Jeff Mason

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17 Nov 2018 | 7:14 AM

Trump says he 'easily' answered Russia probe questions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Friday said he had "very easily" completed his written answers for Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election, but had not yet submitted them to Mueller's office.

17 Nov 2018 | 4:06 AM

Trump says U.S. may not impose more tariffs on China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that he may not impose more tariffs on Chinese goods after Beijing sent the United States a list of measures it was willing to take to resolve trade tensions, although he added it was unacceptable that some major items were omitted from the list.

8 Nov 2018 | 4:20 AM

Defiant Trump blames media, fellow Republicans for House losses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The day after his party lost its lock on the U.S. Congress, President Donald Trump walked into a White House press conference ready for political combat, name-checking Republicans who he blamed for losing their seats and lashing out at reporters who challenged his assertions.

7 Nov 2018 | 4:30 PM

Trump expects Kim summit early next year despite Pompeo postponement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he expects to meet again with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un early next year and that a meeting between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and North Korean officials supposed to have taken place this week would be rescheduled.

6 Nov 2018 | 11:58 PM

Trump ousts Sessions, vows to fight Democrats if they launch probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump forced out his attorney general on Wednesday and threatened to fight back if Democrats use their new majority in the U.S. House of Representatives to launch investigations into his administration and finances.

4 Nov 2018 | 9:35 AM

Trump touts economy, Georgia sees racist calls as U.S. vote nears

PENSACOLA, Fl./ATLANTA (Reuters) - President Donald Trump touted U.S. economic growth and painted a grim picture on immigration in rallies with Republican candidates before Tuesday's elections as Democratic former Vice President Joe Biden urged voters to reject division.

3 Nov 2018 | 9:33 AM

Obama warns against fear, Trump touts economy on campaign trail

INDIANAPOLIS/MIAMI (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Barack Obama warned on Friday against rhetoric he said was meant to sow fear as he campaigned in support of Democratic candidates while President Donald Trump hammered a hardline anti-immigration message to energise Republicans.

2 Nov 2018 | 7:24 AM

Trump promises immigration crackdown ahead of U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration planned to require immigrants seeking asylum in the United States to come into the country through a legal port of entry, pushing a hard line on immigration ahead of elections next week.

2 Nov 2018 | 5:24 AM

Trump considering U.S. State Dept spokeswoman for U.N. ambassador

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Thursday said he was seriously considering naming U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert to succeed Nikki Haley as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, adding he would make a decision on the posting soon.

1 Nov 2018 | 5:30 AM

Trump hardens stance on Mexico border, says 15,000 troops could be sent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States could send as many as 15,000 troops to the border with Mexico, as he hardens his stance against a caravan of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in Central America.