Trump to take part in Memorial Day wreath laying at Arlington Nationwide Cemetery

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Individually Monday, the President together with first girl Melania Trump, will journey to Baltimore to go to Ft. McHenry. The profitable protection there of the Baltimore Harbor in 1814 through the Warfare of 1812 led to the writing of the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
The go to will come despite a plea for Trump to rethink his go to from Baltimore Mayor Bernard “Jack” Younger, who has mentioned it’s going to ship the unsuitable message at a time when he’s asking the town’s residents to not journey. Baltimore is likely one of the areas of concern for public well being officers nervous concerning the unfold of coronavirus.

“I am asking the President to rethink his journey. It sends a foul, dangerous message to the residents of Baltimore as a result of I am asking them to remain house and solely come out for important causes,” Younger instructed CNN’s John King on Friday. “I simply need him to set the instance for the remainder of the nation and never do that journey, as a result of it is not important.”

In the identical interview on Friday, Younger mentioned that he’s sure that the President might discover one other, safer option to honor the nation’s fallen troopers.

“This has nothing to do with him personally. My metropolis is seeing a rise within the variety of Covid-19 circumstances, and we do not wish to unfold it,” Younger, a Democrat, mentioned. He additionally mentioned that the White Home didn’t give the mayor’s workplace a heads-up to arrange for the go to and that it was the second time the White Home has completed that.

Deere responded to Younger’s criticism by stating that “the courageous women and men who’ve preserved our freedoms for generations didn’t keep house and the President is not going to both as he honors their sacrifice by visiting such a historic landmark in our Nation’s historical past.”

Trump’s final go to to Baltimore was within the fall of 2019 just a few months after he tweeted that the town was a “rat and rodent infested mess.” He is mentioned he would not remorse the feedback.

Final 12 months, Trump noticed Memorial Day with service members aboard an American plane provider in Japan.

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