Clemson Star Calls Out “Fake News” Following White House Report

first_imgpresident trump at the white house dinnerWASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 14: (AFP OUT) U.S President Donald Trump presents fast food to be served to the Clemson Tigers football team to celebrate their Championship at the White House on January 14, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chris Kleponis-Pool/Getty Images)Earlier this week, a report suggested the majority of Clemson’s black football players did not attend the White House visit following the Tigers’ championship win over the Alabama Crimson Tide.According to the report, nearly “three-fourths of the school’s black football players took a hard pass on the chance to eat cold friends with the president f the people who eats salads from McDonald’s.”In the wake of that report, another article surfaced suggesting the players who did attend the visit felt pressured by Dabo Swinney to make an appearance.Former Clemson star Clelin Ferrell took to Twitter to make sure that misinformation stopped. He called it “fake news” in a post on Twitter.Check it out.“Fake News!!!!!” *Trumps Voice* ??????? https://t.co/E9MzF0HxPd— Clelin Ferrell (@Cle_Missile) January 30, 2019Ferrell played an integral part in Clemson’s success this season before announcing his plans to enter the 2019 NFL draft.Clearly Ferrell wasn’t comfortable with the report being out there and saw the need to make sure it wasn’t accepted as fact by the public. The initial report made it clear the players who spoke with The Root did not feel pressured by the coaching staff to make the trip to the White House.Ferrell will now turn his sights to the NFL draft where he projects as s first-round pick.last_img read more

Less RS members in Team Modi 20 as more LS winners rewarded

first_imgNew Delhi: The representation of Rajya Sabha members in the second Narendra Modi government has dropped from 19 to 11 as those who fought tough battles in the Lok Sabha polls have been rewarded handsomely. In the newly-formed Council of Ministers, out of 11 RS members, six are Cabinet Ministers, two are Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and three are Ministers of State. In the previous term of Modi, 19 ministers belonged to the Rajya Sabha. Out of these, 12 were Cabinet Ministers, two were Ministers of State (Independent Charge) and five Ministers of State. Also Read – Dussehra with a ‘green’ twist In the new Modi government, Rajya Sabha MPs Thawarchand Gehlot, Prakash Javadekar, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman, Dharmendra Pradhan, and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi have been made Cabinet Ministers. Hardeep Singh Puri and Mansukh Mandaviya are Ministers of State (Independent Charge), while Ramdas Athawale, Parshottam Rupala and V. Muraleedharan have been selected as Ministers of State. In the previous Modi government, the 12 Rajya Sabha members in the Cabinet were Arun Jaitley, Suresh Prabhu, Ravi Shankar Prasad, J.P. Nadda, Chaudhary Birender Singh, Gehlot, Smriti Irani, Javadekar, Pradhan, Goyal, Sitharaman and Naqvi. Also Read – India receives its first Rafale fighter jet from France Out of these, Jaitley, Prabhu, Nadda and Birender Singh have been dropped, while Prasad and Irani are Ministers again but as Lok Sabha members. In the last Council of Ministers, the Ministers of State (Independent Charge) from the Rajya Sabha were K.J. Alphons and Puri. While Alphons has been dropped, Puri has maintained his place in the ministry despite the fact that they both contested the Lok Sabha elections from Kerala and Punjab, respectively, but lost. In the last Union Council of Ministers, Rajya Sabha members M. J. Akbar, Shiv Pratap Shukla, Athawale, Parshottam Rupala, and Vijay Goel were Ministers of State. However, only Athawale and Rupala retained their positions in the current Cabinet. In the current Union Council of Ministers, Javadekar has been given charge of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, as well as Information and Broadcasting, while Sitharaman is the Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister. Gehlot and Naqvi will continue to head the Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry and the Minority Affairs Ministry, respectively. Goyal continues his charge as the Minister of Railways with additional charge of the Commerce and Industry Ministry and Pradhan too is continuing as Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas, with additional charge of the Steel Ministry. Among the Ministers of State (Independent Charge), Puri will continue to head the Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry along with additional charge of the Civil Aviation Ministry. He will also be Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. Mandaviya will hold the Shipping Ministry as an independent charge, along with being Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilisers. Among the Ministers of State, Athawale will continue with Social Justice and Empowerment while new addition Muraleedharan will be Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs. Rupala will continue to be the Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. However, the number of RS members in the Council of Ministers may go up as External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar and Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan are not Lok Sabha MPs.last_img read more