White House Woes
The Trump Presidency
First 7 Months in Trumpland
Volume II - September onward
LATEST TRUMP NEWS
Early Trump News (January-August)
August 12: Rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, turns violent. Trump condemns violence and racism, but insists that "both sides" share blame.
August 15: During press conference, Trump turns combative, blaming both "alt-right" marchers and "alt-left" counter-protesters for Virginia violence.
August 22: Addressing avid supporters at campaign rally\, Trump appears to ignore scripted remarks, verbally attacking media and other Republicans.
August 23: Speaking to American Legion, 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 a missile, aimed toward U.S. target.
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.
September 14: North Korea launches another missile across Japan.
September 14: Trump reverts to original position on Charlottesville violence, blaming "both sides."
September 15: Two top Congressional Democrats, after dining with the President, report that he intends to protect "Dreamers" from deportation.
September 18: Trump lawyers argue about level of cooperation the administration should provide to Mueller investigation of possible Russian collusion.
September 19: Addressing the United Nations, President Trump expresses willingness to "totally destroy North Korea" if necessary.
September 20: Newsweek reports that Trump's popularity has risen in latest poll, crediting his responses to hurricanes in Texas and Florida, and instances of "bipartisanship."
September 21: Trump insists that any talk of Russian election interference is a "hoax."
September 22: Senator John McCain announces that he will vote against latest bill to attempt repeal of Obamacare. President Trump then lashes out at McCain.
September 23: Trump attacks professional athletes who kneel when the National Anthem plays, suggesting that a "son of a bitch" who protests should be removed from the game.
September 23: Warriors basketball star LeBron James reacts vigorously to Trump’s Tweet, which rescinded an invitation to the White House issued to Cavaliers' player Steve Curry. "U bum," James tweeted, "going to the White House was a great honor until you [Trump] showed up."
September 23: U.S. warplanes fly near North Korean coast – farther north than planes had venyured since 20th century.
September 30: Trump attacks mayor of San Juan for her anguished comments on the delay of federal aid to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
October 3: Visiting Puerto Rico two weeks after Hurricane Maria, Trump praises the relief efforts of his administration, while critics decry slow response of the federal government.
October 8: In exchange for reviving protection of 800,000 young “Dreamers,” Trump insists on tightened immigration, including erection of Mexican “border wall.”
October 8: Two New York Times journalist report on visit to North Korea, advising that officials and citizens are girded for war and “complacent” about the prospect.
October 8: Senator Bob Corker warns that Trump’s belligerent statements could incite World War.”
October 9: The New York Times publishes long list of ethics-challenged conduct by President Trump.
October 19: Trump's phone call to widow of slain soldier draws harsh criticism, alleging insensitivity and "disrespect."
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