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They're not going to fight that fight. I look at the polls, and cannabis is a hell of a lot more popular than Trump.feedback

What part is misleading? I'm trying to figure that out. We were asked a question about what signal it sent. We answered the question on what signal it sent. I'm not the one who commented on timing.feedback

The reaction has somewhat been, you know, that they almost won. No, they lost! They spent $8.3 million dollars and threw everything including the kitchen sink at it, and lost.feedback

It's the same thing that was discussed during the campaign trail. The president is under audit. It's a routine one that continues and I think that the American public know clearly where he stands. We'll have to get back to you on that. No, I said I'd have to get back to you on that ... he is still under audit. The statement still stands.feedback

We're following the same policy that every administration from the beginning of time (prior to Obama) has used with respect to visitors logs. You don't know who got left off and who didn't.feedback

It's been covered before. It's the same thing that was discussed during the campaign trail. The president is under audit. It's a routine audit that continues.feedback

We're under the same audit that has existed, and nothing has changed. The American people understood when they elected him in November.feedback

President Obama got elected by promising to be different, to change Washington, and to be open, transparent and accountable. But it turns out it was all empty rhetoric--nothing but broken promises.feedback

We filed our financial disclosure forms the other day in a way that allows everyone to understand.feedback

The United States takes the fight against ISIS very seriously and in order to defeat the group, we must deny then operations space, which we did.feedback

I think, respectfully, I think you can look at what you're referring to as a shift in a lot of ways, and by that I mean I saw a couple instances with respect to NATO being one of those shifts, and if you look at what's happened, it's those entities or individuals in some cases or issues evolving toward the president's position.feedback

They may have been phony in the past, but it's very real now.feedback

We didn't use chemical weapons in World War II. You know, you had a, you know, someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. So you have to if you're Russia, ask yourself: Is this a country that you, and a regime, that you want to align yourself with? You have previously signed onto international agreements, rightfully acknowledging that the use of chemical weapons should be out of bounds by every country.feedback

Gorsuch was confirmed, the media is saying nice things and nobody is talking about Russia – what a difference 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles can make!feedback

Russia is in an island on this. This is not some big split as to how this actually happened. The only countries that aren't supporting the US's position are Syria, North Korea, Iran and Russia. This is not exactly a happy-time cocktail party of people that you want to be associated with. They are failed states with the exception of Russia.feedback

No matter what you do, no matter what you wear, it gets amplified to a degree that you couldn't imagine.feedback

There's no comparing atrocities and it is a very solemn time for so many folks that's part of that, so that's obviously a very difficult thing personally to deal with, because you know a lot of people that don't know you wonder why you would do that. I think I've let the president down and so on both a personal level and a professional level that will definitely go down as not a very good day in my history.feedback

I love it. I truly do believe it's an honour to have this job. It is a privilege and if you don't believe it's so, you shouldn't be here.feedback

I make mistakes; everyone does. How you handle those mistakes is what makes the difference in life.feedback

The president went out of his way to recognize the Holocaust and the suffering that went through and the people that were affected by it and the loss of life.feedback

I think when you come to Sarin gas – there was no, he was not using the gas on his own people the same way that Ashad [sic] is doing. I mean, there was clearly – I, I understand your point. Thank you. Thank you, I appreciate that. There was not in the, in the – he brought 'em into the Holocaust centers. I understand that. But I'm saying in the way that Assad used them, where he went into towns, dropped them down to innocent, into the middle of towns, it was brought, the use of it – I appreciate the clarification. That was not the intent.feedback

You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons.feedback

We didn't even use chemical weapons in World War II. You had a – you know someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. He brought them into the Holocaust Center. But I'm saying that in the way that Assad used them where he went in towns, dropped them down – into the middle of towns – it was brought – so the use of it – I appreciate the clarification. That was not the intent.feedback

This evening, @WhiteHouse staff held a Passover Seder, marking first night of Passover.feedback

The president has believed that for a while. It's a belief that he has maintained for a while, a concern that he has about voter fraud.feedback

Nothing has changed in our posture. The president retains the option to act in Syria against the Assad regime whenever it is in the national interest … And as the president has repeatedly made clear, he will not be telegraphing his military responses.feedback

From a humanitarian standpoint, [we are] ensuring that we create an environment that provides a safe place for them to ultimately remain. In this particular decision, I felt President Trump was right. He "can't imagine a stable and peaceful Syria where Bashar al-Assad is in power.feedback

It's interesting that we went from all of these direct links to Russia to now are we disappointed that we can't even get a meeting with him. There is a bit of irony in the question.feedback

I think we need to remind them of the commitments that they've made and the commitments that Syria's made. There's no question who acted in this case and what Syria did. And I think that we need to make sure that Russia fully understands the actions that Assad took, the commitments that Syria has made – and Russia has equally agree to those same – understanding. So getting them back on the same page, first and foremost, would seem the logical step.feedback

One of the things that I don't want to start doing … is say, If you do this, this is the reaction that you're going to get,' . The president's made very clear throughout his time in the campaign, through the transition and now as president, that he's not going to telegraph a response to every corresponding action, because that just tells the opposition or the enemy what you're going to do and whether that response is worth taking. The president's going to be very clear that he's going to keep his cards close to the vest. But make no mistake, he will act.feedback

Look, I think the president has been very clear that there are a number of lines that were crossed last week.feedback

If you gas a baby, if you put a barrel bomb into innocent people, I think you will see a response from this president. The sight of people being gassed and blown away by barrel bombs ensures that if we see this kind of action again, we hold open the possibility of future action.feedback

