President Donald Trump says president Barack Obama has ´been very nice to me personally, but his people haven’t been nice.´ ´He’s nice personally, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of nice things happening behind the scenes. And that’s unfortunate,´ Trump told Fox News´ Jesse Watters in an interview that aired Saturday. Two weeks ago the current president accused the former one of wiretapping him, an act he called ´low´ and ´sick´ in tweets. While Trump has been insistent that he was surveiled in some way by the previous administration, his anger at Obama himself appears to have tapered off. Watters had mentioned rioting
#1- There is a meaningful, necessary, patriotic reason for President Trump’s kind words about the former president. President Trump and this country are facing dangerous times right now as elucidated recently by Rush Limbaugh.
I didn´t hear P. Trumps words or see his expression as he said Oreo obe was nice to him. I do know that the school of damning by faint praise is used by masters of put down via semi-hidden sarcasm. Those word like and nice are very subtle luke warm expressions the subjects never quite recognize.
It is 0bama´s [and the Democrat´s] strategy to be passive-aggressive just like the high school chicks whose methods they copy.
Who hasn´t seen the teenage cutesy nicey-nice suckup who, when the selected victim is gone, makes hateful comments and schemes nasty and painful things?
President Trump only speaks the plain truth when he says 0bama was nice to his face, but he is diplomatic enough to state 0bama droids are doing the nasty stuff. He, and we, all know where their orders come from.
Obola is a coward and cannot face a man and deal with him directly, clear eyed, upstanding and strong. No, he is passive-aggressive and he will get others to fight his fights for him. He certainly has enough tools who will do that and never think they are being used.
The US still boasts the most powerful military in the world, dwarfing both Russia and China behind them, according to the new global rankings of armed forces around the world. The US spends almost $600 billion a year on its defence budget and has an available manpower of 145,215,000. Russia, which came second in the rankings, spends less than $45 billion a year on defence while China forks out $161 billion annually. What´s more, the US will see its defence spending increase under President Donald Trump, as he has proposed a $54 billion increase for the department. He said it will help ´demolish
While President Donald Trump has expressed his “personal commitment” to help reach a final status agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, senior advisors are less than optimistic such a deal can be brokered, and have made their skepticism clear to the president. President Trump is scheduled to arrive in Israel in 10 days, a trip that will likely kick off his much-anticipated effort to bring Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table. A week before Trump arrives, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will land in Israel and present his credentials to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin. Friedman, a long-time
NEW YORK - Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon asked the UN Security Council on Thursday to “take action” and call on the Palestinian Authority to stop paying terrorists for killing civilians in Israel. “In 2016, the PA dedicated almost $130 million of its budget to paying imprisoned terrorists,” he said during a short press conference. “They spent another $175 million in allowances to the families of so-called martyrs. Altogether, the PA paid more than $300 million directly in support of terrorists every single year.” This amount, he said, comes up to about seven percent of the Palestinian
TWO bombs have exploded in Rome, Italy, close to a post office and United Nations building. A car has been badly damaged in the incident, which occured on Via Marmorata, in the centre of the city. Reports suggest the damage was caused by a parcel bomb, although this is yet to be confirmed by authorities. Police have confirmed two blasts at the same scene - one larger than the other. According to reports in Il Giornale, the blasts were likely to have been the result of two rudimentary homemade bombs filled with flammable liquid. Local media claims the explosive devices were placed between
FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland on Thursday, in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor´s race. The FBI confirmed it served a search warrant in Annapolis, but declined to elaborate. Kelley Rogers, president of Strategic Campaign Group, told reporters the investigation relates to work the consultant did for former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP´s 2013 gubernatorial candidate. Rogers told reporters that his firm settled a lawsuit brought by the Cuccinelli campaign after he lost the governor´s race to Democrat Terry McAuliffe. The firm´s website describes Strategic Campaign Group as ´a full-service Republican
The US navy has revealed a Russian fighter plane passed within 20 feet of one of its aircraft this week. On Tuesday a Russian SU-27 came close to a US Navy P-8A Poseidon which was in international airspace over the Black Sea. It was carrying out routine reconnaissance, the US Navy has stated, but no further information has been provided. Spokeswoman Captain Pamela Kunze said that the US plane´s mission commander thought the interaction was safe and professional. Russia has said its pilot carried out a ´greeting´ maneuver, and the US plane then changed course away from the Russian border. But previous similar passes
