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Watch: White House Press Briefing with Sarah Sanders – 12/18/18 [video + transcript]

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders briefs the media on the issues and events of the day, including: Banning of bump stock devices McSally appointment Flynn sentencing Government shutdown/border wall funding Russia collusion investigation Watch: Transcript: MS. SANDERS: Hey guys. My apologies for the delay. We’ll get to as many things as we can before we have to break ...

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Did Trump Sign An Executive Order To Prevent Illegal Immigrants From Getting Welfare?

A meme shared on the right-wing Facebook page “Rowdy Republican” claimed that President Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars illegal immigrants from collecting welfare benefits. “Donald Trump Signed An Executive Order To Prevent Illegals From Receiving Welfare,” the Dec. 8 meme said. Verdict: False Trump did not sign an executive order that prevents illegal immigrants from receiving welfare. ...

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Watch: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s remarks at Congressional Ball [video + photos + transcript] – 12/15/18

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump hosted a Congressional Ball in the Grand Foyer of the White House Saturday evening. The president and first lady had welcoming and hopeful words for those gathered and the nation. Watch: Full Remarks of President and Mrs. Trump at the Congressional Ball THE PRESIDENT: What a crowd. What power. What beautiful people. ...

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Melania calls out media opportunists, says they focus on “nonsense”

First Lady Melania Trump said that public figures were disparaging her family’s name and spreading lies all to gain fame for themselves. Sitting with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, the first lady said that the hardest thing she’s had to deal with are “the opportunists who are using my name or my family name to advance themselves.” “It doesn’t hurt,” she ...

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The Trump Turnover Continues – Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Resigns

Many administrations have high turnovers but the Trump Administration seems to have the most so far. This could be a good or bad sign. Bill Clinton had a high turnover yet he went onto win another term. George H.W. Bush 41 did not have any turnovers and was sharp and focused yet he was defeated after one term. President Trump ...

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President Trump Visits Arlington National Cemetery to join Wreaths Across America

President Donald Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery Saturday afternoon to join Wreaths Across America volunteers in laying wreaths at headstones of veterans. “They do a great job, a really great job. Thank you,” Trump said of the volunteers. The president’s visit was unscheduled and unintended to be public. The media was asked not to report the visit until Trump left the ...

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Trump names Mulvaney as Acting Chief of Staff

Mick Mulvaney

President Donald Trump announced, on Saturday, his pick to replace outgoing Chief of Staff John Kelly. “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” the president posted on Twitter. “Mick has done ...

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Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to Step Down

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving his position in the Trump cabinet by the end of the year, President Donald Trump announced Saturday morning. Secretary of the Interior @RyanZinke will be leaving the Administration at the end of the year after having served for a period of almost two years. Ryan has accomplished much during his tenure and I ...

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Watch: President Trump’s Message on Border Security

On Thursday evening, the White House released President Donald Trump’s message on border security. “The Democrats are absolute hypocrites,” Trump said. “All along, they’ve been supporting walls and supporting fences.” “They only don’t wanna’ do it because of me,” he added. Watch:

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Watch: President Trump Meets with Governors-Elect [video + transcript]

President Donald Trump met with newly-elected Governors on Thursday. Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much. We have invited the nation’s — our great nation’s newly elected governors. And some really terrific people. They’re going to do a wonderful job. All of them had great victories. Some had very, very outstanding victories, in terms of the percentage of victory, ...

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Watch: First Lady Participates in Toys for Tots Event

First Lady Melania Trump visited Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB) in Southeast Washington, D.C. Tuesday to participate in a Toys for Tots event. “I have been looking forward to this event ever since last year’s ended,” Mrs. Trump told children at the event. “As a mother, I feel that children are the most precious gift of all.” Watch: Photos from the ...

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State Department Press Briefing – December 11, 2018 [video + transcript]

The U.S. Department of State holds a press briefing to update the media on the status in Iraq. Transcript 2:35 p.m. EST MR PALLADINO: Hello, everybody. We have a special guest today I’d like to announce, and who will speak at the top. We have our Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Brett McGurk. And Brett ...

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Trump Says Paris Climate Accord ‘Isn’t Working Out So Well For Paris’ As Riots Engulf The City

Donald trump tweeting

President Donald Trump said France’s new round of violent protests showed the Paris climate accord “isn’t working out so well” as thousands of “yellow vests” clashed with police Saturday. “The Paris Agreement isn’t working out so well for Paris,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning as France prepared for another wave of violent protests in Paris over President Emmanuel Macron’s policies. “Protests ...

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President Trump issues proclamation on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2018 [Full Text]

President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Friday.   Today, we honor those who perished 77 years ago at Pearl Harbor, and we salute every veteran who served in World War II over the 4 years that followed that horrific attack. On December 7, 1941, America was attacked without warning at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, by the ...

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