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Donald Trump said Thursday he can’t remember when he last tested negative for the coronavirus before he was diagnosed with it last week.

Pressed repeatedly by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Trump couldn’t say if he was tested for the disease on the day of the first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. 

The Commission on Presidential Debates required a negative test before the event.

‘Possibly I did, possibly I didn’t,’ he said when she pressed him on the issue during a town hall meeting in Miami.

The claim was at the start of the town hall which went head-to-head with Joe Biden’s parallel appearance on ABC, on the night when the two should have been debating in Miami.

It set a contentious tone for the evening, with Guthrie repeating challenging Trump on his record and his claims, telling him at one point of a retweet suggesting Osama bin Laden’s body double was killed by SEAL Team 6, not the terror leader: ‘You’re not somebody’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever.’

On ABC Biden faced was questioned by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, to an audience of undecided voters and set a far more sedate tone.

That tone was not evident on NBC, as Guthrie pressed Trump on his health.

The president said he didn’t get tested for COVID every day. ‘No but I take a lot of tests,’ he said.

The White House has repeatedly refused to answer when the president last tested negative before he tested positive.

Before his September 29 debate with Biden, Trump attended two events at the White House – a Rose Garden ceremony for his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and an East Room event for Gold Star families – where several attendees later tested positive for COVID. 

Donald Trump said Thursday he can’t remember when he last tested negative for the coronavirus before he was diagnosed with it last week

Donald Trump said Thursday he can’t remember when he last tested negative for the coronavirus before he was diagnosed with it last week

Donald Trump said Thursday he can’t remember when he last tested negative for the coronavirus before he was diagnosed with it last week 

Trump said he felt ‘fantastically’ at the debate and there ‘was no problem.’ ‘I was in great shape for the debate,’ he repeated. Pictured: Trump touches his nose part during a live one-hour NBC News town hall forum with a group of Florida voters in Miami

Trump said he felt ‘fantastically’ at the debate and there ‘was no problem.’ ‘I was in great shape for the debate,’ he repeated. Pictured: Trump touches his nose part during a live one-hour NBC News town hall forum with a group of Florida voters in Miami

Trump said he felt ‘fantastically’ at the debate and there ‘was no problem.’ ‘I was in great shape for the debate,’ he repeated. Pictured: Trump touches his nose part during a live one-hour NBC News town hall forum with a group of Florida voters in Miami

Trump also claimed to NBC host Savannah Guthrie that 85 percent of people who wear masks get the virus' - although that is not an accurate statistic

Trump also claimed to NBC host Savannah Guthrie that 85 percent of people who wear masks get the virus' - although that is not an accurate statistic

Trump also claimed to NBC host Savannah Guthrie that 85 percent of people who wear masks get the virus' - although that is not an accurate statistic

Trump also claimed to NBC host Savannah Guthrie that 85 percent of people who wear masks get the virus' - although that is not an accurate statistic

Pressed repeatedly by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Trump couldn’t say if he was tested for the disease on the day of the first presidential debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden. The Commission on Presidential Debates required a negative test before the event. ‘Possibly I did, possibly I didn’t,’ he said when she pressed him on the issue during a town hall meeting in Miami 

It set a contentious tone for the evening, with Guthrie repeating challenging Trump on his record and his claims, telling him at one point of a retweet suggesting Osama bin Laden’s body double was killed by SEAL Team 6, not the terror leader: ‘You’re not somebody’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever'

It set a contentious tone for the evening, with Guthrie repeating challenging Trump on his record and his claims, telling him at one point of a retweet suggesting Osama bin Laden’s body double was killed by SEAL Team 6, not the terror leader: ‘You’re not somebody’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever'

It set a contentious tone for the evening, with Guthrie repeating challenging Trump on his record and his claims, telling him at one point of a retweet suggesting Osama bin Laden’s body double was killed by SEAL Team 6, not the terror leader: ‘You’re not somebody’s crazy uncle who can just retweet whatever’ 

On ABC Biden faced was questioned by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, to an audience of undecided voters and set a far more sedate tone

On ABC Biden faced was questioned by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, to an audience of undecided voters and set a far more sedate tone

On ABC Biden faced was questioned by George Stephanopoulos in Philadelphia, to an audience of undecided voters and set a far more sedate tone 

‘I was in great shape for the debate. And it was only after the debate, like a period of time, after the debate,’ Trump said, that he started feeling poorly. 

Trump said he felt ‘fantastically’ at the debate and there ‘was no problem.’ ‘I was in great shape for the debate,’ he repeated.

Trump also defended his decision not to wear a face mask.

‘People with masks are catching it all the time,’ he argued. He pointed to the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina testing positive despite repeatedly wearing masks.

‘Just the other day they came out with a statement that 85% of the people that wear masks catch it,’ he said.

Trump likely got the number from an article on the right-wing news site The Blaze, which said of those surveyed who had contracted COVID-19 85 percent ‘always’ or ‘often’ wore face coverings.

Mediaite reported that the number came from a CDC paper that found that 71 percent of COVID-positive study participants reported always wearing masks, while another 14 percent said they often wore masks, in the two weeks leading up to their coronavirus diagnosis.

The paper found that a slightly bigger group, 74 percent, said they always wore masks and didn’t contract COVID-19.

