Category: Donald Trump

Donald Trump On D.C.: ‘The Whole Place is One Big Lobbyist’

President-elect Donald Trump says he wants to drain the swamp of Washington D.C., but he admits in a recent interview that he might have to rely on lobbyists to help his transition team. During an interview with CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl, Trump admitted that he did have lobbyists on his team, but explained that it was the current state of the culture in Washington D.C. “Everybody’s a lobbyist down there,” he said. “We’re doing a lot of things to clean up the system. But everybody that works for government, they then leave government and they become a lobbyist, essentially. I...

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Trump Vows “No Big Vacations” And No Salary As US President

Donald Trump is pledging no long vacations and no presidential salary during his time in the White House. “There’s just so much to be done,” Trump told CBS’ 60 Minutes in an interview broadcast Sunday. “So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no.” As for the president’s $400,000-a-year pay, the New York businessman said: “No, I’m not going to take the salary. I’m not taking it.” Republicans have regularly criticized President Obama for his fondness for playing golf and his family vacations in Hawaii....

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Trump Repeats Vow To Build Border Wall, But Admits ‘There Could Be Some Fencing’

President-elect Donald Trump, in his first television interview since his surprise election victory, repeated his vows to build a wall across America’s southern border, deport criminal illegal aliens, and repeal and replace ObamaCare. But Trump also appeared to back off from commiting to build a solid wall, telling CBS’ “60 Minutes” the barrier might look more like a fence in spots. “Certain areas, a wall is more appropriate,” Trump told interviewer Lesley Stahl. “I’m very good at this, it’s called construction.” Trump emphasized that securing the border is his very first immigration priority, but he also promised to deport...

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No, Donald Trump Did Not Abandon Promise to Repeal Obamacare

The mainstream media are reporting that President-elect Donald Trump is giving up on his promise to repeal and replace Obamacare, because he said he would be willing to preserve coverage for pre-existing conditions and allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26. “I like those very much,” Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview, following his meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama. He’s not alone: those are some of the only parts of the law that are popular, and many Republicans have long since promised to preserve coverage for those with pre-existing conditions even...

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Newt Gingrich Describes The Job He Wants From Donald Trump

Newt Gingrich on Thursday described the role he would like to play for the Trump administration — but says he would like to do it from outside the government. “My goal is to be senior planner looking at the totality of the federal government and thinking through how to redesign it,” the former Republican House Speaker said on a conference call organized by the law firm Dentons that The Daily Caller listened in on. “And to do that,” Gingrich said, “really as an outsider, because I think it’s virtually impossible to be in the government and maintain the strategic focus you...

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