The White House Correspondents’ Association will hold their annual dinner tonight in Washington, D.C. without President Donald Trump in attendance. Comedian Hasan Minhaj hosts the dinner and it is scheduled to start at 8:00 PM ET. In February, Trump announced via Twitter that he would not be attending the dinner, becoming the first sitting president since Ronald Reagan to skip the event. Last month, it was reported that the entire White House staff would skip the WHCD in solidarity with the president. Last week, Trump announced that he was holding a big campaign-style rally on the same night as the dinner. Besides being held at the same time as the dinner, the rally also occurs on the president’s 100th day in office. Watch above, via NBC News.
President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally this evening at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The rally will begin at 7:30 PM ET and takes place on the president’s 100th day in office. The event also is occurring on the same evening as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which Trump announced in February he was skipping. Trump will become the first sitting president not to attend the dinner since Ronald Reagan missed it in 1981. The president announced he was holding the rally last week via Twitter. Harrisburg as the location is notable not just because Trump unexpectedly won Pennsylvania during the election, but also due to remarks he made about the city during his campaign. In August 2016, he stated that the city “looked like a war zone where you (once had) these massive plants.” Watch above, via NBC News.
President Donald Trump is heading to Atlanta, Georgia today in order to deliver a speech at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention at the Georgia World Congress Center. Trump’s speech will be part of the NRA’s opening day Leadership Forum, and it is expected to focus on issues of gun rights and ownership. The visit will make Trump the first sitting president to address the convention since Ronald Reagan did in 1983. The event is dedicated to gun rights, but the Secret Service said in a statement that they will be working with law enforcement to make sure attendees leave their guns outside during Trump’s speech. NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre and Texas Senator Ted Cruz are among those expected to speak throughout today’s events. Once Trump is finished speaking, he is expected to appear at a fundraising event in support of Karen Handel, the Republican candidate running against Jon Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: President Trump Speaks at NRA Convention in Atlanta"
President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign an executive order on improving accountability and whistleblower protection at 4:45 PM ET today. The EO will impact the Department of Veterans Affairs and the signing will take place at the VA. On Wednesday, VA Secretary David Shulkin held a press briefing on the upcoming executive order, explaining that the Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Office will place “an executive in charge that will report directly” to him so they can identify who shouldn’t be working at the VA anymore. Shulkin acknowledged that there will be an additional cost to this office, stating that it is an important responsibility. However, he didn’t have the exact figures yet on the costs. Watch above, via the White House. [image via screengrab]
Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold a conference in the White House Briefing Room today at 1:00, where he will take questions from the press and outline the actions of the Trump administration. Watch above, via Mediaite. [image via screengrab]
Press Secretary Sean Spicer will hold a conference in the White House Briefing Room today at 1:30, where he will take questions from the press and outline the actions of the Trump administration. Watch above, via Mediaite. [image via screengrab]
President Donald Trump will sign another executive order today, this one calling for a review of protected federal lands that are legally designated as “national monuments.” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke outlined the order with reporters at the White House last night, saying the review will apply to dozens of national monument designations of 100,000 acres or more that have been put in place since 1996. The order is expected to raise questions about whether presidents can upend the protections a predecessor has placed on lands that were meant to be exempt from public development. “The executive order will direct me as the secretary to review prior monument designations and to suggest legislative changes or modifications to the monuments,” Zinke said. “The executive order does not strip any monument of a designation. The executive order does not loosen any environmental or conservation regulation on any land or marine areas.” Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: President Trump Signs Executive Order to Reduce Federally Protected Land"