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Tag "Donald Trump"

    EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

EXTRA: CNN, New York Times ‘shine’ at Trump’s fake news awards

The world stood still as Donald Trump's "highly anticipated" fake news awards held Wednesday.The US President took to his playground -- Twitter -- to announce that the winners' list can be found on the website of his political party.Yes, the Republican party's main website!Trump, who has reportedly made over two thousand 'fake' claims since assuming office, said the awards is [...]

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    Benefiting from Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

Benefiting from Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

There are two sides to Trump’s shit hole: The buccal and the anal. And, folks, you do not get it whole, If your sense of smell is banal.  – Ikeogu Oke, “Trump’s Shit Hole” “Whether we like to face up to it or not Africa has been the most insulted continent in the world. Africans’ very claim to humanity has been questioned at various times, [...]

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    I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

I want immigrants to come in from everywhere, says Trump

US President Donald Trump says he wants immigrants from around the world.Following a visit last week by Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the US president allegedly told senators in a private meeting that the US should accept more people from Norway instead of “shithole countries” in Latin America and Africa.His remark had elicited global outrage and condemnation, with African Union [...]

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    The season of recanting

The season of recanting

“I wish I could travel to the US right now”“Why? Why not wait till summer time?”“No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly how I feel about the statements he has been making about the black world.”“You don’t need to go to the US to do that. Follow him on twitter and tell him what [...]

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    Racism, sexism and global development

Racism, sexism and global development

In the past one week, two incidence once again raised the dust on the agelong concept referred to as racism and brought its danger to the fore. One of these is the alleged comment attributed to President Donald Trump,which he had denied. The second, which is closer home happened in South Africa through a misguided advert ran by H&M  where [...]

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    Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Trump has very high regard for Nigerians, says US over ‘shithole’ comment

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says the administration of Donald Trump has a high regard for Nigerians.Tope Elias-Fatile, foreign ministry’s spokesperson, quoted the US ambassador as making the statement when he was represented by David Young, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, in an audience with Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs.The minister on Monday summoned the US ambassador to clarify [...]

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    FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

FG summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ comment

The federal government has summoned Stuart Symington, United States ambassador to Nigeria, over Donald Trump's usage of a demeaning term to describe African nations.The US president is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from “shithole countries” such as Haiti and African nations.The comment was reportedly made in the Oval Office.Geoffrey Onyeama, minister of foreign [...]

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    Ghana’s president summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Ghana’s president summons US ambassador over Trump’s ‘shithole’ remark

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo has summoned Robert Porter Jackson, US ambassador, over President Donald Trump's "shithole" remark.On Thursday, Trump reportedly expressed his displeasure over people migrating to the US from “shithole countries" at a closed-door meeting.But Trump has since denied making the remark, saying he used “tough” language at the meeting and not the now infamous word.In a statement on [...]

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    Amid global outrage, Trump denies ‘shithole’ remarks

Amid global outrage, Trump denies ‘shithole’ remarks

President Donald Trump on Friday said the language he used during the meeting on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was “tough” but he didn’t use the infamous “shithole countries” term.On Thursday, US media reported that Trump behind closed doors expressed displeasure over people migrating to the United States from “shithole countries.”“The language used by me at the DACA [...]

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    Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Trump ‘knocks migrants from dirty Africa’ in profanity-laced outburst

Donald Trump, US President, is reported to have questioned why the US would want to have immigrants from "s***hole countries" such as Haiti and African nations.The profane term means "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant place".According to NAN, Reuters quoted sources as saying the US president made the remarks in the White House while being briefed on a newly [...]

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    Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Trump cancels UK visit, blames Obama

Donald Trump, US President, has cancelled a visit to London scheduled for early this year.Trump said he was disappointed with the “Obama administration having sold” the US embassy in the British capital."(The) reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy [...]

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    Trump: Me, a moron? I’m a stable genius

Trump: Me, a moron? I’m a stable genius

US President Donald Trump has replied his detractors by praising and describing himself as “a very mentally stable genius”.His latest response followed the release of a bombshell book that calls into doubt his mental health.In a series of extraordinary early-morning tweets, Trump said that “throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart”.“I [...]

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    ‘Moron, idiot’ — That’s what Trump’s top officials ‘call him in secret’

‘Moron, idiot’ — That’s what Trump’s top officials ‘call him in secret’

Michael Wolff, author of a book titled ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’, says Trump’s advisers address him with words such as "moron, idiot, dope" and some other unprintable words.According to CNBC, Wolff listed the advisers as Steven Mnuchin, treasury secretary; Reince Priebus, former chief of staff; Gary Cohn, chief economic adviser; HR McMaster, national security adviser."There was [...]

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    UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

UN votes: Nigeria joins 127 countries to reject Trump’s decision on Jerusalem

Nigeria was among the 128 countries which voted against the decision of President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.The countries on the opposing side stood their ground at the UN general assembly despite Trump's threat to cut off funding to them.Thirty-five countries, among them Rwanda abstained while nine tiny countries, including Togo, voted along with US.The [...]

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    Nigerian Omarosa quits $180,000 White House job

Nigerian Omarosa quits $180,000 White House job

Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the White House's office of public liaison, has resigned.According to sources, Manigault who earns $180,000 per annum will leave the White House on January 20, 2018, exactly one year after President Donald Trump took office.It is not immediately clear why Omarosa resigned but the 43-year-old, who recently married John Newman, a Florida-based pastor, has been struggling [...]

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    World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders irked by Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

World leaders reacted with concern and anger to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday.Israel is the only country celebrating the announcement that its American ally would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv.In his reaction, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said: "These reprehensible measures constitute a deliberate undermining of all peace efforts.Abbas also said the [...]

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