1 Officials Confirm 23 Dead in Alabama Tornadoes
Local police and first responders have confirmed that at least 23 people are dead and at least 40 are injured from tornadoes in eastern Alabama. Even worse, Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones says he expects that number to go up as the search for missing people continues. Of course, the search for survivors will continue with the daylight, but the massive destruction is making it dangerous for rescue crews. To say eastern Alabama looks like war zone is a massive understatement. To assist in the effort, authorities have been using drones with heat-seeking technology to locate victims. At least two tornadoes hit Lee County yesterday afternoon. The hardest hit area appears to be around Beauregard, which is about 55 miles east of Montgomery.
2 Trump: I'm An Innocent Man Being Persecuted
Mr. Trump said after two years of what he calls presidential harassment, "the only things that have been proven is that Democrats and others broke the law." He noted, quote – "the hostile Cohen testimony, given by a liar to reduce his prison time, proved no Collusion!" The President also said believes he's "an innocent man being persecuted by some very bad, conflicted and corrupt people in a Witch Hunt that is illegal and should never have been allowed to start - and only because I won the election!" Trump added despite all of that, he's had success while in the White House. As for that CPAC speech – the longest of his presidency – President Trump maintains that under his leadership "America is winning again." To that end, Trump listed what he considers to be his administration's top accomplishments in trade and international diplomacy. He drew cheers when he told the annual conservative gathering that things will get even better in 2020.
3 Otto Warmbier Parents Speak Out After Trump Statement During NK Summit
Few people could have expect President Trump’s sudden turn on who is responsible for the death of college student Otto Warmbier . After outwardly bashing North Korea’s diminutive dictator Kim Jong Un for nearly two-years, his exit from a summit with Kim had Trump openly buying Kim’s postion that he “didn’t know” what happened to Otto. As you might have guessed, Otto’s parents, Fred and Cindy Warmbier, are not only horrified – but speaking out. “We have been respectful during this summit process,” they say in a statement. “Now we must speak out. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for the death of our son Otto. Kim and his evil regime are responsible for unimaginable cruelty and inhumanity. No excuses or lavish praise can change that. Thank you.” Trump said Thursday that he believes Kim was not responsible.