Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint, Trump Rips CEOs Who’ve Dropped Out Of His Manufacturing Council

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized With Red Spray Paint

Vandals desecrated the Lincoln Memorial sometime early this morning leaving behind vile messages in red spray paint. The paint was sprayed on the memorial ‘s marble columns that face the Capitol Mall. The National Park Service says the damage was found about 4:30 a.m. Work to remove the red paint is underway. The park service says a preservation crew is using a “mild, gel-type architectural paint stripper” to remove the paint without damaging the stone. NBC 4 News reports the crew is applying a layer of gel, rinsing it, checking the effects and then repeating the process.

Description Released Of Fairfax County, VA Child Sex Assault Suspect

Fairfax County police today are releasing the description of a suspect in the sexual assault of a five-year-old girl. The girl was assaulted at an apartment complex on Tower Drive yesterday afternoon. The suspect is described as Hispanic, five-foot-nine, about 200 pounds with black hair. Police say he’s between 20 and 30-years-old and was clean-shaven.

Alexandria Looking For Help In Renaming Davis Highway

The city of Alexandria is looking for the public’s help in renaming the Jefferson Davis Highway. Last year, the city council approved the removal of the Confederate president’s name from the roadway. Now an advisory survey is asking for ideas on new names. Alexandria and Arlington residents will be asked for suggestions through September 15th, with a formal recommendation expected in October.

Trump Rips CEOs Who’ve Dropped Out Of His Manufacturing Council

President Trump says the CEOs who resigned from his manufacturing council are “grandstanders.” The President says for every CEO who drops out, he has many more to take their place. Four CEOs have now quit the council amid the fallout over Trump’s reaction to the recent, deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. The latest defection comes from Scott Paul, head of the Alliance for American Manufacturing. He called his departure the right thing to do.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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