White House trade adviser Peter Navarro weighed-in on wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19. In an interview Tuesday, the official said he uses a mask whenever he is in a situation when he cannot maintain appropriate social distance.
The House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed its version of the defense budget for 2021. Lawmakers passed the$740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a 56-to-zero vote on Wednesday.
President Trump will travel to New Hampshire later this week for the latest stop in his 2020 reelection campaign. In a news release Sunday, the Trump campaign announced the president will be delivering remarks to a crowd of supporters at a ‘Make America Great Again’ rally at the Portsmouth International Airport this Saturday.
Democrat Sen. Tammy Duckworth, one of Joe Biden’s potential running mates, recently avoided discussing the removal of historical monuments. In an interview Sunday, the senator said while she’s willing to hear from those who want to remove the statues, she has other priorities.
While speaking to reporters Monday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said he doesn’t think a federal mandate on masks is necessary. He noted that a national mandate is “not in order,” adding that it’s up to local governments to determine that.
Following the recent spike in coronavirus cases, the White House gave an update on the development of a potential vaccine.
President Trump touted American achievements and a message of unity in his “Salute to America” address. On Saturday, the president celebrated the Fourth of July with flyovers and fireworks on the White House lawn.
The U.S. envoy to Afghanistan has signaled Washington’s Taliban peace deal, which was signed in February, will now move forward. On Twitter, Zalmay Khalilzad revealed the status of the deal following his week-long tour, which included stops in Uzbekistan, Pakistan and Qatar where Taliban headquarters are located.
President Trump slammed recent civil unrest as an attack on American values during a Fourth of July celebration in South Dakota. On Friday, the president spoke to a crowd at Mount Rushmore, where he vowed to set history straight.