Trump says coronavirus relief executive order could come by the end of the week ‘if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage’

President Trump threatened to take coronavirus relief into his own hands “if Democrats continue to hold relief hostage.” Trump said if coronavirus negotiations continued to stall, he would sign an executive order deferring the payroll tax until the end of the year, starting July 1 retroactively, and extend enhanced unemployment benefits. He did not state […]

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Q&A: What’s up with ban on TikTok and WeChat?

By Tali Arbel | The Associated Press President Donald Trump has ordered sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular apps TikTok and WeChat, saying they are a threat to U.S. national security, foreign policy and the economy. But it’s far from clear what the administration intends to actually do when […]

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US Intelligence: China, Russia, Iran all seek to interfere in 2020 presidential election

In this June 29, 2019 photo, U.S. President Donald Trump, left, shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 summit in Osaka, western Japan. | Susan Walsh/AP U.S. intelligence has assessed that China is hoping President Trump does not win reelection, Russia is working to denigrate Democrat […]

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Gidley blasts Facebook for ‘unacceptable’ removal of pro-Trump ad, says site ‘suppressing conservative facts’

Trump 2020 campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley slammed Facebook as “absolutely egregious” on “America’s Newsroom” Friday after the social media company removed a pro-Trump ad and a video clip from an interview with the president over claims they contained “false information.” “These Silicon Valley liberal elites are using their platforms to silence, to censor, to stop free speech and it’s completely unacceptable,” Gidley told […]

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Trump, Biden trade jabs on faith, Cardinal Dolan says religion should unite not divide us

After President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden took shots at each other’s faith Thursday, Archbishop of New York Timothy Cardinal Dolan is calling for unity. While “an election is a good time to revive those fundamental values of belief, I would like to see religion play a role of bringing us together, not dividing us,” […]

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2020 polls tighten: Trump narrows gap with Biden as campaign chief credits coronavirus briefings

President Trump has been narrowing the gap in recent weeks with Democratic challenger Joe Biden both in national polling and in some key battlegrounds — a development his new campaign manager is crediting in part to his relaunched coronavirus briefings. This is not to say the president is in comeback territory. His approval ratings remain deeply underwater, […]

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Trump administration sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam for carrying out Beijing’s ‘policies of suppression’

The Trump administration on Friday announced that it is sanctioning Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam as part of a wave of sanctions on Hong Kong officials over the Chinese government’s ‘policies of suppression” in the former British territory. “The Chinese Communist Party has made clear that Hong Kong will never again enjoy the high degree […]

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Cardi B Admits She’ll Have A ‘Meltdown’ & ‘Mental Breakdown’ If Trump Gets Reelected

If Donald Trump is reelected on November 3, Cardi B is going to be a crying mess. Cardi, who has endorsed Joe Biden, says that she’s going to have a ‘meltdown’ if she has to endure four more years of Trump. She stumped for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primaries, but Cardi B is all […]

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Trump declares emergency for Connecticut, sends feds to aid in Tropical Storm Isaias response

President Trump on Thursday declared an emergency for Connecticut and ordered federal assistance to the state to aid in its response efforts to the damage resulting from Tropical Storm Isaias. On Wednesday, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont declared a state of emergency in the state in response to the widespread power outages caused by the impact of Isaias. […]

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Trump Administration Penalizes Chinese Officials for Hong Kong Crackdown

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 11 senior Chinese Communist Party officials and their Hong Kong allies, including chief executive Carrie Lam, over their role in cracking down on political dissent in the southern Chinese territory. These are the first sanctions against officials from China and Hong Kong over suppression of […]

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Trump claims Biden ‘no longer worthy of the Black Vote’ in wake of diversity comment

President Trump on Friday said his presumptive Democratic challenger Joe Biden “is no longer worthy of the Black Vote,” after the former vice president made comments contrasting African American and Latino diversity. “After yesterday’s statement, Sleepy Joe Biden is no longer worthy of the Black Vote!” Trump tweeted Friday morning. Earlier Friday, Trump tweeted: “Sleepy […]

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Republicans warn mail-in voting rhetoric could backfire as Trump modifies stance

