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Trump denies lying to America

WASHINGTON (AFP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday denied lying to Americans about the severity of the coronavirus after a bombshell new book by journalist Bob Woodward revealed that he deliberately downplayed the crisis. Trump’s taped admission to Woodward that he minimized the pandemic in public, while being aware from the start about the unique […] The post Trump denies lying to America appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource: tribune tribuneSep 12th, 2020

Trump wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas

President Donald Trump said Wednesday he wants all US troops to leave Afghanistan by Christmas, speeding up the timeline for ending America’s longest war. “We should have the small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!” Trump wrote on Twitter. In a February 29 agreement reached in Qatar […] The post Trump wants US troops out of Afghanistan by Christmas appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president

Pop superstar Taylor Swift on Wednesday threw her support behind Joe Biden for president, telling her 200 million-plus social media orbit that the veteran Democrat will start a “healing process” in America. The singer-songwriter has lashed out before at President Donald Trump, including in August when she blasted his “ineffective leadership” against the coronavirus pandemic […] The post Taylor Swift endorses Joe Biden for president appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 8th, 2020

Michelle Obama brands Trump racist in scalding video

Donald Trump is a "racist" president whose strategy of fearmongering, division and promoting ugly conspiracy theories could "destroy" America if he is re-elected, former first lady Michelle Obama said Tuesday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 7th, 2020

Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis may win him some sympathy, but is a double-edged sword

WASHINGTON — That US President Donald Trump has been hospitalised with Covid-19 has changed the conversation of the week to the pandemic, which continues to ravage America. For him, that is a double-edged sword. However, much as the President tries to blame China and play up his early ban on travellers from China, the coronavirus is a sore point, […] The post Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis may win him some sympathy, but is a double-edged sword appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

Biden fights back, accusing Trump of fomenting US violence

White House hopeful Joe Biden will ask voters "are you safe in Donald Trump's America" with a speech Monday in the swing state of Pennsylvania where the Democrat will accuse the president of fomenting politically explosive violence......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 1st, 2020

LeBron James pumps up Goodyear after Trump attacks company

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Akron’s best-known native responded to President Donald Trump's attack on his Ohio hometown's iconic company, offering a shout-out of solidarity with the city, company and workers. “Not only has Goodyear been great for my city, for the history of my city, but for the country,” LeBron James told reporters in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, where the NBA is playing during the pandemic. “Unbelievable brand and unbelievable history. So, we stand strong, we always unite, especially my city.” James, who led the Cleveland Cavaliers to their only NBA title during his second stint with the team, has been a steadfast supporter of community improvement projects in Akron. He jumped directly into the NBA from his state-champion St. Vincent-St. Mary's High School team in Akron. Now with the Los Angeles Lakers, James commented Thursday night, a day after Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., which employs more than 3,000 people. Trump inaccurately said the company had “announced a ban” on “Make America Great Again” caps. Leaders of the city of fewer than 200,000 people are worried that a boycott would worsen the struggling economy “We’ve always felt like we’ve been counted out, being a small city,” James said. “And that’s what rallies us even more. It makes us even stronger.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Biden, Harris vow to rebuild America post-Trump

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris launched their joint bid for the White House Wednesday, with vice presidential nominee Harris saying Americans are "crying out for leadership" to overcome a triple crisis of health, racial injustice and a ravaged economy......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

