Tag: Trump

Top Trump Official Admits He Sold Access to Lobbyists as a Lawmaker: Report

“If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you," Mick Mulvaney said. "If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.” In a speech to the American Bankers Association Tuesday, Director of the White House budget office Mick Mulvaney admitted that he granted special treatment and …

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A whole flock of Trump wannabes are running for office, because this is the Republican Party in 2018

Nope, there’s no separating the Republican Party from Donald Trump. It’s the party that nominated and elected him. It’s the party whose congressional leaders have stood with Trump time and time again on policy and on protecting him from investigation. And it’s the party running a slew of candidates vying to sound like Trump: “We don’t need …

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The hard truth about Trump and change

Dearest NationofChange Reader, The Trump administration is a disaster. Its dangerous policies serve to benefit the super rich at the cost of our environment, health, and safety. But while Trump provides us with a convenient target, he is not the source of our troubles, he is the product of them. Long before Trump, our country …

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper Demolishes the Idea that Trump Hires the ‘Best People’

"If the President hires only the best people, why aren't they still on the job?" In the wake of a continuous stream of staffing controversies in President Donald Trump's administrations, CNN's Anderson Cooper opened his show Tuesday night be examining candidate Trump's repeated campaign promise that he would only hire the best people. “If the …

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Study Shows Trump Voters Were Motivated by Fear of Losing Privileged Status—Not Economic Anxiety

This wasn't about the stagnant wages. Much has been made about Trump’s support from the “forgotten men and women” who elected him to throw a “flash-bang grenade” at the elites in Washington. Usually, this framed as an issue concerning “economic anxiety,” and the fact that middle-class white Americans are less prosperous than they were in …

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Unfit for office? How the 25th amendment could remove Trump – video explainer

Political dramas Homeland and Designated Survivor have recently explored how a president could be removed from office using the 25th amendment to the US constitution. It can only be triggered if the president is deemed ‘unfit for office’. But how would it work in reality? Who would be needed to trigger it? And why has …

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Trump and Macron Don’t Have a ‘Bromance’—It’s a Power Struggle, CNN Reporter Says

The two presidents were unusually affectionate. But one observer said that showed aggression, not congeniality. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron's excessively friendly interactions on Tuesday revealed something much closer to a power struggle than a true friendship, according to CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins. The two world leaders held hands, embraced, and gave …

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Trump and Macron share an awkward handshake and a kiss – video

The US president, Donald Trump, and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, exchange a vigorous handshake at the White House. Macron is the first leader to be accorded a state visit since Trump came to power in January 2017  Continue reading… US politics | The Guardian

Melania Trump Keeps Showing That She Wants Nothing to Do with Her Husband’s Disastrous Presidency

The first lady is a case study in subtle undermining. Melania Trump is a cipher, a more elusive woman than any other First Lady in memory. She chooses to remain in a different residence than her husband while exuding body language that many believe indicts she is less-than-totally supportive of her husband. I wonder how Donny …

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Macron pitches new Iran deal to sweeten existing agreement for Trump

French president’s offer seems calculated to appease Donald Trump’s discontent with the current ‘bad deal’ on Iran’s nuclear programme Emmanuel Macron has proposed negotiations on a “new deal” aimed at curbing Iran’s military power and regional activities, to exist alongside a three year-old agreement that restricts the country’s nuclear programme. Related: The Trump-Macron minibreak makes …

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