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Trump creates a summer of discontent for Republican candidates

Rep. Garland “Andy” Barr has a textbook plan to win reelection in his Lexington, Ky., district — focus every day on local issues, the GOP tax cut and the specter of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi returning to power if Republicans like him lose in competitive seats. But President Trump keeps happening, and then everything gets…

Trump is growing impatient with the slow pace of North Korea talks

1. Trump is fuming over pace of North Korea talks Less than six weeks after the summit in Singapore, President Trump is growing impatient with the pace of talks on denuclearization. North Korean officials have canceled follow-up meetings and haven’t dismantled a missile testing facility that Trump said would be destroyed. The Washington Post’s Josh…

Trump threatens tariffs on all $500 billion of Chinese imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ready to impose tariffs on all $500 billion of imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets. “We’re down a tremendous amount,” Trump said in an interview about trade imbalances with China on CNBC…

Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment

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Trump and the US dollar: Actions speak louder than words

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump may not be happy about the strength of the U.S. dollar, but the greenback’s recent rally may partly be a product of his own making. FILE PHOTO: Bundles of banknotes of U.S. Dollar are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 15, 2018.…

Trump Lines Up Powell as Fall Guy If Tax, Trade Policies Go Bust

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Trump criticizes NFL anthem policy on Twitter

President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. The league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday that said “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks” while both sides…

Trump Continues Criticism of Fed, Renews Threat on China Imports

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signaled for a second straight day his frustration with the Federal Reserve’s policy of gradually raising interest rates, saying it would undermine his campaign to boost U.S. economic growth and reduce trade deficits. In tweets on Friday, Mr. Trump said the Fed’s efforts hurt the U.S. economic expansion, and he accused China…

Trump will regret criticizing the Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) In retrospect, the most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it. Trump, after all, is a self-described “low-interest-rate person” who seems to — erroneously — believe that Fed…

Trump rips Fed for raising interest rates

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he’s “not thrilled” with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates. Breaking with tradition to avoid criticizing the Fed, Trump told CNBC he’s worried that the central bank’s policies will cancel out his efforts to speed up the economy. “I don’t really — I am not happy about…

Another top Trump official fudges Putin’s effort to help Trump

Another day, another member of the Trump administration seeming to cast doubt on the very firm conclusions the U.S. intelligence community has drawn about Russia’s 2016 election interference. This time it’s Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Back in May, you may recall, she appeared to call into question the conclusion that Russia favored Trump at…

Trump CFPB nominee grilled by Senate Democrats

Kathy Kraninger, the president’s nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spoke with members of the Senate Banking Committee during a confirmation hearing Thursday. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Kathy Kraninger, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, repeatedly dodged questions from Senate Democrats on Thursday about issues facing the watchdog agency and…

Trump: Biden would be my ‘dream’ opponent in 2020

Despite numerous controversies swirling around his administration, two ongoing investigations of his campaign’s contacts with Russia and his possible obstruction of the federal probe, President Trump says he’s already dreaming about a potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential election: former Vice President Joe Biden. “I dream about Biden,” Trump told CBS News in an…

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

More recently, after the Trump administration blocked the Broadcom bid, White House actions have been problematic for Qualcomm. In April, the administration issued an order preventing American companies from selling components to China’s ZTE after finding that ZTE violated United States sanctions involving North Korea and Iran. ZTE is a major Qualcomm customer. Mr. Trump…

New York investigating whether Trump Foundation violated state tax laws: report

The Trump Foundation is reportedly under investigation in New York for possibly violating state tax laws. Two unidentified officials in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office said the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance inquiry could uncover criminal activity, according to a Wednesday New York Times report. However, they declined to say when the probe started and…

Trump says it would be a ‘dream’ to run against Biden in 2020

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Trump tries to douse Putin storm — but his cleanup tests credulity

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Trump Calls Turkish Detention of US Pastor a ‘Total Disgrace’

ISTANBUL—U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to take action for the release of an American pastor who is on trial for terrorism and espionage in Turkey. In a message posted late Wednesday on his Twitter account, Mr. Trump said Andrew Brunson, a Presbyterian minister, was innocent and should be released.…

Dems lash Trump team for failing to hold North Korea briefing

“We’ve been asking Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo to come and explain the Trump Administration’s strategy on North Korea for a long time,” Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said through a spokesman. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Democrats are frustrated that the administration has still not scheduled a classified…

Trump endorses Brian Kemp in Georgia GOP gov race

President Donald Trump gave Secretary of State Brian Kemp his “full and total endorsement” Wednesday in Georgia’s Republican race for governor, dealing Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle a devastating blow in a bitter runoff. In an afternoon tweet, Trump said Kemp was “tough on crime, strong on the border and illegal immigration,” and the president urged…

Trump endorses Kemp in GOP gubernatorial runoff

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says he doesn’t want to use ‘adversary’ to describe Russia Comey urges Americans to vote for Democrats in midterms Roby wins Alabama GOP runoff, overcoming blowback from Trump criticism MORE on Wednesday endorsed Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp in the state’s Republican gubernatorial runoff, dealing a blow to his challenger, Lt.…

Trump again defiant after rare mea culpa on Russia

President Donald Trump claimed in his Tuesday statement that he meant to say there’s no reason to believe it “wouldn’t” have been Russia that meddled in the U.S. election. | Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/Sipa via AP Images President Donald Trump on Wednesday returned to a defiant posture, insisting his deeply controversial meeting with Russian President Vladimir…

Trump Wonders Why US Should Always Have To Defend NATO Allies

President Donald Trump on Tuesday once again threw cold water on NATO, an intergovernmental military alliance between the U.S. and 28 other countries. Trump expressed skepticism over the decades-old defense pact, which obligates member countries to defend any other member country that comes under attack, during an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. When Carlson asked why the U.S.…

Trump says ‘no rush’ on North Korea nuclear negotiations

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Trump Is Rewriting History to Claim the North Korea Summit as a Massive Victory

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