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Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to meet with Trump at the White House Monday

This post has been updated. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, whose message of inclusivity and multiculturalism stands in contrast to President Trump, plans to visit Washington Monday for his first face-to-face meeting with the newly-inaugurated U.S. leader. Trump plans to welcome Trudeau at the White House for a bilateral discussion, making Trudeau the third head […]

‘You’re going to be so happy with Trump,’ Trump tells airline executives

President Trump decried the state of the country’s “bottom-of-the-rung” infrastructure during a meeting Thursday morning with airline executives and pledged “to change all of that.” “We have nothing, and we have an obsolete plane system, we have obsolete airports, we have obsolete trains, we have bad roads,” Trump said during the meeting at the White […]

Trump questions credibility of senator who disclosed comments by Judge Gorsuch

President Trump lashed out Thursday on Twitter at the Democratic senator who publicly shared that Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch had told him he found Trump’s attacks on the federal judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing.” In a morning tweet, Trump tried to question the credibility of Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) by referring to a 2010 acknowledgment […]

Trump attacks McCain for questioning success of deadly Yemen raid

President Trump lashed out at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Thursday, saying that the senator’s negative assessment of a deadly raid in Yemen last month “emboldens the enemy!” McCain initially referred to the raid as “a failure” but later dialed back his criticism, saying in a statement Tuesday that some objectives were fulfilled in the mission […]

Governors forward 428 infrastructure projects to Trump administration

In anticipation of a major infrastructure initiative promised by President Trump, the National Governors Association on Wednesday forwarded a list of 428 “shovel-ready” projects to the new administration. The list, culled from the states, includes an array of transportation, water, energy and emergency-response projects. Show More Summary

Questioning success of Yemen raid a ‘disservice’ to slain Navy SEAL, Spicer says

White House press secretary Sean Spicer continued to defend a deadly raid in Yemen as “a huge success” and said that anyone who says otherwise — including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) — does “a disservice” to a Navy SEAL who lost his life in the hostilities. “He fought knowing what was at stake in that […]

Trump says his critics ‘pull out the racist card’

President Trump accused television pundits and other critics of playing "the racist card" when they characterize him or his policies as anti-Muslim or anti-black.h Fox News Channel personality Bill O'Reilly asked Trump in an interview that aired Tuesday night whether his feelings are hurt when critics "are making you into a hater." "No, because they always do it," Trump […]

‘We’ll destroy his career,’ Trump quips about a Texas state senator at odds with a county sheriff

President Trump on Tuesday quipped that he’d be willing to “destroy” the career of a Texas state senator who has been feuding with a local sheriff. Sheriff Harold Eavenson of Rockwall County, Tex., was among a group of law enforcement officials from across the country that met with Trump, Vice President Pence and several senior […]

Trump: I’ll take ‘common sense’ travel ban to the Supreme Court, if necessary

President Trump said Tuesday that he is prepared to take the case for his now-frozen travel ban to the Supreme Court — but added that he hopes it doesn’t come to that. “We're going to take it through the system,” Trump said. “It's very important for the country. … We’ll see what happens. We have […]

Here are the 78 terrorist attacks the White House says were largely underreported

The White House on Monday night released a list of 78 terrorist attacks in response to an assertion earlier in the day by President Trump that the “very dishonest press” often doesn’t report on them. The list, which includes domestic and overseas incidents, starts in September 2014. It includes some very heavily covered news events, […]

Trump warns anew against attacks by ‘radical Islamic terrorists’ as he visits CENTCOM

As legal action loomed regarding his now-frozen ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim countries, President Trump offered an impassioned defense of his actions Monday, telling military leaders that he was determined to keep “radical Islamic terrorists” from striking the homeland. “We need strong programs so that people that love us and want to love […]

In echoes of 2009, Republicans see ‘Astroturf’ in Democratic protests

“Fox and Friends,” which for years counted Donald Trump as a regular call-in guest, has in recent weeks become a pillar of his defense. On Super Bowl weekend, the show's hosts talked about how Trump's friendship with New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft was the sort of story he should tell more often, and how […]

Fresh off a weekend at Mar-a-Lago, Trump heading to CENTCOM for briefings and remarks

Before returning to Washington from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, President Trump on Monday plans to make his first visit to the headquarters of the U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa. While at MacDill Air Force Base, the president is scheduled to be briefed by leaders of CENTCOM and SOCOM, join […]

Trump gives ‘fake news’ sneer at polls critical of travel ban order

President Trump on Monday tried to dismiss public opinion surveys showing opposition to his travel ban as “fake news,” insisting that there is popular support for his executive order temporarily prohibiting the entry of all refugees as well as travelers from seven majority-Muslim nations. Trump tweeted at 7:01 a.m.: “Any negative polls are fake news, […]

Trump escapes D.C. for rounds of golf and a Super Bowl party

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- After two frenetic weeks of governing, the first signs that President Trump has taken a break from governance came this weekend, when he decamped Washington for the “Winter White House,” as he has dubbed his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. The president stayed largely out of sight on Saturday and Sunday, except […]

Trump says Pence will head investigation into voting irregularities, despite lack of evidence of fraud

Vice President Pence will lead a commission to investigate voter registration issues, President Trump said Sunday. In an interview with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly before Super Bowl LI, Trump — who shortly after taking office told congressional lawmakers that three to five million illegal votes had cost him the popular vote against Hillary Clinton — […]

Pence veers a tad from Trump’s message on Russia

Vice President Pence seemed to break slightly with President Trump over the question of Russia on Sunday, taking a harder line than the president on how to handle Russia’s incursion into Ukraine. “We’re watching,” Pence said, when asked on ABC’s “This Week” whether the White House plans to put Russia on notice, as it has […]

O’Reilly told Trump that Putin is a killer. Trump’s reply: ‘You think our country’s so innocent?’

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- President Trump has long been effusive in his praise for Russian President Vladimir Putin, despite criticism from Republicans and Democrats alike. In an interview with Fox News's Bill O'Reilly, which will air ahead of the Super Bowl on Sunday, Trump doubled down on his “respect” for Putin — even in the […]

State Dept. reverses visa revocations, allowing previously banned travelers to enter U.S.

Tens of thousands of people had their visas provisionally revoked as part of the implementation of President Trump's travel ban. But the State Department undid that action Saturday after a federal judge put the ban on hold late Friday. This is a developing story. It will be updated.  

Trump’s pick for Army secretary withdraws from consideration

Vincent Viola, the billionaire founder of trading firm Virtu Financial, has withdrawn his nomination to be secretary of the Army, a White House official told The Washington Post. Viola found that distancing himself from his business ties proved too difficult, according to Bloomberg. This is a developing story. It will be updated.  

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