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President Trump to speak from White House Balcony Saturday, days after recovering from COVID-19

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President Donald Trump will hold his first public rally Saturday afternoon from the White House balcony since successfully beating the novel coronavirus last week, after a short stint at Walter Reed Military Medical Center.

The President is expected to address roughly 1000 supporters from the balcony on the South Lawn. The decision to do so has been criticized by his detractors who say the Commander and Chief may still be contagious.

“People are going to get immediately better like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy,” President Donald Trump

On Friday, President Trump addressed the nation from Rush Limbaugh’s talk radio show. He slammed his opposition and those who questioned his release from the hospital saying, “people are going to get immediately better like I did. I mean, I feel better now than I did two weeks ago. It’s crazy. And I recovered immediately, almost immediately. I might not have recovered at all from covid.”

Since Trump’s release from the hospital, he’s been Isolated in the White House for a fifth straight day. Former Vice President and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, campaigned in Nevada on Friday. He too, wasn’t immune from criticism regarding personal decisions in the time of coronavirus.

Biden’s address went viral on Twitter after he pulled down his mask to cough in his hand during his speech.

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Boston Celtics Player Legally Changing Name to ‘Enes Kanter Freedom’ to Celebrate U.S. Citizenship

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Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is celebrating becoming a U.S. citizen in an incredible way. The 29-year-old athlete from Turkey is having his citizenship oath ceremony Monday, and will legally change his name to Enes Kanter Freedom.

Kanter is an outspoken human rights advocate who had his Turkish passport revoked in 2017 after he criticized Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Mediaite reports “he has also criticized NBA stars Michael Jordan and LeBron James for not doing enough to help the Black community and not speaking out against exploitative labor practices in China respectively.”

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told the Boston Globe the team is “all for” the player’s name change. Kanter’s manager says the player will complete his legal name change to have Kanter become his middle name and Freedom be his new last name at Monday’s ceremony.

“We congratulated him as a group for getting his American citizenship last week,” Udoka said. “That’s who Enes is, we’re proud of him. Enes is who he is. He’s passionate about his stances and the name change; you look at [Ron] Artest [who changed his name to Metta Sandiford-Artest in the middle of the COVID-19 outbreak] and guys that have done it in the past. It’s something he wants to express and we’re all for it.”

Kanter has already changed his official Twitter account to Enes Kanter FREEDOM with his new last name in all caps. Freedom made waves when he tweeted the following on November 18: Money over Morals for the ‘King’. Sad & disgusting how these athletes pretend they care about social justice. They really do ‘shut up & dribble’ when Big Boss [inserted Chinese flag] says so. Did you educate yourself about the slave labor that made your shoes or is that not part of your research?”

The tweet included photos of basketball shoes he wore painted with human rights depictions and phrases such as “hey still researching and getting educated?” as well as “I am informed and educated on the situation.”

The statement is with regard to his criticism of LeBron James’ partnership with Nike. “Nike remains one of the NBA’s biggest sponsors as both organizations feed off their partnerships with China” reports Mediaite. Kanter Freedom also made an offer to take Michael Jordan and Nike co-founder Phil Knight to China in order for the men to “visit these slave labor camps and you can see it with your own eyes.”

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