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Ex-CNN reporter says she’s ‘haunted’ by dinner she had with ‘closeted Trump supporters’

Ex-CNN reporter Michelle Kosinski wrote in a Sunday social media post that she was surprised by how “normal” a group of “closeted” Trump supporters seemed at a dinner she attended, which she said continues to “haunt” her. 

“All were well-educated and successful in careers. They seemed great! On the surface. For like an hour. But slowly, over a few drinks, they began to let slip their true MAGA natures,” Kosinski wrote. 

Kosinski, a former correspondent for both CNN and NBC News, wrote that one couple in the group wouldn’t allow their kids to apply to Ivy League universities, but were “weird” about explaining their reasoning. Others used air-quotes while talking about climate change. 

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“The others– when they realized that a few in their presence came armed with (gasp) actual facts (NO!)– quickly changed the subject and nervously said they don’t want to talk politics. They realized they would be eviscerated on all idiotic points, especially on the economy,” Kosinski said. 

Kosinski said it was funny how “extremist” or “wrong” beliefs can leak out from those who you least expect, but warned, “they are out there.”

“This dinner continues to haunt me. They all seemed so… normal. When I asked the couple who were my old friends how THEY didn’t know, they said that in their upscale FL neighborhood, people are extremely careful not to ever broach or debate the subject. This is not healthy,” Kosinski continued in her thread. 

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“If people don’t ever talk about these things as friends and neighbors, and only live in their own warped information silos, how will they ever learn what is true or false? How will the truth ever make them consider alternatives? The allure of bulls— is co-opting decent minds,” Kosinski wrote.

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Some critics mocked the anecdote, including Mark Hemingway of Real Clear Investigations, who noted mortgage rates have tripled in the last three years. 

“It is truly amazing how at a time when mortgage rates have close to tripled in three years, overall consumer prices are up 20 percent (25 for food), and Russia’s at war in Eastern Europe and the entire Middle East is a powder keg — the response is ‘MAGAts don’t know facts!'” Hemingway said. 

Ex-Trump Org official gives stunning answer on witness stand

Former President Trump said he’d make the “sacrifice” of going to jail to defend free speech amid his trial in Manhattan where the 45th president is under a gag order that he has slammed as “unconstitutional.” 

“I have to watch every word I tell you people. You ask me a question, a simple question I’d like to give it, but I can’t talk about it because this judge has given me a gag order and [says] you’ll go to jail if you violate it,” Trump said in remarks outside the courtroom Monday afternoon.  

“And frankly, you know what? Our Constitution is much more important than jail. It’s not even close. I’ll do that sacrifice any day.”

Earlier Monday, presiding Judge Juan Merchan said he will consider a jail sentence for Trump if he continues to violate the gag order. The gag order prevents Trump from making or directing others to make public statements about witnesses and their potential participation or remarks about court staff, DA staff or family members of staff.

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The DA’s office argued that Trump violated the order more than a dozen times, with the judge ruling last week that Trump violated the order nine times, resulting in a combined $9,000 fine. Merchan fined the former president another $1,000 for an additional violation on Monday, arguing that it’s “clear” the $1,000 fines for each violation are not effective.

“The last thing I want to consider is jail,” Merchan said. “You are [the] former president and possibly the next president.”

In the judge’s initial gag order ruling last Tuesday, he threatened Trump with jail time if he continued to violate the order, lamenting not being able to fine Trump more than $1,000 for each violation.

Merchan wrote in the Tuesday order that if Trump carries out “continued willful violations” of the gag order, he could face “incarceratory punishment” if “necessary and appropriate.”

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In the text of his order, Merchan said the fines’ costs “unfortunately will not achieve the desired result in those instances where the contemnor can easily afford such a fine.”

Merchan continued in the order last week that it would be “preferable” if the court “could impose a fine more commensurate with the wealth of the contemnor.”

“In some cases that might be a $2,500 fine, in other cases it might be a fine of $150,000. Because this Court is not cloaked with such discretion, it must therefore consider whether in some instances, jail may be a necessary punishment,” he wrote, highlighting again that Trump could face time behind bars if he continues to violate the order.

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Trump, who is standing trial over 34 felony counts of falsifying business records, has railed against the gag order as “unconstitutional” and accused Merchan of “election interference” while slamming the case overall as a “scam” promoted by the Biden administration.

Trump said in his remarks Monday that the trial will last an additional two to three weeks, which he said delighted Merchan because it will keep Trump away from the presidential campaign trail.

“So, we just found out the government just said that they want two to three more weeks. That means they want to keep me off the trail for two to three more weeks. Now, anybody in there would realize there’s no case. They don’t have a case. Every legal scholar says they don’t have a case. This is just a political witch hunt. It’s election interference. And this is really truly election interference. And it’s a disgrace,” Trump said, noting his high poll numbers.

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“The judge is so happy about two to three more weeks because they all want to keep me off the campaign trail. That’s all this is about. This is about election interference.”

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Monday marked the beginning of the fourth week of the trial in which Trump is facing 34 counts of falsifying business records. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The case focuses on Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, paying former pornographic actor Stormy Daniels $130,000 to allegedly quiet her claims of an alleged extramarital affair she had with the then-real estate tycoon in 2006. Trump has denied having an affair with Daniels.

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Prosecutors allege that the Trump Organization reimbursed Cohen and fraudulently logged the payments as legal expenses. Prosecutors are working to prove that Trump falsified records with the intent to commit or conceal a second crime, which is a felony.

NYPD make arrests in clash with anti-Israel agitators marching near Met Gala

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NYPD make arrests during anti-Israel march and secure scene near Met Gala

Anti-Israel agitators were arrested in New York as demonstrators marched in Manhattan on Monday night.

More than 100 protesters walked on the street chanting anti-Israel slogans while supporting Palestinians.

Video footage captured at 80th Street and Madison Avenue shows officers taking people into custody. Another clip shows officers and protesters clashing on a sidewalk.

The NYPD didn’t immediately have figures for the number of arrests, which occurred just a few blocks from the Met Gala.

By 7:30 p.m. local time, the protesters left the area and officers secured the scene and were receiving other assignments.

Officers were also near the gala red carpet on Fifth Avenue.

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UCLA returns to remote learning through Friday amid ‘ongoing disruption’

Classes at the University of California, Los Angeles will be held remotely through Friday, the school said Monday.

