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COVID-19: Trump says he take hydroxichloroquine everyday.


President Donald Trump on Monday made the surprise announcement that he is taking hydroxychloroquine, an anti-malaria drug that his own government experts say is not suitable for fighting the novel coronavirus.

Trump, noting that he has tested negative for the virus and shows no symptoms, said he’d been taking the drug as a preventative measure for about a week and a half.

“I take a pill every day,” he said, adding that he combines this with zinc.

Asked why, he said: “Because I think it’s good. I’ve heard a lot of good stories.”

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Trump has shown interest for weeks in promoting the use of hydroxychloroquine, even if some doctors think it does not work for coronavirus patients and US government regulators warn it has “not been shown to be safe.”

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s “not a good idea” for Trump to be taking the drug as a potential treatment for the coronavirus.

“I would rather he not be taking something that has not been approved by the scientists, especially in his age group and in his, shall we say, weight group, which is morbidly obese, they say,” Pelosi said during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360.”

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“So, I think that it’s not a good idea,” she added.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called Trump’s decision to take the drug “reckless.”

“It gives people false hope, has people avoid real medical attention, and can actually cause them trouble. It is just dangerous what he did,” Schumer said on MSNBC.

Trump’s latest remarks came out of the blue, immediately grabbing headlines on a day when US deaths from COVID-19 topped 90,000 people — almost a third of the total world toll.

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“You’d be surprised at how many people are taking it, especially the front-line workers before you catch it. The front-line workers — many, many are taking it. I happen to be taking it,” he let slip to reporters attending a White House meeting devoted to the struggling restaurant industry.

“I’m taking it, hydroxychloroquine, right now, yeah. A couple of weeks ago, I started taking it,” he said.

Trump has often played down the dangers of coronavirus, including last week when he said it threatened only a small number of people. He also pointedly refuses to wear a mask, despite federal recommendations to do so and the fact that most of his staff have taken to covering their faces in public.

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A personal valet to Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, as has Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary.

‘Reckless’
Trump said his use of the medicine was approved by the White House physician, Sean Conley. However, Trump insisted that he, not the doctor, took the first step.

“I asked him, ‘what do you think?’ He said, ‘if you’d like it.’ I said ‘yeah, I’d like it.’”

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Conley later issued a statement saying that he had agreed to Trump using the anti-viral drug “after numerous discussions” between them about the pros and cons.

“We concluded the potential benefit from treatment outweighed the relative risk,” Conley said.

Trump said he has received many “positive calls” from people, whom he did not identify, telling him about the malaria drug. He mentioned a letter he’d received from a New York doctor, also unidentified, who reported giving the medicine to hundreds of patients and “I haven’t lost one.”

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By contrast, the government’s Food and Drug Administration warns against giving hydroxychloroquine for either prevention or treatment of the coronavirus, noting reported side effects including “serious heart rhythm problems in patients with COVID-19.” Only emergency use is authorized under temporary rules.

Earlier this month, a medical paper out of New York suggested that combining hydroxychloroquine with the dietary supplement zinc sulfate, which has antiviral properties, could create a more effective treatment against coronavirus.

But Matthew Heinz, an Arizona doctor who served under Barack Obama’s government, said medicines like hydroxychloroquine are not “benign” and open for unregulated use.

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“I cannot stress enough how reckless it is to encourage anybody to take hydroxychloroquine or any other unproven remedy,” he said in a statement.

Trump signalled as he has throughout the crisis, that there was nothing to lose by trying possible treatments.

“It seems to have an impact, and maybe it does, maybe it doesn’t but if it doesn’t, you’re not going to get sick or die,” Trump said. “I take a pill every day. At some point, I’ll stop.”

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The president said again on Monday that he showed “zero symptoms.”

“Every couple days they want to test me, you know, for obvious reasons. I mean I am the president, so they want to test me. I don’t want to be tested but they want to test me,” he said. “I’ve shown always negative.”


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Nigerians will do anything for ventilator – Trump mocks.

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US President, Donald Trump, has confirmed his call to the Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari. He also confirmed that his government will be gifting Nigeria 200 ventilators as the nation battles the Coronavirus pandemic.

