Highlights: Trump’s Presidency on March 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

Highlights: Trump‘s Presidency on March 30 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

(Reuters) – Highlights of the day for the administration of US President Donald Trump on Thursday:

TRUMP VS. CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICANS

Trump declares war on members of his own party by threatening the political careers of conservative Republicans who helped torpedo the health care legislation he supported, but he is quickly told that lawmakers will not bow to “harassment.”

IMMIGRATION

A federal judge in Hawaii indefinitely extends an order blocking enforcement of Trump’s revised ban on travel to the United States from six predominantly Muslim countries.

RUSSIA

The top Democrat on the US Senate Intelligence Committee says he does not want to prejudge the outcome of an investigation into possible links between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 US elections, but cites several issues of concern. .

Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is ready to meet Trump at an Arctic summit in Finland. It also says that Moscow will support the US president in the fight against terrorism and cooperate with the Pentagon and the CIA.

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

The dollar is flat after weak euro zone inflation reports dampened news that the Trump administration is studying ways to “penalize currency manipulators” to fulfill a campaign promise.

NAPHTHA

The Trump administration seeks primarily limited changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement with Mexico and Canada, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing a draft administrative proposal circulated in Congress by the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM

The Secretary of State of the United States, Rex Tillerson, acknowledges that Washington faces difficult decisions in the fight against the Islamic State in Syria, but seeks to minimize the differences with Turkey, a NATO ally, for supporting Kurdish militiamen.

CLIMATE CHANGE

The Vatican urges Trump to listen to “dissenting voices” and reconsider his position on climate change, saying the United States risks losing its leadership in environmental protection to China.

CHINA

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will hold their first face-to-face talks next week, a long-awaited meeting between disagreeing leaders on trade, China’s strategic ambitions and how to deal with North Korea’s weapons programs.

KEYSTONE

Six environmental groups are suing the Trump administration in federal court in Montana to challenge their decision to approve the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline.

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