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White House casts blame on Trump as Biden hit over ‘don’t’ foreign policy

White House national security communications adviser John Kirby reacted to Iran’s direct attacks against Israel, in part by blaming former President Trump for supposedly emboldening Iran. 

Kirby sat down with Shannon Bream on “Fox News Sunday” to discuss the latest escalation in the Middle East under the Biden administration. Israel fended off a furious attack of over 300 drones and missiles launched at Israel from Iran, thwarting 99% of the attack with the help of neighbors and allies such as the U.S. 

The Biden administration has reportedly advised Israel against a retaliatory strike against Iran. 

“The weakness that we’ve shown [under the Biden administration], it’s unbelievable. And it would not have happened if we were in office, you know that,” Trump said Saturday. 

Bream pressed Kirby about the Biden administration’s policies to permit waivers on sanctions and unfreezing assets vis-à-vis Iran. Last month, the Biden administration re-approved a sanctions waiver to permit Iraq to purchase energy from Iran, effectively allowing the terrorist regime access $10 billion in funds. Kirby had said at the time the funds would not go to its “mullahs.” 

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“Could this administration have been tougher on Iran? Did it sense an opening?” Bream asked. 

“It’s hard to take a look at what President Biden has done and say that we have somehow gone soft on Iran,” Kirby responded. “It was the previous administration that decided to get us out of the Iran deal. And now Iran is so much dramatically closer to a potential nuclear weapon capability than they were before Mr. Trump was elected.”

Biden warned Friday that an attack by Iran on Israel was possible over the weekend, telling reporters his message to the Islamic Republic was “Don’t.”

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GOP senators criticized what they saw was – once again – Biden’s weakness on deterrence after the Iranian regime ignored his request. 

“So much for President Biden telling bad guys ‘Don’t’ actually being an effective deterrent. Every time he says ’Don’t,’ they do,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., wrote in a post on X Saturday.

“Under President Trump, Iran was broke. President Biden gifted them billions of dollars and then naively said ‘don’t,'” Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn. said. “‘Don’t’ is not a foreign policy. Joe Biden’s policies have funded Iran’s attack on Israel.”

Bream pressed Kirby again on whether the White House was soft on Iran, and he again blamed Trump’s foreign policy. 

“Is it not fair to say, though, that there have been moves by this administration that have opened up cash and other opportunities for them, which we know are fungible in ways that are not helping the Iranian people, but are benefiting the elites and people there who chant ‘Death to America?,'” Bream asked. 

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Kirby responded saying, “The additional funds that have been made available to Iran due to the sanctions relief program that the Trump administration put in place, can only be used for humanitarian goods. It doesn’t go to the regime. And the idea that the regime was somehow felt like they were freed up to support these proxies because of that. It just doesn’t comport with the fact that they have been supporting these proxies for years.” 

He also claimed the money wasn’t “fungible.” 

“They can’t, they physically can’t do that,” Kirby said. 

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Before Saturday’s attack, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country’s forces had for weeks “been preparing for the possibility of a direct attack from Iran.”

Biden said after the attack, “Israel demonstrated a remarkable capacity to defend against and defeat even unprecedented attack, sending a clear message to its foes that they cannot effectively threaten the security of Israel.” 

Fox News’ Michael Lee, Brooke Singman and Caitlin McFall contributed to this report. 

Prisons on lockdown in San Francisco as city begs for help from National Guard

Two San Francisco County jails were placed on lockdown Sunday afternoon and a request for help from the National Guard was issued as officials reported that attacks against jail deputies are on the rise.

“Recent incidents have shocked the community, including a sharp rise in prisoner fights, attacks on prisoners by other inmates, and injuries to both civilian employees and deputy sheriffs. These dangerous incidents underscore the pressing need for intervention to ensure the safety and security of all within the jails,” The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff’s Association (SFDSA) said in a statement on Sunday.

Sheriff officials reported that since March 29, at least seven staff members have been injured by inmates, including two who sustained serious injuries. 

