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Africans outraged over racist Trump remarks

NAIROBI, Kenya – Africans reacted angrily on Friday, January 12, after Donald Trump reportedly referred to their nations as "shithole countries," with many lashing the US president for racism and ignorance. The 55-nation African Union condemned the remarks while the southern African state of Botswana hauled in the US ambassador to ........»»

Category: newsSource: rappler rapplerJan 12th, 2018

Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels global outrage

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US President Donald Trump sought to quell a global firestorm over his reported denunciation of immigration from “shithole countries” – a slur slammed at home and abroad as racist. The reported remarks – which drew unanimous condemnation from African nations at the UN and resulted in at least two US diplomats being called [...] The post Trump scrambles as ‘shithole’ slur fuels global outrage appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

African countries demand Trump apology

UNITED NATIONS -- A group of "extremely appalled" African countries demanded Friday that US President Donald Trump retract and apologize for his reported denunciation of immigration from "shithole" nations. After an emergency session to weigh Trump's remarks, the group of African ambassadors to the United Nations said it was "concerned at the continuing and growing trend from the US administration toward Africa and people of African descent to denigrate the continent and people of color." The group is "extremely appalled at, and strongly condemns the outrageous, racist and xenophobic remarks by the president of the United States of America as widely reported by the media," a st...Keep on reading: African countries demand Trump apology.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Trump's comments about anthem, Curry inflame sports stars

CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press br /> TIM REYNOLDS, Associated Press br /> SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump sharply criticized protests by NFL players for a second straight day and rescinded NBA star Stephen Curry's White House invitation on Saturday in a series of tweets that outraged football and basketball stars and even prompted LeBron James to call the president a 'bum.' Trump started by announcing that Curry, the immensely popular two-time MVP for the Golden State Warriors, would not be welcome at the White House for the commemorative visit traditionally made by championship teams. Later, Trump reiterated what he said at a rally in Alabama the previous night that NFL players who kneel for the national anthem should be fired, prompting immediate condemnation from a handful of team executives, the league commissioner and its players' union. The Warriors said it was made clear to them that they were not welcome at the White House. They said that when they go to Washington this season they will instead 'celebrate equality, diversity and inclusion — the values that we embrace as an organization.' Curry had said he did not want to go to the White House anyway, but the Warriors had not made a collective decision before Saturday. 'U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going!' James tweeted in a clear message to the president — a post that Twitter officials said was quickly shared many more times than any other he's sent. 'So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!' James also released a video Saturday, saying Trump has tried to divide the country. 'He's now using sports as the platform to try to divide us,' James said. 'We all know how much sports brings us together. ... It's not something I can be quiet about.' Warriors general manager Bob Myers said he was surprised by the invitation being pulled. 'The White House visit should be something that is celebrated,' Myers said. 'So we want to go to Washington, D.C., and do something to commemorate kind of who we are as an organization, what we feel, what we represent and at the same time spend our energy on that. Instead of looking backward, we want to look forward.' Added Warriors coach Steve Kerr, after his team's first practice of the season: 'These are not normal times.' As a candidate and as president, Trump's approach has at times seemed to inflame racial tensions in a deeply divided country while emboldening groups long in the shadows. The latest sports comments come a little over a month after Trump came under fire for his response to a white supremacists' protest in Charlottesville, Virginia. Trump later pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Arizona's Maricopa County, who had been found guilty of defying a judge's order to stop racially profiling Latinos. Trump's latest entry into the intersection of sports and politics started in Alabama on Friday night, when he said NFL players who refused to stand for 'The Star-Spangled Banner' are exhibiting a 'total disrespect of our heritage.' Several NFL players, starting last season with then-San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick, have either knelt, sat or raised fists during the anthem to protest police treatment of blacks and social injustice. Last week at NFL games, four players sat or knelt during the anthem, and two raised fists while others stood by the protesters in support. Other players have protested in different ways over the past season since Kaepernick began sitting during the 2016 preseason. 'That's a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,' Trump said, encouraging owners to act. He added, 'Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you'd say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He's fired.' On Saturday, Trump echoed his stance. 'If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,' Trump wrote in an afternoon pair of tweets. 'If not, YOU'RE FIRED. Find something else to do!' Trump has enjoyed strong support from NFL owners, with at least seven of them donating $1 million each to Trump's inaugural committee. They include New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who Trump considers a friend. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell strongly backed the players while New York Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch said the president's comments were inappropriate and offensive. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, who has supported the players who have knelt, said the country 'needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness,' and San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York ripped Trump's comments as 'callous.' 'Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,' Goodell said in a statement. Plenty of other current and former stars from across sports weighed in Saturday. Richard Sherman of Seattle Seahawks said the president's behavior is 'unacceptable and needs to be addressed.' In his Friday remarks, Trump also bemoaned what he called a decline in violence in football, noting that it's 'not the same game' because players are now either penalized or thrown out of games for aggressive tackles. 'No man or woman should ever have to choose a job that forces them to surrender their rights,' DeMaurice Smith, the NFL Players Association executive director, said Saturday. 'No worker nor any athlete, professional or not, should be forced to become less than human when it comes to protecting their basic health and safety.' Trump has met with some championship teams already in his first year in office. Clemson visited the White House this year after winning the College Football Playoff, some members of the New England Patriots went after the Super Bowl victory and the Chicago Cubs went to the Oval Office in June to commemorate their World Series title. The Cubs also had the larger and more traditional visit with President Barack Obama in January, four days before the Trump inauguration. North Carolina, the reigning NCAA men's basketball champion, said Saturday it will not visit the White House this season. The Tar Heels cited scheduling conflicts. Rep. Al Green, D-Texas, said Trump has 'taken indecency to a new low.' 'I think that the president has forgotten that he is the standard bearer for our country, that little boys and little girls look up to the president,' he said. 'Little boys and little girls want to be like the president. They want to talk like the president. I think that the president has insulted the American people with this low level of verbiage.' Warriors forward Draymond Green said the good news was that Golden State won't have to talk about going to the White House again — unless they win another title during the Trump presidency. 'Michelle Obama said it best,' Green said. 'She said it best. They go low. We go high. He beat us to the punch. Happy the game is over.' ___ Reynolds reported from Miami. AP Sports Writer Janie McCauley in Oakland, California, and AP writer Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this story. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2017

