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Trump Issues Appeal for Unity in First State of the Union

But he stepped behind the lectern still popular with his most ardent supporters, who see him as an unpredictable and entertaining commander in chief who posts vitriol on Twitter against the advice of the White House staff, the Republican leadership and those closest to him.Transcript: Trump’s First State of the Union Speech, AnnotatedNew York Times reporters analyze the 45th president’s prepared remarks.Most presidents have made sure that there is a choreographed rollout of political messages and policy prescriptions before a State of the Union address. But Mr. Trump’s past week has been consumed by the revelation that he sought last year to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel leading a Russia investigation, and by the abrupt departure of the F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, whom the president had railed against as politically corrupt.At the same time, Republicans are pushing to make public a classified memo that they say shows a politically driven effort by the F.B.I […]

Trump Issues Appeal for Unity in First State of the Union

But he stepped behind the lectern still popular with his most ardent supporters, who see him as an unpredictable and entertaining commander in chief who posts vitriol on Twitter against the advice of the White House staff, the Republican leadership and those closest to him.Transcript: Trump’s First State of the Union Speech, AnnotatedNew York Times reporters analyze the 45th president’s prepared remarks.Most presidents have made sure that there is a choreographed rollout of political messages and policy prescriptions before a State of the Union address. But Mr. Trump’s past week has been consumed by the revelation that he sought last year to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel leading a Russia investigation, and by the abrupt departure of the F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G […]

Chief Executives See a ‘Sad Day’ After Trump’s DACA Decision

Univision CommunicationsPhotoRandy Falco, the chief executive of Univision.Credit Ozier Muhammad/The New York TimesRandy Falco, president and chief executive of the Spanish-language broadcaster, released a statement that said, in part:“I am disappointed, to say the least, in today’s announcement by the administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in six months.Continue reading the main story“The U.S. government is revoking the ability of roughly 800,000 Dreamers to continue to work and contribute in countless ways to the United States — the only home they have ever known. This is a failure to live up to a commitment already made to Dreamers and is contrary to America’s values and traditions.”GoogleSundar Pichai, the company’s chief executive, wrote on Twitter:MicrosoftPhotoBrad Smith, the president and chief legal officer for Microsoft.Credit Evin McGlinn for The New York TimesBrad Smith, the company’s president and chief legal officer, released a statement on its blog, which said, in part:“We are deeply disappointed by the administration’s decision today to rescind protection under the program for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). As we said last week, we believe this is a big step back for our entire country.”Goldman SachsLloyd Blankfein, the bank’s chief executive, urged Congress to restore DACA’s protections.EBayDevin Wenig, eBay’s chief executive, urged members of Congress on Twitter to restore DACA’s protections.Business RoundtableThe Roundtable’s chairman, Jamie Dimon, who is also the chairman and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, released a statement through the industry organization, saying, “America is and always has been a country of immigrants. We should do everything in our power to continue to attract the best and brightest because they make us stronger as a people and as an economy. And, when people come here to learn, work hard and give back to their communities, we should allow them to stay in the United States.”CiscoChuck Robbins, the company’s chief executive, said on Twitter that he backed the Dreamers.BoxThe company’s chief executive, Aaron Levie, also posted on Twitter in support of the deferred action program.Continue reading the main story […]

Trump Seriously Considering Ending DACA, With 6-Month Delay

The president is scheduled to receive more counsel on the matter on Monday, before an announcement the White House has said will be made on Tuesday. The plan was first reported on Sunday night by Politico.The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, had no response to questions about the negotiations, other than to say Mr. Trump still intended to make some kind of announcement after Labor Day.One official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said that Mr. Trump was sympathetic to the plight of the young immigrants, known as Dreamers — many have known life only in the United States and have few connections to the countries of their birth — but had been told by Justice Department lawyers that his predecessor’s program would not survive a court challenge.Last week, John F. […]