White House Woes
The Trump Presidency
First 7 Months in Trumpland
Volume 2 - September onward
Trump News Highlights
LATEST TRUMP NEWS
July 29: Speaking to police group, Trump advises officers: "Don't be too nice" to arrested persons.
July 31: After 10 days as White House communication director, Anthony Scaramucci is forced out.
August 8: President Trump threatens to unleash "Fire and Fury" against North Korea, in response to further threats against the U.S. To some experts, escalation of belligerence by both countries may constitute greatest risk of nuclear war in decades.
August 9: Kim Jong-un, head of North Korea, threatens to attack island of Guam if Trump persists with threats of U.S. action.
August 10: President Trump escalates verbal threat against North Korea, suggesting that his previous statement, promising "fire and fury," might not have been "tough enough."
August 11: Trump warns North Korea that U.S. is "locked and loaded."
August 12: Rally and march by white supremacist groups in Charlottesville, Virginia, turns violent; one participant drives car into crowd, killing counter-protester Heather Heyer.
August 12: President Trump condemns violence and racism at Virginia march, but insists that "both sides" share the blame.
August 14: Two days after Virginia debacle, an unanimated President Trump quietly reads a speech condemning racism and white supremacism.
August 15: During press conference at Trump Tower in New York, Trump turns combative, reverting to his original opinion on the Virginia violence, blaming both "alt-right" marchers and "alt-left" counter-protesters. Trump’s revived responses draws harsh criticism, even from Republicans.
August 17: Trump bemoans loss of "beautiful statues" commemorating Conferate generals and leaders, insisting that those who want them removed are destroying the country's "history and culture."
August 18: Mitt Romney issues strong condemnation of President Trump’s responses to the Charlottesville rally. Trump, he insists, should say "racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville."
August 19: In Boston and other cities, counter-protesters greatly outnumber right-wing "free speech" rally participants. President Trump chooses to "applaud the many protesters ... speaking out against bigotry and hate."
August 19: A group of graduates of Liberty University return their diplomas to protest school president Jerry Falwell Jr.'s support of Trump.
August 22: Addressing avid supporters at campaign rally in Phoenix, Trump appears to ignore scripted remarks, verbally attacking media and other Republicans during 77-minute tirade.
August 23: Speaking to American Legion in Reno, Nevada, President Trump adopts a considerably more conciliatory tone, expressing hope for a unified America.
August 26: Trump pardons "Sheriff Joe" Arpaio.
September 3: North Korea tests hydrogen bomb. Nuclear device presumably could be carried on an intercontinental missile, aimed toward U.S. target.
September 3: President Trump says he will announce his decision on dismantling DACA (the "Dreamers" program) on Tuesday, September 5.
September 4: Labor Day protests in various cities promote hike in the federal minimum wage.
September 4: Nikki R. Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, asserts that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is "begging for war."
September 5: Trump orders halt to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
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