When asked by Isabella Pena, the daughter of two frontline health workers, if his opinion had changed on wearing a mask after his Covid-19 diagnosis, Trump said: No, because I was okay with the masks. I was good with it.’

‘But I’ve heard many different stories on masks,’ Trump said, one of many times he’s talked about masks as a ‘both sides’ issue.

Trump also defended his decision not to wear a face mask. ‘People with masks are catching it all the time,’ he argued. He pointed to the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina testing positive despite repeatedly wearing masks

Trump also defended his decision not to wear a face mask. ‘People with masks are catching it all the time,’ he argued. He pointed to the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina testing positive despite repeatedly wearing masks

Trump also defended his decision not to wear a face mask. ‘People with masks are catching it all the time,’ he argued. He pointed to the Democratic Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam and Republican Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina testing positive despite repeatedly wearing masks

Trump also defended his decision to quickly get back to work and on the campaign trail after having COVID. ‘As President, I have to be out there. I can't be in a basement. I can't be locked in a very beautiful room someplace in the White House,’ he said. Pictured: Trump at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina hours before his town hall on Thursday

Trump also defended his decision to quickly get back to work and on the campaign trail after having COVID. ‘As President, I have to be out there. I can't be in a basement. I can't be locked in a very beautiful room someplace in the White House,’ he said. Pictured: Trump at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina hours before his town hall on Thursday

Trump also defended his decision to quickly get back to work and on the campaign trail after having COVID. ‘As President, I have to be out there. I can’t be in a basement. I can’t be locked in a very beautiful room someplace in the White House,’ he said. Pictured: Trump at a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina hours before his town hall on Thursday 

He specifically mentioned the event with Gold Star families (pictured on September 27) where, afterward, several high ranking members of the military went into quarantine after a few of them tested positive. ‘I want to see the Gold Star families,’ Trump said. ‘I want to see everybody.

He specifically mentioned the event with Gold Star families (pictured on September 27) where, afterward, several high ranking members of the military went into quarantine after a few of them tested positive. ‘I want to see the Gold Star families,’ Trump said. ‘I want to see everybody.

He specifically mentioned the event with Gold Star families (pictured on September 27) where, afterward, several high ranking members of the military went into quarantine after a few of them tested positive. ‘I want to see the Gold Star families,’ Trump said. ‘I want to see everybody.

Trump commented after once again boarding Air Force One and appearing at rallies without a mask, and even coming back to talk to reporters without a mask on a flight Wednesday. Then he told a story he also mentioned in the first presidential debate.

‘People – they bring meals. I had an instance recently where a very wonderful person is bringing me a meal. And he’s playing with his mask and he’s touching his mask all over the place. And then he’s bringing a plate in. And I’m saying I don’t know if that’s so good,’ Trump said.

This time, he revealed he turned down the food.

‘I didn’t eat it, okay? I decided not to eat it. This was a month ago.’

Pressed by Guthrie, Trump defended himself and pointed to disagreement in the early days of the pandemic. Now his team says it could save thousands of lives if more people wore masks.

‘Look, you have, on the masks, a story where they want, a story where they don’t want. I am all for it,’ Trump said.

Guthrie brought up a Washington University study that masks could have a major impact reducing deaths. 

Trump countered by bringing up his controversial advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, who is not an infectious disease expert and has promoted controversial ideas on herd immunity.

‘And then you have other people that disagree. Scott Atkins [Atlas]. If you look at Scott, Dr. Scott. He’s from great guy – Stanford. One of the great experts of the world,’ Trump said. He was referring to Atlas.

Trump also defended his decision to quickly get back to work and on the campaign trail after having COVID.

‘As President, I have to be out there. I can’t be in a basement. I can’t be locked in a very beautiful room someplace in the White House,’ he said.

He specifically mentioned the event with Gold Star families where, afterward, several high ranking members of the military went into quarantine after a few of them tested positive.

‘I want to see the Gold Star families,’ Trump said. ‘I want to see everybody.’

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and moderator George Stephanopoulos arrive for an ABC News town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and moderator George Stephanopoulos arrive for an ABC News town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

Democratic Presidential candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden (L) and moderator George Stephanopoulos arrive for an ABC News town hall event at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia

ABC quickly slated a Joe Biden town hall in the same time slot as when the virtual debate would’ve been held

ABC quickly slated a Joe Biden town hall in the same time slot as when the virtual debate would’ve been held

ABC quickly slated a Joe Biden town hall in the same time slot as when the virtual debate would’ve been held

But he said he wasn’t blaming the families – who lost a loved one in service to the country – for infecting him.

‘No I don’t know where it came from,’ he said. ‘You don’t know where it came from; the doctors don’t know where it came from.’

The commission offered the hold the debate in a virtual capacity, but the motion was refused by Trump who called the suggestion a ‘waste’ of his time.

ABC quickly slated a Joe Biden town hall in the same time slot as when the virtual debate would’ve been held.

Following lengthy negotiations, NBC, which made Trump a household name with its series The Apprentice, booked him for a town hall airing at exactly the same time – a scheduling decision that has drawn wide criticism.

In the Thursday letter, the coalition of entertainers and executives said their critique is not the result of a ‘partisan issue. This is about the political health of our democracy.’

‘We believe this kind of indifference to the norms and rules of our democracy are what have brought our country to this perilous state,’ the letter said.

