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Trump arrives at Daytona 500, sets off raucous celebration

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump made a dramatic entrance at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, setting off a raucous celebration at the famed NASCAR track.Thousands cheered as Air Force One performed a flyover and landed at Daytona International Airport a few hundred yards behind the track. Trump’s motorcade arrived a few minutes…

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Trump giving election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500. He said the racers and their teams were competing “for pure American glory.”In remarks to the crowd shortly before the race was to begin, the…

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Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

Trump looks to rev up his base at Daytona 500

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is out to rev up his appeal with a key voting demographic — NASCAR fans — as he takes in the Daytona 500 on Sunday. NASCAR drivers may veer to the left during their trip around the oval racetrack, but their fans lean right, which helps explain the regularity…

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Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

Trump ignores AG Barr’s request to stop tweeting about DOJ

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday ignored his attorney general’s public request to stop tweeting about the Justice Department, saying he had the legal right to ask the agency to intervene in a criminal case, but he’s so far “chosen not to.” Trump’s Friday morning tweet came just hours after Attorney General William…

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Barr swipes at Trump: Tweets make it ‘impossible’ to do job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr publicly swiped at President Donald Trump on Thursday, declaring the president’s tweets about Justice Department prosecutors and open cases “make it impossible for me to do my job.”Barr made the comment during an interview with ABC News just days after his Justice Department overruled its own prosecutors —…

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Trump says he might keep others from listening in on calls

Trump says he might keep others from listening in on calls

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he might end the long-running practice of letting other administration officials listen in on presidential calls with foreign leaders. That’s after Trump’s impeachment was triggered by his July phone call with the president of Ukraine. “I may end the practice entirely,” Trump told Geraldo Rivera in…

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Trump bringing back trusted aide Hope Hicks to White House

Trump bringing back trusted aide Hope Hicks to White House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hope Hicks, one of President Donald Trump’s most trusted and longest-serving aides, is returning to the White House as the president works to surround himself with loyalists as his reelection campaign moves into high gear.Hicks, a former White House communications director who was one of Trump’s original 2016 campaign staffers, is expected…

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Trump slams ex-adviser who defended key impeachment witness

Trump slams ex-adviser who defended key impeachment witness

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out against former White House chief of staff John Kelly for being disloyal after the ex-adviser came to the defense of a former national security aide who offered key testimony in the impeachment inquiry.The president’s comments targeting Kelly came after Kelly defended Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman,…

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