It is rare that a day goes by here without the President of the United States saying something that someone, somewhere would find offensive. He's just done it again. At a White House meeting he wanted to know why he should accept immigrants from "shithole countries", naming Haiti, El Salvador and "African countries". So two countries, a continent and many millions more will be offended by his choice of language.And it gets worse. He followed that question with another. Why, he apparently said, can the US not take more immigrants from countries like Norway? So the comments were not only disparaging, but also, on the face of it, racist as well.:: Trump denounces immigration from 'shithole countries'It was said at a closed-door meeting. But he cannot for a moment have imagined that such comments - at a bi-partisan meeting with Republican and Democrat members of Congress - could ever have conceivably been kept private.And that begs the question…why did he say it?The only … [Read more...] about ‘Shithole countries’ slur: Why did Trump say it?
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DONALD Trump has sparked outrage after allegedly questioning why immigrants from "s***hole countries" should be allowed into America.The President is said to have made the comments in the Oval Office during a meeting with lawmakers where they discussed immigration. Here's what we know about what was reportedly said.During a meeting in the Oval Office The Donald is said to have been talking with senators from both parties about a plan to curb immigration.In the exchange a plan was put forward to The President which involved slashing the visa lottery in half and, letting the rest would go to countries in Africa and Temporary Protective Status nations, including Haiti and El Salvador.Trump then allegedly said, “why are we having all these people from s***hole countries come here?” according to the Washington Post.He is then said to have continued adding: “Why do we need more Haitians? “Take them out.”The Donald later took to Twitter saying: … [Read more...] about What ‘s***hole countries’ did Donald Trump talk about and what did he say about Norway?
It is rare that a day goes by here without the President of the United States saying something that someone, somewhere would find offensive. He's just done it again. At a White House meeting he wanted to know why he should accept immigrants from "s*** countries", naming Haiti, El Salvador and "African countries". So two countries, a continent and many millions more will be offended by his choice of language.And it gets worse. He followed that question with another. Why, he apparently said, can the US not take more immigrants from countries like Norway? So the comments were not only disparaging, but also, on the face of it, racist as well.:: Trump denounces immigration from 's***hole countries'It was said at a closed-door meeting. But he cannot for a moment have imagined that such comments - at a bi-partisan meeting with Republican and Democrat members of Congress - could ever have conceivably been kept private.And that begs the question…why did he say it?The only explanation is … [Read more...] about ‘S***hole countries’ slur: Why did Trump say it?
IT is an obscure site that peddles neo-Nazi ideology, calling on an army of trolls to target those it doesn't like.But after sharing a controversial article about the 32-year-old woman killed during the counter-protest in Charlottesville, the site and its white nationalist ideals have now been thrown into the spotlight.The Daily Stormer is a website that shares American neo-Nazi and white supremacist news and comment pieces.The site, which was launched in 2013 and uses the domain provider GoDaddy, was started by Andrew Anglin.The site's name was based on the Nazi Party's tabloid paper Der Sturmer.Supported financially by reader donations, the site shares racist pieces and encourages a "Troll Army" in attacking perceived threats.The site claims to not promote violence, saying it seeks "revolution" through "education of the masses".The site endorsed Donald Trump for President.The site shared a piece by editor Andrew Anglin in the wake of the Charlottesville protests in Virginia, … [Read more...] about What is The Daily Stormer, what did it say about Heather Heyer, who is Andrew Anglin and did Anonymous hack the site?
DONALD Trump’s remark about an immigration-related security incident in Sweden on Friday baffled the Scandinavian government because no such crime was reported on that date. But following a furore over his accuracy the US President said yesterday (Sunday) that his comment was based on a television report he had seen. Trump - elected with a vow to tighten US borders - told a "Make America Great Again" rally on Saturday that Sweden was having serious problems with crime among some immigrants. Case in point, he said, was an incident that happened the night before. Trump said: "You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. “Sweden. Who would believe this? Sweden. "They took in large numbers. “They're having problems like they never thought possible." If you give the President of the United States the benefit of the doubt then he just got mixed-up. No incident is said to have occurred in Sweden on Friday. Having done their own checking the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s ‘last night in Sweden’ terror attack remarks – what did he say and did anything actually happen?
