Trump threatens to ‘close down’ Twitter after it marks tweet with factcheck warning – Channel 4 News

President Trump has threatened to “close down” the social media platform Twitter – after it flagged up two of his posts for fact checking – linking to an article describing Mr Trump’s claims about postal ballot fraud as “unsubstantiated”. The President did not waste any time in hitting back, accusing Twitter of stifling free speech and warning vaguely of “big action to follow”....

Trump misstates Michigan mail-in ballot policy, threatens federal funding

He then followed up with another message mentioning the official Twitter accounts for acting White House budget director Russ Vought, White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and the Treasury Department. Hours later, the president deleted his original tweet and re-sent a similar tweet that said "absentee ballot applications" without noting his original mistake. The president’s tweets...

As COVID-19 Deaths Near 80,000, Trump Touts His Private Golf Business

Critics were appalled. Besides demonstrating an astounding lack of sensitivity, Trump’s post highlighted his continuing conflict of interest issues.No tests are available for us. No tracing is being implemented. You have done nothing to make it safe for us to go out. The virus has killed 80,125 people so far, 2000 more will be dead by tomorrow. But by all means promote your golf course— Mia...

Jared Kushner claims Trump border policies ‘vindicated’ by pandemic amid reports president’s son-in-law removed from coronavirus operations

The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has claimed the coronavirus pandemic “vindicated” Donald Trump‘s border policies from when he first ran for election. The senior adviser, who is also a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told Fox News’ The Next Revolution that political opponents would have a difficult time now attacking the president’s perspective on border...

Trump calls for U.S. oil industry bailout as prices plunge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has asked his cabinet to devise a plan to inject cash into the ailing U.S. oil-drilling industry to help it survive a historic collapse in crude prices. U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst“We will...

New York Times Claims Trump ‘Could Have Seen What Was Coming’ on Coronavirus

CLAIM: The New York Times claims that President Donald Trump “could have seen what was coming” on coronavirus. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. The president considered the advice of experts and took some early, drastic actions. The New York Times has published what could just as well be a Democratic National Committee oppo dump against Trump, claiming that he ought to have known what the...

Experts warned Trump off New York-New Jersey-Connecticut lockdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Experts on the White House coronavirus task force persuaded President Donald Trump that a travel advisory was preferable to the strict quarantine he was considering for the hard-hit New York area to limit the spread of the pathogen, officials said on Sunday. Trump had said on Saturday afternoon he might impose a ban on travel in and out of New York state and parts of New...

Trump announces 30-day suspension of most travel from Europe

Always aware of the markets, Trump was careful to avoid dire language as he talked about the economy, which he and congressional Republicans have routinely cited as a major accomplishment as they campaign for reelection. “This is not a financial crisis, this is just a temporary moment of time that we will overcome as a nation and as a world,” Trump said, adding that the U.S. economy is...

Coronavirus Proves Trump ‘Incompetent’ on Economy

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Billionaire left-wing donor Tom Steyer told reporters in the spin room after the Democrat debate Tuesday evening that the coronavirus proved President Donald Trump was “incompetent.” “He’s incompetent … He’s unprepared in terms of the coronavirus to deal with the real world when things go wrong,” Steyer said. “He’s incompetent and bad for the...

Bernie Sanders isn’t a brawler — and that’s why he can’t beat Trump

With a popular-vote victory in Iowa and an outright win in New Hampshire, Bernie Sanders has officially emerged as the frontrunner for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Many commentators have noted the parallels between Sanders’s surging, antiestablishment candidacy and Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign. The analogy is real. Both men can call upon large, passionate bases of support....