President Trump, in an extraordinary rebuke of the nation’s press organizations, wrote on Twitter on Friday that the nation’s news media “is the enemy of the American people.”
Even by the standards of a president who routinely castigates journalists — and who on Thursday devoted much of a 77-minute news conference to criticizing his press coverage — Mr. Trump’s tweet was a striking escalation in his attacks.
At 4:32 p.m., shortly after arriving at his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Fla., Mr. Trump took to Twitter to write:
The message was swiftly deleted, but 16 minutes later Mr. Trump posted a revised version. Restricted to 140 characters, he removed the word “sick,” and added two other television networks — ABC and CBS — to his list of offending organizations.
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More than two months after he publicly criticized Boeing over the costs of a new Air Force One, President Trump visited one of the aircraft company’s newest facilities Friday: a plant in North Charleston, S.C., where the company will unveil a new version of its 787 Dreamliner.
“I have to say, I love South Carolina. I love it,” Trump told a large crowd Friday, saying that his campaign hadn’t been expected to win the state — presumably referring to the Republican primary season — but that he had won in “a landslide.”
Speaking after receiving a tour of the plant, Trump headlined an event that also included both the Rev. Eric Manning of Emanuel AME Church in North Charleston and Gov. Henry McMaster, along with Boeing CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg. Continue reading “Fri, Feb. 17, 2017: Trump talks jobs at Boeing plant in South Carolina (Video)”
10:10 am: Departs White House
Noon: Arrives in North Charleston, South Carolina
12:10 pm: Meets with Dennis Muilenburg, the Chairman of the Board, President, and CEO of the Boeing Company; Boeing Company Facility; North Charleston, South Carolina
12:25 pm: Tours the Boeing Company facility
1:05 pm: Makes remarks at the unveiling of the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft
1:40 pm: Tours the Boeing Company 787 Dreamliner aircraft
2:05 pm: Departs North Charleston
3:30 pm: Arrives West Palm Beach
President Trump on Thursday signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.
The bill quashes the Office of Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December. Continue reading “Thur, Feb. 16, 2017: Trump signs bill undoing Obama coal mining rule”