Map. History of District Columbia conflict

20 July 2018
4 month ago
[email protected]: [email protected] of Mississippi has been a great supporter and incredible help in getting our massive Tax Cut Bill done and approved. Also big help on cutting regs. I am with him in his re-election all the way!
4 month ago
[email protected]: Texas LC George P. Bush backed me when it wasn't the politically correct thing to do, and I back him now. Also, AC Sid Miller has been with me from the beginning, he is "Trump's Man in Texas." Also support Comptroller Glenn Hegar, and Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick.
4 month ago
'Great cause for concern' about setbacks for democracy in Cambodia, says @PressSec as US cuts some aid. @VOANews
Officials in at least four countries (UAE/China/Israel/Mexico) have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience.
Per Atlantic Story, Roger Stone Could Be Charged With a Federal Felony at Any Time for Lying Under Oath to Congress
Washington Post: Foreign officials have discussed manipulating White House adviser Jared Kushner his business arrangements, U.S. officials say
[email protected]: "My guess is that he would refer to the people of the state of Missouri."
Roger Stone and WikiLeaks exchanged private Twitter messages during the election. They show, among other things, that WikiLeaks sought to keep its channel to Stone open after Trump won
Trump campaign names Michael Glassner chief operating officer and Lara Trump, the president's daughter-in-law, as senior adviser.
US State Department Spokesman Heather Nauert: We are following carefully what is happening in the eastern Ghouta
Accompanying release from @WhiteHouse on HBCU initiative just received.
"I'm really up for this challenge," declares @JohnnyCTaylorJr.
@JohnnyCTaylorJr will serve as new HBCU initiative chairman.
"They're working hard, doing welland we're making a very big commitment to them today," says @POTUS.
Chief of Staff John Kelly downgraded @JaredKushner security clearance on Feb. 23 from "Interim Top Secret" to "Interim Secret," according to an administrative staffer involved in the HR process for handling clearances
U.S. judge rules in favor of Trump administration in lawsuit seeking to stop administration building border wall
Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner, along with some other aides, have had their top secret interim security clearance downgraded to secret - Politico
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The president is open to looking at a number of different ways of making sure that Russia doesn't meddle in our elections."
Chuck Schumer: The Parkland students say Fix NICS is not enough, the American people say Fix NICS is not enough, and its own sponsor @ChrisMurphyCT says it's not enough. We MUST do more to improve GunSafety.
Pres Trump naming Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., as new Chairman for the Board of Advisors of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Taylor is the former Pres/CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund,
At today's briefing, @PressSec called for Senate to confirm @RichardGrenell as U.S. ambassador to Germany, a nomination that's been held up since last year.
No WH comment on whether Chief of Staff Kelly had made a decision on Jared Kushner's security clearance. But @PressSec says Kushner continues to do "the important work" he's been doing at the WH.
[email protected] says @POTUS still holds out hope that lawmakers will make pass legislation on Dreamers before his Monday deadline
4 month ago
@jaredkushner "will continue to do the important work that he's doing," says @PressSec.
Asked about @Delta vs. @NRA fight in Georgia, @PressSec replies: "We're not weighing in to other sidebar conversations right now."
[email protected] said she doesn't know if @POTUS thinks indicted Missouri governor Greitens should resign but she thinks he would say it's up to the Missouri voters
Confirmed (but not yet raised at this briefing): Senior @WhiteHouse communications official Josh Raffel leaving the administration.
Tomorrow @POTUS will visit Capitol where @BillyGraham body to lie in honor, announces @PressSec.
Senate Democrats weighing blocking Fix NICS bill if they don't get votes on other amendments, per senators
"Great cause for concern" about setbacks for democracy in Cambodia, replies @PressSec to my question about cutting $8.3 mil. in aid to the country after ruling party was able to sweep Sunday's senate election following banning of main opposition party.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "The president still supports raising the age limit to 21 for the purchase of certain firearms."
"I'm also not going to comment on leaks" from confidential @HouseIntelComm hearing, adds @PressSec.
4 month ago
"We are cooperatingthere is no collusion," says @PressSec in response to today's testimony before @HouseIntelComm by @WhiteHouse Communications Director Hope Hicks.