NobleReporters earlier reported that President Buhari had a telephone chat with the US President who promised to give Nigeria ventilators.

President Trump had a press conference where he confirmed his government will be giving Nigeria 200 or more ventilators. According to him, we will do anything for ventilators.

”I spoke today to Nigeria. They will do anything for ventillators. We are going to send at least two hundren ventillators to Nigeria, probably more than that” he said


#Newsworthy….

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COVID-19: Australia set to try Chinese vaccine on Human, Trump glad at Italy’s recoveries.

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>>> COVID-19: Australia set to try Chinese vaccine on humans <<<


An Australian research and clinical facility is preparing to lunch human trial of COVID-19 vaccine developed by China, Chinese media reported on Tuesday.

According to the state-run agency Xinhua, Linear Clinical Research, Perth-based clinical research company, has began to recruit healthy adults for the trial within next two months.

S-Trimer vaccine, developed by China-based global biotechnology company Clover Biopharmaceuticals, is among the first COVID-19 vaccines under development.

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Linear also announced the vaccine trial on their website and called on the interested people to register with the company.

“If you’re healthy and located in Perth, WA, register your interest to participate in our upcoming COVID-19 vaccine study,” the company said.

Protein-based S-Trimer vaccine aims to help the body to produce anti-bodies to fight the virus, according to Xinhua. NobleReporters learnt

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“This is one of the most prominent trials globally and involves some of the most renowned vaccine companies,” the agency quoted Jayden Rogers, chief executive of Linear, as saying.

S-Trimer vaccine on trial showed great potential and was at the forefront of the global battle with COVID-19, Rogers added.

On April 14, Chinese authorities approved human testing of two other coronavirus vaccines developed by the Wuhan Institute of Biological Products under the China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and Sinovac Research and Development Co., Ltd, a company based in Beijing.

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Sinopharm has produced over 50,000 doses for the initial clinical trials. After production is normalized, the output could reach 3 million doses per batch with an annual output at 100 million doses, according to the Global Times, a Chinese state-run new outlet.

The Chinese pharmaceutical group last week also extended offer for clinical trials of the COVID-19 vaccine in Pakistan, however Islamabad said they asked the company for more information.

US President, Donald Trump Glad As Italy Residents Recovers From COVID-19

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>>> COVID-19: Italy is recovering, Trump’s happy <<<


United States President Donald Trump said Monday he was “happy that Italy is recovering” from the coronavirus crisis.

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Speaking at a press conference at the White House, Trump also recalled that Premier Giuseppe Conte was a “friend”.

Italy will gradually start coming out of lockdown starting May 4 after the virus contagion curve has started dipping along with the daily toll of victims.


#Newsworthy. .

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Trump says US deaths from COVID-19 to be 60,000 & ‘substantially’ under 100,000


US President Donald Trump predicted that the death toll from coronavirus in the United States could reach 60,000, noting that the figure was “substantially” lower than the minimum figure of 100,000 estimated last month.

Speaking at the daily White House coronavirus briefing, on a day when global deaths from the virus passed 100,000, Mr Trump claimed the fatality rate in the US was “very low compared to other countries”.


The president said that “in the midst of all this grief and pain” there were positive signs that the country was nearing the peak of cases. Much of this was due to his administration’s “aggressive strategy”, he said. “We are saving so many lives compared to what it could have been.

“Nationwide the number of new cases is flattening substantially, suggesting we are nearing the peak and our comprehensive strategy is working,” he added.


Amid reports that the president was considering reopening the country as early as May 1st, Mr Trump insisted he would listen to the health experts before making a decision. He said he would be announcing the formation of a task force next week to look at ways of reopening the economy.

“I want to get [the country] open as soon as possible. This country was meant to be open, to be vibrant,” he said.


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Twitter tags ‘world war 3’ as Trump send airstrikes to iran which killed Commander of Iran’s quds.

..reactions below


as for what happened…

The Pentagon has confirmed that commander of Iran’s Quds Force has been killed in a United States air strike ordered by President Donald Trump and aimed at “deterring future Iranian attack plans”.

Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force unit, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were among those killed in the attack at Baghdad International Airport on Friday, January 3rd the PMF said in a statement.

Commander of Iran

The Iraqi military said three rockets were fired at the airport, with the total number of people killed unclear. In a statement, the Pentagon said the US had taken “decisive defensive action to protect US personnel abroad” by killing Soleimani, who heads what the US describes as a foreign terrorist organization.

“This strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans. The United States will continue to take all necessary action to protect our people and our interests wherever they are around the world” the statement said.

In a statement, the PMF confirmed the pair “were martyred by an American strike.”

According to the Pentagon, Soleimani was “actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.”

Soleimani and his Quds Force were responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American and coalition service members, and the wounding of thousands more, the Pentagon added.

The Pentagon also blamed Soleimani for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including an attack on December 27 that culminated in the deaths of additional American and Iraqi personnel


Earlier today, the Pentagon confirmed that commander of Iran’s Quds Force has been killed in a United States air strike ordered by President Donald Trump.

Qasem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force unit, and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the deputy head of the Iran-backed Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), were among those killed in the attack at Baghdad International Airport.

With Iran expected to respond to the attack on its sovereignty by US, social media is already awash with reactions and talks of possible ‘World War 3’ if the situation is not properly managed.

https://twitter.com/Veryrarejizz/status/1212996876003205121


#Newsworthy…

We are fully ready to strike, we are not scared – Iran, Ali replies U.S


Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has responded to US President Donald Trump’s Tuesday threats to attack Iran if there are any damages to US lives and properties after protesters stormed the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, destroying parts of the building and setting fire on parts of the walls.

Dozens of Iraqi protesters stormed the US embassy compound in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday and smashed the main door, setting fire to the reception area after US Military launched attacks on Iran backed Kataib Hezbollah, killing 25 suspected terrorists as retaliation for last week’s killing of an American contractor in a rocket attack on an Iraqi military base .
The protests continued till Wednesday but later reduced after Iraqi military and US Marines boosted security around the US Embassy.

Trump, after ordering deployment of over 700 US Marines to Baghdad, in a series of Tweets said he holds Iran responsible for any loss of American properties or lives and that the US will retaliate


But Iran’s Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who called for a press conference on Wednesday, referred to Trump as ‘that guy’ and tweeted that the US “can’t do anything.”

“If you were logical — which you’re not — you’d see that your crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan… have made nations hate you,” Khamenei tweeted.

You cant do anything, we will unhesitatingly confront & strike you - Iran

You cant do anything, we will unhesitatingly confront & strike you - Iran

You cant do anything, we will unhesitatingly confront & strike you - Iran

According to Khamenei, Iran – which has one of the best land & proxy forces in the world, doesn’t want war, but wouldn’t hesitate to fight if it has to defend it’s rights and interests.
US and Iran have been on a dangerous path since the 2015 Idea nuclear deal was botched by Trump in 2018, citing Iran’s growing influence in the Middle East and Iran’s control over anti-Israel ‘terrorist’ group.


A spokesman for Kataib Hezbollah, the alleged Iran sponsored terror group, that US targeted in the attacks that killed 25 alleged terrorist, told CNN that the embassy protests on Tuesday and Wednesday were a “first step.”

“The American administration should understand the following: the first step was to protest near the American embassy, we are waiting their reactions to determine the second step,” Mohamad Mouhiye said, calling for the US to shut down the embassy and withdraw from Iraq.

Donald Trump (Left) Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (Right)


“First, close the doors of the evil embassy, which we consider a spy building and an operations room to administer and sabotage Iraq’s well-being,” Mouhiye said.

“We also call on the US to withdraw their military forces which are in Iraq illegally.”


#Newsworthy…

Iran sends letter to US to prepare for consequences

…US Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria, killed 25 and injured 51 militants


Iran has warned the US to prepare for ‘consequences’ after the US Militia launched airstrikes against Iranian backed militia group in Iraq and Syria killing 25 people and injuring 51.

The precision airstrikes, targeted five facilities controlled by Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq and Syria on Sunday, leading to Iran’s fury filled statement Monday night.

