Donald Trump’s historic first meeting with Kim Jong-un ended with warm handshakes, back-patting and promises to scrap nukes in the region. Trump made a big concession to halt “war game” military exercises with South Korea in Kim’s back yard, without much in return. He seemed more interested in selling Kim a dream on his iPad at the five-hour Singapore summit. The 34-year-old North Korean dictator was shown Trump’s four-minute “moment of destiny” video spelling out a choice of a bright future or a return to the dark past. The US president, 71, painted a vision of “the world’s top hotels” at beaches where Kim currently fires “cannons in the ocean”. He even treated the North Korean leader to a look inside his armour-plated limo , The Beast. And Kim was impressed, like a kid at his first car show. “We both are going to do something. And we have developed a very special bond,” said Trump. “People … [Read more...] about What Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un’s meeting really means for the world
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AS President of the United States and Commander-in-Chief of its military, Donald Trump has the biggest nuclear arsenal in history at his disposal. Trump has made frequent references to America's nuclear capability and has famously said the power he wields is "very, very scary". But is he the only man authorised to press the button? Could President Trump start World War 3? Trump was given access to the launch codes in one of his first tasks as Commander-in-Chief. Reports said he always carries the so-called Gold Codes on his person, printed on a credit-card sized piece of plastic nicknamed "the biscuit". If he is away from the White House, Trump will be accompanied by a military aide who carries the "nuclear football" - a briefcase containing a mobile hub linked to the strategic defence system. Once a launch has been ordered, a short code is sent to sites where crews will authenticate them before launching. Trump previously insisted he would not recklessly launch nuclear action, … [Read more...] about Does Donald Trump have the nuclear launch codes and what has the US president said about North Korea?
Donald Trump has outlived the “axis of adults” that was supposed to guide and shape his foreign policy. He’s run through two national security advisers, innumerable lawyers and lower-level aides, an attorney general, an array of Cabinet secretaries and, any day now, the second of two White House chiefs of staff. He’s dumped the ideologist who helped elect him and never really clarified what his “America First” campaign slogan was all about anyways. But since we launched The Global Politico days after his inauguration, Trump has more than followed through on his election pledge to shake up the Washington establishment of both parties when it comes to America’s position in the world. Each week, we’ve watched as he’s reoriented — or tried to — U.S. policy toward everywhere from Iran to North Korea, Russia to our North American neighbors. In 67 episodes over the last year and 85 days, I’ve been privileged to host NATO … [Read more...] about Just how dangerous is Donald Trump?
Michelle Obama has compared Donald Trump to a neglectful parent who lets their children gorge on sweets all day and stay up late. The former first lady used the parenting allegory to compare her husband's presidency to that of his successor. “I think what we see is what happens when we take things for granted. For the eight years Barack was president, it was like having the ‘good parent’ at home,” she said at the Simmons Leadership Conference in Boston. Read more Netflix to produce new TV show with Barack and Michelle Obama Michelle Obama meets with girl pictured looking in awe at her portrait Michelle Obama says she uses social media ‘like a grown-up' Michelle Obama announces memoir will be called Becoming “The responsible parent, the one who told you to eat your carrots and go to bed on time. And now we have the other parent. We thought it’d feel fun, maybe it feels fun for now because we can eat candy … [Read more...] about Michelle Obama compares Donald Trump to neglectful parent who lets children ‘eat candy all day’
US President Donald Trump likes to boast about his riches. His luxury penthouse atop Trump Tower is decked out in marble and gold, and his 'winter White House' retreat at Mar-a-Lago is much the same . He bragged on the campaign trail that his fortune is "in excess of $10billion" (£7.2bn). But his true worth could be far less than that. In 2012 a statement filed on Trump's behalf to the Securities and Exchange Commission by Wells Fargo Securities indicated he was worth $4.2billion, the Guardian revealed. And last year, Forbes magazine estimated that his fortune was $3.1billion (£2.25bn) - down from $3.7billion a year earlier. The drop saw Trump plummet 92 places down the Forbes list of richest Americans, from number 156 to 248. Forbes attributed Trump's drop to sluggishness in the Manhattan real estate market, which is responsible for a disproportionate amount of his wealth and could have cost him $400million. He was also estimated to have spent $66million on his presidential … [Read more...] about Why Donald Trump’s net worth is probably a lot less than he’d have you think