Head of Twitter's fact checking has a history of anti-Trump tweets

Head of Twitter’s ‘site integrity’ in charge of fact-checking Trump has previously tweeted the administration are Nazis, compared Kellyanne Conway to Joseph Goebbels and said fly over states are racist

  • The head of Twitter’s fact-checking team, Yoel Roth, has a history of anti-Trump tweets 
  • Roth’s prior tweets, which were mostly posted around 2017, emerged after Twitter put a fact-checking warning on Trump’s posts on Tuesday 
  • Twitter prompted readers to check the facts in Trump’s tweets on Tuesday  
  • Trump has long accused Twitter of being biased and he lashed out at the company in response to the fact-checking warning
  • He accused Twitter of interfering in the 2020 presidential election and stifling free speech 

The head of Twitter’s fact-checking team has previously tweeted that the Trump administration are Nazis, compared adviser Kellyanne Conway to Joseph Goebbels and said fly over states are racist.

The previous tweets from Yoel Roth, whose official title at Twitter is head of Site Integrity, emerged after the social media giant put a fact-checking warning on two of Trump’s posts for the first time on Tuesday. 

Twitter prompted readers to check the facts in Trump’s tweets after the president suggested that California’s mail-in balloting initiative would lead to substantial voter fraud in the November general election.  

The social media giant said Trump’s claims about mail-in ballots being ‘substantially fraudulent’ were found to unsubstantiated by fact-checkers at CNN, the Washington Post and other media outlets. 

Roth, who is in charge of the team that investigates misinformation at Twitter, is now facing backlash after his history of anti-Trump tweets emerged on Wednesday.   

Prior tweets from Yoel Roth, whose official title at Twitter is head of Site Integrity, emerged after the social media giant put a fact-checking warning on Trump’s posts for the first time on Tuesday

Roth referred to the Trump administration as ‘actual Nazis in the White House’ in a January 2017 tweet and tweeted in November 2016 that fly over states were racist.

He also compared Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway to Nazi Joseph Goebbels saying: ”Today on Meet The Press, we’re speaking with Joseph Goebbels about the first 100 days…’ – What I hear whenever Kellyanne is on a news show.’

The majority of Roth’s tweets criticizing Trump and his administration were posted around 2017. 

Roth started working at Twitter in 2015 as a product trust partner, according to his LinkedIn profile. 

He has been in his current role as head of site integrity for almost two years. 

Conway, who is a counselor to Trump, lashed out at Roth in an interview with Fox & Friends on Wednesday and went as far as giving out his Twitter handle on live television.

‘This guy is constantly attacking Trump voters, Trump, Mitch McConnell, you name it. He’s the head of integrity at Twitter,’ Conway said. 

‘It’s horrible the way he looks at people who should otherwise have a free and clear platform on Twitter.’ 

Trump has long accused Twitter of being biased and he lashed out at the company in response to the fact-checking warning put on his posts, accusing it – in a tweet – of interfering in the 2020 presidential election. 

‘Twitter is completely stifling FREE SPEECH, and I, as President, will not allow it to happen!’ he said. 

Roth referred to the Trump administration as ‘actual Nazis in the White House’ in a January 2017 tweet

Roth tweeted in November 2016 that fly over states were racist

He also compared Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway to Nazi Joseph Goebbels in a 2017 tweet

Trump, who has more than 80 million Twitter followers, had claimed in tweets earlier in the day that mail-in ballots would be ‘substantially fraudulent’ and result in a ‘rigged election.’ 

He also singled out the governor of California over the issue, although the state is not the only one to use mail-in ballots.

Hours later, Twitter posted a blue exclamation mark alert underneath two of those tweets, prompting readers to ‘get the facts about mail-in ballots’ and directing them to a page with information aggregated by Twitter staffers about the claims.

A headline at the top of the page stated ‘Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud’ and was followed by a ‘what you need to know’ section addressing three specific claims made in the tweets.  

