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Mark Knoller
23 minutes ago:   Thursday Jun 20 - 6:46am
Pres urging Congress to follow Mexico's lead and approve the USMCA trade deal to replace NAFTA. Will be on the agenda today in his meeting with @JustinTrudeau of Canada, which has yet to ratify the deal either. https://t.co/FUqIeQVLV9

Mark Knoller
8 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 10:12pm
Pres also denied a report that he would live tweet about the Democratic candidates debates next week. He said he was aware of the report, but "it was just fake news. I never even thought about it." But then said, "maybe I'll do it." @seanhannity urged him to do it.

Mark Knoller
9 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 10:09pm
Pres Trump defends and even praises @SpeakerPelosi. Live on @seanhannity tonight, @POTUS said he disagreed with him that Pelosi "is Speaker in name only." “I don’t really agree with you. I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control...and she knows what she’s doing."

Mark Knoller
11 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:29pm
Thursday at the WH. Pres holds talks with Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau. The meeting comes after Mexico's Senate ratified the USMCA trade deal to replace NAFTA. The US and Canadian legislatures have yet to act. THursday evening, @POTUS hosts Congressional Picnic on the South Lawn.

Mark Knoller
12 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 6:33pm
Network evening newscasts all leading tonight with authorities saying ex-Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was not the real target in Dominican Republic shooting last week.

Mark Knoller
12 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 6:12pm
Pres Trump beat a hasty exit from the Oval Office after Medal of Freedom presentation, ignoring press questions on other topics. https://t.co/O8Y47Ckcft


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13 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 5:53pm
Declaring that few people have revolutionized economic thought and policy as much as Arthur Laffer, Pres Trump presents him the Presidential Medal of Freedom and admires the award. https://t.co/TymneVKDk6


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Mark Knoller
13 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 5:38pm
In Oval Office ceremony, .@POTUS awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, who created the Laffer Curve, and advised Pres Reagan and the Trump Campaign on economic policy. https://t.co/8s58nLeghq


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Mark Knoller
14 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 5:02pm
Scenes from the motorcade as Pres Trump returned to the WH from Andrews: -approaches @NMAAHC -tourists watching on 15th St NW -from outside the South fenceline https://t.co/olJMX8MSlU


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Mark Knoller
14 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 4:19pm
Pres steps off Air Force One and boards motorcade for return to WH. South Lawn being set up for Congressional Picnic Thursday, so Marine One couldn't land at WH. https://t.co/OjofbHMU7j


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Mark Knoller
15 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 4:01pm
Air Force One comes in for a landing at @Andrews_JBA as Pres Trump returns from fundraising in Miami and launching re-election campaign rally last night in Orlando. https://t.co/KM9UlA2ftk


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Mark Knoller
15 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:33pm
WH lockdown being lifted. https://t.co/FpK1lXJT7f

Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:05pm
USSS put the area near the security breach in lockdown. Pedestrians cleared out. https://t.co/MSXUQFSiPj

Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:03pm
The bike racks form an outer perimeter about 10-15 feet away from the actual WH fenceline. But @SecretService take any breach seriously. https://t.co/pwT5tGCTRy


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Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 3:01pm
Attempted fence jumper at the WH triggered security alert. Suspect arrested. https://t.co/HKn7GVv9po

Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:56pm
Heavily armed Secret Service seen taking positions behind trees on the North Lawn of the WH. Press then cleared from the area. https://t.co/1zc0R3jNdO


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Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:51pm
US Secret Service clear press and camera crews from north grounds at WH due to security situation. No details yet. https://t.co/fsV1gcxBVS


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Mark Knoller
16 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:19pm
It's been 100 days since last time @PressSec held formal briefing in the WH Briefing Room. But during that same period, @POTUS has had 44 press availabilities of varying lengths. https://t.co/CbnSdWqO9r


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Mark Knoller
17 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:06pm
Pres Trump boards Air Force One at MIA for flight back to DC. https://t.co/vtLN9KuZZt


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Mark Knoller
17 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 2:05pm
.@USTreasury slaps sanctions on Russian Financial Society for assisting North Korea in evading sanctions to access the international financial system.

Mark Knoller
17 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 1:49pm
Pres motorcade departs Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami after @POTUS did $5-million fundraising event for his campaign and the RNC. https://t.co/5pamlNSWNU


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Mark Knoller
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 10:08am
Pres issues statement marking Juneteenth, when on June 19, 1865, all slaves still held in Texas after the Emancipation Proclamation were ordered set free, @POTUS says it's a "joyous day" that serves as oppty to celebrate "the fundamental truth that all people are created equal."

