Donald Trump: News
Donald John Trump, born on June 14, 1946, is an American businessman, media personality, and politician who was the 45th US President. Born to a real estate developer, Trump earned his Bachelor's in economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968. He soon joined his father and helped him expand his businesses, which he took over in 1971. Later, he named the conglomeration of business entities owned by him as the Trump Organization. With a $2.4 billion net worth, Trump has stakes and ownerships in residential and commercial real estate, luxury hotels, golf courses, and the entertainment industry. In 2015, Trump announced he would run for the 2016 presidential race; in July 2016, he was officially named the Republican Party’s nominee. He won the presidential election in November 2016 and was inaugurated as the president on January 20, 2017. Interestingly, Trump is the only US President to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives. He, however, retained his office after being acquitted by the Senate both times. His policy decisions in areas like climate change, healthcare, and immigration were severely criticized during his tenure. After Trump lost the 2020 election, Joe Biden succeeded him as president.
05 Jun 2021Facebook
Trump calls Facebook's two-year ban an insult to American voters
On Friday, Facebook decided to suspend former US President Donald Trump's accounts on Facebook as well as Instagram for two years. The suspension will be counted from its actual enforcement which took place on January 7 this year and will continue until 2023.
04 Jun 2021Joe Biden
Biden expands Trump-era order banning US investment in Chinese firms
US President Joe Biden expanded Trump-era ban on US investments in Chinese firms through an executive order signed on Thursday. Biden named 59 Chinese firms suspected of having ties to the Chinese military and surveillance infrastructure.
04 Jun 2021Spotify
NewsBytes Briefing: Reliance weaponizes 3D printing against COVID-19, and more
Reliance might have disrupted the technology space with Jio, but now it has its eyes set on COVID-19. The Indian conglomerate is coming up with a lot of lateral solutions to tackle issues such as combating the virus itself with experimental treatments.
03 Jun 2021Social Media
'From the Desk of Donald J. Trump' blog permanently shut
Not long after former US President Donald Trump hosted a blog on his website, the webpage "From the Desk of Donald J. Trump" has been shut down permanently.
06 May 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: Signal weaponizes Facebook ads against it, and more
In a brilliant move of lateral thinking, Signal showcased the real danger of Facebook's invasion of user privacy through, well, Facebook's targeted advertisements.
05 May 2021Facebook
Trump's Facebook ban upheld by Facebook-funded Oversight Board
Facebook-funded Oversight Board upheld the social media giant's decision to ban former US President Donald Trump on all its platforms following the January 6 Capitol riots.
05 May 2021Social Media
Donald Trump launches Twitter-like platform; bypasses Big Tech censorship
Even as Facebook mulls permanently banning Donald Trump, the 45th US President has reversed his Big Tech unpersoning by launching his own communications platform.
26 Mar 2021United States of America
Trump defends Capitol rioters, says there was 'zero threat'
Former President Donald Trump on Thursday defended some of his supporters who rioted at the US Capitol on January 6, saying they posed zero-threat to the lawmakers who had assembled there to certify the Electoral College vote that confirmed Joe Biden's victory in the presidential race.
22 Mar 2021Twitter
NewsBytes Briefing: Trump is coming back with vengeance, and more
Just when it looked like the Trump derangement syndrome had subsided and the mainstream media seemed ready to find a new bogeyman, former US President Donald Trump is coming back with his own social network.
22 Mar 2021Social Media
Donald Trump plans to launch social network in three months
Former US President Donald Trump has been permanently banned on virtually every major social media platform. He has now hinted that he might bypass his unpersoning by setting up his own social network.
19 Mar 2021Twitter
Twitter wants to ban rule-breaking leaders, seeks users' opinions
After Twitter and the rest of the Big Tech cabal permanently unpersoned then US President Donald Trump earlier this year, Twitter is toying with the idea of muzzling elected government officials and world leaders alike for breaking its capricious rules.
01 Mar 2021Joe Biden
'Journey far from over,' says Trump, teases another presidential run
In his first public appearance after exiting the Oval Office, former United States President Donald Trump said his political journey is far from over, suggesting that he may launch a third presidential bid.
25 Feb 2021Joe Biden
Biden cancels Trump-era ban on green card applicants
On Wednesday, United States President Joe Biden revoked a proclamation from Donald Trump, his predecessor, that banned the issuance of green cards. Known as Presidential Proclamation 100014, the order from the former President spoke about protecting jobs in the US amid the coronavirus pandemic.
18 Feb 2021United States of America
Rush Limbaugh, the voice of American conservatism, dies at 70
Rush Limbaugh, the talk radio host who ripped into liberals and laid waste to political correctness with a captivating brand of malice that made him one of the most powerful voices on the American right, influencing the rightward push of conservatism and the rise of Donald Trump, died on Wednesday.
15 Feb 2021Nancy Pelosi
Support grows for Capitol riot inquiry after Trump's acquittal
A day after former President Donald Trump won his second Senate impeachment trial, bipartisan support appeared to be growing for an independent September 11 style commission into the deadly insurrection that took place at the Capitol.
14 Feb 2021United States of America
'Political movement only just begun,' says Trump after impeachment acquittal
Former United States President Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senate Republicans for his impeachment acquittal.
