Barack Obama has slammed Donald Trumps 'serious mistake' of quitting Iran Nuclear Deal which 'could embolden an already dangerous regime'. In a rare public rebuke of his predecessor Mr Obama said the decision was "miguided". In a lengthy statement on his facebook page the 44th president hit out at Trump's rejection of the international agreement which he announced on Tuesday evening. "I believe that the decision to put the JCPOA at risk without any Iranian violation of the deal is a serious mistake," Obama said in a statement." And he launched a wider criticism of the current Whitehouse's approach to international diplomacy. "In a democracy, there will always be changes in policies and priorities from one Administration to the next," Obama's statement continued. "But the consistent flouting of agreements that our country is a party to risks eroding America's credibility, and puts us at odds with the world's major powers." "Indeed, at a time when we are all rooting for diplomacy with … [Read more...] about Barack Obama slams Donald Trump’s ‘misguided’ decision to quit Iran Nuclear Deal
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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?
Donald Trump has hit out at Amazon over its business practices and said that “unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state and local governments”, saying he raised such concerns “long before the  election”. The web retail giant was “putting many thousands of retailers out of business”, the president said. It comes a day after reports he had discussed using anti-trust laws to rein in Jeff Bezos‘ company sent share prices plummeting and wiped $30bn (£21bn) off its value. Mr Trump tweeted: “I have stated my concerns with Amazon long before the Election. Unlike others, they pay little or no taxes to state & local governments, use our Postal System as their Delivery Boy (causing tremendous loss to the U.S.), and are putting many thousands of retailers out of business!” Read more Amazon wins grocery foothold in France through Monoprix deal Asked about reports Mr Trump was considering clamping down on … [Read more...] about Donald Trump openly attacks Amazon over taxes and business practices
DONALD Trump is demanding a new batch of smaller “low yield” nuclear warheads because his current nukes are too deadly to use, according to a leaked report.The plans to develop lower-explosive warheads for US Trident missiles in a £30billion shake-up were revealed in a draft version of the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review (NPR).It calls for “significant investment” in deterrence weapons that could actually be unleashed to combat the “unprecedented threat” from North Korea, Russia and China.The new nuke policy, obtained by HuffPost, makes the case for an arsenal of more usable “low yield” nukes that would make enemies think twice before attacking.“Expanding flexible US nuclear options now, to include low-yield options, is important for the preservation and credible deterrence against regional aggression,” the report states.“These supplements will enhance deterrents by denying potential adversaries any mistaken confidence … [Read more...] about Donald Trump demands massive batch of smaller ‘low yield’ nuclear warheads in £30.bn shake-up because his nukes are TOO DEADLY to use
Reports have claimed that Donald Trump is starting his working day later in order to allow him more time to watch television. Axios has revealed that the president regularly starts work at 11am in order to watch more TV and spend more time tweeting. The number of meetings he holds at the White House has been cut as a result, it is claimed. Trump's morning is believed to be known as "executive time", allowing him time to react to the morning news. He has become a prolific tweeter, regularly sharing quotes from a Trump-friendly Fox News while criticising those in the "fake news media", usually the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and NBC. On Sunday (7 January) he attacked CNN's Jake Tapper with the tweet: "Jake Tapper of Fake News CNN just got destroyed in his interview with Stephen Miller of the Trump Administration. Watch the hatred and unfairness of this CNN flunky!" Fighting back against reports of a late start to Trump's working day, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee … [Read more...] about Donald Trump ‘starts work late and cuts out meetings so he can watch TV and tweet’