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Ahead of North Dakota trip, Trump says daughter asked him: ‘Daddy, can I go with you?’

During a speech about tax reform in North Dakota on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump recognized local lawmakers from both parties, a major GOP donor who made billions in the oil industry and his eldest daughter Ivanka Trump, who works in the White House as one of his top advisers. "Everybody loves Ivanka," the president said, […]

In North Dakota, Trump calls embattled Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp a ‘good woman’

MANDAN, N.D. — A year from now, North Dakotans may be hearing these two words a lot: “Good woman.” The man who uttered them was President Trump, who on Wednesday made his maiden trip to North Dakota as president to pitch his tax reform plan and, it turned out, compliment the state’s embattled Democratic senator, […]

Trump announces recipients for his $1 million donation for Hurricane Harvey relief

President Trump gave $1 million of his own money to charities helping the Houston area recover from Hurricane Harvey, splitting the gift among 12 nonprofits, the White House announced Wednesday. The gift had been promised late last week. In a statement, the White House said that Trump and first lady Melania Trump had witnessed some […]

Trump: ‘No second thoughts’ on DACA decision

After President Trump seemed to waffle on his decision to phase out a program that has granted legal status to nearly 800,000 young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, the president said Wednesday morning that he has “no second thoughts.” This was a decision that the president wrestled with, White House press secretary […]

Trump to sell tax cuts plan in North Dakota with a special guest: Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp

When President Trump staged his first event to promote his tax reform proposal, in Missouri last week, he attacked that state's Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill. But when he takes his tax-cuts road show to stop No. 2, in North Dakota on Wednesday, he is expected to pull his punches on that state's Democratic senator, Heidi Heitkamp. That is […]

Trump’s evangelical advisers claim credit for six-month delay on rescinding DACA

President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA — the Obama-era program that gave legal status to  nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children — came with a built-in six-month delay. On Tuesday, members of the president’s Evangelical Advisory Board claimed credit for the delay. “We are responsible for this extension [the […]

Obama calls President Trump’s decision to end DACA ‘wrong,’ ‘self-defeating’ and ‘cruel’

Former president Barack Obama said Tuesday that it is “wrong,” “self-defeating” and “cruel” for the Trump administration to end an Obama-era program that allowed younger undocumented immigrants to continue to live in the United States without fear of deportation. Show More Summary

Trump administration announces end of immigration protection program for ‘dreamers’

The Trump administration announced Tuesday it would begin to unwind an Obama-era program that allows younger undocumented immigrants to live in the country without fear of deportation, calling the program unconstitutional but offering a partial delay to give Congress a chance to address the issue. Show More Summary

The Trumps go to St. John’s Church to mark national day of prayer

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump attended services Sunday morning at St. John's Church in downtown Washington, marking what the president proclaimed as a national day of prayer in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey's devastation. Show More Summary

Can Trump get ‘very rapid action’ from Congress on emergency funding for Texas?

Last week, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas causing catastrophic flooding and forcing thousands to leave their homes. Dozens have lost their lives. President Trump initially responded with tweets about the storm, focusing on the unprecedented levels of rain and commending the efforts of emergency response personnel. Show More Summary

Trump pledges $1 million in personal money for hurricane relief, White House says

President Trump is pledging to donate $1 million of his personal money toward hurricane disaster relief in Texas and Louisiana, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday. Speaking to reporters in the White House briefing room, Sanders was asked if Trump’s pledged money would come from his personal finances or another source, such […]

How Trump’s Texas disaster relief visit turned into an impromptu rally

CORPUS CHRISTI, Tex. — The call from a friend rang in on Mark Crider’s line at around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday: President Trump was going to be in Corpus Christi at the firehouse across the way. “He said, 'The Secret Service knows there's about 100 loaded guns in your house and they know you'd let them […]

Tillerson thanks Mexico for hurricane aid offer but doesn’t say U.S. will accept it

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson thanked Mexico on Wednesday for offering help as the United States copes with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, but he did not say whether the United States will take its neighbor up on the offer. “They've offered a wide range of assistance,” Tillerson said before a previously scheduled meeting with […]

‘Talking is not the answer!’ Trump warns North Korea

President Trump warned North Korea Wednesday morning that “talking is not the answer,” in his first unfiltered public comments since the hostile nation launched yet another missile early Tuesday, this one over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. Trump’s response to North Korea's most provocative missile launch of his presidency came in a tweet, in […]

Mexico offers hurricane help; No decision on whether to accept it

Mexico has offered assistance in the massive disaster response in next-door Texas, the State Department said late Tuesday, but there has been no decision on whether to accept the help. The Mexican government made a formal offer of help Tuesday as the United States copes with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the State Department said […]

Hispanic leaders in Congress call end of protection program for Central American minors ‘morally indefensible’

Leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are asking the Trump administration to reverse a decision this month to end a program that allowed some Central American minors to join their parents in the United States, calling the move “morally indefensible.” In a letter to Elaine Duke, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, the […]

Trump: ‘all options are on the table’ following North Korea missile launch over Japan

President Trump reiterated Tuesday that “all options are on the table” following North Korea’s latest provocative missile launch, this one fired over Japan and into the Pacific Ocean. “The world has received North Korea’s latest message loud and clear: this regime has signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, […]

Two blondes walk into a press briefing …

Two blondes walked into a White House news conference. You'll never guess what happened next. (Hint: President Trump mixed them up.) The confusion started near the end of a news conference with Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinistö in the East Room of the White House on Monday, when Trump encouraged Niinistö to take an additional […]

Trump pledges swift Harvey aid, says effort will be unimpeded by threatened government shutdown

President Trump pledged swift federal aid to Texas and Louisiana on Monday  as the two states seek to recover from Hurricane Harvey, and dismissed the notion that his threatened shutdown of the government over border wall funding could impact the effort. Trump said those hit by the “epic” disaster would see “very rapid action from […]

Trump defends pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio

President Trump defended his pardon of former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio on Monday, telling reporters that the sheriff was treated “unbelievably unfairly.” Speaking at a joint news conference with the president of Finland, Trump made his first comments on Arpaio since his decision to pardon the Arizona lawman Friday  — defending both the timing of […]

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