John Fritze and Michael Collins USA TODAY Published 11:51 PM EST Feb 11, 2019 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump held his first rally of the year Monday, using the backdrop of El Paso, Texas, to make a case for his controversial border wall and stepped up immigration enforcement. Part 2020 messaging, part an effort to influence ongoing negotiations over government funding, Trump blasted Democrats and touted his own successes over the past two years. Prepare to hear these same themes a lot of over the next two. Here are five key takeaways from Trump's rally in El Paso. Border security deal Trump mostly avoided the night’s breaking news – that budget negotiators in Congress had reached a deal “in principle” to keep the government open past Friday, when current funding will expire. “They said progress is being made," Trump said, referring to aides who briefed him before he began speaking in El Paso, where signs … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Five takeaways from the president’s El Paso rally
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Picture: "Гугъл" Washington. President Trump said Friday morning that he signed a presidential proclamation barring asylum protections for migrants who enter the U.S. illegally, Washington Examiner reported. "We want people to come into our country, but they have to come into the country legally," the president said. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announced new executive actions Thursday evening that would restrict the ability of migrants to seek asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border. The new restrictions did not take effect until Trump signed the proclamation Friday. "Our asylum system is overwhelmed with too many meritless asylum claims from aliens who place a tremendous burden on our resources, preventing us from being able to expeditiously grant asylum to those who truly deserve it," Whitaker said in a statement Thursday. U.S. law states that any migrant who enters the U.S. … [Read more...] about Washington Examiner: Trump moves to limit asylum protections for migrants who cross the border illegally
Sport by Press Association September 6, 2018, 1:31 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Sport newsletter Donald Trump has expressed predictable outrage following the unveiling of NFL star Colin Kaepernick as the face of Nike’s 30th anniversary “Just Do It” campaign. But Kaepernick is just one of a number of top sports stars who have crossed paths with Trump since his ascent to the US presidency – with the big names coming out both for and against. Anti-Trump Colin Kaepernick The quarterback kindled Trump’s ire by refusing to stand for the national anthem prior to matches last year. Trump’s response, in which he called for NFL players to be fired for such behaviour, sparked a wave of similar protests in support of Kaepernick. LeBron James Trump and James have been at loggerheads since the basketball ace called the president a “bum” for rescinding a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors. … [Read more...] about Sporting stars who fell out with Donald Trump – and those who back the president
One year ago Michael Cohen, the longtime lawyer and fixer to Donald Trump pledged he "would take a bullet for the president." On Tuesday that once-deep loyalty melted away when Cohen stunningly implicated the US president in two felony crimes as he pleaded guilty to charges of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance violations. It was a huge takedown for the brash New Yorker, who tied the last decade of his career personally to Trump. Cohen, 51, a one-time personal injury lawyer who accumulated a small fortune in Manhattan's shady taxi badge industry, bought real estate in a Trump building and eventually worked his way into an office right next to the billionaire's in his eponymous 5th Avenue skyscraper. As personal lawyer to one of New York's richest property magnates and an executive vice president of the Trump Organization, he handled numerous business deals inside and outside the United States for his boss, as well as fixing some of the future president's more seamy problems. … [Read more...] about Michael Cohen, Trump fixer who pledged to ‘take a bullet’ for the president
As the US president arrives in the UK, he will be met with a chorus of disapproval – but also a smaller number of cheerleaders whose enthusiasm for his leadership is matched only by their gift for self-promotion. With millions of Twitter followers between them, considerable television appearance money (for those who are not incarcerated), and in some cases the endorsement of the president himself, the British Trumpocracy is still thriving – and ready for another moment in the limelight. Nigel Farage Nigel Farage, the former leader of Ukip, has long been a self-declared friend of Donald Trump. He was one of the first non-Americans to visit the president in Trump Tower after he was elected in 2016 and has spoken of his support repeatedly, to whomever will listen. Farage, who has seen his political clout wane after Brexit has nonetheless become the British voice of reason for Fox News. Recent headlines have seen Farage tell Fox that Theresa May must resign, that the inflatable … [Read more...] about Britain’s Trumpocracy: who are the president’s biggest cheerleaders?