The president, wherever he goes, he carries the apparatus of the White House.feedback

There is a fine line between people who want to be part of something that they never had an official role in, and people who actually played a role in either the campaign or transition. Obviously there has been discussion of Paul Manafort, who played a very limited role for a very limited amount of time.feedback

The president believes that the Syrian government, the Assad regime, should at the minimum agree to abide by the agreements they made to not use chemical weapons.feedback

The president would like to see this done. If we can get a deal and it gets to those votes – which, again, I'm not going to raise expectations, but there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote.feedback

It's not for me to decide who should testify or how they should do it.feedback

I'm not ready to talk about our next step but we'll talk about that soon.feedback

I'm not going to raise expectations, but I think that there are more and more people coming to the table with more and more ideas about how to grow that vote.feedback

The more we find out about this, the more we learn there was something there.feedback

We continue to feel optimistic in the sense that there's a lot of constructive ideas that are coming to the table to get us to a way forward.feedback

We have promoted more non-traditional, non-mainstream media outlets and reporters than ever before, and we treat everyone the same. We push back on anyone who is attempting to create a false narrative or assumes facts that aren't in evidence. I've known April for a long time. She's a tough reporter who has fought very effectively for her place in that briefing room. I respect her grit and determination.feedback

I've treated every reporter regardless of outlet, gender or race the same.feedback

I don't think to, sort of, then translate it into he's overseeing Iraq is an accurate assessment. He has a team that he oversees. There is a team, depending on the subject, that is working with him. And he is providing oversight and direction.feedback

We are not aware of any meetings, and Erik Prince had no role in the transition.feedback

He kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes. The way that we can avoid scrutiny is let the press corps determine where it should go.feedback

If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection. Lawd!!! The Spicer show is so fascinating precisely because he remembers when he used to have a conscience. And the memory troubles him. The president's tweets speak for themselves.feedback

At some point, I would implore, urge, beg some of you to use some of your investigative skills.feedback

We've actually encouraged people to go talk to the House and Senate intelligence committees and the appropriate investigators so that they can continue to get to the bottom of this.feedback

He thinks he should go out and tell his story.feedback

[I]f I can go back for a second to something that the Obama administration's Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense noted very clearly on the record, that they were engaged in an effort to spread information about Trump officials that had come up in intelligence. That's not – that is several networks. Evelyn Farkas made that proclamation about what was going on during the Obama administration regarding the Trump team. So that is something that they made very clear on the record.feedback

That is not a statement of administration policy. That is not an accurate statement of where we are at this time.feedback

With respect to Assad, there is a political reality that we have to accept. The United States has profound priorities in Syria and Iraq, and we've made it clear that counterterrorism, particularly the defeat of ISIS, is foremost among those priorities.feedback

It is a fairly comprehensive undertaking of every asset that a person owns, every debt that they have and I think that that is a very clear understanding of the assets that people have, the value of those assets, both in terms of whether they're worth something or the liabilities that they're incurring. That is a very, very transparent way of being able to understand someone's – and so, to equate the two is rather….feedback

There's a desire to make sure that both sides of the aisle as well as both chambers have that information. We invited them up to view it in a classified setting, in an appropriate setting. There has been information, material that has come to light, and we want to make sure that the people who are conducting the review have that information.feedback

So we're not going to create a deal for the sake of creating a deal that ends up not being in the best interests of the American people. We're not trying to jam that down anyone's throat right now.feedback

April Ryan, a respected journalist with unrivaled integrity, was doing her job just this afternoon in the White House pressroom when she was patronized and cut off trying to ask a question.feedback

I can't say 100 percent that I know anything what he briefed him on. What I can tell you through his public comments is that he has said that he had multiple sources that he came to a conclusion on. So to the degree to which any of those sources weighed on the ultimate outcome of what he came to a decision on, I don't know. And that's something that, frankly, I don't even know that he discussed with the president.feedback

The president used the word wiretap in quotes to mean, broadly, surveillance and other activities.feedback

April, hold on, it seems like you're hell-bent on trying to make sure that whatever image you want to tell about this White House stays. I'm sorry, please stop shaking your head again. If the president puts Russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a Russian connection. At some point, report the facts. The facts are that every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion – Republican, Democrat – so I'm sorry that that disgusts you.feedback

The most suspicious thing about that scenario is the idea that Trump would eat a salad.feedback

If you look at the president's tweet, he said very clearly, quote, wiretapping' – in quotes.feedback

It's the purpose of this meeting, of that kind of a meeting, to help defuse tensions over North Korea and the recent deployment of a THAAD military battery to South Korea.feedback

The president is very clear that he works seven days a week. This is where he goes to see his family. He brings people down there. This is part of being president.feedback

I don't think the marketplace is collapsing. I think we need to stop playing partisan politics and convene bipartisan groups to start negotiating the future of the health care system.feedback

We're not saying it's the end of health care. But I would say we are looking for a way forward. There's been a lot of outreach from members of both sides [of the political aisle] about this idea. Obviously we're willing to listen and move forward. The president is eager to get to 218 on a lot of initiatives. That doesn't mean we need the entire Democratic caucus, we need to have some responsible Democrats.feedback

We're at the beginning of a process. I don't think we've seen the end of health care.feedback

Just because you go somewhere doesn't necessarily mean you did it. So, on a couple of occasions, he's actually conducted meetings there, he's actually had phone calls. So, just because he heads there, it doesn't mean that that's what's happening.feedback

