Trump says ‘hard to imagine’ Kavanaugh guilty of allegation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday bluntly questioned the allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a fellow high school student over 30 years ago, and Republicans warned the accuser the window was closing to tell her story before a confirmation vote. Trump’s skepticism, the most explicit challenge top Republicans have […]

Mattis dismissive of news reports of tension with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday dismissed recent news reports that tensions between him and President Donald Trump point to his exit soon. Asked by a reporter whether such reports should be taken seriously, he replied, “No. I wouldn’t take it seriously at all. It’s like most of those kind of things […]

Report: Trump going ahead with plans for new China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to impose new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. Both sides were preparing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. Last week Trump told reporters such a move could come “very soon.” The Journal cited […]

Manafort hearing set Friday; plea deal reportedly possible

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court hearing was scheduled Friday for Paul Manafort amid reports that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman was nearing a plea deal to avoid trial on charges stemming from work he did for pro-Russia political forces in Ukraine. Several media outlets reported that Manafort is close to a plea deal with […]

At rally, Trump lauds Kavanaugh progress, decries ‘meanness’

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the “anger and the meanness on the other side,” blasting Democrats’ behavior toward his nominee as “sick.” During a campaign rally in Montana, Trump sought to elevate Kavanaugh’s confirmation as a political […]

Trump sees mixing trade, foreign policy as good politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower’s trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country’s outgoing president for his help on border security […]

Trump plans to help one-time rival Cruz in Texas campaign

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll ride to the rescue of one-time bitter rival Sen. Ted Cruz this fall, the strongest indication yet that the Texas conservative firebrand is getting nervous about his challenger, a liberal darling with a growing national profile. Trump tweeted Friday that he will headline “a major rally” […]

Trump revisits wargames with SKorea as NKorea talks stall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said that there’s no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could “instantly” relaunch the exercises again and they would be “far bigger than ever before.” Trump made the comment Wednesday in a series of tweets that primarily took […]

Presidents, lawmakers honor McCain’s life of service

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidents and lawmakers from both parties honored Sen. John McCain’s decades of service to his country in the hours after his death Saturday. President Donald Trump, who once criticized McCain for being taken prisoner during the Vietnam War, said his “deepest sympathies and respect” went out to McCain’s family. McCain, 81, died […]

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