AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump twisted circumstances behind the deaths of two migrant Guatemalan children to insulate his administration from any blame, contending without justification that they were in dire health before they reached the border. The children cleared initial U.S. health screenings and one of them was in the U.S. for five days before suddenly showing signs of illness. His tweets on … Continue reading AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s false claims on migrant child deaths

US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Lake Superior State University’s 44th annual list of words nominated for banishment by members of the public: –Wheelhouse — In the books — Wrap my head around — Platform — Collusion — OTUS family of acronyms (such as POTUS, FLOTUS, SCOTUS) — Ghosting — Yeet — Litigate — Grapple — Eschew — Crusty — Optics — Legally drunk –Thought leader — Unpack — Importantly — … Continue reading US university’s 44th list of words it would like to banish

Trump asks 7-year-old, ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

By Eric Levenson, CNN – At what age do children wonder whether Santa really exists?President Donald Trump would like to know.In a Christmas Eve call, Trump asked a 7-year-old named Coleman whether the child still believes in Santa Claus.”Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at 7, it’s marginal, right?” Trump asked Coleman.Coleman’s response, though inaudible to the press, left Trump with a chuckle … Continue reading Trump asks 7-year-old, ‘Are you still a believer in Santa?’

North Korea warns U.S. as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills — FOX2now.com

WASHINGTON — North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, in view of what it calls “provocative military disturbances with South Korea,” North Korea’s state news agency reported early Wednesday local time. WASHINGTON — North Korea says the US should carefully consider the fate of the North Korea-US summit, in view of what it calls “provocative military disturbances … Continue reading North Korea warns U.S. as it suspends South Korea talks over military drills — FOX2now.com

The homeland security chief told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her in a cabinet meeting over border security

Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the incident. Ms. Nielsen, who is a protégée of John F. Kelly, the White House chief of … Continue reading The homeland security chief told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her in a cabinet meeting over border security

‘Yesterday Was Not a Good Day.’ Novartis CEO Says Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was a Mistake — Fortune

Novartis AG Chief Executive Officer Vas Narasimhan said the Swiss drugmaker “made a mistake” in signing up lawyer Michael Cohen to give the company insight on President Donald Trump’s health-care plans. “Yesterday was not a good day for Novartis,” Narasimhan wrote to employees Thursday in a letter reviewed by Bloomberg News. A day earlier, the drug company said it had paid $1.2 million to a … Continue reading ‘Yesterday Was Not a Good Day.’ Novartis CEO Says Hiring Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Was a Mistake — Fortune

Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer and fixer. His shell company received payments from a firm linked to a Russian oligarch, as well as corporations with business before the Trump administration.CreditBrendan Mcdermid/Reuters By Mike McIntire, Ben Protess and Jim Rutenberg May 8, 2018 A shell company that Michael D. Cohen used to pay hush money to a pornographic film actress received payments totaling more than … Continue reading Firm Tied to Russian Oligarch Made Payments to Michael Cohen

Trump’s 2026 Tweet – unpacking a loaded message — The Florida Squeeze

US President Donald Trump waded into the debate over hosting rights for the 2026 FIFA World Cup on Thursday, in a manner than only the current occupant of the White House can. The interpretation of and fallout from this tweet has dominated much of the global (non-US) news cycle the last 48 hours. For example, I was on an Arabic-language TV program based in Doha … Continue reading Trump’s 2026 Tweet – unpacking a loaded message — The Florida Squeeze

High-Level Judge & Fmr Trump Campaign Chair Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking Children — Truther’s World

A top level judge who used his position of authority to prey on young girls has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for dozens of counts of child trafficking and sex abuse. Newport, KY — Former District Court Judge and school board member Tim Nolan plead guilty to 21 counts of human trafficking in February and this week, he was sentenced to 20 years … Continue reading High-Level Judge & Fmr Trump Campaign Chair Sentenced to Prison for Sex Trafficking Children — Truther’s World

Trump slams Kerry over ‘shadow diplomacy’ to save Iran deal -CNN

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Monday to condemn former Secretary of State John Kerry for engaging in “shadow diplomacy” to try to preserve the Iran nuclear deal by holding meetings and speaking with major players, who, like Kerry, do not want Trump to withdraw the US from the agreement. Then U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Speaks With Hossein Fereydoun, the brother of Iranian … Continue reading Trump slams Kerry over ‘shadow diplomacy’ to save Iran deal -CNN

The Heartbreak of Kanye West By Dream Hampton

It seems so long ago, but it has been only a week since Mr. West came out of the closet as the same-dragon-loving, Trump-supporting, slave-shaming, alt-fact fire breather. Last weekend’s “Saturday Night Live,” hosted by the actor and musician Donald Glover, turned Mr. West’s weeklong trolling into the horror film it felt like. But ending the week laughing at Mr. Glover’s sendup of Mr. West … Continue reading The Heartbreak of Kanye West By Dream Hampton

After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral

Politics Security After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral A beloved Democrat Republican U.S. Senator is making additional plans to his funeral, asking Barack Obama to deliver a eulogy, while forbidding President Trump from attending. John McCain is busy now planning his funeral. He hasn’t been […] https://wp.me/p4G21n-6NsY Continue reading After Banning Trump from Attending, McCain Now Wants Barack Obama To Give Eulogy at His Funeral

Kim Kardashian West has talked to the White House about pardoning a nonviolent drug offender 

