Tag Archives: White House

Trump Has Dropped Most Intel Briefings From Schedule

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump’s interest in taking intelligence briefings has been declining steadily since his first months in office and has dropped to near zero in recent weeks, according to a HuffPost review of all of his daily schedules. Trump went from a high of 4.1 briefings per week on average in March 2017 to 0.7 per …

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Secret Service Rushes Trump Out Of Briefing Room After Shooting Outside White House Walls [VIDEO]

The New York Post reports: Secret Service agents abruptly halted President Trump’s coronavirus briefing on Monday after an armed suspect was shot outside the White House. The president was just minutes into his briefing when a Secret Service agent whispered in Trump’s ear and asked him to leave the podium along with other administration officials who were in the room. …

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Trump Says He May Accept Nomination At Gettysburg

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday said he plans to deliver his acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from either the White House or the battlefield at Gettysburg. Trump last week said he would “probably” give the speech from the White House, an idea that drew pushback from even some Republicans. “I assume that’s not something that …

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McDaniel: If Biden Can Live In His Basement, Trump Can Accept GOP Nom At His House, The White House

From the far-right outlet Newsmax: President Donald Trump has every right to accept his party’s nomination at the White House, despite concerns from some that doing so could be a violation of the federal Hatch Act, because it’s “his house,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Monday. “Here is my personal opinion,” McDaniel said on Fox News’ “Fox and …

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WH Claims US Has “Excess Testing Capacity” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Despite reports of widespread delays, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is defending U.S. coronavirus testing — claiming that there is actually an abundance of supply. Appearing on Fox & Friends Monday, the press secretary was confronted by host Ainsley Earhardt — who said that she’s spoken with friends who had difficulty getting a rapid coronavirus test. “There …

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Trump May Deliver Nomination Acceptance Speech From White House, Breaking Decades Of Campaign Protocol

The Washington Post reports: Republican National Convention planners are considering the White House South Lawn as the site of President Trump’s nationally televised nomination acceptance speech later this month, according to a Republican familiar with the discussions. The decision to stage the most high-profile political event of Trump’s reelection campaign at the national seat of presidential power would be just …

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Trump Calls Beirut Explosion “A Terrible Attack” [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has described deadly explosions in Lebanon as a “terrible attack” despite no evidence that suggests the blasts were intentional. Massive explosions in Beirut on Tuesday have killed at least 70 people and injured more than 3,000 others while leveling a large segment of the capital. “Let me begin by sending America’s deepest sympathies to the …

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WH Unsure How US Gets Cut Of TikTok Sale [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: White House officials on Tuesday could not say how the U.S. government would receive a portion of the proceeds from any sale of TikTok’s U.S. operations, one day after President Donald Trump called for a cut of the money. “There’s no specific blueprint here,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Fox Business Network on Tuesday. “It …

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McEnany Denies Trump Just Endorsed Voting By Mail

Mediaite reports: WNBC’s Geoff Bennett invoked Trump’s tweet during McEnany’s press briefing, and he asked her to explain the about-face. “What in his view changed? Was he advised by Republicans that he was potentially suppressing his own vote by stoking unfounded fears about mail-in voting? Will he admit now the fact that voting by mail across the country by mail …

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WH Sued Over Lack Of ASL At COVID-19 Briefings

CNN reports: The National Association of the Deaf and five deaf Americans are suing the White House in an attempt to force President Donald Trump and other top officials to have American Sign Language interpreters at Covid-19 briefings. They’ve asked a federal judge to order the White House to add live televised ASL interpretation at all public coronavirus briefings. “The …

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Pastor Sick With COVID After WH Meeting With Trump

Johnson City’s ABC News affiliate reports: The pastor of a local church who gained national attention for his support of local law enforcement is now battling COVID-19. When Pastor Perry Cleek’s church, Lighthouse Missionary Baptist in Jonesborough, donated $1,000 to every Jonesborough Department of Public Safety employee earlier this month, the story went viral. That led the White House to …

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Poll: Majority Say Trump Won’t Concede Close Election

Yahoo News reports: Most Americans now believe that President Trump will not accept the results of November’s election if he loses to Joe Biden, according to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll — and an even larger majority of Trump voters say they too will refuse to accept a narrow loss if mail-in ballots contribute to Biden’s victory. Asked whether Trump …

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ICE Head Out After Clashing With WH Over COVID

Politico reports: The acting chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Matthew Albence, is leaving the government. A career law enforcement officer who filled a number of positions within the DHS, Albence recently sparred with White House officials over how to handle ICE’s mission amid the coronavirus pandemic. Trump officials accused Albence of favoring humanitarian concerns about the treatment of immigrants …

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WH Overpaid For Ventilators By Up To $500 Million

The Hill reports: A report from Democrats on the House Oversight and Reform Committee released Friday finds that the Trump administration overpaid by as much as $500 million for ventilators and was slow to respond to an offer to accelerate shipments in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. The report finds that the Trump administration paid the manufacturer Philips …

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REPORT: Kushner Axed Early Testing Plan Because Blue States Were Hit Hardest, Dem Govs Could Be Blamed

Vanity Fair reports: The prospect of launching a large-scale national plan was losing favor, said one public health expert in frequent contact with the White House’s official coronavirus task force. Most troubling of all, perhaps, was a sentiment the expert said a member of Kushner’s team expressed: that because the virus had hit blue states hardest, a national plan was …

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Trump Security Advisor Robert O’Brien Tests COVID+

Bloomberg News reports: President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien has tested positive for Covid-19, according to people familiar with his situation. O’Brien has been out of the office since late last week, one of the people said. O’Brien came down with the coronavirus after a family event and has been isolating at home while still running the National …

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Melania To Unveil Plan To Remodel WH Rose Garden

The New York Times reports: Melania Trump, the first lady, will announce a plan on Monday to renovate the White House Rose Garden, a signature showcase of power used by presidents for decades, as her husband enters a crucial stretch of his re-election effort. The project, which includes electrical upgrades for television appearances, a new walkway and new flowers and …

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McEnany Lies About “Paw Patrol” And Legos [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was finishing up her briefing with reporters on Friday when she criticized so-called “cancel” culture, citing decisions to drop shows like Cops and Live PD in the wake of protests over the death of George Floyd. McEnany said that President Donald Trump “is also appalled by cancel culture, and cancel culture specifically as it …

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Family Says Stephen Miller’s Grandmother Died Of COVID, WH Denies It, Calls Media Inquiry “Disgusting”

Mother Jones reports: This month, Stephen Miller, the extremist anti-immigrant adviser to President Donald Trump who has promoted white nationalist ideas, lost a relative to the coronavirus pandemic, and his uncle tells Mother Jones that the Trump administration is partly to blame for this death. In response to a request seeking comment from Miller, a White House spokesperson sent Mother …

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White House Cafeteria Closed After Worker Gets COVID

NBC News reports: The White House is conducting contact tracing after a cafeteria worker tested positive for coronavirus, three Trump administration officials tell NBC News. The cafeteria and an eatery in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, or EEOB, were both closed this week after the case was discovered, officials said. It was unclear how long the facility will remain closed, …

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