The claims were found to unsubstantiated by fact-checkers at CNN, the Washington Post and other media outlets, according to Twitter.  

In a separate statement, Twitter said Trump’s vote-by-mail tweets ‘contain potentially misleading information about voting processes and have been labeled to provide additional context around mail-in ballots.’  

Trump posted the same text about mail-in ballots on his official Facebook page, where the post picked up 170,000 reactions and was shared 17,000 times. 

Facebook’s policy is to remove content that misrepresents methods of voting or voter registration, but in this case it left the post untouched. 

President Donald Trump tweeted his accusations on Tuesday night that the social media site was interfering in the 2020 presidential election by fact-checking his tweets 


It came after the President’s claims were ‘fact-checked’. Users who clicked on the blue exclamation marks were sent to a page that explained why the claim was unsubstantiated, including that there was ‘no evidence’ that vote-by-mail was linked to voter fraud 

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Head to the Highlands of Scotland and discover why generations of royals have been charmed by Deeside – The Sun

DRIVING through ancient pine forests, as heather-clad mountains march into the distance, I see why Prince Charles opted to self-isolate at his Scots home, Birkhall.

Tucked away on the Balmoral estate in stunning scenery, it is the ideal place to be marooned for a few weeks. Or in our case, three days.

Deeside is often overlooked but has charmed the royals since the reign of Queen Victoria.

While we may not be able to travel there right now, in normal times most tourists head for the must-see sights of the western Highlands, the River Dee snakes through an area of equally majestic scenery, charming towns and villages, castles. The weather is better, too.

Just half an hour into our drive from Aberdeen airport, my own little heirs need to let off steam. Right on cue, Crathes Castle pokes its handsome head above the trees.

Ask Pixar to come up with a fairytale Scots castle and this is what they might produce, with 16th-century turrets and gargoyles that enthral my clan. There is also a Go Ape high-wire course and a huge adventure playground.

Vintage thrills from a different era are on offer at the Royal Deeside Railway, a few miles west at Milton of Crathes.

Boarding the steam loco for the 20-minute ride let me at last admire the scenery, having spent the drive here with my eyes fixed to the road.

Staying at the 4H Hilton Grand Vacations hotel at Craigendarroch, we feel like royalty ourselves. Two indoor pools and an adventure playground keep the kids happy while my wife enjoys the spa.

Even Balmoral, seven miles away, might not have facilities to match.

Admiring the crags and mountains in the early morning sun, it is easy to miss the brown signs pointing to the world-famous castles.

Balmoral’s grounds — including Prince Philip’s kitchen garden — are normally open to the public from April to the end of July, when the Queen arrives for her annual stay.

Only one room in the castle is open but, my, what a room. The ballroom is the largest space in the castle and hosts the annual Ghillies Ball.

It was a bit early in the day for my Auld Lang Syne routine so I instead had a look at the guided tours of the estate, including a luxury Land Rover safari.

Soaring from the Balmoral estate’s “back garden” is one hell of a rockery — the craggy peak of Lochnagar. Fated by Prince Charles in his children’s book The Old Man Of Lochnagar, it was climbed by Queen Victoria in 1848.

If you want to follow in her footsteps, bear in mind it is 3,789ft and can be Arctic up top. But you will be rewarded with views of the estate and wider Cairngorms National Park — one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses. No wonder it inspired the poetry of Lord Byron.

Back at sea level, you will have earned a wee dram on the Royal Lochnagar distillery tour. Under-eights are not allowed . . . which was fine by me, as it left me to admire the copper stills and mash tun in peace. Nor did I have to rush my sample at the end.

It is another spectacular drive — this time for my wife, who skipped the whisky — as you get deeper into the Cairngorms. They boast four of Britain’s five highest mountains.

Braemar sits deep among these rugged peaks under the shadow of Ben Macdui, Britain’s second-highest — which Queen Victoria scaled aged 40. Legend has it she drank whisky and water as she climbed.

