Tag Archives: Right-wing populism in the United States

Facebook, Google and Amazon are similar to states. Bremmer: Will they replace nationhood?

On the day in early January when former President Donald Trump encouraged thousands of his followers to storm America’s capitol building during Congress’s session to certify the election of Joe Biden, the most consequential decisions to re-establish order were made not by law enforcement or the military, but by giant tech companies, who decided – on their own, and without government encouragement – to punish the leaders of the failed insurrection. Continue reading

30Nov/17

UK’s May criticises Trump retweet, urges support for Yemen and Iran nuke deal

AMMAN, JORDAN (NOVEMBER 30, 2017) (UK POOL) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday (November 30) that U.S. President Donald Trump was wrong to retweet a video from a far-right British group which she said was “hateful” and spreads division. Continue reading

09Nov/17

China says its people can contact the outside world, after Trump skirted country’s firewall to tweet on trip

BEIJING, CHINA (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hu Chunying said on Thursday (November 9) there were plenty of channels for people in China to communicate with “the outside world”. Hua’s comments were a response to a journalist’s question about whether China sees U.S. President Donald Trump’s open use of twitter during his trip in Beijing to be in breach of Chinese law. Continue reading

10Oct/17

White House supports NFL moves on anthem

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the administration would support the NFL asking players to stand and defended Vice President Mike Pence’s tax-payer funded visit to a Sunday game that he left after the anthem was played in what critics say was a publicity stunt. Continue reading

26Sep/17

NBA star Lebron James says Trump trying to “divide us”

CLEVELAND, OHIO, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (NBC) – Basketball player Lebron James lashed out on Monday (September 25) against U.S. President Donald Trump over his verbal battle with the National Football League (NFL) over players who drop to one knee during the national anthem. Continue reading

24Sep/17

NFL-Trump feud on anthem protests takes over fields across U.S.

National Football League players sat out, knelt and linked arms during pre-game national anthems played across the country and in London on Sunday, after a weekend of tweets by President Donald Trump criticizing protesting players. Nathan Frandino reports. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Protesters march against Trump in New York

Protesters take to the streets of New York, calling for an end to the Trump presidency. Continue reading

30Aug/17

Freedom of the press under attack by Trump: U.N. rights boss

The United Nations’ top human rights official says that derogatory remarks by U.S. President Donald Trump about journalists could amount to incitement and embolden followers to attack certain communities. Continue reading

18Aug/17

Tillerson denounces racism in wake of Trump’s Charlottesville comments

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (AUGUST 18, 2017) (STATE TV) – With U.S. President Donald Trump increasingly isolated over his response to white nationalist violence in Virginia, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued a broad condemnation of racism on Friday (August 18) and promised to make his department more racially diverse. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Intel CEO resigns from Trump Council over Charlottesville

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE- FEBRUARY 8, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – Intel CEO Brian Krzanich became the third CEO to resign, on Monday (August 14), from U.S. President Donald Trump’s American Manufacturing Council, following Trump’s initially tepid response to weekend violence at a rally of white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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