‘We are simply asking that NBC air the President’s town hall either before or after Vice President Biden’s so that American voters can have the opportunity to watch both.

‘We understand the necessities of business, especially in this difficult time. But we believe there are larger issues of civic responsibility at stake here,’ the letter continued.

Among those leading the charge was Dan Fogelman, the mind behind NBC’s smash-hit series This Is Us, with cast members Sterling K. Brown, Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia also named among the signees.

A number of other prominent current and former NBCUniversal stars and producers are also named among the 105 co-signers of the letter, including Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Executive Producer Neal Baer.

Trump himself spoke about Thursday night's town hall during a rally in Greenville, North Carolina this afternoon, calling the event a 'set up'. 'So you know I’m being set up tonight, right?,' Trump told the gathered crowd. 'So, I’m doing this town hall with Concast — C-O-N, right? Con, because it’s a con job. … So, I’m doing it, and it’s NBC. The worst'

Trump himself spoke about Thursday night's town hall during a rally in Greenville, North Carolina this afternoon, calling the event a 'set up'. 'So you know I’m being set up tonight, right?,' Trump told the gathered crowd. 'So, I’m doing this town hall with Concast — C-O-N, right? Con, because it’s a con job. … So, I’m doing it, and it’s NBC. The worst'

Trump himself spoke about Thursday night’s town hall during a rally in Greenville, North Carolina this afternoon, calling the event a ‘set up’. ‘So you know I’m being set up tonight, right?,’ Trump told the gathered crowd. ‘So, I’m doing this town hall with Concast — C-O-N, right? Con, because it’s a con job. … So, I’m doing it, and it’s NBC. The worst’

President Donald J. Trump's supporters gather next to Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters as they attend a demonstration in front of the Perez Art Museum where US President Donald J. Trump will attend a NBC News Town Hall in Miami

President Donald J. Trump's supporters gather next to Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden's supporters as they attend a demonstration in front of the Perez Art Museum where US President Donald J. Trump will attend a NBC News Town Hall in Miami

President Donald J. Trump’s supporters gather next to Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden’s supporters as they attend a demonstration in front of the Perez Art Museum where US President Donald J. Trump will attend a NBC News Town Hall in Miami

Trump called NBC’s town hall with Biden earlier this month 'a joke' and, without offering evidence, accused the network of not treating both candidates fairly

Trump called NBC’s town hall with Biden earlier this month 'a joke' and, without offering evidence, accused the network of not treating both candidates fairly

Trump called NBC’s town hall with Biden earlier this month ‘a joke’ and, without offering evidence, accused the network of not treating both candidates fairly

Other big names include producer Ryan Murphy, who created The New Normal, in addition to actor-producer Ben Stiller, and Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane, who recently signed a $200m production deal with NBCU.

Trump himself spoke about Thursday night’s town hall during a rally in Greenville, North Carolina this afternoon, calling the event a ‘set up’.

‘So you know I’m being set up tonight, right?,’ Trump told the gathered crowd. ‘So, I’m doing this town hall with Concast — C-O-N, right? Con, because it’s a con job. … So, I’m doing it, and it’s NBC. The worst.’

He also had some sarcastic remarks for the event’s moderator, Savannah Guthrie, who he said is ‘always lovely’ in an insincere tone.

Trump called NBC’s town hall with Biden earlier this month ‘a joke’ and, without offering evidence, accused the network of not treating both candidates fairly.

But he said he was eager to participate in the event, describing it as a ‘free; opportunity for him to reach more voters.

‘So, they asked me if I’d do it and I figured, what the hell, we get a free hour on television,’ Trump said. ‘So, I’ll see you later on NBC. I look forward to it.’

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Chinese couple’s US surrogate cared for baby as they couldn’t travel

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A surrogate mother who gave birth to a little girl for a Chinese couple during the pandemic has told how she took care of the newborn for nearly three months while the new parents fought travel restrictions to enter the US, she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview.

Jennifer Parson, from Tucson, Arizona, said despite two previous surrogacy journeys, nothing could have prepared her for a worldwide pandemic that would throw both families’ plans in the lurch.

The 31-year-old explained she became aware of Covid-19 a bit earlier than most since the baby’s parents were from Shenzhen, China, just outside Hong Kong, and were placed on strict lockdown in early January.

In the following months, the parents came to the heartbreaking realization they wouldn’t be able to travel to the US by June for the birth of their first child, so they asked if Parson would be willing to take care of their newborn daughter until they were able to come.

Parson, who shares a mixed household of four children with her husband Rob, barely hesitated when she said yes. And out of a sign of appreciation for her selflessness, the family decided to name the baby Jennifer.

Parson told DailyMail.com: ‘The whole point of going into surrogacy is to have that reward at the end knowing that you helped somebody else create their family.

‘I think knowing that we had so many challenges put in front of us and still both parties handled it with absolute grace – that was the most rewarding thing.’

Baby Jennifer flew back to China with her parents on September 20 and Parson admitted it was emotional to say goodbye, adding: ‘It really showed how much love goes into creating a family.

‘She was a part of our family. We absolutely adored every aspect and every moment of everything that she had to offer.’

