: China has agreed to reduce and remove tariffs on cars coming into China from the U.S. Currently the tariff is 40%.
: This week, Jews around the world will celebrate the miracles of Hanukkah. @FLOTUS Melania and I send our very best wishes for a blessed and Happy Hanukkah.
: Has the relationship worsened since you've been Defense Secretary MATTIS: There is no doubt the relationship has worsened. [Putin] tried again to muck around in our elections this last month and we are seeing a continued effort along those lines.
"President Trump and President Xi have agreed to immediately begin negotiations on structural changes with respect to forced technology transfer, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services and agriculture," says @PressSec.
China has also "agreed to start purchasing agricultural product from our farmers immediately," says @PressSec in statement.
The @POTUS-Xi dinner here was a "highly successful meeting," says @PressSec in statement and the Chinese president, "in a wonderful humanitarian gesture, has agreed to designate Fentanyl as a Controlled Substance."
During today's meeting @POTUS and Merkel "exchanged thoughts on Russia's violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and explored how to strengthen the NATO alliance further as well as how to improve European energy security," says @PressSec.
Mattis: North Korea still biggest threat to the United States during QandA with @BretBaier at @ReaganDefense
Mattis: Russian President Putin a 'slow learner,' U.S. defense secretary says the 'relationship has worsened' @ReaganDefense
Rep. Murphy tells @BillHemmer: U.S. troops on border 'undermines' non-partisan nature of American military
"As is typical at multilateral events, President Trump and the First Lady had a number of informal conversations with world leaders at the dinner last night, including President Putin," says @PressSec. G20Argentina
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Department of State @SecPompeo: Iranian government just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile capable of striking Europe and the Middle East. This violates UNSC Res. 2231. Iran's missile testing and proliferation is growing. We are accumulating risk of escalation if we fail to restore deterrence.
MATTIS: "President George Herbert Walker Bush, naval aviator, decorated in his youth for valor in combat, took his experience in war to build a better world as our commander in chief" statement
: .However, out of respect for the Bush Family and former President George H.W. Bush we will wait until after the funeral to have a press conference.
: I was very much looking forward to having a press conference just prior to leaving Argentina because we have had such great success in our dealing with various countries and their leaders at the G20.
@POTUS, @FLOTUS were "notified late last night of President George H.W. Bush's passing. President Trump is scheduled to speak with President George W. Bush this morning and offer his condolences on behalf of himself, the First Lady, and the entire country," says @PressSec.
: President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family. His accomplishments were great from beginning to end. He was a truly wonderful man and will be missed by all.
Dmitri Peskov confirmed he received emails from Michael Cohen about building a Trump Tower and showed journalists extracts from them, but claimed that Cohen wrote to him because his address was public and these were just among hundreds of other messages from random people.
President Trump on the death of former President George H.W. Bush: "Melania and I join with a grieving Nation to mourn the loss of former President George H.W. Bush, who passed away last night."
: Statement from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump on the Passing of Former President George H.W. Bush
6 Trump admin. officials violated the Hatch Act after they tweeted support for Republicans or President Trump on their government Twitter accounts, but no disciplinary action, government watchdog agency says.
: To the Great people of Alaska. You have been hit hard by a "big one." Please follow the directions of the highly trained professionals who are there to help you. Your Federal Government will spare no expense. God Bless you ALL.
Trump probe 'probably does undermine' US-Russia relations: White House
"The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax, which is hopefully nearing an end, is doing very well. Unfortunately, it probably does undermine our relationship with Russia. However, the reason for our canceled meeting is Ukraine," says @PressSec.
: Just signed one of the most important, and largest, Trade Deals in U.S. and World History. The United States, Mexico and Canada worked so well together in crafting this great document. The terrible NAFTA will soon be gone. The USMCA will be fantastic for all.
: .Lightly looked at doing a building somewhere in Russia. Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn't do the project. Witch Hunt.