Read Obama’s beautiful Letter to Donald Trump

Shortly before his exit from the Oval Office, former US President Barack Obama left a brotherly advice for his successor Donald J. Trump.

Obama, who served in the US Senate for Illinois (2005 – 2008), left his beautiful letter at the Resolute Desk with hopes that it would inspire the billionaire president to greatness. And during America’s presidential inauguration earlier in January, Mr. Trump expressed appreciation for the “unpresidented” kindness from his predecessor.

“We won’t even tell the press what’s in it,” the 71-year-old said at that time. “It was really very nice of him to do that.”

We are super-excited that finally, Mr. Trump has deemed it necessary to let us share in his joy thanks to an update from CNN.

According to a Sunday report from the news outlet, here’s the content of Mr. Obama’s presidential letter which was signed with “BO.”

Image: Barack Obama

Congratulations on a remarkable run. Millions have placed their hopes in you, and all of us, regardless of party, should hope for expanded prosperity and security during your tenure.

This is a unique office, without a clear blueprint for success, so I don’t know that any advice from me will be particularly helpful. Still, let me offer a few reflections from the past 8 years.

First, we’ve both been blessed, in different ways, with great good fortune. Not everyone is so lucky. It’s up to us to do everything we can (to) build more ladders of success for every child and family that’s willing to work hard.

Second, American leadership in this world really is indispensable. It’s up to us, through action and example, to sustain the international order that’s expanded steadily since the end of the Cold War, and upon which our own wealth and safety depend.

Third, we are just temporary occupants of this office. That makes us guardians of those democratic institutions and traditions ― like rule of law, separation of powers, equal protection and civil liberties ― that our forebears fought and bled for. Regardless of the push and pull of daily politics, it’s up to us to leave those instruments of our democracy at least as strong as we found them.

And finally, take time, in the rush of events and responsibilities, for friends and family. They’ll get you through the inevitable rough patches.

Michelle and I wish you and Melania the very best as you embark on this great adventure, and know that we stand ready to help in any ways which we can.

Good luck and Godspeed,

BO

Image shows US President Donald Trump and former leader Barack Obama.

Former US President Barack Obama left office on 20 January, 2017 with a sixty percent approval rating. He currently lives in Washington D.C.

BO’s presidential library will be erected in Chicago.

Some of his landmark achievements in foreign policy include:

  • Sanctioning military intervention in Iraq in retaliation against successes recorded by ISIL after the 2011 withdrawal from Iraq.
  • Continuing the process of ending U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan.
  • Spearheading unilateral discussions which led to the 2015 Paris Agreement on global climate change.

Image: President Donald Trump and Barack Obama

The proud father-of-two initiated sanctions against Russia following the invasion in Ukraine and again after Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 United States elections.

Barack Hussein Obama II, 56, served as America’s 44th president between 2009 to 2017. He remarkably brokered a nuclear deal with Iran, and normalized U.S. relations with Cuba.

Read JARED C. KUSHNER’s statement to Congressional Committee

Jared Kushner, a Senior White House adviser and son-in-law to the US President Donald J. Trump, is set to testify before the congressional committee this week.

The 36-year-old is facing investigators for his alleged roles with the Russian government during America’s 2016 presidential elections.

Image: Jared C. Kushner

Kushner met with officials from the Senate Intelligence Committee last Monday.

Here’s a copy of the submitted 11-page written statement which explains his involvement with Vladimir Putin’s government, as published by HuffPost:

STATEMENT OF JARED C. KUSHNER TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEES 

July 24, 2017

I am voluntarily providing this statement, submitting documents, and sitting for interviews in order to shed light on issues that have been raised about my role in the Trump for President Campaign and during the transition period.

I am not a person who has sought the spotlight. First in my business and now in public service, I have worked on achieving goals, and have left it to others to work on media and public perception. Because there has been a great deal of conjecture, speculation, and inaccurate information about me, I am grateful for the opportunity to set the record straight. 

My Role in the Trump for President Campaign

Before joining the administration, I worked in the private sector, building and managing companies. My experience was in business, not politics, and it was not my initial intent to play a large role in my father-in-law’s campaign when he decided to run for President. However, as the campaign progressed, I was called on to assist with various tasks and aspects of the campaign, and took on more and more responsibility.

Over the course of the primaries and general election campaign, my role continued to evolve. I ultimately worked with the finance, scheduling, communications, speechwriting, polling, data and digital teams, as well as becoming a point of contact for foreign government officials.

All of these were tasks that I had never performed on a campaign previously. When I was faced with a new challenge, I would reach out to contacts, ask advice, find the right person to manage the specific challenge, and work with that person to develop and execute a plan of action. I was lucky to work with some incredibly talented people along the way, all of whom made significant contributions toward the campaign’s ultimate success. Our nimble culture allowed us to adjust to the ever-changing circumstances and make changes on the fly as the situation warranted. I share this information because these actions should be viewed through the lens of a fast-paced campaign with thousands of meetings and interactions, some of which were impactful and memorable and many of which were not.

It is also important to note that a campaign’s success starts with its message and its messenger. Donald Trump had the right vision for America and delivered his message perfectly. The results speak for themselves. Not only did President Trump defeat sixteen skilled and experienced primary opponents and win the presidency; he did so spending a fraction of what his opponent spent in the general election. He outworked his opponent and ran one of the best campaigns in history using both modern technology and traditional methods to bring his message to the American people.

Campaign Contacts with Foreign Persons

When it became apparent that my father-in-law was going to be the Republican nominee for President, as normally happens, a number of officials from foreign countries attempted to reach out to the campaign. My father-in-law asked me to be a point of contact with these foreign countries. These were not contacts that I initiated, but, over the course of the campaign, I had incoming contacts with people from approximately 15 countries. To put these requests in context, I must have received thousands of calls, letters and emails from people looking to talk or meet on a variety of issues and topics, including hundreds from outside the United States. While I could not be responsive to everyone, I tried to be respectful of any foreign government contacts with whom it would be important to maintain an ongoing, productive working relationship were the candidate to prevail. To that end, I called on a variety of people with deep experience, such as Dr. Henry Kissinger, for advice on policy for the candidate, which countries/representatives with which the campaign should engage, and what messaging would resonate. In addition, it was typical for me to receive 200 or more emails a day during the campaign. I did not have the time to read every one, especially long emails from unknown senders or email chains to which I was added at some later point in the exchange.

With respect to my contacts with Russia or Russian representatives during the campaign, there were hardly any. The first that I can recall was at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. in April 2016. This was when then candidate Trump was delivering a major foreign policy speech. Doing the event and speech had been my idea, and I oversaw its execution. I arrived at the hotel early to make sure all logistics were in order. After that, I stopped into the reception to thank the host of the event, Dimitri Simes, the publisher of the bi-monthly foreign policy magazine, The National Interest, who had done a great job putting everything together. Mr. Simes and his group had created the guest list and extended the invitations for the event. He introduced me to several guests, among them four ambassadors, including Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. With all the ambassadors, including Mr. Kislyak, we shook hands, exchanged brief pleasantries and I thanked them for attending the event and said I hoped they would like candidate Trump’s speech and his ideas for a fresh approach to America’s foreign policy. The ambassadors also expressed interest in creating a positive relationship should we win the election. Each exchange lasted less than a minute; some gave me their business cards and invited me to lunch at their embassies. I never took them up on any of these invitations and that was the extent of the interactions.

