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Obama has ‘soft nose’: NZ PM’s partner

20.09.2018 20:27

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's partner has told an audience about former US President Barack Obama's "lovely, soft nose" and an invitation he's received from Melania Trump.

Melania Trump announces restoration of Blue Room furniture

20.09.2018 15:34

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House Blue Room is getting a new old look. Melania Trump has announced the restoration of a collection of furniture made for the White House by Frenchman Pierre-Antoine Bellange. The first lady says a team of curators has spent more than a decade restoring the furniture. The Committee for the [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Trump welcomes president of Poland to the White House

18.09.2018 12:31

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is welcoming the leader of Poland to the White House. Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted President Andrzej Duda and his wife on Tuesday. The two leaders were holding bilateral talks and a joint news conference later in the day. The White House has said that trade, the [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Donald Trump Jr mocks Kavanaugh accuser with vile, nonsensical meme

17.09.2018 21:12


Ever one of our worst people, Donald Trump Jr took some time out of his weekend to mock Christine Blasey Ford, the professor who came forward with sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Sunday, Don Jr posted a meme on Instagram with the caption "Judge Kavanaughs sexual assault letter found by Dems." The attached image is a piece of notebook paper that says "Hi Cindy, Will you be my girlfreind? [sic]" with options to check "yes" or "no."  SEE ALSO: This photo of Melania Trump gardening is Twitter's new favorite meme View this post on Instagram A post shared by Donald Trump Jr. (@donaldjtrumpjr) on Sep 15, 2018 at 12:30pm PDT In short, it compares Ford's disturbing account of Kavanaugh's behavior (which allegedly occurred when the nominee was 17 years old) to an elementary school crush. Trump, Jr. does not have a particular reputation for treading lightly around sensitive subjects, nor for being on the right side of history even a single time. But this is a new low, even for him.  He also can't seem to post a joke that makes sense — here, for example, he implies that Kavanaugh's transgression was some sort of written correspondence ("sexual assault letter"), which is extremely stupid. But then, what did we expect? This is the same person did that Skittles socialism tweet. WATCH: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No. It's an inflatable Trump baby flying around London

From: www.yahoo.com

How tech became a new front in the culture wars

14.09.2018 9:09

There are a lot of reasons politicians go after big tech and social media companies today. Some criticize the companies' records on privacy while others, including first lady Melania Trump, have spoken out against online harassment. And there is, of course, the problem of foreign propaganda campaigns that continue to occur, as President Trump's own intelligence officials warned.

From: rss.cnn.com

Donald Trump nearly declared war on North Korea with proposed tweet, Bob Woodward book reveals

