Donald Trump continues to prove his obsession with former President Barack Obama by allegedly telling visitors of the White House that his predecessor sat in the Oval Office s private dining room and watched basketball all day. He just sat in here and watched basketball all day, Trump reportedly said of Obama, The Washington Post reported on Monday, citing unnamed White House officials.
Donald Trump apparently loves giving visitors extended tours of the White House and drops a few outlandish claims during them from time to time. For example, a group of visitors told the Washington Post that Trump claimed Barack Obama would spend the day watching television in the Oval Office in a small screen that has since been upgraded to a flat screen.
The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump enjoys giving impromptu talks to visitors mdash; and on one occasion baselessly claimed that his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, watched a lot of sports from the private dining room off the Oval Office. ”He just sat in here and watched basketball all day, ” Trump said, according to the publication, citing four people.
Cartoon by John Cook.When a cold spell struck the east coast recently, US President Donald Trump tweeted Wouldn t be bad to have a little of that good old fashioned Global Warming right now
Submitting to political pressure, President Donald Trump has backed a deal to temporarily end the record breaking government shutdown in America s history despite getting no funding for his controversial plan to build a wall along the US Mexico border.The deal resolved the crippling 35 day closure but not the fight over his proposed border wall.
What s really going on with China s economy? It s a $13 trillion question with massive implications for the continued rule of the Chinese Communist Party and President Xi Jinping, as well as the rest of the world, for much of which China is the No. 1 trading partner.Officially, things are right on track. The latest GDP numbers for the fourth quarter and the full year of 2018, released this week, show exactly the managed, modest slowdown in economic growth that Beijing promised to deliver: 6.6 percent annual growth in the world s second largest economy. Even as headlines trumpeted a 28 year low in China s growth rate, that was just what party leadership had pledged, knowing that the double digit growth rates posted earlier this century were never coming back.
Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump and informal campaign official, was arrested on Friday but not before allegedly threatening to kidnap a witness's therapy dog.A 24 page indictment compiled by special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference, centered around Russia's hack into the Democratic National Committee emails and Stone's connection to WikiLeaks.
The amount is subject to change, according to the aide, who said Democrats may make a proposal in a letter to Trump later this week. In past proposals, Democrats concept of border security has included infrastructure, more immigration judges and aid to Central American countries. We are prepared to spend a very substantial sum of money for border security, second ranking House Democrat Steny Hoyer told reporters Wednesday without giving details on the planned letter.
President Trump has personally met with Democratic leaders over the last month, and has been urging lawmakers from both sides of the aisle to rise above partisan politics in order to support national security. House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D #039;Alesandro PelosiSenate Democrats reject Trump's 'pro rated' wall funding pitch Overnight Defense: Officials expect to pull out of arms treaty with Russia Senate rejects two spending measures on Day 34 of shutdown CBO puts cost of US nuke arsenal at 4B over next decade On The Money: Shutdown Day 34 Senate rejects two measures to end shutdown Trump says he will take wall 'down payment' Pelosi rejects Trump proposal GOP senators blast Pence on strategy Ross sparks controversy with comments on furloughed workers MORE, however, flatly rejected any border security solution that includes funding to build a border wall, which is the one element that President Trump has made clear must be part of any deal.Even after Democrats refused to participate in a White House meeting to renew the negotiations, President Trump continued his outreach by inviting members of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus to meet with him the next day. During the border security debate, the White House has sought to appease Democrats, first by adding a request for $800 million in humanitarian funding intended to address valid concerns about the migrants, and then by proposing a three year reprieve for Dreamers and immigrants covered by temporary protected status.
WHEN DONALD TRUMP shut down the government, just before Christmas, his opponents privately shuddered. Illegal immigration, the issue he had chosen to stand on, was his most powerful weapon. And, though bloodied in the mid terms, he retained some of the imposing aura that his stunning election, loyal base and two years without serious political opposition conferred. Yet five weeks later, with daily reports of coast guards visiting food banks, IRS desertions, and FBI indictments postponed for want of cash, Democratic opinion has been dramatically revised. Mr Trump s opponents think they have got him at last. A Democratic congressman told Lexington it was unimaginable that Mr Trump will be re elected next year.A more dispassionate reading of the shutdown s political fallout, as Senate negotiations point to a possible end, suggests that Mr Trump may suffer no worse than a bruising stalemate. That is not to underrate how badly he has handled the episode. Indeed, it has been a case study in presidential incompetence.
#039;Sick of it: #039; Butner correction employee #039;s wife blames both sides in government shutdownPelosi denies Trump use of House chamber for State of the Union
Last week, the Microsoft founder was caught on camera stopping by Dick's Drive In in Seattle and queueing up to get some grub. In a now viral photo shared by Facebook user Mike Galos, Gates is wearing casual clothing as he waits for his turn to buy food at the burger joint. In his caption, Galos compared Gates with President Donald Trump and said the tech mogul wins for his humility and down to earth attitude. "When you're worth about $100,000,000,000, run the largest charity in the history of the world and stand in line for a burger, fries and Coke at Dick's like the rest of us..." he wrote. "This is how real rich people behave unlike the gold toilet seat wannabe poser in the White House."
US rejects Maduro;s decision to sever diplomatic ties Huawei executive could avoid US extradition, says Canadian ambassador Donald Trump says he;ll give State of the Union after shutdown ends The White House is continuing to work on contingency plans to give Donald Trump a backup in case the joint session plans fall through. (Reuters Photo: Yuri Gripas) The White House is moving forward with plans for President Donald Trump to deliver his State of the Union speech next week in front of a joint session of Congress despite a letter from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi requesting he delay it.The White House sent an email to the House sergeant at arms asking to schedule a walk through in anticipation of a Jan. 29 address, according to a White House official who was not authorized to discuss the planning by name and spoke on condition of anonymity.
It was April 2017, and Trump was calling the ISS for a televised conversation with Peggy Whitson, who had just broken the record to become the American who has spent the longest time in space. From New York Magazine: