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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“This may be the riskiest national security decision that he’s made to this point": In Syria, Trump finally pursues his get-out instincts, defying the establishment, his advisers and even his own party at a time he needs it. @larajakesFP ⁩ via @nytimes 

Trump announces departure of McAleenan at DHS. That will mean he will soon be on his fourth homeland security secretary in less than three years.

. @BNBuzz  lists 11 "Books to Help You Make Sense of the Impeachment Process," including “Impeachment: An American History,” with @jmeacham  @TimNaftali  @jeffreyaengel 

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“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.

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.

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

Trump wanted to dig a water-filled trench at the border stocked with snakes or alligators. He wanted a wall electrified with spikes on top. And he suggested migrants be shot in the legs to slow them down. From the stunning new book by @juliehdavis  @shearm 

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.

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 Europe hasn’t done enough to support Ukraine. US aid from 2013-17: $1.3 billion plus $600 million in security assistance. European Union aid since 2014: $16.5 billion. Per master fact-checker @Lindaqiu 

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