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Donald Trump is an American businessman, television personality, and President-elect of the United States. He was born in 1946, in Queens, New York. Trump is the President and Chairman of The Trump Organization, which is involved in real estate, entertainment, and hotel ventures across the world. He hosted 14 seasons of NBC’s reality show Celebrity Apprentice.  Trump announced he was running for president on June, 16, 2015 and won the election. He is married to Melania Knauss and has five children.

21 Mar, 2017
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White: People need to give McGregor and Trump a chance

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White says people should give Trump and McGregor a chance.

I do [think the McGregor-Mayweather fight will happen]. I don’t know [when]. There’s too much money involved…The great things about fights is you never know who’s gonna win…If it was guaranteed that Floyd was going to win this fight why would you pay for it. Conor’s 27, Floyd’s 40. Conor’s the bigger, stronger guy. He’s got knockout power. It’ll be an interesting fight.

On Trump:

I spoke at the RNC, so I was a huge supporter. Everybody needs to give him a chance. I’ve got 17 years’ experience with this guy. Always been good to me. Always been a standup guy. Give him a chance and let’s see what happens.

UFC Prez Dana White Says McGregor Vs. Mayweather Matchup Will Be An 'Interesting Fight'

3 Feb, 2017 03:45 am
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Justice Department lawyer: 100,000 Visas Revoked

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A lawyer for the Justice Department in a court hearing in Virginia says more than 100,000 visas have been revoked because of Trump’s executive order. The lawyer’s number came in response of a question from US Judge Leonie Brinkema about how many people have been affected by this order. The state department disputed this number, saying “fewer than 60,000 individual’s visas were provisionally revoked because of the executive order. Erez Reuveni, of the office of Immigration Litigation within the Civil Division of the Justice Department, also claimed that no legal returning residents have been denied entry at Dulles International Airport.

2 Feb, 2017
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Trump criticizes Australian refugee plan on Trumbull call

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In a phone call with Australian PM Turnbull, President Trump calls into question the resettlement of refugees – most of whom are men from Iran, Afghanistan and Iraq – currently held in offshore detention centres in Nauru and Papua New Guinea. Trump called the conversation “the worst by far” of his calls with world leaders that day, and cut it short.

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Alabed asks Trump about hunger

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In a series of tweets Alabed asks President Trump if he has ever felt hunger.

Have you ever had no food, no water for 24 hours? Just think of refugees and the children of Syria…Dear Trump, banning refugees is very bad. Ok, if it’s good, I have an idea for you. Make other countries peaceful.

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Bornstein: Trump uses hair-growth drug

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Bornstein says Trump  takes a small dose of the drug finasteride, which lowers levels of prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, and is marketed as Propecia to treat male pattern baldness. The drug is also responsible for Trump’s low score in a prostate cancer test. Bornstein says he also takes the drug to maintain his own shoulder-length hair.

He has all his hair. I have all my hair.

Bornstein also says Trump takes antibiotics to control rosacea, a common skin problem, a statin for elevated blood cholesterol and lipids, as well as a daily baby aspirin to reduce the risk of heart attack.

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Trump: Pray for Schwarzenegger’s ratings

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At the National Prayer Breakfast President Trump asks a room full of lawmakers, foreign dignitaries and religious leaders to pray for Schwarzenegger’s ratings on The Apprentice.

We had tremendous success at The Apprentice, and when I ran for President I had to leave the show…And they hired a big, big movie star, Arnold Schwarzenegger to take my place. We know how that turned out. The ratings went right down the tubes. It has been a disaster. And Mark [Burnett] will never, ever bet against Trump again. I want to just pray for Arnold if we can…for those ratings.

Trump: Pray for 'The Apprentice' Ratings and Arnold Schwarzenegger

1 Feb, 2017
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Rouhani: Trump a political novice

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Iran’s President Rouhani says President Trump is a political novice. Tehran has already said it will take legal, political and reciprocal measures in response to Trump’s order suspending the entry of people from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries. Rouhani:

He [Trump] is new to politics. He has been in a different world. It’s a totally new environment to him.

29 Jan, 2017
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Releases statement on immigration executive order

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Trump releases a statement regarding his executive order on immigration.

