Irish Examiner View: More cuts to media could strengthen disinformation and conspiracy theories

Irish Examiner View: More cuts to media could strengthen disinformation and conspiracy theories

On Wednesday, Donald Trump threatened to “strongly regulate” or “close down” social media. That threat is as transparent as his postal voting blather: The idea that he has 80m Twitter followers is his very oxygen.

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Trump escalates war on Twitter and social media protections

Trump escalates war on Twitter and social media protections

President Trump said the fact checks were ‘editorial decisions’ by Twitter and amounted to political activism.

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Donald Trump to sign executive order curbing protections for social media

Donald Trump to sign executive order curbing protections for social media

He has accused platforms of ‘silencing conservative voices’.

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Mark Zuckerberg criticises Twitter over fact-checking Trump tweets

Mark Zuckerberg criticises Twitter over fact-checking Trump tweets

The Facebook boss said social media platforms should not be the ‘arbiter of truth’.

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Irish Examiner view: Twitter bites back on Trump’s baseless rantings

Irish Examiner view: Twitter bites back on Trump’s baseless rantings

On Tuesday, he attempted the character assassination of TV host Joe Scarborough by spreading the false rumour that he had murdered an aide.

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Donald Trump offers to calm tensions between India and China

Donald Trump offers to calm tensions between India and China

The countries are in a bitter stand-off in the remote Ladakh region.

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Widower demands deletion of Donald Trump tweets suggesting his wife was murdered

Widower demands deletion of Donald Trump tweets suggesting his wife was murdered

Lori Kaye Klausutis died in the office of Joe Scarborough in 2001.

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Donald Trump threatens states over postal voting

Donald Trump threatens states over postal voting

The president criticised two battleground states trying to make voting easier during the coronavirus crisis.

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Trump talks from the top of his head, says ex-UK scientific adviser

Trump talks from the top of his head, says ex-UK scientific adviser

Sir David King said the US President is ‘making it up as he goes along’ following Mr Trump’s revelation he is using hydroxychloroquine.

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Robert De Niro says Trump ‘doesn’t care how many people die’ from coronavirus

Robert De Niro says Trump ‘doesn’t care how many people die’ from coronavirus

The Hollywood star is a frequent critics of the president.

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Donald Trump storms out of press conference

Donald Trump storms out of press conference

The President clashed with an Asian-American reporter on the question of China’s role in the coronavirus outbreak.

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Irish Examiner View: Pharma exports 31% of Irish total - Trump’s plan would ruin our economy

Irish Examiner View: Pharma exports 31% of Irish total - Trump’s plan would ruin our economy

Every visit to Ireland by every American president was a melodrama in mutually-agreed exploitation.

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Donald Trump puts 40k pharma jobs in election focus

Donald Trump puts 40k pharma jobs in election focus

Doubts about the future of up to 40,000 jobs in the US pharma giants in Ireland — of which a large share are based in the Cork region — will linger should Donald Trump secure re-election after the US president again signalled out Ireland, a leading economist has said.

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Ambassador backs US pharmaceutical presence in Ireland after Trump comments

Ambassador backs US pharmaceutical presence in Ireland after Trump comments

Daniel Mulhall was speaking after US President Donald Trump vowed to take pharmaceutical manufacturing back to America.

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'Take a look at Ireland': Donald Trump wants to 'take back' pharmaceutical jobs

'Take a look at Ireland': Donald Trump wants to 'take back' pharmaceutical jobs

In a wide-ranging interview with Fox News, the US President also insisted said he believed there will be a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.

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Donald Trump's China threats deal fresh blow to stocks

Donald Trump's China threats deal fresh blow to stocks

US stocks fell after President Trump threatened to impose new tariffs on Beijing over the coronavirus crisis, while business warnings from Amazon and big oil firms highlighted the pain inflicted by global lockdowns.

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Piers Morgan on Donald Trump’s Twitter snub: I’m over it

Piers Morgan on Donald Trump’s Twitter snub: I’m over it

But he told Good Morning Britain: ‘I wish he would listen to me.’

