DONALD Trump tried to beef up his argument for building a wall along the 1,933-mile US-Mexico border by claiming similar structures have already been erected across the globe. The president tweeted that 77 major border walls currently exist and that 800 miles of barriers "stop crime" in Europe. He also tweeted that 45 countries were in the process of "planning or building walls". The claim comes after he shut down the US government because political opponents refused to give him the £4.4billion ($5.7billion) needed to build his wall. The tycoon wrote: "Over 800 miles of Walls have been built in Europe since only 2015. "They have all been recognized as close to 100% successful. Stop the crime at our Southern Border!" Trump appears to be basing his claims on analysis by USA Today, who cited the UN Refugee Agency for statistics on border walls across the globe. The newspaper reported in May last year: "There are at least 77 walls or fences around the world - many erected in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump claims 77 major border walls have been built around the world with 800 miles of barriers across Europe
THE State of the Union in the US is just around the corner amid a government shutdown. We explain when it is scheduled to happen and why President Donald Trump might postpone it. When is the State of the Union? The 2019 State of the Union is on Tuesday, January 29 in the chamber of the US House of Representatives. It would be Trump’s second State of the Union Address and his third speech to a joint session of the US Congress. It is scheduled to be delivered at 9pm local time and will be televised on all major broadcast and cable television networks. Why might it be postponed? Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi sent an invitation to Trump on January 3, 2019 to deliver a “State of the Union address before a Joint Session of Congress January 29, 2019 in the House Chamber”. On January 16, 2019 she asked Trump to postpone his address because of the US government shutdown. She said the shutdown had restricted the US Secret Service and the Department of Homeland Security, … [Read more...] about When is the State of the Union and why might Donald Trump’s speech be postponed?
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Associated Press January 16, 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has asked President Donald Trump to postpone his State of the Union address to the nation — set for Jan. 29 — until the government reopens.The White House hasn’t immediately responded to a request for comment about Pelosi’s request, which she made in a letter to the president.Pelosi says the partial shutdown is raising concerns about security preparations for the speech. The California Democrat notes that the Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security have been without funding for almost four weeks. Advertisement The annual speech is perhaps the president’s biggest opportunity to present his agenda directly to the public. Get Today in Politics in your inbox: A digest of the top political stories from the Globe, sent to your inbox … [Read more...] about Speaker Nancy Pelosi asks President Donald Trump to reschedule State of the Union address until government shutdown ends
A BIZARRE-looking creature that's been labelled 'Donald Trump's hairpiece' has left marine experts totally baffled. The mysterious blob, which has a blondish hue, was found in the waters at Durras Beach, New South Wales, Australia. A picture was then sent to Sapphire Coast Marine Discovery Centre in Eden, who turned to the public for help identifying the seabeast. Centre manager Kerryn Wood said: "Suggestions included a jellyfish, part of a jellyfish, part of a sea creature, part of a fish, an egg mass, and someone's yellow scarf they dropped last winter." One person even suggested that perhaps "Donald Trump's hairpiece fell in the water" and Kerryn agrees there is some resemblance. "But I would never bestow something so horrid on a beautiful sea creature," she said. "The reaction has been one of genuine mystery and intrigue. "It's an unusual looking thing and it's hard to tell if it's a whole thing or a part of something. It's something not normally seen and therefore it's attracted a … [Read more...] about Mystery sea creature dubbed ‘Donald Trump’s hairpiece’ leaves experts stumped after yellow blob is spotted off Australia
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Michael A. Cohen January 15, 2019 Donald Trump may or not be on the Russian government’s payroll.He may or may not have been blackmailed by Vladimir Putin.He may or may not have actively colluded with Russia during the 2016 campaign. Advertisement But there’s one thing we know for sure: Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia. Get Today in Opinion in your inbox: Globe Opinion's must-reads, delivered to you every Sunday-Friday. Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here Every day that he remains president will mean that he is putting Russia’s interests ahead of America’s.The latest revelations that emerged this weekend in the Trump/Russia investigation only bolstered this notion. First, via The New York Times, we found out that the FBI opened a counterintelligence investigation after he fired FBI Director Jim Comey to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia