Дональд Трамп Насколько могущественен Д.Трамп) Именно после 1988 года молодой миллиардер-строитель из Нью-Йорка стал, вопреки законам большого бизнеса, активно работать в американском медиа-пространстве и нарабатывать себе узнаваемый имидж: выступать с публичными лекциями, организовывать конкурсы красоты и &quot;бои без правил&quot;, вести телевизионные шоу и спонсировать политиков. Через 12 лет, в 2000 году Трамп впервые попробовал участвовать в президентских выборах &mdash; от Реформистской партии, бросив вызов другому миллиардеру, Росу Перро, который в 1992 и 1996 годах, выступая как независимый кандидат в связке с вице-адмиралом Джеймсом Стокдейлом, отбирал голоса у республиканцев (соответственно, 18,9% и 8%), помогая побеждать Биллу Клинтону. Тогда Трамп &mdash; в связке с той же Опрой Уинфри &mdash; даже &quot;взял&quot; два штата, Мичиган и Калифорнию, но быстро понял, что &quot;третья сила&quot; в соперничестве между Альбертом Гором и Джорджем Бушем-младшим уже не нужна и снял свою кандидатуру. В 2004 году вступил в Демократическую партию, став одним из её спонсоров, в 2009 году, после победы Барака Обамы, перешёл в стан &quot;слонов&quot;-республиканцев. Всё это позволило Трампу, не оставляя свой бизнес, достаточно глубоко разобраться в тонкостях американской политики. Вопрос заключается в том, насколько он делал это, исходя из своих внутренних потребностей, а насколько его &quot;вели&quot; внешние политические силы. Если рассматривать историю того поколения семейства Трампов (или даже клана Трампов-Маклеодов), к которому относится 45-й президент США, то можно зафиксировать один чрезвычайно интригующий момент: его невероятное &mdash; для &quot;обычной&quot; семьи миллионеров &mdash; возвышение началось после того, как младший брат Дональда Роберт в 1984 году женился на Блейн Бёрд, известнейшей &quot;светской даме&quot; Нью-Йорка. Именно после этого домохозяйка Мэриэнн Трамп-Барри начала свою головокружительную судейскую карьеру, в конце концов став старшим окружным федеральным судьёй (чтобы понять, что это такое, надо сказать, что таких судей всего девять на все США, а возглавляемый ею апелляционнный суд совсем недавно наложил штрафы на 14 крупнейших ТНК общей суммой свыше 100 млрд. долл.), Элизабет Трамп стала работать в системе Chase Manhattan Bank, став сначала &quot;executive assistance&quot; то есть заместителем исполнительного директора, а затем &mdash; &quot;executive officer&quot;, то есть собственно исполнительным директором отделения в Нью-Йорке &mdash; уже JPMorgan Chase. А сам Дональд Трамп со своим младшим братом продолжили заниматься строительным, игорным и прочим бизнесом &mdash; разумеется, используя кредиты Chase Manhattan и защиту со стороны адвоката Роберта Барри, супруга окружного судьи Мэриэнн Трамп-Барри&hellip; Удивляет ли вас после этого тот факт, что в списке сил, поддерживавших Трампа на президентских выборах 2016 года, значатся и JPMorgan Chase, и Carlyle Group, и Credit Suisse, и ряд других крупнейших ТНК, а стоимость осуществлённой медиа-раскрутки данной фигуры оценивается в несколько десятков миллиардов долларов &mdash; при том, что прямые затраты Дональда Трампа на проведение своей выборной кампании оказались в 50(!) раз меньше, чем аналогичный показатель Хиллари Клинтон Обратная сторона Дональда Трампа http://so-l.ru/tags/show/donald_tramp Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:33:42 +0300 <![CDATA[Дональд Трамп борется с судебной системой США]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_01_01_donald_tramp_boretsya_s_sudebnoy_sistemo Sat, 23 Jun 2018 22:28:37 +0300 <![CDATA[В США сформируют военно-космические силы]]> В США сформируют военно-космические силы ]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_v_ssha_sformiruyut_voenno_kosmicheskie_sil Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:04:26 +0300 <![CDATA[Трамп поручил Пентагону создать космические войска США]]> Трамп

Президент США Дональд Трамп распорядился, чтобы Пентагон начал формирование космических войск в качестве отдельного рода войск.

Об этом он заявил в понедельник,18 июня, во время презентации новой директивы по космической политике, передает AP.

По словам главы Белого дома, военно-космические силы будут «отдельным, но равнозначным» родом войск вооруженных сил США.

Трамп добавил, что Соединенные Штаты будут «лидером» в космосе и выразил надежду на возрождение национальной космической программы. По его словам, он не хочет, чтобы «Китай, Россия и другие страны опережали нас».

Трамп также пообещал вернуть США на Луну и добраться до Марса.

Источник: НВ

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump and Robert De Niro’s Feud Heats Up With Latest Insult]]> Robert De Niro

Robert De Niro speaks onstage during the We Stand United NYC Rally | D Dipasupil/Getty Images

It’s pretty easy to assume that actor Robert De Niro isn’t the biggest fan of Donald Trump. Although he often plays characters in movies that come off as far-right conservatives — there’s no way his Meet the Parents character doesn’t buy into Trump’s rhetoric — De Niro is a life-long Democrat. He has publicly supported Al Gore, John Kerry, Barack Obama, and other Democratic candidates for president.

