Comedian and TV host Samantha Bee apologizes for her comment about Ivanka Trump: "It was inappropriate and inexcusable. I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it."
Denuclearization of DPRK would cover its missiles, according to @POTUS
"It's just a fact" says LtGen McKenzie on China "We have a lot of experience in the second World War taking down small islands that are isolated. So, that's a core competency of the US military shouldn't read anything more into that than a simple statement of historical fact"
Trump says may need to meet North Korea's Kim more than once
Source familiar with Kim Yong Chol's visit tells @eliselabottcnn Chol will meet with President Trump Fri to hand deliver letter from Kim Jong Un. Official unsure who else he'll meet with. Chol is getting waiver from the US gov't allowing travel beyond the 25 mile radius of UN in NYC
"I would just say that the United States military's had a lot of experience in the Western Pacific taking down small islands," says US LtGen McKenzie when asked if US could "blow apart" China's man-made islands
Talks between Pompeo and North Korea end earlier than expected; Pompeo says talks were "substantive" in a tweet
After meeting U.S Sec of state Pompeo in NYC today, North Korea Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol will travel to Washington DC tomorrow and meet with U.S President Trump and hand deliver him a letter from North Korea leader Kim Jong Un
US official says Pompeo talks with North Korean official 'went well, made progress'
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says she'll introduce legislation to prevent the intentional separation of families seeking to enter the U.S.
Mexico announces retaliatory tariffs after US slaps duties on steel, aluminum
EU chief says US tariffs on aluminum are "protectionism, pure and simple."
Shares of Canadian steel producer Stelco Holdings hit four-week low, down 2 percent after U.S. imposes metals tariffs on EU, Canada and Mexico
A Government spokesman says the UK is "deeply disappointed" by the U.S. decision to impose steel and aluminium tariffs and the UK "should be permanently and fully exempted"
Ross was asked about a media report President Trump said he wants dramatic cutbacks in German cars in the US. Ross said: "I was not a party to any such conversation so I am not in a position to confirm it."
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President of @EU_Commission @JunckerEU handed note about Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs mid-speech.
Trump: North Korean delegation to bring letter from Kim Friday
Pompeo, North Korean official open summit prep talks
The tariffs on steel and aluminum for EU, Canada and Mexico to go into effect at midnight tonight.
President Trump on North Korean meetings: "Our Secretary of State has had very good meetings. Aletter is going to be delivered to me from Kim Jong-un. They'll be coming down to DC on Friday so I will look forward to that. "
France says the European Union will take "all necessary measures" to respond as the US imposes "unjustified and dangerous" tariffs on metals
No precise date when NAFTA talks will occur, according to @SecretaryRoss
Talks with EU made progress but not enought to give continued exemptions on tariffs, according to @SecretaryRoss
Argentina, Australia and Brazil to have non-tariff constraints on their steel and aluminum exports to US, announces @SecretaryRoss
Trump on the potential North Korea summit: "Hopefully we'll have a meeting on June 12.. I want it to be meaningful. Doesn't mean it gets all done at one meeting maybe you have to have a second or third and maybe we'll have none but it's in good hands, that I can tell you."
Trump says he will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud
@SecretaryRoss tells reporters he plans to travel to China tomorrow
Trump administration says US to impose tariffs on steel, aluminum imports from Europe, Canada and Mexico
Trump says he'll pardon conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza
: Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D'Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government.
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In NYC, @SecPompeo arrives for talks with a top DPRK official.
Heather Nauert says that Pompeo told her that the meetings with North Korea officials "were great last night but there is still a lot of work to be done."
An announcement to be made by @SecretaryRoss at 09:00 EDT (13:00 GMT) on Section 232 tariff modifications.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the potential summit between U.S.President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un presents North Korea with "a great opportunity to achieve security and economic prosperity"
U.S., North Korea to hold second day of nuclear talks
: Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia. The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true.
Russia's Deripaska empire bets on mid-summer plan to escape U.S. sanctions
: The corrupt Mainstream Media is working overtime not to mention the infiltration of people, Spies (Informants), into my campaign. Surveillance much?
: Iger, where is my call of apology? You and ABC have offended millions of people, and they demand a response. How is Brian Ross doing? He tanked the market with an ABC lie, yet no apology. Double Standard.
