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Report: Trump Urged Spain to Build Wall Across Sahara

Spanish minister says president offered advice on migrants

(Newser) - Spain's foreign minister says President Trump offered the Spanish government some very Trumpian advice on dealing with an influx of cross-Mediterranean migrants. Josep Borrell says the president suggested building a wall across the Sahara desert, even though only two small enclaves in the region are Spanish territory, the Telegraph... More »

Trump on Sessions: 'I Don't Have an Attorney General'

That's not his only scathing quote

(Newser) - President Trump has ripped into Attorney General Jeff Sessions plenty of times on Twitter; now he's doing it in the Oval Office. The Hill reports on its Tuesday sitdown with the president for Hill.TV, for an interview it describes as "one of his most ferocious broadsides to... More »

'Fort Trump' Could Become Reality

Polish President Andrzej Duda wants permanent American military base in Poland

(Newser) - Poland's leader pressed President Donald Trump on Tuesday to consider creating a permanent American military base in Poland, offering a tempting incentive: The installation would be called "Fort Trump." Polish President Andrzej Duda extended the invitation during a one-on-one meeting with Trump at the White House that... More »

Stormy Daniels Discusses Trump's Genitals in New Book

You may never think about Mario Kart the same way after reading an excerpt

(Newser) - The Guardian appears to be the first media outlet to have gotten its hands on Stormy Daniels' new memoir, Full Disclosure, and it reports she gets explicit in what she discloses. The Guardian reprints her fairly NSFW description of the president's genitals, which she likens to a character from... More »

Trump Addresses Kavanaugh Allegations for First Time

Says he wants to make sure 'full process' is gone through

(Newser) - President Trump weighed in Monday on the allegation against his Supreme Court nominee, Politico reports. "We want to go through a full process" to air Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that, when they were high school students, Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, Trump said. If that "takes a... More »

Tom Arnold: Mark Burnett Went Crazy, Choked Me

Confrontation allegedly happened at pre-Emmy party

(Newser) - As nominees prepare to duke it out at the Emmys on Monday night, a party on the eve of the awards show led to a more literal scuffle between two attendees. Per Us Weekly , an early morning tweet from actor and comedian Tom Arnold was the first hint that the... More »

Hillary Clinton: 'Our Democracy Is in Crisis'

She says Trump is as bad as she feared

(Newser) - After President Trump's election victory in 2016, "I hoped that my fears for our future were overblown," Hillary Clinton writes in a blistering essay in the Atlantic . "They were not." In the essay, Clinton slams the "unspeakable" and "monstrous" actions of Trump's... More »

Americans Are About to Get a Text From Trump

It's part of a FEMA test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System

(Newser) - On Thursday at 2:18pm Eastern, chances are that you'll get a text from President Trump. But rather than urging you to make America great again, his missive will read: "THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." Its the... More »

Trump Won't Back Down From Denial of Hurricane Death Toll

President's Friday tweetstorm praised FEMA, railed against Puerto Rico death toll from Hurricane Maria

(Newser) - President Trump spent much of Friday evening digging into a claim he'd made the previous day that spurred instant backlash. On Thursday, Trump accused Democrats of inflating the death toll in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, which a recent George Washington University report updated from 64 to 2,975.... More »

Mom of Teen Allegedly Murdered by MS-13 Killed at Memorial Site

Evelyn Rodriguez hit by SUV after confrontation on Long Island

(Newser) - A grieving New York mother recognized by President Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter's memorial site Friday after a confrontation with the driver. Evelyn Rodriguez was hit around 4pm in... More »

Manafort Cuts a Deal With Prosecutors

The former Trump campaign chair will avoid a second trial

(Newser) - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has cut a "cooperation agreement" with prosecutors and intends to plead guilty to charges related to his Ukrainian consulting work, the AP reports. The deal allows Manafort to avoid a second trial that had been scheduled to start next week in Washington. Manafort... More »

Fellow Republicans Disagree With Trump on Puerto Rico

Paul Ryan, Rick Scott among those backing up the death toll of 3,000

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the latest estimate of about 3,000 dead from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico is a lie made up by his political opponents . But even some Republicans—especially those in Florida—are among those disagreeing with the president's assertion about the estimate from researchers at George... More »

Trump: Democrats Made Up Death Toll in Puerto Rico

'3000 did not die,' he writes

(Newser) - President Trump isn't just disputing the hurricane death toll in Puerto Rico, he's accusing his political enemies of making up a higher number. "3000 people did not die," Trump tweeted Thursday. The reference is to the latest estimate, commissioned by the territory's government, that 2,... More »

Trump Order Hits Election Meddlers With Sanctions

Move counters critics who claim he has not taken election security seriously enough

(Newser) - President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in US elections, a move that counters critics who claim he has not taken election security seriously enough. The executive order covers not just interference with campaign infrastructure, but it also covers the distribution of disinformation and... More »

Jamie Dimon Says He Could Beat Trump, Immediately Backtracks

'I should not have said it,' JPMorgan Chase head later clarifies

(Newser) - Jamie Dimon had fighting words for President Trump Wednesday morning, but by noon the JPMorgan Chase & Co. chairman and CEO was already backtracking. "I think I could beat Trump" in an election, Dimon said at an event celebrating the company's philanthropy. "I’m as tough as... More »

Trump Goes All In on Puerto Rico Hurricane Fight

Calls response an 'unappreciated great job'

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday declaration that the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria was "incredibly successful" drew complaints, especially in light of a recent federal report that found nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the 2017 storm. The criticism didn't deter him from doubling... More »

Group Slams Trump's Character, Wants Liquor License Yanked

President doesn't pass character test required to hold license, group argues

(Newser) - A group calling President Trump a liar, fraudster, and racist say he shouldn't be allowed to serve booze at his hotel in Washington, DC. Two judges and five religious leaders are challenging the liquor license held by the Trump Hotel, as city law requires anyone selling wine, beer, or... More »

Ireland Says Trump Visit Has Been Canceled

'We are glad he is not coming,' lawmaker says.

(Newser) - President Trump's first visit to Ireland as president has been called off—according to the Irish, but not the White House. The Irish government said Tuesday that the visit announced in August had been "postponed due to scheduling reasons," the BBC reports. Trump had planned to visit... More »

Trump Has Controversial Words About Hurricane Maria

As he warns about Hurricane Florence

(Newser) - With a powerful hurricane bearing down on the southeast coast , President Donald Trump on Tuesday turned attention back to the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico a year ago, deeming it "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people... More »

Trump Jr.: My Father's Circle of Trust Just Shrank

President must rely on 'much smaller' group after anonymous op-ed

(Newser) - President Trump is relying on a "much smaller" number of White House aides following an anonymous New York Times op-ed , according to his eldest son. "I think there are people in there that he can trust, it's just—it's a much smaller group than I would... More »

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