5 Things for Monday
Another terror attack hit London early this morning, causing tension in a region rocked all too much in the past month. This time a van plowed into a crowd leaving a mosque- during Ramadan, an especially busy time. The attack left one person dead and 10 others injured, and the story is still developing- the 48-year-old driver was detained, but we’ll have to wait and see if he reveals his motives.
In today’s edition of “what did the President mean with this tweet” Mr. Trump recently tweeted:
“I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt”
Which led several to believe that the President was under investigation, but Mr. Trump’s lawyer is denying this- stating it was just a misconception due to Twitter’s character limit. It’s confusing to understand what the President meant by saying “I am being investigated” if he wasn’t being investigated, but it wouldn’t be the first time tweets were confusing (remember covfefe?).
It was revealed yesterday that seven U.S. sailors tragically died after a 10,000 ton warship collided with a 29,000 ton merchant vessel just south of Japan. It is one of the worst Navy incidents in recent memory, and it doesn’t seem hostile in nature. The Izu Peninsula in Japan is known for its heavy maritime traffic, and might’ve just been an accident.
Today the President is set to meet with Juan Carlos Varela, the president of Panama, at the White House. Of the topics set to be discussed, issues mainly focus on organized crime, illegal drug flow, and illegal migration.
A quick update on Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise- over the weekend his condition was upgraded to serious, he was previously critical. This is a good sign for Scalise, who had another surgery a couple of days ago and is now more responsive and is able to speak to his family. While he has a long road ahead of him, it is nice to know he’s on the right track.