Mark Knoller
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:21am
Asked about moves to impeachment, Pelosi said she would not support censure as a way of condemning the president short of impeachment. She said that would just be "a way out." "If the goods are there, you must impeach," she said. https://t.co/gms28XrOI7


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Mark Knoller
21 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 9:17am
.@SpeakerPelosi "very very concerned" about US tensions with Iran and the risk of "miscalculation." "We shouldn't provoke them," she said. Answering questions at @CSMBreakfast, Pelosi also urged the press to make it clear that ships attacked by Iran are not American vessels. https://t.co/8kHQWXmvRa


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Mark Knoller
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 8:59am
In a letter to Judiciary Chair @RepJerryNadler, seen arriving here, WH Counsel Pat Cipollone said Hope Hicks could not be compelled to answer questions about her time as a White House aide. https://t.co/v0VpxjWvaw


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Mark Knoller
22 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 8:56am
Former WH aide Hope Hicks arrives under subpoena to be questioned by House Judiciary about her testimony to the Mueller investigation. The hearing is closed to press coverage, but a transcript of the session is expected to be released. She ignored press questions on arrival. https://t.co/eycg7MsV56


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Mark Knoller
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:40am
In first hours, Pres raising big money for his re-election says RNC Chair. https://t.co/wSeay98hCz

Mark Knoller
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:31am
On return to the WH this afternoon, Pres Trump has a ceremony in the Oval Office to present the Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist Arthur Laffer, best known for the Laffer Curve, who advised Trump during the 2016 campaign. Laffer co-wrote "Trumponomics" in 2018. https://t.co/t6zDGF2AA0


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Mark Knoller
23 hours ago:   Wednesday Jun 19 - 7:28am
Today in Miami where Pres Trump spent the night at his Doral Golf Club and is expected to raise $5-million today for his campaign and the RNC. The fund-raising events are closed to press coverage. He heads back to DC this afternoon.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:39pm
From Orlando, Pres and Mrs Trump fly to Miami to spend the night. @POTUS does a joint Trump Campaign and RNC fundraiser Wednesday before heading back to DC. Event expected to raise $5-million and is - closed to press coverage.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:36pm
Pres Trump ends his 1 hr 18 min 2nd term campaign speech with the words of his 1st term slogan: "we will make American great again." Leaves the Amway Center under electronic banner: "Keep America Great." Looks like his crowd poll wasn't binding. https://t.co/HXMwnduhoW


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:25pm
As of 924pm/ET, @POTUS is ten minutes into the 2nd hour of his campaign speech. https://t.co/xYW75SM0bN


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:23pm
Pres says "America will never be a socialist country," but then says Republicans will defend Medicare and Social Security "like nobody else,"

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:19pm
Mentioning no names, Trump tells rally that "no one who supports Sanctuary Cities should be allowed to run for President of the United States."

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:16pm
On immigration, Trump urges supporters to call Dem Senators and House members and urge them to pass legislation to close immigration loopholes and solve the asylum problem "which can be done in 15 minutes."

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 9:04pm
Pres calls soon-to-depart Sarah Huckabee Sanders to the stage. Says he hopes she runs for Governor of Arkansas. She says serving as @PressSec has "truly been the honor of a lifetime." "I'm gonna miss her," says @POTUS, calling her "a warrior." https://t.co/BhO5OIPDBo


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:56pm
Pres formally announces he's launching his campaign for re-election. "I promise I will never ever let you down," he says.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:55pm
Trump polls rally crowd to choose slogan for his re-election campaign. MAGA or KAG. Cheers loudest for Keep America Great. "Wow," he said. "My eardrums will never be the same." https://t.co/slD6oJSK5R


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:46pm
"We're either going to have a good deal and a fair deal, or we won't have a deal at all," says @POTUS of his phone call this morning with China's Pres Xi to set up a meeting on a trade deal next week at the G20. "And we'll see what happens," he says. https://t.co/cfadt0mBlN


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:41pm
Pres sounds like he's still running against @HillaryClinton, slamming her for deleting emails and running the State Department on "pay for play" basis. Triggers crowd chants of "lock her up."

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:38pm
Pres urges supporters to come to Washington on July 4th. "Come on down," he says. "Bring your flags. We're going to celebrate America.” https://t.co/uRF8YoFDzl


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:35pm
Trump denounces his opponents for trying to "defeat" and "destroy" his nomination of Justice Kavanaugh. “Just imagine what this angry left-wing mob would do if they were in charge of this country?” Trump asks his rally supporters. https://t.co/xLeSdhr7XO


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:28pm
Quick check of cable news shows at 827pm/ET, shows @FoxNews carrying the Trump speech, not @CNN or @MSNBC.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:24pm
Pres says "we're draining the swamp...and that’s why the swamp is fighting back so viciously and violently.” He says he won in the Mueller Report, but now his opponents "want a do-over."

