cloudy
Saturday June 24th, 2017 4:53AM

Trump says Paris attack will influence France's election

By The Associated Press
Related Articles
  Contact Editor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children can "rest easy," President Donald Trump said Friday, telling the "dreamers" they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.

Trump, in a wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press, said his administration is "not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals."

The president, who took a hard line on immigration as a candidate, vowed anew to fulfill his promise to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. But he stopped short of demanding that funding for the project be included in a spending bill Congress must pass by the end of next week in order to keep the government running.

"I want the border wall. My base definitely wants the border wall," Trump said in the Oval Office interview. Asked whether he would sign legislation that does not include money for the project, he said, "I just don't know yet."

Eager to start making progress on other campaign promises, Trump said he would unveil a tax overhaul package next week — "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" — that would include a "massive" tax cut for both individuals and corporations. He would not provide details of rate proposals or how he planned to pay for the package but asserted the cuts for Americans will be "bigger, I believe, than any tax cut ever."

Trump spoke with the AP ahead of his 100th day in office.

He panned that benchmark as an "artificial" marker. Still, the White House is eager to tout progress on the litany of agenda items Trump promised to fulfill in his first 100 days, despite setbacks including a high-profile failure in repealing and replacing the current health care law.

  • Associated Categories: Associated Press (AP), AP National News, AP Online National News, Top General short headlines, AP Online Headlines - Washington, AP Online Congress News, AP Elections, General Presidential Election News
© Copyright 2017 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber
Officials say an 85-year-old Nepali has died while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak.
12:03AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together
11:35PM ( 36 minutes ago )
Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series
11:22PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
'Oh, the humanity!' Hindenburg anniversary, broadcast marked
Hundreds of people have gathered at a military base in New Jersey to mark the 80th anniversary of when the German airship Hindenburg burst into flames
9:24PM ( 2 hours ago )
US bobsledder Steven Holcomb, 37, found dead
US Olympic bobsledder Steven Holcomb, a three-time medalist, has been found dead
8:57PM ( 3 hours ago )
Nigeria says 82 Chibok girls free in Boko Haram exchange
82 Chibok schoolgirls freed 3 years after Boko Haram mass abduction in exchange for suspects
8:35PM ( 3 hours ago )
AP National News
Nigerian official says 83 Chibok girls have been released
83 Chibok schoolgirls released 3 years after mass abduction by Boko Haram, authorities say
6:09PM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Divisidero wins 3rd straight Derby prelude race
Divisidero always rises to the occasion on Kentucky Derby day
6:05PM ( 6 hours ago )
French cybersecurity agency to probe Macron hacking attack
France's election campaign commission says "a significant amount of data" from the campaign of centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack
5:51PM ( 6 hours ago )
AP Online National News
Experts: Convicting ex-officer in teen's death will be tough
Legal experts say authorities who've charged a white suburban Dallas police officer with murder in a black teenager's death face a tough task in getting a conviction
5:57PM ( 6 hours ago )
Nigerian official says 62 Chibok girls have been released
62 Chibok schoolgirls released 3 years after mass abduction by Boko Haram, authorities say
5:48PM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: Rain comes again before Kentucky Derby
Fans are breaking out their ponchos again as Churchill Downs has been soaked by another round of showers before the Kentucky Derby
4:47PM ( 7 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
GOP chairman warns agencies about requests for records
GOP chairman tells several agencies the federal open records law doesn't apply to his committee's communications
11:52AM ( 12 hours ago )
Pentagon says Navy SEAL was killed in Somalia operation
The Pentagon has identified the Navy SEAL who was killed in a military operation in Somalia
11:17AM ( 12 hours ago )
Protections for 27 national monuments may be curtailed, cut
The Interior Department has identified 27 national monuments _ mostly in the West _ that may face the rolling back or elimination of protections put in place over the past two decades by presidents from both parties.
10:34AM ( 13 hours ago )
AP Online Headlines - Washington
Trump's pick for Army post drops out amid growing criticism
The Republican state senator from Tennessee that President Donald Trump picked to be Army secretary has withdrawn his name from consideration amid intensifying criticism over his remarks about LGBT Americans and Muslims
11:59PM ( 1 day ago )
Leo Thorsness, decorated POW in Vietnam with McCain, dies
Retired Air Force Col. Leo Thorsness, a decorated Vietnam War hero who was cellmates with U.S. Sen. John McCain in an enemy prisoner camp, has died
9:52PM ( 1 day ago )
The Latest: Trump wishes the nation a festive Cinco de Mayo
Trump sends warm wishes for Cinco de Mayo
8:57PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Online Congress News
The Latest: French cybersecurity agency to probe Macron hack
A French government official says the state cybersecurity agency will investigate a hacking attack against presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron
2:36PM ( 9 hours ago )
The Latest: French in Quebec turn out in droves to vote
French natives are turning out in droves in the Canadian province of Quebec to cast a ballot in France's presidential runoff
2:15PM ( 9 hours ago )
The Latest: Many French cheer end of vitriolic campaign
From depressed northern France to the streets of Paris, many French voters are looking forward to the end of a presidential campaign marred by hostility, hacking and low-brow political discourse.
1:18PM ( 10 hours ago )
AP Elections
As bitter French campaign ends, Macron's team hit by hack
The campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron said it suffered a "massive and coordinated" hacking attack and document leak that it called a bid to destabilize Sunday's presidential runoff
11:32PM ( 1 day ago )
In long-feared twist, online leak rattles French campaign
Pundits and journalists long worried over the possibility that a strategically timed leak could destabilize France's election
9:04PM ( 1 day ago )
The Latest: France's election commission studies hack attack
France's election campaign commission is examining a hacking attack on candidate Emmanuel Macron's political movement
7:57PM ( 1 day ago )
General Presidential Election News
Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber
Officials say an 85-year-old Nepali has died while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak.
12:03AM ( 9 minutes ago )
Mud in your eye: Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby in slop
Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths, giving trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together
11:35PM ( 37 minutes ago )
Durant scores 38 points, Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead
Kevin Durant had 38 points and 13 rebounds and the Golden State Warriors beat the Utah Jazz 102-91 to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference semifinal series
11:22PM ( 50 minutes ago )
Hicks, Castro lead Yankees to 11-6 win over Cubs
Aaron Hicks tied a career high with four hits, helping the New York Yankees to an 11-6 victory against the Chicago Cubs
10:42PM ( 1 hour ago )
San Diego police killed boy, 15, in school parking lot
San Diego police have shot and killed a 15-year-old boy they say pulled a gun on them in a high school parking lot
10:30PM ( 1 hour ago )