But De Niro’s distaste for Trump appears to go beyond just politics, and into his view of Trump as a human being. The latest newsworthy event was when De Niro ended a Tony Awards speech with a simple, “F*ck Trump.” In response, a Trump supporter brought a “Trump 2020” flag to A Bronx Tale, which is directed by De Niro. Trump, himself, fired off a tweet referring to De Niro as “punch-drunk” and “a very Low IQ individual.”

The fire of the feud between De Niro and Trump started in October 2016, a month prior to the election. In an interview with The Guardian, the actor had a lot of poignant words.

“I mean, he’s so blatantly stupid. He’s a punk, he’s a dog, he’s a pig. He’s a con, a bullsh*t artist, a mutt who doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Doesn’t do his homework, doesn’t care. Thinks he’s gaming society, doesn’t pay his taxes. He’s an idiot. Colin Powell said it best, he’s a national disaster. He’s an embarrassment to this country.

“It makes me so angry that this country has gotten to this point that this fool, this bozo, has wound up where he has. He talks about how he wants to punch people in the face, well, I’d like to punch him in the face. This is somebody that we want for president? I don’t think so. What I care about is the direction of this country. And what I’m very, very worried about is that it might go in the wrong direction with someone like Donald Trump. If you care about your future, vote for it.”

De Niro didn’t stop there with his insults. A little less than a year later, he spoke out while doing an interview with Deadline.

“If he was smart, he’d be even more dangerous,” said De Niro. “He’s dangerous as it is. He’s terrible, and a flat-out blatant racist and doubling down on that, and it’s good that he does because he’s going to sink himself.”

Donald Trump

Donald Trump | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Two months later, De Niro was publicly referring to Trump as a “low-life,” and sending out more expletives paired together carefully to describe his view of the president. Even former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg had to laugh, stating: “It took me years before I finally got a sentence out of Bobby. He’s not a big talker.”

In January 2018, De Niro harangued Trump at the National Board of Review Annual Awards Gala, calling him a “f*cking idiot” and a “f*cking fool.” One month later, De Niro again fired at the president and those who voted for him while speaking at the Dubai World Government Summit. “I am talking about my own country, the United States of America,” he said. “We don’t’ like to say we are a ‘backward’ country so let’s just say we’re suffering from a case of temporary insanity.”

But not every shot at Trump out of De Niro’s corner has been quite so serious. When Ben Stiller hosted Saturday Night Live in April 2018, De Niro made a surprise appearance in a sketch meant to parody a famous scene from Meet the Parents. De Niro played Robert Mueller alongside Stiller, who was Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. With Stiller hooked up to the lie detector, De Niro fires off the first question: “How’d you like that pee-pee tape?”

Robert De Niro attends the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival

Robert De Niro | Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

De Niro simply isn’t afraid of Trump, and he’s not stopping or slowing down. In fact, the insults have only become more and more frequent. There is some internal debate among Democrats about whether this is the best way to go about attacking the president, or if pushing back with angry rhetoric only emboldens his most ardent supporters.

Director Rob Reiner, who is also an outspoken opponent of President Trump, recently made this exact point during an interview on The Hill’s TV show, Rising. “You’re helping Trump by saying ‘F— Trump,’ because he can say ‘look at these people, these elitists,’” said Reiner. “There’s a very fine line between energizing the base and energizing the other side.”

Whether calling out Trump in such a way helps or hurts the cause is impossible to measure, but the wave of Democrats taking over Republican seats in the house and senate speak volumes about how many of Americans feel about the president. For those people, De Niro is speaking loud and clear.

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<![CDATA[The Guardian view on refugees: who is our neighbour? | Editorial]]> The crisis in German politics has been postponed for at least a fortnight. Angela Merkel has rescued her coalition by promising to negotiate a deal within the wider EU about the settlement of refugees. The CSU, the Bavarian party in her conservative parliamentary grouping, had threatened to close the border to refugees trying to re-enter the country after being denied asylum once; this will not now happen until a more general deal has been reached. The crisis goes to the heart of the question – both moral and political – of what are the obligations that the settled world owes to the migrants who come to our frontiers.

The question is increasingly being posed in religious terms. The Bavarian state government, which has been in the hands of the CSU since 1966, started to display crosses on the front of all public buildings – a move opposed by the Catholic Church in Germany, even though the CSU identifies as strongly Catholic. The CSU claimed that the cross was not in this context a theological symbol, but a marker of culture. This is not entirely disingenuous. Religion and culture cannot be completely disentangled from each other: a religion that is not nourished by cultural practice will die in a generation.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump Loves Presidential Pardons — Here’s Everyone He’s Helped so Far]]> Even though he has so many of the personality traits needed for the job, there signs Donald Trump actually hates being president. However, there’s at least one thing he loves about the job — handing out commutations and pardons. Trump can’t get enough of presidential pardons, and you won’t believe how many he’s made.

We’ll go back in time looking at all the commutations and Trump presidential pardons, including his first controversial pardon (page 8) and the ways Trump is so different from the presidents before him (page 9). First, we’ll explain the difference between the two.

Commutations vs. Pardons

the bars of a jail cell looking down the hallway

Prison | Richard Bouhet/AFP/Getty Images

  • One shortens a sentence, the other forgives a crime.

All presidents, including Donald Trump, have the power to take over if and when the criminal justice system is playing unfairly. A president’s ability to commute and pardon is in the Constitution, according to USA Today, but they are different:

  • A pardon basically wipes away a crime. For all intents and purposes, it’s like nothing ever happened.
  • A commutation is like Monopoly’s get out of jail free card. A person who gets a commutation is still a felon, but they’re done serving time for the crime.

