Trump news – live: President 'seriously' considering ending birthright citizenship, as he doubles down on antisemitic comments and Denmark row

Joe Sommerlad, Clark Mindock, Lily Puckett
AP

Donald Trump has doubled down on his antisemitic remarks to claim that Jewish Americans who vote for Democrats are betraying Israel, during an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn in which he also claimed that the victims of mass shootings "love" him.

The comments came after he lashed out on Twitter that morning against the “LameStream Media”, the Federal Reserve and its chairman Jerome Powell as fears the US is sliding into recession continue and his disapproval rating hits 54 per cent in a new CNN poll.

The president also tweeted lavish praise of himself from an evangelical Fox and Friends pundit insisting Israeli Jews “love him like he is the second coming of God”. During his White House lawn comments, Mr Trump also referred to himself as "the chosen one".

Mr Trump has also raised eyebrows by backing out of a trip to Denmark, assuring the National Rifle Association that universal background checks are off the table in gun control talks with the opposition and moving to detain migrant children in US custody indefinitely. On the Denmark front, Mr Trump called the prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, of that country "nasty" for outright rejecting the notion that the US could buy Greenland.

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