Donald Trump’s signature

DONALD Trump has signed 58 executive orders since he took office last year but in some cases his signature has attracted more attention. Here’s what a handwriting expert said about the US president’s signature. What a handwriting analysis reveals about the President's autograph Tracy Trussell of the British Institute of Graphologists has looked at Trump’s signatures and said that the way he writes indicates a lot of characteristics about Trump. Ms Trussell said: “His signature transmits wild ambition, dynamism, bravery and fearlessness. “He's hungry for power and has both determination and stubbornness in spades.” LATEST ON TRUMPKIM TOGETHER Donald Trump to MEET Kim Jong-un for historic peace talks ‘before May’ EYE OF THE STORM The lowdown on porn star Trump's lawyer admitted 'paying hush money' to GAGGED AND BOUND Trump gets gag order to stop Stormy Daniels revealing 'sexts and videos' TAXING TIMES EU throws kitchen sink at Trump as trade-war tiff escalates Trump card The US President is £450m poorer - here's how he got his massive wealth DON'S COMING UP Porn star Stormy Daniels claims Trump used alias to cover up alleged romp POISON PLOT North Korea DID assassinate Kim Jong-un’s half-brother with agent VX, US finds BEZOS TOPS BILLIONAIRES £81bn Amazon boss tops Forbes rich list — as Trump falls 222 places NORTH KOREA What weapons does Kim Jong-un have and what did he say about South Korea? CONFUS-DON! Trump confuses South Korean president for official from North and berates him 'I'M NOT DRUNK' Ex-Trump aide clashes with CNN host in series of car-crash TV interviews HERE AGAIN Will & Grace are back after an 11-year break – here's the info on the new series She added that her assessment of his writing style suggested he wasn’t much of a listener but “undoubtedly a tough negotiator – he excels at being hard lined, bold and direct.” She added the length of his Continue Reading

Which con is this Republican Convention? As speaker after speaker avoids Donald Trump’s signature policy proposals, the campaign plays a double game on regulating Wall Street

There’s something very strange about Donald Trump’s coronation at the Republican Convention — stranger even than the empty seats in the arena during top-billed primetime speeches. It’s the vacuum at its core: The vast majority of the men and women at the podium have expressed no vision whatsoever for the future of the nation. They insist that the United States is going 90 in a 65-mph zone on a highway to hell. They extol Trump as the Fixer of All Things. And they demand the imprisonment of Hillary Clinton. Yet they studiously avoid the signature ideas that propelled Trump past more than a dozen rivals in the Republican primaries. No one has championed the mass deportation of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Or rousingly called for building of a giant wall along the southern border — let alone stirred the country with a video rendering of Trump’s “beautiful” barrier. Or hailed a ban on Muslim immigrants and visitors as the cure for Islamist radical terror. Or promised huge tax cuts, paired with a government spending spree, that would balloon debt and deficits. Or wooed voters with the centerpiece of Trump’s economic program: the erection of trade barriers to drive up prices on Chinese, Japanese, Mexican and other foreign goods. What’s going on? Given the candidate, here are three equally plausible possibilities: 1) Self-proclaimed tell-it-like-it-is Trump knows that plans he advertised as necessary to rescue America would repulse the conventioneers — not to mention TV viewers. Call it the short con. 2) The allegedly full-throated truth-teller planned all along to abandon marquee ideas, playing early true believers for suckers long enough to grab the nomination, all while concocting new pitches to close a deal with new customers in November. Call it the long con. 3) Nobody at the convention has a clue what Trump really believes, Continue Reading

Donald Trump sued by buyers who say he inflated prices of New York City Soho apartments

