Trump Administration

Calif. officials reach out to White House, Pentagon for assistance after earthquakes

Officials in California are asking the Trump administration for assistance, following two powerful earthquakes near the city of Ridgecrest. On Friday, officials confirmed Governor Gavin Newsom spoke with the white house about an emergency declaration, to provide federal assistance for Kern and San Bernardino counties. Crews have responded to numerous fires and reports of injuries in the aftermath of the quakes, which hit Thursday and Friday.

Pres. Trump discusses regional security issues with his Egyptian counterpart

President Trump touches base with his Egyptian counterpart over the phone. On Thursday the world leaders discussed the situation in Libya, where a recent air strike killed at least 53 people and injured more than 100 others. Both the UN backed government in Tripoli, and the opposing militia have blamed each other for the attack. Another hot button issue brought up during the call, was the Trump administration’s “peace to prosperity” plan, which would boost economic development for Palestinians.