Mon, Aug 14, 2017: Trump provides update on Charlottesville investigations, condemns racism as “evil” (Video)

Two days after violent events in Charlottesville, Va., President Trump declared racism “evil” and said the federal government has opened a civil rights investigation in the attack that left one woman dead.

Here are his full remarks:

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Mon, Aug 14, 2017: Trump signs memo authorizing investigation into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property

President Donald Trump on Monday authorized an inquiry into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property in the first direct trade measure by his administration against Beijing, but one that is unlikely to prompt near-term change.

Trump broke from his 17-day vacation in New Jersey to sign the memo in the White House at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing over North Korea’s nuclear ambitions. Continue reading “Mon, Aug 14, 2017: Trump signs memo authorizing investigation into China’s alleged theft of intellectual property”

Mon, Aug 14, 2017: Trump signs memo on China relations, meets with National Economic Council

9:00 am: Departs Bedminster, New Jersey

10:35 am: Arrives White House

11:15 am: Meets with Chief of Staff Kelly

3:00 pm: Signs a memorandum on addressing China’s laws, policies, practices, and actions related to intellectual property, innovation, and technology; Diplomatic Reception Room

3:45 pm: Meets with the National Economic Council; Blue Room

7:00 pm: Departs White House

9:10 pm: Arrives Trump Tower

9:30 pm: Speaks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan by telephone