Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's son Andrew tests positive for Covid after attending press conference
Andrew Giuliani, Special Assistant to President Donald Trump, right, walks to a van after stepping off Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, July 24, 2020. Andrew Giuliani, a special assistant to President Donald Trump and the son of Trump campaign lawyer Rudy Giuliani, said he tested positive for coronavirus Friday, a day after attending a crowded press conference where his father and other campaign attorneys did not wear masks. Rudy Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, another top lawyer on the Trump campaign team, both tested negative for the coronairus, Ellis said in a tweet posted later Friday. Andrew Giuliani works a sports liaison at the White House, with an annual salary of $95,000, according to government document. His Twitter profile says he is "Currently serving the American public as Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump until January 20, 2025."cnbc.com
First lady: Son Barron had coronavirus, but no symptoms
FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2020 file photo, President Donald Trump, right, and his son Barron Trump wave from the top of the steps to Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON – Melania Trump said Wednesday that her and the president's teenage son, Barron, tested positive for the coronavirus not long after his parents, but had no symptoms. After she and President Donald Trump tested positive earlier this month, the White House said 14-year-old Barron had tested negative. Barron later tested positive for the virus but had no symptoms, she said Wednesday, adding that he has since tested negative again. “My fear came true when he was tested again and it came up positive,” the first lady wrote in a statement released to social media. Democrat Joe Biden has made President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic an issue in the presidential campaign.
NJ officials contact 206 people at Trump event at Bedminster
In this Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, photo President Donald Trump steps off of Marine One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., after attending a fundraiser at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster. Somerset County officials were meanwhile contacting employees who worked the event, most of whom live in the county. In a joint statement issued Sunday, the officials asked guests and employees to monitor their symptoms and, if they were close to President Trump or his staff, to quarantine for 14 days. The officials, who started seeking the information on Friday, said on Sunday that the White House had sent them a list of 206 guests. Kolean, who works in investments, said from what he noticed at the event, Trump campaign members were all masked and socially distant, as were Bedminster staff, who also wore gloves.
White House reveals Trump's coronavirus treatment, says he is 'fatigued but in good spirits'
The White House said Friday that President Donald Trump is "fatigued but in good spirits" and shared information about his treatment following his coronavirus diagnosis. Trump's physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said in a memo shared by White House officials that the president "as a precautionary measure" has "received a single 8 gram dose of Regeneron's polyclonal antibody cocktail." Regeneron's experimental drug cocktail has yet to be approved for wider use. Results shared by the pharma giant just this week showed that some non-hospitalized Covid-19 patients who took the two-antibody treatment saw reduced viral levels and improved symptoms. Regeneron confirmed in a statement to CNBC that it provided the dose to the president in response to a "compassionate use" request from Trump's doctors.cnbc.com
Trump opposes changing debate rules but will still attend
MORRISTOWN, N.J. – President Donald Trump opposes changing the rules for the remaining two presidential debates against Democrat Joe Biden, but his campaign says he will attend regardless. Tuesday's opening debate in Cleveland quickly turned chaotic, with frequent interruptions by the candidates — particularly Trump. On a conference call with reporters, Trump's reelection campaign indicated that Trump would attend the remaining debates regardless of whether the rules are changed. We don’t want any changes.”He declined to issue an ultimatum that Trump would not attend if changes were made. Organizers and both campaigns expect that the format for its next presidential debate on Oct. 15 in Miami will be more orderly, as the candidates address questions asked directly to them by voters.
Trump orders Chinese owner of TikTok to sell US assets
President Donald Trump walks over to speak with the press after arriving on Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport in Morristown, N.J., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Trump heading to New York to visit with his younger brother, Robert Trump, who has been hospitalized in New York. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON President Donald Trump on Friday gave the Chinese company ByteDance 90 days to divest itself of any assets used to support the popular TikTok app in the United States. Trump on Friday also ordered ByteDance to divest itself of "any data obtained or derived" from TikTok users in the U.S.Microsoft is in talks to buy parts of TikTok. TikTok said it spent nearly a year trying to engage in good faith with the U.S. government to address these concerns.
