Philip Bump

01/02/2017 - 1:00pm

    The night he won the presidency, Donald Trump gave a speech that was praised for its magnanimity.

    "Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together," he said, reading his prepared remarks from the teleprompter.

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12/14/2016 - 3:00pm

    The last time Donald Trump held a news conference was on the third day of the Democratic convention, July 27, wrapping up at about 11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Since then, the following things have happened without Trump making himself available to free-ranging questions from an array of news outlets:

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12/13/2016 - 3:00pm

    Donald Trump's incoming administration has a stated and demonstrated aversion to addressing climate change in any significant way. His transition team includes energy experts tied to the oil industry alongside climate change deniers. He's reportedly considering the CEO of ExxonMobil to serve as...

12/12/2016 - 12:00pm

    One would think that Reince Priebus, the guy in charge of the Republican Party's 2016 electoral efforts, would be unwilling to entertain the nonsensical idea that millions of people who participated in it voted illegally. After all, the Republicans did very well in 2016 - holding the Senate, holding...

12/07/2016 - 9:00am

    The president-elect woke up Tuesday morning with a clear agenda before him. Poised to announce his pick of Rep. Tom Price to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and with a day of meetings slated - including one with onetime foe Mitt Romney - Donald Trump hopped on Twitter to talk about...

12/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    There are two questions underpinning Donald Trump's Sunday afternoon tweets in which he clearly hoped to undercut confidence in the results of this month's presidential election. First, are his claims accurate? And, second, why claim that the results of an election you won were tainted?

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