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Analysis: Trump leans on shaky numbers to shape reality

Sep. 14, 2018 1:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of illegal voters. Crowd size. The GDP. President Donald Trump loves to cite stats and numbers to bolster his political standing. He just doesn't seem to care much about whether they're true. More than any other president in recent memory, Trump openly embraces shaky numbers to...

Analysis: Trump leans on shaky numbers to shape reality

Sep. 13, 2018 7:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of illegal voters. Crowd size. The GDP. President Donald Trump loves to cite stats and numbers to bolster his political standing. He just doesn't seem to care much about whether they're true. More than any other president in recent memory, Trump openly embraces shaky numbers to...

White House faces brain drain at perilous moment

Aug. 31, 2018 10:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink....

Trump allies fret over West Wing vacancies as threats loom

Aug. 30, 2018 10:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Increasingly convinced that the West Wing is wholly unprepared to handle the expected assault from Democrats if they win the House in November, President Donald Trump's aides and allies are privately raising alarm as his circle of legal and communications advisers continues to shrink....

Ex-Trump aides often find a soft landing for staying quiet

Aug. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been...

No leaks: Cushy job offers for discarded Trump staffers

Aug. 14, 2018 6:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And, perhaps, your potential leakers closer yet. President Donald Trump's political operation has made a regular practice of providing soft landing-pads for discarded staffers, offering nebulous jobs at big salaries to aides who have been...

Fox News to White House: Bill Shine is Trump's new image man

Aug. 13, 2018 9:21 AM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy chief...

From Ailes to Trump: Meet Bill Shine, Trump's new image man

Aug. 12, 2018 8:21 PM EDT

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — For years he dutifully carried out Roger Ailes' orders, earning himself the nickname "the Butler" at Fox News. Now, Bill Shine is serving the same role under President Donald Trump. The former news executive, who was formally brought into the White House last month as deputy chief...

Mueller offers Trump team new proposal for interview

Aug. 2, 2018 10:18 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In negotiations over a possible interview by prosecutors, special counsel Robert Mueller's team has offered the White House format changes, perhaps willing to limit some questions asked of President Donald Trump or accept some answers in writing, according to a person briefed on the...

Trump urges end to probe 'right now,' setting off new storm

Aug. 1, 2018 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump bluntly declared on Wednesday his attorney general should terminate "right now" the federal probe into the campaign that took him to the White House, a newly fervent attack on the special counsel investigation that could imperil his presidency. Trump also assailed...