Hussain Abdul Hussain For the first time since his candidacy, President Donald Trump has managed to unite Republicans and Democrats against him. In his statements during the press conference that followed his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Helsinki, Trump said that he had heard from US Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, about Russian interference in America’s elections in 2016, and that he raised the issue with Putin, who denied the charges. Trump added that there is no reason that makes him believe that Russia interfered. Taking the side of a foreign leader against fellow Americans was seen as an act of treason, by former CIA Director John Brennan, who Tweeted calling on “patriotic Republicans: Where are you?” Republicans were not far behind. For the first time in a few years, Fox News, the Right wing channel, launched a scathing attack against Trump -throughout the day- following his Helsinki statements. The channel’s anchors, … [Read more...] about In Helsinki, Trump angers all Americans
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Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: It's Sunday May 20. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have several shots fired. (END AUDIO CLIP) BRENNAN: The country is reeling from yet another deadly school shooting. This time, eight students and two teachers were killed and 13 injured at Santa Fe High School just outside of Houston on Friday. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will have the latest on what motivated the 17-year-old attacker to take his father's shotgun and revolver to stage a massacre at his own high school. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GOV. GREG ABBOTT (R), TEXAS: The red flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will hear from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who says … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on May 20, 2018
On Saturday, China said it would increase purchases of American goods and services and take steps to reduce the trade deficit, but it did not commit to a specific dollar amount. The move comes after trade negotiations between the two countries this week. As director of the National Economic Council, Larry Kudlow is President Trump's top economic adviser. He joined us to discuss trade negotiations with China, the status of promised tariffs and Americans' views of the economy. The following is a transcript of the interview with Kudlow that aired Sunday, May 20, 2018, on "Face the Nation." MARGARET BRENNAN: We turn now to Larry Kudlow. As the director of the National Economic Council he is the president's top economic adviser. Larry, it's good to have you on the show. LARRY KUDLOW: Wonderful, Margaret. Thank you. BRENNAN: Have we avoided a trade war or is the threat of tariffs still on the table? KUDLOW: You know I think we've made a lot of progress and perhaps even more … [Read more...] about Transcript: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on “Face the Nation,” May 20, 2018
The US House Intelligence Committee is planning hearings after deciding China is probably the biggest threat to America, giving Russia a week off. But RT wonders what would hearings about the threat posed by the US look like? Republican Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said: “China has only become emboldened and now may be the pre-eminent threat to American security, our economy and our values.” READ MORE: US House Intelligence Committee declares China ‘pre-eminent threat to American security & values’ Other areas that the intelligence leaders will look at include the acquisition of national security technology and US intellectual property, its “influence campaign,” and cyber-security threats. So, if there was such a country as, say, Eastern Pacifica, what would the US threat look like to them? RT has taken the opportunity to speculate. Please note, Eastern Pacifica does not actually exist. GOVERNMENT OF EASTERN PACIFICA HOLDS … [Read more...] about US examines ‘China threat’ – but how would the nation of ‘Eastern Pacifica’ view the US threat?
American Airlines will no longer allow passengers to bring along trusty service animals like insects, prickly hedgehogs, or goats, after the airline experienced a massive jump in the number of animals travelling with the carrier. American, citing a 40 per cent increase in animals travelling with them, will no longer allow animals including turtles, ferrets, birds of prey, insects, snakes, hedgehogs, or goats into their cabins starting with tickets booked on or after July 1. Passengers must now submit documents for emotional support animals like dogs and cats 48-hours before flight time, showing that the animals are healthy, trained, and have been recommended by a medical care professional. A statement from American says that they will have procedures in place for last minute travel that falls inside that 48 hours window. Read more Woman's family sue American Airlines after she died on flight The change in procedure places American in line with several other carriers, … [Read more...] about American Airlines bans turtles, ferrets, goats, and other animals from flights