Tag Archives: Donald Trump

‘Trump doesn’t measure up’: Doris Kearns Goodwin on leadership

The Team of Rivals author has brought Lincoln together with Johnson and two Roosevelts to produce a timely study of what makes a great president Nelson Mandela is dead. Barack Obama is out of office. Strongmen are thriving from China to Egypt, from North Korea to Turkey. Britain’s prime minister looks weak as Brexit looms and Europe threatens to unravel. …

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Trump floats pardon for Muhammad Ali even though boxing great doesn’t need one

President says hes thinking about that very seriously, seemingly unaware that supreme court overturned Alis conviction in 1971 Donald Trump said on Friday that he may grant a posthumous pardon to Muhammad Ali, seemingly unaware that the great boxer’s conviction was overturned by the supreme court 47 years ago. Departing for the G7 summit in Canada, the president told reporters …

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Al Sharpton on Donald Trump: ‘He’s a white nationalist’

The civil rights activist, who recently found himself at the sharp end of the presidents tweets, discusses his history with Trump and the recent mass gun violence Among the many framed mementoes that clutter the white vinyl walls of the Rev Al Sharpton’s midtown Manhattan office, there is one he treasures just a little more than the others. It’s an …

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‘Disgusting news’: Donald Trump whips up crowd anger as he vilifies media

President was campaigning for Senate candidate but continued his increasingly alarming verbal vendetta Donald Trump ramped up his attack on the media on Thursday night, criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news” and describing journalists in attendance as “horrible, horrendous people”, despite UN experts warning earlier in the day that his actions were putting journalists at risk. Nominally appearing …

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Trump now claims he was ‘very strong’ with Putin on election meddling

After clashing statements on who was responsible, president claims he told Russian leader: We cant have this Donald Trump now says he holds the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, personally responsible for his country’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, further walking back a statement on Monday that drew bipartisan condemnation. In an interview broadcast on Wednesday evening, the US president …

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Trump grants posthumous pardon to heavyweight champion Jack Johnson

Donald Trump has granted a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, boxings first black heavyweight champion Donald Trump has granted a rare posthumous pardon to boxing’s first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after what Trump said many feel was a racially motivated injustice. “It’s my honor to do it. It’s about time,” Trump said during an Oval Office ceremony, …

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John McCain obituary

Patriotic senator and Republican presidential candidate admired for his bravery as a prisoner in Hanoi, and for his readiness to speak truth to power Senator John McCain of Arizona, who has died aged 81 after suffering from brain cancer, was for many Americans an authentic national hero. The son and grandson of admirals, he was a pilot who, shot down …

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Summit critics have Trump derangement syndrome – says Trump

US president hits out at comments about his relationship with Putin Donald Trump has accused critics of “Trump derangement syndrome” as the fallout from his summit with Vladimir Putin showed no sign of abating. The US president might be regretting his partial climbdown on his drawing a moral equivalence between the Kremlin and American intelligence and law enforcement agencies, which …

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Trump ‘considering full pardon’ of Jack Johnson – thanks to Sylvester Stallone

President says Rocky star called about black world champion convicted in 1913 and subject of campaign which did not sway Barack Obama Donald Trump said on Saturday he is “considering a full pardon” for Jack Johnson, the great African American boxer who was a victim of racially motivated injustice. Johnson became the first black heavyweight world champion in 1908, winning …

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