President Trump will hold a rally in Pennsylvania on Saturday night. Trump will mark the first 100 days of his presidency with a rally in Harrisburg. He announced the “BIG rally” on Twitter earlier this month. The President’s trip to Harrisburg happens to fall on the same night of the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, an annual night of comedy that typically brings together the White House staff and the press. Trump said he would not attend the event, following severa...
The annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner will take place Saturday night. President Trump and the White House staff will skip the dinner this year, following repeated criticisms from Trump of the press as “fake news.” Comedian Hasan Minhaj will host the event, and said it is important to honor the First Amendment “now more than ever.” The White House Correspondents’ Dinner typically brings together the press corps, celebrities and politicians together to ...
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will chair a special U.N. Security Council meeting on Friday, where members will focus on North Korea. The State Department says Friday’s meeting will look into how to fully enforce sanctions that have already been imposed on North Korea, NBC reports. “It is incumbent on every member of the U.N. to carry out or to enforce those sanctions to the utmost,” Mark Toner, acting State Department spokesman, said in a press briefing on April 24. ...
President Donald Trump is set to be the first sitting president since the 1980s to address the National Rifle Association when he heads to their annual forum Friday. “Protecting gun rights, expanding gun rights and getting rid of legislation and gun rights restrictions in this country to make the Second Amendment more powerful than it ever has been before,” NRA spokesperson Jason Brown told NPR of what the group wants to hear from the president’s speech. The NRA played a criti...
Top executives of Foxconn, including founder and chairman Terry Gou, visited the White House on Thursday, Taiwanese TV footage showed, as the Apple aapl supplier ponders a $7 billion-plus U.S. investment in a display-making plant. Footage aired by TVBS television on Friday showed Gou entering and leaving one of the entry gates of the White House with senior company executives including Tai Jeng-wu, Foxconn vice chairman and chief of Japan’s Sharp, in...
In her first public speech since leaving the White House in January, former First Lady Michelle Obama discussed her future plans as a civilian, emphasizing that she will not be seeking political office. “Politics is tough, and it’s hard on a family … I wouldn’t ask my children to do this again because, when you run for higher office, it’s not just you, it’s your whole family,” Obama said in Orlando, the Orlando Sentinel Reports. READ MORE: The Internet...
A new propaganda video from North Korea simulates an attack on the White House, showing the presidential residence in crosshairs. The video clip, released Thursday, shows the White House as a target, followed by an aircraft carrier exploding into flames. According to the Washington Post, the caption accompanying that image translates in English to read, “When the enemy takes the first step toward provocation and invasion.” Aircraft carriers, navy vessels and footage of men rushing ...
President Trump has a button on his desk in the Oval Office that summons a butler to bring him a Coke. In two recent interviews, Trump showed off the button. “Sitting across from Donald Trump in the Oval Office, my eyes are drawn to a little red button on a box that sits on his desk,” The Financial Times’ Demetri Sevastopulo writes. Sevastopulo jokingly asked Trump if this was the nuclear button. “No no, everyone thinks it is,” Sevastopulo says Trump responds, and ...
While President Trump is not attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, he has a history of being the butt of jokes at the annual event where journalists, politicians and celebrities typically gather together for a night of levity. The most scathing burn Trump received at the dinner came in 2011, when he attended as a guest of the Washington Post. At the time, Trump was in his heyday of promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory about President Barack Obam...
The White House Correspondents’ Dinner was Washington’s premiere event during the Obama years but, under Trump, its star power has definitely declined. Unable to attract even the lesser Kardashians for the gala, rumor has it the event’s only celebrity will be the woman who lost the Presidential election. WHCD – or “nerd prom” as its known within the Beltway – has a “weirdness factor” this year, say organizers, who aren’t sure who plans ...
Stephen Colbert apparently isn’t a fan of hearing about President Donald Trump pressing any sort of big red button. During the opening monologue of Wednesday’s episode of The Late Show, the host nearly had a panic attack upon seeing a recent Associated Press report referencing Trump’s continuous access to a button placed on the Resolute Desk. However, there was actually no need for alarm, as the story then revealed its only purpose was calling a butler to bring POTUS a Coke. ...
(WASHINGTON) — Lawmakers are nearing agreement on sweeping spending legislation to keep the lights on in government, after the White House backed off a threat to withhold payments that help lower-income Americans pay their medical bills. It was the latest concession by the White House, which had earlier dropped a demand for money for President Donald Trump’s border wall. Even with Republicans in control of both chambers of Congress and the White House, the Trump administration is l...
President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea’s continued nuclear missile development program, a senior administration official told reporters Wednesday, with U.S. military preparations “underway” for potential action. “What the president has done is he’s made a decision for us to pursue a certain course,” the official told reporters in the White House briefing room, “and that course obviously has a number of options a...
The White House unveiled the bare outlines of a plan to revamp the U.S. tax code on Wednesday, touting the proposal as the “biggest tax cut” in history but offering few fresh specifics about how the overhaul would work or how it would be paid for. The cornerstones of President Trump’s proposal are reductions in both the individual and corporate tax rates. The number of individual income tax brackets would be trimmed from seven to three brackets of 35%, 25% and 10%. Families w...
The White House made its opening bid for what officials called the “biggest tax cut” in U.S. history — with cuts that would benefit businesses, the middle class and certain high-earning individuals — but left unanswered questions about whether the plan would be paid for, or how. A list of goals for the tax overhaul, unveiled by President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Wednesday, calls for slashing the federal inco...
Stephen Colbert has created a soap opera starring White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, exploring what Spicer’s press briefings would look like during daytime TV. On Tuesday night, The Late Show guests were presented with the satirical new drama, “The Bold and the Babbling.” The “show” is a mix of real moments from Spicer’s press briefings, and features scenes from popular soaps. Despite the controversy that has surrounded Spicer—like when he incorr...
Washington is just days away from a government shutdown, a recurring threat that everyone dreads but no one is very good at avoiding. Democrats and Republicans in Congress are hurriedly negotiating a compromise to fund the government, a task that is fraught with perils and endangered by President Trump’s periodic interference. The spending bill will require 60 votes to pass through the Senate, and Republicans only have 52. That means Democrats and Republicans will have to agree on the ...
In an effort to show President Trump has had a successful first 100 days, the White House issued a press release Tuesday which incorrectly stated that he had signed more executive orders so far than Franklin Roosevelt. “In office, President Trump has accomplished more in his first 100 days than any other President since Franklin Roosevelt,” the statement declared, highlighting the 30 Executive Orders he will have signed by his 100th day and noting that was more than FDR, who it cla...
Mike Cernovich, Gorilla Mindset, America’s leading mindset (and juice) expert threatened to sue the White House press office after he was not given a White House press day pass. https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/856911248948043776 Applying for a day pass to cover a White House press conference is actually pretty easy and awarded to most bloggers and journalists who apply, even from small outlets. Day passes are awarded directly by the administration. Other pro-Trump “alternative...
President Trump took a strong stance against anti-Semitism at a Holocaust remembrance ceremony, denouncing Holocaust deniers and pledging to support Jewish people. “That is why we are here today: to remember and to bear witness,” the president said in the Capitol Tuesday morning at the Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Yom Hashoah remembrance ceremony. “Yet even today there are those who want to forget the past. Worse still, there are even those filled with such hate, ...