President Trump

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television producer and Republican politician, who is 45th President of the United States. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests.
Tracking Donald Trump's moves as the 45th president of the United States.
  • Republicans should let Donald Trump alone own his idiotic, offensive behavior
    USA TODAY Opinion

    Republicans should let Donald Trump alone own his idiotic, offensive behavior

    One cannot argue that the House should condemn what Omar said but not what Trump tweeted. His tweets were stunningly vile, even by Trumpian standards.

  • ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump
    Associated Press

    ESPN reasserts political talk policy after attack on Trump

    ESPN is reminding employees of the network's policy to avoid talking about politics after radio talk show host Dan Le Batard criticized President Donald Trump and his recent racist comments and ESPN itself on the air this week. The reminder went out Friday to all employees, including Le Batard, according to an ESPN employee who spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the person was not authorized to speak publicly about personnel matters. ESPN has not spoken publicly about Le Batard's comments, including whether he faces any disciplinary action.

  • Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'
    Associated Press

    Ocasio-Cortez: Trump enjoyed crowd saying, 'Send her back!'

    U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez told constituents on Saturday that President Donald Trump enjoyed hearing a crowd at his rally call for a U.S. congresswoman to return to the country where she was born. The Democratic legislator spoke in New York for the first time since Trump again criticized her and three other minority Democratic congresswomen on Friday for saying what he called "horrible things" about the U.S. He suggested they leave, though all are U.S. citizens. "We're going to stay right here, that's where we're going to go," Ocasio-Cortez shared her response to Trump's suggestion that American citizens "go back" with constituents at a Queens town hall on immigration issues.

  • US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump's tariffs
    AFP

    US importers find ways to adapt to, skirt Trump's tariffs

    Big US companies are accelerating efforts to move more of their supply chains from China to neighboring countries in light of Trump administration tariffs. Companies in sectors such as technology, clothing and footwear are exporting more goods from emerging giants including Vietnam and Malaysia, data show. At the same time, the shift has exposed the murkiness of trade export rules, putting a premium on lawyers expert in the minutiae of US customs rules.

  • Reuters

    UPDATE 1-Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens

    U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be sent back where she came from. Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy. Appearing before her constituents in New York City for the first time since the latest flare-up between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen, Ocasio-Cortez rejected the president's statement that he had tried to quiet the crowd, saying he had egged them on instead.

  • Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens
    Reuters

    Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens

    U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be sent back where she came from. Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy. Appearing before her constituents in New York City for the first time since the latest flare-up between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen, Ocasio-Cortez rejected the president's statement that he had tried to quiet the crowd, saying he had egged them on instead.

  • Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens
    Reuters

    Trump relished rally chant, Ocasio-Cortez tells constituents in Queens

    U.S. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday that President Donald Trump relished a chant by the crowd at a campaign rally this week that called for a Democratic congresswoman to be sent back where she came from. Trump renewed his criticism of four minority women lawmakers on Friday, saying that they had said horrible things about the United States, and defended himself from criticism over his comment that they should leave the United States if unhappy. Appearing before her constituents in New York City for the first time since the latest flare-up between Trump and the four Democratic congresswomen, Ocasio-Cortez rejected the president's statement that he had tried to quiet the crowd, saying he had egged them on instead.

  • Helped by Trump's putting advice, Herman leads Barbasol
    Associated Press

    Helped by Trump's putting advice, Herman leads Barbasol

    Helped by President Donald Trump's putting advice, Jim Herman had two eagles in a 10-under 62 to maintain a one-stroke lead Saturday in the PGA Tour's Barbasol Championship. "I haven't been playing bad, I just haven't been rolling the ball very well," Herman said. Trump's regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman changed to a conventional putting grip and clubhead at the president's suggestion following a recent round.

  • Reuters

    Golf: Phone call from Trump buoys Barbasol leader Herman

    Buoyed by a Friday night phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump, Herman wielded a hot putter at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, reeling off two eagles and six birdies in a flawless performance. Herman used to be an assistant pro at Trump National in New Jersey, and has known the president for years. "The president of the United States called me and wished me good luck today and congratulated me on a couple of good rounds the first two days here," Herman said.

  • Reuters

    Golf-Phone call from Trump buoys Barbasol leader Herman

    Jim Herman played with precision to make a president proud, matching his career-best score on the PGA Tour with a 10-under-par 62 in the third round at the Barbasol Championship in Kentucky on Saturday. Buoyed by a Friday night phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump, Herman wielded a hot putter at Keene Trace in Nicholasville, reeling off two eagles and six birdies in a flawless performance. Herman used to be an assistant pro at Trump National in New Jersey, and has known the president for years.

  • Trump's 'go back' remark: In workplace, it might be illegal
    Associated Press

    Trump's 'go back' remark: In workplace, it might be illegal

    President Donald Trump's suggestion that four activist Democratic congresswomen of color "go back" to countries "from which they came" has excited some in his political base. Apart from its legality in workplaces, Trump's language has ignited impassioned responses across racial, ethnic and political divides. "It wasn't Racist!" tweeted Terrence Williams, a black comedian who supports Trump.

