Oct 23, 2017

Trump: "There will be NO change to your 401(k)"

President Trump tweeted this morning that Americans would not face any changes to their 401(k) retirement plans under the GOP's proposed tax plan: "There will be NO change to your 401(k). This has always been a great and popular middle class tax break that works, and it stays!"

What he's referring to: Trump is responding to a New York Times story from Friday, which stated that Republicans were considering a yearly cap as low as $2,400 for contributions to 401(k)s — a sharp cut from the current $18,000 for workers under 50 and $24,000 for workers over 50.

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The latest: George Floyd protests nationwide

Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators outside of the White House on Monday. Photo: Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued for a seventh day across the U.S., with President Trump threatening on Monday to deploy the military if the unrest continues.

The latest: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told CNN on the president's quasi-offer: "Thank you but no thank you," and accused Trump of "calling out the American military for a photo opportunity."

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The world watches America burn

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The world is watching the grief and anger, violence and pain in America's streets.

The big picture: The U.S. accounts for nearly one-third of the world's deaths from COVID-19. The killing of a black man, George Floyd, by police has sparked days of protest and nights of chaos in America's major cities.

Trump walks to historic St. John's Church outside White House as protests rage

President Trump walked to the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, located just steps away from the White House across Lafayette Park, on Monday night as protests linked to the murder of George Floyd raged across the capital and cities around the country.

What we're seeing: Military police and park rangers used physical force and tear gas on peaceful protestors to clear the area so that Trump could "pay respects" to the church that was damaged by a fire on Sunday.