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Correction: Trump-Politics story

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Nov. 6 about elections in Virginia and Kentucky, The Associated Press reported erroneously that more than twice as many people in Virginia voted in state legislative races than 2015.

Nov. 9, 2019 8:15 AM EST
Trump attacks Biden, slams impeachment probe at Minn. rally

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump was defiant in the face of an impeachment probe as he sought to convert the threat to his presidency into a weapon on the campaign trail, with biting and unsupported attacks on potential Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Oct. 11, 2019 1:47 PM EDT
Trump tells rally crowd: Vote for Bishop in special election

HAVELOCK, N.C. (AP) — Trying to prove his political clout by pushing a Republican to victory in a special election , President Donald Trump used a North Carolina rally to paint a bleak picture of a nation he claimed would be overrun with crime, poverty and immigrants if Democrats seize power in Washington.

Sep. 10, 2019 7:37 AM EDT
Trump: Any Jew voting Democratic is uninformed or disloyal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing a fresh willingness to play politics along religious lines, President Donald Trump said American Jews who vote for Democrats show "either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.

Aug. 21, 2019 8:42 AM EDT
Trump jokes about election meddling with Putin

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — With a smirk and a finger point, President Donald Trump dryly told Russia's Vladimir Putin "Don't meddle in the election" in their first meeting since the special counsel concluded that Moscow extensively interfered in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Jun. 28, 2019 12:49 PM EDT
Trump, in 2020 campaign mode, calls Democrats 'radical'

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump jabbed at the press and poked the political establishment he ran against in 2016 as he kicked off his reelection campaign with a grievance-filled rally focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a possible second term.

Jun. 19, 2019 10:42 AM EDT
Trump kicks off 2020 campaign at Orlando rally

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Jabbing at the press and poking the eye of the political establishment he ran against in 2016, President Donald Trump officially kicked off his reelection campaign Tuesday with a grievance-filled Florida rally that focused more on settling scores than laying out his agenda for a second term.

Jun. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT
Dems assail Trump on being open to foreign election help

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's assertion that he would be open to accepting a foreign power's help in his 2020 campaign ricocheted through Washington on Thursday, with Democrats condemning it as a call for further election interference and Republicans struggling to defend his comments.

Jun. 13, 2019 10:53 PM EDT
'I know nothing' - Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a far cry from "I love WikiLeaks!"President Donald Trump declared that "I know nothing about WikiLeaks" after its disheveled founder Julian Assange was hauled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to face charges, a stark contrast to how candidate Trump showered praise on Assange's hacking organization night after night during the final weeks of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Apr. 12, 2019 6:09 AM EDT
Trump turns Mueller probe's findings into political weapon

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A fired-up President Donald Trump turned the findings of the Russia investigation into a political weapon on Thursday at a boisterous Michigan rally that was poised to be part victory lap, part 2020 campaign push.

Mar. 28, 2019 7:50 PM EDT
As probe closes in, Trump distances himself from Cohen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abandoned by two of his most powerful protectors, President Donald Trump insisted Thursday that he did not violate campaign finance laws and that the liability for hush-money payments to two women alleging affairs with him rests with his former fixer, Michael Cohen.

Dec. 13, 2018 5:19 PM EST
Manafort allegations throw new uncertainty into Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange threw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation on Tuesday.

Nov. 27, 2018 9:41 PM EST
Remember the caravan? After vote, focus on migrants fades

WASHINGTON (AP) — Did someone say caravan?One week after Election Day, President Donald Trump's daily drumbeat of warnings about a caravan of "bad thugs" and potential terrorists intent on invading the U.

Nov. 13, 2018 4:17 PM EST
Trump mocks GOP losers who kept their distance from him

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rejecting any hint of a setback, President Donald Trump on Wednesday mocked members of his own party who were defeated in the midterm elections after distancing themselves from him and suggested that the Republicans' loss of a House majority could turn out to be "extremely good" for him politically.

Nov. 7, 2018 6:29 PM EST
Trump frames midterms as 'tremendous success'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Staring down the potential loss of one-party control in Washington, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday's election results a "tremendous success" for Republicans as his party maintained its hold on the Senate while Democrats picked up GOP-held seats in the House.

Nov. 7, 2018 12:01 AM EST
Roger Stone presents himself as WikiLeaks insider in emails

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released emails from the 2016 presidential campaign appear to show political operative Roger Stone presenting himself as a WikiLeaks insider to Steve Bannon, who was at the heart of then-candidate Donald Trump's run for president.

Nov. 1, 2018 8:30 PM EDT
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

Oct. 17, 2018 9:00 AM EDT
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.

Oct. 16, 2018 11:23 PM EDT
At Ohio rally, Trump takes another victory lap

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey.

Oct. 13, 2018 3:28 AM EDT
At Ohio rally, Trump touts 'historic week for America'

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a "really historic week for America" that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey.

Oct. 12, 2018 9:23 PM EDT
In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh

SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

Oct. 2, 2018 11:45 PM EDT
In Tennessee, Trump accuses Dems of trying to sink Kavanaugh

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) — As the fate of his Supreme Court pick hangs in the balance, President Donald Trump barnstormed Monday for a Republican Senate candidate in Tennessee, warning that Democrats will unleash havoc if they gain control of Congress and accusing them of trying to sink his nominee.

Oct. 2, 2018 12:02 AM EDT
'He's been there': Trump stumps for vulnerable Sen. Heller

LAS VEGAS (AP) — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration.

Sep. 21, 2018 7:58 AM EDT
Sessions hits Trump back: Won't be 'improperly influenced'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, newly incensed by campaign allegations, plunged back into his criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, claiming in an interview that Sessions "never took control of the Justice Department" after Trump put him there.

Aug. 23, 2018 3:01 PM EDT
Trump lashes out at his former lawyer after guilty plea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a growing threat to his presidency, President Donald Trump lashed out at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen a day after the onetime "fixer" implicated Trump in a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of women who said they had sexual relationships with him.

Aug. 22, 2018 3:54 PM EDT
Cohen pleads guilty, implicates Trump in hush-money scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying Trump directed him to arrange the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to fend off damage to his White House bid.

Aug. 21, 2018 11:20 PM EDT
Trump Jr. remains defiant, combative amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Donald Trump Jr. is worried, he sure doesn't show it.His father, the president, is reported to be fretting about his eldest son's entanglement in the Russia investigation.

Aug. 9, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

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