We're going to give the American people the freedom to buy health insurance across state lines – the way you buy life insurance, the way you buy car insurance.feedback

Immigration pays its toll on our people if it's done – if it's not done legally. And this is another example, and it's why the president is so passionate about this.feedback

I don't know where he got the documents from, so I can't say anything more than I don't know.feedback

How many people have done this much in 60 days? There's a lot of points on the board.feedback

He's got a lot left on the agenda that he wants to get done. Whether it's immigration, taxes, the border wall.feedback

Some people you can take at their word.feedback

The House will be voting on the American Health Care Act, the current vote is scheduled for 3:30.feedback

Our investment-friendly policies, along with the administration's overall regulatory approach, are already producing results.feedback

The president has been working the phones and having in-person meetings since the American Health Care Act was introduced. He's left everything on the field when it comes to this bill. We've done everything. The reason that he asked Speaker Ryan and leader McCarthy is that we've done everything.feedback

The question is can we get to 216. But make no mistake about it the president made clear last night, that this is it.feedback

We're keeping that vote total rather tight right now, but I feel very buoyed by the direction we're headed in.feedback

I don't know what he actually briefed the president on, but I don't know why he would come up to brief the president on something that we gave him. I don't know that that makes sense. … I'm not aware of it, but it doesn't really pass the smell test.feedback

No, I can't unequivocally say that nobody ever, in his past, who may or may not have come in contact with him, who sat next to him in a plane. The point that I'm making is when you use a term like 'associate' ... there's a reason why you're doing it, because you don't have anything concrete. What I have a problem with is, specific with the reporting your network did yesterday, is it was one subjective term after another … with no concrete proof that anything happened.feedback

We're not looking at a Plan B. We have Plan A, it is going to pass, we are going to go from there.feedback

Yes. This is the vote. This is the time to act. This vote needs to happen. This is the only train leaving the station. The count keeps getting stronger for us. Member by member we keep seeing tremendous support flow in our direction. I'm optimistic in the sense of what we're seeing … and the amount of votes that are flowing our way and not the other way. He's not there to threaten them. He's there to explain the political landscape to them.feedback

To suggest that the president knew who clients were from a decade ago is a bit insane. He was not – he is not a government employee. He didn't fill out any paperwork attesting to something.feedback

One of the things that he made clear this morning was that he was going to make sure that the people who did support this, he would be out there supporting them. And so I'm not going to focus on the negative as much as the positive today.feedback

We've allowed the committees to work their will. The House has taken up the amendment. It's been online. I mean, there's always a balance between jamming it down and getting it done and over it, which is how the Democrats operated at one point when they finally moved on their bill, versus how this is done.feedback

Slowly but surely we're getting there, and I feel confident that when the vote comes up, we'll have the votes. There is no Plan B. There's Plan A and Plan A. We're going to get this done.feedback

You can't look at one indices and say that that is the benchmark of an entire economy. But you see confidence levels both in small business and in other surveys that show that there's continued confidence in the market and optimism in the market.feedback

General Flynn was a volunteer of the campaign. Paul Manafort who played a very limited role, for a very limited amount of time.feedback

Some of those names, the greatest amount of interaction that they've had is [to] have cease-and-desist letters sent to them.feedback

All we're doing is literally reading off what other stations and people have reported. We're not casting judgment on that.feedback

When these people, both sides of the aisle, Obama appointees, elected Democrats, elected republicans, say 'no evidence suggested', at some point it's not just about me, it's about you. Take no for an answer.feedback

Well, I think, two things. One is, you saw him utilize this as an opportunity with [Japanese] Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe to help foster deeper relationship... in Asia... and have a growing relationship that is going to help U.S. interests. How you use the game of golf is something that he's talked about. Secondly... he had a mini-cabinet meeting the other day, or two weekends ago, down at his club in Virginia. And, I remember, so many people jumping to the conclusion that he was going down, playing golf. Just because you go somewhere doesn't necessarily mean you did it.feedback

And so to start to look at some individual that was there for a short period of time or, separately, individuals who really didn't play any role in the campaign and to suggest that those are the basis for anything is a bit ridiculous.feedback

Those people, the greatest amount of interaction that they had with the campaign was the campaign apparently sending them a series of cease and desists.feedback

Well, I think two things. One is I think you saw him utilize this as an opportunity with Prime Minister Abe to help foster deeper relationships in Southeast Asia – in Asia, rather, and have a growing relationship that's going to help U.S. interests. How you use the game of golf is something that he's talked about.feedback

It's the same reason that he can have dinner or lunch with somebody and not. … The president's entitled to a bit of privacy at some point. Which is what we've always agreed to: We bring the protective pool to be there but the president's also entitled to a bit of privacy as well.feedback

We had a mini-Cabinet meeting two weeks ago at his club in Virginia. People jump to the conclusion he's going to play golf. On a couple of occasions he's actually conducted meetings there, had phone calls.feedback

Why was a name that should have been protected by law from being put out into the public domain, put out there. What were the motives behind that? What else do we need to know? Who was behind that kind of unmasking?feedback

No. We started a hearing, it is still ongoing. There's a lot of areas that still need to be covered. There's a lot of information that still needs to be discussed. Following this testimony it's clear that nothing has changed. Who was being surveilled? Why were they being surveilled? Why were they being quote unmasked?feedback