“Due to ongoing disruption, the campus has returned to limited operational status. Therefore, per Senate guidance, classes will move remote May 6-10,” the school said in a notice.

UCLA Extension classes scheduled to be held in person at the school’s Westwood or main campus have been moved to a live-online format. Hours earlier, the school said classes on Monday would be remote before the announced extension.

The mandate came as a new round of anti-Israel protests began on campus Monday.

On Friday, the Graduate and Undergraduate Councils initially voted to authorize faculty to conduct remote learning through Friday without departmental authorization.

However, they were encouraged to return to in-person learning as soon as possible.

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Anti-Israel agitators arrested near Met Gala after taking over street

Anti-Israel agitators were protesting near the Monday evening Met Gala in New York City, as at least a dozen people were arrested.

Roughly 100 demonstrators were marching on the street along 80th Street and Madison Avenue, near the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the A-list event was happening. They were heard chanting anti-Israel slogans and calling for an “intifada” revolution and “one solution.”

They also called police officers’ names.

Some were confronting officers, who were trying to get the protesters to move onto the sidewalk to let traffic pass through. The confrontations came amid a call by organizers for a “Day of Rage” in opposition to Israel.

Less than a mile away from the museum, protesters were gathering at Hunter College.

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GWU professor calls on anti-Israel students to leave dorms paid by ‘mommy and daddy,’ go to Gaza

Melinda Roth, a professor at George Washington University Law School, called out anti-Israel students and protesters for spreading “hate” on campus.

“Instead of hanging out in your nice brand new paid from unknown sources green and white tents, why not send them to those displaced in Gaza who really need them?” Roth asked students in a public Facebook post. “After all, you have dorms and apartments that mommy and daddy are paying for right now.”

“You have catered food and an all you can eat snack bar, why not send food to those you claim are starving?” she continued, calling out students for depending on “mommy and daddy” to pay for their apartments and dorm rooms. 

GWU is one of many universities across the U.S. that has seen student spaces overtaken by anti-Israel protests, usually in the form of tent encampments. The students have encamped on GWU’s University Yard, one of the school’s few green spaces on an urban campus that is nestled in Northwest D.C. 

“Since you are skipping classes (if you are actually a student), why not go volunteer to help in Gaza?” Roth asked. “Many American Jews have gone to help in Israel on farms and kibbutzes to provide missing labor as so many Israelis have been called up to military service. If you really want to help, why don’t you go where you really could make a difference for the people you profess to be supporting?”

Fox News Digital’s Jeffrey Clark contributed to this report.

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Anti-Israel crowd shouts down lone Israel supporter in New York City: ‘Shame on you’

A man waving an Israeli flag in the middle of a large anti-Israel crowd at a New York City college was shouted down Monday.

Video footage of the gathering at Hunter College shows a man wearing Orthodox Jewish attire displaying a Palestinian flag and calling out the man with a small Israeli flag.

The crowd then began chanting “Shame of you!” at the Israel supporter. A female then put a large Palestinian flag in his face before he moved away, according to the footage.

The crowd gathered at the Upper East Side campus as demonstrations continue on college campuses nationwide.

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Anti-Israel agitators begin demonstration at NYC’s Hunter College near Met Gala

Dozens of anti-Israel agitators  began protesting at Hunter College in New York City on Monday, not far from where celebrities and other A-listers will gather in the evening for the annual Met Gala.

A group called for a “Day of Rage for Gaza” at the Manhattan college to protest Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip. Meanwhile, about a mile away, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is hosting the star-studded event, which features some of the biggest names in music, art, fashion and film, but it was not clear if the agitators planned to target that gathering.

Since the Oct. 7 attack on Israel, protesters have disrupted other high-profile events in New York, including the 2023 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree lighting.

Video footage posted online shows agitators outside Hunter College behind barricades blocking multiple campus building entrances except one.

In anticipation of the protest, classes at Hunter College’s main campus were held remotely. The campus is open, according to an alert issued by the City University of New York.

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64 arrested at UC San Diego during dismantling of anti-Israel encampment, school says

Sixty-four people were arrested at the University of California, San Diego as police were dismantling an anti-Israel encampment on campus, the school said Monday.

Of those arrested, 24 were not affiliated with the school, the school said in a statement to Fox News Digital.

“The arrested students have been or will be placed under immediate interim suspension,” the statement said.

Earlier in the day, officials said campus police, the California Highway Patrol and San Diego County Sheriff’s Department “successfully and peacefully dismantled an illegal encampment.”

“The decision to vacate the site was based on danger arising from a prolonged event in terms of health, fire, safety and security,” an earlier statement said. “One minor injury was reported.”

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Hochul says New York prepared to assist universities with security plans amid anti-Israel protests

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said the state is prepared to assist universities with security plans so they can move forward with planned graduations amid weeks of anti-Israel protests that have disrupted campus life for students and staff.

Hochul, a Democrat, was speaking with MSNBC’s host Johnathan Capehart on Monday when she was asked about the ongoing demonstrations at various colleges across New York state.

“One thing I do not want to do is have the lives and the families and all the young people who work so hard disrupted. I wanted them to have the benefit of walking across the stage,” she said. “I have sent a letter out to all the colleges in the state of New York. I said, ‘My team will help you with security plans. We’ll help you manage this. But let’s not let this get out of control and deny these students this this right. There will be smaller graduations.’”

Protests at Columbia and New York universities have garnered alot of media attention amid clashes between demonstrators and police as well as the taking over of campus buildings.

Hochul said her office has spoken with administrations at NYU, Cornell University
and multiple public universities about the gatherings and pro-Palestinian encampments proliferating on campuses.

“Everyone I called said they’re going to continue as planned with graduations because that’s important. We have to restore some sense of normalcy,” she said.

She noted that authorities respect the right to protest but will not tolerate destructive behavior.

“We have to, you know, work around the chaos and the people’s legitimate right to protest,” she said. “But when that right to protest crosses the line into stopping others from their rights, and then we have to get involved.”

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Anti-Israel Pomona College students erect second encampment at graduation site

A pro-Palestinian student group at a Southern California university set up their second encampment on campus, the area where a stage for the upcoming commencement ceremony is slated to be held.