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:21pm
"As long as you keep this team in place," said @POTUS of his ticket, "our future has never ever looked brighter or sharper." He hailed economic achievements on his watch, saying it's "souring to incredible new heights." https://t.co/8pCsjpVty0


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:15pm
Mrs Trump says she's been honored to serve as First Lady and is excited to do it for six more," and then introduces her husband to the lectern. https://t.co/U9QSiE4irL


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:12pm
The Trumps and Pences at re-election rally in Orlando. https://t.co/K5AeRXamfw


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:11pm
Pres and Mrs Trump take the stage to the familiar strains of "God Bless The USA." https://t.co/p3zjJIYYyV


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:10pm
In his campaign speech, VP replaces MAGA slogan with KAG: "Re-elect Pres Trump and we wil Keep America Great." And says "this president will make America greater than ever before." https://t.co/ozF1W5ypyc


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 8:06pm
“America is back and we’re just getting started," says @VP crediting @POTUS. "We've done so much, but there's more to do. That's why we need four more years of Pres Trump in the White House." https://t.co/p16V4IfKDr


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:59pm
“It’s on, everybody. Time for Round Two. The 503-day campaign for America’s future starts tonight,": says @VP of the Trump re-election campaign. "Pres Donald Trump is the real deal," says Pence. https://t.co/GOZdTOd8WL


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:56pm
VP and Mrs Pence take the stage at campaign rally to introduce @POTUS. https://t.co/N0PBQ0SxVY


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:25pm
Pentagon says @ActingSecDef met today with @SecArmy to begin transition. Shanahan will officially step down at midnight June 23. Esper becomes Acting Defense Secretary at 1201AM June 24 and be able to exercise "all of the authorities and powers of the Secretary of Defense." https://t.co/AXECeYIRM4


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:18pm
Pres Trump has arrived at the Amway Center in Orlando, site of his campaign rally. But he first attends fundraiser for the Trump Victory Fund to benefit the Trump Campaign and the RNC. No press coverage. In the interim, rally crowd heard from @EricTrump and @DonaldJTrumpJr. https://t.co/y1Fq7k4LSL


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:56pm
"Ms. Hicks is absolutely immune from being compelled to testify before Congress with respect to matters occurring during her service as a senior advisor to the President," WH Counsel Pat Cipollone writes @RepJerryNadler in advance of Hicks appearance Wednesday.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:37pm
In letter to @RepJerryNadler, WH Counsel Pat Cipollone says Pres Trump is invoking executive privilege and has directed former senior aide Hope Hicks not to answer questions at House Judiciary hearing Wednesday relating to her service at the White House.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:31pm
Network evening newscasts all leading tonight with the departure of @ActingSecDef Shanahan and disclosure of incidents of domestic violence.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:28pm
Pres and Mrs Trump step off Air Force One on arrival in Orlando for re-election rally. https://t.co/Y4nc0kCf5T


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 6:05pm
RT @CBSNews: Pres. Trump’s 2020 campaign manager @parscale tells @MajorCBS the country is “too complex now” for polls to be reliable. https://t.co/N5oZfxvFs3 https://t.co/l2dctIcf4J


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:52pm
In a written statement, @SpeakerPelosi denounces @POTUS plan for "mass deportation dragnet as an act of utter malice and bigotry." She calls on @POTUS to "walk away from cruel ineffective and discriminatory policies" and work with Dems on immigraton reform.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:43pm
Wheels up (nosewheel, at least) as Air Force One en route Orlando for Pres Trump re-election announcement rally. By my count, it's his 33rd visit to Florida since taking office, more than any other state (excluding MD & VA). . Mar-a-Lago plays a role. https://t.co/D3FpHPM1b7


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:32pm
On his meeting next week with China's Pres Xi., @POTUS again said he has a "very good relationship" with Xi and "we'll see what happens." He says the meeting "might go very well." Says China wants to make a trade deal, as does he, "but it has to be good for everyone. https://t.co/YW0ehEYJXr


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:29pm
Marine One wheels up from the WH as Pres and Mrs Trump depart for @Andrews_JBA to board Air Force One for flight to Orlando. https://t.co/VblVlV3bps


