Fri, Sept 22, 2017: Trump speaks at Alabama rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange (video)

In the span of more than 80 minutes stumping for U.S. Senate candidate Luther Strange, President Trump managed to slam top leaders in his own party, taunt “little rocket man” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, use a cuss word to describe NFL player Colin Kaepernick and even question if he made a mistake in picking Strange.

Mr. Trump, in a speech that went off script, going from topic to topic, left virtually no stone unturned ahead of Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff between Strange and former judge Roy Moore. The president’s speech came hours after Sen. John McCain announced he will not vote for the Senate’s last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare before Sept. 30, making any health care reform passage this year less likely. Mr. Trump said passing a health care bill is a “little tougher” without McCain’s vote. Continue reading “Fri, Sept 22, 2017: Trump speaks at Alabama rally for Senate candidate Luther Strange (video)”

Melania Trump harvests, replants White House vegetable garden with local schoolchildren

It’s harvest time for Melania Trump.

The first lady, more at home in Manhattan than among rows of crops, hosted local schoolchildren at the White House on Friday to harvest and replant the vegetable garden Michelle Obama rooted in the South Lawn — carrying on a symbolic piece of the Obamas’ food policy legacy.

“I’m a big believer in healthy eating because it reflects on your mind and your body,” said Melania Trump, surrounded by about a dozen children in the garden on Friday afternoon. “I encourage you to continue to eat a lot of vegetables and fruits, so you grow up healthy and take care of yourself.”

After brief remarks, the first lady, dressed in a red plaid shirt, black pants and sneakers, joined the children in harvesting lettuce and kale, peas, radishes, Swiss chard and mustard. They also planted cabbage, cauliflower, turnips, carrots, spinach and kale, the White House said.

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