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U.S President Donald Trump declared national emergency to build border wall

U.S President Donald Trump declared national emergency to build border wall

President Donald Trump emerged from one political crisis Friday and immediately dove into another. The president was slated to sign a government spending and border security plan into law with only hours to spare before parts of the government shut down Saturday. He also declared a national emergency to re purpose funds from other parts of the government to build his proposed border wall without congressional approval.

“I’m going to be signing a national emergency, and it’s been signed many times before, by many presidents. It’s rarely been a problem … nobody cared,” the president said during unscripted remarks Friday in the White House Rose Garden.

The move — which Trump acknowledged is sure to invite vigorous legal challenges from activists and government officials — comes after Trump failed to get the $5.7 billion he was seeking from lawmakers. Instead, Trump agreed to sign a congressional funding deal that included just $1.375 billion for border security, an amount he claimed as a victory but said was still “not enough.”

In addition to the funds Congress has appropriated, the White House will seek to redirect $3.6 billion from a military construction fund, $600 million from a Treasury Department drug forfeiture fund and $2.5 billion from a Pentagon drug prevention program, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters Friday.

From the White House’s Rose Garden Friday, Trump said he had to make the move because there was “an invasion of our country with drugs, with human traffickers, all types of criminals and gangs.” And he lambasted congressional leaders for failing to get him the money he wanted, taking a thinly veiled shot at recently retired House Speaker Paul Ryan, saying people in Congress “should have stepped up.”

“It would have been easy,” Trump said over the course of nearly an hour of remarks followed by a question and answer session. “Not that easy, but it would have been a lot easier. Some people didn’t step up. We are stepping up now.”

The national emergency declaration is being used to tap the largest pot of money — the $3.6 billion earmarked for military construction. The White House is relying on other legal authorities to justify redirections of the other financial resources. “It’s an all-of-the-above approach,” said a person close to the White House. “He always knew Congress was never going to give him the money he needed.”

But even as Trump made the border announcement on Friday, he focused much of his remarks on other areas he considers clear victories — trade negotiations, the economy and his efforts to denuclearize North Korea. Before even officially announcing the anticipated declaration, Trump took a winding path through the other topics for about 15 minutes. Still, the border wall strategy is sure to appease his conservative base, which has been clamoring from Trump to win the border security funding he has vowed to obtain.

As expected, congressional Democrats announced they would immediately challenge the move on an array of fronts.

Donald Trump credited a late Indian-Origin Policeman as “National Hero”

DONALD TRUMP CREDITED A LATE INDIAN-ORIGIN POLICEMAN AS “NATIONAL HERO”

US President Donald Trump described an Indian-origin policeman as a “national hero”. The policeman was “savagely murdered” in California by an “illegal immigrant”.

The policeman, Ronil (Ron) Singh, 33, of the Newman Police Department was shot dead in a traffic stop on December 26 by an illegal immigrant. He was a native of Fiji who joined the enforcement force in July 2011.

Trump on Thursday spoke to his family members and his colleagues. “America’s heart broke the after Christmas when a young police officer was savagely murdered by an illegal alien. The life of the national hero was taken by someone who does not have the right to be the citizen our country”, said Trump.

Ronil Singh Wife

The accused has been arrested by the Californian Police and was identified as. Gustavo Perez Arriaga, a 30-year-old illegal immigrant from Mexico.

Type ‘IDIOT’ on Google search you will see the images of Donald Trump – Know How

If you type ‘IDIOT’ on Google search in Images section you will find the most hilarious result ever seen. Getting to know about this hilarious incident US lawmakers seek for the reason behind this mischievous activity from CEO of Google Sunder Pichai. The member of House Judiciary Committee asked Sunder Pichai. If we type word ‘IDIOT’ in image section on the google search engine it shows images of President Donald Trump.

Sunder Pichai replied that search engine optimization for keywords is a work of a series of algorithms inspecting around more than 400 social standards. Pichai added that optimizing keywords is not controlled by humans. He further added that the trolling of US President on our search engine is a result of different websites and youtube channels using Idiot tag Before President Trump name.

