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Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid
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Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid

Billionaire rapper and businessman, Kanye West has says his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian 'didn't like' when he wore the Donald Trump affiliated 'MAGA' cap and that he had 'embarrassed' her with his failed presidential bid in 2020. In a 'Thanksgiving prayer' shared on his Instagram page, the rapper, 44, said that Kardashian, 41, was particularly angered by his South Carolina campaign event where he claimed they both considered aborting their now eight-year-old daughter North. He also talked about being self righteous after accepting Jesus Christ and battling alcoholism but that he is willing to make things right. 'Let's go with politics here. Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat. Being a good wife, [Kim] wanted to protect me and our family,' said ...
Trump’s first wife, Ivana, 72, is seen for the first time looking frail following the death of her 4th husband Rossano Rubicondi, 49
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Trump’s first wife, Ivana, 72, is seen for the first time looking frail following the death of her 4th husband Rossano Rubicondi, 49

Ivana Trump, the very first wife of former US president, Donald Trump was pictured looking frail on Wednesday, November 3, as she exited a black SUV at Frank Campbell Funeral in Manhattan's Upper East Side where she went to mourn her late husband, Rossano Rubicondi, 49. Rubicondi died of skin cancer age 49 last week Friday. She even had to be assisted before she could leave the car. The former model and ex-wife of Donald Trump looked downcast and tired as she entered the funeral home around 3pm on Wednesday. Rubicondi and Ivana dated for six years before they married in April 2008 - when he was 36 and she was 59. They later separated in June 2019.  He was her fourth husband. The couple's $3million wedding was attended by 400 guests at Trump's Mar-a-Lago res...
‘Impeached twice and defeated twice’ – House speaker, Nancy Pelosi mocks Trump’s plan to run for president in 2024
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‘Impeached twice and defeated twice’ – House speaker, Nancy Pelosi mocks Trump’s plan to run for president in 2024

US House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has mocked the possibility of former President Donald Trump running again for the top White House job in 2024. The Democrat made jabs at Trump during an event at Cambridge University on Thursday, September 16, when talking about the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. "I reference him from time to time as 'What's-his-name,'" Pelosi said. "If he wants to run again, he'll be the first president who was impeached twice and defeated twice." Her statement was met with applause from the crowd.. Trump, meanwhile has teased the idea of him running but has not announced another bid for the White House. "This president had acted in a way that was in violation of the Constitution, undermined our national security, and jeopardized the integrity of our elections...
Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary
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Holyfield Knocked out by Belfort as Trump provides Commentary

Former heavyweight world champion Evander Holyfield looked all of his 58 years in a first-round technical knockout loss to mixed martial arts star Vitor Belfort on Saturday. With former US President Donald Trump providing ringside commentary for the spectacle at Seminole Hard Rock casino in Hollywood, Florida, Brazil’s Belfort unleashed an early flurry that ended with Holyfield slipping through the ropes. The American ring great regained his feet only to be sent to the canvas by a combination from Belfort. He beat the count, but after he absorbed another flurry of blows without throwing any the referee stopped the fight despite Holyfield’s objections. “I wasn’t hurt,” insisted Holyfield, who called the decision to stop the fight “kind of sad.” “It is what it is,” he sai...
Donald Trump says he’d beat Joe Biden in a boxing match
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Donald Trump says he’d beat Joe Biden in a boxing match

Former US President Donald Trump has disclosed that he’d like to beat up his predecessor Joe Biden in a boxing match. During a promotional event for a boxing match between Evander Holyfield , 58, and Vitor Belfort, 44, Mr. Trump, 75, made the disclosure about who he’d like to face in the ring. “Well if I had to pick somebody in the world, not only a professional boxer because I’ll take a pass on the professional boxers – that can be a very dangerous subject. “I think probably my easiest fight would be Joe Biden  because I think he’d go down very, very quickly.” Mr Trump told the audience by telephone, The former president added that he thought “Biden would go down in the first few seconds.” The comments drew laughter and applause from the hosts, the boxers, and a few journ...
“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”
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“Things will never have gotten this messy under Trump” Businessman Wale Jana hails Donald Trump as “one of the greatest presidents of the US”

