The US President also expressed hope of a positive development from talks between North and South Korea, announcement of which came after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise over Pyongang’s nuclear and missile programs.
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic and trade links with Qatar on June 5, suspending air and shipping routes with the world’s biggest exporter of liquefied natural gas.
As a presidential candidate, trump has frequently exhorted the value of “toughness” and praised business executives who were “killers.”
Trump said on Friday he was being sarcastic when he thanked Putin for saving the US money by ordering cuts in embassy staff in Russia.
Trump’s threat is a surprise escalation of Washington’s response to Venezuela’s political crisis that Caracas has disparaged as “craziness”.
The urgency of the senate Republican effort to pass a healthcare bill is such that McCain will come to vote amidst his battle with aggressive brain cancer.
The administration has continued to struggle to fill the hundreds of open positions at senior levels of government that remain open.
Even as they express scepticism that Trump can achieve all of his campaign promises, his supporters are sticking with him for now.
Peter Alexander of NBC News, during a news conference, accused Trump of misquoting his victory margin as the largest since Ronald Reagan.
Opinion polls show that many voters are backing Clinton primarily to stop Trump from getting into the White House. If they believe he has no hope of winning, what would their motivation be to turn up at the polls?
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump sought to burnish their foreign-policy credentials on Monday by meeting world leaders at the UN.
Clinton clinched the nomination with the added support of superdelegates, party leaders who are free to back any candidate.
The campaign of Bernie Sanders has vowed to keep up the fight, saying it was wrong to count the votes of superdelegates before they actually cast ballots at the Democratic National Convention in July.