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Trump campaign staffers donate to help Minneapolis firefighter rebuild bar destroyed by rioters

Minneapolis firefighter Korboi “KB” Balla’s dream to open a sports bar was almost extinguished. But thanks to a GoFundMe page that exploded with contributions – and an assist from members of President Trump’s re-election campaign — Balla’s dream may still come true. At least two dozen staff members from the campaign — including campaign manager Brad Parscale — have also sent donations. Balla’s initial open date in March had to be pushed back because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was ready to finally open his doors in June, but that plan came to a crashing halt when rioters destroyed his business last week. The riots followed protests sparked by the death George Floyd, a black man who died a week ago after a white Minneapolis police officer put his knee on the handcuffed Floyd’s neck for 8 minutes. “I don’t know what I’m going to do,” a teary-eyed Balla said in a CBS report. Balla said he invested his life savings into opening the bar, which looters infiltrated as cameras were rolling. “We’ve been working so hard for this place. This is not just for me. This is for my family,” Balla said on the video. But nearly $1 million from nearly 9,500 contributions has been raised since a GoFundMe page was set up on Thursday for Balla. Parscale, Trump’s campaign manager, took to Twitter to write “Feel bad for Korboi Balla. This country is about making your dreams come true. Before he could open his bar, rioters destroyed it. I just donated to his GoFundMe page. Korboi, hope you make an even better sports bar!” Balla, on his GoFundMe page, wrote on Monday: “This has been such an eye opening experience. The world has pour(e)d into me and my family to support our business.” The move by the Trump campaign staffers comes after at least 13 members of former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign staff made donations to a group that helps Minneapolis protesters get out of jail on bail, according to a Reuters report. The staffers posted on Twitter that they contributed money to a group called the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which opposes the practice of making people who are arrested pay money to avoid pre-trial imprisonment, Reuters reported. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee opposes cash bail, comparing it to a “modern day debtors’ prison.”

What a stark comparison…  On the one hand (Joe Biden’s), you have staffers who spent their money bailing out thugs and punks who did all of this rioting.  And then on the OTHER hand (Trump’s), you have staffers contributing to this GoFundMe page to support this poor firefighter who lost his bar because of those same thugs and punks.  If you want to support KB, click on the text above, and it’ll take you to that GoFundMe page.  Hang in their KB, and keep the faith!!

Trump campaign offers online class in how to debate ‘snowflake’ relatives

President Trump’s campaign offered a gift of sorts to supporters in time for Christmas, with a new website geared toward helping them win arguments with “snowflake” relatives while they’re home for the holidays. The site, SnowFlakeVictory.com, explores 12 issues with the intent of showing readers “how to win an argument with your liberal relatives.” Topics include the economy, immigration and Trump’s border wall, health care, trade deals, impeachment, Joe Biden and the Green New Deal. “Family holidays. Full of love. Full of laughter. And full of the inevitable conversations with the family liberal who just does not want to believe how great America is doing with President Trump in office,” one message says. Trump campaign national press secretary Kayleigh McEnany discussed the initiative Wednesday morning on “Fox & Friends,” and how it counters similarly themed tip guides from the left aimed at prepping readers for dealing with a Trump-supporting family member. “Those articles operate from a position of fear. You know, you fear that MAGA uncle,” McEnany said. “Well, this is empowering. This is supposed to say, hey if you encounter a liberal snowflake, don’t back down, here are the facts, the facts much of the media won’t share with you.” On a more serious note, the White House sent out an official Christmas message from the president Wednesday morning, paying respect to military service members and more. “As we celebrate Christmas, we remember the precious religious liberties our forefathers so righteously fought to secure. We also pause to pay tribute to those courageous men and women of our Armed Forces who continue to fight for our cherished freedoms. As Commander in Chief, I salute them for their service and thank their family members for their shared sacrifice in this noble mission, especially during the holiday season,” Trump said in the message.