Trump talks up tariffs, handling of N.Korea

Amid a contentious, neck-to-neck race for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District, Republican candidate Rick Saccone hopes that throwing his support behind President Trump - and, more importantly, Trump's manufacturing-friendly policies - could win him the first special election of 2018.

Cohn has served in the Trump administration since the president was inaugurated in January a year ago.

The White House appeared Friday to put conditions on a much anticipated meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, with press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying it would only happen once the rogue nation takes "concrete and verifiable action" to demonstrate its commitment to denuclearization.

The White House regimen included a weekly trade policy meeting in the Roosevelt Room where aides with opposing views could talk through ideas to ensure recommendations brought to the president were fully vetted and legally sound. Mr. Trump is making that more than an academic question. He made that clear when he ran into an ABC reporter in the moments before the North Korea announcement.

"Great progress being made", Trump later tweeted, adding: "Meeting being planned!" Also, no missile testing by North Korea during this period of time. Nobody. And what will Trump do next to distract us from the chaos he's creating? Bush did. Instead, the president is acting under a provision that declares imports of aluminum and steel a threat to US national security, a much broader and less transparent process that could open the way to more actions in other sectors.

The Wall Street Journal reports that Navarro in particular had to claw his way to relevance inside the administration, and he did it by infiltrating the president's most trusted source of advice: Cable TV news. I believe they will honor that commitment! "And I think way more often than not, he makes a very persuasive case".

He explained that's something his predecessors Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton would not have achieved.

Mr Chung and National Intelligence Service chief Suh Hoon flew to Washington earlier on Thursday to explain North Korea's stance on possible future talks with Washington and the prospect of Pyongyang suspending nuclear tests if the security of the North's Government was assured.

Confirmation of the trip came on the heels of a lawsuit filed against California by the U.S. Department of Justice challenging a trio of state laws that offer protections to people living in the country illegally.

Vanessa Coleman