Sat, July 1, 2017: Trump speaks at Celebrate Freedom Rally in D.C.

U.S. President Donald Trump honored military veterans in Washington on Saturday at a Kennedy Center event that resembled both a political rally and an evangelical Christian religious service ahead of the July 4 Independence Day holiday.

Using the podium again to lash out at the news media, Trump worked to energize evangelicals in his political base, noting that the U.S. currency was inscribed with the words: “In God We Trust.” Continue reading “Sat, July 1, 2017: Trump speaks at Celebrate Freedom Rally in D.C.”

The week in Trump’s tweets: Attacks on media, defense of self

President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him.

The president’s stream of insults has pained politicians from both parties who have appealed to him, without apparent success, to stop the 140-character bursts of character attacks and focus on running the country. Saturday evening, Trump was at it again. Continue reading “The week in Trump’s tweets: Attacks on media, defense of self”

Sat, July 1, 2017: Trump attends Celebrate Freedom rally, spends 4th of July weekend at NJ golf course

President Trump will be racking up the frequent flier miles this holiday weekend with two trips in four days back and forth to his golf club in Bedminister, New Jersey.

He flew down there with the First Lady and their son, Barron, on Friday night.

Saturday evening, he will return to Washington, D.C. for the Celebrate Freedom Rally at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

When the rally is over, he returns to Bedminster.

He has no public events scheduled on Sunday.

Monday evening he and the family return to the White House.

On Tuesday, late afternoon, they participate in a picnic for military families on the South Lawn of the White House and then watch fireworks.