In the Trump era, it’s rare to see a GOP leader in Congress publicly disagree with President Trump on an issue of great importance to the president. But that’s what happened this week when Sen. John Thune of South Dakota – the second highest-ranking Republican in the Senate – pushed back when questioned about Trump’s monthslong […]

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Trump-backed businessman beats Cruz and Paul-backed surgeon in Tennessee primary clash

Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement from President Trump to victory Thursday in a hotly contested Republican Senate primary in Tennessee. The Nashville businessman emerged from a tough challenge from trauma surgeon Manny Sethi, backed by Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky, to clinch his party’s nomination for the seat of retiring […]

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How will Kanye West affect the presidential race? Will he really hurt Joe Biden?

In this Dec. 13, 2016 photo, President-elect Donald Trump, left, and Kanye West pose for a picture in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. | Seth Wenig/AP West’s unlikely White House bid is getting help qualifying for presidential ballots in key states from Republicans around the country, fueling suspicions he’s being pushed to […]

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Trump slams Biden for Latino diversity remarks: ‘What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!’

President Trump joined in the chorus of harsh criticisms of Joe Biden after remarks contrasting diversity in the Black and Latino populations. “Wow! Joe Biden just lost the entire African American community,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “What a ‘dumb’ thing to say!” During an interview that aired at the convention of the National Association of Black Journalists […]

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In a Desperate Rant, Trump Nonsensically Says Biden Will ‘Hurt God, Hurt the Bible’

President Trump made absurd comments about how a potential president Joe Biden will disappear all religions in America because the presumptive Democratic nominee is “against God.” On Thursday in Ohio, Trump seemingly spewed whatever words entered his mind while attacking Biden on every conceivable topic. Before saying that Biden will “hurt the Bible” and “hurt […]

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Donald Trump Gets Roasted On Twitter For Calling Thailand ‘Thighland’ At Ohio Event –Watch

Two days after proving he doesn’t know how to say ‘Yosemite’ National Park, Donald Trump called the country of Thailand ‘Thighland’ during a speech before Ohio supporters. Either Donald Trump read phonetically off a teleprompter or he had upper legs on the brain with a word gaff while on the campaign trail in Clyde, OH […]

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Trump, Facing Headwinds in Ohio, Talks Up Economy in Campaign Swing

President Trump traveled Thursday to the crucial battleground of Ohio, hoping to highlight efforts the bolster the economy after the damage done by the spread of the coronavirus and to announce new executive orders to make drug prices more affordable. But he could not escape the reality of the landscape he is facing: Before Mr. […]

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US pushes for UN Security Council vote to extend expiring Iran arms embargo

The Trump administration will seek a U.N. Security Council vote next week on a resolution to extend a 13-year-old arms embargo that expires in October — while warning that the U.S. will go ahead unilaterally if the resolution fails. “We have an objective to extend the arms embargo,” Brian Hook, special envoy for Iran, told reporters […]

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With Old Allies Turning Against Her, Birx Presses On Against the Coronavirus

WASHINGTON — As Dr. Deborah L. Birx was taking heat from both President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week, the Democratic governor of Kentucky spoke up in her defense. Dr. Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator, had visited his state in late July, after he issued a statewide mask order and was contemplating […]

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Trump Slams Biden During Ohio Speech

new video loaded: Trump Slams Biden During Ohio Speech transcript Back bars 0:00/0:49 –0:49 transcript Trump Slams Biden During Ohio Speech Among the attacks President Trump leveled against Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the speech, he accused the former vice president of being “against God.” Joe Biden’s policies put China first and America last. And […]

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A 4th Presidential Debate? Commission Says No to Trump

Members of the Commission on Presidential Debates on Thursday rejected the Trump campaign’s request for changes to the fall debate schedule, declining to shift the debates earlier or add a fourth debate to the calendar. President Trump and his campaign had argued that the current debate schedule, which calls for three debates between Mr. Trump […]

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Chris Wallace says Trump wouldn’t want more debates if he was leading in polls

If President Trump were leading in the polls against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, he probably wouldn’t want more debates, “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace told the “Brian Kilmeade Show” Thursday. Wallace, who moderated the third presidential debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton in 2016, said the first of three presidential debates is set […]

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