Reuters news service has reported that I had two calls with Ambassador Kislyak at some time between April and November of 2016. While I participated in thousands of calls during this period, I do not recall any such calls with the Russian Ambassador. We have reviewed the phone records available to us and have not been able to identify any calls to any number we know to be associated with Ambassador Kislyak and I am highly skeptical these calls took place. A comprehensive review of my land line and cell phone records from the time does not reveal those calls. I had no ongoing relationship with the Ambassador before the election, and had limited knowledge about him then. In fact, on November 9, the day after the election, I could not even remember the name of the Russian Ambassador. When the campaign received an email purporting to be an official note of congratulations from President Putin, I was asked how we could verify it was real. To do so I thought the best way would be to ask the only contact I recalled meeting from the Russian government, which was the Ambassador I had met months earlier, so I sent an email asking Mr. Simes, “What is the name of the Russian ambassador?” Through my lawyer, I have asked Reuters to provide the dates on which the calls supposedly occurred or the phone number at which I supposedly reached, or was reached by, Ambassador Kislyak. The journalist refused to provide any corroborating evidence that they occurred.

The only other Russian contact during the campaign is one I did not recall at all until I was reviewing documents and emails in response to congressional requests for information. In June 2016, my brother-in-law, Donald Trump Jr. asked if I was free to stop by a meeting on June 9 at 3:00 p.m. The campaign was headquartered in the same building as his office in Trump Tower, and it was common for each of us to swing by the other’s meetings when requested. He eventually sent me his own email changing the time of the meeting to 4:00 p.m. That email was on top of a long back and forth that I did not read at the time. As I did with most emails when I was working remotely, I quickly reviewed on my iPhone the relevant message that the meeting would occur at 4:00 PM at his office. Documents confirm my memory that this was calendared as “Meeting: Don Jr.| Jared Kushner.” No one else was mentioned.

I arrived at the meeting a little late. When I got there, the person who has since been identified as a Russian attorney was talking about the issue of a ban on U.S. adoptions of Russian children. I had no idea why that topic was being raised and quickly determined that my time was not well-spent at this meeting. Reviewing emails recently confirmed my memory that the meeting was a waste of our time and that, in looking for a polite way to leave and get back to my work, I actually emailed an assistant from the meeting after I had been there for ten or so minutes and wrote “Can u pls call me on my cell? Need excuse to get out of meeting.” I had not met the attorney before the meeting nor spoken with her since. I thought nothing more of this short meeting until it came to my attention recently. I did not read or recall this email exchange before it was shown to me by my lawyers when reviewing documents for submission to the committees. No part of the meeting I attended included anything about the campaign, there was no follow up to the meeting that I am aware of, I do not recall how many people were there (or their names), and I have no knowledge of any documents being offered or accepted. Finally, after seeing the email, I disclosed this meeting prior to it being reported in the press on a supplement to my security clearance form, even if that was not required as meeting the definitions of the form.

There was one more possible contact that I will note. On October 30, 2016, I received a random email from the screenname “Guccifer400.” This email, which I interpreted as a hoax, was an extortion attempt and threatened to reveal candidate Trump’s tax returns and demanded that we send him 52 bitcoins in exchange for not publishing that information. I brought the email to the attention of a U.S. Secret Service agent on the plane we were all travelling on and asked what he thought. He advised me to ignore it and not to reply ― which is what I did. The sender never contacted me again.

To the best of my recollection, these were the full extent of contacts I had during the campaign with persons who were or appeared to potentially be representatives of the Russian government.

Transition Contacts with Foreign Persons

The transition period after the election was even more active than the campaign. Starting on election night, we began to receive an incredible volume of messages and invitations from well-wishers in the United States and abroad. Dozens of messages came from foreign officials seeking to set up foreign leader calls and create lines of communication and relationships with what would be the new administration. During this period, I recall having over fifty contacts with people from over fifteen countries. Two of those meetings were with Russians, neither of which I solicited.

On November 16, 2016, my assistant received a request for a meeting from the Russian Ambassador. As I mentioned before, previous to receiving this request, I could not even recall the Russian Ambassador’s name, and had to ask for the name of the individual I had seen at the Mayflower Hotel almost seven months earlier. In addition, far from being urgent, that meeting was not set up for two weeks ― on December 1. The meeting occurred in Trump Tower, where we had our transition office, and lasted twenty- thirty minutes. Lt. General Michael Flynn (Ret.), who became the President’s National Security Advisor, also attended. During the meeting, after pleasantries were exchanged, as I had done in many of the meetings I had and would have with foreign officials, I stated our desire for a fresh start in relations. Also, as I had done in other meetings with foreign officials, I asked Ambassador Kislyak if he would identify the best person (whether the Ambassador or someone else) with whom to have direct discussions and who had contact with his President. The fact that I was asking about ways to start a dialogue after Election Day should of course be viewed as strong evidence that I was not aware of one that existed before Election Day.

The Ambassador expressed similar sentiments about relations, and then said he especially wanted to address U.S. policy in Syria, and that he wanted to convey information from what he called his “generals.” He said he wanted to provide information that would help inform the new administration. He said the generals could not easily come to the U.S. to convey this information and he asked if there was a secure line in the transition office to conduct a conversation. General Flynn or I explained that there were no such lines. I believed developing a thoughtful approach on Syria was a very high priority given the ongoing humanitarian crisis, and I asked if they had an existing communications channel at his embassy we could use where they would be comfortable transmitting the information they wanted to relay to General Flynn. The Ambassador said that would not be possible and so we all agreed that we would receive this information after the Inauguration. Nothing else occurred. I did not suggest a “secret back channel.” I did not suggest an on-going secret form of communication for then or for when the administration took office. I did not raise the possibility of using the embassy or any other Russian facility for any purpose other than this one possible conversation in the transition period. We did not discuss sanctions.

Approximately a week later, on December 6, the Embassy asked if I could meet with the Ambassador on December 7. I declined. They then asked if I could meet on December 6; I declined again. They then asked when the earliest was that I could meet. I declined these requests because I was working on many other responsibilities for the transition. He asked if he could meet my assistant instead and, to avoid offending the Ambassador, I agreed. He did so on December 12. My assistant reported that the Ambassador had requested that I meet with a person named Sergey Gorkov who he said was a banker and someone with a direct line to the Russian President who could give insight into how Putin was viewing the new administration and best ways to work together. I agreed to meet Mr. Gorkov because the Ambassador has been so insistent, said he had a direct relationship with the President, and because Mr. Gorkov was only in New York for a couple days. I made room on my schedule for the meeting that occurred the next day, on December 13.

The meeting with Mr. Gorkov lasted twenty to twenty-five minutes. He introduced himself and gave me two gifts ― one was a piece of art from Nvgorod, the village where my grandparents were from in Belarus, and the other was a bag of dirt from that same village. (Any notion that I tried to conceal this meeting or that I took it thinking it was in my capacity as a businessman is false. In fact, I gave my assistant these gifts to formally register them with the transition office). After that, he told me a little about his bank and made some statements about the Russian economy. He said that he was friendly with President Putin, expressed disappointment with U.S.-Russia relations under President Obama and hopes for a better relationship in the future. As I did at the meeting with Ambassador Kislyak, I expressed the same sentiments I had with other foreign officials I met. There were no specific policies discussed. We had no discussion about the sanctions imposed by the Obama Administration. At no time was there any discussion about my companies, business transactions, real estate projects, loans, banking arrangements or any private business of any kind. At the end of the short meeting, we thanked each other and I went on to other meetings. I did not know or have any contact with Mr. Gorkov before that meeting, and I have had no reason to connect with him since.