  Kim Kardashian West and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner have spoken over the phone about a possible presidential pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a nonviolent drug offense. The telephone calls, according to a source with knowledge of the conversations, have taken place over the course of the past several months and have … Continue reading Kim Kardashian West has talked to the White House about pardoning a nonviolent drug offender 

Journalist Blocked from Asking Questions at Buhari-Trump Briefing in Washington

  A Nigerian freelance Journalsit based in Washington, D.C, has revealed the staged public appearance of the Nigerian President at the Rose Garden with his host, President Trump to meet the world media. He maintained that he tried severally to ask president Muhammadu Buhari question during his state briefing with U.S president, Donal Trump at the White House yesterday. According to the reporter, Simon Ateba … Continue reading Journalist Blocked from Asking Questions at Buhari-Trump Briefing in Washington

US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The meeting in the Rose Garden between Presidents Buhari and Trump was very coordial and filled with good tidings for Nigerians and American interests. While all were smooth the American president sounded a note of serious warning on ending the herdsmen violence in Nigeria. President Buhari said his administration is working to address the herdsmen killings across Nigeria. playUS President Donald Trump asked Nigeria’s President … Continue reading US President says killing of Christians in Nigeria is unacceptable

The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

We all grew up to seeing the Fulani Herdsmen in our communities; armed with sticks, Knives in Scabbards and Long machetes hanging from their shoulders. The picture should have scared another group of kids but we all rarely get into altercation with the cow herders as they always stayed out of the city and mind their businesses. Years later, when as a graduate of Economics … Continue reading The Renegade Fulani and Nigeria Homeland Security:

Kanye West goes on wild Twitter rant, praises Trump and abruptly fires Scooter Braun — INKLING LEAGUE

Kanye West can’t stop tweeting. The rapper has been ranting wildly on Twitter — including several pro-Trump tweets — following reports that he abruptly fired his manager Scooter Braun. Beginning Tuesday and extending into Wednesday afternoon, the rapper tweeted nearly constantly about everything from his Yeezy fashion line to Coachella and his daughter, North. In the afternoon, he took the time to send some love to his … Continue reading Kanye West goes on wild Twitter rant, praises Trump and abruptly fires Scooter Braun — INKLING LEAGUE

50Cent disses Kanye West and Donald Trump on IG

50Cent disses Kanye West and Donald Trump on IG by Laila Ijeoma In a recent post on Instagram, American rapper- 50Cent disses Kanye West and President Donald Trump with a controversial picture he captioned #theoath. 50cent is one of many American celebrities who has publicly called out Kanye for openly endorsing controversial American president, Donald Trump. In the picture Kanye is hugging Donald Trump from behind romantically. The president is wearing a … Continue reading 50Cent disses Kanye West and Donald Trump on IG

Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Secretary Nominee

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, he said in a statement Thursday morning. His nomination was hampered by a flurry of allegations about Jackson’s professional conduct. In a statement announcing his withdrawal, Jackson slammed allegations of improper behavior leveled against him as “completely false and fabricated.” “If they had any … Continue reading Ronny Jackson Withdraws As VA Secretary Nominee

Here’s one thing North Korea can do to show it’s serious about de-nuking

Here’s one thing North Korea can do to show it’s serious about de-nuking – By Jamie Tarabay, CNN  © Ahn Young-joon/AP Photo People watch a TV screen showing North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s speech, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. North Korea is “livening up the mood” with regards to its talk on denuclearization, but doing very … Continue reading Here’s one thing North Korea can do to show it’s serious about de-nuking

In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

WGN-TV WASHINGTON — In a series of startlingly candid conversations, President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of a top adviser, asked about the possibility of jailing journalists and described a boast from Vladimir Putin about Russian prostitutes, according to Comey’s notes of the talks obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday night. The 15 … Continue reading In Comey memos, Trump talks of jailed journalists, ‘hookers’

The gaping hole in Sean Hannity’s story about being Michael Cohen’s client

It’s not what it looks like. That’s the refrain from Sean Hannity, after lawyers for President Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, revealed in court on Monday that the Fox News host is one of only three clients that Cohen represented this year and last. Cohen’s previous work included arranging a $130,000 payment to prevent porn star Stormy Daniels from talking publicly about her alleged affair with Trump. … Continue reading The gaping hole in Sean Hannity’s story about being Michael Cohen’s client

France’s Macron says he persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria

 France’s Macron says he persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria Reuters © REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki A Syrian firefighter is seen inside the destroyed Scientific Research Centre in Damascus, Syria April 14, 2018.PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he had convinced U.S. President Donald Trump to keep troops in Syria, as he defended joint air strikes he said were legitimate and allowed France and … Continue reading France’s Macron says he persuaded Trump to keep troops in Syria

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’ Russian officials warned of “consequences” after President Donald Trump announced his approval of U.S.-led military strikes in Syria against the Russian-backed regime of Bashar al-Assad. Early Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a statement saying the Western coalition’s “act of aggression” would only exacerbate the humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Putin called the strike a “destructive influence … Continue reading Putin declares US-led Syria strike an ‘act of aggression’

Warship Ruse, New Stealth Missiles: How They Attacked Syria

Bloomberg  Toluse Olorunnipa, Jennifer Jacobs, Tony Capaccio and Margaret Talev9 French Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian and French Minister of the Armed Forces Florence Parly make an official statement in the press room at the Élysée Palace in Paris, France, on April 14. “We cannot tolerate the recurring use of chemical weapons, which is an immediate danger for the Syrian people and our collective … Continue reading Warship Ruse, New Stealth Missiles: How They Attacked Syria