While centrists may have spoken to Jayapal privately, those who have publicly called for impeachment proceedings are, for the most part, the House’s most progressive members, those who are most likely to have long supported impeachment. “I don’t feel the numbers [of impeachment supporters] are increasing, but the megaphone is getting bigger,” said one senior Democratic aide. “The amp is going up, but the chorus is not growing.” … [Read more...] about Calls for Trump’s impeachment grow in the House
Daniel R. DePetris 21 May 2019 10:18 AM 21 May 2019 10:18 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp President Donald Trump likes to talk. He’s a typical New York blowhard in many ways—obnoxious, loud, self-confident (probably too confident), and not very self-aware. His favourite topic of discussion is the 2016 presidential election and how he shocked the planet by pulling perhaps the biggest upset in modern American political history. That victory, however, rested on thin reeds. Trump actually received more than 2.5 million fewer votes than Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, yet won the election thanks to the Electoral College. He was victorious in all the right places, breaking through the Democratic party’s so-called blue-wall in the Midwest by turning out his rural base and winning over traditional, blue-collar voters who went for Barack Obama four years earlier. The liberal-turned-Republican peppered … [Read more...] about Trump is in trouble with the voters who won him the White House
News / UK and world by Press Association May 21, 2019, 7:37 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Plans for US president Donald Trump to check out the ancient Japanese sport of sumo wrestling during a state visit are raising security issues for organisers. Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is eager to have Mr Trump and his wife, Melania, attend the final day of a 15-day tournament in Tokyo on May 26 and hand over a trophy to the winner. But Japanese media reports claimed the issue for organisers is that more than 1,000 seats near the ring are generally sold out, and buyers will all have to be checked in advance. They may also have to ban the sale of canned beer in the front section, where Mr Trump is expected to sit, the reports said. Ring-side seats are especially coveted for the ancient wrestling sport of sumo. Mr Trump’s state visit from May 25-28 is expected to focus on regional security and trade issues. He is also expected to be the … [Read more...] about Japanese officials wrestle with Trump arrangements for sumo date
American president Donald Trump will likely not visit the Netherlands next month around the international business congress in The Hague, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. "It looks like Trump has a full agenda then", he said on television program WNL op Zondag. But there is a chance that Trump will come to the Netherlands for the liberation celebration in Terneuzen in August, he hinted. The Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague is happening early next month, just before the 75th anniversary of D-Day in France. The timing was deliberately chosen to increase the chance that dignitaries will also attend the business congress, according to newspaper AD. A Dutch collector owns an American D-Day flag, which he wants to give to the United States. But only if the American president comes to collect it. "Rightly so", Rutte said on the television program on Sunday. According to him, Trump will visit the Netherlands "at some point" to do so. But likely not in June, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump may visit Netherlands in August, Dutch PM says
Starting on May 5, Trump’s hawkish national security advisor, John Bolton, dramatically escalated pressure on Iran — announcing the deployment of an aircraft carrier and B-52 bombers, ordering up contingency plans to send 120,000 troops, warning against allegedly threatening behavior. … [Read more...] about Trump’s plaintive but welcome message to Iran: Can we talk?