As Donald Trump signed a defense spending bill named in honor of John McCain, the president didn’t mention the 81-year-old Arizona senator once. Trump even thanked Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, among others -- a snub which McCain chose not to mention on his website.
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin didn’t attend last night’s Apollo gala kicking off the 50th anniversary of the first time humans landed on the moon; Aldrin is a usual attendee at the annual black-tie event. It came in the wake of a lawsuit filed against his two adult kids for financial and elder exploitation.
President Jackson’s portrait was prominently featured at a White House event honoring Native Americans; he’s known for an act resulting in thousands of Native American deaths. Trump also called Sen. Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas,” considered by some a racial slur.
On D-Day, June 6, 1944, Eisenhower commanded the Allied forces in the Normandy invasion. He went on to become the 34th president of the United States, and promoted Atoms for Peace at the United Nations General Assembly in order to ease Cold War tensions.
As a U.S. senator, John Kerry was a supporter of free trade, expansive foreign and military policy and education spending. In 2004, he was a Democratic presidential nominee, and in 2013 he became secretary of state under President Barack Obama.