Naval ships, aircraft and personnel from India, Japan and US will participate in Malabar2018 mid-summer off the coast of Guam
ABC News: Mike Pompeo could withdraw the nomination of Susan Thornton to be the State Dept.'s top diplomat to Asia, perhaps for being too soft on China and North Korea.
: RUSH LIMBAUGH "If the FBI was so concerned, and if they weren't targeting Trump, they should have told Trump. If they were really concerned about the Russians infiltrating a campaign (hoax), then why not try to stop it? Why not tell Trump? Because they were pushing this scam."
No signs of de-escalation in trade dispute with U.S.: Germany's Scholz
Senior State Dept. official: "My own interpretation of Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan's letter in response—it's about the most conciliatory letter I've ever seen."
Canada beefs up anti-dumping measures ahead of U.S. decision on duties
Senior US State Dept. official: "What we're looking for is CVID—complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization. And in order for a summit to be successful, the North Koreans have to do things that they have not done before."
Turkish envoy to Washington returning to U.S. amid Jerusalem row
China says U.S. accusation of South China Sea militarization 'ridiculous'
Afghan officials and Taliban in ceasefire talks, Pentagon says
US trade envoy Wilbur Ross says up to EU whether there is escalation on tariffs
Asked about Trump calling him "animal Assad," Assad says "what you say is what you are"
3 sets of talks aimed at salvaging summit between Trump, Kim
: "The recusal of Jeff Sessions was an unforced betrayal of the President of the United States." JOE DIGENOVA, former U.S. Attorney.
: The soon to be released book, "The Russia Hoax, The Illicit Scheme To Clear Hillary Clinton And Frame Donald Trump," written by Gregg Jarrett, looks like a real deal big hit. The Phony Witch Hunt will be opened up for the world to see. Out in 5 weeks.
: Very importantly, @RepDanDonovan will win for the Republicans in Novemberand his opponent will not. Remember Alabama. We can't take any chances on losing to a Nancy Pelosi controlled Democrat.
: There is no one better to represent the people of N.Y. and Staten Island (a place I know very well) than @RepDanDonovan, who is strong on Borders and Crime, loves our Military and our Vets, voted for Tax Cuts and is helping me to Make America Great Again. Dan has my full endorsement.
: Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing.
First Lady Melania Trump: "I see the media is working overtime speculating where I am and what I'm doing. I'm here at the White House with my family, feeling great, and working hard on behalf of children and the American people."
: "Work hard, get in the game, play to win and most of all, have a good time."
: "Participating in sports builds character, forges friendships, tears down barriers and brings people from all walks of life closer together."
: "The president still has concerns about whether or not the FBI acted inappropriately having people in his campaign."
On Puerto Rico deaths from HurricaneMaria, @PressSec says administration had the largest @fema response in history.
On @therealroseanne controversy: "The president is simply calling out the media bias," says @PressSec.
"I can confirm she'll be here" today, @PressSec says of @KimKardashian.
"So far the readout from these meetings has been positive," @PressSec says of US-DPRK talks that are underway ahead of planned @POTUS-Kim summit.
: With the RightToTry Law I signed today, patients with life threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions. These are experimental treatments and products that have shown great promise
: "With the 'Right to Try' law I'm signing today, patients with life-threatening illnesses will finally have access to experimental treatments that could improve or even cure their conditions."
: "We're going to have great, inexpensive, but really good health care."
"People are going to see for the first time ever in this country a major drop in the cost of prescription drugs," says @POTUS. "It's already happening."
House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi's office is dismissing President Donald Trump's latest claim that she's an "MS-13 lover" as simply not true
: "Today, I'm proud to keep another promise to the American people as I sign the 'Right to Try' legislation into law."
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Top North Korean official seen in Sentosa for possible meeting with US officials
: Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that "ABC does not tolerate comments like those" made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn't get the call?
"America stands with the people of Iran, and Treasury is taking action to hold the Iranian government accountable for ongoing human rights abuses, censorship, and other despicable acts it commits against its own citizens," says statement from @stevenmnuchin1
"Those who speak out against the government's mismanagement and corruption are subject to abuse and mistreatment in Iran's prisons," adds @stevenmnuchin1
"Iran not only exports terrorism and instability across the world, it routinely violates the rights of its own people," says @stevenmnuchin1 in statement
Top European officials are holding last-ditch talks with the U.S. commerce and trade chiefs just two days before the Trump administration decides whether to hit Europe with new tariffs:
: The Failing and Corrupt @nytimes estimated the crowd last night at "1000 people," when in fact it was many times that number - and the arena was rockin'. This is the way they demean and disparage. They are very dishonest people who don't "get" me, and never did.
