President Donald Trump signed his official establishment of tariffs on aluminum and steel on Thursday in a dramatic ceremony in the Oval Office. The tariffs were exactly as he proposed them last week — 25 percent on steel, ten percent on aluminum. Trump said that the tariffs were important to sign, citing the industry communities that were devastated by bad trade deals and failed promises from failed politicians. “Our factories were left to rot and to rust all over the place,” Trump said. “Thriving communities were turned into ghost towns.” During his remarks, Trump explained how fundamental the tough actions on trade and tariffs were to his presidency and the core his personal beliefs. “Those who poured their souls into building this great nation were betrayed. But that betra
President Donald Trump energized conservative activists at CPAC on Friday, celebrating his accomplishments during his first year in office. “Hey, we have got seven years to go, folks!” Trump told the audience who cheered wildly. The president arrived with a prepared speech but quickly abandoned the teleprompters in favor of a free-wheeling address. Trump’s arrival thrilled the crowd who waited hours to get in for Trump’s speech. CPAC president Matt Schlapp said it was the biggest audience in history. “I think now we’ve proved that I’m a conservative,” Trump said. The speech quickly turned into a dynamic rally-style speech as Trump drew energy from the audience. Catching sight of the video screen in the room, Trump joked about his hair. “I try like hell to hide that bald spo
President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown if Congress did not act quickly to close immigration loopholes allowing MS-13 gang members to cross the border. “Frankly, I’ll go a step further, if we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country … if we don’t change it let’s have a shutdown, we’ll do a shutdown,” Trump said. “It’s worth it for our country.” The president hosted a law enforcement roundtable on the threat posed by MS-13 gang members with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and other officials from the Department of Justice. “I’d love to see a shutdown if we don’t get this stuff taken care of,” Trump continued. Several members of Congress also attended — Reps. Le
President Donald Trump shared the text of a Wall Street Journal editorial sounding the alarm about the information revealed in the memo declassified by the House Intelligence Committee. The editorial accused the FBI of using the FISA court and the phony opposition dossier funded by Hillary Clinton to influence the election. It read: We don’t know the political motives of the FBI and Justice officials, but the facts are damaging enough. The FBI in essence let itself and the FISA court be used to promote a major theme of the Clinton campaign. Mr. Steele and Fusion then leaked the fact of the investigation to friendly reporters to try to defeat Mr. Trump before the election. And afterward they continued to leak all this to the press to cast doubt on the legitimacy of Mr. Trump’s victory.
A White House official confirmed to reporters that President Donald Trump has read the House Intelligence Committee FISA memo after the committee voted to release it to the public and plans to release it on Friday. The official confirmed that White House officials examined the memo to check for classified information, but that the president was comfortable with the release as long as Congress approved it. “The president is ok with it,” an official told reporters after they boarded Air Force One with the president after his speech in West Virginia. “I doubt there will be any redactions. It’s in Congress’ hands after that.” A second official confirmed to Breitbart News that the document would likely be released on Friday. In response, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate M
President Donald Trump responded to criticism from rapper Jay-Z (Shawn Carter) who called him a “superbug” during a discussion on CNN about racism. “Somebody please inform Jay-Z that because of my policies, Black Unemployment has just been reported to be at the LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!” Trump wrote on Twitter. https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/957603800579297280 Trump made his remarks on Twitter after Jay-Z’s comments were highlighted on Fox News. The famous rapper joined CNN’s Van Jones who asked him to respond to Donald Trump’s “shithole countries” comment. He responded: CARTER: Yes, it’s disappointing and hurtful. It is hurtful, moreso. Everyone feels anger. After the anger, it’s really hurtful because he’s like looking down on a whole population of people. Yo
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter on Monday morning to attack President Donald Trump, using the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday to suggest that Trump is a racist. Romney wrote: “The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race. The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/ America’s history and antithetical to American values. May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & ‘charity for all.'” https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/952915061697384449 The former Massachusetts governor was referring to allegations that President Trump had referred to “shithole countries” in a negotiation over immigration policy in the Oval Office last Thursday with a small group of Senators that inclu
Tweet it out, put on “tapes,” or just let the cameras roll. There will be a clear historical dividing line that separates what the American presidency and American politics were on either side of the current occupant of the Oval Office. That’s the unmistakable conclusion one year into the entirely unconventional and enormously consequential presidency of Donald J. Trump. Trump has fundamentally remade the office and how it functions, often on the fly, and generally in ways that he alone could have envisioned or executed. His instincts – to fight, to divide, to disrupt, to insult – have redefined what it means to be presidential. There will surely never be another Donald Trump. But neither can there be a wholesale reversion to what the office he holds was like before he assumed it.
A Vanity Fair report quoted friends of Ms Melania Trump saying she didn't want to be First Lady 'come hell or high water' Donald Trump has dismissed a report that claimed First Lady Melania Trump did not want him to win the 2016 election. The President took to Twitter this morning to write that Ms Trump "always thought that 'if you run, you will win,'" in response to a Vanity Fair story that asserted she did not want or expect to be in the White House. He referred to Ms Trump as a "great and very hard working First Lady". Mr Trump tweeted that his wife "truly loves what she is doing," despite the magazine story citing a "longtime friend" of the family saying Ms Trump "didn’t want this come hell or high water." He then retweeted Ms Trump's official First Lady Twitter account