Down the mountain, the real revelry occurs. Dating back to the reign of Scots king Malcolm III in the 11th century, Braemar’s Highland Games are world-famous, thanks in part to members of the Royal Family joining spectators for a riot of caber-tossing, pipe bands and traditional dancing each September.

Our visit was earlier in the year, so we made do with our own high-land fling at the Fife Arms.

Braemar is more than 1,000ft up and this luxury boutique hotel is aimed at grown-ups seeking the high life alone. Our kids were welcome, though, and developed a real taste for prime steak and seafood.

Taking the quieter South Deeside Road back to Aberdeen, you see why generations of salmon fishermen, walkers, deer stalkers and nature lovers have come here to recharge.

Sparkles in the sun

But with an early-morning flight home the next day, an afternoon and night in bustling Aberdeen beckoned.

When our flight arrived in the Granite City, our boys gazed at the non-stop helicopters taking off for North Sea oil rigs.

“Black gold” is still important but offshore workers and Texan tycoons are not the only visitors to this historic university port. There is a pleasure beach including the famous Codona’s Amusement Park.

Feeling brave? You can even surf. Stick on a wetsuit, squint and you could be in Santa Monica. Almost.

Or explore Old Aberdeen’s cobbled streets and granite buildings dating to the 17th century. The university here is older still, born in 1494.

Farther into the city centre, get Marischal College on your Instagram feed. It is one of the world’s largest granite buildings and sparkles in the sun. Or soak up the charm of Fit Dee, a fishing village at the eastern end of Aberdeen’s harbour.

We missed the Highland Games but the Balmoral of this story is: There is plenty else for a dram good time on Royal Deeside.


GETTING THERE: BA usually flies to Aberdeen from Heathrow and easyJet from Luton. There are LNER train services direct from London King’s Cross via York, Newcastle and Edinburgh.

STAYING THERE: Hilton Grand Vacations at Craigendarroch usually has studios, one and two-bed suites from £170per night. See hilton.com. The Malmaison Aberdeen usually has rooms from £70. See malmaison.com.

MORE INFO: For a virtual tour of Aberdeenshire, see visitabdn.com/ABDNwillwait or see visitscotland.com.

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Emmerdale cast: Andrea Tate was almost played by famous face as star talks ‘b*****y’ role

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Hollyoaks star Gemma Bissix, 36, who played Clare Devine on the Channel 4 soap, said she auditioned for the role of Andrea Tate on Emmerdale, before it was given to actress Anna Nightingale, 29.

They said they might keep me in mind for the future

Gemma Bissix

Gemma said she sent producers a “self tape” for the role, which she insisted was similar to her other roles in Hollyoaks and EastEnders.

She said: “I auditioned for Emmerdale last January.

“It was just a self tape, I got really lovely feedback actually, saying it was great and lovely to see you and stuff like that.

“But it was quite a similar role, a b****y kind of role so even when I did the script I thought to myself, it’s a bit kind of like I went back to EastEnders and it was a bit b****y and obviously Hollyoaks.”


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The role was handed to Anna Nightingale, who joined the Dales last year.

Despite not taking on the character, Gemma said she could still make an appearance on the soap in the future.

She added to The Sun: “It would be quite nice to do something different.

“But yeah, that didn’t work, but they said they might keep me in mind for the future.”

The soap star went on to say she may take a step into directing soaps instead of acting.

Gemma famously played Clare Bates on EastEnders, where she caused a stir in several storylines.

After reprising her role in 2008, she tried her chances with many men on the square.

In 2008, she tried to come between Ian (Adam Woodyatt) and Jane Beale (Laurie Brett) after she seduced with the married man.

She went on to blackmail the cafe owner for money, but was later warned off by Jane.

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Clare also became interested in Bradley Branning (Charlie Clements) after learning he got a lucrative property development job and split from his wife Stacey Slater (Lacey Turner).

Gemma moved on from her role in EastEnders, to her feisty character as Clare Devine in Hollyoaks.

