US President Barack Obama Sunday mobilized military reserves to help quake-hit Haiti, particularly medical staff to work on hospital ships and Coast Guard staff to secure the ports.
In a presidential order, Obama wrote it was “necessary to augment the active Armed Forces of the United States for the effective conduct of operational missions, including those involving humanitarian assistance, related to relief efforts in Haiti.”
He said he was authorizing Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to order to active duty any units of the reserve as needed.
The order would help both departments to support the massive US aid operation in Haiti, devastated by a 7.0-magnitude quake on Tuesday.
“It will be used on a limited basis, principally to support targeted functions associated with this humanitarian mission,” the White House stressed in a statement.
“For instance, it will allow for the call-up of reserve medical personnel to replace those deployed on the hospital ship Comfort and it will allow for the deployment of a Coast Guard unit that will help provide port security.”
Obama also sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi informing Congress of the move.
DonaldJTrump2024.com bought by comedians so they could mock him for the loser he is
Two comedians Jason Selvig and Davram Stiefler (aka “The Good Liars”) purchased DonaldJTrump2024.com and set it up to mock President Trump for refusing to concede the election, planning a 2024 re-run, and ripping off his followers.
The site, which looks almost identical to Trump’s actual website, DonaldJTrump.com, calls Trump a “loser” six times and has a fictional quote from Trump stating, “I lost the 2020 election.” It also has a banner that says “Click here to donate to a PAC that has nothing to do with my legal defense team.”
Trump is ‘suffocating’ the Republican Party after losing: ex-GOP lawmaker
On Saturday's edition of MSNBC's "AM Joy," former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) warned that President Donald Trump is "suffocating" the GOP in the wake of his defeat in the 2020 election — beginning with the twin Senate runoff races in Georgia.
"For these two Georgia candidates ... usually you want the guy who won the state to come to town on your behalf. Donald Trump was the first Republican to lose Georgia in about 30 years," said Jolly. "So the question is why would you bring to town the Republican who became the first Republican in 30 years to lose the state of Georgia?"
"I think this will be an interesting test for today and going forward: can the Republican Party survive Donald Trump the man?" said Jolly. "It will survive Trumpism. It's stronger than ever. Republicans performed stronger than ever, just as Democrats have. Trumpism has not hurt the Republican Party by performance. Trump the man is suffocating the party. And I think that's going to be a little bit of a myopic, or a little bit of a small example of what we see in Georgia. Can the Republican Party survive Donald Trump the man? It's fine with Trumpism, but can it survive the man?"
Melania Trump considering penning memoir: ‘She’s not done or going as quietly as you might expect’
According to a report from Page Six, outgoing first lady Melania Trump is giving serious consideration to writing a memoir allowing her to make money on her own.
The wife of Donald Trump has been one of the most reticent of first ladies, infrequently making public statements -- often only brief comments in support of her president.
According to the report, she is now considering writing a book about her experiences, with a White House insider stating, "Melania is in meetings to write her White House memoir. And it would be her money — a chance for her to earn on her own.”