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Trump acknowledges coronavirus is hurting his family business

President Trump acknowledged Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic was hurting his family business. “I wouldn’t say you’re thriving when you decide to close down your hotels and your businesses,” Trump told reporters at the White House when… Source: The Hill

Trump campaign attacks NBC reporter as White House briefing begins

President Trump’s campaign took a jab at NBC News reporter Peter Alexander on Saturday, sending an email to supporters about how Alexander is “dishonest” as the president took the podium in the White House briefing room.Alexander has sparred with… Source: The Hill

Pence says he will be tested for coronavirus

Vice President Pence said Saturday that he and second lady Karen Pence will be tested for the coronavirus after a member of the vice president’s staff tested positive for COVID-19. “While the White House doctor has indicated that he has no… Source: The Hill

Intel reports going back to January warned of coronavirus threat

The intelligence community was warning of the danger posed by the novel coronavirus throughout January and February as the White House downplayed the threat and was slow to roll out nationwide measures, reports show.U.S. officials familiar with spy… Source: The Hill

Pence staffer tests positive for coronavirus

An official working for Vice President Pence has tested positive for the coronavirus, his office announced Friday, becoming the first known positive test to date for a White House staffer.“‪This evening we were notified that a member of the… Source: The Hill

Mar-a-Lago closes, other Trump properties cut staff: report

President Trump’s family business has laid off staff at its resorts after they experienced decreased clientele as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, The New York Times reported Friday.The Trump Organization reportedly cut staff… Source: The Hill

Trump waives student loan payments for 60 days, K-12 standardized tests

President Trump said Friday that student loan borrowers will be able to suspend loan payments for 60 days amid the coronavirus pandemic.Trump said during a White House briefing that interest on federally held loans would be “temporarily waived… Source: The Hill

US announces travel restrictions with Mexico, citing coronavirus

The U.S. is restricting travel along the border with Mexico in an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the Trump administration announced Friday.President Trump announced at a White House press briefing that nonessential travel would no… Source: The Hill

White House scraps G-7 summit in favor of videoconference due to coronavirus

This summer’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit has been scrapped due to concerns over the coronavirus, the White House confirmed Thursday.World leaders will instead convene via videoconference.The annual summit was scheduled to take place from June 10-12… Source: The Hill

State Dept. urges US citizens to avoid all international travel

The State Department on Thursday issued a level four travel advisory applying to all countries, instructing Americans not to travel internationally and urging U.S. citizens abroad to return home amid the coronavirus pandemic.The move represents the… Source: The Hill

Photo of Trump's notes shows 'Chinese' virus written over 'coronavirus'

A photo of President Trump’s notes for his Thursday press briefing with the coronavirus task force show that “Corona” was crossed out and replaced with “Chinese.”Jabin Botsford, a staff photographer at The Washington Post, tweeted out the photo of… Source: The Hill

Acting director of National Counterterrorism Center fired: report

Russell E. Travers, a longtime intelligence professional, was dismissed from his position as acting director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) Wednesday night, two former U.S. officials familiar with the matter told The Washington… Source: The Hill

Trump, FDA offer dueling signals at coronavirus briefing

President Trump on Thursday said the federal government would accelerate testing drugs to treat coronavirus, seeking to project optimism amid a massive spike in domestic cases of the virus. But Trump’s remarks about a specific malaria drug he… Source: The Hill

De Blasio calls on Trump to deploy military to set up hospitals in New York

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is calling on President Trump to deploy the U.S. military to New York in an effort to fight the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak. “President Trump has to mobilize the United States military to fully… Source: The Hill

Trump signs coronavirus aid package with paid sick leave, free testing

President Trump on Wednesday signed into law a multibillion-dollar emergency aid package aimed at helping Americans impacted by the coronavirus.The House-passed measure was approved by the Senate earlier Wednesday and includes provisions offering&… Source: The Hill

Trump to nominate Russ Vought as budget chief

President Trump on Wednesday signaled plans to formally nominate Russ Vought to serve as the permanent director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).Vought has served at the helm of OMB for more than a year in an acting capacity, having… Source: The Hill