Jennifer Parson, a surrogate mother who gave birth to a little girl for a Chinese couple during the pandemic, has told how she took care of the newborn for nearly three months while the new parents fought travel restrictions to enter the US, she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

Jennifer Parson, a surrogate mother who gave birth to a little girl for a Chinese couple during the pandemic, has told how she took care of the newborn for nearly three months while the new parents fought travel restrictions to enter the US, she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

Jennifer Parson, a surrogate mother who gave birth to a little girl for a Chinese couple during the pandemic, has told how she took care of the newborn for nearly three months while the new parents fought travel restrictions to enter the US, she told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

And in a sign of appreciation for her selflessness, the family decided to name the baby Jennifer after her surrogate mother

And in a sign of appreciation for her selflessness, the family decided to name the baby Jennifer after her surrogate mother

And in a sign of appreciation for her selflessness, the family decided to name the baby Jennifer after her surrogate mother 

Baby Jennifer flew back to China with her parents on September 20 and Parson admitted it was emotional to say goodbye, adding: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. She was a part of our family. We absolutely adored every aspect and every moment of everything that she had to offer'

Baby Jennifer flew back to China with her parents on September 20 and Parson admitted it was emotional to say goodbye, adding: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. She was a part of our family. We absolutely adored every aspect and every moment of everything that she had to offer'

Baby Jennifer flew back to China with her parents on September 20 and Parson admitted it was emotional to say goodbye, adding: ‘It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. She was a part of our family. We absolutely adored every aspect and every moment of everything that she had to offer’

Parson told DailyMail.com: 'The whole point of going into surrogacy is to have that reward at the end knowing that you helped somebody else create their family. I think knowing that we had so many challenges put in front of us and still both parties handled it with absolute grace was the most rewarding thing'

Parson told DailyMail.com: 'The whole point of going into surrogacy is to have that reward at the end knowing that you helped somebody else create their family. I think knowing that we had so many challenges put in front of us and still both parties handled it with absolute grace was the most rewarding thing'

Parson told DailyMail.com: ‘The whole point of going into surrogacy is to have that reward at the end knowing that you helped somebody else create their family. I think knowing that we had so many challenges put in front of us and still both parties handled it with absolute grace was the most rewarding thing’

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'We're definitely looking forward to still having them as a part of our extended family for a long time'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'We're definitely looking forward to still having them as a part of our extended family for a long time'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: ‘We’re definitely looking forward to still having them as a part of our extended family for a long time’

Parson began her surrogacy journey in 2012, first with an unsuccessful pregnancy with a couple from Paris and then a successful pregnancy with a couple from Germany in 2014, giving birth to boy-girl twins.

She explained the initial application process is lengthy, going through a background check and psychology evaluation to ensure candidates are qualified.

The teacher’s assistant, who is pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in science and early childhood education in order to be a teacher, explained she wanted to be a surrogate because while she loved the pregnancy experience, she didn’t want any more children herself.

She said: ‘I started my family when I was pretty young and pregnancy was always really easy for me. I noticed that’s not always the case, some people have a really hard time either getting pregnant or just the pregnancy in itself is very difficult.

‘I knew, especially after my third one, that I loved pregnancy but I didn’t want more kids for myself.

‘So with my family being completed, I wanted to still give the gift of someone else having the same experience as us.’

Parson laughed and said to sum it up: ‘I wanted to be pregnant and help somebody but I didn’t want more kids.’

After her most recent surrogacy experience back in 2014, Parson said she was ready to be a surrogate again, and working with an international agency she was eventually paired with baby Jennifer’s parents.

She said: ‘We met on a Zoom phone call with the couple and we hit it off immediately. We definitely knew that we felt comfortable with going forward with the process.

‘It was pretty fast, then we had to go to LA and have a medical screening.’

Contracts were signed in early February of 2019 and the embryo transfer was completed that October.

Parson said while the first trimester was going really well, Covid-19 cases began to slowly sprout up in China.

Contracts were signed in early February of 2019 and the embryo transfer was completed that October. Parson said while the first trimester was going really well, Covid-19 cases began to slowly sprout up in China. Pictured: Ultrasound at 17 weeks of baby Jennifer

Contracts were signed in early February of 2019 and the embryo transfer was completed that October. Parson said while the first trimester was going really well, Covid-19 cases began to slowly sprout up in China. Pictured: Ultrasound at 17 weeks of baby Jennifer

Contracts were signed in early February of 2019 and the embryo transfer was completed that October. Parson said while the first trimester was going really well, Covid-19 cases began to slowly sprout up in China. Pictured: Ultrasound at 17 weeks of baby Jennifer   

But Parson explained that she wasn't that concerned about the virus because it seemed so far away in China, adding: 'We thought it had plenty of time to resolve itself. June was their due date. We couldn't still be fighting this, we thought.' Pictured: Parson at 22 weeks in February

But Parson explained that she wasn't that concerned about the virus because it seemed so far away in China, adding: 'We thought it had plenty of time to resolve itself. June was their due date. We couldn't still be fighting this, we thought.' Pictured: Parson at 22 weeks in February

But Parson explained that she wasn’t that concerned about the virus because it seemed so far away in China, adding: ‘We thought it had plenty of time to resolve itself. June was their due date. We couldn’t still be fighting this, we thought.’ Pictured: Parson at 22 weeks in February 

She said: ‘December is when we started to really understand that there was something happening over there [China].

