Tag: Donald Trump

Trump says coronavirus ‘peak in death rate’ likely in 2 weeks, extends social-distancing guidelines through April 30

Speaking at a contentious White House coronavirus news briefing on Sunday that involved testy standoffs with multiple reporters, President Trump declared that “the peak in death rate” in the coronavirus pandemic “is likely to hit in two weeks,” and said the federal government will be extending its social-distancing guidelines through April 30. “The modeling estimates that […]

Trump phones Netanyahu to congratulate him that he’ll form, head next government

US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday to congratulate him that he’ll be forming Israel’s next government, the Prime Minister’s Office said. The call came a day after Netanyahu closed in on a unity government with rival Benny Gantz. “The president of the United States telephoned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and […]

Trump tears into media at coronavirus briefing: They want economy to stay closed, ‘would like to see me do poorly in the election’

President Trump doubled down Wednesday on his assertion that the media wants to keep the country closed in order to prevent his reelection during his daily coronavirus briefing at the White House. After Trump had earlier slammed the “LameStream Media” on Twitter, CBS News correspondent Paula Reid asked the president if his recently announced goal of […]

Trump, Pence join 700 pastors in prayer call during coronavirus outbreak

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence joined over 700 pastors on a conference call Friday to pray for strength and stamina amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. In a one-hour call organized by the Christian conservative activist group Family Research Council, Trump told pastors that the outbreak “came upon us so suddenly.” “[W]e were […]

Trump Calls on Americans to Stop Hoarding Food, Supplies

President Donald Trump on Sunday called on Americans to stop hoarding groceries and other supplies, while one of the nation’s most senior public health officials called on the nation to act with more urgency to safeguard their health as the coronavirus outbreak continued to spread across the United States. Dr. Anthony Fauci says he would like […]

‘I’m not concerned at all’: Trump says he’s not worried as coronavirus arrives in DC area

President Donald Trump said he is not worried by the arrival of the coronavirus in the Washington area, even after it was confirmed that an infected man was at a conference the president attended just outside the capital city. “No, I’m not concerned at all,” Trump told reporters Saturday when asked if he was troubled by the […]

Media Charges Trump With Calling Coronavirus A ‘Hoax.’ He Didn’t.

The mainstream media has run wild, saying President Donald Trump used the word “hoax” to describe the threat of a coronavirus pandemic. “Trump calls Coronavirus Democrats’ ‘new hoax,’” blasted an NBC headline. “Trump fends off criticism of ‘hoax’ remarks after first U.S. coronavirus death,” wrote the Guardian. “Trump rallies his base to treat Coronavirus as […]

Members of joint US-Israeli committee to map West Bank rule announced

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman will lead the joint US-Israel committee that will map the areas where Israel will be allowed to apply sovereignty, according to an Israeli newspaper’s report. The members of the committee were recently appointed. Along with Friedman, the US members include his senior adviser, Aryeh Lightstone, and Scott Leith, director […]

Iran’s President: Trump Doesn’t Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he doesn’t believe the U.S. will pursue war with his country, because it will harm President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection bid. Rouhani said that Trump knows that war with Iran will “ruin” his chances of winning the 2020 U.S. presidential election. The Iranian leader added that war would […]

EU punts on joint response to Trump plan until next month

European Union foreign ministers did not officially respond to US President Donald Trump’s peace plan for Israel and the Palestinians at their monthly meeting in Brussels on Monday. Several ministers asked that the Trump plan be an official agenda item in next month’s EU Foreign Council meeting, with written conclusions. “We had an exchange of […]