WASHINGTON — What did the president say and how did he say it?That's the question behind the latest episode that has President Trump leveling accusations of "fake news" against a news outlet, this time the Wall Street Journal.In an interview published Friday, the newspaper quoted Trump as saying, "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un of North Korea," the country's leader.Trump says he said "I'd" — a contraction for "would" — that changes the meaning of what he said. In the Wall Street Journal version, Trump and Kim are friendly. In Trump's version, such a relationship might be possible under some other circumstance.The difference is no small matter. Based on its version of Trump's quote, the Journal reported that "Trump said he believes he has developed a positive relationship with North Korea’s leader despite their mutual public insults, suggesting he is open to diplomacy after months of escalating tensions … [Read more...] about Trump vs. the Wall Street Journal: What did he say about his relationship with Kim Jong Un?
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Donald Trump has promised to end President Obama’s allegedly lenient immigration policies by deporting millions of people living in the U.S. illegally — but the Democrat and his staff have already kicked out a record number of undocumented migrants. “We will terminate the Obama administration’s deadly non-enforcement policies that allow thousands of criminal aliens to freely roam our streets,” the GOP presidential nominee barked at a Wednesday rally in Phoenix, where he gave specific details about his plan to overhaul U.S. immigration policies if he’s elected president. But the so-called soft-on-immigration Obama administration deported more unauthorized immigrants during its first six years than the Republican George W. Bush administration did over its full eight. Between 2009 and 2014, 2.4 million people were deported from the U.S., according to a Pew Research data analysis released Wednesday. While full data from 2015 and … [Read more...] about President Obama deported record number of undocumented immigrants, despite what Donald Trump says
If President Trump's tweeting is his preferred method of announcing sweeping military changes, someone should tell, say, the military. Specifics of Trump's transgender ban for the military still weren't ironed out Thursday, spinning Washington into a tizzy. The Navy said it won't discharge any transgender sailors until the commander in chief provides more specifics. And Marine Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, sent a memo to the service chiefs saying no change in current policy will be made until Defense Secretary Jim Mattis receives direction from Trump. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos spent a few fleeting hours as the richest man in the world on Thursday. Bezos briefly dethroned Microsoft's Bill Gates thanks to a 3% surge in Amazon shares. Bezos’ net worth rose to $92.3 billion compared to Gates' modest $90.8 billion. But by the time the market closed, Amazon shares slid 0.7%, making Bezos the runner-up. Is it possible … [Read more...] about What did Trump mean by his transgender tweet?
You thought Seth MacFarlane was an offensive Oscars host? Wait until Donald Trump starts asking to see Quvenzhané Wallis’ birth certificate at next year’s Academy Awards. At a Trump Tower event promoting “All Star Celebrity Apprentice,” The Donald was overheard telling people he might be intrigued by the idea of hosting next year’s award show. “It would be an interesting choice,” the Donald said. Of course he did. He also spoke about the interesting choices he made in casting this season’s “Apprentice,” which begins Sunday on NBC. According to Trump, this “Apprentice” is going to be the nastiest ever, largely because many of the contestants have been on the show before and now understand how it works. It isn’t hard to believe there will be lots of drama — the cast reads like a mental asylum lunch table, with Stephen Baldwin, La Toya Jackson, Gary Busey, Dennis Rodman and perennial … [Read more...] about Just rename it the Donalds! Real estate mogul Donald Trump says choosing him as Academy Awards host would be an interesting choice
WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey — a claim officials strongly deny.Trump first told the story Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama, as he pressed the need for greater surveillance, including monitoring certain mosques, in the wake of the Paris attacks.“I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down. And I watched in Jersey City, New Jersey, where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building was coming down. Thousands of people were cheering,” Trump said Saturday at a rally in Birmingham, Alabama.Trump repeated the assertion Sunday in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This Week,” as Stephanopoulos explained to Trump that police had refuted any such rumors at the time.“It did happen. I saw it,” said Trump. “It was on television. I saw it.”“There were people that were … [Read more...] about Trump says he saw people celebrating 9/11 in Jersey City
Sunday football fans were greeted to empty sidelines, kneeling players and arm-locked teams as a show of unity or defiance, depending on their view of the now year-long anthem protests seen throughout the NFL. How it got started?Former 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick originally started the protest in the 2016 season by kneeling while The Star Spangled Banner before preseason games. He continued this during regular season, leading to much controversy. Kaepernick stated many times that his reasons for kneeling was to bring attention to police brutality against African-Americans. Titans' Rishard Matthews changes tone on Colin Kaepernick Who is involved?Following Kaepernick's initial kneeling, the Seattle Seahawks stood linked arm and arm while four members of the Miami Dolphins took a knee, becoming the first NFL players outside of Kaepernick to join this protest. The protests have spread from there. Multiple players have joined in; including … [Read more...] about Why do NFL players protest during national anthem? A timeline: From Kaepernick to Trump.