To the best of my recollection, these were the only two contacts I had during the transition with persons who were or appeared to potentially be representatives of the Russian government.

Disclosure of Contacts on My Security Clearance Form

There has been a good deal of misinformation reported about my SF-86 form. As my attorneys and I have previously explained, my SF-86 application was prematurely submitted due to a miscommunication and initially did not list any contacts (not just with Russians) with foreign government officials. Here are some facts about that form and the efforts I have made to supplement it.

In the week before the Inauguration, amid the scramble of finalizing the unwinding of my involvement from my company, moving my family to Washington, completing the paper work to divest assets and resign from my outside positions and complete my security and financial disclosure forms, people at my New York office were helping me find the information, organize it, review it and put it into the electronic form. They sent an email to my assistant in Washington, communicating that the changes to one particular section were complete; my assistant interpreted that message as meaning that the entire form was completed. At that point, the form was a rough draft and still had many omissions including not listing any foreign government contacts and even omitted the address of my father-in-law (which was obviously well known). Because of this miscommunication, my assistant submitted the draft on January 18, 2017.

That evening, when we realized the form had been submitted prematurely, we informed the transition team that we needed to make changes and additions to the form. The very next day, January 19, 2017, we submitted supplemental information to the transition, which confirmed receipt and said they would immediately transmit it to the FBI. The supplement disclosed that I had “numerous contacts with foreign officials” and that we were going through my records to provide an accurate and complete list. I provided a list of those contacts in the normal course, before my background investigation interview and prior to any inquiries or media reports about my form.

It has been reported that my submission omitted only contacts with Russians. That is not the case. In the accidental early submission of the form, all foreign contacts were omitted. The supplemental information later disclosed over one hundred contacts from more than twenty countries that might be responsive to the questions on the form. These included meetings with individuals such as Jordan’s King Abdullah II, Israel’s Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso and many more. All of these had been left off before.

Over the last six months, I have made every effort to provide the FBI with whatever information is needed to investigate my background. In addition, my attorneys have explained that the security clearance process is one in which supplements are expected and invited. The form itself instructs that, during the interview, the information in the document can be “update[d], clarif[ied], and explain[ed]” as part of the security clearance process. A good example is the June 9 meeting. For reasons that should be clear from the explanation of that meeting I have provided, I did not remember the meeting and certainly did not remember it as one with anyone who had to be included on an SF-86. When documents reviewed for production in connection with committee requests reminded me that meeting had occurred, and because of the language in the email chain that I then read for the first time, I included that meeting on a supplement. I did so even though my attorneys were unable to conclude that the Russian lawyer was a representative of any foreign country and thus fell outside the scope of the form. This supplemental information was also provided voluntarily, well prior to any media inquiries, reporting or request for this information, and it was done soon after I was reminded of the meeting.

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As I have said from the very first media inquiry, I am happy to share information with the investigating bodies. I have shown today that I am willing to do so and will continue to cooperate as I have nothing to hide. As I indicated, I know there has been a great deal of speculation and conjecture about my contacts with any officials or people from Russia. I have disclosed these contacts and described them as fully as I can recall. The record and documents I am providing will show that I had perhaps four contacts with Russian representatives out of thousands during the campaign and transition, none of which were impactful in any way to the election or particularly memorable. I am very grateful for the opportunity to set the record straight. I also have tried to provide context for my role in the campaign, and I am proud of the candidate that we supported, of the campaign that we ran, and the victory that we achieved.

It has been my practice not to appear in the media or leak information in my own defense. I have tried to focus on the important work at hand and serve this President and this country to the best of my abilities.

I hope that through my answers to questions, written statements and documents I have now been able to demonstrate the entirety of my limited contacts with Russian representatives during the campaign and transition. I did not collude, nor know of anyone else in the campaign who colluded, with any foreign government. I had no improper contacts. I have not relied on Russian funds to finance my business activities in the private sector. I have tried to be fully transparent with regard to the filing of my SF-86 form, above and beyond what is required. Hopefully, this puts these matters to rest.

Beautiful moments from Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration

Donald John Trump was sworn in as America’s 45th president on 20 January, 2017. As part of his solidarity visits since he was sworn in, Mr. President visited the CIA headquarters Saturday afternoon for a brief speech.

He told the excited audience amid cheers and an enthusiastic burst of applause, “that we are going to start winning again, and you’ll be leading the charge.”

“There is nobody that feels stronger about the intelligence community and the CIA than Donald Trump,” the 70-year-old president said. “I am so behind you…”

Mr. Trump’s achievement as the President of the United States of America has faced huge criticisms, oppositions and demonstrations, but none of these forces are capable of distracting the billionaire business mogul who is hell bent on making his country great again.

Some memorable lines from his inauguration speech include the following:

  • “We are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people.”
  • “Whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.”
  • “January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.”
  • “America will start winning again, winning like never before.”
  • “We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.”

President-elect Donald Trump pumps his fist as he arrives for his inauguration at the U.S. Capitol on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

The sun begins to rise behind the Capitol dome several hours before Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office.

People gather on the morning of Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Protestors chant slogans on inauguration day in Washington.

President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania leave St. John’s Episcopal Church before the inauguration.

President Barack Obama kisses first lady Michelle Obama as they wait for President-elect Donald J. Trump and wife Melania at the White House.

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle greet President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania for tea at the White House.

Former President Bill Clinton arrives with his wife, former presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Crowds gather on the Washington Mall between the U.S. Capitol and the Washington Monument.

Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump Jr. arrive for the inauguration.

Former President Jimmy Carter and former first lady Rosalynn Carter arrive.

Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden pose with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and wife Karen Pence at the White House before the inauguration.

Former President George W. Bush and Laura Bush wave as they arrive on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

President-elect Donald J. Trump arrives at the inauguration ceremonies.

President-elect Donald J. Trump arrives to be sworn in.

President Barack Obama (greets President-elect Donald Trump as he arrives on the platform at the U.S. Capitol.

President Donald Trump is sworn in on Jan. 20, 2017 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.

President Donald Trump celebrates after his inaugural speech.

First lady Melania Trump, President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and Karen Pence wave goodbye to Barack and Michelle Obama on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.

The Marine helicopter carrying former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama departs the East Front of the U.S. Capitol.

Motorcycle police lead the inaugural parade for President Trump.

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania walk the inaugural parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue on Jan. 20, 2107 following swearing-in ceremonies on Capitol Hill earlier in the day.

*Pictorial descriptions in this article are from NBC News.

Full text from president Donald Trump’s inauguration speech

President Donald J. Trump successfully took the oath of office during America’s globally televised presidential inauguration on 20 January, 2017.

His speech lasted about 16 minutes, and we know it’d interest you to read.

Here is the full text:

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America, and the world, for many, many years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th, 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the centre of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighbourhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge; and the crime and the gangs and the drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealised potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidised the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

We’ve defended other nations’ borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions and trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has dissipated over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions and millions of American workers that were left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this day forward, it’s going to be only America First, America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labour.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example – we will shine – for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilised world against radical Islamic terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us: “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we will be protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, we will make America strong again.

