Matthew Lee, Ap Diplomatic Writer Updated 9:16 pm PDT, Thursday, July 19, 2018 Photo: Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 In this July 16, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands at the beginning of a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. Trump and Putin may have reached several historic agreements at their summit in Finland this week. Or, they may not have. Three days later no one is quite sure. With no details emerging from the leaders’ one-on-one discussion on Monday other than the vague outline they offered themselves, officials, lawmakers and the public in the United States in particular are wondering what, if anything, was actually agreed to. less In this July 16, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shake hands at the … [Read more...] about What did Trump and Putin talk about? Only they know
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When the history of Donald Trump’s presidency is ultimately written, July 16, 2018, will have a special entry. On a day when the setting called for a show of strength and resolve from an American president, Trump instead offered deference, defensiveness, equivocation and weakness. Related Headlines Putin denies interference in election; Trump calls Mueller investigation ‘a disaster’Maine’s congressional members call out Trump for casting doubt about Russia’s role in election meddlingMueller probe points to the Kremlin with charges that 12 Russian officers hacked Democrats If anyone can recall a performance by a U.S. president that rivaled the one seen around the world Monday, let them come forward. In the meantime, Trump’s extraordinary joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin will stand on its own, for sheer shock value and for the reality of an opportunity lost. Here was a president turning his back on the collective work … [Read more...] about Analysis: What did Trump, Putin’s press conference really mean?
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?