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Tag: Donald Trump

US Capitol Attack: House Panel Raps Meta, YouTube, Twitter

After inadequate responses to prior requests for information, the Select Committee is demanding records from Alphabet, Meta, Reddit, and Twitter relating to the spread of misinformation, efforts to overturn the 2020 election, domestic violent extremism, and foreign influence in the 2020 election.

Facebook Suspends Donald Trump's Accounts For 2 Years Under New Rules

Facebook suspended the US former President Donald Trump for two years, the maximum penalty under a newly revealed set of rules for suspending public figures, from its former indefinite ban set on January 7, 2021.

Donald Trump Launches His Own Social Media Platform As WordPress Blog

San Francisco: Banned on Facebook and Twitter, former US President Donald Trump has launched a new so-called social media platform, which is actually just a WordPress blog on his own…

Donald Trump Enters Facebook Via Daughter-In-Law's Page, Kicked Off Again

San Francisco: Facebook has kicked off former US President Donald Trump for the second time from its platform as he tried to evade the ban by posting an interview via a Facebook Page in the name of his daughter-in-law Lara Trump. Lara is married to Eric Frederick Trump, third child and second son of Donald […]

Biden Admin To Reconsider Objections To H1B Visas During Trump Regime

Washington: The Biden administration on Friday said it is willing to reconsider the objections or adverse decisions to foreign workers on visas like H-1B due to the three policy memos by the previous Trump administration which now have been rescinded. The move is expected to come to the rescue of a large number of Indian […]

US Senate Clears Donald Trump Over January 6 Capitol Violence

Washington: The United States Senate on Saturday acquitted former president Donald J Trump on the charges of inciting the January 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Following four days of impeachment trial, the 100-member Senate voted to impeach Trump by 57-43 votes, 10 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for conviction. Trump faced the charge […]

US Senate Begins Impeachment Trial, Democrats Make Their Case Against Trump

By Lalit K Jha Washington: The United States Senate began the impeachment trial of Donald Trump on Wednesday with impeachment managers from the Democrats-controlled House of Representatives making a strong case against the former president accusing him of inciting insurrection. Led by Democratic Congressman Jamie Raskin, a battery of his party colleagues from the House […]

Donald Trump's Helipad At Mar-a-Lago To Be Soon Demolished: Report
Donald Trump's Helipad At Mar-a-Lago To Be Soon Demolished: Report

Miami: A helipad at former US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida’s Palm Beach town built for use during his time in office, will soon be demolished, according to a media report. The report published on Wednesday by the Palm Beach Daily News said that “a permit was pulled on Tuesday for demolition of […]

Trump Announces Legal Defence Team For Senate Impeachment Trial

By Lalit K Jha Washington: Former US president Donald Trump has announced his legal defence team for his Senate impeachment trial which is scheduled to begin on February 8. Trump became the first president in the US history to be impeached twice when 10 of his fellow Republican Congressmen joined Democrats in the House of […]

Huge Relief For Spouses Of H1B Workers, Biden Nixes Trump Plan

New York: “Withdrawn”. A single word on a thick bureaucratic file on the seventh day of the Biden administration delivered a huge win for spouses of workers on H1B visas in the US who spent the last four years worried sick that their work authorisations would be killed off. The latest development brings to an […]

Biden Says Trump Wrote A 'Very Generous' Letter Before Departing WH, Plans To Talk To Him

Washington: US President Joe Biden has said his predecessor Donald Trump has left him a “very generous” letter in the Oval Office before departing the White House. It is customary for outgoing presidents to write their successors a letter and leave it for them on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. However, given that […]

China Imposes Sanction Against Outgoing Trump Officials

Washington: China imposed sanctions on nearly 30 former Trump administration officials moments after they left office on Wednesday. In a statement released just minutes after President Joe Biden was inaugurated, Beijing slapped travel bans and business restrictions on Trump’s secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, national security adviser Robert O’Brien and UN ambassador, Kelly Craft. Others […]

We Must Unify Around Our Shared Values, Rise Above Partisan Rancour: Trump In Farewell Message

Washington: Praying for the success of Joe Biden in keeping America safe and prosperous and extending his best wishes, outgoing US President Donald Trump in his farewell video message said that now more than ever, Americans must unify around their shared values and rise above partisan rancour to forge their common destiny. Trump, in a […]

