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Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African countries. Trump said he was only expressing what many people think but won't say about immigrants from economically depressed countries, according to a person who spoke to the president as criticism of his comments ricocheted around the globe. Trump spent Thursday evening calling friends and outside advisers to judge their reaction, said the confidant, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to disclose a private conversation. Trump wasn't apologetic about the inflammatory remarks and denied he was r...Keep on reading: Trump defends vulgar remarks while partly denying them.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJan 14th, 2018

Trump defends vulgar immigrant comments, partly denies them

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump offered a partial denial in public but privately defended his extraordinary remarks disparaging Haitians and African coun.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 13th, 2018

Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump immigration remarks

NEW YORK — Donald Trump's vulgar remarks questioning why the U.S......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 14th, 2018

Trump can fire Russia prosecutor Mueller, says White House

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The White House insisted Tuesday, April 10, that Donald Trump has the power to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller , stoking fears that the president may try to kill an investigation inching ever-closer to the Oval Office. After months of denying Mueller's removal is ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 11th, 2018

Trump wants U.S. troops to get out of Syria

WASHINGTON DC, USA – President Donald Trump said Tuesday, April 3, he wants American troops to "get out" of Syria , even as some of his top officials stressed the need to stay for the long term. Trump's remarks follow comments last week when he vowed US forces would soon quit Syria, a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 4th, 2018

China s foreign minister slams Trump tariffs on steel, aluminum

BEIJING, China – China's foreign minister tore into the new steel and aluminium tariffs announced by US President Trump, calling them "groundless" in remarks to state media on Saturday, March 3. "The American action to put sanctions on other countries' reasonable steel and aluminium exports in the name of harming national ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 3rd, 2018

Pimentel on Communist Party of China, Whang-Od as Living Treasure, Kushner’s top-level access | Midday wRap

Today on Rappler: Senate President Koko Pimentel defends PDP-Laban's cozying up to the Communist Party of China.  The Senate adopts a resolution nominating Whang-od Oggay for the Gawad sa Manlilikha ng Bayan or the National Living Treasures Award. United States President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior aide Jared Kushner ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 28th, 2018

Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa

JOHANNESBURG --- "Black Panther" has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks about the continent by President Donald Trump. As the red carpet in South Africa swirled with stunning outfits and exclamations in the local Xhosa language used in the film's Wakanda kingdom, cast member John Kani laughed at the U.S. president's views, which several African nations have openly scorned. (Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong'o said simply: "No comment.") The South African actor Kani, like many at Friday night's Johannesburg premiere, expressed pride at seeing an Afro-futuristic society that celebrates traditional cultures and dreams of what t...Keep on reading: Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 17th, 2018

AP fact checks Trump SOTU claims

WASHINGTON--- The Associated Press fact-checked remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):   WAGE GAINS   TRUMP: "After years and years of wage stagnation, we are finally seeing rising wages."   THE FACTS: Actually, they are not rising any faster than they have before. Average hourly pay rose 2.5 percent in 2017, slightly slower than the 2.9 percent increase recorded in 2016. Most economists say wages should increase at a faster rate as the unemployment rate drops. The unemployment rat...Keep on reading: AP fact checks Trump SOTU claims.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 2nd, 2018

Peso strengthens as Trump remarks hit dollar

THE PESO regained strength against the dollar on Wednesday, following the three-day decline, as President Donald J. Trump’s protectionist remarks in his first State of the Union address weighed on the greenback. The local currency finished at P51.295 against the dollar yesterday, rising by 12.5 centavos from its P51.42 close on Tuesday. The peso opened […] The post Peso strengthens as Trump remarks hit dollar appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Philippines to back US fight vs terror ‘if efforts coincide’

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine defence chief reacted guardedly Wednesday to President Donald Trump's remarks on fighting terrorism in his first State of the Union address, saying.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Philippines to back US fight vs terror if efforts coincide

The Philippine defense chief reacted guardedly Wednesday to President Donald Trump's remarks on fighting terrorism in his first State of the Union address, saying Manila would lend its.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 1st, 2018

Facts against Trump s claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined:.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Clinton says she should have fired aide accused of sexual harassment

WASHINGTON, DC, USA – Hillary Clinton says she should have sacked a male staffer accused of sexual misconduct while working on her 2008 presidential campaign. Clinton made the remarks in a lengthy Facebook post Tuesday night, January 30, just minutes before President Donald Trump began his State of the Union address . "I very much ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Philippines to back US fight vs terror if efforts coincide

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine defense chief reacted guardedly Wednesday to President Donald Trump's remarks on fighting terrorism in his first State o.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 31st, 2018

Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low

WASHINGTON --- President Donald Trump is urging his followers to inform rapper Jay-Z that "because of my policies," unemployment among black Americans is at the "LOWEST RATE EVER RECORDED!"   Trump's tweet on Sunday appears to be in response to a CNN interview in which the rapper said the President's vulgar comments about African countries and Haiti were "disappointing" and "hurtful."   Jay-Z said on the debut episode of "The Van Jones Show" on Saturday that lower unemployment among blacks does not make up for the President's attitude. Jay-Z said: "It's not about money at the end of the day," and it "doesn't equate to happiness."   Asked about the Preside...Keep on reading: Trump wants Jay-Z to know black jobless rate at record low.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 29th, 2018

Peso may weaken on mixed data

THE PESO may weaken against the dollar this week on the back of mixed US economic data, hawkish remarks from the US Federal Reserve and the upcoming release of January Philippine inflation data. On Friday, the peso moved sideways against the greenback to close at P50.84 as President Donald J. Trump said the US currency […] The post Peso may weaken on mixed data appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 28th, 2018

Peso weakens as Trump backs strong dollar

THE PESO weakened against the dollar on Friday on the back of President Donald J. Trump’s statement on a stronger dollar and dovish remarks from the European Central Bank (ECB). The local currency ended Friday’s session at P50.84 versus the greenback, three centavos weaker than its P50.81-per-dollar close on Thursday. The peso opened the session […] The post Peso weakens as Trump backs strong dollar appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

I want to see a strong dollar,’ says Trump

Washington, United States --- President Donald Trump waded into the uproar over the US currency Thursday, saying he wants to see "a strong dollar," after comments by his Treasury secretary appeared to signal the opposite and sent the dollar plunging to three-year lows. In comments to CNBC, Trump said Steven Mnuchin's remarks a day earlier, which seemed to favor a weak dollar to help US exporters, "were taken out of context." "Ultimately, I want to see a strong dollar," Trump said, speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. That comment sparked a rally in the greenback which had hit a three-year low against the euro earlier in the day, although i...Keep on reading: I want to see a strong dollar,’ says Trump.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

US defends trade barriers as Davos braces for Trump

DAVOS — The United States is committed to free and fair trade while bracing itself for possible retaliation from China over new tariffs, top US Cabinet membe.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 24th, 2018

Pence defends Trump s shift in Israeli policies

AMMAN, Jordan  — U.S......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 21st, 2018