Weekend Wrap-Up — June 15, 2020

Weekend Wrap-Up — June 15, 2020

(TargetLiberty.org) – If you were expecting the chaos to die down this past weekend, you’re about to be disappointed. Unfortunately, one of the biggest cities in America saw riots flare up again. That didn’t swallow up the news cycle, though. On Saturday, President Donald Trump had a big day. And on Sunday, the American people were given an update about unemployment benefits.

Trouble in The Peach State

On June 12, Atlanta, GA police responded to a call at Wendy’s after a man fell asleep in the drive-thru. An altercation between police and Rayshard Brooks ensued, he grabbed an officer’s Taser, fired it at police and an officer opened fire. The 27-year-old was shot twice in the back and later died from his injuries.

Angry protestors took to the streets and demanded change. Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned on June 13, and the officer who fired the fatal shots was terminated. That wasn’t enough to satisfy some and rioters burned down the Wendy’s where the shooting took place.

President Trump Honors Graduates

On Saturday, June 13, President Donald Trump delivered the commencement to cadets at the US Military Academy at West Point. The commander-in-chief spoke to the graduating cadets about our incredible United States. He went on to honor the Army which was established 245 years ago on June 14. President Trump also celebrated his birthday on Sunday.

Speaking to the 1,107 cadets, he thanked them for answering their “nation’s call” and hailed them as the “bravest of the brave.”

Unemployment Update

Larry Kudlow, a White House economic adviser, spoke to CNN’s Jake Tapper on June 14. During his interview on “State of the Union,” the Trump Administration official praised the country’s economic recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tapper then asked about the $600 enhanced unemployment benefits and whether or not Kudlow expects those to continue after the original expiration in July. The president’s adviser said he doesn’t think that’s necessary because it would incentivize people to stay home and not work.

Kudlow, however, did say he expects there to be a back-to-work incentive that won’t be as large, but could still help people.

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