We will make America wealthy again.

We will make America proud again.

We will make America safe again.

And, yes, together, we will make America great again.

Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America. Thank you. God bless America.

Donald Trump says he won’t ever stop tweeting

Everyone, including the U.S. President-elect Donald J. Trump, has one or more addictions. He recently confessed that he won’t be needing any cure for his Twitter addiction, even after he’s inaugurated as America’s 45th president.

Mr. Trump loves the attention he gets from social media, and with over 46 million followers on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, he’s not going to quit this “unpresidented” achievement.

He told the UK’s Sunday Times in an interview: “I’d rather just let that build up and just keep it @realDonaldTrump.

Read: The Donald Trump’s Painting That Broke The Internet Now Has a £1million Price Tag.

Read: Banned Nude Portrait of Donald Trump On Sale.

Trump see the social media as “sound marketing” and thinks his addiction is in line with the demands of this modern age, making it less of a bad habit. However, he has received huge backlash for some controversial tweets on #Brexit and the death of Dwyane Wade’s cousin.

In another interview with the Times, Mr. Trump said: “It’s working,” but regrettably added that every tweet from him gets scrutinized by the press.

“…And the tweeting, I thought I’d do less of it, but I’m covered so dishonestly by the press, so dishonestly, that I can put out Twitter — and it’s not 140, it’s now 280 — I can go bing bing bing . . . and they put it on and as soon as I tweet it out. This morning on television, Fox — ‘Donald Trump, we have breaking news.'”

Read: Celebrities React To Donald Trump’s Win As Next U.S. President.

The 70-year-old says he must continue keeping it live @realDonaldTrump though critics are asking if this decision means he’s ignoring the formal @Potus account.

While there may not necessarily be any risks should Trump should decide to go with a private Twitter account – no one says it’s prone to hacks, his advisers will surely have a lot of censorship challenges to handle.

Read: Kanye West Regrets Not Voting For Donald Trump, Says America Is “Racist”.

Political analysts believe the “trumping tweet addiction” could reshape America’s presidency.

The billionaire business mogul confirmed his bold foreign policy statement through a recent Twitter post which says all politically appointed U.S. ambassadors will be recalled from their host countries once he takes office from Barack Obama on 20 January.

Last November, Mr. Trump watched a Fox News segment about veterans in Massachusetts who were protesting the removal of the American flag at a college following a fast spreading anti-Trump demonstration.

Read: Why Kanye West Met With Donald Trump Without Kim Kardashian.

He quickly took to Twitter inside his Trump Tower office. The social media post reads: “Flag burning, a constitutionally protected expression of free speech, should be illegal.

“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag — if they do, there must be consequences — perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Mr. Trump wrote thirty minutes after watching the news broadcast.

In view of the President-elect’s positive and negative Twitter rants, Whoopi Goldberg offered him a piece of advice last December.

Read: You Won’t Believe How Donald Trump And Other U.S. Politicians Feel About The Late Cuban Leader Fidel Castro.

The 61-year-old Hollywood icon told ABC’s #TheView that Trump was missing the point with his social media relevance which could be put to better use.

“Donald, you need to pay attention to some other things,” Whoopi Goldberg said.

“People have questions about their taxes and how they’re going to go up.

“The middle class is getting a 2 percent cut in their taxes, yet the people who are really wealthy are getting a 15 percent cut. That’s something you could be tweeting about,” Goldberg said.

She then concluded with a last warning for the President-elect: “Stay off Twitter and do your job now!”

Donald J. Trump’s latest Speech at a New York Rally

In a victory that may yet be the biggest surprise of the century, the U.S. Republican nominee Donald J. Trump proved himself a possible change from the status quo with a win against his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

America went to the polls on 8 November but a bigger part of the world still don’t believe the result isn’t a nightmare.

Congratulations, Mr Trump! It wasn’t an easy feat to be achieved.

We hereby present a comprehensive speech from America’s President-Elect. This statement was released at a rally in New York’s Hilton Hotel on 9 November.

******************************************************************

Thank you. Thank you very much, everyone. Sorry to keep you waiting. Complicated business, complicated. Thank you very much.
 
I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.
 
I mean, she fought very hard. Hillary has worked very long and very hard over a long period of time, and we owe her a major debt of gratitude for her service to our country.
 
I mean that very sincerely. Now it is time for America to bind the wounds of division, have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people.
 
It is time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all of Americans, and this is so important to me. For those who have chosen not to support me in the past, of which there were a few people, I’m reaching out to you for your guidance and your help so that we can work together and unify our great country. As I’ve said from the beginning, ours was not a campaign but rather an incredible and great movement, made up of millions of hard-working men and women who love their country and want a better, brighter future for themselves and for their family.
 
It is a movement comprised of Americans from all races, religions, backgrounds, and beliefs, who want and expect our government to serve the people, and serve the people it will.
 
Working together, we will begin the urgent task of rebuilding our nation and renewing the American dream. I’ve spent my entire life in business, looking at the untapped potential in projects and in people all over the world.
 
That is now what I want to do for our country. Tremendous potential. I’ve gotten to know our country so well. Tremendous potential. It is going to be a beautiful thing. Every single American will have the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
 
We are going to fix our inner cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We’re going to rebuild our infrastructure, which will become, by the way, second to none, and we will put millions of our people to work as we rebuild it. We will also finally take care of our great veterans who have been so loyal, and I’ve gotten to know so many over this 18-month journey.
 
The time I’ve spent with them during this campaign has been among my greatest honors.
 
Our veterans are incredible people. We will embark upon a project of national growth and renewal. I will harness the creative talents of our people, and we will call upon the best and brightest to leverage their tremendous talent for the benefit of all. It is going to happen. We have a great economic plan. We will double our growth and have the strongest economy anywhere in the world. At the same time, we will get along with all other nations willing to get along with us. We will be. We will have great relationships. We expect to have great, great relationships. No dream is too big, no challenge is too great. Nothing we want for our future is beyond our reach.
 
America will no longer settle for anything less than the best. We must reclaim our country’s destiny and dream big and bold and daring. We have to do that. We’re going to dream of things for our country, and beautiful things and successful things once again.
 
I want to tell the world community that while we will always put America’s interests first, we will deal fairly with everyone, with everyone.
 
All people and all other nations. We will seek common ground, not hostility; partnership, not conflict. And now I would like to take this moment to thank some of the people who really helped me with this, what they are calling tonight a very, very historic victory.
 
First, I want to thank my parents, who I know are looking down on me right now. Great people. I’ve learned so much from them. They were wonderful in every regard. Truly great parents. I also want to thank my sisters, Marianne and Elizabeth, who are here with us tonight. Where are they? They’re here someplace. They’re very shy, actually.
 
And my brother Robert, my great friend. Where is Robert? Where is Robert?
 
My brother Robert, and they should be on this stage, but that’s okay. They’re great.
 
And also my late brother Fred, great guy. Fantastic guy. Fantastic family. I was very lucky.
 
Great brothers, sisters, great, unbelievable parents. To Melania and Don and Ivanka and Eric and Tiffany and Barron, I love you and I thank you, and especially for putting up with all of those hours. This was tough.
 
This was tough. This political stuff is nasty, and it is tough. So I want to thank my family very much. Really fantastic. Thank you all. Thank you all. Lara, unbelievable job. Unbelievable. Vanessa, thank you. Thank you very much. What a great group.
 
