Tom Schad USA TODAY Sports Published 7:03 p.m. UTC May 23, 2018 Vice President Mike Pence hailed the NFL's new national anthem policy as a political victory for President Donald Trump on Wednesday afternoon. "#Winning," Pence wrote on his Twitter account, with a screenshot of a CNN headline about the decision. The screenshot also included a caption that called the policy change "a stunning victory for President Trump." As of early Wednesday afternoon, CNN's story on the subject mentioned Trump's criticism of national-anthem protests but did not call Wednesday's news a victory for the president. Pence left an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers in October after some players kneeled during the national anthem, as a means of protesting their protests. Trump wrote on Twitter that he asked Pence to leave if any players protested. "I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our … [Read more...] about ‘#Winning’: Mike Pence hails NFL’s new anthem policy as a victory for Donald Trump
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The whole internet was ablaze on Wednesday (25 April), when Kanye West made his most public pledge of support for US President Donald Trump yet. While Kanye has spoken favourably about Trump in the past - he even visited Trump Tower in the wake of the 2016 election result, and used the then-Republican-candidate as one of the nude celebrities in his shocking ‘Famous’ music video - his tweetstorm included his most explicit support for the POTUS yet, including the revelation he even has a signed ‘Make America Great Again’ baseball cap. Kanye’s posts were something that everyone had an opinion on, evidently including in the showbiz world. Here are some of the most notable celeb reactions to Kanye’s tweets... Which celebrities have unfollowed Kanye West? While the rumours that Kanye lost as many as 10 million followers in the wake of his tweetstorm proved not to be true, a whole lot of celebs appear to have still unfollowed him on the site, … [Read more...] about Kanye West’s Donald Trump Tweets Spark Unfollowing Spree In The Celebrity World
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee over his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the social network's vulnerability to exploitation - was asked repeatedly about the Republican commentators and accused of banning their videos for political ends. "Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them 'unsafe' to the community. That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn’t unsafe," said Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, reading aloud a message from a constituent. Read more Fact-checking some of Zuckerberg's strangest claims to US politicians Mr Zuckerberg responded by explaining that, "in that specific case, our team made an … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
When Barack Obama finished his eight years as US President on 20 January 2017, he opened a whole new chapter in his life. As one of the most powerful men in the world, his day was meticulously planned down to the minute. But after Donald Trump took over as President, Obama was left to figure out how to spend his time away from the White House. His first port of call was a holiday away with the family, where he indulged in a spot of kite surfing with billionaire Sir Richard Branson. But it wasn't long before he was back in the spotlight again, meeting foreign dignitaries and even finding time to turn up for jury duty. Here we keep track of what America's 44th President has been doing to fill his time since leaving office. May 2018 May saw Barack and wife Michelle sign a multi-year deal with Netflix to make tv series and films for the online streaming service. Obama said: "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks … [Read more...] about What Barack Obama has been up to since Donald Trump took over as President
Donald Trump Jr has once again triggered massive outrage and biting remarks after "ridiculously" praising his father for standing and singing the national anthem. After being greeted with a mix of cheers and boos at the at the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday (8 January), President Donald Trump took to the field and stood with his hand over his heart for the national anthem. However, footage of Trump singing the anthem has gone viral after the president appeared to mumble parts of it prompting many social media users to question whether he knew the words to The Star-Spangled Banner. Many critics blasted Trump over the gaffe after the president spent months criticising NFL players who kneel at games in protest of inequality and police brutality in the country. Still, amid the flurry of snarky comments and furious criticism, Trump's eldest son took to Twitter to post a photo of his dad and rave about his anthem etiquette at the game. "And that folks is how … [Read more...] about ‘Moron’: Donald Trump Jr taunted for praising dad after anthem mishap saying that’s ‘how it’s done’