We are still at the beginning phase of a look as to what kind of surveillance took place and why. I think there's continuing to be a very, very literal interpretation of his tweet, which is whether or not there was wiretapping. The president understands that you don't literally wiretap people the same way you did in the '70s and '80s with wires and things in the top of the phone. There's no reason to believe he doesn't at this time.feedback

Investigating it and having proof of it are two different things. I think it's fine to look into it, but at the end of the day they're going to come to the same conclusion that everybody else has had.feedback

When Devin Nunes came out and said there was no connection that he saw to Russia – crickets. Where was your passion and where was your concern when they all said that there was no connection to Russia?feedback

If they have ideas that can make the country better, and in this case our health-care system better in terms of affordability and accessibility, he's going to want to hear their ideas.feedback

We are going to have tax reform after we get health care completed... I think we are looking at late spring to summer.feedback

Individual jumped bike rack on Pennsylvania Ave, not @WhiteHouse fence. Great response by @SecretService.feedback

As far as wiretapping, I guess, by this past administration, at least we have something in common, perhaps.feedback

The president's intention right now is to donate his salary at the end of the year. And he has kindly asked that you all help determine where that goes. The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps determine where it should go.feedback

He's able to get it and there's no American fingerprints on it. Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command - he didn't use the NSA, he didn't use the CIA, he didn't use the FBI and he didn't use the Department of Justice - he used GCHQ.feedback

There's a lot of wiretapping being talked about. I think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks.feedback

They are not findings. The statement clearly says at this time they don't believe it. At the end of the day the committee has not been provided all the information.feedback

He stands by (his tweet) but again you're mischaracterizing what happened today.feedback

It's despicable and reprehensible and they should be ashamed of themselves as to how they conducted themselves regarding this entire episode.feedback

It's despicable and reprehensible, and they should be ashamed of themselves. No. And I think it's offensive to ask that question. To talk about because they obtained one year illegally we should respond in kind with several years is preposterous.feedback

He made a pledge to the American people, he wants to donate it to charity and he'd love your help to determine where it should go.feedback

Anyone in the country and anyone in the world, could read it. That's a vastly different approach than after it's being done, told, after we pass it you can read it, which is what Speaker Pelosi said.feedback

This is the only vehicle that seeks to achieve what people on our side of the aisle have been talking about since 2010. This is it. If we don't get this through, the goal of repealing Obamacare and instituting a system that will be patient-centered will be unbelievably difficult.feedback

This is it. If we don't get this through, the goal of repealing Obamacare and instituting a system that will be patient centered will be unbelievably difficult.feedback

The president was very clear in his tweet that it was 'wiretapping'.That spans a whole host of surveillance types of options. I think that there have been numerous reports from a variety of outlets over the last couple of months that seem to indicate that there has been different types of surveillance that occurred during the 2016 election.feedback

We feel very confident with how that was crafted and the input that was given.feedback

I don't believe that that was known.feedback

And make no mistake about it I think the president has talked before that anybody who leaked classified information will be held to the highest degree of law. We will go after people who leak classified information. we'll prosecute them to the full extent of the law. This is playing with our nation's national security is not something that should be taken lightly under this administration.feedback

I get that that's a cute question to ask. My job is to represent the president and to talk about what he's doing and what he wants. ... I'm not here to speak for myself. I'm here to speak for the president of the United States and our government.feedback

If you're looking at the CBO for accuracy, you're looking in the wrong place.feedback

The interest and the outrage that occurred last year by a lot of Democrats when it came to leaks, it's interesting that we're hearing not as much outrage now when it comes to some of our issues of national security.feedback

This should be a major concern to people in terms of the leaks that are coming out and the desire to get to the bottom of them. I think the idea that we are having these ongoing disclosures of national security and classified information should be something that everybody is outraged about in this country. This is the kind of disclosure that undermines our country, our security and our well-being. You've seen over the past two years, depending on the leak, it depends on the outrage.feedback

If you know Don and the team here, these are unbelievably talented lawyers. They are very skilled at knowing where the bounds are.feedback

You're seeing the leaks happen over and over again that come out throughout the administration, throughout government and undermine national security.feedback

Obamacare has proven to be a disaster with fewer options, inferior care, and skyrocketing costs that are crushing small businesses and families across America. Today marks an important step toward restoring healthcare choices and affordability back to the American people. President Trump looks forward to working with both Chambers of Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare.feedback

The United States stands with our allies in the face of this very serious threat.feedback

The principles of the executive order remain the same.feedback

He said that he wasn't aware of anything. I take him at his word that he wasn't aware, but that doesn't mean that it didn't exist.feedback

The White House wants the congressional committees to "exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.feedback

It's not a question of delaying, it's a question of getting it right. We've taken the Court's opinions and concerns into consideration, but the order is finalized. It's now awaiting implementation.feedback

Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling.feedback

President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.feedback

He has said many times before that education has the ability to level the playing field for the next generation.feedback

There was a very short period of time in which we had something to execute that ensured that the people of the United States were safe. Do you wait until you do? The answer is you act now to protect the future.feedback

Carter Page is an individual who the president-elect does not know, and was put on notice months ago by the campaign.feedback

People who are choosing to play partisan politics with this should be ashamed of themselves.feedback

I think this is Democrats continuing to push a false narrative for political purposes.feedback

This was something that was, you know, just they wanted to do. And they came to see me and they explained what they wanted to do, the generals, who are very respected. My generals are the most respected that we've had in many decades, I believe. And they lost Ryan.feedback

He recognizes that a solution, a comprehensive solution, has eluded our nation for a long time. And it's a big problem. And if he can get it consistent with his principles he will.feedback

