: Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don't have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia.
: Look forward to being in Pennsylvania tomorrow in support of Rick @Saccone4PA18. Big crowd expected in Moon Township. Vote Rick and see you there. MAGA
Trump's lawyers seeking to negotiate deal with special counsel Mueller that uses an interview with the president as leverage to spur a conclusion to the Russia investigation - Dow Jones
President Trump pardons Kristian Saucier, the former U.S. Navy sailor who served prison for taking photos inside a nuclear submarine.
Trump's legal team may tell Mueller he can interview the president if, among other considerations, he agrees to a timeline for ending the Trump-related portion of the Russia probe—for example, 60 days from the date of the interview
: "A lot of our allies and partners like China, South Korea, Japan have stepped up and done infinitely more over the past year due to @POTUS' leadership than they have in the previous administrations. So this is a collective effort to put that pressure on North Korea."
California "stepping out of bounds" by "not following federal law," asserts @PressSec answering question about @POTUS trip next week to the Golden State.
"The United States has made zero concessions" and DPRK has made some promises as conditions to hold leaders' talk, says @PressSec.
"A time and place have not yet been determined" by @POTUS-Kim Jong Un summit, says @PressSec.
Trump Organization says it has donated $151,470 in profits from foreign government patrons to the US Treasury.
Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani confirms Fazlullah's son was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike, but denied it was a Taliban camp
Tillerson adds that US policy carried out by @StateDept towards DPRK has succeeded
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In Kenya, US Secretary of State Tillerson says the government should not threaten courts or hamper the media
Words not war - while US President @realDonaldTrump risks triggering a trade war with new import duties, Angela Merkel says Germany is concerned but backs the EU in seeking dialogue. But "we in Europe can of course also react"
EC VP @jyrkikatainen criticizes @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs move, saying "we all have to choose" whether we want to live in a rules-based world or a world where the strongest takes control
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says don't expect trade concessions from Brussels on SteelTariffs dispute. "This is not a trade negotiation," he says. "These are unilateral actions" that violate WTO rules
EC VP @jyrkikatainen says @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs speech sounded "protectionist economy without competition." He says neither US "justification" is fair: Europe is US' closest ally and "our companies have not dumped steel in the US market."
Retired U.S. diplomat, Tibor Nagy, a former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Guinea expected to be nominated as assistant Secretary of State for Africa
EU continues euphemistic approach to @realDonaldTrump's steel tariffs, with ECVP @jyrkikatainen repeating @MalmstromEU's approach that it's not yet "crystal clear" how Europe will be affected/exempted. "We are preparedif need be," he says, to add tariffs, take US to WTO
"I'm not going to sit here and criticize him," Heller said when asked about Trump's flirtation with Democrats on gun control. "Because everything else he's touched, like this economy, has been just incredible."
James Carafano of the @Heritage Foundation on @POTUS: "We know he likes to meet with leaders, particularly his competitors." @FoxFriendsFirst
"We also have been having contacts back and forth with them as you're well aware through channels that we've had open for some time. And I think this was the most forward leaning report that we've had in terms of Kim Jong Un's not just willingness but his strong deserie for talks." says Tillerson
"Now it's a question of agreeing on the timing of the first meeting between the two of them (Trump and DPRK Kim Jong-un), and that will take some weeks before we get all that worked out." says Tillerson
Asked why the change from the many months he said conditions weren't right, Tillerson replies on DPRK: "What changed was his posture in a fairly dramatic way. It was a surprise to us that he was so forward-leaning."
"That is a decision the president took himself," says Secretary of State Tillerson of @POTUS wanting to meet Kim Jong Un. "I spoke to him very early this morning about that decision and we had a very good conversation."
"We didn't ask for this." @MalmstromEU tells Brussels forum. "We're asking the Americans to work with us" and if they don't, that will be "highly unfortunate."