#USvsIran : Iran warns US to prepare for consequences after US Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria that killed 25 and injured 51 militants

“The US has openly shown its support to terrorism and shown its negligence to the independence and national sovereignty of countries,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mosavi , according to the state-run IRNA news agency.
“It must accept responsibility of the consequences of the illegal attacks,” added Mosavi.


Hezbollah, another militia group based in Lebanon that receives it’s funding from Iran, called the attack “a blatant violation on the sovereignty, security and stability of Iraq and the Iraqi people,” in a statement released on the group’s al-Manar TV Monday.

“This aggression reaffirms that the American administration wants to strike the underlying potential powers of the Iraqi people which is capable to confront ISIS and the powers of extremism and crime,” the statement read.


“The American administration reveals its true face as an enemy to Iraq and the interest of the Iraqi people and their aspiration for freedom, true sovereignty and a secured future,” it continued.

Meanwhile the Pentagon has released a statement confirming the attacks .
Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman described the strikes as “precision defensive strikes” that “will degrade” the group’s ability to conduct future attacks against coalition forces.


The military strikes represent the first significant US military response in retaliation for attacks by the Iran backed militia groups against US Forces or interests in the region in a long while.

Military analysts believe a proxy war could start out now between the US and Iran following the latest


#Newsworthy…

developments.

2019: Trump, Obama draws as most admired man, Michelle Obama, most admired woman.


A new Gallup survey released on Monday, December 30th found President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tied as the most admired man of 2019.

However, Trump’s wife Melania failed to match the popularity of Obama’s wife, Michelle, who was named as the most admired woman for the second year. She had 10 percent of respondents naming her, down from 15 percent last year. Melania Trump came in second at 5 percent.

This is the first year Trump has risen to the top spot in the annual survey and the 12th year for Obama. Each was named by 18 percent of respondents to the open-ended survey conducted December 2-15.


Obama tied former President Dwight Eisenhower for the most times named as most admired man since the survey began in 1948.

The survey reflected the political divide in the nation, with 41 percent of Democrats naming Obama and 45 percent of Republicans naming Trump. The results also reflect Trump’s rise in popularity, with a 45 percent job approval rating up from 40 percent in 2018 and 36 percent in 2017, Gallup noted.

Donald Trump (Left) Barrack Obama (Right)


The incumbent president has taken the top spot in 58 of the 72 prior Gallup polls. Other men in the Top 10 this year were former President Jimmy Carter, businessman Elon Musk, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Pope Francis, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, California Rep. Adam Schiff, the Dalai Lama and investor Warren Buffett, though none earned mentions from more than 2 percent of respondents.

Among women, talk show host Oprah Winfrey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg tied with mentions from 3 percent of respondents, followed by Queen Elizabeth II, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.


#Newsworthy…

US Christian magazine request for Trump’s removal from office. (See Trump’s reactions)

A leading Christian magazine founded by late evangelist Billy Graham (father of key presidential supporter Franklin Graham) published an editorial on Thursday, December 19th calling for President Donald Trump to be removed from office and urging evangelicals not to support him.

“Whether Mr. Trump should be removed from office by the Senate or by popular vote next election that is a matter of prudential judgment. That he should be removed, we believe, is not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments” Christianity Today’s editor in chief, Mark Galli, wrote in the op-ed.

“We believe the impeachment hearings have made it absolutely clear, in a way the Mueller investigation did not, that President Trump has abused his authority for personal gain and betrayed his constitutional oath. The impeachment hearings have illuminated the president’s moral deficiencies for all to see.”

“None of the president’s positives can balance the moral and political danger we face under a leader of such grossly immoral character,” he added.

The publication, an influential one among evangelicals, has criticized Trump before on immigration and other issues, but never before called for his removal. The op-ed shows potential reasoning for dissent among a key faction of the Republican coalition as Trump prepares for a potential Senate trial following his impeachment by the House of Representatives Wednesday night.

“To the many evangelicals who continue to support Mr. Trump in spite of his blackened moral record, we might say this: Remember who you are and whom you serve.

Consider how your justification of Mr. Trump influences your witness to your Lord and Savior. Consider what an unbelieving world will say if you continue to brush off Mr. Trump’s immoral words and behavior in the cause of political expediency” Galli wrote.