The SFDSA association’s president, Ken Lomba, demanded that San Francisco city leaders request the deployment of the California National Guard to assist with staffing issues. 

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“I am writing to urgently address the escalating violence within the San Francisco Jails, a situation that demands immediate action,” the letter read. “Given the severity of these challenges, I demand that you immediately request deployment of the California National Guard to temporarily supplement our current staffing levels.”

Lomba explains that a crisis that has been worsening since 2020. He says the SFDSA stresses that the City and Sheriff’s Office must act swiftly to address this pressing issue and bolster safety and security within the jails.

In the letter, the SFDSA claimed 2023 saw at least 240 reported incidents of prisoner fights, a 58% increase from 2022, and that the reported attacks on inmates against other inmates rose 79% over the same period.

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“As the situation in San Francisco County Jails reaches a critical point, the SFDSA’s demand for increased staffing and National Guard support raises a crucial question: ‘Will Mayor London Breed and President of the Board of Supervisors Aaron Peskin prioritize the hiring of more deputy sheriffs and the deployment of the California National Guard?’” Lomba asked.

Lomba reiterated that the safety and well-being of deputies, inmates, and the community hang in the balance. 

“It is imperative that swift and decisive action be taken to address staffing shortages and ensure a safer environment for all,” Lomba said.

Due to the lockdowns, the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office announced that visitations, programs, and services have been canceled. 

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“Attacks on deputies directly affect the safety of everyone in jail including our staff, community members who work in the jail, and the incarcerated,” the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

However, officials said normal operations should resume next week. 

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“We are actively investigating these incidents to ascertain their root causes and any potential correlation. It is imperative that we identify and address the factors contributing to these assaults to prevent future occurrences,” the sheriff’s office wrote. 

High school baseball team pulls off masterful trick play to win game

A New Jersey high school baseball team went viral because of how it was able to pick up a victory on the diamond.

Delsea Regional High School was in a tight matchup against Audubon High School on Saturday. In the seventh and final inning, Audubon had runners on first and second base with two outs and down one run.

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Delsea pitcher George Starr appeared to attempt a pickoff at second base. It looked like he had thrown the ball to one of the infielders and like the ball had made its way to center field. However, Starr still had the ball in his hand and tagged the unsuspecting Audubon base runner out as he tried to run to third base.

It was a well-executed hidden ball trick.

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“We were all fooled, and the game is over,” the broadcaster said.

Delsea coach Joe Smith wrote on X, “Kids sold it perfectly.”

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Starr also had the go-ahead RBI in the sixth inning, according to 97.3 ESPN South Jersey. He helped Delsea to the 4-3 victory.

“Definitely never thought I would wake up to this,” Smith added on X as the play appeared on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

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Delsea moved to 5-1 on the season and is one of the best teams in New Jersey’s Tri-County conference. Audubon fell to 2-3.

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Actor’s co-stars panic after on-set allegations go viral: ‘You understand what you’ve done?’

In February, Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson reflected upon a transformative moment in her decades-long career, remembering a time on-set where an “idiot” A-list co-star made disparaging remarks towards her, ultimately prompting her to tell them to “F off.”

Although she did not name the individual, her comments went viral, with Internet sleuths quickly trying to ascertain the actor’s identity. 

“I was not expecting that, by the way,” the “Dune: Part 2″ star recently said on SiriusXM’s “The Jess Cagle Show” of her commentary gaining traction, confessing that a litany of former co-stars had since contacted her in a frenzy.

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“Yes, I kind of enjoyed the grab,” Ferguson admitted of the attention. “But I realized, even at the age that I am now…it doesn’t matter. When you sit and do interviews…cause I’m me, right? I definitely think that I’m much more open. I also know where my boundaries are. But the point of the interview wasn’t about finding the person. Of course people will be interested.”

Ferguson said divulging her story wasn’t about naming the individual, but rather highlighting her strength. “The point was, ‘Is there a point in your career where you were treated in a way where you changed your decision on either – this is how I formulated in myself – You want change or you will not accept it, etcetera.”

