Democrats have asked President Donald Trump to postpone a speech to Congress, arguing security cannot be guaranteed due to the government shutdown. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said in a letter to Mr Trump that he should deliver the speech in writing instead unless federal agencies reopen.
Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is to be delayed until October and will take place mostly in Scotland, according to reports. The Daily Mail has reported that planners want to shift much of the US president’s trip - originally penciled in for the first week in June - to the Queen’s residence at Balmoral, Aberdeenshire, in a bid to deter protesters.The president could spend as little as one day in London before heading to Scotland.
US appeals court has rejected President Donald Trump's attempt to reinstate his ban on visitors from seven mainly Muslim countries. The 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals said it would not block a lower-court ruling that halted the order.
President Donald Trump has fired the acting US attorney general, after she questioned the legality of his immigration ban. Sally Yates, who had been appointed under Barack Obama, earlier ordered justice department lawyers not to enforce the president's executive order.
The US economy grew at an annual pace of 1.9% in the fourth quarter of last year, according to official figures. That was slower than the 2.2% growth rate economists had been expecting and below third quarter growth of 3.5%, which means annual GDP rose by 1.6%, the slowest since 2011 and down on 2015 when the world's largest economy expanded by 2.6%.
President Donald Trump and Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto, had a productive and constructive call on Friday morning, according to a joint statement released by the White House today. The two presidents discussed America's trade deficit with Mexico, the importance of the friendship between the two nations, and the need to work together to stop drug trafficking and illegal guns and arms sales, the statement said.
Prime Minister Theresa May has told US Republicans the UK and America cannot return to failed military interventions to remake the world in our own image. Suggesting a UK foreign policy shift, she said those days were over but added that the US and UK should not stand idly by when the threat is real. However the two countries must renew the special relationship for this new age and lead together, again.
Steve Bannon, President Donald Trump's chief White House strategist, went on a tirade against the media during an interview with The New York Times. Bannon, who spearheaded the far-right website Breitbart News until he took over as Trump's campaign CEO in August, lambasted the press and said it had been humiliated by the results of the 2016 election.
Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain and the United States should lead together in the world, as she travels to meet President Donald Trump in Washington. May is due to meet Trump at the White House on Friday, the president's first face-to-face meeting with a world leader.
Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, outlining his forceful vision of a national populism echoing the same “America first” catchphrases that swept him to victory last November. In his first address as chief executive, Trump pledged that his inauguration will mark a moment in history when “the forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”