Donald Trump

Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

WASHINGTON — Steven Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven.<p>The …

U.S. Politics

Donald Trump’s biographers: He’s narcissistic, belligerent and deeply fears that he’s illegitimate

A collection of professional Trump soothsayers arrived at some troubling conclusions about the president-elect<p>Biographers who have studied Donald Trump extensively all seem to agree that his leadership style is going to be defined by his narcissism, belligerence and deep fear of his own …

U.S. Politics

The Official Donald Trump Inauguration Drinking Game

Barring a late re-entry into the picture by the Sweet Meteor O'Death – a candidate who among independents was polling even with Donald Trump and …

U.S. Politics

Comic Hero: Why Donald Trump's Candid Rhetoric Resonates With Supporters

No matter what you think about what Donald Trump says, there's no doubt that there's something very unusual about how he says it.<p>After Trump takes the oath of office on Friday, he is expected to deliver a set piece speech, recited from text, not by impulse.<p>But what distinguished him as a campaigner …

U.S. Politics

Ivanka Trump Dismisses Suggestions That She’ll Act as First Lady

Ivanka's role in her father's administration has not yet been decided on.<p>Even though she will have an as-yet-undefined role in her father’s presidential administration and recently spoke on the phone with <b>Michelle Obama</b>, <b>Ivanka Trump</b> calls the suggestions that she’ll perform White House duties …

U.S. Politics

Trump's Style: 'Deliberate Chaos'

WASHINGTON—Donald Trump won the presidential race with an unorthodox campaign that relied on an avalanche of political attacks and bold promises. As he is sworn in Friday as the nation’s 45th president, he is poised to take much of that strategy with him to the White House.<p>His recent tweets and …

Politics

Pay Attention, Liberals. Here’s How You Fight Back Under Trump.

It’s tempting to boycott the inauguration and change the channel whenever Trump’s on TV. But we can’t afford to look away any more.<p>Humans naturally have an aversion to pain. Sometimes this is helpful. A child learns that sticking their finger in the dog’s food bowl results in a nip. A teenager …

U.S. Politics

What do schoolkids make of a Donald Trump presidency? – video

Schoolchildren from Brooklyn, New York, read letters they wrote to Donald Trump ahead of his inauguration. The kids, many from immigrant families, express fear and trepidation about the incoming president. ‘I hope you don’t send me and my family away before my birthday,’ writes one child

U.S. Politics

As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration

Aides are clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to take the first steps toward transforming the immigration system as soon as he takes office Friday, fulfilling a major campaign pledge while deepening the fears of immigration advocates about what’s to come.<p>Gone will be the temporary …

Immigration

Fox News asked why feminists don’t love Kellyanne Conway. Samantha Bee has a brutal explanation.

Kellyanne Conway, who oversaw Donald Trump’s campaign, is the first woman to run a successful presidential campaign. So why aren’t feminists and liberals celebrating her?<p><i>Full Frontal</i> host Samantha Bee took on the question Wednesday night — in a segment adding Conway to the show’s feminist hall of …

Satire

Trump’s Cabinet doesn’t look much like America. It looks more like his voters.

With the announcement that he was nominating former Georgia governor Sonny Perdue to lead the Department of Agriculture, Donald Trump's Cabinet is complete. There'd been rumors that Trump was looking to find a Hispanic candidate to fill the position, but that didn't happen. Which means, as our Ed …

Politics

Corey Lewandowski Creates Alternate Reality In Which GOP Never Questioned Obama's Legitimacy

This guy worked as Donald Trump's campaign manager for over a year.<p>Corey Lewandowski, the onetime Donald Trump campaign manager turned K Street swamp dweller, is shocked and appalled that a Democratic congressman would challenge his former boss’ legitimacy.<p>In an interview on “The John Fredericks …

Republicans

Donald Trump’s claim that he’s writing his own speech isn’t just B.S. — it’s flimsy, transparent B.S.