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“And it was such a clear moment for me working with this person,” she continued. “I’ve got phone calls from amazing co-stars who I’ve worked with going, ‘You understand what you’ve done, right?’ And I was like, ‘Oh my God. No, I didn’t. I didn’t think.'”

“I mean it’s not my responsibility to be honest, I don’t really care, you know. You’re great. But my story is my story and if you’re a good person, then don’t worry about it.”

The “Mission Impossible” actress has worked alongside some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in “Florence Foster Jenkins,” Emily Blunt in “The Girl on the Train,” Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in “Hercules” and Zendaya, Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh in “Dune.”

Both Johnson and Blunt have refuted any involvement, showing their support for Ferguson. Johnson wrote on X, “Hate seeing this but love seeing her stand up to bull—. Rebecca was my guardian angel sent from heaven on our set. I love that woman. I’d like to find out who did this.”

A representative for Blunt told The DailyMail, “Rebecca and Emily are friends, and there’s nothing but love between them.”

Ferguson initially told her story on Josh Smith’s podcast, “Reign,” noting at the time that neither A-lister Tom Cruise nor Hugh Jackman, with whom she’s worked on several projects, were the people she was referencing. 

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“I did a film with an absolute idiot of a co-star,” she began. “This human being was being so insecure and angry because [they] couldn’t get the scenes out. And I think I was so vulnerable and uncomfortable that I got screamed at and I would cry walking off set.”

“This person would literally look at me in front of the whole crew and say, ‘You call yourself an actor? This is what I have to work with?… What is this?’ And I stood there just breaking.”

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“And I remember the next day I walked on and I said, ‘You get off my set.’ That’s the first time I [had] ever spoken — I remember being so scared. And I looked at this person and I said, ‘You can F off. I’m gonna work toward a tennis ball. I never want to see you again.’”

Ferguson explained that she didn’t feel support from executives. “And then I remember the producers came up and said, ‘You can’t do this to No. 1. We have to let this person be on set,’” she explained. “And I said, ‘But the person can turn around and I can act to the back [of their] head.’ And I did.”

“It took so long for me to get to that. It’s within my last 10 years or 12 years. And I’ve acted since I was 16. But from that moment, I have never let myself get to a point when I’ve got home and gone, ‘What did, why did that happen?’”

Weather app sparks rumors of UFOs and giant 80-foot waves after anomaly spotted by Africa

Alien and conspiracy theorists showed up in full force last week after a weather modeling software “error” showed an anomaly the size of Texas moving up the African coastline while generating waves bigger than 80 feet high.

Ventusky is an application that presents weather and meteorological data to allow people to monitor developments anywhere in the world.

According to the company’s website, the app is available to anyone in the world and has the ability to illustrate movement of particles to show wind data, and more.

Last week, the application showed a cluster of waves reaching over 80 feet in height and spanning a distance wider than the state of Texas, moving up from Antarctica and toward the coast of Africa for about 24 hours before disappearing.

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Video of the weather pattern got the rumor mill going, with people claiming it was anything from a massive underwater sea creature to a spaceship under the sea.

X user @528vibes posted the video which garnered over 748,000 views, saying, “An anomaly moving underwater – the size of Texas.”

With a length of about 801 miles and a width of 773 miles from its widest two points, Texas, according to WorldAtlas.com, has an area of about 268,600 square miles.

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The video was also shared on YouTube by MrMBB333.

“As bizarre as some of the footage you are about to see in this video is, it’s all real,” he posted. “These are real-life encounters of ‘something’ the viewer saw, recorded and was unable to identify.”

By Sunday afternoon, the video had been seen 80,000 times, with followers debating what the massive black spot on the map was.

“Everyone knows Godzilla comes from the sea,” one user wrote.

Another said, “Ok, who released the Kraken?”

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Other followers said the mysterious matter could be H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu, or even linked the blob to a giant sea creature awoken by April 8th’s solar eclipse.

But others suggested there may have been some sort of glitch with the software, as the mass on the map moved over a major shipping channel and there were no reports of large waves in the area by the seafarers.

