Trump to tackle mass shootings by building more mental institutions

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday (local time) that culprits behind mass shootings earlier this month in Ohio and Texas were mentally ill, and that his party does not “want to have insane people dangerous people, really bad people having guns.” Mr Trump said that America needs more mental institutions…

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 President Trump backs down on citizenship question in census

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump has backed down on a controversial attempt to add a citizenship question to next year’s census, after the US Supreme Court ruled two weeks ago against his idea, saying that his rationale –the data collected would better enforce the Voting Rights Act – was “contrived”. Instead of making…

Rain on Donald Trump’s controversial Fourth of July Parade

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump addressed a Fourth of July parade in capital city Washington DC in the rain, declaring that “the future of American freedom” lay with the men and women who are willing to defend it, and paid tribute to each branch of the US armed forces. The celebration also featured…

Trump ordered then called off attack on Iran

By Helene Fung According to the New York Times and the Associated Press, US President Donald Trump has ordered an attack on Iran last night in response for a US drone being shot down by the Iranian army; but then called it off when the operation was already in its early stages. War planes were…

Donald Trump row with Nancy Pelosi escalates

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump, House Of Reps Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other senior Democrats abruptly cut short a meeting in which they were supposed to negotiate a $2 trillion package for infrastructure projects. Before the meeting Ms Pelosi called Mr Trump’s efforts to block Democrats’ extensive congressional investigations a “cover-up”, which angered…

Trump bans foreign made telecommunications equipment for US companies over security risk

Donald Trump has declared a national emergency by banning overseas-made communications products that could threaten US security. The president signed an executive order to prevent US companies using telecommunications equipment made by foreign firms that pose a risk. The order does not name specific companies but it is believed it targets Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.…

Trump raises tariffs on $200b of Chinese imports

By Helene Fung US President Donald Trump raised tariffs on$200b of Chinese imports, from 10% to 25%. The changes took effect Friday local time, after negotiators from the two countries began further negotiations in Washington, D.C. in an attempt to resolve the trade war which has already affected global trade and shaken financial markets world-wide.…