Ahead of taking the meeting, Richards admitted she had some misgivings but felt it wise to meet with the incoming first daughter and her husband. She asked her husband Kirk Adams to join the appointment as a “witness.” During the meeting, Kushner said Planned Parenthood had made a mistake by becoming too political.
President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested that TV viewers should ignore shows and pundits that report him having low approval ratings, also sharing an incorrect approval rating from one pollster. In a tweet, POTUS hit out at the suggestion he did not have an approval rating of about 50 percent—claiming that Rasmussen showed him with “around” a 50 percent approval rating. However, it does not.
Responding to a question from Todd who asked Mnuchin what he would do if a member of his staff used such language, Mnuchin said: “Chuck, you know I’ve been with the president and at campaigns. You know he likes to put names on people. He did that throughout the entire presidential election. Including all of the Republicans that he beat. So these are campaign rally issues,”
A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has said he would highly suggest POTUS takes part in an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller over the ongoing Russia probe. Sam Nunberg made the comments in an interview with MSNBC on Sunday following a week in which he appeared on multiple TV shows and made extraordinary claims about the president.
“The day that Bannon was pushed out, he was very angry about it. Refused to take Trump’s phone calls,” Green said in a Sunday interview with CNN’s State of the Union, adding that the former chief strategist had added: “I’m sick of being a wet nurse to a 71-year-old man.”
The author of the explosive tell-all book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House suggested the investigation into whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election had raised questions over whether Mueller’s reach would extend to the president’s finances.
The businessman and adviser to the president was reportedly concerned about the reach of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe following the indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to a report from Vanity Fair that cited a source briefed on Kushner’s conversation.
A former employee of Jared Kushner has claimed the senior adviser doesn’t read and calls his father “daddy.” Kyle Pope, who worked as an editor for the New York Observer while Kushner was publisher, has described his time working for Kushner in a tell-all article for the Columbia Journalism Review, where he is currently editor-in-chief and publisher.
A former Apprentice contestant who alleges Donald Trump groped her has subpoenaed his campaign team for documents about “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” Summer Zervos said Trump had attempted to kiss and touch her in 2007, making her accusation public in October 2016. Trump called the allegations a lie, which led Zervos to file a defamation lawsuit against Trump.
Counter-protesters charged Nathan Damigo, Evan McLaren and JonPaul Struys as they left Charlottesville General District Court on October 13, chasing them into a parking garage where the three men jumped into a vehicle, C-Ville.com reported.
Trump will be the keynote speaker at Friday’s event, which will also be attended by his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Other speakers include the founder of anti-Islam group ACT for America and former Trump strategist, Sebastian Gorka.
Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a Colts game after NFL players chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans. The Republican had posted a picture of himself ahead of Sunday’s game, stating he was there to honor the career of former quarterback Peyton Manning, who’s No. 18 jersey is being retired by the Indianapolis Colts.
As Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, it has emerged he slammed former president Barack Obama’s administration for its response to Hurricane Sandy.
At least 800 people were injured in the violent clashes over the weekend, with Spanish police attempting to prevent people from casting their votes with the use of force or by seizing their ballot papers, the BBC reported.
The president’s adviser, who is married to his daughter Ivanka Trump, uses both his official and private email accounts in his White House role, something Politico reported was part of the systemic use of private email accounts by Trump aides.
The university has maintained that it promotes the idea of free speech on campus, but it remains to be seen how the largely left-leaning student populace will respond to the appearance of the three notorious right-wing provocateurs. Yiannopoulos, who has dealt with negative publicity recently after comments he made about pedophilia more than a year ago resurfaced, said he was a big fan of Bannon, the former White House chief strategist.
Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated that the president was preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“The parties concerned must strengthen their sense of urgency, take due responsibilities, play their due roles, take practical measures, make joint efforts together to ease the situation, restart the dialogue and talks and prevent further deterioration of the situation on the peninsula.” But in the same meeting, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke out in favor of a strong response.
And following Pyongyang’s announcement on Sunday it had tested “with perfect success” a powerful hydrogen bomb that was capable of being fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile. Trump again tweeted about reacting with force. “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” he said in further combative comments.
Leaving church on Sunday, Trump appeared not to rule out any options, responding to reporters asking whether he would attack North Korea by telling them “we’ll see,” and suggesting on Twitter that negotiations with Pyongyang were pointless. “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” he tweeted on Sunday following Pyongyang’s announcement of its nuclear test.
Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding.
A group of black lawmakers have launched a campaign intended to “root out racism” in Congress and “call out” President Donald Trump for his “discriminatory policies.” Led by the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Cedric Richmond, the campaign comes following the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month in which one counter protester was killed.
A torch-wielding white supremacist caught on camera marching in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville claims he is not “an angry racist” and just wants to preserve European culture. History and politics student Peter Cvjetanovic, 20, saw a photograph of himself from Saturday’s rally holding a torch and apparently shouting shared online, one by a Twitter account called ‘Yes, You’re Racist.’
“But like every athlete that’s training for the Olympics, every day we gotta make ourselves incrementally better. The only thing I ask Sarah, Sarah if you’re watching, I love the hair and make-up person that we had on Friday. So I’d like to continue to use the hair and make-up person,” he added.