Trump greets Queen Elizabeth II and insults London's mayor: The Morning Rundown
Trump called London's mayor a 'stone cold loser' minutes before arriving for his diplomatic trip.
Queen Elizabeth II and President Donald Trump listen to the U.S. national anthem in the garden of Buckingham Palace on Monday. She has met every U.S. president since World War II, except for Lyndon Johnson. Frank Augstein / AP
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The famous "special relationship" between the U.S. and Britain will be on display — and tested during Trump's three-day visit. Even before his arrival on British shores, the president created several diplomatic headaches for his hosts.
He waded into British domestic politics by endorsing nationalist-leaning former London Mayor Boris Johnson in the race to replace Theresa May as prime minister and called Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, "nasty" during an interview with a British newspaper.
To that end, Trump and first lady Melania will receive the royal treatment today. He is expected to have lunch with Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, tea with Prince Charles and then will be fêted by a state banquet back at the palace this evening.
But Britain's public isn't much for royal niceties. Along the way, Trump is expected to be met by protesters, including the baby Trump blimp and a massive demonstration on Tuesday.
DeWayne Craddock, who had worked with Virginia Beach’s utilities department for 15 years, died in a gun battle with police.
Virginia Beach City Manager Dave Hansen said the city employees that were killed “leave a void that we will never be able to fill.”
Meantime, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney argued that the Trump administration has taken steps to combat gun violence after the nation's latest mass shooting. But the government is "never going to protect everybody against everybody who is deranged," he said on "Meet the Press" on Sunday.
"Laws are not going to fix everything," he said.
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Seventy-five years after D-Day, the world is once again a troubling place to a former German soldier who was on the losing side of the operation that hastened the end of World War II.
Paul Golz, 95, has a clear memory of being on guard duty in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944 — and realizing the invasion was underway when the skies over the Normandy coast were illuminated by flares.
But as the leaders of the free world prepare to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Golz said he fears a fraying of the alliances that were created in the wake of the war, alliances that brought peace and stability to Europe.