Abby Phillip

Washington, D.C.


Abby Phillip was a national political reporter covering the White House for The Washington Post. She left The Post in October 2017.
Latest from Abby Phillip

Trump sets new conditions for U.S. to stay in Iran nuclear deal, tossing issue to Congress

In a speech, the president calls the 2015 deal weak and threatens to withdraw if U.S. concerns aren’t met.

October 13, 2017

Kelly seeks to tamp down rumors he’s unhappy working for Trump and on his way out

Kelly was all smiles as he sauntered into the White House Brady Press Briefing room, telling a room full of surprised reporters that reports of his demise have been greatly exaggerated.

October 12, 2017

Trump attacks ESPN’s Jemele Hill, calls for end to NFL tax breaks

Jemele Hill, an African-American female commentator, has been critical of both Trump and the NFL.

October 10, 2017

Loyalty to Trump thrusts Pence deeper into NFL controversy

Pence cut short his long-planned trip to see his hometown team after discussing it with the president.

October 9, 2017

Trump may come face-to-face with Cruz in Puerto Rico after days of attacking the mayor

While the president’s penchant for escalating conflicts has been a hallmark of his time as a political figure, some feel this feud goes too far.

October 2, 2017

Lost weekend: How Trump’s time at his golf club hurt the response to Maria

The president and top aides paid scant attention to Puerto Rico during a crucial four-day period after the hurricane.

September 29, 2017

In showings of protest and solidarity, NFL teams respond to Trump’s criticisms

After president’s calls to ‘fire or suspend’ those who protest before games, football players lock arms to show unity with each other.

September 25, 2017

New version of health-care bill will help Alaska and Maine — home of two holdout senators

The new draft, due for release on Monday, comes after Republican senators from across the political spectrum distanced themselves from the latest effort on Sunday.

September 24, 2017

Trump predicts Republicans will ‘eventually’ win on health care but says his primary focus is on taxes

“I believe we will be successful in the largest tax cut in our country’s history.”

September 24, 2017

GOP health bill in major peril as resistance hardens among key senators

If one more Republican comes out as a definite “no,” the bill would officially lack the support to pass.

September 24, 2017