Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed

Washington, United States—President Donald Trump said Thursday, November 26, 2020, that he would leave the White House if Joe Biden is officially confirmed the winner of the US election, making a further concession of defeat even as he railed against the “rigged” vote. Trump has made an unprecedented attempt to defy the results of the election […] The post Trump says he will leave office if Biden victory confirmed appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerNov 27th, 2020

Trump pledges orderly transition after riot, chaos

Washington---Outgoing US President Donald Trump on Thursday offered the clearest signal yet that he will voluntarily leave office on January 20, saying there will be an “orderly transition” to Joe Biden’s presidency......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 8th, 2021

Electoral College confirms Biden White House victory

WASHINGTON, United States — Joe Biden was confirmed as the next US president on Monday when the Electoral College formalized his victory over Donald Trump, all but closing the door on the incumbent’s efforts to overturn the result of the 2020 election. With California’s 55 electors voting for Biden, the nation’s largest state pushed the Democrat over […] The post Electoral College confirms Biden White House victory appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

America! Turn Yourself Around for the Sake of Global Democracy

American President Joseph Biden recently concluded his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, Switzerland. Biden's performance so far has been exemplary, warning Putin that America will respond in kind to continued malign behavior from Russia. Under Biden, the office of the United States president appears to be slowly regaining the global stature it lost during the four years of the Donald Trump administration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2021

Trump impeachment continues to hold world’s attention

  THE impeachment of former United States President Donald Trump continues to hold the attention of people around the world, although his term ended last January 20 when new President Joseph Biden took his oath of office after winning over Trump in the presidential election of November 3. Last Monday, a delegation of House Democrats […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsJan 29th, 2021

Hail to the chief

Last week, Joseph R. Biden was formally sworn in as the 46th US President. The 78-year-old former vice president, the oldest to hold that high office, took the reins of government of a decidedly divided nation after a hotly contested election which engendered, in a way, the storming of the US Capitol by Trump supporters just two weeks before......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 25th, 2021

Biden& rsquo;s map

President Joe Biden in his first day of office has reversed a number of executive orders on wide-ranging measures that former President Donald Trump signed. The new US chief executive could undo more directives of the Trump administration and, in the process, unveil clearly his administration’s foreign and trade policies......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2021

President Biden: Symbols of Joe Biden’s New Oval Office (And What Has Changed From Trump’s Office)

It’s common for new US presidents to add their personal touch to the Oval Office in the White House upon their arrival. And the changes.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2021

Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday

President Donald Trump will leave Washington next Wednesday morning, shortly before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, to begin his life after the presidency in.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 17th, 2021

Biden to sign executive orders on Day 1, amid high alert for inauguration

Joe Biden’s top aide said Saturday the incoming president would sign about a dozen executive orders on his first day in office, as police fearing violence from Trump supporters staged a nationwide security operation ahead of the inauguration. Authorities in Washington, where Wednesday’s inauguration will take place, said they arrested a man with a loaded handgun and more than 500 rounds of ammunition at a security checkpoint, underscoring the tension in the US capital which is resembling a war zone. However, the man’s family told US media he was a security guard, rejecting the idea he was intent on causing harm. Incoming Biden chief of staff Ron Klain said in a memo to new White House senior staff that the executive orders would address the pandemic, the ailing US economy, climate change and racial injustice in America. “All of these crises demand urgent action,” Klain said in the memo. “In his first ten days in office, President-elect Biden will take decisive action to address these four crises, prevent other urgent and irreversible harms, and restore America’s place in the world,” Klain added. As he inherits the White House from Donald Trump, Biden’s plate is overflowing with acute challenges. The US is fast approaching 400,000 dead from the Covid-19 crisis and logging well over a million new cases a week as the coronavirus spreads out of control. The economy is ailing, with 10 million fewer jobs available compared to the start of the pandemic. Biden this week unveiled plans to seek $1.9 trillion to revive the economy through new stimulus payments and other aid, and plans a blitz to accelerate America’s stumbling Covid vaccine rollout effort. On Inauguration Day Biden, as previously promised, will sign orders including ones for the US to rejoin the Paris climate accord and reverse Trump’s ban on entry of people from certain Muslim majority countries, Klain said. “President-elect Biden will take action — not just to reverse the gravest damages of the Trump administration — but also to start moving our country forward,” Klain said. – 500 rounds of ammunition – Meanwhile, Washington was under a state of high alert after a mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6. The assault left five people dead, including a police officer. Security officials have warned that armed pro-Trump extremists, possibly carrying explosives, pose a threat to Washington as well as state capitals over the coming week. Thousands of National Guard troops have been deployed in Washington and streets have been blocked off downtown with concrete barriers. On Friday night, police arrested a Virginia man at a security checkpoint where he tried to use an “unauthorized” credential to access the restricted area where Biden will be inaugurated. As officers checked the credential against the authorized access list, one noticed decals on the back of Wesley Beeler’s pick-up truck that said “Assault Life,” with an image of a rifle, and another with the message: “If they come for your guns, give ’em your bullets first,” according to a document filed in Washington, DC Superior Court. Under questioning, Beeler told officers he had a Glock handgun in the vehicle. A search uncovered a loaded handgun, more than 500 rounds of ammunition, shotgun shells and a magazine for the gun, the court document said. Beeler was arrested on charges including possession of an unregistered firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. But Beeler’s father Paul told The New York Times his son had been working as a security guard on the Capitol grounds. Asked if the younger Beeler supported a peaceful transition of power, Paul Beeler told the newspaper, “That’s the reason he’s there.” In addition to the heavy security presence in Washington, law enforcement was out in force in state capitals around the country to ward off potential political violence. Mass protests that had been planned for the weekend did not materialize on Saturday, with security far outnumbering Trump supporters at several fortified statehouses, US media reported. In St Paul, Minnesota, for example, hundreds of law enforcement officers, some armed with long guns, ringed the Capitol with National Guard troops providing backup.  The number of protesters totaled about 50......»»