7-year-old hockey player checks NHL to make playing cards more inclusive
Morristown, New Jersey At age 7, Sabrina Scali is already a slick skater. It all started when her dad, Mike Scali, gave her a deck of National Hockey League playing cards. She thought it was obvious that these needed to be changed and wanted to point it out to them," Mike Scali said. The league also promised Sabrina she would receive the first deck of its new playing cards, with the queens now holding hockey sticks. Sabrina said she was "excited" when she found out the NHL was changing their playing cards.cbsnews.com
Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he told reporters that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions. These people are mentally ill. ... These are mentally ill people and people have to start thinking about it. I think we have to start building institutions again, he said, adding that many U.S. mental institutions were closed in the 1960s and 70s and their patients released onto the streets. A lot of our conversation has to do with the fact that we have to open up institutions, Trump added.feeds.reuters.com
Trump is ignoring his aides and going it alone in the trade war now, Washington Post reports
President Donald Trump is a one-man army in the full blown trade war with China, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. Trump accused China of being a "currency manipulator" in a series on tweets on Monday and took aim at the Federal Reserve. Are you listening Federal Reserve? National Economic Council director Larry Kudlow declined to comment in a CNBC interview Tuesday that he and other advisors disagree with Trump's trade war actions. Last week, concerns about global economic uncertainty helped spur the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis.cnbc.com
Trump calls on U.S. lawmakers to pass gun background check law
REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday called on lawmakers to pass legislation requiring strong background checks for firearm purchases following two mass shooting in Texas and Ohio over the weekend that killed 29 people. We cannot let those killed in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, die in vain. We can never forget them, and those many who came before them, Trump wrote on Twitter ahead of his remarks, scheduled for 10 a.m. (1400 GMT). Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks, perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. Just 13 hours later, another gunman in downtown Dayton, Ohio, killed nine people.feeds.reuters.com
President Trump: 'hate has no place in our country'
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters about the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio before boarding Air Force One at Morristown municipal airport en route to Washington after a weekend in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasMORRISTOWN, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday that hate has no place in our country after two mass shootings killed 29 people in Texas and Ohio. Trump, speaking to reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, said he will have a statement on Monday about the shootings. The president said he had spoken to the FBI, Attorney General William Barr, and members of Congress about what can be done to prevent such violence.feeds.reuters.com
Trump on mass shootings: "Hate has no place in our country"
Trump on mass shootings: "Hate has no place in our country" President Trump, alongside first lady Melania Trump, addressed the two mass shootings over the weekend in a press briefing in Morristown, New Jersey. He praised the first responders in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and added "hate has no place in our country." Watch his remarks here.cbsnews.com
Trump administration considers September unveiling of healthcare plan: WSJ
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown municipal airport for a weekend at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri GripasWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trumps administration is considering unveiling, as early as September, his healthcare plan as part of his presidential re-election campaign strategy, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Trump has not signed off on the tentative plan, the newspaper said, describing ongoing debate about the plan and the timing for the roll-out. While he is there, Trump is expected to sign an executive order related to Medicare, a White House official said separately, declining to comment on specific details. Reuters has previously reported that Trump was considering an executive order to cut prices on branded prescription drugs sold to Medicare and other government programs.feeds.reuters.com
US appeals court says Trump cannot block Twitter followers
U.S. President Donald Trump violated the Constitution by blocking people whose views he disliked from his Twitter account, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the First Amendment forbids Trump from using Twitter's "blocking" function to limit access to his account, which has 61.8 million followers. Trump has made his @realDonaldTrump account a central and controversial part of his presidency, using it to promote his agenda and to attack critics. The Justice Department has called her ruling "fundamentally misconceived," saying Trump used Twitter to express his views, not to offer a public forum for discussion. The case is Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University et al v Trump et al, 2nd U.S.cnbc.com