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Doctor: Trump Asked for Cognitive Test, Aced it

President's overall health is 'excellent'

(Newser) - President Trump asked that a cognitive test be included as part of his first physical exam, and his doctor says he aced it. Trump's physician—Navy doctor Ronny Jackson—says the president achieved a perfect score on the test, which was included in last Friday's medical checkup. Jackson... More »

North Korea Addresses Nuke Button Tweet From 'Loser'

Calls it the 'spasm of a lunatic'

(Newser) - North Korea's state-run media say President Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than leader Kim Jong Un's is the "spasm of a lunatic." Rodong Sinmun, the ruling party newspaper, lashed out at Trump in commentary on Tuesday that took issue with the US... More »

Trump Had Abrupt Change of Heart Before DACA Meeting

'WaPo' reports his pro-deal tone changed within a span of hours

(Newser) - "Durbin blew DACA," proclaimed President Trump in a tweet Monday night, the latest unraveling between the two men in the wake of Thursday's now infamous meeting on immigration. The Washington Post reports that before Trump allegedly spoke of "shithole" ( or "shithouse" ) countries, there... More »

Martin Luther King's Son: Trump's Heart Needs Work

Martin Luther King III spoke in Washington on Monday

(Newser) - Martin Luther King Jr.'s eldest son is calling out President Trump following accusations the president used a vulgarity to describe African countries during a meeting last week and expressed a preference for immigrants from countries like Norway . Martin Luther King III spoke in Washington on Monday, the Martin... More »

Trump's 'Fake News Awards' Could Put Staff in a Pinch

Ethics rules likely bar them from helping out, say experts

(Newser) - The "losers" are set to get their moment in the spotlight Wednesday, when President Trump will reportedly hold his "Fake News Awards," and its impending nature has spurred Politico and Politifact to speculate on what form it could take—and the thorns involved. The blind spot seems... More »

Trump's Ex Agrees: He's a 'Stable Genius'

Ivana Trump also says the president 'definitely is not racist'

(Newser) - Ivana Trump, former wife of the president, appeared on Good Morning Britain Monday and had good things to say about her famous ex. Two of the big quotes in circulation, via the Telegraph :
  • Racism: "I don't think Donald is racist at all," she said, addressing the latest
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Wolff's Take on 'Anomalous' Trump: 'Is Something Wrong?'

'Fire and Fury' author has more to say on president in new 'Guardian' interview

(Newser) - Michael Wolff continues to make the media rounds to chat about his White House exposé Fire and Fury , and his latest sit-down was with the Guardian , which he hosted at his NYC apartment. Wolff (a co-founder of Newser) says the revelations in his book are "all explosive," and... More »

New Debate: Did Trump Really Use a Different Vulgarity?

Some are now saying he said 'shithouse' on Thursday

(Newser) - There's a new flavor of debate regarding President Trump's alleged "shithole" comment: whether he actually said a different word that begins with s-h-i-t. Rich Lowry of the National Review appeared on ABC's This Week on Sunday and said his sources say Trump referred to Haiti,... More »

Abbas to Trump: 'May Your House Be Demolished'

He slams Trump's 'slap of the century'

(Newser) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas laid into President Trump, among others, in a two-hour speech Monday, saying he rejects Trump's attempt for a Middle East peace "deal of the century"—and he hopes the president's house is demolished. Abbas, addressing the Palestinian Central Council, said he had... More »

Trump: I'm the 'Least Racist Person You Have Ever Interviewed'

4 Democrats are boycotting SOTU speech

(Newser) - President Trump responded to accusations of racism Sunday in quintessentially Trumpian fashion: He boasted to reporters that he was less of a racist than anybody else. "No, no, I’m not a racist. I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed," Trump said to reporters outside... More »

Trump Ally Lewandowski Sees 'Real Problem' in Midterms

One-time campaign manager says Democrats could take House, start impeachment process

(Newser) - Corey Lewandowski thinks the Democrats have a real chance at taking over the House of Representatives and, if they do, he thinks President Trump has "a real problem." In a Sunday radio interview, the Hill reports that Trump's one-time campaign manager admitted the party has "good... More »

GOP Senator on Trump: 'He Did Not Use That Word'

David Perdue defends president

(Newser) - Advocates of a program to protect young immigrants got a dose of good news with this White House decision , but then some bad news from the president himself. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don’t really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed... More »

'Shithole' Boomerangs in a New Stunt

Someone projected the vulgarity, poop emojis on front of Trump International Hotel in DC

(Newser) - President Trump's controversial pet phrase came home to roost in a way on Saturday night, when someone projected "SHITHOLE" onto the front of Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC. Per Slate , the display went thusly: "Not a D.C. resident?/Need a place to stay?/Try our shithole/This place... More »

Trump Administration, Under Court Order, Taking DACA Renewals Again

But won't be accepting new applications

(Newser) - Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the US as children and who remain in the country illegally. The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in... More »

WSJ: Trump Lawyer Paid Porn Star $130K for Her Silence

Claims it was in connection with an alleged consensual sexual encounter in 2006

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal is reporting that a $130,000 payment was made to a porn star by a lawyer for President Trump in order to ensure her silence in advance of the election. What the Journal claims the silence was in connection with: an alleged consensual sexual encounter Trump... More »

Reason for US Ambassador to Panama's Resignation: Trump

John Feeley is out effective March 9

(Newser) - The US ambassador to Panama will no longer have that title as of March 9. John Feeley has submitted his resignation and cited President Trump as the motivating factor. Reuters quotes from part of the longtime diplomat's resignation letter: "As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an... More »

This Might Be Why Trump Denied Dissing Haiti

'Shithole countries' remark reportedly referred to African nations, reports Jake Tapper

(Newser) - President Trump honored the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. during a White House event on Friday with a strong statement: "No matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal." But as USA Today notes, headlines about Trump... More »

Sen. Durbin: Yes, Trump Used 'Racist' Terms in Meeting

Democrat says president did indeed use the term 'shitholes' when discussing immigration

(Newser) - President Trump on Friday seemed to deny using the phrase "shithole countries" to describe poor nations, but a Democratic senator in the room insists the president used that and other "vile" phrases repeatedly in reference to nations such as Haiti and those in Africa. "He said things... More »

Trump Responds: 'This Was Not the Language Used'

President appears to deny using the word 'shithole'

(Newser) - President Trump addressed the "shithole" controversy Friday morning by appearing to deny using the word. "The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used," he tweeted . Unnamed sources told various news outlets that Trump used the word during... More »

Trump: 'I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship' With Kim

President says he often ends up embracing his former enemies

(Newser) - President Trump's relationship with one of his favorite public targets might be better than you think, at least from Trump's perspective. "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un," Trump tells the Wall Street Journal in an interview. "I have relationships with... More »

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