DC Daily: North Korea's Kim has message for Trump

Posted at 8:12 AM, Aug 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-15 11:12:05-04

A roundup of today's political headlines

North Korean leader issues challenge to President Trump

Kim Jong Un will not go ahead with his plan to fire missiles towards Guam, according to state media KCNA.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday it would be "game on" if North Korea fired on U.S. territory.

Kim issued a statement which said he would watch the "Yankees" a little more.

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CEOs leave President's Manufacturing Council

The heads of Merck, Under Armour and Intel parted ways with the White House after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Kenneth Frazier of Merck, one of the nation's most prominent African-American executives, referred to the violence in announcing his departure.

Kevin Plank of Under Armour did not directly reference Charlottesville but spoke about "unity, diversity and inclusion."

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White House Chief Strategist stays out of the spotlight

Steve Bannon has spent more time in his office and less in public, a White House official told CNN.

Recently-ousted communications director Anthony Scaramucci told ABC Sunday that Trump needed to move away from Bannon.

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