Tag: Donald Trump

Top Trump aide warns of ‘strong actions’ on TikTok, angering China

A top White House official said he expected President Trump to act firmly against the TikTok and WeChat social media apps, prompting an angry response from China on Monday. China dismissed White House trade advisor Peter Navarro's comments as "ridiculous and narrow-minded", and slammed the...

Trump fuels, then downplays, tensions with virus expert Fauci

President Donald Trump said Monday he has a "very good" working relationship with America's top infectious disease specialist, despite repeatedly undercutting the respected scientist amid the coronavirus pandemic. For several days Trump has hurled criticism at Anthony Fauci, a senior member of his coronavirus taskforce,...

As virus rages in US, Trump finally wears a mask

by Daniel WOOLLS US President Donald Trump wore a face mask in public for the first time Saturday, finally yielding to intense pressure to set a public health example as the coronavirus rampages across America. Trump had on a dark mask with the presidential seal as...

Kim’s sister says ‘no need’ for another US-N. Korea summit

The powerful sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Friday there was "no need" for another summit with the United States unless Washington offered a "decisive change" in approach. Kim and US President Donald Trump first met in Singapore two years ago but...

Ignoring outrage, Trump makes good on WHO pullout

by Shaun TANDON President Donald Trump on Tuesday formally started the withdrawal of the United States from the World Health Organization, making good on threats to deprive the UN body of its top funding source over its response to the coronavirus. Public health advocates and Trump's...

Trump ‘bullying’ blamed as key impeachment witness quits army

Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, who provided damning impeachment evidence against President Donald Trump, retired from the US Army on Wednesday after being subjected to a campaign of "bullying, intimidation and retaliation," his attorney said. Vindman, 45, was fired from his position on the National Security...

Harvard, MIT sue Trump govt over order revoking visas for foreign students

by Peter HUTCHISON Harvard and MIT asked a court Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump's administration threatening the visas of foreign students whose entire courses have moved online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The universities' lawsuit was in response to an announcement Monday...

‘Red hat off’: White House hopeful Kanye West breaks with Trump

Kanye West believes God told him to run for president, the rapper reveals in an interview published Wednesday in which he claims no longer to support Donald Trump and voices doubt over Democrat challenger Joe Biden's ability to unite black voters. In a wide-ranging phone...

US infections top three million as Trump pushes schools reopening

by Issam AHMED with AFP bureaus The United States topped three million confirmed coronavirus cases Wednesday as President Donald Trump pushed for schools to re-open amid a COVID-19 resurgence in many southern hotspots. The US remains by far the worst affected country, with over 131,000 deaths,...

Trump says he’d have ‘no problem’ using mask in ‘tight’ quarters

US President Donald Trump, who has yet to be seen in public wearing a face mask during the coronavirus pandemic, said Wednesday he would have "no problem" doing so, while reiterating his belief that the contagion will just "disappear." "If I were in a tight...