Author: Kaitlyn Schallhorn

What Trump has said about Comey – from having ‘guts’ to being a ‘nut job’

FOX NEWS While President Trump has publicly lambasted his former FBI chief, not everything he’s said about James Comey has been negative.  (Reuters/Joshua Roberts) From his handling of a probe into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to his investigation into Russian meddling in the election, former FBI Director James Comey has long been a punching bag for President Trump. After Comey left the FBI, Trump accused him of leaving the agency in “tatters.” And as Comey prepares for his explosive tell-all book to be released, Trump called for the former FBI boss to be “prosecuted” for allegedly leaking information and...

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What is the TPP trade deal?

FOX NEWS Trump signs executive order withdrawing US from TPP President fulfills campaign pledge on the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal; additionally signs order placing hiring freeze on some federal workers, reinstate ban on providing federal money to international groups that perform abortions Despite having pulled out of the trade deal last year, President Trump has reportedly asked his top trade officials to negotiate re-entering the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). He told a group of Republican senators at the White House he would ask Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, and Larry Kudlow, his national economic council chairman, to “get it...

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Who is James Mattis? 5 things to know about the defense secretary

FOX NEWS For more than a year, James “Jim” Mattis has been President Trump’s secretary of defense. In his position, Mattis, 67, has bucked with the administration in advocating for the U.S. to stay in the Iran nuclear deal and backed Trump’s plan to restrict transgender individuals from serving in the military, according to the White House. Mattis has a storied history serving in the U.S. Marines. Additionally, he served on the board of Theranos, an embattled health technology company. He assumed office as the nation’s defense secretary on January 20, 2017. Here are five things to know about...

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Who is John Kelly? A look at Trump’s White House chief of staff

FOX NEWS Retired Gen. John Kelly was one of President Trump’s first Cabinet picks – but he hasn’t had the same role throughout the administration. First tapped to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Kelly, 67, became Trump’s White House chief of staff in July 2017. “He’s a Great American and a Great Leader,” Trump said on social media at the time. “John has also done a spectacular job at Homeland Security. He has been a true star of my Administration.” The decorated military veteran was brought on to bring order to what was seen as a chaotic White...

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Who is Rick Perry? 7 things to know about the former Texas governor

FOX NEWS Rick Perry was one of President Trump’s earlier Cabinet picks. The former Texas governor was sworn in as the Department of Energy secretary on March 2, 2017. Before his appointment, Perry, 68, was a member of pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners’ board. From his role in Texas politics to participating in a televised dance competition, here are seven things to know about Perry. He leads the very department he wanted to eliminate Before Perry was ever confirmed as Energy Secretary, he infamously vowed to abolish the very department in what became known as his “oops” moment during...

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Sanctuary cities: What are they?

FOX NEWS President Trump has promised to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities, signing an executive order in January 2017 that moved to strip federal grant money from towns that “harbor” illegal immigrants. A federal judge permanently blocked it in November 2017, saying the Trump administration lacks the authority to impose new conditions on spending that has already been approved by Congress. But the Justice Department has taken legal action against California, the first “sanctuary state.” Its designation means the nation’s most populous state will limit just how much local law enforcement will cooperate with federal immigration authorities. What are sanctuary cities?...

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Trump’s border wall: A look at the numbers

FOX NEWS One of President Trump’s biggest campaign promises was his vow to build a wall along the country’s southernmost border. Congress has yet to fund the wall, and Trump’s demands that Mexico pay for it have gone nowhere. However, the president has seemingly evolved on what he’s called the “big, beautiful wall,” as he has contended a physical structure might not be needed “where you have rivers and mountains and everything else protecting” the border. Read on for a closer look at Trump’s proposed border wall by the numbers. 2015 Donald Trump announced in June 2015 that he...

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Trump on North Korea, from ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘fire and fury’

FOX NEWS Throughout the first year of his presidency – and even as he campaigned for the office – President Trump’s rhetoric regarding North Korea has been harsh. He warned earlier this year that America’s nuclear capabilities were “much bigger [and] more powerful” than that of the Asian nation. And at the end of 2017, Trump designated North Korea a state sponsor of terror again – a classification that came with additional sanctions.  From calling on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to come to the table for negotiations regarding its nuclear weapons program to dubbing him “Rocket Man,”...

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