African UN envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after offensive remark

Friday, 19 January 2018

African UN envoys suggested on Thursday that US President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti with an offensive remark. African ambassadors met with US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who told them she regretted the political drama around what was said a week ago at a White House meeting on immigration, according to diplomats at the UN meeting. The ...

CNN takes the cake in Trump’s Fake News Awards

Thursday, 18 January 2018

Donald Trump unveiled the winners of his much-touted "Fake News Awards" and the "winners" included top networks and newspapers CNN, The New York Times and The Washington Post. The brash Republican president announced the ten "honorees" using his preferred medium of Twitter, linking to a list published on the Republican Party's website that crashed minutes after his big reveal. CNN took the cake with 4 “prices” and the list begins with New York Times ...

Trump is sharp, but needs to lose weight according to White House doctor

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

US President Donald Trump passed a cognitive test and is in overall excellent health, but needs to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) by eating better and starting to exercise, the White House physician said on Tuesday. Trump, seeking to put to rest lingering questions about his mental fitness for office, asked his doctor to add a cognitive screening test to his first presidential medical exam - and also authorized Dr. Ronny Jackson to release a battery of data from the tests. ...

Trump defends self after comments, says: ‘I am not a racist’

Monday, 15 January 2018

President Donald Trump defended himself Sunday in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations, declaring that “I am not a racist.”Trump addressed the issue briefly as he arrived for dinner at his private golf club with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California.Asked what he thinks about people who think he is racist, Trump said, “No, No. I am not a racist.” He told reporters: “I am the least racist person you have ever ...

‘Yeah, I'll beat Oprah’: Trump says he’d beat Winfrey in presidential race

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race, while one of Winfrey’s closest friends said the media mogul and actress was “intrigued” by the possibility of running but was not considering it now.Speculation about a 2020 White House bid by Winfrey blew up on social media and news outlets after her rousing “new day” speech at the Golden Globes awards show on Sunday night, which touched on female and black empowerment, ...

US judge blocks Trump move to end Obama-era immigrant program

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

A US judge on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump's administration from ending an Obama-era program that provided legal status to young immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. San Francisco-based Judge William Alsup issued his 49-page ruling Tuesday evening, ordering the administration to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). The government is "HEREBY ORDERED AND ENJOINED, pending final judgment herein or other order, to maintain the DACA ...

Trump, Macron agree that Iran protests are ‘sign of regime’s failure’

Monday, 8 January 2018

US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Saturday, the White House said on Sunday, and Trump provided Macron with an update on developments on the Korean Peninsula and the two discussed demonstrations in Iran. The White House said the conversation was intended “to underscore” US, South Korean and international resolve to achieve the complete denuclearization of North Korea. “The Presidents also agreed that the widespread demonstrations in Iran ...

Twitter explains why it won’t block Trump, or any other world leader

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Twitter announced Friday it would not block the accounts of world leaders even if their statements are "controversial," citing a need to promote a "public conversation" on political issues. The announcement came just days after a tweet from President Donald Trump hinting at the use of US nuclear weapons sparked criticism that the social network was allowing threats of violence. "Twitter is here to serve and help advance the global, public conversation. Elected world ...

‘Fire and Fury’: Tillerson backs Trump as book casts mental health doubts

Saturday, 6 January 2018

Washington's chief diplomat Rex Tillerson found himself obliged to defend President Donald Trump's fitness for office Friday after a bombshell new book called into doubt his mental health. In an extraordinary portion of a television interview on foreign policy challenges, Tillerson was asked about claims that Trump has a short attention span, regularly repeats himself and refuses to read briefing notes. "I've never questioned his mental fitness. I've had no reason to question his mental ...

Iran complaint to UN: Trump’s ‘absurd’ tweets incite more protests

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The Iranian UN envoy, Gholamali Khoshroo, has accused the United States of interfering “in a grotesque way” in its internal affairs on Wednesday, after a series of tweets by US President Donald Trump supported Iranian protesters to continue their uprising against the government. In a letter to the UN Security Council and the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Khoshroo said: “The President and Vice President of the United States, in their numerous absurd tweets, incited ...

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