Articles tagged 'republicans'

Trump to mark 100th day in office 28 April 2017 NEW YORK - United States (US) President Donald Trump will mark his 100th day in office on Saturday as one of the most unpopular Commanders-in-Chief in modern American History. With an approval rating hovering around 40%, a majority of Americans disapprove of his leadership since assuming offic...
Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post 16 November 2016 NEW YORK - The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama. Beverly Whaling had appeared to applaud a Facebook post referring to Mrs Obama as an "ape in heels". She wrote that the post had m...
Trump makes two key appointments 14 November 2016 WASHINGTON - US President-elect Donald Trump has awarded key roles in his incoming team to a top Republican party official and a conservative media chief. Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), will be his chief of staff. In this role, he will set the tone for ...
Dictators panic as Trump wins 10 November 2016 HARARE - Donald Trump's stunning victory in the American presidential election, despite losing the popular vote, has sent shock waves around the world, with African leaders cautiously welcoming his unexpected elevation to the most powerful political office in the world. And with the leadersi...
Thousands join US anti-Trump protests 10 November 2016 CHICAGO - Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of several US cities to protest against the election of Donald Trump. Many shouted the slogan "Not my president". Others burned orange-haired effigies of the businessman. Mr Trump will become the 45th US president after securing...
Trump elected U.S. president 9 November 2016 WASHINGTON - Donald Trump has been elected United States of America president.    
'Trump women accusers lying' 18 October 2016 NEW YORK - Melania Trump has insisted that her husband is a "gentleman" and that the women who allege that he sexually assaulted them are lying. She also said that lewd comments Donald Trump made about women that were caught on videotape were unacceptable but did not represent the man she know...
Michelle Obama backs Clinton, blasts Trump 26 July 2016 PHILADELPHIA - US First Lady Michelle Obama on Monday told the Democratic convention in Philadelphia that Hillary Clinton was the one candidate ready to be president, as she poured scorn on Donald Trump's behaviour and temperament. "In this election, there is only one person who I trust with t...
Trump seals Republican nomination 20 July 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump has secured the Republican nomination for US president on day two of the Republican National Convention. The House Speaker, Paul Ryan, urged delegates to unite behind Mr Trump, a day after splits in the party were evident as the convention opened. The Trump campaign ...
Trump's wfe accused of plagiarising Michelle Obama's speech 19 July 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump's wife, Melania, has taken centre stage on the first day of the Republican National Convention but faced accusations a portion of her speech plagiarised Michelle Obama. Commentators noticed similarities with Mrs Obama's 2008 convention speech. Mrs Trump's speech also...
Trump 'promises to change image' 22 April 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump has promised to change his image, in a closed-door meeting with Republican party leaders. The businessman, who leads the party's race to be presidential nominee, delivered his message via aides, the Associated Press news agency reports. His success in primary electio...
Shock, outrage over Trump's comments 1 April 2016 SEOUL - Confused, shocked, bewildered. Just a few of the words used in recent days to describe Japan and South Korea's reaction to some of Donald Trump's latest comments about the region. The front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination stunned two of America's strongest allies with...
Trump presidency rated among top 10 global risks 17 March 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump winning the US presidency is considered one of the top 10 risks facing the world, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The research firm warns he could disrupt the global economy and heighten political and security risks in the US. However, it does not expec...
Clinton, Trump tighten election grip 2 March 2016 WASHINGTON - Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have each won the most states on the biggest day of the race for the US presidential nominations. Mr Trump won seven states while his closest rival, Ted Cruz, took three. The third-placed Republican, Marco Rubio, came in with on...
Trump will not be president, says Obama 17 February 2016 WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump will not be president because it's a "serious job", President Barack Obama has said. "I continue to believe that Mr Trump will not be president. And the reason is because I have a lot of faith in the American people," said Mr Obama. Mr Trump, a billionai...
Trump win New Hampshire 10 February 2016 WASHINGTON - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders have shaken up the US presidential race with decisive victories in the New Hampshire primary. Billionaire Mr Trump is likely to get more than twice the number of votes of the next Republican candidate. Senator Bernie Sanders, ...
Republicans mock Trump over no-show 29 January 2016 NEW YORK - Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite not being on stage. His absence was mocked by his rivals, who tried to fill the space vacated by Mr Trump's boycott by attacking each other on immigration and other issues. Mr Trump decid...
British MPs label Trump 'crazy,' 'buffoon,' 'wazzock' 19 January 2016 LONDON - Donald Trump is used to being the one doing the tough talk. But on Monday the Republican presidential hopeful was on the receiving end of the harsh words -- with no opportunity of rebuttal -- as British MPs made their disdain for him clear during a parliamentary debate on whether to b...
Boxing legend Muhammad Ali blasts Donald Trump 10 December 2015 NEW YORK - Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has criticised US Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's proposal to ban Muslims from entering America. Without naming Mr Trump, Mr Ali said that Muslims "have to stand up to those who use Islam to advance their own personal agenda". The three-t...
Republican debate: Trump's immigration plan savaged 11 November 2015 NEW YORK - Republican Donald Trump's plan to deport 11 million undocumented immigrants from the US has been savaged by his party rivals in a TV debate. His hardline proposal was attacked as impractical and divisive by John Kasich and Jeb Bush, who are also running for the Republican presidenti...
Clinton taunts Trump 13 October 2015 LAS VEGAS - Hillary Clinton stopped at a union rally outside Donald Trump's hotel on the Strip here, taunting the Republican front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate. "Some people think Trump is entertaining, but it is not entertaining to insult immigrants and women,...
Obama, Republicans pledge to work together 6 November 2014 WASHINGTON - The US Senate's new Republican leader and President Barack Obama have both promised to end the political gridlock that has so frustrated American voters. Republicans made historic gains in the mid-term elections and now control both legislative chambers. Incoming Senate leader ...