U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Admiral Harry Harris to be U.S. ambassador to South Korea, the White House said, as Trump prepares for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un scheduled next month but called into question by Pyongyang.
If confirmed by the Senate, Harris, who serves as head of U.S. Pacific Command, would fill a post that has been vacant since Trump took office in January 2017.
Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham
Trump’s DC hotel billed the Secret Service $200,000 in his first year of office: report
On Thursday, NBC News reported that the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., billed the Secret Service $200,000 in just 2017.
Documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act reveal a stunning expenditure of security money paid to the Trump property, which was run out of the Old Post Office building and on lease from the General Services Administration. In one instance, the Secret Service spent $30,000 in two nights.
GSA has been criticized for its failure to consider conflicts of interest in leasing the building to the president in an inspector general report.
‘Downright irresponsible and shameful’: DNC and NBC ripped for Democratic debate that spent less than 10 minutes on climate emergency
"Our survival is worth more time than vague, irrelevant, and trivial questions posed 80 minutes into the debate."
After 2020 Democratic presidential candidates spent less than ten minutes on the global climate emergency during the first primary debate in Miami, Florida Wednesday night, environmentalists and progressive critics argued it is now clearer than ever that the DNC must agree to host a debate focused specifically on the crisis that poses an existential threat to human civilization.
Morning Joe urges Democratic debaters to destroy Trump: ‘They don’t need to play fair!’
During a panel discussion on Wednesday night's first round of Democratic debaters, "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough urged the potential candidates participating in the second round to spend more time going after Donald Trump than each other.
While the panel discussed a possible battle between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and former Vice President Joe Biden, host Scarborough said the candidates need to focus on the one person who needs to be defeated in 2020.
Defending Biden over accusations that he is too touchy-feely, Scarborough asked rhetorically if that was a wise way to go about picking a candidate, "I do wonder if that's because we are in the age of Trump now and Democratic voters are going, 'Wait a second, we're going to disqualify one of ours?'"