The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has reported that Trump’s formal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has admitted to paying a data firm to manipulate online polling data ‘at the direction of and for the sole benefit of’ Trump, leading up to his 2016 presidential campaign.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is the one who put forth the idea of lifting some or all tariffs on Chinese imports, and even a tariff rollback, while trade discussions are held this month.
In recent weeks, both the US and North Korea have been criticised for not making more of an effort to meet, after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had to cancel back in November.
US President Donald Trump’s masterfully unorthodox negotiating style was in full display this week. He began with acerbic tweets threatening to ‘devastate’ Turkey’s economy if Ankara followed through on threats to attack US-backed Kurdish forces in Syria.
China may not like it. But then China doesn’t like any actions that challenge the Communist Party’s authoritarian claims to domestic and regional power. However, Chinese displeasure hasn’t stopped the US and Australian militaries from joining for an annual anti-submarine exercise.
US President Donald Trump has, more than once, labelled the FBI’s probe into possible collusion between himself and the Russians as a total ‘witch hunt’.
When North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met with US President Donald Trump in Singapore last June, it marked the first time ever two sitting leaders from the nations spoke face to face.
US President Donald Trump, is threatening to utilise his emergency-declaring powers to finally secure the funds necessary for that much desired US–Mexico border wall.
As the leader of the free world, you have to imagine that US President Donald Trump keeps a collection of to-do lists. But it’s three items on his international to-do list we want to bring to your attention.
On the 19th day of a partial government shutdown caused by the disagreement over the wall, who will prove stronger, US President Donald Trump or House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi?
In another promising sign, the United States and China will continue trade talks in Beijing for an unscheduled third day after running overtime on the second day, wanting to keep up the momentum of negotiations.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping both have tremendous incentives to reach an agreement. And it’s looking increasingly likely the two sides will sign a ‘great new deal’ inside the next two months.
US Democrats may have taken the majority in the House of Representatives, but President Donald Trump looks set to show them the limits of their new-found powers. When it comes to national security, the president holds most of the cards.
For the last two years, the US hasn’t had an ambassador based in Australia. Sure, we’ve had acting ones, but this’ll be the first under US President Donald Trump.
In what will likely turn out to be little but a symbolic proposal, Democrats in the US House of Representatives manoeuvred to pass legislation to end a 13-day partial government shutdown.
It’s true that little progress has been made in ridding North Korea of its nuclear weapons since the historic summit between North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump on 12 June last year.
For those whose wealth and careers depend on the multi-trillion-dollar defence and espionage industries, US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of Syria signals a worrying trend. And these ‘Deep State’ forces wasted little time and effort disparaging Trump for his bold decision.
Both Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump have tremendous incentives to bridge their disagreements. Neither side will get everything they want. But by moving towards the middle, both sides —and their leaders — will emerge as winners.
The global military industry is worth trillions of dollars per year. The US military budget alone runs close to AU$1 trillion per year. And this doesn’t include the shadier budgets of the world’s intelligence organisations.
New York’s Democrat Senator Kevin Parker sent a tweet to Republican Senate aide Candice Giove. He only bothered writing two words: ‘Kill yourself!’
You’d be forgiven for thinking that New York’s Democrats spend most of their time and effort working against US President Donald Trump. It’s as if they don’t have a state to govern.
Trump and Congress remain embroiled in a feud over his proposed US–Mexico border wall. And now they have four days to reach a deal. Four days until the biggest promise Trump projected will come to a deciding head.
Trump has mentioned in the past of his desire to create a ‘Space Force’ as an independent armed service branch. And while it isn’t exactly what he had in mind, the Space Command certainly brings Trump a lot closer to achieving that goal.
The United States has used a World Trade Organization (WTO) session dedicated to its own trade policies to attack China.
While the funding for that wall remains in limbo, Trump is not backing down, as AP reports. In fact, it’s more likely there will be a ‘shutting down’ rather than a ‘backing down’ during the next phase of this fight for the wall.
As The Australian Tribune has been writing since mid-year, we believe the trade war will come to an end with a fizzle…not a bang. And it’s likely to end before the end of the southern hemisphere’s summer.
You should be able to trust that the Google is fully transparent in its handling of personal data and that it strives to eliminate bias from its platform.
You know things are bad when the president of the United States has his freedom of speech threatened, so don’t think you’re safe here in Australia!
While the political implications of the arrest of the multi-millionaire Chinese executive shouldn’t be ignored, the angst fuelled by the mainstream media over its impact on the trade deal is typically overhyped.
Trump is said to have backed plans to request US$750 billion (AU$1 trillion) from Congress for defence spending next year. To put that in perspective, that’s more than half of Australia’s entire annual economic output (GDP).