“He was 100% serious about it and asked us if we thought he would be a good president,” said a person familiar with the matter. (Reached for comment, Scaramucci denied that he would run for office.)
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer said the agreement had been reached Wednesday night, but said Thursday there was no "final" deal. Trump said there's no deal yet, but seemed to be on the same page as the Democratic leaders on a framework.
Republicans are worried because Trump is "unpredictable." But Democrats say their "caucus is not a rubber stamp for anyone."
The former top White House strategist is working to prove himself as a Republican power broker. But it won't be easy.
He excused white supremacists, pardoned a supporter who wouldn't stop racist policies, and left DREAMers in limbo. Now? "They’ve got a year's worth of work to do in four months."
A risky Obama election-year move turned into a program that improved the lives of almost 800,000 young people, but it will end at the hands of a president with vastly different political priorities.
The White House said a decision will come after the holiday weekend.
Since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program began in 2012, the federal government has provided temporary protection against deportation to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
The new White House chief of staff is on an info war, peeving some on the far right.
"For many of us, it's deeply personal."
Trump in Arizona has meant immigration red meat. But where does that get him after the last volatile week?
Update: Bannon officially returns to Breitbart as executive chairman. An ally says he has his eye on one person who he thinks helped accelerate his exit: Matt Drudge.
Bannon was seen as the guiding force behind Trump's nationalistic message.
"He's saying, 'I’m going to force you to fire me in a public way or we’re going to follow the agenda we were elected for,'" an ally said.
"Truly mind-boggling,” said a House Republican aide after Trump defended white supremacists during a press conference.
Trump came under huge pressure to make a more significant statement about the Charlottesville violence that was sparked by white supremacists, after his earlier remarks failed to mention the hate groups.
"The last couple of years he's had a bit of a blind spot when it comes to the alt-right, nationalist part of his support base."
"Walking into a room where you get shut down does not open a line of communication so change can happen," said one of the top black officials in the White House.
The president saw a wave of troubling news on Thursday, leading up to the announced exit of chief of staff Reince Priebus Friday. Those close to the administration and Republicans in Congress are worried it could just be the start.
Kellyanne Conway has privately told people that the administration is going to get rid of those with ties to the Republican National Committee and is "going back to Trump loyalists."