The US should state what it wants

It was Donald Trump’s reaction to his much ballyhooed Tulsa rally announcing his re-election bid that turned out to be a big flop for the man who promised “to make America great again” that caught his ire. It was something of a foreboding sign that he might not make it......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Li at his best and builds early lead at PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Still young, often inconsistent, forever fearless, Li Haotong is capable of just about anything on a big stage in golf. He was at his best Friday in the PGA Championship. Three years after his 63 in the final round of the British Open, Li hit only four fairways at Harding Park and still managed a 5-under 65 that gave him the early lead and set the target for Jason Day, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods to chase. The 25-year-old from China capped a bogey-free round with his eighth straight par and was at 8-under 132, two shots ahead of Tommy Fleetwood of England among the early starters. Surprised? Depends on the day. “The last couple days, I've been pretty much all hit in the right spot,” Li said. Getting as much attention was the logo on his hat — WeChat, the Chinese social media company and one of his biggest sponsors. Li was in the spotlight at Harding Park one day after President Donald Trump signed executive orders on a vague ban of WeChat and TikTok in 45 days. Just as unclear was whether Li was aware of the development. “I don't know,” he said. “Who knows?” Li is a two-time winner on the European Tour, most recently in 2018 at the Dubai Desert Classic when he rallied down the stretch to beat Rory McIlroy by one shot. He was sensational at Royal Birkdale in 2017 — only five other players have 63 in the final round of a major. But he had a terrible week in his Presidents Cup debut at Royal Melbourne in December. When he first came to America, he made fast friends on the developmental tours with his constant laughter, engaging personality and aggressive play. “He's got the arsenal to take it low,” said Adam Scott, his teammate at Royal Melbourne. “But we don’t see that kind of consistency out of him, and that probably matches his personality a little bit. He’s young, though, and that’s the kind of golf he plays. He plays pretty much all guns blazing, and when it comes off, it’s really good.” And when it doesn't? He beat Koepka in the Match Play last year and reached the round of 16. But that was his last top 10 in America. And then there was the Presidents Cup. Li brought his trainer to be his caddie, and the caddie got lost on the course during a practice round, gave up and headed for the clubhouse. Instead of finding him, Li played the rest of the round out of another player's bag. International captain Ernie Els wound up benching him for two days, playing Li only when he had to. Li lost both matches he played. “It's been very tough on me, the Presidents Cup, because I didn't play until Saturday,” Li said. “So not quite in the Presidents that way, actually. But anyways, good experience.” Fleetwood had one of those final-round 63s in the majors two years ago at Shinnecock Hills in the U.S. Open. He had a 64 on Friday and was two shots behind at 134. Much like Li — maybe the only thing they have in common — it's been a slow start back. Fleetwood stayed in England during the pandemic, not returning to competition until Minnesota two weeks ago (he missed the cut). He also played a World Golf Championship last week with middling results, but he found his form in San Francisco. “It’s funny really, like when you’ve played poorly, you feel a long way off, and then you have a day like today and you obviously feel a lot better about it,” Fleetwood said. “I feel like I’ve prepared well last week and this week and felt way more in the groove of tournament golf.” Cameron Champ, who grew up in Sacramento, had a 64. He was three shots behind Li, along with Paul Casey (67). Brendon Todd, who shared the 18-hole lead with Day, settled for a 70 and joined them at 135. Li, who primarily plays the European Tour, went back to China in March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down golf. He returned at the Memorial and missed the cut, and then tied for 75th in a 78-man field last week in Tennessee. “I didn't even (think) I could play like this ... got no confidence,” Li said. “Probably it helped me clear my mind a little bit.” He's wise enough to realize the tournament is not even at the halfway point. If the lead holds, Li would be the first player from China to hold the lead after any round of a major......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 8th, 2020

Hurricane Isaias lashes Bahamas on path to virus-hit Florida

Hurricane Isaias lashed the Bahamas Friday as it churned toward Florida, bringing new dangers to a US state suffering record deaths from an unrelenting coronavirus outbreak. Soldiers carry out cleaning work on destroyed houses after the overflow of the Magua river due heavy rains caused by Isaias storm in the city of Hato Mayor, northwest of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on July 31, 2020. (Photo by Erika SANTELICES / AFP) The category one storm, packing winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) an hour, gained strength Thursday night after sweeping over the Dominican Republic. As of 2100 GMT, it was an expansive storm, moving northwest at a speed of 15 mph, kicking up heavy squalls and whipping the southeastern Bahamas and Turks and Caicos island chains with strong winds, the Miami-based National Hurricane Center said. “Hurricane conditions will continue to spread northwestward into the central and northwestern Bahamas tonight (Friday) and Saturday,” it added. The eye of the storm was expected to pass over the southeastern Bahamas sometime during the evening Friday and reach the central Bahamas during the night. Hurricane warnings were up across the low-lying Bahamas while parts of Florida’s east coast — including Palm Beach, the location of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort — were under a hurricane watch. Florida could start the feeling the effects of the storm by late Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center. Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed an emergency declaration for counties on the exposed Atlantic coast. But a slight shift westward in the storm’s trajectory raised hopes that Florida would be spared a direct hit.  DeSantis said it was too early to open shelters, but urged residents to stock up on enough water, food and medicine to last a week. Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis on Thursday relaxed strict stay-at-home orders imposed because of the coronavirus to allow residents to prepare for the hurricane. “I beg you, do not use this period for hurricane preparation to go socializing and visiting friends or family,” Minnis said at a news conference. “If you do not need to be out, please, please, STAY AT HOME! We are in the midst of a pandemic and if we do not act responsibly, the consequences could be dire,” he said. It is the Bahamas’ first hurricane since Dorian, a maximum strength Category 5 storm last year that devastated two islands, pummeling them for three days.   Hurricane plus pandemic Isaias left a shambles in Puerto Rico, downing trees and electric lines and inundating houses as it cut a path through the island on Thursday. “If you are seeing this, please, we need help,” a man in Mayaguez, on the island’s western side, begged in a video that showed his family clinging to the roof of their car as rising waters inundated their house. In Florida, the concern was that if Isaias does hit, it would cause havoc at a time when hospitals are flooded with a surge of COVID-19 cases. On Friday, Florida reported another 257 deaths, setting a fourth consecutive single day state record and pushing its virus death toll to 6,843. The state’s coronavirus testing centers, meanwhile, were closed Thursday and won’t reopen until they get the all-clear.  The state’s emergency management division explained that the testing centers are housed in tents and could not withstand tropical force winds. For several weeks, Florida has had nearly 10,000 new coronavirus cases a day.  The Republican-run state is now second in the nation in number of cases at 470,386, surpassing early epicenter New York.  Only California, with almost double Florida’s 21 million population, has had more......»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Crucial days for Trump

