US Politics in Trump era Public date: 17.09.2019 01:44:11

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12 Sep 2019

White House Pressed Agency to Repudiate Weather Forecasters Who Contradicted Trump

The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who contradicted President Trump’s claim that Hurricane Dorian would probably strike Alabama, according to several people familiar with the events.
The White House was directly involved in pressing a federal scientific agency to repudiate the weather forecasters who...

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28 Jul 2019

Trump Assails Elijah Cummings, Calling His Congressional District a Rat-Infested ‘Mess’

President Trump lashed out at a leading African-American congressman on Saturday, calling him “a brutal bully” who represents a Baltimore-based district that has become a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” where “no human being would want to live.”
President Trump lashed out at a leading African-American congressman on Saturday, calling him “a brutal bully” who...

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28 Jun 2019

Heading to G-20, Trump Once Again Assails America’s Friends

In the hours before and after leaving for an international summit meeting, Mr. Trump assailed Japan, Germany and India. He complained that under existing treaty provisions, if the United States were attacked, Japan would only “watch it on a Sony television.” He called Germany a security freeloader and chastised India for raising tariffs on American goods.
In the hours before and after leaving for an international summit meeting, Mr. Trump assailed Japan, Germany and India....

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29 May 2019

Trump Undercuts John Bolton on North Korea and Iran

President Trump publicly undercut John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on Iran and North Korea in recent days, raising questions about the administration’s policy and personnel in the middle of confrontations with both long-term American adversaries.
President Trump publicly undercut John R. Bolton, his national security adviser, on Iran and North Korea in recent days,...

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26 Mar 2019

Trump and Republicans Seek to Turn the Tables in Post-Mueller Washington

President Trump and his Republican allies went on the offensive on Monday, vowing to pursue and even punish those responsible for the Russia investigation now that the special counsel has wrapped up without implicating him or his campaign in a criminal conspiracy to influence the 2016 election.
President Trump and his Republican allies went on the offensive on Monday, vowing to pursue and even punish those...

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16 Feb 2019

Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall

President Trump declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border wall that Congress refused to give him, transforming a highly charged policy dispute into a fundamental confrontation over separation of powers.
President Trump declared a national emergency at the border on Friday to access billions of dollars to build a border...

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30 Nov 2018

Trump Cancels Meeting With Putin, Citing Naval Clash Between Russia and Ukraine

President Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his planned meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, citing the unresolved naval standoff between Russia and Ukraine and upending his hopes of further cementing the relationship between the two leaders.
President Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his planned meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, citing the...

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8 Nov 2018

Jeff Sessions Is Forced Out as Attorney General as Trump Installs Loyalist

President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him with a loyalist who will now take charge of the special counsel investigation into Russia’s election interference, a defiant move just a day after a midterm election loss.
President Trump forced out Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him with a loyalist who will now...

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6 Nov 2018

Fox Rebukes Sean Hannity’s and Jeanine Pirro’s Participation in a Trump Rally

The line between the Trump White House and Fox has always been a little blurry, but in that moment on Monday night at the Show Me Center at Southeast Missouri State University at least, the fusion of president and network seemed complete. Mr. Trump has long relied on the network as his outlet of choice. His vice president, cabinet secretaries and staff members appear with great regularity. Indeed, Mr. Trump gave an interview to Mr. Hannity moments before taking the stage
The line between the Trump White House and Fox has always been a little blurry, but in that moment on Monday night at...

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26 Oct 2018

Trump Abandons Calls for Unity and Resumes Attacks on the Media

In moments of national crisis, presidents typically reach for unifying themes, as Bill Clinton did after the Oklahoma City bombing and George W. Bush did with the bullhorn on the wrecked fire truck after 9/11. President Trump on Thursday chose confrontation rather than conciliation.
In moments of national crisis, presidents typically reach for unifying themes, as Bill Clinton did after the Oklahoma...

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18 Mar 2018

Trump Assails Mueller, Drawing Rebukes From Republicans

President Trump appeared on Sunday to abandon a strategy of deferring to the special counsel examining Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, lashing out at what he characterized as a partisan investigation and raising questions about  whether he might seek to shut it down.
President Trump appeared on Sunday to abandon a strategy of deferring to the special counsel examining Russia’s...

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13 Mar 2018

Rex Tillerson Out as Trump’s Secretary of State, Replaced by Mike Pompeo

President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had ousted Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and will replace him with Mike Pompeo, now the C.I.A. director, ending the 14-month tenure of the nation’s chief diplomat who repeatedly had found himself at odds with the White House on a variety of key foreign policy issues.
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he had ousted Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson and will replace...

