President Trump Addresses Trade, Interrogation & Voter Fraud
Trump addresses fellow GOP at retreat
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump speaks today to fellow Republicans at the annual policy retreat in Pennsylvania.
Many GOP lawmakers are optimistic at the prospect of the work they can do together.
They hope to see a Trump focused on unity and results.
It'll also be the first time that Trump travels on Air Force One.
Trump wants to start bilateral trade negotiations
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to inform Congress today that he plans to start bilateral trade negotiations with most of the countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact.
Earlier this week, Trump moved to pull the U.S. out of the 12-nation Pacific Rim agreement, which he said would be damaging for American workers.
Trump says he wants to negotiate with countries individually.
Trump wants detention and interrogation policies to change
WASHINGTON (AP) — The draft of an executive order signals sweeping changes to U.S. interrogation and detention policy as President Donald Trump renews his support for using torture in questioning terror suspects.
The draft order also would reverse President Barack Obama's order to close the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
And it orders up recommendations on whether the U.S. should reopen CIA detention facilities outside the United States.
Trump expected to act soon on voter fraud
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump could sign as early as this week an executive action as ordering an investigation into claims of voter fraud.
Trump on Wednesday said he believed that there was widespread voter fraud in November's election and that scores of people were on the voter rolls in multiple states or after they died.
There is no evidence to support Trump's claims.
Trump stopping refugee processing for Syrians
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants to stop accepting Syrian refugees and will suspend the U.S. broader refugee program for 120 days. That's according to a draft executive order obtained by The Associated Press.
The draft also shows the U.S. suspending visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria or Yemen for at least 30 days.
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