President Donald Trump said he would make a trip to Parkland, Florida after the deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 14, 2018. About four minutes into his address to the nation, he spoke directly to "America's children" telling them that those who felt scared and alone are "never alone" and that there are people who care about them. Trump encouraged those kids to ask for help.
President Donald Trump addressed the nation a day after the shooting that killed at least 17 at Majory Stoneman Douglas High. "Our entire nation, with one heavy heart, is praying for the victims and their families," Trump stated on Feb. 15, 2018. He also said he'd be visiting Parkland, Florida to meet with families and local officials.
Before President Donald Trump planned to address the nation Thursday morning about a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school, he issued a proclamation honoring the victims of the shooting. It says, "Our nation grieves with those who have lost loved ones." As part of that proclamation, the president ordered flags to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public grounds until February 19th.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, says he paid $130,000 of his own money to a porn actress who allegedly had a sexual relationship with Trump in 2006. He gave a statement on the situation regarding Stormy Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, to the New York Times.
President Donald Trump launched what he calls a "big week" for his infrastructure plan, which envisions $1.5 trillion in spending over a decade to rebuild roads and highways. The plan would fulfill a key campaign goal but rely heavily on state and local government budgets to become a reality. The president met eight governors and several state and local officials at the White House to drum up support for his plans.
The White House continues to defend the Trump administration's response to domestic abuse allegations against Staff Secretary Rob Porter. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders read a statement from President Trump on Feb. 12, 2018, in which he says he takes domestic abuse "very seriously." She would not go into specifics on how the allegations were handled or details of Porter's resignation.
President Trump is proposing a $4 trillion-plus budget that projects a $1 trillion or so federal deficit. Unlike the plan Trump released last year, the 2019 budget never comes close to promising a balanced federal ledger even after 10 years. And that's before last week's agreement for $300 billion is added this year and next, a deal that showers both the Pentagon and domestic agencies with big budget increases.
White House staff secretary Rob Porter is stepping down following allegations of domestic abuse by his two ex-wives. In a statement, he said the allegations are "outrageous" and "simply false." He says photos published were taken nearly 15 years ago and the "reality behind them is nowhere close to what is being described." Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders addressed reporters about the resignation on Thursday.
The stock market is soaring, smashing record after record. The unemployment rate has ticked downward. Some categories of violent crime are down, too. But more U.S. troops are stationed in war zones. More people are dying of drug overdoses. More people think race relations have gotten worse under Trump. A statistical deep dive into the state of the union before President Trump offers his own assessment on Tuesday night.
President Donald Trump calls New York Times report that he ordered the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller 'fake news.' The Times reported that Trump ordered the firing of Mueller last June but backed off after White House lawyer Don McGahn threatened to quit. Trump made the comment while entering meetings in Davos, Switzerland on Friday.
Arab lawmakers in Israel's parliament were tossed out from the house on Monday for heckling U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at the start of his speech. The main Arab party in the parliament said it would boycott Pence's speech - though it wasn't immediately clear whether they would walk out in protest, heckle or skip the session altogether. The Knesset, which is accustomed to such high-profile visits, had added a new layer of security, and besides the speaker and other dignitaries, lawmakers did not have direct access to Pence.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the boycott a disgrace. He and others gave Pence a standing ovation.
White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney and White House Director of Legislative Affairs Marc Short spoke to reporters on January 19, 2018 as the Senate debated a funding bill to avoid a government shutdown.
President Donald Trump defended himself against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. "No, No. I'm not a racist," Trump said Sunday at Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla.
President Donald Trump denied in a tweet on Thursday that he asked during a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from “shithole countries” rather than people from places like Norway. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) responded to the tweet on camera, confirming that the president did use those words.