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Trump admitted playing down coronavirus danger
by Sebastian Smith - September 10, 2020 - 7:44am
"I wanted to always play it down," Trump said in an interview with Woodward on March 19, according to a CNN preview of the book "Rage," due to be published September 15.
Person shot outside White House, Trump evacuated mid press conference
by Sebastian Smith - August 11, 2020 - 8:07am
US Secret Service guards shot and wounded someone, apparently armed, outside the White House on Monday, President Donald Trump said just after being briefly evacuated in the middle of a press conference.
Global coronavirus infections pass 15 million
by Sebastian Smith - July 23, 2020 - 7:31am
The number of coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million on Wednesday with more than a quarter of those cases in the United States.
Trump, sinking in polls, shifts tone on coronavirus
by Sebastian Smith - July 22, 2020 - 8:02am
Reeling from polls predicting defeat in November's election, President Donald Trump struck a newly serious tone on the coronavirus crisis Tuesday, acknowledging that a disease he has frequently played down would...
Trump presidency in turmoil after bombshell book, Supreme Court vote
by Sebastian Smith - June 19, 2020 - 7:48am
Trump's once supremely self-confident march toward a second term was already in a hole due to criticism over his responses to the coronavirus pandemic and nationwide anti-racism protests.
Trump says evidence ties China lab to virus, threatens tariffs
by Sebastian Smith - May 1, 2020 - 8:37am
US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened China with fresh tariffs as he stepped up his attacks on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, saying he had seen evidence linking a Wuhan lab to the contagion.
Trump declares coronavirus fight close to end, but cases rise
by Sebastian Smith - March 25, 2020 - 8:48am
President Donald Trump declared the beginning of the end of the coronavirus crisis in the United States on Tuesday and called for a quick end to social distancing, even as New York's governor compared the growing...
Trump impeachment witnesses lose their jobs
by Sebastian Smith - February 8, 2020 - 11:06am
US President Donald Trump on Friday fired two of the highest profile witnesses in his impeachment probe, sparking accusations that he is on a campaign of revenge.
Trump in State of Union speech: 'I keep my promises'
by Sebastian Smith - February 5, 2020 - 10:28am
President Donald Trump was to deliver a triumphant State of the Union speech Tuesday on the eve of near certain acquittal in his impeachment trial, setting the stage for his re-election bid with a boast of "I keep...
Trump pulls back from war with Iran
by Sebastian Smith - January 9, 2020 - 8:57am
President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be "standing down" after firing missiles — without causing casualties — at US...
Trump's no 'stupid' wars doctrine faces biggest test
by Sebastian Smith - January 4, 2020 - 11:20am
President Donald Trump campaigns on a no more "stupid" wars mantra, but the US killing of Iran's military mastermind will test his ability to stay out of Middle Eastern quagmires less than a year from election ...
Impeachment vote set for Wednesday as Trump rages
by Sebastian Smith - December 18, 2019 - 8:48am
An enraged US President Donald Trump said he was being subjected to an "attempted coup" and a witch trial as Democrats set a historic impeachment vote for Wednesday.
Impeachment cloud darkens Trump's Florida Thanksgiving break
by Sebastian Smith - November 27, 2019 - 8:40am
President Donald Trump branded his political enemies "wolves" on Tuesday ahead of a campaign rally and Thanksgiving break at his Florida home already being spoiled by the threat of impeachment.
Trump confirms death of Islamic State group chief Baghdadi in US raid
by Sebastian Smith - October 28, 2019 - 9:31am
Baghdadi's death gives a big political boost to Trump as he faces an impeachment inquiry and after his abrupt decision to withdraw a small deployment of US forces from Syria raised fears that it would allow IS remnants...
Democrat Biden calls for Trump's impeachment
by Sebastian Smith - October 10, 2019 - 9:37am
Democratic White House hopeful Joe Biden called Wednesday for President Donald Trump's impeachment, saying he'd "betrayed" the United States, but Trump dug in, predicting that the Supreme Court would have to resolve...
Trump lashes out at rising impeachment storm
by Sebastian Smith - October 3, 2019 - 8:06am
Trump — accused of leaning on Ukraine's president to dig up dirt on one of his main 2020 election rivals — resorted to coarse language in his broadsides against the investigation and his adversaries conducting...
G7 wrestles with Iran, Amazon fires and trade, but own unity shaky
by Sebastian Smith - August 26, 2019 - 10:25am
G7 leaders close their summit Monday with discussion of world problems including the fires ravaging the Amazon rainforest, but overshadowed by President Donald Trump's trade wars and questions over the group's ...
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...
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