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Now Trump Has Harsh Words for 'Filthy' Red Hen Restaurant

"If a restaurant is dirty on the outside, it is dirty on the inside!' he says of eatery that booted Sanders

(Newser) - The restaurant in Lexington, Va., that booted Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday night had to shut down Saturday due to what the owner says were death threats, and the president himself is now piling on. President Trump tweeted early Monday that the eatery "should focus more on cleaning its... More »

Trump: 'Whimpering' Fallon 'Seriously Messed Up My Hair'

He fires back after Fallon discloses interview regret

(Newser) - Jimmy Fallon took a lot of heat in September 2016 for a "softball" Tonight Show interview with then-candidate Donald Trump—and in an interview published Saturday, he told the Hollywood Reporter that he still feels bad about it now. "I made a mistake. I’m sorry if I... More »

Trump Upends Policy on Protecting Lakes, Oceans

The president rolls back approach that followed Deepwater Horizon spill

(Newser) - President Trump has thrown out a policy devised by his predecessor to protect US oceans and the Great Lakes, replacing it with a new approach that emphasizes use of the waters to promote economic growth, the AP reports. Trump revoked an executive order issued by President Obama in 2010 following... More »

2 Schools of Thought Emerge Over First Lady's Jacket

Either she's calculating or she's 'clueless'

(Newser) - The first lady made headlines by visiting immigrant facilities at the border, then much bigger headlines by wearing a jacket with the message "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?" scrawled on the back. Her own rep said there was "no hidden message," but then her husband... More »

Big Move in One State Could Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot

Rhode Island bill would make all presidential hopefuls release tax returns to get on ballot

(Newser) - Gayle Goldin wants to make sure future presidential candidates fully reveal any potential conflicts of interest. That's why the Democratic state senator from Rhode Island is now sponsoring a bill that would require Oval Office hopefuls to release five years' worth of tax returns—meaning President Trump could see... More »

GOP Rep: Fire Stephen Miller

Meanwhile, mentor says Trump aide is victim of a 'lynching'

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker who earlier this week offered to introduce a Democratic bill barring the separation of immigrant families crossing the US-Mexico border is now out for blood. "I'm glad the President ended the border separation policy," but he "should fire Stephen Miller now," Rep.... More »

Odds of a Trump-Putin Meeting Just Got Better

National security adviser John Bolton is headed to Moscow to help prep

(Newser) - President Trump may have another high-profile summit to attend in the near future. National security adviser John Bolton will travel to Moscow next week to discuss a possible meeting between Trump and Vladimir Putin, reports Politico . A National Security Council spokesperson tweeted that Bolton will first meet with US allies... More »

Trump Will Do 'Most Important Thing' on Visit to UK

US ambassador says president will meet with Queen Elizabeth in July

(Newser) - Donald Trump will make his first "working visit" as president to the UK next month, and it looks like he'll be doing a meet-and-greet with Queen Elizabeth after all. US Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson tells Sky News not all the kinks have been worked out, but that even... More »

Crowd Chants 'Lock Her Up' at Trump Rally

President defended immigration policies in Duluth

(Newser) - Hours after reversing himself to end the forced separations of migrant families, President Trump returned to the warm embrace of his supporters at a raucous rally in Duluth, Minn., Wednesday night to defend his hardline immigration policies while unleashing a torrent of grievances about the media and those investigating him.... More »

Trump's Border Separation Move Could Pose Legal Issue

Executive order would likely violate Flores settlement agreement

(Newser) - After weeks of outcry, President Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the US border. The order declares that it is the administration's policy to "maintain family unity," including by detaining entire families together... More »

Trump's 'Space Force' Raises 'Alarming' Flags for One Nation

Rep for Russian Foreign Ministry says new military branch would have 'destabilizing effect'

(Newser) - President Trump announced his plans Monday to build the "Space Force," a "separate but equal" sixth branch of the US military, spurring a fair amount of in-depth criticism , joshing , and outright mockery . But one nation in particular is taking Trump's pledge quite seriously, even expressing concern,... More »

EU's 'First Phase of Retaliation' Against US Launches Friday

The tariffs it threatened in March are on their way

(Newser) - The tariff tit for tat continues, with the EU set to put a wave of new tariffs against US exports into place on Friday. It's a response to the steel and aluminum tariffs that were imposed on the bloc three weeks ago , and the BBC characterizes the to-be-targeted exports... More »

Report: Trump Meeting With House GOP 'Didn't Move Needle'

But he wants them to send him an immigration bill

(Newser) - President Trump met with House Republicans Tuesday amid mounting public outrage over the separation of children from their families at the border—but insiders say that while the closed-door address was vintage Trump, he didn't leave lawmakers with a clear path to a deal on immigration. Lawmakers say Trump... More »

In Audio, Border Agent Jokes About Screaming of Separated Kids

McCain calls policy an 'affront to the decency of the American people'

(Newser) - A harrowing recording from inside a border facility has added fuel to the controversy over the immigration policies that have separated thousands of children from their families. In the recording, which ProPublica says was made last week and provided to civil rights attorney Jennifer Harbury by a whistleblower, wailing children... More »

Trump Orders Creation of 6th Military Branch: 'Space Force'

It's not clear whether he can do so without congressional approval

(Newser) - Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard ... and Space Force? President Trump, speaking at a meeting of the National Space Council at the White House Monday, ordered the Pentagon to create a sixth branch of the military, Politico reports. "We are going to have the Air Force, and we... More »

Roger Stone: Russian Wanted $2M for Dirt on Hillary

Trump confidant now recalls meeting with mysterious Russian

(Newser) - Two associates of President Trump claim the whole thing was an FBI setup. Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone admits he met a man with a thick Russian accent in Florida in 2016, and the man—who went by the name Henry Greenberg—wanted $2 million for political dirt on Hillary... More »

US, South Korea to Announce Big North Korea Move

Yonhap says the offer is coming this week

(Newser) - Seems the US and South Korea really are on the verge of stopping "large-scale" military exercises, Reuters reports. Per Yonhap, a South Korean news agency, the two nations will announce the move this week with the stipulation that exercises with resume if Pyongyang fails to denuclearize as promised. "... More »

Trump 2020 Teams With Key Players in Facebook Scandal: AP

Reporters overhear Matt Oczkowski in conversation

(Newser) - A company run by former officials at Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users' private data, has quietly been working for President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election effort, the AP has learned. The AP confirmed that at least four former... More »

White House Clarifies: Trump Misunderstood Question

President does support 'moderate' GOP immigration plan; he'd said no Friday morning

(Newser) - The White House has walked back comments made by President Trump on Friday that he would not sign a "moderate" immigration reform bill scheduled for a vote next week. A spokesman said Trump had misunderstood the question and does indeed back the measure, reports Politico . The tumult erupted as... More »

Giuliani Suggests Mueller Probe Will End in Pardons

'Things might get cleaned up,' says the presidential attorney

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani is again making headlines for comments related to the Robert Mueller investigation—this time strongly suggesting that President Trump will be flexing his pardon power before all is said and done. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,”... More »

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