Trump is in the middle of a 17-day vacation, fleeing the humid confines of Washington as the White House undergoes extensive renovations to play golf, meet with friends and air his grievances on Twitter, all within the limits of his sprawling golf club in suburban New Jersey. "While I won't comment on materials we share with the president, this is not accurate on several levels", he told Vice, without elaborating. The story also claims that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus often competed for the chance to hand-deliver the news.
Reported civilian casualties from U.S. actions in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere have risen since Mr Trump took office, leading to concerns that the military is quietly shifting to the use of more indiscriminate force. They said he spoke for an hour Monday with his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is attending a summit of Asian leaders in the Philippines.
McMaster has also retained key national security staffers from former President Barack Obama's eight years in the White House, including many who participated in forming critical foreign policy initiatives Trump opposed during the 2016 presidential campaign.
"The former Breitbart publisher has been a White House survivor, but his warring habits have also been responsible for much of the White House dysfunction", the piece says, before apparently implying that Kelly and Trump should look to dismiss Bannon. Trump tweeted in 2012 during the former president's winter getaway in Hawaii.
Trump has long obsessed over how he's portrayed in the media-he reportedly has pretended to be his own spokesman to brag about himself in the tabloids-and that has seemingly intensified since he took over in the White House.
"People need to see it", he said.
The US military leadership has, of course, been a fixture in the nation's broader domestic politics since the days of first US president George Washington and the Revolutionary War.
"How is it odd that the president receives daily news clips?"
Trump's two predecessors have found that August amounted to a month of discontent for presidents attempting to decompress. "It's flattering that the president enjoys Bedminster like our residents do, but I don't think it's going to be terribly disruptive". All was quiet when a reporter drove by this Saturday.
Trump could pay a visit to another one of his favorite properties during his time off: Trump Tower in New York City. She declined to detail the president's schedule, including whether he will stop by the Fifth Avenue high-rise where he lived before entering the White House. Instead, it argued that Trump should push for "less Bannon disruption and more focus on passing his reform and growth agenda".
"The reason I am staying in Bedminster, N.J., a lovely community, is that staying in NYC is much more expensive and disruptive".