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Stories tagged: donald trump

UPDATED: Thu., April 16, 2020

Trump gives governors 3-phase plan to reopen economy

President Donald Trump has given governors a road map for recovering from the economic pain of the coronavirus pandemic, laying out a phased approach to restoring normal activity

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

McMorris Rodgers, Risch say Trump right to review World Health Organization

The president said Tuesday he would withhold funding from the international health organization pending a review that could take up to 90 days, even as the world tries to combat …

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Stimulus checks to bear Trump’s name in unprecedented move

President Donald Trump’s name will be printed on the stimulus checks that the Internal Revenue Service will be sending to tens of millions of Americans around the country, in an …

UPDATED: Wed., April 15, 2020

Trump’s halting of funds to WHO sparks worldwide rebuke

Nations and health experts worldwide reacted with alarm Wednesday after President Donald Trump announced a halt to the sizable funding the United States sends to the World Health Organization. They …

’We don’t have a king’: Backlash after Trump’s authority claims

Invoking the movie “Mutiny on the Bounty,” President Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that objections by governors to his claim of absolute authority over when to lift guidelines aimed at fighting …

Cuomo: Trump not a king, can’t force states to reopen

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo pushed back Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s claim of “total” authority to reopen the nation’s virus-stalled economy, but also insisted “the president will have no …

Congress delays return to Washington until at least May 4

The Senate on Tuesday joined the House in delaying its next meeting in Washington, citing the need to protect members from the coronavirus pandemic.

UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Court vacates Trump’s rollback of school nutrition rules

After making a brief comeback on school lunch menus, white bread and other refined grains may be vanishing again when schools reopen after a federal court vacated the Trump administration’s …

UPDATED: Tue., April 14, 2020

Voters reject Trump’s pick in chaotic Wisconsin court race

A liberal challenger ousted a conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice endorsed by President Donald Trump, overcoming a successful push by Republicans to forge ahead with last week’s election even as …

Trump’s disdain for ‘Obamacare’ could hamper virus response

The Trump administration’s unrelenting opposition to “Obamacare” could become an obstacle for millions of uninsured people in the coronavirus outbreak, as well as many who are losing coverage in the …

Trump says he’ll decide on easing guidelines, not governors

President Donald Trump asserted Monday that he is the ultimate decision-maker for determining how and when to relax the nation’s social distancing guidelines as he grows anxious to reopen the …

Leonard Pitts Jr.: To Asian Americans: It’s bigots’ problem

Recently, with surely the best intentions, Andrew Yang, the former Democratic candidate for president, gave Asian Americans the absolute worst advice imaginable. Indeed, advice so bad as to be painful.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’ misfires in watchdog attacks

President Donald Trump has been attacking several independent watchdogs in the federal bureaucracy.

UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Schumer: Trump administration OKs talks on virus aid bill

Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer says the Trump administration has agreed to pursue bipartisan House-Senate talks on an interim bill to replenish a $350 billion “paycheck protection” program for businesses …

UPDATED: Fri., April 10, 2020

Image of former Washington Gov. Gary Locke in Trump ad prompts charges of racism

An unlikely Washington Democrat shows up in the latest campaign ad for President Donald Trump, prompting criticism of racism from supporters of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump feels no need for crisis counsel from predecessors

In times of crisis, American presidents often turn to their predecessors for counsel. Not President Donald Trump, who has no plans to seek his predecessors’ counsel during the coronavirus pandemic, …

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

U.S. expels thousands to Mexico after largely halting asylum

U.S. authorities say they’ve sent nearly 10,000 Mexican and Central American border crossers back to Mexico under new rules designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries ‘stunt’

Senators torpedoed quick passage of a new coronavirus aid package Thursday, with Democrats rejecting a Trump administration request for $250 billion to boost a small business payroll fund and Republicans …

UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Trump to ‘take a look’ at ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic’s pardon request

President Donald Trump may be the only person in America who hasn’t binged “Tiger King.”

UPDATED: Wed., April 8, 2020

Congress in standoff on virus aid, but first checks coming

Congress is rushing headlong into a conflict over the next coronavirus aid package as the White House wants to pump $250 billion into a small business fund but opposes Democrats’ …

Feds eye loosening rules to allow some to return to work

In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the Trump administration could relax coronavirus guidelines as early as Wednesday to make it easier for Americans who have been exposed …

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

The World Health Organization was on the defensive Wednesday after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health body over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threatened to strip hundreds …

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Report: Outbreak triggers drop in climate-changing emissions

Despite mocking the idea of climate change, President Donald Trump will preside over one of the country’s sharpest drops in climate-damaging emissions on record, as the economic paralysis from the …

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Trump upends virus oversight, removing key official

President Donald Trump’s removal of a watchdog tasked with overseeing how his administration spends the $2.2 trillion coronavirus rescue package is his latest challenge of an inspector general community asked …

Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead

An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners but sent a legal challenge by inmates back to a …

UPDATED: Tue., April 7, 2020

Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham is leaving her post after never holding a single formal press briefing

UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Debate heats up over using an anti-malaria drug for COVID-19

President Donald Trump and members of his administration are growing emphatic in promoting an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting COVID-19, even though scientists say more testing is …

UPDATED: Sun., April 5, 2020

Giuliani, a familiar voice in Trump’s ear, promotes experimental coronavirus treatments

Rudy Giuliani, who was in the center of the impeachment storm earlier this year as an unpaid private attorney for President Donald Trump, has cast himself in a new role: …

Ousted inspector general ‘disappointed and saddened’ Trump fired him

The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that President Donald Trump has fired him.

Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington will return 400 ventilators to national stockpile

The devices, part of Washington’s allotment from the Strategic National Stockpile, are bound for “New York and other states hardest hit by this virus,” the governor said in a statement. …