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Trump walks back his incendiary Minneapolis 'thugs' post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump spent Friday walking back his post-midnight "thugs" tweet about Minneapolis protesters that added to outrage over the police killing of a black man. Trump's later repeated condemnation of the killing and...

 

Trump's pitch to voters: Trust me, economy will soar in 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a new pitch to voters for this fall: Trust me. As the economy faces a once-in-a-century recession, with more than 38 million people out of work, Trump is increasingly talking up a future recovery that...

 

Trump declares churches 'essential,' calls on them to reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday labeled churches and other houses of worship as "essential" and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown. The...

 

Trump says he'll restock stockpile for future pandemics

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare the country for future pandemics by restocking the national stockpile and bringing critical manufacturing back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a...

 

Trump still confident in virus test despite false negatives

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump expressed no concerns Friday about a rapid coronavirus test that the White House has been relying on to ensure his safety, despite new data suggesting the test may return an inordinate share of false...

 

Trump: COVID-19 task force not dismantling, just refocusing

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed course on plans to wind down his COVID-19 task force, attempting to balance his enthusiasm for "reopening" the country with rising infection rates in parts of the nation. The...

 

Trump's new press secretary pledges not to lie from podium

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's new spokeswoman, Kayleigh McEnany, vowed on Friday not to lie to reporters from the podium as she made her debut at the first White House briefing by a press secretary in more than a year. "I will never...

 

Trump to sign order keeping meat processing plants open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because of the coronavirus. The order will use the Defense Production Act...

 

Trump signs immigration order featuring numerous exemptions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that he had signed an executive order "temporarily suspending immigration into the United States." But experts say the order will merely delay the issuance of green cards for a minority of...

 

In nod to normalcy, Pence celebrates Air Force Academy grads

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — In a symbolic nod to normalcy, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a commencement address to the U.S. Air Force Academy's graduating class on Saturday, telling the cadets that by setting off on their mission to...

 

'Political game'? Governors push back on Trump virus charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chorus of governors from both parties pushed back hard Monday after President Donald Trump accused Democrats of playing "a very dangerous political game" by insisting there is a shortage of tests for coronavirus. The governors c...

 

Trump claims 'total' authority to reopen economy, over govs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed the "total" authority Monday to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. But governors from both parties...

 

Trump defends extending virus guidelines as spread continues

WASHINGTON (AP) — Siding with public health experts' dire projections, President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to extend restrictive social distancing guidelines through the end of April, while bracing the nation for a coronavirus...

 

Trump boosts virus aid, warns governors to be 'appreciative'

WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation's governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government's role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even...

 

Trump angrily defends his handling of coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, an angry President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at reporters and broke with his own health officials on the science of the outbreak. Trump said he was tapping the Defense...

 

Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has tested negative for the new coronavirus, according to the president's personal physician. The White House released the test results Saturday night after Trump told reporters hours earlier that he had...

 

Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump used a Super Bowl pregame interview to rail against Democrats, accusing them of hatred and offering schoolyard insults about his potential 2020 rivals. "I see the hatred. ... They don't care about...

 

Trump speech to project optimism at time of bitter division

WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing before lawmakers in the grand-domed Capitol where his impeachment trial is still underway, President Donald Trump on Tuesday night will declare the state of the union s trong, even when it is bitterly divided as he asks...

 

Trump, a late convert to cause, attends anti-abortion rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement's highest profile and most...

 

Trump campaign seizes on Soleimani killing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama against "playing the Iran card" to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years later, Trump is showing no reluctance to capitalize politically on his order to kill a top...

 

Democrats invite Trump to testify in impeachment inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against...

 

Trump says Chad Wolf to be next acting DHS secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday said Chad Wolf, a longtime Homeland Security official, would be the new acting head of the department, the fifth person in the job for this administration. But Trump's casual announcement, made in...

 

AP-NORC poll: More support than oppose impeachment probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans approve of the impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump than disapprove of it, though only about a third say the inquiry should be a top priority for Congress, according to a new poll from The Associate...

 

With DHS head departing, unclear who will be in charge

WASHINGTON (AP) — A day before the acting Homeland Security secretary is set to leave his job, it remains unclear who will be tapped to run the sprawling agency tasked with national security, disaster response and protection of the president and hi...

 

Trump, in Texas, bashes Democrats as 'crazy,' unpatriotic

DALLAS (AP) — President Donald Trump tried to turn impeachment rancor into a political rallying cry Thursday, using a Texas rally to bash Democrats as "crazy" and unpatriotic as they push forward with their investigations. Setting a dire tone,...

 

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