Tag: Defends

Saskatchewan defends COVID-19 checkpoints following criticism from Indigenous group

BEAUVAL, SASK.—An Indigenous group in Saskatchewan is criticizing the province’s management of checkpoints that are meant to protect northern communities experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19. Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations Chief Bobby Cameron says in a news release that the province was quick to take over local checkpoints, but his group is now getting calls that…

Trump defends Columbus Day in appearance with Italian president: 'Some people don't like it. I do!'

President Trump defended Columbus Day on Wednesday during a press conference with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, pushing back against a growing movement to call the holiday “Indigenous Peoples’ Day.” “To me, it will always be called Columbus Day,” Trump said. “Some people don’t like it. I do!” Trump’s comments — while standing next to the Italian head of state —…

Ex-campaign chief defends Trump, blasts Democrats at impeachment hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Corey Lewandowski, President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, on Tuesday stoutly defended his former boss and lashed out at Democrats during testimony to a U.S. congressional panel considering whether to impeach Trump. Corey Lewandowski, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and close confidant, is seated to testify before the…