Instead of explaining to Americans why four soldiers were killed in Niger, the president commandeered the news cycle, focusing on a narrow and unrelated claim.
Donald Trump’s biggest political wins have come in dismantling existing policies, but constructive and proactive steps have eluded him.
The president touched off a brief firestorm with the unfounded charge, but real answers about why four service members were killed in Niger remain elusive.
On Obamacare subsidies, the Iran deal, and DACA, the president has taken unprecedented steps to hand executive authority back to lawmakers.
Aides have doubted prior presidents’ wisdom, health, or sobriety, but never have so many insiders treated the commander in chief like a child.
While it’s tempting to view the spats as just more palace intrigue, they reveal a president impatient with diplomacy and drawn toward military force.
Tennessee Senator Bob Corker turns against the president he once played a crucial role in promoting.
As in the case of data about climate change and occupational safety, the Trump administration has quietly pulled down bleak numbers about electricity and drinking water after Hurricane Maria.
The film mogul has been a major donor and fundraiser for Democratic causes and candidates, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and several possible 2020 candidates.
The president’s call for a Senate investigation into news outlets for publishing unflattering stories about him is an attack on freedom of the press.
The chief executive was unusually solemn and empathetic after meeting with first responders and victims of Sunday’s mass shooting.
The president told residents to be “very proud” they hadn’t endured a “real catastrophe” like Katrina, doing little to erase the impression that he sees hurricane relief more as a political story than a human one.
The absence of any known ideological or personal motivation behind Sunday night’s massacre makes the terror of an already random act of violence even deeper.
In somber remarks, the president drew on scripture to console the nation, steering clear of any discussion of the shooter’s motives.
Attacks on concerts are the latest tactic to spread among those intent on taking lives.
The president offered a fusillade of tweets—attacking critical press coverage and local officials pleading for help—as the response on the island continued to fall short of the need.
The Trump administration’s secretary of Health and Human Services resigned Friday after revelations that he spent more than $1 million in taxpayer money in travel on private and military jets.
The president’s insistence that he’s doing a great job sits uneasily with stories of desperation in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
In the short term, letting foreign ships bring cargo to the island may not do much to ease the humanitarian crisis, though a longer-term waiver could help.
After a series of stories spotlighted the secretary of Health and Human Services’s expensive, taxpayer-funded travel, the president said he was unhappy.