Trump begins the morning by slamming the NFL

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is up and tweeting, and his target is the NFL. Trump says “ratings for NFL football are way down except before game starts when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected.” He also says that booing at the Dallas game Monday night when […]

Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will ‘drain the swamp’

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will “drain the swamp” and doesn’t know the Senate Majority Leader “at all.” Acknowledging he was putting his own political capital on the line, the president […]

Trump says protesting players in NFL should be fired

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — President Donald Trump says National Football League owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he’s encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. In an extended riff during a freewheeling rally speech in Alabama Friday night, Trump also bemoaned that football games have become less violent. “They’re ruining […]

Kim fires off insults at Trump and hints at weapons test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at frightening new weapons tests. It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. […]

Trump lets the UN know the US is in charge, Kerry charges Trump speech was too harsh

NEW YORK (AP) —Former Secretary of State John Kerry says President Donald Trump’s United Nations speech may have put America in isolation and danger. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show Wednesday, Kerry criticized Trump’s harsh rhetoric against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kerry said, “You have to ask yourself: Is America safer because of […]

Trump’s week anchored by speech to UN General Assembly

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is making his debut at the United Nations and taking his complaints about the world body straight to the source. In his first appearance as president, Trump on Monday was addressing a U.S.-sponsored event on reforming the 193-member organization he has sharply criticized. As a candidate for president, […]

What happened at dinner? Trump, Dems don’t see eye to eye

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday denied an assertion by the Democratic leaders in Congress that they had an agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants living illegally in America and to bolster U.S.-Mexico border security, but without his coveted wall for now. “No deal was made last night on DACA,” Trump said […]

Trump sides with 3 Texas churches against FEMA

Washington, September 10 – President Donald Trump is taking the side of three Texas churches that are suing the Federal Emergency Management Agency over disaster relief funds. The president writes on Twitter, “Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).” The Houston […]

Trumps donate $1M to 12 organizations for Harvey relief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are donating a total of $1 million to a dozen organizations involved in Harvey relief work, including the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army and Habitat for Humanity, the White House announced Wednesday. The American Red Cross and Salvation Army will each receive $300,000; […]

Mattis: NKorea threat would bring massive military response

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday shot back at North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation with a blunt threat, saying the U.S. will answer any North Korean threat with a “massive military response — a response both effective and overwhelming.” While he said America does not seek the “total annihilation” of the North, […]