When we have one, we'll announce it.feedback

The only new piece of information that has come to light is that political appointees in the Obama administration have sought to create a false narrative to make an excuse for their own defeat in the election. There continues to be no there, there.feedback

Anyone who undermines the success of that raid owes an apology and [does] a disservice to the life of Chief Owens.feedback

He will invite Americans of all backgrounds to come together in the service of a stronger and brighter future for our nation.feedback

We gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil.feedback

We're going to aggressively push back. We're just not going to sit back and let, you know, false narratives, false stories, inaccurate facts get out there.feedback

If there's nothing to further investigate, what are you asking people to investigate.feedback

The president continues to condemn these and any other form of anti-Semitic and hateful acts in the strongest terms. From our country's founding we've been dedicated to protecting the freedom of our citizens' rights to worship.feedback

What I'm trying to ascertain is how many people have to say there's nothing there before you realize there's nothing there?feedback

The president understands the pain and suffering that many people go through who are facing especially terminal diseases and the comfort that some of these drugs, including medical marijuana, can bring to them.feedback

While the new executive order attempts to address the court's concerns that they made, the goal is obviously to maintain the way that we did it the first time because we believe that the law is very clear about giving the president the authority that he needs to protect the country.feedback

Everybody who is here illegally is subject to removal at any time.feedback

We've brought more reporters into this process. And the idea that every time that every single person can't get their question answered or fit in a room that we're excluding people. We've actually gone above and beyond with making ourselves, our team, and our briefing room more accessible than probably any prior administration. And so I think you can take that to the bank.feedback

Our job is to make sure that we're responsive to folks in media. We want to make sure we answer your questions, but we don't need to do everything on camera every day.feedback

Well, I think that is a question for the Department of Justice.I do believe you'll see greater enforcement of it. Because again there is a big difference between the medical use … that's very different from the recreational use, which is something the Department of Justice will be further looking into.feedback

I don't know what else we were supposed to do. The chief of staff said, well, you've put us in a very difficult situation. You've told us that a story that made some fairly significant accusations was not true. And now you want us to just sit out there.feedback

Over $700 million. Do you think Hillary would have cost you $700 million? I assume you wanted her to win.feedback

I would argue that we have a very healthy and robust relationship with the Mexican government and Mexican officials. And I think they would echo that same sentiment.feedback

The president will meet with a group of world-class business leaders to discuss specific action he can take to remove barriers to job creation.feedback

I think Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Kelly are going to have a great discussion down there.feedback

I think he's made it very clear from the beginning that this was a country-focused issue, a safety focused issue ... I don't see anything other than that.feedback

I think there's an unbelievable and robust dialogue between the two nations.feedback

The president has made it clear throughout the campaign that he is a firm believer in states' rights and that certain issues like this are not best dealt with at the federal level. There is no daylight between anybody.feedback

The president has been very clear that in the next couple weeks we expect to have a tax plan that will get out there.feedback

I think that all you have to do is look at what the president's view has been for a long time, that this is not something the federal government should be involved in, this is a states' rights issue.feedback

This morning Secretary Kelly and the department of Homeland and Security released memos regarding the implementation of two of the president executive orders that are designed to protect the homeland. Perhaps most critically, the president is empowering the DHS (Department of Homeland and Security) to carry out the immigration laws currently on the books.feedback

Trump "in terms of his desire to combat radical Islamic terrorism... understands that people who want to express a peaceful position have every right under our Constitution.feedback

Hatred and hate-motivated violence of any kind have no place of any kind in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom.feedback

I downloaded it, but I'm glad to show anyone my phone and that I've literally sent one message on Confide. These are personal phones… I also have iTunes on my personal phone, Solitaire, and other apps. Frankly I think the idea that you guys are writing a story, the idea of what apps I use on my phone, is an invasion of my privacy.feedback

There is no effort to utilize the National Guard to round up immigrants.feedback

Where is the role of Senate Democrats in this?feedback

We got to a point not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue, with the level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to a point where [Trump] felt he had to make a change. The president was very concerned that General Flynn had misled the vice president and others.feedback

As the president has made clear, his administration will work to achieve comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so that Israelis and Palestinians can live in peace and security.feedback

There's nothing that would conclude me that anything different has changed with respect to that time period.feedback

There is nothing that the general did that was a violation of any sort. He was well within his duties to discuss issues of common concern between the two countries. We got to a point, not based on a legal issue, but based on a trust issue, where the level of trust between the president and General Flynn had eroded to the point we felt he had to make a change.feedback

While we don't believe the existence of settlements is an impediment to peace, the construction of new settlements or the expansion of existing settlements beyond their current borders may not be helpful in achieving that goal.feedback

The evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation and a series of other questionable incidents is what led the president to ask General Flynn for his resignation.feedback

This was an act of trust – whether or not he misled the vice president was the issue and that was ultimately what led to the president asking for and accepting the resignation of Gen. Flynn.feedback

Getting government updates from @Washingtonian is like getting stock tips from @usweekly.feedback

I would say they had a very productive call. It wasn't like he didn't know what was being said. He wanted an opinion on something.feedback

I think the president just really enjoys his company and wants to not only get to know him better but to have a greater bilateral relationship. He understands their importance in the region. He values his friendship and looks forward to deepening the relationship.feedback

