After troop cuts in Iraq and Afghanistan, Trump orders pullout from Somalia
President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday. After ordering major troop reductions in Iraq and Afghanistan recently, Trump's new move reflects his drive to disengage US forces from what he calls endless wars abroad, making good on a campaign pledge in the final weeks of his presidency. Trump "has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somali...
Lou Holtz, Prominent Trump Supporter, Awarded Presidential Medal Of Freedom
Lou Holtz has become the latest sports figure to be given the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. President Donald Trump presented him with the medal in a ceremony on Thursday. The former college coach career has spanned over 34 years. His coaching career has included a 1988 National title with the University of Notre Dame and led six different schools to a bowl game. Holtz has compiled a 249-132-7 record as he coached teams like Notre Dame, the University of Arkansas, the University of Minnesota and the University of North Carolina, to name a few. Holtz gradua...
Trump orders pullout of most US personnel from Somalia
Washington (AFP) - President Donald Trump has ordered the removal of most US military and security personnel from Somalia, where they have been conducting operations against the Al-Shabaab militant group, the Pentagon said Friday. Trump "has ordered the Department of Defense and the United States Africa Command to reposition the majority of personnel and assets out of Somalia by early 2021," it said in a statement. The Defense Department stressed the United States was "not withdrawing or disengaging from Africa," amid concerns of a pullback from various areas in the continent. "We will continu...
Donald Trump Renovating Mar-A-Lago For His Return, Melania Trump Looking At Florida Schools For Barron Trump
Even though Donald Trump has repeatedly denied his loss of the recent presidential election, it appears that he and his family are preparing to move out of the White House regardless. Aides are moving out of the White House, Trump’s apartment in the decadent Florida mansion is being renovated, and Melania Trump is even looking for a school for her son Barron in the area. “No matter what else is happening in the world, he is treated like royalty at Mar-a-Lago,” an inside source told People. “He loves to be here.” The Trump family owns properties along the east coast, and even a source from the ...
Mitt Romney proves (again) what a disgusting human being he really is as he criticizes Trump's COVID response (as FDA is on cusp of approving 2 vaccines in record time)
By Duncan Smith The only thing worse than a ‘news’ network broadcasting COVID-19 cases and deaths in real-time is repeatedly inviting on a political grifter and hack like Mitt Romney to bash President Donald Trump…over COVID-19. Even as the president’s administration is set to approve not one but two new coronavirus vaccines that were developed in record time under Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed,” this BS artist, Romney — who couldn’t win the presidency if he was running unopposed — has the audacity to claim the president is incompetent. Really? “This hasn’t been the focus of his rhetoric appar...
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GOP On Edge As Trump Is Set To Hold Rally In Georgia For Senate Runoffs
Hopping off Air Force One and speaking from a podium, President Donald Trump will host a Georgia post-election rally early Saturday while attempting to influence the highly anticipated U.S. Senate runoff on Jan 5. Right now, the race for control of the Senate is a tossup, with two seats up for grabs in the runoff. Georgia Republicans have expressed concerns amid escalating statewide tensions, communicating skepticism about the party’s ability to retain control of the Senate. Some have also expressed apprehension over the impact of Trump’s visit to the Peach State. Neither of Georgia senators, ...
After Trump team calls them 'cowards' and 'traitors,' Pa. GOP leaders urge Congress to reject state's election results
PHILADELPHIA — Just hours after GOP leadership in the state House indicated they would not move to upend Pennsylvania’s election results in Harrisburg, Speaker Bryan Cutler and Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff joined 73 Republican colleagues Friday in calling on members of Congress to do it instead. In a letter Democrats dismissed as a stunt, the GOP lawmakers disavowed the election’s outcome — an 81,000-vote victory for President-elect Joe Biden — and accused Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, of “undermining the many protections” they had written into a law passed a year ago to expand widespread vo...
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GOP Georgia Election Official Gabriel Sterling Demands Trump Stop Inciting Violence: ‘It Has To Stop’
Amid the highly anticipated runoff, a top Georgia election official demand on Tuesday that President Donald Trump stop challenging election results and start condemning threats of violence, warning that the integrity of the state’s upcoming U.S. Senate runoff would be called into question. Last month, Trump filed a second Georgia ballot recount petition, refusing to concede the election, that he lost to Joe Biden by about 12,000 votes. State election official Gabriel Sterling demanded that the president stop further aggravating the political climate. “It has to stop,” Sterling said. “Mr. Presi...
Why Biden will find it hard to undo Trump's costly 'America first' trade policy
Biden says his Cabinet picks will help him restore American leadership in the world. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images Since becoming president-elect, Joe Biden has signaled that restoring America’s leadership on the world stage is among his highest priorities – an intention aptly demonstrated by his Cabinet picks. Biden’s nominees are “ready to lead the world, not retreat from it,” he said on Nov. 24. “America is back.” Perhaps nowhere is this return more urgent than in trade policy, a topic I follow closely as a scholar of international political economy. Over the past four years, Presiden...
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How Hanukkah came to be an annual White House celebration
President Donald Trump speaks during a Hanukkah reception at the White House in 2019. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta President Trump’s plan of holding an in-person Hanukkah reception at the White House on Dec. 9, despite concerns over the coronavirus, is getting much attention on social media. Some asked whether anyone would be reckless enough to attend, observing that an in-person party, amid the COVID-19 surge, could turn out to be another superspreader event. Others wondered who would be invited, recalling that President Trump, in the past, limited his invitation list to supporters, and why t...
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