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Athletes React to Trump Comments: 'U Bum'

After urging owners to fire 'son of a bitch' NFL players, Trump takes on Steph Curry

(Newser) - President Trump's war on professional athletes continued a day after he told supporters in Alabama that NFL owners should fire any "son of a bitch" player who protests during the national anthem. "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,"... More »

Kim Jong Un Issues Rare Statement in His Own Name

Calls Trump 'deranged,' warns he will 'pay dearly'

(Newser) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said in a statement carried by the state news agency that he will "pay dearly" for his threats, the AP reports. Kim said that Trump is "unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of... More »

N. Korea: 'Parade Goes On' Despite 'Barking Dog'

NK's foreign minister wasn't scared by Trump's UN speech

(Newser) - North Korea has joined a host of other countries in condemning President Trump's speech at the UN . Trump's Tuesday speech, in which he vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if the country threatened the US or its allies, amounted to "the sound of a barking dog,... More »

California Sues Trump Over His Border Wall

State AG Xavier Beccera filed the lawsuit Wednesday

(Newser) - “No one gets to ignore the laws," Xavier Becerra says. "Not even the president of the United States." The California attorney general sued the Trump administration Wednesday over the president's proposed border wall, which Becerra says violates myriad environmental laws, the Los Angeles Times reports.... More »

Trump Says He's Decided on Iran Nuclear Deal

But he isn't saying what that decision is

(Newser) - A day after calling the Iran nuclear deal an "embarrassment" and "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions" in US history, President Trump says he's made a decision on the future of the deal. But he wouldn't say what that decision is, ABC News reports.... More »

Trump Using Campaign Funds to Pay Russia Defense Bills: Report

Some money is also coming from the Republican National Committee

(Newser) - President Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay the legal costs of defending himself in the ongoing Russia probe, Reuters states in an exclusive report. While it's legal and routine for elected officials to use campaign funds to pay legal... More »

Trump's UN Speech 'Borders on Threat of ... War Crime'

Reactions to the president's 1st speech to UN General Assembly

(Newser) - On Tuesday, in his first speech in front of the UN General Assembly, President Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea and its "rocket man" Kim Jong Un. That, understandably, got people talking. The Hill reports ABC's chief foreign correspondent accused Trump of using "WWE rhetoric"... More »

Juggalos, Trump Supporters Take Washington, DC

Fans of Insane Clown Posse would like not to be classified as a gang by FBI

(Newser) - More than 1,000 fans of the band Insane Clown Posse rallied Saturday to protest the FBI's classification of them as a gang, the AP reports. The band's fans, known as Juggalos, gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial in a show of strength and unity. ICP is... More »

Report: US Will Stay in Paris Climate Agreement After All

But a White House official says not so fast

(Newser) - It turns out the US isn't pulling out of the Paris climate agreement after all. Or maybe it is. But it might not. Really it's all a little unclear. In an exclusive report Saturday, the Wall Street Journal states a Trump administration official told a room of international... More »

White House Lets Young Trump Fan Mow Lawn

'That’s the real future of the country right there,' Trump said of Frank Giaccio

(Newser) - Some children dream of being astronauts. Others of winning the World Series. But little Frank Giaccio just wanted to mow President Trump's lawn, the Washington Post reports. “Even though I’m only 10, I’d like to show the nation what young people like me are ready for,... More »

Russia Offered Trump Full Normalization, Was Rebuffed

Plan was reportedly delivered to State Department in April

(Newser) - It seems Russia was ready and willing for a fresh start under President Trump only to be rebuffed by the new administration. Citing an official Russian document, BuzzFeed News reports the Kremlin—on the instructions of President Vladimir Putin—delivered a plan to the US State Department in April for... More »

Here's Who Trump Likely Just Called '#FAKE NEWS!'

President may be upset about NBC reporter Katy Tur's new book

(Newser) - "Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!" President Trump tweeted Tuesday. But who was the target of the president's online ire? Politico notes Hillary Clinton is a possibility, having released... More »

Kushner Should Resign, Lawyers Reportedly Told Trump

'WSJ' says Trump ignored recommendation in June

(Newser) - Members of President Trump's legal team recommended Jared Kushner step down as senior White House adviser over his contacts with Russian officials, reports the Wall Street Journal . Citing multiple sources, the Journal reports the recommendation was based on Kushner's close relationship with Trump and his meetings with the... More »

Sean Spicer Impersonation Lands McCarthy an Emmy

Melissa McCarthy won for hosting Saturday Night Live

(Newser) - Sean Spicer may be long gone from the White House, but his legacy lives on in the form of an Emmy Award for his SNL impersonator. On Sunday night, Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live earlier this... More »

Pope Francis Says Trump Isn't 'Pro-Life' If He Ends DACA

The president gets another high-profile critic of his most recent immigration decision

(Newser) - Since President Trump made the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, he has received criticism from across the political and social spectrum, from immigrants-rights groups and Fortune 500 CEOs to evangelical Christian preachers and Republican members of Congress. Now the president can add the pope to... More »

Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Her book about the 2016 campaign comes out Tuesday

(Newser) - Ten months after her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, and two days before the release of her presidential campaign memoir, Hillary Clinton says she won't run for office again, the Washington Post reports. Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, Clinton told Jane Pauley, "I am done with being... More »

Bannon: '100%' Sure Trump Would Win After Billy Bush Tape

He says Christie wasn't so sure and it cost him

(Newser) - Steve Bannon says he, unlike other advisers, didn't lose faith in President Trump after the release of the Access Hollywood tape—and it was a lack of similar faith that cost at least one adviser a gig in the White House, CBS News reports. Trump's former chief strategist... More »

Trump's DACA Decision Also Threatens GOP

Republicans at odds over program's end

(Newser) - President Trump's expected decision to dismantle the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a six-month delay may not simply split apart families. The move, expected to be announced Tuesday, may also further divide a splintered Republican Party, reports Politico . While GOP lawmakers including Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep.... More »

Obama Will Speak Out If Trump Kills DACA

Former president is expected to denounce Trump's decision

(Newser) - If his plans to formally kill DACA are announced as expected Tuesday, Trump will face direct criticism from someone who’s been notably silent since he took office: Barack Obama. According to Politico , a source close to the former president says Obama plans to post a statement to Facebook that... More »

Obama Left 4 Pieces of Advice to Trump in Letter

A copy of the note from 45's predecessor left has been released

(Newser) - “Congratulations on a remarkable run,” starts the letter Barack Obama left for Donald Trump in one of his last acts as president. Trump has made reference to this letter, left for him in his Oval Office desk drawer, calling it “beautiful” during an ABC News interview. But... More »

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