Category Archives: News

World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump – the first president who had never held political office or high military rank – promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy, but offered no specifics about America’s place in the world.

The billionaire businessman and reality television star – the first president who had never held political office or high military rank – promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump declared. In a warning to the world, he said, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America first.”

A look at some reactions from around the world:

AFGHANS DISAPPOINTED BUT HOPEFUL

Like many in the Afghan capital of Kabul, restaurant owner Mohammad Nahim watched the presidential inauguration ceremonies but was disappointed to not hear any mention of Afghanistan. “Trump did not mention a word about Afghanistan in his speech and the salaries of the Afghan army and police are paid by the U.S.,” he said. He added that if the U.S. stops helping Afghanistan, “our country will again become a sanctuary to terrorists. I hope Trump will not forget Afghanistan.”

Continue reading

Donald Trump warns journalists, calls them most dishonest human beings


President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience after speaking at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The US President said that the media falsely reported the number of people attending his inauguration ceremony. Describing journalists as the most dishonest human beings on Earth, US President Donald Trump has said he has been “running a war” with the media and warned them of consequences for falsely reporting that less number of people attended his inauguration. “We had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field,” Trump said.

“I say, wait a minute, I made a speech. I looked out, it looked like a million, million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. They (media) said, Donald Trump did not draw well. I said, it was almost raining, the rain should have scared them away, but God looked down and he said, we’re not going to let it rain on your speech,” he said. “Then I walked off and it poured right after I left. It poured. But, we have something that’s amazing because, it looked like a million and a half people. Whatever it was, it was. But it went all the way back to the Washington Monument. And I turn on — and by mistake I get this network, and it showed an empty field. And it said we drew 250,000 people,” he said.

“Now, that’s not bad, but it’s a lie. We had 250,000 people literally around in the little bowl that we constructed. That was 250,000 people. The rest of the 20-block area, all the way back to the Washington Monument, was packed. So we caught them, and we caught them in a beauty. I think they’re going to pay a big price,” Trump warned. Trump was speaking at the CIA headquarters. He told his top spy agency that this is the reason for him visiting the CIA headquarters as the media has portrayed that he has differences with the intelligence community.

“The reason you’re my first stop is that, as you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth,” Trump said amidst applause and laughter from the CIA officials attending his maiden address to them. “They sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. And I just want to let you know, the reason you’re the number-one stop is exactly the opposite. They understand that, too,” he said and then said that the crown strength of his inauguration was being accurately being written by the media.

Then Trump listed out another incident. So a reporter wrote that Trump took down the bust, of Martin Luther King. “It was right there. But there was a cameraman that was in front of it. So a reporter writes a story about I took down. I would never do that because I have great respect for Martin Luther King. But this is how dishonest the media is,” Trump alleged.

“I only like to say that because I love honesty. I like honest reporting. I will tell you, final time — when you let in your thousands of other people that have been trying to come in — because I am coming back — we’re going to have to get you a larger room,” Trump said indicating that he would have a bigger room for the White House press corps.

Meanwhile, in an unusual sharply worded remark, that took the White House press corps by surprise, new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasted the media for what he considered “inaccurate and unfair” press coverage over the past 48 hours. Prominent among these included tweets about a Martin Luther King bust in the Oval Office, and the crowd size coverage during presidential inauguration on Friday. “The president is committed to unifying the country and that was the focus of his inaugural address. This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenge of bringing about our nation together is making it more difficult,” Spicer said.

“There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable.And I am here to tell you that it goes two ways. We are going to hold the press accountable as well,” said the new White House Press Secretary. Spicer, did not took any question but said he would hold his first news conference on Monday. In an open display of anger and frustration against the media Spicer alleged photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way in one particular tweet to minimize the enormous support that it gathered on the National Mall.

“This was the first time in our nation’s history that floor coverings had been used the protect the grass in the mall. That had the affect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing while in years past the grass eliminated this visual,” he charged.

Spicer said this was also the first time that fencing and magnetometers went as far back on the mall preventing hundreds of thousands of people from being able to access the mall as quickly as they had in inaugurations past.

“Inaccurate numbers involving crowd size were also tweeted. No one had numbers because the National Park Service which controls the National Mall does not put any out,” he asserted.

Spicer said this applies to any attempts to try to count the number of protesters today in the same fashion.

“We do know a few things so let’s go through the facts. We know that from the platform where the president was sworn in to 4th Street holds about 250,000 people. From 4th street to the media tent is about another 220,000. And from media tent to the Washington Monument another 250,000 people,” he said.