Ventusky saw the buzz the map created and quickly addressed the situation, debunking the conspiracy floating in the ether.

“Despite numerous reports of UFOs or Atlanteans launching from the ocean, yesterday’s image of giant waves near Africa was due to a model error,” the company wrote. “Fortunately, our provider, the German Meteorological Institute @DWD_Presse, has already resolved it, and the forecast is fine.”

The company added that the model takes in copious amounts of data from ships and buoys throughout the ocean, and problems can occur with such large databases.

Still, it could take time to find out what caused the error last week, the company wrote.

But despite the company’s attempts to defuse the situation, sleuths continued, forcing Ventusky to try to prove their point once more.

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“A significant number of people still do not believe that the giant waves off Africa were just an error and prefer UFO theories,” Ventusky wrote. “What can we do as a visualization platform? Add more sources! Therefore, we are incorporating another wave model from respected source, Météo-France.”

Ventusky CEO and founder David Prantl did not immediately respond to inquiries from Fox News Digital on the matter.

GOP gov clashes with ABC’s Stephanopoulos over Trump in heated interview

ABC News host George Stephanopoulos clashed with GOP New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu over his support for Donald Trump on Sunday in a heated debate over the Republican governor’s past condemnation of the former president. 

Sununu, who endorsed Haley in the GOP primary until she dropped out, said in March he would endorse Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee, in the presidential election. Stephanopoulos asked if his support for Trump would continue if he’s convicted in the hush money case.

“This trial is not going to have major political ramifications that a lot of people think it may have. When it comes to these issues, people see it more as reality TV at this point,” Sununu replied. “He’ll try to victimize it, and that has worked for him. This has been going on for over a year, and his poll numbers never seem to go down because of the issue.”

Stephanopoulos insisted he was asking Sununu about right and wrong, rather than politics, and asked multiple times if he would be “swayed” by a conviction. 

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Sununu argued that the cases against Trump were not going to sway the American public and said it shouldn’t be surprising that a Republican governor was endorsing the Republican nominee for president. 

“Wait a second. Your words were very, very clear on January 11, 2021. You said his rhetoric and actions contributed to the insurrection. No other president in history has contributed to an insurrection. Please explain, given the fact you believe he contributed to an insurrection, how you can say we should have him back in the Oval Office?” Stephanopoulos asked. 

The GOP governor also said it was less about Trump but more about support for a Republican administration. 

“That doesn’t make any sense to me, governor. I’m sorry. You’re saying it’s not about Trump. He would be the president, and he’s somebody who contributed to an insurrection,” Stephanopoulos said. 

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Sununu responded and said 51% of the U.S. was supporting Trump and added, “they’re not crazy.”

“I understand it doesn’t make sense to you, George, but look at the polls. What you are telling me is you don’t understand why 51% of this country is supporting Donald Trump. They’re not crazy. They’re not MAGA conservatives. They’re not extremists. They want culture change,” he said. 

Stephanopoulos questioned Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., in March over her support for the president as well. The ABC News host asked how she squared her support for the GOP president with the fact that she was a rape victim. 

Stephanopoulos pushed back again, and said he wasn’t talking about polls. 

“I’m asking you a very simple question. You believe Donald Trump contributed to an insurrection. That’s correct, right?” he said. 

“I stand by the statement,” Sununu responded. Stephanopoulos asked again how he could support Trump.

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“As does 51% of America, George,” Sununu replied. “I mean, really, I understand you’re part of the media. I understand you’re in this New York City bubble or whatever it is. But you’ve got to look around at what’s happening across this country. It’s not about just supporting Trump. It’s getting rid of what we have today. It’s about understanding inflation is crushing families. It’s understanding that this border issue is not a Texas issue. It’s a 50 state issue, right? That has to be brought under control. It’s about that type of elitism that the average American is just sick and tired of. And it’s a culture change. That’s what I’m supporting.”

Sununu said it was about “up and down the ballot,” and told the ABC News host that Americans were not “relitigating January 6th.”