Pomona Divest from Apartheid at Pomona College said the encampment was erected at 5 a.m. on Graduation Lawn, where a stage is being constructed. The group is demanding the college divest from Israel and companies that do business with the Jewish state.

“NO COMMENCEMENT UNTIL DIVESTMENT,” the group posted on Instagram.

The encampment came after more than 20 students were arrested last month as they were staging a sit-in at Alexander Hall to protest the school’s removal of a “mock apartheid wall” in another part of campus.

In response to the new camp, the school asked students to avoid the area.

“Our students, faculty, staff and alumni hold a range of viewpoints. Throughout the year, college leaders have offered to meet with student protesters and will continue to do so,” the school said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “We will promote safety for all members of our community and pursue our educational mission, considering the full range of viewpoints.”

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NYPD heightens security for Met Gala as anti-Israel group calls for ‘Day of Rage’ at nearby college

Authorities in New York City are bracing for possible unrest near Monday’s star-studded Met Gala as anti-Israel groups called for a “Day of Rage” protest at a nearby college.

Security will be heightened in and around the Metropolitan Museum of Art as celebrities will gather for the annual event that routinely brings out A-listers, the New York Post reported.

“We are using every tool at our disposal,” a source told the newspaper. “We approach this like we do all large-scaled events — examining information and applying it to a measured and calculated response should the need arise.”

Fox News Digital has reached out to the New York Police Department.

The security concerns came amid news that Within Our Lifetime, an anti-Israel group, called for a larger gathering at Hunter College, located about a mile from the museum, for a “Citywide Day of Rage for Gaza.”

It was not clear if the group plans to disrupt the gala but similar protests have become chaotic in recent weeks

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UCLA moves class online as anti-Israel protests resume

The University of California, Los Angeles is moving all classes online amid anti-Israel protests that have disrupted campus life for several weeks.

“All classes are moving remote today 5/6 and campus operations are limited due to ongoing disruptions,” the school said in an alert notice.

Employees were encouraged to work remotely if possible, and all events and research activities were also urged to go remote or be rescheduled.

“Law enforcement is stationed around campus to help promote safety and actively monitor conditions. Student Affairs has staff on campus to support our students,” officials said.

The university previously canceled classes for three days following clashes between protesters and authorities at an encampment on campus that was being cleared by police.

In a Monday social media post, the UCLA chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine said 37 people had been arrested at a parking structure. Protesters were also planning a “sit in” at Moore Hall on campus.

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Emory University relocates graduation ceremony amid safety concerns

Emory University
in Atlanta is moving its commencement ceremony to a suburb amid safety and security concerns following weeks of anti-Israel protests on campus.

The ceremony will be scaled back upon its move to an indoor complex in Duluth, Georgia, which includes the Gas South Arena and the Gas South Convention Center.

“Please know that this decision was not taken lightly,” university President Gregory L. Fenves said in a Monday statement. “It was made in close consultation with the Emory Police Department, security advisors, and other agencies — each of which advised against holding Commencement events on our campuses.

Fenves noted that for many of the graduating seniors, their high school graduations were also disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic
.

“Next Monday, we will celebrate all that you have accomplished since then,” he said. “You will have your moment together, in person, alongside the people who matter to you the most. Each of your names will be read aloud, and each of you will be conferred an Emory degree.” 

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DC mayor on GWU demonstrations: My responsibility ‘is to make sure that people can safely protest’

Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser said Monday that the city’s stance remains “unchanged” regarding anti-Israel protests at The George Washington University.

“We live in a city, and where our job is, my constitutional responsibility is to make sure that people can safely protest,” she said. “And if they don’t, then to support a law enforcement interaction.”

GWU’s president issued a statement overnight saying that what is happening on campus “is not a peaceful protest.” 

“I fully support and encourage our community to speak out and engage in controversial and critical dialogues on these crucial issues — as long as they occur within the limits of our university’s policies and the District’s laws,” GWU President Ellen Granberg said. “However, what is currently happening at GW is not a peaceful protest protected by the First Amendment or our university’s policies.” 

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Columbia Law alum says goal of anti-Israel protests is to create ‘chaos’

Columbia Law alum Robert Charles told ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday that “the goal of these protests which are synchronized nationwide is obviously to create a degree of chaos.” 

“You don’t see students jumping up and down protesting the killing and imprisonment of millions in China or Iran or Cuba or Venezuela. This one is one that has been carefully I think, pre-planned and organized, and I think part of the thing we are not really addressing right now is that there are forces behind this that really want chaos on campuses,” he added. 

“Are there legitimate issues here? Yes. Should they be discussed in earnest? Yes,” Charles also said. “But the violence that occurred at UCLA, the kind of thing that’s happening in Washington and New York is really violence I think for the sake of violence and it’s really sad to see it. Because of all places to see it at Columbia Law School is a tremendous disappointment.” 

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Hamas accepts cease-fire deal to halt war against Israel

The Hamas terrorist group announced Monday that it has accepted a cease-fire agreement
brokered by Egypt and Qatar to end the war against Israel in the Gaza Strip.

It released a statement saying its leader Ismail Haniyeh “had a phone call with the Qatari Prime Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al-Thani, and with the Egyptian Minister of Intelligence, Mr. Abbas Kamel, and informed them of the Hamas movement’s approval of their proposal regarding the ceasefire agreement.”

There was no immediate response from Israel. The fate of the hostages still in Hamas’ possession following its Oct. 7 attack on Israel that launched the war remains uncertain.

Fox News’ Yonat Friling contributed to this report.

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University of Chicago faculty member says graduation ceremony cancellations are ‘absurd’

A University of Chicago assistant professor said Monday that it is “absurd” that schools are cancelling their graduation ceremonies over fears about disruptions from anti-Israel protesters. 

Eman Abdelhadi made the comment while speaking with other faculty members who are part of a group called the University of Chicago Faculty for Justice in Palestine. Hours earlier, Columbia University announced the cancellation of its main commencement event in part over what an official described as security concerns. 

“I think it’s frankly absurd that universities are canceling their commencement addresses in fear of a few students doing innocuous things like saying free Palestine or holding up a sign or wearing a kaffiyeh around their necks,” Abdelhadi said. “It really speaks to the incredible fragility of this system, that that is seen as a major threat.” 

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UC San Diego protesters break through barrier on campus

A group of anti-Israel protesters have been captured on video Monday breaking through a barricade set up on the campus of UC San Diego, where arrests have been made. 

