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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said Sunday the president would not be releasing his tax returns, reversing months of repeated campaign-trail promises to do so after an audit is completed, NBC News reported.
The comments were a response to a Whitehouse.gov petition with more than 200,000 signatures calling on Trump to release his tax returns.
Conway also added that Trump's returns are irrelevant. "They voted for him, and let me make this very clear: Most Americans are very focused on what their tax returns will look like while President Trump is in office, not what his look like," Conway said in an interview on ABC's "This Week."
Conway's statements are false — multiple polls showed a majority of Americans believe Trump should release his tax returns, including an ABC News/Washington Post survey out last week that found three-fourths of Americans believe he should release them.
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One person is dead and five others have been injured after two men robbed a jewelry store in a San Antonio, Texas, shopping mall, authorities said.
The robbery happened at the KAY Jewelers at the Rolling Oaks Mall, Leslie Garza, San Antonio mayor's director of communications told NBC News.
Police Chief William McManus said that after the two suspects fled the store on Sunday, one of them fatally shot a "good Samaritan" who tried to stop them. Another man, who was carrying a licensed concealed weapon, then shot and wounded that robber.
The second suspect fled through the mall, shooting as he ran, police said.
At least two people were shot and three others were injured, Garza said. The conditions of those injures were not immediately known.
Emergency responders rushed to answer new reports of deaths and injuries Sunday evening in southern Georgia as violent storms already blamed for killing 16 people in the Southeast continued to inflict destruction.
An apparent tornado blew through a mobile home park early Sunday in southern Georgia's rural Cook County — sheering off siding, upending homes and killing seven people, local authorities said. An eighth death was reported in Cook County by state officials, although it was unclear whether that victim lived in the park.
Two people apiece were confirmed dead in neighboring Georgia counties, bringing the state's toll to 12 a day after a reported tornado killed four in Mississippi. And the deadly weather wasn't over as night fell Sunday.
After a combative start to his presidency, Donald Trump delivered a more unifying message Sunday and sought to reassure Americans he was up to the daunting task ahead, as he turned to the business of government.
Speaking in the White House East Room during a swearing-in ceremony for top aides, the president warned his staff of future challenges but declared he believed they were ready.
"But with the faith in each other and the faith in God, we will get the job done," the president said. "We will prove worthy of this moment in history. And I think it may very well be a great moment in history."
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Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, said the White House press secretary gave "alternative facts" when he inaccurately described the inauguration crowd as "the largest ever" during his first appearance before the press this weekend.
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer gathered the press to deliver a five-minute statement Saturday in which he issued multiple falsehoods, including declaring erroneously that "this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe," NBC News reported.
Asked on "Meet the Press" why Spicer used his first appearance before the press to dispute a minimal issue like the inauguration crowd size, and why he used falsehoods to do so, Conway pushed back.
"You're saying it's a falsehood and Sean Spicer, our press secretary, gave alternative facts to that," she told NBC's Chuck Todd.
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Presidents typically avoid facts and figures when delivering inaugural addresses, serving up a blend of broad platitudes and generalities to lay out a vision. President Donald Trump was no different in that regard.
This pair of photos shows a view of the crowd on the National Mall at the inaugurations of President Barack Obama, above, on Jan. 20, 2009, and President Donald Trump, below, on Jan. 20, 2017. They were both shot shortly before noon from the top of the Washington Monument. (AP, 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee)
Donald Trump promised an “unbelievable, perhaps record-setting turnout” for his inauguration but crowd estimates, though difficult to gauge, appear to cast doubt on that claim.
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A spokesperson for George H.W. Bush said the health of the former president and former first lady Barbara Bush is improving.
In a statement, Jim McGrath said the President will remain in the Intensive Care Unit of Houston Methodist Hospital for a few more days. However, he no longer requires mechanical assistance for breathing.
"His spirits are high, and he is looking forward to getting back to a regular schedule. In fact, he called his office last night at 6:30 p.m. to check on his staff," said the statement from McGrath.
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A Trump administration official responded to the women's marches yesterday after Press Secretary Sean Spicer ignored shouted questions about the matter on Saturday, NBC News reported.
The statement from the Trump administration official said it was a "shame" that the March for Life next Friday "will not get anywhere near the same amount of coverage that this march got—and those pro-life members were NOT welcome at the Women’s March."
"The organizers noted that their platform is pro-choice and they revoked partnership status’ from pro-life groups," the statement continued.