“So just to sum up, you would support him for president even if he was convicted in classified documents. You would support him for president, even if though you believe he contributed to an insurrection. You support him for president even though you believe he’s lying about the last election. You’d support him for president even if he’s convicted in the Manhattan case. I just want to say the answer is yes, correct?” 

“Yeah me and 51% of America,” Sununu responded. 

High school transgender track star competing against girls sparks outrage

An Oregon high school came under fire on Saturday as a transgender athlete was able to compete against girls at a meet.

Aayden Gallagher, a 10th-grader at McDaniel High School, competed in the Sherwood Need For Speed Classic in Sherwood, Oregon. Gallagher was seen in one clip blowing away the competition in a heat for the 200-meter.

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Gallagher clocked in with a 25.49 mark and ended up finishing in second place in that event as well as the 400 meter and in seventh place in the 4×100 replay and eighth place in the 4×400 relay.

But Gallagher’s ability to compete in the event sparked outrage on social media.

“Championing boys in girls sports is blatant misogyny,” the Independent Council on Women’s Sports (ICONS) wrote on X.

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“Abuse of girls…by the gov’t,” Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton wrote.

“Another proud moment for ‘women’s’ sports!” OutKick founder Claty Travis wrote.

Libs of TikTok added: “These high school girls just had their dream stolen from them because the school is catering the delusions of a boy who pretends to be a girl. . . . He is a cheater.”

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The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) has a policy for transgender participation in high school sports.

“The OSAA endeavors to allow students to participate for the athletic or activity program of their consistently asserted gender identity while providing a fair and safe environment for all students,” the policy stated. 

“As with Rule 8.2 regarding Duration of Eligibility / Graduation, rules such as this one promote harmony and fair competition among member schools by maintaining equality of eligibility and increase the number of students who will have an opportunity to participate in interscholastic activities.”

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Additionally, the OSAA rules state that “once a transgender student has notified the student’s school of their gender identity, the student shall be consistently treated as that gender for purposes of eligibility for athletics and activities, provided that if the student has tried out or participated in an activity, the student may not participate during that same season on a team of the other gender.”

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5 things to know about Trump’s first criminal trial and how will impact his race against Biden

Former President Donald Trump makes history on Monday, as he becomes the first current or former president in the nation’s history to go on trial.

Trump’s hush-money trial, which will get underway in a New York City courtroom, will have an instant impact on his 2024 election rematch with President Biden.

The former president — who is being tried on 34 state felony charges — is accused of falsifying business records in relation to hush-money payments during the 2016 election he made to Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about his alleged affair with the adult film actress.

Trump has repeatedly denied falsifying business records as well as the alleged sexual encounter with Daniels.

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The former president’s legal team has tried numerous times, unsuccessfully, to further delay or postpone the trial.

The unprecedented trial is the first of Trump’s four criminal cases — including two for his alleged attempts to overturn his 2020 election loss to Biden and another for mishandling classified documents — to go to trial. And it may end up being the only case to wrap up with a verdict before the November election.

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Here are five key questions about how the trial will impact the presidential campaign:

How long will the trial take and does Trump have to attend every day?

The trial is expected to last roughly six to eight weeks, starting with the beginning of jury selection on Monday. The proceedings are scheduled to take place weekly on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday an off day.

The judge in the case, Juan Merchan, has indicated he may adjourn the trial for the start of the Jewish holiday of Passover, which begins on the evening of April 22.

New York law requires Trump to be present in the courtroom throughout the duration of the trial. But Merchan may give the former president some leeway, so Trump can attend legal hearings in some of his other cases that will take place during the length of the hush-money trial.

Will the trial be televised?

While Trump’s trial will attract scores of cameras, they won’t be inside the courtroom.

The trial is not expected to be televised, because New York State has among the most restrictive laws in the country in terms of banning cameras in courtrooms and prohibiting live audio or visual broadcasts of trials. 

