Eighteen-year-old Maitreyi Ramakrishnan is playing a character created by Mindy Kaling, loosely based on Kaling’s own childhood. And Ramakrishnan’s boss? Also Kaling. But the young Canadian says she actually wasn’t fazed. (May 8)
Claire: President Donald Trump is wading back into the debate over NFL player protests by condemning Drew Brees's recent apology for calling the peaceful demonstrations 'disrespectful' to the military. 'I am a big fan of Drew Brees,' Trump tweeted Friday. 'I think he's truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high. 'We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart. There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag - NO KNEELING!' The controversy has reignited in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose death has sparked protests around the country. In a video of the violent arrest that went viral, Floyd is seen screaming that he can't breath before ultimately passing out. He was later declared dead at a local hospital. Brees, who had previously disagreed with the protests, repeated his opposition to kneeling during the national anthem in an interview with Yahoo Finance on Wednesday. The biting backlash that followed prompted the Saints' star quarterback to issue a several apologies on Thursday, first writing that he 'missed the mark' and then promising to 'do better' in his self-made video. In the apology video, Brees also referenced the recent killing of Ahmad Arbery, the black man who was shot to death by a former cop and his son while he was jogging in Georgia.