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'Run, Ron, Run!': Trump urges his staunch ally Sen. Ron Johnson, who downplayed the Capitol riot, to seek reelection

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump urged GOP Sen. Ron Johnson, a staunch ally of his, to run for reelection in 2022. "He has no idea how popular he is," Trump said in a statement Thursday. "Run, Ron, Run!" Johnson has represented Wisconsin since 2011 and has yet to launch a reelection bid. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Thursday urged Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, a controversial law...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Republicans, Congress, Senate, Trends, Gop, House, Wisconsin, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Johnson, Donald Trump, Ron Johnson, Trump


Trump breaks his silence on Matt Gaetz, says he 'never' asked for a preemptive pardon and 'it must be remembered' that Gaetz denied the sex-trafficking allegations against him

Rep. Matt Gaetz. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump said Wednesday that Rep. Matt Gaetz never asked him for a preemptive pardon. He also said "it must be remembered" that Gaetz has denied allegations against him. It's the first time Trump has commented on reports that Gaetz is under a federal sex-trafficking investigation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday weighed in for the first time on the political firesto...
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A breakdown of what's in Trump's new office - including a nearly hidden bottle that suggests he's drinking Coke despite calling for boycott

Donald Trump outside the entrance of Mar-a-Lago on December 21, 2016. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump advisor Stephen Miller tweeted a photo of himself and Trump in Trump's new office Monday. Eagle-eyed observers noticed what looked like a glass Diet Coke bottle hidden on Trump's desk. Days earlier Trump told his supporters to boycott Coca-Cola for opposing Georgia's new voting laws. See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump is back...
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Former president attempts to jab Fauci and Birx as US vaccinations climb to over 95 million

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, and National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci listen as President Donald J. Trump speaks with the coronavirus task force during a briefing in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on Friday, March 20, 2020 in Washington, D.C. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump attacked Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. De...
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Trump was 'manifestly false' in claiming the Capitol rioters posed 'zero threat,' said his former chief of staff

Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney listens as President Donald J. Trump meets with President of the Republic of Colombia Iván Duque Márquez in the Oval Office at the White House on Monday, March 02, 2020 in Washington, DC Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump's former chief of staff said it was "manifestly false" of the ex-president to suggest the Capitol rioters posed "zero threat." Trump claimed last week that the rioters on January 6 posed "zero thre...
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Trump had an 'Apprentice'-like meeting with Ohio GOP Senate candidates at West Palm Beach golf club: report

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump had an "Apprentice"-like meeting with four Ohio GOP Senate candidates. The candidates all did their best to prove their loyalty to the former president. A potential endorsement from Trump could give a candidate an enormous edge among GOP voters. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump ...
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Trump eyes visit to US-Mexico border soon but is waiting for Biden to fail first, former aide says

Former President Donald Trump participates in a ceremony commemorating the 200th mile of border wall at the international border with Mexico in San Luis, Arizona, June 23, 2020. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump may visit the US-Mexico border "soon," former senior adviser Jason Miller said in a podcast. He is waiting for Biden to "go and fail on his own" before he makes the trip, Miller said. Trump has previously criticized Biden for the "dangerous" surge of migrants at the border. See ...
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Trump may partner with an obscure social media app 'built on the power of positivity' to launch his own network

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump is in talks with obscure social media app FreeSpace as he eyes his own network, Axios reported. The app has just 20,000 downloads and says it's "built on the power of positivity." Trump's advisors have repeatedly teased a new media platform since he was banned by Twitter. See more stories on Insider's business page. Twitter banned then-President Donald Trump on January 8, two days after the attack...
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Trump said he 'listened' to Dr. Anthony Fauci on how to handle the coronavirus pandemic but 'didn't do what he said'

US President Donald Trump looks down during an event on lowering prescription drug prices in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on November 20, 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump said he ignored advice from Dr. Anthony Fauci on how to handle the pandemic. "I listened to him but I didn't do what he said," Trump said in a podcast interview Monday. Trump and Fauci often disputed over the administration's response to the outbreak. See more stories on...
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COVID-19 outbreak at Trump's Mar-a-Lago club leads to partial closure, per report

President Trump's Mar-a-Lago. Charles Trainor Jr./Miami Herald/Tribune News Service via Getty Images) Trump's Palm Beach club has partially closed following a COVID-19 outbreak, according to a report. A Mar-a-Lago club member told the Associated Press they received a call about the closure Friday. The former president moved to the resort after leaving office in January. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump's Palm Beach club has partial...
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Donald Trump's net worth dropped by $700 million since he was elected president