"I don't have a timeline" on when administration will announce a nominee for ambassador to South Korea, answers @PressSec.
4 month ago
@POTUS "still supports" raising minimum age to 21 for purchase of "certain firearms," says @PressSec.
On disrupting Russian meddling and disinformation campaigns, @PressSec says Administration taking number of steps to confront it and looking at other ways as well.
4 month ago
"We don't discuss security clearances" and that's not going to change, says @PressSec in response to questions on fate of clearances for @WhiteHouse staffers.
4 month ago
"We're focused on looking at a variety of different ways" to counter Russia cyberattacks on US, says @PressSec in response to question about @NSAGov director's testimony today.
@PressSec: "This president has been much tougher on Russia than his predecessor."
4 month ago
"Half of President Trump's nominees are still waiting for confirmation in the Senate," says @PressSec, specifically blaming @SenSchumer.
In Syria, @CENTCOM's Gen Votel says US has "around 1,700 have been there" but adds don't generally talk about it in public
How many US troops in Afghanistan? @CENTCOM Cmdr Gen Joseph Votel won't tell HASC during opening hearing: "We generally don't talk numbers in public"
4 month ago
[email protected]: "American consumers are the most confident they've been since 2000.A strong job market is boosting confidence. The unemployment rate has stayed at a 17-year low."
House GOP Whip Steve Scalise - the guy who counts votes to get bills passed - says to keep the Parkland teens in your thoughts and prayers as they visit Congress urging him to do something about gun violence.4 month ago
House GOP Whip Steve Scalise - the guy who counts votes to get bills passed - says to keep the Parkland teens "in your thoughts and prayers" as they visit Congress urging him to do something about gun violence.
[email protected] to @FoxNews: "The president still believes in an age 21 limit for the purchase of semi-automatic weapons."
4 month ago
[email protected]: I want to encourage all of my many Texas friends to vote in the primary for Governor Greg Abbott, Senator Ted Cruz, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Attorney General Ken Paxton. They are helping me to Make America Great Again! Vote early or on March 6th.
Sen. Chris Murphy responds to this story: "Well it was one staffer," but quickly adds that "no Democrat should be worried about talking about policy changes in the wake of these mass shootings"
"There certainly needs to be more accountability and pressure put on Russia to do what they said they ere going to do" says @CENTCOM's Gen Votel
4 month ago
Also concerns about growing divisions in Syria: "As the caliphate goes away and the threat of ISIS is removed we will begin to see more of a return to the underlying challenges that really gave birth to this problem and the problems in the country" per Gen Votel
"Russia is a party to this and they have responsibilities to ensure that the tractable partners that may be in this area are under control not just the Iranians but the others that are down that are much more akin to the violent extremists" per Gen Votel
4 month ago
Concerns about SW Syria: "In these places down in the southwest particularly up in places like Idlib, these are becoming collection zones for a lot of unsavory organizations right here and eventually they are going to have to be dealt with," per @CENTCOM's Gen Votel
Manchin says he would not seek full repeal of tax reform law. "There's a lot of good things in there"
Just announced: @SecNielsen to lead US presidential delegation to PyeongChang2018 Paralympics.4 month ago
Just announced: @SecNielsen to lead US presidential delegation to PyeongChang2018 Paralympics.
@CENTCOM Commander Gen. Joseph Votel: 64% of Afghanistan controlled by Afghan government; 12% controlled by Taliban. Rest of the country is contested
"We are taken a conditions-based approach that is focused on reconciliation as its end state" Gen. Votal says of Afghanistan "We are engaging the partners in the region"
"The big idea here in with what we're trying to do in Afghanistan is drive toward reconciliation" per @Centcom's Gen. Votel. "This is different" he says "than the approach we've had in the past"
EU to act if U.S. introduces steel tariffs, Germany warns4 month ago
EU to act if U.S. introduces steel tariffs, Germany warns
@ChuckGrassley: Just left WH mtg on the. Same discussion again. No deal made. program design destroyed by RIN cap/waiver. Not "win win" promised Would destroy ethanol demand making benefits of RVP useless
Republican member of House Intelligence Committee says WH Comms director hope Hicks will not answer some questions, including about her time in the Trump administration (which is of major interest to investigators.) She is testifying in private today
"The Syrian government itself has proved unwilling and unable to address this particular threat" per @CENTCOM's Votel "They have taken the pressure off of ISIS and created more problems for the coalition in dealing with this"
4 month ago
Legal basis for US presence is Syria "largely driven by the collective self defense of Iraq" per Gen Votel
"The principle reason we are in Syria is to defeat ISIS and that remains our sole and single task" per @CENTCOM's Gen Votel
@IvankaTrump: Looking forward to today's House vote on legislation that will help prevent online sex trafficking. The perpetrators of this horrific crime need to be held accountable, and we must continue to take steps to combat all forms of sex trafficking.
