CONTRACTS to build sections of former President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico have been cancelled. Joe Biden's administration as ditched any deals that used funding originally intended for use by the US military and its functions. Contracts were handed out after Trump declared a national emergency in 2019 in an effort to redirect funding to build a wall along the US southern border. But in Biden's first day in office, he issued a proclamation which ordered a freeze on border wall projects which had been funded using military cash. Pentagon spokesman Jamal Brown said today the Department of Defense was pulling cash from projects paid for with funds originally intended for other military missions. The cash would also have also funded schools for military children, overseas military construction projects in partner nations, and the National Guard and Reserve equipment account. Brown said the returned funds would be used for deferred military construction … [Read more...] about Trump’s Mexico border wall contracts CANCELED as funding redirected – but not clear if Biden will end all construction
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WHEN Chris Pratt failed to join Avengers stars Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana and Scarlett Johansson at a Joe Biden fundraiser, people assumed he was a Donald Trump supporter. Hollywood’s go-to franchise leading man has been blasted on Twitter over politics and religion . Here's the latest on the controversy. Does Chris Pratt support Donald Trump? Twitter is awash with claims that Chris Pratt , 41, supports Donald Trump . A Newsweek fact check claims "a major telltale of Pratt's politics" is the fact that he didn't take part in an Avengers' fundraiser for Joe Biden . Avengers stars including Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson , Paul Rudd, Chris Evans , Don Cheadle and Robert Downey, Jr. urged fans to vote blue. Ruffalo said: “Vote Democrat. Straight down the ticket.” Newsweek says: "Pratt has never openly discussed his political views on social media and CNN reports that he donated money to Barack Obama 's campaign back in 2012. "However, … [Read more...] about Does Chris Pratt support Donald Trump?
TRUMP said Tuesday he will reveal the origins of the coronavirus, which he suspects came from a Wuhan laboratory. "We will be reporting very definitively over a period of time," the president said to reporters before departing for a trip to Arizona. "We want them [China] to be transparent. We want to find out what happened so it never happens again." On Sunday, secretary of state Mike Pompeo said there was "a significant amount of evidence that [the virus] came from that laboratory in Wuhan". Asked by ABC news reporters whether he thought the virus was released accidentally or on purpose, he said: "I can't answer your question about that because the Chinese Communist Party has refused to cooperate with world health experts." Several outlets loyal to the Chinese Communist Party ran articles on Monday critical of the remarks. The Xinhua news agency branded Pompeo "one of the worst secretaries of the state in American history". State broadcaster CCTV ran a segment … [Read more...] about Trump says he WILL reveal where coronavirus came from – after claiming outbreak was a ‘horrible mistake’ in China
WHEN Joe Biden was sworn in as US President on Wednesday, one Brit was cheering louder than anyone else. For actor-writer Sacha Baron Cohen had risked his life making a movie that he hoped would prevent Donald Trump serving a second term . During filming for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm , released two weeks before Americans voted in the election, one of Trump’s die-hard fans pulled a gun on the star. The follow-up to 2006’s Borat! sees the return of the fictional Kazakh journalist — famous for his “very nice” catchphrase — as he exposes the dangers of the far-Right with often outrageous stunts. In an exclusive interview Sacha , 49, said: “Donald Trump is on video encouraging violence towards me a number of times.” In one scene, a crowd of the ex-President’s supporters cheer as Borat — dressed as a country singer — sings about chopping up journalists “like the Saudis do” and injecting the country’s chief medical officer with “the Wuhan flu”. A man even … [Read more...] about Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen says ‘I’m thrilled I helped to make Biden President. Ee’s very naiice!’
President Joe Biden's administration will raise the refugee cap to 62,500 this fiscal year, after the White House had received criticism for limiting admissions. Biden had previously decided to stick to letting in 15,000 refugees this year, a historically low number that was set by the previous administration under President Donald Trump. Watch video 15:57 Share US-Mexico border crisis deepens Send Facebook Twitter reddit EMail Facebook Messenger Web Whatsapp Web Telegram linkedin Permalink https://p.dw.com/p/3slyJ US-Mexico border crisis deepens What did Biden say about the increase in admissions? Biden said in a statement the move to increase admissions "erases the historically low number set by the previous administration." He claimed the Trump-era cap "did not reflect America's values as a nation that welcomes and supports refugees." The president said it is a "sad truth" that the US will … [Read more...] about US: Joe Biden raises refugee cap after backlash