The actress was in and out of the soap over the years until she was killed off back in 2013.

Reflecting on her character’s death, she told Digital Spy: “I think at the time, Clare had had so many ups and downs.


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“The character has to expire at some point — you can’t be that evil and not get your comeuppance.”

The soap star went on to say she used to get a lot of abuse from viewers for playing the villain.

“There was no character like her before,” she admitted.

”The audience knew she was evil, but everybody else in the show didn’t.

She added: “That’s what was so frustrating for the audience – they were screaming at the television. She was awful. I used to get so much abuse!”

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Fay Ripley opens up on her family life during coronavirus lockdown

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Not a bit of it! The Cold Feet star is delighted that the stay-at-home rules are keeping her youngsters right where she can see them. No unexpected phone calls demanding immediate collection from get-togethers you hadn’t even been told about. No claims to be the only person in the class who’s been refused permission to go to the gig, festival or sleepover. “Pre-lockdown, because of the age of my children, I was mainly ferrying them to and from parties, hoping they wouldn’t take drugs,” jokes Fay, 54, with a laugh.

“Now I can actually relax. It’s a teen parent’s holiday, really. All of that worry has gone.”

She had also been anxiously trying to prepare herself for the fast approaching time when her “almost adults” finally strike out on their own. Now that’s looking much less imminent.

“I’ve had that fear of the empty nest,” she admits, “because my kids soon won’t be here.

“Now I’m the Wicked Witch of the West, cackling: “Ha ha! You’re going nowhere! They’re locked into Mummy Hell.”

Fay is referring to the family home in north London which she shares with her husband, actor Daniel Lapaine – of The Durrells and Catastrophe – and their daughter Parker, 17, and son Sonny, 13. To be fair, it doesn’t sound much like “Mummy Hell” when Fay reveals she’s dealing with being unable to work by focusing on her passion for cooking. She has written three cookery books and her Instagram feed is filled with posts of delectable treats she’s whipped up during lockdown.

“My way of getting through anything is with cooking,” she confesses. “I felt like I had a big win yesterday when Sonny said, “Mum, we’ve never eaten better.”

“Obviously, I’m having to be inventive with only half the ingredients I’d normally have, but I’m having fun making something out of an old shoe and a bit of dog meat. I’m like, ‘We’re having dog food toasties’!” In case some readers are starting to feel inadequate compared to Fay’s domestic goddess attributes, she is eager to explain that not everything is rosy in the Ripley-Lapaine household.

For example, Parker and Sonny have refused point-blank to chip in with the housework.

“My friends are telling me they’re doing proper rotas and their kids are hoovering,” sighs Fay. “When I try asking my kids, the screams, the shouting and sometimes the tears when asked to do said thing means it’s so not worth it.

“I try, and then I cave in. Also, I’m a control freak and they’re bad at the hoovering, so I’m thinking I’ll have to do it again anyway.

“There are still some rows. There are a whole load of hormones around ours, including my own, but for the most part we can get through each day punctuated by some delicious food.”

It seems there are no screams, shouting or tears from husband Dan when he’s asked to do his bit.

“We have been married a long time, and Dan understands that no one is to sit down and have a cup of tea,” she says. “Oh, no.

We’re up with the kids at 7.30 and it’s busy.

“There are four of us here and stuff that needs doing. We have a happy marriage our way. You can read between the lines: he does what I say!” Fay has developed a few lockdown tricks to emulate a change of scenery.

“I’ve designated a corner of the sitting room “the pub,” so it’s become the only place you can consume alcohol in the house. So you invite the others to the pub for fizzy drinks and crisps. Mummy gets to have rosé and that’s quite fun.

“My other trick is to rotate furniture, bringing things from upstairs. The kids are wouldn’t Ilike, ‘Why is there a single bed in the sitting room?’ 

“I said, ‘I’m calling it a chaise longue. Doesn’t it feel like a new home?’ “I’ve moved the kitchen table around to places where it shouldn’t be. ‘Look, it’s a new and exciting restaurant area!’ and they’re like, ‘It’s in the hall, Mum’.”

