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Trump Defends Plan To Withdraw From Afghanistan And Syria Citing ‘Unlimited Spending And Death’

President Donald Trump defended his plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and Syria Friday after the Republican-controlled Senate issued a rare rebuke to the president on the issue Thursday. “I inherited a total mess in Syria and Afghanistan, the ‘Endless Wars’ of unlimited spending and death,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday. “During my campaign, I said, very strongly, that these ...

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Trump: ‘I Never Did’ Direct Roger Stone To Contact WikiLeaks

President Trump said Thursday that he did not direct anyone in his campaign to ask Roger Stone to contact WikiLeaks during the 2016 presidential campaign. “No, I didn’t. I never did,” Trump told The New York Times in an Oval Office interview when asked if he spoke with Stone about WikiLeaks. He repeated the same when asked if he ever ...

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New Evidence Destroys Adam Schiff’s Theory About Trump Tower Meeting

The Senate Intelligence Committee has obtained phone records showing that Donald Trump Jr. did not speak with his father from a blocked telephone number in the days before the infamous Trump Tower meeting in June 2016. The finding, first reported by CNN, undercuts Democrats’ theory that Trump Jr. may have told his father in those phone calls about the Trump ...

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White House: March 1 is ‘Hard Deadline’ as China-U.S. Trade Talks Continue

For the last two days, high-ranking officials from the United States and China have engaged in intense and productive negotiations over the economic relationship between our two countries and while progress has been made, President Trump made clear that March 1st is a hard deadline. “President Donald J. Trump has reiterated that the 90-day process agreed to in Buenos Aires ...

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Trump Vows To Stop Incoming Migrant Caravan But Says A Wall Would Make It ‘Soooo Much Easier’

President Donald Trump vowed on Twitter Thursday to stop a migrant caravan from entering the U.S. with “more troops” as the group heads north from Central America. “More troops being sent to the Southern Border to stop the attempted Invasion of Illegals, through large Caravans, into our Country,” Trump wrote on Twitter Thursday. “We have stopped the previous Caravans, and ...

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Trump Optimistic Ahead of Tariff Talks With Chinese Leaders

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President Donald Trump seemed optimistic ahead of an Oval Office meeting with Chinese officials for tariff negotiations ahead of a March 1 deadline in a flurry of tweets Thursday. “Meetings are going well with good intent and spirit on both sides,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “China does not want an increase in Tariffs and feels they will do much ...

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Trump: ‘The Wall Is Getting Done One Way Or The Other!’

President Donald Trump assured his base that “the [w]all is getting done one way or the other” — which could include via emergency powers — on Twitter Thursday. “Large sections of WALL have already been built with much more either under construction or ready to go,” he wrote on Twitter Thursday. “Renovation of existing WALLS is also a very big part of ...

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President Trump Called Venezuela’s Interim President to Congratulate Him

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President Donald Trump spoke Tuesday with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido to congratulate him on his historic assumption of the presidency and to reinforce Trump’s strong support for Venezuela’s fight to regain its democracy,” the White House said in a statement. Guaido thanked President Trump for his commitment to freedom and prosperity in Venezuela. There are several large protests expected ...

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Trump Has One Piece Of Advice For Lawmakers Negotiating Border Funding

President Donald Trump warned that lawmakers in Washington, D.C., negotiating border security funding are “[w]asting their time” if they do not include a physical barrier via Twitter Wednesday. “If the committee of Republicans and Democrats now meeting on Border Security is not discussing or contemplating a Wall or Physical Barrier, they are Wasting their time!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday ...

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Trump Slaps Sanctions On Venezuelan Oil To Force Maduro To Step Down

President Donald Trump announced sanctions against Venezuela’s state-owned oil monopoly PDVSA Monday to pressure Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to step down. Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the democratically elected president of the National Assembly after Maduro declared victory in an election many world leaders see as illegitimate. Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro also backs Guaido. “Maduro and his ...

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Trump’s DOJ Charges Huawei With Fraud Amid Heightened Tensions With US

The Department of Justice charged Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei Monday on several counts of fraud as U.S. President Donald Trump applies more pressure on China’s beleaguered economy. A 13-count indictment against Huawei and its chief financial officer, Meng Wanzhou, accuses Huawei of bank fraud, wire fraud, and violating U.S. sanctions on Iran. Huawei is also charged with conspiring to obstruct ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing with Sarah Sanders – 1/28/2019

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a press briefing to update the media on the events and issues of the day including: Venezuela Border funding battle New Migrant Mob Roger Stone’s arrest The briefing is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. ET. Watch:

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Trump Donated $100,000 Of His Salary To Help Fund Alcoholism Research

President Donald Trump has donated $100,000 of his salary to the federal agency that manages research on alcohol and alcohol-related issues. The sizable donation — which was the president’s third quarter salary of 2018 — was given to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the White House revealed. The NIAA “conducts research on the impact of alcohol use ...

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Watch: President Trump’s remarks on re-opening the government [Video + Transcript]

President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Friday from the Rose Garden of the White House in remarks aimed at the re-opening of the government. The president said he had reached “a deal” with Democrats to re-open the government for three weeks during which both sides would negotiate border security funding. Should Congress fail to produce a bill containing funding for ...

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Trump Looking To Boost His ‘Energy Dominance’ Agenda With The Stroke Of A Pen

President Donald Trump has overseen unprecedented growth of the U.S. energy industry, helped in large part by his “energy  dominance” agenda. However, the administration has been hit with roadblocks from the courts and Democratic governors who oppose his energy agenda. The president is considering a number of executive orders that would usurp state authority and streamline pipeline projects. The move ...

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