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1349 posts
  • On the media
  • Domestic policy

President Trump shares a link to an article about a meeting he had with representatives of organizations that deal with human trafficking.

In the article, Trump says that the issue deserves more attention and that he'll direct the departments of Justice and Homeland Security to review the resources they're devoting to fight it.

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  • His schedule

President Trump took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland on Friday morning.

Last year, he skipped the forum, underscoring the friction between the populist candidate and many of the warring factions in his party during a heated presidential primary season.

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  • On the media
  • Russia

President Trump appears to respond to a CNN report that the FBI had rejected a request from the White House to publicly refute claims that members of Trump's campaign communicated with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential race. The report cites anonymous sources. 

This is not the first time Trump has denounced what he calls "leakers" in the government.

Previously he has said that these leaks contributed to the dismissal of former national security advisor Michael Flynn. Flynn resigned after admitting that he gave conflicting accounts of contacts with a Russian diplomat and misled Vice President Mike Pence about the matter.

  • His schedule

President Trump is scheduled to attend a dinner with members of the Business Council on Thursday night. The invitation-only group of chief executives, based in Washington, was formed to advise the executive branch of the U.S. government, according to the organization's website.

  • Domestic policy

President Trump again name-checks Chicago in a tweet decrying gun violence in the city. 

The day before was Chicago's deadliest of the year so far, according to data from the Chicago Tribune. Seven people were shot and killed, including a woman who was eight months pregnant.

Trump also sounded off about violence in Chicago a few days after his inauguration, tweeting that if the city didn't solve its "horrible 'carnage,' " he'd "send in the feds."

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  • The economy
  • Fox News

President Trump met with two dozen chief executives of manufacturing companies and vowed to help restore factory jobs he says have been lost to foreign competition.

Yet some of the CEOs suggested that there were still plenty of openings but too few qualified people to fill them. They urged the White House to support vocational training for the high-tech skills that today's manufacturers increasingly require.

White House officials said that Trump supports efforts to increase training for factory jobs, but they didn't provide details.