Rebecca Ballhaus

Rebecca Ballhaus

White House reporter at @WSJ

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Trump goes after the Oscars. “And the winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. And after all that they give them best movie of the year?” Says ‘Gone with the Wind’ (1939) should’ve won instead.

“He's a smart guy. He's a little different,” Trump says of Roger Stone.

"I didn’t do anything wrong and they impeached me a few weeks ago! I said what happened? What did I do?” Trump says in Vegas.

"Mr. Trump grew irate after learning that the classified hearing, which took place on Feb. 13 and was attended by both Democrats and Republicans, occurred before his own meeting on election interference, which occurred the next day, those people said."

“Mini Mike didn’t do well last night. I was going to send him a note saying, ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’”—Trump in Colorado Springs.

Trump hammers Klobuchar for asking Buttigieg in last night’s debate if he was calling her dumb. "You don’t say that—even if it’s true, you don’t say that.”

Trump calls election night in 2016 “the most exciting night in the history of television—including UFC fights.”

Trump tells reporters on AF1 that he is considering Rep. Doug Collins among other candidates to serve as permanent director of national intelligence. Collins is running for Senate against sitting GOP Sen. Loeffler.


NEW: The White House wanted the USS John McCain “out of sight” for Trump’s visit to Japan. A tarp was hung over the ship’s name ahead of the trip, and sailors—who wear caps bearing the ship’s name—were given the day off for Trump’s visit. w @glubold 

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The crowd at tonight’s Trump rally in West Virginia is chanting, “Drain that swamp” and “Lock her up," on a day where the president’s former lawyer pleaded guilty to campaign-finance violations and his former campaign chairman was convicted on eight counts of fraud charges.

Trump arrived 30 minutes late to today’s NATO summit, missed his scheduled meetings with at least two world leaders, prompted the secretary general to call an emergency session, held an impromptu 35-minute news conference, and is now leaving for the airport go fly to London.

A software fix to the Boeing 737 MAX was delayed for months as discussions between regulators and Boeing dragged on—and U.S. officials said the government shutdown halted work on the fix for five weeks.

Trump won’t post WH visitor logs, citing “security risks,” & says move will save taxpayers $70K by 2020. One Mar-a-Lago trip costs $2M+.

Franken: "There is some irony that I am leaving while a man who bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and a man who preyed on young girls runs for Senate with the full support of his party."