China to immediately implement U.S. trade truce measures

BEIJING, China – China said on Thursday, December 6, it would "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States. The commerce ministry's remarks came days after US President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping agreed to give negotiators 90 days to resolve their trade spat. Few ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2018

Putin defends lawful seizure of Ukrainian ships

MOSCOW, Russia – President Vladimir Putin has insisted that Russian forces were in the right to seize 3 Ukrainian ships last weekend, but President Donald Trump expressed "deep concern" at Moscow's actions against a US ally. In his first extensive remarks since the confrontation at sea on Sunday, November 25, ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2018

Macron s office says Trump anger based on misunderstanding

PARIS, France – France on Saturday, November 10 attempted to defuse a row sparked by President Emmanuel Macron's comments about a European army which angered US President Donald Trump, suggesting his remarks had been misinterpreted. Trump arrived in Paris for World War 1 commemorations on Friday night, November 9, blasting what ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 10th, 2018

NBC, Fox, stop airing Trump’s racist ad

NEW YORK--- NBC and Fox News Channel both said Monday that they will stop airing President Donald Trump's campaign advertisement that featured an immigrant convicted of murder. CNN had rejected the same ad, declaring it racist. Fox pulled the ad Sunday "upon further review," said Marianne Gambelli, president of the network's ad sales department. Fox did not immediately say how many times it aired on either Fox News Channel or the Fox Business Network. The advertisement aired on NBC's "Sunday Night Football" and MSNBC's "Morning Joe," and drew a heated online response. The advertisement includes footage of Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico sentenced ...Keep on reading: NBC, Fox, stop airing Trump’s racist ad.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Vote to flip the USA!

It's getting desperate in Trumpville. With pre-election polls suggesting that Democrats will achieve the goal of "flipping" the House (winning back at least 23 districts), Trump has gone balls-to-the-wall on race to motivate his loyal band of white nationalists. The base is in places like Florida, West Virginia, Missouri, all red states where the anti-immigrant, racist message should echo loud and clear. Which means that not only will the base be excited, but those more independent, those less Trumpy, may be forced to come to terms with reality. The man they voted for in 2016 to shake things up, is off the rails. Trump's the man who told the Christian Broadcasting Network (CB...Keep on reading: Vote to flip the USA!.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2018

Trump tweets racist campaign ad a week before midterms

WASHINGTON --- The video shows a Latino man in court, smiling menacingly. And his words are clear: He's killed cops and he's "gonna kill more cops soon." The man in the video, Luis Bracamontes, is an immigrant in the country illegally who was convicted this year of murdering two law enforcement officials. His image --- complete with shaved head, long chin hair and accented English --- is now the centerpiece of a video tweeted out by President Donald Trump as part of his closing argument on immigration less than a week before midterm elections that could alter the path of his presidency. The expletive-filled video was immediately denounced by some Democrats and Republicans alike...Keep on reading: Trump tweets racist campaign ad a week before midterms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 1st, 2018

Venezuela’s Maduro says he wouldn’t miss ‘chance’ to meet Trump

CARACAS: Venezuela’s embattled President Nicolas Maduro said Friday that he would not pass up a chance to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump, if that meant ironing out the countries’ many disagreements. Just back from his UN General Assembly trip, Maduro was speaking in response to remarks made by the US leader at the [...] The post Venezuela’s Maduro says he wouldn’t miss ‘chance’ to meet Trump appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Trump slams Canada over NAFTA, says rejected Trudeau meeting

