(Bloomberg) — The White House has drafted an executive order for President Donald Trump’s signature that would instruct federal antitrust and law enforcement agencies to open investigations into the business practices of Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc. and other social media companies.
The order is in its preliminary stages and hasn’t yet been run past other government agencies, according to a White House official. Bloomberg News obtained a draft of the order.
“Setting fire to the ground,” a “major catastrophe,” bringing “new instability” are the headlines that have greeted Donald Trump’s unorthodox decisions over the past year. Withdrawing from UNESCO, moving the US Embassy, leaving the Iran deal and cutting funding to UNRWA and funding for Pakistan were seen as extreme decisions in the Middle East and around the world. Insofar as there is a “Trump Doctrine,” it has been to call this bluff.
In the mind-set of Trump and his team, the time has come for the United States to move quickly to reverse decades of foreign policy norms, ending the status quo, and ripping up what the previous administrations did.
Donald Trump is determined to build his border wall, even if he has to shut down the government to do it.
Whether Trump will shutter the federal government over funds for the border wall apparently depends entirely on what day of the week it is and who he is talking to.
South Africa has withdrawn its white farmland redistribution bill – six days after Donald Trump warned he was closely studying the situation.
The ruling African National Congress (ANC) said the bill passed by parliament in 2016 enabling the state to make compulsory purchases of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership needed further consideration.
It comes after Trump criticised the country’s land reform plans in a tweet that touched on the overwhelmingly white ownership of farmland in South Africa – one of the most sensitive issues in the country’s post-apartheid history
President Trump on Tuesday vowed to look into Google’s alleged bias against conservative media, writing on Twitter that it’s a “very serious situation” and “will be addressed.”
Former presidential lawyer Michael Cohen claimed he violated campaign finance law at the direction of President Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, while pleading guilty in a New York Court Tuesday.
President Trump on Saturday charged that social media is “totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices” and argued that the platforms should allow “good & bad” content online amid an ongoing debate over social media’s role in policing content online.
“Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!” he said.
Multiple members of the progressive protest group who gathered outside the White House Sunday threatened President Trump with physical violence and murder.
The Secret Service tells The Daily Caller they are now “aware” of the threats and are “investigating” the progressive protesters.
“I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government,” and by the way “shut down” is in quotes. “I would be willing to ‘shut down’ government if the Democrats do not give us the votes for Border Security, which includes the Wall! Must get rid of Lottery, Catch & Release etc. and finally go to system of Immigration based on MERIT!” What’d the Republicans do? They had a cow. Mitch McConnell and the rest of the boys went out there and they said, “No way! We’re not… There’s not gonna be a shutdown. We’re not in favor of a shutdown!
Donald Trump has threatened Iran with “consequences the likes of which few throughout history have ever suffered before” in a late-night, all capital-letter tweet.
The post, sent at 11.24 pm ET on Sunday night, came after the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, warned the US about pursuing a hostile policy against his government, suggesting that “war with Iran is the mother of all wars”. Rouhani did not rule out peace, however, according to comments reported by the Iranian state news agency, IRNA.
The US president, who returned to the White House on Sunday evening after spending the weekend at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, addressed his tweet directly to Rouhani, warning the president to “NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN”.
The message continued: “WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!”
The liberal-feft went nutz, great fun. This is why he’s President.
President Donald Trump accepted the assessment of the U.S. intelligence community that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election and said he misspoke during his Monday press conference with President Vladimir Putin.
Still it was fun watching the mass outbreak of TDS.
What? Did you just read that headline correctly?
Yes, you did. Writing it I assumed people’s heads would explode. It’s about as far as you can can get from today’s conventional wisdom (i.e. what David Gergen thinks). Virtually every member of the smart set from Pelosi to McCain to some ninety-five percent of the media, including several cowards on Fox News, to, alas, Lindsey Graham (who should know better) are going out of their minds excoriating Trump for being soft on Putin, even for being “owned” by the neo-Soviet strongman. John Brennan — once a communist himself, so he should know — accused Trump of treason.
President Trump offended the entire political spectrum with a tweet this morning blaming the U.S. for poor relations with Russia. “Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity,” the president said, and he is entirely correct. By this I do not mean to say that Russia is a beneficent actor in world affairs or that President Putin is an admirable world leader. Nonetheless, the president displayed both perspicacity and political courage when he pointed the finger at the United States for mismanaging the relationship with Russia.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shook hands ahead of the crunch talks in Finland.
Talking briefly to the media ahead of a private conversation inside the Finnish Presidential Palace, the US President hoped for an “extraordinary relationship” between America and Russia having earlier claimed relationships have “never been worse”.
Before the show of mutual respect, the US President congratulated his Russian counterpart on the success of the FIFA World Cup and said: “The world wants to see us getting along – we’re two great nuclear powers.
The Telegraph link above is offering “Live Updates” and the Liberal-Left is going insane on Twitter – see “#TreasonSummit”
The BBC is offering live coverage.
President Donald Trump responded Saturday to a series of indictments, made against Russian hackers as part of Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation, by laying the blame squarely at the feet of former President Barack Obama.