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It would be prudent for TOTUS’s handlers(?) to advise him against mentioning Ukraine given the mire he has personally created and the ensuing impeachment inquiry regardless of the outcome (thanks Botch). MA
Tim Pearce
President Trump plans to use former Vice President Joe Biden’s history with Ukraine against him in the general election should Biden win the Democratic nomination for president.

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie© Provided by Washington ExaminerTrump spoke with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Friday night about the president’s campaign strategy after Biden took the lead in the Democratic primary with 566 delegates following Super Tuesday. Trump said that he plans to bring up allegations of corruption against Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, “all the time.”

“It’s not a campaign issue for the Democrats. They don’t want to bring it up. They were obviously told, ‘You can’t bring that up,'” Trump said. “That wouldn’t happen with the Republicans, I can tell you. I’m not saying good, bad, or indifferent.”

Biden oversaw the U.S. foreign policy to Ukraine under the Obama administration at the same time that his son sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, a position that critics say Hunter Biden was given in 2014 in exchange for access to the vice president.

In 2016, Biden threatened to withhold $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees from Ukraine if the government did not fire its prosecutor general Viktor Shokin, widely believed to be corrupt. At the time, Shokin was weighing launching an investigation into Burisma.

“That will be a major issue in the campaign. I will bring that up all the time,” Trump said.

Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani traveled to Ukraine last year to attempt to uncover evidence of corruption against the Bidens in Ukraine. Giuliani’s investigation helped launch a push by Democrats to impeach Trump after Trump froze U.S. military aid to Ukraine. Democrats alleged that Trump froze the aid to secure a Ukrainian government investigation into Biden and his son.


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Janelle Griffith
A customer at an Olive Garden restaurant in Indiana on Saturday loudly demanded a server who was not black, an employee and an observer said. A manager acquiesced, and is no longer employed by the company.

a group of clouds in the sky: An Olive Garden restaurant.© Callaghan O’Hare An Olive Garden restaurant.Amira Donahue, a hostess at the restaurant in Evansville in southwestern Indiana, said the customer, a white woman, complained to a manager about her and the other black hostess working during Saturday’s dinner rush.

“She made comments about me to my coworkers concerning my race and saying that I should work at a strip club instead,” Donahue told NBC News on Wednesday. “She asked if I’m even black and if I am from here.”

Donahue, 16, said the woman — who was with a handful of other people, including two children — was seated at a table that had a black server, at which point she became particularly irate.

The customer then screamed her demand for a non-black server to a manager. That manager complied, Donahue said.

Maxwell Robbins, 22, a customer who witnessed the entire ordeal, told NBC News he was so disturbed by what transpired that he documented it in a Facebook post and submitted multiple complaints to Olive Garden by phone. The Facebook post had been shared more than 1,500 times as of Wednesday afternoon.

a garden in front of a building: The Olive Garden on Green River Road, in Evansville, Ind.© Google Maps The Olive Garden on Green River Road, in Evansville, Ind.Robbins, who was dining with his wife and one of their friends, said the manager complied with the customer’s demand without hesitation.

Both Donahue and Robbins condemned the manager’s handling of the incident.

Robbins wrote in his Facebook post that the customer should’ve been refused service for even making such a request and that it is “disgusting” that the manager would honor it, especially considering the restaurant’s diverse staff.

Donahue says she was so upset by the incident that she began crying, which Robbins witnessed.

“The young lady was in tears and had no one to support her,” Robbins said Wednesday. “So I felt if I didn’t write this post, nothing would have happened and she would continue to go to work for a place that she feels uncomfortable at and unwanted at.”

Donahue said the manager made a decision that the customer was more important than two of his employees.

Meagan Bernstein, a spokeswoman for Olive Garden, said Wednesday the restaurant chain has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. Bernstein said the company completed an investigation on Monday.

“As a result of our investigation, we made the decision to separate with the manager involved,” she said.


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