: .In the interim, Hon. Robert Wilkie of DOD will serve as Acting Secretary. I am thankful for Dr. David Shulkin's service to our country and to our GREAT VETERANS.
: I am pleased to announce that I intend to nominate highly respected Admiral Ronny L. Jackson, MD, as the new Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
: Great briefing this afternoon on the start of our Southern Border WALL.
: "Certainly we want to make sure that all law enforcement is carrying out the letter of the law."
"We feel things like are moving in the right direction," @PressSec says of DPRK "and a positive sign that the maximum pressure campaign" continues to work.
"The ambassador from China came to the White House yesterday" and briefed members of NSC who then briefed the president, says @PressSec of visit by Kim Jong Un to Beijing.
: "Following on the success of tax reform, infrastructure is the next piece of the president's successful economic agenda."
Revised KORUS FTA is a step "in the right direction to remove the deficits that we have" with ROK, says @PressSec.
: "According to market watch, hiring is strong, unemployment is low, and recent tax cuts are putting more money in people's pockets."
"He's been incredibly active all week long," says @PressSec of lack of appearances by @POTUS in front of media and relatively thin public schedule.
Tomorrow @POTUS makes an infrastructure speech at an union training site in Richfield Ohio (between Akron and Cleveland) before an audience of local workers," says @PressSec.
KORUS FTA modification fulfills @POTUS campaign promise, says @PressSec. "It's a big deal."
May welcomes U.S. expulsions over spy attack in call with Trump
on @POTUS: "I think it's important that there is dialogue hereHe cannot conduct diplomacy Twitter." Outnumbered
: .release known dangerous criminals into communities across the State. All citizens have the right to be protected by Federal law and strong borders.
: My Administration stands in solidarity with the brave citizens in Orange County defending their rights against California's illegal and unconstitutional Sanctuary policies. California's Sanctuary laws.
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just announced an agreement in principle with South Korea on KORUS. A great deal for American and Korean workers. Let's focus on our important security relationship.
Prime Minister's spokesman says Theresa May has spoken to President Trump to welcome the decision of the United States to expel 60 Russian diplomats over the Salisbury nerve agent attack
Amazon stock price plunges 5% on an Axios report that Trump hates Amazon.
Signed into law by @POTUS: S. 188, the "Eliminating Government-funded Oil-painting Act," which prohibits the use of Federal funds for the costs of painting portraits of officers and employees of the Federal Government.
US GDP growth revised up to 2.9% in fourth quarter 2017
Seoul, Washington announce FTA revision agreement, steel tariff deal to take effect in May
Facebook announces new steps to protect users' privacy
Trump says maximum pressure on North Korea will remain 'at all cost'
Poland, United States sign $4.75 billion deal on Patriot missiles
US President Donald Trump' s tweet made an impact on Pakistan-US relations: @OfficialDGISPR
Iran wants America out of Afghanistan
2 month ago
@USEmbassyWarsaw: We welcome today's announcement of an agreement between the U.S. Government and Poland to move forward with Phase I of the PATRIOT missile defense system including the brand new, state of the art, command and control system for its air and missile defense
: Received message last night from XI JINPING of China that his meeting with KIM JONG UN went very well and that KIM looks forward to his meeting with me. In the meantime, and unfortunately, maximum sanctions and pressure must be maintained at all cost.
: For years and through many administrations, everyone said that peace and the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula was not even a small possibility. there is a good chance that Kim Jong Un will do what is right for his people and for humanity. Look forward to our meeting.
: THE SECOND AMENDMENT WILL NEVER BE REPEALED. As much as Democrats would like to see this happen, and despite the words yesterday of former Supreme Court Justice Stevens, NO WAY. We need more Republicans in 2018 and must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court.
The Kremlin has said Russia is still open to the possibility of a meeting between President Trump and his Russian counterpart Putin
Iraq wants to 'keep away' from U.S.-Iran conflict, Prime Minister Abadi says
Germany pushing tariff deal with US to prevent trade war
2 month ago
China says North Korea agrees to meet US officials
China preparing list of retaliatory tariffs on U.S. imports: Global Times
Korea, U.S. in talks for deal to prohibit competitive currency devaluation
2 month ago
Mueller prosecutors allege that ex-Trump chair Paul Manafort deputy Rick Gates acknowledged to London attorney Alex van der Zwaan that Konstantin Kilimnik, the longtime head of their Ukraine office was a Russian intelligence officer with the GRU.
"The Chinese government contacted the White House earlier on Tuesday to brief us on Kim Jong Un's visit to Beijing. The briefing included a personal message from President Xi to President Trump, which has been conveyed to President Trump," says @PressSec.
2 month ago
Senate Democrats have sent a letter to Justice Department officials calling on them to protect Robert Mueller.
: "The president's priority is going to be protecting American workers and making sure that there's a good deal for this country and for our economy."
: "The president and the administration still fully support the Second Amendment."
"We are continuing to move forward in that process," says @PressSec in response to question on progress in arranging summit between @POTUS and Kim Jong Un.
: "The wall is continuing to be built currently and we're going to keep pushing forward until it's fully completed in the way that the president feels is necessary to defend the country."
"We have come to agreement in principle and we expect to roll out details very soon" says @PressSec on a revised KORUS trade pact and exemption of the ROK from steel tariffs.
