Dec 29 2018
CNN host Don Lemon said on Wednesday on "CNN Tonight" that when he and his family "turned on CNN and we saw the president politicizing a Christmas message, it was like, we kept saying, 'He's like the Grinch'".
Trump has not announced any plans to remove any of the 5,200 troops in Iraq and has never made any promises that he will.
Other mainstream media outlets and liberal critics followed suit and piled on the president, accusing him of selfishly abandoning the troops. The White House and military officials have said the hats were brought along by troops and not distributed by the president's team, but McCaffrey dismissed the suggestion.
Also being taken into account by planners in the longer timeline is the amount of time it will take to remove all the heavy equipment the US has accumulated in Syria. "We don't want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them".
Iraqi lawmakers Thursday demanded US forces leave the country in the wake of a surprise visit by President Donald Trump that politicians denounced as arrogant and a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.
Trump accidentally identifies secret Navy SEAL team in video post
When it comes down to it, it seems President Trump is going to continue to be criticized whether he goes or doesn't go visit service members.
And CNN's Jim Acosta wondered Wednesday on "The Situation Room" if Trump had turned the visit into "a campaign stop".
Many had issues with the president signing the hats, with some calling it "inappropriate" and "against military policy and regulation" - even though the hats are actually personal belongings, not campaign items, as the troops brought them themselves.
Sam Vinograd said on CNN that presidents usually emphasize the importance of the soldiers' mission and Americans' support, but Trump instead mentioned the border wall and "things that he's done for them".
Several lawyers also thought the president didn't deserve the criticism, as they agreed President Trump did nothing wrong, IJR Red reported. "They always exaggerate and they always put him in a position where he ends up on top" King said.
But, he hastily added, "we need the troops to be motivated by the president of the United States, their commander in chief, and not find themselves being drawn into cheering over political statements about whether the Democrats did do something or not do something, or whether he was getting funding for something or not getting funding for something". "That was not his main motive but that's certainly the way it worked out", King added.
US Stocks Stage Furious Late-Day Rally, Erase Big Drop in Dow
The Toronto Stock Exchange was closed on Wednesday along with markets in Europe , Hong Kong and Australia. Despite recent market swings, there is a good chance that stocks will continue to rise going into 2019.
Girl still believes after Santa challenge from Trump
Those who follow along with the Santa Tracker also have the opportunity to learn about areas around the world he visits. Live streams do have a tendency to sometimes go down, so we'll add more live streams if needed as the day progresses.
Solskjaer needs United players to make the most of their football
Mourinho also spoke briefly to Sky Sports News on Wednesday, having been doorstepped near his London home. Then it's not my business, what happened at another club.
Dec 28 2018
U.S. Stocks Drop Sharply Amid Continued Volatility
But despite evidence that the U.S. economy remains robust, this year could still mark the first bear market in close to a decade. Canada's main stock index rose almost 2 percent at open on Thursday, helped by broad-based gains across all major sectors.
Dec 28 2018
No plans to remove United States troops from Iraq: Donald Trump
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara will intervene in the coming months against ISIS and the YPG. The White House, in confirming Erdogan extended the invitation, said there are no "definite" plans for a trip yet.
Dec 28 2018
Winter storm causing vehicle slide offs in Hays area
A snow band is forming in southeastern North Dakota and into western Minnesota and is expected to continue southeastward. By Thursday in central Minnesota, the northwest wind could be 10 to 15 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour .
Dec 27 2018
Kate Middleton And Meghan Markle Share Sweet Moment At Royals’ Christmas Service
The announcement of the move has sparked claims of a feud between Meghan and Kate , with the pair reportedly not getting on well. They are expected to join the Duke and Duchess of Sussex for the annual church service at St Mary Magdalene on Christmas Day.
Dec 26 2018
Jurgen Klopp Not Against Dipping Into January Transfer Market
And Jurgen Klopp has now given his take, saying having to adapt to a new position was a key reason. They will go somewhere and someone will beat them against the odds.
Dec 25 2018
United States to slowly exit Syria
Late Sunday, Trump tweeted that Erdogan had assured him that any remaining IS fighters in Syria will be eliminated. Hammoud said there is "no alternative" except Turkish forces and allied Syrian fighters.
Dec 24 2018
Wolves' Conor Coady on Liverpool loss: We should have done better
The world's most expensive defender has been key to a Liverpool backline that has kept 11 league clean sheets so far this season. Liverpool have dropped just six points so far this season, but Klopp says his side can not afford to start getting carried away.
Dec 21 2018
Der Spiegel's star reporter 'faked stories' for years
Relotius, who has admitted to faking some of his reporting, had written dozens of articles for Der Spiegel since 2011. Der Spiegel's motto is "Say it like it is". "I am sick and I need to get help", he was quoted as saying.
Dec 20 2018
Japan plans first aircraft carriers since World War II
It was unclear whether the F-2 successor would be made-in-Japan or jointly developed. The conversion should be completed within five years.
Dec 19 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will spend Christmas morning apart
Our source added: "Meghan wasn't happy when she found out what Harry had been up to in Germany". Meghan is wearing the gorgeous halter-neck gown she changed into after her wedding dress.
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