Tape: Trump’s team lied about ex-Playboy model

A recording of U.S. President Donald Trump talking about a payment to a ex-Playboy model who claimed they’d had an affair suggests Trump’s team later lied about his knowledge of the payment. Trump’s onetime personal attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with then-candidate Donald Trum...
2018-07-21 02:33:44 +0000

Germany demands 'minimum degree of reliability' from Trump

Germany's top diplomat said international policy making is burdensome when the US president's words have a "half-life of 24 hours." Maas said he was unconvinced by Trump's attempts to backtrack on his Helsinki remarks. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Wednesday spoke out over US President...
2018-07-18 19:21:08 +0000

Germans: US president Trump is more dangerous than Putin

The United States may be Germany's No. 1 ally, but two-thirds of Germans think that the US president is more dangerous than his Russian counterpart. That's not surprising when you look at Germany's political priorities. When asked which world leader was the greater threat to world security, ...
2018-07-16 19:53:41 +0000

Trump is wholly in the pocket of Putin

HELSINKI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said after meeting Vladimir Putin on Monday he saw no reason to believe his own intelligence agencies rather than trust the Kremlin leader on the question of whether Russia interfered to help him win the 2016 election. On a day when he faced pre...
2018-07-16 18:41:29 +0000

Helsinki: "Trump and Putin — piss off!"

The singer ended his song with the rowdy recommendation that "Trump and Putin — piss off!" as the crowd erupted into wild cheers at Sunday's special summit-themed concert to cap off a march through downtown Helsinki. Two blocks away from where Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet Monday afte...
2018-07-16 06:33:06 +0000

EU hits back: Trump spreading "fake news"

After U.S. President Donald Trump labeled the EU a “foe,” Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, responded on Twitter, using one of Trump’s favorite stock phrases. “America and the EU are best friends,” Tusk wrote. “Whoever says we are foes is spreading fake news.” On the eve of hi...
2018-07-15 21:36:19 +0000

Interference in UK politics: Trump-Bannon conspiracy against PM May

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon believes now is the time for Boris Johnson to challenge British Prime Minister Theresa May for her job, the Daily Telegraph newspaper reported on Saturday. Trump, in an interview with the Rupert Murdoch-owned Sun news...
2018-07-14 23:52:09 +0000

Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit

U.S. President Donald Trump brought his chaotic style of governing to the NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday and Thursday, irritating and befuddling allies with charges and jibes before declaring success for convincing his counterparts to pay more for their mutual defense. It was a classic p...
2018-07-12 18:00:08 +0000

Trump attacks fellow NATO members days before summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump again assailed fellow NATO members on Monday for not contributing enough to the alliance while maintaining a trade surplus with the United States, keeping up a drumbeat of criticism before meeting European leaders this week in Brussels. On t...
2018-07-09 20:07:40 +0000

Trump's chance to shift U.S. high court sharply right

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy said on Wednesday he plans to retire after three decades as a pivotal vote on the highest U.S. judicial body, giving President Donald Trump an opportunity to make the court more firmly conservative. Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and ...
2018-06-27 23:11:33 +0000

Trump’s “tariffs would result in loss of hundreds of thousands of American jobs”

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two major auto trade groups on Wednesday warned the Trump administration that imposing up to 25 percent tariffs on imported vehicles would cost hundreds of thousands of auto jobs, dramatically hike prices on vehicles and threaten industry spending on self-driving cars. A...
2018-06-27 22:59:23 +0000

Harley-Davidson move shows consequences of Trump's trade war

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Harley-Davidson Inc with higher taxes on Tuesday and said the motorcycle maker, which he previously hailed as a model of American manufacturing, would suffer from a public backlash if it went ahead with a plan to move productio...
2018-06-27 00:38:30 +0000

Trump’s campaign manager loses bid to dismiss charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was dealt a major loss on Tuesday when a federal judge who had previously expressed some sympathy for Manafort refused to dismiss charges brought against him by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Judge T.S....
2018-06-26 23:51:19 +0000

