WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida municipal worker was suspended without pay for flying a flag supporting President Donald Trump’s re-election from his government truck.
Palm Beach County suspended construction project specialist Randall Williams for five days for violating its rules against engaging in political activity during work hours.
“During a heated political season such as the one we find ourselves in now, it is imperative to remember that political activities must be done outside of working hours,” County Engineer David Ricks wrote in a staff memo Friday announcing the suspension.
A motorist spotted Williams, 61, driving his county truck with a Trump flag attached to the driver’s window last week and took a photo, The Palm Beach Post reports. The photo was forwarded to the county, which identified Williams.
Trump’s official residence, Mar-a-Lago, is in Palm Beach County.
Williams does not have a listed phone number and could
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The Hungarian government says its official Twitter account was temporarily suspended and then restored without explanation.
Government spokesman Zoltán Kovács said Wednesday in a Facebook post that “we have taken the necessary steps and are awaiting an official explanation from Twitter” regarding the status of the government’s @abouthungary account.
While the account was suspended, the following notice appeared on its feed: “Twitter suspends accounts which violate the Twitter rules.”
Kovács, who frequently defends Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s anti-migration policies and his “illiberal democracy” in the international media, said “it seems that the beautiful new world has finally arrived, in which tech giants are silencing those who hold different opinions than loopy liberals.”
Kovács also noted that the account’s suspension came on the same day that the EU’s executive arm, the European Commission, published a report on the state of democracy and the rule of law in