Tag: Donald Trump

Trump Admin. Will ‘Protect’ Churches’ Religious Freedom During Pandemic, Pence Says

Vice President Mike Pence says he supports a Virginia church in its legal battle against the governor for restrictions against houses of worship. Lighthouse Fellowship Church of Chincoteague sued the state in federal court after its pastor was issued a criminal citation for holding a 16-person church service on Palm Sunday inside a 225-seat sanctuary, Christian Headlines previously […]

Gov. Cuomo: WHO pandemic warnings were ‘too little, too late’ and Trump is right to question them

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signaled agreement with President Donald Trump this week regarding enhanced public scrutiny applied to the World Health Organization’s early stage handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a Wednesday news conference, Cuomo told reporters the global politics of the matter were “not my field,” but he was unrestrained in suggesting […]

PM: Trump will honor pledge to recognize Israeli sovereignty on Jewish settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump on Sunday in a video message marking the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Resolution in which the world powers recognized the national rights of the Jewish people on the Land of Israel. Netanyahu said that the US President should be praised for his willingness to […]

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response

President Trump announced at the White House coronavirus news briefing in the Rose Garden on Tuesday that the United States will immediately halt all funding for the World Health Organization (WHO), saying it had put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.” Also at the briefing, the president said plans to ease the national economic shutdown were […]

Trump: I’m Not Pressuring Governors to Open if They Are Not Ready

“They know when it’s time to open and we don’t want to put pressure on anybody. I’m not putting any pressure on the governor to open,” Trump said. The president cited New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as an example, currently the focus of the majority of coronavirus cases in the United States. Cuomo announced his […]

President Trump Announces Reopening of Some States as Soon as April

“The day will be very close. … It’s going to be very, very close, maybe even before the date of May 1st,” Trump said. The president reaffirmed the reopening dates would vary from state to state, depending on the level of coronavirus infections. “Actually there are over 20 that are in extremely good shape, and […]

Trump: ‘The Light of Christ Will Always Triumph’ Because ‘He Has Defeated Death’

Christ’s light will always triumph over “trials and tribulations,” President Trump said in an Easter message that also commended Americans for displaying the “core tenets of Christianity” during the coronavirus pandemic. The White House released the statement over Easter weekend. “No matter the circumstances, we will always celebrate Easter as a time of rejuvenation, rebirth, […]

U.S. expands Navy presence in Caribbean. Is military action against Maduro more likely?

When President Donald Trump weighed the options earlier last year to address the political and humanitarian consequences of Nicolás Maduro’s tight grip on power in Venezuela, he realized his harsh rhetoric against the South American leader was not backed up by a show of force in the region. That was corrected Wednesday, as Trump, surrounded […]

President Trump: When The Brunt Of The Pandemic Comes, We Want To Be Ready

President Trump has said the next two weeks will be the toughest for Americans as the country nears the peak of the pandemic. During Saturday’s White House briefing, the president emphasized that saving lives is his administration’s top priority. “Every decision that we’re making is made to save lives, it’s really our sole consideration,” he […]

Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for the two weeks ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public health officials stressed Tuesday that the number could be less if people across the country […]