In rare admission, Trump says he regrets missing Veterans Day services at Arlington


In a rare admission of fault, President Donald Trump said on “Fox News Sunday” that he made a mistake and regretted missing the Veterans Day services at Arlington National Cemetery last week.

>> Read more trending news   

“I should have done that. I was extremely busy on calls for the country. We did a lot of calling,” Trump told host Chris Wallace, who pressed the president on why he didn’t take a quick trip across the river to attend ceremonies honoring America’s war dead.

“I probably, ah, you know, in retrospect I should have, and I did last year and I will virtually every year, but we came in very late at night and I had just left, literally, the American cemetery in Paris, and I really probably assumed that was fine.”

Trump had just returned from ceremonies in France commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, where he also missed a service for American veterans buried in France.

“I was extremely busy because of affairs of state, doing other things,” he said.

>> Related: Former Fox News executive Bill Shine accepts post in Trump White House, reports say

During the interview, Trump also doubled down on calling journalists “the enemy of the people,” and he criticized a retired Navy SEAL who commanded the mission that resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden. Trump said it took too long to get bin Laden, and he complained that Pakistan didn’t help at all.

 


Reader Comments


Next Up in Nation World

At least 140 animals seized from Indiana home, officials say
At least 140 animals seized from Indiana home, officials say

More than 140 animals were seized from an Indiana home, including 45 dogs and 12 cats, WXIN reported. >> Read more trending news  The homeowner in Morgan County is not only facing animal cruelty charges, but also drug-dealing charges, the television station reported. The Morgan County Sheriff's Office originally called out to the home...
Florida man accused of posting bomb instructions online, FBI says
Florida man accused of posting bomb instructions online, FBI says

A South Florida man who allegedly posted illegal bomb-making instructions online while declaring his support for Islamic extremists was arrested Friday on terrorism-related charges, according to an FBI complaint unsealed Monday. >> Read more trending news  The affidavit charges Tayyab Tahir Ismail, 33, of Pembroke Pines, with posting...
New six-year deal provides stability to Navistar and union
New six-year deal provides stability to Navistar and union

Members of the United Auto Workers said Monday the union has approved a six-year deal with Navistar, which local officials said will provide workers in Springfield with needed stability as the truck maker continues its financial rebound. The new deal, ratified by union members over the weekend, includes highlights like a $2,000 signing bonus, a $1...
Boy hurt after foot gets caught in Macy's escalator in Chicago
Boy hurt after foot gets caught in Macy's escalator in Chicago

A boy was injured Saturday when his foot was caught in a escalator at a Macy’s department store in Chicago, WBBM reported. >> Read more trending news  Police said the incident occurred at 9:43 a.m. near the fourth floor in the 125-year-old store, the television station reported. The boy, whose name and age have not been disclosed...
USDA warns against eating 'cannibal sandwiches'
USDA warns against eating 'cannibal sandwiches'

’Tis the season for eating, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning consumers to stay away from “cannibal sandwiches” -- a dish featuring raw ground beef, garnished with onions and spices and served on bread or crackers. >> Read more trending news  It seems to be a tradition in Wisconsin, and the state&rsquo...
More Stories