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Trump delivers hard line on new China tariffs threat
by Sebastian Smith - June 11, 2019 - 9:06am
President Donald Trump warned Monday he will slap huge new tariffs on China if his counterpart Xi Jinping doesn't show up for a planned face-to-face meeting later this month and insisted the Chinese economy will...
Trump becomes first foreign leader to meet Japan's new emperor
by Sebastian Smith - May 27, 2019 - 9:53am
Donald Trump on Monday became the first foreign leader to meet with Japan's newly enthroned Emperor Naruhito—an honor Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hopes will help charm the US president when it comes to thorny...
Trump, Pelosi trade barbs as impeachment talk stirs anger
by Sebastian Smith - May 24, 2019 - 9:26am
Democratic congressional leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said Donald Trump is angry that her party is not rushing to impeach him, as the relationship reached new lows with the rivals trading crude personal barb...
Trump walks out on Democrats as impeachment talk heats up
by Sebastian Smith - May 23, 2019 - 8:47am
Donald Trump erupted in fury Wednesday at unrelenting probes into his links to Russia, as the top Democrat in Congress accused the president of a "cover-up" that could be an impeachable offense.
Trump warns Kim over 'rebuilding' of North Korea rocket site
by Sebastian Smith - March 7, 2019 - 11:50am
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he'd be "very, very disappointed" with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un if reports that work is underway to rebuild a long-range rocket site are confirmed.
Trump 'walks' as North Korea talks end abruptly without deal
by Sebastian Smith - February 28, 2019 - 4:10pm
The US-North Korea nuclear summit in Hanoi ended abruptly without a deal Thursday, with President Donald Trump saying he had decided to "walk" in the face of Kim Jong Un's demands to drop sanctions.
Nuclear weapons on menu at Trump-Kim dinner
by Sebastian Smith - February 27, 2019 - 8:38am
Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un meet Wednesday in Hanoi for the second date in an unlikely friendship that the US president hopes will push North Korea's reclusive leader closer to reaching a deal on his nuclear a...
Bickering overshadows Trump's State of Union appeal for unity
by Sebastian Smith - February 6, 2019 - 8:51am
President Donald Trump was to urge unity in his State of the Union speech Tuesday but the new spirit of bipartisanship risked withering before he even reached the podium.
Trumps delays speech until government shutdown ends
by Sebastian Smith - January 24, 2019 - 1:59pm
US President Donald Trump backed down late Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address, agreeing to delay it until a government shutdown ends, although the more than month-long impasse...
Trump vows no surrender on 32nd day of government shutdown
by Sebastian Smith - January 23, 2019 - 2:00am
President Donald Trump had a message yesterday for Democrats counting on him to relent in the Washington arm wrestle blocking funds to swaths of the government for a record 32 days: "No Cave!"
Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown
by Sebastian Smith - January 18, 2019 - 9:12am
US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a biting government...
Trump to declare 'crisis' in national address on US-Mexico border
by Sebastian Smith - January 9, 2019 - 2:00am
President Donald Trump will use his first prime-time Oval Office speech on yesterday to tell Americans that the US-Mexico border is in "crisis" and that a wall must be built, despite the government shutdown triggered...
Trump softens Syria pullout schedule but claims 'hero' status
by Sebastian Smith - January 1, 2019 - 2:00am
President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack yesterday on shock plans for an immediate pullout of US troops from Syria, but said his drive to end American involvement in wars made him a "hero."
Democrats scent victory over Trump's Republicans in Congress
by Sebastian Smith - November 7, 2018 - 10:06am
Democrats began to scent a big night in the US midterm elections Tuesday with early results pointing to them seizing the House of Representatives from the Republicans in what would be a dramatic rebuke to President...
Trump threatens to send military against immigrant 'onslaught'
by Sebastian Smith - October 19, 2018 - 1:31am
US President Donald Trump threatened yesterday to send the military to the Mexican border and to imperil a trade deal in an intensification of his anti-immigrant rhetoric ahead of congressional elections.
Nikki Haley suddenly resigns as Trump's UN ambassador
by Sebastian Smith - October 10, 2018 - 9:16am
Nikki Haley abruptly resigned Tuesday as the US ambassador to the United Nations, in the latest departure from President Donald Trump's often shifting national security team.
Kavanaugh sex assault allegations 'totally political:' Trump
by Sebastian Smith - September 25, 2018 - 12:00am
US President Donald Trump on yesterday branded sexual assault allegations that threaten to bring down his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "totally political," hardening his position ahead of an explosive Senate...
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