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9 Mar 2018

Trump Authorizes Tariffs in Defiance of Allies at Home and Abroad

President Trump defied opposition from his own party and protests from overseas on Thursday as he signed orders imposing stiff and sweeping new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But he sought to soften the  impact on America’s closest allies with a more flexible plan than  originally envisioned.
President Trump defied opposition from his own party and protests from overseas on Thursday as he signed orders imposing...

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3 Jan 2018

Trump Tweets His ‘Nuclear Button’ Is ‘Much Bigger’ Than Kim Jong-un’s

President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North  Korea, boasting in strikingly playground terms on Tuesday night that he  commands a “much bigger” and “more powerful” arsenal of devastating  weapons than the outlier government in Asia.
President Trump again raised the prospect of nuclear war with North  Korea, boasting in strikingly playground terms...

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1 Nov 2017

Trump, Citing Attack in New York, Calls for End to Visa Program

President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the  most divisive issues in American life on Wednesday as he cited this  week’s terrorist attack in New York to advance his agenda on immigration and national security while assailing Democrats for endangering the country.
President Trump touched off a sharply partisan debate over some of the  most divisive issues in American life...

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12 Oct 2017

Trump Threatens NBC Over Nuclear Weapons Report

President Trump threatened on Wednesday to use the federal government’s power to license television airwaves to target NBC in response to a report by the network’s news division that he contemplated a dramatic increase in the nation’s nuclear arsenal.
President Trump threatened on Wednesday to use the federal government’s power to license television airwaves...

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5 Oct 2017

Rex Tillerson, Trump’s Secretary of State, ‘Never Considered Leaving’ the Job

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  insisted on Wednesday that he has never considered resigning, despite what associates have described as deep frustration. But he did not deny a report that he has grown so disenchanted with President Trump that he once referred to him as a “moron.”
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson  insisted on Wednesday that he has never considered resigning,...

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30 Sep 2017

Health Secretary Tom Price Resigns After Drawing Ire for Chartered Flights

Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, resigned under pressure on Friday after racking up at least $400,000 in travel bills for chartered flights and undermining President Trump’s promise to drain the swamp of a corrupt and entitled capital.
Tom Price, the health and human services secretary, resigned under pressure on Friday after racking up at least $400,000...

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3 Aug 2017

Now Trump targets legal immigration, Urguing 50% reduction

President Trump embraced a proposal on Wednesday to slash legal immigration to  the United States in half within a decade by sharply curtailing the ability of American citizens and legal residents to bring family members into the country. Critics said the bill, which would cut legal immigration in half within a decade, would keep out badly needed low-wage workers.
President Trump embraced a proposal on Wednesday to slash legal immigration to  the...

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12 May 2017

Trump Warns Comey and Says He May Cancel Press Briefings

President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the former F.B.I.  director he fired this week, against leaking anything negative about  the president and warned the news media that he may cancel all future White House briefings. “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter.
President Trump on Friday warned James B. Comey, the former F.B.I.  director he fired this week, against leaking...

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3 Feb 2017

Trump Tells Israel to Hold Off on Building New Settlements

President Trump, who has made support for Israel a cornerstone of his foreign policy, shifted gears on Thursday and for the first time warned the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to hold off new settlement construction. The White House noted that the president “has not taken an official position on settlement activity,” but said Mr. Trump would discuss the issue with Mr. Netanyahu when they meet Feb. 15, in effect telling him to wait until then.
President Trump, who has made support for Israel a cornerstone of his foreign policy, shifted gears on Thursday and for...

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25 Jan 2017

Trump Revives Keystone Pipeline Rejected by Obama

President Trump moved assertively on Tuesday to resurrect a pipeline in the Dakotas that had become a major flashpoint for Native Americans, while reviving  the Keystone XL pipeline, which had stirred years of debate over the balance between energy needs and environmental concerns.
President Trump moved assertively on Tuesday to resurrect a pipeline in the Dakotas that had become a major...

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20 Jan 2017

Donald Trump Is Sworn In as President, Capping His Swift Ascent

Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States after one of the most divisive election campaigns in modern times. This is a record of his inauguration address. He declared that the state of the country is afflicted by gangs and drugs and the US congress and Washington DC have ignored the people for too long. He says US has been enriching foreign industries to the detriment of the US industry.
Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States after one of the most divisive election...

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23 Dec 2016

Trump Pressures Obama Over U.N. Resolution on Israeli Settlements

Mr. Trump’s forceful insertion into the matter reflected an unusual public split between incoming and outgoing presidents and underscored the stark shift on Middle East policy ahead. Despite the interference by Trump, President Obama allowed the UN resolution to pass
Mr. Trump’s forceful insertion into the matter reflected an unusual public split between incoming and outgoing...

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