From remarks about potentially snapping up Greenland to engaging in Twitter wars with critics, it’s no secret that former US President Donald Trump’s time in the White House served sketch ideas on a silver platter to NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” In fact, many Trump administration shenanigans proved to be the weekend show’s bread and butter.
As the saying goes, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. According to netizens, US President Joe Biden did not adhere to this proverb during his Wednesday remarks on Russia following his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Brussels, Belgium.
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday held their much-anticipated meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, touching on a variety of subjects, including the COVID-19 pandemic, US troop removal from Afghanistan, the political crisis in Belarus, and, of course, relations between Russia and the US, among other hot topics.
Under the Trump administration, global approval of the US fell to one of its more historic lows largely due to former US President Donald Trump’s brash decisions and blunt commentary. However, under the new commander-in-chief, there appears to be a shift on the world stage.
Since parting with the White House, former US President Donald Trump has mostly stayed away from the spotlight, opting instead to release a variety of releases to the public through his post-presidency office. However, over the weekend, the former commander-in-chief made one of his first public appearances.
In a bid to circumvent his restricted access to various social media networks, former US President Donald Trump launched his own communication platform meant to serve as a place to “speak freely and safely.” The platform had been dubbed, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”
Condoleezza Rice notably served as Secretary of State during former US President George Bush's second term in office. Prior to her 2005 appointment, Rice served as US National Security Advisor and notoriously made the false claim that Iraq and Saddam Hussein may be close to producing a nuclear weapon.
Since the deadly US Capitol riot, the public and multiple congressional lawmakers have called for an in-depth investigation to examine the events that unfolded on January 6. However, not all officials are in favor of creating the 9/11-style commission, over concerns that it could prove problematic for Republicans ahead of midterm elections.
World leaders have blasted the forced landing of Ryanair flight FR4978 that saw a Belarusian journalist taken into police custody after the civilian plane made an emergency landing in Minsk, Belarus, over a false bomb threat. European leaders have issued retaliatory actions, such as prohibiting Belarusian aircraft from EU airspace.
The US president’s appearance at the Coast Guard Academy’s graduation ceremony marked his first such address as the commander-in-chief. However, it also proved to be a return visit, as he had done the same for the 2013 graduating class as vice president.
The US military force, composed of the US Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, Coast Guard and National Guard, has hundreds of thousands of active-duty personnel, many of whom are stationed overseas. However, a new report indicates that the Land of the Free has a military force completely off the books.
At the start of his administration, US President Joe Biden issued a multitude of executive orders that effectively walked back policies imposed under the Trump White House, including one that halted work on the US-Mexico border wall.
Over the last several days, hundreds of rockets have been deployed along the Gaza Strip as Israel's Iron Dome defense system has been repeatedly tapped to intercept incoming missiles. The clashes have led to dozens of fatalities and injuries.
Following the storming of the US Capitol by hundreds of people, including Trump supporters, former US President Donald Trump was booted off various platforms after being blamed for inciting the deadly insurrection. In fact, Facebook’s oversight board recently upheld Trump’s ban from the platform.
Former US President Donald Trump managed to appoint a whopping three justices to the US Supreme Court, despite efforts to shoot down the nominations of Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Looking ahead, liberal politicians are now trying to ensure the bench does not lean even more toward the conservative side of the political spectrum.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that all US troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by September 11, breaking a previous understanding that suggested American forces would be fully removed by May 1.
US President Joe Biden announced in early April that Washington would not be able to make its May deadline to remove all American troops from Afghanistan, noting instead that the Land of the Free would instead be pulling out forces by September 11 - the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
The US House of Representatives passed a measure that would grant Washington, DC, statehood for the very first time in June 2020. However, the initiative was left in a permanent pause after the US Senate failed to take on the legislation. Multiple attempts have been made to make the nation’s capital the US’ 51st state to no avail.
Earlier, Minnesota’s Hennepin County District Judge Peter Cahill urged politicians to keep their opinions of the Chauvin trial under wraps because it could provide the defense with a valid shot at filing an appeal on the case.
Earlier, US President Joe Biden announced that he was ordering the complete removal of US troops from Afghanistan by September 11, pushing back the initial May 1 deadline by several months.