UNITED NATIONS — U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday blasted Canada over the slow pace of talks over NAFTA, saying he was so unhappy that he had rejected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s request for a one-on-one meeting. The remarks by Trump, who repeated a threat to impose tariffs on Canadian autos, knocked the Canadian dollar […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsSep 27th, 2018

Oregon woman apologizes for racist rant vs Filipino driver

An American woman from Beaverton, Oregon has apologized after her racist remarks against a Filipina went viral online......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 19th, 2018

Slain woman’s dad: Don’t use her death to promote racism

BROOKLYN, Iowa --- The father of slain Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts in an opinion piece spoke out against using his daughter's death in support of "views she believed were profoundly racist," a call that comes after President Donald Trump and others seized on the suspected killer's immigration status to argue for changes in U.S. immigration laws. Authorities have said the University of Iowa student was abducted while she was out for an evening run in Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. The man charged in her death, 24-year-old , a Mexican farmworker who is suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. Trump and other politicians quickly noted that element of the caseand called for cha...Keep on reading: Slain woman’s dad: Don’t use her death to promote racism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Peso climbs slightly on Trump comments, inflation data bets

THE PESO went up a tad against the dollar on Monday amid safe-haven trading due to remarks from US President Donald J. Trump. The local currency closed Monday’s session at P53.46 versus the greenback, 1.5 centavos stronger than its P53.475-per-dollar finish on Friday. The peso opened the session weaker at P53.53 versus the dollar, slipping… link: Peso climbs slightly on Trump comments, inflation data bets.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Peso climbs slightly on Trump comments, inflation data bets

THE PESO went up a tad against the dollar on Monday amid safe-haven trading due to remarks from US President Donald J. Trump. The post Peso climbs slightly on Trump comments, inflation data bets appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsSep 3rd, 2018

Shape up or we ll quit , Trump tells WTO

WASHINGTON, DC, USA –  President Donald Trump has threatened to pull the United States out of the World Trade Organization if it does not "shape up." His remarks, made in an interview with Bloomberg News on Thursday, August 30, were the latest in a series of attacks on institutions of the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week

NEW YORK (AP) --- Omarosa Manigault Newman's "Unhinged" had a strong first week of sales, although it seems unlikely to match the success of Donald Trump tell-alls such as "Fire and Fury" and "A Higher Loyalty". "Unhinged" sold 34,000 copies, NPD BookScan reported Thursday. BookScan tracks around 85 percent of the print market. Newman, the former White House aide and "Apprentice" star, wrote that she became disillusioned with Trump and decided he was a racist. The president responded by calling her a "dog." "Unhinged" finished third last week in overall sales, behind Rachel Hollis' lifestyle guide "Girl, Wash Your Face" and Kevin Kwan's "Crazy Rich Asians", the basis for the hi...Keep on reading: Omarosa memoir sells 34,000 copies during its first week.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

In wake of critical book, Trump calls ex-staffer ‘a lowlife’

BRIDGEWATER, New Jersey --- President Donald Trump has one word to describe former White House staffer and fellow reality-TV star Omarosa Manigault Newman: "Lowlife." Manigault Newman claims in an upcoming book, "Unhinged," that Trump used racial slurs on the set of his reality show "The Apprentice." She also says she later concluded that he is a racist and a bigot. On Saturday, reporters asked Trump during an event at his golf club in New Jersey if he felt betrayed by Manigault Newman. He responded: "Lowlife. She's a lowlife." Manigault Newman was a contestant on Trump's "The Apprentice" reality show and later served as a senior adviser to the president. In the book, she pa...Keep on reading: In wake of critical book, Trump calls ex-staffer ‘a lowlife’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 12th, 2018

Will next UN rights chief treat Duterte, world leaders more gently?

GENEVA, Switzerland – He called Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban a racist, suggested Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte needed a "psychiatric evaluation," and accused US President Donald Trump of driving humanity off a mountain. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, has acknowledged that his unvarnished criticism ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Roseanne Barr will appear on TV for first time since firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- Roseanne Barr will appear on television for the first time since she was fired from ABC and her namesake show was canceled. Barr will be a guest on the Fox News show "Hannity" on Thursday at 9 p.m. EDT. ABC canceled its successful reboot of "Roseanne" in May following the star's racist tweet likening former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to a cross between the Muslim Brotherhood and a "Planet of the Apes" actor. Barr recorded a podcast interview last month in which she said she feels remorse about the tweet. During the live interview Thursday, she's expected to discuss the tweet as well as President Donald Trump. ABC said it ordered 10 episodes of a...Keep on reading: Roseanne Barr will appear on TV for first time since firing.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018