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Another Trump aide quits over abuse claims

A speechwriter has become the second White House aide this week to resign amid allegations of domestic abuse. David Sorensen denies his former wife’s allegations he was violent and emotionally abusive. His departure comes just days after another Trump official, Rob Porter, quit over allegations of abuse from two ex-wives, something he denies. Questions have been raised over how long ...

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Trump praises aide accused of abuse

US President Donald Trump has praised a former aide who resigned this week amid allegations of domestic abuse. “We wish him well,” he said in his first public remarks about the claims against ex-White House staff secretary Rob Porter. “He worked very hard.” Questions are being asked about who in the White House knew what and when about the Porter ...

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Donald Trump signs executive order to keep Guantánamo Bay open

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep the Guantánamo Bay prison camp open, reversing the policy of the Obama administration. In his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, Trump said he had directed the defence secretary, James Mattis, “to reexamine our military detention policy and to keep open the detention facilities at Guantánamo Bay”. He added ...

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Trump Davos speech: ‘America First policy is not America alone’

President Donald Trump has told global finance leaders he will always put the US first when it comes to trade, but “that does not mean America alone”. “The US is open for business,” he said in his inaugural address to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday. But he continued to attack “predatory” trade practices, warning partners that the ...

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Trump ‘looking forward’ to FBI questions

President Donald Trump has said he is “looking forward” to being interviewed in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the US election. He said he expected to be questioned by justice department special counsel Robert Mueller within two to three weeks, with approval from his lawyers. “I would love to do that as soon as possible,” said Mr Trump. ...

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‘I love Trump for being frank with Africans’ – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has given a speech declaring his “love” for US President Donald Trump. Earlier this month, Mr Trump was accused of referring to African nations as “shithole” countries during an immigration meeting. Mr Trump has denied making the remarks but US senators who attended the meeting say that he did. The African Union demanded that Mr ...

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US shutdown: Gov’t services closed as working week begins

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers will be unable to report for work on Monday, as the US Senate struggles to end a government shutdown. Some will not be paid until the stalemate is resolved. A rare Sunday session of the Senate yielded no agreement between Democrats and Republicans, with immigration one of the main sticking points. Essential services will ...

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Trump wall: President’s view on Mexico border has changed – Kelly

US President Donald Trump’s views on the Mexico border wall have evolved, says his chief of staff, John Kelly. Speaking to Fox News, Mr Kelly also did not deny reports that he had described the president as “uninformed” when he made campaign promises about a wall. The comments were overheard during an immigration meeting on Wednesday, according to US media. ...

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Trump’s cognitive ability is normal, says White House doctor

US President Donald Trump has shown no abnormal signs following a cognitive exam and is in excellent health, his White House doctor says. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability or neurological functions,” Ronny Jackson said on Tuesday. Last week, Mr Trump, 71, had a three-hour examination in his first medical check-up since becoming US president. It comes after the release ...

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President Trump: I am no racist

Donald Trump has denied that he is racist, after a row broke out over his alleged use of the word “shithole” to describe African nations. Mr Trump reportedly used the term last week during a bipartisan Oval Office meeting on immigration reform. He has now told reporters: “I am not a racist. I’m the least racist person you have ever ...

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