Executive time began early on Thursday, just after sunrise. Feeling exasperated and feisty as he awoke in the White House residence, President Trump fired off his grievances on Twitter about how the media had been covering his Helsinki summit. And, refusing to be cowed, Trump gave national security adviser John Bolton an order: to schedule a second summit and officially invite Putin to visit Washington.
Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, lawmakers said Friday, a victory for President Trump as congressional Republicans abandoned a rare effort to thwart his agenda.
President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court will be announced on Monday, July 9, with fanfare. Trump told reporters in recent days that he is planning to reveal his pick during television’s primetime that evening. Trump’s friends tell me he hopes the moment is drenched with drama, the trappings of the presidency — and good lighting.