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell on GDP growth: "The tax bill was passed about a week and a half after our December meeting and then the spending bill was about a week and a half after our January meeting so in each case we didn't really have the full set of information."
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell: "We're strongly committed to our 2% inflation goal."
"We are beginning to see positive indicators" per @CENTCOM's Votel "Some of the actions they are taking on the ground, thee are positive indicators that they are moving in the right direction."
4 month ago
@CENTCOM Commander General Votel on Pakistan's efforts: "It does not yet equal the decisive action we would like to see them take in terms of a strategic shift but they are positive indicators. They give me hope."
"I do have very frequent and routine, professional communications with my counterpart [in Pakistan]" per Votel "I can't describe the relationship as trustful at this point. There is a lot of history that has to be overcome"
"Success in Afghanistan and South Asia will require a strong relationship and the cooperation of Pakistan" per @CENTCOM's General Votel
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell responds to questions from @RepAlGreen on African American unemployment:
"Either Russia has to admit it is not capable or that it doesn't want to play a role in ending the Syrian conflict" per Gen Votel "Their role is incredibly destabilizing at this point"
"Russia has failed to follow through on delivering the [Syrian] government in a number of different areas" including @UN ceasefire which Moscow helped draft, per @CENTCOM's Gen. Votel
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he believes bump fire stocks can be effectively banned through regulation
NSA Director Rogers on Russian cyberattacks: "I believe that President Putin has clearly come to the conclusion there's little price to pay here."
GOP Rep. Chris Stewart says Hope Hicks' interview with House Intel Committee is "not done by a long ways,"
President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is open for business at Trump Tower, with the Republican National Committee paying the rent. Rent payments - for more than $37,000 a month - began in late September.
President Trump has tapped former adviser Brad Parscale to be campaign manager for his 2020 re-election bid, underscoring his intentions to run for a second term.
[email protected]: "President Trump is still very interested in being able to get a great immigration bill done as quickly as possible."
"Turkey has been absolutely vital throughout the entire [anti-ISIS] campaign," per @CENTCOM's Gen Votel, acknowledging Ankara's concerns about PKK militants, tensions on the ground with US partners
"These fighters that are able to depart these war zones are able to take with them experiences and tactics that could potentially be applied other places" per @CENTCOM's Votel "They have to the ability to bring others on board"
Concerns about ISIS foreignFighters - Most killed/captured but, "There are some that have gotten away," per @CENTCOM's Gen Votel
GOP Sen. Bob Corker has decided he will not run for re-election after reconsidering his decision to retire last year
"Some of these indirect things that we are doing is very very important" says @CENTCOM's Gen Votel re Iran
[email protected]: "There has been no collusion here."
"Countering Iran is not one of the coalition missions in Syria" per @Centcom's Gen Votel
[email protected]: "Legislation can't just feel good, legislation has to do good and that's what this president wants."
Mueller's team has officially proposed dismissing charges against RICK GATES, following last week's guilty plea.
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell: "At the December meeting, the median participant called for 3 rate increases in 2018 Since then what we have seen is incoming data that suggests a strengthening of the economy."
NSA Director Mike Rogers testifies he has not been authorized by President or Mattis to retaliate against Russian cyber operators who attacked 2016 election
@NSAGov chief Adm. Michael Rogers says Russia has "not paid a price that is sufficient to change their behavior," when it comes to their cyberattacks on the US. adds Russians have been in no way deterred from continuing ongoing cyberattacks on the US.
