Just 77 days in office, President Donald Trump ordered the first military strike of his presidency. Two Navy warships fired 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at an airfield in Syria in response to a chemical attack that killed more than 80 civilians earlier this week. Trump said the strike was in the "vital national security interest of the United States."
President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court will be announced on Monday, July 9, with fanfare. Trump told reporters in recent days that he is planning to reveal his pick during television’s primetime that evening. Trump’s friends tell me he hopes the moment is drenched with drama, the trappings of the presidency — and good lighting.