Donald J. Trump

Texas News: HOUSTON, US Attorney Patrick Statement on the Departure of AG Sessions

HOUSTON, Texas – The Southern District of Texas (SDTX) extends its appreciation to Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions for his leadership of the Department of Justice during his tenure as Attorney General. He was a prosecutor’s prosecutor and unwavering in his support of US Attorneys as well as state & local law enforcement across the country. … Continue reading Texas News: HOUSTON, US Attorney Patrick Statement on the Departure of AG Sessions

United States | Meetings With Saudi Leadership

United States – On Sunday, President Donald J. Trump directed me to travel to Saudi Arabia to impress upon Saudi Arabia’s leadership that it is essential to determine what happened to Jamal Khashoggi. Today, I met with King Salman, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, and Foreign Minister al-Jubeir and did just that. We had direct … Continue reading United States | Meetings With Saudi Leadership

U.S. Department of Interior News: Interior Announces Region-wide Oil, Gas Lease Sale for Gulf of Mexico

WASHINGTON – In support of President Donald J. Trump’s America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer approximately 78 million acres offshore Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida for oil and gas exploration and development.  The region-wide lease sale scheduled for … Continue reading U.S. Department of Interior News: Interior Announces Region-wide Oil, Gas Lease Sale for Gulf of Mexico

NEW YORK | Time names the most influential people on the internet

NEW YORK — Kylie Jenner, Kanye West, Rihanna, Busy Philipps and Matt Drudge have landed on Time magazine’s roundup of the most influential people on the internet. So did someone with 53 million Twitter followers — President Donald J. Trump. The magazine sized up contenders for its annual list by looking at their global impact … Continue reading NEW YORK | Time names the most influential people on the internet

New York Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation, Its Board Of Directors For Extensive & Persistent Violations Of State & Federal Law

Lawsuit Seeks Restitution of $2.8 Million Plus Penalties AG’s Office Sends Referral Letters to Internal Revenue Service and Federal Election Commission for Further Investigation and Legal Action In Light Of Misconduct And Total Lack of Oversight, Lawsuit Seeks To Dissolve Donald J. Trump Foundation and Bar Donald J. Trump And Members Of Trump Foundation’s Board … Continue reading New York Attorney General Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Donald J. Trump Foundation, Its Board Of Directors For Extensive & Persistent Violations Of State & Federal Law

On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

WASHINGTON /December 7, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — President Donald Trump’s move to recognize the divided city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital may have triggered a worldwide chorus of critics but the president had his ears closely tuned to his supporters at home. For Trump, the proclamation was an important way to make good on a … Continue reading On Jerusalem, Trump delivers for supporters at home

The Latest: Turkey to host Muslim leaders after Trump’s move

JERUSALEM /December 5, 2017 (AP) (STL.News)  — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s expected recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday (all times local): 1:05 p.m. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman says the Turkish leader is inviting leaders of member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to an extraordinary meeting to discuss Jerusalem’s … Continue reading The Latest: Turkey to host Muslim leaders after Trump’s move

US trade deficit rises to $48.7 billion on record imports

WASHINGTON /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Record imports lifted the U.S. trade deficit to $48.7 billion in October, highest since January. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that the trade gap rose 8.6 percent in October from $44.9 billion in September. Imports hit a record $244.6 billion in October, and exports were unchanged at $195.9 … Continue reading US trade deficit rises to $48.7 billion on record imports

Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

WASHINGTON /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Lobbing new criticism at the special counsel’s Russia investigation, President Donald Trump said Monday he feels “very badly” for former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who last week pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about reaching out to the Russians on the president’s behalf. “I think it’s … Continue reading Trump complains about ‘unfair’ treatment of Flynn

Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah

WASHINGTON /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — President Donald Trump plans to scale back two sprawling national monuments in Utah, responding to what he has condemned as a “massive federal land grab” and an important move for “state’s rights.” Trump is traveling to Salt Lake City on Monday to outline his intention to shrink the … Continue reading Trump to scale back 2 national monuments in trip to Utah

Stock jump on expectations of lower US corporate taxes

NEW YORK /December 4, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) — Stocks rallied to records Monday on expectations that lower taxes will lead to even bigger profits for companies. Congress moved to the precipice of overhauling the U.S. tax system after the Senate narrowly approved its package of cuts over the weekend. Stocks of companies that stand to … Continue reading Stock jump on expectations of lower US corporate taxes

The Latest: Trump calls on NBC, Comcast to stop ‘fake news’

NEW YORK /November 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —The Latest on NBC News’ firing of longtime “Today” show host Matt Lauer for “inappropriate sexual behavior” (all times local): 7:40 a.m. President Donald Trump is responding to the termination of “Today” show host Matt Lauer, saying executives at NBC and Comcast should be “fired for putting out so much … Continue reading The Latest: Trump calls on NBC, Comcast to stop ‘fake news’

Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

HYDERABAD, India /November 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Ivanka Trump is making a significant solo outing by headlining a business conference in India, but her trip highlights questions about whether her message of empowering poor women matches her actions. Trump landed Tuesday in the southern city of Hyderabad and is scheduled to make the opening address at … Continue reading Ivanka Trump’s India visit raises questions about her brand

Protesters call for charges against officer who killed teen

HARTFORD, Conn. /November 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — Protesters on Monday called for criminal charges against a police officer who killed an unarmed 15-year-old boy and for the release of surveillance and other video that shows the May shooting. Demonstrators sought to bring attention to the fatal shooting of Jayson Negron by Bridgeport rookie officer James Boulay … Continue reading Protesters call for charges against officer who killed teen

The Latest: White House says Mulvaney is proper CFPB chief

WASHINGTON/November 27, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The Latest on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s acting director position (all times local): 2 p.m. The White House is releasing legal memos in an effort to justify President Donald Trump’s selection of Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to serve as acting head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Press secretary Sarah … Continue reading The Latest: White House says Mulvaney is proper CFPB chief

United States President Donald J. Trump, Weekly Address

Weekly Address from the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump WASHINGTON/October 14, 2017 (STL.News) The President’s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and WH.gov. Transcript of the President Donald J. Trump‘s Weekly Address made available to the public On Friday, October 13, 2017 via a Press Release published … Continue reading United States President Donald J. Trump, Weekly Address

Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return

WASHINGTON/June 3, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return, the White House said Saturday. Press secretary Sean Spicer did not provide information on when Trump sought the extension or why. Tax Day this year was on April 18. The Internal Revenue Service allows individuals and businesses to … Continue reading Trump filed for an extension on his 2016 tax return

Special counsel named to probe Trump-Russia ties

WASHINGTON/May 17, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Besieged from all sides, the Trump administration appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller Wednesday evening as a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into allegations Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign collaborated to influence the 2016 presidential election. The appointment came as Democrats insisted ever more loudly that someone outside … Continue reading Special counsel named to probe Trump-Russia ties

Trump says he’s brought ‘profound change’ to Washington

WASHINGTON/April 29, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump on Saturday marked his 100th day in office by saying he had brought “profound change” to Washington and reaffirming that “my only allegiance” is to those he governs. On a threshold that Trump has both derided and tried to define, the president also said he is putting … Continue reading Trump says he’s brought ‘profound change’ to Washington

Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump’s inaugural

WASHINGTON/April 19, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was huge. Big money from billionaires, corporations and a roster of NFL owners poured into Donald Trump’s inaugural committee in record-shattering amounts — to pull off an event that was considerably lower-key than previous inaugural celebrations. That leaves a bit of a mystery: What the $107 million was spent … Continue reading Huge indeed: $107 million in donations for Trump’s inaugural

Ex-adviser’s tenuous ties to Trump campaign draw scrutiny

WASHINGTON/March 10, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — For months, President Donald Trump and his advisers have tried to distance themselves from Carter Page, a little-known investment banker who briefly served as a foreign policy adviser on the Republican’s presidential campaign. This week, Page — who is at the center of the swirling controversy over Trump associates’ connections … Continue reading Ex-adviser’s tenuous ties to Trump campaign draw scrutiny

Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

MELBOURNE, Fla./February 18, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Just four weeks into his administration, President Donald Trump appeared at a campaign rally that mirrored the months leading up to Election Day, complete with promises to repeal the health care law, insults for the news media and a playlist highlighted by the Rolling Stones. “I want to be … Continue reading Trump rallies supporters by renewing old promises, insults

Republicans mum as Trump adopts Obama tactics

WASHINGTON/February 7, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — It was only a few months ago when Republicans routinely blasted the president for what they called his executive overreach and his failure to tout America’s superiority over other nations. Not so much anymore. Now that Barack Obama is out of the White House, Republicans have become noticeably quiet on … Continue reading Republicans mum as Trump adopts Obama tactics

Trump turns to routine matters after day of bashing media

WASHINGTON/January 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — President Donald Trump, who spent his first full day in office berating the media over their coverage of his inauguration, will spend Sunday engaged in more routine matters, like overseeing the swearing in of high-level staffers. On the second full day of his administration, Trump will see the “assistants to … Continue reading Trump turns to routine matters after day of bashing media

Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

LANGLEY, Va./January 21, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — On his first full day in office President Donald Trump on Saturday berated the media over its coverage of his inauguration, and turned a bridge-building first visit to CIA headquarters into an airing of grievances about “dishonest” journalists. But it was Trump who spread inaccuracies about the size of … Continue reading Trump praises the CIA, bristles over inaugural crowd counts

Will Trump fail America or will America fail Trump?

Will Trump fail America or will America fail Trump?  Lets hope the result is neither because the result would be America failing! January 21, 2017 (STL.News) The chaos and protest has started and continued even after Donald J. Trump had taken his oath and become the 45th President of the United States. The reason for … Continue reading Will Trump fail America or will America fail Trump?