Nobel Prize-winning author Wole Soyinka said Thursday that he fulfilled his promise to throw away his United States green card and relocate if Donald Trump won the presidency. “I’ve done it,” the Nigerian author told news channel eNCA on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg, Reuters reported. “When I was ready, when I’d finished, I negotiated my departure,” he said. Mr. Soyinka said Africans are worried that Mr. Trump could tarnish the legacy of President Obama, whose father was Kenyan. “We on the African continent could boast that we had a contemporary descendent ruling the
President Barack Obama told Rolling Stone in an interview the day after the election that was published Tuesday that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton would´ve won if only young people voted. "If you look at the data from the election, if it were just young people who were voting, Hillary would have gotten 500 electoral votes," Obama said. "So we have helped, I think, shape a generation to think about being inclusive, being fair, caring about the environment." He said young Americans "will have growing influence year by year, which means that America over time will continue to get better."
Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., said Friday he won´t be attending the inauguration of President-elect Trump in January, because of his plan to boost enforcement of U.S. immigration laws. "I´m not going to this inauguration, I can´t go to this inauguration, because he continues to spew hatred, bigotry and prejudice even after he said he was going to bring us all together," Gutierrez said on CNN. "But he´s not," he added. "He continues to spew this kind of ... hatred. So I´m not going to be there." He did say, however, that he would be in Washington on Inauguration Day to march with people
Donald Trump intends to nominate Gen. James Mattis, one of the most respected military men of his generation, to run the sprawling Department of Defense, it was reported Thursday. Citing people familiar with the decision, the Washington Post said the announcement from the president-elect is expected next week. But since a law prevents those on active duty within the last seven years from serving in a civilian post, Congress will not only have to confirm Mattis but also pass a law making an exception. Congress has done that just once, when Gen. George C. Marshall was appointed to the post
CNN’s Dana Bash reacted tonight to President-elect Donald Trump‘s big post-victory rally by lamenting how much he attacked the media. Trump went on his usual attacks against the “dishonest media,” this time mixing it with mockery of how much the press downplayed his chances of winning. Bash said this in response: (Video) “There were lots of divisive comments, especially and unfortunately about the press, which I wish he would stop doing, not only because we are members of the press, but because as leader of the free world, you do set an example for free press in countries around the
Good morning! The current headline on the Drudge Report doesn’t link anywhere. It’s just a six-word sentence that packs a big punch. It is the definition of “whoa, if true.” See for yourself: (Photo) We will update if the exclusive becomes more concrete and have reached out to Megyn Kelly‘s representatives for more information. Reports on Kelly’s job prospects beyond Fox News have been conflicting. Some say other networks aren’t welcoming the queen of cable news ratings with open arms, but her co-hosting stint on Live! gave Kelly Ripa‘s morning show its highest ratings since Michael Strahan left. UPDATE —
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, which maintains strong financial ties to the Kellogg Company, has provided at least $930,000 in support of the controversial work of the Black Lives Matter organization. The financing is listed on the Foundation’s website. It includes a June 1, 2016 grant to the International Development Exchange, which is in a contractual relationship with Black Lives Matter to process donations for the group. The Associated Press reported the International Development Exchange, also known as IDEX, “has been acting as a mostly unseen financial arm of Black Lives Matter, with the ability to receive grants and tax-deductible donations on