Tag Archives: Trump

Melania Trump mocked online after anti-bullying speech


Melania Trump has found herself being relentlessly mocked online – after giving a speech on the dangers of cyber-bullying. The US First Lady had set out combating cyber-bullying as one of her main priorities before entering the White House – although she is not believed to have set up a defined programme as yet. Wednesday’s speech to the spouses of ...

Read More »

Akufo-Addo, 7 other African heads meet Trump


President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, together with eight other African Heads of State, held talks with the President of the United States of America, Donald Trump, at the side-lines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly. The 8 Heads of State present at the meeting were President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria, President Alasanne Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire, ...

Read More »

Read the Inauguration Day letter Obama left for Trump


During his final moments in the Oval Office, President Barack Obama folded into thirds a handwritten letter to Donald Trump, slid it into an envelope, and in neat capital letters addressed it to “Mr. President.” Now, the contents of that letter — the last direct communication between the 44th and 45th presidents — have emerged for the first time after ...

Read More »

Trump pardons controversial sheriff Joe Arpaio


US President Donald Trump has pardoned ex-Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had been convicted of criminal contempt. Mr Arpaio, 85, was found guilty after he defied a court order to stop traffic patrols targeting suspected immigrants. He was due to be sentenced in October. The president had hinted at the pardon at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday. Thanking the ...

Read More »

Trumps to skip Kennedy honours to avoid ‘distraction’


US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are to skip an arts awards ceremony to allow those taking part “to celebrate without political distraction”, the White House says. Some of those due to take part in the Kennedy Center Honors had said they would boycott the White House reception held before the awards ceremony. The honours recognise the ...

Read More »

Steve Bannon vows to ‘go to war’ for Trump agenda after sacking


Donald Trump’s former chief strategist has vowed to go to war against the president’s opponents, after being fired from his job at the White House. Steve Bannon, who has returned as head of ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, said he would fight for the agenda that won Mr Trump the election. “I’ve got my hands back on my weapons,” he said, ...

Read More »

Trump defends ‘beautiful’ Civil War statues


US President Donald Trump has denounced the removal of “beautiful” Confederate statues amid a heated national debate about US race relations. “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” he tweeted. “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it,” he continued. Mr Trump ...

Read More »

Trump adviser Steve Bannon dubs white nationalists ‘clowns’


The chief White House strategist Steve Bannon has attacked white nationalists as “clowns” as the fallout from violent protests in Charlottesville continues. Mr Bannon once headed the far-right Breitbart News, seen as both a major channel for nationalism and key in helping Donald Trump win election. But Mr Bannon told Prospect magazine: “Ethno-nationalism – it’s losers”. Questions surround Mr Bannon’s future, ...

Read More »

Obama tolerance tweet becomes most liked


It may be President Trump’s communication tool of choice – but it’s a tweet by former President Barack Obama that has become the most liked in Twitter’s history. The tweet, the first in a series of three, quoted Nelson Mandela and was accompanied by a picture of Mr Obama smiling with a group of children from different racial backgrounds. It has ...

Read More »

Watch your words, China to Trump


China’s President Xi Jinping has urged Donald Trump and North Korea to avoid “words and actions” that worsen tensions, state media says. Mr Trump and North Korea have been exchanging hostile rhetoric, with the US president threatening to rain “fire and fury” on the North. But China, North Korea’s only major ally, has been urging restraint. A White House statement ...

Read More »