‘They were supposed to come down for the anatomy scan which was at the 20-week mark in January. 

‘They had hoped to come and they let us know that unfortunately they weren’t able to travel because they were being quarantined in China. They weren’t able to leave their house.

‘So that really brought it to our attention, like ”Oh wow. So this is happening”.

But Parson explained she wasn’t that concerned about the virus because it seemed so far away in China, adding: ‘We thought it had plenty of time to resolve itself.

‘June was their due date. We wouldn’t still be fighting this, we thought.’

But slowly coronavirus made its way to the United States, and in March flights from China were halted.

Parson said: ‘It still kind of felt surreal because we’re like, ”Okay, well that’s three months away. Surely they can’t shut down the country for more than three months of travel”.  But little did we know.

‘I think April and May is when we really started to get more and more nervous.’

Parson said the parents even looked at options at traveling to a third country that wasn’t barred from entering the United States and quarantining there before entering the country, but that wasn’t a safe bet either.

So in May they asked Parson and her husband if they would be willing to care for their newborn in the event that they weren’t able to make it to the US for the birth.

She said: ‘I could tell that they were extremely sad not to be able to be here because they had never had a baby before.’

Parson said she could tell they weren’t trying to put too much pressure on her, but the other options would be for the surrogate agency to care for the baby or hiring a full-time caregiver.

Parson said the parents even looked at options at traveling to a third country that wasn't barred from entering the United States and quarantining there before entering the country, but that wasn't a safe bet either. So in May, they asked Parson and her husband if they would be willing to care for their newborn in the event that they weren't able to make it there for the birth. Pictured: Baby Jennifer soon after she was born

Parson said the parents even looked at options at traveling to a third country that wasn't barred from entering the United States and quarantining there before entering the country, but that wasn't a safe bet either. So in May, they asked Parson and her husband if they would be willing to care for their newborn in the event that they weren't able to make it there for the birth. Pictured: Baby Jennifer soon after she was born

Parson said the parents even looked at options at traveling to a third country that wasn’t barred from entering the United States and quarantining there before entering the country, but that wasn’t a safe bet either. So in May, they asked Parson and her husband if they would be willing to care for their newborn in the event that they weren’t able to make it there for the birth. Pictured: Baby Jennifer soon after she was born 

As the due date approached, Parson was getting paperwork together in order to ensure things went smoothly at the hospital. She asked the parents if they had decided on a name yet and was shocked when told they were deciding between a family name of Yolanda or Jennifer. Parson said: 'I was like, 'Jennifer, as in my name Jennifer?' I told them not to feel pressured at all to do that and they said, 'No it's something that's important to us because it is part of her story'

As the due date approached, Parson was getting paperwork together in order to ensure things went smoothly at the hospital. She asked the parents if they had decided on a name yet and was shocked when told they were deciding between a family name of Yolanda or Jennifer. Parson said: 'I was like, 'Jennifer, as in my name Jennifer?' I told them not to feel pressured at all to do that and they said, 'No it's something that's important to us because it is part of her story'

As the due date approached, Parson was getting paperwork together in order to ensure things went smoothly at the hospital. She asked the parents if they had decided on a name yet and was shocked when told they were deciding between a family name of Yolanda or Jennifer. Parson said: ‘I was like, ‘Jennifer, as in my name Jennifer?’ I told them not to feel pressured at all to do that and they said, ‘No it’s something that’s important to us because it is part of her story’

Pictured: Parson bought a stuffed animal for baby Jennifer and put a picture of her parents in it, so they could feel close by to their daughter

Pictured: Parson bought a stuffed animal for baby Jennifer and put a picture of her parents in it, so they could feel close by to their daughter

Pictured: Parson bought a stuffed animal for baby Jennifer and put a picture of her parents in it, so they could feel close by to their daughter 

Parson explained they made sure to capture everything of baby Jennifer's first few months, to ensure her parents felt included and that they weren't missing out

Parson explained they made sure to capture everything of baby Jennifer's first few months, to ensure her parents felt included and that they weren't missing out

Parson explained they made sure to capture everything of baby Jennifer’s first few months, to ensure her parents felt included and that they weren’t missing out

She said: ‘I said yes of course immediately. There was no question. We said we’ll do whatever you guys need.

‘If it was our situation, we would rather have somebody that the baby is comfortable with and at least knows their voices, so they have a little bit of familiarity instead of a complete stranger. So we said yes as soon as they asked.’

As the due date approached, Parson was getting paperwork together in order to ensure things went smoothly at the hospital.

She asked the parents if they had decided on a name yet and was shocked when she learned they were deciding between a family name of Yolanda or Jennifer.

Parson said: ‘I was like, ”Jennifer, as in my name Jennifer?” I told them not to feel pressured at all to do that and they said, ”No it’s something that’s important to us because it is part of her story”.’

In the weeks leading up to the birth, Parson learned that baby Jennifer was breached and after unsuccessfully trying naturally to get her to move, they went into the hospital for a checkup and learned they would have to have a C-section later that day.

Parson said they were initially told about the delivery plan that morning, so they quickly let baby Jennifer’s parents know. 

The surgery time kept getting pushed back until late that night, so luckily with the time difference of 15 hours, baby Jennifer’s parents were awake, leaving work because they were so excited.

