: "We are going to be stronger than ever before. We will have the strongest military that we've ever had." DailyBriefing
: Today, it was my great honor to deliver the 2018 Commencement Address at the United States @NavalAcademy in Annapolis, Maryland. Congratulations. Good luck. Godspeed. And ANCHORS AWEIGH.
If US-DPRK summit takes place June 12 "we'll be ready," says @PressSec.
: "Strive for excellence, live for adventure, think big, dream bigger, push further, sail faster, fly higher, and never, ever stop reaching for greatness."
: "Together we struggle, together we strive, together we pray, and together we triumph as citizens, as patriots, as Americans."
: "As long as we are united with the same mission, the same purpose, the same patriotic heart, we will win because we are one people, one family, and one glorious nation under God."
: "We know that the best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war."
: "We are going to stand up for AmericaWe are going to stand up for our men and women in uniform."
: "America is the greatest fighting force for peace, justice, and freedom in the history of the world."
: "You will bring comfort to our friends and you will strike fear into the hearts of our enemies."
: "Each of you will make your own mark on the Navy, the Marine Corps, the military, and the history of our great nation."
: "You are leaders in the most powerful and righteous force on the face of the planet: the United States military."
: "Today, in keeping with tradition, I declare that all midshipmen on restriction for minor offenses, you are hereby absolved."
: "Four years ago, each of you made the most important decision of your lives. You chose the path of hard work, sweat, and sacrifice. You chose the life of honor, courage, and commitment. You chose to serve the nation and defend our great American flag."
: "Let me say on behalf of the entire nation, we could not be more proud of the United States Naval Academy Class of 2018."
@POTUS spoke with reporters on the south lawn today. When asked about the North Koreans, the president said: "Everybody plays games" - then he looked at a reporter and said: "You know that better than anybody."
Trump says US 'talking to' North Korea after canceling summit, says "everybody plays games."
Seoul will keep working to create a mood for dialogue between the U.S. and North Korea, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said during a joint press conference with Austrian Prime Minister Sebastian Kurz
on @POTUS: "It's not if he ends the North Korean program, it's how and when."
Emergency crews are responding after a visually impaired person fell off of a platform and between trains at the Van Ness Station. Expect delays on Red Line
Germany won't utter a word of criticism of Trump - says it "regrets" cancellation of North korea talks. Government spokeswoman calls on Kim Jong Un to '"create conditions" for continuation of dialogue. One could almost forget that North Korea continues to offer talks to go ahead
: Very good news to receive the warm and productive statement from North Korea. We will soon see where it will lead, hopefully to long and enduring prosperity and peace. Only time (and talent) will tell.
State Dept in statement: "We strongly support the decisions by the Netherlands and Australia to call Russia to account for its role in the July 2014 downing of Malaysia Flight 17 (MH-17) over eastern Ukraine and the horrific deaths of 298 civilians."
"German government regrets that the planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un cannot take place," says deputy government spokesperson @m_fietz
: Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals and must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts and raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch.
: "Everyone knows there was a Spy, and in fact the people who were involved in the Spying are admitting that there was a SpyWidespread Spying involving multiple people." Mollie Hemingway, The Federalist Senior Editor But the corrupt Mainstream Media hates this monster story.
: Can anyone even imagine having Spies placed in a competing campaign, by the people and party in absolute power, for the sole purpose of political advantage and gain? And to think that the party in question, even with the expenditure of far more money, LOST.
: The Democrats are alluding to the the concept that having an Informant placed in an opposing party's campaign is different than having a Spy, as illegal as that may be. But what about an "Informant" who is paid a fortune and who "sets up" way earlier than the Russian Hoax?
: I will be making the Commencment Address today at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Look forward to being with some of the greatest people on earth.
"US Secretary of State Pompeo has not given us a better plan, has not shown us how we will be in a better position to tackle the regional problems - the issues of missiles and other problems - without the JCPOA being in place," a senior EU official said in Iran deal
Only security related assistance suspended by US, civilian economic aid continue with Pakistan: Foreign Office
Two juvenile males have been shot early Friday morning in Southeast Washington. Police say the victims are both conscious and breathing. The shooting took place in the 2400 block of Hartford Street, SE.
: "Through your actions, you demonstrated that there is no love more pure and no courage more great than the love and courage that burns in the hearts of American patriots."