Cybercom Chief Rogers tells the Senate Intel Committee that he has not been directed by President Trump or Defense Secretary Mattis to disrupt Russian hacking operations against the United States where they originate.
"Both China and Russia seek to fill in perceived gaps in US interest by increasing defense cooperation and sales" per Gen Votel "They both are also cultivating multidimensional ties with Iran"
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell: "There's always a risk of a recession at any given point in time, I don't see it as at all high at the moment."
New China base in Djibouti, new Gwadar port in Pakistan "bolsters China's force projection into the region" says @CENTCOM's Votel
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell: "We do see some high asset prices What we don't see is the buildup of leverage among households."
China "pursuing long term steady economic growth" in @CENTCOM's area of operations, per Gen Votel "But it is also improving its military posture"
[email protected] Chair Jerome Powell: "Lower corporate taxes should leader to higher investment Higher investment should lead to higher productivity over time and higher productivity should lead to higher wages over time."
[email protected]: "I wouldn't be here right now, if it wasn't for law enforcement confronting the shooter in my case and it's really disappointing that ultimately somebody didn't go into that school, that was there and armed to protect those kids."
Fed Chair Jerome Powell on Fed diversity: "We always insist that there's a highly diverse candidate pool and that diverse candidates are always given serious consideration and every chance."
[email protected] asked if they are doing enough to prevent school shootings: "There was a colossal breakdown in the systemand we need to get to the bottom of how these breakdowns occur."
Trump to name strategist Brad Parscale as manager of his 2020 presidential re-election campaign - source tells @Reuters
"It is clear that Russia's interest in Syria are Russia's interests and not those of the wider international community" @CENTCOM's Gen Votel tells HASC
"Russia has placed this progress [vs ISIS] at risk with their activities which are not focused on defeating ISIS but rather on preserving its own influence and control over the outcome" per Gen Votel
"then serving as an arbiter to resolve disputes, attempting to undermine and weaken each party's bargaining position" adds Gen Votel re Russia
"While we continue to confront the scourge of terrorism, Iran's malign activities across the region pose the long-term threat to stability in this part of the world" @CENTCOM's Gen. Votel
White House, Boeing reach "informal deal" on fixed price contract for 2 new Air Force One planes; total deal price set to be $3.9B
White House cites recent setbacks to democracy in Cambodia that have caused deep concern
White House says U.S. will suspend or curtail several U.S. aid and military programs to Cambodia - statement
4 month ago
[email protected]: WITCH HUNT!
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We've seen NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION.I have seen nothing, the firing of James Comey and all of the aftermath, that suggests that the President has obstructed justice because he's exercising his power as the President of the U.S. I just don't see it." Judge Ken Starr
US Department of State: We are sorry to see him retire, but our diplomatic efforts regarding North Korea will continue based on our maximum pressure campaign to isolate the DPRK until it agrees to begin credible talks toward a denuclearized Korean peninsula
US Department of State: Ambassador Joe Yun, a respected member of the Senior Foreign Service, has decided to retire for personal reasons, and the Secretary has reluctantly accepted his decision and wished him well
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I've been skeptical about the collusion and obstruction claims for the last year. I just don't see the evidence.in terms of the collusion, it's all a bit implausible based on the evidence we have." Jonathan Turley on @FoxNews
4 month ago
[email protected]: "He's got a very good point. Somebody in the Justice Department has a treasure trove of evidence of Mrs. Clinton's criminality at her own hands, or through others, that ought to be investigated. I fully agree with the President on that." @judgenapolitano on @marthamaccallum Show
US security official Lisa Curtis in meetings in Islamabad: "seeks to move toward a new relationship wid Pakistan, based on a shared commitment to defeat all terrorist groups that threaten regional stability andsecurity as well as on a shared vision of a peaceful future for Afghanistan"
4 month ago
South Korea vows efforts to broker U.S.-North Korea talks
With eye on U.S., China to revamp top tier of diplomats -sources
The U.S. State Department’s special representative for North Korea policy Joseph Yun plans to retire on Friday
Russia vetoes UN resolution that expresses concern over Iran violations of UN sanctions on Yemen.