Baby Jennifer was born late on June 9, weighing 6lbs, 10 oz and measuring 18in.

Parson praised her ‘amazing’ husband Rob who kept the family updated and took photos and videos of the first moments of baby Jennifer’s life.

Parson explained they made sure to capture everything of baby Jennifer’s first few months, to ensure her parents felt included and that they weren’t missing out.

She explained: ‘There’s so much that happens in the first three months that as a veteran parent you almost take that for granted.

Baby Jennifer was born late on June 9, weighing 6lbs, 10 oz and measuring 18in

Baby Jennifer was born late on June 9, weighing 6lbs, 10 oz and measuring 18in

Baby Jennifer was born late on June 9, weighing 6lbs, 10 oz and measuring 18in

Parson praised her 'amazing' husband Rob (pictured) who kept the family updated and took photos and videos of the first moments of baby Jennifer's life. Parson explained they made sure to capture everything to ensure her parents felt included

Parson praised her 'amazing' husband Rob (pictured) who kept the family updated and took photos and videos of the first moments of baby Jennifer's life. Parson explained they made sure to capture everything to ensure her parents felt included

Parson praised her ‘amazing’ husband Rob (pictured) who kept the family updated and took photos and videos of the first moments of baby Jennifer’s life. Parson explained they made sure to capture everything to ensure her parents felt included

Parson said: 'We made sure to take as many pictures and videos as we could throughout the day, just different things, different activities, like her in her new swing, showing them what we were doing with her'

Parson said: 'We made sure to take as many pictures and videos as we could throughout the day, just different things, different activities, like her in her new swing, showing them what we were doing with her'

Parson said: ‘We made sure to take as many pictures and videos as we could throughout the day, just different things, different activities, like her in her new swing, showing them what we were doing with her’

She continued: ‘I definitely wanted to send as many videos to really make them feel like they were here and as many pictures.

‘I had asked them what they wanted to see, like did they want to see a diaper change? And they did! That was kind of surprising but they wanted to see everything because they were missing it.

‘So we sent videos of us changing her diaper. They wanted to see her crying to even know what that sounds like because newborn crying is so different in the first couple of weeks.

‘We just made sure to take as many pictures and videos as we could throughout the day, just different things, different activities, like her in her new swing, showing them what we were doing with her.

‘It was really important for us because we wanted to make sure that they felt a 100 percent included.’

All the while, baby Jennifer’s parents were figuring out a way to travel to Arizona.

Parson explained it wasn’t just the ban on Chinese nationals coming into the US, but the restricted number of flights coming and leaving the country that made planning difficult.

But at the end of July, they informed Parson they finally managed to secure a flight for August 30.

Parson quickly began preparing for their arrival and planned for them to stay for the first week in a new camper her family had recently bought, parking it out in their driveway so they could be close to baby Jennifer as they began her transition over to them. 

She explained: ‘That way we didn’t have to worry about hotels and so that they could really spend as much time as possible just getting to know their baby.’

Finally, on August 31 Jennifer’s parents arrived in Arizona after hours of traveling.

Parson explained they were very nervous about picking up the virus while traveling, so they came dressed in full protection suits and wanted to meet their daughter after they had cleaned up.

Parson said: ‘They wanted to take as many precautions as possible so that they didn’t have any issues when it came to the virus while they were traveling.

All the while, baby Jennifer's parents were figuring out a way to travel to Arizona. Parson explained it wasn't just the ban on Chinese nationals coming into the US, but the restricted number of flights coming and leaving the country that made planning difficult. But at the end of July, they informed Parson they finally managed to secure a flight for August 30

All the while, baby Jennifer's parents were figuring out a way to travel to Arizona. Parson explained it wasn't just the ban on Chinese nationals coming into the US, but the restricted number of flights coming and leaving the country that made planning difficult. But at the end of July, they informed Parson they finally managed to secure a flight for August 30

All the while, baby Jennifer’s parents were figuring out a way to travel to Arizona. Parson explained it wasn’t just the ban on Chinese nationals coming into the US, but the restricted number of flights coming and leaving the country that made planning difficult. But at the end of July, they informed Parson they finally managed to secure a flight for August 30

Parson said: 'My husband's grandmother had crocheted him a blanket when he was a baby, and so we gave her that same blanket that he used in his 40-year-old bassinet. It has all the names and birth dates embroidered on it, and hers is on there too'

Parson said: 'My husband's grandmother had crocheted him a blanket when he was a baby, and so we gave her that same blanket that he used in his 40-year-old bassinet. It has all the names and birth dates embroidered on it, and hers is on there too'

Parson said: ‘My husband’s grandmother had crocheted him a blanket when he was a baby, and so we gave her that same blanket that he used in his 40-year-old bassinet. It has all the names and birth dates embroidered on it, and hers is on there too’

She continued: ‘They took about 30 minutes or so to kind of collect themselves. You could tell that they were just so really excited. It was one of those moments.

‘They were waiting so long for it and it was definitely touching. Everyone was a little teary eyed.’

During the course of the week, the parents got to learn baby Jennifer’s routine, how to change her diaper, how to hold her and how to feed her.

Parson said: ‘The last thing that anybody wanted to do was frustrate either party. I think taking a few days so that she could get used to them throughout the day, it made it more comfortable for them.’

