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Trump businesses flourished from his presidency — NYT

MORE THAN 200 companies, lobbying groups and foreign governments have given business to President Donald Trump’s resorts and hotels, while gaining benefits from him and his administration, an investigation by the New York Times found.

Regeneron antibodies in demand after Trump treatment

Patients are asking to join clinical trials of antibody-based COVID-19 drugs after U.S. President Donald Trump was treated last week with an experimental therapy from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc, and on Wednesday he promised to make it free to Americans while touting its benefits.

Trump return trailed by doubts

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s return from three days of hospital treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) left unanswered questions about his condition and doubts about his willingness to abide by constraints needed to keep a virus outbreak at the White House from worsening.

Trump recuperates amid questions about his health

DONALD TRUMP’S condition remains clouded by confusion over his treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), with the president’s effort to show strength contradicted by conflicting accounts from his doctors that raise doubts about how soon he’ll be able return to work and his re-election campaign.

Trump says ‘real test’ ahead in his fight against coronavirus

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said from his hospital room on Saturday that he felt “much better” but the next few days will be “the real test” of his treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), capping a day of contradictory messages from the White House about his condition.

Chaos reigns in first Trump-Biden debate

CLEVELAND — Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic rival Joe Biden battled fiercely over Trump’s leadership on the coronavirus pandemic, the economy and the integrity of November’s election in a chaotic first debate on Tuesday marked by personal insults, name calling and Trump’s repeated interruptions.

Trump only paid $750 in federal income taxes in 2016, 2017...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, after years of reporting heavy losses from his business enterprises to offset hundreds of millions of dollars in income, the New York Times (NYT) reported on Sunday, citing tax-return data.

US-China tensions flare at UN as Trump accuses Beijing of unleashing...

NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump told the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday that China must be held accountable for having “unleashed” COVID-19 on the world, prompting Beijing to accuse him of “lies” and abusing the U.N. platform to provoke confrontation.

Facebook removes Chinese accounts active in Philippines and US politics

Facebook Inc. said Tuesday it had removed a network of inauthentic Chinese accounts that were interfering in Asian and American politics, including some that...

Trump ended 2018 France trip having art loaded on Air Force...

AFTER Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was canceled in November 2018, the US leader had some extra time on his hands in a mansion filled with artwork. The next day, he went art shopping — or the presidential equivalent.

Trump seeks ‘law and order’ in tweetstorm on Portland death

PRESIDENT Donald Trump unleashed a tweetstorm early Sunday about Portland, Oregon, hours after a man was killed there during clashes between a large group of Mr. Trump supporters and Black Lives Matter demonstrators.

Trump, Republicans paint dire portrait of America under Biden

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans opened their national convention on Monday by painting a dire portrait of America if Democrat Joe Biden wins the White House in November, arguing he will usher in an era of radical socialism.

FDA head walks back claim of dramatic benefit from COVID therapy

The head of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) walked back his claim that an experimental therapy had provided a dramatic benefit to...

US agency authorizes use of blood plasma to treat coronavirus

WASHINGTON — The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Sunday said it authorized the use of blood plasma from patients who have recovered...

Trump signs executive orders for coronavirus relief

BEDMINSTER, NEW JERSEY — President Donald Trump signed executive orders on Saturday partly restoring enhanced unemployment payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost jobs in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States marked a grim milestone of 5 million cases.

Facebook, Twitter pull Trump posts over coronavirus misinformation

Facebook Inc. on Wednesday took down a post by US President Donald J. Trump, which the company said violated its rules against sharing misinformation...

Trump in ‘law and order’ campaign to send federal agents to...

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump announced a plan on Wednesday to send federal agents to the Democratic-run cities of Chicago and Albuquerque to crack down on violent crime in an escalation of his “law and order” theme heading into the final months before the presidential election.

Trump frowns at school closures as cases, deaths rise

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Tuesday lambasted California’s two largest school districts for making students learn from home for the upcoming term in the face of the resurgent coronavirus pandemic.

In first, Trump dons masks in visit to a military medical...

BETHESDA, Md. — President Donald Trump, who has avoided wearing a mask in public even as the coronavirus pandemic spread, donned one on Saturday at a military medical facility outside Washington where he was to meet with wounded soldiers and front-line health-care workers.

Trump-Comey TV show to air before election

LOS ANGELES —A television show about the clash between former FBI director James Comey and US President Donald Trump over Russian interference in the 2016 election will be broadcast in September — ahead of the November elections, cable channel Showtime said on Wednesday.

Global K-pop fans emerge as political force, but some in South...

SEOUL — Some tech-savvy followers of K-pop music have emerged as increasingly active players in American politics, but in the birthplace of the genre, South Korean fans are wary that their favorite artists will be pulled into foreign partisan fights.