President Trump however dismissed the criticism today, calling the publication a “far left magazine” and drawing a contrast between himself and the Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination

#Newsworthy…

Jeff Van Drew join President Trump in the Republican party

…dump the Democrats.

President Donald Trump has announced that Rep. Jeff Van Drew would join the Republican Party, a day after the New Jersey congressman and one other Democrat voted against both articles of impeachment.

Van Drew met with Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy at the White House on Thursday, December 19th but looked to have already made up his mind Wednesday night. He sat with Republicans before the historic vote, receiving handshakes and fist bumps from GOP members.

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He crossed his arms when House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff presented the Democratic case for impeachment. And he gave McCarthy’s counter argument a standing ovation. “I think they were very kind, very gracious, very nice, very supportive,” said Van Drew about the Republican welcome on Wednesday night. “And I appreciated that.” Van Drew added that he thought Trump’s chances of reelection “are going to be even higher” after the Senate acquits the President.

Democrats are however moving quickly to keep the seat. Brigid Harrison, a political science professor at Montclair State University, announced on Monday that she would run and other Democrats are considering campaigns.

#Newsworthy…

Putin – Trump’s impeachment, all made up… Senate won’t uphold it.

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has dismissed the impeachment charges against US President Donald Trump which he claimed were all made up.

Speaking during an annual press conference, Putin said he expects the US president to survive the historic proceedings.

Describing the impeachment proceedings as political infighting, the Russian leader insisted that the Democrats were seeking to make up for their loss in the 2016 presidential elections “by other means”.

“The Democratic party, which lost the elections, is achieving results through other means, by accusing Trump at first of conspiracy with Russia, then it turns out, there was no conspiracy at all.

“It then turned out that there was no collusion and it could not form the basis for an impeachment, and now there is this made-up pressure on Ukraine.”

Recall that President Trump became the third president in US history to be impeached, after the House passed two articles of impeachment: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

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Americans drag out Donald Trump’s post since June 2014.

…say we didn’t remove you because of incompetence

On June 4, 2014, while Barack Obama was still the US president, Donald Trump tweeted: “Are you allowed to impeach a president for gross incompetence?”.

With his impeachment by the House of Representatives yesterday, Americans dug out the Tweet and below is how they’re reacting to it.

#Newsworthy…

Donald Trump react on Twitter after Impeachment, says..

…in reality, they are not after me

…they are after you

…I am just in the way

Donald Trump has reacted to the news of his impeachment by the House of Representatives.

On Wednesday night, the United States House of Representatives voted largely to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine.

Two articles of impeachment were actually passed over his behaviour in the Ukraine scandal, one for abuse of power and the other for obstruction of Congress.

The issue will now be pass to the Senate, where a trial will be carried out to determine whether to convict and remove Mr. Trump from the office next month.

Reacting to his impeachment on Twitter, Donald Trump shared a poster of himself with the inscription : ‘IN REALITY, THEY’RE NOT AFTER ME THEY’RE AFTER YOU, I’M JUST IN THE WAY.’

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Trump, who has denied any wrongdoing, took the stage at a Michigan rally earlier as the House began voting on impeachment and said : ‘They’ve been trying to impeach me from day one.”

“After three years of sinister witch hunts, hoaxes, scams, tonight, House Democrats are trying to nullify the ballots of tens of millions of patriotic Americans.”

Donald Trump is now the third president in US history to be impeached after Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton.

#Newsworthy…

President Donald Trump’s Supporter Give Up His Testicle After Impeachment Vote.

…as he foretold in September on twitter

One of Donald Trump’s strong supporters has donated his left testicle for medical research following his impeachment by the House of Representatives on Wednesday night (Dec.18).

The man identified as Mr. Joey Saladino on Twitter had taken to his page back in September to announce that he will donate his left testicle in protest against the impeachment of Mr. Donald Trump if it comes to reality.

Well, the man has now come out to claim that his left testicle has now been donated for medical research. He also shared a letter of acknowledgment from the National Testicle Association (NTA) after the donation.

See his full posts below.

