Trump is expected to announce that Bahrain is normalizing relations with Israel, he reported
Trump is expected to announce today that Bahrain is joining the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations with Israel.
The Times of Israel reports:
According to [two] officials, Trump will announce at the White House at 1 p.m. It was not immediately clear whether Bahrain would join the formal signing of the so-called UAE-Israel agreement at the White House on September 15, or simply issue a statement of intent to establish relations with Israel.
According to another report, Bahraini’s heir to the throne, Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, will arrive in Washington on Monday.
Yesterday, Trump proposed that another country join Israel and the UAE for the signing ceremony of the two nations’ norm in the White House.
“Next week at the White House we will have a signing between the UAE and Israel, and we could add another country to that,” the president told a news conference yesterday. “And I will tell you that there are countries that want to enter it.”
Some of Trump’s supporters who attended his event in Michigan last night said they thought the coronavirus was “fake.”
CNN reporter Jim Acosta asked many participants why they did not wear masks at the big event in Freeland, Michigan.
“Because there is no Covid,” said one attendee. “This is a fake pandemic designed to destroy the United States.”
Acosta noted that the president said Bob Woodward in February, this coronavirus is “deadly.” The man replied, “That’s his opinion.”
Another participant was asked by Acosta if he was worried about his safety because he was at a big event without a mask. “The good Lord takes care of me,” the man said. “If I die, I will die.”
As politicians celebrate the 19th anniversary of September 11, forest fires continue to rage along the west coast.
At least 20 people have already died in the fires, and hundreds of thousands have been ordered to evacuate.
Governor of Washington Jay Insley, who is running for president of the Democratic Party on a climate platform said: “We are talking about this as a forest fire, we need to start thinking about it as a climate fire.”
For the latest on fires, follow the Guardian’s live blog:
Nominated for Vice President Kamala Harris speaks at a memorial service in Fairfax, Virginia, this morning.
The California Democrat spoke on the morning of September 11. She said she was in the gym when images from the World Trade Center began appearing on screens.
“We all stood around in complete disbelief,” Harris said. Strangers hugged.
Trump finished his speech and laid a wreath at the monument.
Then he took the hand of his wife, Melania, who was standing next to him, in a black coat with a belt. Then the two of them solemnly and slowly walked away to the waiting vehicles.
The president is dressed in a navy blue suit and a dark brown tie, a departure from his usual habit of wearing red or light blue ties.
The ceremony at the site of the World Trade Center in New York is still going on.
Trump has just finished his prepared remarks on the memory of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The President told those gathered to honor the 40 passengers who died on September 11, “Our sacred task, our righteous duty and our solemn pledge are to continue the noble legacy of the brave souls who gave their lives for us 19 years ago. ”
The president and first lady then took part in a wreath-laying ceremony at the Wall of Names, which lists those lost in flight 93.
Donald Trump spoke during the memorial service near Shanksville, Pennsylvania
The president is now preparing a speech at the Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the fourth hijacked plane crashed on Sept. 11, shot down when passengers carried terrorists on board.
“The community has joined hands and hearts in the face of tragedy,” he said.
He spoke of rescuers that day approaching the wreckage of attacks on New York, the Pentagon just outside Washington, and the Pennsylvania plane crash meeting Hell on Earth.
During a memorial service on September 11 in Shanksville, the names of each of the 40 passengers on Flight 93 were read aloud as a bell ringing in death.
The audience then observed a minute of silence to honor those killed on Flight 93 19 years ago today.
Trump is expected to comment on the site soon.
The president and first lady arrived at National Memorial on Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
The corpses passed by the Wall of Names in honor of those who died 19 years ago today, before taking their places on the stage.
While attending the memorial service on September 11 this morning, Joe Biden talks to a 90-year-old woman who lost her son on that tragic day 19 years ago.
The Democratic nominee handed the woman the rose he was holding and mentioned that he had lost his son, Because, to brain cancer in 2015
“It never disappears, does it?” Biden said.
Biden is no stranger to the tragedy of losing his first wife and young daughter in a car crash in 1972 before Bo died of brain cancer.
The Democrat made understanding grief a major theme of his campaign, as the number of coronavirus deaths in the country is close to 200,000.
This is Joan Grev in Washington, who takes over Martin Bellam.
About 200 White House officials gathered in the South Meadow this morning to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time a plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center today 19 years ago.
Here are some pictures of the emotional scenes as the nation remembers 9/11 this morning.
Ceremonies are held in New York, the Pentagon and Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden and Donald Trump both will attend the National Memorial on Flight 93 in Shanksville today, but their routes separate them. However, Biden met with the vice president Mike Pence at the New York Memorial this morning.
The former vice president was accompanied by his wife.
Scenes of remembrance echoed across the country.
The house marked the moment with silence.
The president observed a minute of silence on Air Force One during a transit to Pennsylvania.
And this is from me this morning, now I’m passing it on to my colleague Joan Grev. Be safe, take care and I’ll be back next week.