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President Donald Trump announced today that the United States conducted a raid on a compound in Idlib Province, Syria, that resulted in the death of Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State. Baghdadi, Trump said, died trapped in a tunnel with U.S. special forces operators, including canines, closing in on him. Trump, who watched the entire operation from the Situation Room in the White House, said that Baghdadi was “screaming, crying, and whimpering.”
President Trump made a speech on Independence Day in which he gave a history of each branch of the United States Military, accompanied by a fly over of air craft from each service. While this is a podcast, we also suggest you watch the video of the speech for the visuals of the air craft flying over the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial:
In his first Oval Office address to the nation, President Donald Trump spoke about border security. You can also watch the address (and the response from Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer) at http://ricochet.com/586720/trump-oval-office-address/.
President Trump and Brett Kavanaugh spoke during a swearing-in ceremony in the East Room of the White House on October 8, 2018. Former Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial oath of office to Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh had taken the official oath of office on October 6, immediately following his confirmation 50-48 by the Senate.