You’ve all given me such incredible support, and I will tell you that we have a large group of people. You know, they kept saying we have a small staff. Not so small. Look at all of the people that we have. Look at all of these people.
 
And I can only say that while the campaign is over, our work on this movement is now really just beginning. We’re going to get to work immediately for the American people, and we’re going to be doing a job that hopefully you will be so proud of your president. You will be so proud. Again, it’s my honor.
 
It’s an amazing evening. It’s been an amazing two-year period, and I love this country. Thank you.
 
Thank you very much. Thank you to Mike Pence.

Celebrities react to Donald Trump’s election success

A supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton watches and waits at her election night rally in New York

Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States as his inauguration has been scheduled for Friday 20 January 2017.

The Republican was mocked for his controversial statements which include:

  • Building a wall between US and Mexico
  • Banning Muslims from entering the U.S.
  • Bombing the hell out of ISIS
  • And withholding funds on planned parenthood.

While critics had expected the outlined policies to work against his political ambition, Trump’s unguarded public rants and the events that followed at the polls today may have changed the course of history for politicians.

US President-elect Donald Trump

Donald Trump, a man who was adjudged to be the world’s most hated politician, is now an embodiment of “success”.

The Republican’s breakthrough will now serve as a lesson to many who believe it’s impossible to go against the status quo in politics.

As celebrities express their fears, pain and disappointment, Ariana Grande has tweeted to express her feelings since Donald Trump was elected President of the US.

MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden Featuring: Ariana Grande

The “Dangerous Woman” hitmaker thinks the outlook for America is “terrifying”. She posted a message to her 42.6million followers after fears were confirmed that Hillary Clinton has conceded.

“florida pls … well this is utterly terrifying … I am in tears,” she wrote.

I am in tears

— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) November 9, 2016

Here’s what other celebrities are tweeting:

Canadian national flag

While Kanye West and Miley Cyrus have since contacted real estate agents in their plans to buy houses and relocate to Canada, other celebrities are busy expressing themselves on social media.

Singer Cher wrote that the “world will never be the same” if Donald Trump wins, and later added: “Sad for the young. Will never be more than the toilet.”

Lady Gaga called for hope, writing: “Say a prayer America.”

Sabby Dhalu, co-convener of the Stand up to Racism group, said: “Donald Trump used the oldest trick in the book – he stirred up fear and racism in the context of a stagnant economy and the resulting fall in living standards – to mobilise a vote for him.

“The danger now is racists across the globe feel emboldened by Donald Trump’s victory and racism and sexism become normalised through the most powerful figure in the world.

“We call on anti-racists and all progressives to join us tonight outside the US Embassy.”

Another Brit, Lily Allen, tweeted that neighbouring Canada had “better build a wall”.

Reports confirm that the website for Canadian citizenship applications crashed last night as thousands of Americans logged on for a possible move to the country.

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane also tweeted: “I truly cannot visualize the rambling, incoherent creature I saw at the debates now addressing the nation from the Oval Office.”

The positive element from all this is that we can no longer pretend that we are free of racism & sexism. The question is, what do we do now?

Ex-American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson said: “I have never been more nervous/scared in my life.”

2106 U.S. Election: Donald Trump win in Florida, now What?

Donald Trump is widely reported to be ahead of Hillary Clinton, and bookmakers – including The New York Times, say he’s destined to win. This is an unexpected turn considering that the GOP nominee was given only a 20% chance of gaining victory after the polls closed.

Supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cheer during the election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown

The Republican presidential candidate has won in key American states – Ohio, North Carolina and Florida.

For the unbelievable feat achieved, acting UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed the Florida result was America’s “Sunderland moment”.

Farage made a reference to Sunderland in memory of the Europena Union’s referendum night when the signs started pointing towards Brexit.

Everything seem to be moving so fast for Trump, who many people see as unfit for the presidency. He has however unsettled Mrs Clinton’s expected easy ride to the White House.

The threat has always been there before Americans casted their votes, and his latest achievements shows Hillary is on the verge of losing her dreams of becoming America’s first woman president.

Outside polling sites in Broward County, Florida on election day

While the world waits impatiently to find out who will be the next President of the United States, Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will need 270 electoral votes out of a possible 538 in the electoral college to win.

With 29 Electoral College votes it is the joint-third most important state in America, alongside New York and behind only Texas and California.

People watch voting results at Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's election night event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Donald Trump has so far overtaken Hillary Clinton as favourite to become the next US President, according to the New York Times projection.

The margin between both candidates in their Florida battle shows Trump stands as a firm contender to the crown.

Chance of Winning Presidency

Reports confirm that Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning the election was rated as 80% or above, by the New York Times as polls started closing at midnight.

Surprisingly, the estimation was overturned as Trump upstaged the Democratic candidate at around 2.30am having won in Texas, North Carolina and Florida emerged.

Florida, which has 29 votes in the electoral college which decides who becomes the next president, would represent a major prize for either camp as they seek to reach the victory target of 270.

Meanwhile, Lord Ashcroft says there’s a possibility that the electoral college has already swung the results in Trump’s favor.

“There is a real possibility Clinton wins the popular vote and loses the electoral college.”

— Lord Ashcroft (@LordAshcroft) November 9, 2016

The US presidential election results and projections at 2.50am UK time

The Mexican peso has just plunged against the dollar. A sign investors may now be switching their bets to a Trump victory #USElection2016pic.twitter.com/H5mMJLUmeg

— Ed Conway (@EdConwaySky) November 9, 2016

Financial reports say global business has been affected with the recent posibilities of Trump making it to the White House. The U.S. dollar is fast losing its value as it depreciated more than two percent versus the yen at one point.

For the records, Hillary Clinton has taken a bold step to thank her numerous fans after last night’s torture from Donald Trump.

In the message which appeared to portray Mrs Clinton as a “strong woman” as well as “betray the nervousness in her camp”, the Democratic nominee appreciated her supporters with the post which reads, “whatever happens tonight”.

This team has so much to be proud of. Whatever happens tonight, thank you for everything. pic.twitter.com/x13iWOzILL

— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) November 9, 2016

Reports confirm Hillary Clinton has already called Donald Trump to concede.

At 70, Donald Trump will also be the oldest US president. Current record holder Ronald Reagan was 69 years and 349 days old when he assumed office.

What U.S Reps are saying about Trump’s final Presidential Debate

Image shows U.S. Presidential candidate Donald J. Trump.

The U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan organization the handles matters relating to general election debates, said on 14 October 2016 that it had invited Hillary Clinton (Democratic party nominee) and Donald J. Trump (Republican representative) to America’s third presidential debate.

Gary Johnson (Libertarian candidate) and Jill Stein of the Green Party were excluded from the invitations as they failed to reach the stipulated minimum 15 percent votes.

In a statement, the CPD said that its board of directors had “determined that the polling averages called for in the third criterion are as follows: Hillary Clinton (45.8%), Donald Trump (40.4%), Gary Johnson (7.0%) and Jill Stein (2.2%). Accordingly, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump qualify to participate in the October 19 debate. No other candidates satisfied the criteria for inclusion in the October 19 debate.”

Candidates were expected to reach an average of at least 15 percent in the following polls to participate in one of the CPD’s 2016 presidential debates:

  • ABC-Washington Post
  • CBS-New York Times
  • CNN-Opinion Research Corporation
  • Fox News
  • NBC-Wall Street Journal

Following a perceived victory for Trump at Wednesday’s presidential debates, this is what House Representatives are saying about the U.S. Republican presidential candidate.

