In the latest in a stream of criticisms that could undermine his aims to cut taxes, pass a budget and rebuild infrastructure, Trump sought to blame party leaders if Congress fails to agree to raise the cap on how much the federal government may borrow.
As fellow Republicans laboured to repeal Obamacare this week, Trump repeatedly swerved off-topic, escalating concerns in his party about his ability to govern the country six months after taking office.
The preliminary vote in the Senate was 21-10, with one Democrat crossing the aisle to vote with the Republican majority in favor of the measure.
The US Senate said certain provisions in Republicans’ new healthcare bill, such as defunding Planned Parenthood, could not be included.
Congressional efforts to do away with Obamacare threatens leaving millions of Americans without any health insurance.
By running amok in conflict zones since taking power, Trump might have finally inspired lawmakers to revoke the post-9/11 congressional war authorisation.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell abandoned plans to seek passage of it this week because Republicans did not have the requisite 50 votes to pass it.
An internal DHS plan in February estimated the total cost for the wall at $21.6 billion but the White House’s budget proposal for 2018 included a request for just $1.6 billion.
For Trump’s supporters the crisis in the White House is the latest egregious example of mainstream media bias and of Washington insiders desperate to preserve their status.
Democrats have accused Trump of attempting to thwart the FBI’s probe into the US elections and have called for an independent inquiry into the matter.
Democrats are worried Comey’s firing could jeopardise the ongoing FBI probe and have renewed calls for an independent investigation.
The Bill follows efforts by President Donald Trump to crack down on cities that his administration describes as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants.
Although Trump has said the Republicans are happy, his government has failed to get any major legislation through the Congress despite holding 52 seats.
The stopgap bill, which will keep the government funded till September, was passed by the House and prevented a shutdown on Trump’s 100th day in office.
Trump’s decision to take the wall off the table for now will avert the imminent government shutdown and probably lead to a short-term extension of spending.
The Republican president is at loggerheads with the Democrats who oppose his US-Mexico wall while he offers money in exchange to keep Obamacare going.
A sampling Trump’s tweets on his plans to repeal Obamacare, followed by comments from Trump on Friday after his fellow Republicans yanked the plan.
The proposal would end the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid insurance programme for the poor and would replace Obamacare’s income-based subsidies with fixed tax credits for the purchase of private insurance.
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
Democrats are struggling to recover from an electoral rout in November in which they lost not only the White House, but both chambers of the US congress.
While conservatives celebrate Trump’s role in delivering them victory in November’s election, his agenda veers from traditional right-wing principles like limited government and open trade.
Trump’s reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the US election has raised concerns among US officials who fear he will go soft on Moscow at a time when they are worried about its increasingly aggressive behaviour on cyber attacks and in Crimea, Ukraine and Syria.
In her first public remarks since conceding the elections, Clinton said, “Believe in our country, fight for our values and never, ever give up.”
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach said that the Donald Trump administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a US-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.
Trump had come under fire from his frequent sparring partner, Democratic senator Elizabeth Warren, for including lobbyists on his transition team.
The latest protests came as critics slammed Trump’s selection of right-wing firebrand Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist.
Obama said the free-wheeling Trump could not be as outspoken as he was during the long and bitter campaign that ended last week with the Republican’s surprise win over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump has campaigned at times to dismantle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran and to reimpose sanctions Obama eased on Cuba and has also disagreed with foreign policy decisions that included the way Obama has deployed troops abroad to combat Islamist militant groups.
US President Obama and president-elect Trump met on Thursday for the first time, to discuss the transition to the Republican’s inauguration on January 20.
Trump’s critics have expressed concern that his often inflammatory campaign rhetoric could spark a wave of intolerance against various minorities.
Demonstrators took to streets after Trump’s unexpected victory in 2016 US presidential elections on Wednesday against Democrat Hillary Clinton.
The FBI’s decision to stand by its earlier finding that no criminal charges were warranted against Clinton for using a private email server has now closed the probe of her email practices.
Clinton has said she is confident the FBI will not find anything problematic and will reach the same conclusion it did in July.
In lawsuits filed in federal courts in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Arizona and Ohio, Democrats argued that Trump and Republican Party officials were mounting a “campaign of vigilante voter intimidation.”
Open societies today have become susceptible to misinformation that instigates intimidation, discrimination and violence against vulnerable groups, even in strong democracies with press freedom and a vibrant marketplace of ideas.
While the Russian media has a clear pro-Trump bias and the Arab media has shown a strong preference for Clinton, the Chinese media have consistently focused on the weaknesses of both candidates.
Historically unpopular presidential candidates are making voters uneasy on both sides of the aisle. An expert on conflicted voters explains why this poses an unprecedented challenge for campaigns.
Republicans were either unaware of his whirlwind tour or found that his uncharacteristically diplomatic demeanor during a visit with Mexican president was overshadowed by his return to his usual fiery rhetoric a few hours later.
High-profile Republicans and voters are struggling with how to best reject Trump’s divisive candidacy, some have started supporting Clinton who is ahead by over 7% in polls.
Just as in an earlier era, McCarthy’s criticism of the US army was a major factor in his downfall, the Republican presidential nominee’s feud with the Muslim parents of a fallen US Army soldier could herald the end of his campaign.