Jan 072018

“Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart,” President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter on Saturday morning.

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Donald Trump (public domain)

Trump slammed Democratic opponents of his presidency and “the fake news mainstream media” for trying to use mental health questions to challenge him as they did with Ronald Reagan.

“Crooked Hillary Clinton also played these cards very hard and, as everyone knows, went down in flames. I went from VERY successful businessman, to top T.V. Star, to President of the United States (on my first try),” Trump wrote. “I think that would qualify as not smart, but genius….and a very stable genius at that!”

Trump said his political enemies were trying to raise questions about his mental stability because the Russian collusion story was a “total hoax.”

He also reminded critics that Hillary Clinton lost miserably despite trying to raise questions about his character and mental health to voters.

Jan 032018

US President Donald Trump said his nuclear button “is bigger and stronger” than Kim Jong Un’s, in response to North Korean leader’s assertion that he always has the nuclear button on his desk.

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Donald Trump (photo: wikimedia commons)

“North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just said that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”, wrote Trump on Twitter.

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said previously that the nuclear button is on his desk all times, so the US will not “be able to start a war”.

In a televised speech, he said that the entire US territory is within the scope of North Korean nuclear weapons: “It’s a reality, not a threat.”

Photo credit: By Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America (Donald Trump) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

May 162017

U2’s vocalist, the famous Bono, barred the US President Donald Trump from attending rock band’s performances in the United States, though he does not have the same problem with president’s supporters who happen to be music fans.

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Bono and Donald Trump

The 57-year-old Irishman said he would not welcome Donald Trump on his concerts, especially since the 70-year-old US president decided to cut funds for the fight against HIV.

In a statement for the Irish Mirror newspaper, Bono said: “People who voted for Trump are welcome, but he is not.”

“With or Without You” singer – who is currently on the “Joshua Tree Tour 2017” celebrating the 30th anniversary of the band’s first album – revealed that it’s becoming increasingly more difficult to travel far from his hometown in Dublin, Ireland, as he ages.

Feb 102017

Donald Trump expressed his total dissatisfaction with the quality of some sanitary supplies on the presidential plane. The 45th leader of the United States of America complained about the hand towels aboard Air Force One which, he argues, are not soft enough, informs The Independent.

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Hand towels on Air Force One, not soft enough for Donald (pic: usuncut.com)

According to a presidential aide, Trump “has registered a complaint about the hand towels aboard Air Force One, because they are not fluffy enough.”

On the other hand, Donald Trump declared himself satisfied with the phone system at the White House. “These are the most beautiful phones I’ve ever used in my life,” the US President confessed recently to the New York Times journalists.

Mr. Trump seems to be currently busy with contesting a decision of an appeals court which unanimously ruled against his controversial travel ban that prevented dozens Muslim travellers from entering America.

Nov 232016

“Heil Trump, heil our people, hail victory!” these were the freaking words used by “alt-right” leader Richard B. Spencer and his white nationalist audience to salute the US President-elect Donald Trump and that happened right in Washington DC. Therefore a gesture used as a greeting by the Nazi 80 years ago, shockingly surfaced in the heart of modern America today as you can see in the video below.

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Richard Spencer (pic: Youtube/NPI/Radix)

During the annual meeting of the National Policy Institute at the Capitol Hill in the US capital, various speakers have promoted oppinions and shared ideas in an unsuspicious manner. However, after dinner, when most reporters had gone away, Spencer gave an anti-Semitic talk and referred to the major news outlets as “Lügenpresse” (lying press), a term used by the Nazis to attack their opponents in the media, writes The Atlantic.

Spencer used intensively the word “Hail”, whose pronounciation in English is very similar to the German “Heil”. Moreover, many of those in the audience completed the show by raising their right arms just as the Nazis used to do in their glorious times.

According to its webpage, National Policy Institute is an independent organization dedicated to the heritage, identity, and future of people of European descent in the United States, and around the world. It was founded in 2005 by William Regnery and Samuel T. Francis, in conjunction with Louis R. Andrews.

