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Trump to ‘sign executive order about social media’

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive charge aim at social media companies, the White House has said.

This comes after he jeopardize to shut down social media platforms he indicted of suffocating conservative voices.

The new dispute comes about after Twitter added fact-check links to his tweets for the first time.

The order’s details have not been put forward and it is vague on what managerial steps the president can take without new laws put forward by Congress.

‘White House officials gave no further information on what is expected in the executive order which is set to be signed on Thursday.’

*Before leaving Washington for Florida to watch a space launch that was postponed due to bad weather, Mr Trump again accused Twitter and other social media of bias, without offering evidence.*

Mr Trump also continued his claims of social media platforms on Twitter, ending a tweet with: “Now they are going absolutely CRAZY. Stay Tuned!!!”

The long in passing conflict between Mr Trump and social media companies blazedup again on Tuesday when one of his posts was given a fact-check label by Twitter for the first time.

He had tweeted, without providing proofs: “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent.”

Twitter added a caution label to the post and linked to a page which make it clear that the claims as “unsubstantiated”.

On Wednesday Mr Trump peril to “strongly regulate” or even “close down” social media platforms.

He tweeted to his more than 80 million followers online that Republicans felt the platforms “totally silence conservatives” and that he would not allow this to happen. In an earlier tweet, he said that Twitter was “completely stifling free speech”.

Twitter’s chief executive Jack Dorsey retort to unknown claims of the platform’s fact-checking policies in a series of posts, saying: “We’ll continue to point out incorrect or disputed information about elections globally.”

Source____BBC News

Republican National Convention: Trump alarms to move event from North Carolina

US President Donald Trump has alarmed to move the Republican National Convention if limitations are placed on the number of people attending due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event is due to take place in North Carolina from 24-27 August 2020.

On Monday, nonetheless, Mr Trump said he would move the site of the convention if “full attendance” is not promised.

Almost 100,000 people have died with coronavirus in the US. Many states have put forward measures to stop its escalation.

In a number of tweets posted early on Monday, Mr Trump said that North Carolina’s Democrat Governor Roy Cooper was “still in shutdown mood” and was “unable to guarantee” that the event would take place at full capacity in Charlotte as originally planned.

“In other words, we would be spending millions of dollars building the arena to a very high standard without even knowing if the Democrat governor would allow the Republican party to fully occupy the space,” said Mr Trump.

‘Republicans planning to attend the convention “must be immediately given an answer by the governor as to whether or not the space will be allowed to be fully occupied”, the president said, otherwise another site would be selected.’

A spokesman for Governor Cooper said North Carolina was “relying on data and science to protect our state’s public health and safety”.

Mr Trump is hunting for a second term in office and there are no other Republicans stationing.

The Democrats shifted their convention back a month to mid-August because the coronavirus pandemic.

Source___BBC News

Trump and his objective to win a second term lay open in Michigan visit

President Donald Trump’s tarnishing of fact, divide-and-rule strategy and endless gain for new political enemies may be catastrophic in a pandemic.

But such behavior, combined with the promise of an American comeback, still adds up to a formidable electoral arsenal.

‘The President gave every impression Thursday of battling for his political life during a visit to Michigan, a state that crystallizes the themes of his bid for a second term and that could be decisive in his clash with Democrat Joe Biden. It was his most explicit display yet of his plans to beat treacherous pandemic politics and criticism of his leadership in pursuit of an even more logic-busting victory than in 2016.’

Trump mainly used the trip to present himself as the champion of an economic rebuilder and of millions of Americans who lost jobs, portraying Democrats as adding to the desperation of shut-out workers.

“A permanent lockdown is not a strategy for a healthy state or a healthy country. To protect the health of our people we must have a functioning economy,” Trump said, implicitly discounting arguments of critics who say it’s not yet safe to reopen.

“Americans who want and need to return to work should not be vilified — they should be supported,” Trump said, lashing out at journalists and politicians who can work from home.

Trump also touches his central campaign goals, bragging about his new trade deals, spreading his effort to use China as a scapegoat for not stopping a pandemic he himself had ignored and commemorating the border wall that is crucial to his bond with his claim supporters.

And he took a new approach at Biden’s mental capacity, identifying the former vice president “a Democrat that doesn’t even know where he is.” And even before he left the White House, Trump remit yet another lemon to his evangelical supporters, then followed up in Michigan.

Source____CNN

US President DonaldTrump revolves hard away from fight against suppress pandemic

US President DonaldTrump revolves hard away from fight against suppress pandemic

No matter the speed that Corona Virus cases are escalating in many states and that governors are ignoring his guidelines about when it’s safe to open.

Trump is beckoning off “warnings by scientists” that the easing limitations taking place across the country could cause tens of thousands of fatalities.

The White House gave its plain sign yet Tuesday, just less than six months from Election Day and as the number of deaths in US topped 70,000, that it is moving from pandemic management to a message of renewal and an aggressive pitch for a second term.

“And Trump is thwarting oversight efforts of how he and his administration responded to the pandemic that could reveal failures that worsened the outbreak”.

