President Trump said on March 13 he has removed Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state and plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to head the State Department.
Keep everyone guessing. That appears to be President Trump’s “strategic vision” with regard to his surprise announcement that he will meet with North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-un.
Following the president’s decision to impose tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, Donald Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, announced his resignation on Tuesday.
Ambassador to Mexico Roberta Jacobson will leave her post on May 5, and President Trump’s choice to succeed her reportedly is the former CEO of GM, Edward Whitacre.
The joint military exercise conducted by the United States and South Korea, which were postponed by the Olympics, are planned to continue once the games are completed.
The Trump administration's proposed 2019 fiscal year budget calls for significant cuts to U.S. taxpayer funding of the United Nations and some of its most anti-American, anti-freedom agencies and programs. A number of controversial UN outfits would lose all U.S. tax money. Overall, though, the proposal would cut just a third of the “International Affairs Budget,” which funds foreign aid, diplomacy, and international organizations such as the UN. Globalists and pro-UN liberals were outraged by the proposal, suggesting that Republican leaders in Congress should refuse the cuts. But grassroots conservatives and leaders suggested that steeper cuts or even a full U.S. withdrawal from the UN would be a better way to advance Trump's publicly articulated “America First” agenda.
The U.S. State Department is offering a grant of nearly $600,000 to study gender roles in Kenya so as to prevent radicalization.
The U.S.-backed coalition in Syria struck pro-government forces with air and artillery fire on February 7, killing about 100 fighters allied with the Assad government.
Senator Rand Paul said in an op-ed piece about President Trump’s proposed military parade that we should bring home our troops from Afghanistan, then have a victory parade.
Vice President Pence said in Tokyo that the United States will soon announce the “toughest and most aggressive round of economic sanctions on North Korea ever.”