The Apprentice in 2006, but condo buyers now say he snookered them. Lawyers for 15 buyers contend Trump lied about how many of the units were sold in a federal lawsuit filed in Manhattan Tuesday morning. They claim Trump and his three famous children owe the buyers millions after claiming the condo/hotel was as much as 60% sold, when only 15% of the units have been sold. The buyers want the $175 million they put down for deposits, punitive damages - and to get out of the purchase contracts. The Trumps, according to the lawsuit, told buyers the 46-story hotel on Spring Street that opened in April was much more popular that it actually is. "The defendant's false, deceptive and misleading statements were aimed at inducing consumers to enter into purchase agreements," the lawsuit says. "Had the defendants not engaged in these fraudulent and deceptive practices, the plaintiffs would not have entered into their purchase agreements, would not have made their initial deposits, and would not have made their additional deposits." The 391 units start at more than $1 million for a small studio - and go up from there."The Trump Organization is not the developer of the project but merely the manager of the hotel, which has done exceedingly well since opening four months ago," Trump said in a statement to Reuters."Despite this, I know that numerous people have closed on their units and this case is simply a matter of buyers' remorse."Donald Trump, his three children, and the project's "sponsor" - an company owned by Trump and two business partners - are all named in the 180-page lawsuit.The building is "a signature project of Trump's three children, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump, who have both an equity interest in the project and have publicly used the project to try to establish some independent credibility in the real estate business beyond their mere status as Trump's children," the lawsuit says."The Sponsor and its affiliates and sales agents - Continue Reading

Angered mogul Donald Trump resigns from casino board

ATLANTIC CITY - You're fired. Donald Trump used his signature line on himself Friday when he and daughter Ivanka resigned from Trump Entertainment Resorts' board of directors. The dispute erupted over the board's decision to reject his offer to buy the company, which runs three Atlantic City casinos. "If I'm not going to run it, I don't want to be involved in it," Trump told The Associated Press last night. "I'm one of the largest developers in the world. I have a lot of cash and plenty of places I can go." Trump, the largest shareholder, owning more than a quarter of its stock, said he recently offered to buy the company, which he used to control before relinquishing his grip as part of a bankruptcy restructuring. The company won a fourth extension Wednesday on restructuring $1.25 billion in debt, and some analysts have predicted it will file for bankruptcy protection for a third time if it doesn't work out a deal with its bond holders. Trump said allies of the bond holders have a 5-to-3 edge on the board of Trump Entertainment Resorts, leading him to believe he was not likely to prevail anytime soon in talks on the company's future direction. The company skipped a $53.1 million biannual payment due bond holders last Dec. 1, which triggered talks on restructuring the debt. The next deadline is Tuesday. "While The Trump Organization grows and flourishes, Trump Entertainment Resorts, of which I am a stockholder, has languished," Trump said. "The Trump Organization's portfolio of residential, commercial, hotel and golf properties has expanded all over the world, while Trump Entertainment Resorts has yet to diversify outside of Atlantic City. Trump's name will remain on the casinos for now, although he said he may seek legal avenues to removing his name from the business. "I don't like that my name is still going to be on it," he said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Donald Trump cancels Chicago rally after protesters, supporters clash

CHICAGO — Donald Trump, the GOP presidential front-runner, postponed his rally Friday night over security concerns after protesters and supporters clashed at the University of Illinois at Chicago.Chaos ensued after organizers announced the rally was canceled shortly after 6:30 p.m. at the UIC Pavillion. Police ejected at least a half dozen anti-Trump demonstrators, including one man who snuck on stage and approached the podium.Chants of "Trump" and "Bernie" alike filled the arena as police dispersed the masses.Joe Fritz, 20, who came to hear Trump speak, said a woman punched him as he stood in a crowd of protesters outside the arena after the rally was canceled.Fritz said the woman landed a glancing blow to his chin after he questioned her for yelling epithets toward cops standing nearby and about Trump. Fritz said the woman was with a girl who was about 10."I told her, 'What kind of example are you setting?'" Fritz said.Fritz said he and his friend were then surrounded by other anti-Trump protesters who screamed at them before police pulled them out of the crowd.Still, the scuffles were brief, and some protesters said the security concerns were overstated."(Trump) felt us tonight and felt our power tonight," said Angelica Salazar, 30, of West Chicago, Ill. Salazar, who went to speak out against Trump's anti-immigrant rhetoric, said she did not feel unsafe.Matthew Ross, a Chicago activist, said suggestions from Trump that protesters presented a security risk don't hold up."Have you seen what his supporters have incited at their rallies?" said Ross, who said he had water thrown at him by Trump supporter after it was announced that the rally was canceled. " I think what he (Trump) is doing is inciting violence."The Chicago Police Department said late Friday that four men and a woman were arrested at the rally. Police officials did not detail charges or release names of the individuals taken into custody.However, CBS News said its Continue Reading

