There is sharp disagreement between President Trump and the rest of the Group of 7 on a range of key issues, European officials said on Friday, as the summit got underway in the picturesque clifftop town of Taormina in Sicily.
When it comes to “news” which might discredit Donald Trump or a member of his family, the modus operandi for too many in the press is, “Tweet and report first, ask questions later (if at all).”
“All civilized nations must be united in this effort. This trip is focused on that goal,” Trump said at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, after meeting earlier with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank.
Bonus: “We are telling you right now that Iran will not have nuclear weapons,” he vowed.
President Trump on Tuesday—standing beside Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem—offered his condolences to the victims in Monday night’s terror attack at the Ariana Grande concert in the U.K., and went on to excoriate the attacker, calling those who attack the innocents “evil losers in life.”
What to do about Iran? The question has been posed by every US administration since 1979 when a group of “students” seized the American Embassy in Tehran and held its diplomats hostage for 444 days. In the four decades that followed, the Islamic Republic of Iran cast itself as the United States’ principal enemy, especially after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. In that period, Iran held dozens more American hostages either in Iran or in Lebanon where it acted through its local agents. In fact, since 1979 not a single day has passed without Iran holding some American hostages.
President Trump is scheduled to deliver a historic speech in Saudi Arabia during the Arab Islamic American Summit. The venue is The King Abdulaziz Conference Center and the scheduled time is approximately 9:15am EDT / 4:45pm local.
The speech will most likely be carried live on cable news and the following Livestreams:
Trump’s major speech on Islam takes place on his first foreign trip as president and in the cradle of the Islamic faith.
“The book identifies the main enemy to Islam’s ideological encouragement of supremacism, violence, and expansionism, describes Iran as a ‘linchpin” of a loose anti-American alliance of Russia, Islam, China, and North Korea, and calls for a diplomatic effort to flip Russia against Iran and radical Islam. When dealing with Islamic militants, he writes, ”[w]e’ve got to stop feeling the slightest bit guilty about calling them by name and identifying them as fanatical killers acting on behalf of a failed civilization.”
If I were Trump, I would avoid the traps laid out for him and move on with the nation’s business. These are very unnecessary distractions:
President Donald Trump lashed out at the appointment of a special counsel to investigate allegations that his campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election, tweeting Thursday that it is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to lead the investigation. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers.
Under the law, Comey is required to immediately inform the Department of Justice of any attempt to obstruct justice by any person, even the President of the United States. Failure to do so would result in criminal charges against Comey. (18 USC 4 and 28 USC 1361) He would also, upon sufficient proof, lose his license to practice law.
So, if Comey believed Trump attempted to obstruct justice, did he comply with the law by reporting it to the DOJ? If not, it calls into question whether the events occurred as the Times reported it.
A presidential order signed Thursday directed key federal agencies to assess preparations for a prolonged power outage resulting from cyber attacks designed to disrupt the power grid.
Just hours after Donald Trump contradicted previous White House explanations for why he fired FBI Director James Comey, he suggested canceling press briefings “for the sake of accuracy.”
Trump has kept the media in a state of near-apoplexy for 6 months now and they still don’t realize he’s an expert level troll.
The network’s chyron, the bottom scroll of news on the screen, broke the news that President Donald Trump got two scoops of ice cream while others got one.
In the life-sized image, the white-robed, halo-clad Francis embraces Trump, who has red horns, a red cape and a gun in a holster.
While President Trump has talked tough in the past about his skeptical views on climate change, his administration appears to be taking a more cautious approach to the issue on the world stage in the early days of his presidency.
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