After the first week, the parents took baby Jennifer to a rented house down the road from Parson, where they still visited and helped out by driving them to the grocery store.

And after nearly three weeks in Arizona, it was time to say goodbye to baby Jennifer.

Parson said: ‘We knew the goodbye was coming and it was hard.

‘We sent them off with a photo album that had all the pictures of her up until the point they got here. It also had her hat and shirt from the hospital, her footprints. 

‘My husband’s grandmother had crocheted him a blanket when he was a baby, and so we gave her that same blanket that he used in his 40-year-old bassinet. It has all the names and birth dates embroidered on it, and hers is on there too. 

‘We definitely had some tears at the airport, but I was also excited for them because they had waited such a long time to travel here, to get used to taking care of her – all while working remotely. ‘

And after nearly three weeks in Arizona, it was time to say goodbye to baby Jennifer. Parson said: 'We knew the goodbye was coming and it was hard'

And after nearly three weeks in Arizona, it was time to say goodbye to baby Jennifer. Parson said: 'We knew the goodbye was coming and it was hard'

And after nearly three weeks in Arizona, it was time to say goodbye to baby Jennifer. Parson said: ‘We knew the goodbye was coming and it was hard’

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: 'It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family'

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: ‘It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family’

But while Parson isn't planning on becoming a surrogate again, explaining that three surrogacy pregnancies were enough for her, she'd only do it again for baby Jennifer's family. She said: 'They were sort of robbed of her first three months - so if that couple in general came to me and wanted another baby, they would be the only ones that I'd be a surrogate for'

But while Parson isn't planning on becoming a surrogate again, explaining that three surrogacy pregnancies were enough for her, she'd only do it again for baby Jennifer's family. She said: 'They were sort of robbed of her first three months - so if that couple in general came to me and wanted another baby, they would be the only ones that I'd be a surrogate for'

But while Parson isn’t planning on becoming a surrogate again, explaining that three surrogacy pregnancies were enough for her, she’d only do it again for baby Jennifer’s family. She said: ‘They were sort of robbed of her first three months – so if that couple in general came to me and wanted another baby, they would be the only ones that I’d be a surrogate for’

Parson said the whole experience was immensely rewarding, saying: ‘It really showed how much love goes into creating a family. When she was here, she was a part of our family.

‘We absolutely adored every aspect and every moment of everything that she had to offer. It was magic.  

‘I think the most rewarding thing was seeing two families with unconditional love just work with each other with no issues.

‘We did everything that we could and they did everything that they could to make sure their baby was the 100 percent sole focus. I think that’s really special.

‘It seemed very simplistic, like ”this is what we have to do” and it allowed us not to panic about anything because there was such a focus on where our hearts were at. So it was definitely a positive experience.’

But while Parson isn’t planning on becoming a surrogate again, explaining that three surrogacy pregnancies were enough for her, she’d only do it again for baby Jennifer’s family.

She said: ‘They were sort of robbed of her first three months – so if that couple in general came to me and wanted another baby, they would be the only ones that I’d be a surrogate for.’ 

Parson added: ‘We’re definitely looking forward to still having them as part of our extended family for a long time.’ 

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A Texas father has been arrested for murdering his wife after shooting her then posting a chilling video on YouTube where he apologized to his children for what he had done.

Trent Paschal, 48, has been charged with murdering his wife Savannah, 30, in Houston on Wednesday night. 

The man, who most recently worked for a trucking company in Texas, is believed to have shot her after she arrived back in their home then fled the scene. 

Before police caught up with him, he recorded a 4 minute video where he apologized to his children for what he’d done but also bemoaned that his hair was a ‘mess’ and asked: ‘Why me?’

Trent Paschal murdered his wife Savannah then fled the scene and recorded a four-minute video apologizing to their two kids

Trent Paschal murdered his wife Savannah then fled the scene and recorded a four-minute video apologizing to their two kids

Trent Paschal murdered his wife Savannah then fled the scene and recorded a four-minute video apologizing to their two kids 

In the video, he said he’d heard phone calls between his wife and another man where they talked about sex.

He said he had warned her not to ‘mess’ with his emotions, but admitted always fearing she would be unfaithful because of their 18-year age difference. 

‘I’m recording this because I want my daughter to know that I love you. I’m so sorry that I’ve done this. I want you to know that you mean everything to me.

‘I didn’t choose this. Your mom chose this. She’s been cheating on me for a long time.

‘I have audio of her talking to other guys. I didn’t do nothing wrong to her,’ he said.

He claimed to have recorded Savannah speaking to one man the day before she was murdered, telling him she’d dreamed of them having sex. 

In his video, Trent said he ‘knew’ she was too young for him and always feared being cheated on. 