She's been counseled, and that's all we're going to say.feedback

Well, I think there's clearly a targeting of her brand and it's her name still out there, so she's not directly running the company, but it's still her name on it and there's clearly efforts to undermine that name based on her father's positions on particular policies that he's taken . This is a direct attack on his policies and her name.feedback

The president wants to talk about economic growth, job creation.feedback

There is a huge economic interest that America has in that deal right now.feedback

The lawsuit presumes a lot of outcomes that are wildly inaccurate.feedback

I think this was less about his family's business than an attack on his daughter.feedback

He felt that members of media don't always cover some of those events to the extent that other events might get covered. Like a protest gets blown out of the water, and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn't necessarily get the same coverage.feedback

The president's number one goal has always been to focus on the safety of America, not the religion. He understands that it's not a religious problem. Some people have not read what exactly the order says and are reading it through misguided media reports.feedback

Like a protest gets blown out of the water, and yet an attack or a foiled attack doesn't necessarily get the same coverage.feedback

Clearly the law is on the president's side, the Constitution's on the president's side.feedback

The president's order is intended to protect the homeland and he has the constitutional authority and responsibility to protect the American people.feedback

The president takes these leaks very seriously. That's troubling and I think the president has asked the team to look into this because those are very serious implications.feedback

If you're letting a million people in, if 325,000 people from another country can't come in, that is by nature not a ban – it is extreme vetting.feedback

The Dodd-Frank Act is a disastrous policy that's hindering our markets, reducing the availability of credit and crippling our economy's ability to grow and create jobs.feedback

We acted swiftly and decisively today.feedback

Knowing that we killed an estimated 14 AQAP members and that we gathered an unbelievable amount of intelligence that will prevent the potential deaths or attacks on American soil – is something that I think most service members understand, that that's why they joined the service.feedback

There is a lot of executive orders, a lot of things that the president has talked about and will continue to fulfill, but we have nothing on that front now.feedback

I think this can benefit us all by giving a platform to voices that are not necessarily based here in the Beltway.feedback

Chuck Schumer is not innocent in this. There's a lot of comments he's made. At some point, Chuck Schumer needs to be held accountable for his actions and his words.feedback

I think he wants to highlight the contributions he has made.feedback

Everybody is arguing whether or not it is a BAN. Call it what you want, it is about keeping bad people (with bad intentions) out of country!feedback

I have 100 percent confidence she will be the next secretary of education. She is an unbelievably qualified educator and advocate for students, teachers, parents.feedback

The default is if you're qualified for the position, then you should be confirmed.feedback

The deal specifically deals with 1,250 people that are mostly in Papua New Guinea being held. Part of the deal is that they have to be vetted in the same manner that we're doing now. There will be extreme vetting applied to all of them.feedback

No American citizen will ever be targeted. I think he has been very clear that when it comes to seeking out ISIS and other terrorists that he's going to lean on [CIA] Director Pompeo, [Sec. of Defense] Gen. Mattis, and seek their opinion on stuff. And I think that will be continued.feedback

The executive order is the first step the president is taking to address new security challenges of the 21st century.feedback

When we use words like travel ban that misrepresents what it is.feedback

Look coming into this country is still a privilege, we're the greatest country on earth. And being able to come to America is a privilege, not a right, and it is our duty and it is the president's goal to make sure that everybody who comes into this country to the best of our ability is here because they want to enjoy this country and come in peacefully.feedback

Before they've even heard who this individual is, some of them are absolutely saying 'no.' That just shows this is all about politics.feedback

They should either get with the program or they can go. If somebody has a problem with that agenda, that does call into question whether they should continue in that post or not. This is about the safety of America.feedback

They should either get with the program or they can go.feedback

The people that needed to be kept on the loop were kept in the loop.feedback

Prime Minister Trudeau was extremely appreciative and he was also cautious to draw conclusions on the motives at this stage of the investigation and the president shared those thoughts. We condemn this attack in the strongest possible terms. It's a terrible reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be pro-active, rather than reactive when it comes to our nation's safety and security.feedback

Three hundred and twenty-five thousand people flew into this country from airports and 109 people were affected and slowed down in their travel. I understand that is an inconvenience but at the end of the day that is a small price to pay as opposed to somebody losing their life because a terrorist attack was admitted.feedback

He brings to the table a much greater scope of the political landscape vis-a-vis the world – the geopolitical and national security affairs.feedback

I think there are some people who might not like the way it was done, but they were all consulted in the process.feedback

Our relationship with the only democracy in the Middle East is crucial to the security of both our nations, and the president looks forward to discussing continued strategic, technological, military and intelligence cooperation with the prime minister.feedback

By doing that, we can do $10 billion a year and easily pay for the wall just through that mechanism alone. This is something that we've been in close contact with both houses in moving forward and creating a plan. As you probably can tell, he's very hands-on when it comes to these executive orders.feedback

An unauthorized user had an old password in the San Francisco office, went in and started retweeting inappropriate things that were in violation of their policy.feedback

I don't think it's a surprise we're going to review the policies, but I don't have any info at this time.feedback

We'll look for a date to schedule something in the future. We will keep the lines of communication open.feedback

Maybe its voter ID in states. But I think we have to understand where the problem exists; how deep it goes; and then suggest some remedies to it.feedback

The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws.feedback

The American people are no longer going to have to be forced to subsidise this disregard for our laws.feedback

Building this barrier is more than just a campaign promise. It's a common sense first step to really securing our porous border. This will stem the flow of drugs, crime, illegal immigration into the United States.feedback