Next: Donald Trump takes Kim Kardashian’s advice.

The time Donald Trump made commutations

Just a year and a half into his presidency, Trump signed two orders commuting sentences.

Alice Marie Johnson

Commutation date: June 6, 2018

We’re sure commutations and presidential pardons will keep coming during Donald Trump’s presidency, but this is one of the most prominent cases where Trump stepped in. It took some begging by Kim Kardashian, but Trump commuted Alice Marie Johnson’s life sentence for drug trafficking in June 2018.

Johnson leaves prison after serving 21 years for a non-violent drug offense. As we’ll see in a few minutes, this wasn’t the first time a celebrity swayed Trump regarding a pardon.

Next: Out of jail despite 86 federal counts.

Sholom Rubashkin

Sholom Rubashkin | collivedotcom via Youtube

Commutation date: Dec. 20, 2017

Rubashkin once owned a massive kosher meatpacking plant in Iowa before being convicted of 86 federal counts of bank, mail, and wire fraud. Democratic and Republican legislators agreed Rubashkin’s 27-year sentence from 2010 was too harsh, according to Fortune. Trump agreed and ended his prison term late in 2017.

Next: The Trump presidential pardons that wiped out crimes.

All the Trump presidential pardons

As of early June 2018, Donald Trump signed his name to five full pardons, according to the Justice Department, and all of them are high profile. Let’s take a look back at each of them.

Dinesh D’Souza

Conservative filmmaker and author Dinesh D'Souza speaks

Dinesh D’Souza | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Pardon date: May 31, 2018

Conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza was convicted of campaign contribution fraud in September 2014, but less than four years later he benefited from a Trump presidential pardon. D’Souza claimed President Barack Obama singled him out for prosecution, according to The New York Times, and Trump agreed.

Next: Another case where a celebrity influenced Trump’s decision.

Jack Johnson

American heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Pardon date: May 24, 2018

John Arthur Johnson was better known as Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion. Trump pardoned him in May 2018. And who helped him reach that decision? None other than fictional boxing champ and wealthy actor Sylvester Stallone. Unfortunately, Johnson didn’t get a chance to enjoy the pardon since he died in 1946.

Next: He’s in debt to Republicans forever.

Scooter Libby

Lewis Scooter Libby at a hearing

Lewis ‘Scooter’ Libby | Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Pardon date: April 13, 2018

Lewis “Scooter” Libby was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in March 2007 for leaking the name of a CIA agent. These days, he’s probably trying to repay his debt to the Republican party. George W. Bush made a controversial move and commuted his sentence in 2007 before Donald Trump issued a full pardon in 2018.

Next: A judge didn’t buy the defense, so Trump handed out a pardon.

Kristian Saucier

Kristian Saucier

Kristian Saucier | Federal Bureau of Investigation/Wikimedia Commons

Pardon date: March 9, 2018

In August 2016, former Navy Sailor Kristian Saucier pleaded guilty to taking photos in a classified area of a submarine. In court, he argued his crime was similar to Hillary Clinton’s private email server controversy, but that she didn’t go to jail. As CNN reports, a judge didn’t buy it, but it doesn’t matter. Less than two years later, Saucier received a presidential pardon from Donald Trump.

Next: Trump’s first pardon was extremely controversial.

Joe Arpaio

donald trump and sheriff joe arpaio at a campaign rally

Joe Arpaio and Trump | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Pardon date: Aug. 27, 2017

The first of Donald Trump’s presidential pardons might have been the most controversial. Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff for Arizona’s Maricopa County, ignored a court order to stop profiling Latinos, which led to a contempt of court conviction in July 2017.

The pardon happened between the conviction and sentencing, meaning Arpaio totally avoided jail time. Trump tried to get the Justice Department to go easy on Arpaio in the first place, which is disturbing behavior for a president.

Next: How Donald Trump compares to every other president.

How Donald Trump is different

Donald Trump portrait

Donald Trump | Shealah Craighead/The White House

  • Three ways Trump handles pardons differently than his predecessors.

When it comes to issuing commutations and pardons, there are at least three ways Donald Trump does things differently.

  • Presidents typically do most pardoning late in terms. For instance, most of Barack Obama’s pardons happened in January 2017, and most of Bill Clinton’s happened between November 2000 and January 2001, after the election.
  • Each of the last three presidents — Obama, George W. Bush, and Clinton — waited at least two years before issuing pardons. Trump, on the other hand, waited only a little more than seven months before handing out his first pardon to Arpaio.
  • Commutations and pardons usually happen in bunches, but Trump does his one-by-one for maximum effect in the media.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump says US will not be a 'migrant camp']]> President defends controversial practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the border

Donald Trump said the US would not be a “migrant camp” as his administration defended its controversial practice of separating migrant children from their parents at the border.

“The United States will not be a migrant camp and it will not be a refugee holding facility,” Trump said during remarks at the White House on Monday.

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<![CDATA[Every Time Fox News Lost Its Mind Over Obama and North Korea]]> Over the years, America has seen Fox News hosts become utterly delusional on the air. Between absurd claims and very fake statistics, the network has set the tone for mistrust of the media.

In fact, Americans gave it the “Fake News Trophy” by a wide margin in 2017. But Fox News hosts don’t just mislead the public; they also set a new standard for hypocrisy on the air.

The recent interactions between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un showcased just how much a few years (and a Republican president) can change how Sean Hannity and other personalities think.

