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Defiant Trump says federal agents will NOT leave Portland as peaceful protests continue

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President Donald Trump has declared that federal agents will not leave Portland, even as a second night of peaceful protests occurred.

Over the last 60 days, the commander-in-chief has declared that Oregon’s largest city has been overrun with ‘thugs’ and ‘rioters’ for more than two months following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

‘Homeland Security is not leaving Portland until local police complete cleanup of Anarchists and Agitators!’ Trump tweeted on Friday night.

But, on Thursday, federal officers withdrew from the city, a deal that state officials hope will continue to ease tensions as the city tries to move on from months of chaotic nightly protests.

Friday’s overnight protest mimicked that of Thursday, which was the first time in weeks that demonstrations ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests.   

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that federal agents will not leave Portland, even as a second night of peaceful protests occurred

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that federal agents will not leave Portland, even as a second night of peaceful protests occurred

President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday that federal agents will not leave Portland, even as a second night of peaceful protests occurred

On Wednesday, Gov Kate Brown made a deal with the Department of Homeland Security for a phased retreat of federal agents. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters march past the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland on July 31

On Wednesday, Gov Kate Brown made a deal with the Department of Homeland Security for a phased retreat of federal agents. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters march past the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland on July 31

On Wednesday, Gov Kate Brown made a deal with the Department of Homeland Security for a phased retreat of federal agents. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters march past the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse in Portland on July 31

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Thursday and Friday have followed with peaceful protests and no violence, confrontations or arrests. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters rally at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 31

No federal agents emerged from the downtown courthouse, which has become the center of protests, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence. Pictured: Leshan Terry with his son Leshan Terry Jr, 6, during a protest at the courthouse in Portland

No federal agents emerged from the downtown courthouse, which has become the center of protests, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence. Pictured: Leshan Terry with his son Leshan Terry Jr, 6, during a protest at the courthouse in Portland

No federal agents emerged from the downtown courthouse, which has become the center of protests, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence. Pictured: Leshan Terry with his son Leshan Terry Jr, 6, during a protest at the courthouse in Portland

No federal agents emerged from the downtown courthouse, which has become the center of protests, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence. Pictured: Leshan Terry with his son Leshan Terry Jr, 6, during a protest at the courthouse in Portland

No federal agents emerged from the downtown courthouse, which has become the center of protests, and there was no noticeable law enforcement presence. Pictured, left and right: Leshan Terry with his son Leshan Terry Jr, 6, during a protest at the courthouse in Portland

In early July, Trump declared that agents would be sent to Portland to quell protests, which he declared were ‘out of control.’

But the protests became even more violent often ending with demonstrators being pepper sprayed and even put into unmarked vehicles 

The change in tone outside a federal courthouse that has become ground zero for clashes came after the . government began drawing down its forces under a deal between Democratic Gov Kate Brown and the Trump administration. 

As agents from US Customs and Border Protection, the US Marshals Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement pulled back, troopers with the Oregon State Police took over. 

Since then, there have been no visible signs of any federal law enforcement presence outside the Mark O Hatfield Federal Courthouse. 

‘Last night, the world was watching Portland,’ Brown said in a tweet on Friday. 

‘Here’s what they saw: Federal troops left downtown. Local officials protected free speech. And Oregonians spoke out for Black Lives Matter, racial justice, and police accountability.’ 

As of midnight on Saturday, no federal agents had emerged from the courthouse, which has been the center of protests for weeks.

There was also no noticeable law enforcement presence surrounding the area.

The fence that has separated protesters and US agents stationed at the courthouse was decorated with balloons and upside down American flags sewn together with ‘BLM’ painted across, reference to the Black Lives Matter movement.

At one point in the night a small firework was shot over the fence. As it sizzled out on its own, protesters pleaded with others to remain peaceful. 

Gov Kate Brown tweeted that the protests on Thursday and Friday were a stark contrast to those held when federal agents were in Portland

Gov Kate Brown tweeted that the protests on Thursday and Friday were a stark contrast to those held when federal agents were in Portland

Gov Kate Brown tweeted that the protests on Thursday and Friday were a stark contrast to those held when federal agents were in Portland

The fence that hasf separated protesters and agents was decorated with balloons and upside down American flags sewn together with 'BLM' painted across. Pictured: Navy veteran Adam Winther holds a flag while forming a "Wall of Vets" during a protest in Portland, July 31

The fence that hasf separated protesters and agents was decorated with balloons and upside down American flags sewn together with 'BLM' painted across. Pictured: Navy veteran Adam Winther holds a flag while forming a "Wall of Vets" during a protest in Portland, July 31

The fence that hasf separated protesters and agents was decorated with balloons and upside down American flags sewn together with ‘BLM’ painted across. Pictured: Navy veteran Adam Winther holds a flag while forming a “Wall of Vets” during a protest in Portland, July 31