More than 50 protesters have already been taken into custody early Monday at a pro-Palestinian encampment there, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper.  

“UC San Diego’s West Campus operations are suspended from North Torrey Pines Road to Interstate 5 due to police activity,” the school earlier said in a post on X.  

“Instruction is moving to remote operation. All West Campus facilities are closed. Housing and Dining remains open. All events scheduled for today on West Campus should be canceled, rescheduled or moved to remote operation,” it added. 

Scenes at UC San Diego showed police staring at the protesters behind the barrier that had been moved. 

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University of Chicago faculty slam other schools for using police to break up anti-Israel protests

A faculty group in support of the pro-Palestinian demonstrations at the University of Chicago is slamming other schools Monday for calling on police to help break up the anti-Israel demonstrations. 

“The use of police force on university campuses across America is a dangerous precedent to set for the future of our country,” Allyson Field, an associate professor and member of the University of Chicago Faculty for Justice in Palestine, said during a press conference. 

“Yesterday, university administrators suspended negotiations with student protesters. We are here as representatives of the University of Chicago Faculty for Justice in Palestine, a collective of over 120 faculty and staff, to urge administrators to resume negotiations in good faith and to continue to respect freedom of expression on campus,” Field said. 

“The university must not employ police force to put an end to student protests. To do so, would violate the university’s duty to protect its students as well as their right to free expression. The use of police force on university campuses across America is a dangerous precedent to set for the future of our country,” she added.  

“The use of police force in these circumstances does not serve to protect, but rather to intimidate and silence,” Field also said. “The students’ peaceful methods — sitting, chanting, singing and speaking out — are expressions of their commitment to nonviolence and their dedication to a just cause.” 

Last week, a student at the encampment at the University of Chicago said “We demand that U Chicago, divest from weapons manufacturers arming Israel and its partnerships with militarized Israeli universities, and cut ties with the Israel Institute” and “We also demand that U Chicago, divest from all interrelated forces of death and violence into which it is currently complicit, especially fossil fuel production, UCPD and construction projects that fuel South Side displacement.”

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Harvard’s interim president says anti-Israel encampment poses a ‘significant risk,’ must end now

Interim Harvard University President Alan Garber has released a statement Monday calling for protesters at a pro-Palestinian encampment there to pack up and go home as their continued presence poses “a significant risk to the educational environment of the University.” 

“Over the last 12 days, the encampment in Harvard Yard has disrupted our educational activities and operations. The right to free speech, including protest and dissent, is vital to the work of the research university. But it is not unlimited,” Garber said. “It must be exercised in a time, place, and manner that respects the right of our community members to do their work, pursue their education, and enjoy the opportunities that a residential campus has to offer.” 

“The encampment favors the voices of a few over the rights of many who have experienced disruption in how they learn and work at a critical time of the semester,” Garber continued. “I call on those participating in the encampment to end the occupation of Harvard Yard.

“I write today with this simple message: The continuation of the encampment presents a significant risk to the educational environment of the University. Those who participate in or perpetuate its continuation will be referred for involuntary leave from their Schools,” he warned. “Among other implications, students placed on involuntary leave may not be able to sit for exams, may not continue to reside in Harvard housing, and must cease to be present on campus until reinstated.” 

Garber said the encampment has spawned “safety concerns” and reports of intimidation and harassment. 

“Such actions are indefensible and unacceptable,” he also said. “As first-year students move out and as we begin our extensive preparations for Commencement, this ongoing violation of our policies becomes more consequential. Thousands of family members, friends, and loved ones will soon join us to celebrate the achievements of graduate and undergraduate students who have earned the right to walk in Commencement.” 

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GWU statue remains vandalized as president says what’s happening ‘is not a peaceful protest’

The statue of George Washington that stands on the campus of The George Washington University remains vandalized Monday after the school’s president issued a statement overnight saying that what is happening on campus “is not a peaceful protest.” 

“History has repeatedly shown that there are many effective ways for communities to express their differing viewpoints lawfully within the District of Columbia. In the last seven months alone, at GW, we have seen this play out on all sides of the war between Israel and Hamas. I know that some in our community and others across the country argue that this, too, is simply a peaceful protest – and, at certain times, this has been true,” President Ellen Granberg said. 

“However, when protesters overrun barriers established to protect the community, vandalize a university statue and flag, surround and intimidate GW students with antisemitic images and hateful rhetoric, chase people out of a public yard based on their perceived beliefs, and ignore, degrade, and push GW Police Officers and university maintenance staff, the protest ceases to be peaceful or productive,” she continued.  

“I fully support and encourage our community to speak out and engage in controversial and critical dialogues on these crucial issues — as long as they occur within the limits of our university’s policies and the District’s laws,” Granberg also said. “However, what is currently happening at GW is not a peaceful protest protected by the First Amendment or our university’s policies.” 

A tent encampment remains Monday on the campus of GWU.

Demonstrators there say they will not let the university’s administration tell them what to do.

Fox News’ Mark Meredith contributed to this report.

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More than 50 arrested at UC San Diego protest encampment: report

More than 50 protesters have been arrested early Monday at a pro-Palestinian encampment on the campus of UC San Diego, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper. 

Around 7 a.m. local time, tents at the encampment were seen dismantled while protesters were heard chanting “free, free Palestine!”, it reported. 

“UC San Diego’s West Campus operations are suspended from North Torrey Pines Road to Interstate 5 due to police activity,” the school said in a post on X. 

“Instruction is moving to remote operation. All West Campus facilities are closed. Housing and Dining remains open. All events scheduled for today on West Campus should be canceled, rescheduled or moved to remote operation,” it added. 

Protesters at the campus also were heard saying Monday to police “why are you in riot gear?”

Fox News’ Tamara Gitt contributed to this report.

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University of Pennsylvania president says anti-Israel encampment is making campus ‘less safe’

Interim University of Pennsylvania President J. Larry Jameson released a statement Monday that the ongoing anti-Israel encampment at the school is making its Philadelphia campus “less safe,” according to The Daily Pennsylvanian student media organization. 

In a message sent out to the university community around 7 a.m. this morning, Jameson reportedly called for the encampment to disband but noted that officials were taking a “measured” approach to avoid an escalation that could cause a “further disruption.” 

