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White House decries ‘politicized’ death of chief of staff’s son — which Trump thrust into the spotlight

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that President Trump’s chief of staff is “disgusted” that the death of his son has become politicized — even though it was Trump who thrust the Marine’s death into the political glare. In Read More…

Hours after trashing Democrats on taxes, Trump says he wants their help on a tax bill

President Trump, with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to his right, during a working lunch in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Tuesday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Mere hours after proclaiming on Twitter that Democrats are interested only in increasing taxes, President Trump on Wednesday told a group of senators that he wants the Read More…

Trump suggests Comey prematurely exonerated Clinton but investigators say probe was largely complete

President Trump suggested Wednesday that former FBI director James B. Comey had intended to spare Democrat Hillary Clinton from prosecution “long before investigation was complete” into her government email practices. In a pair of early-morning Twitter messages, Trump referred to a recently released FBI email that indicates a draft of a Comey statement about the Read More…

The Miami Heat will move its charity golf tournament away from President Trump’s course

Then-Heat players LeBron James, left, and Dwyane Wade at the team’s golf tournament at the Doral golf resort outside Miami in 2011. President Trump now owns the resort. (Issac Baldizon/NBAE/Getty Images) The Miami Heat basketball team, which has held a charity golf tournament at President Trump’s Doral golf course for four straight years, will shift that tournament to Read More…

Trump: Ask General Kelly if he got a call from Obama when his son died

President Trump walks to Marine One from the Oval Office to depart for South Carolina on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump renewed his claim Tuesday that former president Barack Obama failed to call families of fallen U.S. service members, adding “you could ask General Kelly” whether the White House chief of staff got a Read More…

Trump calls sexual harassment claims ‘fake news’ and ‘disgraceful’

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on President Trump’s reality television show, “The Apprentice.” (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images) President Trump on Monday dismissed as “fake news” an ongoing legal case involving a woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct. “All I can say is it’s totally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s Read More…

‘Hillary, please run!’ Trump jokes, says ‘whole Russia thing’ was an excuse for Democrats’ 2016 loss

President Trump speaks alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the White House Rose Garden. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) President Trump jokingly encouraged Democrat Hillary Clinton to run against him in 2020, saying Monday that she lost to him last year partly because “she wasn’t good at what she did.” “Oh, I hope Hillary Read More…

Trump blames Castro regime for injuries to U.S. diplomats: ‘I do believe Cuba is responsible’

(Evan Vucci/AP) President Trump on Monday blamed Cuba’s government for injuries suffered by nearly two dozen American diplomats and family members that prompted the State Department to evacuate more than half of its staff at the U.S. embassy in Havana. “I think Cuba knew about it. I do believe Cuba is responsible, yes,” Trump said Read More…

Trump to meet Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, accused of extrajudicial killings, during Asian visit

President Trump. (Evan Vucci/Associated Press) President Trump will meet with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a marathon trip to Asia next month, the White House announced Monday. “The President’s travel will underscore his commitment to long-standing United States alliances and partnerships, and reaffirm United States leadership in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region,” White Read More…

Trump national security team preaches calm over Iran deal but warns U.S. might still leave

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and President Trump in August at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) The Trump administration will remain in the international nuclear deal with Iran for now, top national security aides said Sunday, a message of reassurance after allies, members of Congress and the Iranian regime criticized President Read More…

Hillary Clinton: Americans elected ‘someone who admitted sexual assault’

Hillary Clinton’s new book, ‘What Happened,’ published Sept. 12 and aims to “pull back the curtain” on her losing presidential bid. (Monica Akhtar/The Washington Post) “Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency,” the former Democratic presidential candidate told Britain’s Channel 4 News. “So there’s a lot of other issues that are swirling around these Read More…

Trump voter fraud commission researcher arrested on child pornography charges

Ronald Williams II of Suitland, Md., faces 11 counts of possession and distribution of child pornography, officials said. (Courtesy of Maryland State Police) A Maryland man arrested this week after authorities said they found child pornography on his cellphone worked for President Trump’s voter fraud commission, according to a senior administration official. Ronald Williams II, Read More…

Trump’s tweets anger, but do not surprise, Puerto Ricans

Residents of San Juan had strong words after President Trump tweeted on Oct. 12 that relief workers would not stay in Puerto Rico “forever.” (Hector Santos Guia,Patrick Martin/The Washington Post) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Jose Vazquez was listening to the radio this morning when the programming was interrupted by a special report. The exasperated announcer Read More…

‘Frankly disgusting’: Trump lashes out at press, threatens NBC over news report he calls ‘pure fiction’

By David Nakamura, President Trump on Wednesday lashed out over a critical news report and escalated his previous attacks on the media by suggesting that news organizations he disagrees with be shut down, alarming free-speech advocates who compared the tactics to intimidation efforts by the Nixon administration. The president’s outbursts, which marred an Oval Office Read More…

Trump to tout benefits of his tax plan to the nation’s truckers in Pennsylvania speech

President Trump said on Oct. 10 that his tax overhaul plan are “politically very positive.” (The Washington Post) President Trump on Wednesday plans to target his pitch for tax cuts to what the White House sees as a key constituency: the nation’s truckers. Trump is scheduled to deliver a late-afternoon speech in Harrisburg, Pa., where Read More…

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) on Oct. 8 called the White House “an adult day care center” after President Trump criticized him on Twitter. The president hit back on Oct. 10, calling the senator “Liddle’ Bob Corker.” (Bastien Inzaurralde/The Washington Post) President Trump lashed out Tuesday at Sen. Bob Corker (Tenn.), mocking the Republican Foreign Relations Read More…