Nigerian businessman, Wale Jana, a firm supporter of Donald Trump, has said the former US President would have handled the crisis in Afghanistan better than the current US President. He took to Instagram to ask what exactly people found wrong with Trump. Jana then added a screenshot of a comment from a former US military officer condemning how Biden has handled the Afghanistan situation.   He followed the screenshot with a caption that reads: "I will not stop saying it and I won’t let all of you rest. What exactly was wrong with Trump? The Africans will say “he made immigration difficult, he wanted to chase us out of America” imagine a million Afghans rushing to Nigeria how would you feel? Yet that’s exactly what happens in the US! 1 million immigrants come in ever...
Video of Ghanaian Pastor, Emmanuel Kobi Badu prophesying that England will win Euro 2020 goes viral after they lost to Italy
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Video of Ghanaian Pastor, Emmanuel Kobi Badu prophesying that England will win Euro 2020 goes viral after they lost to Italy

A video of Ghanaian Pastor, Emmanuel Kobi Badu prophesying that England will win Euro 2020 has gone viral after they lost to Italy. Kobi was heard saying that he is only doing the work of a Prophet which is to say what God is saying. The Ghanaian cleric had previously prophesied that Donald Trump and John Mahama will win their reelection campaign, but it never came to pass. Watch the video below...........
FG and Military should ensure safe rescue of kidnapped Kaduna pastor David Kayode – CAN demands
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FG and Military should ensure safe rescue of kidnapped Kaduna pastor David Kayode – CAN demands

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has demanded that the President, Muhammadu Buhari, direct the military to ensure the swift and safe release of the kidnapped Kaduna Pastor, Popoola David Kayode, of Calvary Baptist Church, Kurmin Mashi, Kaduna State. Pastor Kayode was abducted by some unknown gunmen barely 24 hours after the abduction of 140 students of Bethel Baptist High School, Damishin, Chukun Local Government Area also in Kaduna State. CAN General Secretary, Joseph Daramola (pictured above), in a statement released in Abuja, on Thursday, July 8, warned that the case of Pastor Kayode, should not be like the case of Rev. Lawan Andimi, district chairman of the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) and CAN Chairman of Michika Local Government Area who were abducted an...
“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies
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“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies

Former US President, Donald Trump has blasted US president Joe Biden for reversing his border and Immigration policies even as the immigration surge at the southern border continues to take a turn for the worst. Trump together with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined a Fox News’ Town Hall on "Hannity" on Wednesday night, June 30, to reflect on his effective policies now reversed by President Biden. "It was over," Trump said. "We stopped a lot of the drugs that were coming in, which is very tough to do. And they have some real criminals bringing this stuff in. They have the toughest people, these cartels. These are tough, smart people." Trump called the increase in human and drug trafficking "a disgrace" since his administration had it "largely stopped" for months. "It's not like it was ...
US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws
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US President, Biden accuses Republicans of backing a ‘Jim Crow era in the 21st Century’ after all 50 Republican Senators vote against new federal electoral laws

US President, Joe Biden has accused Republicans of defending voter suppression efforts that amounted to "a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century" in a scathing statement Tuesday after Republican senators blocked debate on a sweeping Democrat-backed election overhaul. Senate lawmakers voted 50-50 on whether to open debate on the bill known as the "For the People Act," leaving Democrats short of the 60 votes required to overcome a GOP filibuster. The vote marked a major setback for a controversial legislation that Biden and other prominent Democrats have prepared for months in response to the passage of election security bills in Republican-led states. Georgia and other states moved to tighten election laws following a contentious 2020 election cycle rife with claims from Donald Trump of...
Trump Congratulates Nigeria for suspending Twitter, says more countries should ban the platform.
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Trump Congratulates Nigeria for suspending Twitter, says more countries should ban the platform.

Former US President, Donald Trump has congratulated the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter activities in the country. "Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their President. More COUNTRIES should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech - all voices should be heard," Trump said in a statement. The Republican politician also encouraged other countries to follow in Nigeria’s footsteps and ban Twitter and Facebook before stating that he should have banned Twitter and Facebook when he was in the White House, but claimed he was discouraged by Mark Zuckerberg. "In the meantime, competitors will emerge and take hold. Who are they to dictate good and evil if they themselves are evil? Perhaps I should have d...
Donald Trump Banned from Facebook for at Least two Years
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Donald Trump Banned from Facebook for at Least two Years

