Good morning! How about some 40 degree weather? You’ll need to make your way down to the Museum of the American Revolution on Monday, when the cafeteria closes at noon and the museum opens at 12:30 p.m. Today’s weather: sunny, with highs in the 50s.
This weekend was dry. Mother Nature loved a weekend in DC, so she called a break today. But she didn’t have to be very happy. The forecast calls for scattered showers on Monday as an arctic front drops south. Temperatures are expected to be cold, but still above freezing.
Open house at SVC. High-ranking members of the Trump administration will be at George Washington University to attend a Monday celebration for its Lifesaving and Disaster Preparedness Institute, the foundation of which was dedicated during World War II. From 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., the unveiling ceremony will be held inside the university’s President’s House, a lavish apartment that once belonged to President George Washington. Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway are expected to be in attendance.
By the way, at the 70th anniversary of D-Day in 2016, then-candidate Trump declared himself a “Second World War veteran” and said of veterans in the general population, “On the World War II end, we were taken care of” by the government. Those comments prompted outcry from veterans, Democrats, and former Republican lawmakers who served.
Now Trump plans to visit France for the commemorations. At a Saturday evening White House meeting, French President Emmanuel Macron and French Defense Minister Florence Parly discussed “far-reaching” security cooperation with Trump. France and the U.S. have a security alliance that dates back to World War II, and Macron also recently praised Trump’s deal with North Korea.
Shelling out for fashion designer Brian Atwood. Ivanka Trump raised $1.1 million at a New York City fundraiser over the weekend, in which the average donation was $11,500. Other donations ranged from $5,000 to $24,000, the Wall Street Journal reported. The event was held at the Standard Hotel, and proceeds will go to the Brian Atwood Foundation, which promotes women’s economic growth and provides access to education for girls.