Disputing the notion that his remarks this weekend about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem are inflaming racial tensions, President Trump said Sunday that it “has nothing to do with race,” but rather is about “respect for our country.”
Top Trump administration officials on Sunday defended President Trump’s remarks this weekend about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, disagreeing with arguments that the president is trying to stifle free speech or make the issue about race.
National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Sunday that President Trump’s United Nations speech will focus on promoting and protecting American prosperity and suggested that the White House’s National Security Council is better after having removed adviser Steve Bannon and others who pushed “their own narrow agendas.”
President Trump said Tuesday that “all options are on the table” after North Korea launched a missile over Japan, an act that instantly renewed tensions in the region just days after the regime appeared to be backing down from threats against the U.S. and its allies.
Former Trump deputy campaign manager Dave Bossie faced a hail of questions Sunday about the past and present Trump White House with top political strategist Steve Bannon gone — answering many of them by warning that Bannon will now go after leaders of the GOP-led Congress.
The White House is pushing President Trump’s remarks at Trump Tower on Tuesday as “entirely correct” in a talking points memo that has been circulating to allies of the Trump administration.