Former US president, Donald Trump has been banned from Facebook for at least two years. The Republican politician was indefinitely suspended from all Facebook platforms over the 6 January US Capitol riot, in which his supporters violently tried to prevent the certification of Joe Biden’s election win. Now Mr. Trump’s account will remain suspended until 7 January 2023, and Mark Zuckerberg’s company says he will only get it back if the “risk to public safety has receded.” Facebook’s independent Oversight Board upheld the initial suspension of Mr. Trump last month, but they criticized the company over the indefinite time period, which led Mr. Zuckerberg to introduce the new rules. “Given the gravity of the circumstances that led to Mr. Trump’s suspension, we believe his action...
Facebook removes video of Trump interview with daughter-in-law Lara, citing ban
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Facebook removes video of Trump interview with daughter-in-law Lara, citing ban

Facebook Inc removed a video of an interview with former U.S. President Donald Trump, who remains banned from the platform, from his daughter-in-law Lara Trump’s Facebook page, a company spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters Wednesday. Lara Trump, who is married to the former president’s son Eric and recently joined Fox News as a contributor, had promoted an interview with Trump for her own online show “The Right View” in Instagram posts on Tuesday. She later posted a screenshot of an email from Facebook that said her video with Trump speaking had been removed, citing the ban on his accounts. Trump was suspended from Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram indefinitely after the violence during the Jan. 6 riot by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Facebook has sent t...
Trump’s Facebook Ban Likely To Be Overturned By Oversight Board
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Trump’s Facebook Ban Likely To Be Overturned By Oversight Board

The panel is structured in ways that help the former president’s chances of regaining his posting privileges. Sometime in the coming weeks, Facebook Inc.’s new Oversight Board will announce whether Donald Trump will be allowed to post again on Facebook and Instagram. Based on its recent rulings in other cases, the board seems poised to end Facebook’s suspension of Trump, which began in the aftermath of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. Trump’s return to social media would bolster his attempt to remain the dominant figure in the Republican Party. More broadly, it could reshape the way political speech is governed for Facebook’s 2.8 billion users, making it more difficult for the company to remove harmful content and bad actors. A pro-Trump decision could also influence other platforms, inc...
US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump
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US Contacts Nigerian Visa Applicants Affected by the Travel Restrictions Imposed by Former President Donald Trump

The United States mission in Nigeria has contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected by the travel restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump. This followed the Presidential Proclamation signed by President Joe Biden on January 20, 2021, titled, ‘Ending discriminatory bans on entry to the United States.’ Trump had suspended entry into the United States of certain nationals, based on visa type, from various countries, including Nigeria in 2020 under Presidential Proclamations 9645 and 9983. But the US mission in a statement on Tuesday March 16, said its Consulate-General in Lagos has already contacted all immigrant visa applicants whose applications were affected and is prioritizing the processing of these pending cases. It noted that me...
Femi Fani-Kayode Receives Actor, Joe Okechukwu In Abuja
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Femi Fani-Kayode Receives Actor, Joe Okechukwu In Abuja

Former aviation minister Femi Fani-Kayode on Tuesday night hosted YouTuber and Hollywood actor Joe Okechukwu in his Abuja home. Tweeting on Wednesday, the ex-minister rained words of adulation on Mr Okechukwu, revealing that the actor was a firm supporter of former US President Donald Trump. “ It was an honor and privilege to receive my friend and brother Mr. Joe Okechukwu in my Abuja home last night. Joe, who is a Hollywood-based actor, is one of Nigeria’s rising stars and a man that is going places,” he said. “Well-versed in international affairs & world politics, Joe is also a leading Trumper, a brilliant mind, a gifted & committed Pastor who has remarkable insight & who is gifted with the prophetic, a profound commentator on world events & current affairs ...
Why Biden Embraces Nigerians And Shuns Buhari – Farooq Kperogi
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Why Biden Embraces Nigerians And Shuns Buhari – Farooq Kperogi

It is by now evident that although President Joe Biden appreciates and identifies with Nigerians (certainly in more ways than Donald Trump did), he has nothing but stone-cold disdain for the inert, isolated mannequin in Aso Rock that pretends to be Nigeria’s “president.” Biden’s first call to an African president (on March 3) after his inauguration wasn’t to the president of the continent’s most populous country; it was to Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta. Even in the aftermath of his electoral triumph in November 2020, Biden also only called South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa. And on February 26, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke to President Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nigeria’s geographic and demographic heft in the African continent hasn’t caused it to deserv...
Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot
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Donald Trump and Rudy Giuliani Served Lawsuit that Accuses them of Inciting the January 6 MAGA riot

