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Trump promises to ‘close government’ if Mexico wall is blocked

President Donald Trump has vowed to close down government if that is what it takes to build the wall along the border with Mexico, which he promised during his election campaign. 


The US president told supporters at a “Make America Great Again” rally in Phoenix, Arizona, that the opposition Democrats were being “obstructionist”. During the 80-minute speech, he also took aim at the media, blaming them for giving far-right groups “a platform”. 


Clashes took places outside the rally between anti-Trump protesters and police, who used teargas to disperse the demonstrators after they reportedly threw rocks.

Six things that could topple Trump’s wall

As president, Mr Trump has asked for design ideas for the barrier, with a chosen few to be selected this month for a prototype showcase this summer in San Diego, California. Mr Trump says he wants a wall along half the 2,000-mile (3,100km) border – with nature, such as mountains and rivers, helping to take care of the rest. However, the route crosses difficult terrain, is home to a lot of wildlife and cuts across land owned by Native American tribes as well as private citizens. So is building the wall actually possible?

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The PM is trying to balance his relationships with Trump and US Jews, who have been at odds over the Charlottesville events

Source: Criticism mounts over Netanyahu’s response to US neo-Nazism | The Times of Israel


The president took credit for dissolving the groups.

Source: Trump’s Two Big Business Councils Disband Amid Uproar Over Charlottesville | HuffPost


If you’re of the view that Donald Trump’s presidency is lacking leadership in tough times, then look no further than his predecessor’s latest

Source: Obama’s far-right tweet becomes most-liked ever | Euronews


Charlottesville proved Trump incapable of one of the president’s primary jobs.

Source: Trump babbles in the face of tragedy – The Washington Post


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A comprehensive briefingupdated in June, forwarded by the author of Three Generations Left

The BBCreports today that after President Donald Trump warned North Korea it should be “very, very nervous” if it does anything to the US, Defence Secretary James Mattis warned that armed conflict with North Korea would be “catastrophic” and said diplomacy was bearing fruit. “The American effort is diplomatically led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results,” he said.

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At a series of intergovernmental conferences starting in 2013, extensive evidence was presented of the enormous ‘humanitarian consequences’ should nuclear weapons ever be used again in war.

One study published by the organisation Article 36 was a detailed analysis of the impacts of a single modern nuclear warhead exploding over a typical city within an industrialised nation. The target was Manchester in the UK as a model medium-sized modern city. The yield…

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There goes a great President, but great as what is the question, certainly not Presidential.

If Guam was not worried before, they certainly will be now.

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During the Cuban missile crisis, John F Kennedy became a hero to much of the world’s population, credited with pulling the world back from the brink of nuclear disaster with statecraft, a little help from spies in Russia and great oratory.

Donald Trump’s phonecall – of which a transcript is now in circulation – to the governor of the Pacific Island of Guam, which is feeling threatened by the prospect of North Korean missile tests, will certainly propel Trump into his own, unique historical bracket.

Not in a good way.

The official White House press release about the conversation was succinct and professional:

wh statementTrump’s conversation was not:

trump actual guamRambling. Inane. Narcissistic. Vacuous. An empty vessel making the most noise. An empty vessel with his finger on the nuclear button.

The governor apparently told Trump that Guam has never felt safer.

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The response to the bombing shows the administration is more than willing to sacrifice different segments of the American public to keep itself in power

Source: Trump is ignoring the Minnesota mosque bombing. We know why | Moustafa Bayoumi | Opinion | The Guardian


President Donald Trump threw his support Wednesday behind legislation that looks to curb the level of legal immigration into the United States by proposing a skills-based immigration system.

Source: Trump backs plan that would curb legal immigration – CNNPolitics.com


An alternate reality.

Source: Trump takes things to logical conclusion, creates ‘real news’ show hosted by his daughter-in-law

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