Here are all the times Fox News hosts lost their minds over President Obama and North Korea, as reported by NowThisNews. We ranked them by absurdity.

10. Mike Huckabee: ‘Obama likes talking to dictators!’

Mike Huckabee

Mike Huckabee | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

  • Cheering Trump in 2018, Huckabee actually complained about ‘double standards.’

Bass guitar-playing Mike Huckabee has come a long way from the days when he was governor of a U.S. state. In 2018, he’s known mostly for bad jokes on Twitter and weak commentary on live television.

During the Obama administration, an incredulous Huckabee mocked the idea of a U.S. president having talks with a dictator live on Fox. Flash forward to June 2018, when Huckabee wanted folks to give Trump credit for a “historic step.”

Then he actually complained about “double standards” in the media —  without a trace of irony.

9. Dana Loesch: ‘Obama is bowing and scraping before dictators.’

Dana Loesch National Rifle Association Spokeswoman

Dana Loesch | Alex Wong/Getty Images

  • By contrast, Geraldo Rivera described Trump’s actions as ‘breathtaking’ and ‘bold.’

Over the years, Fox News had a grand old time describing Obama’s relations with foreign leaders as “an apology tour” or “bowing and scraping before dictators,” as the NRA’s Dana Loesch put it. Yet Trump’s cozying up to dictators like Putin and Kim has gotten a different response.

Geraldo Rivera (safely outside the Al Capone vaults at the time) described his status as “juiced” following the summit. Trump’s “bold” and “breathtaking” moves got him into that state of mind, Rivera said.

8. Steve Doocy: ‘Obama extraordinarily said he’d meet with them!’

Steve Doocy

Steve Doocy | Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

  •  Doocy couldn’t believe Obama would do such a thing.

Facts are sort of the uninvited guests to the program called “Fox and Friends,” which the network airs in the mornings. Steve Doocy, one of the show’s hosts, seems to ad-lib following a light reading of news stories of the day.

Perhaps that was the idea when he was flabbergasted Obama would meet with someone like Kim Jong Un. In 2018, it has become one of the proudest moments in Fox News history.

7. Michelle Malkin: ‘The hatred for America will never go away.’

Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin | Michelle Malkin via Facebook

  • Speaking to Kim would not change anything, the logic went.

While few people believe Trump got any major concessions from North Korea, conservative commentators like Michelle Malkin thought progress was impossible.

The reason, apparently, was the hatred for America was too great to move the needle in either direction. In 2018, she was retweeting posts describing the occasion as “a moment in history.”

6. Sarah Palin: ‘You can’t make such a promise…dealing with madmen.’

Sarah Palin in 2014

Sarah Palin | T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images

  • Laura Ingraham later crowed that Trump had ‘proven the experts wrong.’

During this simpler time at Fox News, dictators were madmen and American presidents should never deal with them. Sarah Palin, once John McCain’s running mate on the GOP ticket, laid out her view in exactly that way on Fox.

Years later, Laura Ingraham smugly told her viewers that Trump proved the experts wrong. (Presumably, she was not speaking about Palin and other pundits.)

Meanwhile, other networks were already mocking Fox’s hypocrisy on the subject. “Do they think videotape doesn’t exist?” a CNN contributor asked.

5. Brian Kilmeade: Crazy to meet without dictator ‘giving up nuclear weapons.’

Brian Kilmeade hosts 'FOX & Friends'at FOX Studios on October 16, 2013 in New York City.

Brian Kilmeade | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

  • In 2018, it’s ‘no preconditions, no problem.’

Back in the Obama era, Fox’s Brian Kilmeade was baffled about Obama saying he’d meet with a dictator like Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. “Not, ‘If you give up your nuclear weapons, then we’ll talk,'” Kilmeade said, stunned.

The subject of preconditions largely disappeared when it came to Trump and Kim. Commentators like Palin and Kilmeade just aren’t concerned about these things anymore.

4. Karl Rove said he had ‘no idea’ why Obama would think he could deal with Kim.

Karl Rove, former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to U.S. President George W. Bush, speaks during a panel discussion at the 2008 Mortgage Bankers Association Conference and Expo October 21, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The annual Mortgage Bankers conference runs through October 22. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Karl Rove | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • An irate Fox host couldn’t handle the naivete of ‘Team Obama.’

You could also hear the Fox News host’s blood boiling as she asked Karl Rove why the Obama administration thought they could do business with dictators. Rove, for his part, was mildly baffled.

“You know, I have no idea,” he said. This sentiment was echoed repeatedly on the air.

3. Tucker Carlson: ‘Obama believes he is the chosen one.’

Tucker Carlson

Tucker Carlson | Rob Kim/Stringer/Getty Images

  • Oddly, Tucker’s now ready to give Trump the Nobel Prize.

A recurring theme of Fox News coverage of Obama and North Korea was the idea Obama’s ego and way of living “in a dreamworld” would get America into trouble. Tucker Carlson even mocked him for believing he was “the chosen one.”

In 2018, it took “audacity” to call a meeting with Kim, regardless of the impact, according to Fox News hosts. Carlson even mused about whether Trump would stop in Oslo to grab his guaranteed Nobel Peace en route to Singapore.

2. John Bolton: ‘Look, it’s a bad idea for the president to speak to Kim.’

National security advisor designate John Bolton

John Bolton | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

  • In 2018, Bolton wanted Trump to move up talks with Kim from May to March.

