Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

Trump complains about fake news, then makes baseless charge against NBC

7:14 am Aug. 30, 2018

In a series of tweets on Thursday morning expressing his frustration with press coverage of his administration, President Donald Trump again accused the media of using anonymous sources to develop stories which he charged are “pure fiction” – as the President then appeared to make up a story about an NBC News interview he gave just after firing FBI Director James Comey.

In a tweet attacking NBC, the President said, “When

Trump defends North Korea diplomacy, blames China for lack of progress

7:47 pm Aug. 29, 2018

With little evidence that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is making concessions to abandon his country’s nuclear weapons program, President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his administration’s diplomatic work with the Pyongyang regime, in part saying that trade troubles with China slowed progress since his summit with Kim in June.

“I think we’re doing well with North Korea,” the President said, just a few days after he scrapped a planned

Trump takes aim at Democratic nominee for Governor in Florida

7:53 am Aug. 29, 2018

Hours after his upset win in Florida’s Democratic Party race for Governor, Andrew Gillum was greeted on Twitter by someone who may become a familiar voice in that campaign, as President Donald Trump blasted Gillum’s record, and labeling him “a failed Socialist Mayor.”

“This is not what Florida wants or needs!” the President said in tweets about primary races in Florida and Arizona on Tuesday night – sandwiched around Twitter jabs

Death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico set at almost 3,000

9:00 pm Aug. 28, 2018

Initially set at 64 people, the official death toll on the U.S. island of Puerto Rico from last year’s strike by Hurricane Maria was raised to almost three thousand on Tuesday, instantly making that storm into one of the most deadly natural disasters in the history of the United States.

The report, done by a research arm of George Washington University, and released jointly with the Governor of Puerto

Pentagon: US to continue major military exercises with South Korea

10:41 am Aug. 28, 2018

With negotiations between the United States and North Korea seemingly stalled on efforts to get Kim Jong Un to abandon his country’s nuclear weapons program, top Pentagon officials said Tuesday that while President Donald Trump has postponed large U.S. military exercises in the past as a goodwill gesture to the North, no other large scale military cancellations are planned at this point.

“We have no plans at this time to suspend

Trump on Jacksonville shooting: “How it happens, nobody really knows”

9:45 pm Aug. 27, 2018

More than 24 hours after a shooting killed two people and wounded ten at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, President Donald Trump on Monday evening offered his condolences to the victims of the attack, as Democrats in Congress turned up the volume on their calls for something to be done by the Congress on gun violence.

“I want to extend our prayers and condolences to the victims of the

Under pressure, President Trump moves to honor Sen. McCain

3:26 pm Aug. 27, 2018

As fellow lawmakers in Congress praised Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who died Saturday from brain cancer, the White House on Monday afternoon bent to mounting criticism from both parties over the President’s reaction to McCain’s

US, Mexico gain ‘preliminary’ trade deal as Trump presses Canada on pact

2:03 pm Aug. 27, 2018

President Donald Trump pushed ahead Monday with efforts to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement among the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, as the President announced a tentative trade deal with Mexico, and put public pressure on the Canadian government to join in talks on a new agreement, or face fresh U.S. tariffs on autos sent from Canada to the United States.

“It’s a big day for trade, a big day