Sanders: "the Stop Guns Violence Act would be another piece of legislation that the President would specifically support"
Democratic Reps. Deutch and Cicilline have introduced the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018
@Acosta: What would you say to parents worried that arming teachers could turn into "the Wild West"? Sanders: "There's a lot of different people on both sides of this issue, that's why we're continuing to have these discussions"
4 month ago
[email protected]: "I think everyone is in agreement that things need to be done, and we have to have some changes take place to do what we can to protect America's kids. Members of the NRA want to be part of that discussion."
SH Sanders also specifically named the "Stop Guns Violence Act" 2
Asked what gun bills the President would support, SH Sanders named the Cornyn/Murphy "Fix NICS" bill 1/
Sanders on age limits for gun purchases: "It would be premature for us to weigh in but as I said the President is still supportive of the concept"
[email protected] on President Trump's comment that he would have run into Florida high school during shooting: "He was just stating that as a leader he would have stepped in and hopefully been able to help."
"It's a decision for China to make" on "what's best for their country," replies @PressSec on communist party decision to end term limits for President Xi.
4 month ago
"He would be a leader and would want to take a courageous action" if he was at the ParklandSchoolShooting, says @PressSec, answering @Acosta question about @POTUS remark earlier today while meeting with governors.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We're not advocating for the arming of every single teacher in the school. There are teachers and other school personnel who have experience, pre-existing training, and the desire to be part of something like this."
Sen. Orrin Hatch on raising age for some rifles to 21. "Well have to look at that. That's not something you just shove aside"
4 month ago
"The president put the Assad government on notice some time and we continue to echo that message," says @PressSec. Syria
Chuck Schumer: We hope GOP leaders will help pass real gunsafety legislation that makes a difference; we can't afford a bill that is simply aimed at pleasing the @NRA and making Republicans feel better but doesn't get the job done. We need real results.
Chuck Schumer: At a minimum, the Congressional response to the Parkland shooting should include universal BackgroundChecks legislation that would close the gun show and internet sales loopholes that allow guns to fall into the wrong hands.
Chuck Schumer: Democrats are pleased to hear that @realDonaldTrump recognizes the need to strengthen the Fix NICS bill. If all Congress does in response to the Parkland shooting is to pass the Fix NICS bill, it would be an abject failure and a dereliction of our duty.
4 month ago
"It was on Sunday," says @PressSec of @POTUS meeting with @NRA.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS believes that we should look at strengthening background checks, and we're looking at all of the different ways to do that, and haven't made a final determination on what that should look like."
4 month ago
"Our alliance is as strong as ever" with South Korea, asserts @PressSec, who just returned from the ROK. "There no daylight"
4 month ago
Q: Preconditions on US-DPRK talks? @PressSec: "Anything that would be discussed would have to be solely the focus on them agreeing to denuclearize the (Korean) peninsula."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "@POTUS did sign an executive memo directing the ATF and Department of Justice to work on outlawing bump stocks, so we don't have to wait for a legislative fix."
4 month ago
"We're not advocating for the arming of every single teacher" in American schools, says @PressSec.
4 month ago
@PressSec says will not answer whether anyone, as of today, has lost their interim security clearances here at the @WhiteHouse.
4 month ago
@POTUS planning meeting on Wednesday with bipartisan members of Congress to "discuss different piece of legislation" related to guns, says @PressSec.
4 month ago
This will be a short briefing, says @PressSec.
6 Republican leaders of key committees say they see little reason to pursue lines of inquiry into the finances of Trump and his family — and won't make commitments to do so.
Added to WH Schedule: @PressSec - just back from PyeongChang Olympics as part of Presidential Delegation, to hold 3pm/ET press briefing. She got a great US Team Jacket. Maybe she'll be asked to explain Curling.
[email protected]: As the tax cut law goes into effect, hardworking Americans should ignore the apocalyptic rhetoric and check their paychecks. They'll find more money where it belongs — in their pockets.
Sen Dianne Feinstein: The president is WRONG on bump stocks. Banning them can ONLY be done by passing my legislation, or else it's going to be tied up in court for years. Anyone who says they support banning bump stocks needs to support our bill.
4 month ago
WA Gov. Inslee confronts Trump: Our teachers don't want to be armed
US Supreme Court justices refused to take up @realDonaldTrump's appeal of a lower court order that requires the administration to continue accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.