2 month ago
Paul Manafort has moved to dismiss the indictment against him in Virginia, making the same arguments he's made in DC challenging the validity of special counsel Robert Mueller's appointment
"He also has a country to run," says @PressSec on why @POTUS isn't punching back on @StormyDaniels allegations.
"The continuation of building the wall is ongoing," says @PressSec but says can't cite specifics of funding that might come from @DeptofDefense budget.
: "The United States is open to building a better relationship with Russia, but the Russian government must understand that there are serious consequences for its destabilizing actions."
"This data is necessary is to protect voters," says @PressSec on re-inclusion of citizenship question in Census2020.
Trump is said to privately ask military to pay for wall: WaPo
2 month ago
Full @FBI statement on suspicious packages sent to @DeptofDefense installations in the Washington area and to @CIA
FBI warns "possible that further packages were mailed to additional mail processing facilities in the Washington, DC Metropolitan area"
Suspect, Tranh Cong Phan, 43 from Everitt Washington, taken into custody by @FBISeattle - packages "contained potential destructive devices"
@FBI says packages sent to: Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Joint Base Anacostia – Bolling, Washington D.C.; Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC; Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Dahlgren, VA and Central Intelligence Agency
2 month ago
Readout of Trump's call with Merkel
"They (Russians) take insignia off soldiers' uniforms and they go into Crimea" says Mattis "They say they have nothing to do with what's going on with the deceptiveness in eastern Ukraine. I'm not sure how they can say that with a straight face"
US @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis describes Russia's actions as "attempted murder of a man and his daughter"
Mattis: 'No reservations' working with Trump's new National Security Advisor John Bolton. "Last time I checked, he's an American," defense secretary says.
Was DPRK's Kim Jong Un in Beijing? "Kind of looked like he did, but I don't know" says US Defence Secretary Mattis
US, ROK, Japan putting together discussion points for DPRK North Korea talks - "it's a very methodical process" says @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis "There are other nations also involvedIt's all on track. As it has been all along, it is diplomatically led"
"There were other Russian elements like this moving across the deconfliction line These were forces moving into more advanced positions, too close" says US Defence Secretary Mattis "Those elements fell back. We have also drawn off slightlywithin the last week" says Mattis, after talks
"We believe the Russian officers who tried to deconflict it and told us they weren't their forces, we think they were frankly being honest with us" says Mattis "To this day I have no evidence they were being dishonest and that they knew in fact these forces were there"
Mattis: 'Pretty obvious' Russia behind killing of ex-Russian spy and daughter in UK with nerve agent.
"Russia has the potential to be a partner with Europe," says US US Defence Secretary Mattis "Right we have to recognize that they've chosen to seek a different relationship with the @NATO nations." "It is what it is" adds Mattis
Mattis: "I've not met Mr. Bolton before he is going to come over here soon," looks forward to working with him, Asked abt differing world views,, "I hope that there's some different world views that's the normal thing you want unless you want group think."
"Russia has chosen to be a strategic competitor even to the point of reckless acts, and that's the only thing it can be called, to the innocent people in Salisbury who were exposed possibly to the potential of being murdered by this stuff" says US Secretary Defence Mattis
Several suspicious packages were found at military installations and government facilities around the Washington, DC area
US @DeptofDefense Secretary Jim Mattis criticizes "pretty obvious Russian use of a weapon of mass destruction, a chemical agent for the first time in Europe since World War II"
Arrest made in connection with suspicious packages found at military bases, official tells Fox News
Dossier author Christopher Steele's *other* report: Putin's media czar Mikhail Lesin was murdered in Washington
Republicans that aren't sold on Haspel at CIA: Collins, Flake, Lee. And McCain "has serious concerns about Deputy Director Haspel's reported involvement in the CIA's enhanced interrogation program, and expects her to provide a full explanation," spox says
Haspel will need Manchin to get confirmed to lead CIA. But Manchin isn't there yet. "To get her on the board, I have to see everything that's available," he says
2 month ago
Former President Jimmy Carter says choosing John Bolton as national security adviser is the "worst mistake" President Trump has made
Israel fast-tracks wall, escape route for new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem
North Korea at center of Mattis' disagreement with Bolton
U.S. Republicans press for F-35 fighter jet sales to Taiwan amid China threat
Japan's foreign minister says US tariffs on Japanese steel exports could hurt the US auto industry's competitiveness
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says economic issues with the US to be dealt with in "economic dialogue" between Vice President Mike Pence and Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso
Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono says the US agrees that North Korea should abolish short-to medium-range missiles, as well as ICBMs and IRBMs
Japanese foreign minister: Japan, U.S. 'completely in sync' on North Korea
Pakistan defends nuclear safety record after U.S. sanctions companies
(LEAD) Trump's threat to withdraw from Paris Agreement 'shortsighted,' 'irresponsible': ex-UN chief Ban
Russia to respond harshly to U.S. expulsion of diplomats: RIA
Trump nominates Schumer aide to Federal Trade Commission
US Defence Secretary Mattis meets Indonesian FM Ahead, discusses Jakarta meeting
U.S. seeks China trade moves on autos, financials, chips: source
2 month ago
The Commerce Department just announced that the Trump administration is adding a question on citizenship to the 2020 census questionnaire
: Trade talks going on with numerous countries that, for many years, have not treated the United States fairly. In the end, all will be happy.