The Jefferson Davis statue in Mid-City was taken down early Thursday (May 11). It´s one of four monuments the New Orleans City Council declared nuisances in December 2015 and the second Mayor Mitch Landrieu has removed. Recap the event below with updates NOLA.com posted, from Wednesday night through Thursday morning, as events unfolded at the monument site on Canal Street at Jefferson Davis Parkway. The most recent updates are at the top of this page. 11:05 a.m. The riverbound lanes of Canal Street remained closed at Jefferson Davis Parkway. 10:40 a.m. After hours of work, crews have been able to move the
Technological advances like artificial intelligence have the potential to solve some of the world’s biggest problems like climate change, but they could also create massive social unrest by widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots. That was one of the messages presented by former President Barack Obama on Tuesday at Seeds&Chips, a global food and innovation summit in Milan, Italy. It was his first speech to an international audience since leaving the White House. “The issue of both inequality within countries and between countries is absolutely critical,” he said, adding that if we don’t pay attention to the
President Donald Trump´s dismissal of James Comey came after the attorney general and deputy attorney general orally recommended the FBI director´s firing on Monday and put their concerns into writing Tuesday, the White House has said, It´s not known who else Trump might have asked for advice, but, as Yahoo News points out, his 6´4" personal bodyguard, Keith Schiller, an ex-NYPD officer, was likely polled, as well. Schiller, whose official title is director of Oval Office operations, was Trump´s courier on Tuesday, hand delivering the president´s letter notifying Comey he had been fired to the FBI´s headquarters. The longtime Trump employee was
BARACK Obama was reportedly accompanied by hundreds of police and a massive motorcade featuring gas-hungry SUVs as he arrived to discuss climate change at a conference in Milan. The former President – who reportedly pocketed £2.5million ($3.2 million) for the one and a half hour speech – appeared at the Global Food Innovation Summit on Tuesday to urge conference-goers to reduce their carbon footprints. But footage from the event shows an ostentatious arrival, with police cars, motorbikes, and gas-guzzling armoured SUVs ferrying the ex-Commander in Chief to the event. Mr Obama was allegedly chauffeured straight from the airport to the £7,100 (€8,400)-a-night
Prince Harry is set to replace his grandfather Prince Philip as the head of the Royal Marines. It comes after the 95-year-old Duke of Edinburgh announced he would be stepping down from public duties by this autumn. He has been the ceremonial head of the elite unit since 1953 but is set to be replaced by the 32-year-old prince. It is understood Harry has been approved by Major General Rob Magowan, who is Commandant General of the Corps, but The Queen will make the final decision. A senior Royal Marine officer told the Daily Mirror Prince Philip would be a ´hard act to
Ousted FBI Director James Comey has told his former staff Donald Trump was within his rights to fire him, while refusing to comment on how his sacking was ´executed´ by the president. Comey adopted a diplomatic tone in his letter, obtained by CNN, on Wednesday night. ´I have long believed that a President can fire an FBI Director for any reason, or for no reason at all,´ the farewell note began. ´I´m not going to spend time on the decision or the way it was executed. I hope you won´t either. It is done, and I will be fine, although I will miss
Many of the graduating students turned their backs on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and boos nearly drowned out her commencement speech Wednesday at Bethune-Cookman University. DeVos carried on with her keynote address to the historically black university, praising its founder Mary McLeod Bethune as someone who ´refused to accept systemic and repulsive racism,´ and had ´the courage to change old ideas.´ ´Let´s choose to hear one another out,´ DeVos said, reading her prepared text in a measured tone despite continuing waves of boos, catcalls and scattered applause. ´I am here to demonstrate in the most direct way possible that I
Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) said Wednesday he does not think mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton email scandal was "sufficient rationale" for President Trump to fire FBI Director James Comey. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday following a recommendation earlier in the day from Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who told the president that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein recommended the dismissal. Rosenstein wrote in a letter that he "cannot defend the director´s handling of the conclusion of the investigation of Secretary Clinton´s emails." CNN reporter Manu Raju caught up with McCain the day after the bombshell development and asked the senator
NBCNews.com on Thursday posted a two minute and 34 second preview clip of anchor Lester Holt’s exclusive sit-down with President Donald Trump. The clip features Holt conducting an interrogation-like interview in which the NBC personality interrupted Trump nine times and spoke over the president on many of those occasions. The short clip is part of a 31-minute White House interview set to air Thursday night on NBC Nightly News. (Video) In the clip, Holt can be seen questioning almost every statement made by Trump. In one instance, Holt asked Trump about his May 9 letter ousting F.B.I Director James Comey
