WASHINGTON: Donald Trump tapped into a vein of grievance among white blue-collar and rural Americans to eke out a narrow victory in the 2016 US presidential election. He’s hoping to do it again in 2020, and his incendiary attacks this week on four left-leaning Democratic congresswomen are part of his electoral strategy. Without a Democratic presidential candidate to focus on yet, the Republican chief executive has sought to make the four minority lawmakers known as the “Squad” the face of the Democratic Party. Trump admitted as much in a tweet. “The Dems were trying to distance themselves from the four ‘progressives,‘ but now they are forced to embrace them,“ he said. “That means they are endorsing Socialism, hate of Israel and the USA! Not good for the Democrats!” In tweets and remarks this week decried as racist by his opponents, Trump said the four should “go back” to their countries of origin if they are not happy … [Read more...] about Trump attacks on the ‘Squad’ an electoral gambit
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WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump, shrugging off criticism from Democrats and even some members of his Republican Party, stepped up his extraordinary attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, saying if they’re not happy in the United States, “they can leave.” “All they do is complain,“ Trump told reporters at a “Made in America” event featuring US-manufactured products at the White House. “These are people that hate our country,“ he said. “If you’re not happy here, you can leave.” Trump also accused the four Democratic congresswomen — who are of Hispanic, Arab and African-American origin — of having “love” for US “enemies like Al-Qaeda.” Asked by a reporter whether he was concerned that many people saw his comments as racist, Trump said: “It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me.” The president began his xenophobic attacks … [Read more...] about Eyeing 2020 vote, Trump doubles down on xenophobic tweets
WASHINGTON: US congresswomen targeted in remarks by Donald Trump said on Monday (Jul 15) that the president is promoting a "white nationalist agenda," and vowed they would not be "silenced."Trump has stepped up his attacks on the four progressive Democratic congresswomen, saying if they're not happy in the United States, "they can leave," and accusing them of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda.""All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a "Made in America" event featuring US-manufactured products at the White House."These are people that hate our country," he said. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."Trump also accused the four Democratic congresswomen - who are of Hispanic, Arab and African-American origin - of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."Asked by a reporter whether he was concerned that many people saw his comments as racist, Trump said: "It doesn't concern me because many people agree with me."The president began his xenophobic … [Read more...] about Trump under fire for attacks on Democratic congresswomen
President Donald Trump stepped up his xenophobic attacks on four Democratic congresswomen WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump stepped up his xenophobic attacks on progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday, prompting denunciations of racism from Democrats and mostly awkward silence in the Republican camp.A day after saying the Democratic lawmakers should "go back" to the countries they came from, Trump doubled down with another series of provocative race-baiting tweets.Trump's move appeared to be aimed at galvanizing his mostly white electoral base ahead of the 2020 presidential vote while also stoking divisions among his political opponents."With his deliberate, racist outburst, @realDonaldTrump wants to raise the profile of his targets, drive Dems to defend them and make them emblematic of the entire party," said David Axelrod, who served as chief strategist for Barack Obama's two White House campaigns."It's a cold, hard strategy," Axelrod said on Twitter. "Fasten … [Read more...] about Eyeing 2020 election, Trump doubles down on xenophobic tweets
A Game Of Two Halves Ep 41: Should Asean host football's 2034 World Cup? 18.46 mins Synopsis: A Game of Two Halves is The Straits Times' weekly sports podcast that is out every Tuesday. In this episode, host David Lee welcomes former national footballer R. Sasikumar and assistant sports editor Rohit Brijnath talk about the possibility of Asean hosting the 2034 World Cup. Is Asean ready? Or is 2034 too soon? Sasikumar is all for it because it could be the catalyst to improve and inspire the region, but Brijnath feels the resources would be better served if they were directly invested in more athletes, rather than to host a one-off event. Produced by: David Lee Edited by: Adam Azlee Subscribe, like and rate A Game of Two Halves on: Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2PwZCYU Apple Podcasts: http://str.sg/o8MK Google Podcasts: http://str.sg/oXeS Website: http://str.sg/stpodcasts Feedback to: [email protected] … [Read more...] about ST Podcast: Should Asean host football’s 2034 World Cup?