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Trump the Crusader in Chief biggest foreign challenge is

  • Russia with its nuclear weapons, energy power and its interference in US elections plus Syria, Iran

    Votes: 1 33.3%
  • China with its economic challenges

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • North Korea

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Iran

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Middle East

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Global Warming

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Venezuela

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Mexico and Canada trade and immigrants

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Europe

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Brexit

    Votes: 0 0.0%

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Trump and John Bolton clashed over Iran sanctions before ouster
By Kenneth Garger
September 15, 2019 | 12:34am | Updated

Donald Trump and former national security adviser John Bolton
Donald Trump and former national security adviser John BoltonGetty Images

Former national security adviser John Bolton reportedly clashed with President Donald Trump about United States sanctions on Iran the day before
his ouster.
The president on Monday afternoon said he may lift some sanctions against the country as a way to kickstart nuclear negations with Tehran, a person close to Bolton told NBC News.
Bolton took a hard stance against doing so, the report said.
The following morning, Bolton was out as national security adviser.
Trump, in tweets, said that he had fired Bolton.
“I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration,” Trump wrote.
But Bolton denied he was axed and said he resigned, tweeting, “I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, ‘Let’s talk about it tomorrow.’
Trump has said he might meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani later this month at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Trump makes quick stop at UN climate event


President Trump made a quick stop on Monday morning at the United Nations Climate Action Summit, an event he had been expected to skip.

Trump took a seat next to Vice President Pence as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was onstage.

Trump was seen applauding Modi after he ended his speech with a call to action: “The world needs to act now.”

Trump also sat through German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s remarks before departing. Merkel in her comments promised that Germany would obtain net zero emissions by 2050. She added that her country would phase out coal by 2038.

Trump did not appear to clap after Merkel's remarks. He attended the event for between 10 and 15 minutes total, according to reporters at the U.N.

The president had been expected to miss the New York event, which was pegged as the capstone to a week of international climate protests and marches. He did not attend a Group of Seven meeting on climate change during a summit in late August in Biarritz, France.

Trump was scheduled to headline a religious liberty event that was set to take place during the climate summit on Monday in New York.

But White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham acknowledged earlier Monday on "Fox & Friends" that Trump could make an appearance at the climate event.

Trump's appearance came as Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was speaking on a separate stage.

“Change is coming whether you like it or not," she said during her remarks. Thunberg spent portions of last week in Washington, D.C., meeting with lawmakers and testifying before Congress. She did not meet with Trump.

— This report was updated at 11:48

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Trump headlines religious freedom event at UN

Trump headlines religious freedom event at UN
President Trump headlined a religious freedom event at the United Nations General Assembly on Monday, emphasizing his administration's efforts to uphold the rights of members of all faiths around the world.

Trump described protecting religious freedom as one of his “highest priorities” and called on other nations to halt persecution of religious communities.

“Today with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution,” Trump said, prompting a round of applause.

“To stop the crimes against people of faith, release prisoners of conscience, repeal laws restricting freedom of religion and belief, protect the vulnerable, the defenseless and the oppressed,” Trump continued, adding that the United States “stands with believers in every country.”

Trump said he plans to dedicate $25 million to protecting religious freedom and religious sites and relics. The president also announced the formation of a new coalition of U.S. businesses focused on religious freedom that he said would “encourage the private sector to protect people of all faiths in the workplace.”

Trump was joined by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Vice President Mike Pence, and newly confirmed U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft, each of whom spoke at the event. U.N. Secretary General António Guterres also delivered brief remarks after Trump.

Pence, who introduced Trump, noting that he is the first American president to host an event on religious freedom at the U.N.

Trump kicked off his 10-minute remarks by claiming that his administration “obliterated” the Johnson amendment, a provision in the U.S. tax code prohibiting political activities by nonprofit organizations like churches. While the law still exists, Trump signed an executive order in his first year designed to relax restrictions on religious groups engaging in political activities.

“We’ve done a lot,” Trump said. “The Johnson amendment doesn’t get spoken enough a lot, but I’m very proud to say we’ve obliterated the Johnson amendment in our country.”

Trump condemned persecution of Christians, Muslims, Jews, Yazidis and others around the world, saying some 80 percent of the global population lives in countries where religious freedom is threatened.

Trump rattled off several examples of his administration’s efforts to uphold religious freedom, pointing to the State Department’s creation of an International Religious Freedom Alliance and his appointment of a special envoy to combat anti-Semitism.