12 Feb 2021WeChat
Biden slams brakes on Trump's TikTok and WeChat bans
US President Joe Biden has been quite busy passing executive orders undoing Donald Trump's policy decisions. Many of these orders involve reversing Trump administration's measures meant to keep China in check.
11 Feb 2021US Senate
US Senate begins Trump's impeachment trial
The US Senate began the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, on Wednesday with impeachment managers from the Democratic Party-controlled House of Representatives making a strong case.
10 Feb 2021United States of America
Senate declares Donald Trump's second impeachment constitutional
The second impeachment trial of former United States President Donald Trump is constitutional, the Senate said on Tuesday, allowing the proceedings to begin.
06 Feb 2021Parler
Trump was offered 40 percent stake in Parler, claims report
According to documents claimed to have been seen by BuzzFeed News, the Trump Organization was in talks with free-speech platform Parler, allegedly during Donald Trump's presidential term.
05 Feb 2021World
House impeachment managers ask Trump to testify
House impeachment managers asked former US President Donald Trump on Thursday to testify during the Senate impeachment trial, a move that was immediately described as a "public relations stunt" by his lawyers.
03 Feb 2021US Immigration Policy
Biden signs executive orders reversing Trump's hardline immigration policies
US President Joe Biden signed three executive orders that he said would lead to a fair, orderly, and humane legal immigration system and also undo his predecessor Donald Trump's policies that ripped children from the arms of their families.
01 Feb 2021House of Representatives
Trump announces legal defense team for Senate impeachment trial
Former US President Donald Trump has announced his legal defense team for his Senate impeachment trial which is scheduled to begin on February 8.
29 Jan 2021Facebook
NewsBytes Briefing: GameStop controversy attracts government scrutiny, and more
The battle between working class Americans and Wall Street billionaires has garnered bipartisan support from both sides of the US Senate.
26 Jan 2021Joe Biden
Trump impeachment goes to Senate, testing his sway over GOP
House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican Senators, whose denunciations of Trump have cooled since the January 6 riot, were easing off their criticism of Trump and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capitol.
25 Jan 2021Transgenders
Biden to drop Trump's military transgender ban: Source
US President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that bars transgenders from joining the military, dumping a ban ordered by former President Donald Trump during his first year in office, a person briefed on the decision told The Associated Press.
23 Jan 2021White House
Even after leaving White House, Trump gets these government-funded perks
Donald Trump formally left the White House on January 20, when Joe Biden took office as the 46th President of the United States.
23 Jan 2021US Senate
Trump's impeachment trial in Senate to begin on February 8
The United States Senate would begin the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.
23 Jan 2021World Health Organization
Joe Biden signs 30 executive orders in three days
In just three days after taking the Oval Office, United States President Joe Biden signed a record 30 executive orders, at least 10 of which reversed the policies of his predecessor Donald Trump.
22 Jan 2021Twitter
The standing committee of the Parliament on Information Technology grilled officials of Facebook and Twitter at a meeting on Thursday over their views on the prevention of misuse of online platforms.
22 Jan 2021World Health Organization
Dr. Anthony Fauci takes 'liberating' turn at center stage
US' leading infectious diseases expert Dr. Anthony Fauci is back.
22 Jan 2021Facebook
Facebook's Oversight Board to decide on Donald Trump's ban
Facebook has asked its independent experts to make a decision on the continuation of its ban on former US President Donald Trump.
21 Jan 2021White House
As Biden assumes office, China sanctions Pompeo, other Trump officials
China on Wednesday said it was levying sanctions on over two dozen officials of the Donald Trump administration for violating the sovereignty of the nation with "crazy" policy moves.
20 Jan 2021Washington DC
Democracy has prevailed: Biden sworn in as 46th US President
More than two months after he won the election, on the promise of healing a broken nation, Democrat Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America in Washington DC.
20 Jan 2021Joe Biden
Biden to immediately reverse Trump's policies on climate, coronavirus
On his day one as United States President, Joe Biden will issue a series of executive orders, reversing outgoing President Donald Trump's policies on immigration, climate change, and the coronavirus.
20 Jan 2021Joe Biden
Mitch McConnell: Trump 'provoked' Capitol siege, mob was fed lies
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday explicitly blamed US President Donald Trump for the deadly riot at the Capitol, saying the mob was fed lies and Trump and others "provoked" those intent on overturning Democrat Joe Biden's election.
20 Jan 2021United States of America
In final hours of presidency, Trump pardons ex-strategist Steve Bannon
Giving a final gift to his aides, the outgoing United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday pardoned a number of his aides, including Steve Bannon, his former chief strategist, and Elliott Broidy, one of his top fund-raisers.
20 Jan 2021White House
Before Trump's exit, daughter Tiffany gets engaged at White House
Tiffany Trump, the younger daughter of United States President Donald Trump, announced on Tuesday that she got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos.
20 Jan 2021White House
In farewell message, Trump remembers his accomplishments, doesn't mention Biden
On Tuesday, the White House released United States President Donald Trump's pre-recorded farewell message, wherein he wished the best to the next administration but fell short of mentioning his successor Joe Biden's name.
19 Jan 2021Twitter
Alec Baldwin quits Twitter. Trolling about wife's heritage possible trigger?
Alec Baldwin, who up until recently entertained us all by aping Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, has quit Twitter.