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Trump Ally Apologizes for Controversial Comments Made ‘at an Emotional Moment’

Carl Paladino’s apology comes after a New York publication revealed his response to four questions, where Paladino said he hoped President Obama died and Michelle Obama would “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”


Stephen Miller to Write Trump’s Inaugural Speech

Stephen Miller, who worked for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) prior to joining Trump’s campaign, wrote speeches for Trump for his campaign rallies as well as his address at the Republican National Convention.


Jerry Falwell Jr.: Rex Tillerson’s Position on Social Issues Not Relevant

“[Tillerson’s] position on social issues I don’t believe are relevant in the position of secretary of state,” Jerry Falwell, Jr. stated during an appearance on Fox News. “I don’t think he’ll ever have to weigh in on any of those issues. I think he’s going to be out cutting deals like he did as the CEO of a global enterprise with Exxon.”

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Trump Team Responds to Carl Paladino’s ‘Reprehensible’ Comments about Obamas

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team responded to Carl Paladino’s racist remarks that he allegedly made about President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama to ArtVoice, a New York publication, saying that in 2017 he would like President Obama to die, and Michelle Obama to “return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla.”


Trump Focuses on Trade Representative: Meets with Jovita Carranza

President-elect Donald Trump is meeting on Tuesday with Jovita Carranza, the founder and CEO of the JCR Group and former deputy administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration, as he focuses on who will be his administration’s trade representative.

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Trump Team: ‘No Decision Yet’ on IRS Commissioner

“Obviously, this is an important one considering all of the issues the American taxpayers have had with the IRS, so as soon as we have an announcement or if we’re allowed to put out some of the potential news on that front, we will. But, no decision on that front has been made yet,” Miller tells reporters.

Koskinen Swears In Pablo Martinez Monsivais, AP

Donald Trump Heading to Mar-a-Lago, Spending Christmas with Family

“The President-elect will be in Mar-a-Lago this evening and I would expect him…to be in Palm Beach for most of, if not all of this next week,” Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on Friday morning, adding that Trump will spend Christmas with his family.

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Team Trump Mum on SCOTUS Announcement Time Table: ‘Actively Being Discussed’

“I wouldn’t want to go in and set an arbitrary time table at this point,” Jason Miller says about when Trump would announce a nominee to replace Scalia. “Obviously, it’s a matter of the utmost importance. The President-elect had previously put out a list of 20 very highly qualified individuals from which he would select.”

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s courtroom chair is draped in black to mark his death as part of a tradition that dates to the 19th century, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016, at the Supreme Court in Washington. Scalia died Saturday at age 79. He joined the court in 1986 and was …

Donald Trump Gets Formal Intelligence Briefing Three Times a Week

Republican National Committee (RNC) Chief Strategist and Communications Director Sean Spicer told reporters on Wednesday that Trump meets each day with his national security adviser retired United States Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. “Three times a week” he receives the president’s daily intelligence brief.

Retired United States Army lieutenant general Michael T. Flynn introduces Republican Presidential nominee Donald J. Trump before he delivered a speech at The Union League of Philadelphia on September 7, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Trump spoke about his plans to build up the military if elected. Recent national polls show …

Donald Trump Meets Tech Leaders, Will Discuss Jobs

At least 11 tech industry leaders will meet with President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence Wednesday for a roundtable to discuss how to bring tech jobs back to America.


Nearly 70 Pro-Lifers Send Letter to Trump about Possible Supreme Court Nominees

Andy Schafly, an attorney for the Eagle Forum Education & Legal Defense Fund as well as general counsel for the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons, organized a coalition of pro-life individuals and groups who are researching the 21 judges on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees, which was constructed by the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va. The list of prominent evangelicals denouncing Trump is growing, but is anyone in the flock listening? The bloc of voters powering the real estate mogul through …

Jason Miller Dismisses Question on Russian Hacking: ‘Most People Are Getting Tired of That’

“I would say that at a certain point, the effort to try to delegitimize President-elect Trump’s win I think, probably most people are getting tired of that [and] probably realize that what President-elect Trump is focused on now is moving the country forward and bringing us together and… actually making good deals that work for American citizens and getting the economy going,” Donald Trump’s spokesman says.


Donald Trump To Further ‘Thank You’ Tour, Hitting Four States

The President-elect will make thank you stops in three key swing states that helped him clinch the presidency, as well as Alabama — a Republican state — where Trump had large crowds and early support from Alabama’s Sen. Jeff Sessions.

esident-elect Donald Trump points to his supporters during his 'Thank You' rally at Crown Coliseum on December 6, 2016 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Trump took time off from selecting the cabinet for his incoming administration to celebrate his victory in the general election. (Photo by

Rudy Giuliani Withdraws Name for Cabinet Post

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team announced on Friday that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has withdrawn his name for consideration as part of Trump’s cabinet, specifically for secretary of state. Giuliani said the decision was made days earlier

Trump and Giuliani AP PhotoSeth Wenig

Thousands Attend Trump’s ‘Thank You’ Rally in Iowa

Thousands of people attended President-elect Donald Trump’s “Thank You” rally in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday night, where the soon-to-be 45th President of the United States introduced his administration’s ambassador to China, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad.

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Donald Trump to Campaign for GOP Louisiana Senate Candidate John Kennedy

“The President-elect and officials from across Louisiana will be in attendance to ensure that a conservative voice is elected, make sure that we have another Republican voice in the U.S. Senate,” Trump’s spokesman Jason Miller told reporters on Wednesday morning.

Republican state Treasurer John Kennedy speaks after signing the paperwork to run in Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, on Wednesday, July 20, 2016, in Baton Rouge, La.