Former President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump's net worth dropped from $3 billion to $2.3 billion over the past four years. The pandemic wreaked havoc on his commercial real estate, as well as resorts and hotels. Trump's brand also took a hit following the Capitol attack, causing many to sever ties with him See more stories on Insider's business page. Donald Trump's net worth dropped from $3 billion to $2.3 billion over the course of his presidency, ...
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Trump urged his fans to take the COVID-19 vaccine after months of dodging questions and getting it in secret

Former President Donald Trump speaking to Fox News by phone on March 16, 2021. Fox News Trump said Tuesday that he "would recommend" taking the COVID-19 vaccine, calling it "safe." On Sunday, Dr. Fauci urged Trump to help convince anti-vaccine Republicans to get the shot. Trump got vaccinated in secret and did not join other presidents in getting his shot live on TV. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump told people to get the COVID-19 vaccine durin...
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Trump staffers, even those who worked for officials who publicly flouted coronavirus safety guidelines, were secretly scrambling for a COVID-19 vaccine: report

Vials of undiluted Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to administer to staff and residents at a senior living community in Falls Church, Virginia, on December 30, 2020. Photo by BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump staffers "shamelessly" attempted to get COVID-19 vaccines amid the initial rollout, Vanity Fair reported. Ex-officials said the effort was like first-class passengers on the Titanic rushing to the lifeboats. Despite publicly flouting safeguards, one official said they...
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Trump plans a spectacular return to social media by the end of spring, top advisor says

President Donald Trump. Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images Trump will come back to social media by the end of spring, top advisor Jason Miller said Saturday. Miller told Mediate that Trump's return "will be a tectonic plate shift in the world of social media." Trump will most likely be on alternative platforms as opposed to Twitter or Facebook, Miller said. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Trump is planning to return to social media ...
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'We don't take our advice' from Trump on immigration, White House Press Secretary Psaki says

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump derided Biden's newly instated immigration agenda, saying there's now a surge in migration at the border. In response to Trump's criticism, Psaki fired back, saying the Biden administration doesn't "take advice" from him. Starting on his first day in office, Biden signed a slew of executive orders meant to reverse Trump-era immigration policies.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. White House P...
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Trump wants to start a new super PAC headed by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, report says

Former Trump Campaign manager Corey Lewandowski speaks as President Donald Trump looks on during a rally at Total Sports Park in Washington, Michigan on April 28, 2018. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump told political advisers this week that he plans on starting a new super PAC, Politico reports. The former president reportedly wants his former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, to run it. Sources said nothing is confirmed yet and that Trump could still change his mind at any moment...
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Trump begins settling scores with Republican opponents by endorsing a former aide's primary challenge to an Ohio congressman who backed impeachment

Ohio Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (L) and Former President Donald Trump (R). Saul Loeb/AFP/ Pool via Getty Images Trump has endorsed Max Miller, a primary challenger running against Ohio's Rep. Anthony Gonzalez. Gonzalez is one of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump last month. Trump has indicated he would play an active role on the campaign trail during the 2022 elections.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump endorsed former aide Max Miller in his...
Tags: Politics, Congress, White House, Politico, Trends, Georgia, Cnn, Wyoming, House, News UK, Ohio, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Miller, Trump, Capitol


Trump lawyer accuses House managers of manipulating evidence by pointing to doctored tweets that weren't used in the impeachment trial

Former President Donald Trump's defense attorney David Schoen. Congress.gov via Getty Images Trump lawyer David Schoen accused House managers of manipulating evidence in the impeachment trial. Schoen said Friday that the managers "created false representation of tweets." However, the doctored tweets were never presented in the trial. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump's lawyer David Schoen claimed on Friday that House impeachment managers may have mani...
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Trump's impeachment defense is basically 'Don't hold me accountable for violence or there might be more violence.'

Supporters of US President Donald Trump protest in the US Capitol Rotunda on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump defense lawyer David Schoen warned impeachment could tear the country apart, like the Civil War. He essentially said the people who threatened political violence, and then committed political violence, might commit more political violence if displeased about the trial's outcome. That's an odd defense, given Trump is on trial for inciting a vi...
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Ahead of his impeachment trial, CNN report says Trump remains fixated on getting revenge on Republicans who voted for it

Donald Trump in November 2020. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Trump's impeachment trial starts on Tuesday, but a report says his attention is already on payback. An advisor told CNN Trump wants revenge on members of the House who voted for the trial. Trump likely has broad enough GOP support to avoid being convicted by the Senate. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. As his impeachment trial looms, former President Donald Trump is fixated on getting revenge against Rep...
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Trump was 'borderline screaming' and 'deeply unhappy' over his defense lawyers' performance in his impeachment trial, per report

