Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected
Top Trump aide exits as wider White House overhaul expected
White House communications director Michael Dubke is seen in this undated
02 June, 2017, 06:16
Spicer said Trump met Tuesday with Pruitt - who has called the Paris pact a "bad business deal" for the USA - to discuss the matter, and an announcement will be made "shortly". Kellyanne Conway said that is just not true.
The White House on Tuesday said communications director Mike Dubke has resigned, the first in what is expected to be a series of moves to shake up Donald Trump's press team.
Trump's aides often exaggerate on his behalf - such as when Spicer insisted in January that the president's inauguration crowd was the largest ever - but Tuesday's monologue seemed to venture into new territory for even the Trump administration.
Rumors that big changes could be coming for Trump's team have circulated for weeks. Just last week, the investigation focused on his son-in-law Kushner, who investigators believe attempted to set up secret communications with Russian Federation during his father-in-law's presidential campaign a year ago.
The White House communications director has resigned in what could be the first of several changes in President Donald Trump's senior staff as he attempts to shape a response to investigations of his aides' links to Russian Federation.
Rhode Island's junior U.S. Senator, Sheldon Whitehouse, says the country must work to recover its global reputation.
Rumors of impending shake-ups have come and gone in the Trump White House before.
"Things can't keep going the way they are", a senior Trump administration official told Garrett.
While Cohn's name has always been rumored to be in the mix for the chief of staff position, those close to him say he's skittish about bringing on campaign loyalists like Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
Mr. Dubke's resignation comes at a very turbulent time for the administration, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in the middle of investigating Trump's alleged links to the Russians.
In this photo taken April 20, 2017, White House Communications Director Mike Dubke arrives in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
Tommy Vietor, who was a spokesman for President Barack Obama, said former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs once gave him this advice: "The first rule of spin is that it has to be believable".
Some of Trump's allies blame his senior aides for keeping his universe small, saying they're fearful of relinquishing influence over the president by bringing in heavyweight operatives.
According to another Trump administration and former campaign official who spoke anonymously to the Beast, Lewandowski would "only add to the toxicity of the White House".
In doing so, he became a cautionary tale for longtime Washington hands.
President Donald Trump has renewed his criticism of Germany following Chancellor Angela Merkel's suggestion that her country needs to adopt a more independent stance in world affairs.
Trump wants to respond more aggressively to allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions about investigations of possible ties between Trump's campaign and Moscow. "Ultimately the best messenger is the president himself", Spicer said on Tuesday.
Spicer tells reporters when asked about the tweet: "I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant". When you see stories get perpetrated that are absolutely false, that are not based on facts, that is troubling. Bossie, a former deputy campaign manager, signaled that he does not plan to join the staff, citing family concerns, one person close to the discussions said Tuesday.
Lawmakers, world leaders, former presidential candidates and even former President Obama had a lot to say about the decision. Brian Schatz (D-HI), as he urged his party to make climate change and the environment a big issue in 2018 and 2020.
The Paris agreement was reached in December 2015 to reduce emissions, adapt to climate change and pay for mitigation measures. Five Nordic countries wrote a last-minute letter to Trump, saying the Paris accord was a commitment "to our children".
Israel has held Western Jerusalem since 1948, but the Old City and East Jerusalem were captured in 1967 in a war with Jordan. He also commended the importance of the holding of the Arab-Islamic-American Summit in the Saudi capital on Sunday.
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Dixon and Chip Ganassi Racing enter this weekend with something to prove as the race team has not yet won this season. If he can do it again, Pagenaud can enjoy a couple more weeks in Indy with an even bigger lead in the standings.
Trump tweeted today that he would announce in the coming days his decision on whether the country would remain. The United States agreed to the Paris climate agreement during the final year of the Obama administration.
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