Trump volunteers US to 'help' with fires in the Amazon after conversation with Brazil President Bolsonaro, who has been slow to fight them

President Donald Trumptweeted Friday that he had a very exciting conversation with Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, who is currentlyfacing scrutiny for his inaction in the face of raging fires in the Amazon rainforest, many of which werestarted intentionally by farmers. In his tweet,Trump said future trade prospects with Brazil were “very exciting” and praised his “strong” relationship with the […]

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Trump Says He Was Joking When He Called Himself ‘The Chosen One’

Three days after looking to the sky and proclaiming himself “the chosen one” in his escalating trade war with China, President Donald Trump is backpedaling on the assertion, downplaying it as a joke. In a pair of tweets Saturday, Trump complained about media coverage of the statement, claiming that the press “knew I was kidding, being sarcastic, and just having fun,” […]

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64% Of Federal Arrests Were Of Noncitizens Amid Immigration Crackdown

People who aren’t U.S. citizens made up 64% of all federal arrests in 2018, though the majority of these arrests were for nonviolent crimes, according to a Justice Department report published this week. The report showed that 90% of those arrests were connected with immigration offenses or were immigration-related, not violent crimes or drug trafficking, as President Donald Trump has claimed. U.S. […]

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Trump tried to pin the Dow’s latest plunge on a little-known Democrat dropping out of the 2020 presidential race

President Donald Trump sought to pin the blame on an unlikely culprit for the Dow’s latest plunge on Friday: The little-known Democratic former presidential candidateRep. Seth Moulton. “The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!” Trump tweeted, referring to the Democratic candidate […]

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ANALYSIS: Trump tries to juice the economy by attacking the Fed Chair he appointed

There’s no other way to say it: this is not normal. The President of the United States has just branded the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, Jerome Powell, as an “enemy,” disregarding the historic independence of America’s central bank. It’s not entirely unsurprising. Donald Trump has spent weeks publicly criticizing Powell over his refusal to slash interest rates. He […]

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Trump Again Pushes For Russia’s Readmittance To G-7, Says It Would Be ‘Appropriate’

President Donald Trump is again advocating for Russia’s readmittance to a group of the world’s major industrial nations. Echoing a call he made last year, Trump said Tuesday that it would be “more appropriate to have Russia” in the Group of 7, which is scheduled to meet in France this weekend. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office, the president […]

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Once again, Trump backed down on gun control after talking to the NRA

President Donald Trump surprised almost no one by retreating on his promise to strengthen background checks for gun purchases. The pivot came just weeks after two back-to-back massacres in Texas and Ohio left dozens dead and reignited a national debate over gun-control measures. In what appeared to be a deja vu scenario, Trump backed away from supporting background checks after […]

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Trump has spent years financially compelling people to attend his rallies

PresidentDonald Trump has frequently accused protesters and activists of being paid by powerful liberal forces, but many the attendees at his own events were financially compensated to be there. Despite his own disdain for supposedly paid protesters, Trump himself has benefited from people being paid to attend his events, both in his capacity as a political candidate and as president. […]

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‘Fox is different’: Donald Trump slams Fox News, questions favored network’s poll

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump blasted Fox News on Sunday, questioning what has long been a favored network for the president after a recent poll found his approval rating had dropped.   “I don’t know what’s happening with Fox,” Trump told reporters as he departed a week-long stay at his golf resort in New Jersey to return to Washington. “Fox is different, there’s […]

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