A far-right darling in the White House was the one who convinced Trump the US should separate parents from their children at the border

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The New York Times reported President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” policy that separates families at the US-Mexico border was the work of White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller. Miller pushed the policy to fruition after March’s increase in illegal immigration, which Trump touted as a top priority in his 2016 campaign. The […]

Let’s hope Trump didn’t give Kim Jong Un the wrong ‘direct number’

President Trump’s historic meeting with Kim Jong-Un may not have resulted in the complete de-nuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, but it did lead to a fascinating exchange in which the President claims to have given Kim a “very direct number” if the North Korean leader “has any difficulty.” Wired raises an interesting point about the […]

Trump Always Wanted a Trade War—and Now He’s Got Several

When President Donald Trump announced Friday that he would slap billions of dollars’ worth of tariffs on certain Chinese goods, he opened up another front in what’s becoming a global trade war—one whose main aggressor is the United States. And the variety of Trump’s targets, starting with U.S. allies whose trade policies resemble those of […]

An unlikely alliance of 2 groups is pushing Trump get behind their infrastructure bill

Evan Vucci/AP Members of the Congressional Black Caucus and the House Freedom Caucus are pushing President Donald Trump to back their infrastructure bill. The bill would require the Agriculture Department to sell distressed assets to private entities, and then direct the Treasury Department use the proceeds from those sales to invest in infrastructure projects in low-income […]

Data Propria, run by Cambridge Analytica alumni, working on Trump 2020 campaign

Enlarge / Brad Parscale, Donald Trump’s campaign digital director, arrives at Trump Tower, December 6, 2016. (credit: y Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Data Propria, a brand-new “data and behavioral science company” run by former staff at Cambridge Analytica, has been “quietly working” for the president’s 2020 re-election campaign, according to the Associated Press. Two reporters from […]

Trump praises Kim Jong-un’s leadership, wants Americans to stand to attention for him too

US President Donald Trump spoke in admiring terms about North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, praising Kim’s ability to get his people to “sit up at attention,” and wishing he could do the same. “He’s the head of a country, and I mean he’s the strong head,” Trump said. “He speaks and his people sit up […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a ‘common courtesy’

Jason K. Morrell/Twitter Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general. The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a “common courtesy” and he was simply returning a salute from the general. One retired US major general said: “It is wholly inappropriate […]

‘You’re a parent, don’t you have any empathy?’: Reporters blast Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Trump tactic of separating migrant families at border

Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin White House reporters interrogated press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday over the Trump administration’s family separation tactic. One reporter asked Sanders whether she had any “empathy” as a parent of young children toward the families being split up by Border Patrol agents. Sanders argued that the Trump administration has merely been […]