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Donald Trump has 100 days from Sunday to save his presidency, while America tries to avoid a collective nervous breakdown ahead of one of the most divisive, tension-filled elections in US history. Coronavirus is ravaging the economy, adding steadily to a death toll already over 140,000, while undermining national trust in government […] The post Crucial days for Trump appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 25th, 2020

Global virus infections pass 15 million

The number of novel coronavirus infections around the world passed 15 million Wednesday, with Latin America and the Caribbean, one of the hardest-hit regions, notching more than four million cases. In the United States, home to over a quarter of global infections, President Donald Trump warned that the pandemic was likely to get worse before […] The post Global virus infections pass 15 million appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2020

Trump& rsquo;s America

The latest gaffe from The Donald who happens to be POTUS until 20 January 2021 by the grace of white Americans is a strange interview from his supportive Fox News, where POTUS claimed that the United States has the lowest mortality rate from COVID-19 anywhere in the world......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 21st, 2020

Shambolic

It was former President Barack Obama who revived the use of the term “shambolic” in public discourse when he slammed President Donald Trump’s governance over the past three years, specifically his management of the pandemic in America......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 15th, 2020

‘Trump a narcissist shaped by bullying father’

Donald Trump’s niece describes the US president as a lying narcissist who was shaped by his domineering father, according to excerpts of her eagerly anticipated memoir carried in US media Tuesday. Mary Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man” is due out next week amid a legal […] The post ‘Trump a narcissist shaped by bullying father’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 7th, 2020

Independence Day marked by division on the streets of Washington

Demonstrators chanting "Black Lives Matter" exchange words with activists waving pro-Trump signs outside a fortified White House: America's Independence Day was marked in Washington on Saturday by confrontation and disunity. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020

As US struggles with virus, Trump heads to Rushmore for fireworks

​ Under fire for his silence in the face of America's spiralling coronavirus caseload, President Donald Trump heads to Mount Rushmore on Friday for a night of fireworks that he hopes will soothe a nation he has struggled to unite......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2020

Trump signs order ‘protecting’ monuments

US President Donald Trump on Friday signed an executive order pledging to enforce prosecution for protesters who vandalize public memorials, as he announced he was skipping a weekend at his New Jersey golf resort to ensure “LAW & ORDER” in Washington. Trump’s order follows a wave of civil unrest across America triggered by the killing of […] The post Trump signs order ‘protecting’ monuments appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 27th, 2020

Trump picking up COVID pieces of reelection bid

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Donald Trump will wrap himself in the mantle of America’s arguably greatest president with a television extravaganza Sunday at the Lincoln Memorial meant to leave the coronavirus crisis behind and relaunch his election campaign. The businessman Republican is doing poorly in most polls ahead of the November presidential contest with his Democratic challenger […] The post Trump picking up COVID pieces of reelection bid appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2020

New York passes virus ‘high point’

New York, the epicenter of America’s coronavirus infections, appeared to have passed the peak of the outbreak on Sunday, as President Donald Trump clashed with state governors over ending lockdowns. The United States has so far recorded more than 746,000 coronavirus cases and 40,000 deaths, far more than any other nation. New York has borne […] The post New York passes virus ‘high point’ appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsApr 20th, 2020