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Hilary Clinton speak on Donald Trump’s Impeachment.

…230 majority Democrats impeachment votes

Former United States Democratic Presidential Candidate and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has lauded the United States House of Representatives for impeaching President Donald Trump.

Trump was impeached by a majority 230 Democrat votes on Wednesday

Reacting to this, Clinton, who lost to Trump in the 2016 US elections, said the President had abused his powers and left lawmakers with no choice than to approve his impeachment.

She said, “One of our most precious rights as Americans is the right to determine who our leaders are.

“The President abused his powers to cheat in the next election and rob us of that right.

“Then he obstructed Congress to cover it up. Impeachment is the only remedy.”

#Newsworthy…

Just in – Pelosi delay senate trial, withhold Trump’s impeachment articles.

Hours after President Donald Trump was impeached by the US Congress, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has hinted on temporarily withholding the articles of impeachment from the Senate – a decision she suggested could depend on how the other chamber chooses to conduct its trial on Trump’s removal.

Though the House adopted two articles of impeachment charging Trump with abuse of power and obstruction of congressional investigations, it must pass a second resolution formally naming impeachment managers to present the case in the Senate.

Pelosi who spoke on not transmitting the articles to the senate shortly after the impeachement process, cited concerns about an unfair trial on removing President Donald Trump from office at the senate.

On naming the House “managers” who will present the case for removal to the Senate, Pelosi said;

“We cannot name managers until we see what the process is on the Senate side.

“So far we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us. So hopefully it will be fair. And when we see what that is, we’ll send our managers.”

The notion has reportedly gained traction among some on the political left as a way of potentially forcing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to conduct a trial on more favorable terms for Democrats. And if no agreement is reached, some have argued the trial could be delayed indefinitely, denying Trump an expected acquittal.

Before President Trump was impeached, McConnell signaled that he preferred a relatively short trial where House managers will present the case for removal and Trump’s defense team rebuts it before a summary dismissal.

McConnell boasted that he has closely coordinated the planning of the trial with the White House and has repeatedly predicted Trump would be acquitted. He has also suggested Democrats shouldn’t be allowed to call new witnesses as they attempt to present their case.

#Newsworthy…

U.S white house reacts to Donald Trump’s impeachment.

… describes it as ‘the most shameful political episode in US history’

The White House has reacted to the impeachment of President Trump by the House of Representatives describing it as ‘the most shameful political episode in US history’.

See the full statement below…

Today’s decision in Texas v. Azar is a win for all Americans and confirms what I have said all along: that the individual mandate, by far the worst element of Obamacare, is unconstitutional.

Today marks the culmination in the House of one of the most shameful political episodes in the history of our Nation. Without a single Republican vote or any proof of wrongdoing, Democrats pushed illegitimate articles of impeachment through the House of Representatives.

House Democrats blatantly ignored precedent, conducted the inquiry in secret, selectively leaked to media allies, and denied the President fundamental fairness and due process. Their articles lack any support in evidence and fail to describe any impeachable offense.

Democrats have lost sight of what this country needs: a Congress that works for the people. Their boundless animus for President Trump fuels their desire to nullify the 2016 election results and improperly influence the 2020 election.

The American people are not fooled by this disgraceful behavior. They understand fairness, due process, and substantial, reliable evidence are required before any American should be charged with wrongdoing and certainly before impeaching a duly elected President.

The President is confident the Senate will restore regular order, fairness, and due process, and will continue to work tirelessly to address the needs and priorities of the American people, as he has since the day he took office.

#Newsworthy…

Breaking – Trump impeached by the U.S. House through Historic vote.

Donald Trump on Wednesday became the third U.S. president to be impeached as the House of Representatives formally charged him with abuse of power and obstruction of Congress in a historic step that will inflame partisan tensions across a deeply divided America.

The Democratic-led House’s passage of two articles of impeachment on a mostly party-line vote sets the stage for a trial next month in the Republican-controlled Senate – friendlier terrain for Trump – on whether to convict and remove him from office.

No president in the 243-year history of the United States has been removed from office by impeachment. That would require a two-thirds majority in the 100-member Senate, meaning at least 20 Republicans would have to join Democrats in voting against Trump – and none have indicated they will.