Former US President Donald Trump and his ex-lawyer Rudy Giuliani have been served in a civil rights lawsuit accusing them and members of far-right extremist groups of inciting the January 6 MAGA riot to prevent Congress from certifying the election. The Daily Beast reported on Wednesday, March 3 that attorneys for Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, and the NAACP delivered the lawsuit to the former president at Mar-a-Lago. While Giuliani's lawyer, Joseph D. Sibley, accepted the papers on behalf of the former mayor of New York. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, sued the former US President and his ex-lawyer and two right-...
Donald Trump says he might run for White House again but rules out forming new political party
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Donald Trump says he might run for White House again but rules out forming new political party

Former US president, Donald Trump was back in action in Florida on Sunday night, February 28 at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), his first public address since leaving office in January 20. Trump told conservatives at the conference that he is considering running for the White House for a third time while also revealing that he won't form a new political party as that will make the Republican party weaker and the Democratic party stronger. In a 'Trumpism' laden speech, the former president repeated false claims of election fraud and accused Democrats of "recklessly eliminating our border". Trump also attacked tech firms like Facebook and Twitter saying they "should be punished with sanctions when they silence conservative voices". "They are radicals who want...
Trump Wishes Tiger Woods a Speedy Recovery after LA Crash
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Trump Wishes Tiger Woods a Speedy Recovery after LA Crash

Former US President, Donald Trump has wished golfing legend, Tiger Woods a quick recovery after he experienced a tragic car accident on Tuesday Feb 23. Woods’ crash occurred shortly before 7:15 a.m. about 20 miles (32 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles, on the border of the upscale communities of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes, officials said. "Get well soon, Tiger. You are a true champion!" Trump said, according to former adviser Jason Miller. Woods sustained multiple leg injuries and authorities had to use the "jaws of life" to rescue him. "The vehicle was traveling northbound on Hawthorne Boulevard, at Blackhorse Road, when it crashed. The vehicle sustained major damage," the Los Angeles police department tweeted. "The driver and sole occupan...
U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns
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U.S Supreme Court Allows The Release Of Trump’s Tax Returns

Donald Trump suffered a major setback on Monday in his long quest to conceal details of his finances as the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for a New York City prosecutor to obtain the former president’s tax returns and other financial records as part of a criminal investigation. The justices without comment rebuffed Trump’s request to put on hold an Oct. 7 lower court ruling directing the Republican businessman-turned-politician’s longtime accounting firm, Mazars USA, to comply with a subpoena to turn over the materials to a grand jury convened by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, a Democrat. “The work continues,” Vance said in a statement issued after the court’s action. Vance had previously said in a letter to Trump’s lawyers that his office would be free to immedia...
Bill Gates says Trump should be allowed back on social media ‘at some point’
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Bill Gates says Trump should be allowed back on social media ‘at some point’

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates has stated that former U.S. president, Donald Trump should eventually have his social media accounts re-activated. Twitter cut the former president off from some 88 million followers after the deadly riot on Jan. 6, when a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol while Congress was certifying President Biden's victory, leaving five people, including a U.S. Capitol Police officer, dead. At the time, Twitter said that Trump's tweets posed "the risk of further incitement of violence." Facebook, Snapchat and Reddit also suspended Trump's online presence indefinitely following the attack. Now Gates says that social media companies should let President Trump back on their platforms, despite his "corrosive" election fraud claims. &...
Anthony Fauci wins $1 million prize for his work on Covid-19 and other infectious diseases
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Anthony Fauci wins $1 million prize for his work on Covid-19 and other infectious diseases

US top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci has been honored with a $1m check for his work combating Covid-19 and other infectious diseases. Fauci, who infamously clashed with former US president Donald Trump on his covid-19 policies much to the displeasure of Trump, is one of the seven recipients of the 2021 Dan David Prize, a $1 million award endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University in Israel. The annual prize is divided into three categories -- past, present, and future. Fauci won the prize for the present section, and is this year's only individual winner. The foundation says Fauci was chosen because of his exceptional work with infectious diseases over his life, including HIV, Ebola, Zika, and most recently, Covid-19.   ...
Congressman, NAACP sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riot
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Congressman, NAACP sue Trump and Giuliani over Capitol riot