Chuck Schumer: It's hard to believe it has been 25 years since the attack on the World Trade Center. We have not forgotten the lives lost or the fear we all felt on that day our city was attacked.
@NancyPelosi: The Supreme Court must once again affirm the right of working men and women to join together to build a future of opportunity and prosperity for themselves, their families and all Americans.
Schumer: "If all Congress does in response to the Parkland shooting is to pass the Fix NICS bill, it would be an abject failure and a dereliction of our duty."
Panama city authorities investigate whether Trump executives improperly refuse to leave luxury hotel over management dispute.
Amy Klobuchar says she believes tech giants like Facebook and Twitter should face fines if they fail to get rid of 'bots' after they're discovered by the government.
@NancyPelosi: If you haven't heard, the Supreme Court just refused to expedite their consideration of a Trump Admin challenge to court rulings that are currently blocking @realDonaldTrump's attempt to end DACA. This is welcome news. ProtectDREAMers
@NancyPelosi: The Supreme Court's action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel. But only Congress can provide the permanent solution our DREAMers need and deserve.
POTUS: "Look at Peterson. Look what he did in Broward where he thought he was probably a brave guy, but he wasn't a brave guy under pressure. He choked and other people choked. A lot of people choked in that case."
Updated @WhiteHouse schedule: @PressSec, just back from South Korea, will hold a briefing at 15:00 EST (20:00 EST).
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We must strive to create a culture in our country that cherishes life and condemns violence and embraces dignity."
Pres Trump stresses to Governors that he's advocating arming only "gun-adept" teachers," not all teachers. Tells Governors he views "gun-free zones" as an invitation to shooters.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We must confront the issue of mental healthWe have to do something about it."
WH: "Vice President Joe Biden to Headline Montana Democrats' 40th Annual Mansfield Metcalf Dinner"
President folds arms and listens stoically as @GovInslee tells him 1st Grade teachers don't want to be "packing heat." Inslee advises @POTUS to do "a little less tweeting here, a little more listening." Pres then quick to call on Texas Gov @GregAbbott_TX.
4 month ago
[email protected]: "We have to take steps to harden our schools so that they're less vulnerable to attack."
Trump Organization says it has donated hotel profits from foreign governments to the US Treasury, but won't say how much.
Hosting WH Luncheon for Governors' spouses, @FLOTUS urges reflection on the "horrific" school shooting in FL. Also urges spouses to join her in teaching children about the dangers of drug abuse and addiction, and promote the values of kindness, compassion and respect.
4 month ago
Trump: I would've run into Florida school, "even if I didn't have a weapon"
4 month ago
Trump: I would have run into Florida school shooting without a gun by @abedelman
"The president directed the parade in order to show his appreciation for the military and honor service members" per Colonel Manning, adding final options not presented to @POTUS and source of funding also yet to be determined
Trump can't believe press didn't find out about his meeting with @NRA officials over the weekend. "Don't worry about the NRA," he tells Governors. "They're on our side." But also says may have to fight the NRA on some issues to prevent school shootings.
Bernie Sanders: Working people in this country need a seat at the bargaining table to fight for higher wages, decent health care, a secure retirement and a safe working environment. Public sector unions are that voice and the Supreme Court must not take that away.
Trump on Parkland shooting: "I really believe I'd run in there even if I didn't have a weapon"
Trump: "We're going to do very strong background checks"
Trump: "the way they performed was really a disgrace"
"We have to take steps to harden our schools so they're harder to attack," Pres tells Governors. Again decries deputies who didn't enter school when shooting began. "The way they performed was frankly disgusting." Believes he would have run in, even without a weapon.
"I would have run in there even I hadn't had a weapon," says @POTUS of ParklandSchoolShooting. Those who didn't go into there to protect those lives were "pretty sad."
Trump says performance of local police in Florida "weren't exactly Medal of Honor winners" at Parkland shooting
In remarks to Governors, Pres complains about trade deficit with Mexico, which he puts at $130-billlion a year. Says "at some point," US has to be stronger and smarter in trade deals. Also calls WTO "a catastrophe" when it comes to trade with China.
"Bump stocks, we're writing it out," declares @POTUS, saying he doesn't care whether Congress does anything about it or not.
