By Letters To The Editor | January 16, 2018 at 3:34 am Why did no one stand up to Trump’s disturbing remark? Equally if not more disturbing than President Trump’s vulgar comment is the unwillingness of any of those who heard him utter the remark to simply stand up and say: “Mr. President, that comment is despicable and completely at odds with the values of this country and with respect for basic human dignity. I refuse to sit here silently and refuse to have anything to do with you or those who work for you absent a sincere and immediate apology. I am therefore leaving this meeting and wish others would join me.” Gary NeustadterSan Jose Submit your letter to the editor via this formLetters to the Editor … [Read more...] about Letter: Why did no one stand up to Trump’s disturbing remark?
London – The new U.S. Embassy in London, denigrated last week by President Donald Trump as too expensive and poorly located, opened its doors to the public Tuesday for the first time.The gleaming embassy, in the formerly industrial Nine Elms neighborhood in south London, replaces the embassy in Grosvenor Square that had for decades been associated with the U.S. presence in the United Kingdom. That building has been sold to a Qatari government investment fund planning to turn it into a luxury hotel.U.S. officials say it would have cost hundreds of millions of dollars to upgrade security at the older building and bring it up to modern safety standards.Trump tweeted last week that he would not come to London to open the embassy because the new embassy represented a poor investment.The president’s tweet read: “Reason I canceled my trip to London is that I am not a big fan of the Obama Administration having sold perhaps the best located and finest embassy in London for … [Read more...] about New U.S. Embassy denigrated by Trump opens in London
Rick Noack, The Washington Post Published 4:03 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 North Korea's official news agency responded Tuesday to President Donald Trump's controversial "nuclear button tweet," describing it as the "the spasm of a lunatic," according to AP. "The spasm of Trump in the new year reflects the desperate mental state of a loser who failed to check the vigorous advance of the army and people of the [Democratic People's Republic of Korea] ... He is making [a] bluff only to be diagnosed as a psychopath," said a commentary in country's ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun, summarized by the official state news agency. North Korean media were referring to the U.S. president's response to Kim's New Year's Day taunt two weeks ago that his nuclear button was always on his desk. Trump tweeted on Jan. 3 that his "nuclear button" was "much bigger & more powerful" than the North Korean leader's. He went on to threaten that the U.S. arsenal "works." LATEST SFGATE … [Read more...] about North Korea calls Trump a ‘lunatic’ and a ‘loser’ in response to nuclear button tweet
Washington – An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and its staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator, according to two people familiar with the matter.After the owners’ association accused Trump Hotels of mismanagement and financial misconduct in a $15 million arbitration claim, the company owned by the president fired back with a $200 million counterclaim and refused to turn over the property’s financial records. When a team from Marriott International Inc. came to the property at the invitation of the hotel’s majority owner, Trump staff asked them to leave, according to the two people, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly what happened behind the scenes.The head of … [Read more...] about Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump, but his firm won’t go
Washington – President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.On a day of remembrance for Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Trump spent time Monday at his golf course with no public events, bypassing the acts of service that his predecessor staged in honor of the civil rights leader. Instead Trump dedicated his weekly address to King’s memory, saying King’s dream and America’s are the same: “a world where people are judged by who they are, not how they look or where they come from.”That message was a distinct counterpoint to words attributed to Trump by Durbin and others at a meeting last week, when the question of where immigrants come from seemed at the forefront of Trump’s concerns. Some participants … [Read more...] about Trump accuses Dem of undermining trust on immigration