WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said on Friday a report by the Axios news website, that cited sources as saying President Donald Trump wanted the United States to withdraw from the World Trade Organization, was wrong."There's no breaking news here ... it's not right," Mnuchin told Fox Business Network, calling the report "fake news."Axios reported earlier on Friday, citing people who were involved in discussions with the president, that Trump frequently told advisers he wanted the United States to quit the WTO, a move with potentially disastrous implications for global commerce."This is an exaggeration," Mnuchin said. "The president has been clear, with us and with others, he has concerns about the WTO, he thinks there's aspects of it that are not fair, he thinks that China and others have used it to their own advantage, but we are focused on free trade. That's what we're focused on - breaking down barriers."RELATED: Treasury Secretary Steven … [Read more...] about Treasury chief Mnuchin slams report that President Trump wants to exit WTO
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"We have to pick a great one. We have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years," Trump said at a campaign rally in Fargo, North Dakota, on Wednesday night, suggesting that his nominee will be young enough to serve that long on the court, where the average retirement age in recent years has been 83.Among frontrunners, according to those involved in the process, is Brett Kavanaugh of Maryland. He serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and is a former Kennedy law clerk, as is Neil Gorsuch, Trump's first Supreme Court nominee, the successor to Antonin Scalia.More on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy: 14 PHOTOS Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy See Gallery Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 10: U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy is seen during a ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House April 10, 2017 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day Gorsuch, 49, was sworn in as the 113th … [Read more...] about President Trump’s short list for the Supreme Court
Standing for the American national anthem and our Flag is the correct protocol for all Americans. The individual’s undivided attention, reverence, and silence is expected during the national anthem. We are supposed to find the flag and turn toward it while the anthem is played. We are to do the same in the presence of another country’s flag and during their national anthem. Citizens remove their hats and remain silent and steady out of respect. On June 14, 1775, the Continental Army was established by the Congress marking the birth of the United States Army. Today is the 243rd birthday of the United States Army. Happy birthday to our brave soldiers and their amazing families. On June 14, 1777, the Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States. Declaring our official flag was by act of Congress and important. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania is the first and only state to celebrate June 14 as Flag Day. Pennsylvania is, of course today, the home of … [Read more...] about Bill White: Flag Day in the USA and President Trump’s Birthday!
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- In honor of Donald J. Trump's 72nd birthday, we're tracing his steps and interests through Houston for ways you can celebrate the 45th president of the United States.Trump was born on June 14, 1946 in New York, but you don't have to be in the Big Apple to mark the special occasion. Here are a few ideas to observe Trump's birthday in the Bayou City:Dive in to Tony's prime ribeye for dinnerBack in March 1989, then-real estate tycoon Trump dined at famed Houston restaurant Tony's on Richmond Avenue, between Weslayan and Edloe. He was joined by other celebrities including former President Richard Nixon, ABC's Barbara Walters, and others to celebrate former Gov. John Connally and First Lady Nellie Connally's birthdays.WATCH: The night Trump and Nixon dined together If you head to Tony's, check out the Tagliata, a plate featuring sliced, 22-ounce, 55-day aged prime ribeye, Dangiovese Stained Farro, and Marjoram Brush.Enjoy a taste of Tuscany in The WoodlandsTrump … [Read more...] about 5 ways to celebrate President Trump’s birthday in Houston
This year alone, President Donald Trump has recognized January as National Mentoring Month, March as National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and April as Second Chance Month. He has already declared the month of June to be National Homeownership Month, National Ocean Month, Great Outdoors Month and National Caribbean-American Heritage Month.But one proclamation is — once again — conspicuously absent from the White House website: LGBTQ Pride Month.When running for office, Trump promised to be an LGBTQ-friendly Republican and, during Pride Month 2016, tweeted his support for the community.Thank you to the LGBT community! I will fight for you while Hillary brings in more people that will threaten your freedoms and beliefs.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 14, 2016At the 2016 Republican National Convention, Trump noted the Pulse nightclub shooting and became the first GOP presidential nominee to directly address the LGBTQ community from a convention podium."As … [Read more...] about President Trump misses LGBTQ Pride Month — again