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#White House

# white-house - Monday 14 September, 2020

TikTok owner chooses Oracle to acquire video-sharing app in US after Trump ordered it to sell up

The Trump administration has claimed the China-owned app represents a security risk to the US.

# white-house - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

White House chief of staff 'optimistic' pandemic aid bill deal will be reached before election

“I’m more optimistic perhaps today than I’ve been in a long time,” Mark Meadows said.

# white-house - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Donald Trump angrily denies remarks about US troops and 'losers'

Trump’s comments were reported by The Atlantic.

# white-house - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

'You are not alone': Melania Trump says president will not stop until Covid-19 vaccine is found RNC

'You are not alone': Melania Trump says president will not stop until Covid-19 vaccine is found

The First Lady offered her sympathies to all those affected by the pandemic.

# white-house - Monday 24 August, 2020

Key Trump ally Kellyanne Conway resigns as senior White House advisor

Conway said she was stepping down to spend more time with her family.

# white-house - Thursday 20 August, 2020

Obama condemns Trump as Harris accepts historic VP nomination

Trump has left America’s “worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before”, Obama said.

# white-house - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Quiz: How well do you remember the 2016 US election?

Cast your mind back four years…

# white-house - Monday 17 August, 2020

A convention week like no other, but Democrats in Ireland think their candidate is well placed

Joe Biden will officially accept his party’s nomination on Thursday

# white-house - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Trump evacuated from press conference after man shot by Secret Service outside White House

The US President later returned to address reporters after the incident yesterday evening.

# white-house - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Trump and Biden forced to break with convention for nomination events

Donald Trump has suggested he will make his acceptance speech on the grounds of the White House.

# white-house - Saturday 1 August, 2020

TikTok responds to Donald Trump's pledge to ban the app

The president said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order.

# white-house - Saturday 25 July, 2020

White House clashes with both Republicans and Democrats over Covid-19 relief

A week of tense negotiations ended without resolution.

# white-house - Monday 20 July, 2020

Donald Trump says Joe Biden is 'mentally shot' in testy Fox News interview White House This post contains videos

Donald Trump says Joe Biden is 'mentally shot' in testy Fox News interview

Trumped questioned whether Biden could pass a cognitive ability test that Trump said he had “aced”.

# white-house - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Donald Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime ally Roger Stone

“Roger Stone is now a free man!” the White House said in a statement, days before he was to start serving time.

# white-house - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Trump administration sues to block ex-aide John Bolton's book

‘The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir’ is due to hit the shelves next Tuesday.

# white-house - Thursday 21 May, 2020

US publishes scathing report on China, and threatens to 'increase public pressure'

The White House has published a 20-page report giving out about China.

# white-house - Monday 11 May, 2020

Spokesman denies reports that US Vice President Mike Pence is in self-isolation

A close aide of Pence was diagnosed with Covid-19 last week.

# white-house - Sunday 10 May, 2020

White House defends reopening economy despite death warnings

Meanwhile, a medical expert dismissed Donald Trump’s claim that Covid-19 will “go away” without a vaccine.

# white-house - Thursday 7 May, 2020

US Justice Department drops case against ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn

The Department said the FBI’s original probe of him had no “legitimate investigative basis”.

# white-house - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

Trump says Covid-19 is 'worse attack' than 9-11 and backtracks on disbanding taskforce

“This is worse than Pearl Harbour. This is worse than the World Trade Center,” the US president said.

# white-house - Friday 1 May, 2020

Trump says he has seen evidence that Covid-19 came from Chinese lab but refuses to share it White House This post contains videos

Trump says he has seen evidence that Covid-19 came from Chinese lab but refuses to share it

US intelligence agencies have debunked the theory, saying they have concluded that coronavirus was “not man-made or genetically modified”.

# white-house - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

Trump says US may seek damages from China over coronavirus outbreak

The US president also appeared to confirm that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is alive.

# white-house - Friday 24 April, 2020

Experts criticise Trump suggestion about disinfectant as Covid-19 treatment

Ingesting disinfectant is not a treatment against coronavirus.

# white-house - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

Barack Obama endorses 'close friend' Joe Biden and touts his 'experience honesty and humility' The Big Guns This post contains videos

Barack Obama endorses 'close friend' Joe Biden and touts his 'experience honesty and humility'

The former president gave his endorsement in a video message.

# white-house - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

US Senate and White House reach agreement on $2 trillion Covid-19 rescue package

The deal will see a sweep of new measures to provide Americans with healthcare and business supports.

# white-house - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Donald Trump says treatment 'is not gonna kill anybody' as US fast-tracks use of anti-malarial drug for coronavirus

US President Donald Trump made the announcement this afternoon.

# white-house - Thursday 12 March, 2020

'Better safe than sorry': Leo's White House visit with elbow bumps, namaste and warnings to stop panic buying

The issue of coronavirus dominated proceedings in Washington for this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

Leo Varadkar has met with Donald Trump in the Oval Office (they didn't shake hands)

Varadkar is expected to return to Ireland later today.

# white-house - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Meeting between Taoiseach and US Vice President Mike Pence will be closed to the media again

This is the second time the breakfast meeting will be held behind closed doors.

# white-house - Wednesday 4 March, 2020

Democrats voting in Dublin go for Bernie but insist 'even the Devil' would be better than Trump

Democrats Abroad Ireland had a Super Tuesday polling station in the Arlington Hotel.

# white-house - Saturday 29 February, 2020

Why is Super Tuesday so super and what will it tell us about the White House race?

Expect to have a much clearer idea of who’ll take on Donald Trump after Tuesday.

# white-house - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Julian Assange phoned the White House to warn lives would be put at risk, court hears

Assange’s lawyer said that the extradition request “boldly and brazenly” misrepresents the facts.

# white-house - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Mike Bloomberg's $400 million (and counting) bet on the presidency and his plan to target Trump

The former New York Mayor has been the talk of the Democratic campaign this week.

# white-house - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Buttigieg and Sanders neck-and-neck in Iowa as Biden acknowledges 'gut punch'

Senator Elizabeth Warren and former vice president Joe Biden are in third and fourth place.

# white-house - Thursday 30 January, 2020

US life expectancy is on the up - and the White House says it's thanks to Trump

The US government said that 2018 saw the first decline in drug overdose deaths in almost three decades.

# white-house - Thursday 9 January, 2020

'Insulting and demeaning': White House briefing on Soleimani killing criticised by some Republicans

Officials have repeatedly claimed a threat to Americans in the Middle East led to the killing.

# white-house - Sunday 29 December, 2019

White House warns North Korea about sending a 'Christmas gift'

Talks about denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula have been deadlocked since earlier this year.

# white-house - Sunday 22 December, 2019

White House believes Nancy Pelosi will 'yield' on impeachment delay

“We think her case is going nowhere,” said Marc Short, chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.

# white-house - Monday 2 December, 2019

White House will not take part in impeachment hearing on Wednesday

Trump is facing allegations that he illegally sought help from Ukraine to get information.

# white-house - Tuesday 26 November, 2019

White House lockdown: Restrictions lifted after initial alert caused by plane entering restricted airspace

Evacuations were ordered as a precaution and lasted about half an hour.

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