EX-PRESIDENT Barack Obama believes Donald Trump is "nothing but a bull*****", according to reports. Obama allegedly gave his frank assessment to two friends during election night in November, according to People magazine. Asked if Obama’s opinion has changed since Trump assumed power, one of the sources said: “Well, it hasn’t gotten any better.” Trump is currently accused of leaking classified information to Russian diplomats. This followed a report that he asked then-FBI chief James Comey to stop a probe of former national security adviser Michael Flynn. But the President has reacted to the crisis by moaning about the media’s coverage of his leadership. A third source close to Obama told the magazine that the former president is “deeply concerned with what he’s seen”. They said: “But he’s also optimistic and heartened that citizens aren’t just watching it happen but engaging with neighbours and elected … [Read more...] about Barack Obama reveals how he REALLY feels about President Donald Trump
DONALD Trump’s presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton was allegedly spied on by Barack Obama's spooks. The US attorney-general William Barr claims spies under the command of former President Obama were monitoring Trump's 2016 bid for the White House. Barr said he was determined to find out about the “genesis and conduct” of the FBI investigation, which led to the inquiry by the agency's ex boss Robert Mueller into Russian election influence. The attorney-general — the US government's top lawyer — who was speaking to a Senate Committee hearing yesterday, said: "I think spying did occur. "The question is whether it was adequately predicated. "I'm not suggesting it was not adequately predicated, but I need to explore that."While Barr praised the "outstanding" FBI, he told the panel: "I think there was probably a failure among the group of leaders." He added: "I feel I have an obligation to make sure government power is not abused." "I want to … [Read more...] about Trump election campaign spied on by Obama’s government, US attorney-general claims
A hard Brexit could affect more than 100,000 jobs in Germany, the Welt am Sonntag newspaper reported on Sunday, citing a study by the Leibniz Institute for Economic Research Halle (IWH) and the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg. The study, which looks at the effect of a hard Brexit down to individual districts and cities, showed that some of Germany's well-known auto and technology hubs could face the maximum brunt. "In no other country is the effect on total employment as great as in Germany," Oliver Holtemöller, one of the authors of the study, told the newspaper. Fears of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal have risen after the British Parliament rejected an exit deal reached between Prime Theresa May's government and the European Union. Britain is slated to leave the 28-nation bloc on March 29. Read more: Brexit: UK Parliament sends Theresa May back to Brussels — how it happened Watch video 03:02 Share Brits in Hamburg get … [Read more...] about Hard Brexit risks 100,000 German jobs: report
DONALD Trump was sworn in as US President one year ago today, bringing to an end Barack Obama's eight years in office. He signed the formal documents at the US Capitol minutes after vowing to give “power to the people”, “put only America first” and “eradicate Islamic terrorism from the face of the earth" in his inaugural address. When was Trump's inauguration? Donald Trump took to the stage on January 20, 2017, when he was sworn in on the steps of the US Capitol. The Republican nominee achieved one of the most improbable political victories in modern US history - despite a series of controversies that would easily have destroyed other candidacies, including 'locker room banter' about sexual assault, mocking a reporter with disabilities, inciting his supporters to violence and allegations that his campaign pandered to the American far-right. He pledged to unite America after his shock election win and had to start putting … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s inauguration was one year ago today, here’s what happened and what the President saai in his speech?
WITH the US mid-term elections drawing closer, American popstars and musicians are choosing sides in their very own political battle: Kanye West vs Taylor Swift. And Love Song singer Sara Bareilles – the huge talent behind forthcoming West End musical Waitress – has no doubt who she’s backing. In the latest episode of my podcast The Dan Wootton Interview – which you can subscribe to for free now on iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts – she suggests Kanye’s growing relationship with Donald Trump “doesn’t appear to be very healthy”. And the thought that the rapper might run for president himself in 2024 gets the Hollywood star, who hosted this year’s Tony Awards, even more worked up as she says: “That feels like just the distortion of ego. It’s like saying I should be a brain surgeon. “I don’t think Kanye is an example of someone who lives in that space. I mean his bravado is part of his … [Read more...] about Kanye West as President of the US would be like me being a brain surgeon, says Love Song singer Sara Bareilles