Wed, Feb. 1, 2017: Trump visits Dover AFB to witness return of body of soldier slain in Yemen

President Trump headed Wednesday to partake for the first time in one of the most solemn rituals of the office, witnessing the return of the body of a Navy SEAL killed this week in the first known counter-terrorism operation of Trump’s presidency.

Trump made an unannounced trip to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to join the family of Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, who died during a raid on a compound used by Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based offshoot in the country’s Bayda province.

–The Los Angeles Times

Wed, Feb. 1, 2017: Trump meets with black leaders for African-American History Month listening session

President Donald Trump met with African-American leaders Wednesday to kick off the start of African-American History month.

“This story is one of unimaginable sacrifice,” said Trump who hosted a listening session. “I am proud to honor this heritage and will be honoring it more and more.”

President Trump voiced promises he would like to keep during his time as president with Dr. Ben Carson by his side – his new Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary.

“We need more jobs. We need better wages. We’re going to work a lot in the inner cities,” said Trump.

The president called for an end to violence in the country – specifically pointing out Chicago.

“What’s happening in Chicago should not be happening in this country,” said Trump.

–CBS