President Trump’s job approval rating has reached its highest point of this year, according to the most recent ABC News/Washington Post poll. In the survey, which was conducted from April 8 to 11, 40 percent of 1,002 adult respondents said they approved of the way Trump is handling his job as president.The figure was four points lower at 36 percent in January.The Post attributes the rise to a boost in support from certain demographic groups including whites, conservatives, and rural Americans. However, the publication points out that Trump still faces significant disapproval from other segments including non-whites, liberals, and women.The president also experienced a declining job approval rating in another new poll—this one, from NBC and the Wall Street Journal—which found that the number dipped by four percent compared to last month and now stands at 39 percent. 28 PHOTOS President Donald Trump's … [Read more...] about Poll shows President Trump breaks new record with job approval rating
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President-elect Trump on Wednesday. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP As Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States, many around the world are asking: what happens now? The Local looks at five key ways that Donald Trump's presidency is likely to have an impact in Italy. The US Embassy in Rome told The Local that Americans living in Italy "should not be concerned about any immediate changes resulting from the election.” However, the new administration is going to lead to changes which will have an impact far beyond the US. From politics to trade to security, here are the five ways Trump's presidency is likely to affect Italy. 1. A boost for the far-right Northern League leader Matteo Salvini. Photo: Gabriel Buoys/AFP Lars Rensmann, a professor of European politics and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of International Political Theory, told The Local that although the majority of Italians are anti-Trump*, "Salvini is celebrating for a reason. "The same … [Read more...] about What does President Trump mean for Italy?
Just hours after President Donald Trump had his first phone call with Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, Spain released its official* message to the 45th President of the United States of America Well, actually it released two rival “Make Spain Second” videos, jumping on the bandwagon of joke missives from around the world, which began in The Netherlands in response to Trump's America First inauguration message. What was most important to get across when dealing with the new administration, according to both Spanish versions, was the need to make it clear that on no account were the Spanish to be confused with Mexicans. One video clip, which was made by the satirical show Intermedio, had shared Spain' secret weapon that was even more effective than Trump's "anti-Muslim" travel ban. "Here in Spain we eat so much pork that no Muslim wants to come in". The rival video compared Trump to dictator Francisco Franco and encouraged Trump to visit the “German island … [Read more...] about WATCH: Spain’s message to President Trump
What happens next? With Donald Trump inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States of America, The Local looks ahead at what impact his administration could have on Spain. Trade Spain is in a particularly vulnerable situation if Donald Trump makes good on his promises as a champion of protectionism. During his campaign he has voiced criticism of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership - or TTIP – a complicated trade deal between the US and the European Union on which talks started in 2013. Trump’s election will likely see it indefinitely stalled if not actually scrapped, which is bad news for Spain as one of the key beneficiaries of the deal. The US is Spain’s largest trading partner outside of the EU with exports from Spain representing €6.7 billion from January to June, according to data published in El Pais, with the balance of trade in the first half of this year in Spain’s favour. Spanish companies with large … [Read more...] about What the Donald Trump presidency could mean for Spain
President Donald Trump uses Twitter to break news, feud with critics and even conduct diplomacy. It can be hard to keep up with the prolific 45th president — so we're keeping track of @realDonaldTrump's latest noteworthy tweets. They include his attacks on his nemesis, former FBI Director James Comey, a Trumpian pitch on Tax Day and his statement that he would have fired Robert Mueller if he wanted to. With Newsday staff and The Associated Press 'Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week' Trump confirmed the top-secret meeting between the CIA director and North Korean leader in this tweet on April 18, 2018, but his time reference is off. Mike Pompeo visited North Korea over Easter weekend, The Washington Post reported -- so a few weeks before Trump's tweet. Comey 'was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation' This tweet on April 18, 2018, contradicts what Trump told NBC News last May, when he said that "this Russia thing" (which he deemed "a … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s noteworthy tweets as president