NEW YORK - Donald Trump’s running mate is breaking with the Republican nominee’s claim that climate change is not the result of human activity.Vice presidential nominee Mike Pence said Tuesday “there’s no question” that human activity affects both the climate and the environment.At Monday’s presidential debate, Democrat Hillary Clinton challenged Trump’s views, saying: “Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.” Trump interrupted with “I did not, I do not say that.”But in 2012, Trump tweeted that the “concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.” He later claimed he was kidding, but he’s also repeated the assertion that climate change is a hoax benefiting China. And in 2014, Trump tweeted: “Snowing in Texas and Louisiana, record setting freezing temperatures throughout the … [Read more...] about Pence breaks with Trump, says humans affect climate change
President Trump asked the crowd last week at his Phoenix rally, "Was Sheriff Joe convicted for doing his job?" Had the hall been filled with an accurate cross section of Arpaio’s former constituents, the answer would have been a resounding “no.”Nevertheless, Trump pardoned the ex-sheriff on Friday, though he had not been sentenced and had shown zero remorse for his crime.America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff” was convicted of criminal contempt of court last month after refusing to obey court orders. This most recent legal battle involved numerous federal attempts to get Arpaio to stop racially profiling residents of Maricopa County. More: Joe Arpaio didn't deserve a pardon More: Arizona’s largest newspaper: Trump rescued Arpaio from irrelevance Not only did Arpaio refuse, he bragged about it: “Nobody is higher than me. I am the elected sheriff by the people. I don’t serve any governor or … [Read more...] about Sheriff Joe Arpaio is no conservative and no hero, no matter what President Trump says
WASHINGTON — Fresh off a G-20 summit that included a meeting with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, President Trump and aides sought Sunday to get the Russia hacking investigation behind them — while lawmakers from both parties served notice that won't happen anytime soon.“I strongly pressed President Putin twice about Russian meddling in our election,” Trump tweeted. “He vehemently denied it. I’ve already given my opinion ...”On his recent trip to Poland and Germany, Trump told reporters that “it could very well have been Russia” that hacked top Democrats, “but I think it could well have been other countries” as well. “Nobody really knows for sure,” the president said.During his Sunday tweet storm, Trump said it is time to "move forward" in working with Russia. He included a proposal for a joint U.S.-Russian "cyber security unit" to address hacking, an idea ridiculed even by … [Read more...] about Trump says it’s time to “move forward,” work with Russia
Back when he was on the campaign trail, Donald Trump said to expect less from @realDonaldTrump if he made it to the White House.Even though Trump has a whopping 28 million followers on Twitter, he insisted in March 2016, "I'm not going to be doing it very much as president."Yet nearly 100 days into his term, the social media network remains a key way the new president communicates with the world, whether it's to defend his policies, lambast people or groups he views as getting in his way, or even conduct foreign policy.Since he assumed office nearly 100 days ago, President Trump has tweeted 440 times. To put that in perspective, as of Sunday, April 23, he's tweeted an average of 4.68 times per day since his inauguration on Jan. 20. And that's not including retweets.USA TODAY analyzed the patterns of Trump's tweets since taking office. Here's what we found:Trump is less likely to tweet on Sundays than any other day of the … [Read more...] about What did Trump tweet in his first 100 days?