One of the U.S. Senate´s newest members is proposing to shake up the chamber by mandating "diversity" quotas for everything from staffs to committees. A proposal by Nevada’s freshman Democratic senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, could mimic efforts in corporate America. Large companies across the country, particularly those in Silicon Valley, have been under intense pressure to hire more minorities. Cortez Masto thinks it should be a Congressional priority, too. “We should be mandating diversity in our committees, mandating diversity in our hiring practices, mandating diversity throughout the United States Senate,”
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions have no involvement in selecting the next FBI director. "This attorney general should not oversee the hiring process of the next FBI director. His role will jaundice the entire process if it hasn’t already," Schumer said Thursday. Schumer argued that Sessions helping to pick a successor for James Comey, whom President Trump fired on Tuesday, would violate the attorney general’s pledge to recuse himself from any investigation related to Russia´s involvement in the U.S. presidential election. Whoever succeeds Comey will oversee the bureau´s probe into Russia´s meddling and potential ties
President Trump’s sudden firing of FBI Director James B. Comey is bad for the country and will not be the end of the Trump-Russia affair, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told a group of foreign diplomats and experts Tuesday night. Although McCain did not directly accuse the White House of firing Comey to thwart the FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s possible Russia ties, he did say that if that was the intention, it would fail. “This scandal is going to go on. I’ve seen it before,” McCain told a meeting of the Munich Security Conference core group. “This is a
Former U.S. Democrat Representative Corrine Brown was found guilty on 18 of 22 charges for fraud and tax evasion during trial verdict Thursday in federal court in Jacksonville. (Photo) Brown was found guilty of taking tens-of-thousands of dollars from her One Door for Education Foundation, a charity for poor and impoverished children, and putting the money into her personal accounts for use in maintaining an indulgent lifestyle. She was also found guilty of conspiring within the scheme to defraud donors to the foundation, and guilty of attempts to impede/obstruct the investigation. (List) (Via AP) […] Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown
I´ll say this for the suddenly departed FBI honcho James Comey: He´s caused enough cases of whiplash to collapse Obamacare before the end of the week. The left in particular likes its cardboard heroes and cartoon villains drawn in bright Sharpie colors, and Comey insists on jumping back and forth between one role and the other like a movie stuntman leaping the roofs from northbound to southbound train. Comey´s not going to charge Hillary? What a stand-up guy! The very model of a dedicated public servant! Comey´s re-opened the Hillary investigation? What a partisan hack! He´s just thrown the election to Trump!
An update on Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's conversation with Hillary Clinton over Dr. Muhammad Yunus' removal from Grameen Bank. While secretary of state, Hillary Clinton made a personal call to pressure Bangladesh’s prime minister to aid a donor to her husband’s charitable foundation despite federal ethics laws that require government officials to recuse themselves from matters that could impact their spouse’s business. The Office of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina confirmed to Circa that Mrs. Clinton called her office in March 2011 to demand that Dr. Muhammed Yunus, a 2006 Nobel Peace prize winner, be restored to his role as chairman of the country’s most famous microcredit bank, Grameen Bank. The bank’s nonprofit Grameen America, which Yunus chairs, has
Washington ground to a halt Wednesday as Democrats exploded over the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey, laying out a list of demands they said must be met before President Trump and Congress regain a sense of normalcy. Several Democrats and liberal activists raised the prospect of impeachment, but most lawmakers set their sights lower, saying they wanted to at least preserve and protect the ongoing FBI probe into Trump campaign figures’ dealings with Russia. Convinced that Mr. Comey’s firing was an attempt to kneecap that probe, Democrats said they want the decision on naming an independent prosecutor stripped
Republican Sen. Mike Lee believes the man blocked from becoming a Supreme Court justice should get a crack at becoming America’s top cop. Lee on Thursday tweeted his unexpected pick to be the next FBI director: Judge Merrick Garland. “Instead of a special prosecutor, @realDonaldTrump should nominate Merrick Garland to replace James Comey,” Lee wrote. (Snip) Comey was fired by Trump on Tuesday evening, and Andrew McCabe has been filling in as acting FBI director, though McCabe’s ascension to a permanent spot leading the FBI is widely dismissed by most observers. “I would imagine that this might be a post
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan has filed papers in Providence County Family Court, seeking to divorce Clay Pell in Rhode Island on the grounds that irreconcilable differences caused the breakdown of their marriage. (Snip) She says that, though the couple leased an apartment in Brooklyn while she worked on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, she spent large blocks of time and the weekends with Pell in Providence, where they kept a 52 Barnes St. address. She lists their Newport and California homes as “vacation” properties. According to Kwan, the couple last lived together in November. Since then she