EU will respond if Trump impose tariffs on European cars

PARIS (Reuters) - The European Union will respond to any U.S. move to raise tariffs on cars made in the bloc, a senior European Commission official said, the latest comments in an escalating trade row. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on all import...
2018-06-23 22:13:42 +0000

Trump has chosen Merkel as his main enemy in Europe

BERLIN — Trump has chosen German Chancellor Angela Merkel as his main enemy in Europe. It is difficult to be surprised anymore in the era of Donald Trump, so the US president's recent Twitter attack can't really come as a shock to people in Germany. Trump claimed on Monday and Tuesday that the...
2018-06-19 21:19:55 +0000

"F**k you Melanie, you feckless piece of s**t": Kathy Griffin goes after Melania Trump, demands she stops husband from separating immigrant families

Kathy Griffin responded to Melania's statement and called her a 'feckless piece of s**t' Kathy Griffin unleashed a profanity-laced tirade against Melania Trump shortly after the first lady released a statement about the separation of immigrant families along the US-Mexico border. The first...
2018-06-18 06:41:10 +0000

New York sues Trump, three of his children & his foundation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York’s attorney general sued U.S. President Donald Trump, three of his children and his namesake foundation on Thursday, alleging “persistently illegal conduct” at the nonprofit, including support for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Barbara Underwood, the attorney ...
2018-06-15 07:09:12 +0000

Trump's party could be defeated in November

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 'It's Trump's party now' and Republicans could pay in November. Democrats need to pick up 23 seats in the House and two seats in the Senate in the Nov. 6 elections to regain control of those chambers, allowing them to block Trump’s agenda and possibly launch investigatio...
2018-06-14 06:16:51 +0000

Iran to Kim: Don't trust Trump, he quits deals within hours

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday against trusting U.S. President Donald Trump, saying he could cancel their denuclearization agreement within hours. Tehran cited its own experience in offering the advice to Kim a month after Washington withdrew from a s...
2018-06-12 23:46:34 +0000

Trump's massive tax cuts drive up U.S. deficits: Just in May alone, $147 billion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government had a $147 billion budget deficit in May, an increase of 66 percent from the same month last year as the ledger took a hit from declining revenue and higher spending, according to Treasury Department data released on Tuesday. Treasury reported a budge...
2018-06-12 23:06:23 +0000

Merkel labels Trump behavior 'depressing'

Germany's Angela Merkel sharply criticized Donald Trump's decision to retract his endorsement of the G7 communique. The German Chancellor said the EU would continue preparing counter-measures to US metal tariffs. Merkel on Sunday chided US President Donald Trump's decision to retract his endo...
2018-06-11 06:07:07 +0000

Robert DeNiro: "No Longer Down With Trump, It's F••k Trump"

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Robert de Niro issued an expletive-laden denunciation of U.S. President Donald Trump during the live television broadcast of the Tony Awards ceremony on Sunday. De Niro appeared on stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall to introduce rocker and Tony A...
2018-06-11 05:53:24 +0000

Macron suggests to exclude Trump from joint statement at G7 summit

OTTAWA (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron, who has invested in a warm personal relationship with US president Donald Trump, said the other G7 nations - Britain, Canada, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as France - should remain “polite” and productive but warned that “no leader is fore...
2018-06-08 02:20:20 +0000

Trump likely does not have the right to pardon himself, according to constitutional experts

Can US President Donald Trump pardon himself? Contrary to his claim, the US president likely does not have the right to pardon himself, according to constitutional experts. In his comparatively short tenure, President Trump has already issued several pardons, most of them highly controversi...
2018-06-05 08:38:57 +0000

Trump's ambassador to Germany has an agenda: Weakens European unity

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has asked the U.S. government to clarify remarks by President Donald Trump’s new ambassador to Berlin after he told the right-wing media outlet Breitbart, he wanted to empower “other conservatives” in Europe. The comments by the ambassador, Richard Grenell, an outspo...
2018-06-04 22:06:27 +0000