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Posted: Thu-Jul-2020



Al.com reports Hoyt Deau Hutchinson called the syndicated radio show "Rick& Bubba Show" on Monday to describe what happened. Hutchinson said he was shaking in anger when he drove past the balloon and its handlers Saturday during President Donald Trump's visit to see Louisiana State play against the University of Alabama. He yelled at the protesters, but then...

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