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Trump voices ‘total’ confidence in Sessions, keeps focus on military buildup

Thursday President Trump said he has “total” confidence in Jeff Sessions amid revelations about the attorney general’s contact with the Russian ambassador, and kept his focus on renewing calls for a large increase in defense spending. Continue reading →

Trump to push Pentagon upgrade aboard US aircraft carrier

President Donald Trump intends to meet with sailors and shipbuilders on an aircraft carrier in Virginia to promote his plans for a major military buildup. Thursday President Trump is traveling to Newport News to deliver a speech aboard the Gerald R. Ford, a $12.9 billion warship that is expected to be commissioned this year after cost overruns and delays. He also is meeting with the carrier’s builder. Continue reading →