Thu Sep 26, 2019 AT 5:18 PM EDT
House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes has some questions about why top secret and confidential phone calls made by President Donald Trump to foreign leaders keep leaking — to the press and Democrats on Capitol Hill.
“Is it normal for the president to have their conversations leak out? This is the third time,” Nunes said.
In the whistleblower complaint, the individual says they heard from a number of White House officials, in this case alleged leakers, about a phone call Trump had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“According to the White House officials who had direct knowledge of the call, the President pressured Mr. Zelensky,” the complaint states.
If this claim is true, who in the White House or the intelligence agencies is sending out the information? Or is this claim being falsely made in the complaint to further sow distrust among staff at the White House? Which of course cripples Trump’s ability to conduct foreign policy… Read Full Story
Tue Sep 24, 2019 AT 5:14 PM EDT
President Donald Trump slammed globalism and defended national sovereignty during his Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly, asserting that the “future does not belong to globalists.”
The president took the stage Tuesday morning shortly after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and issued a defense of nationalism.
“Looking around and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see,” Trump said. “If you want freedom, take pride in your country. If you want democracy, hold onto your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first.”
He asserted, “The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots.” Read Full Story
Thu Sep 19, 2019 AT 1:49 PM EDT
(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
President Donald Trump’s job approval rating rose 4 percentage points in a Gallup poll released Thursday that also found the partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats at a record high.
The president’s approval rating now stands at 43 percent, compared to 39 percent in August, according to the polling giant.
Gallup also noted that the 86-point gap between Republicans and Democrats in the new poll tied a record. An overwhelming 91 percent of Republicans now approve of Trump’s performance, compared to just 5 percent of Democrats. More than one-third of independents — 38 percent — approve of the job he is doing. Read Full Story