Richard Spencer describes his movement as a “right alternative” or “alt-right”, dreams of “a new society, an ethno-state meant to be the meeting point of all Europeans” and calls on “peaceful ethnic cleansing”.

“America was a white country for us and our successors. It is our creation, is our legacy and belongs to us,” said Spencer before standing ovations, applauses, cheers and Nazi salutes broke out among the attendees.

Meanwhile, the fresh President-elect Donald Trump slammed the alt-right conference and white supremacists’ behavior: “I condemn them. I disavow, and I condemn”, said Mr. Trump according to New York Post and BBC.

Video: Richard Spencer speech at “alt-right” meeting: Hail Trump

Nov 222016

Donald Trump became the 45th and oldest-ever elected President of the United States on November 8th but it wasn’t apparently only the US electors who paved his path to the White House but also various false news websites from around the world.

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One the multiple Facebook pages owned by Ovidiu Drobota (credit image: facebook/digi24.ro)

Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook’s bogus stories did not affect the outcome of the US elections, but his claims seem to be refuted by a BuzzFeed analysis showing that numerous fake election news turned viral and spread like wildfire across the world’s most popular social network. And part of the news feed came in from…Romania.

How could someone who barely knew something about Donald Trump a year ago, be able to manipulate the political preferences of the American voters? The simple answer is…via a hoax website!

Ending the Fed (http://endingthefed.com/) is a website disseminating bogus information and created by the Romanian netizen Ovidiu Drobota, a Donald Trump supporter. The site gathers about 3.3 million monthly unique views in the US, according to Quantcast, while its Facebook page earned at least 350,000 likes so far, according to INC.com.

One of the its most viral articles emerged in the summer and reported that Megyn Kelly, a prominent journalist at Fox News – a TV channel having tendency to support the Republican Party-, was fired because she would have backed the Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton. After an internal investigation, Facebook discovered that the news was fake and deleted it.

But “Ending the Fed” continued to publish misleading information. BuzzFeed reveals that the website delivered 4 articles that made it to Facebook’s top ten fake news stories about the US elections.

Another false story served by “Ending The Fed” and widely digested on Facebook, claimed that Pope Francis endorses Donald Trump for Presidency and that news reached out to nearly a million people.

In an interview for Inc.com, 24-year-old Drobota said he was proud to make propaganda in favor of Donald Trump adding that “Ending the Fed” is “one of the “largest websites in the world.”

And the results, even if based on hoax news, prove he is right to some extent. For example, USA Today website has less than 2 million unique visitors per month while L.A. Times receives 3.6 million.

What was the drive behind Drobota’s fierce support for the GOP candidate? “I just liked him!”
“In October 2015 I heard of Donald Trump and I liked him. I thought I could help him win the election using the internet and thus, I created endingthefed.com. I regret posting false news, I deleted them meanwhile, but at the time I did not know they were fake,” said Drobota.

A closer look at the “EndingTheFed.Com” shows that the owner just copy & paste content from other sources, a technique which should normally determine Google take action and blacklist the website for violating its stance over duplicate content and copyright infringement. But that did not happen so far.

Furthermore, it uses search engine’s advertising network “Adsense” for generating revenues. However, that might be possible to change in the near future as both Google and Facebook vowed to ban “fake news websites” from using their ad publishing networks.

Nov 182016

Trump University has reached a 25 million dollar fraud settlement at the end of three litigations.

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Trump University Diploma of Deception (wikimedia)

The former students, who had filed two collective lawsuits, will claim twenty million dollars of the amount while the rest will be used to settle in a third case initiated by the Public Prosecutor Eric Schneiderman of New York, Schneider announced on Friday.

With this settlement, the lawsuits against Trump University have come to an end. Trump’s layers had even asked last week for a postponement until Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States.

The lawsuit filed by former students at Trump University, which no longer exists, revolves around deception and even the President-elect himself wanted to testify in the case.

The former students say they were lured to study at this university under the false pretenses that a “select group” of experts would teach them all “secrets” used by Donald Trump for doing business. The former students said they have each paid between $1,500 and $35,000 for the university courses, writes WSJ.

According to court documents, Donald Trumo, who has 92 percent of Trump University in his possession, was responsible for the most important business of the educational insitution. However, he denies that saying the decisions were left to others.

