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"Great Ally": Trump Defends Saudi, Undermines CIA On Khashoggi Murder - NDTV

President Donald Trump on Tuesday declared his strong support for Saudi Arabia while undermining the CIA's conclusion that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was responsible for the brutal death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, issuing a remarkable ...

Trump pardons Thanksgiving turkeys in somewhat joyless event - The Guardian

It was Forrest Gump who declared: “Jenny and me was like peas and carrots.” On Tuesday Forrest Trump, or rather Donald Trump, declared: “I will be issuing both Peas and Carrots a presidential pardon.” The US president was not talking vegetables. He was ...

Trump says he can't imagine anyone but himself as Time Person of the Year - Washington Post

President Trump was asked by a reporter Tuesday about Time magazine's Person of the Year issue, which comes out every December. And he had one answer for who should be Person of the Year: “Trump.” “I don't know, that is up to Time magazine,” he ...

Top Republicans slam Trump for statement backing Saudi Arabia - CNN

Washington (CNN) Top Senate Republicans slammed President Donald Trump for his statement backing Saudi Arabia in the wake of the death and dismemberment of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The chairman of the Senate Foreign ...

Trump reportedly tried to order prosecution of Hillary Clinton and James Comey - New York Post

President Trump attempted to have two of his largest rivals prosecuted by the Justice Department but was discouraged by White House counsel, according to a report published on Tuesday. Trump sought to order the legal action against his 2016 ...

Trump raised prosecuting Clinton with top White House, Justice officials - CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump on multiple occasions raised with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Matt Whitaker, who was then-chief of staff to Jeff Sessions, whether the Justice Department was progressing in investigating Hillary ...

Trump provides written responses to Mueller questions - Associated Press (press release) (blog)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, avoiding at least for now a potentially risky ...

The Latest: Senators demand 'determination' on Khashoggi - Associated Press (press release) (blog)

Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Bob Menendez, D-N.J., wrote the letter to President Donald Trump on Tuesday, asking for an investigation under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act. The act requires the president to determine whether a foreign ...

White House attacks 'activist judges' after federal court blocks Trump's asylum ban -

The White House on Tuesday blasted a federal judge for temporarily blocking the Trump administration from refusing asylum to migrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. In a sharply worded statement late Tuesday afternoon, White House Press ...

Trump reportedly wanted to order the DOJ to prosecute Comey and Clinton - Business Insider

President Donald Trump wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his biggest political rivals but backed down when he was told he didn't have the authority to do that, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Trump wanted the DOJ to ...

The Brutal Truth Behind Trump's Love Affair With Saudi Arabia - The Atlantic

We knew—we always knew—that Donald Trump would never ditch an ally who would always support him as long as he reciprocated with loyalty of his own. MbS is such an ally. Recall that Trump's first foreign trip was to Saudi Arabia, a curious choice for ...

Trump provides written answers to Mueller questions -

U.S. President Donald Trump has provided the special counsel's office with written answers to questions about his knowledge of Russian interference in the 2016 election, his lawyers said Tuesday, marking the first time Trump has directly cooperated ...

Trump's Saudi support highlights brutality of 'America First' doctrine - CNN

Washington (CNN) It is the Trump doctrine laid bare. By letting Saudi Arabia get away with the murder of US-based journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the President sent a message of startling clarity about how the United States will conduct its business in the ...

Report: Trump approached White House attorney about prosecuting Hillary Clinton, James Comey - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump told White House attorneys he wanted the Justice Department to prosecute Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James B. Comey, the latest indication the president views the department as a potential weapon to ...

Trump says no penalty for Saudi prince for Khashoggi murder - Associated Press (press release) (blog)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday he would not further punish Saudi Arabia for the murder of U.S.-based columnist Jamal Khashoggi — making clear in an exclamation-filled statement that the benefits of good relations with the ...

Trump wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey – report - The Guardian

Donald Trump wanted to prosecute former election rival Hillary Clinton and ex-FBI director James Comey but was talked out of it, the New York Times reported on Tuesday. The US president told then White House counsel Don McGahn in the spring that he ...

