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# trump - Yesterday’s News

Larry Donnelly: American politics is in a bad state and the TV networks aren't helping

Donnelly dismays at the polarised and simplistic discussion of politics in the US from all media sources, not just Fox News.

# trump - Friday 7 August, 2020

Commission rejects Donald Trump’s request for early debate with Joe Biden

An independent commission said both candidates had agreed to participate in the three scheduled debates.

# trump - Thursday 6 August, 2020

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter take action against Trump misinformation online

Facebook removed a post from the president while Twitter blocked a Trump campaign account.

# trump - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Trump says US generals 'feel' Beirut explosion was an 'attack', despite no evidence

Lebanese officials say they have not determined the cause of the explosion.

# trump - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

# trump - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Protesters clash with federal agents outside Portland courthouse as tear gas dispensed

Demonstrators were heard chanting ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘Feds go home’.

White House clashes with both Republicans and Democrats over Covid-19 relief

A week of tense negotiations ended without resolution.

# trump - Friday 24 July, 2020

'We have to set an example': Trump calls off Florida segment of Republican National Convention

Trump had already moved the convention’s public events out of North Carolina because of virus concerns.

# trump - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Trump concedes Covid-19 pandemic in US is 'likely to get worse before it gets better’

Politicians and White House officials have opened negotiations on a trillion-dollar-or-more ‘phase four’ rescue package.

# trump - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas US

Trump administration rescinds decision to revoke some international student visas

ICE had said that international students must leave the country if their classes are only online, or transfer to a school offering in-person tuition.

US says Beijing's pursuit of offshore resources in South China Sea are illegal

Beijing claims most of the South China Sea through a vague delineation based on maps from the 1940s.

# trump - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Larry Donnelly: America's problems go far deeper than Donald Trump

Larry Donnelly says we should not write off Trump in November, but if he does lose, it is merely the first step in a long road back to redemption for the US.

# trump - Friday 10 July, 2020

Trump postpones New Hampshire rally due to weather, warns China ties 'severely damaged' over virus

Trump also signalled that a phase two trade deal with China was not a priority now.

# trump - Thursday 9 July, 2020

US Supreme Court orders Trump financial records be released to New York prosecutors

Trump’s lawyers had claimed the president was immune from criminal investigation – a claim rejected by the court.

# trump - Wednesday 8 July, 2020

Harvard and MIT file legal action over new Trump administration rule on international student visas

Trump is pushing universities and schools to fully open when the new academic year starts in September.

US tops 3 million Covid-19 cases as Trump pushes for schools to reopen

The virus is surging in several southern hotspots including Texas, Florida, Louisiana and Arizona.

# trump - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization WHO

Trump administration formally begins withdrawal from World Health Organization

The withdrawal is effective in one year – 6 July 2021.

# trump - Friday 3 July, 2020

Trump to begin Independence Day weekend with fireworks display at Mount Rushmore

Trump is expected to speak at the event, which has issued 7,500 tickets to watch fireworks.

# trump - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Texas governor issues order requiring face coverings in public spaces

Trump has also changed his tune.

# trump - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Explainer: Why is Trump under pressure over allegations about Russia and the Taliban?

Trump has come under increasing pressure to explain mounting media reports regarding the allegations.

# trump - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Trump tweets and later deletes video of man chanting 'white power'

A spokesperson for Trump later said he was not aware ‘white power’ was mentioned in the video.

# trump - Thursday 25 June, 2020

US Secret Service agents forced to quarantine after Trump rally in Tulsa, US media reports

Further Trump campaign rallies are scheduled for Florida and North Carolina.

# trump - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

US Attorney General William Barr agrees to testify before Congress

Congress is examining whether he has inappropriately politicised the Justice Department.

# trump - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Trump launches new attack on postal voting, saying it could be the 'scandal of our times'

The US President has made unsubstantiated assertions that foreign countries will print millions of bogus ballots to rig the election.

# trump - Monday 22 June, 2020

Kim Jong Un 'gets huge laugh' over Trump's perception of relationship, ex-aide John Bolton claims

Bolton spoke to ABC News for his first interview ahead of tomorrow’s release of his tell-all book.

# trump - Saturday 20 June, 2020

Trump’s former national security adviser can publish tell-all book, judge rules

John Bolton’s memoir is due out on Tuesday.

US Justice Department puts pressure on New York prosecutor investigating Trump allies to resign

The Manhattan prosecutor said he was refusing to leave his post and his ongoing investigations would continue

# trump - Friday 19 June, 2020

Trump's tweet of 'racist baby' video flagged as manipulative media by Twitter

Twitter has flagged a number of the US President’s tweets in recent weeks.

# trump - Thursday 18 June, 2020

US Supreme Court rejects Trump's bid to end 'Dreamer' immigrant programme

The justices rejected administration arguments that the eight-year-old DACA programme is illegal.

# trump - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Facebook launches voter information centre amid concern over Trump posts

The platform continues to face criticism for not removing or labelling posts by Trump that that spread misinformation.

# trump - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

Trump signs executive order on police reform following weeks of protests

The order would establish a database that tracks officers with excessive use of force complaints in their records.

# trump - Saturday 13 June, 2020

Trump says police chokeholds sound 'so innocent and perfect' but should 'generally be ended’

Chokeholds have come under renewed scrutiny in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in police custody.

# trump - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Jeff Jarvis: 'As an old, white American man, I must confess it's people like me who got us here'

Noted US journalist Jeff Jarvis says white America must learn to share its power and morally confront its racial legacies.

# trump - Friday 5 June, 2020

'It's a great day for him': Trump suggests George Floyd would be happy about the US employment rate

Trump said the improving economy was the best thing to help improve race relations.

# trump - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Trump says he will deploy the military unless state authorities stop ongoing protests

A post-mortem found that George Floyd died of asphyxiation due to neck and back compression.

# trump - Monday 1 June, 2020

'You have to arrest people': Trump says state governors are ‘weak’ in face of protests

The president had to take refuge in a White House bunker during angry scenes outside.

# trump - Friday 29 May, 2020

'We're fed up with it': Trump signs executive order following factchecking row with Twitter

Trump said the factchecks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

# trump - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Medical journal refutes Trump claim it published reports about earlier spread of Covid-19 in China

The Lancet described the allegations made by Trump in a letter to the WHO as “serious and damaging”.

# trump - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Trump says he hopes for Covid-19 vaccine by end of year or 'maybe before'

The timeline projected by Trump is more optimistic than what Europe foresees.

# trump - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Top expert warns of 'serious' consequences if US reopens too fast

Dr Anthony Fauci told a Senate panel the federal government has developed guidelines for local jurisdictions on how to safely reopen activities.

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