Trump to order new restrictions on H-1B visas

PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s plan to restrict employment-based visas could affect an estimated 240,000 people seeking to work in the US across industries from technology to finance and hospitality.

China’s man in Washington, named Trump

“NOBODY has been tougher on China than me,” President Donald Trump has declared repeatedly, and he is trying to exploit anti-China feelings for his re-election. He portrays Joe Biden as soft on China, and his backers have run ads denouncing “Beijing Biden.”

Sorry, President Trump, Twitter makes its own rules

MY VIEW of the dust-up between Twitter and President Donald Trump is simple: The company should treat him exactly like it would treat any other user. But I’ll also admit to a degree of concern about how it treats other users, particularly the company’s growing determination to regulate opinions expressed on its site.

Trump says he does not mind Duterte ending VFA

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump on Wednesday said he did not mind Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s decision to end a decades-old military agreement with the United States, a position at odds with that of his defense secretary who viewed the move with dismay.

Trump’s Fed nominees likely to support easier policy

AFTER A yearlong assault on the Federal Reserve and its chairman, US President Donald Trump has tapped two wildly different economists to the central bank’s board who seemingly have one important thing in common.

Trump’s trade war makes global slowdown even worse

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s trade war is chilling business investment, confidence and trade flows across the world, a development that foreign leaders and business executives say is worsening a global economic slowdown that was already under way.

Jon Santos: Politics, entertainment, and more

OFTEN newspapers and online news outlets carry the president’s careless remarks on national issues which the Palace then dismisses as a joke. Last year, impersonator and comedian Jon Santos expressed used these issues to perform political satire, and this year he’s at it again.

Child still believes in Santa after Trump’s ‘marginal’ quip

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump set off a Christmas social media storm when he questioned whether a seven-year-old was too long in the tooth to believe in Santa Claus.

Trump asks 7-year-old boy if he’s ‘still a believer’ in Santa

WASHINGTON, DC — President Donald Trump asked a seven-year-old boy if he still believed in Santa Claus while taking calls from children on Christmas Eve.

Toronto film festival looks at politics and sex

DO VOTERS need to know about a political candidate’s sex life? This came up during Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign but also three decades earlier when adultery ended another presidential run now the focus of a new film.

What’s next in the trade war? Key US-China events to watch...

China and the US resume trade talks this week, ending the hiatus after an earlier deal collapsed in May. Fresh rounds of tariffs on each...

China, unsure of how to handle Trump, braces for ‘new Cold...

Perhaps nowhere outside America’s heartland is Donald Trump given more credit than in Beijing. In government offices and think tanks, universities and state-run newsrooms, there...

Trump’s trade war is killing American jeans

VICTOR LYTVINENKO is thumbing through e-mails on his iPhone trying to find the one that best shows the damage the global trade war has already done to his little, decade-old American jeans company.

EU urges big powers to avert trade ‘conflict and chaos’

Beijing, China -- The European Union called Monday on the United States, China and Russia to work together to cool worsening global trade tensions,...

China’s tariff response takes effect after Trump ignites trade war

President Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on every single Chinese import into America as the world’s two largest economies exchanged the first blows...

Trump ups pressure on OPEC to boost supply as oil holds...

Oil held near three-year highs on U.S. Independence Day as tight supplies at home and abroad overshadow a Saudi pledge to boost output. President...

N. Korea ‘already starting’ denuclearization: Trump

North Korea has already begun its denuclearization, US President Donald Trump said Thursday, after many observers greeted with skepticism the results of his historic...

Donald Trump breaks silence on Roseanne race row, attacks ABC

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday broke his silence about the racism row engulfing supporter Roseanne Barr, not to condemn her outburst but to attack ABC television for purported media bias.

Trump hopes for success of N. Korea summit, says he could...

PALM BEACH, Fla. — US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he hoped an unprecedented summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would...

Trump reveals direct N. Korea contacts, okays peace talks

PALM BEACH, United States — President Donald Trump Tuesday confirmed direct contacts between the United States and North Korea and gave his blessing to...

Clarida picked as Fed vice-chair; Powell’s inner circle takes shape

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump announced his intention to nominate Richard Clarida, a respected monetary economist and Pacific Investment Management Co. global strategic adviser, as...

Trump ‘morally unfit’ for office, fired FBI chief Comey tells ABC

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is “morally unfit” to be president of the United States, former FBI director James Comey told ABC in an interview...

‘No appetite’ for major TPP changes to accommodate US

SYDNEY — There is “no appetite” among the Trans-Pacific Partnership signatories for major renegotiations to accommodate the US, Australia said Sunday after President Donald...

Trump signals strikes against Syria imminent

WASHINGTON/BEIRUT — US President Donald Trump warned Russia on Wednesday of imminent military action in Syria over a suspected poison gas attack, declaring that...