Trent, in the video, told his kids it had been their 'mom's choice' to die. He also complained that his hair was a 'mess'

Trent, in the video, told his kids it had been their 'mom's choice' to die. He also complained that his hair was a 'mess'

Trent, in the video, told his kids it had been their 'mom's choice' to die. He also complained that his hair was a 'mess'

Trent, in the video, told his kids it had been their 'mom's choice' to die. He also complained that his hair was a 'mess'

Trent, in the video, told his kids it had been their ‘mom’s choice’ to die. He also complained that his hair was a ‘mess’

It's unclear how long the pair had been married but Trent complained he always 'knew' his wife was too young for him. She was 30 and he is 48

It's unclear how long the pair had been married but Trent complained he always 'knew' his wife was too young for him. She was 30 and he is 48

It’s unclear how long the pair had been married but Trent complained he always ‘knew’ his wife was too young for him. She was 30 and he is 48

Some of the family in a recent photograph. Friends and neighbors said they had no idea the couple had problems

Some of the family in a recent photograph. Friends and neighbors said they had no idea the couple had problems

Some of the family in a recent photograph. Friends and neighbors said they had no idea the couple had problems

‘I knew she was kind of too young. I didn’t… 

Trent was arrested and charged with murder

Trent was arrested and charged with murder

Trent was arrested and charged with murder

‘She’s been playing me for a fool. I told her not to mess with me, not to mess with my emotions,’ he said. 

He went on: ‘I put everything into this relationship I have done nothing to your mom. I’ve never hit her. 

‘I’ve never hurt her. I’ve never called her names. I’ve done everything I can. I haven’t done anything wrong.

‘I’m like, why me? My hair’s a mess and I look horrible.’ 

He then apologized for wearing his glasses and took them off. 

At the end of the video, he inexplicably stops speaking and looks off to the side. 

That is when cops are believed to have caught up with him. 

It’s unclear how long Trent and Savannah had been married. 

She had a son from a previous relationship and the pair have a daughter together. 

Trent has multiple charges on his record for non-violent crimes like theft. 

Neighbors said the killing comes as a surprise and that they’d never seen the couple argue.  

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A stunning Instagram model has caught dozens of men blatantly staring at her butt after recording them with a phone hidden in her back pocket.

Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, has amassed over 4.1 million followers on her Instagram page, @alexas.morgan, where she posts sizzling photos of herself of her curvaceous figure in skin-tight lingerie and racy swimsuits.

Known for her killer curves, she set up a social experiment to see how many men gawk at her derrière when she goes out in public.

Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by

Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by

Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by

Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by

Social experiment: Alexas Morgan, 24, from Miami, Florida, hid her cellphone in her back pocket to see how many men would check out her curvaceous derrière when she walked by

Caught on camera: The Instagram star caught dozens of men gawking at her backside a she walked by

Caught on camera: The Instagram star caught dozens of men gawking at her backside a she walked by

Caught on camera: The Instagram star caught dozens of men gawking at her backside a she walked by 

Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look

Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look

Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look

Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look

Gawking: One guy actually stepped out of the grocery store aisle he was in to get a better look 

In the clip, Alexas is wearing a white crop top and skintight leggings with back pockets to ensure her backside is on display. 

‘I want to see how many stares my booty gets,’ she tells the camera. ‘I’m going to put the camera right here.’

Alexa places her phone in the back pocket of her pants with the camera facing outwards and turned on, recording anyone with a lingering eye.

The hilarious video shows dozens of men taking a glimpse of her behind — with some brazen onlookers even pointing and giving her nods approval. 

Fans: Alexas got similar stares when she walked through a sports bar filled with men

Fans: Alexas got similar stares when she walked through a sports bar filled with men

Fans: Alexas got similar stares when she walked through a sports bar filled with men

Fans: Alexas got similar stares when she walked through a sports bar filled with men

Fans: Alexas got similar stares when she walked through a sports bar filled with men 

Clever: Alexas added funny audio effects to the reactions to the delight of her fans

Clever: Alexas added funny audio effects to the reactions to the delight of her fans

Clever: Alexas added funny audio effects to the reactions to the delight of her fans

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So funny: The video left many Instagram users in hysterics over the guys' reactions

So funny: The video left many Instagram users in hysterics over the guys' reactions

So funny: The video left many Instagram users in hysterics over the guys’ reactions

The Instagram star added funny audio effects to the reactions to the delight of her fans. 

The video has been liked more than 114,000 times and left many Instagram users in hysterics over the guys’ reactions.  

‘Which reaction was your fav?’ Alexas asked in the caption. 

‘It was the last one for me,’ one person wrote. ‘Dude turned his head a whole 180 just to see.’

Popular: Alexas has amassed over 4.1 million followers on her Instagram page

Popular: Alexas has amassed over 4.1 million followers on her Instagram page

Popular: Alexas has amassed over 4.1 million followers on her Instagram page

Strike a pose: The influencer mostly posts photos of herself modeling racy lingerie and swimsuits

Strike a pose: The influencer mostly posts photos of herself modeling racy lingerie and swimsuits

Strike a pose: The influencer mostly posts photos of herself modeling racy lingerie and swimsuits

Strike a pose: The influencer mostly posts photos of herself modeling racy lingerie and swimsuits

Strike a pose: The influencer mostly posts photos of herself modeling racy lingerie and swimsuits 

Proud: Alexas loves showing off her ample backside in her sizzling photos

Proud: Alexas loves showing off her ample backside in her sizzling photos

Proud: Alexas loves showing off her ample backside in her sizzling photos 

Another added: ‘The last one bro cracked his spine to look.’  

‘I’m crying the last one,’ someone else commented. 

Alexas, who describes herself as a published model, entrepreneur, and philanthropist in her Instagram bio, loves showing off her ample backside on her page.

Many of her racy photos show her striking a pose in G-strings or skimpy costumes, and she also likes to post gag videos of herself flashing her voluptuous derrière in public. 

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