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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…