"We're talking about tremendous potential of loss of life. Numbers that nobody has ever contemplated," @POTUS says if there is a war with DPRK.
@GovInslee to Trump at WH meeting: "We need a little less Tweeting, a little more listening."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "Whether you're a Republican or Democrat, you're benefiting tremendously from those tax cuts."
@USUN Amb @nikkihaley on Syria: Assad's bombing must stop. The ceasefire must be given a chance to work. The Assad government needs to stop its military activities around eastern Ghouta, and for once, allow humanitarian access to all of those who need it.
Pres laments to Governors about SCOTUS sending DACA back to 9th Circuit. "We'll see what happens from them," says @POTUS. Critical of 9th Circuit Court of Appeals - says Admin loses every case there.
"India sells us a lot of motorbikes," contends @POTUS calling @narendramodi offer reducing tariffs to 50 percent on @harleydavidson motorcycles to India nothing we should be happy about.
POTUS: "We want fair trade deals. We want reciprocal trade deals."
The @wto "a catastrophe," @POTUS tells governors. It "makes us almost impossible for us to do good business. We lose the cases. We don't have good judges."
4 month ago
[email protected]: "This is a time of great opportunity for our country."
Trump: "The headline was Trump wants all teachers to have guns. Trump wants teachers to have guns. I don't want teachers to have guns. I want highly-trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golfball or putting."
[email protected] says he lunched this weekend w Wayne Lapierre and Chris Cox of NRA. "Don't worry about the NRA. They're on our side."
[email protected] on SCOTUS decision re: DACA: "We'll see what happens. That's my attitude."
4 month ago
Germany, Italy, Turkey and US Ambassadors were encouraged by progress made in building capacity and capabilities of Afghan security forces and supported an Afghan led and owned peace process
[email protected]: "Women are saying 'I'm going to tell my story.'"
4 month ago
US Ambassador Hutchison issued a joint statement on behalf of NATO framework nations Germany, Italy, Turkey and US in Afghanistan, underscoring NATO's commitment that military and civilian leaders have the necessary forces and resources needed to carry out their mission
Trump says the way law enforcement performed at the Florida high school shooting was a disgrace, cites need to improve early response system for warnings about violent people
"We want to talk [with North Korea] but under the right conditions," says @POTUS
WH officials and Governors also had a breakout session on the opioids epidemic. Governors told evidence suggests drug overdoses involving opioids are underreported by as much as 24%. Discussed further ways Federal and State Governents can work cooperatively pm the crisis.
4 month ago
Secret of three popular GOP governors? Don't be like Trump:
U.S. President Trump says U.S. loses a lot of money to Mexico, Canada; WTO is a catastrophe, makes it impossible for the U.S. to do 'good business'
4 month ago
Opinion | Ivanka Trump: America is stronger when kids from all backgrounds play sports @NBCNewsTHINK
4 month ago
After US Dep Secretary Alice Wells said that doors for talks with the Afghan Taliban are open, the Taliban invited American officials to "come for direct talks" with the Taliban political office in Qatar
"China's lack of transparency regarding the scope and scale of its nuclear modernization leaves the international community with concerns about it's future intent" per @DeptofDefense's Tractenberg
Rossiya Segodnya (parent company of RT, Sputnik et. al) has new FARA filing with DOJ
Supreme Court declines to hear Trump bid to immediately end program protecting 'Dreamers' from deportation
U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Trump, won't hear immigration appeal
China hopes DPRK and U.S. can make progress in dialogue to promote settlement of the Korean Peninsula nuclear issue: FM spokesman
4 month ago
[email protected] on @POTUS: "I think he's done a tremendous job. I think he's had one of the most successful first years of any president ever." @foxandfriends
4 month ago
[email protected]: we do not believe trade deals with the US and China would be likely to compensate for a significant loss of trade with our neighbours in the EU
U.S. trying to 'embarrass' Pakistan with terror financing list: Pakistani finance minister Miftah Ismail
New Starbucks in Northeast DC at The shops at Dakota Crossing broken into this morning. You can see the countertop has been destroyed. Police tell me this happened at 3 o'clock this morning and an undisclosed amount of money was taken
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