Islamabad called on the US envoy to Pakistan David Hale to explain Donald Trump's claims that Pakistan was harboring and aiding jihadists from neighboring Afghanistan. Hale was summoned to Pakistan's foreign office on Monday, hours after the US president used his first tweet in 2018 to slam Pakistan for "lies & deceit." Trump also hinted at cutting or limiting US aid to Pakistan. "The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars (€29 billion) in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools," Trump wrote on Twitter. "They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" The US embassy to Pakistan confirmed that the meet took place but refused to provide details on the conversation. "We don't have any comment on the substance of the meeting," a spokesman said. Pakistan Prime Minister Shahif Khaqan Abbasi is due to host a cabinet … [Read more...] about Pakistan summons US ambassador to explain Donald Trump tweet
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A CHINESE ship accused of illegally supplying oil to North Korea has been dramatically seized by the South as Donald Trump vented his fury on Twitter.South Korea has captured the vessel, Lighthouse Winmore, which is accused of breaking UN sanctions on trading with trigger-happy tyrant Kim Jong-un.The move comes after Donald Trump claimed China had been caught "red-handed" following under-the-table dealings with North Korea.The US leader tweeted yesterday: "Very disappointed that China is allowing oil to go into North Korea."There will never be a friendly solution to the North Korea problem if this continues to happen.”UN-ratified sanctions have restricted trading with the North in a bid to curb its nuclear programme – which has continued unhampered throughout 2017. North Korea was barred from importing natural gas and had its crude oil imports capped. While Russia exports some oil to North Korea, China is the main source of oil for the rogue nation.There has been mounting … [Read more...] about Chinese ship accused of illegally supplying oil to North Korea is dramatically seized by South Korea after Donald Trump tweets his fury
DONALD Trump slammed Theresa May after she condemned his decision to retweet far-right group Britain First.But the US President suffered yet another embarrassing Twitter gaffe in doing so as he tweeted the wrong Theresa May. She’s now called on the White House for an apology. Here’s what you need to know.Yes, he accidentally tagged Theresa Scrivener, who has six followers on Twitter and follows 103 people.Using the Twitter handle @theresamay, she has posted just nine times since joining the Twitter in 2009.But because her account is protected only her six followers can read them.The Prime Minister has the Twitter handle @theresa_may and some 419,000 followers.Theresa May Scrivener, who has the handle @theresamay on Twitter, keeps her Twitter account protected.Her Twitter account was set up back in 2009, well before Theresa May the PM was even elected to the UK government.She has since spoken out about her experience and told the Press Association:“If I wanted to … [Read more...] about Who is Theresa May Scrivener, what did Donald Trump tweet her and has she demanded a White House apology?
DONALD Trump has today slammed Theresa May after she condemned his decision to retweet far-right group Britain First.But the US President suffered yet another embarrassing Twitter gaffe in doing so. Here's the lowdown.Yes, he accidentally tagged Theresa Scrivener, who has six followers on Twitter and follows 103 people.Using the Twitter handle @theresamay, she has posted just nine times since joining the Twitter in 2009.But because her account is protected only her six followers can read them.The Prime Minister has the Twitter handle @theresa_may and some 419,000 followers.The US President hit back at the UK Prime Minister after she said it was "wrong" of him to retweet three anti-Muslim videos posted by far-right group Britain First.Trump wrote: "Theresa @theresamay, don’t focus on me, focus on the destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism that is taking place within the United Kingdom."We are doing just fine!”He deleted the post 20 minutes later and reposted mentioning the … [Read more...] about Did Donald Trump tweet the wrong Theresa May and when else has he targeted the wrong account?
