Good Tuesday morning.
Here is what’s on the president’s agenda today.
- The president delivers remarks at the White House State Leadership Day Conference for Alaska, California, and Hawaii local officials
- President Trump signs S.3021, “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” into law
- The president receives a briefing from senior military leaders
- President Trump has dinner with senior military leaders
Caravan of Love approaching
The caravan of 7,200 South Americans marching toward the U.S. border continues. On Monday, the U.S. embassy in Honduras released a video urging people to turn back or face detention. In Spanish, a message from the U.S. government says, “Please return to your country.”
So what’s going to happen? It looks like Mexico will not be stopping the caravan. On Monday, Trump told reporters on Air Force One there is no limit to how many troops he will send to the border.
In an interview aboard Air Force One on Monday, President Trump made clear there was no limit to the number of troops he’s willing to send to the border to address the growing migrant caravan quickly making its way through hot and humid temperatures in Mexico to the U.S. border.
What a mess.
CIA honcho Gina Haspel headed to Turkey for Khashoggi investigation
Haspel is heading over to Turkey after President Trump told reporters on Monday he was not happy with what he heard from the Saudis. “I am not satisfied with what I heard,” Trump told reporters at the White House Monday afternoon.
CIA Director Gina Haspel is traveling to Turkey to address the investigation into the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to a source familiar with her plans.
Haspel’s travel plans come following new skepticism from President Donald Trump about the investigation results from Saudi officials Friday that Khashoggi was killed in an argument turned fistfight at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
Reuters has a story about how the Khashoggi murder was run off of Skype.
He ran social media for Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. He masterminded the arrest of hundreds of his country’s elite. He detained a Lebanese prime minister. And, according to two intelligence sources, he ran journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s brutal killing at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul by giving orders over Skype.
It’s a good read.
Your daily WTF:
New normal political violence:
Historical picture of the day:
And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!