The United States flew four surveillance planes over the Korean peninsula Wednesday, according to an aviation tracker, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.
The move comes after North Korea threatened to give Washington a “Christmas gift” unless the U.S. makes concessions in nuclear talks with the country. Negotiations between U.S. and North Korean officials stalled earlier this year after a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly.
The U.S. flew four aircraft, the RC-135W Rivet Joint, E-8C, RQ-4 Global Hawk and RC-135S Cobra Ball, over the country between Tuesday and early Wednesday. The planes were believed to have carried out missions in and around the Korean Peninsula, Yonhap reported.
“The image is a hodgepodge of anti-Muslim tropes and garb from many traditions including some that are frequently used to stereotype and attack Muslims,” Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for Muslim Advocates, a not-for-profit group, said in a statement.
“It’s disappointing but not surprising that the president would use his massive Twitter platform to spread this kind of harmful, ignorant, anti-Muslim bigotry.”
Nihad Awad, national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or Cair, said Trump’s retweet of a “childish, undignified and offensive … Islamophobic image … further endangers American Muslims, Sikhs and members of other faiths who wear recognisable religious attire and are increasingly targeted by bigots nationwide.”
Trump retweeted the image on Monday, amid continuing controversy and international fallout over his approval of the drone strike assassination of Gen Qassem Suleimani, a top Iranian leader.
President Trump held a rally in Concord on the eve of the New Hampshire primary to take the spotlight off Democrats and get out some important messages about family and health. #Monologue #Comedy #Colbert
A New Hampshire man was arrested after allegedly slapping a teenager across the face at a polling site because the boy was wearing a MAGA hat.
Patrick Bradley, 34, of Windham, New Hampshire, now faces three counts of simple assault and disorderly conduct charges following the incident which occurred Tuesday.
Police said Bradley had gone to Windham High School - a polling location - to vote in the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary when he walked by a Trump campaign tent.
Bradley then 'slapped a 15-year-old juvenile across the face,' at which point two adults tried to protect the teen, police said, according to Patch. The adults later accused Bradley of assaulting them.
During the same incident, 'Bradley was also accused of throwing TRUMP campaign signs and attempting to knock over the aforementioned tent,' police said.
Get your cameras ready. This is a car you may not have expected to see spinning around the Daytona International Speedway: President Trump's official limo, dubbed "The Beast."
The 45th president, the first to be named grand marshal of the Daytona 500 by NASCAR, may mark the honor with a lap around the track before Sunday's race, Fox News chief White House correspondent John Roberts reported on Friday.
It made its debut in 2018 The presidential limousine was commissioned by the Secret Service in 2014 -- when Barack Obama was still president, according to NBC.
It wasn’t unveiled until September 2018, Fox News reported at the time. The previous model made its debut at Obama’s inauguration in 2009.
It weighs 22,000 pounds The limo’s nickname “The Beast” is apt, given that it weighs something like 22,000 pounds, NBC reported.
According to the website, the doors of “The Beast” are estimated to be eight inches thick, with five-inch windows. The car is also believed to be made with a mix of steel, aluminum and ceramic armors, NBC said.
It’s modeled after a Cadillac CT6 Since Ronald Reagan’s administration in the 1980s, presidential limos have been modeled after Cadillacs. Before that, the presidential vehicles were Lincoln limos, according to Business Insider.