Tag: Donald Trump

Trump Names Entrepreneur, Terrorism Expert as Army Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump nominated Vincent Viola (shown) as secretary of the army on Monday, saying: “Whether it is his distinguished military service or highly impressive track record in the world of business, Vinnie has proved throughout his life that he knows how to be a leader and deliver major results in the face of any […]

Trump ‘Remains Firmly Committed’ to Moving U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

TEL AVIV — President-elect Donald Trump “remains firmly committed” to moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his transition team said. “This is a commitment that the president-elect made numerous times on the campaign trail, that he remains firmly committed to,” Jason Miller, a transition team spokesman, said Friday. His remarks came on […]

Donald Trump’s Israel ambassador pick: Moving US embassy to Jerusalem would be ‘declaration of war’

A suggestion from US President-elect Donald Trump’s hard-liner pick for Israeli ambassador that the US embassy in the country will be moved to Jerusalem has been met with condemnation from both Arab and liberal Jewish sources. David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer and long-time friend of the incoming US president, was announced as the transition team’s […]

China says it will give drone back, but Trump says ‘keep it’

China says its military seized a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater glider in the South China Sea, but that it will give it back. President-elect Donald Trump, however, says the Chinese government should be told “we don’t want the drone they stole back” and “let them keep it!” This comes after U.S. officials confirmed that they […]

Trump’s and Xi’s Differences Magnify Uncertainties Between U.S. and China

Both came to power vowing to restore their nations to greatness. But America’s loud, ad-libbing president-elect, Donald J. Trump, and China’s guarded, calculating president, Xi Jinping, are glaring contrasts as politicians, and their pairing has injected new unpredictability into relations between their governments. “I could not think of two more different protagonists in the great […]

Activist Larry Lessig Concedes Efforts to Turn Electoral College Against Trump on Road to Failure

Just days before the Electoral College is slated to hold its vote, Harvard law professor and progressive activist Larry Lessig conceded that as of today, only a “handful” of electors will likely ultimately vote against Donald Trump unless the number of electors who pledge to do so climbs above 40. Lessig co-founded a group called […]

Trump’s Pick for Ambassador to Israel Looks Forward to Serving in Jerusalem, Not Tel Aviv

David Friedman, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee as U.S. ambassador to Israel, said Thursday he looked forward to carrying out his duties “from the U.S. embassy in Israel’s eternal capital, Jerusalem.” The latest signal that Trump may – unlike predecessors from both parties – keep his campaign pledge to move the embassy from Tel Aviv to […]

Trump ‘concerned’ after Israel questioned Ivanka’s conversion

Officials from US President-elect Donald Trump’s White House transition team have raised concern to Israel over questions concerning the legitimacy of Ivanka Trump’s conversion to Judaism, the Jewish Week on Wednesday cited a source close to the matter as saying. “An approval by the Chief Rabbinate is seen as making for a closer personal relationship […]

Taiwan Is Both Exhilarated and Unnerved by Trump’s China Remarks

Lin Fei-fan led the charge nearly three years ago when hundreds of students occupied Taiwan’s legislature to protest a trade deal with China. With the island’s economy increasingly tied to the mainland’s, and Beijing’s global influence on the rise, he worried that Taiwan’s independence was at stake — and might be a lost cause. Now, […]

Trump picked Tillerson for tough new Iran policy

Rex Tillerson, Chairman an CEO of Exxon Mobil, was named this week as the next administration’s Secretary of State to execute the tough foreign policies charted by president-elect Donald Trump, including his decision to stiffen the nuclear accord signed with Iran as soon as he moves into the White House on Jan. 20. DEBKAfile reports […]