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As Trade Talks Heat Up, China Makes an Offer

Country offers to buy $70B in US products in first year of deal

(Newser) - China is willing to buy up nearly $70 billion in US products like soybeans, corn, natural gas, crude oil, and coal in the first year of a deal if the Trump administration forgets about its threatened trade tariffs . Extending what Business Insider calls "a massive olive branch," Chinese... More »

Reporter Got an Emotional Reaction From Sarah Sanders

The White House press secretary teared up at one particular question

(Newser) - A surprisingly young journalist may have posed the hardest question yet for Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday, reports TIME . Thirteen-year-old Benje Choucroun from TIME for Kids told the White House press secretary, "One thing that affects my and other students' mental health is the worry about the fact that... More »

Sanders Blasts Leak of 'He's Dying' Comment

Press secretary says leak was selfish and distracting

(Newser) - White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told staffers Friday that an aide's recent comment about Sen. John McCain was inappropriate but shouldn't have been leaked to the media, the AP reports. Sanders told communications' staffers in a private meeting that it was inappropriate for aide Kelly Sadler... More »

Trump Slams 'Filthy' Comedian After White House Press Dinner

WHCA chief says remarks were 'not in the spirit of the night'

(Newser) - Michelle Wolf's scathing monologue at the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner is receiving poor reviews from President Trump and WHCA President Margaret Talev, among many others. Talev tells Politico that Wolf's routine, which included personal remarks about White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was just... More »

Things Got a Little Dicey at White House Press Dinner

With Trump absent, comedian Michelle Wolf went after everybody, showed no mercy

(Newser) - "Good evening, here we are at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner; like a porn star says when she’s about to have sex with Trump, let’s get this over with." Thus began Michelle Wolf's White House Correspondents' Dinner monologue, one that Politico terms "bruising" and... More »

White House Denies Syria Strike Photo Was Misleading

It appeared to show Trump directing strikes

(Newser) - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a photo Saturday that appeared to show President Trump directing missile strikes from the Situation Room on Friday, but sharp-eyed observers noticed something unusual: The caption read "Last night the President put our adversaries on notice," but Vice President Mike... More »

Press Dinner Will Get a Trump Substitute

President says he plans to skip again, with Sarah Huckabee Sanders taking his place

(Newser) - It looks like President Trump will skip the second White House Correspondents Dinner of his presidency, as he did with the first . In a radio interview Friday, Trump said he'd "probably" avoid the April 28 event because the press is "so bad and so fake," per... More »

Jim Carrey Tweets an Unflattering Painting

It's thought to be of Sarah Huckabee Sanders

(Newser) - Jim Carrey is being criticized on social media for a portrait he painted that is believed to be White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. The actor and comedian on Saturday tweeted the painting (see it here ) with the caption: "This is the portrait of a so-called Christian... More »

Trump in War of a Word With Wall Street Journal

Did the president say 'I' or 'I'd'?

(Newser) - President Trump is taking his battle against "fake news" to one of his most reliable supporters. This morning the president started his day by slamming the Wall Street Journal on Twitter for allegedly misquoting him in an interview published Thursday, Politico reports. In the interview Trump is quoted as... More »

WH Goes After Staffer, Guest Phones in 'Security' Push

Employees, guests banned from bringing in personal devices starting next week

(Newser) - The White House has a new policy banning personal cellphones at work, but aides tell Bloomberg it has nothing to do with unauthorized leaks to the media. Beginning next week, both staffers and guests will be limited to government-issued devices in the West Wing in response to cybersecurity concerns, press... More »

Trump on Iran Protests: 'The World Is Watching'

US president lends support for citizens demonstrating against Iran's economic issues

(Newser) - Thousands of people gathered in Iran's capital Saturday to lend their support to the Iranian government, a response to anti-government protests that had been held there over the past two days, the AP and CNN report. Numbers vary, but reports place between 2,000 and 4,000 pro-government demonstrators... More »

Trump Tweets About Female Accusers

'Fabricated stories of women who I don't know and/or have never met'

(Newser) - President Trump said nothing on the subject Monday as four out of at least a dozen women who've accused him of sexual misconduct reiterated their allegations and called on Congress to investigate their claims. That changed Tuesday, and followed Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's call on the president to resign,... More »

Trump Roasted for Reportedly Claiming 2005 Tape Is Fake

He apologized for 'Access Hollywood' comments last October

(Newser) - Access Hollywood anchors are calling President Trump out after he reportedly suggested a 2005 Access Hollywood recording was fake. On Monday's broadcast, host Natalie Morales made it clear that Trump boasted about sexual misconduct, including grabbing women "by the pussy," in the tape. "Let us make... More »

White House Walks Back Trump Tweet on UCLA Players

UCLA player's father says he's likelier to thank Xi

(Newser) - President Trump was merely making a "rhetorical response" to criticism when he said he should have left three UCLA basketball players in a Chinese jail , according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She said Monday that Trump was "happy to intervene" in the case and had... More »

White House Speaks Out on Moore Allegations

'Very troubling'

(Newser) - The White House has made its first remarks on the Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations since President Trump got back from Asia—and they stopped a long way short of calling for Moore to step aside, as many senior Republicans have done. Trump believes allegations against the Senate candidate are... More »

Trump Stands on 'Right Side of History,' Grants Shipping Waiver

Roadblock to getting supplies to Puerto Rico has been lifted, for at least the next 10 days

(Newser) - The Trump administration is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships transporting cargo to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, the AP reports. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday on Twitter that President Trump had "authorized the Jones Act be waived for Puerto Rico." She said Trump was responding... More »

ESPN Host Assailed for Calling Trump 'White Supremacist'

White House says 'SportsCenter' host Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'

(Newser) - An ESPN host who tweeted about President Trump is finding herself in the White House's crosshairs, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders calling the comments a "fireable offense," per CNN . The offending tweet by SportsCenter host Jemele Hill, which she posted Monday: "Donald Trump is a... More »

White House: Trump Helped With Son's Russia Statement

'Like any father would'

(Newser) - Seemingly contradicting the president's own lawyer, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday that President Trump "weighed in" on his son's misleading statement regarding a 2016 meeting with a Russian attorney, Politico reports. Trump's lawyer, Jay Sekulow, has said Trump "was not involved in the drafting of... More »

White House Calls Spicer 'Team Player' for Resignation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders named as Spicer's replacement

(Newser) - During the first White House press briefing since Sean Spicer's resignation—and first on-camera briefing this month—new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci named Sarah Huckabee Sanders as Spicer's permanent replacement for press secretary. Both Huckabee Sanders and Scaramucci had praise for "team player" Spicer and... More »

Press Briefings to Have Much Less Sean Spicer This Week

Sarah Huckabee Sanders is filling in

(Newser) - Something was missing from Sean Spicer's regular press briefing Wednesday: the White House press secretary himself. CNN reports Spicer is at the Pentagon this week fulfilling his US Navy Reserve duty by serving on the media staff of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs. Filling in for him this... More »

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