As tens of thousands of people took to the streets today in central London to protest President Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK, the object of their ire gave a joint press conference with Theresa May in Whitehall. Trump’s press conferences are seldom dull affairs, and his arrival in the UK was marked by a typical broadside at mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Would this one live up to the hype? Read more: Corbyn is a negative force, says Trump Here are six things he said. The protests against him today were “fake news”… Apparently The President swept aside widespread reports in the British media about thousands of people protesting against his visit in London today as “fake news”. Not only this, but he added thousands took to the streets to greet him. He said: “There were thousands of people on the streets cheering, and even coming over today there were thousands of people cheering. Then I heard that there were protests, I said, … [Read more...] about Six things Donald Trump said at his Whitehall press conference
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President Donald Trump said on Sunday he would delay an increase in US tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled for later this week thanks to progress in trade talks and said if progress continued, he and Chinese President Xi Jinping would seal a deal. Trump had planned to increase tariffs to 25 percent from 10 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports into the United States if a deal were not reached by Friday between the world's two largest economies. The president said in a tweet that progress had been made on a host of divisive areas including intellectual property protection, technology transfers, agriculture, services and currency. As a result of the talks, he said: "I will be delaying the U.S. increase in tariffs now scheduled for March 1. Assuming both sides make additional progress, we will be planning a Summit for President Xi and myself, at Mar-a-Lago, to conclude an agreement. A very good weekend for US & China!" Mar-a-Lago is the president's … [Read more...] about Donald Trump delays increase in tariffs on Chinese goods citing progress in trade talks
During a wide-ranging interview on CBS’ “Face The Nation,” President Donald Trump said “you have to get rid of the Russia investigation,” parroted a Kremlin talking point, downplayed the crimes members of his inner circle pleaded guilty to, and suggested he may object to the release of a final report in the Russia probe. He referred to the 12 Russian military intelligence officers and 13 Russian nationals aligned with the Kremlin who have been charged as “bloggers.” He also defended the longtime GOP strategist Roger Stone, who was recently arrested and charged with lying to Congress, obstruction, and witness tampering. Trump said he has “not thought about” pardoning Stone yet. And while the president initially said it’s up to the attorney general whether or not to release the special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, Trump walked his comment back, saying, “I don’t know. It depends. I have no idea … [Read more...] about Trump said ‘you have to get rid of’ the Russia probe and parroted a Kremlin talking point in a wide-ranging interview
In a CBS interview, President Donald Trump said he would “have a hard time” letting his son, Barron play football. Trump said despite safety improvements, the risks for concussion and brain damage from the “dangerous” sport made him uneasy. The president, who has close relationships within the National Football League and has shown an interest in football, was speaking in an interview aired hours before the 53rd Super Bowl. President Donald Trump said he would “have a hard time” letting his son, Barron play football. Speaking hours before the 53rd Super Bowl, Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” that despite safety improvements to players’ equipment, the risks for concussion and brain damage from the “dangerous” sport made him uneasy. When asked by CBS host Margaret Brennan if he would let Barron play, Trump said it was a “very tough” but “very good” question. “If he wanted to? … [Read more...] about Ahead of the Super Bowl, Trump said he would ‘have a hard time’ letting his son Barron play football, citing safety concerns
President Donald Trump said tax cuts would be the “rocket fuel our economy needs to soar higher than ever before.” A little over one year after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law, that expectation hasn’t panned out, a new Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysis has found. One reason for this is growth expectations are a bigger driver of capital expenditures than the actual cost of capital – which tax cuts theoretically lowered. The analysis of the disconnect between what Republican lawmakers expected and what has transpired comes amid the longest government shutdown on record and calls for slowing growth. “The investment boom that wasn’t.” That’s how Bank of America Merrill Lynch economists categorized what’s happened in the US economy since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed a little over a year ago. What was theoretically supposed to be a boon for US companies – and by extension, the broader economy … [Read more...] about Trump said tax cuts would be ‘rocket fuel’ for the US economy. Here’s why they weren’t.