No one understands the ethics office better than Stefan.feedback

The president is working with Congress and other folks to figure out opportunities for that to happen. There are a lot of funding opportunities that could be used. The American people are no longer going to be forced to subsidize this disregard for our laws. Federally agencies are going to unapologetically enforce the laws. No ifs, ands or buts.feedback

It is not a White House document. I have no idea where it came from.feedback

We are going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country.feedback

They have not been directed by us to do anything.feedback

I think he's stated his concerns of voter fraud, and people voting illegally during the campaign, and he continues to maintain that belief based on studies and evidence that people have presented to him.feedback

Trump "continues to maintain that belief.feedback

I think there's been studies. There's one that came out of Pew in 2008 that showed 14 percent of people who voted were noncitizens.feedback

He won overwhelmingly with 306 electoral votes, the most since any Republican since Reagan.feedback

Two and a half packs by noon. I talked to my doctor about it, he said it's no problem.feedback

There is this constant theme to undercut the enormous support that he has. And I think that it's just unbelievably frustrating when you're continually told it's not big enough, it's not good enough, you can't win.feedback

We're here on day two. Let's not prejudge what we may or may not do in the future.feedback

Israel continues to be a huge ally of the United States. He wants to grow closer with Israel to make sure that it gets the full respect that it deserves in the Middle East.feedback

He has gone above and beyond in what he has done to make sure there are no conflicts.feedback

The U.S. is going to make sure that we protect our interests there. It's a question of if those islands are in fact in international waters and not part of China proper, then yeah, we're going to make sure that we defend international territories from being taken over by one country. I think, as we develop further, we'll have more information on it.feedback

Infrastructure continues to be a huge priority.feedback

Trump "looks forward to hearing their ideas about how we can work together to bring more jobs back to this industry.feedback

That's where the priority's going to be, and then we're going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally. We are at the early stages in this decision-making process. If it was already a decision, then we wouldn't be going through a process.feedback

I think we'll have a nomination within the next couple of weeks. He continues to make that a priority of his.feedback

And it's frustrating for not just him, but I think for so many of us that are trying to work to get this message out. I will tell you it's not just about crowd size. It's about this constant, you know, He's not going to run, if he runs he's going to drop out, if he runs he can't win. No way he can win Pennsylvania..feedback

Our intention is never to lie to you. There are times when you guys tweet something out, or write a story, and you publish a correction. That doesn't mean that you were intentionally trying to deceive readers and the American people, does it? I think we should be afforded the same opportunity. I'm going to come out here and tell you the facts as I know them. If we make a mistake, I'll do my best to correct it.feedback

We want to be sure our interests are protected. We're going into a country for a cause. He wants to be sure America is getting something out of it for the commitment and sacrifice it is making.feedback

I think if there's a way that we can combat ISIS with any country, whether it's Russia or anyone else, and we have a shared national interest in that, sure, we'll take it. We're not going to get together with people under the guise of defeating ISIS if that's not truly their guise. I think he has ordered it. At that time, he will continue to have conversations about what he wants from them and the joint chiefs.feedback

There are times when you tweet something out or write a story and you publish a correction. That doesn't mean you were trying to deceive readers or the American people, does it? I think we should be afforded the same opportunity. When we're right, say we're right. When we're wrong, say we're wrong. But it's not always wrong and negative.feedback

Where was the apology to the president of the United States? Where was the apology to the millions of people who thought that it was racially insensitive?feedback

We are at the very beginning stages of even discussing this subject.feedback

That's where the priority's going to be, and then we're going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally. He has already started to work with Congress on the appropriations avenue of that. And so he is doing everything he can to direct agencies and Congress to commence with that work as soon as possible.feedback

When you wake up and that's what you see every day...yeah, it is disappointing. Some days we do the right thing. Same days we are successful...but it's not always wrong and negative.feedback

He has resigned from the company as he said he would before he took office. Don and Eric are fully in charge of the company.feedback

This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration period, both in person and around the globe….. These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.feedback

Photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way...to minimize the enormous support that had gathered on the National Mall.feedback

Yesterday at a time when our nation and the world watched the peaceful transition of power ...some members of the media were engaged in deliberately false reporting.feedback

The president will welcome his first foreign leader this Thursday when the United Kingdom's Theresa May will come to Washington on Friday.feedback

There's been a lot of talk in the media about holding Donald Trump accountable. And I'm here to tell you that it goes two ways. We're going to hold the press accountable as well.feedback

As long as he serves as the messenger for this incredible movement he will take his message directly to the American people, where his focus will always be.feedback

Trump "delivered them a powerful and important message: He told them he has their back, and they were grateful for that.feedback

He is committed to not just Day 1, but Day 2, Day 3 of enacting an agenda of real change, and I think that you're going to see that in the days and weeks to come.feedback

I think you will see those happen very shortly.feedback

There is really no excuse for the delay tactics and the partisanship displayed by the Democrats.feedback

I don't think the idea that president-elect Trump is having a reception at Trump Hotel should be a shocker to anybody.feedback

It's going to be a very personal and sincere statement about his vision for the country. He will discuss what it means to be an American and the challenges that we face.feedback

The reason for this commitment and expansion is because of the president-elect's focus on creating better business climate here in the United States.feedback

Then there are some other ones that I expect him to sign with respect to a couple of issues that have been high on his priority list.feedback

This is something very personal to him. He wants to talk about his vision, where he sees this country and where we are right now.feedback

We'd love for every member of Congress to attend but if they don't, we've got some great seats for others to partake in. It's a shame that these folks don't want to be part of the peaceful transfer of power.feedback

