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Trump Leaves WH to Honor Fallen Navy SEAL

President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon departed the White House and boarded Marine One for an unannounced trip, which turned out to be a trip to Dover Air Force Base for the arrival of remains of a U.S. commando killed early Sunday in Yemen during a raid on al Qaeda militants. Chief Special Warfare Operator William “Ryan” Owens, 36, was killed during what became the first counter-terrorism raid during the Trump presidency. According to White House pool reports, his daughter Ivanka Trump accompanied the president aboard the aircraft. When asked for information on the president’s unprecedented departure, a White House spokesperson initially told reporters that his destination is “off the record.” A second American citizen was killed in the U.S. raid in Yemen: Nawar al-Awlaki, the 8-year-old daughter of the late, U.S.-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki, who was also killed by U.S. forces in 2011.