DONALD Trump has blamed "animals representing Hillary Clinton" for a firebomb attack on a Republican party office in North Carolina.Police are investigating the attack as GOP party leaders said it was a miracle no one was killed in the blaze.The message "Nazi Republicans leave town or else" was also found sprayed on a nearby building.No one was hurt in the arson attack overnight on the Orange County Republican Party headquarters in Hillsborough, the town said in a statement.The executive director of the state's Republican Party called the attack "political terrorism"."The office itself is a total loss," Dallas Woodhouse told The Charlotte Observer. "The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been."Donald Trump tweeted: "Animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina just firebombed our office in Orange County because we are winning."The perpetrators threw flammable material in a bottle through the office's front window, … [Read more...] about Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton supporters of firebombing Republican offices and spray painting ‘Nazis’ on the building
KANYE West has deleted his pro-Donald Trump tweets with reports in the US suggesting the rapper has turned against the President over his so-called ‘Muslim travel ban’.West famously embraced Trump during a highly-publicised meeting at Trump Tower back in December, with the tycoon claiming the pair had been friends for a “long time”.Kanye claimed he had met the Republican to “discuss multicultural issues”.He later argued “it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future President if we truly want change”.These latter tweets have since been deleted and celebrity website TMZ reports 'Kanye’s decision to remove the tweets were all his.'It added: 'The “Muslim ban” and other actions have turned him against the Prez.'West has not spoken out against Trump but two weeks ago wife Kim Kardashian posted an Instagram image in solidarity with the massive Women’s March on Washington … [Read more...] about Kanye West appears to withdraw support for Donald Trump after deleting tweets about their meeting
DONALD Trump's new homeland security secretary John Kelly has a tough job on his hands - implementing some of the president's most controversial policies.The retired Marine General was one of Mr Trump's first confirmed appointments after he took charge in the White House.Admirer's say his no-nonsense, straight-talking military style will come in handy as he oversees building The Wall and tackling illegal immigration.So who is he and what will be in his in-tray as he takes charge of the Department of Homeland Security?John Kelly, 66, served in the US Marines Corp for 45 years including three tours in Iraq.He retired last year as a four-star general in charge of the US Southern Command- responsible for military operations and liaison in South America and the Caribbean.In that role he was in charge of the terrorist detention camp at Guantanamo Bay and argued against Barack Obama's policy of closing it.His forces were also involved in tackling drug … [Read more...] about Who is John Kelly? Donald Trump’s homeland security secretary and retired Marine general – all you need to know
A Democratic representative introduced a law on Monday to preserve US President Donald Trump's tweets. "If the president is going to take to social media to make sudden public policy proclamations, we must ensure that these statements are documented and preserved for future reference," said Illinois Democratic Representative Mike Quigley who sponsored the bill. The bill is known as the "Communications Over Various Feeds Electronically For Engagement" Act, (COVFEFE.) Trump used "covfefe," which does not exist in English, in a tweet which was later deleted. After confusion over the message, Trump joked about using it. "Tweets are powerful, and the president must be held accountable for every post," Quigley said. The act would bar Trump from deleting tweets after publishing them and make deleting tweets a violation of the Presidential Records Act. The White House did not immediately respond to the proposed act. Trump commonly goes to Twitter to share his … [Read more...] about COVFEFE Act proposed to preserve President Donald Trump’s tweets
It's not a bug; it's a feature. That is a slogan the Trump administration could use to describe its seemingly contradictory approach to dealing with North Korea's rapidly advancing nuclear weapons program. It is an approach which has culminated in the president threatening to "totally destroy" the country and publicly rebuking his secretary of state on Twitter for seeking a diplomatic solution. As a result of this stance, if the Trump administration's goal was to sow confusion - even among North Korea scholars - about its policy toward the country, it has succeeded. "I think it points to division within the Trump administration rather than a well-planned good cop/bad cop strategy," said Gi-Wook Shin, the director of the Korea program and the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, via email. "At the same time, one could argue that these contradictory messages fit well with the Trump administration's somewhat paradoxical North … [Read more...] about Why Donald Trump’s tweets puzzle North Korea and box in US
US President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that "I did not make, and do not have" any recordings of his White House conversations with the former FBI Director James Comey, whom he fired last month. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information," Trump said he had "no idea" whether there are "tapes" or recordings of the two men's conversations. His tweet contradicts a previous comment in which the US leader appeared to threaten Comey, saying he had "better hope there are no 'tapes' of our conversations." That comment was widely reported to be a reference to a conversation Trump allegedly had with Comey, demanding that the FBI drop an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Flynn resigned in February after just 24 days in office amid allegations of possible collusion between Trump officials and Russia before last November's US election. Trump fired Comey on May 9, citing another FBI … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: I did not record Comey chats on Russia scandal