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman says Ankara is continuing talks with the US for procurement of Patriot missile defence system
Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman says Ankara has fulfilled all requirements to procure F-35 jets from the US; expects all sides to carry out responsibilities
Turkish foreign ministry spokesman says the US and Turkish officials from Syria workgroup to hold meetings in Turkey on Friday
Turkey says to take every initiative to protect firms from U.S. sanctions
U.S. ambassador skips encounter with sanctioned Russian tycoon
Moon Jae-in and his top aides flattered Donald Trump, wined and dined Kim Jong Un and scrambled for weeks to keep Trump and Kim on track to the negotiating table. With talks off, it's arguably Seoul that is left in the most uncertain position.
2 month ago
At scene of a shooting in SE D.C. two juveniles with gunshot wounds both are in critical condition
China foreign ministry says noted Trump says he still willing to meet Kim Jong Un North Korea
China foreign minstry says all sides need to show goodwill on Korean Peninsula issue, hopes US and North Korea can meet each other halfway, promote denuclearisation process and be patient
Mexico's Pena Nieto 'optimistic' on NAFTA as country makes new offer
Billionaire Deripaska resigns Rusal board over US sanctions: statement
Commander of the U.S. Forces Korea general Vincent Brooks: "I am not worried about it (cancellation of US-NK summit) because the opportunity is not lost. It is just delayed. Don't worry about what happened last night because it may have been too early to celebrate, it is also too early to quit. Never quit."
2 month ago
Rally outside US embassy in Seoul
Japanese government to keep close eye on U.S.-North Korea situation after Donald Trump cancels planned summit with Kim Jong Un
Japan PM Shinzo Abe backs US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out from the planned summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un
Putin: We had "counted" on the summit to be "the beginning to the whole process of denuclearization Kim Jong Un on his part did everything he promised to do, even blew up some tunnels on their sites and after this we hear the US is canceling."
U.S., South Korea to pursue talks between Washington and Pyongyang
U.S. Commerce Secretary Ross to visit China early next month for another round of talks amid ongoing trade frictions between the world's two largest economies
2 month ago
About 50 high school students sat in view of the White House, as classmates took the megaphone to demand action from Trump and Congress - or else "vote them out."
"For it to be a success denuclearization has to be the end state, it has to be the outcome" of dialogue, according to the US official briefing reporters at the @WhiteHouse.
"We had dialogue just below the president's level," replies official to question of whether @POTUS called @moonriver365 and @AbeShinzo.
"The president wants to give every opportunity to a peaceful resolution of this crisis," says senior @WhiteHouse official. "The president has been willing to keep the door open from the beginning."
"President Trump is willing to pursue diplomacy as far as it can possibly be pursued," adds the WH official responding to my question about a split in the administration between those who favor diplomacy and hardliners who say DPRK can never be trusted to abide by any deal.
"We simply couldn't get them to pick up the phone," says the senior WH official in the briefing room, referring to the North Koreans and describing their "radio silence."
Senior WH official: The US delegation sent to prepare the summit in Singapore "waited and waited But the North Koreans never showed up."
Senior White House official says @realDonaldTrump dictated letter to North Korea's Kim Jong Un himself
Roger Stone asked Assange for damaging information about Clinton during campaign: report
Following the meetings, @RepAdamSchiff says no evidence put forth that the @FBI or any US intelligence service placed a spy in the @realDonaldTrump campaign.
Senior White House official: @POTUS still looks forward to meeting Kim - "someday."
2 month ago
U.S. military says 10 Al-Shabab militants killed in new airstrike outside Mogadishu: statement
Senate passes sexual harassment bill with no roll call vote
: I have decided to terminate the planned Summit in Singapore on June 12th. While many things can happen and a great opportunity lies ahead potentially, I believe that this is a tremendous setback for North Korea and indeed a setback for the world
Sources in Seoul say Blue House caught by surprise and it appears even that ROK President @moonriver365 was not informed by the @WhiteHouse in advance of @POTUS letter calling off the June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un
Parties to DPRK talks will require "nerves of steel," says @antonioguterres and the UN secretary-general urges diplomacy to continue
"Based on the recent statement on North Korea I've decided to terminate the planned summit in Singapore on June 12," @POTUS says on camera
"I hope that Kim Jong Un will ultimately do what is rightfor his people who are suffering greatly and needlessly." says @POTUS
Japan and South Korea ready to respond with US to any "reckless acts by North Korea," adds @POTUS
"If and when Kim Jong Un chooses to engage in constructive dialogue and action, I am waiting," says @POTUS, adding until then sanctions and "the maximum pressure campaign will continue."