Have a look over new Pakistani tantrum, a girl Amara claims Donald Trump her father

A girl from Pakistan Amara said that she is an illegitimate daughter of American President Donald Trump. Every media house of Pakistan was stormed due to her claim. She claimed during giving a statement to 24 News channel of Pakistan that she is the daughter of Donald Trump. She added when she went to her father and asked him to adopt her. Donald said he has already compensated her guardians now you have no connection with me and my family.

Seeking for justice she has moved to supreme court of Pakistan. Have a look over the whole scenario (Tantrum).

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Ex-Trump Tower Doorman Reveals President’s Alleged New Affair, Love Child

A former Trump World Tower doorman has said that he knows of an alleged affair between President Donald Trump and a former housekeeper which resulted in a child out of wedlock, according to his attorney.

On Friday, Marc Held — the attorney for Dino Sajudin, the former doorman — said his client had been released from a contract that he entered with American Media Inc that had prohibited him from discussing the matter with anyone, “recently” after back-and-forth discussions with AMI

The contract appears to have been signed on November 15, 2015, and states that AMI has exclusive rights to Mr Sajudin’s story but does not mention the details of the story itself beyond saying, “Source shall provide AMI with information regarding Donald Trump”s illegitimate child…”

The contract states that “AMI will not owe source any compensation if AMI does not publish the exclusive…” and the top of the agreement shows that Sajudin could receive a sum of $30,000 “payable upon publication as set forth below”.

But the third page of the agreement shows that about a month later, the parties signed an amendment that states that Mr Sajudin would be paid $30,000 within five days of receiving the amendment.

It says the “exclusivity period” laid out in the agreement “is extended in perpetuity and shall not expire”.

The amendment also establishes a $1 million payment that Mr Sajudin would be responsible for making to AMI “in the event source breaches this provision”.

“Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty,”

“Just recently, AMI released Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story, which is now known to be one of the ”catch and kill” pieces. Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”

In April, Mr Sajudin  claims to have knowledge of a relationship Donald Trump had with his former housekeeper that resulted in a child.

At the time, AMI called Mr Sajudin’s story “not credible” and denied any connection between the story and Trump and his former personal attorney Michael Cohen.

Trump thought Modi is single and wanted to ‘set him up’!

US President Donald Trump wanted to help Narendra Modi find a wife. According to a report by Politico, he had inquired whether or not Modi would be bringing his wife along on his 2017 visit to the White House. On being told by his national security aides that Modi and his wife, Jashodaben, had been separated for decades now, Trump, allegedly joking, said: “Ah, I think I can set him up with somebody.”

The mysterious figure of Modi’s wife — Jashodaben Chimanlal Modi, now a 66-year-old retired school teacher, has eluded mainstream discourse even in the Indian media. They were married at a young age by their families in Vadnagar, Gujarat in 1968 — a practice common for the Ghanchi caste in the area.

For Trump, however, the matter was of less sensitive significance. The President’s effort at match-making, the same article reports, is just one of the many diplomatic faux pas he has made in his controversy-riddled 20 months in power. The article mentions instances where Trump has repeatedly tried to call Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at inappropriate hours of the night, as well as his “awkward meetings” with global leaders.

Melania Trump Slovenian Parents Get US Citizenship

The Slovenian-born parents of US First Lady Melania Trump became US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in New York on Thursday, completing a years-long immigration process even as President Trump has called for new
laws to bar Americans from sponsoring parents and other relatives.

Donald Trump has railed against what he calls chain migration which the President contends has resulted in fiercer competition for blue-collar jobs for native-born Americans and introduces increased national security concerns.
It is not known whether the 48-year-old First Lady had sponsored their permanent residency.

The Republican President argues that the system steals jobs from Americans and threatens national security, calling for a merit-based system that preferences more educated, English-speaking professionals.

Trump’s father-in-law, Viktor Knavs, a car salesman in Slovenia, and Amalija, who worked in a textile factory, are over 70 years old, retired and pass much of the year in the United States, where they regularly spend time with their daughter and grandson Barron.

