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President Trump has privately directed White House aides to look into what he might be able to do via executive action on guns in Congress is not able to reach a bipartisan solution, the New York Times reported.
President Trump’s been slowly growing more skeptical of his favorite news network in recent months due to unflattering polling numbers discussed on the channel and a sprinkling of critical commentary from a few hosts.
President Trump is considering cutting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s prison sentence short, citing how “fantastic” the imprisoned politician’s wife is and the fact that he was on Trump’s former show “Celebrity Apprentice.”
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on President Trump’s favorite network on Wednesday to hype the mercurial President as an even-keeled politician delivering a unifying message in the wake of two mass shootings.
But even the Fox News hosts had to push back on that assessment.
Ahead of his visit to the sites of two mass shootings that killed more than 30 people over the weekend, President Trump on Wednesday swatted away questions from reporters about the impact of his rhetoric.
Just ahead of his visit to the scene of the mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio on Wednesday, President Trump tweeted about the shooter’s political leanings, tying the gunman to Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT).