The Latest: National park’s meridian tweets go viral

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

6:20 p.m.

Three climate-related tweets sent out by Badlands National Park have been deleted after they went viral on Twitter, sparking plead over either a park was defying a Trump administration.

The South Dakota park posted tweets Tuesday that accurately quoted meridian scholarship data, including a stream record-setting high concentrations of CO dioxide in a atmosphere. President Donald Trump has called meridian change a hoax.

The tweets were common thousands of times, and a Democratic National Committee circulated a outline by email with a theme line “Resist.”

The tweets came usually 3 days after a Interior Department quickly dangling a Twitter accounts after a park use retweeted photos about audience during Trump’s inauguration. The accounts were reactivated a subsequent day.

The park use could not be reached for comment.


6:15 p.m.

The late conduct of a Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. is fasten President Donald Trump’s administration as an confidant on veterans issues.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reliable Tuesday that Jake Leinenkugel had supposed a position as a comparison White House confidant during a VA.

Leinenkugel served as a captain in a U.S. Marine Corps and is a father of dual veterans. His brother, Dick, says a pursuit will concede Jake Leinenkugel to make an impact on those who served their country.

Jake Leinenkugel ran a Wisconsin-based drink association for 25 years before timid dual years ago.


6 p.m.

The Trump administration is relocating to check doing of during slightest 30 environmental manners finalized in a shutting months of President Barack Obama’s term. That could be a intensity initial step in seeking to kill a regulations.

A outline of actions published Tuesday in a Federal Register includes rulings that updated atmosphere wickedness standards for several states, renewable fuel standards and boundary on a volume of formaldehyde that can leach from timber products.

President Donald Trump sealed a gauge shortly after his coronation Friday grouping a “regulatory solidify tentative review” for all sovereign group manners that had been finalized though have not nonetheless taken effect.

The movement sets a new effective date for all 30 regulations as Mar 21.


5:55 p.m.

President Donald Trump says India is a “true friend” of a United States in addressing tellurian hurdles and has invited a primary apportion to revisit after in a year.

The White House says Trump spoke Tuesday with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

A matter says a dual leaders discussed opportunities for team-work in economy and defense, and confidence in South and Central Asia. They resolved that their nations “stand shoulder to shoulder in a tellurian quarrel opposite terrorism.”

The U.S. and India are a world’s dual largest democracies. They share concerns about militancy emanating from Pakistan and about a arise of China.


5:50 p.m.

The behaving emissary secretary of a Agriculture Department says he will ask officials during a Agricultural Research Service to revoke a memo that systematic employees not to recover papers to a public.

Michael Young pronounced on a call with reporters Tuesday dusk that a memo did not simulate superintendence seeking agencies to track communications decisions and other matters by his bureau — customary procession for new administrations.

Young says, “Frankly we don’t know what a basement for a ARS email was.”

He says he will ask a group to revoke a notice that criminialized news releases, photos, fact sheets and amicable media content.

President Donald Trump has nominated former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as cultivation secretary. Young, a career central during USDA for 3 decades, is temporarily in charge.


5:20 p.m.

President Donald Trump’s collect to be tip U.S. diplomat is profitable a revisit to a State Department forward of his approaching confirmation.

The State Department says Rex Tillerson was in a building Tuesday for briefings. The former Exxon Mobil CEO is Trump’s hopeful for secretary of state.

No additional sum were expelled about Tillerson’s visit.

Tillerson won slight capitulation Monday from a Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee. That opinion all though assures a full Senate will endorse Trump’s collect for a pivotal Cabinet post.

A career U.S. diplomat is portion as behaving secretary until a Trump collect is confirmed.


2 p.m.

A orator says President Donald Trump’s faith that there were millions of bootleg votes expel in a Nov choosing is formed on “studies and evidence.”

But orator Sean Spicer did not yield examples of that evidence.

Trump initial done a fake explain during a transition. He reiterated a matter in a assembly Monday night with lawmakers, blaming bootleg ballots for his detriment of a renouned vote.

Spicer says Trump “continues to say that belief.” There has been no justification to support a claims that there was widespread voter rascal in a election.

Spicer’s usually try to support Trump’s avowal was to indicate a 2008 Pew Research consult that showed a need to refurbish voter registration systems.


1:55 p.m.

An Agriculture Department investigate group has criminialized a recover of news releases, photos and other element to a public.

In a memo to employees during USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, arch of staff Sharon Drumm pronounced a group would immediately stop releasing any “public-facing” documents.

“This includes, though is not singular to, news releases, photos, fact sheets, news feeds, and amicable media content,” review a email memo performed by The Associated Press.

A matter expelled by ARS orator Christopher Bentley pronounced a group “values and is committed to progressing a giveaway upsurge of information between a scientists and a American open as we essay to find solutions to rural problems inspiring America.”

The matter pronounced some element would still be accessible on a agency’s website.

Buzzfeed News initial reported a memo.


1:50 p.m.

The White House says President Donald Trump has supposed House Speaker Paul Ryan’s invitation to residence a corner eventuality of Congress on Feb. 28.

Ryan announced a invitation on Tuesday and sensitive reporters after a assembly with House Republicans. Ryan had met with Trump Monday night during a White House. Trump also met with Republican and Democratic congressional leaders on Monday.

Trump was assembly Tuesday during a White House with tip Senate leaders.

The debate will be Trump’s initial to Congress. He was sworn in to bureau on Friday.


12:45 p.m.

The Trump administration has instituted a media trance during a Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding any new contracts or grants.

Emails sent to EPA staff given President Donald Trump’s coronation on Friday and reviewed by The Associated Press minute a specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to a agency’s amicable media accounts.

The Trump administration has also systematic a “temporary suspension” of all new business activities during a department, including arising charge orders or work assignments to EPA contractors. The orders are approaching to have a poignant and evident impact on EPA activities nationwide.

The EPA did not respond to phone calls and emails requesting criticism Monday or Tuesday.


12:25 p.m.

President Donald Trump is unresolved adult some new art in a White House press area — and it’s nothing too subtle.

The breathtaking print shows a crowds collected nearby a U.S. Capitol for Trump’s coronation on Friday. It’s a curtsy to a ongoing seductiveness a boss has in creation it transparent that his eventuality was well-attended.

Trump tweeted: “A print delivered yesterday that will be displayed in a upper/lower press hall. Thank we Abbas!” For emphasis, a central Twitter comment of a boss retweeted a @realDonaldTrump message. The print was taken by Washington-area photographer Abbas Shirmohammadi, and it records a wrong date — Jan. 21, nonetheless it does seem to etch a scold event.

Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer have taken heedfulness to play adult a throng size, infrequently exaggerating a series in attendance. They’ve excoriated a media for what they pronounced is an bid to downplay unrestrained for Trump’s inauguration.


11:50 a.m.

President Donald Trump has taken stairs to streamline a needing routine for manufacturing.

He also wants pipelines to be done in a U.S., and an expedited routine for environmental reviews and approvals.

The stairs came as Trump sealed executive actions to allege construction of a Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. Former President Barack Obama blocked construction in late 2015 of a Keystone line from Canada to a U.S. Meanwhile, a Army Corps of Engineers is study choice routes for a Dakota Access pipeline.

Trump describes a regulatory routine as a “tangled adult mess.” He says if a answer is no, it should be a discerning no. If a answer is yes, Trump says “let’s start building.”


11:35 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he will announce his collect to fill a empty Supreme Court chair someday subsequent week.

Trump told reporters in a Oval Office on Tuesday that he’ll be “making my preference this week” and “we’ll be announcing it subsequent week.”

“We have some superb candidates,” a boss said. “And we’ll collect a truly good Supreme Court justice.”

The Supreme Court has usually had 8 justices given Justice Antonin Scalia died final year. President Barack Obama nominated a deputy though Republicans in a Senate refused to move a choice adult for a vote.

During his campaign, Trump publicly identified scarcely dual dozen possibilities for a vacancy.


11:25 a.m.

President Donald Trump has sealed executive actions to allege a construction of a Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

Trump tells reporters in a Oval Office that a moves on a pipelines will be theme to a terms and conditions being renegotiated by a U.S.

President Barack Obama killed a due Keystone XL tube in late 2015, observant it would harm American efforts to strech a tellurian meridian change deal.

The tube would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in a Gulf Coast. The U.S. supervision needs to approve a tube given it crossed a border.

The Army motionless final year to try swap routes for a Dakota tube after a Standing Rock Sioux clan and a supporters pronounced a tube threatened1 celebration H2O and Native American informative sites.


10:50 a.m.

FBI Director James Comey is staying in his job. A Justice Department memo lists him among officials remaining in their positions.

FBI directors are allocated to 10-year terms dictated to lift opposite presidential administrations, even when a new celebration takes over a White House.

President Donald Trump criticized a FBI during a debate for a preference not to suggest charges opposite his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. But he also seemed to tenderly hail Comey during a law coercion entertainment over a weekend.

Comey is in his fourth year in a job.

The New York Times initial reported that Comey would stay on.

The director’s pursuit has been a 10-year tenure given 1976. Since then, usually one has been private betimes — Reagan nominee William Sessions by Bill Clinton in 1993.


9:48 a.m.

President Donald Trump is approaching to take executive movement Tuesday to allege construction of a Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines.

That’s according to a chairman with believe of a action. The boss is scheduled to pointer orders during a White House late Tuesday morning.

Former President Barack Obama killed a due Keystone XL tube in late 2015, dogmatic it would have undercut U.S. efforts to bind a tellurian meridian change understanding that was a centerpiece of his environmental legacy. The tube would run from Canada to U.S. refineries in a Gulf Coast. The U.S. supervision indispensable to approve a tube given it crossed a border.

The Army motionless final year to try swap routes for a Dakota tube after a Standing Rock Sioux clan and a supporters pronounced a tube threatened celebration H2O and Native American informative sites.

The chairman with believe of a decisions insisted on anonymity given they were not certified to endorse a moves forward of a grave announcement.

-By Julie Pace


9:45 a.m.

President Donald Trump says he’s an environmentalist.

The boss done a comments Tuesday during a breakfast with automobile attention executives.

He didn’t elaborate on because he sees himself as an environmentalist, though a comments came after propelling companies from a automobile attention and over to move jobs behind to a U.S.

On Monday, he done identical comments during a business breakfast, stating, again but elaborating, “I’m a really large chairman when it comes to a environment. we have perceived awards on a environment.”


9:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump is spending a morning assembly with automobile executives as partial of his pull to move jobs behind to a U.S.

Trump told his guest Tuesday during a White House that he’s looking to palliate regulations to assistance automobile companies and any other businesses wishing to do business in a U.S.

Among a attendees of a breakfast are Ford Motor Co. arch executive Mark Fields, Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne and General Motors arch executive Mary Barra.


3:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump’s efforts to build bridges and pull by his bulletin have been overshadowed once again with his continued emplacement on a choosing and some-more fake claims.

During a bipartisan accepting with lawmakers during a White House late Monday, Trump claimed a reason he’d mislaid a renouned opinion to his Democratic opposition was that 3 million to 5 million immigrants vital in a U.S. illegally had voted.

That’s according to a Democratic help informed with a sell who spoke on condition of anonymity to plead a private meeting. There is no justification to support Trump’s claim.

Trump on Tuesday will continue his overdo efforts as he meets with executives from a automobile attention and speaks by phone with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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