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:27pm
Asked about tensions with Iran, @POTUS says he's looking at it very carefully, and the US is prepared regardless of what happens. "We are very very prepared," he insisted. "Now we'll see what happens." Said he hasn't heard chants of "death to America" lately from Iran. https://t.co/bSqwU776ba


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:20pm
Pres calls Army Secretary Mark Esper "highly respected," and thinks he'll do very well as Acting Secretary of Defense. Confident that Esper will be "outstanding." Repeats that Shanahan is taking time off to deal with family matters. https://t.co/oQLDXiJPnz


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:15pm
Pres and Mrs Trump emerge from WH to board Marine One. Pres stops at press area to take questions. https://t.co/MNtjiDIiOF


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:12pm
Pres defends WH vetting process for selecting officials. Calls it "very good." As for naming Army Secy Mark Esper as Acting Defense Secy., "I think he'll do very well," says @POTUS, in exchange with reporters on leaving WH for re-electon rally in Orlando.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 4:09pm
Pres Trump says he did not ask for Shanahan to withdraw as nominee for Secy of Defense. @POTUS says he only learned of the domestic violence matter involving Shanahan yesterday. Calls it very unfortunate. But says Shanahan is a wonderful person going through a difficult time.

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 2:42pm
.@SenSchumer calls it "appalling" that there's no permanent Secretary of Defense in place at this "dangerous time." Calls Shanahan nominaiton a "fiasco," and said it shows the WH needs better vetting of its nominees. https://t.co/fcfyx5yylx


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 2:08pm
In a written statement, @ActingSecDef writes that he did not want his three children "to relive a traumatic chapter in our family's life and reopen wounds we have worked years to heal." He would welcome the chance to be DefSec, "but not at the expense of being a good father."

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 2:03pm
WH chefs get a head start on grilling steaks for Congressional Picnic at the WH on Thursday evening. (Pool photo by @vmsalama) https://t.co/wP13BJMHKq


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 1:34pm
.@washingtonpost today reports interviews with Shanahan about incidents of domestic violence in 2011, that he did not want exposed in confirmation hearings to further embarrass members of his family. https://t.co/fRBNiCw6bH https://t.co/FIdrgxqcNR

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 1:21pm
At Port of Miami, VP Pence tours hospital ship USNS Comfort on eve of its deployment to ports in Latin America and Caribbean to provide medical care to millions he said fled oppression and deprivation in Venezuela under the Maduro regime. https://t.co/4mkpvxJIU2


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 12:45pm
At @CENTCOM at @MacDill_AFB, @SecPompeo says he conferred with military commanders to coordinate State and Defense Dept policy on Iran. Says US is serious about deterring Iran regime from further aggression in the region. Says Pres Trump does not want war against Iran. https://t.co/SI04MP2tQ5


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 11:56am
"The fact that they're meeting is a good thing," says Kudlow of Trump-Xi get-together next week at the G20 in Osaka. "Kudlow rule: better to talk than not to talk," he says of the meeting. "Can't give you an outcome," he says of the talks. https://t.co/L9zWu3W7j6


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 11:52am
“The two leaders will talk. That’s all I know," says WH economic advisor Larry Kudlow of Pres Trump's upcoming meeting at G20 with China's Pres Xi. Doesn't want to speculate on the agenda, but Kudlow says China has to change its unfair trade practices. https://t.co/nQDKhxEAtF


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 11:19am
VP and Mrs Pence arrive in Miami for visit to hospital ship USNS Comfort, before its 6-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean, in response to refugee crisis in Venezuela. https://t.co/3BSDNJELSj


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 10:48am
At Capitol news conference, @SenSchumer calls on @senatemajldr to allow votes on Democratic measures to protect 2020 elections from foreign interference. Says votes on election security amendments to the Defense Authorization bill should be allowed too, says Schumer. https://t.co/JbUk3HNNgf


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Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 10:09am
Pres says he nails down G20 meeting next week with China's Pres Xi. https://t.co/PyYOtWILIa

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:46am
Historic event 40 years ago today in Vienna, Austria. https://t.co/ONqvXlWNal

Mark Knoller
1 day ago:   Tuesday Jun 18 - 7:19am
No events on @POTUS schedule at this writing until he leaves for Orlando and a campaign rally tonight to announce his bid for re-election, not that there's been any doubt of it. It'll be his 59th rally as pres., the 7th rally in the key state of Florida - the most of any state.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:53pm
VP Pence will be joining @POTUS at his Orlando rally Tuesday evening in Orlando, as will @FLOTUS and @SecondLady. Beforehand, @VP will visit the hospital ship USNS Comfort, as it prepares to embark on a 6-month deployment to Latin America and the Caribbean.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:49pm
Though Pres Trump has made clear his intention to seek a 2nd term from the day he was inaugurated, he's billing his campaign rally Tuesday in Orlando as the launch of his re-electon bid. It'll be his 59th rally since taking office, & his 7th in FL - more than in any other state.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:44pm
In announcing 1,000 addtl troops to be deployed in the Middle East, @ActingSecDef says recent Iranian attacks "validate reliable, credible intelligence...on on hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups" that threaten the US troops & interests in the region.

