The rise in poisonous political rhetoric is threatening to roll back human rights and creating a more dangerous world, Amnesty International has warned.
President Donald Trump’s recent forays to Mar-a-Lago, his private Florida club, have already stirred up controversy due to the president bragging about playing favorites with his guests or discussing sensitive foreign policy subjects in public. Now a new series of controversies have emerged about the president ducking his press pool and severely inconveniencing the local community.
That last meeting was particularly noteworthy, considering that Trump has been causing his neighbors a fair amount of headaches since his presidency started. These include, as The New York Times reported, “$200,000 in lost fuel sales at a large local airport in a single four-day visit this month, 75 no-shows at a new restaurant in just one night, $60,000 a day to pay overtime to sheriff’s deputies who guard the many closed roads, a tab that is about $1.5 million over all since the election, 250 private flights grounded every day.”
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Speaking to reporters at Mar-a-lago in Florida on Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump said he’ll name Lt. Gen. H.R McMaster as national security adviser.
Acting national security adviser Keith Kellogg will be chief of staff for the National Security Council, according to the White House pool report.
Trump called McMaster “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned last week amid revelations that he discussed U.S. sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the month before Trump took office. The former national security adviser admitted that he briefed Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials with “incomplete information,” which they then shared in cable news interviews.