Today in Trump: April 14, 2017

Last Updated Apr 14, 2017 4:41 PM EDT

Today’s Latest News on Trump Administration

Secret Service costs for Trump family protection continue to mount

With Eric Trump’s trip to the United Kingdom this week, the international hotel and car rental costs for the Secret Service agents who protect him and his brother Donald Trump Jr. have topped $190,000 since January 1st, according to a review of purchasing orders by CBS News. 

White House opts not to make visitor logs public

The White House won’t make public the logs of visitors to the White House complex, breaking with the practice of President Trump’s predecessor.  

Mike Pence heads to South Korea Saturday amid North Korea tensions

Vice President Mike Pence will leave Washington on Saturday for an 11-day trip overseas with his first stop in South Korea as North Korea appears to prepare for another nuclear test.

Do Americans think their tax system is fair?

As Americans prepare to file their income taxes this year, most see unfairness in the current tax system: 56 percent describe the income tax system as somewhat or quite unfair, while just over a third -- 37 percent -- think it’s quite or reasonably fair. 

Sean Spicer reports to Pentagon for Navy Reserve duty, sporting his uniform

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reported for U.S. Navy Reserve duty at the Pentagon Friday, donning his uniform, to fulfill his time in the public affairs office.

Anti-Defamation League offers training sessions on Holocaust to Sean Spicer

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) has volunteered to offer training sessions focused on Holocaust education to White House spokesman Sean Spicer, whose comparison of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to Adolf Hitler on Tuesday sparked an uproar.  

“The Takeout” - Bob Schieffer on Trump’s move toward centrist policies

Legendary CBS News correspondent and former “Face the Nation” moderator Bob Schieffer is the first to acknowledge he has never seen anything like the 2016 presidential campaign.

“You know, that became a drinking game among the younger people,” he said on the latest episode of The Takeout podcast. “Every time I said that on television, they had to take a shot.”

Democrats say upcoming spending bill must fund Obamacare payments

Democrats are up in arms over President Donald Trump’s threats to deny payments to health insurers under Barack Obama’s health care law.  

Schedule

The president is in Mar-a-Lago for the Easter weekend with no public events today.


Recent Trump Administration News: 

CIA director calls WikiLeaks Russia-aided “non-state hostile intelligence service”

CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted WikiLeaks Thursday as a “hostile” intelligence service often aided by questionable actors like Russia.

Trump, Spicer won’t say if president specifically authorized “mother of all bombs”

President Trump didn’t say Thursday whether he specifically authorized the use of the “mother of all bombs” in Afghanistan hours earlier, simply remarking his White House has given the military “total authorization.”

George W. Bush on “poncho” incident, response to inauguration

Former President George W. Bush says he can’t remember if he said “that was some weird s***” after President Trump’s inauguration speech in January.

Russians laugh off idea that Putin interfered in U.S. election

What happens when you ask Russians about the Kremlin interfering in the U.S. presidential election? Dismissive finger flicks, eye rolls and laughter.

Trump reverses Obama-era rule on Planned Parenthood, abortion provider funding

President Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning funds from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.

Kitchen at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago had several health code violations, inspectors found

Restaurant inspectors recently found several health code violations in the kitchen at President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, including undercooked meat and subpar hand-washing practices among employees. 

VA hospital in Washington, D.C. criticized for unsanitary conditions, poor management

Subpar conditions at a Washington, D.C., VA medical center have prompted a scathing report from the agency’s inspector general and the dismissal of the hospital’s director.