The UK government today issued a blunt slapdown to Donald Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt hit out at the US President's "black and white" approach, suggesting it was "complacent". And he warned the the war against Islamic State, also known as Daesh, is not over - despite the President saying the terror group has been "largely defeated". It comes after Trump announced US troops would be withdrawn from Syria. The President claimed other countries in the region should be able to "easily take care of whatever remains". But Mr Hunt told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "President Trump makes a speciality out of talking in very black and white terms about what's happening in the world. "I think the UK assessment is that we have made massive progress in the war against Daesh but it's not over. "And although they have lost nearly all the territory they held, they still hold some territory and there are still some real risks. "So we have to continue to be … [Read more...] about UK issues blunt slapdown to Donald Trump for pulling US troops out of Syria
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Former First Lady Michelle Obama said she will “never forgive” Donald Trump for his role in promoting the “birther” conspiracy theory about Barack Obama. Mr Trump fuelled the flames of those saying her husband was a “secret Muslim” born in Kenya, where his father is from, and not really an American citizen, for several years of his presidency. “The whole [birther] thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks,” Ms Obama writes in her forthcoming memoir, Becoming. Ms Obama has been mum on criticising the president openly, often saying as she did during the 2016 campaign: “When they go low, we go high.” But, Mr Trump’s continuous attacks on her husband, minorities, immigrants, and other people seem to have pushed the former legal professor. “What if someone with an unstable … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama will ‘never forgive’ Donald Trump for pushing ‘birther’ conspiracy
Rihanna has blasted US President Donald Trump for using one of her songs at his “tragic rally”. The singer condemned Mr Trump after finding out her hit Don’t Stop the Music was used at one of his rallies and became the latest celebrity to lash out at the president for using their music. The Grammy-award-winning artist said her music would not be used “for much longer” after learning her 2008 song was used at his rally on Twitter. In response, the 30-year-old tweeted: “Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up.” Rihanna’s swipe at Mr Trump came hours after she urged her Instagram followers to vote in the upcoming midterms. US voters will head to the polls on Tuesday. She urged followers to vote for Democratic candidate Andrew Gillum for governor of Florida. She wrote: “You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US … [Read more...] about Rihanna blasts Donald Trump for using her music at ‘tragic rally’
HBO have told Donald Trump not use Game of Thrones imagery and hinted at legal action after he tweeted a photo of himself with the caption “Sanctions are Coming”. The President mimicked the famous “Winter is coming” phrase from the cable network’s hit show to announce the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran. “We were not aware of this messaging and would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” HBO said in a statement about Trump’s post. The network hinted at possible legal action, tweeting, “How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?” in a reference to one of two fictional languages used in the hit series. In the show's first season, patriarch Ned Stark warns his children that "Winter is coming," a family phrase that warns of impending danger. Trump’s tweet also included the commander-in-chief with a determined look on his face, the same icy background as the show’s posters … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones cast and HBO producers slam Donald Trump for using their Winter is Coming trademark in sanctions meme
"FAKE news" was named Collins Dictionary's official Word of the Year for 2017 - and there's a good reason why. The term has become popularised by US President Donald Trump and its usage is said to have risen by 365 per cent since 2016. Who did Donald Trump name in his 'Fake News Awards'? Donald Trump had touted his "Fake News Awards" before the list was published on the Republican Party website. Unfortunately the website crashed within seconds of the president tweeting a link to the results. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was awarded the number one spot for a tweet saying "on the day of President Trump's historic, landslide victory that the economy would never recover". It also included ABC veteran reporter Brian Ross and networks and publications Newsweek, TIME and the Washington Post. On August 28, 2018, he attacked Google by accusing the search engine giant of prioritising "fake news" in its search results - a claim the company denies. He took to Twitter to claim the results … [Read more...] about What is ‘fake news’, what is Theresa May’s new security unit and what were Donald Trump’s Fake News Awards?