President Trump, first lady pay respects to Army officers killed in Afghanistan crash
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects Thursday evening to two Army officers who were killed this week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. © ASSOCIATED PRESS President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump look on as a U.S. Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Chief Warrant Officer 2 David C. Knadle, of Tarrant, Texas, who according to the Department of Defense died in Afghanistan, during a casualty return ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, in Dover Air Force Base, Del.
'The ultimate fighter': Trump shows off Conan the military dog from Baghdadi raid
The president said the White House bestowed the dog with a medal and plaque during a surprise Rose Garden appearance.“We actually just gave Conan a medal and a plaque,” Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden. “I think Conan knew exactly what was going on. But a dog that is very, very special.
“I know each of you has hopes and dreams for the future, whether it’s college, joining the military or playing sports,” the first lady told more than a thousand middle and high school students Tuesday at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County Event Center. “Your future will be determined by the choices you make. Using drugs will only slow you down.”
Middle and high schoolers booed Melania Trump for 30 seconds at an opioid awareness event in Baltimore
The booing lasted for approximately 30 seconds as First Lady Melania Trump was introduced at the Baltimore Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness. As Trump began to speak, some in the crowd continued to jeer at her. Talking over the audience, Trump said: "Thank you to all of the students who are here. I am so proud of you for the bravery it takes to share that you have been strongly affected by the opioid epidemic in some way." The first lady's appearance occurred as part of her "Be Best" initiative, which focuses on three main pillars: "well-being, online safety, and opioid abuse.
Trump was introduced by Jim Wahlberg — the brother of actor Mark Wahlberg — at the B’More Youth Summit on Opioid Awareness. The educational event was sponsored in part by the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, which raises funds for youth programs.
“Listen,” Jim Wahlberg implored the crowd as Trump stood on the stage with him. He asked the students in the audience to stand if they had lost someone they loved to an overdose. A number of people stood.
He then introduced Trump to a mixture of cheers and boos.
“This is an issue that has impacted many lives in your community,” she said. “I hope that the knowledge you gain here will help you tackle the tough decisions you may face so that you can lead healthy and drug-free lives.”
She touted her “Be Best” initiative that focuses on issues facing children, including online safety and opioid abuse.
Trump pokes fun at impeachment inquiry in annual turkey pardoning
"They have already received subpoenas to appear in Adam Schiff's basement on Thursday,” Trump jokes about the birds.After praising the North Carolina poultry farmer who raised the birds, the president quipped in the Rose Garden ceremony that the feathered pair was likely prepared for the intense congressional scrutiny that’s befallen countless others in Trump’s inner circle.
Trump praises UK PM Johnson as 'very capable' ahead of election
U.S. President Trump says UK PM Boris Johnson "very capable"(Pictured) U.S. President Donald Trump meets NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg at Winfield House in London, on Dec. 3.
“I have used ‘Be Best’ to shine a light on programs like these that show what it means to ‘Be Best.’ she said. “Whether it be showing a simple act of kindness, providing care where there is need, or teaching something valuable, this initiative promotes the positive actions happening in our communities and around the globe.”
She received mostly applause — and some loud boos — as she wished the students a happy Thanksgiving and left the stage. Trump was scheduled to return to the White House where she and the president were to participate in the holiday tradition of “pardoning” a turkey.
Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby and U.S. Attorney Robert Hur also spoke at the event, which was also sponsored by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s 360 Strategy, which is designed to combat heroin and opioid use. The program included a hip-hop group, a DJ, and a performance by the Baltimore City College marching band.
“We’re currently living through a massive public health crisis,” Mosby told the audience, emphasizing the prevalence of overdose deaths.
'Very angry': Melania Trump says impeachment witness 'should be ashamed' for bringing Barron Trump up in hearings
First lady Melania Trump responded to Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan invoking the name of her son during the House Judiciary impeachment hearings. © Provided by Washington Examiner "A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics," Trump said Wednesday on Twitter. "Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it." A minor child deserves privacy and should be kept out of politics. Pamela Karlan, you should be ashamed of your very angry and obviously biased public pandering, and using a child to do it.
President Donald Trump has had a tempestuous relationship with Baltimore. In a week of criticism last summer, hehad been “wasted” and “stolen." .
The president returned to his criticism in an address to House Republicans at a Baltimore retreat in September. “We’re going to fight for the future of cities like Baltimore that have been destroyed by decades of failed and corrupt rule,” he said.
Baltimore’s representatives in Congress have been seeking more federal help to combat illegal drug use.
The late Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Baltimore Democrat, long promoted legislation that would provide $100 billion over 10 years for services to combat substance use disorders. The legislation is modeled after the Ryan White Act of 1990, which provided billions of federal dollars to combat the AIDS crisis.
The measure continues to be sponsored in the Senate by Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren, a presidential candidate, but it has not advanced in Congress.
Maryland has been receiving tens of millions of dollars from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from a program designed to expand access to opioid treatment. The program seeks to address the opioid crisis, in part, by making federally-approved medications more widely available.
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Trump lights the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C. .
The tradition started more than 90 years ago.Mr. Trump, in a brief remark on stage, thanked the nation's armed forces and first responders.