The Senate’s top Republican, Mitch McConnell, has predicted there is “no chance” his chamber will remove Trump when it holds its trial. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said after the vote she would wait to name the House managers, or prosecutors, until she knew more about the procedures for the Senate trial. She did not specify when she would send the articles to the Senate.

“So far, we haven’t seen anything that looks fair to us,” Pelosi told reporters.

Trump, 73, is accused of abusing his power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden, a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as well as a discredited theory that Democrats conspired with Ukraine to meddle in the 2016 election.

Democrats said Trump held back $391 million in security aid intended to combat Russia-backed separatists and a coveted White House meeting for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy as leverage to coerce Kiev into interfering in the 2020 election by smearing Biden.

The second article accused Trump of obstruction of Congress by directing administration officials and agencies not to comply with lawful House subpoenas for testimony and documents related to impeachment.

Trump, who is seeking another four-year term in the November 2020 presidential election, has denied wrongdoing and called the impeachment enquiry launched by Pelosi in September a “witch hunt.”

At a raucous rally for his re-election in Battle Creek, Michigan, as the House voted, Trump said the impeachment would be a “mark of shame” for Democrats and Pelosi, and cost them in the 2020 election.

“This lawless, partisan impeachment is a political suicide march for the Democrat Party,” Trump said. “They’re the ones who should be impeached, every one of them.”

‘HERE TO DEFEND DEMOCRACY’

During a daylong debate before the vote, Pelosi read the U.S. Pledge of Allegiance and said: “We are here to defend democracy for the people.”

“If we do not act now, we would be derelict in our duty. It is tragic that the president’s reckless actions make impeachment necessary,” Pelosi said.

As the debate unfolded, Republicans accused Democrats of seeking to use an unfair, rigged process to nullify the 2016 election and influence the 2020 vote.

“The matter before the House today is based solely on a fundamental hatred of our president. It’s a sham, a witch hunt – and it’s tantamount to a coup against the duly elected president of the United States,” Republican Representative Mike Rogers said.

Republican Representative Mike Kelly compared the impeachment to the Japanese attack on Hawaii’s Pearl Harbor in 1941, calling the House proceedings another “date that will live in infamy” – similar to the words Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt used to describe the raid that killed about 2,400 people and led to America’s entry into World War Two.

The abuse of power article was passed on a 230-197 vote and the obstruction article was passed 229-198. All of the House Republicans opposed the articles, and two Democrats, Collin Peterson and Jeff Van Drew, voted no on both. Democrat Jared Golden voted against the obstruction charge but for abuse of power.

“The only part of the vote that was bipartisan was in opposition. The President is just getting stronger while support for the Democrats’ political theater has faded,” Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.

U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, voted present on both articles, declaring in a statement: “I could not in good conscience vote either yes or no.”

POLARIZED COUNTRY

Trump’s election has polarized the United States, dividing families and friends and making it more difficult for politicians in Washington to find middle ground as they try to confront pressing challenges like the rise of China and climate change.

The impeachment vote comes ahead of Trump’s re-election campaign, which will pit him against the winner among a field of Democratic contenders, including Biden, who have repeatedly criticized Trump’s conduct in office and promised to make it a key issue.

“President Trump abused his power, violated his oath of office, and betrayed our nation,” Biden said on Twitter after the vote, adding: “In the United States of America, no one is above the law — not even the president.”

Reuters/Ipsos polls show that while most Democrats want to see him impeached, most Republicans do not. Televised hearings last month that were meant to build public support for impeachment appear to have pushed the two sides further apart.

The House vote on Wednesday was just the latest, but also unquestionably the biggest, in a string of controversies that have buffeted the turbulent presidency of the New York real estate mogul and former reality TV personality.

Central to the impeachment inquiry was a July 25 telephone call in which Trump asked Zelenskiy to investigate Biden and his son Hunter Biden, who had joined the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma while his father was U.S. vice president.

Trump has accused the Bidens of corruption without offering evidence. They have denied wrongdoing.

