1. ‘We are sending an armada’
As tensions with North Korea rose, the US military said that a naval carrier, the USS Carl Vinson, was headed to the area. “We are sending an armada, very powerful,” Donald Trump said. Except the carrier was headed in the opposite direction, it emerged.
No administration has accomplished more in the first 90 days.
– Donald Trump, speaking in Wisconsin on Tuesday
2. All eyes on Georgia
A Democratic candidate, Jon Ossoff, looked especially strong in a special election in Georgia, potentially indicating a Trump drag on the Republican side – or just more bad polling? Stay tuned …
Just learned that Jon @Ossoff, who is running for Congress in Georgia, doesn't even live in the district. Republicans, get out and vote!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2017
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4. ‘Congratulations, Donald’
A new book details the moment Hillary Clinton realized she had lost the presidential election. “You need to concede,” Barack Obama told Clinton. Then she called her opponent and uttered the words she never thought she would say: “Congratulations, Donald.”
5. Trump position on Paris deal in limbo
Trump’s aides have abruptly postponed a meeting to determine whether the US should remain in the Paris climate agreement, with some Republicans calling on the president to stick with the deal.
6. Wisconsin outing for Trump
... and another thing:
O'Reilly has had tremendous run. Very few in the business get to decide when and how things end. Media is most brutal of all industries...— MATT DRUDGE (@DRUDGE) April 18, 2017
...and another thing:
Was laughing about the wonderfully hilarious & sweet things Charlotte sometimes says. Hope the people in your life bring you as much joy! https://t.co/zSpGL71yau— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 18, 2017