Man Arrested After Shooting at Trump Golf Club; Liberal Media Doubles Down on Support for Brutal MS-13 Gang
By: StaffMay 18, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Friday, May 18, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

Man Arrested After Shooting at Trump Golf Club

A man has been arrested after opening fire in the lobby of the Trump National Doral Golf Club early Friday morning, authorities say. Chief Hernan Organvidez of the Doral Police Department said the police received word of an active shooter around 1:30 a.m. When the police arrived on the scene, they found the man armed with a handgun. He had draped an American flag over the lobby counter and was “yelling and spewing some information” about Trump, but Organvidez did not provide more details on what exactly the man was saying. They exchanged fire with the shooter and shot him multiple times in the lower extremities. The shooter is in custody and is currently being treated at the hospital for multiple gunshot wounds. One officer received a non-fireram related injury and is in “good condition.” There were no other injuries sustained during the incident, which Organvidez said lasted no more than a couple of minutes. Eric Trump thanked the Doral Police Department and the Miami Dade Police Department on Twitter for their work in stopping the shooting.


Trump: Kim Jong Un Is Going to Be ‘Very Happy’ If We Make a Deal

President Donald Trump said the "best thing" North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un could do was make a deal with the United States over its nuclear program, predicting Thursday he would be "very happy" if he did. North Korea has threatened to pull out of a planned June 12 summit between Kim Jong Un and Trump, saying it has no interest in a "one-sided" agreement in which it abandons its nuclear weapons program. The rogue regime reportedly took issue with National Security Adviser John Bolton's remarks about following the "Libyan model" of disarmament during the George W. Bush administration. Trump said that type of model wasn't being considered during remarks in the Oval Office, saying the U.S. "decimated" Libya at the time and didn't offer protection or military strength to Muammar Gaddafi. "If we make a deal, I think Kim Jong Un is going to be very, very happy," Trump said. "I really believe he's going to be very happy."


Police Responding to Reports of Shooting at High School in Southeast Texas

Police confirmed to multiple media outlets that they were responding to reports of a shooting at a high school in Texas on Friday morning. Around 8 a.m. CT, reports began to surface on social media that someone had opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Santa Fe, which is about 35 miles south of Houston. A gunman walked into an art class at Santa Fe High School and began firing what looked like a shotgun, a witness told KTRK. The witness said she saw a girl shot in the leg. Details about whether anyone was in custody or what led to the shooting weren’t immediately available. The school district is on lockdown, district officials said. More than 20 police cars arrived at the scene Friday morning, witnesses told KRTK. Santa Fe is a city of about 13,000 people roughly 30 miles southeast of Houston and 20 miles northwest of Galveston. The high school has about 1,400 students.


Liberal Media Doubles Down on Support for Brutal MS-13 Gang

President Donald Trump didn’t call all immigrants “animals” like the media wants you to believe. The president was specifically referring to members of the brutal MS-13 gang who are operating in and out of the U.S. Journalists have been sharing a selectively edited clip posted by C-SPAN that only shows a short portion of the meeting about sanctuary cities that took place at the White House on Wednesday. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before,” Trump said. These comments were in response to the discussion about MS-13 gang members trying to enter the U.S. illegally. “The press really would like to see President Trump be a big fat racist. But it doesn’t work here, the fact is he was asked about MS-13, he referred to them as ‘animals.’ Open and shut, there’s nothing more to this,” the Daily Caller’s Vince Coglianese said.


Michael Avenatti’s Company Fired Woman for Being Pregnant

Michael Avenatti’s coffee chain fired a top-performing store manager in July 2016 because she became pregnant, a court found according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. A Washington state court on Oct. 13, 2017, ordered the parent companies for Tully’s Coffee chain to repay the woman $80,000 in lost wages and $40,000 in damages for the “pain and suffering” after her unlawful termination, court documents show. Both parent companies, Global Baristas, LLC and Global Baristas US, LLC, are either directly or indirectly controlled by Avenatti, according to government records. The woman, Elizabeth Eno, worked for the chain from 2012 until she was fired in July 2016, shortly after she informed her supervisor that she became pregnant, according to court documents. On July 5, the expectant mother “was evaluated by a secret shopper” and scored an 89 percent, court documents show. But two days later, the woman’s supervisor told her that she had, in fact, fared poorly in the evaluation and informed her that she had been fired, the court found. This was roughly a week after she had revealed her pregnancy to her supervisor.


UCSC Students Say Historical Mission Bell 'Represents Genocide'

Students at the University of California, Santa Cruz are calling for the removal of a traditional California “mission bell” from campus because it “represents genocide.” California mission bells mark the path of the historic El Camino Real, the 700-mile trail that connected the 21 California missions. The bells are a common way of recognizing state history and have marked the route of the El Camino Real since 1906, with hundreds of them currently dotting the landscape. In conjunction with the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band, which represents the local Uypi tribe, students are now requesting that the school remove the bell. While the petition acknowledges that the bell is “intended to symbolize and honor the history associated with the California Missions and El Camino Real,” it insists that the marker is a “painful and oppressive symbol for the Amah Mutsun and other indigenous peoples of California,” and therefore “does not represent the values embraced by the campus community.”


Texas Tech Offers Counseling Due to ‘Current Political Climate’

The Student Counseling Center (SCC) at Texas Tech University is giving out tips on “living in a traumatic world” that can “feel complex, overwhelming, and even scary. The world today can feel complex, overwhelming, and even scary,” the front page of the center’s website states. “The current political climate has recently been characterized by anger, divisiveness, and a lack of mutual understanding and many of our students have been directly impacted by recent political decisions in ways that have left them questioning the safety of themselves and those that they love.” The center further claims that “discrimination and prejudice do not always take the forms of overt violence,” and that having to deal with “more subtle microaggressions” is also a “painful reality” for many students. Additionally, the SCC encourages any student who has been “impacted by oppression” to think about speaking with one of its counselors and offers a list of “resources” that the center says, “can be helpful in creating understanding, promoting healing, and fostering inclusivity.”


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