being a failure, 50 being average and 100 being great. Rounding out the top five in the rankings were Franklin Delano Roosevelt at number two, George Washington at three, Theodore Roosevelt at four, and Thomas Jefferson at five.

Trump was ranked in last place in the survey, being ranked worse than James Buchanan at 44, Andrew Johnson at 43, Franklin Peirce at 42, and William Henry Harrison at 41.

Respondents were also tracked by their political affiliation and ideology, which the release argues did not “tend to make a major difference overall” in the rankings, though there were some outliers, mainly with recent presidents. 

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Ronald Reagan, George W. Bush and Trump were more likely to be ranked higher by conservatives or Republicans, with Reagan being ranked an average of 5th by Republicans respondents, Bush 19th and Trump 41st. Among Democrat respondents, Reagan was rated an average of 18th, Bush 33rd and Trump 45th.

A similar partisan divide was noticeable for Barack Obama and President Biden, who ranked an average of 6th and 13th, respectively, among Democrat respondents, and 15th and 30th by Republicans. Bill Clinton, a Democrat, was ranked higher by Republican respondents (10th) than he was by Democrats (12th).

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The divide resulted in an overall ranking of 7th for Obama, 12th for Clinton, 14th for Biden, 16th for Reagan and 32nd for Bush.

New points record set as East beats West in league’s All-Star Game in Indianapolis

Scoring an NBA-record 211 points, the Eastern Conference All-Stars took down the Western Conference in the 2024 All-Star Game in Indianapolis on Sunday night. 

The final score of 211-186 is also the most total points scored in an All-Star Game. 

Milwaukee Bucks guard Damian Lillard was named the game’s MVP in his first All-Star appearance in the East after starring for the Portland Trail Blazers. 

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Lillard dropped 39 points to lead the East in that category, hitting 11 of his 23 three-point attempts while collecting three rebounds and six assists over 27 minutes. 

But the local Pacers crowd was roaring every time fellow East guard Tyrese Haliburton, the hometown All-Star, hit a shot. And he hit many, tallying 32 points on 11-of-15 from the field, 10 of which went for three-pointers. He also had seven rebounds and six assists. 

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These two high scorers weren’t the top of the game, as Minnesota Timberwolves big man Karl-Anthony Towns, who set the franchise points record earlier this season, dropped 50 points on 23-of-35 from the field with eight rebounds and three assists. 

Towns’ production came off the bench for the West, as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander hit 12 of his 16 shots for 31 points, which led that starting five. 

LeBron James also made history with his 20th straight All-Star Game appearance, though he wasn’t on the floor much despite being a starter. He played 14 minutes, going 4-of-10 from the field for eight points. 

He had a couple highlight dunks before watching the game from the bench. 

The East’s captain, Giannis Antetokounmpo was very efficient in his time on the court, scoring 23 points with seven rebounds and one assist as he used his length and speed to show off some fun dunks for the crowd. 

Another notable performance out of the East was Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown, who hit 6-of-12 threes and 15-of-23 overall for 36 points, the second-most on his squad. 

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He also had eight rebounds and three assists over 22 minutes.