‘Rigged election’ goes from Trump complaint to campaign strategy

We don’t really know when the economy will get better, but there are three directions it could go. We break them down — and why the future of the largest economy in the world is virtually in the hands of Congress. “I don’t have any doubt that’s where he’s headed,” Pete Giangreco, a Democratic strategist who has worked on nine presidential campaigns, said of Trump’s effort to...

Brit Hume says White House press corps seem to be covering Trump, not virus, at COVID-19 briefings

Fox News political analyst Brit Hume said Tuesday that the White House press corps appears to be trying to make the presidential coronavirus briefings more about the president and less about the coronavirus.Hume told "Tucker Carlson Tonight" that he senses a drastic shift in the conduct of the reporters compared to the years he spent as the White House correspondent for ABC News decades ago.He...

Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program Extension : NPR

President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. On Saturday he signed a bill extending the deadline to apply for the program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption toggle caption Evan Vucci/AP President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck...

Coronavirus updates: Trump says increase of cases is ‘great news’

A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide. Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages,...

‘Tre45on’ Trends After Bombshell Story Claiming Trump Knew Putin Had Bounty On U.S. Troops

Critics erupted Saturday after an explosive New York Times story asserting that Russian President Vladimir Putin secretly offered a bounty to Afghanistan militants for American soldiers they killed — and that Donald Trump knew about it. Both the White House and Putin denied the story Saturday. But it was concerning enough that several critics spoke out. The hashtag “Tre45on” — using 45...

Judge Blocks Deportation Of 16-Year-Old Boy Who Claims Trump Is Using The Coronavirus As An Excuse

BuzzFeed News has reporters around the world bringing you trustworthy stories about the impact of the coronavirus. To help keep this news free, become a member. A federal court judge on Wednesday blocked the deportation of a 16-year-old boy as part of the first legal challenge to a controversial Trump administration policy that has turned back thousands of immigrants at the southern border by...

Donald Trump to cut half of US troops in ‘delinquent’ Germany

Donald Trump said he is cutting the number of American troops in Germany by half because Berlin is "delinquent" in its contributions to Nato and treats the US "badly" on trade. The US president told reporters there are 52,000 US soldiers stationed in Germany. "It's a tremendous cost to the United States," he said. "So we're removing a number down to, we're putting the number down to 25,000...

Trump To Address ‘Disparities’ At Dallas Event : NPR

President Trump arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas 2019. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Trump arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas 2019. Nicholas Kamm/AFP via Getty Images President Trump on Thursday will meet with pastors, law enforcement officials and...

Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

Trump misstates Michigan mail-in ballot policy, threatens federal funding

He then followed up with another message mentioning the official Twitter accounts for acting White House budget director Russ Vought, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and the Treasury Department. Hours later, the president deleted his original tweet and re-sent a similar tweet that said "absentee ballot applications" without noting his original mistake. The president’s tweets...