“President Donald Trump used the deceased son of his own chief of staff, retired Marine Corps. Gen. John F. Kelly, to score a political point in the ongoing controversy over his inaccurate claim that President Barack Obama often didn’t call the families of deceased soldiers.
“You could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?” Trump said on Brian Kilmeade’s show on Tuesday morning.” MORE
“The near-collapse of the Islamic State’s self-declared caliphate will still leave the group a potent terrorist threat in the West, with thousands of adherents around the world.
But its battlefield losses and the evaporation of its grandiose territorial ambitions could at least blunt its propaganda efforts and its lure to potential recruits.
“This is more like the end of the beginning rather than the beginning of the end in the struggle against the Islamic State,” said Jim Phillips, a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation, following reports that U.S. allies in Syria had taken control of ISIS’ capital of Raqqa. “They’re likely to go underground and put down deep roots and bide their time to wait for another violent eruption.” MORE
“NFL owners met Tuesday with leaders from the NFL Players Association to hash out the issue of athletes protesting racial inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem.
If the early reports are any indication, neither party took a strong stand for or against the protests.
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 NIV
President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts,” according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.
The body of Sgt. La David Johnson was returned home to the Miami area late Tuesday afternoon, with the plane receiving a water cannon salute as it arrived near the gate.
The call from the President to Johnson’s widow came shortly before Johnson’s casket arrival, Wilson, a Florida Democrat, said on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”
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