As Donald Trump spoke at a concert in his honor, his team sent signals suggesting an attempt to begin repairing relations with groups he demonized throughout his transition, including the intelligence community and the media.
The president-elect could not resist plugging his newest property as he prepared to assume office. But when Trump becomes president, he may be in violation of his lease for the building, which is owned by the federal government.
“Four years ago, I didn’t stay quite as long as I’m likely to stay tonight,” Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said at a gala for his home state as Washington revisited its ritual of one political party exulting in the other’s defeat.
Die-hard Democrats are still trying to figure out which of their roughly 1,600 neighbors were the 482 people who voted for Trump. Lifelong Republicans say they voted for him, often reluctantly, but they didn’t expect him to win.
At a combative hearing, Steven Mnuchin defended his ties to offshore business entities and stewardship of a controversial California bank. Mnuchin initially omitted more than $100 million in personal assets from his nomination paperwork, a memo from committee Democrats says. He has since revised the documents.
“You campaign one way and come down here and kill things silently,” the bill’s sponsor, Del. Robert G. Marshall, fumed at his colleagues. The legislation was similar to what passed with great controversy in North Carolina last year.