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#Donald Trump

# donald-trump - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Biden says it's an 'embarassment' that Trump hasn't conceded yet
# Transition
# Transition

Biden says it's an 'embarassment' that Trump hasn't conceded yet

Nov 10th 2020, 9:18 PM 54,297 Views 65 Comments

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, meanwhile, has claimed that there will be a “smooth transition” to a second Trump administration.

Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump
# US Election
# US Election

Johnson tweet congratulating Joe Biden appears to have hidden reference to Trump

Nov 10th 2020, 2:14 PM 60,642 Views 27 Comments

A ‘technical error’ is said to be responsible for the situation.

US Election: Four states yet to be called by some media outlets as counts continue
# Counting On
# Counting On

US Election: Four states yet to be called by some media outlets as counts continue

Nov 10th 2020, 1:27 PM 29,051 Views 36 Comments

The states still to be called by some outlets are: Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina and Alaska.

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too
# Not Going Quietly
# Not Going Quietly

After firing his defence secretary, Trump reportedly wants FBI and CIA chiefs gone too

Nov 10th 2020, 1:05 PM 94,589 Views 53 Comments

Democrats are “deeply troubled” by Trump’s sacking of Mark Esper and fear more instability is on the way.

Trump throws transition into turmoil while refusing to concede
# White House
# White House

Trump throws transition into turmoil while refusing to concede

Nov 10th 2020, 6:53 AM 54,300 Views 105 Comments

The defeated president has blocked co-operation with Joe Biden’s team, while electoral investigations have been authorised.

# donald-trump - Monday 9 November, 2020

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results
# Mitch McConnell
# Mitch McConnell

US Senate leader says Trump ‘100% within his rights’ to fight presidential election results

Nov 9th 2020, 9:57 PM 51,856 Views 65 Comments

The president’s allies have been reluctant to congratulate Joe Biden on his projected win.

Donald Trump announces 'termination' of defence secretary Mark Esper
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Donald Trump announces 'termination' of defence secretary Mark Esper

Nov 9th 2020, 6:30 PM 107,700 Views 29 Comments

It was reported that Esper had prepared a resignation letter last week.

US Election: What happens between now and inauguration day?
# 72 Days
# 72 Days

US Election: What happens between now and inauguration day?

Nov 9th 2020, 5:59 PM 18,763 Views 17 Comments

Here are a few likely, and unlikely, things to happen between now and 20 January.

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden
# US Election
# US Election

Russia, China, Brazil among nations staying silent as world congratulates Biden

Nov 9th 2020, 10:16 AM 43,204 Views 55 Comments

Western allies, including the German Chancellor and Taoiseach Micheál Martin – welcomed a fresh start with Washington.

Voter numbers shatter record as Trump plots next move
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Voter numbers shatter record as Trump plots next move

Nov 9th 2020, 7:32 AM 62,354 Views 41 Comments

Republican figures believe the president’s threatened legal action is designed mainly to provide an off-ramp from an unpalatable defeat.

# donald-trump - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Quiz: Test your knowledge of US politicians elected this week
# Democracy Is Good
# Democracy Is Good

Quiz: Test your knowledge of US politicians elected this week

Nov 8th 2020, 10:00 PM 46,042 Views 15 Comments

STOP THE COUNT! Ah no, don’t.

As it happened: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give victory speeches after winning the US election
Live Nov 8th 2020, 12:15 AM

As it happened: Joe Biden and Kamala Harris give victory speeches after winning the US election

# donald-trump - Saturday 7 November, 2020

The key moments from an epic US presidential election count over the past four days
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

The key moments from an epic US presidential election count over the past four days

Nov 7th 2020, 5:24 PM 15,238 Views 8 Comments

It’s hard to choose singular moments from a blockbuster election count. Here are the main events.

Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where
# Red And Blue
# Red And Blue

Filling up: Here's the state-by-state guide of who's taken where

Updated Nov 7th 2020, 5:16 PM 530,475 Views 97 Comments

270, that’s the magic number.

Joe Biden wins election to become 46th President of United States
# The Joe Show
# The Joe Show

Joe Biden wins election to become 46th President of United States

Nov 7th 2020, 5:15 PM 106,715 Views 255 Comments

Kamala Harris is set to be vice president.

As it happened on Saturday morning: Biden says 'clear majority of nation' behind him as tense wait for final result continues
Live Nov 7th 2020, 3:17 PM

As it happened on Saturday morning: Biden says 'clear majority of nation' behind him as tense wait for final result continues

# donald-trump - Friday 6 November, 2020

As it happened: Biden looks set to be the next President of the United States but no official call yet
Live Nov 6th 2020, 10:25 PM

As it happened: Biden looks set to be the next President of the United States but no official call yet

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain
# Mark Kelly
# Mark Kelly

Former astronaut takes Senate seat previously held by John McCain

Nov 6th 2020, 6:03 PM 38,375 Views 10 Comments

Mark Kelly is the husband of former Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords.

US Election: Biden now leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as he closes in on 270 electoral college votes
# Key States
# Key States

US Election: Biden now leads in Pennsylvania and Georgia as he closes in on 270 electoral college votes

Nov 6th 2020, 1:58 PM 55,612 Views 104 Comments

The developments put the former Vice President in a strong position to clinch the 270 electoral college votes needed.

When can we expect to get results in remaining states?
# Biden V Trump
# Biden V Trump

When can we expect to get results in remaining states?

Nov 6th 2020, 12:07 PM 19,717 Views 12 Comments

The end is in sight, but could still take days.

One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
# Attack
# Attack

One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre

Nov 6th 2020, 9:30 AM 27,383 Views 67 Comments

Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.

