By Mike Calia 麦克.卡里亚
- President Donald Trump will make a “major statement” to the nation at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, the White House said.
- It wasn’t immediately clear what Trump would discuss in his speech.
- Trump tweeted earlier Saturday night that “Something very big has just happened!” but did not follow up with further details.
President Donald Trump will make a “major statement” to the nation at 9 a.m. ET Sunday.
It wasn’t immediately clear what Trump would discuss in his speech. Trump tweeted earlier Saturday night that “Something very big has just happened!” but did not follow up with further details.
“The President of the United States will be making a major statement tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock from the White House,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement that came more than an hour after Trump’s tweet. The White House initially said Judd Deere had made the statement.
Various media outlets reported that U.S. forces had carried out an operation in Syria that targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, leader of the terrorist group ISIS.
多家媒体报道称，美军在叙利亚针对恐怖组织ISIS的头目阿布·巴克尔·巴格达迪(Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi)发动了一次行动。
The cryptic tweet and subsequent announcement from the White House come as the president faces increasing heat from an impeachment inquiry in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives. The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday that Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, had told House investigators that he believed Trump’s demands of Ukraine – to investigate potential 2020 rival Joe Biden and his son, and to help with a probe of alleged interference in the 2016 election – in exchange for aid amounted to a quid pro quo. Trump has repeatedly denied that it was a quid pro quo.
这条神秘的推文以及白宫随后发布的声明，正值总统在民主党控制的众议院面临越来越激烈的弹劾调查。 周六《华尔街日报》报道, 美国驻欧盟大使戈登•桑德兰德告诉调查人员,他相信川普队乌克兰的要求——调查2020年潜在的竞争对手乔·拜登和他的儿子,并帮助调查在2016年的选举中的涉嫌干扰,以换取援助的交换条件。
He has also been embroiled in controversy following his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, which resulted in Turkish forces attacking Kurdish fighters. It also triggered the escape of several prisoners who were part of the terrorist group ISIS.
The Trump administration is also engaged in high-stakes trade talks with China. After several stops and starts, and escalating tariffs, there have been recent signs of progress in negotiations – despite one of his chief advisors, Peter Navarro, apparently resisting parts of an early-stage agreement.
The news also comes after reports that Attorney General William Barr’s review of the origins of the Russia probe that plagued much of Trump’s first term in office had become a criminal investigation.
This story is developing. Please check back for updates.
Source: CNBC | Guo.media