Trump observes moment of silence for Las Vegas victims
It lasted just under a minute.
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President Trump was joined by First Lady Melania Trump, Vice President Pence and his wife Karen on the White House lawn this afternoon for a moment of silence for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting.
President Trump began his tax speech today by addressing the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. He vowed to stand by the people until they are safe, and acknowledged that the both Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have been "wiped out" and rebuilding must start from scratch.
Other key quotes:
Acting Homeland Security chief Elaine Duke yesterday called Puerto Rico "a good news story," referring to the administration's ability to reach people and send resources, while mentioning the limited number of deaths in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
San Juan mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz responded this morning on CNN, calling that statement "irresponsible." She added, "Maybe from where she's standing this is a good news story...This is a people are dying story."
All five living former presidents — Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — are fundraising for Puerto Rico, which was devastated by Hurricane Maria.
The One America Appeal was launched after Hurricane Harvey to give aide to the Gulf Coast. It expanded to help Irma relief efforts, and now donations can be sent to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The full scale of Maria's massive impact, here.
LeBron James, during a press conference today, referred to President Trump as "that guy" dividing the nation. James was commenting on Trump's crusade against the NFL and national anthem protestors.
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NASCAR champions and owners are divided over President Trump's tirade against NFL players protesting the national anthem. Trump thanked NASCAR's support on twitter tirade this morning. Full tweetstorm, here.
Those who oppose: NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted a JFK quote opposing Trump's stance,
All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 25, 2017
Those who support: Over the weekend, Richard Childress, longtime owner of Earnhardt Jr.'s father's racing team, declared that, "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in," and championship driver Richard Petty stated that if any of his drivers protested they would be fired, according to AP.
President Trump gave a toast to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. He greeted the world leaders in the room and raised a glass of red wine to the "great potential of the United Nations."
Russian politician Vyacheslav Nikonov, a member of the Duma, said U.S. "intelligence missed it when Russian intelligence stole the president of the United States." He made the remarks on a Russian panel show, "Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov."
The episode centered on the U.S.' diminishing power on the world stage and the resulting chaos, The Hill reports. University of Virginia professor Allen Lynch told The Hill that Nikonov's statement was directed at the idea that the U.S. must be losing power if it can't uphold the integrity of its own electoral system.
Julia Davis, who monitors Russian media, first noted the comments on her Twitter account last night.
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President Trump sided yesterday with the Democrats on key legislative issues, including government funding and raising the debt ceiling. The move upset Congressional Republicans and left many others speculating about Trump's motives. We've gathered a few of the theories about Trump's decision.
We've gathered some of President Trump's more notable mistakes on Twitter, the social network where he has 37 million followers.
The latest example came on Friday, when he tweeted "heeled" instead of "healed" to refer to Texas recovering from Hurricane Harvey.