“During tonight’s final debate, Hillary Clinton confirmed that, if elected, she’ll continue pursuing the failed policies of Barack Obama that have led to the slowest economic growth since the 1940’s, and that have made America less safe and secure.

“In the face of constant attacks from his rival and unprecedented media bias, Mr. Trump remained strong and focused on the issues important to the American people. He communicated his plans for America while Hillary Clinton danced around serious ethical charges regarding the Clinton Foundation, her secret e-mail server, and her campaign’s instigation of violence at Trump rallies.

“Tonight, Donald Trump succeeded in reminding the American people once again that Hillary Clinton’s actions have disqualified her from being our Commander-In-Chief.” Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Ohio)

“This election is about the direction and future of America. Voters have a real choice between a distinct set of ideas and leadership values offered by both candidates. But it’s Donald Trump who’s got the right message and a pro-growth agenda that resonates with workers and families struggling under Obama’s economy.

“Trump is also the national security candidate who’s committed to strengthening America’s military and defending America’s global interests without reservation.

“On these issues, which are among the most important to the American people, Trump is the only choice for a stronger and more prosperous nation.” Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA)

“Once again, Donald Trump won the debate. He showed that we have a clear choice between Hillary Clinton’s four more years of the same failed policies of President Obama, or Mr. Trump’s vision to bring positive change to the American people through a renewed economy, pro-growth tax policies, repealing and replacing Obamacare, defeating ISIS, and regaining respect for the United States on the world stage.” –Rep. Billy Long (R-MO)

“Last night Americans were reminded why we cannot afford another four years of the Clinton-Obama record of abysmal economic growth and declining respect globally. Donald Trump showed he understands the complexities of Syria and proved that Hillary failed during her tenure at the State Department — our world is less safe because of her decisions.

“Mr. Trump the only candidate with innovative plans to stimulate our nation’s economy by bringing back jobs to our shores. He’s the only candidate that will put America first and recapture its standing around the world and make America a safer place to raise a family.” -Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA)

“Donald Trump proved once again that he is the true voice of the change America needs. He is focused on charting a new course of economic prosperity, job growth, and national security while Hillary Clinton is determined to double down on the same policies that are failing the American people.

“Trump is committed to appointing individuals to the Supreme Court who will uphold the Constitution. The nation is yearning for a brighter future, and Donald Trump’s commitment to putting the American people first shows why he should be elected our next president.” – Rep. Tom Price (R-GA)

“Our nation needs someone who will fight for jobs for our communities because that is what we need and that is what is fair. That person is clearly Donald Trump. A Hillary Clinton presidency is unacceptable. She is striving to create a liberal Supreme Court to carry on her agenda for years and arrogantly believes she can say one thing publicly, then privately carry out and entirely different agenda. She has demonstrated recklessness regarding classified information and risked American lives simply for her personal convenience. We need someone who cares about our families. That is Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton.” – Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY)

“For the Supreme Court, for the security of our borders and for tax relief for millions of American families, farmers and small business owners, Donald Trump once again showed why he is the best choice to be the next President of the United States of America. After three debates, it’s now clear that Donald Trump is the only candidate who can lead our country in a positive direction and put an end to the failures of the Clinton-Obama policies. On the key issues Donald Trump’s proposals win on the merits and provide the path forward that America has been lacking for the past eight years.” –Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

“Last night’s debate set the tone for the remaining 20 days of the 2016 election. We watched in concert with the rest of the world as Donald Trump laid out a vision of prosperity and security for our nation and her people. In stark contrast, we saw carefully orchestrated talking points that Secretary Clinton used to outline a plan for the continuation of the failed policies of the current administration. These failed policies have increased the size of the federal government and decreased living standards for everyday Americans. 

“What remains to be seen is if the media will continue their biased and relentless assault of Mr. Trump. Mr. Trump’s performance reflected the sentiments of many Americans and it is my sincere hope that the media focuses on the difference of policy positions rather than the personalities.” – Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL)

Trump outlines plan to build 350 ships for the Navy and more

– This Donald J. Trump‘s statement was released October 21, 2016 –

**REMARKS AS PREPARED FOR DELIVERY**

Thank you.

In 18 days, we are going to win the state of Pennsylvania and we are going to win the White House.

But you have to vote on November 8th.

Our opponents have spent more money than ever before in the history of campaigns – raised from special interests – and yet we are leading in the polls from Rasmussen, LA Times, and Investor’s Business Daily.

Together, we are going to deliver real change that puts America First.

We are going to renegotiate our terrible trade deals, end illegal immigration, stop the massive inflow of refugees, reduce surging crime, cut taxes and regulations, end Common Core, and repeal and replace the disaster known as Obamacare.

Your jobs will come back under a Trump Administration. Your incomes will go up under a Trump Administration. Your taxes will go way down under a Trump Administration. Your companies won’t be leaving Pennsylvania under a Trump Administration.

We are also going to rebuild our badly depleted military.

Our Navy is the smallest it’s been since World War I. My plan will build the 350 ship Navy we need. This will be the largest effort at rebuilding our military since Ronald Reagan, and it will require a truly national effort. The Philadelphia Navy Yard is a perfect example. I will instruct my Secretary of the Navy to study locations like Philadelphia with a long history of service to our military and proximity to vibrant private industry and find ways to involve them in this national effort.

As our fleet is rebuilt, we’ll need to invest in recruiting the skilled American craftsmen we need, like welders and pipe fitters and so much more.

We will establish ‘centers of excellence’ in places like Philadelphia and Portsmouth New Hampshire and Hampton Roads in Virginia to produce the master craftsmen we need to rebuild our Fleet.

We will rebuild our navy and we will do it with American steel made right here in Pennsylvania.

As part of our plan for bold change to make your life better, we will also rebuild our massively depleted infrastructure.

Obama-Clinton doubled the national debt in 8 years – but instead of rebuilding America, the money was all lost and America’s infrastructure is like that of a third-world country.

We’re also spending $6 trillion dollars in the Middle East, with nothing to show for it.

Imagine if we had spent this money rebuilding the inner cities of Philadelphia.

Instead, we spent trillions on foreign countries and left our own to crumble. We defend other countries’ borders, invest in their resources, but abandon our own. The plan I am proposing targets substantial new investment here at home to fix America’s transportation, drinking water, and other vital infrastructure. This can be achieved through a focus on public-private partnerships, proven financing programs, and tax credits that incentivize companies to make major job-and-wealth producing investments in the local economy.

This means help for projects like the Pennsylvania Turnpike as well as the Pennsylvania portion of the Appalachian Highway System. My plan will also help Pennsylvania upgrade or replace bridges in the Commonwealth that have been deemed “structurally deficient.”

We are also going to unleash the power of American energy right here in Pennsylvania – shale, oil, natural gas and clean coal.

We are putting Pennsylvania back to work, and we are putting the special interests out of work.

We are going to renegotiate NAFTA, stop the TPP, and stand up to foreign product dumping and currency manipulation.

Your city has lost one-third of its manufacturing jobs since Bill Clinton signed NAFTA – a deal supported by Hillary Clinton.

70,000 factories have shut down or left the United States since China entered the World Trade Organization.

Just a few miles from here, there’s a very famous bridge that says: “Trenton Makes, The World Takes.”