Former President Donald Trump. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump was "deeply unhappy" with his lawyers' performance during his impeachment trial on Tuesday.  CNN reported that sources close to Trump say the former president was "borderline screaming." The House impeached Trump on a charge of "incitement of insurrection" over the January 6 Capitol riot. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump was "deeply unhappy" with his defense at his imp...
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Trump could be fined $12 million after an Illinois judge ruled his Chicago hotel violated an environmental protection law for 3 years

A man walks by Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois, on March 21, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump's Chicago hotel is violating environmental protection laws, an Illinois judge ruled. The ruling stems from a 2018 lawsuit against the former president's hotel, The Washington Post reported. The hotel is improperly using water from the Chicago River to cool the building, the judge decided.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Pre...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Joe Biden, Chicago, Illinois, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Trump, Lisa Madigan, Chicago Tribune, Trump International Hotel, Chicago Illinois, Cook County Circuit Court, Chicago River


Trump could be fined $12 million after an Illinois judge ruled his Chicago hotel violated a environmental protection law for 3 years

A man walks by Trump International Hotel and Tower in Chicago, Illinois, on March 21, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images Trump's Chicago hotel is violating environmental protection laws, an Illinois judge ruled. The ruling stems from a 2018 lawsuit against the former president's hotel, The Washington Post reported. The hotel is improperly using water from the Chicago River to cool the building, the judge decided.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former Pre...
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Trump is so frustrated by his Twitter ban that's he's writing out insults and asking aides to tweet them, report says

Then-President Donald Trump using a cellphone during a roundtable discussion at the White House. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Trump, barred from Twitter, is writing out "insults and observations" instead, The Daily Beast reported. "He has resorted to suggesting put-downs for others to use or post to their own Twitter," per the outlet. Trump is taking aim at opponents in the GOP as he battles to retain his hold over the party. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former...
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Trump's longtime banker resigned in December after she failed to disclose a real estate deal involving a client

A Frankfurt branch of Deutsche Bank pictured in 2015. Frank Rumpenhorst/picture Frank Rumpenhorst/picture alliance via Getty Images Trump's former banker Rosemary Vrablic was ousted after not disclosing a real estate deal: NYT. Vrablic resigned from her managing director position at Deutsche Bank in December. Deutsche worked with Trump until January, when the bank cut ties.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Donald Trump's contact at Deutsche Bank, who resigned in Dec...
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Palm Beach town attorney backs Trump’s quest to live at Mar-a-Lago post presidency: report

Mar-a-Lago has become a 'sad place' since Trump moved in, author Laurence Leamer claims Getty Images Trump's case to live at Mar-a-Lago permanently is being supported by a Palm Beach town attorney. The Washington Post reviewed a memo sent by the attorney to the Palm Beach town council. Trump's personal attorney and the town attorney have communicated and are making a similar case. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Former President Donald Trump's chances of liv...
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Trump's impeachment team argues case is unconstitutional, falsely says there's 'insufficient evidence' about his election claims

Imp Impeachment managers walking to deliver the article of impeachment for former President Donald Trump on Jan. 25th, 2021. Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Trump's lawyers filed their first brief in the defense for his second impeachment trial. They argue that Trump being put on trial after leaving office is unconstitutional.  The lawyers also say that Trump's speech before the Capitol insurrection is protected.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more storie...
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Trump to use threat of the new Patriot Party to pressure Republican senators not to convict him in an impeachment trial: Report

President Donald Trump addresses guests at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland on January 20, 2021. ALEX EDELMAN/AFP via Getty Images Trump is threatening to create a new political party, reported The Washington Post.  He plans to use the Patriot Party as leverage over GOP senators, so they don't convict him in his impeachment trial. Unlike other former presidents, Trump has signaled that he will continue to play an active role in politics.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. F...
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Members are quitting Mar-a-Lago because it has become a 'sad' and 'dispirited' place since Trump moved in, author says

Mar-a-Lago has become a 'sad place' since Trump moved in, author Laurence Leamer claims Getty Images Trump's Mar-a-Lago golf resort has become a 'sad place' since he moved in, an expert on the resort told MSNBC. Members are quitting and want nothing to do with Trump, Laurence Leamer told the cable channel. Previous reports said that Trump's Florida neighbors have taken legal action to stop him from taking up residence. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Former Pres...
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Capitol Rioters Were Among Those Who Held Out Hope For A Trump Pardon And Didn’t Get It

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