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and Rep. Bennie Thompson, the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, have sued former US President Donald Trump, his lawyer Rudy Giuliani and two right-wing extremist groups, alleging they conspired to incite the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.   The lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, February 16, in Federal District Court for the District of Columbia, alleges that Trump and Giuliani, in collaboration with the Proud Boys and Oath Keepers, conspired to incite the riot to keep Congress from certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election.   It claims they did so in violation of the Ku Klux Klan Act, a Reconstruction-era statute designed to protect both formerly enslaved Afric...
I Was Surprised Trump Blocked My WTO Job – Okonjo-Iweala
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I Was Surprised Trump Blocked My WTO Job – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nigeria’s former Finance Minister, says she was surprised that the administration of President Donald Trump could stand in her way of leading the World Trade Organisation (WTO). At a press briefing monitored by Daily Trust, the new Director-General of WTO said she did not see it coming. She said she felt she had a good understanding with the US government which interviewed her about the job twice. “I think I was quite surprised when that came (opposition from Trump) because there was no indication that there was any problem with the US. “I had two good interviews with the authorities and with the administration so it was a surprise. But that’s the way life works. When things happen, you take them in your stride and you move on. “It was absolutely ...
Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized
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Trump’s Lawyer Michael Van der Veen’s home Vandalized

The home of one of the attorneys defending former US President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial was vandalized with graffiti. Detective Scott Pezick of the West Whiteland Township Police Department in Chester County said the graffiti was reported around 8 p.m. Friday at attorney Michael van der Veen's residence in West Whiteland Township, Pennsylvania, about 30 miles southwest of Philadelphia. Police said vandals spray-painted the word "TRAITOR" in red on his driveway in suburban Philadelphia. Van der Veen spent the week in Washington, D.C., defending Trump at his impeachment trial over the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol building. Trump was acquitted by the Senate on Saturday. Pezick said private security has since been hired by the homeowner to protect the residence...
“Our Historic Movement Has Only Just Begun” – Donald Trump
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“Our Historic Movement Has Only Just Begun” – Donald Trump

Former US President, Trump declared victory on Saturday after Senate Republicans voted to acquit him for a second time, saying that his political movement has "only just begun" and that he would have more to share in the near future. Trump thanked his legal team for "upholding justice and defending truth." "Our historic, patriotic and beautiful movement to Make America Great Again has only just begun. In the months ahead I have much to share with you, and I look forward to continuing our incredible journey together to achieve American greatness for all of our people," he said in the statement. Senators voted 57-43 on whether to convict Trump of high crimes and misdemeanors for "willfully inciting violence against the Government of the United States." A two-thirds vote was needed t...
US Senate Acquits Trump In Second Impeachment Trial, Ex-president Cleared Of Incitement Charges
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US Senate Acquits Trump In Second Impeachment Trial, Ex-president Cleared Of Incitement Charges

The US Senate has failed to gather enough votes to convict former President Donald Trump, after a Democrat-led impeachment trial. Trump had been accused of "incitement of insurrection" after his supporters rioted on Capitol Hill. Trump was impeached last month, for the second time, over his words to supporters on January 6, when he encouraged them to "fight like hell" against what he maintained was a "rigged election." Though Trump had urged his followers to protest the certification of the election "peacefully and patriotically, "some of these supporters went on to force their way inside the US Capitol, with the ensuing riot briefly halting the certification process. One Trump supporter was shot dead by Capitol police, a police officer died in unclear circumstances, and three...
Melania Trump ‘Bitter and Chilly’ with Donald Trump About White House Exit – New Report Claims
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Melania Trump ‘Bitter and Chilly’ with Donald Trump About White House Exit – New Report Claims

Melania Trump is reportedly ‘bitter and chilly’ with her husband Donald about their White House exit, and now spends her days having luxury spa treatments including massages and facials in their Florida home. She also reportedly opts for light, fish-focused meals on its terrace, spends time with her parents According to a report by CNN published on Friday, February 12, the former US First Lady is said to be angered by the way she left Washington DC under a cloud last month in the wake of the US Capitol riots. She is reportedly furious that her image was also tarnished by her husband's appearance at a ‘Stop the Steal’ rally, which saw thousands of his supporters descend on the US Capitol shortly after. Explaining Melania’s controversial silence in the wake of the riots, a fo...
Sex with Trump was worst 90secs of my life’ – Stormy Daniels
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Sex with Trump was worst 90secs of my life’ – Stormy Daniels