According to Schneiderman five thousand people became victims of this fraud which amonts to about $40 million.

Nov 092016

Republican candidate Donald Trump updated his Twitter biography to announce he is the new “President-elect of the United States”. The new cover photo shows the real-estate billionaire in front of the White House along with the Vice-President Mike Pence.

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Trump changed Twitter bio and cover photo

The fresh US president said that election night was beautiful and extremely important for Republican voters forgotten by the system. “Such a beautiful and important evening! The forgotten man and woman will never be forgotten again. We will all come together as never before”, tweeted the new president.

Donald Trump has launched a new call for unity on Twitter, after saying previously that he will be the president of all Americans, including progressives and Democrats who voted against him.

“It is time to unite. I promise that I will be president for every American citizen, and this position is extremely important to me. To those, and there are many, who have chosen not to support me, I launch a call for unity “, said Trump.

The new US president claimed that not only Republicans have led a campaign, but a real social movement made up of all Americans who wanted the government to serve directly the people.

Nov 092016

US Presidential Elections 2016: Americans are expected to the polls on Tuesday to elect the country’s 45th president, all members of the House of Representatives and a third of the Senate. The elections take place at the end of 511 days of the campaigns marked mainly by the harsh speeches of the Republican candidate and the FBI investigation of the leaked emails of the Democratic candidate. The latest survey concluded that Hillary Clinton (69) would have a 90% chance to beat Republican rival Donald Trump (70).

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Clinton and Trump to face each other in US Presidential elections 2016

UPDATE 1: The first polling stations closed in parts of Indiana and Kentucky, known as traditional Republican states. Indiana, which gave the Republican vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence, has 11 electors in the Electoral College, while Kentucky has eight. After 12 a.m. (GMT), all eyes will be on the key state of Virginia (13 electors), who voted in 2008 and 2012 for Barack Obama despite having been republican previously.

Trump wins Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia. Clinton victory in Vermont:
Preliminary results Kentucky: Trump 67.3%, Hillary Clinton 28.6% / Indiana: Trump 67.3%, 29.0% Clinton
Clinton leads in Vermont.

UPDATE 2: Early exit-polls suggest that Hillary Clinton will win Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island and the District of Columbia while Donald Trump will win Oklahoma, Mississippi and Tennessee.

According to analysts, Trump’s chances depend on his results in Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Specifically, for Trump to win, he must claim victory in most of these states. If Trump does not win Florida, Michigan and Pennsylvania, Clinton has virtually her victory assured.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump must maintain control in the traditionally Republican Arizona State, where the race is very tight. At a national level, Trump needs several conditions to hope for a win: a large turnout among the white Republicans, higher than in 2012, then a slump in the number of Afro-Americans who go to the polls and finally a number of Hispanic voters smaller than estimated so far.

First election results: Clinton wins Vermont, Trump takes Kentucky and Indiana

Sep 262016

US Elections 2016: The first confrontation between the US presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, is scheduled to take place on Monday, Sep. 26th, from 9 p.m. ET. The most anticipated showdown in the United States can be watched live on the major networks and leading cable news sites such as CNN, NBC News, MSNBC or via online streaming on NBCNews.com, MSNBC.com, CNNgo and CNN.com.

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Trump and Clinton expected to offer a heated presidental clash on stage at Hofstra University

This debate is expected to play a very important role in choosing the next US president because the two candidates are separated within the narrow margin of error of only a few percent.

Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only participants to meet face-to-face on the stage at Hofstra University on Long Island, New York, where they will reveal (most likely) radically different visions for the country.

According to a survey published last Sunday by the Washington Post and ABC News, Hillary Clinton would get 46% of the votes while Donald Trump 44% in a debate which would involve another two (less relevant) candidates – and 49% vs. 47% respectively if the other two are not taken into account.

Tonight’s showdown between Clinton and Trump comes weeks before the November 8 elections and is expected to break all records in terms of audience with more than 100 million Americans thought to glue to televisions, smart phones and social media.

Two other televised debates are set for October 9 and 19 respectively.