Trump comply that “there’ll be more death” as the country opened but added “the virus will pass, with or without a vaccine. And I think we’re doing very well on vaccines but, with or without a vaccine, it’s going to pass, and we’re going to be back to normal.”

Vice President Mike Pence make it known to the public, the conversations about ascending back the administration’s coronavirus task force maybe around Memorial Day at the end of the month.

Officials said that advisers like Drs. Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx would in the forefront. But closing the task force would make experts whose science-based debates have sometimes not in line with Trump’s overly cheerful projections far less visible.

Source___CNN

Trump attests intelligence officials did not alert him of coronavirus until late January

President Donald Trump attested Sunday that the US intelligence community “did NOT bring up the CoronaVirus subject matter until late into January” and that “they only spoke of the Virus in a very non-threatening, or matter of fact, manner.”

CNN and other news outlets have reported that the President’s daily intelligence orientation included information about the coronavirus escalation in China and its potential to escalate to the United States as early as January 3.

It is not plain whether Trump — who infrequently reads the President’s Daily Brief put together by intelligence officials — read the information at the time or whether officials orientating the President in person brings out the issue.

The Washington Post also reported last week that US intelligence agencies put forward warnings about the coronavirus in more than a gigantic classified orientations made for the President in January and February.

Trump said Sunday night that he was first oriented about coronavirus on January 23 and affirmed the US intelligence agencies would be bringing forward a statement in the coming days.

“On January 23, I was told that there could be a virus coming in but it was of no real import. In other words it wasn’t, ‘Oh we gotta do something, we gotta do something.’ It was a brief conversation and it was only on January 23,” Trump said during a Fox News town hall.

Source___CNN

Trump administration thrusting to snatch global supply chains from China

The Trump administration is “turbocharging” an inventiveness to detach global industrial supply chains from China as it contemplates new tariffs to make an example of Beijing for its tackling of the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials familiar with U.S. planning.

President Donald Trump, who has crush up recent backfires on China ahead of the Nov. 3 U.S. presidential election, has since pledged to bring manufacturing way then from overseas.

Now, economic demolition and the enormous U.S. coronavirus death toll are driving a government-wide strive to move U.S. production and supply bond dependency away from China, even if it goes to other more friendly nations as an alternative, current and former senior U.S. administration officials said.

“We’ve been working on [reducing the reliance of our supply chains in China] over the last few years but we are now turbo-charging that initiative,” Keith Krach, undersecretary for Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment at the U.S. State Department told Reuters.

“I think it is essential to understand where the critical areas are and where critical bottlenecks exist,” Krach said, adding that the matter was important to U.S. security and one the government could make known new action on soon.

The U.S. Commerce Department, State and other agencies are looking for means to push companies to move both bearing out and manufacturing out of China. Tax incentives and potential re-shoring subsidies are among measures put in place to pervade changes, the current and former officials told Reuters.

“There is a whole of government push on this,” said one. Agencies are probing which manufacturing should be deemed “essential” and how to make these goods outside of China.

“This moment is a perfect storm; the pandemic has crystallized all the worries that people have had about doing business with China,” said another senior U.S. official.

Source____WASHINGTON (Reuters)

What’s at the back of new US plan of action on China?

Rigidity connecting the US and China are long-establishing but the pandemic and a emerging presidential election have boost the rivalry, and this week the conflict of words strike a new height. What’s the US plan of action?

This week President Donald J Trump revolved a corner with his 2020 re-election campaign.

“China will do anything they can to have me lose this race,” he told the Reuters news agency.

His accuminating rhetoric against Beijing stamped a new phase in an effort to replan an election that’s been rebuild by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Trump campaign had vowed to make America’s flourishing economy its vocal point, but that has besotted. And polls show reduction of support for the president in key battlefront states amidst criticism of his corona crisis performance.

Enter China, the origin of the pandemic and indict for acting too slowly to stop its global escalation.

The Republican strategy actually attacks the former vice president, Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic nominee.

“If you look at the most recent Pew poll and Gallup poll, Americans’ distrust of China, whether you’re Republican or Democrat, is at an all-time high,” roughly two-thirds of the country, says the AFA’s Kelly Sadler. “This is a universal issue that Republicans and Democrats can both agree on.”

There’s surely been a substantial hike in negative views of China since Mr Trump took office and push up the trade war.

When it comes to Beijing’s accountability for the corona crisis, nonetheless, he has regularly flickered, sometimes showering praise on President Xi Jinping, at times lashing the “Chinese Virus.” But he’s now started to adopt the hardline campaign-speak, vowing to make China pay for the damage.

Source___BBC

White House scrambles to slow impeachment

The White House is launching a new effort to slow the speeding Democratic impeachment push, but its noncooperation strategy is being constantly thwarted by a daily stream of explosive secrets being spilled behind closed doors on Capitol Hill.