Stormy Daniels has told Michael Cohen she thought about how to escape her '90 second' alleged tryst with Donald Trump thinking how she could 'fight his fat a**' and outrun him'. Cohen has interviewed Daniels, 41, with the two speaking together publicly for the first time, in the latest episode of his podcast, 'Mea Culpa', released Monday at midnight EST. As Trump's attorney, Cohen, 54, had been hellbent on silencing Daniels, even arranging a hush-money payment to the porn actress that landed him in federal prison. But now, in an hourlong interview which also includes graphic descriptions of Daniels' alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump at a charity golf event in Lake Tahoe, the two come together to broadcast her story. Cohen even apologizes for 'the needless pain' he pu...
“Who cares!” – Donald Trump quits Screen Actors Guild after they threatened to expel his membership over the Capitol riot
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“Who cares!” – Donald Trump quits Screen Actors Guild after they threatened to expel his membership over the Capitol riot

Former US president, Donald Trump has resigned from the Screen Actors Guild - American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) after they threatened to expel his membership from the union over his role in inciting the January riots on the US Capitol.   On Wednesday, the SAG-AFTRA board voted "overwhelmingly" that Trump violated the union's membership guidelines for his ''role in inciting the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6." "Donald Trump attacked the values that this union holds most sacred -- democracy, truth, respect for our fellow Americans of all races and faiths, and the sanctity of the free press," union president Gabrielle Carteris said. "There's a straight line from his wanton disregard for the truth to the attacks on journalists perpetrated...
Trump hires new defence team to fight impeachment
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Trump hires new defence team to fight impeachment

Former US President Donald Trump has hired two new attorneys to head up his impeachment defense team ahead of next week's trial in the Senate.   The Republican was in need of new attorneys following the departure of all five members of his defense team last week. p Lawyers David Schoen and Bruce Castor, both experienced in criminal defense, will now head the new defence team in the trial set to begin in the US Senate on February 9, Trump’s office said in a statement.   In a statement, Trump's office says: "Notably, Schoen has already been working with the 45th President and other advisors to prepare for the upcoming trial, and both Schoen and Castor agree that this impeachment is unconstitutional - a fact 45 Senators voted in agreement with last week."  ...
Donald Trump’s Entire Legal Team Quits A Week Before Impeachment Trial
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Donald Trump’s Entire Legal Team Quits A Week Before Impeachment Trial

All five of the impeachment lawyers who were expected to represent former President Donald Trump have called it quits, sources told ABC News. The team, led by South Carolina lawyer Butch Bowers, resigned in part because of disagreements over how to mount Trump’s defense, the sources said. The lawyers had planned to argue the constitutionality of holding a trial given Trump is now a former president. The disagreements over strategy varied, sources told ABC News, but Trump wanted his team to argue there was election fraud, while the lawyers and some top advisers to the former president wanted the focus to remain on the constitutionality of a trial with the president no longer in office. A source close to the former president described the change as a "mutual decision" between th...
Melania Trump Could Be Set To Divorce Donald Trump, Expert Says
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Melania Trump Could Be Set To Divorce Donald Trump, Expert Says

Melania Trump's reported move to get her own office space could be a hint she plans to split from Donald Trump, an expert claims. The former First Lady's move "could well be preparatory steps for explaining to Donald that she’d like to separate", the relationship guru says. Her office is currently functioning out of the former President's private club, Mar-a-Lago, CNN reports But Melania is said to be looking for separate space in the Palm Beach area. It is reported that Melania will maintain three of her White House staff as she looks to build on the "Be Best" campaign she ran while in office. While running the campaign she seemingly turned a blind eye to her husband's own social media bullying. Family mediator Louisa Whitney, of LKW Family Mediation, told the Daily ...
UN Secretary General, António Guterres Worried By Unchecked Powers Of Twitter, Facebook, Others
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UN Secretary General, António Guterres Worried By Unchecked Powers Of Twitter, Facebook, Others

UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Thursday expressed worry over the unchecked power of big tech companies, including social media platforms. Speaking at a news conference in New York, Guterres said the world could not afford too much powers in the hands of a small number of companies. He said the issue required a “serious discussion”, adding that one of the objectives of the UN’s roadmap on digital cooperation was to put the matter on the table. The UN chief was responding to a question on the permanent suspension of former U.S. President Donald Trump’s accounts by Facebook and Twitter over alleged rule violations. Guterres was specifically asked whether he thought the companies’ actions amounted to censorship or violations of Trump’s right to freedom of expression. ...
Donald Trump Launches His ‘Office Of The Former President’ In Florida
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Donald Trump Launches His ‘Office Of The Former President’ In Florida