Black Lives Matter protesters hold signs during a caravan in Portland on July 31

Black Lives Matter protesters hold signs during a caravan in Portland on July 31

Black Lives Matter protesters hold signs during a caravan in Portland on July 31

Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown. Pictured: Bobbi Snethen (right) holds a sign during a protest caravan for Black Lives Matter on July 31 in Portland

Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown. Pictured: Bobbi Snethen (right) holds a sign during a protest caravan for Black Lives Matter on July 31 in Portland

Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown. Pictured: Bobbi Snethen (right) holds a sign during a protest caravan for Black Lives Matter on July 31 in Portland

Despite Trumo declaring protests were 'out of control' when agents came in, they became even more violent often ending with demonstrators being pepper sprayed and even put into unmarked vehicles. Pictured: A protestor holds a flaming stick while wearing a gas mask as protesters gather at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse, August 1

Despite Trumo declaring protests were 'out of control' when agents came in, they became even more violent often ending with demonstrators being pepper sprayed and even put into unmarked vehicles. Pictured: A protestor holds a flaming stick while wearing a gas mask as protesters gather at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse, August 1

Despite Trumo declaring protests were ‘out of control’ when agents came in, they became even more violent often ending with demonstrators being pepper sprayed and even put into unmarked vehicles. Pictured: A protestor holds a flaming stick while wearing a gas mask as protesters gather at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse, August 1

Later, a few small fires were occasionally started outside the courthouse, with at least one put out by other protesters.

Unlike previous weeks, protesters were not centered mainly outside the courthouse, but scattered throughout downtown. 

Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who remained outside chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ and shouting the names of black people killed by police. 

Groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice. 

Mayor Ted Wheeler also struck an optimistic tone but cautioned that there was much work to be done after more than 60 days of protests – and not just in cleaning up downtown Portland.

Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who chanted 'Black Lives Matter' and shouted the names of black people killed by police. Pictured: A Black Lives Matter protester shouts and holds a portrait of George Floyd in Portland, July 31

Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who chanted 'Black Lives Matter' and shouted the names of black people killed by police. Pictured: A Black Lives Matter protester shouts and holds a portrait of George Floyd in Portland, July 31

Just after midnight, the crowd had grown to over 1,000 people who chanted ‘Black Lives Matter’ and shouted the names of black people killed by police. Pictured: A Black Lives Matter protester shouts and holds a portrait of George Floyd in Portland, July 31

In addition to the protest, groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters gather at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 31

In addition to the protest, groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters gather at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 31

In addition to the protest, groups were also standing together engaging in conversations about social injustice. Pictured: Black Lives Matter protesters gather at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse on July 31

Later, a few small fires were occasionally started outside the courthouse, with at least one put out by other protesters. Pictured: An organizer speaks as a fire burns at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse in Portland, August 1

Later, a few small fires were occasionally started outside the courthouse, with at least one put out by other protesters. Pictured: An organizer speaks as a fire burns at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse in Portland, August 1

Later, a few small fires were occasionally started outside the courthouse, with at least one put out by other protesters. Pictured: An organizer speaks as a fire burns at the Justice Center and Federal Courthouse in Portland, August 1

These were in sharp contrast to demonstrations in which federal agents using rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades on the crowds of protesters. Pictured: A firework explodes as Federal Agents stand in the street firing tear gas, pepper balls and other dispersants, July 29

These were in sharp contrast to demonstrations in which federal agents using rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades on the crowds of protesters. Pictured: A firework explodes as Federal Agents stand in the street firing tear gas, pepper balls and other dispersants, July 29

These were in sharp contrast to demonstrations in which federal agents using rubber bullets, tear gas and flash grenades on the crowds of protesters. Pictured: A firework explodes as Federal Agents stand in the street firing tear gas, pepper balls and other dispersants, July 29

Leaders in Oregon are pushing for a raft of measures that would address systemic racism in everything from policing to housing. 

Those proposals could be fast-tracked for consideration in a special legislative session later this summer.

The governor also announced the creation of a Racial Justice Council to advise her on criminal justice reform and police accountability, health equity, economic opportunity, housing and homelessness, and environmental justice.

Portland’s City Council also voted this week to refer a ballot measure to voters in November that would create a police review board independent from any elected official or city department.

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Robin Williams’s daughter hits back at Eric Trump for sharing video of her late father

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Robin Williams’s daughter Zelda has condemned Eric Trump for digging out one of her father’s old comedy clips, in which he mocks Joe Biden.

In the 2009 clip, Williams, who died in 2014, pokes fun at the then-vice president.

‘We still have great comedy out there,’ said Williams. 

‘There’s always rambling Joe Biden – what the f***?

‘Joe says s*** that even people with Tourette’s go: ‘No. What is going on?’

