European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP via Getty Images

European Union leaders said Thursday that President Trump's sweeping decision to impose travel restrictions on the continent in response to the coronavirus pandemic was "taken unilaterally and without consultation."

What they're saying: "The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent, and it requires cooperation rather than unilateral action," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel said.

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Trump's fourth NSC Russia director is leaving the White House

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The fourth senior official to handle the Russia portfolio at the White House in three years is leaving his position, creating the potential for more uncertainty months before the U.S. election.

Driving the news: Tom Williams, who had been serving as the acting senior director for European and Russian Affairs at the National Security Council, will be returning to the Pentagon, according to national security adviser Robert O'Brien.

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Trump at a "MAGA" rally in Florida in May 2019. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump is running for re-election against former Vice President Joe Biden, with the same 2016 platform from the Republican National Committee.

Trump claims he made Juneteenth "very famous"

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President Trump took credit for popularizing Juneteenth, the commemoration of the end of slavery in the U.S., in a wide-ranging interview with the Wall Street Journal Thursday, saying: "I did something good: I made Juneteenth very famous."

Driving the news: The president claimed that "nobody had ever heard" of the June 19 celebration before he planned a rally in Tulsa on that day. His campaign ultimately changed the date of the rally to June 20 after receiving pushback from African American leaders around the country.