By JOHN KILPATRICKAssociated PressAssociated PressThe President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order to help the United States “support the families and friends of those killed or injured in the terrorist attack on our nation’s capital,” as well as to honor “the courage and sacrifice of the men and women of the U.S. military.”
A cake was placed in the Oval Office to celebrate victims of the terror attack in Washington, D.C. The White House said that “celebrations will be made in the name of the victims and the families of those who have been lost in the attack.”
The order states that it is an “individual’s responsibility to provide support and assistance to the families or loved ones of those affected by the terrorist act and to provide information to help us protect our homeland from terrorism.”
The cake is made of a combination of “cake and candles” with “special notes of respect for the victims” written on one side and a date of “D.C.’s 75th Anniversary” written at the other.
It was not immediately clear whether the White House will make any further public statements about the order.
A day earlier, the Trump administration announced a national holiday for those in the military and their families.
Trump, in his first day in office, has made many controversial moves since taking office, including his decision to end the DACA program, which granted temporary protected status to some young immigrants brought to the United State illegally as children.