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Trump tweets Shanahan has withdrawn from consideration as defense secretary

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a surprise development, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has decided not to move forward with the confirmation process to take the job permanently, President Donald Trump tweeted on Tuesday.Trump said while Shanahan “has done a wonderful job, he has decided not to go forward…so that he can devote more time…read more »

Justice Department acknowledges rare intervention to prevent Rikers Island transfer for Paul Manafort

Alexandria (Va.) Sheriffs Office(NEW YORK) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, has been spared from an expected transfer to Rikers Island prison in New York following a rare intervention by the Department of Justice, a DOJ official confirmed to ABC News.Trump has previously complained about how Manafort was being treated and has…read more »

ICE will begin removing ‘millions of illegal aliens’ next week, Trump tweets

VallarieE/iStock(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter late Monday night that Immigration and Customs Enforcement next week would begin “removing the millions of illegal aliens” from the U.S. “as fast as they come in.” A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told ABC News that the deportations described by the president in Twitter…read more »

Trump to kick off re-election in Florida as Democrats aim to win state back

BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — President Donald Trump kicks off his 2020 reelection bid in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, launching a campaign that’s never really ended. In promoting Tuesday’s festivities at and around the Amway Center, aides indicated that the president’s campaign has never really stopped. They told ABC News that this rally in a…read more »

Trump vows ‘phenomenal’ new health care plan

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — In an exclusive interview with ABC News, President Donald Trump declared he would be announcing a “phenomenal” new health care plan within the next two months, and said health care would be a priority leading up to his 2020 re-election campaign.”We almost had health care done. Health care’s a disaster …” Trump…read more »

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