Williams said that Biden was ‘like your uncle who is on a new drug but hasn’t got the dosage right’.

Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, scolded Eric Trump for using a clip of her father

Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, scolded Eric Trump for using a clip of her father

Zelda Williams, daughter of Robin Williams, scolded Eric Trump for using a clip of her father

Eric Trump retweeted a 2009 clip of the late comedian mocking Joe Biden on stage

Eric Trump retweeted a 2009 clip of the late comedian mocking Joe Biden on stage

Eric Trump retweeted a 2009 clip of the late comedian mocking Joe Biden on stage

Williams hit back at Trump, unamused by his use of her father to 'reminisce'

Williams hit back at Trump, unamused by his use of her father to 'reminisce'

Williams hit back at Trump, unamused by his use of her father to ‘reminisce’

He then imitated Biden, saying: ‘”I’m proud to work with Barack America” – he’s not a superhero, you idiot!

‘”When FDR was on television…” – there was no TV then, sit down, Joe.’

Trump, 36, retweeted the clip on Thursday with the headline: ‘Robin Williams Just Savages Joe Biden.’

On Saturday Williams, 31, voiced her displeasure at Trump’s use of her father’s work.  

‘While we’re “reminiscing” (to further your political agenda), you should look up what he said about your Dad,’ she tweeted. 

‘I did. Promise you, it’s much more “savage”. 

‘Gentle reminder that the dead can’t vote, but the living can.’

Williams’s comment was ‘liked’ 79,000 times. 

Eric Trump, pictured with his wife Lara in March, has not responded to Williams's criticism

Eric Trump, pictured with his wife Lara in March, has not responded to Williams's criticism

Eric Trump, pictured with his wife Lara in March, has not responded to Williams’s criticism

On social media many pointed to a 2012 clip in which Williams described visiting Atlantic City in New Jersey, where Donald Trump owned casinos.

Williams described the place as being ‘like the Wizard of Oz on acid: junkies and pimps and pizza – oh my!’

He continued: ‘Donald Trump is the Wizard of Oz. He plays monopoly with real f****** buildings – this is a scary man.

‘And he owns all these beauty pageants. Miss America, Miss Universe.

‘Isn’t it like Michael Vick owning a series of pet stores? It’s a f****** catch and release program for him.

Trump seemed not to realize that Robin Williams had also made fun of his father

Trump seemed not to realize that Robin Williams had also made fun of his father

Trump seemed not to realize that Robin Williams had also made fun of his father

‘This is man who says: “My Daughter is hot.” Even people in Arkansas said that’s f****** wrong.

‘And that f****** hair? I believe the hair is The Donald. The body is a maintenance system for the hair.’ 

Williams has been outspoken about protecting the legacy of her father, who died by suicide at the age of 63 in August 2014.

He was suffering from Lewy Body Dementia, a type of brain disease that affected his thinking, memory and movement control. It is the second-most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease.

Two weeks ago she marked what would have been her father’s 69th birthday.  

‘Today would’ve been Dad’s 69th birthday, so to honor him (& that glorious number), I will be donating $69.69 to as many local homeless shelters as I can,’ she tweeted. 

‘Join me if you like, but regardless, know I am wishing you all at least one hearty, immature belly laugh on Dad today.’ 

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The dip and onion relish from Aldi mums are adding to their spaghetti bolognese to lift the flavour 

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An Australian mother has shared her two favourite Aldi buys to include in a spaghetti bolognese – sparking a frenzy of buyers wanting to purchase the unique pasta ingredients.

The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce, giving the combination a ‘thumbs up’ of approval.

‘I use about three-quarter’s of a jar of the onion relish and half of the garlic dip for a kilo of mince… I just add until it is to your taste,’ she said.

The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce (pictured)

The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce (pictured)

The woman uses Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip ($3.50) and Colway Caramelised Onion Relish ($2.69) to season her tomato-filled pasta sauce (pictured)

While they’re not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese, the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community.

‘Omg that garlic dip is to die for and so yummy,’ one woman said.

‘The garlic dip is going to disappear at this rate! It’s literally life changing,’ said another.

The ultimate bolognese recipe with garlic dip and caramelised onion:

Ingredients:

– 1 large brown onion

– 1kg of pork mince 

– 1-2 tablespoons of minced garlic

– 2 400g tins of crushed tomatoes

– 4-5 big tablespoons of tomato paste

– A big sprinkle of Italian mixed herbs 

– 1 beef stock cube

– 1 cup of milk

– Garlic dip and onion relish to taste 

Method: 

1. Brown onions, mix in garlic and stir for a minute or so.

2. Brown mince, add Italian herbs, stir in tomato paste.

3. Add crushed tomatoes, stock cube and milk (if you feel it needs more liquid add a touch more milk).

4. Lit it simmer.

5. Once the sauce has thickened up I add in the garlic dip and onion relish.

6. Season with salt and pepper and enjoy.

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While they're not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese (pictured), the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community (stock image)

While they're not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese (pictured), the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community (stock image)

While they’re not traditionally products that would be mixed into a bolognese (pictured), the additions came with high praise from the online Aldi community (stock image)

Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip (pictured)

Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip (pictured)

Mediterranean Delite Garlic Dip (pictured)

A third added: ‘I really like the relish on its own so I’ll have to try it mixed with the dip. Good thinking!’ 