“However, we are concerned that many of the protestors occupying the encampment on College Green are seeking such a confrontation,” Jameson was quoted by The Daily Pennsylvanian as saying. “We have heard reports of circulating documents with instructions for escalating a protest, including through building occupations and violence.” 

“Every day the encampment exists, the campus is less safe,” Jameson reportedly added. “Some have aimed to characterize this as a peaceful protest. It is not.” 

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US imam: Anti-Israel protesters will be rewarded for striking fear into Netanyahu and his ‘thugs’

A California imam has been captured on video saying that anti-Israel protesters will be “rewarded by Allah” for striking fear into Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – whom he compared to Hitler – and his “thugs.” 

“We say [to Netanyahu] that the only comparison today between Nazi Germany and that whole fiasco – that terrible situation – and what is going on today is that you, Netanyahu, are similar to Hitler and Zionism is similar to Nazism,” said Tarik Ata, the imam of the Orange County Islamic Foundation, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). 

“My final message to the college students: We are watching these events – because a lot of these college students think that the mosques, the imams, the Muslim organizations really don’t know what is going on, and we are not there to support them. No, no. We see exactly what is going on and we are inspired by your bravery,” Ata continued in video posted by MEMRI. “We are impressed by your courage, and we love you and what you are doing. 

“I remind you that every step you take for the sake of Allah in this cause will get you rewards, that every ounce of fear and anger that you put in the heart of Netanyahu and his thugs, and all those who support, collaborate, and finance this violent and inhumane war against a primarily civilian population – every ounce of fear that you put in their hearts by your lawful protests is rewarded by Allah,” he also said. 

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Trump says Columbia University commencement cancellation ‘shouldn’t happen’

President Trump said Monday outside of his trial in New York City that “It just came out… Columbia just canceled their commencement. That shouldn’t happen.  

“And it also came out that the protesters, many of the protesters, are backed by Biden’s donors. Are you listening Israel? I hope you are listening Israel, hope you are getting smart,” Trump added. “But they are backed by Biden donors, that is where the money is coming from and I’m not surprised at all.” 

President Biden’s biggest Democratic donors are funding some anti-Israel protests that have taken over college campuses, according to a report. 

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Biden donors funding groups behind anti-Israel protests on college campuses: report

President Biden’s biggest Democratic donors are also funding some anti-Israel protests that have taken over college campuses, according to a report.

While some anti-Israel student protesters and agitators chant “Genocide Joe” in reference to Biden and his administration’s policies, an analysis by Politico found the donors contributing both to Biden and to some of these protest groups include George Soros, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, David Rockefeller Jr., and Susan and Nick Pritzker, heirs to the Hyatt hotel empire.

Jewish Voice for Peace and IfNotNow are two of the main groups that have organized protests on some college campuses nationwide, including at Columbia University in New York City, according to Politico. The outlet’s analysis found that both groups are supported by the Tides Foundation, which in turn is bolstered with funds from Soros. It also found that the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, which has Rockefeller Jr. on its board, gave $300,000 to the Tides Foundation in 2022.

The protests may muddle Biden’s efforts to rally the support of young voters going into the presidential election.

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Columbia cancels university-wide commencement ceremony following anti-Israel protests

Columbia University announced Monday that it is cancelling its university-wide commencement ceremony in exchange for a series of smaller events.

A university official tells Fox News that security concerns in the wake of recent anti-Israel protests on campus was one of the main reasons in deciding to cancel the larger event.

“Our Deans and other colleagues who work directly with our students have been discussing plans with student leaders, and, most importantly, listening. Based on their feedback, we have decided to make the centerpiece of our Commencement activities our Class Days and school-level ceremonies, where students are honored individually alongside their peers, rather than the University-wide ceremony that is scheduled for May 15,” Columbia said in a statement.

“Our students emphasized that these smaller-scale, school-based celebrations are most meaningful to them and their families,” it continued. “As a result, we will focus our resources on those school ceremonies and on keeping them safe, respectful, and running smoothly.”

Columbia University has been rocked by a wave of antisemitic protests that have resulted in more than 100 arrests.

“These past few weeks have been incredibly difficult for our community. Just as we are focused on making our graduation experience truly special, we continue to solicit student feedback and are looking at the possibility of a festive event on May 15 to take the place of the large, formal ceremony,” Columbia also said.

Fox News’ Madison Alworth contributed to this report.

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Biden’s ‘weakness’ on global stage is driving anti-Israel protests, Gov. Doug Burgum says

North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum told ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday that President Biden’s “weakness” on the global stage is a driving factor behind the anti-Israel protests that are rocking U.S. college campuses. 

“These protests wouldn’t be happening if Joe Biden hadn’t invited these wars that are happening all over the world because of his weakness, everything from the withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Russia invasion, Oct. 7, all of this is because we are not projecting power,” Burgum, a Republican, said. 

“The biggest thing that Biden has done from a weakness standpoint is he’s allowed Iran – who is funding all these terrorists – to get back in the game again in energy production. President Trump had Iran on their knees financially and now they are back — [Biden] lifted all the sanctions, he gave them $6 billion for five hostages,” Burgum continued. “I mean Joe Biden’s actions of appeasement with Iran is what is funding the wars abroad and it’s what is driving the protests at home.” 

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17 Princeton students participating in hunger strike: report

At least 17 students are participating Monday in an ongoing hunger strike at Princeton University, according to the school’s student newspaper. 

“Participants will abstain from all food and drink (except water) until our demands are met. We commit our bodies to their liberation of Palestine. PRINCETON, hear us now! We will not be moved!” read an Instagram post on Friday from a group calling itself Princeton Israeli Apartheid Divest.  

David Chmielewski, one of the hunger strike’s organizers, has said during a meeting at an encampment at Princeton that if the university’s president wants to “watch us starve on his lawn, then that’s what we’ll do,” The Daily Princetonian reports. 

It added that 17 undergraduate protesters are involved in the hunger strike.  

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Oxford University student group creates encampment, publishes list of demands

A student group at Oxford University announced Monday that a “liberated zone in solidarity with Gaza” has been set up on the England campus. 

“We join over 145 universities across the globe
who refuse to continue business as usual while our institutions profit from and facilitate genocide,” the Oxford Action for Palestine wrote on Instagram. 

It vowed to remain at the encampment “until our demands our met.” 

