During a televised speech from the White House on Wednesday summarizing his recent trip to Asia, Trump seemed to have difficulty breathing and had to pause to drink water, using two hands to grasp his Fiji water bottle before continuing.
The U.S. military is “obligated” to prevent President Donald Trump from launching a nuclear strike against North Korea if it deems the order to be illegal, the former head of U.S. Strategic Command said Monday during a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
When asked by reporters on Wednesday if he authorized the mission in Niger that left four U.S. special forces soldiers dead, Trump said, “No, I didn’t, not specifically.” The generals have “decision-making ability,” he added.
A majority of American military officers have an unfavorable view of their commander-in-chief, according to a poll released days after Trump came under fire for his disputed call to the grieving widow of a fallen soldier.
Overall, just 22 percent of Americans describe Trump as prepared, 25 percent said he’s consistent, 28 percent said he’s inspiring and only 32 percent feel he’s courageous. But 84 percent said he’s competitive, 73 percent feel he’s intense and 53 percent describe Trump as enthusiastic.
It’s not unusual for presidents to visit states impacted by natural disasters, but it is somewhat odd for a president to not meet with victims of such disasters. Former President George W. Bush was criticized for his delayed visit to the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina, but when he finally did visit the Gulf Coast, he made sure to visit with victims.
When Mark Goldman, the former Maricopa County sheriff’s attorney, first showed Arpaio the presidential pardon at his home on Friday, Arpaio responded, “Is this a fake?” On Friday evening, Arpaio told the Arizona Republic he’s “very good at investigating fake government documents.”
Sanders has been named the most popular politician in the U.S. in previous polls, but it is notable he continues to be the frontrunner even as some in the Democratic Party continue to blame him and his supporters for Clinton’s stunning election loss to Trump. There are many theories regarding why Clinton didn’t win, despite her experience and qualifications (and who she was up against).
The lethal cocktail contains etomidate, an anesthetic that’s never been used in a U.S. execution, the Associated Press reports. After that drug is administered, rocuronium bromide, a paralytic, and potassium acetate, which stops the heart, will be injected. (This also is to be Florida’s first time using potassium acetate, a drug that was mistakenly used in a 2015 execution in Oklahoma due to mislabeled syringes.)