Former U.S President Donald Trump has opened the ‘Office of the Former President’ in Florida. The Office’s purpose will be to oversee Trump’s post-presidential advocacy, “Make America Great Again”. “The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organising, and public activism,” an official statement said. “President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People,” the statement added. Since his return, Donald Trump has not made any public appearances and has instead stayed at his luxury Mar-a-Lago resort.
Melania Trump sparks divorce rumours as Donald’s niece claims he ‘doesn’t understand intimacy’
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Melania Trump sparks divorce rumours as Donald’s niece claims he ‘doesn’t understand intimacy’

A stony-faced picture of Melania Trump touching down in Florida after her husband was relinquished of his presidential duties has sparked rumours of divorce as Donald Trump’s niece claims he doesn’t understand "intimacy." The appearance sparked rumours there may be trouble ahead for the couple, with many speculating divorce could be on the cards. Donald Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, told the Sunday Telegraph she believes he does love Melania but the pair do not understand each other. She claims her uncle doesn’t "understand affection" or "intimacy" and that may play a part in the seemingly cold marriage. Mary told the Sunday Telegraph: "I don’t believe he understands affection or intimacy." She added that the "damage" Donald did to the US is "incalculable" and said the coun...
Human Rights Abuse, Others May Work Against Nigeria Under Biden – Ex US Envoy, John Campbell
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Human Rights Abuse, Others May Work Against Nigeria Under Biden – Ex US Envoy, John Campbell

Amid the excitement and expectations of a robust relationship between Nigeria and the United States under the new President, Joe Biden, a former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, and some other prominent persons have said cases of human rights abuse in Nigeria can hamper the partnership if not addressed. Campbell alongside an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London, Matthew Page and the Director, Africa Programme, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, a leading US think tank, Mr Judd Devermont, told Saturday PUNCH in their responses to email enquiries, that while the relationship between the two countries might improve in many respects, abuse by the military and policy abuse by the government could pose a problem. Many Nigerians have expressed optimism that...
US Congress To Deliver Trump Impeachment Charge On Monday
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US Congress To Deliver Trump Impeachment Charge On Monday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who displaced McConnell as the chamber’s leader after Democrats won two Georgia runoff elections this month, announced the move on the Senate floor on Friday. Schumer did not say when Trump’s second impeachment trial would begin. “The House will deliver the article of impeachment to the Senate. The Senate will conduct a trial of the impeachment of Donald Trump. ”It will be a full trial. It will be a fair trial,” Schumer said on the Senate floor. That came the morning after McConnell asked the House to delay sending the charges until next Thursday, and to agree not to start the trial until mid-February. The delay was aimed at giving Trump more time to prepare a defence against the charge that he incited insurrection by his followers who s...
Lil Wayne Thanks Donald Trump For Granting Him Presidential Pardon
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Lil Wayne Thanks Donald Trump For Granting Him Presidential Pardon

Rapper Lil Wayne took to his Twitter handle to thank former US President Donald Trump for granting him presidential pardon. Donald Trump granted rapper Lil Wayne a full presidential pardon in his final hours as the US president. In November, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida revealed that Wayne faced a federal weapons charge relating to a December 2019 incident at Miami-Opa Locka Executive Airport. He pleaded guilty in December and was facing up to 10 years in prison. However, earlier this week, a statement about Wayne’s pardon was released by the White House and noted the rapper’s commitment to charity as a reason for the pardon. Taking to Twitter today, Lil Wayne thanked Trump. Lil Wayne wrote; "I want to thank President Trump fo...
Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country
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Hours after Biden’s inauguration, China bans Mike Pompeo and 27 other former Trump officals from entering the country

China has announced sanctions against outgoing secretary of state Mike Pompeo and 27 other high-ranking officials under former United States President Donald Trump, just hours after Joe Biden's inauguration. In a strongly-worded statement published after US President Joe Biden was sworn into office in the early hours of Thursday morning, Beijing time, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said the former Trump administration officials were "anti-China politicians" who had undermined the relationship between the US and China, accusing them of "prejudice and hatred against China." "(They) have planned, promoted and executed a series of crazy moves which have gravely interfered in China's internal affairs, undermined China's interests, offended the Chinese people, and seriously disrupted China-U...
President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others
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President Biden cancels travel ban on Nigeria, Kyrgyzstan, Tanzania, Eritrea and others