Donald Trump draws thousands to Mesa rally

Donald Trump continued to swing at his Republican presidential opponents at a Mesa rally Wednesday, a day after he sparred with them on a Las Vegas debate stage.Trump spoke to thousands gathered in a cold hangar at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport in his second stop in metro Phoenix during the race.The appearance came amid reports that Jeb Bush's advisers had investigated whether the candidate could refuse to support Trump despite party-loyalty pledges required to appear on the ballot in some states.Trump told the crowd if he wins the party's nomination he won’t seek Bush's endorsement and then launched into his signature attack on Bush as a weak candidate."Last night, oh I had Jeb come at me, you know, low energy. I’m standing there and all the sudden I hear ‘Donald Trump.’ It’s just like, he said it just the way his pollster told him to say it. And then I hit back very, very hard,” Trump said. “Look, we need strong people, we need sharp people. We are being killed. We are being beaten by everybody. We’re not winning anymore.”Trump continued his attack, noting he's willing to spend heavily on his campaign but hasn’t needed to.“Jeb Bush, to this point, has spent over $40 million for ads,” he said, highlighting Bush's low standing in the polls. “Donald Trump to this point has spent $211,000. I don’t even know why I spent it ... No, it’s true. And I’m at No. 1 by a lot.”“Wouldn’t it be nice if we could do that for our country? I spent the least and I had the best result,” Trump added.Trump’s stop in Arizona, his first since July, came with the spectacle of a Hollywood blockbuster. He descended from his private black jet with “Trump” emblazoned on it accompanied by music from the movie "Air Force One.”“Donald Trump, Phoenix loves Continue Reading

Where Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton – and third parties – stand on the issues

We get it: You're sick of presidential election coverage. It's all horse-race polling, name-calling and gaffes. No substance, all filler.Wouldn't it be nice to know where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — and their third-party opponents, Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein — actually stand on important issues like the economy and immigration?Well, have no fear, gentle reader. We're tabulating it for you!Below are highlights from For the Record, USA TODAY's presidential election newsletter. Follow the links in the subheads below for more policy details.Why it matters: Scientists say rising global temperatures are producing more weather extremes: Bigger floods, drier droughts, hotter heat waves and rising sea levels, which over time can lead to water shortages, poor crop yields and costly storm damage.Where Trump stands: He doesn’t buy the science on climate change and has promised to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate deal, which aims to rein in greenhouse gases, and nix the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, which does the same for carbon pollution at American power plants.Where Clinton stands: She's said that climate change is an “urgent threat” and has promised to reduce greenhouse emissions up to 30 percent by 2025. Clinton says she’ll do that, in part, by defending the Clean Power Plan and boosting efficiency standards for cars, trucks and appliances.Where third parties stand: Johnson mostly buys the idea of climate change, but don't expect him to make mandates for solar panels or more efficient cars. Stein, by contrast, has made climate change a centerpiece of her campaign. She wants the country to rely fully on renewable energy by 2030, among other ideas.Why it matters: The Social Security trust fund is set to run out of money in 2035; Medicare in 2028. Absent any reforms, the Continue Reading

Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Republican convention: ‘Donald Trump will build the wall’

