- The idea was to draw attention to broad economic issues like jobs and infrastructure
- But the effort has been largely overshadowed by the President and his Twitter account
(CNN)The White House has a new communications director in Anthony Scaramucci, but the man who drives the administration's messaging has always worked from the Oval Office.
American Heroes Week
- Trump keeps up attacks on his own attorney general, Jeff Sessions, usually via Twitter: Trump rips Sessions, even as AG attends White House meeting ... Trump 'disappointed' in Sessions, won't say if he wants him out
- The Russia probe hits home as son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner goes to Capitol Hill: Kushner contradicts Trump team's denials of Russia contacts
- Senate Republicans successfully push ahead with their controversial (and mysterious) health care overhaul plan: Health care debate: Senate votes on full Obamacare repeal ... John McCain returns to Senate, casts vote to advance health care bill
Made in America Week
- Trump does a long interview with The New York Times, covering everything from his frustrations with Sessions to just how much French president Emmanuel Macron "loves holding my hand": President Trump's 35 most eye-popping quotes in his interview with the New York Times
- With Senate Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare on the ropes, Trump offers a variety of conflicting prescriptions: Trump: 'We'll let Obamacare fail' ... Trump to GOP senators: 'Inaction is not an option' ... Donald Trump just tweeted 2 totally contradictory solutions to the health care collapse
- Sean Spicer resigns as White House press secretary after Trump hires Anthony Scaramucci to be the new communications director: Trump's staff shakeup signals a White House ready for battle
- Not to be outdone by his predecessor, Trump reminds Fox News he was the first one to describe the House health care bill, which he celebrated upon passage, as "mean." Senate GOP fails to reach a deal on their version before July 4 recess as the CBO score lands with a thud: Trump confirms he called health care bill 'mean' ... No GOP deal on health care expected this week as Senate leaves town ... 22 million fewer Americans insured under Senate GOP bill
- A request for detailed voter information by Trump's fraud commission sets off fierce backlash from the states ("They can go jump in the Gulf of Mexico," was the response from Mississippi's Republican Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann): Pence-Kobach voting commission alarms states with info request
- Trump launches an attack against MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski: Trump tweets shocking assault on Brzezinski, Scarborough ... Delegitimizing his presidency, one tweet at a time
Workforce Development Week
- Trump pal Chris Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax Media, tells "PBS NewsHour" on Monday night that Trump might sack Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation. The White House denies this, but Ruddy tells CNN, "My quote is accurate.": Trump's friend Christopher Ruddy says President 'considering' firing Mueller ... Why Chris Ruddy floated the idea of firing Bob Mueller ... Trump friend: Mueller 'illegitimate as special counsel'
- Attorney General Jeff Sessions gets grilled for details at a Senate intelligence committee hearing on the Trump campaign's alleged Russia ties. Republicans there kick off a separate furor by interrupting California Sen. Kamala Harris mid-question, again.: Jeff Sessions: Russia collusion claim 'detestable lie' ... Once again, senators try to cut off Kamala Harris
- On the evening of Saturday, June 3, three attackers targeted pedestrians on London Bridge, and then at a nearby market, in the British capital. Eight people would die from their wounds and nearly 50 others were injured. Trump responds almost immediately by criticizing London Mayor Sadiq Khan and railing against the US courts for holding up his travel ban: Trump's terror tweets make a statement ... Trump never forgets a slight. Now his team is trolling the mayor of London. ... Trump says he's calling it a 'travel ban'
- And then there was James Comey. The fired former FBI director testified about his dismissal and interactions with Trump during a Senate intelligence committee hearing that Thursday. In the tense run-up an outside pro-Trump group attacks Comey and Eric Trump says Democrats in DC are "not even people." Comey's opening remarks are released a day ahead of time at his request, guaranteeing nearly two straight days of coverage. Once sworn in, he repeatedly calls the President a "liar" as Donald Trump Jr. attacks him on Twitter: Blockbuster Capitol Hill hearings that made the whole country stop ... James Comey hoped leak would lead to special counsel on Russia ... James Comey has called Donald Trump a liar 5 times today ... His father quiet, Donald Trump Jr. live-tweets Comey