Michael Wildes, an attorney for Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who had been living in the country as legal permanent residents after leaving their native Slovenia, confirmed that his clients took the oath of citizenship.

The Washington Post first reported in February that the Knavs had gained legal permanent residency and that legal experts believed it was likely that the first lady had sponsored their applications for family-based green cards.

Wildes said the Knavs satisfied the requirement that permanent residents hold their green cards for five years before they can apply for U.S. citizenship. It is unclear when the Knavses first moved to the United States, but by late 2007, Viktor Knavs was listed in public records as residing at Mar-a-Lago, Trump private club in Palm Beach, Florida.

The Knavses received no special treatment because of their relationship with the first family, Wildes told reporters in New York.

The application, the process, the interview was no different than anybody else, other than the security arrangements to facility today, he said. This is an example of it going right. They’re very excited.

Questions about the couple immigration status intensified last year as Trump mounted a push to slash legal immigration, including provisions to constrict the ability of U.S. citizens from sponsoring their parents, adult children and siblings for green cards.

In fiscal 2016, the United States granted nearly 1.2 million green cards, of which 174,000 went to parents of U.S. citizens, according to the Department of Homeland Security.

Studies have shown, however, that immigrants have boosted the economy and commit crimes at lower rates than the native born.

Critics said the Knavs ability to secure green cards and citizenship smacks of hypocrisy given the president hard-line immigration stance.

 

US All Set To Slap Duties On $16 Billion Of Chinese Goods

United States indicted it will begin imposing 25 percent duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war between the worlds two biggest economies.

Customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product lines, down from 284 items on the initial list, as of August 23, the US Trade Representatives Office said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. The new list covers products ranging from motorcycles to steam turbines and railway cars.

It will be the second time the US slaps duties on Chinese goods in about the past month, despite complaints by American companies that such moves will raise business costs and eventually consumer prices.

The US levied 25 percent duties on $34 billion in Chinese goods on July 6, prompting swift in-kind retaliation from Beijing. China has vowed to strike back again, dollar-for-dollar, on the $16 billion tranche.

The total could increase soon. The USTR is reviewing 10 percent tariffs on a further $200 billion in Chinese imports, and is even considering raising the rate to 25 percent. Those duties could be in place after a comment period
ends on September 6.

President Donald Trump has suggested he may tax effectively all imports of Chinese goods, which reached more than $500 billion last year.

A US-China trade war will reduce global output by 0.7 percent by 2020, with China’s economy taking a 1.3 percent hit and US GDP dropping 1 percent, Oxford Economics said in a research note Tuesday, before the new list was
released. While there’s no major risk of the world lapsing into damaging stagflation, the possibility remains of a bigger blow-up that sharply reduces trade, as in the 1930s, it said.

Still, there’s little sign the trade threat is hurting shipments just yet. Chinese data Wednesday showed imports jumped and exports remained robust in July.

Among the products removed from the earlier list on $16 billion of imports were shipping containers, including those used by freight companies. Schneider National Carriers Inc. and other firms testified during a hearing July 24-25 in Washington that there are no US manufacturers and that the containers are almost exclusively made in China.

Also removed were splitting, slicing or paring machines. Joseph Cohen, chief executive officer of New Jersey-based Snow Joe LLC, which makes log splitters, had asked that they be taken off the list.

The final list did not remove tariffs on fertilizer distributors, which Jane Hardy, chief executive officer of Brinly-Hardy Co. In Indiana, testified on July 24 could be the nail in our coffin for her firm after 179 years in business.

Over the weekend, Trump said he had the upper hand in the trade war, while Beijing responded through state media by saying it was ready to endure the economic fallout.

Upper Hand:

The US and China have been trying to restart high-level talks that broke off after Trump followed through on his tariff threats. Representatives of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He are having private conversations as they look for ways to reengage in negotiations, according to two people familiar with the efforts.