CLEVELAND — Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who had spent the past three days on the floor of the Republican National Convention listening to others, took the microphone for a prime-time speech of his own on Thursday.The sheriff departed from his usual off-the-cuff delivery, and read remarks from a tele-prompter. He spoke of his decades in law enforcement and followed a script intended to highlight security threats to the nation.The dangers of an unsecured border, Arpaio said, have allowed "terrorists coming over our border, infiltrating our communities, and causing massive destruction and mayhem. We have criminals penetrating our weak border-security system and committing serious crime."Donald Trump will halt illegal immigration, provide law-enforcement officers with the tools they need to do their jobs, and put the interests of the nation first, Arpaio said to cheers."Unfortunately, we are losing the battle — we are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations' ahead of course," said Arpaio, who wore a black suit and his signature gun-shaped tie pin. "We are more concerned with the rights of illegal aliens and criminals than we are with protecting our own country. That must change."Arpaio's biggest applause came when he said: "Donald Trump will build the wall!"The crowd erupted into chants of, "Build the wall! Build the wall! Build the wall!"Arpaio has served as an opening speaker for GOP presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump at all four of his campaign stops in Arizona. In those remarks, he delivered a similar message, railing against illegal immigration and saying Mexico should be coerced into paying for Trump's border wall.Before leaving the convention stage Thursday, Arpaio mentioned his wife, Ava, who was diagnosed with cancer last year.Arpaio said that as Trump was Continue Reading

Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump: Comparing first 100 days of last six presidents

The first 100 days have been rocky for other modern presidents, but none had as bumpy a ride as Donald Trump has encountered during his opening days in office. Here's a look back.Approval rating: 43%*Nominees formally submitted/confirmed by Senate: 24/22*Major successes: Neil Gorsuch confirmed for Supreme Court; some Obama-era regulations repealedMajor setbacks: Proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act withdrawn from House; immigration orders blocked by federal courts; national security adviser Michael Flynn forced to resignOf note: FBI confirmed investigation into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian meddling in electionApproval rating: 65%Nominees formally submitted/confirmed by Senate: 190/69Major successes: Stimulus bill passed; children's health care expanded; equal-pay protections bolstered; federal ban on embryonic stem-cell research liftedMajor setbacks: Nominee for key role of Health and Human Services secretary, Tom Daschle, forced to withdrawOf note: Stock market bottomed out in March, a sign that the end of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression was in sightApproval rating: 62%Nominees formally submitted/confirmed by Senate: 85/35Major successes: House passed tax proposal, eventually signed in June, to slash income tax ratesMajor setbacks: Failed to act on a blue-ribbon commission report urging changes in homeland security or on warning signs before the terror attacks on New York and Washington that would follow in SeptemberOf note: U.S. spy plane flying over the South China Sea clipped by Chinese fighter jet and forced to land on Chinese soilApproval rating: 55%Nominees formally submitted/confirmed by Senate: 176/49Major successes: Family and Medical Leave Act signedMajor setbacks: Furors over gays in the military, firing of White House travel office staffersOf note: Hillary Rodham Clinton put in charge of signature health care overhaul, which Continue Reading

Donald Trump’s presidential bid forces NBC to put ‘The Apprentice’ franchise on hold

NBC has elected to put "The Apprentice" franchise on hold for now as Donald Trump tries his best to be hired as president. Vowing to be "the greatest jobs president that God ever created," the 69-year-old billionaire and vocal conservative threw his hat into the ring Tuesday for the 2016 election. That means he will be too busy to host his signature reality competition series, which NBC already picked up for another season, anytime soon. "We will re-evaluate Trump's role as host of 'Celebrity Apprentice' should it become necessary, as we are committed to this franchise," the network said in a statement shortly after the Donald's speech. Using Trump on camera during his campaign is not an option for NBC, since federal regulations mandate equal time for presidential candidates. Still, it's a lucrative franchise to put on hold indefinitely — especially if Trump is busy for four years. That may not be a huge worry, considering Trump is hovering around ninth or 10th place among the candidates in most national polls. "Our understanding is that NBC have said they will wait for him for as long as he's involved in the race," insider close to Trump told the Daily News' [email protected] "And if he goes all the way, they'll find a replacement for him." With Oli Coleman Continue Reading