Among the most shameless Fox contributors, National Security Advisor John Bolton may take the prize. Bolton explicitly said Obama meeting with Kim Jong Un was a bad idea.

Yet a few years later, he was back on Fox saying he wanted to move up such a meeting between the U.S. and North Korea to the earliest possible date.

1. Sean Hannity: ‘Obama would personally negotiate with leaders of terrorist nations like North Korea. Wow!’

Sean Hannity

Sean Hannity | Rob Kim/Stringer

  • Hannity called Trump meeting with Kim a ‘major foreign policy breakthrough.’

You can’t talk about media pundit hypocrites without including Sean Hannity. The longtime Fox News host couldn’t believe Obama would disgrace the nation by dealing with a leader like Kim or Ahmadinejad.

In fact, Hannity went even further when he brought up respect for America’s allies. “Now is it just me, or does it look like President Obama was more willing to give time to our enemies than our allies?” Hannity asked in 2013.

By 2018, Hannity couldn’t be prouder that Trump met with Kim — just days after alienating American allies at the G7 conference (and on Twitter).

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<![CDATA[Q&A: why are families being separated at the US border?]]> The Trump administration’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy has led to almost 2,000 children being separated from their families

In April, the US attorney general, Jeff Sessions, announced a “zero-tolerance” policy, stating “our goal is to prosecute every case that is brought to us”. Under the Trump administration’s new enforcement policy, every migrant who crosses the border illegally – even those seeking asylum in the US – is subject to criminal prosecution.

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<![CDATA[These Are the Most Memorable Times Donald Trump Thinks the Media Completely Misunderstood Him]]> Donald Trump is perhaps the most controversial president ever. Whether it’s his tweets or his comments, it seems the media is always in a frenzy about whatever he’s said. But President Trump says he’s misunderstood by the media — do you believe he is? Click through to see situations in which he was slammed by the media, then read what he “really meant.” See if you think President Trump‘s comments were misunderstood — or if they were crystal clear.

1.  Trump on Clinton

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton | Spencer Platt/Getty Images

What he said: According to Politico, in July 2016, Trump said, “I will tell you this, Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press.” The media interpreted his comment as a call to Russia to mess with the U.S. election by hacking Clinton’s email.

What he meant: Initially, Trump’s camp said he was saying only that Russia should turn over any emails that it had. Later, however, Trump said he was only kidding. “Of course I’m being sarcastic,” said Trump. “They have no idea if it’s Russia, if it’s China, if it’s somebody else. Who knows who it is?”

Next: Shakin’ our heads

2. Trump on McCain

US Senator John McCain looks on during a meeting with Afghan Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah at the Sapedar Palace in Kabul on December 25, 2014. Mccain met with Afghanistan's CEO Abdullah Abdullah in Kabul on December 25, less than a week before the December 31 end of NATO's combat mission in the country. NATO-led US troops are wrapping up their mission in Afghanistan after 13 years, but about 12,500 NATO troops -- most of them from the US -- will stay in Afghanistan into next year on a follow-up mission to support the national security forces. Photo by Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

John McCain | Wakil Kohsar/AFP/Getty Images

What he said: When Trump accused Arizona Republican senator John McCain —during a 2015 candidate forum in Iowa — of not doing enough about illegal immigration, moderator Frank Luntz interrupted, according to USA Today. Lutz said McCain was held as a prisoner of war for five years, and Trump responded, “He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, OK?”

What he meant: Later, after Trump dropped that bomb, he said, “I’m very disappointed in John McCain because the vets are horribly treated in this country. He also added that he has used his own money to help veterans, a remark that has has since come under scrutiny.

Next: What the bloody Hell?

3. Trump on Megyn Kelly

Megyn Kelly | Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images

What he said: When Fox News host Megyn Kelly criticized Trump’s treatment of women, he said, “I think she’s highly overrated. She starts asking me all sorts of ridiculous questions, and you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever. She was, in my opinion, she was off-base.”

What he meant: Trump took to Twitter to clarify that he was talking about Kelly’s nose, according to USA Today. Later, he said that only a deviant would think otherwise.

Next: Trump really doesn’t like Clinton.

4. Trump on ‘Crooked Hillary’

Hillary Clinton during Benghazi questioning

Hillary Clinton | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

What he said: Trump really took a lot of heat when he tweeted a pic of nominee Hilary Clinton, according to USA Today. The tweet also featured a picture of a six-pointed shape that looked like the Star of David — against a backdrop of $100 bills. The media jumped all over the image, accusing him of being anti-Semitic.

What he meant: Trump later said that it was not a Star of David, but instead a sheriff’s badge. He then blamed the media for making the connection. Fun fact: The image looked like it was taking an anti-Semetic internet message board.

Next: How low can you go?

5. Trump on Serge Kovaleski’s disability

Serge Kovaleski

Serge Kovaleski | Serge Kovaleski via Twitter

What he said: Trump didn’t like some comments Serge Kovaleski, a reporter at The New York Times, made in a story he wrote after 9/11. When he criticized the piece, he called out Kovaleski’s disability, a joint condition called arthogryposis that affects his movement. “You’ve got to see this guy,” Trump said at a rally — while he bent his wrists and jerked them around.

What he meant: Trump clarified his comment, according to USA Today. “I didn’t know what he looked like. I didn’t know he was disabled. I didn’t know it, I didn’t know it at all. I had no idea. So I started imitating somebody — I didn’t speak to the guy — somebody that was groveling. Everyone know what grovel is?”, said Trump.