  • Swedish prime minister warns Donald Trump he cannot influence ASAP Rocky judicial process
    The Telegraph

    Swedish prime minister warns Donald Trump he cannot influence ASAP Rocky judicial process

    The Swedish prime minister has disputed Donald Trump’s claim over the treatment of a detained American rapper following a phone call between the two leaders.  Platinum-selling artist A$AP Rocky was arrested in Sweden in early July on suspicion of assault following a street brawl. Mr Trump tweeted on Saturday that he had spoken to Prime Minister Stefan Lofven offering to personally vouch for his bail. Mr Trump said the Swedish PM assured him that the rapper would be treated fairly. “Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly," Mr Trump said in a post on Twitter. "Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative... Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!" Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 20, 2019 But a spokesperson for the Swedish leader has maintained Mr Lofven told Mr Trump the government cannot influence the judicial process. The spokesperson said: “It was a friendly and respectful phone call which lasted about 20 minutes. The Prime Minister made sure to point out that the Swedish judicial system, prosecutors and courts, are completely independent. "He also pointed out that everyone is equal before the law and that the government neither can nor will try to influence the judicial process." Mr Trump said he and Mr Lofven had agreed to speak again over the next two days, another claim disputed by Sweden. “It is possible that there will be follow up calls but right now there is not one scheduled or planned,” a spokesperson said. A$AP Rocky, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained following a fight in Stockholm, where he had been performing. The district court decided on Friday that Rocky would remain in custody for one more week to allow police to complete their investigation. They have until 25 July. Mayer has claimed he was acting in self defense after two young men harassed and followed him and his entourage. Fans, fellow artists and US Congress members have called for the 30-year-old artist to be freed following his arrest on 3 July. The US president intervened after an appeal from rapper Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian.

  • Megan Rapinoe condemns Trump’s racist tweets: ‘It’s disgusting, to be honest’
    The Independent

    Megan Rapinoe condemns Trump’s racist tweets: ‘It’s disgusting, to be honest’

    US women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe has launched a new attack on Donald Trump, terming his racist tweets about four minority congressman “disgusting”.The 34-year co-captain and midfielder of the team who had a very public spat with the president, said she thought his tweets and comments about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib, were unacceptable. She said she took heart from the fact there had been such criticism of his language.“It’s disgusting, to be honest,” Rapinoe told CNN on Saturday. “To say it’s disappointing is…it doesn’t even come close.”She added: “The more that we just are upset about it and don’t accept that kind of behaviour from all sides, then the better place we’re going to be.”Rapinoe, who plays for the Seattle Reign, has been a long time critic of the president, and was among the first professional athletes to support NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who in 2016 started by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem to protest police brutality against minorities.Earlier this summer, she upset the president when remarks emerged in which she repeatedly said she was “not going to the f****** White House” if the team won the world cup, which it did.“I don’t think anyone on the team has any interest in lending the platform that we’ve worked so hard to build, and the things that we fight for, and the way that we live our life,” she said at the time. “I don’t think that we want that to be co-opted or corrupted by this administration.”In a series of tweets and comments, Mr Trump had said four Democratic congresswomen, three of whom were born in the US and one of whom is a former refugee from Somalia, should “go back home”.Asked about the comments at the White House, he said: “As far as I’m concerned if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here, you can leave.”During a rally in North Carolina this week, Mr Trump’s supporters broke into chants of “send her back” when he talked about Ms Omar, who represents a congressional district in Minnesota. He later claimed he tried to stop the chants by “talking quickly”, though recordings show him pausing for up to 14 seconds before continuing his speech.

  • Why Trump Won't Bomb Iran
    The National Interest

    Why Trump Won't Bomb Iran

    After President Donald Trump decided not to “bomb Iran” in retaliation for shooting down an unmanned Navy drone that was either very close to Iranian air space, many of his conservative critics accused him of acting more like President Barack Obama rather than President Ronald Reagan.According to critics like Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK), Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), President Donald Trump’s decision to call off the air strikes, which he had apparently approved, was a replay of Obama’s refusal to bomb Syria after Syrian president Bashar al-Assad had crossed Obama’s red line by using chemical weapons against the rebels who were trying to get him to leave office.These same critics note that Reagan attacked Iran on April 18, 1988, two days after a mine planted by the Iranians wounded ten sailors and damaged an American destroyer, the USS Roberts, which was one of the ships escorting reflagged Kuwaiti tankers through the Strait of Hormuz.Both of these historical analogies give a misleading impression of how Obama and Reagan actually handled these issues. In fact, Trump should take some lessons for dealing with the current crisis with Iran, which is largely of his own creation, by understanding how these two predecessors responded to similar situations.

  • Trump says he'll 'personally vouch' for rapper A$AP Rocky
    ABC News

    Trump says he'll 'personally vouch' for rapper A$AP Rocky

    President Donald Trump said on Twitter he had offered to "personally vouch" for A$AP Rocky's bail after the rapper was jailed in Sweden following a street fight. "Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative," Trump tweeted early Saturday, adding that he would speak again to the Swedish prime minister in the next 48 hours.