Morning Briefing Oct 4
By Dennis Michael Lynch
Today is October 4 and I am Dennis Michael Lynch.
1-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirms Trump’s condition deteriorated on Friday
White House chief of staff Mark Meadows confirmed on “Justice with Judge Jeanine” on Saturday evening that President Trump’s condition had deteriorated Friday following his COVID-19 diagnosis.
“Yesterday, we were real concerned,” Meadows said. “He had a fever, and his blood oxygen level dropped rapidly.”
Meadows said Trump has made “unbelievable improvement” since then: The president no longer had a fever and his oxygen saturation levels were better.
“I’m very, very optimistic based on the current results,” he said, cautioning that the doctor said, “He’s not out of the woods for the next 48 hours or so.”
Meadows added, “In typical style, this president was up and walking around. … He’s been an outstanding patient with one exception — he continues to work and continues to believe that he’s got to get a number of things done for the American people.”
He said while he understood Americans were concerned, some of the media’s fears were “irrational.”
DML: The president will be fine, no worries!
2-Ohio driver surrenders after gunfire during pro-Trump parade: reports
A driver of a pick-up truck surrendered to authorities in Ohio on Saturday after allegedly opening fire during a pro-Trump car parade near Columbus, according to reports.
Police in Hilliard, Franklin County, identified the suspect as Todd Crawford, 58, of Homer. He was charged with discharge of a firearm on or near premises, a third-degree felony, FOX 28 of Columbus reported.
Officers responded around 10:40 a.m. to a call of shots fired on Interstate-270 but were uncertain whether the shooting was related to the pro-Trump parade, Hilliard Police spokeswoman Officer Andrea Litchfield said.
“That is something we are absolutely looking into,” she told Fox News on Saturday.
Police later determined that the suspect fired a single shot from a 45-caliber pistol from his pick-up truck into the cab of a semi-truck with an attached trailer, FOX 28 reported.
Authorities said the two drivers were involved in some kind of altercation prior to the shot being fired, the Columbus Dispatch reported.
DML: What the hell is wrong with people.
3-Ex-MLB pitcher Charles Haeger found dead after sought in woman’s shooting death
The body of Charles Haeger, a former Major League Baseball pitcher, was found Saturday afternoon as he was being sought in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend, authorities said Saturday.
Haeger had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and his body was found along the southern rim of the Grand Canyon, Scottsdale police said, according to The Associated Press.
Haeger, 37, was wanted on suspicion of murder and aggravated assault in the shooting death of his ex-girlfriend. The woman was identified by family as 34-year-old Danielle Long, according to FOX 10 Phoenix.
The Arizona Republic later identified the woman as Danielle Breed, and said she was the owner of the Tipsy Coyote Bar and Grill in Scottsdale.
DML: I repeat, what the hell is wrong with people.
4-As Trump Battles COVID, BLM/Antifa Disrupt Trump Rally in Beverly Hills
Antifa and Black Lives Matter protesters descended upon a rally in support of President Donald Trump on Saturday in Beverly Hills, CA, a day after the president announced that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19.
Left-wing protesters shouted, “Black Lives Matter.” Demonstrators also held signs reading, “NAZI TRUMPS FUCK OFF!” and “DEPORT NAZI SCUM.”
Breitbart News spoke with Whitney R., supporter of Trump who attended the rally in Beverly Hills. She said, “Everyone was dancing, having a nice time. They just started a prayer for the president. BLM and Antifa showed up. The police had to set up a barricade in the middle between them and the Trump supporters. BLM tried to start a fire in a trash can. Antifa was going up to people and taking pictures and videos of Trump supporters, getting right in their faces.”
DML: “Antifa is just an idea,” — Joe Biden
5-Sen. Thom Tillis Contracted the Coronavirus Despite Wearing a Mask at SCOTUS Rose Garden Event
Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) contracted the Chinese coronavirus following last week’s Rose Garden event — in which President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court — despite wearing a mask at the gathering.
“Thom Tillis wore a mask at the event in the Rose Garden- he has tested positive,” journalist Heather Childers reported on Saturday. A photo also shows Tillis wearing a mask at the event. Despite that, he has since contracted the virus:
DML: There is one guy in the media who never relented with his message that masks are total bullsh_t, and that guy is me.