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Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacre

Trump downplays white nationalism threat after massacreNEW YORK (AP) β€” President Donald Trump played down any threat posed by white nationalism after the gunman accused of the New Zealand mosque massacre called the president "a symbol of renewed white identity."



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In wake of mosque attacks, Trump downplays threat from white nationalists: 'I think it's a small group of people'

In wake of mosque attacks, Trump downplays threat from white nationalists: 'I think it's a small group of people'The president went on to portray immigrants crossing into the U.S. as an "invasion."



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Donald Trump downplays threat of white nationalism after New Zealand shootings

Donald Trump downplays threat of white nationalism after New Zealand shootings"I think it’s a small group of people," Donald Trump tells reporters.



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'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threat

'Not the greatest crisis': Trump's EPA pick downplays climate threatTrump nominated EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler last week to run the agency permanently, seeking a strong advocate for his pro-fossil fuels agenda – a choice that cheered business interests and drawn scorn from environmentalists. “I would not call it the greatest crisis,” Wheeler said at his confirmation hearing when asked if he believed the increasingly urgent warnings from scientists about the threats from global warming. Wheeler’s confirmation is expected to sail through the Republican-controlled Senate despite Democratic opposition.



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Trump downplays Apple woes, says China economy helps U.S. in trade talks

Trump downplays Apple woes, says China economy helps U.S. in trade talksTrump has slapped import tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods as he seeks concessions from Beijing on issues ranging from industrial subsidies to hacking. China has retaliated. U.S. officials are heading to Beijing next week for the first face-to-face talks since Trump and President Xi Jinping in December agreed to a 90-day truce in the trade war as they sought to strike a deal.



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Kellyanne Conway Downplays Kavanaugh Allegations: He Wasn't 'Powerful' At The Time

Kellyanne Conway Downplays Kavanaugh Allegations: He Wasn't 'Powerful' At The TimeTop White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on Monday appeared to brush off the



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Susan Collins Downplays Brett Kavanaugh Email About Abortion Rights And 'Settled Law'

Susan Collins Downplays Brett Kavanaugh Email About Abortion Rights And 'Settled Law'WASHINGTON ― Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) on Thursday downplayed the



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Trump downplays 'chaos' amid departures of top White House staffers

Trump downplays 'chaos' amid departures of top White House staffersPresident Trump on Tuesday attempted to downplay reports of a chaotic atmosphere enveloping the White House, insisting staffers are not demoralized by recent high-profile departures from the West Wing.



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China downplays lifting of presidential term limit

China downplays lifting of presidential term limitChina sought on Sunday to downplay the Communist Party’s move to scrap presidential term limits, a decision that could pave the way for Xi Jinping to remain president for life. The National People’s Congress (NPC), China’s rubber-stamp parliament, will vote on March 11 on constitutional amendments which include the scrapping of a rule limiting the top leader to two five-year terms. NPC spokesman Zhang Yesui told a news conference that the move will merely align the presidency with the titles of Communist Party general secretary and Military Commission chairman, which do not have term limits.



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The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protests

The Latest: Hezbollah chief downplays Iran protestsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) β€” The Latest on protests in Iran (all times local):



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