On the Hill with Doug Christian
(Audio: Trump remarks at Normandy)
CAPITOL HILL – That was President Donald Trump speaking this morning at Normandy, France on the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. Thousands of ships and planes crossed the English channel to ferry 156,000 troops to advance upon the barrier of Adolph Hitler’s war machine in Normandy. Over 10,000 allied troops died on the beaches of Normandy that day.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi leads a bipartisan delegation of over 50 members of Congress to the ceremony. Over 20 senators will join them.
Speaker Pelosi issued a statement saying:
“It is an honor to lead this Congressional Delegation to this hallowed ground to honor the members of the Greatest Generation, as we rededicate ourselves to advancing a future worthy of their service and sacrifice. I’m pleased that our delegation is bipartisan and that Leader McCarthy is participating in this delegation.”
In other news, Congress offers up bipartisan objections to Trump’s tariffs on Mexican imports.
Senate Republican Whip John Thune (S.D.). tells The Hill that, “We have a lot of people who don’t want to see this go into effect next week.”
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said to The New York Times on tariffs that, “We’re holding a gun to our own heads.”
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.), who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tells CNN of tariffs, “Hopefully this is the break point where Senate Republicans show some wisdom and slow down our president’s endless swinging of the club of tariffs and hitting some of our closest allies.”
Speaker Pelosi says:
(Audio: Pelosi says Trump is treating Mexico “like an enemy”)
Looking forward, House Democrats are planning an event in July that will discuss President Trump’s mental health. Bandy Lee, a psychiatrist and editor of the best-selling book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” will speak at the event. She claims he is “visibly deteriorating.”
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill