Politics: White House allies on president's wild week: 'It is typical Trump' - PressFrom - US
  •   
  •   
  •   

PoliticsWhite House allies on president's wild week: 'It is typical Trump'

15:05  23 august  2019
15:05  23 august  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump taps White House lawyer for federal appeals court

Trump taps White House lawyer for federal appeals court President Trump Wednesday tapped Steven Menashi, a White House lawyer, to serve as a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.Menashi currently works as a special assistant and senior associate counsel to the president. Prior to joining the White House, he served as acting general counsel at the Department of Education, taught law at George Mason University and worked in private practice.Menashi's recommendation was

White House allies are pushing back at suggestions that President Trump is fixated on a possible recession as he heads into his reelection campaign next year. Trump allies downplayed the significance of the president ’ s statements, while stating there was no reason for him to be fixated on

– President Donald Trump . Our first president , George Washington, selected the site for the White House in 1791. Every president since John Adams has occupied the White House , and the history of this building extends far beyond the construction of its walls.

White House allies are pushing back at suggestions that President Trump is fixated on a possible recession as he heads into his reelection campaign next year.

White House allies on president's wild week: 'It is typical Trump'© Getty Images President Trump insists the U.S. economy is strong.

They say a series of tweets and off-the-cuff comments this week that sparked various controversies, from a surprise fight with Denmark to the suggestion that Jewish Americans who vote Democratic are disloyal, were nothing out of the ordinary for the Trump White House.

"It is typical Trump. I think we've all gotten to know him as a country and none of this should be surprising," said one former White House official.

White House officials look into possibility of executive privilege for Lewandowski

White House officials look into possibility of executive privilege for Lewandowski White House officials have been engaged in preliminary discussions about invoking executive privilege.

Mr. Trump ’s allies note that the president has moved forward in areas that are more typical of the early days of a first-term administration. Still, half of the president ’ s cabinet has yet to be confirmed by the Republican-controlled Senate, and several other key White House aides have become

Access all official actions from President Donald J. Trump , including nominations, Executive Orders President Donald J. Trump Announces Judicial Nominees, United States Attorney Nominees, and Memorandum on the Designation of the Federative Republic of Brazil as a Major Non-NATO Ally .

Trump allies downplayed the significance of the president's statements, while stating there was no reason for him to be fixated on a recession next year.

While acknowledging there are some troubling economic signs, the former White House official said there are also plenty of positive signals from the economy, such as new jobless claims released Thursday and data last month showing jobs were rebounding in the manufacturing sector.

"Everywhere you look there's positive signs, there's negative signs. It's not blaring red and it's not blaring green either," the former White House official said.

The White House also stressed the strength of the economy in a briefing for reporters ahead of the president's trip to France for a Group of Seven meeting. Trump leaves for the summit on Saturday morning.

Former vice president Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC

Former vice president Dick Cheney to appear at fundraiser for Trump and RNC Cheney has been critical of the Trump administration’s foreign policy moves. At a private gathering this year, Richard Cheney pressed Vice President Pence on a number of the administration’s foreign policy decisions, particularly the Trump administration’s isolationist stances. Cheney has criticized the Trump administration’s hard line toward U.S. allies in NATO, a posture that he said “feeds this notion on the part of our allies overseas, especially in NATO, that we’re not long for that continued relationship,” The Post reported.

BRUSSELS — NATO summit meetings were once ritualistic events, with the member nations assembling to proclaim that the alliance had never been stronger and pledging to work together on the security issues of the day.

Once it was thought that rival White House factions would compete to shape the Trump presidency . But talk of a fight to the death between the “globalist-Goldman Sachs” In the past week alone, that gut instinct has led Trump to: slap hefty steel and aluminum tariffs on allies Canada, the European

"You will really hear the president hit home the message of the pro-jobs, pro-growth economic agenda," a senior administration official told reporters Thursday.

The administration is also stressing that the U.S. economy is stronger than the economy in Europe and in other countries.

"You can contrast this to what is happening in Europe where growth is effectively flat," the administration official said.

Trump's tumultuous week has led to questions about what some have interpreted as erratic behavior.

The New York Times on Thursday reported that some former Trump officials were increasingly worried about his behavior. They suggested to the Times that it was related to rising pressure on the president over the economy and his own election.

Numerous economic reports over the last two weeks have suggested the possibility of a recession next year is growing more likely. At the same time, there have been a flurry of new polls showing Trump being defeated in head-to-head matchups against various Democratic presidential candidates.

Trump says White House looking at payroll tax cut

Trump says White House looking at payroll tax cut President Trump on Tuesday confirmed the White House is discussing a temporary payroll tax cut as a strategy to boost the economy, even as he maintains the country's economic outlook remains strong."I've been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time. Many people would like to see that," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office during a meeting with the Romanian president.He added that the administration is also looking at doing something on the capital gains tax, but cautioned that nothing has been decided.

