11:30 am || Meets with bipartisan group of senators on immigration; Cabinet Room 1:45 pm || Signs an Executive Order on “Supporting our Veterans during their Transition from Uniformed Service to Civilian Life” 2:30 pm || Meets with Secretary of Defense Mattis All times Eastern Live stream of White House briefing at 2:30 pm
White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley was asked today aboard Air Force One about the White House response to Steve Bannon’s statement of contrition about his comments that Donald Trump Jr. had acted in a treasonous and unpatriotic manner by meeting with an associate of the Russian government to get dirt on Hillary Clinton. Gidley said: I don’t believe there’s any way back for
President Trump is courting danger by losing the counsel of Steve Bannon, who helped keep Trump focusing on his populist message during the campaign and his first months in the White House. From a piece I have running now on the NBC News website: Washington is a sports-obsessed town — and that’s not a reference to the Redskins or the Nationals. Its sport is politics.
According to CNN: According to two of Winfrey’s close friends who requested anonymity to speak freely, Winfrey is “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020. Some of Winfrey’s confidants have been privately urging her to run, the sources said. One of the sources said these conversations date back several months. The person emphasized that Winfrey has not made up her mind about running. Okay,
Well, this was pretty fascinating viewing, in case you didn’t see it. White House domestic policy advisor Stephen Miller refused to go off his talking points bashing the book by Michael Wolff about the early days of the Trump White House. CNN State of the Union host Jake Tapper accused Miller of essentially going on TV to kiss the president’s ass and cut him off.