Donald Trump has returned to DC after the G7 summit in France and hit out at press reports suggesting the Trump National Doral Miami hotel, his proposed venue for the next gathering of world leaders, had a problem with bedbugs, blaming “Radical Left Democrats” for the slur.
The president’s erratic performance in Biarritz was characterised as “a whiplash weekend of mixed messages” and saw him row back on his latest trade war threats to China, lie about Melania Trump having had a secret meeting with Kim Jong-un and duck out of a key climate change meeting he had pledged to attend.
The House Judiciary Committee has meanwhile filed a court motion seeking to expedite a ruling on Don McGahn, Trump‘s ex-White House counsel, to compel him to testify to its impeachment inquiry as the panel issues a new subpoena for ex-staff secretary Rob Porter.
A new report from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has found that the National Rifle Association — the lobbying group responsible for making sure that gun control legislation goes nowhere in Washington — spent millions more than it brought in in 2018, the third year in a row.
The government watchdog obtained a financial audit the NRA conducted, and found that the group saw a nearly $9 million decline in assets by the end of last year.
All told the NRA ended 2018 with $16 million, down from the $25 million the organisation had at the end of 2017. Just four years ago, at the end of 2015, the group had $75.4 million.
The Federal Reserve loves watching our manufacturers struggle with their exports to the benefit of other parts of the world. Has anyone looked at what almost all other countries are doing to take advantage of the good old USA? Our Fed has been calling it wrong for too long!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019