Donald Trump booed and greeted with ‘lock him up’ chants at World Series

The President was greeted with boos by the crowd at Nationals Park when he attended Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night Game 5 of the World Series between the Washington Nationals and Houston Astros at Nationals Park, a short journey from the White House. When Trump was shown on the video screens in the stadium he was loudly booed by fans. That, perhaps, was predictable: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Richard Nixon and both Bushes were all booed while attending baseball games as President. What came shortly afterwards was a little more personal in a city that is heavily Democratic as cries of Lock him up! rang out, a reference to the chants about Hillary Clinton used at …

Trump and Democrats dig in as historic political battle begins

The effort to impeach Trump is poised to move quickly, with a conviction not out of the question: No one likes him It will be the political fight of the century. Donald Trump is the first president since the 1990s to face impeachment by Congress. At best for him, it will be the dirtiest, most humiliating battle yet of a tumultuous political career. At worst, it will be the death blow to his presidency. In a week for the history books, Trump was revealed to have used the powers of the Oval Office to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election for his personal political interests an abuse that the reportedly instructed congressional committees to keep a narrow focus on …

We need to cancel the next G7. Let’s resume them when Trump is gone | Michael H Fuchs

Right now, the G7 is not equipped to work towards its goals, and the biggest obstacle is US President Donald Trump The takeaway from the 2019 Group of 7 (G7) Summit? We need to cancel the 2020 G7. The goal of the G7 is to bring together some of the worlds most prosperous democracies to coordinate on the most important issues of the day. Whether on climate change or responding to Russias invasion of Crimea or making gender equality a reality, the G7 countries are supposed to lead, crafting policies that can foster global peace and prosperity in ways that uphold democratic values. Right now, the G7 is not equipped to work towards these goals. The biggest obstacle is the …

Why are Twitter users demanding it’s time to #CancelNYT?

Readers across America are threatening to cancel their New York Times subscriptions. The #CancelNYT hashtag emerged Tuesday morning after readers took offense to the papers Aug. 6 front-page headline: Trump Urges Unity Vs. Racism. Tomorrows @nytimes tonight: @realDonaldTrump urges unity vs. racism and condemns slaughters, but says little about gun control; China employs currency in trade feud, jolting markets. #nytimes pic.twitter.com/krrVxlFUWf — Tom Jolly (@TomJolly) August 6, 2019 The headline appeared to frame aftermath of last weekends mass shootings with racists on one side and President Donald Trump on another. Some Twitter users saw this as the latest in a pattern of normalizing Trumps policies and white supremacist sympathies in Americas paper of record. Readers found the headline particularly offensive …

US says video shows Iranian military removing mine from tanker

US secretary of state accuses Tehran of lashing out but Iran denies responsibility for early morning attack The US military has released video footage it says shows an Iranian military patrol boat approach one of two tankers attacked in the Gulf of Oman, to support the Trump administrations claims that Iran was responsible. The blurry black and white footage, taken from the air, shows a small military boat alongside the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous, and someone standing up on the prow of the boat to remove an object from the tankers hull. The small boat then pulls away from the tanker. US officials were quoted as saying the boat was an Iranian Revolutionary Guard patrol boat approaching the tanker after it …

Trump’s family holiday to UK Disneyland makes for painful viewing | John Crace

With sketch writers banned from his press conference with Theresa May, I was forced to endure it on TV Monday Sometimes I worry I am more psychically connected to Tottenham Hotspur than is healthy. Having done my two events at the festival, I went back to the friends I was staying with to watch the Shoulder to shoulder with the president, negotiating a new trade deal. Instead, she cut a forlorn, diminished figure as she was both patronised and ignored by Trump, who made no secret that he was 75th anniversary commemorations profoundly moving, especially the handful of surviving veterans and letters from the dead. But theyve also generated some anger, because politicians may talk a good game about the …

Trump Jr, Bolsonaro Jr beware the Adult Idiot Sons of unhinged presidents | Arwa Madhawi

The worlds worst leaders have a dangerous heir who will risk peace to get Dads attention, says Guardian columnist Arwa Madhawi There is an emerging political phenomenon that poses a unique threat to international stability and our collective sanity. It is the growing influence of what is sometimes known, in political jargon, as the Idiot Adult Son. From Donald Trump to Benjamin Netanyahu, Jair Bolsonaro to Rodrigo Duterte, the worlds most awful leaders all seem to have knuckleheaded offspring who are doing their best to be just like Dad, and doing a lot of damage in the process. The Idiot Adult Son, by the way, should not confused with the awkward Russian meetings, is an Idiot Adult Son. (Ivanka is …