DONALD Trump is set to be Britain's secret weapon in Brexit talks with the EU, it has emerged. UK officials reportedly plan to use the US President to convince Brussels to strike a good deal on trade and security. They are betting that European leaders are so terrified of Mr Trump they'll end up giving ground on Brexit, according to Politico. The President has made several moves to distance the US from the EU, weakening economic and military ties. He has slapped massive tariffs on European goods and warned he'll stop co-operating on security if EU states don't ramp up military spending. One British official told Politico: "At a time when Donald Trump is looking at a 20 per cent tariff on European cars, the Germans may look favorably on a deal that avoids trade barriers with their biggest export market for cars" Another added: "Ultimately, is Brexit something they want to get done and move on from? Or do they want to create another crisis and keep it alive as an issue?" At the recent G7 … [Read more...] about Donald Trump is set to be Britain’s secret weapon in Brexit talks – because the EU’s ‘so afraid of him they’re more likely to give us a good deal’
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JAMES Comey was the seventh Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the USA until he was dismissed in May 2017 by Donald Trump. The 57-year-old former lawyer replaced Robert Mueller after being nominated by then President Barack Obama. Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey? Trump dismissed Comey on May 9, 2017, less than four year into his 10-year term. Comey learned of his dismissal via TV news reports. Initially the reason given by the White House for Comey being fired was due to a recommendation by the US Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein. Rosenstein had sent a memo to Sessions, forwarded to Trump, which listed objections to Comey's actions during the investigation into Senator Hillary Clinton's emails. However, it later emerged that Trump had requested, on May 8, Sessions and Rosenstein detail in writing a case against Comey. Trump told reports on May 10 he had fired Comey because he "wasn't doing a good job". White House Press … [Read more...] about Why did Donald Trump fire James Comey and who replaced him as FBI Director?
Donald Trump returned a prank phone call from a comedian pretending to be a senator, during a journey back to Washington on Air Force One. Veteran performer John Melendez, who regularly appears on Howard Stern and Jay Leno's shows, published a podcast that includes a recording of a three-minute conversation during which he pretended to be Senator Robert Menendez.The voice said to be Mr Trump's can be heard saying: "Hi, Bob. How are you? Congratulations on everything, we're proud of you."In reference to a five-year corruption investigation in which charges were dropped against Mr Menendez, the president says: "You went through a tough, tough situation and I don't think a very fair situation."Mr Menendez is a Democratic senator from New Jersey who has campaigned for immigration reform in the US. Immigration was briefly discussed, with Mr Trump saying: "I want to be able to take care of the situation every bit as much as anybody else at the top level. I'd rather do the larger solution … [Read more...] about Donald Trump gets prank call from comedian John Melendez on Air Force One
Inside Theresa May and Donald Trump's not-so-special relationship... And what does it mean for the UK? They meet, but there's no spark. Theresa wants to discuss policy, Donald wants to chat about the golf. She’s ‘weak’, ‘a schoolmistress’. He ‘spirals off topic’. The Telegraph’s US editor Ben Riley-Smith speaks to aides and confidants on both sides of the Atlantic about how the prime minister can catch the president’s eye – and whether she should even bother29 JUNE 2018 • 8:52PM As a display of Western unity, it was nothing short of a disaster. World leaders had gathered in Canada for the G7 earlier this month with low expectations. Donald Trump’s raging trade war had driven a wedge between allies, as had his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. Even so, the conference could not have gone much worse. The US president began by proposing Russia rejoin the group, continued by rejecting demands to drop his … [Read more...] about Inside Theresa May and Donald Trump’s not-so-special relationship
David Jackson USA TODAY Published 2:02 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 Hours after Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement announcement set off a political earthquake, President Donald Trump told supporters in North Dakota he wants to pick a replacement who can serve for more than four decades and cement a conservative majority on the high court. "We have to pick a great one, we have to pick one that's going to be there for 40 years, 45 years," Trump told a rally during at a hockey arena in Fargo, N.D. "We need intellect, we need so many things." While praising Kennedy, Trump said, "I'm very honored that he chose to do it during my term in office, because he felt confident in me to make the right choice and carry on his great legacy. That's why he did it." The sudden Supreme Court vacancy spiced up a political rally for Rep. Kevin Cramer, a Republican who is challenging incumbent Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp in a key race that could decide … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he wants Supreme Court justice who can serve 40-45 years