President Trump is creating new controversy over one of the most solemn duties of any president: speaking to families of troops killed in action. The president is also accused of being insensitive in a phone call to the widow of a Green Beret who was killed in West Africa earlier this month. Margaret Brennan reports.
Trump weighed-in on Rep. Tom Marino, his nominee to head the Office of National Drug Control Policy, following a report that revealed Marino’s role in pushing through the drug industry-backed Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act.
Trump defended his false claim that Obama didn’t call the families of fallen service members by alluding to his chief of staff’s son, who died in Afghanistan.
Democrats will seek assurances from Jeff Sessions that the special counsel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election is free of political interference.
Family members of a U.S. service member killed in Niger were “astonished” by the president’s remarks, according to a Florida Congresswoman.
“This is a short-term deal … We think it’s going to not only save money but give people much better health care with a very, very much smaller premium spike.,” President Trump said in the Rose Garden today.
“I want to salute both Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray for working hard on a bipartisan solution,” Senator Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said today with regards to the outline of a health insurance deal which Senate leaders have agreed upon “in principle.”