President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of the auto industry, told a fanciful story about Iran duping Barack Obama and took a misinformed swipe at Puerto Rico just as its residents braced for a catastrophe that didn't come. A look at some statements by Trump and his team during a week bookended by the Group of Seven summit and the approach of Hurricane Dorian to the U.S. mainland after it brushed past Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. PUERTO RICOTRUMP, on hurricane aid: "Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for 'anywhere.'" — tweet Tuesday. TRUMP, on Puerto Rico: "Congress approved Billions of Dollars last time, more than anyplace else has ever gotten." — tweet Wednesday. When asked about his idea of hosting next year’s G7 summit at his Miami golf resort, Trump denied he’s profiting off the presidency. “We haven’t found anything that’s even close to … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Trump’s Swipe at Puerto Rico, G-7 Comments
close Video Trump meets world leaders in France for G7 summit The gathering of world leaders plan to discuss a variety of topics, ranging from the global economy to climate change. President Trump on Monday said the U.S. is not seeking regime change in Iran and told reporters at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, that he hopes to see a strong Iran. Trump’s comments came after a day of tense meetings with his European counterparts about how best to approach Iran and the recent tensions in the region. On Sunday, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made a surprise visit at the summit at the behest of French President Emmanuel Macron. Trump insisted that he knew about Zarif’s appearance but did not meet with him. Video “I knew he was coming in and I respected the fact that he was coming in. And we’re looking to make Iran rich again, let them be rich, let them do well, if they want,” Trump said, according to … [Read more...] about Trump: We’re not looking for regime change in Iran
Un nuevo apretón de manos de Trump ha pasado a formar parte de su ya famoso repertorio de extraños momentos que rodean sus saludos a líderes mundiales. Desde el vigoroso estrujón que cortó la circulación sanguínea al presidente de Japón Shinzo Abe, hasta sus tira y afloja con Emmanuel Macron, Trump proporcionó en la cumbre de la ASEAN, la Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático, una nueva pieza a la colección. En esta ocasión, el presidente de EEUU sufrió un momento de confusión en el momento en el que los líderes unían manos en símbolo de unidad. A pesar de las dificultades para juntar su mano a la del presidente filipino, Rodrigo Duterte, la relación entre ambos líderes está de luna de miel. Esto supone un cambio radical con su predecesor, Barack Obama, al que Duterte llamó “hijo de puta”. Obama se había mostrado crítico con las ejecuciones … [Read more...] about Trump confundido durante el saludo de la unidad de la ASEAN
PARIS -- The symbolic tree that President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron planted at the White House last year has died, according to French media reports. The small oak, which came from the historic Belleau Wood to the east of Paris, where American forces halted a German counteroffensive in the waning months of World War I, was a gift from Macron to Trump during his April 2018 state visit. As Macron wrote on Twitter at the time, the tree "will be a reminder at the White House of these ties that bind us." Instead, the dead tree can now be seen as a reminder of an amicable relationship that began as "le bromance" and has since become rather antagonistic.A major turning point in the Macron-Trump relationship came during the same visit when the two presidents gathered with their wives on the White House lawn to plant the tree. Macron had flown across the Atlantic to try to convince Trump not to abandon the Iran deal, a signature policy achievement of the Obama … [Read more...] about Trump and Macron planted a friendship tree. Now it’s dead.
John Wagner and James McAuley, The Washington Post Published 5:41 am PST, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump sought Wednesday to gain leverage from a deadly terrorist attack at a Christmas market in France in a battle with Democratic congressional leaders over funding of his long-promised wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. In a morning tweet, Trump referenced the incident in the eastern French city of Strasbourg as he made an appeal to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for votes on border security. "Another very bad terror attack in France," Trump wrote. "We are going to strengthen our borders even more. Chuck and Nancy must give us the votes to get additional Border Security!" Trump's tweet came less than 24 hours after an extraordinary Oval Office meeting with Schumer and Pelosi in which they publicly sparred over Trump's demand for $5 billion for the border wall that he made a … [Read more...] about Trump cites French terrorist attack in seeking funding for US-Mexico border wall