America is a proud nation of immigrants and we will continue to show compassion to those fleeing oppression, but we will do so while protecting our own citizens and border. America has always been the land of the free and home of the brave. We will keep it free and keep it safe, as the media knows, but refuses to say. My policy is similar to what President Obama did in 2011 when he banned visas for refugees from Iraq for six months. The seven countries named in the Executive Order are the same countries previously identified by the Obama administration as sources of terror. To be clear, this is not a Muslim ban, as the media is falsely reporting. This is not about religion – this is about terror and keeping our country safe. There are over 40 different countries worldwide that are majority Muslim that are not affected by this order. We will again be issuing visas to all countries once we are sure we have reviewed and implemented the most secure policies over the next 90 days. I have tremendous feeling for the people involved in this horrific humanitarian crisis in Syria. My first priority will always be to protect and serve our country, but as President I will find ways to help all those who are suffering.

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Farah criticises Trump’s immigration executive order

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Farah releases a statement on Trump’s executive order to curtail immigration from countries including his homeland of Somalia.

On 1st January this year, Her Majesty The Queen made me a Knight of the Realm. On 27th January, President Donald Trump seems to have made me an alien. I am a British citizen who has lived in America for the past six years – working hard, contributing to society, paying my taxes and bringing up our four children in the place they now call home. Now, me and many others like me are being told that we may not be welcome. It’s deeply troubling that I will have to tell my children that Daddy might not be able to come home – to explain why the President has introduced a policy that comes from a place of ignorance and prejudice. I was welcomed into Britain from Somalia at eight years old and given the chance to succeed and realise my dreams. I have been proud to represent my country, win medals for the British people and receive the greatest honour of a knighthood. My story is an example of what can happen when you follow polices of compassion and understanding, not hate and isolation.

27 Jan, 2017
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Hollande: Trump policies ‘challenging’

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At a joint press conference with Angela Merkel, President Hollande says Trump’s administration poses “challenges” for Europe.

Let’s speak very frankly, there are challenges, there are the challenges the US administration poses to our trade rules, as well as to our ability to resolve conflicts around the world,” Hollande said in Berlin. So we of course have to talk to Donald Trump since he was chosen by the Americans to be their president.

13 Dec, 2016
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Gates compares Trump to JFK

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Gates says he recently talked with Trump on the phone about innovation and green energy, He says it was the first time they have spoken although they have mutual friends.

A lot of his message has been about … where he sees things not as good as he’d like. But in the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that. I think whether it’s education or stopping epidemics … [or] in this energy space, there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation. Of course, my whole career has been along those lines. And he was interested in listening to that. And I’m sure there will be further conversation.

10 Dec, 2016
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Trump denies Apprentice report

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Trump denies a CNN report that said he would continue to work on The Apprentice while he is president.

8 Dec, 2016
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Trump responds to union leader’s criticism

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Trump responds to Jones, who had called his visit to Carrier “a dog and pony show” and that he “had lied his ass off”.

Trump also hit back at the Union:

6 Dec, 2016
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Trump announces $50 billion investment in US by Softbank

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Trump announces that SoftBank’s CEO, Masayoshi Son, has agreed to invest $50 billion in U.S. which will create 50,000 new jobs. Son says the money would be invested in startups in the U.S. He and will come from a $100 billion investment fund he set up with Saudi Arabia. Trump:

This is Masa of Softbank from Japan, and he’s just agreed to invest $50 billion in the United States and 50,000 jobs. And he’s one of the great men of industry. He’s one of the truly great men.

Trump: SoftBank CEO Agreed to Invest B in US

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Trump says he will cancel order for new Air Force One

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Trump says he will cancel the $4 billion order for the new Air Force One.

He also tells reporters:

The plane is totally out of control. It’s going to be over $4 billion for Air Force One program and I think it’s ridiculous. I think Boeing is doing a little bit of a number. We want Boeing to make a lot of money, but not that much money.

Boeing says the current Air Force One program is worth $170 million.

We look forward to working with the U.S. Air Force on subsequent phases of the program allowing us to deliver the best planes for the president at the best value for the American taxpayer,

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Texas Elector says he will not vote for Trump

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Chris Suprun, a Republican elector from Texas, says he will not cast one of Texas’ 38 electoral votes for Trump. This despite Trump winning the state by nine percent, and Suprun having signed a pledge to vote for the winner.

