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
Not just Ukraine: Trump now calls for China to probe Bidens

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is publicly encouraging China to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, snubbing his nose at an impeachment inquiry into whether a similar, private appeal to another foreign government violated his oath of office.

Oct. 4, 2019 1:09 AM EDT
Trump steps up attack on black lawmaker, calls him 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism for his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump lashed out at his critics Monday and sought to deflect the criticism by labeling a leading black congressman as himself racist.

Jul. 29, 2019 10:10 AM EDT
Stepping up feud, Trump assails Cummings as 'racist'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing growing accusations of racism over his incendiary tweets, President Donald Trump on Sunday tried to deflect the criticism by labeling a prominent minority congressman as himself racist and accusing Democrats of trying to "play the race card.

Jul. 28, 2019 11:54 PM 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 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
Trump campaign fires pollsters after mixed messaging

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Donald Trump's internal polling suggested he was trailing Democrats in crucial states earlier this year, it did what any campaign would do: tried to bury the bad numbers.

Jun. 17, 2019 8:44 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
Trump puts deal-making credentials to test with China talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting new risk into his bid for another four years in the White House.

May. 8, 2019 10:41 AM EDT
Biden's rise tests Trump plan of casting foes as socialists

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump may want to cast his potential Democratic rivals as a band of angry socialists, but Joe Biden is not cooperating with Trump's reelection strategy, and that's giving the president growing unease.

May. 1, 2019 9:49 PM EDT
Trump reminds Ohio voters of economy, renews McCain attacks

LIMA, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump returned Wednesday to Ohio, the state that foretold his 2016 victory, with a tour of a tank plant, where he touted its revival and told cheering workers "we are rebuilding the American military, we are restoring American manufacturing and we are once again fighting for our great American workers.

Mar. 20, 2019 5:48 PM EDT
Re-build the wall? Dems see opportunity, danger in Midwest

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump smashed the blue wall in his first White House bid, chiseling a path to the presidency through Midwestern states that hadn't backed a Republican presidential contender in three decades.

Feb. 25, 2019 11:13 AM EST
Gov. Hogan: No Trump primary challenge without major shift

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday that he's not launching a primary challenge against President Donald Trump unless the president's political standing within his own party weakens dramatically.

Feb. 21, 2019 6:46 PM EST
Trump campaign takes steps to prevent a challenge within GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Worried about a potential Republican primary challenge, President Donald Trump's campaign has launched a state-by-state effort to prevent an intraparty fight that could spill over into the general-election campaign.

Feb. 4, 2019 9:50 PM EST
Conservatives warn Trump not to retreat on border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing scathing criticism from conservative supporters after backing away from his threat to shut down the government over border wall funding, with some aggressively lobbying the president against signing a short-term deal with no wall dollars.

Dec. 20, 2018 12:20 PM EST
In White House shake-up, Kelly's departure now seems certain

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House.

Dec. 8, 2018 10:04 AM 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
AP VoteCast: Trump a dominant force on voters' minds

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was a dominant force in the 2018 midterm elections as attitudes toward the polarizing leader influenced the decisions of nearly two-thirds of voters.

Nov. 7, 2018 4:35 PM EST
Energy and excesses: How Trump drove GOP's erratic campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Ryan had to know it was coming.The minute the House speaker shot down President Donald Trump's latest campaign-season gambit on immigration — an assertion that he could rewrite citizenship rights with the stroke of a pen — Ryan had to be braced for Trump's counterpunch.

Nov. 7, 2018 2:28 PM EST
Trump says he's focused on Senate with 2 days until midterms

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump appeared to distance himself from the fate of House Republican candidates Sunday as he devotes his final two days before Tuesday's midterm elections to helping Senate and gubernatorial candidates.

Nov. 4, 2018 8:25 PM EST
Trump, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

ELKO, Nev. (AP) — Campaigning on opposite sides of a pivotal Senate race, President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden appealed to party loyalists in Nevada as early voting began Saturday in the state.

Oct. 20, 2018 3:21 PM EDT
Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress.

Oct. 20, 2018 12:14 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. 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
Trump celebrates return of American pastor from Turkey

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed American pastor Andrew Brunson to the Oval Office on Saturday, celebrating his release from nearly two years of confinement in Turkey that had sparked a diplomatic row with a key ally and outcry from U.

Oct. 13, 2018 4:33 PM EDT
Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it "would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.

Oct. 10, 2018 1:25 PM EDT