Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times and MSNBC analyst. Proud husband of Susan Glasser of the New Yorker and CNN.

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Trump says he favors allowing Iranians to come to UN session next week despite the current tensions. "If it was up to me, I would let them come."

Trump days "it's crazy" to spend $13 million a year for each inmate at Guantanamo, responding to @carolrosenberg ⁩ story.

Once again, the unbeatable @maggieNYT ⁩ from 3,000 miles away scoops me on a trip I was actually on as she reports that Barrack attended two of Trump's California fundraisers.

The whistle-blower complaint was related to a series of Trump actions that goes beyond any single discussion with a foreign leader, according to interviews. @npfandos  @esullivanap  @julianbarnes  @AllMattNYT 

Trump wants the world to think that O’Brien’s appointment doesn’t matter—that, in fact, none of his foreign-policy appointments matter, because he makes all of the decisions. @sbg1 ⁩

DenBlasio ends a presidential candidacy that never caught on. @JeffCMays ⁩

Trump is scheduled to meet with Ukraine's Zelensky on Wednesday on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session next week, assuming the meeting goes forward.

"The reality of their shared project of depriving Mr. Trump of his party's nomination may fall somewhere between fearless and farcical." Sanford, Weld and Walsh take on a president. @anniekarni ⁩ @jmartNYT ⁩

Meanwhile, Romney tells @anniekarni  and @jmartNYT  that he is "100 percent not running " and likely to sit out the election. "Probably will not endorse any candidate for president. "

Fact check: The @nytimes ⁩ makes plenty of money. Also has more readers than anytime in history. In case anyone tells you differently.


“This country is a hellhole.” — Donald Trump, May 20, 2015 “But she called our country and our people ‘garbage.’”   — President Trump, July 23, 2019

Trump confirms that White House has suspended the hard pass of a reporter because it doesn't like the way he does his job. This is something I've never seen since I started covering the White House in 1996. Other presidents did not fear tough questioning.

The president of the United States praises the convicted felon who ran his campaign because "he refused to break" and give information to prosecutors.

It's become commonplace enough in the past two years that it no longer gets much notice. But it's worth remembering that no other president in decades publicly threatened "retribution" against a television network because it satirized him.

Trump says citizenship has to be asked on the census to determine congressional districts. Actually, districts are drawn up based on total population, not the number of citizens, a practice upheld by the Supreme Court as recently as 2016.

Trump says he was “extremely angry” about the Khashoggi killing but “nobody has has directly pointed a finger” at MBS. Except, of course, the CIA and the UN.