I’m expecting backlash, but that has been par for the course this campaign. People are unhappy. They’re angry. But I’m angry, too. I was told if we elected Donald Trump he would transform his personality into being presidential. He isn’t,” Suprun said. “I wanted him to be presidential, but since the election he hasn’t grown into our institution, he’s attacked them. I am here to elect a president, not a king. I am not sure of who I will vote for, but would have to strongly consider someone like (Ohio Gov. John) Kasich who has both executive and legislative experience bringing people together.

4 Dec, 2016
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Says China did not ask permission for policies that affect US

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Trump tweets that China did not ask for permission when it devalued its currency, taxed US products, or built a military complex in the South China sea.

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Conway: Trump would have won election based on popular vote

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Conway says that if the race had been for the popular vote, the Trump campaign would have won that as well.

The idea that we’re going to talk about the popular vote answers your questions about sore losers. The idea that Donald Trump doesn’t have a mandate after he got 100 more electoral votes than Mitt Romney did, he got 306, it wasn’t close. He won states that had not gone Republican in decades. Had this been a race for the popular vote, we would have won that, too. Mr. Trump would have campaigned in California, in New York, stayed in Florida, gone to Illinois perhaps. These population rich states. We did what you are supposed to do to become president…The idea he doesn’t have a mandate when they lost the White House, 60 seats in the house, over a dozen Senate seats, over a dozen governorships and over 1,000 state legislative seats, this is Democratic Party is having an identity crisis and a circular firing squad. What I heard is, it’s Bernie Sander’s fault, James Comey’s fault anybody but Hillary Clinton’s fault.

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Warns companies not to leave the US

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In a series of Tweets, Trump warns companies that they will face new taxes if they leave the USA.

The U.S. is going to substantialy reduce taxes and regulations on businesses, but any business that leaves our country for another country, fires its employees, builds a new factory or plant in the other country, and then thinks it will sell its product back into the U.S. without retribution or consequence, is WRONG! There will be a tax on our soon to be strong border of 35% for these companies ..wanting to sell their product, cars, A.C. units etc., back across the border. This tax will make leaving financially difficult, but these companies are able to move between all 50 states, with no tax or tariff being charged. Please be forewarned prior to making a very expensive mistake! THE UNITED STATES IS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

3 Dec, 2016
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Trump talks with Taiwan president

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Trump’s team say he has spoken directly with Taiwan’s President Tsai – breaking with US policy set in 1979 when formal relations were cut. The president-elect congratulated Tsai on her recent election win. They also noted the “close economic, political, and security ties” between the US and Taiwan.

30 Nov, 2016
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Will leave business to concentrate on Presidency

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Trump announces that he will be leaving his business to avoid any perception of conflict of interest.

I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my great business in total in order to fully focus on running the country in order to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN! While I am not mandated to do this under the law, I feel it is visually important, as President, to in no way have a conflict of interest with my various businesses. Hence, legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations. The Presidency is a far more important task!

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Romney: Trump’s vision ‘connects with the American people’

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Romney addresses the press after his dinner with Trump and Reince Priebus.

We had a discussion about affairs throughout the world. These discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, interesting, and engaging. I’ve enjoyed them very much..I was also very impressed by the remarks he made on his victory night. By the way, it’s not easy to win. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. he won the general election. And he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together. His vision is something that connects with the American people in a very powerful way…The people he has selected for his cabinet are solid, very effective people…I happen to think that America’s best days are ahead of us…and what I’ve seen with these discussions with President-elect Trump, give me increasing hope that President-elect Trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future.

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Carrier: Trump saves 1000 jobs

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Carrier announces that the company has reached a deal with Trump and Pence and that 1000 jobs out of 2000 will be kept in Indiana. Trump and Pence will visit the plant on Dec 1 to make an announcement.

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Criticises CNN reporter

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In a series of retweets Trump criticises CNN’s Zeleny’s stance on voter fraud.

27 Nov, 2016
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Says he would have won popular vote if illegal votes deducted

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Trump says he would have won the popular vote if the people who had voted illegally had been deducted. He also says that if he had to contest the election based on the popular vote, he would have been able to win by concentrating on the three or four largest states.

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Trump’s government ‘a who’s who of really despicable people’

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Hammill comments on Trump:

I’m in total denial. I’m glad I have [my new show ‘Pop Culture Quest,’] to take my mind off what’s going on. Because if you look at what’s being assembled for our government it’s like, yikes. It’s a who’s who of really despicable people…It’s tempting to say, ‘Well, I’m moving to Canada, I can’t stand it. But in other ways, it’s a challenge to stay and defend your country and do what you think is right and not retreat and hide under the covers. It’s not gonna be easy, that’s for sure.

26 Nov, 2016
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Calls recount ‘a scam’

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Trump releases a statement on Stein’s recount in Wisconsin.

The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, ‘We must accept this result and then look to the future.’ It is important to point out that with the help of millions of voters across the country, we won 306 electoral votes on Election Day – the most of any Republican since 1988 – and we carried nine of 13 battleground states, 30 of 50 states, and more than 2,600 counties nationwide – the most since President Ronald Reagan in 1984. This recount is just a way for Jill Stein, who received less than one percent of the vote overall and wasn’t even on the ballot in many states, to fill her coffers with money, most of which she will never even spend on this ridiculous recount. All three states were won by large numbers of voters, especially Pennsylvania, which was won by more than 70,000 votes. This is a scam by the Green Party for an election that has already been conceded, and the results of this election should be respected instead of being challenged and abused, which is exactly what Jill Stein is doing.

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Full statement: Castro ‘a brutal dictator’

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Trump releases a full statement on the death of Castro:

Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too long, and toward a future in which the wonderful Cuban people finally live in the freedom they so richly deserve.

Though the tragedies, deaths and pain caused by Fidel Castro cannot be erased, our administration will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty.  I join the many Cuban Americans who supported me so greatly in the presidential campaign, including the Brigade 2506 Veterans Association that endorsed me, with the hope of one day soon seeing a free Cuba.

24 Nov, 2016
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‘Working on’ keeping Carrier A/C in US

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Trump says he is working on keeping Carrier Air Conditioning at its factory in Indiana. The company had planned to move operations to Mexico.

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NYT Trump meeting back on

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After refusing to meet with the New York Times unless the meeting was off the record, Trump says that the meeting is back on. Trump spokesperson:

[Mr Trump] will meet with our publisher off-the-record and that session will be followed by an on-the-record meeting with our journalists and editorial columnists.

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Trump won’t pursue charges against Clinton

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Conway says that Trump will not pursue charges against Clinton:

I think when the president-elect who’s also the head of your party … tells you before he’s even inaugurated he doesn’t wish to pursue these charges, it sends a very strong message, tone and content, to the members. Look, I think, he’s thinking of many different things as he prepares to become the president of the United States, and things that sound like the campaign are not among them. I think Hillary Clinton still has to face the fact that a majority of Americans don’t find her to be honest or trustworthy, but if Donald Trump can help her heal, then perhaps that’s a good thing.

21 Nov, 2016
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BET Founder: ‘Let’s give Trump a shot’

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After meeting with Trump, Johnson says fellow African-Americans should give Trump “the benefit of the doubt,” and hope common ground can be reached with the incoming Republican administration about issues facing the black community.

Trump is a business guy, and I think he’s going to tilt towards finding [a] way to use fiscal policy … to move the economy forward. Let’s give him a shot. Let’s give him the benefit of the doubt; see if we can find common ground. That’s what’s best for African-Americans. Black Americans should have no permanent friends, and no permanent enemies, just permanent interests. That’s where African-American voters should be

Johnson also says he does not want to work for the government.

20 Nov, 2016
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Praises Mattis

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161119171038-trump-mattis-large-169Trump says he has met with Mattis in consideration for Secretary of Defense. Transition team:

The President-elect and Vice President-elect were very impressed in their meeting with the ‘real deal’ and American hero General James Mattis,” according to a read-out of Trump’s meeting with Mattis provided by the presidential transition team. “They had an incredibly in-depth conversation on plans for national security.

19 Nov, 2016
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Defends Pence after Hamilton call-out

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After Pence is called out from the stage by the cast of Hamilton, Trump tweets his support and asks for an apology;

The cast of Hamilton was very rude last night to a very good man, Mike Pence. Apologize!

18 Nov, 2016
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‘I would have voted on Trump’

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At his Saint Pablo Tour show in San Jose, West, as part of a 40 minute speech, says he would have voted for Trump, if he had voted. The crowd responds with boos, stunned silence. Some fans throw projectiles, including a Yeezy shoe, which West signs and returns to the thrower. West also reiterates his desire to run for president in 2020, saying his focus would be on education and that his campaign would use a different political model.

