He has been president for more than a year — so why is he still holding rallies? By CHARLES HOMANSAPRIL 9, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story It was in the last half-hour of Donald Trump’s speech in Moon Township, Pa., that a sense of what exactly it was that I was watching — what I and everyone else had been watching throughout Trump’s presidency to that point — finally clicked into place with startling clarity. This was in early March, in an unexpectedly pristine hangar by the Pittsburgh airport, its white floor buffed to a shine in which I could make out my reflection. The implicit purpose of the event was to bring some Trump magic to a fellow Republican’s faltering campaign. Moon Township is in Pennsylvania’s 18th District, which Trump won in 2016 by nearly 20 points and where in three days, the Republican state representative Rick Saccone would narrowly lose a special … [Read more...] about The Post-Campaign Campaign of Donald Trump
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Last Updated Jun 23, 2016 12:30 AM EDT WASHINGTON Donald Trump's fierce denunciation of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday was rife with distortion.He accused Clinton of announcing a withdrawal from Iraq that wasn't on her watch, pulled numbers out of nowhere on her plan for refugees and went beyond the established facts behind the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in stating starkly that she "left him there to die." In doing so, he assigned her far more influence in the world than she exercised as secretary of state.Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump continue to exchange insultsA look at some of his assertions and how they stack up with the facts:TRUMP: "In just four years, Secretary Clinton managed to almost single-handedly destabilize the entire Middle East." He blamed her for an invasion of Libya that "handed the country over to ISIS," for making Iran the dominant Islamic power in the region and for supporting regime change in Syria that led to a bloody civil war. He charged that … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Donald Trump’s speech on Hillary Clinton filled with distortions
Last Updated Jan 21, 2017 4:37 PM EST Donald Trump took the oath of office as the 45th president of the United States on January 20. Surrounded by his family and by Congress, he was sworn in by Chief Justice John Roberts on the western front of the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Trump used two Bibles to take the oath: one is the Bible used by President Lincoln at his first inauguration, and the other is the Bible presented to Mr. Trump by his mother upon his graduation from primary Sunday school in 1955.The living former presidents attended, except George H.W. Bush, and Mr. Trump’s former rival, Hillary Clinton, will be attending with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.Inauguration ScheduleInauguration 2017: All the musical guests scheduled to perform Transcript of Trump inauguration speech: Full textPresident Trump’s inauguration day in picturesScroll back through updates as they happened. Saturday, Jan. 213:30 p.m. After feuding with intelligence agencies … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Live coverage of Trump inauguration
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer suggested Wednesday that President Trump isn’t following through on the promises he made, which the president outlined in his first address to Congress Tuesday night. “With Donald Trump, the speeches don’t mean very much because what he says in his campaign, at the inauguration, last night -- aren’t attached to his own reality,” the New York Democrat said in an interview on “CBS This Morning.” “His speeches are populist. They’re aimed at the working folks who supported him. But his governing and what he does is hard-right, favoring special interests over the working class,” he added. Schumer said that Mr. Trump discussed his desire for an infrastructure plan, but that the president hasn’t reached out to Democrats after they unveiled a proposal last month. “We haven’t heard a peep out of him,” Schumer said. Schumer also noted that the president is promising to be … [Read more...] about Chuck Schumer says Trump’s speeches are “not attached to his own reality”
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg won't be attending the State of the Union speech Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. She has not said she's boycotting Donald Trump's speech, but she will be out of town on a stop on a speaking tour in Rhode Island that evening. How to watch the State of the Union address What will Trump talk about in the State of the Union? What is a State of the Union address? Ginsburg is one of several people who usually attend the address but who will not be this year. At least nine Democratic lawmakers will not be in the audience. Each of these lawmakers is explicitly boycotting President Trump: Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon In keeping with the attention focused on immigration and the plight of the Dreamers, Blumenauer is sending a DACA recipient in his stead Tuesday. "I am delighted to send Aldo Solano to attend Trump's State of the Union address in my place," Blumenauer tweeted. "Trump's disastrous policies have destroyed … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Who’s missing Donald Trump’s State of the Union address?
