This Fourth of July, Trump will star in a movie of his own making

We will view the presidents remake of Gladiator, the Oscar-winning tale of a debauched and self-venerating Roman emperor Donald Trump won the presidency but never scored an Emmy for the Apprentice despite 15 seasons and 192 episodes. Come this Independence Day, however, the president will star in a movie of his own making. On the Fourth of July, the president will produce and take center stage in his own remake of Gladiator, Ridley Scotts Academy Award-winning tale of a debauched and self-venerating Roman emperor. Broadcast and filmed before a live audience from the Lincoln Memorial, Trumps extravaganza looms as a cinematic production befitting his politics and persona. flanked by the service branches brass, Trump will seek to honor himself as …

Trump official blames migrant father for drowning with daughter

Ken Cuccinelli, acting USCIS head, said he wasnt concerned photos would be emblematic of hardline immigration policy A widelyimages that highlight the peril and desperation faced by migrant families blocked from entering the US at the immigration policy. The reason we have tragedies like that on the border is because that father didnt wait to go through the asylum process in the legal fashion and decided to cross the river and not only died but his daughter died tragically as well, Cuccinelli said on Thursday night. The photographs, taken on Monday, show scar Alberto Martnez Ramrez, 26, and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria lying face down in shallow water after dying in the Rio Grande, the river that divides Mexico from …

Vulnerable Trump begins 2020 campaign amid boasts and backlash

With poor poll numbers against Democrats, president faces coordinated opposition but history may be on his side Donald Trump will formally election day in November 2020. The rally looks to be setting records, claimed in a tweet on Monday, adding: We are building large movie screens outside to take care of everybody. Over 100,000 requests. Our Country is doing great, far beyond what the haters & losers thought possible and it will only get better! But beneath the surface self-congratulation, there is cause for panic in Trumpworld. Democrats will seek to undercut the show of strength by staging a counter-rally outside the stadium, featuring speeches from Floridians who say they have been personally hurt by the presidents policies. Protesters are …

Siege: Trump under Fire by Michael Wolff review

Michael Wolffs second bite at the Trump presidency speculates on how the fiasco will end The Trump presidency began as Kim Jong-un, Michael Wolffs siege of Mafeking, let alone that of Leningrad. The war of attrition waged by Wolff and his fellow journalists has hardly worn Trump down; he retains the freedom of the air, tweeting out a daily barrage of lies and insults and jetting off to stoke up bigots in midwestern arenas or embarrass foreign heads of state who wince as they welcome him on to their soil. Mostly Siege retells scandalous stories that are pretty familiar, with few fresh disclosures. Despite the indiscreet tattle dribbled into his ear by the disgruntled Melania in hospital for a week …

Mueller drew up obstruction indictment against Trump, Michael Wolff book says

Spokesman for special counsel denies existence of document at heart of revelation in Fire and Fury sequel, Siege: Trump Under Fire A new book from Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff says special counsel Robert Mueller drew up a three-count obstruction of justice indictment against Donald Trump before deciding to shelve it an explosive claim which a spokesman for Mueller flatly denied. The stunning revelation is contained in Siege: Trump Under Fire, which will be published a week from now, on 4 June. It is the sequel to Fire and Fury, Wolffs bestseller on the first year of the Trump presidency dysfunction within the Trump White House and engendered huge controversy after the Guardian Fear: Trump in the White House …

China expected to retaliate over Trump tariff hike, economic adviser says

Larry Kudlow says We may know more today or this evening or tomorrow after Trump raises spectre of a full-blown trade war The US expects China to retaliate over the Trump administrations Talks ended on Friday and tweeted saying Beijing had deliberately sought to delay negotiations. China felt they were being beaten so badly in the recent negotiation that they may as well wait around for the next election, 2020, to see if they could get lucky [and] have a Democrat win, he said. Kudlow told Fox no more talks were planned but also said there was a strong possibility Trump and Chinese president Xi Jinping will meet in Japan at [the] G20 summit at the end of June. In …

Trump to nominate former Boeing executive as defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan has served in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of former Pentagon chief Jim Mattis Donald Trump will nominate Patrick Shanahan, the acting Pentagon chief, as his new defense secretary, the White House announced on Thursday. Shanahan, a former executive at Boeing, has been serving in the role in an acting capacity since the departure of the former defense secretary James Mattis in December. Unlike Mattis, who disagreed with Trump on multiple issues and used his Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump is just one chapter of bad fiction in America’s history, White House press dinner told

When you chip away at the press, you chip away at our democracy, Pulitzer-winning historian Ron Chernow tells Trump-free event As Donald Trump flailed his arms and railed against the media at a raucous campaign rally on Saturday night, a Pulitzer prize-winning historian delivered an elegantly scathing rebuke at the in polarised reactions to special counsel Robert Muellers report on Russian election interference was on vivid display again in two speeches. In Washington, Chernow, biographer of founding father Alexander Hamilton and former president Ulysses S Grant, delivered an eloquent and erudite defence of the freedom of the press with some subtle barbs, winning a standing ovation from an audience that quickly forgot any disappointment over the lack of a comedian …