Today we observe the birthday of #MartinLutherKing. @realDonaldTrump will meet with Martin Luther King III to discuss his legacy #MLKDAY.feedback

The call centered around the logistics of setting up a call with the president of Russia and the president-elect after he was sworn in, and they exchanged logistical information on how to initiate and schedule that call. That was it, plain and simple.feedback

The president-elect met with heads of several of the tech companies and urged them to keep their jobs and production inside the United States.feedback

For all the talk lately about fake news, this political witch hunt by some in the media is based on some of the most flimsy reporting, and is frankly shameful and disgraceful.feedback

It's frankly outrageous and highly irresponsible for a left-wing blog, that was openly hostile to the president-elect's campaign, to drop highly salacious and flat-out false information on the internet just days before he takes the Oval Office.feedback

A thing like that should have never been written, it should never have been had and certainly should never have been released.feedback

I do look there first, because that's what's going to drive the news.feedback

Everyone who has a hearing this week has their paperwork in. They're listening, they're learning, they're preparing.feedback

We have an unbelievable all-star group of nominees. I think each one of them is going to be confirmed with not only Republican votes but with Democratic votes as well.feedback

I think the idea that he's approaching this in a very logical, very methodical way ... is the right way to go about it.feedback

There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure. All transition activities are for information gathering purposes and all discussions are tentative.feedback

He's prepared to listen and understand how they got to the conclusions they did.feedback

There is no truth to this idea of restructuring the intelligence community infrastructure. It is 100 percent false.feedback

We haven't ruled out the possibility of additional sanctions.feedback

In this case, the tweet was specific to General Motors. But I think you've seen an overall philosophy during the campaign and since he was elected to stand up for American workers and make sure that American companies don't benefit from moving their companies overseas and leaving American workers behind.feedback

It's not a question of strengthening or weakening, it's a question of priorities.feedback

There is zero evidence that they influenced the election. The idea that we're jumping to conclusions before we have a final report is irresponsible. He's going to talk about his conclusions and where he thinks things stand. He's not going to reveal anything that was privileged or shared with him classified.feedback

I think it freaks the mainstream media out that he has this following of over 45-plus million people that follow him on social media, that he can have a direct conversation. He doesn't have to have it funneled through the media. You're going to see – absolutely you're going to see Twitter.feedback

One of the questions that we have is why the magnitude of this? I mean you look at 35 people being expelled, two sites being closed down, the question is, is that response in proportion to the actions taken? Maybe it was; maybe it wasn't but you have to think about that.feedback

So there is a question about whether there's a political retribution here versus a diplomatic response.feedback

Absolutely, you're going to see Twitter.feedback

This is just the tip of the iceberg.feedback

There's not going to be [an arms race] because he's going to ensure that other countries get the message that he's not going to sit back and allow that. And what's going to happen is they will come to their senses and we will all be just fine.feedback

It was in response to a lot of countries. Russia, China and others are talking about expanding their nuclear capability. ... But just to be clear: The president isn't saying we're going to do this. He said, unless they come to their senses.' It's a warning to them that this president isn't going to sit idly by.feedback

But other countries need to be put on notice that he is not going to sit back and allow them to undermine our safety and our sovereignty. He is going to match other countries and take action.feedback

He put out a statement about the Egyptian motion that was going to happen at the U.N. It was revoked. President al-Sisi called, Prime Minister Netanyahu called. He is getting results, whether it's is domestically or abroad.feedback

He is going to do what it takes to protect this country and if another country or countries want to threaten our safety and sovereignty, he is going to do what it takes. If another country expands theirs (nuclear capability), the United States will act in kind ... But I do believe that it won't happen because I think what they have seen, domestically and internationally, is this is a man of action.feedback

The questionnaire was not authorized or part of our standard protocol. The person who sent it has been properly counseled.feedback

With so many iconic properties and successful entities, moving the announcement to January ensures the legal team has ample time to ensure the proper protocols are put in place so his sole focus will remain on the country and achieving his ambitious agenda with the help of the world-class cabinet he has built.feedback

I believe there are people within these agencies who are upset with the outcome of the election.feedback

Anyone's personal view isn't what matters.feedback

Until Donald Trump says it, it's not official.feedback

We grew our majorities in 2014 and we continue to grow as a party up and down the ballot and from coast to coast. So, I think that the growth and opportunity report 4 years ago laid out where the party should go. It was followed and we've grown.feedback

We have zero tolerance for any threat to the integrity of elections. When we were informed of an alleged incident, we immediately cut all ties to the company.feedback

We are working to evaluate the appropriate messaging going forward.feedback

The RNC is continuing our historic ground game efforts in Iowa to ensure Republican victories up and down the ticket on Election Day.feedback

The Clinton campaign cannot come close to our output.feedback

I think people want him to be authentic. They appreciate he's not a scripted politician, but there's a recognition that words do matter.feedback

This is the same story over and over again.feedback

A simple Google search of three phrases comes up with everything from Sparkle Pony to John Legend to Akon.feedback

They're always willing to call out everybody else but when it's their side that disrupts, that creates violence, that ruins public property, there's silence.feedback

It's another exciting day in Republican politics.feedback

And for decades, the grassroots-driven, democratic process has been transparent and effective. This cycle is no different.feedback

Obviously we would love all of the candidates to participate, but each campaign ultimately makes their own decision what's in their best interest.feedback

The big point here is the president himself knows what his involvement was and that's zero.feedback

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