Daniel R. DePetris 17 June 2019 7:46 AM 17 June 2019 7:46 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Donald Trump is at his best when he’s campaigning. The man loves the limelight, the massive rallies in 20,000-seat arenas broadcasted in real time by Fox News, and the accolades, applause, and chants from his red-hatted disciples. Trump won the 2016 election by letting his force of personality take over the campaign and riding on the exhaustion of the Clinton political brand. 2020, however, is not 2016. Trump can claim to be an outsider populist all he wants, but the ‘drain the swamp’ mantra doesn’t have the same allure when you’ve been in the middle of the swamp for the last three years. Trump’s campaign staffers don’t want to get on the boss’s vindictive side, but they too recognise that extending the Trump presidency for another four years will require a more savvy political operation than the … [Read more...] about Can Donald Trump be tamed for the 2020 election?
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CALL IT a victory. Compared with crippling tariffs on all exports to the United States that President Donald Trump had threatened to impose, starting at 5% on June 10th and escalating to 25%, just about any deal was going to look good for Mexico. A saga that had threatened to hobble the still-young presidency of Andrés Manuel López Obrador became instead a crisis averted. Mexico’s president announced that a rally he had planned in central Tijuana in “defence of national dignity” would now become a celebration of Mexico’s success at the negotiating table. On June 8th governors, bishops and unionists joined the president on the stage at a traffic intersection as locals climbed atop bus stops and taco stands to glimpse the festivities. “To President Donald Trump I raise not a closed fist, but an open and honest hand,” said Mr López Obrador. Get our daily newsletter Upgrade your inbox and get our Daily Dispatch and Editor's Picks. But … [Read more...] about Mexico rejoices after averting Donald Trump’s tariffs threat
UK 31 May 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38794886 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are making a state visit to the UK from 3 to 5 June. Here's a rundown of what we can expect.What is a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump state visit: All you need to know
Three events took place simultaneously across America on Sunday (NZ time) - with three very different takes on politics and the press. Trump to skip 'negative' Correspondents' Dinner again Mueller report reveals White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted making false statements The White House Correspondents Dinner traditionally honours the free press with an annual roast of the president. This year they bucked tradition and instead of the traditional stand-up routine went for a historian - Ron Chernow. He was told to be 'boring' - but he was anything but. "We now have to fight hard for basic truths that we once took for granted," he said. "I don't mind a president angling for the Nobel Prize for Peace but we don't want one angling for the Nobel Prize for fiction." In return, Donald Trump snubbed the event for the third year in a row, instead hosting what appeared to be his own roast in the form of a rally in Wisconsin, where he criticised rival candidates for the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump mocked at White House Correspondents Dinner
Donald Trump has met Kim Jong-un for the second time at a summit in Vietnam, shaking hands and praising North Korea's "unlimited" economic potential. The American and North Korean leaders greeted each other before a backdrop of their countries' interwoven flags at a luxury hotel in Hanoi, the Vietnam capital. The pair shook hands for around 10 seconds, with Mr Trump patting Kim on the back before the men shared a laugh as they posed for photographs. In opening remarks before a one-on-one conversation due to last for 20 minutes, Mr Trump talked up the possibilities for growth and development in North Korea. "I think that your country has tremendous economic potential, unbelievable, unlimited," Mr Trump told Kim. "And I think that you will have a tremendous future with your country, a great leader." He added: "I look forward to watching it happen and helping it to happen. And we will help it to happen." Asked by a reporter if the pair might formally end … [Read more...] about Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un at Vietnam summit and praises North Korea’s ‘unlimited’ potential