AFTER eight years in the White House, Barack Obama broke down in tears as he delivered his last ever speech as president of the United States.The 55-year-old leader wiped tears from his eyes as he spoke to thousands of people gathered at McCormick Place in Chicago - his adopted hometown.In his final address as president, Obama urged Americans to fight against racism and threats to democracy and addressed issues of poverty, immigration and climate change.The 44th president, who is preparing to leave the White House, began his speech by saying: “It’s good to be home".It was the first time a president returned to his hometown to deliver such a speech.In it, he said he thinks that the country is in a better state than it was eight years ago when he was sworn in as President.He also spoke about the importance of the American people working together to protect democracy."Democracy can buckle when we give in to fear" he told the crowd. "So just … [Read more...] about Obama’s farewell speech – what did he say, were his daughters Sasha and Malia there and what happens now?
US President Donald Trump on Friday denied multiple allegations leveled by former FBI Director James Comey, saying he was prepared to testify under oath to give his version of events. Speaking to reporters for the first time since 18 million Americans watched Comey's testimony before the Senate, Trump called the former FBI head a "liar" and said he never asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia. "I didn't say that," Trump said at a press conference with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the White House. "And there would be nothing wrong if I did say it according to everybody that I read today, but I did not say that." 'Who would do that?' Comey on Thursday told the Senate Intelligence Committee that he was fired by Trump in May over his handling of alleged Russian meddling in the US election and possible ties between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. He also said Trump asked him to drop the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says James Comey lying, willing to testify under oath
"Sometimes in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing," Trump told an evening rally in North Carolina on Thursday. "I have done that, and, believe it or not, I regret it," he said, adding "particularly where it may have caused personal pain." His public feud with an American Muslim family whose son was killed while serving in the US military in Iraq did little positive for Trump's ailing campaign. His trip to Charlotte, North Carolina - a Southern swing state - followed his announcement on Wednesday of a reshuffle of his campaign, with opinion polls showing him falling behind Clinton in decisive states, including North Carolina. The shake-up brought in Stephen Bannon (pictured left), who runs the conservative website Breitbart News, to the role of chief executive, and Kellyanne Conway, a veteran Republican pollster, as campaign manager. "We're going to sharpen the message," Conway told broadcaster … [Read more...] about Trump says sorry as campaign attempts to change track
In his first criticism of Israel since taking office, US President Trump said Friday he does not think Israel's plans to extend settlements will be beneficial to achieving peace. "I am not somebody that believes that going forward with these settlements is a good thing for peace," Trump said in an interview with the Israeli newspaper "Yisrael Hayom." "Every time you take land for settlements, there is less land left." Trump also told the paper that he would "like to see peace" between Israel and Palestine and he believes a "deal should be made, and it can be made." Wary international observers see Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's expansionist settlement policies as the beginning of the West Bank's annexation, a move that would effectively end any prospects of a two-state solution. Since Trump's inauguration, Netanyahu has announced the construction of more than 5,000 settlement homes. The American president's interview came at the end of the same week that the Israeli … [Read more...] about Trump says Israel should be ‘reasonable’ in peace process
US President Donald Trump said he was "the victim" on Wednesday following news reports that Hillary Clinton's campaign team had paid for research by a former British spy that resulted in multiple damaging allegations against the president. In a tweet, the president said: "Clinton campaign & DNC paid for research that led to the anti-Trump Fake News Dossier. The victim here is the President." He later told reporters that the revelation was "a disgrace" and "a very sad commentary on politics in this country." BuzzFeed, a news website, had published a leaked version of the research dossier in January, which included salacious accusations against the then-Republican president-elect and his campaign team's ties to the Russian government. Trump has repeatedly denied the validity of the dossier and questioned whether the Democrats had been involved funding it. In a tweet on Sunday, he said the "FBI should immediately release who paid for it." But … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he is the victim of Hillary Clinton-funded ‘Russian dossier’