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Priest who Trump asked ‘get me into heaven’ to be buried tomorrow

Priest who Trump asked ‘get me into heaven’ to be buried tomorrow

The funeral of a popular retired parish priest, who famously said he had saved a place in heaven for U.S. President Donald Trump, will take place in Co Clare tomorrow.

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Christopher R Hill: Trump’s departure will not cure America’s political malaise

Christopher R Hill: Trump’s departure will not cure America’s political malaise

Americans may have a well-known love affair with their cars, but it was the South Koreans who first introduced drive-through testing for Covid-19 — a simple measure that drastically minimises the risk of infection, writes Christopher R Hill

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Donald Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and Meghan

Donald Trump refuses to pay security bill for Harry and Meghan

The US president tweeted that he was a ‘great admirer of the Queen and the United Kingdom’.

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TP O’Mahony: God’s representative in the White House

TP O’Mahony: God’s representative in the White House

Despite criticism of Donald Trump by a Christian magazine and misgivings about his moral outlook, the US president will continue to play the ‘God card’, writes TP O’Mahony

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'Take it easy': Trump urges public to relax and pandemic 'will pass'

'Take it easy': Trump urges public to relax and pandemic 'will pass'

President Trump said at a White House briefing that shops are working to keep up with demand.

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Donald Trump will not attend Russia’s Victory Day celebrations, Kremlin says

Donald Trump will not attend Russia’s Victory Day celebrations, Kremlin says

The event will mark 75 years since the former allies defeated Nazi Germany.

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US to leave Afghanistan in 14 months under peace deal

US to leave Afghanistan in 14 months under peace deal

The full withdrawal will depend on the Taliban meeting certain counter-terrorism conditions.

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Trump signs military deal in India after visiting Gandhi memorial

Trump signs military deal in India after visiting Gandhi memorial

President Trump also signed a guest book and was presented with a bust of Gandhi

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Trump mispronounces cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s name at rally in India

Trump mispronounces cricketer Sachin Tendulkar’s name at rally in India

The US president was given a warm welcome in the world’s largest cricket stadium.

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Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win

Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s best picture win

South Korean film Parasite was a popular winner at the Academy Awards.

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Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to 40 months in prison

Stone’s lawyers had asked for a sentence of probation, citing his age of 67 years, his health and his lack of criminal history.

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Trump commutes former governor’s corruption sentence

Trump commutes former governor’s corruption sentence

Blagojevich was convicted of political corruption just months after he appeared on Trump’s reality TV show Celebrity Apprentice.

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Trump pardons former NFL team owner DeBartolo over gambling fraud scandal

Trump pardons former NFL team owner DeBartolo over gambling fraud scandal

Edward DeBartolo Jr owned the San Francisco 49ers during their 1980s-90s heyday.

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Trump in fresh warning over Huawei impact on intelligence-sharing

Trump in fresh warning over Huawei impact on intelligence-sharing

The US President issued the warning as Germany considers following the UK in allowing the Chinese firm to help build 5G networks.

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Letter to the Editor: Trump presidency has ruined social fabric of US

Letter to the Editor: Trump presidency has ruined social fabric of US

Last week has to go down as one of the most depressing in the ongoing car crash of the Trump presidency.

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Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies at National Prayer Breakfast

Trump unleashes fury at impeachment enemies at National Prayer Breakfast

US President Donald Trump triumphantly held up copies of two newspapers with ‘Acquitted’ headlines as he took the stage.

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Donald Trump focuses on re-election emboldened by impeachment acquittal

Donald Trump focuses on re-election emboldened by impeachment acquittal

The US president said it was a ‘victory’ for the country.

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Mike Pompeo’s attempt to troll Nancy Pelosi with Simpsons meme backfires

Mike Pompeo’s attempt to troll Nancy Pelosi with Simpsons meme backfires

The US Secretary of State was called out on Twitter by writer Bill Oakley among others.

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Pelosi rips up Trump speech after State of the Union address

Pelosi rips up Trump speech after State of the Union address

Nancy Pelosi tore up the pieces of paper after Donald Trump had addressed a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill.

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Donald Trump boasts of economic gains but Nancy Pelosi rips up his speech

Donald Trump boasts of economic gains but Nancy Pelosi rips up his speech

Ms Pelosi ripped up her copy of Mr Trump’s State of the Union address.

