The Weekly National News Roundup | Shlomo Rudman

9/11 Remembered – Ceremonies to memorialize the 9/11/01 attacks on the United States took place throughout the country on Friday. President Trump attended and spoke at a ceremony in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at the site where Flight 93 crashed, heroically taken down by passengers who refused to let the terrorists win. In New York City, Vice President Mike Pence and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden both attended a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial at the site of the attack on the World Trade Center. Pence and Biden met briefly at the ceremony, where they bumped elbows and had a few words with each other.

Trump Nominated For Peace Prize – President Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize this week by a Norwegian parliamentarian. The nomination was made over President Trump’s role in securing a peace deal between Israel and the UAE. While many say that Trump does indeed deserve the Peace Prize for his efforts and accomplishments (especially when compared with what President Obama won the prize for – hopes of achieving something in the future), it is unlikely that Trump will ever be awarded the prize, due to the left-leaning commission that decides who gets it. The last person to win the Peace Prize was teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

New Book Rocks Trumpworld – A new book by veteran reporter Bob Woodward rocked the Trump White House this week. The biggest allegation made in the book is that Trump told Woodward in February that he knew the coronavirus was deadlier than the flu, but didn’t act as if it was because he didn’t want to cause a panic. President Trump defended the allegations, saying he took measures to keep the country safe while also projecting calm because nothing good would come from the country being caught in a panic.

Wildfires Rage Across The West – Massive wildfires are burning millions of acres in the western United States, with at least 16 people killed as of Friday morning. In Orgeon, roughly 500,000 residents – nearly 10% of the state’s population – have been ordered to evacuate their homes as out-of-control wildfires continue to advance.

US Pulling Troops From Iraq – Marine General Frank Mackenzie, the top US commander in the Middle East, said that the United States will be withdrawing 2,200 troops from Iraq by the end of September. President Trump has made bringing US troops back home a major priority of his, but it isn’t clear if the withdrawal orders came from the White House or it was simply a military decision.

 

 

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