U.S President Joe Biden on his first day in office signed a series of executive actions to reverse the policies of Donald Trump administration on immigration and others.   Hours after taking the office, Biden issued an executive order to end Trump’s controversial 'Muslim travel ban', which blocked travel to the United States from several predominantly Muslim and African countries.   During Trump's first week in office in 2017, he implemented the Muslim Ban initially restricted travel from seven Muslim-majority nations: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.   The ban faced several legal challenges, but the Supreme Court upheld the measure in 2018.   In February 2020, Trump later expanded the ban to include additional restrictions on...
Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family
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Piers Morgan sings praise of Jill Biden and says he’s “chuffed” for the Bidens as the new first family

Piers Morgan, who used to be good friends with Donald Trump and even had a chance to interview the former US president aboard Airforce One, is now singing the praise of the Bidens only hours after shaming Trump. The English TV host took to Twitter hours after inauguration to share a photo of himself and new US First Lady Jill Biden. He wrote: "I’ve met few nicer, funnier or more genuine people in the political world than America’s new First Lady ?@FLOTUS? ?@DrBiden?. She’s been an absolute rock behind Joe through many turbulent times. Huge day for her and the whole family. Chuffed for them." This comes just hours after Morgan shamed his former friend Donald Trump just as soon as he vacated the White House ahead of inauguration. He had written: You blew it, Donald. If yo...
President Biden Ends Trump’s Travel Ban On Nigeria, Muslim Countries
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President Biden Ends Trump’s Travel Ban On Nigeria, Muslim Countries

On his first day in office, President Joe Biden is beginning the immense task of dismantling former President Donald Trump’s nativist legacy on immigration, issuing an executive order to end Trump’s controversial travel ban on noncitizens from 13 countries. The policy, colloquially known as the “Muslim ban,” first went into effect in January 2017 and became one of Trump’s signature immigration policies. The ban has slowed or altogether halted legal immigration from certain countries that the former administration deemed to be security threats, keeping families apart and even stymieing refugee resettlement. The travel ban was Trump’s first major action on immigration policy, setting the tone for the chaotic four years that followed for immigrants while galvanizing public oppositio...
I Have Forgiven Americans For Voting Racist Trump – Soyinka
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I Have Forgiven Americans For Voting Racist Trump – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he has forgiven Americans for electing former President Donald Trump whom he described as a “racist” and a “xenophobe”. Soyinka said this during an interview with Arise Television on Wednesday. The Nobel Laureate, who had in 2016 torn his American immigrant visa to shreds for voting Trump, said he would not be renewing the green card since he usually visits the United States even without it. The playwright, who displayed pieces of his torn green card, stated that America had redeemed itself with the removal of Trump Soyinka said, “I feel honoured to be associated with the democratic forces of the United States for correcting the unbelievable error that they committed four years ago.” On the green card issue, he said, “I consider m...
“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President
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“Shame On You” – Piers Morgan Blasts Trump On His Final Day As US President

TV host, Piers Morgan has slammed US president, Donald Trump on his final day in office. Trump left the White House today, for his successor, Joe Biden. Shortly after footage of Trump leaving the White House was made public, Piers Morgan took to Instagram to slam Trump. Sharing a photo of himself and Trump, he wrote: "You blew it, Donald. If you’d shown Americans leadership & empathy when it really mattered in the past year, you’d have been re-elected. Instead, you failed them. Spectacularly badly. And now you slink off as a gutless graceless sore loser. How pathetic. Shame on you."
Photos And Video Of Donald Trump Leaving The White House For Last Time As President
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Photos And Video Of Donald Trump Leaving The White House For Last Time As President

A source close to the White House says President Trump spent his final night in the White House working on pardons and signing the final paperwork just before midnight. His daughter Ivanka was with him until 10 p.m. ET and left to make phone calls to some of the people pardoned until 2 a.m. ET. Ivanka had been very involved in recent days in the criminal justice pardons for non-violent offenders. The sources says the feeling is "bittersweet" as the family departs today. Another source says he’s relieved to leave behind the pressure of the presidency. His daughter and son in law will not be joining him on Air Force One. Marine One just took off from the White House lawn, carrying President Trump to Joint Base Andrews for his send-off ceremony. But it is not typical for a ...

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