Posts tagged as President Trump

Kanye West announces he’s distancing himself from politics

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Kanye West says he’s “distancing” himself from politics. On Twitter the rapper claims he’s being “used to spread messages I don’t believe in.” He has been a vocal supporter of President Trump but this decision appears to centre around a campaign he was linked to known as Blexit. Run by Conservative commentator Candace Owens it encourages black Americans to quit the Democratic party. She claimed the musician had designed clothing…

Trump ‘likes Taylor Swift 25% less’ after political post

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Taylor Swift’s endorsement of two Democrats for the US mid-term elections has sparked a huge response – including from President Donald Trump. Mr Trump has told reporters he likes “Taylor’s music about 25% less now”. The singer-songwriter, 28, had previously deliberately steered clear of politics but said events in “the past two years” had changed her mind. Her latest comments were praised by many but also sparked a fierce backlash…

North Korea Replaces Its Top Military Officials Ahead of the Summit with President Trump

Monday, June 4, 2018

North Korea has replaced its top three military officials ahead of a planned summit with President Donald Trump in Singapore, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports. Citing an intelligence source, Yonhap named the outgoing officials as defense minister Pak Yong Sik, Ri Myong Su, the Korean People’s Army’s (KPA) chief of the general staff, and Kim Jong Gak, director of the KPA’s General Political Bureau and former defense minister. The…

America after Trump

By E.J. Dionne Jr. on Monday, May 14, 2018

In the imaginations of his hopeful defenders, President Trump was supposed to transcend left and right. He’d break the Republican Party from the shibboleths of the Reagan Era and create a new ideology mindful of the interests of the party’s working-class supporters. Trump signaled this regularly. He touted a big infrastructure program. He insisted he would never cut Medicare, Medicaid or Social Security. He said his health-care plan would be…

Princely feuds in the Persian Gulf thwart Trump’s efforts to resolve the Qatar dispute

Monday, May 14, 2018

When the rulers of Abu Dhabi and Bahrain teamed up to invade Qatar in 1867, Doha was a tiny outpost on an obscure desert peninsula coveted by rival tribes. Today, Doha is a city transformed into a glittering modern capital by natural-gas-derived wealth — and Qatar is still the object of its neighbors’ wrath, an outlier and maverick whose emir refuses to fall into line with the region’s powerful royal…