Donald Trump denounces “left wing cultural revolution” and promises more American heroes statues

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump warned on the eve of Independence Day, that the racial inequality demonstrations targeting statues of historic figures perceived to have benefited from slavery, a “left wing cultural revolution”, threatened the foundations of American society. “Our nation is witnessing a merciless campaign to wipe out our history … and…

Texas Governor halts state reopening out of COVID fear

Story By Helene Fung, Picture Courtesy: Greg Abbott Social Media Page Texas is a US state that’s been at the forefront of effort to reopen the economies which have been shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however its governor, Greg Abbott, has decided to hit “pause” on the state’s reopening, after over 6,000 new…

Armed protesters occupied US Michigan State Capitol building against stay-at-home orders

By Helene Fung Hundreds of protesters, some armed with rifles, gathered outside the Michigan State’s Capitol building on Thursday (local time) for an “American Patriot Rally”, demanding an end to stay-at-home-orders. Many at the rally ignored social distancing guidelines as they packed the area. Local police have allowed more than 100 protesters into the building…

Trump approves record stimulus package and forces General Motors to make ventilators faster

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump has signed off on its largest economic stimulus package ever, totalling US$2 trillion (A$3.3 trillion), soon after both houses passed the bill. The package includes assistance for affected industries, payments for families, small business loans, unemployment aid as well as investment into the health system. Passing the package…

Whistle-blower alleges Donald Trump made a troubling promise to foreign leader

By Helene Fung The Washington Post reports that a US intelligence official filed a formal whistle-blower report with the inspector general of the intelligence community on the 12th of August, alleging that US President Donald Trump made a troubling “promise” to an unidentified foreign leader. Adam Schiff, chairman of the US House Intelligence Committee from…

Donald Trump appears in front of doctored US presidential seal

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump spoke for 80 minutes, in front of a projected image of a doctored presidential seal, at a student summit on Tuesday local time. The image contained a two-headed eagle instead of one head, which resembles the design of the Russian coat of arms. The eagle is also holding…

US inundated with asylum seekers, Trump threatens to shut border with Mexico

By Helene Fung The US Department of Homeland Security is struggling with a surge in asylum seekers from Central American countries who enter through Mexico, with tens of thousands fleeing violence and economic hardship in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. US President Donald Trump threatened to close the border with Mexico next week if Mexico…