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The Note: Trump family under pressure
The TAKE with Rick Klein “I like chaos,” President Donald Trump joked Saturday night at the Gridiron Club Dinner. But that joke is on him. More specifically, it’s on his inner circle, and especially his own family, as White House dysfunction spills over into improvisational policymaking on trade
What's at stake if the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel's capital, moves embassy
President Trump is nearing a decision on whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel 's capital, according to his son-in-law, Jared Kushner . "The president is going to make his decision," Kushner said Sunday, speaking at the Saban Forum at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C. "He is still
Trump in 2016: UN 'not a friend to freedom'
Speaking at AIPAC, the then-presidential candidate also said the United Nations was "not a friend even to the United States of America."
Trump's love, hate relationship with the United Nations
President Trump will make his first speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. Will he bring the world together or sow division? Will he embrace an institution that he has previously called weak and incompetent? His relationship with the New York-based global organization is long
What Trump and team hope to get out of the UN General Assembly
President Trump will this week play host at the United Nations General Assembly, where he'll tackle a series of global challenges as he faces backlash from not just adversaries but allies in an organization he disparaged as a candidate. Here’s what the Trump administration will be focused on for
Trump breaks campaign promise by not moving US Embassy to Jerusalem
President Trump today delayed the move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a White House official, putting off delivery of a major campaign promise to supporters for the time being. Trump's signing of the waiver should not be a considered "in any way a retreat
Trump: 'I never mentioned' Israel to Russian officials in Oval Office meeting
President Donald Trump said today that he "never mentioned" Israel during his controversial Oval Office meeting with Russian officials, in which he reportedly disclosed classified information that could have compromised an Israeli intelligence source. "I never mentioned the word or the name Israel.
Trump will not announce Israel embassy move on overseas trip
President Donald Trump will not use his overseas trip to make an announcement that the United States Embassy in Israel is moving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a senior administration official told ABC News. “Right now there are no plans to do anything in that regard,” the official said. “The
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner's power expanding with latest White House assignment
One of President Trump's top advisers is getting an even more public role in the coming days. Jared Kushner , the president's senior adviser and son-in-law, has been a key player in the presidential campaign and inside the White House, but an announcement expected today will be the latest visible
Trump says he 'can live with' either one or two state solution in Israel
President Donald Trump today said that he is keeping his options open about how best to reach a peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian situation but urged Israel to hold back on settlement building in occupied territories. "I’m looking at a two state and one state, and I like the one that