Donald Trump

  • 'Rooting hard for you': Will departure notes end with Trump?
    Washington, January 18 (AP): Presidential traditions are usually known for their solemnity and carry the weight of future historical significance. This one began with cartoon turkeys and a reference to lunch. As he was preparing to leave the White House in January 1989, President Ronald Reagan wanted to leave a note for his successor, George H.W. Bush, and reached for a pad emblazoned with a cartoon by humorist Sandra Boynton under the phrase, Don't Let the Turkeys Get You Down.
  • Enduring 2nd impeachment, Trump stands largely silent, alone
    Washington, January 14 (AP): His place in the history books rewritten, President Donald Trump endured his second impeachment largely alone and silent. For more than four years, Trump has dominated the national discourse like no one before him. Yet when his legacy was set in stone on Wednesday, he was stunningly left on the sidelines. Trump now stands with no equal, the only president to be charged twice with a high crime or misdemeanor, a new coda for a term defined by a deepenin
  • US House impeaches President Donald Trump for ''incitement of insurrection'' at Capitol
    Washington, January 14 (PTI): The US House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump by 232 to 197 votes for his role in last week's Capitol Hill riot, making him the first president in American history to be impeached twice. Ten Republican Congressmen voted in favour of an article of impeachment on Wednesday that charged Trump with a count of "incitement of insurrection" for his actions on January 6, when he delivered a speech inciting his supporters to stor
  • Trump denies stoking violence, attacks impeachment move
    Washington, Janùary 12 (IANS): Outgoing US President Donald Trump, who is facing the prospect of an unprecedented second impeachment following the storming of the US Capitol last week, on Tuesday denied that he had any role to play in inciting the violence. "We want no violence," he told reporters as he left the White House for a trip to Texas to visit a section of the border wall, adding: "Never violence, absolutely no violence." Trump condemned the De
  • Trump approves emergency declaration for Washington D.C.
    Washington, January 12 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Washington, D.C., through January 24, covering the date of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration on January 20. "Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the District of Columbia and ordered Federal assistance to supplement the District's response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from the 59th Presidential Inauguration from
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: President Trump is a failed leader
    Los Angeles, January 11 (IANS): Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger has condemned the attack on the Capitol in the US, and described Donald Trump as the worst president ever. The former Governor of California also compared the mob that attacked the US Capitol to the Nazis. In a seven-minute video, which was posted on Schwarzenegger's Twitter account late on Sunday, the actor compared the events to 1938's Kristallnacht. "As an immigrant to this country, I would like
  • Twitter permanently suspends Trump's account
    January 9 (PTI): United States President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter due to the "risk of further incitement of violence", the social media giant has announced, days after his supporters stormed the US Capitol and caused the deaths of four civilians and a police officer. The unprecedented move by the California-based social media platform comes after Trump tweeted that he would not attend the inauguration of his successor Joe Biden on January 20
  • Trump finally concedes after Congress affirms Biden's win
    Washington, January 7 (IANS): For the first time since the November 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Thursday conceded against President-elect Joe Biden, saying that there would be an "orderly transition of power" on January 20, shortly after Congress affirmed the Democrat's Electoral College victory. "Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and the facts bear me out, nevertheless there will be an orderly transition on January 2
  • Georgia Senate Runoff: Warnock makes history as Democrats near majority
    Atlanta, January 6 (AP): Democrat Raphael Warnock won one of Georgia's two Senate runoffs Wednesday, becoming the first Black senator in his state's history and putting the Senate majority within the party's reach. A pastor who spent the past 15 years leading the Atlanta church where Martin Luther King Jr. preached, Warnock defeated Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler. It was a stinging rebuke of outgoing President Donald Trump, who made one of his final trips in office
  • Trump urges Congress to amend 'wasteful' Covid relief bill
    Washington, December 23 (IANS): US President Donald Trump has urged the Congress to amend a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package "really is a disgrace", full of "wasteful" items, the BBC reported on Wednesday. "It's called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to do with Covid," he said. The $900 billion bill includes on
  • Biden push to restore US global role starts with Blinken as secretary of state
    WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK, November 23  (Reuters): President-elect Joe Biden is moving forward on his campaign pledge to restore America as a leader on the global stage and lean on experts, tapping veteran diplomats for key posts even as President Donald Trump continues to refuse to concede. Biden will name Antony Blinken as secretary of state and Linda Thomas-Greenfield as ambassador to the U.N., bringing deep foreign-policy backgrounds to the nascent administration
  • After Pennsylvania court defeat, Trump faces new pressure to concede election
    WASHINGTON, November 22 (Reuters): After a scathing court setback in Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump faces increased pressure from his fellow Republicans to drop his effort to overturn the U.S. presidential election and concede to Democrat Joe Biden. Since Biden was declared the winner two weeks ago, Trump has launched a barrage of lawsuits and mounted a pressure campaign to prevent states from certifying their vote totals. So far, attempts to thwart certification have
  • Trump to host Michigan lawmakers as he presses dubious effort to overturn election
    (Reuters): President Donald Trump will meet with the Republican leaders of the Michigan state legislature on Friday at the White House, as his campaign pursues an increasingly desperate bid to overturn the Nov. 3 election amid a series of courtroom losses. Meanwhile, President-elect Joe Biden is scheduled to meet with the Democratic leaders in Congress, House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, after spending most of the week huddle
  • Georgia affirms Biden's victory as Trump attempts to undermine election
    DETROIT/WILMINGTON, Del., November 20 (Reuters): After a painstaking recount, Georgia officials confirmed on Thursday that President-elect Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump in the battleground state on Nov. 3, further narrowing the president's dubious effort to overturn the election results. The result of the six-day hand recount of the state's 5 million ballots had been widely expected, despite baseless allegations from Trump and his allies that Georgia's v
  • Trump election campaign asks judge to declare him winner in Pennsylvania
    (Reuters): President Donald Trump's election campaign on Wednesday asked a judge to declare him the winner in Pennsylvania, saying the state's Republican-controlled legislature should select the electors that will cast votes in the U.S. Electoral College system. In a court filing, the campaign asked U.S. District Judge Matthew Brann to considering issuing an order that "the results of the 2020 presidential general election are defective and providing for the Pennsy
  • Trump fires top US election cybersecurity official who defended security of vote
    SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters): President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired top U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs in a tweet, accusing him without evidence of making a "highly inaccurate" statement affirming the security of the Nov. 3 election. Trump has made unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud and refused to concede defeat to President-elect Joe Biden. His campaign has filed a flurry of lawsuits in battleground states, although election officials i
  • Trump's election standoff 'embarrassment,' may raise death toll: Biden
    New York, November 17 (IANS): As the standoff continues between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden over the election results, the Democrat it was an international "embarrassment" and the administration's failure to cooperate with the transition team could lead to more people dying from the Covid-19 pandemic. It "more embarrassing for the country than debilitating for my ability to get started" on his administration, Biden said on Monday about Trump's re
  • Trump campaign abandons parts of Pennsylvania election lawsuit
    (Reuters): US President Donald Trump's campaign on Sunday dropped a major part of a lawsuit it brought seeking to halt Pennsylvania from certifying its results in the presidential election, narrowing the case to a small number of ballots. In an amended complaint filed in federal court, the Trump campaign dropped a claim that election officials unlawfully blocked observers from watching the counting of mail-in ballots in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The pared-down la
  • Trump still refusing to concede to Biden, inflaming supporters and delaying transition
    (Reuters): The transition to President-elect Joe Biden's administration remained in political limbo on Sunday, a day after tens of thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters poured into the nation's capital to echo his false claims of election fraud. Biden, the Democratic former vice president, has spent days huddled with advisers as he weighs whom to appoint to his cabinet, fields congratulatory calls from world leaders and maps out the policies he will pursu
  • Trump-to-Biden presidential transition could be rockier than most
    WASHINGTON, November 8 (Reuters): U.S. law maps out clear instructions for an orderly transfer of power from one president to the next, but Joe Biden's path is expected to be rockier than most of his modern-day predecessors. A drawn-out legal fight by President Donald Trump that triggers recounts of ballots in several U.S. states could hold up many vital transition-related activities, as happened in 2000, when George W. Bush wasn't declared the victor until five weeks a