“All of this space was full when the president took the oath of office. We know that 420,000 people used the DC metro public transit yesterday which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama’s last inaugural,” he said.

Spicer said this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. “Period. Both in person and around the globe,” he added.

Source

Way forward as Trump turns America inward

Trump. Trump news, Donald Trump news, Trump India, Trump inauguration, Trump inauguration day, US India, India US, Washington, Washington news, US news, World news
Donald Trump arrives for his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States at the Capitol in Washington Friday. (Source: Reuters)

India must prepare for his buy-American-hire-American protectionism. In a powerful appeal to American nationalism and a clarion call to put “America First,” the new President of the United States Donald J Trump has promised to upend America’s long standing commitments to economic globalisation, open borders and expansive internationalism.

As Trump’s America turns inward and redefines its role in the world, India must limit the many negative consequences to its current economic engagement with the United States. At the same time, it must seize the new opportunities for strategic cooperation with Washington by shedding past inhibitions.

Trump. Trump news, Donald Trump news, Trump India, Trump inauguration, Trump inauguration day, US India, India US, Washington, Washington news, US news, World newsDonald Trump takes the oath of office as his wife Melania and his children Barron, Ivanka, Eric and Tiffany watch at the US Capitol on Friday. (Source: Reuters)

Affirming America’s protectionist turn, Trump said: “We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.”

In a dramatic twist to the prolonged war on terror, Trump has reaffirmed the commitment to work with Russia and other civilised nations to wipe “radical Islamic terror” from the face of earth.”

None of these themes was a surprise from Trump. Through his presidential campaign during 2016, Trump had pounded away on these issues. Given the profound and entrenched opposition in Washington to Trump’s unorthodox views, many had hoped that Trump will moderate and finesse his positions. In choosing not to walk back, Trump has set himself on the ambitious course to change America’s economic and political trajectory after the Second World War.

Trump. Trump news, Donald Trump news, Trump India, Trump inauguration, Trump inauguration day, US India, India US, Washington, Washington news, US news, World newsGeorge W Bush, Hillary and Bill Clinton wait for the ceremony to start. (AP Photo)

Trump’s new vision for America would demand some serious rethinking of the approach to the US in India at the political as well as policy level. For long, the Indian elites have either criticised the US for forcing globalisation down the throat of other peoples and of intervening in the name of promoting political values like democracy. They will now have to deal with Trump who will have none of this.

Trump has delivered a stinging criticism of globalisation and the much cherished American leadership of the global order. Trump declared, “we’ve enriched foreign industry, subsidised the armies of other countries, while allowing for the sad depletion of our military. We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own.”

Unveiling a new vision that is bound to send a chill down the spine of many chancelleries around the world, Trump said from now on, “every decision on trade, taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers.We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies and destroying our jobs.”

Trump identified two simple rules for the new America: “buy American, hire American.”

Trump. Trump news, Donald Trump news, Trump India, Trump inauguration, Trump inauguration day, US India, India US, Washington, Washington news, US news, World newsTrump and Obama meet before the inauguration ceremony. (Source: Reuters)

India must not only prepare for a more protectionist America, but also prepare for a United States that does not plan to mess around with other people’s affairs or squander blood and treasure in the name of promoting democratic values. “We do not seek to impose our way of life on any one, but rather to let it shine as an example.”

During the campaign and since, Trump had trashed America’s old alliances like the NATO. Tonight he said, “we will reinforce old alliances and form new ones and unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate from the face of the Earth.” This is an extraordinary formulation that promises to transform US approach to friends and partners around the world.

Trump is not defining himself here as the leader of the “free world” or the “West.” Instead he is talking of uniting “the civilised world” and it quite clearly includes Russia. Trump has always insisted that Russia can be a partner in the fight against against ISIS and other extremist groups.

For eight years, Obama did not use the term “international terrorism.” His preference was for “violent extremism.” That terminological change alone underlines the prospects for a dramatic shift in the way Trump’s America might think about the nature of most important threats and the partnerships that are needed to counter them.

By any measure, Trump’s speech tonight marks a bold and unambiguous repudiation of the long standing beliefs in the American establishment about the United States and its role in the world. His questioning of the costs of globalisation, open borders and an interventionist foreign policy has struck a chord with a large number of voters.

Trump. Trump news, Donald Trump news, Trump India, Trump inauguration, Trump inauguration day, US India, India US, Washington, Washington news, US news, World newsBroken windows after protests turned violent in Washington on Friday. (AP Photo)

There is indeed an outside chance that Trump might be able to reinvent America’s international engagement and reorder its domestic politics. He has room indeed to build a bipartisan coalition on limiting free trade, modernising America’s infrastructure and on pursuing more modest foreign policy goals.

To be sure, Trump’s vision will face enormous resistance from the establishment. But then Trump has presented himself as an outsider ready to fight the establishment to make things work for the American people. This, in turn, sets the stage for a vigorous political contestation for America’s future direction in the next four years.

For outsiders, there is probably only one guidance to understanding Trump’s America: the past is not a good guide for the future.

Source

Inauguration Day Live Stream: Watch Donald Trump Inaugural Festivities Online

Inauguration-Day-Live-Stream-300x200

Getty Image

It’s Inauguration Day, and Gossip Cop has a live stream of all the Donald Trump inaugural festivities. Watch below! Though Trump won’t be sworn in as president until noon, coverage of the historic day will actually begin in the early morning hours. Both the “Today” show and “Good Morning America” will broadcast from Washington, D.C., as will “CBS This Morning.”

In addition, the cable news channels will also have on-site broadcasts long before Trump makes his arrival.

Spectators will be allowed onto the U.S. Capitol grounds beginning at 6 a.m. Eastern time. There are designated viewing areas for the public on the West Lawn.

Informal proceedings will then start around 9:30 a.m. Eastern time with musical performances.

Among those slated to provide entertainment during the day are the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Rockettes. In addition, Jackie Evancho is singing the National Anthem.

Opening remarks are slated for 11:30 a.m., after which the swearing-in ceremony will officially begin. Mike Pence will be sworn in by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

At noon, Trump will take the oath of office and be sworn in as president by Chief Justice John Roberts.

The new commander-in-chief will then deliver his Inaugural Address. In the afternoon, Trump will take part in the inauguration parade. Stay tuned for the live stream!

Source

Donald Trump’s swearing-in at 58th presidential inauguration ceremony

trump, donald trump, donald trump swearing in, donald trump inaugural, trump news, trump swearing in updates, world news
President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump walk at a pre-Inaugural “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (Source: AP Photo)

America’s interest in inauguration has grown over the decades. When President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President of the US today, this will be the 58th formal presidential inaugural ceremony since 1789. In all, US Presidents have been sworn into office 70 times – usually in public, sometimes in private following the death or resignation of a President, or because Inauguration Day fell on a Sunday. Notably, the US Senate oversaw the first 28 Inaugurations of both the President and Vice President.

But it was in February 4, 1901, that the Senate approved a concurrent resolution to create the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies (JCCIC). The Senate and House of Representatives then appointed members on February 5, 1901. Since then, all Inaugural Ceremonies at the US Capitol have been organised by the JCCIC. However, a separate Presidential Inaugural Committee, appointed by the President-elect, has the responsibility for all official inaugural events other than those held at the Capitol Hill.

Continue reading

EARLY SIGNS THAT CANCER IS GROWING IN YOUR BODY

Don’t rely on routine tests alone to protect you from cancer. It’s just as important to listen to your body and notice anything that’s different, odd, or unexplainable.

Here are some signs that are commonly overlooked: 

1. Wheezing or shortness of breath
One of the first signs many lung cancer patients remember noticing is the inability to catch their breath.

Continue reading

Here’s A Powerful 3-Ingredient Drink To Soothe A Sore Throat And Cracking Voice

We’ve all experienced that all-too embarrassing moment when you’re speaking in front of an audience only to have your voice crack. According to Medical Daily, voice cracking is often a symptom of vocal cord strain.

This can be caused by yelling, singing, or illness. Stress or anxiety and the consequent tensing of the larynx can also be the source of the problem.

Dr. Oz claims one of the most common causes of voice- and throat-related problems is acid reflux or heart burn. When stomach acid refluxes past the esophagus and into the throat, it can cause a burning sensation and lead to swelling in the throat.

Continue reading

Chillies could help beat cancer as research finds capsaicin destroys diseased cells

The active ingredient that gives chillies their kick can surround cancer cells and kill them off, scientists say, which could help develop a cure for cancer

Red Chillies

Red chillies could be better for you than you might think (Photo: Getty)

Chillies could help fight breast cancer after scientists revealed the spicy ingredient causes diseased cells to self destruct.

Capsaicin, the active component that gives chillies their trademark kick, can switch on specialised channels surrounding cancer cells causing them to die.

Other cancers including colon, bone and pancreatic could also be killed off by the compound.

However, capsaicin isn’t effective if it’s eaten, inhaled or injected, and researchers think it will only be effective as a pill attached to another drug that targets cancer cells.

Continue reading