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"You can't stop globalization," says @MalmstromEU, criticizing the impulse to protect domestic industry with things like steel tariffs. She suggests education, retraining instead to be prepared for "jobs we can't even imagine today."
"We are counting on being excluded" from SteelTariffs, says @MalmstromEU at Brussels forum, as it's not quite clear what @realDonaldTrump meant in his announcement. If not, she says, EU will go to WTO and introduce "rebalancing" measures, ie the peanut-butter tax
U.S. approach to tariffs wrong, absurd if Britain affected - UK Trade Secretary Liam Fox
Trump-Kim meeting 'a step in the right direction': Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov
China calls for 'political courage' as Trump, Kim prepare to meet
Donald Trump agrees to meet North Korea leader Kim Jong Un. Koreas president Moon orders preparations for inter-Korean summit
@POTUS: South Korea to make 'major statement' on North Korea at 7 pm ET
: "Presidential Proclamation on Adjusting Imports of Aluminum into the United States" Proclamation: Remarks:
: "American companies have not been treated fairly, and some American companies frankly have taken advantage of it and gone to other countries."
: "I have a feeling we're going to make a deal on NAFTAand if we do, there won't be any tariffs on Canada and there won't be any tariffs on Mexico."
Scott Sauritch, maintenance worker at Irvin Works, President of Local Union 2227 says to @POTUS: "It's very important to usand I thank you for the opportunity."
: "The workers who poured their souls into building this great nation were betrayed. But that betrayal is over."
: "The actions that were taken today were not a matter of choice, they're a matter of necessity for our security."
: "The American steel and aluminum industry has been ravaged by aggressive foreign trade practices. It's really an assault on our country."
: "There's no tax if the product is made in the USA. You don't want to pay tax? Bring your plant to the USA."
: "Today I'm defending America's national security by placing tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum. We will have a 25% tariff on foreign steel and a 10% tariff on foreign aluminum when the product comes across our borders."
: "We have to protect and build our steel and aluminum industries, while at the same time showing great flexibility and cooperation toward those that are really friends of ours both on a trade basis and a military basis."
: "Steel is steel. If you don't have steel, you don't have a country."
: "A strong steel and aluminum industry are vital to our national security."
: "I am honored to be here with our incredible steel and aluminum workers, and you are truly the backbone of America."
Judge to Trump: Muting, not blocking Twitter followers, may end lawsuit
: Happy InternationalWomensDay "First Lady Melania Trump to Present the 2018 International Women of Courage Award"
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Paul Manafort arrives back at court on tax, bank fraud charges
: "@NASA's making tremendous strides and we're using a lot of private money."
: "This is Gary Cohn's last meeting He may be a globalist but I still like him."
: "We're working to harden our schools and to make them less vulnerable to attack."
: "The unemployment rate for women in our workforce is at an 18-year low." InternationalWomensDay
: "Today is InternationalWomensDay and we're proud in all of the measures we've taken economically to empower women, especially in the workplace."
: "Our very massive tax cuts are continuing to show tremendous results. 90% of American workers are already seeing bigger paychecks."
Top US general in Europe: "I don't believe there is an effective" US response to confront Russian cyber threats - NATO Supreme Allied CMDR-Europe Scaparrotti
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Trump suggests he'll impose massive steel and aluminum tariffs today
US tariffs will show 'great flexibility' to 'real friends': Trump
Trump to meet with video-game industry in wake of mass shooting in Parkland, Florida
Tillerson Says US 'a Long Way' From Talks With North Korea
: Looking forward to 3:30 P.M. meeting today at the White House. We have to protect and build our Steel and Aluminum Industries while at the same time showing great flexibility and cooperation toward those that are real friends and treat us fairly on both trade and the military.
A man's body was found overnight in Southeast D.C., according to authorities. D.C. Police say that no foul play is suspected in the death.
U.S.' Tillerson says African countries should weigh Chinese loans carefully
China warns of 'necessary response' in event of trade war with U.S.