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‘He Denies It’ — Donald Trump Signals Support for Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race


"We don't need a liberal democrat in that seat," Trump said, pointing out that Democrat candidate Doug Jones was "soft on crime."

Donald Trump Pardons Turkey at the White House; Cannot Overturn Obama Pardons

First lady Melania Trump watches as President Donald Trump pardons Drumstick during the National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Donald Trump pardoned a Thanksgiving turkey at the White House on Tuesday, fulfilling a presidential tradition that stretches back to President Abraham Lincoln.

Donald Trump Shutting Down Charitable Foundation

Donald Trump Shuts Down Foundation
“[B]ecause I will be devoting so much time and energy to the Presidency and solving the many problems facing our country and the world, I don’t want to allow good work to be associated with a possible conflict of interest," Trump said at the time.

Donald Trump Designates North Korea as a State Sponsor of Terror


President Donald Trump revealed his intentions to declare North Korea as a state sponsor of terror.

Second Accuser: Al Franken Grabbed My Butt During State Fair Photo

Texas woman Lindsay Menz‏ has accused Sen. Al Franken of grabbing her inappropriately from behind during a 2010 photo with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair.
Texas woman Lindsay Menz‏ has accused Sen. Al Franken of grabbing her inappropriately from behind during a 2010 photo with the senator at the Minnesota State Fair.

Donald Trump Pauses Decision to Allow Import of Elephant Hunting Trophies from Africa

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President Donald Trump responded to the public outcry over his administration’s decision to reverse an Obama-era ban of elephant and big game hunting trophies from Africa. “Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts,” Trump wrote on Friday night. “Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you!” Put big game trophy decision on hold until such time as I review all conservation facts. Under study for years. Will update soon with Secretary Zinke. Thank you! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017 The United States Fish and Wildlife Service, under the Department of Interior, was scheduled to revoke the Obama-era ban on Friday, but Trump stepped in after conservative voices criticized the proposed move. “I don’t understand how this move by @realDonaldTrump Admin will not INCREASE the gruesome poaching of elephants,” Fox News Host Laura Ingraham wrote on Twitter in reaction to the news. I don't understand how this move by @realDonaldTrump Admin will not INCREASE the gruesome poaching of elephants. Stay tuned. https://t.co/KqizmlgaGg — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) November 16, 2017 Conservative radio host Michel Savage also signaled his opposition to the idea. DO BRAVE MEN HUNT

Donald Trump Vows Justice for Border Patrol Officer Killed at Southern Border

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President Donald Trump highlighted news of a border patrol officer who was killed while patrolling the southern border of the United States.

Donald Trump Mocks ‘Sen. Jeff Flakey’ on Twitter

Senate Foreign Relations Committee member Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., questions witnesses Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, during the committee's hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
President Donald Trump continued to mock Jeff Flake on Twitter, after the Arizona Senator criticized him in a “hot mic” moment on ABC News.

Donald Trump Tackles Marshawn Lynch for Sitting During National Anthem

Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch (24) sits during the national anthem before an NFL football game between the Raiders and the Tennessee Titans Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)
President Donald Trump continued to criticize the NFL for failing to suspend players who refused to stand for the national anthem.

Donald Trump Reacts to ‘Al Frankenstein’ Scandal


President Donald Trump reacted to the uncovered photo of Sen. Al Franken groping a woman while she was sleeping.

Donald Trump Reacts to ‘Al Frankenstein’ Scandal


President Donald Trump reacted to the uncovered photo of Sen. Al Franken groping a woman while she was sleeping.

White House: Senate Ethics Investigation of Al Franken ‘Appropriate’

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“It appears that the Senate is looking into that which they should, and we feel that's an appropriate action,” Sanders replied when asked if the White House had a reaction to the Al Franken news.

Donald Trump Asks If UCLA Basketball Players Will Thank Him

UCLA basketball players Cody Riley, left, LiAngelo Ball, right, and Jalen Hill, background center, are surrounded by the media as they leave the Los Angeles International Airport on Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, in Los Angeles. The three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting returned home, where they may be disciplined by the school as a result of the international scandal. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
“Do you think the three UCLA Basketball Players will say thank you President Trump?” Trump asked. “They were headed for 10 years in jail!”

Donald Trump Denounces ‘Loser’ CNN After Return to the United States

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, while traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump again mocked CNN, after his return to the United States from his 12-day trip to Asia.

Donald Trump Will Revisit Roy Moore Support After Returning to Washington D.C.


President Donald Trump returns to Washington D.C. on Tuesday night facing a big decision on what to do with Alabama Senate Candidate Roy Moore.

China Releases UCLA Basketball Players After Donald Trump Intervenes

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“I had a great conversation with President Xi,” Trump told reporters on Air Force One on the trip back from Asia. “He was terrific, and they're working on it right now, and hopefully everything is going to work out.”

Donald Trump Teases Major ‘Deals’ Announcement at the White House

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, while traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump teased an upcoming announcement prepared after his return to the White House on Tuesday night from his 12-day trip to Asia.

Growing Up Bannon: ‘I Liked to Fight and I Liked to Read’

Chief White House Strategist Steve Bannon speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon spoke briefly about his childhood in an interview with the author of a new biography on Bannon’s life.

Donald Trump Stands by Statement on Roy Moore

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, while traveling to Hanoi, Vietnam. Trump is on a five country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump is sticking with his original statement in reaction to the Roy Moore story, although he appeared open to revisiting the situation.