The group is calling on Oxford University to divest from Israel and arms companies, among other demands. 

They also want Oxford to “publicly commit to supporting, through financial and material means, the Palestinian-led rebuilding of the twelve universities that have been completely, or in part destroyed by Israeli aggression in the last year.” 

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Harvard student says ‘pro-terrorism hate fest’ is happening in encampment

A Harvard University student detailed what is happening beyond the locked gates of the school’s Yard, arguing that the encampment at the center of campus is a “pro-terrorist hate fest” that needs to be removed.

Alex Bernat, a junior undergraduate student at Harvard University, told Fox News Digital that the encampment at the school popped up over a week ago and has been “extraordinarily disruptive” to daily life. 

“They regularly chant for intifada. They use amplified sound in the Yard. It’s finals period. People live in the Yard. They want to study. They’re disruptive to people studying. They are antisemitic on a visceral level,” Bernat said.

“It needs to go. The encampment needs to be disbanded,” he added.

Those in the encampment are asking Harvard for disclosure of investments, divestment from Israel, and amnesty for protesters. Bernat said these were “asinine demands,” considering Harvard does not divest from any other country and protesters are in violation of time, place and manner restrictions. 

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USC decision to change graduation ceremony plans is ‘disappointing,’ student says

USC masters student Sarah Schornstein told ‘Fox & Friends First’ on Monday that she is “excited for what it to come but it’s definitely disappointing for sure and not what I was expecting for the end of my college career” after the university changed its graduation ceremony plans amid anti-Israel protests. 

University of Southern California had announced Thursday that it was canceling its main stage commencement ceremony for 2024 graduates as anti-Israel protests had shut down its campus, drawing a backlash. 

“With the new safety measures in place this year, the time needed to process the large number of guests coming to campus will increase substantially. As a result, we will not be able to host the main stage ceremony that traditionally brings 65,000 students, families, and friends to our campus all at the same time and during a short window from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.,” USC stated on its website. 

Instead, the event will be held at a “portion” of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, according to USC. 

“I think the ultimate reason why did they did change it is because these encampments on campus have not only been interrupting finals and interrupting students’ activity on school property, but they have also been vandalizing different parts of campus,” Schornstein said. 

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wulfsohn contributed to this report.

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Hims & Hers CEO walks back praise for anti-Israel protesters after stock drops

Hims & Hers founder and CEO Andrew Dudum said Sunday that his previous comments offering support for anti-Israel protesters
on college campuses were “misconstrued by some” after the company’s stock dipped.

In a thread on X, Dudum said he wished to clarify his earlier comments and said he does not support violence, antisemitism or intimidation.

“The last few days have been a disheartening reflection of just how divisive a time we live in,” Dudum began. “I’d like to clarify a few things because my words have been misconstrued by some.”

“I, in no way condone nor support acts or threats of violence, antisemitism, or intimidation and there is absolutely no justification for violence on our campuses,” he continued. “Every student deserves to feel safe without fear of harm or being targeted for who they are. I am deeply saddened that my support for peaceful protest has been interpreted by some as encouraging violence, intimidation, or bigotry of any kind.”

This comes after Dudum, whose company provides telehealth services and prescription medication for issues such as hair loss, erectile dysfunction and skin problems, said Wednesday that demonstrators’ future employment is not as important as standing up for the cause they believe in.

“Moral courage > College degree If you’re currently protesting against the genocide of the Palestinian people & for your university’s divestment from Israel, keep going,” Dudum wrote on X. “It’s working. There are plenty of companies & CEOs eager to hire you, regardless of university discipline.”

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Universities cave to anti-Israel agitators to end occupations as others allow encampments to stay

As nationwide anti-Israel demonstrations on college campuses near three weeks of activity, some universities have requested the assistance of police to deal with the problem, while others have caved in and agreed to certain demands by the protesters.  

The decisions by administrators to either concede some demands of the protesters or allow their activity to continue, stand out amid the chaotic scenes and more than 2,400 arrests on dozens of campuses nationwide since mid-April. Tent encampments and building takeovers have disrupted classes at some schools, including Columbia, USC and UCLA. 

The protesters have mostly demanded that their university cut all ties with Israel, including study abroad programs and links to the Israeli military, now embroiled in the war in Gaza.

Rutgers University, Brown University and Northwestern University are some of the universities that have reached agreements with the protesters. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Country star Jelly Roll’s daughter makes surprising choice for first car

Jelly Roll’s daughter celebrated her 16th birthday by getting her first vehicle.

The country music star’s wife, Bunnie XO, shared a video of Bailee heading to the dealership to pick up her surprising choice, a white GMC Sierra 1500 truck, on TikTok.

“Going in right now to pick up her first car ever! We told this kid, you can have any car you want in the world, but there was a budget,” Bunnie Xo said in the video.

“You can have any car you want in the world that isn’t above this budget,” she continued. “And this is what the child picked. This is what her heart desires. So let’s go f—ing get it, baby.” 

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Bunnie XO’s video showed Bailee signing paperwork and sitting in the new truck.

“I’m whipping in every field,” Bailee joked. Bunnie Xo added, “You better not.”

“I can’t believe it! Our baby’s growing up, man. We’re f—ing old man,” Bunnie Xo told the camera as Bailee drove the truck home solo. “I remember when we were teaching her how to ride a f—ing bike, guys.” 

Jelly Roll gave his daughter a shout-out while performing at the Stagecoach music festival. She traveled with him to California and Jelly Roll brought Bailee out on stage.

“In, like, 10 days, she will be 16 years old,” he said at the time. “But hey, I figured it would be a really cool dad way to embarrass her if I can do the old ‘Happy Birthday to You,'” Jelly Roll said.

The crowd sang along as they celebrated Bailee’s upcoming birthday.

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Jelly Roll is dad to Bailee and also his son Noah, 7. Both kids are from previous relationships.

Bunnie XO and Jelly Roll first met in 2015 after the former sex worker met the rising star at a concert in Las Vegas. The two ended up eloping a year later after Jelly Roll proposed while onstage at a Yelawolf and Deftones concert.

After seven years of marriage, Jelly Roll and Bunnie XO renewed their vows at the same Vegas chapel where they got married to establish an anniversary date after years of not being able to remember the exact date they tied the knot “while on a bender.”

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Jelly Roll explained how he keeps his marriage to Bunnie XO strong during an interview at the 2024 CMT Awards.