Next: A seriously touchy subject

6. Trump on abortion

Trump speaks during the Susan B. Anthony List's 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala

Trump speaks during the 11th annual Campaign for Life Gala | Alex Wong/Getty Images

What he said: Back in March 2016, Trump said, “There has to be some form of punishment” for women who have abortions, according to Politico.

What he meant: Trump claimed he misspoke when asked for his position on abortion. “I’m asked hundreds of questions a day … You multiply that by months and months and months, and every once in awhile, if you misspeak — I was very focused on the topic of the Catholic Church.” said Trump.

Next: Trump slams his predecessor

7. Trump on Obama

Trump and Obama shake hands.

Trump and Obama shake hands. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

What he said: In June 2016, Trump talked about Obama. “We’re led by a man who is a very — look, we’re led by a man that either is, is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind,” said Trump. Many thought Trump was indicating — by saying “something else in mind” — that Obama was in doing something nefarious.

What he meant: Trump said that the conclusion was ridiculous and that the media reporting on it was evidence that it was biased. He was so mad about a Washington Post piece on his remarks about Obama that he put the paper on his campaign’s media blacklist.

Next: Trump panders to the NRA?

8. Trump on the Orlando, Florida, nightclub attack

the black and white sign outside Pulse Nightclub against a blue sky and a palm tree

A sign outside Pulse nightclub. | Gerardo Mora/Getty Images

What he said: When the gay nightclub shooting occurred in Orlando, Florida, it left 49 dead and many injured. Trump incensed the media when he suggested the massacre could have been less severe if people in the club had been armed.

What he meant: Later, NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, “I don’t think you should have firearms where people are drinking.” The next day, Trump tweeted that he was talking about security guards and employees, not the club’s customers.

Read more: These Are the Presidents Donald Trump Hates Most, Including Barack Obama

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<![CDATA[Премьер Нидерландов посетит Белый дом]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_premer_niderlandov_posetit_beliy_dom Mon, 18 Jun 2018 17:24:50 +0300 <![CDATA[Trump says Germans ‘turning against their leadership’ over immigration]]> US president launches unprecedented attack on Angela Merkel’s government

Donald Trump has launched an unprecedented attack on Angela Merkel’s government, tweeting that “the people of Germany are turning against their leadership as migration is rocking the already tenuous Berlin coalition”.

While the US president has previously been openly critical of Germany’s export surplus and defence spending, he has refrained from openly criticising the country’s migration policy since taking office in 2017.

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<![CDATA[CEOs Say People in These Jobs Will Never Get Raises Again]]> You can learn a lot by listening to America’s CEOs talk — especially when they don’t have a politician standing next to them. In these moments of candor, they get to say what they really mean, like how much they love the GOP tax plan.

The reason is simple: They got a 40% tax cut for their company and shareholders without having to pay employees more. Now that the tax cuts are out of the daily headlines, CEOs are again speaking their minds freely.

In May 2018, Coca-Cola’s Florida CEO Troy Taylor said what economists warned us about: Pay raises are a thing of the past. When questioned about pay hikes, Taylor was clear. “It’s just not going to happen,” he said at the Dallas Fed. “Absolutely not in my business.” The CEO of AT&T quickly agreed.

Unfortunately for millions of Americans, they don’t have many options outside of what business leaders now call dead-end jobs. Here are eight jobs CEOs say will never be getting raises again.

1. Bottler

Female bottler packaging water bottles in factory

Bottler | DuxX/iStock/Getty Images

  • Salary: $33,000

Coke’s CEO spoke about the sort of employee that bottled beverages for about $16 per hour in his company. Eventually (and sooner than we might think), machines will handle all of these functions.

So, even armed with billions more in cash following the GOP version of tax reform, bottlers and similar jobs at Coca-Cola won’t ever go higher than about $33,000.

Next: Millions of Americans will have to settle for the current wage at this job.

2. Cashier

Portrait of woman cashier smiling

Cashier | Wavebreakmedia/Getty Images

  • Salary: $21,000

You can hardly earn less than a cashier makes in America, and more than 3.5 million put time in on this job every day. Unfortunately, they’ll have to make $10.50 or so an hour for the foreseeable future.

Only people in states with laws guaranteeing higher minimum wages will do better. But even in these places, expect that salary to be the ceiling.

Next: This type of warehouse job will not see better earnings anytime soon. 

3. Stock clerk

Abstract blur warehouse or storehouse background.

Abstract blur warehouse | Wutlufaipy/iStock/Getty Images

  • Salary: $24,000

Stock clerks check shipments, unpack boxes, and generally handle low-skill duties around a warehouse. CEOs aren’t going to be investing in this type of work in the future.

Therefore, workers in this line will have to think hard about their prospects in the coming years. As corporations turn to robots more, the stock clerks and packers of the workforce will be out of a job.

Next: As long as this job lasts, it won’t be a target for a raise.

4. Driver

Trump in a semi-truck on the White House lawn, March 2017

President Donald Trump sat in the driver’s seat of a semi-truck as he welcomed truckers and CEOs to the White House in Washington, DC, March 23, 2017. | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

  • Salary: $45,000

In 2017, Trump had truck drivers at the White House, and he even pretended to be one for a few minutes. But he doesn’t seem to grasp what his tax plan will do to people who depend on this line of work.

Instead of giving drivers a bonus, CEOs are more likely to green-light investment in autonomous vehicles. Soon enough, they won’t need any humans to move materials from place to place.