Fay is clearly using her sense of humour to chivvy her loved ones along during the pandemic. But she confesses her parental skills failed her completely when Sonny got a thorn lodged in his foot.

“The thorn was there for three weeks, and as a very bad parent I let it stay in his foot – I didn’t want to bother the hospital,” she confesses. “But I saw his mood sliding, and he couldn’t exercise, so I got some advice from a doctor neighbour and took him to the A&E. “It was actually a joyous moment because the doctors and nurses at the Whittington Hospital were jumping up and down.

“They had had really hard stuff to deal with that day, but a thorn in the foot was a thing they could easily fix. They were very sweet, and I made them cakes just to say thank you.”

But life after lockdown is looking a bit different for Fay now that she knows she won’t be returning to Manchester to film a 10th series of Cold Feet.

After ITV revived the series in 2016 (it originally ran from 1997-2003), the network announced in February that Cold Feet would be rested for now.

“I’m gutted, actually, is the truth, but that’s showbiz,” sighs Fay. “It’s a numbers game. We were always aware while filming it could be the last series, so we weren’t that surprised. Actors are a pessimistic lot.” 

Fay can’t yet mention other projects she may take up once lockdown is lifted, but during the stay-at-home period she has been devoting time to a charity that is more needed than ever during the pandemic.

The Hygiene Bank distributes free items such as soap, shower gel, razors, toothbrushes and laundry detergent to those in need.

“I’m often asked how I relax,” she says, “and my answer is, ‘I have a bath.’ It’s been my time out ever since my kids were little.

“I have bubble bath and use soap and that doesn’t sound like much, but that thing I take for granted is something way too many people cannot take for granted and cannot afford. 

“So I got involved with the Hygiene Bank when I discovered that some families have to share one toothbrush, and some mums have to reuse nappies. I’m not OK with that.”

Exacerbating the problem is the loss of work during lockdown, increasing the strain on family finances.

“Normally you can bung your donations in a box at Boots or various drop-off points, but during the pandemic that’s become difficult, so you can just text to make a donation instead. A fiver is achievable and makes a difference.”

If Fay seems to be sailing relatively easily through lockdown, it’s probably because it’s not that different from her normal life, she suggests.

“Actors have been in training for the lockdown our whole lives. This is what we do: sit at home waiting for something to happen. “Now everybody is living the actor’s life.

“I’m not sure how we’re going to pay the mortgage but I feel genuinely privileged that I have a small London back garden where I can sit and listen to the birds, which I’d previously taken for granted.”

To help The Hygiene Bank text BASICS to 70085. See thehygienebank.com

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Piers Morgan thanks viewers for ‘switching’ away from BBC Breakfast in major new swipe

Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan, 55, couldn’t resist taking a swipe at his rival morning show after BBC editor Richard Frediani shared its viewing figures. The latter shared a tweet, telling fans the show has had its highest television audience in 10 years.

Thanks for switching everyone!

view of his 12,000 followers, he wrote: “Wake up with @BBCBreakfast where since the start of 2020 the TV audience share is the HIGHEST for TEN YEARS at 41 [per cent].

“More than 11-million viewers watching every week making #BBCBreakfast the No.1 show.”

Richard included a picture of regular presenters Dan Walker, Louise Minchin, Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt.

Piers took a swipe at the show’s latest figures in view of his 7.5 million followers.


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He wrote: “UPDATE: BBC Breakfast had its lowest viewership yesterday since Jan31. GMB’s had its 2 highest ever audience shares over past 2 days.(sic)

“Gap between 2 shows is now the closest ever. Thanks for switching everyone!”

Piers also cheekily tagged Dan into the post, who he often clashes with on social media.

Dan is yet to respond to Piers’ dig, but reacted to the good news about the show.

He wrote: “Thanks for watching #BBCBreakfast back tomorrow from 6am.”