That photo of Trump "writing" his speech on a blank notepad is just lazy, even for authoritarian propaganda<p>The picture says a great deal. The future president seated at a desk at home, pen poised over a pad of paper, conjuring up the soaring rhetoric of the address he will deliver to the nation …

U.S. Politics

A look at Trump's Cabinet, by the numbers

<i>First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.</i><p><b>Trump's cabinet, by the numbers</b><p>With NBC News confirming that former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue is President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Agriculture …

Politics

Donald Trump Still Hasn’t Filled Critical National Security Posts

On the eve of receiving the nuclear codes, Trump’s incoming administration remains understaffed and unprepared for a crisis.<p>What was once a talking point on the campaign trail is now, for some, a terrifying reality. Whether or not <b>Donald Trump</b> is “really the guy that you want with the nuclear …

World Politics

The Latest: Trump Cabinet is first without Latino in decades

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Donald Trump (all times EST):<p>12:20 p.m.<p>President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman is dismissing concerns about the absence of a Latino in the new Cabinet.<p>Trump's selection of Sonny Perdue for the position of Agriculture Secretary finalizes his Cabinet — …

Politics

Ranked: Donald Trump's Foreign-Policy Contradictions

A guide to the unpredictable presidency to come<p>“We must as a nation be more unpredictable,” proclaimed Donald Trump in April. On the eve of his inauguration as president of the United States, he can already declare victory. There are major foreign-policy issues about which Trump has generated huge …

World Politics

Trump's spokesman on Cabinet: 'It's not just about skin color or ethnic heritage'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Incoming White House spokesman Sean Spicer defended President-elect Donald Trump's commitment to diversity, saying that highlight the fact that the new Cabinet will be the first in 30 years without a Latino is "a very narrow way to look at it."<p>"It is a priority but I think it is …

U.S. Politics

Some Obama Appointees Staying On For Now, Trump Team Says

The incoming Trump administration will keep 50 Obama administration appointees in key government jobs for now, transition spokesman Sean Spicer announced on Thursday. The holdovers include Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, and the director of the National …

Government

Malcolm X Told Us Everything We Need To Know About Donald Trump's Meetings With Black Celebrities

Trump has been using well-known black people to make himself more appealing.<p>Human rights activist Malcolm X knew better than most how white supremacy and racism operate ― and he broke it down clearly in a 1964 speech entitled “The Ballot or the Bullet.”<p>The address, which he delivered in Detroit, …

Black Culture

Donald Trump isn’t an intellectual. And he’s very proud of that.

Donald Trump and Barack Obama have almost nothing in common. From their backgrounds to their policy views to their approach to politics, the two men are almost diametrically opposed. But nowhere is the difference between the two men more apparent — and striking — than in their approach to learning …

U.S. Politics

For Donald Trump, faith has become the perfect alibi for greed

You can’t entirely blame Trump for theological ineptitude when all he has heard from the pulpit is that God bestows his blessings through wealth<p>You may have paused over it at the airport and wondered if it might be worth a guilty read on a long flight. After all, it has sold over 5m copies and …

U.S. Politics

Khizr Khan on the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration: "We remain vigilant"

With Donald Trump just hours away from becoming the leader of the free world, one of his most famous opponents, Khizr Khan, says he remains …

Republican Party

Donald Trump Arrives in Washington

President-elect Donald Trump is making his official arrival in Washington today aboard a U.S. Air Force C-32, as he prepares to take the reins of …

Politics

Donald Trump's pastor: Ivanka is a modern day person's Diana

Pastor Mark Burns, who's a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, defends the United States' latest President from the Pope and the "liberal media".

Republican Party

Donald Trump might only have 360,000 active Twitter followers

Donald Trump’s tweets may make headlines every day, but the number of people reading them on Twitter could be much smaller than it seems.<p>The US president-elect has more than 20 million followers on @realDonaldTrump, but according to data analytics firm Affinio (and as reported by Forbes) only …

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'I hire people like that': Mark Cuban expresses support for Trump's Treasury pick

Billionaire business mogul Mark Cuban on Thursday voiced his approval of President-elect Donald Trump's Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin, who was going through a grilling on Capitol Hill during his Senate confirmation hearing.<p>The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's …

U.S. Politics

Melania Trump Quietly Starts Inaugural Activities with Clothing That Sends a Message

Trump’s first look for the Inauguration comes from the daughter of a veteran.<p>In Washington, inaugural activities are officially underway, and with that, we get a first look at the image that Donald Trump and his family are aiming to project to the nation and the world when he takes office on …

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Mexico says top U.S., Mexican officials to meet in Washington next week

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Senior Mexican officials will hold meetings on January 25 and 26 with U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump's top aides in Washington, to discuss bilateral relations such as security, trade and migration, the government said on Thursday.<p>In a statement, the foreign ministry said …

U.S. Politics

Quiz: Can you spot the 'fake news' headlines about Donald Trump?

We are living in a post-truth, 'fake news' landscape, in which Donald Trump is about to become the President of the United States, but can you pick out the hoax headlines about the next commander-in-chief?<p>Facebook has promised to clamp down on 'fake news' websites after suggestions, denied by the …

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