The two sides held three rounds of formal talks, beginning with a delegation to Beijing led by Mnuchin in May. After Liu visited Washington later that month, the nations released a joint statement pledging to reduce the US trade deficit with China, among other things. But within days, Trump himself backed away from the deal, saying talks would probably have to use a different structure.

Negotiations broke off after the Trump administration imposed the tariffs on $34 billion in Chinese imports, a move the Chinese said would void any promises they’d made in negotiations.

Trump hosts Indra Nooyi, Ajay Banga Among Top Corporate Honchos For Dinner

PepsiCo’s outgoing CEO Indra Nooyi and MasterCard’s Chief Executive Ajay Banga were among a small group of top corporate leaders hosted by US President Donald Trump for a dinner at his private golf club in New JerseWhite Housey to hear their perspective on the state of the country’s economy.

The  had said in a statement that the dinner is an “opportunity for the President to hear how the economy is doing from their perspective and what their priorities and thoughts are for the year ahead.”

Nooyi and Banga were accompanied by their spouses Raj Nooyi and Ritu Banga, according to an updated list of attendees provided by the White House. Among the 15 prominent business leaders attending the dinner hosted by Trump yesterday were Fiat Chrysler CEO Michael Manley, FedEx president and CEO Fredrick Smith and Boeing’s chief executive officer Dennis Muilenburg. Trump’s wife Melania Trump, daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner also attended the dinner.

According to a White House pool report, Trump referred to Nooyi as one of the “most powerful” women in the world.

Addressing the power dinner, Trump said he is meeting with some of the top business leaders in the world.

“You talk about business, this is the group. And we’re so honoured to have you. And we’re gonna be discussing later on some of the ideas you may have to, as the expression goes, make America great again.”

He added that the group had been “big beneficiaries” of his policies and “you’ve helped in many cases.”

The pool report added that after touting GDP and jobs number, Trump predicted economic growth next quarter “could be in the fives”.

“I think we’re gonna be very shortly in the fives,” he said, and stated that the GDP “can go much higher once we get new trade deals.”

Trump Threaten World “Do Business with Iran or United States”, After Imposing ‘Most Biting Sanctions’

American President, Donald Trump has issued a stern warning to the world, a day after reimposing sanctions on Iran following the United States’ exit from the nuclear accord.

The President tweeted that the restrictions on the Middle Eastern nation’s trade and access to US currency were “the most biting sanctions ever imposed.”

And he said America would not do business with anyone who did business with Iran.

“I am asking for WORLD PEACE, nothing less!” he added.

European allies said they “deeply regret” Trump’s move, as they struggle to keep the 2015 pact alive.

The European Union’s foreign policy Chief encouraged companies to do more business with Tehran, saying it had met its side of the deal by freezing its nuclear program.

“We are doing our best to keep Iran in the deal, to keep Iran benefiting from the economic benefits that the agreement brings to the people of Iran because we believe this is in the security interests of not only our region, but also of the world,” said Federica Mogherini.

Trump on Monday signed an executive order to reimpose the sanctions, after announcing America’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord in May.

The agreement, negotiated by Barack Obama alongside Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, lifted sanctions on Tehran in return for a halt to its nuclear development.

On Tuesday morning, the US reinstated sanctions limiting Iran’s access to US currency and blocking its trade in sectors including precious metals, cars, carpets and food.

Harsher sanctions will follow on November 5, when the US will seek to cut off Iran’s oil exports and block shipping.

They will remain in place unless Tehran ends its support for extremists and its enrichment of uranium, according to US officials.

Iran attacked the move as “American bullying”, saying the US was “isolated” in its hostility.

Russia on Tuesday said it was “deeply disappointed” by Trump’s decision. The foreign ministry said it will do “everything necessary” to save the nuclear deal and protect its shared economic interests with Tehran.

“This is a clear example of Washington violating UN Resolution 2231 (on the Iran deal) and international law,” the ministry said in a statement.

Syria also condemned the sanctions, describing the move against its longtime ally as “illegal” and driven by “arrogance”.

