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.
  • 'I am with you': President Trump signs executive order on free speech at college campuses
    USA TODAY

    'I am with you': President Trump signs executive order on free speech at college campuses

    We already have the First Amendment. So how would this order work?

  • Where the investigations related to President Trump stand
    Associated Press

    Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him:

  • Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding
    Associated Press

    Trump orders colleges to back free speech or lose funding

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday requiring U.S. colleges to protect free speech on their campuses or risk losing federal research funding.

  • Tax Law Is Getting More Popular, but Smaller Refunds Could Hurt Trump and GOP
    The Fiscal Times

    Tax Law Is Getting More Popular, but Smaller Refunds Could Hurt Trump and GOP

    The size of your refund check from the IRS doesn’t tell you anything about whether you got a tax cut last year – but it may affect your attitude toward President Trump and his fiscal policies.People who have received bigger refunds this year view the Republican tax cuts much more positively than those who have received smaller refunds or owed money, according to poll data analyzed by Ben Casselman and Jim Tankersley of The New York Times. And the same holds true for opinions about Trump himself: bigger tax refunds translate into higher approval ratings for the president. Smaller refunds, however, mean disapproval on both counts. Millions of people have yet to submit their taxes, so the SurveyMonkey poll – which involved 4,073 respondents who had already filed their taxes – should be seen as a snapshot in time. But the findings nevertheless suggest that tax refunds are playing an important role in how people are evaluating the tax cuts and the president.Casselman and Tankersley say that the decision by the Trump administration in early 2018 to reduce taxes taken out of paychecks right away could be backfiring. If the Treasury Department had allowed the tax cuts – which most workers benefited from – to show up as larger refund checks, millions more people would likely approve the tax law as they happily cashed their checks from the IRS. But smaller refunds may be having the opposite effect, hurting Trump politically.Still, the tax season has several more weeks to go and support for the tax law is inching up, possibly because more people are realizing they benefited as they file their taxes. Half of the poll respondents said they approved the law, the highest share in over a year.Like what you're reading? Sign up for our free newsletter.

  • Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty
    Reuters

    Man charged with sending bombs to Trump critics pleads guilty

    Cesar Sayoc, 57, entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan federal court, speaking in a halting, shaky voice that often dropped to a whisper. Sayoc listed the intended recipients of his packages, including former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, billionaire investor and Democratic donor George Soros, former Central Intelligence Agency director John Brennan, actor Robert DeNiro and CNN. In addition to using weapons of mass destruction, the charges include mailing explosives with an intent to kill or injure people or property, and conveying threats through interstate commerce.

  • The Trump Madness bracket: Today's Toon
    USA TODAY Opinion

    The Trump Madness bracket: Today's Toon

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    'This country would see this as a coup': James Comey doesn't want Trump impeached

    Former FBI Director James Comey said in an opinion piece on Thursday that forcing Trump from office would only deepen the divide in the nation.

  • Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats
    AFP

    Trump supporter pleads guilty to sending bombs to Democrats

    A supporter of President Donald Trump pleaded guilty on Thursday to mailing crude bombs to prominent Democrats including former president Barack Obama and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. Cesar Sayoc, 57, who was arrested in Florida in October, pleaded guilty to 65 counts and could face life imprisonment at his sentencing in September. The slew of charges relates to 16 package bombs Sayoc sent from a Florida post office to leading Democrats as well as the Manhattan offices of CNN.

  • Trump signs executive 'free speech' order for U.S. colleges
    Reuters

    Trump signs executive 'free speech' order for U.S. colleges

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order linking "free speech" efforts at public universities to federal grants in an effort to combat what he considers a clamp down on conservative students' abilities to share their views. Under the order, the schools will themselves certify whether they are protecting students' free speech rights, which are already guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment. Trump administration officials have suggested that the rights of speakers on college campuses have been trampled by student protesters, and that conservatives have been unfairly targeted.

  • President Donald Trump is correct on China's Huawei
    USA TODAY Opinion

    President Donald Trump is correct on China's Huawei

    But the most troubling aspect of Huawei is not its penchant for pilferage but its potential role in China’s global assault on democracy: Our view

  • Democrats accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of violating law with private emails
    Yahoo News

    Democrats accuse Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner of violating law with private emails

    The chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee says the couple may have broken the Presidential Records Act.

  • Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes
    Associated Press

    Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S. for days leading up to last fall's midterm elections.

  • President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights
    USA TODAY

    President Trump says U.S. should recognize Israel's sovereignty over disputed Golan Heights

    Trump's controversial move is sure to inflame tension in the Middle East. He said in a Tweet that the territory is critical to Israel's security.

  • In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan
    Reuters

    In major shift, Trump says time for U.S. to recognize Israeli sovereignty over Golan

    The disputed area was captured by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war and annexed in 1981 in a move not recognized internationally. Netanyahu has pressed the United States to recognize its claim and raised that possibility in his first White House meeting with Trump in February 2017. "After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel's Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!" Trump wrote on Twitter.

  • Cesar Sayoc: Florida man pleads guilty to mailing pipe bombs to Donald Trump's critics
    The Independent

    Cesar Sayoc: Florida man pleads guilty to mailing pipe bombs to Donald Trump's critics

    A man has pleaded guilty to sending a wave of pipe bombs to prominent critics of Donald Trump - attacks that harmed no one but created fear as the devices turned up, day after day, at locations across the country. Cesar Sayoc sobbed as he entered the plea before a federal judge in New York. Sayoc had been scheduled to go on trial this summer on charges that he mailed rudimentary bombs to 16 targets, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, several members of congress, former president Barack Obama and the actor Robert De Niro.