"Hopefully everything is going to work out well with North Korea," says @POTUS, adding that a summit could happen "at a later date."
"We're working very well and very hard" with China on a trade deal, says @POTUS after US trade negotiators were "missing in action for many decade."
Trump says he believes `Kim Jong Un wants to do what's right,' says it's up to North Korean leader to seize opportunity
"We have a wonderful dialogue" with Kim, replies @POTUS to reporters' question. "I really believe we have a great opportunity."
Moon says denuclearization of Korean Peninsula should not be delayed
President Trump says he's waiting to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again "engage in constructive dialogue.
Moon expresses 'deep regret' over cancellation of U.S.-North Korea summit: Blue House
Moon urges direct talks between leaders of U.S., North Korea: Blue House
South Korea's presidential office says it's trying to figure out Trump's intention
Trump blames North Korean 'anger', 'hostility' for summit cancellation
"You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they never have to be used" - Trump to Kim cancelling the summit
US president Trump says inappropriate at this time to have planned summit, says he looks very much forward to meeting Kim some day
U.S. President Donald Trump says his planned summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore on 12 June will not take place but he still looks forward to meeting the North Korean leader some day
@SpeakerRyan says he is attending first classified briefing on Trump-Russia probe
2 month ago
Trump falsely claims ex-intel chief "admitted" spying on campaign
: Not surprisingly, the GREAT Men and Women of the FBI are starting to speak out against Comey, McCabe and all of the political corruption and poor leadership found within the top ranks of the FBI. Comey was a terrible and corrupt leader who inflicted great pain on the FBI. SPYGATE
US Defence Secretary Mattis on DPRK/North Korea and talks:
"I don't think there would have been anything that has come up that has surprised us. Certainly not our intelligence community. And so we’ll watch the diplomats, and our hopes will be with them"
"So long as China continues to militarize features in the South China Sea militarizing them with weapons that just a few years ago they said they would not be putting there, then we have to acknowledge that reality" says SecDef Mattis
Israel is pressing the Trump administration to recognize its sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights, an Israeli cabinet minister said
Georgia's PM @KvirikashviliGi: US-Georgia free trade agreement would be good for more than our respective bottom lines. An agreement would benefit America's strategic interests in Eurasia and the security of both countries.
"Physically a phase-in may be necessary for DPRK denuclearization," repeats @POTUS in interview with @kilmeade recorded yesterday for @foxandfriends
The @FBI a fantastic institution, "but some of the people at the top were rotten apples" says @POTUS and @Comey "was one of them."
"We're going to change the system" of immigration for the good of the country," adds @POTUS in interview recorded for @foxandfriends
"There'll be no approvals from me" of any immigration bill unless it includes funding for a wall and strong border security, @POTUS tells @FoxNews
A spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of National Defense said that China has indisputable sovereignty over South China Sea islands and its adjacent waters, and the US decision to "disinvite" China to participate in this year's Rim of the Pacific exercises is unconstructive
US Task Force Southwest confirms a strike against a command and control node for high-level Taliban leaders in Musa Qala of Helmand province.
U.S. Justice Department opens criminal probe into whether traders are manipulating the price of Bitcoin
China says it had not found any clues to what had happened after a US citizen working at a US consulate in China reported suffering from "abnormal" sounds and pressure leading to a mild brain injury
: "The Democrats are sticking up for MS-13These are stone cold killers." TUNE IN: @POTUS talks exclusively to Brian @Kilmeade. @foxandfriends at 6a ET on Fox News Channel.
Rusal says CEO, top directors resign over US sanctions
China says it will "firmly defend" its rights and interests against what it calls the Trump administration's abuse of national security provisions in trade.
2 month ago
Two teens are under arrest for the murder of a teenager in Northeast D.C., police said. On May 1, Tyshon Perry was stabbed to death near the Gallaudet metro station. The 16-year-old was a 10th-grade honor student at the KIPP DC College Preparatory School.
2 month ago
U.S. expels 2 Venezuelan diplomats in tit-for-tat
: Will be interviewed on @foxandfriends tomorrow morning at 6:00 A.M. Enjoy.
: Great to be in New York for the day. Heading back to the @WhiteHouse now, lots of work to be done.
: Thank you to all of the incredible law enforcement officers and firefighters in Bethpage, New York. Keep up the great work.