Jan 20, 2019

Trump issues veiled deportation threat over shutdown negotiations

President Trump said in a Sunday morning tweet that there will be "no big push" to remove anyone who is in the country illegally, but indicated Democrats should "be careful" in criticizing his offer to Congress to reopen the government.

Driving the news: Trump proposed Saturday a 3-year extension of protections for DACA recipients and Temporary Protected Status holders in exchange for $5.7 billion in border funding. Democrats have already pushed back on Trump's offer.

The tweet, directed at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi:

  • "No, Amnesty is not a part of my offer. It is a 3 year extension of DACA. Amnesty will be used only on a much bigger deal, whether on immigration or something else. Likewise there will be no big push to remove the 11,000,000 plus people who are here illegally-but be careful Nancy!"

He followed that up with: "Nancy Pelosi has behaved so irrationally & has gone so far to the left that she has now officially become a Radical Democrat. She is so petrified of the โ€œleftiesโ€ in her party that she has lost control," he said in a tweet.

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Trump assigns Pence to lead U.S. coronavirus response

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President Trump announced at a press briefing Wednesday evening that he'll be putting Vice President Mike Pence in charge of leading the administration's response to the coronavirus.

The big picture: In the wake of a market sell-off and warnings from health officials that there's a real threat of the coronavirus spreading in the U.S., Trump sought to reassure the nation and Wall Street that the U.S. is "ready" for whatever comes next.

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know so far

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Multiple people have died in a shooting at the Molson Coors brewery complex, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters on Wednesday. He said he "believed" the shooter is among those dead, although police have not confirmed this.

What's happening: Police said "there is no active threat" just before 6 pm ET, but noted the scene remains active. "There are various sources citing various numbers of casualties. At this time that information has not been confirmed,"the police said.

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