The President ’ s Weekly Address is now available to watch on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Transcript: My fellow Americans It is time for Congress to act and to protect Americans. Every member of Congress should choose the side of law enforcement, and the side of the American People.

The White House is urging outside allies to be prepared for another bruising confirmation battle should Ginsberg’s health take a sudden turn for the worse The president ’ s first White House counsel Don McGahn — who focused heavily on confirming conservative judges to the federal bench — left the

Those polls mean little nearly 15 months before the election, but the idea that they are weighing on Trump, who lashed out at a Fox News poll on Sunday, has been growing.

In the last few days, Trump has staked out opposing positions on enacting stronger background checks for guns and backtracked on whether he's considering some type of tax cut to boost the economy.

The president first told reporters he had an "appetite" for background checks before later warning such legislation could be a "slippery slope" to confiscating firearms. He later said he was not looking at pursuing a payroll tax cut, walking back his position from 24 hours earlier.

"He has his deliberations out in public," another former White House official said. "He's not somebody who waits until he comes to a final conclusion. He's willing to say what he's thinking when he's thinking it, and his mind will often change. I don't think there's anything wrong with that."

Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign adviser, argued that this week — a particularly whiplash-inducing one even by Trump standards — won't matter much to voters in the long run, and suggested some tune out the constant barrage of presidential news because they find it exhausting.

Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland isn't for sale

Trump cancels Denmark trip after PM says Greenland isn't for sale Trump had expressed interested in buying Greenland, a Danish territory.

But as President of the United States, my highest loyalty, my greatest compassion, and my constant concern is for America’ s children, America’ s struggling workers, and America’ s forgotten It is time to reform these outdated immigration rules, and finally bring our immigration system into the 21st century.

A White House official has acknowledged the two presidents met again informally after their bilateral talks at the G20 summit in Germany in July.

But Trump's decision to cancel a planned state visit to Denmark after that country's prime minister rejected his offer of buying Greenland stunned foreign policy experts and political analysts and prompted broad scrutiny of the president, who was viewed by some as insulting a key NATO ally on the eve of the G-7 summit.

"This is the normal abnormal that we've experienced over the last few years, and every time it goes into a different direction — Greenland being the different direction — we're shocked and surprised by that," said GOP strategist Doug Heye.

Trump's mood often dictates gatherings like the G-7. If he is rattled by domestic affairs or still focused on fights beyond this weekend's agenda, it could lead to an acrimonious few days in France.

At last year's gathering in Canada, Trump was so incensed after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asserted Canada would respond in kind to U.S. tariffs that he refused to sign a joint communique with other world leaders.

Trump is already at odds with the heads of state in France, Germany and Canada on issues like trade and how to approach Iran, and his volatility in recent days could increase the odds of a confrontation.

Talk of the readmission of Russia to the G-7 presents another potentially thorny topic after Trump breathed new life into the idea this week. Senior administration officials told reporters Thursday that they expect the topic to be discussed.

White House backs off foreign aid cuts

White House backs off foreign aid cuts Lawmakers from both parties objected to the plan, complaining that it would hurt foreign aid programs while also jeopardizing the massive budget deal reached in July. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and several GOP lawmakers also warned President Donald Trump the move would be detrimental to national security and to bipartisan negotiations ahead of another shutdown deadline. The president’s acting budget director, Russ Vought, and acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney had both pushed Trump to pursue the plan.

WASHINGTON — President Trump plans to assign a New York billionaire to lead a broad review of American intelligence agencies, according to administration officials, an effort that members of the intelligence community fear could curtail their independence and reduce the flow of information that

The President insisted that a law passed by Democrats required the separation of children from their parents when undocumented families cross the The point about Trump ' s embroidered versions of truth is not that it ' s misleading but that it offers a narrative that his allies in conservative media and

But the weekend will likely be dominated by talk of the economy.

The president has used Germany and other European nations to plead his case for why the Federal Reserve should lower interest rates in the U.S. But the German economy is contracting while he argues the U.S. outlook remains strong.

Trump has sought to diminish speculation the U.S. economy is headed for trouble because of his trade war with China and deflected blame to other targets, including the media and the Federal Reserve, which he accused of raising interest rates "too fast, too furious."

Trump and his aides have accused the media of overhyping speculation about the direction of the economy in order to damage his reelection prospects.

"The fake news, of which many of you are members, is trying to convince the public to have a recession," Trump told reporters during Wednesday's combative news conference. "The United States is doing phenomenally well. But one thing I have to do is economically take on China because China has been ripping us off for many years."

"Somebody had to do it," he added later. "I am the chosen one."

Donald Trump Congratulates Little League Champions: 'See you at the White House!'.
Donald Trump Congratulates Little League Champions: 'See you at the White House!'

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

usr: 1
This is interesting!