09.09.2018 20:11


Donald Trump nearly started a conflict with North Korea in early 2018, when he proposed a tweet that "scared the daylights" out of his defence secretary James Mattis, a new book claims. “This is all about leader versus leader,” said Mr Trump, according to Fear, an upcoming book by legendary Watergate journalist Bob Woodward seen by the Telegraph. “Man versus man. Me versus Kim.” Woodward reveals that Mr Trump wanted to send a tweet ordering US military dependents – thousands of family members of 28,500 troops - to leave South Korea. It sent his national security staff into panic mode. A senior figure in the North Korean politburo had already signalled to them that any evacuation would be interpreted in Pyongyang as a precursor to military attack. Knowing that, Mr Trump’s tweet would effectively be a declaration war and could have provoked Kim into attacking South Korea. The tweet was never sent. The book also reveals that Mr Trump decided early in his presidency that the United States would stay in Nato, but told Mr Mattis to become its "rent collector". Following a crunch meeting at the White House, to decide whether Mr Trump was "in or out" of the alliance, the president was persuaded and told Mr Mattis: "You can have your Nato." According to the book Mr Trump's doctor had the president's schedule cut back because of "stress". The cover of Bob Woodward's 448-page book on Donald Trump Credit: Simon & Schuster And a picture emerged of Melania Trump as a key, and tough, behind-the-scenes player, with one senior adviser describing her as like a "hammer". The dinner meeting to decide Nato policy was convened in the Red Room of the White House at 6.30pm on Feb 8, 2017 by then chief of staff Reince Priebus. US policy had to be settled ahead of a speech by Mr Mattis in Munich a week later. Mr Trump insisted on talking about the gossip of the day, until dessert, when Mr Priebus said "We've really got to deal with the Nato issue." Retired general Keith Kellogg, the National Security Council chief of staff, argued Nato was "obsolete" and the US was being "used" by allies. Mr Mattis and Joseph Dunford, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, argued in favour of Nato, according to the book. James Mattis said if Nato didn't exist it would have to be invented Credit: AFP Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law, also interjected, saying the US was only losing "pennies on the dollar" in supporting Nato. Mr Mattis expressed confidence Germany would meet the target of paying two per cent of GDP on defence. He added: "If you didn't have Nato you would have to invent it. There's no way Russia could win a war if they took on Nato." At the end of the dinner Mr Trump told Mr Mattis the US would support Nato but allies must pay. He told Mr Mattis: "You can have your Nato. But you become the rent collector." Mr Mattis reportedly laughed and nodded. During the same meeting Mr Trump reportedly asked C. Boyden Gray, former US ambassador to the EU: "Which is going to be the next country to drop out (of the EU after Brexit)?" Mr Gray said he did not think there would be another one. Mr Trump said he agreed. The prospect of conflict with North Korea reportedly came closest early this year when Mr Trump proposed sending a tweet ordering home families of the 28,500 US military personnel stationed in South Korea. North Korea had previously made clear it would regard such a move as a sign of imminent attack. Mr Trump's planned tweet was considered "almost unthinkable" by aides, Mr Woodward wrote. Bob Woodward’s book on Trump | The most explosive claims The president later raised the idea with Lindsey Graham, the Republican senator with whom he plays golf. Mr Graham reportedly told him: "That if s a big frigging deal. Mr President, I don't think you should ever start this process unless you are ready to go to war." According to the book Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, Mr Trump's doctor until earlier this year, repeatedly advised John Kelly, his chief of staff, to "dial back" the president's schedule because he was "under stress". The Woodward book is just more self-serving whinges from disgruntled Trump insiders Mr Kelly responded by introducing more non-specific "executive time" on the schedule, the book said, People close to the first couple told Woodward there was "sincere affection" in the relationship, they ate dinner together at times, but Mrs Trump "operated independently". Steve Bannon, Mr Trump's former chief strategist, was quoted as saying: "Behind the scenes she's a hammer." He believed Mrs Trump had the most influence with the president of anyone, identifying who was telling her husband the truth, and who was "sucking up". She was "obsessed" with raising their son Barron, and that was "her focus 100 per cent," one insider told Woodward. :: Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward is published by Simon & Schuster on September 11.

Trump Cabinet members, first lady deny writing anonymous op-ed

06.09.2018 18:55

Nearly every member of President Trump's inner circle denied writing an anonymous New York Times op-ed that described an active resistance inside the White House. That includes Cabinet members and first lady Melania Trump. CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang reports.

From: feeds.cbsnews.com

Melania Trump says op-ed author 'sabotaging' country

06.09.2018 13:46

September 07, 2018 1:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AFP) - First Lady Melania Trump on Thursday (Sept 6) accused the author of an anonymous attack on her husband in the op-ed pages of The New York Times of "sabotaging" the country.

From: www.straitstimes.com

Trump to attend 9/11 anniversary ceremony in Pennsylvania

05.09.2018 15:45

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by participating in a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial in Pennsylvania. The White House says the president will be accompanied at Tuesday’s ceremony in Shanksville by first lady Melania Trump. Nearly 3,000 people were killed on Sept. 11, 2001, [...]

From: www.seattletimes.com

Is Melania Trump's 'body double' back? Twitter users are convinced FLOTUS has been replaced by a decoy

29.08.2018 1:12

Eagle-eyed Twitter users have been analysing recent footage of the First Lady, and it&'s reignited concerns she&'s not the real Melania

From: www.mirror.co.uk

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