(Audio: Trump favors steam, 22 mins.)
THE WHITE HOUSE – Returning from his trip to Japan, President Donald Trump stopped at the USS Wasp in Japanese waters and provided comments on emerging technologies of catapult systems to launch airplanes. Trump said he would favor the use of traditional steam-powered catapults instead of Ford’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) on American warships.
Ten hours later, President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump disembarked on the South Lawn of The White House from Marine One at 1:40 p.m. EDT, an hour ahead of schedule. Holding hands, they headed straight into the executive mansion without taking questions from reporters. The White House Press office called a lid at 2:15 p.m. EDT, meaning there would be no more news for the rest of the day.
Doug Christian, The White House