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Donald Trump makes Christmas calls to troops, denies collusion and defends shutdown stand

Donald Trump makes Christmas calls to troops, denies collusion and defends shutdown standWhile wishing a Merry Christmas to troops overseas, President Donald Trump ventured into politics Tuesday.



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Goldman Sachs CEO defends bank in 1MDB scandal

Goldman Sachs CEO defends bank in 1MDB scandalThe head of Goldman Sachs defended the investment bank’s handling of the scandal-plagued Malaysian fund 1MDB on Friday, saying much criticism of the financial giant was unfair. “I cannot stress enough how integrity is a cornerstone of our culture,” newly-installed Chief Executive David Solomon said in a year-end message to employees. Goldman helped 1MDB to issue $ 6.5 billion of bonds but Kuala Lumpur accuses the bank and its former employees of misappropriating $ 2.7 billion during the process.



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Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fight

Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fightU.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his surprise decision to declare victory over Islamic State militants in Syria and completely withdraw U.S. troops from the country, amid criticism from some Republicans and concern from allies and some U.S. military commanders. In early morning tweets, Trump said he was fulfilling a promise from his 2016 presidential campaign to leave Syria. Echoing a central plank of his foreign policy – that he seeks to stop the United States being taken advantage of – he said the United States was doing the work of other countries, including Russia and Iran, with little in return.



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President Trump defends pulling U.S. troops out of Syria after bipartisan backlash

President Trump defends pulling U.S. troops out of Syria after bipartisan backlashCritics said Trump's decision guarantees that Bashar al Assad of Syria remains in power, strengthening Russia's foothold in the Middle East.



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Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fight

Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fightPresident Trump defended his surprise decision to declare victory over Islamic State militants in Syria and completely withdraw U.S. troops.



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Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fight

Trump defends U.S. withdrawal from Syria, says others must fightPresident Trump defended his surprise decision to declare victory over Islamic State militants in Syria and completely withdraw U.S. troops.



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Trump defends 'great work' of Trump Foundation, a day after closing it

Trump defends 'great work' of Trump Foundation, a day after closing itA day after agreeing with the New York attorney general to dissolve the Trump Foundation, President Trump lashed out at what he calls a politically motivated attack on his charitable organization.



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Trump defends personal charity accused of illegal activities

Trump defends personal charity accused of illegal activitiesUS President Donald Trump defended his personal charity, the Trump Foundation, on Wednesday after the New York authorities said it had engaged in a “shocking pattern of illegality” and agreed to shut it down. “The Trump Foundation has done great work and given away lots of money, both mine and others, to great charities over the years — with me taking NO fees, rent, salaries etc,” Trump tweeted. Attorney general Barbara Underwood said it had been agreed with lawyers for the Trump Foundation that it would be dissolved and its remaining assets distributed to other charities.



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Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border

Trump administration official defends tear gas use at Mexico border"Pepper spray and CS gas are authorized to address assaultive behavior," Kevin McAleenan, commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection said.



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President Trump Defends Pursuit of Russia Business During Campaign

President Trump Defends Pursuit of Russia Business During Campaign'Put up zero money, zero guarantees and didn’t do the project'



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