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President Trump To Visit Wapakoneta On Sunday

Sep 16, 2019

The White House says President Trump will visit the northwest Ohio city of Wapakoneta, where he’ll join Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to tour an Australian-owned manufacturing facility.

Police officers who killed the gunman responsible for a mass shooting in the Oregon District last month were honored in a White House ceremony on Monday.

At the event, President Trump praised the six police officers, saying they displayed “nerves of steel” during the attack that left nine people dead and dozens more injured. The officers shot and killed the gunman before he could enter Ned Peppers bar, less than 30 seconds after the  attack began.

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President Donald Trump clashes with other world leaders at the G-7 summit and considers inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the next summit. And suggests his Florida golf resort would be a great place to hold the meeting next year. 

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President Trump is holding a press conference from the G-7 summit of world economic leaders in France. He had meetings with multiple heads of state over the weekend. The summit comes ahead of a looming recession and amid an ongoing trade war with China.

The president's remarks are expected to begin at 9:30 a.m. ET. If it is after the scheduled start time and the below video does not play, please try refreshing the page. 

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How you are judged as an elected official has much more to do with how you respond in the worst of times than in the best of times.

Ohio's Republican governor, veteran politician Mike DeWine, is finding that out right now.

President Donald Trump’s visit to Dayton Wednesday sparked protests across the city. After landing at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, the president and first lady Melania Trump traveled to Miami Valley Hospital, where they met with survivors of last weekend’s Oregon District massacre that left nine people dead and more than two dozen others injured.   

They also met with hospital staff, first responders and some Ohio lawmakers and public officials. Throughout the president’s visit, a large crowd of people stood across the street chanting in protest.

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President Trump visited survivors of the shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on Wednesday before heading to El Paso, Texas, the site of the weekend's other deadly violence. Trump remained out of public view during the Dayton stop.

On the ground in El Paso, Trump said, "We had an amazing day."

"The love, the respect, for the office of the presidency, it was — I wish you could have been in there to see it," he told reporters.

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The president is speaking from the White House about the mass shootings that took place over the weekend in Ohio and Texas. Watch his remarks live.

The speech is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. ET. If it is after the scheduled start time and the below video does not play, please try refreshing the page. 

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President Trump, responding Monday to the deadly weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 31 people, condemned white supremacy and called for the death penalty for mass murderers and domestic terrorists.

Speaking at the White House, Trump said the nation is "overcome with shock, horror and sorrow."

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President Trump made his seventh visit to the Cincinnati area Thursday, with a "Keep America Great" rally at US Bank Arena on the riverfront. Now that the hoopla is over, what do the polls say about Trump's chances of repeating not just his eight-point win in Ohio in 2016, but of winning a second term? Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about where Trump goes from here.

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena, drawing supporters and protestors downtown. 

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US Bank Arena was filled with Donald Trump supporters Thursday night and not once did the crowd chant "send her back" in reference to the four Democratic congresswoman Trump has lambasted in recent weeks.

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They didn't have to. Those four weren't mentioned by name – they were simply the "four left wing extremists."

Instead, they were able to jeer the whole Democratic party and, in particular, the Democratic mayors and politicians who run the country's big cities.

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Ohio Democrats are calling on President Trump to keep his promises. Ahead of Trump's appearance in Cincinnati Thursday night, state party chair David Pepper says the Brent Spence Bridge remains untouched, despite a 2016 pledge to replace it.

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President Donald Trump returns to Cincinnati Thursday. His arrival is expected to be accompanied by a slew of small businesses. Itinerant vendors pop up around every modern presidential rally, and the mobile sellers are typically seen in force around a Trump visit.

A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows Democratic Former Vice President Joe Biden is the only Democrat in the race who would beat Republican President Donald Trump if the election were held today.

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Peril from foreign interference in American elections will persist through the 2020 presidential race, former special counsel Robert Mueller warned on Wednesday.

Asked whether Russia would attempt to attack future U.S. elections, as it did in 2016, Mueller replied: "They're doing it as we sit here."

Mueller didn't detail a prescription for how he believes Congress or the United States should respond, but he recommended generally that intelligence and law enforcement agencies should work together.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) says he was denied access to a Customs and Border Control detention facility that houses children over the weekend. Brown wanted to see the facilities holding children that some other lawmakers have described as cramped and smelly. Brown is telling reporters he blames top administration officials for wanting to keep him from seeing inhumane treatment there.

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are planning an Aug. 1 re-election campaign rally at Cincinnati's US Bank Arena - which raises the question of why they are stumping here so early in the campaign. Trump did not win either Hamilton County or Cincinnati in 2016. WVXU's Senior Political Analyst, Howard Wilkinson, told News Director Maryanne Zeleznik that his real audience is in not in Cincinnati, but in the suburban and rural counties which surround it.

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President Trump is speaking from the White House about his administration's push to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. Watch his remarks live.

The president's comments are expected to begin at 5 p.m. ET. If it is after the scheduled start time and the below video does not play, please try refreshing the page. 

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He just can't leave it alone. Donald Trump had to find some way to make America's most patriotic holiday – Independence Day – about him.

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