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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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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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Trump Blasts Media For ‘Barely’ Covering ‘Great’ Economy, Low Unemployment

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President Donald Trump blasted the media for barely covering the country’s “great” economy and low unemployment in a tweet Thursday morning. “The economy is doing great. More people working in U.S.A. today than at any time in our HISTORY. Media barely covers! @foxandfriends,” the president wrote on Twitter Thursday. The U.S. unemployment rate hit a 49-year low under Trump in ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, January 24, 2019

President Donald Trump has no public events on his schedule for Thursday. Keep up with Trump on President Trump’s Schedule Page. President Trump’s schedule for 1/24/19 All Times EST No Public Events White House Briefing Schedule None Content created by Conservative Daily News is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

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Fox Business to Air Interview with Vice President Pence Tonight

Fox Business Network (FBN) will air an interview of Vice President Mike Pence Wednesday evening. In an interview with FBN’s Trish Regan tonight at 8PM/ET, Pence discusses Venezuela, the government shutdown and the dust-up over the State of the Union address. Earlier today, the State Department announced that the U.S. government is backing opposition leader and President of the National Assembly ...

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Trump administration recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s President

The U.S. State Department recognized Venezuela’s opposition leader as the president of the country, in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela,” the ...

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