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President Trump Visits Marines

Honors them for responding to recent house fire in DC

November 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is paying a visit to the Marine Barracks in Washington to meet with marines who responded to a recent fire at a public housing complex in the nation's capital.

The September fire tore through the Arthur Capper Public Housing complex for seniors, displacing dozens of residents. First lady Melania Trump is joining the president on a snowy day in Washington.

The visit comes after the president was criticized for canceling a trip to an American cemetery in Paris on Saturday after his helicopter was grounded by bad weather. He also did not visit Arlington National Cemetery to commemorate Veterans Day.

A White House official said the trip had been in the works for at least several weeks.


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