Tag: Donald Trump

Macron: My charm offensive may soften Trump’s climate stance

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron says his glamorous Paris charm offensive on Donald Trump was carefully calculated — and may have changed the U.S. president’s mind about climate change.   Macron defended his outreach to Trump, whose “America first” policies have elicited worry and disdain in Europe.   “Our countries are friends, so we […]

Trump Prays With Evangelical Leaders in Oval Office

“Such an honor to pray within the Oval Office for @POTUS & @VP ,” Johnnie Moore, a former senior vice president at Liberty University, tweeted.   White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the group was a faith advisory council that meets “from time to time to speak about issues important to that community.”   […]

US envoy Friedman, trusted by Trump, joins Mideast peace team

President Donald Trump has asked his ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to join a growing task force on Middle East peace, breaking from protocol that has traditionally removed the US envoy from talks with the Palestinian Authority.   Trump made the move because he trusts Friedman to represent him – a critical factor in all […]

Trump splits with other G-20 leaders on climate change

President Donald Trump emerged from the G-20 summit in Germany isolated from every other major economy on climate change, but the White House nonetheless scored small victories during the meeting.   After a tense round of negotiations, G-20 nations on Saturday reached a compromise on climate change, the last remaining issue of contention at the […]

Trump, Putin shake hands ahead of closely watched G20 meeting

U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a veteran businessman and a former spy, shook hands on Friday ahead of the most highly anticipated face-to-face meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit.   Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp […]

Trump’s EPA considers a new process to question climate change science

President Trump and the administration are discussing whether to undertake an initiative that would question the science of climate change through a debate process, according to a new report. The Washington Post said Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt is the driver behind the idea, which has “sparked a debate among top Trump administration officials […]

Trump is seeing how hard it can be to land the ‘ultimate’ deal between Israel and the Palestinians

President Trump boasted during the election that his real estate background could help him succeed where other U.S. presidents have failed in making what he calls the “ultimate” land deal — a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians.Once he took office, he dived into the seemingly in­trac­table conflict immediately and personally, and named his […]

The Trump administrations starting to face reality in the Middle East

The statement the White House issued late Wednesday night following a more than two-hour meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump’s Mideast point man Jared Kushner was, at first glance, extremely innocuous. Kushner was joined by Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt and Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, and the communiqué that followed […]

The Memo: Against the odds, Trump renews push on Middle East peace

President Trump is pushing for a historic breakthrough between Israel and the Palestinians, but the lack of specifics in his approach has left some foreign policy experts scratching their heads. Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the region on Wednesday. The administration’s special envoy, Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Israel on Monday. The trip […]

Trump sends son-in-law Jared Kushner to Middle East to try and broker peace

Donald Trump is sending his top White House adviser, son-in-law Jared Kushner to the Middle East this week to discuss possible next steps for brokering peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. The meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah follow Mr Trump’s discussions in May with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Appearing […]