Donald Trump Announces Former Bush Official Alex Azar as HHS Secretary Nominee

Paris, FRANCE: Director of French research laboratory, the Pasteur Institute, Alice Dautry (C) smiles next to US Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar, 06 February 2006 at the institute in Paris prior signing an cooperation agreement to fight bird flu. The Pasteur Institute, set up in 1887, is named after Louis Pasteur, one of the greatest minds in bacteriology, vaccination and hygiene, after whom the process of pasteurisation is named. AFP PHOTO Stephane de SAKUTIN (Photo credit should read STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump announced his selection of Alex Azar as the new nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services to replace Tom Price.

Donald Trump Signals Concern Over CNN and AT&T Merger

If President-elect Donald Trump made good on his threat to tear up the Iran nuclear deal, the US would face serious international fallout
President Donald Trump suggested he was still concerned about the conglomeration of media outlets under one corporate head.

Donald Trump: Putin Told Me He ‘Absolutely Did Not Meddle’ in 2016 Election


“I just asked him again,” Trump said. “He said he as absolutely did not meddle in our election, he did not do what they are saying he did.”

White House Reacts: ‘Allegation’ Should Not Destroy Roy Moore’s Life

Controversial Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks at a rally of conservative Texas legislators opposing gay marriage at a Texas Capitol rally Monday. Moore has told Alabama judges to ignore a recent federal court ruling allowing gay marriage in the state. (Photo by Robert Daemmrich Photography Inc/Corbis via Getty Images)
The White House defended allegations against Judge Roy Moore published by the Washington Post, but suggested that he should step down if they are true.

First Lady Melania Trump Tours Great Wall of China


The first lady took a cable car up to a platform leading up to the wall and climbed a short flight stairs to the top. She spent about 30 minutes touring the area. According to officials, she said that the wall was “beautiful” and “amazing.

Chinese President Xi: Chinese Socialism ‘Has Entered a New Era’

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President Xi Jinping praised Chinese socialism during a state dinner with President Donald Trump and what he described as China's friendly relationship with the United States.

Donald Trump: I Blame Previous Presidents for Massive Trade Deficit, Not China

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President Donald Trump praised Chinese business leaders during his state visit to China, pointing out frankly that he didn’t blame them for the massive trade deficit with the United States.

Donald Trump Congratulates ‘All of the Deplorables’ on One Year Anniversary of Election Victory


“Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” Trump tweeted.

Pictures: In China, Donald Trump and Melania Trump Visit the Forbidden City

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Forbidden City as part of his visit to China.

Pictures: In China, Donald Trump and Melania Trump Visit the Forbidden City

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President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Forbidden City as part of his visit to China.

Donald Trump Doesn’t Bow to Japanese Emperor In Contrast with Barack Obama


President Donald Trump visited Japanese Emperor Akihito, but did not bow after greeting him at his palace.

Donald Trump to North Korea: ‘Do Not Underestimate Us and Do Not Try Us’


"Today, I hope I speak not only for our countries, but for all civilized nations when I say to the North: Do not underestimate us and do not try us,” he said.

Bad Weather Forces Donald Trump to Abort Surprise Trip to DMZ Border in South Korea


President Donald Trump attempted to make a surprise trip to the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea but was forced to turn back due to bad weather.

Bad Weather Forces Donald Trump to Abort Surprise Trip to DMZ Border in South Korea


President Donald Trump attempted to make a surprise trip to the demilitarized zone between North Korea and South Korea but was forced to turn back due to bad weather.

Secret Service Arrest Man Near White House Who Threatened to Kill ‘All White Police’


Michael Arega, a man originally from Dallas, issued the threat on Facebook and was tipped off by his ex-wife about the behavior,

Donald Trump Talks Tough on Trade in Japan

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President Donald Trump continued to press for “reciprocal” trade during his meetings with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and business leaders.

Donald Trump: ‘Fortunately, Somebody Else Had a Gun’ in Texas Shooting

Law enforcement officers gather in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
"Fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction. Otherwise … it would've been much worse," Trump said during a press conference in Japan.

Donald Trump: ‘Fortunately, Somebody Else Had a Gun’ in Texas Shooting

Law enforcement officers gather in front of the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs after a fatal shooting, Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
"Fortunately, somebody else had a gun that was shooting in the opposite direction. Otherwise … it would've been much worse," Trump said during a press conference in Japan.

Donald Trump: Texas Church Shooting ‘Act of Evil’

US President Donald Trump addresses US and Japanese business leaders at the US Ambassador Bill Hagerty's (not pictured) official residence in Tokyo on November 6, 2017. President Donald Trump lashed out at the US trade relationship with Japan, saying it was 'not fair and open', as he prepared for formal talks with his Japanese counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump reacted to a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, asking Americans to come together in dark times.

Donald Trump: Texas Church Shooting ‘Act of Evil’

US President Donald Trump addresses US and Japanese business leaders at the US Ambassador Bill Hagerty's (not pictured) official residence in Tokyo on November 6, 2017. President Donald Trump lashed out at the US trade relationship with Japan, saying it was 'not fair and open', as he prepared for formal talks with his Japanese counterpart. / AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump reacted to a church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, asking Americans to come together in dark times.

Pictures: Donald Trump in Japan: Golf, New Hats, and Dinner with Shinzo Abe

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President Donald Trump met with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Japan on Sunday, building on their friendship over dinner and golf.
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