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Orlando Paper Makes Unusual Move Before Trump Speech

'Sentinel' runs early 2020 endorsement: 'Not Donald Trump'

(Newser) - President Trump formally kicks off his 2020 run with a campaign rally Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. If he's looking for a new target to criticize, the local Orlando Sentinel just presented itself. "We're here to announce our endorsement for president in 2020, or, at least, who... More »

Before Campaign Launch, Trump Announces Mass Deportations

'They will be removed as fast as they come in'

(Newser) - President Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally. In a pair of tweets Monday night—the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid—Trump said that US Immigration and Customs Enforcement would next week "begin the process of removing the millions of illegal... More »

Trump Campaign Fires Pollsters Over 'Fake Numbers'

The president apparently blew up over internal polling

(Newser) - President Trump's re-election campaign is saying sayonara to some of its own pollsters after their bad-news data leaked in recent days, NBC News reports. Trump denied this week that such polls exist, but now a campaign source says certain internal pollsters are getting the ax. "We are winning... More »

Israeli Settlement Gets New Name That Trump Will Love

'It's absolutely beautiful,' says the US ambassador

(Newser) - The Trump name graces apartment towers, hotels and golf courses. Now it is the namesake of a tiny Israeli settlement in the Israel-controlled Golan Heights, the AP reports. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Cabinet convened in this hamlet Sunday to inaugurate a settlement named after President Trump in a... More »

Sen. Collins: No Way I'm Backing Trump's Nominee

The Maine senator refuses to support Matthew Kacsmaryk

(Newser) - Sen. Susan Collins is raising media eyebrows with her opposition to one of President Trump's federal judicial nominations, the Washington Post reports. The Maine Republican said Friday she won't back federal nominee Matthew Kacsmaryk, who has severely criticized gay and transgender people, as a district judge in the... More »

Trump Won't Commit to Pence for the Top Job

Not even 'Fox & Friends' can get president to commit

(Newser) - "I love Mike," President Trump said Friday. Still, he said he'd have to size up the field before throwing his support behind Mike Pence for president in 2024. Trump was asked “Fox & Friends” whether Pence could count on his "automatic endorsement." Trump wouldn'... More »

Trump Has Quick Answer About Kellyanne Conway

He tells Fox News that he's not going to fire her over the Hatch Act

(Newser) - A federal watchdog wants President Trump to fire top adviser Kellyanne Conway . On Friday, Trump called in to Fox News and made clear that's not going to happen, reports the Hill . "No, I'm not going to fire her," Trump said during his call-in to Fox &... More »

Trump Brushes Off Criticism of Remarks on Foreign Info

Says he meets with world leaders all the time, and it would be 'ridiculous' to inform the FBI

(Newser) - President Trump generated headlines Wednesday when he said during an interview that he would listen if a foreign government approached with dirt on a political rival. On Thursday, Trump pushed back against the resulting criticism, reports the Hill . "I meet and talk to 'foreign governments' every day,"... More »

Trump: If Foreigners Had Dirt on 2020 Rivals, 'I'd Take It'

'The FBI director is wrong,' he says

(Newser) - President Trump made what his opponents called a stunning admission during an ABC interview Wednesday: He said he would consider accepting damaging information on his 2020 rivals from foreign governments. "I think I'd take it," the president told George Stephanopoulos. "I think you might want to... More »

Daily Show Runs Ads on Fox News to Reach Trump

He's cordially invited to their Washington, DC, pop-up experience

(Newser) - President Trump turns 73 on Friday, and the Daily Show With Trevor Noah is not letting the milestone go unnoticed. Deadline reports the show's pop-up exhibit, the "Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library," will be open Friday through Sunday at Washington, DC's Showroom on 14th Street... More »

Contempt Vote Delayed After Trump Asserts Privilege

At issue are subpoenaed census documents

(Newser) - The Justice Department on Tuesday warned of the move, and on Wednesday it came to pass. President Trump has exerted executive privilege over documents related to his administration's addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census. The Hill reports those documents include drafts of a letter penned by... More »

Behind Closed Doors, a Redo With Trump Jr., Senate Intelligence

President's son says he has 'nothing to correct'

(Newser) - Donald Trump Jr. told reporters he has "nothing to correct" as he arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday for a second closed-door interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee. Trump Jr. made the brief comments in response to a reporter who asked if he was there to correct his testimony, per... More »

Macron on Friendship Tree's Death: No Biggie

He plans to send a replacement oak

(Newser) - France wants to give it another go, so look out for "friendship tree" No. 2. French President Emmanuel Macron says he'll send a new oak sapling to President Trump after the one planted on the grounds of the White House last spring apparently croaked . A dead tree—even... More »

Trump Accidentally Reveals 'Secret' Mexico Deal

Photographers were able to capture details

(Newser) - President Trump again claimed to have a "secret" deal with Mexico on Tuesday—and while he declined to provide details for reporters at the White House, he helpfully displayed a piece of paper that he said was part of the agreement. A photo tweeted by Washington Post photographer Jabin... More »

Biden, Trump Give Dueling Iowa Speeches

Some big lines and early commentary from both, below

(Newser) - President Trump and 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden gave dueling speeches in Iowa Tuesday—their first time this election cycle campaigning in the same state on the same day, USA Today reports. Big lines from each, starting with Biden, who had three campaign stops in the state. From CNN and... More »

House Panel Can Now Sue Barr, Other Officials If Needed

To force compliance with congressional subpoenas

(Newser) - Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Trump, the AP reports. The House voted 229-191 Tuesday to approve a resolution that will allow Democrats... More »

Pelosi on Trump: 'I'm Done With Him'

But House speaker says her 'stock goes up' every time president criticizes her

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday she's tired of the back-and-forth slams with President Trump. "I'm done with him," the House speaker said at a DC event moderated by Manu Raju of CNN . "I don't even want to talk about him," she said. "My... More »

Trump: Nixon Left, But 'I Don't Leave'

He slams John Dean after Watergate comparison

(Newser) - President Trump blasted John Dean as a "loser" Monday after the former Nixon White House counsel drew parallels between the two administrations. Dean, whose congressional testimony in 1973 led to former President Nixon's resignation, told a House Judiciary Committee hearing that "the Trump administration is in fast... More »

Trump Phones Into Show, Issues New Threat to China

President also defends Mexico deal and lashes out at its critics

(Newser) - President Trump has had a busy Monday morning on the tariffs front, defending the new deal with Mexico on both Twitter and CNBC, lashing out at the deal's critics, and threatening China anew. Trump began Monday with a tweet condemning a New York Times story suggesting that Mexico hadn'... More »

Trump, Macron's 'Friendship' Tree Vanished. Now, Bad News

French media says oak sapling died while in required quarantine

(Newser) - Where an oak sapling once stood on the White House lawn, now lies an empty patch of grass—and the French media are using it as "a metaphor ... for the deteriorating relations between the US and Europe," per Deutsche Welle . The tree that used to stand on that... More »

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