TORONTO – Liberal leadership contender Justin Trudeau told an Islamic conference Saturday that groups who attacked his decision to attend the gathering only work to divide Canadians.
Trudeau told a crowd of thousands at the Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Toronto that his critics attempted to tap into “fears and prejudices” that sap the acceptance of others.
President Barack Obama is holding an unexpected news conference this morning at 11:15 a.m., the White House announced today. The Washington Post's Philip Rucker reports that Obama is holding the press conference — the last of his first term as President — to urge Congress to raise the debt ceiling without strings. Obama to use press conference to press his case for Congress to raise the debt limit, WH official says.