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18-Wheel Truck’s Supply of Toilet Paper Goes Up in Flames in Texas Crash

This wouldn’t normally be national news.

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A truck hauling a full load of toiler paper crashed in the Dallas area early Wednesday morning, with precious cargo being ruined.

The crash occurred in I-20 in South Dallas, temporarily shutting down four lanes of the highway. Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel. Fortunately, neither he nor the dog on board suffered serious injuries, along with anyone else.

The loss of an entire truckload of toilet paper destined to San Antonio from Alabama is certainly a loss, however. The personal sanitation products have been in high demand since the beginning of the national Chinese coronavirus epidemic, with many of the nation’s grocery stores being perpetually sold out of the products.

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Some retailers have adopted new policies prohibited customers from hoarding toilet paper. Delivery businesses have also taken to offering a free roll of the paper to customers purchasing their products.

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Reports indicate that the driver fell asleep at the wheel, perhaps taxed by the urgent demand for the products. Some trucking regulations prohibiting drivers from working more than 11 hours a day have been temporarily suspended by the Trump administration with the hopes of allowing America’s essential retailers to stock the shelves to meet renewed demand.

The freeway reopened later in the day.

You don’t learn to appreciate the simple things in life until you face the prospect of going without them.

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President Trump Rules Out Deploying Troops to Restore Order, Even as Riots Show No Signs of Slowing Down

Trump has opted to not show strength in the face of this crisis.

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Just one day after President Donald Trump said he was willing to send military forces into states across the country to put down riots, he is reportedly backing off of the idea.

According to administration officials, Trump is happy with the result of yesterday’s enforcement measures during the riots – which included law enforcement officials being shot and police getting hit by SUVs. He will not be using the Insurrection Act to put troops on the streets to restore order anytime soon.

“The law is absolutely still on the table if things get really bad, but as of now he doesn’t think it’s going to have to go that far,” an administration official said to Axios.

“As President Trump has said, we cannot allow the voices of peaceful protesters to be drowned out by angry mobs, which is why the President will continue to take lawful, decisive action to stop the violence and restore the security of all Americans,” White House spokesman Judd Deere said.

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Trump made the pivot after RINO Republicans whined about his harsh rhetoric as the country burns due to extreme left-wing riots.

“I don’t think the Pentagon’s keen on getting brought into this unless they absolutely have to. We need to restore order, but using active duty military troops in circumstances like this is a fairly rare occurrence,” Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said on Tuesday.

“I would prefer that these things be handled by the state and local authorities,” Sen. John Thune (R-SD) said. “You want to de-escalate, rather than escalate.”

Yesterday, Trump declared that he would show zero tolerance for any more rioting and looting in the streets:

President Donald Trump announced tonight that he will deploy military force in cities that are gripped by riots if blue-state governors do not get their acts in order and do so soon.

“My first and highest duty as president is to defend our great country and the American people,” Trump said in his speech. “I swore an oath to uphold the laws of our nation and that is exactly what I will do.”

Trump made it clear that he is an “ally of all peaceful protesters” who are protesting about injustices committed against George Floyd, who died during a police encounter with former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. However, Trump will not allow the rioters to disgrace Floyd’s memory with their looting and wanton property destruction.

Trump announced that he would deploy “thousands and thousands of heavily armed soldiers, military personnel and law enforcement officers” in order to restore order in American cities. These forces could be deployed as soon as tonight considering how blue-state governors have done so poorly at keeping their states safe.

Earlier in the day, Trump had criticized governors throughout the country for their “weak” response to the growing violence.

President Trump has backed off at least temporarily from his boasts, showing yet again that his bark is much worse than his bite.

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