Earlier this week, Piers and Dan reignited their feud as the latter seemingly took a swipe at the former’s interview technique.

He wrote: “Thanks for all your kind comments about our #BBCBreakfast interviews this morning.

“It is possible to challenge politicians & and ask difficult questions without… Shouting, Interrupting, Telling everyone you’re brilliant at holding them to account.

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“Thanks for watching.”

Many of his 651,000 followers began speculating this his tweet was about Piers, who is no stranger to a heated debate on Good Morning Britain.

He later said: “I was responding to the people who said you need to shout and constantly interrupt. It wasn’t an attack.”

Piers shared Dan’s original tweet as he replied: “The reason they all go on your show Dan is because you’re known as the softest touch in world political interviewing… or as the Guardian called you recently ‘LaLa from the Teletubbies’… most at home asking unthreatening lifestyle questions.”


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Golfer Lee Westwood weighed in on the presenters’ exchange, urging the pair to stop making digs at each other.

He wrote: “@mrdanwalker @piersmorgan come on lads! You’re both better than this playground stuff.

“You both have you’re own styles of interviewing, people choose which one they prefer to watch.(sic)

“This is not a competition and we all have the same enemy here. Don’t reply with “he started it”!”

Dan responded to Lee’s tweet with a raised fist emoji.

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Amanda Holden speaks out on replacing Holly Willoughby after star quits ITV show

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden, 49, has said she would love to be chosen as the new team captain on Celebrity Juice, but insisted timing could be an issue for her. Holly Willoughby, 39, announced she had stepped down from the show after 12 years last week.

On potentially stepping in Holly’s shoes, she said: “I would love it, but it is hard work because they film for blinking hours.

“I remember when I filled in for Holly, I was like, ‘Yeah! I’ll come and do that’.

“But obviously I do Heart Breakfast, which I get up for at 5.30am, they film it over in Elstree and I’m not joking, it takes about four hours and they don’t finish until really late.

“So I would say yes, I’d love to, but it takes too long!”


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The talent judge went on to say she doesn’t believe she’d be “as funny” as other potential replacements as she’s “up for anything”.

She added to the Huffington Post: “I know Holly is not goodie-goodie by any means, but that’s what she plays, and I always think it’s better to watch someone who is straighter doing things out of their comfort zone.

“Everyone knows I’m up for anything, so it’s not as funny.“

Holly announced she had left the show after 12 years in a statement on Instagram last weekend. 

She praised the team for their support and told fans her replacement would be “lucky” to get the job. 

The presenter’s Celebrity Juice replacement is yet to be revealed ahead of the new series this Autumn.

Names in the mix include Emily Atack and Kelly Brook.

Michelle Keegan was also a favourite to replace the star, but she recently denied she is joining the team.

Last year, Fearne Cotton also quit her role as a team captain on the show.

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At the time, host Keith Lemon said he asked Kylie Minogue to join the team, in an exclusive interview with Express.co.uk.

He said: “I reached out to Kylie a few times, she said she would think about it which is showbiz for no chance.”

Ahead of Holly leaving, he added: “I guess if Holly left maybe I’d try it with someone else to see if it worked, got to keep going I guess.”

Meanwhile, Amanda has been giving fans an insight into her lockdown antics at home with her husband Chris Hughes and their two daughters Hollie and Alexa. 


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So far, the judge has mowed her garden while wearing her wedding dress and was also filmed putting her bins out dressed in a ballgown.

Last week, she also released her own rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow as an NHS charity single.

All profits from the single will go to NHS Charities Together, to support NHS staff and volunteers caring for coronavirus patients.

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De Blasio appoints wife head of coronavirus racial inequality task force

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Sunday that he has put First Lady Chirlane McCray in charge of a special coronavirus task force — insisting her work with her embattled ThriveNYC initiative made her perfect for the new job.

McCray will work with Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson in leading a task force on racial inclusion and equity to make sure the Big Apple rebounds as a “better and more just society than the one we left behind,” Hizzoner said.