Under a Trump Administration, I can promise you: we are going to start making things in America again – and we are going to start making things in Pennsylvania again.

Your products will be sent around the world, not your jobs.

Hillary is controlled by special interests who want to ship your jobs to other countries.

She’s the most corrupt person ever to run for President.

She bleached and deleted 33,000 emails – after a Congressional subpoena – lied under oath to Congress, lied to the FBI, obstructed justice, made 13 phones disappear – some with a hammer – and now we learn 2 boxes of evidence have mysteriously gone missing.

Now, from WikiLeaks, we’ve just learned she tried to get $12 million dollars from the King of Morocco for an appearance – more pay-for-play.

That is why I am proposing a package of ethics reforms to make our government honest once again.

It’s time to drain the swamp in Washington, D.C.

One new proposal I am outlining today will help us put the corrupt regulation industry out of business.

I will work with Congress to require that for every 1 new regulation, 2 old regulations must be eliminated.

We’re losing $2 trillion dollars in economic activity a year to regulations – the only people getting rich are the lobbyists, lawyers and special interests.

I am also going to push for a constitutional amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress.

Not only will we end government corruption, but we will end economic stagnation.

My plan lowers our business tax from 35 percent to 15 percent.

We are also going to rebuild our inner cities.

African-Americans and Hispanics living in the inner cities are suffering. The violence is unbearable. You walk to the store with your child and you get shot. There is no education, there are no jobs, there is no safety.

Nearly 3,500 people have been shot in Chicago since the beginning of the year.

Homicides are up nearly 50% in Washington, D.C. and more than 60% in Baltimore. And it’s getting worse.

To the African-American and Hispanic voters suffering, I say: what do you have to lose?

Vote for Donald Trump. I will fix it.

We will take care of our inner cities, and we will bring safety, prosperity and security to the people of Philadelphia.

We will be a rich nation once again.

But to be a rich country, we must also be a safe country.

National security begins at the border.

Speaking in secret to a foreign bank Hillary Clinton said her dream is for totally “open trade and open borders.”

Hillary’s plan includes an open border with the Middle East – meaning generations of radicalism and terrorism spreading and growing within our shores.

She even wants a 550% increase in Syrian refugees.

So let me state this as clearly as I can. If I’m elected President I am going to keep Radical Islamic Terrorists out of our country.

We will also stop the crisis of illegal immigration. A Trump Administration will secure and defend our borders. And yes, we will build a wall.

We have the first-ever endorsement from our ICE and Border Patrol officers.

It was just reported that a man deported from our country 10 times in six years has been charged with raping a 12-year old girl. In August, Texas Police arrested a serial illegal immigrant rapist who had been deported five times, one victim included a 68 year-old woman with a cane who took his offer to drive her home. He left her on the side of a dirt road.

A 64 year-old Air Force Veteran, Marilyn Pharis, was raped and beaten to death with a hammer by a repeat-offending criminal illegal immigrant who should have been deported – but never was.

If I’m elected, we will impose tough new mandatory minimum federal prison sentences for anyone who illegally re-enters the country after previously being deported. And we will swiftly remove and deport all criminal aliens from this country, and dismantle the gangs and cartels preying on our citizens.

Either we win this election, or we lose the country.

A victory in November will be a victory for you, the American people.

Here are some of the amazing things we are going to do for our country starting in 2017:

We are going to have the biggest tax cut since Ronald Reagan; eliminate every unnecessary job-killing regulation; defend religious liberty; provide school choice to every low-income child in America, and we are going to end Common Core; support the men and women of law enforcement; save the 2nd amendment; and appoint Justices to the Supreme Court who will uphold and defend the Constitution of the United States.

For the next 18 days, you have to get every last person you know out to the voting booths.

This is our one magnificent chance to reclaim our country for We The People.

I am going to fight for every citizen, of every background, from every stretch of this nation.

I’m going to fight for every child living in poverty.

I’m going to fight for every mom who lost her child to illegal immigration, and drugs and gang violence.

I’m going to fight for every community whose jobs and factories have been ripped out of states like Pennsylvania and shipped to other countries.

I’m going to fight for every person in this country who believes government should serve the people – not the donors and special interests.

And I am going to fight to bring us all together as Americans.

Imagine what our country could accomplish if we started working together as One People, under One God, saluting One American Flag.

You’re going to look back at this rally for the rest of your life. You’re going to remember this day.

This is a movement like you’ve never seen before.

You’re going to look back at this election, and say this is by far the most important vote you’ve ever cast for anyone at any time.

If we win, the change you’ve been waiting for will finally arrive.

We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And We Will Make America Great Again.

Katy Perry and other Celebrities react to America’s last Presidential Debate

It was a war of both worlds between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as usual. No one expected anything different from the arch rivals during America’s last presidential debate on Wednesday.

The Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton started off as sworn enemies, without handshakes or hugs. They never even met for greetings before the debate kicked off, reports confirm.

Both politicians took to the center stage and settled in for a fight, exactly what was expected.

While Mr Trump and Mrs Hillary battled for posterity on issued bordering immigration, abortion, and procedures for appointing the country’s next Supreme Court justices, celebrities kept themselves busy on Twitter. And Katy Perry took the leadership position on social media, with Kim Kardashian missing in action.

I love when she lays out the rules like the boss she is #debates

— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) October 20, 2016

YES I LOVE THAT WE ARE GETTING INTO REAL ISSUES EVEN UNCOMFORTABLE ONES❗#debates

Si señorita https://t.co/JTMA1S4ZpL

Bad hombres? — #debatenight

“Bigly”? —— #debatenight

This from a guy who went bankrupt 6 times. Spare me.

Debate Game; Will Trump say Tremendous or Disaster more times?

I can’t watch AFTER what he just said ” you Can take a baby a RIP the baby out of a womb”?F he mean?..He’s NEVER had a baby inside of him#NO

He’s just sniffed again.

Ready for the debate tonight!! The big decision tonight… glass or bottle? —#ImWithHer pic.twitter.com/dJBvcuJujn

They’re letting Hillary talk – its rigged!!

“The constitution the way it was meant” according to a dood named Tommy Jefferson it was meant to absolutely change with the times

A man that thinks a woman should be punished for making a decision about her OWN body is NOT a presidential candidate.

Bigly is back bigly.

I’m ready to be led by a woman. Her turn.

Donald Trump loves #mansplaining

#BADHOMBRES

i cant wait for @hillaryclinton to just be our new president already so we can all forget this trump nightmare ever happened #debatenight

——–“Tense as a voyeur, child, we all leaned in. Each one heard to themselves the great and terrible f**kery of the world. Joyless” #debates

Dear Christians we don’t have to agree with each other we MUST agree with God no matter who you vote for GOD IS IN CONTROL we must NOT FEAR!

So terrifying he keeps inferring that he, #Trump will not accept the results of the election. How dare he!?? #algore did! And too damn bad!

I’m watching this debate the way I would a drunk, irrational uncle during the holidays: just enough to make sure he doesn’t break anything

Trump just interrupted Hillary, mid-sentence, and said #SuchANastyWoman. —#debate

I never realized Hillary was the emperor of the world for the last 30 years, solely responsible for every bad thing that ever happened. Hmm.

At the same time, he wants to keep us in “suspense” about him accepting election results. Unstable.

With that “lots of luck” comment, I think Trump just admitted that he knows Hillary will be the next President.

