GOOD MORNING DC: Trump's speech was a "dumpster fire on steroids," says GOP source

#GoodMorningDC.This Monday morning, everyone is still talking about the GOP fundraiser in Palm Beach, Florida, where former president Trump called Mitch McConnel a "dumb son of a bitch".

Good Morning DC! This Monday morning, Congress is back in session and everyone is still talking about the GOP fundraiser in Palm Beach, Florida, where former president Trump called Mitch McConnel a "dumb son of a bitch".

Our Republican source who was present at the fundraiser told Good Morning DC that Trump's speech was a "dumpster fire on steroids." 

According to the Republican insider, "we were looking for a way forward, and all Trump wanted to do was talk about the past." The source added, "Quite frankly, we want to move on."

In CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday, Liz Cheney said that allegations against Matt Gaetz were "sickening," but unlike Adam Kinzinger, she did not call on Gaetz to resign."There's an ethics investigation underway. There are also criminal investigations underway. And I'm not going to comment further on that publicly right now," Cheney added. 

Across the pond, all major news outlets over the weekend had wall-to-wall coverage on Prince Phillip's passing. This morning, the U.K. is walking up to a celebratory moment of the BAFTA awards. Movie The Father has won two awards. Anthony Hopkins won for the Leading Actor, and the other BAFTA went to the adapted screenplay. 

What will Biden do today?

At NOON, Biden will join the virtual CEO Summit on Semiconductor and Supply Chain Resilience. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, National Economic Council Director Brian Deese, and the Secretary of Commerce will also attend.

At 1:45 p.m, Biden and Harris will hold a bipartisan meeting with the Members of Congress to discuss the American Jobs Plan.                   

At 11:00 a.m. White House, COVID-19 Response Team will hold a press briefing.

At 12:15 p.m. Press Secretary Jen Psaki will brief the press.

Heads up

On Tuesday, April 13, 2021, President Biden will pay his respects in a Congressional Tribute for U.S. Capitol Police Officer William Evans as he lies in honor in the Capitol Rotunda.

On the same day, Biden and Harris will meet with members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

On Thursday, April 15, 2021, Biden will meet with members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

On Friday, April 16, 2021, President Biden will host H.E. Suga Yoshihide, Prime Minister of Japan, at the White House. This will be Biden's first in-person bilateral meeting with a foreign leader. The two leaders will hold a joint press conference. 

The President will spend the weekend in Wilmington, Delaware.

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And that's a wrap for this Monday morning, April 12, 2021. On this day, sixty years ago, Yuri Gagarin was the first human to enter outer space. Thanks for waking up with Good Morning DC and our incredible team. Good Morning DC will be back tomorrow to bring you the latest first. 




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