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Former President Donald Trump took pity on thousands of National Guard troops who were booted out of the Capitol Building and forced to sleep in a cold parking garage.
5,000 National Guard troops, who were sleeping in hallways and in the Senate cafeteria, were ordered out of the Capitol building because one soldier didn't wear a face mask.
An anonymous source in Washington DC told TPUSA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson that for the last week his battalion had been sleeping on the floor in the Senate cafeteria after Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6.
On Wednesday, the U.S. Capitol Police (USCP) ordered the troops out of the Capitol building and they were forced to sleep in a parking garage in 38-degree temperatures.
The parking garage has one bathroom and 1 power outlet for 5,000 soldiers to use.
Some of the soldiers hadn't showered or changed clothes in 2 weeks.
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Governors Ron DeSantis (R-FL), Chris Sununu (R-NH) and Greg Abbott (R-TX) were so outraged over the treatment of their troops that they ordered the soldiers to return home immediately.
After the public backlash, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allowed the troops back inside the Capitol building.
According to One America News Network (OANN), Trump gave permission for the remaining troops to stay at his luxury Trump Hotel in DC if any of them needed a warm bed, a shower or a hot meal.
Trump reportedly called the soldier's treatment "Disgusting and unforgivable."
Prior to Trump's offer, the troops were forced to subsist on bowls of chili and an occasional slice of pizza donated by sympathetic congressmen.
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A civilian jetliner crashed in Iran shortly after take-off from Tehran Airport, about an hour after Iran fired missiles at Iraq bases that house U.S. troops.
The crash killed all 176 souls on board the Ukrainian airliner early Wednesday morning local time.
Among the dead are 3 British citizens, 82 Iranians, 63 Canadians, 3 Germans, and 10 Swedes.
Video footage shows smoldering wreckage at the crash site shortly after dawn on Wednesday.
Safety experts said the plane crash was caused by engine problems that were unrelated to the missile attack on Iraq military bases. The airline said the pilot did not declare an emergency.
There were no American casualties or injuries in the missile attacks. The damage was minimal after the Iranians fired 15 ballistics missiles at the Iraqi bases where U.S. troops are stationed.
According to published reports, the missiles struck 2 empty bases in Iraq. The Pentagon was warned before the start of the attack and the bases were cleared of U.S. personnel before the missiles struck.
President Donald Trump assured Americans in a tweet regarding the missile attack late Tuesday night.
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Iran fired missiles at multiple Iraqi military bases that house U.S. troops late Tuesday night. No American soldier was injured or killed during the attacks that occurred around 4 a.m. Wednesday local time.
Pentagon officials said Iran launched 15 ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases in western Iraq. Four of the missiles fell out of the sky. At least 2 of the missiles hit Iraqi bases.
President Donald Trump assured Americans in a tweet regarding the missile attack.
In a tweet late Tuesday, Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said the attack was in retaliation for the targeted killing of Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani.
Zarif said the attack was over.
"Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched."
He continued: "We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggressions."
Soleimani was killed in an air drone strike after he arrived at the Baghdad Airport from Syria on Jan. 3.
Soleimani was killed after the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was attacked and torched last week. An American contractor died in the attack.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is charging President Donald Trump with a war crime for killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who is responsible for the murders of hundreds of Americans.
In a letter sent to her Democrat colleagues in the House of Representatives late Sunday, Pelosi said she is drafting a "War Powers Resolution" that charges Trump with a war crime under international law.
Pelosi claims the death of Soleimani was "provocative and disproportionate."
The letter further claims that Trump's military action amounts to a war crime because he did not have Congressional approval to go after an Iranian government official on foreign soil.
Soleimani was a military commander, not a government official.
Soleimani was among 10 Iranians killed in a surgical drone strike at the Baghdad Airport on the night of Jan. 3. He was 62.
Pelosi's War Resolution would limit Trump's military powers and prevent him from taking any more military action against Iran.
Pelosi's letter is considered America's "pre-emptive surrender to Iran."
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she plans to limit President Donald Trump's military actions in Iran by introducing a War Powers Resolution in the House.
"This week, the House will introduce and vote on a War Powers Resolution to limit the President's military actions regarding Iran," Pelosi wrote in a letter to fellow Democrats overnight.
The House Democrats voted to impeach Trump in December. But Pelosi is still withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate that would allow the impeachment process to continue.
Pelosi's resolution "reasserts Congress's long-established oversight responsibilities by mandating that if no further Congressional action is taken" the military action in Iran will "cease within 30 days."
Pelosi and other Democrats criticized Trump for not informing Congress of his plans to kill Iranian general Qassem Soleimani with a drone air strike last week.
Trump tweeted Sunday afternoon that "legal notice is not required" for him to take action to protect the country.
Trump advised Congress - in a tweet - that he will "quickly & fully strike back, & perhaps in a disproportionate manner" if Iran attacks "any U.S. person or target."
Iran has vowed to take revenge on Trump and America for killing Soleimani. But Trump hit back, saying he has 52 targets in Iran that will go up in smoke if Americans are attacked.
The targets include military sites, oil fields, and even cultural and historic sites in Iran.
"They're allowed to kill our people. They're allowed to torture and maim our people. They're allowed to use roadside bombs and blow our people up, and we're not allowed to touch their cultural sites? It doesn't work that way," Trump told reporters on Air Force One on Sunday.
In other news, Iran reportedly placed an $80 million bounty on Trump's head. Mexican comedian George Lopez offered to do the job for half that amount.
Lopez made the comment on an Instagram post shared by Chicano Worldstar, a news outlet that wrote about the bounty on Trump's head.
"We'll do it for half," Lopez wrote.
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President Donald Trump surprised U.S. troops in Afghanistan by serving them dinner to celebrate Thanksgiving. Trump arrived in Afghanistan after a 13-hour flight on Thursday. It was his first visit to the war torn country.
Trump's secret trip caught most of the news media off guard. Reporters in the press pool were not allowed to announce where they were going. Newsweek magazine erroneously described the President as spending Thanksgiving Day tweeting at his golf course.
After three and a half hours on the ground in Afghanistan, Trump boarded Air Force One for a long flight back to Florida.
The President looked exhausted after landing in Florida. According to published reports, Trump, 73, will spend the rest of the holiday weekend with his family at his Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach.
"Just returned to the United States after spending a GREAT Thanksgiving with our Courageous American Warriors in Afghanistan!," he tweeted on Friday.
Trump was ridiculed on Twitter.com after he tweeted a meme of his head Photoshopped on Rocky Balboa's body. Rocky Balboa is a beloved fictitious boxing champion played by actor Sylvester Stallone in the 'Rocky' film franchise.
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Trump tweeted the meme after getting a clean bill of health from his personal physician. There was talk that Trump suffered a mild heart attack last weekend, but the rumors were unfounded.
The meme was a hit among pro-democracy protesters who held up copies of Trump's tweet during a Thanksgiving Day rally at Edinburgh Place in Hong Kong, China.
The demonstration was their way of saying thank you to the United States after Trump signed legislation supporting the Hong Kong protesters. The new legislation requires annual reviews of Hong Kong's rights and freedoms.
China expressed disappointment in the new legislation.
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