Trump reportedly told White House counsel McGahn he wanted to prosecute Hillary Clinton and James Comey - CNBC

President Donald Trump said he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute his former presidential opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey, The New York Times reported Tuesday. The Times, citing two people familiar with ...

Trump reportedly tried to order the Justice Department to prosecute Clinton and Comey - Vox

President Donald Trump tried to order prosecutors at the Department of Justice to indict two of his political enemies — 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey — this spring, according to the New York Times. According to the ...

In blow to Trump's immigration agenda, federal judge blocks asylum ban for migrants who enter illegally from Mexico - Washington Post

In a ruling late Monday, U.S. District Judge Jon S. Tigar of San Francisco issued a nationwide restraining order barring enforcement of the policy President Trump announced Nov. 8, which he billed as an urgent attempt to stop the flow of thousands of ...

Trump: 'It's a shame' Mississippi senator is being criticized over 'hanging' comment - USA TODAY

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump spoke up for a Republican senator Tuesday facing a runoff election and fierce criticism after making a joke about a "public hanging." Trump said he plans to hold at least two campaign events, possibly even a third, ...

Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States.

Donald Trump August 19, 2015 (cropped).jpg
President of the United States
Taking office
January 20, 2017
Vice President Mike Pence
Succeeding Barack Obama
Personal details
Born Donald John Trump
(1946-06-14) June 14, 1946 (age 70)
New York City
Political party Republican
Other political
Relatives Trump family
Residence Trump Tower, New York City
Alma mater University of Pennsylvania
Occupation Chairman and President of The Trump Organization
Executive Producer of The Apprentice
Net worth $4.5 billion
Signature Donald J Trump stylized autograph, in ink

Donald John Trump ( /ˈdɒnəld dʒɒn trʌmp/; born June 14, 1946) is an American businessman, television personality, politician, and the 45th President of the United States.

Trump was born and raised in the Queens borough of New York City and received a bachelor's degree in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. In 1971, he took charge of his family's real estate and construction firm, Elizabeth Trump & Son, which was later renamed The Trump Organization. During his business career, Trump has built, renovated, or managed numerous office towers, hotels, casinos, and golf courses. He owned the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants from 1996 to 2015, and has lent the use of his name to brand various products. From 2004 to 2015, he hosted The Apprentice, a reality television show on NBC. As of 2016, Forbes listed Trump as the 324th wealthiest person in the world (113th in the United States), with a net worth of $4.5 billion.

Trump sought the Reform Party's presidential nomination in 2000, but withdrew before voting began. He considered running as a Republican for the 2012 election, but ultimately decided against it. In June 2015, he announced his candidacy for the 2016 election, and quickly emerged as the front-runner among 17 contenders in the Republican primaries. His final opponents suspended their campaigns in May 2016, and in July he was formally nominated at the Republican Convention. Trump's campaign received unprecedented media coverage and international attention. Many of his statements in interviews, on social media, and at campaign rallies were controversial or false. Numerous anti-Trump protests occurred during his campaign and after the election.

Trump won the general election on November 8, 2016, gaining a majority of the U.S. Electoral College, while receiving a smaller share of the popular vote nationwide than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. At age 70, Trump will become the oldest and wealthiest person to assume the presidency. He will also be the first president without prior military or other governmental service.

Trump's platform emphasizes renegotiating U.S.–China relations and free trade agreements such as NAFTA and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, strongly enforcing immigration laws, and building a wall along the U.S.–Mexico border. His other positions include pursuing energy independence while opposing climate change regulations such as the Clean Power Plan and the Paris Agreement, reforming veterans' affairs, replacing the Affordable Care Act, abolishing Common Core education standards, investing in infrastructure, simplifying the tax code while reducing taxes across the board, and imposing tariffs on imports by companies offshoring jobs. Trump advocates a largely non-interventionist approach to foreign policy while increasing military spending, "extreme vetting" of Muslim immigrants to preempt domestic Islamic terrorism, and aggressive military action against ISIS. Trump's positions have been described by scholars and commentators as populist, protectionist, and nationalist.