A rough transcript of the call released by the White House showed Trump asking Zelenskiy, elected only three months earlier and eager for American support, to “do us a favor” and conduct the investigations in coordination with his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Giuliani in the prior months had engaged in a concerted effort to persuade Ukraine to carry out the investigations. Testimony before House committees showed that Giuliani helped engineer Trump’s removal last May of the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, who was perceived as a roadblock to those investigations.

Impeachment is a remedy devised by the United States’ founders, wary of a monarch on American soil after breaking away from Britain and King George III in the 18th century, to enable Congress to remove a president who has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors.”

Only two previous presidents have been impeached. The House in 1998 impeached President Bill Clinton on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice arising from a sexual relationship he had with a White House intern, but the Senate acquitted him. The House impeached President Andrew Johnson in 1868, focused on his removal of the secretary of war, but he was acquitted by one vote in the Senate.

In 1974, President Richard Nixon resigned after the House Judiciary Committee approved articles of impeachment in the Watergate corruption scandal but before the full House could pass them.

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How Americans are reacting to Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings.

Many of President Trump’s critics are cheering on the House vote on impeachment that’s currently underway.

Many Americans are wishing the country a “Happy Impeachment Day!” and the House is poised to vote separately on two articles of impeachment namely abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.

On social media, some of Trump’s most vocal detractors in the entertainment industry expressed triumph over the impeachment vote.

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Impeachment vote: I haven’t done anything wrong – Donald Trump said.

…this should never happen to another president

United States President, Donald Trump, has said that he nothing wrong to deserve the impeachment proceedings against him.

In a tweet on Wednesday, he said, “Can you believe that I will be impeached today by the radical left, do nothing Democrats, and I did nothing wrong! A terrible thing.

“This should never happen to another President again. Say a prayer!”

Trump faces impeachment with a vote in the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

If the vote goes through, he faces becoming the third US leader ever to be impeached.

Speaker of the Democratic-led House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, had announced on Tuesday that the body will vote on impeaching Trump over allegations he attempted to force Ukraine into investigating a main 2020 re-election rival, Joe Biden.

He is also accused of obstructing Congress by refusing to cooperate with the impeachment investigation, barring staff from testifying and holding back documentary evidence.

The two articles of impeachment are certain to pass in the House where Democrats hold a firm majority.

That will send the case to the Senate, where a trial of Trump is expected to open in January, and his acquittal is equally expected, given the Republicans’ control there.

On Tuesday, Trump sent Pelosi an angry six-page letter in which he told the House Speaker that “history will judge you harshly,” while accusing her of “declaring open war on American democracy.”

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North Korea may launch long range missile as Christmas gift.

…US army said, “we’ve got to be at alert

North Korea might abandon it’s missile testing freeze agreed as a sign of ‘good will’ in Nuclear talks between US president Donald Trump and North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un during their last summit.

According to US Military officials, North Korea could test long range missiles able to reach the US mainland this December as a promised ‘Christmas’ gift to the US, a move that could push Trump to abandon his diplomatic stance with Kim and consider racheting up tensions ahead of 2020 elections .

North Korea has warned it will resume its long-range tests if the US does not offer some concessions by the end of this year. Military analysts say Pyongyang is frustrated by a perceived lack of flexibility and creativity from US negotiators.

Negotiations between North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump failed in February when the two leaders met for the second time. The U.S. rejected North Korea’s proposal for sweeping economic sanctions relief in exchange for partial denuclearization from North Korea.

Gen. Charles Q. Brown, the commander of Pacific Air Forces, told a group of reporters in Washington on Tuesday that it was also possible North Korea could announce that its self-imposed moratorium on long-range testing was over without actually launching anything.

“Go back to May, and you’ve seen a series of short range ballistic missile [tests], and … a long-range ballistic missile [is expected]” before the year’s end’

“What I would expect is some type of long-range ballistic missile to be ‘the gift
“It’s just a matter of, does it come on Christmas Eve? Does it come on Christmas Day? Does it come in after the new year?” Brown said.

He added, “We’re watching. Our job is to backstop the diplomatic efforts [but] if the diplomatic efforts kind of fall apart, we’ve got to be ready.”

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