Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philip Bump by Philip Bump Email the author April 20 at 8:51 AM Email the author President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) This article has been updated. By the top of the second page of the first memo former FBI director James B. Comey wrote to memorialize his conversations with President Trump, prostitutes are mentioned. Sex workers … [Read more...] about When did Trump and Putin talk about ‘hookers’?
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Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Checkpoint Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Paul Sonne by Paul Sonne Email the author April 11 at 1:20 PM Email the author President Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'” (Chris Kleponis/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) President Trump woke up Wednesday morning and warned Russia to get ready for the missiles he is planning to launch into Syria, suggesting that … [Read more...] about What did Trump mean when he said the U.S. missiles heading for Syria are ‘smart’?
Driving the Day Good Monday morning. 67 DAYS until Donald Trump is inaugurated as president of the United States. Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2eSCsbZ … Subscribe on iTunes: http://apple.co/2f1856AStory Continued Below CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are already planning for early action on legislation that would allow for deporting illegal immigrants who are members of violent gangs -- a plank of Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement platform. Top Republicans on Capitol Hill say the legislation will get a vote soon after Donald Trump is inaugurated as president in 2017. Democrats point out that the Obama administration has already been deporting violent immigrants. REGULATORY REFORM will be an early priority as well, including changes to lending laws. WE BET several of Trump’s key planks will fall flat on their face. Term limits? Get real. Do you think the Republican Senate will pass a term-limit bill? No. Not a chance. We’re still curious what … [Read more...] about GOP preps immigration legislation — THE PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: Sen. Rob Portman — What is Trump saying about lobbyists? — ELIANA JOHNSON and TARA PALMERI to Politico — B’DAY: Valerie Jarrett
Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 1:41 PM EST The debate over President Trump's use of vulgar language when discussing immigration appears to be shifting, leaving some to question what exactly the president said in his Oval Office meeting last week. National Review editor Rich Lowry says the president didn't use the word sh*thole but rather, sh*thouse. "He used a different -- my understanding from the meeting, he used a different, but very closely related vulgarity. He said 's-house,' and not 's-hole.' That's not going to make a difference to anyone. But the general remarks -- yes -- I'd like to have a transcript, because everyone is putting so much weight on this to see exactly what was said in what ways, but the general tenor of the discussion has been reported accurately," Lowry told ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. Neither word has positive connotations, and their meanings are similar. A "sh*thole" is "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Did Trump say sh*thole or sh*thouse?
Opinion By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Published 6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 READ ANOTHER OPINION Potent legal claims throw Trump on the defensive A reminder of just how wrong Trump apologists were Republicans demonstrate they aren't up to the task of... What authoritarians do: Attack the apolitical administration... I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Donald Trump may be good for the immigration debate after all. Trump is a refreshing change from those in both parties who are too afraid to speak the truth about the jobs done by illegal immigrants. Also, Trump doesn’t let his opposition to illegal immigration interfere with his support for legal immigration. When as many as 17 candidates gather this week for a pair of GOP presidential debates — the main event at the Donald Trump Debate, and an undercard matchup at the kids’ table — we are sure to hear a lot about Trump’s views on immigration. Yet, those views are becoming … [Read more...] about Listen to what Donald Trump says about immigration
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?
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?
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
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?