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Sep 26, 2018 41 tweets 16 min read
“They would like to see me lose an election because they have never been challenged like this,” @POTUS says of #China. “A lot of money is coming into our coffers” from tariffs on the “dumpers” from #China, according to @POTUS.
Sep 21, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein suggested he secretly recorded @POTUS and discussed the 25th Amendment, reports @nytimes. nyti.ms/2xxNdwl “The New York Times’s story is inaccurate and factually incorrect,” Rosenstein said in a statement. “Based on my personal dealings with the president, there is no basis to invoke the 25th Amendment.”
Sep 18, 2018 26 tweets 13 min read
"We accomplished a lot," @POTUS says after his meeting today with #Poland President @AndrzejDuda. "The alliance between our nations has never been stronger, with us at the helm," @POTUS says to @AndrzejDuda. #Poland
Sep 14, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
"Those who interfere with our liberties will pay a price," @SecPompeo tells reporters and specifically mentions past election interference actions by #Russia. "What Secretary Kerry has done is unseemly and unprecedented," says @SecPompeo about @JohnKerry and his efforts to save #Iran #JCPOA. "It is beyond inappropriate."
Sep 14, 2018 17 tweets 7 min read
Prosecutors file new charging document against ex-@realDonaldTrump campaign chairman @PaulManafort, signaling a possible plea deal, reports @AP. A guilty plea to charges in his second trial (which was to be held in Washington, DC) is to be entered today by @PaulManafort, according to media reports.
Sep 13, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
Mysterious statement issued by @SenFeinstein on Kavanaugh #SCOTUS nomination. “All I know is what I read, and I wouldn’t make any judgment of it until I get more information,” @ChuckGrassley tells reporters.
Sep 13, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
"As we continue to monitor Hurricane Florence, the President will receive an emergency preparedness update this morning," says @LWalters45 in statement. Update: “This morning the President spoke with Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina and Mayor Bill Saffo of Wilmington, NC. The President offered his support and reiterated the federal government’s willingness to help with whatever is needed," says @PressSec in statement.
Sep 13, 2018 6 tweets 5 min read
Thread now from @POTUS on the #HurricaneMaria deaths. Here's the @GWpublichealth study @realDonaldTrump is disputing: publichealth.gwu.edu/sites/default/… React from an #Illinois congressman of Puerto Rican heritage who has been deeply involved in the #HurricaneMaria effort:
Sep 12, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
“We have half tonight” of the 72 living Medal of Honor recipients, says @POTUS. “You are the strongest, bravest and the finest among us. See my ego isn’t that big.” “I don’t know if you’d ever win this award,” @POTUS says introducing @stevenmnuchin1. “Maybe in a different way.”
Sep 12, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
Center of #Hurricane Florence will move over the SW
Atlantic Ocean between Bermuda and the Bahamas today and approach
the coast of the Carolinas on Thursday and Friday and move slowly near the
coastline through Saturday, according to @NHC_Atlantic. "Please do not think you can ride this one out...that would be a deadly decision." #HurricaneFlorence
Sep 12, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
National Security Adviser @AmbJohnBolton and @ODNIgov Dan Coats say @POTUS exec order is evidence he’s making election security a priority. Lawmakers of both parties immediately said the effort does not go far enough, reports @washingtonpost. washingtonpost.com/news/politics/…
Sep 11, 2018 10 tweets 6 min read
Sep 11, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
No confirmation from @WhiteHouse but this report from #Ireland that @POTUS is cancelling next month's trip there. #Ireland public broadcaster @rte also reporting cancellation of @POTUS visit.
Sep 11, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
At Shanksville #Flight93 memorial ceremony @POTUS says the 40 on the flight "changed the course of history...we commemorate their incredible valor." From pool reporter @geoffearle at Shanksville.
Sep 11, 2018 9 tweets 5 min read
WTC and Pentagon right now.
@POTUS, @FLOTUS heading to the memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania to pay tribute to #Flight93 crew and passengers.
Sep 11, 2018 7 tweets 5 min read
"A life threatening storm surge likely" along portions of the coasts of the Carolinas and Virginia from #HurricaneFlorence, according to @NWS. #HurricaneFlorence
Sep 4, 2018 12 tweets 8 min read
New @realBobWoodward 448-page book describes “an administrative coup d’etat” and a “nervous breakdown” of the executive branch during @realDonaldTrump presidency. washingtonpost.com/politics/bob-w… “He’s an idiot. It’s pointless to try to convince him of anything. He’s gone off the rails. We’re in Crazytown. I don’t even know why any of us are here. This is the worst job I’ve ever had," @WhiteHouse Chief of Staff Kelly reportedly said of @realDonaldTrump.
Aug 26, 2018 13 tweets 6 min read
Mass shooting in #Florida. Several fatalities reported following shooting at a video game tournament at Jacksonville Landing.
Aug 26, 2018 21 tweets 9 min read
“Senator John Sidney McCain III died at 4:28pm on August 25, 2018. With the Senator when he passed were his wife Cindy and their family. At his death, he had served the United States of America faithfully for sixty years,” according to a family statement.