But still photographs of the courtroom will likely be allowed. When Trump was arraigned last year, Merchan permitted still photographers to take pictures before the actual arraignment. He also allowed TV cameras in the hallways of the courthouse.

How much coverage will it generate?

A lot!

Trump is expected to continue his practice of grabbing the media spotlight — both on cable news and online — with his courtroom arrivals and departures, by holding impromptu press conferences.

“Trump can dominate the message environment anytime he wants,” longtime Republican strategist Dave Carney told Fox News. “We’ve never seen anything like this where one guy – whatever he says – gets full coverage. It’s a phenomenon. Whether it’s social media or cable TV or even broadcast TV, he just dominates the news.”

Carney, a veteran of numerous presidential campaigns, forecast that “there will be such coverage of his court cases that at times I would bet there will be more reporters covering his stakeout than covering the president.”

During the Republican presidential primaries, Trump used the multiple criminal and civil cases he faces to cast himself as a victim, which fired up support among GOP voters and boosted fundraising.

A mug shot of Trump, taken last August in a separate case where he is charged with conspiring to overturn his 2020 election defeat in Georgia, has helped the former president raise millions of dollars and quickly became an iconic image for his legions of MAGA supporters.

When will Trump campaign?

Trump has repeatedly claimed that the trial is “election interference.”

“I don’t know how you can have a trial that’s going on right in the middle of an election. Not fair. Not fair. It’s not fair at all,” he told reporters in New York City recently.

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But sources in the former president’s political orbit tell Fox News that a schedule is being mapped out that includes making the most of Wednesdays, when court is not in session, as well as weekends, when Trump usually holds rallies and other campaign events such as fundraisers.

Regardless of the trial, Trump campaign senior adviser Chris LaCivita recently predicted that “we have the message, the operation and the money to propel President Trump to victory on November 5.”

How will the Biden campaign react?

The president has mostly shied away from making direct comments on Trump’s criminal cases. The same is true for his re-election campaign team, as they don’t want to give Trump any ammunition as he continues to claim that the cases against him are politically motivated. 

“We’ll let Donald Trump focus on his own problems — our campaign is focused on the American people and earning their vote this November,” Biden campaign rapid response director Ammar Moussa said recently.

But don’t be surprised if Biden allies or surrogates launch much sharper attacks as the trial gets underway.

While Trump is in court this week, the president will make campaign stops Tuesday through Thursday in Pennsylvania, one of the six crucial battleground states that Biden narrowly carried in 2020 to win the White House.

The swing through the Keystone State — where Biden is expected to spotlight his plans to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans — is seen as counter-programming to Trump’s trial.

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Caitlin Clark roasts woke comedian on ‘SNL’ during surprise appearance

Iowa Hawkeyes great Caitlin Clark made a surprise appearance on “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend as she got ready to hear her name called that the WNBA Draft.

Clark appeared on the “Weekend Update” segment and chided Michael Che over his jokes about women’s sports and the WNBA. In the skit, Clark told Che she “wrote some jokes” for him and asked him to read them aloud.

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“The Indiana Fever have the first pick in this Monday’s draft,” he started. “A reminder that Indiana Fever is a WNBA team and not what Michael Che gave to dozens of women at Purdue University.”

Clark smiled and said, “Now that’s a good joke about women’s sports.”

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One of Clark’s “jokes” poked fun at Che’s Netflix special and urged him to be funnier.

“This year, Caitlin Clark broke the record for three-pointers in a single season, and I have three pointers for Michael Che. 1 – Be, 2 – Funnier, 3 – Dumba–.”

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Once the jokes were over, Clark said she was looking forward to the start of her WNBA career and thanked legends like Sheryl Swoopes, Lisa Leslie, Cynthia Cooper, Dawn Staley and Maya Moore for helping pave the path for her to get to professional basketball.

She ended the segment by giving Che an apron she signed.

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The Fever were expected to take Clark with the No. 1 pick in the draft. Clark set the all-time NCAA Division 1 basketball scoring record this year. Iowa fell short in the national championship to Staley’s South Carolina Gamecocks.

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