Donald Trump Impeached For Second Time, 10 Republicans Break Ranks

New York: Another day for the history books as exactly a week after a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol in a violent bid to stop the certification of Joe Biden’s election victory, Donald Trump has been impeached for a second time by the US House of Representatives. As the clock struck 4.40 pm on […]

YouTube Deletes New Trump Video, Suspends Fresh Uploads

San Francisco: Google-owned YouTube, which is yet to permanently ban the outgoing US President Donald Trump, has removed a new video from his account for violating the content policies. The company has also issued a “strike” against his account, meaning he cannot upload new videos or livestream content for at least a week. “After careful […]

US Vice Prez Mike Pence Refuses To Invoke 25th Amendment To Remove Trump From Office

Washington: United States Vice President Mike Pence has refused to invoke the 25th Amendment to the American Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office. “Under our Constitution, the 25th Amendment is not a means of punishment or usurpation. Invoking the 25th Amendment in such a manner would set a terrible precedent,” Pence said in […]

US Re-Designates Cuba As 'State Sponsor Of Terrorism'

Washington: The Trump administration has re-designated Cuba as a “state sponsor of terrorism”, reversing an Obama-era decision days ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday that the US government had been focused from the start on denying the Castro regime the resources it uses to “oppress […]

Twitter Permanently Suspends Donald Trump's Account

Washington: Three days after the supporters of outgoing US President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and five people died in the violence, Twitter has announced that it had permanently suspended his account due to “risk of further incitement of violence”. The unprecedented move by the California-based social media platform comes after Trump tweeted that […]

Democratic Congressional Leaders Urge Pence To Invoke 25th Amendment To Remove Trump

Washington: Top Democratic leadership has urged Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment to the US Constitution to remove President Donald Trump from office for his “incitement of insurrection”, a day after his supporters attacked the US Capitol in a violent breach. The 25th Amendment allows for the president to be removed from […]

Donald Trump Finally Concedes After Congress Affirms Joe Biden's Win
Donald Trump Finally Concedes After Congress Affirms Joe Biden's Win

Washington: For the first time since the November 2020 election, US President Donald Trump on Thursday conceded against President-elect Joe Biden, saying that there would be an “orderly transition of power” on January 20, shortly after Congress affirmed the Democrat’s Electoral College victory. “Even though I totally disagree with the outcome of the election, and […]

US Capitol Violence: Lawmakers Seek Immediate Removal Of Trump After 4 Dead In Violent Clash

Washington: Several US lawmakers have demanded immediate removal of President Donald Trump from office, alleging that he incited his supporters who stormed the Capitol in an unprecedented incident that has dented the democracy of America. Thousands of pro-Trump rioters on Wednesday stormed the US Capitol, interrupting a joint session of Congress where lawmakers were set […]

Trump Supporters Storm US Capitol, Clash With Police; 1 Dead

Washington: In an “unprecedented assault” on democracy in America, thousands of angry supporters of President Donald Trump stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in casualty and multiple injuries and interrupting a constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential election. The police, outnumbered by the maskless protesters, had a tough […]

Donald Trump Orders Ban On Transactions With Eight More Chinese Apps

Washington: President Donald Trump has signed an executive order barring transactions with eight Chinese apps including Alipay and WeChat Pay to protect America’s national security, citing the steps taken by India to ban more than 200 Chinese connected software applications. Trump’s order said action is needed to “deal with the national emergency” caused by the […]

US President Trump Presents Legion Of Merit To Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Washington: US President Donald Trump on Monday presented the prestigious Legion of Merit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his leadership in elevating strategic partnership of the two countries and emergence of India as a global power. India’s Ambassador to the US, Taranjit Singh Sandhu, accepted the award on behalf of the prime minister from […]

US Begins Historic COVID Vaccination Drive: Health Workers 'Relieved', 'Hopeful'
US Begins Historic COVID Vaccination Drive: Health Workers 'Relieved', 'Hopeful'

New York: An epic vaccination campaign against the deadly coronavirus pandemic began in the US Monday as health workers rolled up their sleeves to get their first shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine even as the country’s death toll inched towards 300,000 and total cases crossed 16 million in just 11 months. “I feel hopeful today. […]