Brushing aside last week’s market swoon fueled by investors’ fears of a trade war, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin said Sunday that he did not expect major economic fallout from President Trump’s recent tariff announcements.
“I don’t expect to see a big impact on the economy,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.” “But again, I think what we’re doing is, long-term, very good for the economy.”
Investors have been rattled by Trump’s decisions to impose stiff tariffs on steel and aluminum imports — though with exemptions for some countries — and on imports from China worth up to $60 billion.
President Trump seems to be feeling burned by news reports that he’s struggling to find top-shelf lawyers to represent him in the Russia investigation, calling it a “Fake News narrative” in tweets on Sunday morning from his Florida estate.
Plenty would be happy for the “Fame and fortune” of representing him, he wrote.
Many lawyers and top law firms want to represent me in the Russia case...don’t believe the Fake News narrative that it is hard to find a lawyer who wants to take this on. Fame & fortune will NEVER be turned down by a lawyer, though some are conflicted. Problem is that a new......
....lawyer or law firm will take months to get up to speed (if for no other reason than they can bill more), which is unfair to our great country - and I am very happy with my existing team. Besides, there was NO COLLUSION with Russia, except by Crooked Hillary and the Dems!
Trump’s legal team has been in turmoil in recent days (after he’d assailed earlier news reports anticipating that shake-up as “fake news.”). His team announced the hiring of Joseph diGenova, a former U.S. attorney and frequent pro-Trump pundit on Fox News, and parted ways with John Dowd, who resigned Thursday. Dowd had been leading negotiations with the special counsel’s office over a potential interview with Trump.
As students and their supporters marched around the country on Saturday to demand gun controls, the White House issued a statement supportive of the demonstrations and lauding President Trump’s actions to date, which fall short of protesters’ demands.
Trump was at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Fla., when the statement was released; it was not issued in his name. The White House has not responded to questions about his plans for the day.
“We applaud the many courageous young Americans exercising their First Amendment rights today,” said the statement from a deputy press secretary, Lindsay Walters.
A former Playboy model recalled having sex with Donald Trump dozens of times in the early years of the president’s marriage to Melania Trump, sharing elaborate details Thursday of what she described as a 10-month love affair.
President Trump on Friday threatened to veto a $1.3 trillion government-funding bill that he had assured Republican leaders he would sign, just hours after the final vote and 15 hours before a midnight deadline for shutting down the government.
Trump tweeted that he was considering vetoing the bill over immigration concerns: that it did not fully fund his proposed border wall or provide relief to so-called Dreamers, who face deportation because he has ordered an end to an Obama-era program protecting them.
I am considering a VETO of the Omnibus Spending Bill based on the fact that the 800,000 plus DACA recipients have been totally abandoned by the Democrats (not even mentioned in Bill) and the BORDER WALL, which is desperately needed for our National Defense, is not fully funded.
Congress has quit for a spring recess and many members have left town. A veto would all but assure at least a third short government shutdown, and just as thousands of people are expected in Washington this weekend for the “March for Our Lives” to protest gun violence.
Editor’s note: President Trump announced Thursday that hard-line conservative John Bolton would replace Army Gen. H.R. McMaster as national security advisor. This profile of Bolton was published May 1, 2005, when he served as ambassador to the United Nations under President George W. Bush.
I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend. There will be an official contact handover on 4/9.
President Trump has dismissed his national security advisor, Army Gen. H.R. McMaster, who was brought in last year to bring order to the national security staff after the short, tumultuous reign of Michael Flynn.
McMaster will be replaced by John Bolton, a hard-line conservative who was ambassador to the United Nations during part of the George W. Bush administration.
A $1.3-trillion spending bill was approved by the House and sent to the Senate on Thursday after a flurry of unsuccessful Democratic efforts to stall it and force legislators to take up a measure to protect young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children.