I would have voted on Trump. This is my platform and I’m going to talk about the paradigm shift that’s happening right now. Whether you voted for Hillary or Trump, this is a safe space for both of you…People who voted for either side come out to the show, I know media is more liberal, what I’m saying is I’m not judging Trump voters…There are Hillary supporters that may be louder, but MY fact is that there are people who who voted for Trump here at the show…The dumbest thing about politics is that politics separate, not one side or the other side is bad, it’s not Democratic or Republican…Stop focusing on racism. We are in a racist country – period.

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Says Lincoln plant will not move to Mexico

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Trump says that Bill Ford has told him that the company will not move their Lincoln plant to Mexico

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Will not be in Trump Cabinet

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Gingrich says he will not serve in the Trump administration in any official role. He dies not say whether the decision not to be in the new government was his or Trump’s. The Trump transition team has commented. Serving as a private citizen, Gingrich says he could engage the executive and legislative branches and the Republican Party.

I will not be in the Cabinet. I intend to be focused on strategic planning.

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Trump proposals ‘Are Violations of International Human Rights Law’

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amalclooney1At a Texas women’s’ conference, Clooney talks about president-elect Trump.

We have to hope for the best. The president-elect has said that fighting ISIS is actually a priority … so it may be that there can be progress, and obviously everyone has to respect the outcome of the democratic process here, and we have to hope for the best. [However, Trump’s comments] that there should be a religious test imposed on entering the U.S. or the fact that there should be state-sponsored torture or that families of suspected terrorists should all be killed — all of those things are violations of international human rights law and the values that underlie that…I think there’s some concern from abroad as to are these things actually going to happen, or is the U.S. going to lose some of the moral standing that it has internationally.

She also talks about women’s rights:

The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do — women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.

11 Nov, 2016
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White: Trump may attend UFC 205

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White says Trump told him he would attend UFC 205 if he won the election.

Donald originally told me he that would come to the fight, if he won. I don’t think Donald really realised what his duties were going to be had he won. I think he’s meeting with Obama today and then I don’t know. We’ll see, man. Listen, no pressure to come … but it wouldn’t suck if he came.

He also says the family contacted him after the win.

His family reached out to me that night. I was in my hotel room, you know, watching the results, and they had, they had me come down to the (victory) party. So i went to the party, that night and, they’ve been very good to me, so good luck to him.

Dana White — Trump Might Come to UFC 205 … 'Originally Said He Would'

22 Oct, 2016
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Criticizes Michelle Obama’s Clinton support

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Trump criticizes Obama for her support of Clinton, drawing attention to comments she made in 2008 that were critical of Clinton.

I see how much [Michelle Obama] likes Hillary. But wasn’t she the one that originally started the statement, ‘If you can’t take care of your home,’ right? ‘You can’t take care of the White House or the country?’ Where’s that? I don’t hear that. I don’t hear that.

The Obama campaign says the line, “If you can’t run your own house, you certainly can’t run the White House,” was not directed at the Clintons and instead referred to their own struggle with parenting during a campaign.

Trump goes after Michelle Obama for backing Hillary Clinton

20 Oct, 2016
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Limbaugh: Media wants Trump to admit defeat

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Limbaugh claims that the American media has been attempting to force Donald Trump to concede defeat to Hillary Clinton.

They wanted Donald Trump to concede defeat just like they wanted the Republicans to take impeachment off the table, which they did, last night, everybody wanted Trump to admit that he had lost the election last night.

8 Oct, 2016
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Reaffirms support for Trump

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Mercer and his daughter Rebekah say they will continue to support the candidate.

If Mr. Trump had told Billy Bush, whoever that is, earlier this year that he was for open borders, open trade, and executive actions in pursuit of gun control, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had admitted to Mr. Bush that he had profited privately by allowing the sale to Russia of 20% of US uranium deposits or that he had amassed his personal fortune not by hard work in the private sector but by selling favors to foreigners on the American taxpayers’ dime, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. If he had argued that he needed both a public and a private position on issues facing the American public, we would certainly be rethinking our support for him. And finally if Trump had serially terrorized and silenced the victims of violent sexual assault whom he feared could damage his political career, we would most definitely be rethinking our support for him…Can anyone really be surprised that Mr. Trump could have said to Mr. Bush such things as he has already admitted saying? No. We are completely indifferent to Mr. Trump’s locker room braggadocio…We have a country to save and there is only one person who can save it. We, and Americans across the country and around the world, stand steadfastly behind Donald J. Trump

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