President Trump had to be ushered back to sign his executive order peeling back parts of Obamacare, which he's spent years bashing. The commander-in-chief began strolling out of the White House's Roosevelt Room after delivering a full-throated rebuke of the Affordable Care Act. ... That's when Vice President Pence is heard telling his boss, "Mr. President, you need to sign it." ... The President was then seen catching himself, turning around and headed toward the desk. read more
For more than 15 years, Northern Dynasty Minerals, a Canadian mining company, has sought to build a gold and copper mine in Bristol Bay. And this spring, the Trump administration took swift action to make that prospect more likely.
Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt met on May 1 with the CEO of the Pebble Limited Partnership, a subsidiary of the mining company, CNN reported on September 22 based on interviews and government emails. Little more than an hour later, according to internal emails, the administrator directed his staff to reverse Obama-era protections for Bristol Bay, which had been created after years of scientific review. Based on that work, the previous administration had aimed to pre-emptively veto certain mining activities in the ecologically important region. read more
Skip to 5:15ish if you want to get right to it, as the point is pretty strong as a stand alone point within that that time frame.
What did Trump do upon his arrival in the beleaguered state? He addressed a crowd of supporters (who appeared to have been tipped off to his presence) while standing atop a big-boy fire truck in Corpus Christi. "I love you, you are special, we are here to take care of you," Trump said, making no mention of those who have been injured or killed by the storm. ... "What a crowd, what a turnout," Trump said from atop a firetruck, addressing hurricane victims.