A high-profile dustup this week between Boeing (BA) CEO Dennis Muilenburg and President-elect Donald Trump has left corporate board members and CEOs on edge. Shortly after news emerged that Muilenburg had questioned Trump’s stance on trade in a speech in Chicago, the president-elect fired back with tweets threatening to cancel the company’s contract to build two new Air Force One jets. Boeing’s stock fell but eventually recovered after the CEO and Mr. Trump made nice on a phone call. (Boeing also pledged $1 million toward the inauguration festivities.) The exchange was a cautionary tale for business leaders who are accustomed to a certain way of interacting with political leaders, said Davia B. Temin, president and CEO of a boutique management consultancy focusing on crisis and reputation management. Temin, who advises several industrial, biotech and financial firms, including Fortune 500 companies, talked with CBS MoneyWatch about the implications of the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump just tweeted about you — what do you do?
WASHINGTON -- Inauguration speeches are usually about binding the wounds of the election and bringing the country together, but that’s not what Donald Trump chose to do for his address. “This was straight out of Donald Trump’s campaign, where he loved the roar of the crowd in front of him,” said CBS News political director and “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson. “There were signs that he was going to talk about unity, but usually with a unity speech, you offer something to the people who are nervous about you as a president, who didn’t vote for you,” Dickerson said. “He offered unity, but only on his terms, and then he destabilized things further by attacking Republicans and Democrats, the politicians, by saying they are the ones who sold out those people in the audience.” Watch the video above for more of Dickerson’s conversation with Scott Pelley. … [Read more...] about John Dickerson weighs in on Donald Trump’s combative inaugural address
President-elect Donald Trump wished the Philippines well in its bloody war on drugs during a call with President Rodrigo Duterte Friday, according to statements by the Philippine leader. Duterte said in a video that Mr. Trump was “quite sensitive” to the nation’s controversial drug crackdown, which has resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings since June, when Duterte first took office. “[Trump] wishes me well in my campaign and said that we are doing it as a sovereign nation, the right way,” Duterte said of the Friday call, in which he described an “animated” president-elect. “I could sense a good rapport,” the Philippines leader said. “He was wishing me success in my campaign on the drug problem. He understood the way we are handling it and he said that there’s nothing wrong in protecting your country.” Duterte said he appreciated the call from Mr. Trump -- who Duterte has posited in the past that he … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Duterte: Donald Trump praised Philippines drug crackdown
Last Updated Jan 20, 2017 8:06 PM EST WASHINGTON -- World leaders congratulated Donald Trump on Friday on his inauguration. In a series of tweets, Mexico’s president congratulated the new U.S. president -- sworn in on Friday as the 45th President of the United States -- and said “we will work to strengthen our relationship with shared responsibility.”“We will establish a respectful dialogue with the government of @realDonaldTrump to benefit Mexico,” President Enrique Pena Nieto said in a tweet. “Sovereignty, the national interest and the protection of Mexican citizens will guide our relations with the new U.S. administration,” he tweeted.Pope Francis also extended his congratulations, and urged Mr. Trump to show concern for the poor, the outcast and those in need who “stand before our door.” Francis said in a message that he’s praying Mr. Trump’s decisions will be guided by the “rich … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo World leaders react to Donald Trump’s inauguration
Friday, America will witness the Grand Opening of the Trump administration. Which Donald Trump will appear? Will it be the negotiator whose opening statement shocks and destabilizes? That’s how he has kept people off guard in his career and his campaign. Or, will it be the Donald Trump who arrives at holidays and special occasions like election night-- the milder twin who will reach out to his opponents, acknowledge the fragile political moment and pace through a careful speech. Regardless of which Donald Trump appears, no permanent conclusions can be drawn from an inaugural speech. Actions are always more important than words, and Donald Trump has proved to be more changeable than any professional politician. But his speech will give us some hints about whether he accepts some constraints of the presidency, feels the weight of history and how he reads the political landscape. An inaugural address is a compulsory exercise of the presidency. Donald Trump hasn’t shown much … [Read more...] about What Donald Trump’s inaugural address might tell us about his presidency