Senior Trump appointee fired after critical comments
Craig Deare, the head of the National Security Council’s Western Hemisphere division, was fired Friday. Thursday he criticized Trump’s handling of relations with Mexico and other Latin American countries, which is thought to be the main cause of his dismissal. He has returned to his job at the National Defense University.
What makes this a news story?: Conflict and impact (it affects people’s view of Trump, and it also affects the direction of the National Security Council and the National Defense University)
Priebus says US intel officials call campaign-Russia story ‘garbage,’ tries to end
Reince Priebus, White House chief of staff, spoke out Sunday against growing rumors that Trump’s campaign has had illegal talks with Russia. He called the story “garbage” and said that top intelligence officials have denied the story, although he would not give his sources. Despite his attempts, it is expected that the controversy will continue.
What makes this a news story?: conflict and impact (it affects the way people view Trump’s presidency, and people are even calling for investigations against Trump because of this incident; that’s why Priebus’ comments are important, even if nothing actually “happened”)
Melania Trump attacked for reciting ‘The Lord’s Prayer’ at campaign rally
Melania Trump has received multiple attacks after reciting the Lord’s Prayer before Trump’s rally in Florida Saturday. While the majority of those in attendance responded favorably to her prayer, many liberals criticized her on social media for praying at a secular event. In addition, others have used the incident to mock her personally, making fun of her accent and even calling her inappropriate names.
What makes this a news story: Conflict and prominence (if this was another person, it may not be as important, but because this is the First Lady people are making a big deal of it)