“Open, real, honest communication,” he told Fox News Digital. “We talk about the uncomfortable stuff up front. It’s a real important thing in our marriage.”

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He noted that it helps to have a sense of humor when it comes to love.

“And also, we don’t take nothing too serious,” Jelly Roll added. “Have a short memory. Laugh as much as you can. Laughter is the best medicine.”

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‘Blue Bloods’ star may lose his ranch after show’s cancelation announced

Tom Selleck may soon be facing a big life change.

The actor, 79, has been starring in the popular CBS crime drama “Blue Bloods” since 2010, but later this year, the show is set to end. Without the income he earns from it, Selleck may be forced to give up his California ranch.

Speaking on “CBS Sunday Morning,” he talked about his long, successful career that has spanned across decades. In discussing it, he remarked, “You know, hopefully I keep working enough to hold onto the place.”

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“The place” is his 63-acre ranch in Ventura County, California. He purchased it in 1988 after he quit “Magnum: PI.” It used to be an avocado farm before a drought hit, but now, Selleck focuses on rebuilding the place.

The reporter seemed shocked that Selleck could actually lose his ranch, asking, “Seriously, that’s an issue? If you stopped working?”

“That’s always an issue,” the actor admitted. “If I stopped working, yeah. Am I set for life? Yeah, but maybe not on a 63-acre ranch!”

As he explained on “CBS Mornings,” he accidentally fell into the acting profession. He had wanted to be a professional baseball player, but taking a theater class for an easy A in college changed the course of his life drastically.

His first credited roles came in the late 1960s, and since then, he has developed a huge name for himself.

Selleck seems intent that even if “Blue Bloods” ends this year, he still wants to keep working.

Explaining that when looking to the future, he sees more acting gigs on his plate, he said, “As an actor, you never lose – I don’t lose, anyway – that sense that every time I finish a job, it’s my last job.”

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“I like the fact that there’s no excuses!” he continued with a laugh. “You just go to work and you do the work. And I have a lot of reverence for what I call ‘the work,’ and I love it. And I’d like to keep doing it.”

Ideally, he would like to keep working on “Blue Bloods.” Although the show is scheduled to air its series finale this winter, he is holding out hope that the decision will be reversed.

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“I will continue to think that CBS will come to their senses,” he said. “We’re the third-highest scripted show in all of broadcast. We’re winning the night. All the cast wants to come back. And I can tell you this: we aren’t sliding off down a cliff. We’re doing good shows, and still holding our place. So, I don’t know. You tell me!”

Selleck made similar remarks today on “CBS Mornings.” There, he said that the decision to end the show now is “debatable,” insisting that the show is “as good as ever.”

In 2020, the actor spoke to People about what his ranch means to him. 

“My relationships and my ranch keep me sane,” he confessed. “I do grunt work and I make the rounds. I like watching things grow. It’s a retreat.”

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Selleck married wife Jillie Mack in 1987. He was previously married to Jaqueline Ray. The two share a daughter named Hannah and a son named Kevin.

ABC host issues stern warning about 2024 election: ‘No more crying wolf’

ABC’s Jonathan Karl warned Sunday that the 2024 presidential election will be the “most important election of our time,” telling his audience, “no more crying wolf.” 

Karl, who guest-hosted “This Week” on Sunday, opened the program with commentary on the general election between President Biden and former President Trump. 

“For as long as I’ve covered politics, politicians have said this will be the most important election of our lifetimes,” Karl said. “They said that no matter how high or low the stakes actually were. Election Day 2024 is exactly six months from today, and this time the divisions in our country are so vast and the choice so stark, there’s little doubt this really is the most important election of our time. No more crying wolf. This is it.”

George Stephanopoulos, the regular host of ABC’s “This Week,” similarly warned at the end of April that the upcoming presidential election was not an ordinary contest and said it would be a big “test” for the media and American citizens.

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“It’s all too easy to fall into reflexive habits, to treat this as a normal campaign, where both sides embrace the rule of law, where both sides are dedicated to a debate based on facts and the peaceful transfer of power. But that is not what’s happening this election year. Those bedrock tenets of democracy are being tested in a way we haven’t seen since the Civil War. It’s a test for the candidates, for those of us in the media, and for all of us as citizens,” Stephanopoulos said during the April 28 episode of “This Week.

Both of the ABC hosts’ monologues come after Biden delivered a message to the press at the White House correspondents’ dinner in April calling on the media to “rise up to the seriousness of the moment” and move past the “gotcha” moments. 

He also told the press to focus on the high stakes of this presidential race, Fox News Digital reported.

“Move past the horse race numbers and the ‘gotcha’ moments and the distractions and the sideshows that have come to dominate and sensationalize our politics, and focus on what’s actually at stake,” Biden said. “I think in your hearts, you know what’s at stake. The stakes couldn’t be higher.”

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Biden added that every member of the media had “serious roles to play” in making sure democracy endures.

Karl also discussed a new ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday, which he said showed the race was effectively tied. 

“Trump has a big double-digit advantage on most of the issues that Americans say are most important to them, especially the economy, crime, and the situation at the border. Even on the issue of who will best protect democracy, Biden and Trump are tied,” he said. 

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Karl noted Biden had a big lead on the issue of character and sounded the alarm on Trump’s recent interview with Time Magazine. 

“In a lengthy interview with Time magazine, the man who still refuses to accept the results of the last election refused to say whether he would accept the results of this one,” Karl said. “And the man who saw his supporters attack the Capitol three years ago said there would not be violence this time if he wins, adding, quote ‘and if we don’t win, you know, it depends.’ It always depends on the fairness of an election. To be clear, Trump says no violence if he wins. All bets are off if he loses.”

Ben Affleck’s ‘unhinged’ roast of Tom Brady isn’t going over well with fans

Ben Affleck’s “unhinged” rant during Tom Brady’s roast left people confused.

Affleck spent nearly six minutes of his time at the mic criticizing the retired football quarterback’s fans during Netflix’s three-hour special, which aired Sunday.

“Ben Affleck going on an unhinged rant about fans on social media at the Tom Brady roast was not on my bingo card,” a social media user wrote.

The “Gone Girl” star spoke about the mean comments the sports star and other players have to read online from “fans” instead of mocking Brady.

