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Despite Trump tweet, Mattis, Tillerson are full steam ahead on China, North Korea
After a day of meetings with top Chinese officials , Defense Secretary James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the U.S. and China have made progress on a handful of issues and are pushing ahead on pressuring North Korea -- despite President Donald Trump ’s claim that “it has not
Senior US diplomats driven to dissent, resign under President Trump
The No. 2 official at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing has resigned his post over President Trump 's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, ABC News has confirmed, making him the latest senior diplomat to express dissent or retire unexpectedly under the Trump administration. David Rank was
The Note: Trump tripping over himself 140 characters at a time
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TODAY President Trump isn't making it any easier for his administration to defend his immigration executive order after he tweeted Monday attacking the DOJ and the revised travel ban, and now a new report is out that Trump has soured on his Attorney General Jeff Sessions .
Trump cries obstruction, but has nominated few ambassadors
President Trump is blasting Congressional Democrats for obstructing his nominations, but his administration has not nominated candidates for the vast majority of positions that require Senate approval. That paltry number of picks is especially true for ambassadorships, despite the president’s
Donald Trump Discusses Plan for China
The president-elect told supporters in Iowa on his "Thank You" tour that his appointment of Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad would help improve the nation's relationship with China.
Trump Takes Aim at China in Victory Tour Stop
President-elect Donald Trump unloaded on China during the third stop on his "thank you" victory tour, telling a crowd in Des Moines, Iowa that the country is "going to start" playing by the rules. Trump has taken a tough stance on China throughout his campaign, but he raised eyebrows as
The Note: Trump Takes to the Bully Pulpit
NOTABLES --TRUMP LASHES OUT AT CARRIER UNION BOSS: Donald Trump took to Twitter last night to slam the union leader who has been criticizing his Carrier job-saving deal. Trump tweeted, "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No
Trump Expected to Pick Gen. John Kelly as DHS Secretary
It was a busy day for the president elect as he nominated to more people to join his cabinet. John Kelly a retired four star general has been tapped for secretary of Homeland Security. And Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt has been selected to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Meanwhile
Trump Picks Iowa Governor as China Envoy
President-elect Donald Trump wants Iowa's Republican governor to be the next U.S. ambassador to China - and it looks like Terry Branstad is ready to accept the job in Beijing.
Donald Trump Picks Iowa Gov . Terry Branstad for US Ambassador to China
President-elect Donald Trump has named Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad as his pick for the next U.S. ambassador to China, Trump transition spokesman Jason Miller said today. Branstad has accepted the offer, Miller said. He also noted that Trump announced the pick in closed-press remarks at a fundraiser in