Category: newsSource: NewsJan 17th, 2021

10 Republicans join Democrats to impeach Trump

Donald Trump on Wednesday became the first US president to be impeached for a second time, when a bipartisan majority in the House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s attack on the US Capitol. One week before Trump is to leave office, a total of 232 lawmakers, including 10 Republicans who […] The post 10 Republicans join Democrats to impeach Trump appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 14th, 2021

Sticks, picks, shovels, walis tambo storm US Capitol

They were carrying sticks, picks, shovels, even guns – and at least one of them a “walis tambo” – when they stormed the US Capitol in a bid to stop Congress from declaring officially the election victory of Joe Biden over Donald Trump......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 7th, 2021

Trump heard on tape urging state official to find votes for him

President Donald Trump pressured Georgia's top election official, a fellow Republican, in an extraordinary phone conversation to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the Southern state, US media reported Sunday......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsJan 4th, 2021

House conservatives strategize to challenge Biden’s victory with Trump and Pence

The discussion was centered on Trump Baseless claims Participants said that the election was stolen from them, and participants convinced that there would be........»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsDec 22nd, 2020

Biden set to be confirmed, but Trump defiant

WASHINGTON (AFP) — Long a mere formality, a vote on Monday by members of the Electoral College to formally recognize Joe Biden as the next US president has taken on unusual import this year with Donald Trump stubbornly refusing to admit defeat. The results of the 3 November vote have been certified by each of […] The post Biden set to be confirmed, but Trump defiant appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 15th, 2020

Under Biden, US is likely to rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Shortly before the 2016 United States presidential elections, with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton apparently on her way to victory over Republican candidate Donald Trump, I wrote a column titled “Will Hillary stay with the Trans-Pacific Partnership?” One of the principal drivers of the TPP was her fellow Democrat, President Barack Obama, who was then preparing to step down after two consecutive terms in the White House......»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2020

Trump Would Feel Right at Home in Manila

Now that U.S. President Donald Trump will likely be out of the White House in a few months, I suggest that he look at the Philippines as a place to retire. During the campaign, Trump told his supporters that he might have to leave the country if he lost to Joe Biden. So I think he should move to the Philippines. And we Filipinos would be honored to have the soon-to-be-former president and world-class celebrity living in our midst. So I hope Trump gives this suggestion serious consideration......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Can Biden heal a divided America and forge unity?

Pressure is building up on US President Donald Trump to concede the clear victory of former Vice President Joseph Biden in the Nov. 3 presidential race......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 13th, 2020

Biden victory tightens US focus on China

His style may be less combative than the defeated Donald Trump, but experts say a Joe Biden presidency will tighten Washington’s squeeze on big power rival China over trade, human rights and security.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsNov 10th, 2020

Thank You for the Lesson in Democracy America

With the decisive victory of former Vice President Joe Biden, America has shown the world how democracies should operate. Although President Donald Trump still refuses to concede, even he likely knows his time is up. The record number of American voters who stood in long lines for hours just to cast their ballot, the millions more who voted by mail proves that democracy is alive and well in America......»»

Category: newsSource:  philnewsRelated NewsNov 9th, 2020

‘Victorious’ LeBron roasts Trump with a throwback meme

By CARLO ANOLIN NBA star LeBron James didn’t need any caption to describe his mood over the victory of Democratic bet Joe Biden against Republican Donald Trump in the US Presidential Election. In a caption-less Instagram post Sunday, LeBron shared an edited throwback meme of Biden blocking Trump’s attempt to shoot a basketball, poking fun […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsNov 8th, 2020