Some Republicans desert Trump over baseless vote-fraud claims, others back the president
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

Some Republicans desert Trump over baseless vote-fraud claims, others back the president

Nov 6th 2020, 8:46 AM 35,413 Views 73 Comments

Trump said last night the ballot-counting process was unfair and corrupt.

Trump supporters protest outside count centres in several US states
# Endgame
# Endgame

Trump supporters protest outside count centres in several US states

Nov 6th 2020, 7:40 AM 14,625 Views 22 Comments

The protesters, some of them armed, gathered overnight in the wake of the president’s baseless claims of election fraud.

US Election: Here are the main points to know on Friday
# US Election 2020
# US Election 2020

US Election: Here are the main points to know on Friday

Nov 6th 2020, 7:26 AM 119,243 Views 60 Comments

Counting continues in the key states of Georgia, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Nevada.

As it happened on Thursday: Trump claims without evidence that he's being cheated out of election victory as key counts continue
Live Nov 6th 2020, 12:45 AM

As it happened on Thursday: Trump claims without evidence that he's being cheated out of election victory as key counts continue

In White House remarks, Trump claims without evidence that election is being stolen from him
# Incendiary Remarks
# Incendiary Remarks

In White House remarks, Trump claims without evidence that election is being stolen from him

Nov 6th 2020, 12:03 AM 47,584 Views 142 Comments

Trump insisted there had been “historic election interference by big media, big money and big tech”.

# donald-trump - Thursday 5 November, 2020

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency
# Column
# Column

Larry Donnelly: 'Trumpism' is alive and well no matter who wins the US presidency

Nov 5th 2020, 5:46 PM 19,973 Views 17 Comments

While evaluating why Trump remains so popular, one must examine what is on offer from his foes, writes Larry Donnelly.

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election
# US Election
# US Election

Here's what you need to know about the US Senate and House post-election

Nov 5th 2020, 5:30 PM 19,707 Views 17 Comments

The Democrats look unlikely to flip the Senate, as some had predicted.

What lawsuits has Trump's campaign team launched and why?
# US Election
# US Election

What lawsuits has Trump's campaign team launched and why?

Nov 5th 2020, 1:32 PM 37,237 Views 31 Comments

Some legal experts have said the lawsuits are an attempt to slow down Joe Biden being elected, rather than being based on genuine legal concerns.

# donald-trump - Wednesday 4 November, 2020

Joe Biden takes Michigan and Wisconsin in significant step towards winning the White House
# US Election
# US Election

Joe Biden takes Michigan and Wisconsin in significant step towards winning the White House

Nov 4th 2020, 11:04 PM 63,203 Views 86 Comments

Michigan has 16 electoral votes while Wisconsin has 10.

Joe Biden: 'When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners'
# Election 2020
# Election 2020

Joe Biden: 'When the count is finished, we believe we will be the winners'

Nov 4th 2020, 10:08 PM 28,539 Views 31 Comments

Joe Biden said his ticket will have more votes than any other in American history.

Win or lose, Donald Trump netted more voters in 2020 than in 2016. Here's why
# MAGA Nation
# MAGA Nation

Win or lose, Donald Trump netted more voters in 2020 than in 2016. Here's why

Nov 4th 2020, 4:29 PM 31,056 Views 26 Comments

Here’s a look at the many voters who are drawn to Trump’s rhetoric and policies.

US has always managed its elections in a 'peaceful and democratic way', says Taoiseach
# US Election
# US Election

US has always managed its elections in a 'peaceful and democratic way', says Taoiseach

Nov 4th 2020, 3:18 PM 11,759 Views 27 Comments

Whoever wins, the Taoiseach plans to meet them next St Patrick’s Day in Washington DC.

Now what? The key states to keep a close eye on in the coming hours (and days)
# Edge Of Seat
# Edge Of Seat

Now what? The key states to keep a close eye on in the coming hours (and days)

Nov 4th 2020, 1:46 PM 26,264 Views 28 Comments

Seven states are all waiting to be called.

'What's taking so long?' Here's why we're still waiting for the results of the US election

'What's taking so long?' Here's why we're still waiting for the results of the US election

Nov 4th 2020, 10:44 AM 36,432 Views 3 Comments

As counting continues in eight final states, here’s why the result is taking longer than in previous years.

Trump says without evidence that election is 'a fraud' and threatens to go to Supreme Court
# Donald Trump
# Donald Trump

Trump says without evidence that election is 'a fraud' and threatens to go to Supreme Court

Nov 4th 2020, 8:36 AM 48,530 Views 35 Comments

Trump told supporters gathered at the White House this morning that “this is a fraud on the American people”.

As it happened: Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge
Live Nov 4th 2020, 8:36 AM

As it happened: Trump makes unsubstantiated claims of election 'fraud' as presidential race hangs on knife-edge

It's a toss up: Where do we stand after an election night squeaker?
# Knife Edge
# Knife Edge

It's a toss up: Where do we stand after an election night squeaker?

Updated Nov 4th 2020, 8:35 AM 37,988 Views 18 Comments
Poll: Who do you think is going to win the US presidential election?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Who do you think is going to win the US presidential election?

Nov 4th 2020, 8:11 AM 46,214 Views 54 Comments

The overall result of the US election is still unclear.

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House
# Tensions Brewing
# Tensions Brewing

'Whose streets? Our streets': Anti-Trump protesters gather outside White House

Nov 4th 2020, 7:04 AM 11,414 Views 4 Comments

Scattered protests also took place from Seattle to New York City, but across the US there were no signs of widespread unrest.