Is this a rerun? #DebateNight

“It’s rigged.”

Translated: I’m going to lose so if I say you cheated now, I won’t look crazy later.#debatenight

Trump’s two biggest areas of knowledge: debt and entitlement. #debate

Gay Porn Star Colby Keller: “I’m voting for Donald Trump.”

The famous gay porn actor Colby Keller has nominated Donald J. Trump as his candidate for America’s presidency come November 8. In his latest interview with Office Magazine, the 35-year-old said: “I’m going to vote for Trump!”

Melania Trump’s beautiful black dress breaks the Internet

Melania Trump has made headlines for different reasons ever since her husband got closer to grabbing a win at the upcoming U.S. Presidential Election scheduled November 8. First, it was a lawsuit against Daily Mail, after the news outlet published nude pictures of Mr Trump’s wife.

Image: Melania Trump

Second, the aspiring U.S. First Lady followed up in July with a Michelle Obama’s 2008 plagiarized speech at the Republican National Convention.

Melania wasn’t to blame for the mistakes stated above because the nude pictures that portrayed her as a call girl, were taken before she got married to Trump.

Also, she wasn’t the one who wrote her convention speech, so she’s exonerated from the accusation of copying Mrs Obama’s speech.

Image shows Melania Trump in a girl-on-girl picture taken in 1997 while she was still a model. This racy picture was published in the January issue of France’s Max Magazine.

A lot of Melania’s racy pictures appeared on GQ cover earlier this year and spread quickly like a wildfire on the internet.

The X-rated photos sparked a heated war of words between her Donald Trump and a rival candidate Ted Cruz, who was said to have spearheaded the publication.

Melania Trump plastic surgery

Image above shows Melania Trump wearing a black dress during a political campaign held in March. Someone must have told her how amazing she looks in black, don’t you agree?

All said, Mrs Trump recently gave the media another positive topic to write about her. It was exactly the gorgeous dress she wore to the first presidential debate night.

The black dress caught everyone’s attention and it’s still making headlines.

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Image shows Melania Trump (L).

Melania’s off-the-shoulder gown was a piece designed by Roland Mouret.

View: Roland Mouret: 2016 Collection (Pre-Fall).

Mrs Trump was right there at the front row in her angelic dress, smiling in support of the Republican nominee who battled Hillary Clinton on stage at Hofstra University in New York Monday night.

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Image shows Mrs Trump exchanging greetings with former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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If you’re wondering what’s so cool about the dress apart from its beautiful appearance.

It goes for $2,645.00

Kim Kardashian Shows Support For Hillary Clinton.

Kim Kardashian confirms she has made up her mind to vote in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election coming up November 8. She says her loyalty now lies with the Democratic Party Representative Hillary Clinton though she was initially undecided.

#STRAIGHTUP I’M WITH HER https://t.co/OcQ2Upq7XKpic.twitter.com/rz0QrDAk3Q

— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) September 25, 2016

Image shows Kim Kardashian, Hillary Clinton and Kanye West.

The 35-year-old took a step forward using her social media app on Saturday to squash rumors that she was considering giving her vote to Donald J. Trump of the Republican Party, according to an ET report.

In her online post, Kimmy made reference to her Wonderland interview published 23 September.

“A ‘quote’ of mine was released yesterday causing my phone to blow up by friends, family and every both candidates’ camps, so I want to explain the context in which I said I was ‘on the fence’ about my vote,” she started in her essay.

The reality TV star continued: “There was a point when I wasn’t 100% sure I was even going to vote in this election; I didn’t want to vote blindly.

“But I also thought about how not voting would mean that I wasn’t making my voice heard, so I decided to talk to my closest friends and family who I love and trust, to have an open conversation about politics.”

Kim revealed that she was actually “on the fence” a while ago thinking of voting for either Hillary or Trump.

Image shows Republican Party candidate Donald Trump and Kim Kardashian.

Thoughts of getting the best advice on politics made her contact stepparent Caitlyn Jenner, who encouraged her to carry out a research on the candidates’ policies in order to choose the best president.

In her words: “She encouraged me to do my research before making my decision and then vote for the candidate whose policies aligned with the things that matter most to me.”

The mom-of-two says she believes Mrs. Clinton’s stand on protecting women’s rights should matter most to everyone who’s eligible to vote.

She continued: “And so that’s what I did. I thought about the things that are so important to me that they outweigh everything else, such as control and protecting women’s rights to safe and legal abortion.

“I found that without a doubt, I stand with Hillary. I’m with her. I believe Hillary will best represent our country and is the most qualified for the job,” she explained. “This year, I’m not just voting for myself, but also for my children, and I took that into careful consideration when I made my decision.”

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Image: Kim Kardashian

Kim never denied the fact that her vote could have gone to Donald Trump. She explained that although she has decided to vote in favor of Mrs. Clinton, it would be wrong for people to judge others by their religious beliefs or political ideas.

“I believe that both candidates have the intention of making the country a safer and stronger place for every American, they just have different ideas about how we get there,” she added.

“God bless America for allowing us to even make these decisions — there are so many in this world who are not so privileged.”

Image shows momager Kris Jenner and Mrs. Hillary Clinton.

With Kim’s decision to vote for the Democratic Party candidate, there are speculations that Mrs. Clinton may have already been endorsed by the Kardashians.

Pastor MARK BURNS Statement On Donald Trump.

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Image shows Pastor Mark Burns.

“With much anticipation and excitement, I’m pleased to announce that Republican Presidential Candidate Donald J. Trump will be speaking at the only African American owned and operated national Christian television network, The Impact Network, Saturday, September 3rd, at 11am.

“Impact Network President and CEO, Bishop Wayne T. Jackson, will interview Mr. Trump at Great Faith Ministries in Detroit, Michigan.

“Mr. Trump will answer questions that are relevant to the African American community such as education (including HBCUs), unemployment, making our streets safe and creating better opportunities for all. He will then give an address to outline policies that will impact minorities and the disenfranchised in our country. 

“Citizens around the country will see, as I’ve have seen, the heart and compassion Mr. Trump has for all Americans, which includes minority communities whose votes have been taken for granted for far too long.” – Pastor Mark Burns

Pastor Mark Burns received heavy backlash after he posted a cartoon of Hillary Clinton in blackface to his Twitter account. The evangelical pastor and Donald Trump surrogate Mark Burns then used another cartoon to blame the media for the criticisms he faced.

The infamous cartoon posted Thursday by Burns features a sullen-looking Clinton with face covered in green makeup, and the word “scandal” written on it multiple times.

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Beside the former secretary of state is a reporter holding a microphone with a “media” mic flag, pointing away from Clinton.

“Look over there!” the reporter says in the cartoon. “A Hillary blackface cartoon!”

In the post accompanying the drawing, Burns wrote, “Isn’t this the TRUTH…! This is what Liberal #MSM do for @HillaryClinton,” using the hashtag abbreviation for mainstream media. He then complimented the cartoonist on his “great drawing.”

“The tweet is a frustration that I have as a black man here in America and how I see African-Americans in many cases — not every case but in many cases — are suffering throughout this country and to see how en masse we have been voting for the Democratic Party en masse and yet we have very little to show for it,” Burn said during a phone interview on MSNBC earlier this week, explaining his original blackface tweet. “It’s a vexation to me to see how the Democratic Party, and especially Hillary Clinton, what I call tap dance for the black vote, get it and then disappear for four more years.”