The mayor insisted that the First Lady deserved her place at the head of the new initiative because of the ideas she generated  — defying critics and praising her work with her $250 million-a-year mental health plan.

“In terms of fighting inequality, Thrive has gone to that point and in many ways even farther,” he insisted, praising his wife’s work in “putting a light” to serious issues, making her an obvious choice for the new role.

“I think that’s exactly the kind of mindset needed for this task force,” he insisted of his 65-year-old wife.

Critics have charged that McCray’s ThriveNYC program is both ineffective and ripe for abuse as a political cudgel.

The racial inequality task force, meanwhile, was one of a series of working groups being set up to help prepare the Big Apple to reopen after the lockdown, the Mayor announced, saying they will start meeting “in a matter of days.”

The crisis has highlighted the “many things that are broken in our city and in our country,” Hizzoner insisted at Sunday’s press briefing, calling it a “clarion call” for change.

“We don’t just need a recovery, we need a transformation,” he said.

It was not immediately clear whether the task force would be given a budget — or whether McCray would draw a salary.

The city’s black and Latin communities are particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic, statistics released by City Hall show.

He also insisted that the city would not rush to reopen, saying he was “worried” for other states moving too quickly.

As well as “running a risk is endangering their own people,” they also risked it “backfiring” and having prolonged lockdowns once the contagion reasserts itself, he said.

“We won’t let that happen here,” he stressed, refusing to be drawn on an exact timescale of the lockdown getting lifted.

“There is in my mind also no question that New York City will come back strong — stronger than ever. This is what New York City does this is who we are,” he insisted.

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A Place in The Sun’s Laura Hamilton talks move away from show with husband ‘He was angry’

A Place In The Sun presenter Laura Hamilton, 37, has revealed how she has been keeping busy during lockdown at home with her husband Alex Goward, who she married in 2012, and their two children. The property expert said she has been filming a mini series with her husband to give fans an insight into their home life and marriage.

He stopped the video halfway through because he was getting so angry with me

Laura Hamilton

So far, Laura has filmed herself attempting to cut her spouse’s hair, but she joked he “got angry” with her after he realised she was filming him while he wore pants.

She revealed: “I’ve started this thing called Too Much Information, it’s a little series we are going to do.

“I’m going to try and edit a little video together of me trying to cut his hair, that’ll be the next one.

“Every once in a while we are going to try and do a video of fun stuff that is going on at home or something around the shop [their coffee shop].

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“There are funny things that happen up there. I think that’s what people need is a bit of a laugh, people can see a different side to me.

“I feel like people don’t get to see what our lives are really like, like a lot of people on tele.”

But admitting the pair have already experienced their first blunder in their videos, she joked: “I did start videoing his hair cut and he was in his pants and he went, ‘Put a towel round me!’

“He stopped the video halfway through because he was getting so angry with me.”

Thankfully for the duo, Laura’s handling of the scissors went down well as Alex liked his haircut.

Laura first gave fans a glimpse into the pair’s home and marriage last month.

The mother-of-two shared a video of the them playing a game of Who’s Most Likely To?

It wasn’t long before the presenter and her spouse jokingly clashed after he light-heartedly claimed she was “boring”.

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A female pal asked the couple: “Who is most likely to get arrested?”

The pair immediately pointed at Alex, with her husband admitting: “That was easy.”

Laura went on to say she was “a goody two-shoes,” prompting her husband to reply: “Also known as boring.”

She then jokingly pushed Alex away as he said: “You set me up!”


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Laura captioned the post: “Just a little bit of fun we had at home one evening with perhaps a little too much information and a few too many drinks! @laurahamiltontv @alexgoward @georgielouisegavin.”

Also during lockdown, the couple have been keeping busy by providing groceries from their coffee shop Lord Roberts on The Green amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The deadly disease has killed over 180,000 people worldwide. 

A Place In The Sun continues today at 3pm on Channel 4.

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