Tag: Donald Trump

In US politics, height matters and Trump knows it

by Danny Woolls When Donald Trump literally belittles his perceived enemies -- by mocking their stature -- he is weaponizing a long-standing maxim of US presidential politics: taller guys tend to win the White House. Trump -- who stands at about 6'3" (1m90) depending on which...

Iran foreign minister says Trump misled by advisors

International efforts to mediate between Tehran and the US are being thwarted by President Donald Trump's advisors misleading him into thinking the Iranian regime is collapsing, the country's foreign minister said Saturday. France and Japan have both sought to foster dialogue between the two foes...

Trump insists he can intervene in criminal cases

President Donald Trump dismissed rare criticism from his attorney general Friday, tweeting that he has the "legal right" to intervene in criminal cases whenever he likes. The Republican businessman has been accused by opponents in Congress of trying to strip away the Justice Department's independence...

WHO defends China after US criticism over outbreak

The World Health Organization on Friday defended China following US claims of a lack of transparency in Beijing's response to the new coronavirus outbreak. Larry Kudlow, head of the US National Economic Council, had said on Thursday: "We're a little disappointed in the lack of...

Trump ally draws fire for homophobic jab at Buttigieg

Mockery of Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg's homosexuality by a close ally of President Donald Trump drew fire Friday, pushing the politically sensitive issue higher into the headlines than ever before. Buttigieg is the first openly gay man with a realistic chance of getting a major...

Trump ‘fine’ with end of Philippines military pact

US President Donald Trump dismissed concerns Wednesday about the Philippines canceling a major military accord, saying the decision would save Americans money. The 1998 Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) created a legal framework for the presence of US troops in the Philippines and for organizing joint...

Trump expects coronavirus crisis to ‘go away’ in April

US President Donald Trump said Monday he expected the coronavirus outbreak that has killed more than 900 people to disappear in April due to hotter weather. "The virus... typically that will go away in April," he told reporters at the White House, adding: "The heat,...

New Hampshire: tiny state packs punch in US presidential race

by Michael Mathes Even out on ice-covered Lake Winnipesaukee the talk turns to politics, as voters in tiny New Hampshire, which plays a disproportionate role in picking American presidents, mull which Democrat should face Donald Trump in November. "I'm surprised the candidates aren't out here. This...

US presidency gains more power with Trump’s acquittal

by Paul HANDLEY President Donald Trump's impeachment acquittal has delivered the White House a fresh coat of power, sparking worries over the rise of an "imperial presidency." His victory in the Senate trial on Wednesday accelerated a decades-long shift in the US government in which Congress has...

Trump’s election trump card: a healthy economy

After emerging intact from his impeachment and trial, US President Donald Trump can now trumpet his economic record as he battles to win re-election in November. The businessman-turned-politician inherited an economy in the upswing from his predecessor Barack Obama, recovering from the ravages of the 2008...