Trump also mentioned his administration’s successful efforts to secure the release of American pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkey.

“We did a good job with that negotiation, Andrew – you got back,” Trump said, gesturing to Brunson, who was in the crowd.

The president also referenced a July White House meeting with survivors of religious persecution, noting some of the attendees were in the audience on Monday.

"Some of these individuals suffered as a result of state-sponsored persecution, others in the hands of terrorists, criminals,” Trump said. “America will always be a voice for victims of religious persecution everywhere. No matter where you go, you have a place in the United States of America."

Before headlining the religious event at the U.N., Trump briefly attended a climate summit, an unexpected appearance made after he sparked criticism for skipping an event on climate change at last month’s Group of Seven meeting.

The president is expected to participate in several bilateral meetings with world leaders later Monday at the U.N., and will deliver remarks before the General Assembly on Tuesday.
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glares at Donald Trump after giving powerful speech at UN

By Luke Hurst


Climate activist Greta Thunberg may just be 16, but she is making a name for herself for calling out world leaders for their alleged inaction on climate change.

But when she spotted Donald Trump at the UN Climate Summit on Monday, it wasn't her words that caught the public's attention - it was her glare.

Watch the 16-year-old's reaction to the appearance of Trump in the player above.

As the US President, who has stated he doesn't know if humans have caused climate change despite the overwhelming scientific consensus, made his way into the room, Thunberg appeared to glare angrily towards him.

Earlier she had made an impassioned speech at the summit, admonishing world leaders for their "empty words", and accusing them of being only concerned with "money" and "fairy tales of eternal economic growth".

Donald Trump took to Twitter to apparently mock the teenager, saying she "seems like a very happy young girl".

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Trump takes aim at China in UN address

Trump takes aim at China in UN address
President Trump on Tuesday accused China of engaging in unfair trade practices and offered up a robust defense of his trade war with Beijing during an address at the United Nations General Assembly.

Trump argued that China’s admittance to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 had backfired and that the country has chosen not to adopt reforms while engaging in currency manipulation and intellectual property theft at the expense of the United States and other countries.

“Not only has China declined to adopt promised reforms, it has embraced an economic model dependent on massive market barriers, heavy state subsidies, currency manipulation, product dumping, forced technology transfers, and the theft of intellectual property – and also trade secrets – on a grand scale,” Trump said.

Trump said the WTO needs “massive change” and accused past leaders of ignoring China’s behavior as a result of “globalism” – echoing a theme of his overall remarks in which he promoted the benefits of patriotism and isolationism.

“For years, these abuses were tolerated, ignored, or even encouraged, globalism exerted a religious pull over past leaders, causing them to ignore their own national interests,” the president said. “As far as America is concerned, those days are over.”

Trump defended his trade war with China, which has rattled global markets and contributed to fears of the prospect of a U.S. recession heading into the 2020 elections.

Trump said that as a result of his administration’s imposition of tariffs on China, “supply chains are relocating back to America and other nations and billions of dollars are being paid to our Treasury.”

Trump's remarks come as his administration approaches a new round of high-level trade negotiations with China.

The president has expressed varying degrees of hope for a trade deal -- which has eluded his administration for more than a year since he first announced tariffs on Chinese goods -- while taking a hard line on the need to reign in Beijing.

Both sides have ratcheted up tariffs on one another, though tensions seem to have eased in recent weeks ahead of the next round of negotiations in October.

Trump said last week that he would not agree to a deal on the margins with China and that he didn’t believe he needs an agreement before the 2020 presidential election, arguing the dispute wasn't having a substantial impact on the U.S. economy.

On Tuesday, Trump expressed hope at reaching an agreement with China on trade, while underscoring he would not make a “bad deal.”

“The American people are absolutely committed to restoring balance to our relationship with China,” Trump said. “Hopefully we can reach an agreement that can be beneficial to both countries, but as I have made very clear, I will not accept a bad deal for the American people.”


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Trump also briefly mentioned that his administration is “closely watching” China’s actions in Hong Kong, where pro-Democracy demonstrators have been protesting against the Chinese government for several weeks. Trump urged China to abide by the 1984 declaration signed with Britain that secured Hong Kong’s limited autonomy.

“How China chooses to handle the situation will say a great deal about its role in the world in the future. We are all counting on President Xi [Jinping] as a great leader,” Trump said.

“The United States does not seek conflict with any other nation. We desire peace, cooperation, and mutual gain with all. But I will never fail to defend America’s interests.”