Mark Knoller
2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:35pm
.@ActingSecDef announces authorization of approx 1,000 addtl troops "for defensive purposes to address air, naval, and ground-based threats in the Middle East." But in his written statement Shanahan says the US "does not seek conflict with Iran."

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2 days ago:   Monday Jun 17 - 6:33pm
Leading the network evening newscasts: CBS: Raptors parade shooting; ABC/NBC: Courthouse shooting in Dallas.

Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 6:34pm
Leading the network evening newscasts across-the-board tonight is US video it says shows Iran responsible for mine attack on oil tankers in Gulf of Oman

Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 3:52pm
"We will never be a socialist country," says @POTUS. Says Americans believe in freedom, choice and the highest standard of care in the world. "We're putting the people back in charge," he says, to get better health care at far lower costs. https://t.co/nbVvKqt8m8


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 3:49pm
Calling it "groundbreaking," Pres announces plan to expand access to HRA's - health reimbursement arrangements - providing high quality health care coverage at lower costs. Calls it a "monumental victory" for small businesses and workers. https://t.co/D7YWHvTgGf


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 3:39pm
Guests in the Rose Garden sing "Happy Birthday" to Pres Trump as he arrives for health care options event. He turns 73 today. https://t.co/ZIdGfZeWEZ


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5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 3:05pm
Asked if plans for sending more troops and equipment to the region are being made, the @ActingSecDef said contingency plans need to be made in case "the situation deteriorates." Also wants to broaden support for what he calls an international situation. https://t.co/V51aE3QCaD


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5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 2:47pm
"It's been a busy 24 hours," says @ActingSecDef about Iran's attacks on oil tankers in Mideast. Tells press at Pentagon, "it's not a U.S. situation," but "an international situation." He says Bolton, Pompeo and he are working to "build an intl consensus to this intl problem." https://t.co/khSzUXeaQq


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 1:56pm
And wheels up for the VH-92 from the South Lawn. The new helicopters could go into service later this year to start replacing the aging fleet of presidential helicopters: the VH-3D and the VH-60N. https://t.co/sHjLRzQHug


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 1:40pm
Next generation Marine One, the Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin VH-92, on the South Lawn today after a test landing for Pres Trump to get a look. Six of the new presidential helicopters were ordered in 2014, another 17 will follow in 2020. Average cost $205-million per. https://t.co/Yp0KMwJN00


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:44am
Would @seanspicer return to be WH Press Secy again if @POTUS asked him? “Oh, no. No. No. No. No, I’ve told the president many times I was honored to do it, but I am much more happy and relaxed and less stressful now," he told @HallieJackson on @MSNBC.

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5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 10:07am
Pres invites @JustinTrudeau to talks at the WH next Thursday to discuss USMCA trade deal, yet to be approved by Congress. By my count, will be their 5th meeting since @POTUS took office. WH says they'll also discuss upcoming G20 Summit in Osaka on June 28/29. (WH Photo: 02/13/17) https://t.co/CXWzVHb0DH


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Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 9:12am
On the Democratic field competing to unseat him, @POTUS says he thinks he'll end up facing Biden, Sanders or Warren. "I would love to run against her, frankly," he says of Warren. Again says Biden "doesn't have what it takes" to run on his own.

Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 8:57am
Pres ends 50 minute live phone interview with @foxandfriends responding to question about his meeting with the Queen while in London: "We were laughing and having fun," he said, adding he was told she hadn't had so much fun in 25 years."

Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 8:56am
On North Korea, Pres said he could have left last summit with Kim Jong Un "with a deal." Repeats he's in no rush for an agreement, saying NK not testing nukes or long range missiles. And says, "if I wasn’t president, you’d be in a major war right now with North Korea."

Mark Knoller
5 days ago:   Friday Jun 14 - 8:42am
Pres says he's bringing Tom Homan, former Acting Dir of @ICEgov, back to Government. Pres couldn't name the precise job, but says Homan would be "a border czar...probably working out of he White House," but would spend a lot of time at the border.