Posts tagged as Donald Trump

Lithuanian president compares Trump–Biden debate with his own campaign

Friday, October 2, 2020

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda gave an interview to the American news network CNN in which he said this week’s debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden reminded him of his own election campaign. “I would say, honestly, I did not forget my elections. They took place one year ago. And I remember the temperature in those elections was very high, too,” Nausėda responded to Richard Quest’s request to comment on…

Trump Lawyer Giuliani makes Latvian money-laundering allegations

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

The personal lawyer of U.S. President Donald Trump has repeated public allegations that he has evidence about money laundering between Latvia and Ukraine, with indirect links to a relative of one of his client’s political rivals. Speaking on the Trump-supporting  Fox News channel  , former New York mayor Rudy W. Giuliani claimed to be in possession of a document issued some years ago by Latvia’s anti-money laundering agency, one of two claimed “smoking gun…

Trump’s first offer was a better deal for Palestine – and Israel

By Thomas L. Knapp on Monday, February 10, 2020

In early 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump  pronounced himself “neutral” in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He also expressed pessimism that a deal between the two sides was even possible: “I have friends of mine that are tremendous businesspeople, that are really great negotiators, [and] they say it’s not doable.” It didn’t take Trump long to reverse himself — when it was explained to him that $100 million in…

The Soleimani Assassination: Worse Than a Crime, a Mistake

By Thomas L. Knapp on Friday, January 10, 2020

In March of 1804, French dragoons secretly crossed the Rhine into the German Margraviate of Baden. Acting on orders from Napoleon himself, they kidnapped Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien. After a hastily convened court-martial on charges of bearing arms against France, the duke was shot. “C’est pire qu’un crime, c’est une faute,” a French official (supposedly, but probably not, Talleyrand) said of the duke’s execution: “It is worse…

Will Donald Trump be removed from office?

Thursday, December 19, 2019

The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impeach President Donald Trump after 10 hours of partisan debate. Trump becomes only the third president, joining Bill Clinton and Andrew Johnson, to be formally impeached by Congress. President Richard Nixon also faced impeachment over the Watergate scandal but resigned before the proceedings could take place. Trump has been impeached over allegations he tried to use military aid to pressure Ukraine’s President…

Donald Trump has to join Latvia’s ‘looser table’ in US comedy sketch (Video)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Saturday Night Live, a popular comedy sketch show in the US, took a dig at the American president by turning the NATO summit into a cafeteria and having Donald Trump sit at a “loser table” with Latvia. After a  video   emerged from the NATO summit earlier in December that saw the leaders of Canada, the United Kingdom, and France mock Trump, several US comedy shows took a dig at…

President Kaljulaid meets Donald Trump at UN lunch reception

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

President Kersti Kaljulaid lunched with United States President Donald Trump in New York on Tuesday. The Estonian president is in New York this week attending a variety of events in connection with the UN General Assembly, which is convening for its 74th session. The president mentioned her gratitude that the U.S. leader had raised the issue of minority and women’s rights at his speech at the lunch. Polish president Andrzej…

Trump ousts hawkish Bolton, dissenter on foreign policy

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President Donald Trump on Tuesday abruptly forced out John Bolton, his hawkish national security adviser with whom he had strong disagreements on Iran, Afghanistan and a cascade of other global challenges. The sudden shake-up marked the latest departure of a prominent voice of dissent from the president’s inner circle, as Trump has grown less accepting of advice contrary to his instincts. It also comes at a trying moment for Trump…

The United States and Romania have agreed to strengthen “the right flank of NATO,” including the Black sea

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

The United States and Romania have agreed to strengthen the military position of the Alliance on the Eastern flank, including the Black sea, “to ensure transatlantic security.” This was stated by the presidents of the two countries following the visit of the Romanian delegation to Washington. At a press conference held after the meeting of President of Romania Klaus Iohannis with the American leader Donald Trump, the parties issued a…

North Korea test fires short-range missiles, casts doubt on nuclear talks

Thursday, July 25, 2019

North Korea fired two short-range missiles on Thursday from its east coast, a South Korean official said, its first missile tests since leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed to revive stalled denuclearization talks. North Korea launched the missiles from the coastal city of Wonsan with one flying about 430 km (267 miles) and the other 690 km (428 miles) out over the sea. They both reached…