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Facebook and Twitter penalise Donald Trump for posting coronavirus misinformation

Facebook and Twitter penalised Donald Trump and his campaign for a post in which claimed children were “almost immune” to coronavirus. Facebook deleted the video post saying it contained “harmful Covid misinformation”. In a statement Facebook spokesperson said, “This video includes false claims that a group of people is immune from COVID-19 which is a […]

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Trump administration wants large fee if an American firm buys TikTok US business

US President Donald Trump administration has asked for a cut from the sale of TikTok’s US unit if an American firm buys it. The president said he made a demand for a “substantial portion” of the purchase price in a phone call at the weekend with Microsoft’s boss. “The United States should get a very […]

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After Microsoft, ByteDance negotiations hit roadblock over TikTok acquisition; Trump hints at ban

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he would sign an executive to ban popular short form video content application ‘TikTok’ within the United States as early as Saturday.. US security officials have expressed concern that the app, owned by Chinese firm ByteDance, could be used to collect the personal data of Americans. TikTok has […]

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Donald Trump floats the idea of delaying the November 3rd Presidential Elections

US President Donald Trump has floated the idea of delaying the Nov. 3 U.S. elections, an idea immediately rejected by both Democrats and his fellow Republicans in Congress, who has the sole authority to make such a decision. Critics and even Trump’s allies dismissed the notion as an unserious attempt to distract from devastating economic […]

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NSA Robert O’Brien, key Trump adviser has tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, has tested positive for coronavirus, the White House confirmed. Mr O’Brien, 54, has been self-isolating and working from home. He was picked to replace John Bolton as national security adviser last September, after Mr Bolton left amid a rancorous fallout with President Trump. The aide has mild […]

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Donald Trump cancels Republican convention amid rising coronavirus cases

President Donald Trump cancelled a pre-election Republican party convention in Florida due to the sudden spike of coronavirus infections. “It’s a different world, and it will be for a little while,” the president said, adding that he “just felt it was wrong” to put potentially tens of thousands of attendees at risk. “We didn’t want […]

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Trump’s federal law enforcement agents to be sent to more US cities

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced a plan to send federal agents to more US cities to crack down on violent crime as he emphasises a “law and order” mantra going into the November 3 presidential election. rump, joined by Attorney General William Barr, unveiled an expansion of the “Operation Legend” programme to include […]

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President Trump urges Americans to wear masks, warns worsening pandemic

President Donald Trump made a 180° shift in rhetoric and tone by encouraging Americans to wear masks if they cannot maintain social distance and warned that the coronavirus pandemic would get worse before it got better. In his first press briefing in months focused on the outbreak, Trump urged young people to avoid going to […]

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Donald Trump threatens to send federal agents to cities run by Democrats

US President Donald Trump has threatened to send more federal law enforcement officers to major US cities to control ongoing protests. Speaking at the White House on Monday, Mr Trump reiterated his call for law and order. “We’re sending law enforcement,” he told reporters. “We can’t let this happen to the cities.” He specifically named […]

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He uses Racist and anti-Semitic Slurs: Donald Trump’s niece Mary Trump claims

US President Donald Trump’s niece Mary L. Trump revealed that she heard her uncle use the n-word and anti-Semitic slurs. Mary Trump, author of a scathing new book said, “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man.” She made the allegations during an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow. Mary Trump […]

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Donald Trump replaces campaign manager after poor show at Oklahoma rally

US President Donald Trump has replaced his campaign manager. Bill Stepien, a field director for his 2016 campaign, replaced Brad Parscale. Parscale is reportedly being blamed internally for the poor show at the Oklahoma rally last month. The opinion polls show President Trump trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden ahead of November’s election. “Brad Parscale, who […]

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Trump administration drop softens stance on foreign students policy

The Trump administration dropped plans to deport foreign students whose courses moved fully online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The turnabout came just one week after the policy was announced. At least 17 US states and over 200 universities sued the government over the plan. District Judge Allison Burroughs in Massachusetts said the parties have come […]