Next: AT&T’s CFO was explicit about this job hitting a wall.

5. Customer service

Attractive call center or customer service operator

Customer service | KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Getty Images

  • Salary: $38,000

Call center employees saw more outsourcing than just about any other profession this century. Now that many of those jobs are gone, those who are left won’t get higher wages.

In fact, AT&T CFO John Stephens said about 20% of the company’s employees worked in call centers, and he “didn’t need than many.” Instead of a wage hike, these workers might be looking at layoffs like the 4,000 AT&T made right after the tax cuts passed.

Next: Auto workers have seen thousands of job sent overseas since Trump took office, and more will come.

6. Auto glass installer

car glass installation

Man installing car windshield | BHFoton/iStock/Getty Images

  • Salary: $37,000

We’ve seen General Motors CEO Mary Barra in the White House on several occasions lobbying Trump, and clearly the automaker has gotten what it wanted. The tax cuts passed, its business has been unaffected, and yet the company’s continued to send jobs overseas in a record wave of offshoring.

In fact, GM led all American companies in jobs offshored during the first year of the Trump administration. Jobs like auto glass installer are part of the group that won’t be getting raises, if they last at all.

Next: This job won’t be around forever, and wages will stagnate until it disappears.

7. Cable installation

comcast van

Comcast van | Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • Salary: $32,000

With so many Americans liberating themselves from traditional cable packages, installation jobs are dwindling across the country. While they last, they’ll be the type of work not seeing any pay hike.

AT&T’s CFO also alluded to this job’s lack of potential in his May comments at the Dallas Fed. Consumers can hop between streaming packages without needing an installation, and that leaves the traditional cable guy out of a future.

Next: They’re not offering people raises to sell you things over the phone.

8. Telemarketer

call center, patience

Call center | William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

  • Salary: $24,500

It’s not a popular profession, and telemarketer is among the least profitable jobs as well at a median income of $24,500. Phone sales are barely registering anymore.

As a result, you can be certain CEOs won’t be offering higher salaries and any other incentive to keep employees in this job. It’s the type of work that will be gone by 2030.

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<![CDATA[The Singapore Summit’s Uncertain Legacy]]> ]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_the_singapore_summit_s_uncertain_legacy Mon, 18 Jun 2018 15:53:42 +0300 <![CDATA[Port Talbot workers on Trump steel tariffs: 'This could be serious']]> Staff at UK’s biggest plant fear US move will lead to China dumping cheap steel

The escalating trade war started by Donald Trump could mean fresh financial woes for Britain’s biggest steel plant, less than 18 months after workers agreed to pension benefit cuts to save the Port Talbot works.

From 1 June, the US president imposed a 25% tax on steel and a 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada. On Friday Trump upped the ante, announcing a 25% tariff on $50bn (£38bn) of Chinese goods. All countries targeted by US tariffs have vowed to take retaliatory measures.

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<![CDATA[«Бесполезная первая леди»: американцы не оценили критику Мелании Трамп]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_bespoleznaya_pervaya_ledi_amerikanci_ne Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:18:10 +0300 <![CDATA['A tale of two crises': a husband and wife document Europe's refugee crisis]]> The HBO documentary It Will Be Chaos goes inside the Italian island that is on the frontline of an international problem

On the arid Italian island of Lampedusa, known as the “door of Europe”, 400,000 migrants have arrived by way of the Mediterranean sea in just the past two decades. With a population of 6,000 and an economy that runs on fishing and tourism, it’s emerged as an unlikely port in the storm of Europe’s immigration crisis, welcoming asylum seekers from Syria, Libya, Eritrea, the Gambia, the Maghreb, Sudan and Tunisia, whose coast is just 70 miles away.

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<![CDATA[How He Treats His Kids Makes Barack Obama Unique Among Former Presidents — and Very Different From Donald Trump]]> Whether you love him or hate him, you have to concede that Barack Obama is unique among former presidents. But one unexpected quality of Obama’s that may be his most unusual legacy? His parenting style.

Read on to find out why the way he treats his daughters make Barack Obama unique among former presidents — and very different from Donald Trump.

1. Many presidents were terrible dads

Portrait Of Ronald Reagan And Family

Portrait Of Ronald Reagan And Family | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The Guardian reports that even a great president doesn’t necessarily make a great dad. Founding father Thomas Jefferson was a “control freak” with his daughters. Herbert Hoover made an absentee father. Franklin Roosevelt was a workaholic, to the point that he even had his sons make appointments for him. (Not exactly a traditional father-son bonding activity.)

Lyndon B. Johnson had little time for his daughters, and Richard Nixon found little time for his daughters, either. And Ronald Reagan had distant relationships with his kids. Many presidents spent little time with their children.

Next: Americans liked the first president precisely because he didn’t have kids. 

2. George Washington was appealing because he didn’t have any children of his own

George Washington At Home with Family | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Today, Americans might favor presidential candidates who have families (regardless of whether they’re good at parenting or not). But The Guardian learned that the very first president, George Washington, was an appealing choice as president at least in part because he didn’t have any children of his own.

Americans favored Washington “once America had escaped the clutches of King George III in part because he did not have biological heirs who might expect a monarchical succession,” the publication explains. The United States hasn’t had many father-son president pairs (though there are a number of first sons who could have become president).

Next: Obama goes down in history as one of the few presidents to ever deal with this parenting task.