North Korea’s Foreign Minister is on a two-day visit to Tehran and is due to meet its President, Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday.

A senior administration official told reporters in a briefing that the President had made it clear that this does not need to happen, and he is open to meeting Iran’s leadership at any time to discuss a deal that will “contain their regional ambitions, end their malign behaviour and deny them any paths to a nuclear weapon.”

US President Trump said in a statement: “The United States is fully committed to enforcing all of our sanctions, and we will work closely with nations conducting business with Iran to ensure complete compliance. Individuals or entities that fail to wind down activities with Iran risk severe consequences.”

The US President repeated his assertion the accord was a “horrible, one-sided deal” that had failed to block Iran’s route to developing nuclear bombs, and “threw a lifeline of cash to a murderous dictatorship that has continued to spread bloodshed, violence, and chaos.”

While some European businesses are stepping back from dealing with the nation, it will continue lucrative activities including exporting oil to China.

China, India and Turkey have indicated they are not willing to entirely cut their Iranian energy purchases.

“American bullying and political pressures may cause some disruption, butthe fact is that in the current world, America is isolated,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told reporters, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency.

The EU issued a “blocking statute” on Monday to protect European businesses from the impact of sanctions. European ministers said the Iran deal was “crucial for the security of Europe, the region and the entire world”.

The EU, Britain, France and Germany said in a statement: “We deeply regret the reimposition of sanctions by the US.

“We are determined to protect European economic operators engaged in legitimate business with Iran.”

Iran is generally believed to be upholding its side of the bargain, but the Trump administration pointed to the country’s destabilising activities in Syria and other Middle Eastern nations as the reason for its withdrawal from the agreement.

Trump wants a new deal that goes beyond curbing Iran’s nuclear program, and ends what the US calls its “malign influence” in the region, including its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and militant groups in Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories.

Iran’s currency has lost around half its value since Trump’s announcement, with investors fearing US penalties.

The move has stoked tensions in Iran, which has seen days of protests andstrikes over water shortages, high prices and anger at the political system.

Iranian President Rouhani said on Monday that Washington’s call for a meeting while reimposing sanctions “doesn’t make sense” and amounted to “psychological warfare”.

In an interview on state television, he said: “If you’re an enemy and you stab the other person with a knife and then you say you want negotiations, then the first thing you have to do is remove the knife.”

Reporting restrictions have made it impossible to verify claims from social media, but journalists confirmed a heavy presence of riot police on Sunday night in Karaj, west of Tehran, which has been a focal point of unrest, and said mobile internet had been cut in the area.

Rouhani’s government eased foreign exchange rules on Sunday, allowing unlimited tax-free currency and gold imports, and reopening exchange bureaus after a disastrous attempt to fix the value of the rial in April led to widespread black-market corruption.

Regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia have welcomed the increased pressure on Iran.

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman described the renewed sanctions as “a courageous decision which will be remembered for generations.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif suggested it was hard to imagine Rouhani meeting with Trump after he tore up an agreement on which world powers had spent the “longest hours in negotiating history”.

“Do you think this person (Trump) is a good and suitable person to negotiate with? Or is he just showing off?” he said.

There have been rumours the two leaders could meet later this month in New York, where they are attending the UN General Assembly — although Mr Rouhani reportedly rejected US overtures for a meeting at last year’s event.

Trump again raised the idea of meeting this weekend, tweeting: “I will meet, or not meet, it doesn’t matter — it is up to them!”

It came less than a fortnight after a furious clash between the presidents, with Rouhani threatening the “mother of all wars” and Trump ranting on Twitter that Iran would “SUFFER CONSEQUENCES” if it continued its “DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE”.

At the time, Rouhani dismissed the threat to Iran’s oil exports, saying the country held a dominant position in the region’s major shipping waterway.

“Anyone who understands the rudiments of politics doesn’t say ‘we will stop Iran’s oil exports,” he told ISNA news agency.

“Mr Trump, don’t play with the lion’s tail, this would only lead to regret.”