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“Fans have your back,” Affleck said. “You guys out there talking s—, all right, behind your f—ing keyboard, that doesn’t make you a fan. That makes you a b—-.”

“I can’t think of a more f—ed up, dysfunctional, horrible working system designed to perpetually make people feel awful,” he added.

Users on X deemed Affleck “the worst performance of the night.”

“Ben Affleck is a walking example that fame and wealth sometimes really – really – don’t make you happy,” one user added.

“Ben Affleck is killing this roast like he killed the Batman franchise,” someone else joked.

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Brady spent a good portion of the roast getting called out for his divorce from supermodel Gisele Bundchen.

Host Kevin Hart opened the roast by joking that Brady left former coach Bill Belichick “high and dry” for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when he left the New England Patriots in 2019 after 20 seasons.

“You f—ed your coach, but let me tell you something, people, that’s what you do to maintain your happiness. You sometimes got to f— your coach. You who, who else f—ed their coach? Gisele. She f—ed that karate man.”

“I mean, Jesus Christ, Tom,” Hart said. “One of the smartest quarterbacks to ever play the game; how did you not see this coming? Eight f—ing karate classes a day? Eight karate classes a day? Eight karate classes a day, and she’s still a white belt.”

Comedian Nikki Glaser later quipped, “You had seven rings, well eight after Gisele gave hers back.”

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Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright contributed to this report.

Officials sound alarm about vaccine shortages over surging deadly disease

As cholera continues to surge — and as vaccines remain in short supply — experts are warning about the global risk.

Cholera is a bacterial disease typically spread by food and water, leading to severe diarrhea and dehydration. It has been on the rise around the world since 2021.

Each year, there are some 1.3 to 4 million cases of cholera worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Approximately 21,000 to 143,000 deaths occur as a result.

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Around 473,000 cases were reported to WHO in 2022, which was twice as many cases as the prior year.

Reported cases for 2023 are expected to exceed 700,000.

“It is concerning to see an increase in the number of cholera cases worldwide, with the majority of the cases in Asia, Africa and Latin America,” Dr. Renuga Vivekanandan, M.D., assistant dean and professor at the Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska, told Fox News Digital.

The countries most affected include the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Zambia and Zimbabwe, according to UNICEF. 

The disease can spread quickly in locations where there is insufficient treatment of drinking water and sewage. 

Although cholera cases were prevalent in the U.S. in the 1800s, water treatment systems have largely eliminated the disease, per the CDC.

In rare cases, people in the U.S. have contracted the disease from consuming raw or undercooked shellfish from the Gulf of Mexico, the agency stated on its website.

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“In the U.S., the cases have remained very small and are usually from travel exposure,” Vivekanandan noted.

Why the spike in global cases?

Cholera is typically spread when someone drinks water or eats food that is contaminated with the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, according to the CDC.

The disease can spread quickly in locations where there is insufficient treatment of drinking water and sewage, the agency warned.

It is not typically transmitted from person to person. 

UNICEF noted in a statement that the rise in cholera is driven by “persistent gaps in access to safe water and sanitation.”

“In the U.S., the cases have remained very small and are usually from travel exposure.”

“I think the cases might be increasing due to climate change, displacements of homes due to disasters, and not having good sanitary conditions, such as poor water sources,” Vivekanandan told Fox News Digital.

Symptoms of cholera

Around 10% of the people who are infected with cholera will develop severe symptoms, including watery diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Advanced symptoms include shock and dehydration. 

Without treatment, the disease can be fatal.

“Dehydration is the biggest concern with cholera, and rehydration is the most important component of treatment,” said Vivekanandan.

“Most patients with cholera will have mild diarrhea, but 10% will have severe diarrhea and will need rehydration and treatment with antibiotics.”

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Some groups are more susceptible to the disease, according to the CDC.

“Individuals with achlorhydria (the absence of hydrochloric acid in digestive stomach juices), blood type O, chronic medical conditions, and those without ready access to rehydration therapy and medical services are more likely to have severe disease from cholera and suffer poor outcomes,” the agency noted.

Treatment and prevention

The most effective treatment for cholera is “immediate replacement of the fluid and salts lost through diarrhea,” the CDC stated.

This is achieved by giving patients a mixture of sugar and salts mixed with 1 liter of water. 

In some severe cases, the patient may require intravenous (IV) fluids.

Some patients also receive antibiotics to make symptoms less severe.

“Persons who develop severe diarrhea and vomiting in countries where cholera occurs should seek medical attention promptly,” per the CDC.

There is a single-dose vaccine for cholera, called Vaxchora (lyophilized CVD 103-HgR).

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Those who are between the ages of 2 and 64 and who are traveling to “an area of active cholera transmission” are eligible to receive it.

There are three other cholera vaccines, but they are not available in the U.S.

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There is a “severe gap” in the number of available vaccine doses compared to the level of current need, said UNICEF on its website.

“Between 2021 and 2023, more doses were requested for outbreak response than the entire previous decade,” UNICEF noted.

While cholera vaccines used to be administered in two doses, the International Coordinating Group (ICG) changed the recommendation to a single dose in Oct. 2022 due to the ongoing shortage.

Vivekanandan called the vaccine shortage “very concerning.”

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“This is a serious infection, and we must invest financial and other resources to reduce the worldwide burden,” he told Fox News Digital.

“International resources need to be committed, and partnerships with pharmaceutical companies need to happen to help produce more vaccines.”

“This is a serious infection, and we must invest financial and other resources to reduce the worldwide burden.”

Vivekanandan also urged people who are traveling from the U.S. to other countries to review the CDC’s travel guidance and get any required vaccines.

“I would also recommend that people follow good travel medicine guidance, such as drinking bottled water, eating well-cooked food and making sure to have good hand hygiene,” he added.

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“As the WHO has stated, we need to have multi-pronged approaches, with a combination of surveillance, water, sanitation and hygiene, social mobilization, treatment, and oral cholera vaccines available for communities at high risk.”

On the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website, Vaxchora is listed as a “resolved shortage.”

The FDA noted that Emergent Travel Health, manufacturer of the vaccine, announced in May 2021 the temporary discontinuation and distribution of Vaxchora, “due to a significant reduction of international travel caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

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The shortage is listed as having been resolved in May 2023.

Fox News Digital reached out to WHO, the FDA and Emergent requesting comment.

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