The woman also adds a cup of milk to her bolognese recipe instead of water to give the recipe a more ‘liquid-y’ finish.

Others have found the garlic dip – which is relatively new – to be delicious as a pizza base with seafood or as the ‘butter’ in a cheese toastie.  

‘The is the last post I needed to see before I headed over to Aldi,’ one woman joked.   

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‘Evangelical’ Christians armed with a megaphone face off against Hillsong followers in Sydney

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Divisive footage has emerged of an ‘extremist’ Christian church leader preaching to a large group of Hillsong worshippers about their ‘sinfulness’. 

The Church of Adelaide filmed the showdown outside Hillsong’s campus in Sydney’s inner city and posted the confrontation to its online platforms last Friday.

Hillsong has since hit back, claiming the preacher was from an ‘extremist group’ that targets not only them but other evangelical churches.

The footage showing a large public gathering is believed to have be filmed prior to the coronavirus pandemic.

Armed with a megaphone, a man shouts at dozens of Hillsong followers of all ages, including children from across the street in ‘a true gospel preaching of the True Christ.’ 

Dozens of Hillsong followers watch on as a man preaches to them about the gospel from across the street in Sydney's inner-city

Dozens of Hillsong followers watch on as a man preaches to them about the gospel from across the street in Sydney's inner-city

Dozens of Hillsong followers watch on as a man preaches to them about the gospel from across the street in Sydney’s inner-city

‘The gospel of Jesus Christ is a powerful God. Have you ever known a gospel like that?’ the man preaches. 

He’s accompanied by a second man he claims was a former Hillsong follower for many years. 

‘This man right here went to Hillsong friends, for years he went to Hillsong he was in sin. 

‘He was overcome by sexual sin. They said you’re fine. The pastor said you were fine. I am in sexual sin too.’

His address was briefly interrupted by the arrival of two police officers who were called to the scene to investigate the commotion. 

The man appears to carry on chanting about Jesus shortly afterwards. 

The Church of Adelaide later shared the footage titled ‘Hillsong Exposed: True Gospel Preaching of The True Christ Outside of Hillsong Church’ to its YouTube channel, which has more than 1,100 subscribers.

It’s unclear what Christian denomination the supposed ‘Church of Adelaide’ falls under. 

The preacher is interrupted by a police officer, who turned up to investigate the commotion

The preacher is interrupted by a police officer, who turned up to investigate the commotion

The preacher is interrupted by a police officer, who turned up to investigate the commotion

Hillsong hit back at the group’s claims when contacted by Daily Mail Australia on Monday. 

‘This was not filmed last week as Hillsong Church has been meeting online since March,’ a spokesperson said.

‘This group is an extremist group who targets not only Hillsong but other evangelical churches who believe that Jesus loves everyone. We prefer to focus on love not hate.’

Daily Mail Australia has contacted the Church of Adelaide and NSW Police for further comment. 

The footage, showing dozens of Hillsong followers gathered in a large group was posted online last week but is believed to have been filmed for the coronavirus pandemic hit

The footage, showing dozens of Hillsong followers gathered in a large group was posted online last week but is believed to have been filmed for the coronavirus pandemic hit

The footage, showing dozens of Hillsong followers gathered in a large group was posted online last week but is believed to have been filmed for the coronavirus pandemic hit

Hillsong claimed the preacher (pictured) was from 'an extremist group who targets not only Hillsong but other evangelical churches'

Hillsong claimed the preacher (pictured) was from 'an extremist group who targets not only Hillsong but other evangelical churches'

Hillsong claimed the preacher (pictured) was from ‘an extremist group who targets not only Hillsong but other evangelical churches’

The Church of Adelaide describes itself as believing the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the inspired words of God.

‘We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each co-eternal in being, co-equal in power and glory, and having the same attributes and perfections,’ the church states on its website.

The church also believes Lord Jesus Christ became man without ceasing to be God, having been conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hillsong states similar values on its website with the belief the Bible is God’s Word, an eternal God who is the creator of all things who exists in three persons.

The preacher was accompanied by another man he claimed was a former Hillsong follower for many years

The preacher was accompanied by another man he claimed was a former Hillsong follower for many years

The preacher was accompanied by another man he claimed was a former Hillsong follower for many years

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