Politics

Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 5:06 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping when Beijing appears to be helping efforts to rein in North Korea. […]

Exclusive: Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 4:24 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is. […]

Exclusive: Trump complains Saudis not paying fair share for U.S. defense
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 4:23 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that U.S. ally Saudi Arabia was not treating the United States fairly and Washington was losing a “tremendous amount of money” defending the kingdom. […]

Exclusive: Trump vows to fix or scrap Korea trade deal, wants missile system payment
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 4:23 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday he will either renegotiate or terminate what he called a "horrible" free trade deal with South Korea and said Seoul should pay for a U.S. anti-missile system that he priced at $1 billion. […]

Exclusive: 'If there's a shutdown, there's a shutdown,' Trump says
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 4:23 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump downplayed the severity of a potential government shutdown on Thursday, just two days shy of a deadline for Congress to reach a spending deal to avert temporary layoffs of federal workers. […]

Congress readies votes Friday on bill to avert government shutdown
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress is set to debate legislation that would extend until May 5 the deadline for a deal on federal spending through September and head off a feared government shutdown at midnight on Friday. […]

Exclusive: Trump says U.S. wants fair treatment in climate pact
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:33 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether Washington would remain in the accord. […]

Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:27 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. […]

Trump says was 'psyched to terminate NAFTA' but reconsidered
Posted on April 28, 2017 at 3:22 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump told Reuters on Thursday that he was "psyched" to terminate the NAFTA trade deal with Canada and Mexico, but changed his mind after their leaders asked for it to be renegotiated instead. […]

Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments
Posted on April 27, 2017 at 10:23 pm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon inspector general has launched an investigation into whether Michael Flynn, U.S. President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, accepted money from foreign entities without the required approval, according to a letter released by House Democrats on Thursday. […]

‘I was all set to terminate’: Inside Trump’s sudden shift on NAFTA
Posted by Ashley Parker on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

The president’s impulsive move on trade policy caps his tumultuous first 100 days in office. […]

House will not vote on Affordable Care Act rewrite, smoothing way for government to stay open
Posted by Kelsey Snell on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Pressure was coming from the White House to expedite action on health care. […]

Trump's First 100 Days: Trump’s talking to the NRA. Here’s what the gun-rights group wants.
Posted by Elise Viebeck on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Also: The latest on Michael Flynn, shutdown watch, tax breaks and offshore drilling. […]

Trump: ‘We may terminate’ U.S.-South Korea trade agreement
Posted by Philip Rucker on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

Trump calls Korea accord ‘a horrible deal,’ vows to renegotiate on better terms or withdraw. […]

Trump's empathetic comments about Kim Jong Un
Posted by Aaron Blake on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

"His father dies, took over a regime,” Trump said. “So say what you want, but that is not easy — especially at that age." […]

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