Current and former officials are painting an ever more damning picture of a wider than originally perceived scheme by President Donald Trump and his crew to pressure Ukraine that they warned could amount to a trampling of US law.
Vice President Mike Pence launched a new effort Tuesday to bolster White House hopes of stalling the House inquiry long enough for Trump to turn public opinion against it. He refused to turn over documents related to Trump’s now notorious call with the President of Ukraine on July 25.
But White House officials are becoming increasingly frustrated at revelations from the closed-door hearings. Given that there is no presidential counsel in the room, they struggle to frame a defense, learning about almost daily bombshells only from news reports, CNN reported on Tuesday.
And the possibility that former national security adviser John Bolton — who may have little incentive to shield the President who recently ousted him — could soon be called to testify will do little to ease the impression among White House officials that they are flying blind.
Fresh testimony in recent days has elevated the crisis for Trump. It has appeared to expose an off-the-books effort to perform an end run around US foreign policy officials with political appointees that predated his notorious phone call with the President of Ukraine in which he sought dirt on his possible 2020 foe Joe Biden.
On Monday, former senior White House Russia aide Fiona Hill testified that she had tried to raise the alarm about possibly illegal activity — and had been encouraged to do so by Bolton.
A senior State Department official, George Kent, testified Tuesday that he’d been told by a supervisor to lie low after complaining about Rudy Giuliani’s meddling in Ukraine, according to Democratic Rep. Gerry Connolly of Virginia, who sits on the House Oversight Committee.
More peril looms for the White House on Thursday, when Gordon Sondland, the US ambassador to the European Union, is expected to tell lawmakers that a text he sent to a colleague insisting there was no quid pro quo offered to Ukraine was dictated by the President himself.
The most worrying development so far this week for the Trump team is that Hill’s stunning mention of Bolton raises the possibility that a possibly disgruntled former national security adviser, who was forced out under a cloud, may have an incentive to offer testimony that could damage his former boss.
Trump’s rather worn defense of his actions exemplifies the depth of his problem. The Ukraine story has outpaced the President’s attacks on a whistleblower who first exposed the story and his defense of his “perfect” call with Ukraine’s President. Trump’s allies are bemoaning what they say is a lack of due process in the Democratic impeachment investigation — but they often seem unable to effectively parry the damaging tidbits leaking out of depositions.

Trump’s defense is beginning to look insufficient

The President stuck to generalities on Tuesday.
“We just hit the greatest economy we’ve ever had. ‘Let’s impeach the President’ — isn’t that a good idea?” Trump said during an event with the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues.
“I wouldn’t worry about it, fellas. I wouldn’t worry about it,” the President told several senators in the audience, referring to impeachment — raising questions as to whether he understands the seriousness of his plight.
Democrats are expressing deep satisfaction with the pace of their three-week-old investigation so far.
And in a sign that GOP attacks on their process are not yet biting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that she had no plans yet to bow to demands for a vote formally authorizing the impeachment proceedings.
House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff laid claim to “dramatic progress” Tuesday in digging out the truth about Trump’s call with President Volodymyr Zelensky on July 25.
And Democratic presidential candidates — in a grave moment at the start of their latest debate in Ohio — reflected polls showing growing public support for investigating the President.
Former Vice President Joe Biden blasted Trump as “the most corrupt” President “in modern history and all of our history.”

Trump defies Democrats with all-out political warfare on impeachment

Donald Trump drove Democrats to the first crucial pivot point of their impeachment confrontation on Tuesday with a defiant declaration that his administration would not cooperate with the investigation.

In a fierce counter-attack after days of failing to control a torrent of damaging disclosures, the Trump White House branded the inquiry an illegal bid to overthrow the 2016 election and blocked testimony from a top diplomat.
“Never before in our history has the House of Representatives — under the control of either political party — taken the American people down the dangerous path you seem determined to pursue,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote in a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her key committee chairs.
The letter in effect gave notice of all out political warfare as part of the administration’s strategy to deprive investigators of all the testimony and evidence that they have demanded, in a clear effort to throttle the capacity of the probe into whether Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate a political opponent — Joe Biden.
Pelosi says there is no constitutional requirement supporting Trump’s demand for a full House vote to initiate impeachment proceedings — one justification given for the President’s refusal to cooperate.
But Trump’s move left her with grave strategic decisions on what to do next in a confrontation that puts to the test the integrity of America’s bedrock separation of powers and will determine whether she truly gamed out this duel several steps ahead.
Challenging Trump’s position in court could bog down the impeachment drive in months of legal challenges. Folding the President’s obstruction into articles of impeachment in short order could play into his claims that she’s running a “kangaroo court” and rushing the most consequential function of Congress.
The American people will now be effectively asked whether a President who accepts few limits on his power can be held in check by a separate branch of government or whether he can avoid such an examination, a decision that will echo through history.
Democrats are already arguing that Trump’s position is a de facto admission of guilt based on a legal and political house of sand.
“I guess they haven’t read the Constitution,” said Rep. Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, a Democrat who serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
“If they don’t defend themselves, against the copious evidence that we already have, then I think it disadvantages them,” Malinowski told CNN’s Erin Burnett.
“This is not the kind of investigation where we are starting with nothing — we are starting with everything.”
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