Tag: Trump, Donald J

Trump’s Signature New York Hotel and the Art of the Compromise

For more than two decades, the Trump International Hotel and Tower has soared over Central Park, a crown jewel of President Trump’s family business that features luxury hotel rooms and exclusive private residences just off Columbus Circle. In true Trump fashion, the hotel and tower are branded with the Trump name on three hard-to-miss signs. […]

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Iranian Official Makes Surprise Appearance on Sidelines of G7 Summit

BIARRITZ, France — He was not on the original invitation list, but when a plane landed in Biarritz on Sunday bringing Iran’s foreign minister to the city hosting President Trump and other world leaders, it got everyone’s attention. The surprise guest, Mohammad Javad Zarif, flew to the resort town in southern France on a last-minute […]

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Trump Allies Target Journalists Over Coverage Deemed Hostile to White House

WASHINGTON — A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists. It is the latest step in a long-running effort by Mr. Trump and his allies to undercut […]

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Johnson Walks Tightrope at G7, as Trump Pledges ‘Very Big Trade Deal’ for U.K.

LONDON — At his first international summit meeting as prime minister of Britain, Boris Johnson won approval for his approach to Brexit from President Trump, who praised the new leader as the “right man for the job” and promised a “very big trade deal” with the United States. The comments, which followed a meeting on […]

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Hiring Is Very Hard for Restaurants These Days. Now They May Have to Fire.

Facing one of the most severe labor shortages in decades, restaurants across the country are trying virtually everything to recruit cooks and dishwashers, from offering quarterly bonuses to providing training programs for ex-convicts. Now, the specter of increased immigration enforcement is putting many of those restaurants in a more fraught situation: let go of trusted […]

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Joe Walsh Confirms He Will Challenge Trump for Republican Nomination

Joe Walsh, the conservative radio show host and former Republican lawmaker from Illinois who rode the 2010 Tea Party wave to serve one-term in Congress, announced on Sunday that he is running for president, challenging President Trump for the Republican nomination. Mr. Walsh announced his candidacy in an interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “This […]

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At G7 Summit, Trump Meets Allies Who Remain Wary of Him

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump and President Emmanuel Macron of France at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France.CreditErin Schaff/The New York Times Trump has backed away from his latest threat in the trade war with China. President Trump backed off a threat to escalate his trade war with China, admitting to “second […]

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Trump Ordered U.S. Companies to Leave China. Is That Possible?

SHANGHAI — In the space of 24 hours, President Trump ordered American businesses to leave China and suggested in a tweet that he has the authority to do so. Whether he has that power — he pointed to a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists and other major threats — […]

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Mazel Tov, Trump. You’ve Revived the Jewish Left.

On Aug. 11, more than 1,000 people marked Tisha B’Av, the saddest day in the Jewish calendar, by occupying an Amazon Books store in Manhattan, protesting the technology behemoth’s technical support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Sitting on the floor, they read harrowing accounts of people in immigration detention and recited the Kaddish, the […]

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Trade Turmoil Gives Democrats an Opening to Hit Trump on Economy

WASHINGTON — Weeks of turmoil in financial markets and an extraordinary outburst over trade from President Trump have opened a fresh lane of attack for Democrats hoping to unseat a president who has put the strength of the economy at the center of his re-election pitch. On the campaign trail this past week, Democratic candidates […]

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Trump Asserts He Can Force U.S. Companies to Leave China

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump asserted on Saturday that he has the authority to make good on his threat to force all American businesses to leave China, citing a national security law that has been used mainly to target terrorists, drug traffickers and outlier states like Iran, Syria and Libya. As he arrived in France […]

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One Crazy Day Showed How Political Chaos Threatens the World Economy

ImageJerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, left, and Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, in Jackson, Wyo., on Friday.CreditAmber Baesler/Associated Press The series of economic and financial developments on Friday was a strange, bewildering, exhausting microcosm of why the global economy is at risk of a meltdown. It showed the odd interplay at […]

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With the Economy on Edge, Trump Sees Only Enemies

President Trump began Friday in a pretty good mood, celebrating the support of Republicans and the strength of the economy in a flurry of early-morning posts on Twitter, the site where he spends a sizable chunk of his day. But the president’s mood soured quickly as the news rolled in that both China and the […]

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Jay Inslee’s Lonely Campaign for Climate Change Policy

Jay Inslee’s single-issue campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination was a quixotic effort from the get-go, noble but doomed, one of the longest shots in this electoral season. And on Wednesday, with his hopes of appearing in the next round of debates fast disappearing because of his poor standing in the polls, he accepted reality […]

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World Leaders’ G7 Expectations: A Nice Chat, Some Good Wine, No Unity With Trump

WASHINGTON — After they wooed him in Taormina, Italy, in 2017, President Trump snubbed world leaders by dropping out of the Paris climate accords. When they reached consensus in Charlevoix, Canada, a year later, Mr. Trump abruptly refused to sign their joint statement and escalated his trade war with personal insults. And as the NATO […]

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A Gyrating Economy, and Trump’s Volatile Approach to It, Raise Alarms

BIARRITZ, France — President Trump has again tossed out the economic and political playbook that guided other occupants of the Oval Office for generations as the United States dominated the flow of goods and services across the world. In the space of a few hours, he declared that his own central bank chief was an […]

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How David Koch and His Brother Shaped American Politics

In 1980, David H. Koch, one of the two billionaire industrialist brothers at the center of a sprawling and powerful political network, served as the Libertarian Party’s vice-presidential nominee. The ticket earned 1.1 percent. But in the years since that failed run, Mr. Koch, who died on Friday, and his brother Charles, found far greater […]

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With Time Running Short, Patriots Unlikely to Make White House Visit

The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. Yet, as the new N.F.L. season approaches in two weeks, it is all but certain they will not have the customary congratulatory ceremony at the White House, an event that has often been tense or divisive under President Trump. The lack of a ceremony, […]

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Trump’s Greenland Plan Shows He Has No Idea How American Power Works

President Trump announced on Tuesday that he would postpone a planned trip to Denmark because Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen refuses to consider selling Greenland to the United States. Ms. Frederiksen called the idea “absurd.” It might be, but it was also revealing. In seeking to purchase Greenland, Mr. Trump did more than rattle an ally. […]

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Google Tries to Corral Its Staff After Ugly Internal Debates

Google has long prided itself on a workplace culture in which employees are encouraged to speak their minds and engage in philosophical debates. But now the company, stung by recent controversies, is trying to rein in its famously freewheeling employees. On Friday, Google issued new workplace guidelines that ordered its staff to refrain from insulting […]

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