On @npr, Navarro gives the goal of new China trade moves: "We can stop them from putting our high tech companies out of business" and "buying up our crown jewels of technology. Every time we innovate something new, China comes in and buys it or steals it."=
"That was an unfortunate sound bite," says WH adviser Peter Navarro of Steven Mnuchin saying a trade war with China is "on hold." It's on hold no longer, though Navarro calls it a "trade dispute."
Ukrainian member of parliament Andrii Artemenko has testified before Mueller's grand jury about his January 2017 meeting with Michael Cohen, according to The Daily Beast.
U.S. military officials say more than 70 Taliban leaders from 'many provinces' in Afghanistan killed over past week in Helmand Province using HIMARS precision rocket artillery and air assets, over 50 killed in Musa Qala alone, one official says
White House announces Robert Wilkie has stepped down as acting VA Secretary in advance of his formal nomination. Peter O'Rourke becomes acting Sec now. Deputy Secretary Thomas Bowman is retiring
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Trump: "I wish" I had picked someone other than Sessions to be attorney general
Trump: 'I wish' I didn't pick Jeff Sessions as attorney general
Inbox from @StateDept: "Secretary Pompeo will travel to New York City, May 30-31, to meet with DPRK Vice-Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol."
: .There are lots of really good lawyers in the country, he could have picked somebody else." And I wish I did.
: .chief law enforcement officer, and they told me later, 'oh by the way I'm not going to be able to participate in the most important case in the office, I would be frustrated tooand that's how I read that - Senator Sessions, why didn't you tell before I picked you..
: Rep.Trey Gowdy, "I don't think so, I think what the President is doing is expressing frustration that Attorney General Sessions should have shared these reasons for recusal before he took the job, not afterward. If I were the President and I picked someone to be the country's.
China's state council says to cut import tariffs on consumer goods starting July 1; products include sports apparel, healthcare products, cosmetics and household appliances
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Police say three people, including a teenage boy, are recovering after they were shot in Southeast, D.C. The teen and two adult women were shot along the 800 block of Chesapeake Street around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday.
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A 16-year-old suspect has been named in the shooting death of 15-year-old Jaylyn Wheeler in Southeast D.C.
China's foreign ministry warned that each flip-flop in international relations is a squander of a country's credibility in response to the White House's surprise announcement to impose tariffs on Chinese goods despite the consensus reached by the two sides earlier in Washington
"President Trump: NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever. Sincerely, Mexico (all of us)." Mexican President Peña Nieto responds to President Trump, who insisted again at a rally Tuesday night that Mexico would pay for the border wall and "enjoy it."
: "We are one people, we are one family, and one glorious nation under God."
: "We will never stop fighting for our country, for our flag, and for our great, beautiful freedom."
: "As long as we are proud of who we are and what we are fighting for, we will never, ever fail."
: "Together, we will lift up our country. We'll lift up millions and millions of Americans from welfare to work, from dependence to independence, and from poverty to prosperity."
: "We support the rule of law and we support the heroes of law enforcement."
: "This is why we call the blood-thirsty, MS-13 gang members exactly the name that I used last weekAnimals."
: "We're not going to be a stupid country anymore. We've stopped it."
: "When you do this job, there's only one thing that matters— that's getting it done properly."
: "Chuck and Nancy— they don't want the wall. They want open borders. They're more interested in taking care of criminals than they are in taking care of you."
: "Our country is respected again all over the world. We're not making apologies. We're not making excuses. We're respected again as a country. No more apologies."
: "Prosperity is booming, optimism is surging, and America is winning."
: "We're reasserting American strength and confidence and talent. We have tremendous talent in this country."
: "The forgotten men and women of our country are no longer forgotten."
: "Unemployment is at its lowest level since the turn of the century."
: "We all kept hearing, 'He can't get to 270 There is no way to 270.' And they were right— 306."
: "I'm the only politician that produced more than I said I was going to produce, and we're only one and a half years in."