3. Barack Obama was the only president ‘ever to do diapers’

Obama family children

Obama family | Scott Olson/Getty Images

Unlike George Washington, most — but not all — American presidents have been fathers. But very few took a hands-on approach to parenting. That means that most commanders in chief probably never changed many diapers, even if they had lots of kids.

In fact, as The Guardian reports, journalist and historian Joshua Kendall thinks that Barack Obama is “the only president ever to do diapers.” Donald Trump definitely didn’t, as his first wife, Ivana Trump, said that the current president “never changed a diaper.” Obama also seems to be one of the few presidents who had dinner with his family five nights a week, as The Washington Post reports he began doing soon after his inauguration.

Next: Obama changed this about his parenting style when he became president. 

4. Becoming president enabled Obama to become the kind of dad he wanted to be

Obama Family Thanksgiving

Obama family | Barack Obama via Twitter

Kendall reports for The Washington Post reports that when Barack Obama became president — and got to stop spending time away from his family on the campaign trail — he could finally “become the child-centric parent he had always longed to be” to his young daughters. ”

By nature a nurturer, Obama is just one of a handful of presidents who have been exemplary dads — what child development experts call authoritative parents. This type of dad is loving but sets firm limits,” Kendall explains. Few presidents fall into that category, with Kendall reporting that “the other members of this small fraternity include James Monroe, Rutherford B. Hayes, Harry Truman and Gerald Ford.”

Next: Succeeding as president and excelling as a parent require different skills. 

5. Being a president and being a dad necessitate different skill sets

Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant | Ra3rn/iStock/Getty Images

It may sound obvious, but it bears pointing out: The goals of excelling as a dad and achieving success in the Oval Office require two very different skillsets. Kendall told The Guardian, “They are two different spheres. Politics is about personal relationships and family life is about building personal bonds.”

However, Kendall made the argument in The Los Angeles Times that “For most presidents, who they are in the West Wing is pretty much who they are as family men.” Just as Ulysses S. Grant struggled to control his aides, he let his children do whatever they wanted. And James Garfield stressed inclusion both during his short term as president and at home, as a father.

Next: Donald Trump didn’t have time for this when his children were young. 

6. Donald Trump didn’t have time to send his kids off to school

Donald Trump and family

Donald Trump and family | Christopher Gregory/Getty Images

Donald Trump supposedly didn’t take the time to change diapers when his children were small. And according to Ivana Trump, he also rarely had time to send them off to their private schools in the morning. Newsweek reports that according to Ivana Trump’s book, the children traveled from their sixth-floor apartment in Trump Tower to the 28th floor, where their father worked, to say goodbye before school.

“And he was always on the telephone. He was a good, loving dad, but he could not do . . . the kids’ talk. He did not know how to do that until the kids were in university and he could talk business with them,” Ivana recalls of Donald Trump’s parenting style over the years.

Next: Trump is different as a parent not only from Obama, but also from Hillary Clinton.

7. Trump is a very different dad than Hillary Clinton is a mom

Candidates Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Hold Second Presidential Debate At Washington University

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton on stage | Rick Wilking-Pool/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Times noted that the 2016 election season pitted two candidates against each other who were not only wildly different as politicians, but also very different as parents. Hillary Clinton is a collaborative parent, while Donald Trump is used to giving orders not only in the boardroom, but also at home.

He has managed to build relationships with the three adult children he has from his first marriage. But he is very clearly their boss at the Trump Organization, which says a lot about his parenting style.

Next: Voters didn’t want somebody with the same traits as Obama. 

8. Voters didn’t want someone with the same traits as Obama

Donald Trump and Barack Obama shake hands in the Oval office

Donald Trump and Barack Obama | Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images

As Parade points out, voters in the 2016 election season “sent a clear message that in their next president, they do not want someone with the same character traits as Barack Obama.” Many Americans like how supportive Obama is of his daughters. But they were also frustrated by what Parade characterizes as Obama’s “deliberative leadership style.”

Donald Trump promised to achieve success in the Oval Office by making others bend to his will. And as Parade puts it, “as parents, both candidates have been much more like the preoccupied LBJ than like the attentive and attuned Obama.”

Next: Trump still plays ‘the dad card.’

9. Donald Trump plays the dad card

Donald, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump | Jeff Swensen/Getty Images

Even though Donald Trump isn’t the attentive parent that many Americans strive to be, he still talks about his family all the time. The Guardian reports that Donald Trump loves to play the dad card, parading daughter Ivanka Trump (and his other children, of course) during his presidential campaign.

But what he’s really showing off is how loyal his children are to him. As The Los Angeles Times notes, “Trump often showcases them to make the case that his autocratic leadership style would prove inspiring rather than alienating to the rest of the nation.”

Read more: Donald Trump Isn’t Alone: These Presidents Had the Most Unpresidential Personality Types

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<![CDATA[Нежеланный гость: британцы протестуют против визита Трампа]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_nezhelanniy_gost_britanci_protestuyut_pr Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:37:42 +0300 <![CDATA[Thomas Markle says Prince Harry told him 'give Trump a chance’]]> Duchess of Sussex’s father reveals son-in-law’s thoughts on US president and Brexit

Prince Harry called for Donald Trump to be “given a chance” his father-in-law has revealed in his first broadcast interview.

Thomas Markle told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he was angry about something Trump had done when he spoke by phone to Harry for the first time last year.

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<![CDATA[Колония Израиля: еврейский эксперт развеял миф о сверхдержавности Америки]]> http://so-l.ru/news/y/2018_06_18_koloniya_izrailya_evreyskiy_ekspert_razve Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:01:12 +0300