GEORGE HW Bush's funeral will take place today. But the current White House incumbent's fraught relationship with the family has lead to speculation over the seating plan. Here's what we know. Will Trump sit with the Bushs, Obamas and Clintons? President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, are expected to sit on the front row along with the remaining former presidents and their families: George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Trump has had strained relations with all of them at various points in his relatively short political career But since Bush Sr’s death, Trump has extended traditional courtesies to the Bush family, including allowing them to stay at the presidential guest house and visiting with them there. Also attending will be Prince Charles, the king and queen of Jordan, Polish President Andrzej Duda and other dignitaries from around the world. Former members of the late president's administration are also expected to attend. What happened at … [Read more...] about Will Donald Trump sit with the Obama, Bush and Clinton families at George HW Bush’s funeral?
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AMERICA will today bid a final farewell to the late president, George H.W. Bush, in a service of prayer and praise that is bringing the country together. The ceremony at Washington National Cathedral, the nexus of state funerals, will cap three days of remembrance by dignitaries and ordinary citizens as they honoured the Republican president. Here’s what we know about the service. What time is the funeral? The 41st president’s casket has been lying in state in the U.S. Capitol rotunda since Monday, with a river of mourners passing through around the clock. The viewing comes to a close at 7am (1pm GMT) in Washington today. The casket and the family will arrive at the cathedral just before 11 a.m., when the service is expected to begin. The service itself is closed to the public, but will be covered by major television networks around the world. Who will be there? President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, and the remaining former presidents and their families: George W. … [Read more...] about What time is George HW Bush’s funeral and will Donald Trump be attending it?
Literally a circus atmosphere for Roger Stone’s speech to a pro-Donald Trump club in West Palm Beach. A camera from Showtime’s political documentary series “The Circus” records Stone’s remarks. (George Bennett/The Palm Beach Post) With prosecutors interviewing a dozen of his associates, Roger Stone told hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday night that “it is entirely possible that Mr. Mueller will frame me for some extraneous crime.” Stone, speaking to the Club 45 PBC at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, said he’s never colluded with Russia and will never go the route of longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen and cooperate against Trump. “I’m ready. I will never roll on Donald Trump. Michael Cohen I am not,” Stone said. “One reporter asked me last week ‘Are you worried?’ I don’t worry. I make other people worry.” Click here to read the entire story.And be sure to check out the … [Read more...] about ‘I will never roll on Donald Trump,’ says Roger Stone in West Palm Beach
WASHINGTON — In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation’s deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. He’s insisting the federal response to Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico last September, was “incredibly successful,” even though blackouts there remain common and several forms of federal aid have been slow to arrive compared with past disasters. Independent researchers have estimated the death toll was nearly 3,000 people. Trump is rejecting that work, claiming it’s a conspiracy by Democrats and isn’t true. And as the November elections near, Trump is citing record-breaking middle-class income that isn’t so and exaggerating progress on his long-promised wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. At the same time, some of Trump’s critics were not entirely immune from … [Read more...] about Fact check: Donald Trump plays down hurricane death estimates
In May 2011, reporters swarmed now-President Donald Trump as he exited the Hyatt in Washington, DC, after the White House Correspondents' Dinner.Many wanted a response from Trump, who had just watched President Obama deliver jokes that night about Trump's constant questioning of the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate.Years later, Trump is still not convinced of the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate. But this was perhaps the first of numerous debunked or unverified conspiracy theories that Trump has entertained during his time in the political spotlight.Throughout the 2016 campaign and while in the White House, Trump has floated theories fueled by the conspiratorial-minded corners of supermarket tabloids and the internet, something unprecedented in modern politics. He's often used them as weapons against his opponents.Here are some of the most notable conspiracy theories Trump has entertained: 19 PHOTOS Conspiracy theories Trump has entertained over the years See … [Read more...] about 19 conspiracy theories Donald Trump has floated over the years