President Trump to tout tax plan in Harrisburg, not Hamburg

Marie Harrington
October 10, 2017

Pressed further on how seriously the public and adversaries should take his comments, Sanders replied: "I think you can take the President protecting the American people always extremely serious".

Her defense of the president came in response to a question about Republican Senator Bob Corker's assertion that Trump's chief of staff and secretaries of state and defense "help separate our country from chaos".

While posing with military leaders and their wives at a White House photo op Thursday evening, Trump's remarks were cryptic and, perhaps by design, a little ominous.

A reporter asked Sanders if Trump saw a distinction between actual fake news, which is being explored tangentially by the Senate Intelligence Committee as part of its Russian Federation probe, and what he calls "fake news", or stories he dislikes. "We're gonna continue doing that as a team with the president leading that effort".

The criticism from Corker, who just announced he will not run again in 2018, dovetails with an unusual news conference held earlier this week by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the wake of reports that he'd referred to Trump as "a moron" over the summer.

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Reporters asked if the storm was related to Iran or ISIS.

"Frankly, those are the issues most Americans care about; not a lot of the things that you cover, not a lot of the petty palace intrigue that you spend your time on", she said to Acosta.

"It could be, The calm, the calm before the storm", Trump said. "He's been very clear that that's his number one priority, and if he feels action is necessary, he will take it".

The White House also said it was "open" to a discussion on bump stocks, as did House Speaker Paul Ryan. "So, I think we're quickly coming up to speed with what this is".

Tension between Trump and Tillerson resurfaced over the weekend when the secretary of state said during a trip to China that the US was in direct communication with North Korea, which has ramped up its nuclear device and missile testing in recent months.

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