Lamarque

22 Jul 19
ONLINE ARTICLES

[ad_1] President Donald Trump speaks to reporters after arriving at Pitt-Greenville Airport before heading to a campaign rally at Williams Arena in Greenville, North Carolina, July 17, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The White House and congressional Democrats have moved close to a budget deal that would raise the U.S. debt ceiling for two years, […]

20 Jul 19
Metro
The US President is looking forward to working with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister (Picture: AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Donald Trump has said Boris Johnson will do a ‘great job’ as Prime Minister despite the leadership contest still being open. The new Prime Minister will be announced on Tuesday and it seems Trump may have jumped the gun with his ringing endorsement. Meeting reporters in the Oval Office yesterday, the US President said he had recently spoken to the Tory leadership front runner. President Trump said: ‘I like him. I spoke to him yesterday. He is going to do a great job. We get along well. ‘I think we’re going to have a great relationship.’ Although Mr Johnson is widely expected to win the leadership race, polls only close at 5pm on Monday, with the winner being announced on July 23. The US President has given his slightly premature support for Boris Johnson (Picture: REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque) During the press conference yesterday, the President took the opportunity to once again criticise Theresa May over her handling of Brexit, signalling his hope that Mr Johnson would do a better job of negotiating the deal to leave the EU. President Trump said: ‘The previous prime minister has done a very bad job with Brexit’, adding: ‘It’s a disaster, and it shouldn’t be that way. I think Boris will straighten it out.’ Relations between the UK and the US have been strained over the past few weeks following the leak of confidential memos from former US ambassador Sir Kim Darroch. Mr Johnson has been more muted in his criticism of the US president than his opponent Jeremy Hunt, who hit back at President Trump last week over the scandal over the leaked cables. Mr Johnson was accused of not publicly supporting Sir Kim in the face of criticism from President Trump (Picture: George Cracknell Wright/LNP) During the tense row over the leaks, in which memos written by the ambassador calling the Trump administration ‘inept’ were published, Mr Johnson was accused of not publicly supporting the ambassador. Sir Kim resigned amid accusations that Mr Johnson’s lack of support for him in a TV debate on July 15 contributed to his decision, in contrast to Mr Hunt’s strong backing. Mr Hunt said the President needed to treat the UK respectfully and said he was wrong to have called Mrs May a ‘disaster’ and Sir Kim a ‘pompous fool’. President Trump has also faced criticism for tweets directed at four Democratic congresswomen, all who are US citizens, telling them to ‘go back’ to the countries they came from. The President said he thinks Boris Johnson will ‘straighten out’ Brexit (Picture: Getty) Yesterday Home Secretary Sajid Javid hit out at language used by the President and similar figures, calling for public figures to ‘moderate their language’. Mr Javid said: ‘I’m from an immigrant family, I know what it’s like to be told to go back to where I came from – and I don’t think they mean Rochdale. ‘To be truly pro-immigration we must be pro-integration too. ‘To do this, we must confront the myths about immigration that extremists use to drive divisions.’
19 Jul 19
ONLINE ARTICLES

[ad_1] U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin gives a briefing on cryptocurrency at the White House in Washington, U.S., July 15, 2019. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters U.S. officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow will host a meeting at the White House on Monday of semiconductor and software executives to […]

19 Jul 19
Russia News Now

© Reuters / Kevin Lamarque Trump boasts that his ‘kept promises’ made Israel great… What about America? RT.com Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is already sounding like a victory lap, but some may find his choice list of accomplishments puzzling. What does recognizing occupied Israeli land have to do with MAGA – and what about Americans? […]

19 Jul 19
Russia News Now

A partial lunar eclipse rise during a firework at the Brezel festival in Speyer, Germany, July 16 © EPA-EFE/RONALD WITTEK Belarusian’ President Alexander Lukashenko, his son Nikolai and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin lighting candles during their visit to the Valaam Monastery on Lake Ladoga, Russia, July 17 © Mikhail Klimentyev/Russian Presidential Press and Information Office/TASS […]

19 Jul 19
Archy Worldys

President Trump announced Thursday that he appoints Attorney Gene Scalia, son of deceased Chief Justice Antonin Scalia, as successor to Alex Acosta as Labor Secretary. The surprise boost demanded by the Republicans privately was a visible expression of the close personal ties that Trump has made to the Scalia family in recent years. The confirmation […]

18 Jul 19

ELKHART, Ind. (Reuters) – Carrie Gray points to a stack of unwelcome mail on a conference table at the offices of Renegade RV, one of the leading U.S. manufacturers of high-end recreational vehicles. She’s buried in bad news from most of her about 350 suppliers. U.S. President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally in Greenville, […]

18 Jul 19
Cadil blogs

Reuters/Kevin Lamarque “I’ve got my eyes on you.” Few things unite Nigeria’s middle classes like anxiety over international visa application processes—and none more so than for the United States. Depending on social class and income, the visa can mean anything from facilitating a business trip or a summer holiday to being a chance to chase […]