US President Donald Trump has accused Mexico of doing "nothing" to stop illegal immigrants crossing into the United States, and repeated his election campaign pledge that Mexico would pay for his planned border wall.Very quickly Mexico replied: no we won't.Trump was addressing supporters in a campaign-style rally in Nashville, Tennessee when he returned to the wall he wants built on the US southern border to keep out illegal immigrants.The wall was a favourite campaign theme of Trump's and has been a longstanding bone of contention with Mexico."In the end, Mexico is going to pay for the wall," Trump told the crowd."They do absolutely nothing to stop people from going through Mexico, from Honduras and all these other countries ... They do nothing to help us."About an hour later, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto took to Twitter to hit back."President @realDonaldTrump: NO. Mexico will NEVER pay for a wall. Not now, not ever. Sincerely, Mexico (all of us)," Pena Nieto wrote in … [Read more...] about Trump, Mexican president spar over wall
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Donald Trump's alleged slur on "shithole countries" has today been branded dangerous and racist by a United Nations human rights chief and disowned by British Prime Minister Theresa May. Rupert Colville, spokesman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, told journalists today: "I'm sorry but there is no other word for this but racist." It comes after the President reportedly grew frustrated with officials over the idea of restoring protections for immigrants from countries such as Haiti and El Salvador, and some countries in Africa. According to the Washington Post , Trump said: "Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" He then reportedly suggested that the US should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met with at the White House yesterday. Asked if such countries were shitholes, a Downing Street spokesman replied: "No." The spokesman added: "I think this is unconfirmed reporting of alleged private … [Read more...] about ‘These countries are NOT s***holes’: Theresa May disowns Donald Trump’s slur on poor nations as UN brands it racist
0 Comments Donald Trump under fire over 'racist outburst' in immigration meeting BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Donald Trump has been widely condemned for reportedly using bluntly vulgar language as he questioned why the US should accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/donald-trump-under-fire-over-racist-outburst-in-immigration-meeting-36481437.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article36481436.ece/3b410/AUTOCROP/h342/PANews%20BT_P-21699f21-20fe-4cf4-ba20-bfd14f4afa37_I1.jpg Email Donald Trump has been widely condemned for reportedly using bluntly vulgar language as he questioned why the US should accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway. The president's contemptuous description of an entire continent - as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal - startled legislators in the Oval Office … [Read more...] about Donald Trump under fire over ‘racist outburst’ in immigration meeting
US President Donald Trump has once again sparked speculation that he is will pull the US out of the NAFTA trade agreement. The US is set for a sixth round of negotiations with Canada and Mexico about changing the 24-year-old deal, after Trump branded it the "worst trade deal in history". And it is believed that the President will announce his intention to pull out of the deal when talks resume on January 23rd. Here's a quick overview about what NAFTA is, and why Trump is so opposed to it. What is NAFTA? The North American Free Trade Agreement - or NAFTA for short - is an agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico. The agreement removes almost all trade tariffs between the three countries, allowing the export of goods and supplies easily across the borders. There are also rules about the environmental impact of the deal, changes to copyright law, and details on resolving disputes over the treaty. The deal was signed by Democratic president Bill Clinton in 1994, but the … [Read more...] about What is NAFTA, and why does Donald Trump want to pull the US out of it?
IT’S 2020 and the race for the White House pitches a reality TV star against a rapper, actor and tech billionaire.It may sound far-fetched but Donald Trump has proved anyone can be President of the United States.As the clamour grows for chat show legend Oprah Winfrey to throw her hat in the ring, KATE JACKSON takes a look at who could trump Trump in our Presidential Top Trumps.TWO of Oprah’s closest friends said she was “actively thinking” about a future in politics.And her long-term partner Stedman Graham reportedly said: “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”In October, Oprah said she would “not be running for any kind of office”.But she did admit that Trump’s victory, with his lack of government experience, did stop her in her tracks.And she has since retweeted a piece from the New York Post which stated that she was “uniquely positioned” to challenge The Donald. She has certainly got the power of … [Read more...] about From Oprah Winfrey to Kanye West and Caitlyn Jenner, here’s who we imagine could face Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential Election