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Irish Examiner View: Politics but not as we know it

Irish Examiner View: Politics but not as we know it

It is not necessary to be even vaguely partisan to be disappointed that America’s Republican senators who sat in judgement of their president, and aspiring second-term president, ignored Donald Trump’s gross abuses of power and collusion with autocrats.

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Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

Trump bashes Democratic rivals during pre-Super Bowl show

Mr Trump went through most of the major candidates one by one, including deriding ‘Sleepy Joe’ Biden, the former vice president.

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Trump retweets claims al Qaida chief killed as US drone strike targets militants

Trump retweets claims al Qaida chief killed as US drone strike targets militants

The attack hit a building used by the terror group in eastern Yemen last month.

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Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial and ensures acquittal

Senate rejects witnesses in Trump trial and ensures acquittal

The Democrats had wanted testimony from John Bolton

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Shots fired at intruder vehicle at Trump’s Florida resort

Shots fired at intruder vehicle at Trump’s Florida resort

Mar-a-Lago has been the scene of several intrusions since Mr Trump became president.

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US chief justice declines to read out question that names alleged whistleblower

US chief justice declines to read out question that names alleged whistleblower

The impeachment trial question was submitted by Republican senator Rand Paul.

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Trump lawyer claims argument against impeachment ‘distorted’

Trump lawyer claims argument against impeachment ‘distorted’

Alan Dershowitz testified to Senate jurors late on Wednesday.

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Swapping aid for favours ‘not impeachable’, says Trump defence

Swapping aid for favours ‘not impeachable’, says Trump defence

The US president’s Senate trial is continuing in Washington.

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Irish Examiner View: Trump ‘deal’ is a recipe for war

Irish Examiner View: Trump ‘deal’ is a recipe for war

Trump is in the middle of an impeachment trial while Netanyahu is a prime minister under indictment on corruption charges and is about to face his third election in a year.

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McConnell lacking numbers to block witnesses at Trump impeachment trial

McConnell lacking numbers to block witnesses at Trump impeachment trial

Republicans can only afford to lose three more senators to prevent more debate over witnesses.

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Donald Trump unveils two-state peace plan for Middle East

Donald Trump unveils two-state peace plan for Middle East

The Palestinian capital would be in parts of east Jerusalem, a city which Mr Trump recognises as Israel’s capital.

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Trump sets presidential record for most tweets in a day

Trump sets presidential record for most tweets in a day

Donald Trump has surpassed his previous record of 123 Twitter postings in a day that he set a little over a month ago.

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Joseph E. Stiglitz: By any measure, Trump has been failing the US

Joseph E. Stiglitz: By any measure, Trump has been failing the US

It is becoming conventional wisdom that US President Donald Trump will be tough to beat in November, because, whatever reservations about him voters may have, he has been good for the American economy. Joseph E. Stiglitz says nothing could be further from the truth.

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Trump warns of car tariffs

Trump warns of car tariffs

US president Donald Trump threatened to impose high tariffs on imports of cars from the EU if it doesn’t agree to a trade deal.

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Donald Trump to warn UK against ‘discriminatory’ tax on tech giants

Donald Trump to warn UK against ‘discriminatory’ tax on tech giants

The US Treasury Secretary has also highlighted the prospect of retaliatory trade tariffs if the UK presses ahead with the planned levy.

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Democrats seek more witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial

Democrats seek more witnesses in Donald Trump's impeachment trial

The first day of the historic hearing was also marked by Republicans scrapping plans to expedite opening arguments.

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What to watch: Donald Trump impeachment proceedings

What to watch: Donald Trump impeachment proceedings

The usually dignified US senate could see rising tensions along party lines as Donald Trump’s impeachment begins.

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Democrats decry rules as ‘cover-up’ as Donald Trump impeachment trial begins

Democrats decry rules as ‘cover-up’ as Donald Trump impeachment trial begins

President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial quickly burst into a partisan fight as proceedings began unfolding at the Capitol.

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Democrats cry foul ahead of start of Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing

Democrats cry foul ahead of start of Donald Trump’s impeachment hearing

The president, in Davos, Switzerland, expressed confidence in the outcome of a process which could remove him from office.

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