Scott Walker breaks with Trump, comes out against new aluminum and steel tariffs
Mueller team asking if Kushner foreign business ties influenced Trump policy
US not backing down following boasts by Russia President Putin about Moscow's newest nuclear weapons; @DeptofDefense says US 'fully prepared'
: When a country Taxes our products coming in at, say, 50%, and we Tax the same product coming into our country at ZERO, not fair or smart. We will soon be starting RECIPROCAL TAXES so that we will charge the same thing as they charge us. $800 Billion Trade Deficit-have no choice!
On the tariff percentages @POTUS mentioned yesterday, @PressSec says: "I wouldn't expect those to change, but some of the other details need to be finalized."
According to @PressSec the market reaction did not faze @POTUS. "The president is still focused on long-term economic fundamentals. He is incredibly focused on the American worker. It's something that we have to have and something we need to have."
said invitations for the president's meeting with representatives of the video-game industry started going out Thursday
Trump administration wants Supreme Court to ease its ongoing frustration over judges who put brakes on one policy after another
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says President Trump's national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, isn't leaving his job.
: We must protect our country and our workers. Our steel industry is in bad shape. IF YOU DON'T HAVE STEEL, YOU DON'T HAVE A COUNTRY!
'Only losers' in US-EU trade war: French economy minister Le Maire
: "We just passed the biggest tax cuts in history. ISIS is on the run. We're rebuilding our military. We're rebuilding the judiciary, remaking what that looks like. The economy is strong."
France Finance Minister @BrunoLeMaire calls US tariffs unilateral and unacceptable, warns that for a response, all options are on the table
"We have been preparing for this situation for a long time," says EC spox @A_WintersteinEC re: @realDonaldTrump's expected steel tariffs, "and because of that, we are ready."
EC spokerson @A_WintersteinEC says we will react "swiftly, firmly and proportionately", pointing out US consumers will suffer from the higher prices caused by @realDonaldTrump's "trade war" over steel
Asked whether the European Commission agrees with @realDonaldTrump that "trade wars are good", Spox @A_WintersteinEC says "we see international trade relations as win-win, not zero-sum game" but needs to take place within WTO rules
'Trade wars are good and easy to win', US President Trump writes in early morning tweet, after global criticism of his steel and aluminum
: Alec Baldwin, whose dying mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, says playing me was agony. Alec, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent!
: When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore-we win big. It's easy!
: Alex Baldwin, whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his impersonation of me on SNL, says playing DJT was agony for him. Alex, it was also agony for those who were forced to watch. You were terrible. Bring back Darrell Hammond, much funnier and a far greater talent!
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The Chinese mainland resolutely opposes the U.S.-Taiwan travel bill passed by the U.S. Senate, for it violates the one-China principle: spokesperson
China urges US 'restraint' in trade protection after Trump tariffs
: Together, we will face this challenge as a national family with conviction, with unity, and with a commitment to love and support our neighbors in times of dire need. Working together, we will defeat this OpioidEpidemic. Full Opioid Summit:
Trump says he spoke with attorney general about bringing lawsuits against some opioid companies
: "Some countries have a very, very tough penalty [against drug dealers]. The ultimate penalty. And by the way they have much less of a drug problem than we do."
: "We need strength with respect to the pushers and to the drug dealers, and if you don't do that, you're never going to solve the problems You have to have strength and you have to have toughness."
: "We have pushers and we have drug dealers that kill hundreds and hundreds of people and most of them don't even go to jail. You know if you shoot one person, they give you life, they give you the death penalty. These people can kill 2,000, 3,000 people."
: "The Administration's going to be rolling out policy over the next 3 weeks and it'll be very, very strong."
: "It's outrageous that a mayor would circumvent federal authorities and certainly put them in danger by making a move such as that, and that's currently under review by @TheJusticeDept."
: "I don't know that @POTUS will or should ever apologize for protecting American workers, and certainly not to @SenSasse."
: "On @SecretaryCarson, the order that you referenced was canceled and they're looking for another option that's much more responsible with taxpayer dollars."
: "It's not a surprise and we're going to continue doing what we can to protect American workers. That was something @POTUS committed to during the campaign."
: "@POTUS's concerned about the men and women of this country who have been forgotten about."
Canadian trade minister says any U.S. tariff or quota imposed on Canadian steel would be 'unacceptable'
White House readout of President Trump's call with President Moon Jae-in of the Republic of Korea: "President Moon briefed President Trump on developments regarding North Korea and inter-Korean talks The two leaders committed to maintain close coordination."
U.S. says unsurprised by Putin's rhetoric on Russian nuclear arms
Today "members of President Trump's Administration will detail the actions they have undertaken to confront the opioid crisis on all possible fronts," according to @WhiteHouse.
Trump is meeting with steel, aluminum industry chief executives at 11 am ET
U.S. officials say Russia's nuke powered cruise missile not operational yet, still in 'RandD' phase and has crashed recently in testing in the Arctic, despite claims by Putin today.
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"We may need to make clear to Russia and for that matter to other nations that if you go about using cyber warfare or disinformation against us, we're going to call you out and we're going to punch back" per Senate Intel Committe ranking member @MarkWarner
"In this area of misinformation and disinformation, our country is often being rocked back on our heels," says Senate Intel Committee ranking member @MarkWarner "The Kremlin is spending pennies on the dollar, pennies on the dollar and candidly wreaking havoc"
Two women have been arrested after three other women were assaulted in the District Wednesday night, Metropolitan Police said. Around 9:50 p.m., authorities responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1400 block of Girard Street in Northwest. When officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from lacerations.
"Tracking the impact of the Russian disinformation is obviously inherently difficult" says @MarkWarner "For most, you don't even know you're being attacked"
"Weaponizing that hacked information is a growing part of the Russian playbook" says Senate Intel ranking member @MarkWarner "The truth is, we should have seen this coming"
"We are not prepared, across the nation, for the 2018 election which begins literally in a few days," says Sen. Mark Warner "We are not fully prepared"
"We have much work to do to ensure that our elections infrastructure can withstand anything the Russians will try," warns Senate Intel Committee ranking member @MarkWarner
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"Russia has clearly reimagined the world with a new playbook to exploit the very openess of our society, to divide us from within and to cut us off from our allies" warns @MarkWarner
U.S. congressmen question Trump organization on Panama Tower project's alleged ties to laundering and trafficking.
Pro-North Korea newspaper: U.S. should create 'right conditions' for talks with DPRK
: Our Steel and Aluminum industries (and many others) have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries from around the world. We must not let our country, companies and workers be taken advantage of any longer. We want free, fair and SMART TRADE!
: Many ideas, some good and some not so good, emerged from our bipartisan meeting on school safety yesterday at the White House. Background Checks a big part of conversation. Gun free zones are proven targets of killers. After many years, a Bill should emerge. Respect 2nd Amendment!
Pakistan won't sacrifice its interests for US, clarifies Khawaja Asif
U.S. mulls sanctions on Venezuela to put pressure on Maduro - source
: "If you think that somebody's going to be able to walk into a school, if they feel that they're not going to have bullets coming at them from the other direction, you're never going to solve the problem. I feel thatBut I'm certainly open to suggestions."