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Trump says that the 'tougher and meaner' foreign autocrats are, the 'better I get along with them,' new Woodward tape reveals

President Donald Trump greets Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, DC, November 13, 2019. Joshua Roberts/Reuters President Donald Trump told veteran reporter Bob Woodward that he gets along better with "tougher and meaner" foreign leaders than "the easy ones."  Trump was discussing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has a long record of human rights violations, with Woodward for his new book, "Rage." "I get along ve...
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A simmering crisis between 2 allies could create a new headache for the US in a volatile region

Hellenic Navy frigate HN Aegean, front, and US Navy guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto in the Mediterranean Sea, July 26, 2020. US Navy/MCS3 Sawyer Haskins Greece and Turkey are at odds over a disputed patch of the Mediterranean Sea and the rights to resources it may hold.The dispute isn't new, but tensions are rising, and an armed clash between two NATO allies isn't something the alliance or the US has had to deal with before.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.In the la...
Tags: Europe, Isis, Greece, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, Russia, Berlin, Israel, US, Trends, Eu, Cyprus, Turkey, Iran


Trump isn't as special as his supporters say he is

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered." — Kentucky high school student Nicholas Sandmann, in an RNC speech attacking the media for its coverage of his 2019 encounter with a Native American protester on the National Mall.  WHAT'S HAPPENING Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The RNC continues Wednesday with VP Pence's acceptance spe...
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In Scranton, Trump stepped on Mr. Biden’s general-election rollout.

In "Joe Biden Accepts Democratic Nomination: ‘I Will Draw on the Best of Us’/Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could 'overcome this season of darkness,' and he pledged to bridge the country’s divisions in ways President Trump had not," the NYT observes that Trump — "[s]hedding the political tradition whereby each party defers to the other during the week of its nominating convention" — has been trying " to step on Mr. Biden’s general-election rollout" but "with little success."W...
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Iran, Turkey lash out at UAE over agreement with Israel

By JOSEPH KRAUSS | Associated Press JERUSALEM — Iran and Turkey lashed out at their regional rival the United Arab Emirates on Friday over its decision to normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, accusing it of betraying the Palestinian cause, even as much of the international community welcomed the move. Iran’s Foreign Ministry called the U.S.-brokered deal a “dagger that was unjustly struck by the UAE in the backs of the Palestinian people and all Muslims.” Turkey said the peoples of the re...
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Trump needs to find a better nickname for Biden, and fast.

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "I would put on my old uniform and go to war all over again to protect the right of Tucker Carlson and Donald Trump to say offensive things on TV and Twitter." — Sen. Tammy Duckworth, responding in The New York Times to Carlson and Trump's attacks on her patriotism. WHAT'S HAPPENING Death tolls are rising in key states. Caseloads continue to rise at alarming rates especially in the South an...
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What if your boss acted like this?

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the new edition of Insider Today. Please sign up here. QUOTE OF THE DAY "There was no sense of 'Team America' in the conversations...It was like the United States had disappeared. It was always 'Just me'." — an anonymous Trump administration official, describing Trump's phone calls with foreign leaders, according to a CNN report. WHAT'S HAPPENING The European Union officially banned US visitors. American citizens are barred until the US controls its COVID-19 o...
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Ex-Top Trump Deputies Concluded He Was ‘Delusional’ From Calls With Foreign Leaders

President Trump reportedly alarmed senior US officials due to his highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state. According to a CNN report on Monday, citing White House and intelligence officials familiar with the contents of the conversations, Trump was often unprepared for discussion of serious issues during his calls with foreign leaders — which include those with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan — and abusive to leaders of America’s principa...
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Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' & danger to national security — McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop at CNN.com from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJ...
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Carl Bernstein: Trump 'delusional' and a danger to national security, concluded McMaster, Tillerson, Bolton, Mattis, Kelly

Quite the scoop from Carl Bernstein, yes, the Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein, with a 109-word one sentence lede. One wonders why none of the president's ex-men bothered to do anything about their revelation that Trump is unfit for office, beyond cashing in with speaking engagements and books. He pandered to enemies and strongmen like Putin and Erdogan, and was extremely abusive toward allies and female heads of state including Theresa May and Angela Merkel. https://t.co/CiicJAJaMp — Carl B...
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Barr Tries To Sack U.S. Attorney Probing Trump’s Pals. But Geoffrey Berman Says He’s Not Leaving.

Attorney General William Barr announced late Friday evening that he had nominated a Trump appointee to replace the Manhattan U.S. Attorney who had investigated and convicted some of President Donald Trump’s closest associates. It was a shocking announcement even to the prosecutor he intended to replace, Geoffrey Berman.“I learned in a press release from the Attorney General tonight that I was ‘stepping down’ as United States Attorney,” Berman said in a statement. “I have not resigned, and have n...
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When The Inmates Run The Asylum: Bolton Book Reportedly Details Trump Quids Pro Quo

Major newspapers got ahold of John Bolton’s forthcoming memoir of his time in the White House, publishing details from the book nearly simultaneously on Wednesday afternoon. The Wall Street Journal published a full chapter of the book concerning President Trump’s dealings with China, while the Washington Post and New York Times have separate write-ups based off of copies of the book they obtained. The releases come one day after the White House sued Bolton for breach of contract, seeking to b...
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Bolton’s Bombshell Memoir: Trump Asked China’s President to Help Him Win the Election

President Donald Trump appealed to China’s President Xi Jinping to help him win the 2020 election by increasing the Chinese government’s agricultural purchases from American farmers, former National Security Adviser John Bolton writes in his bombshell forthcoming memoir.During a one-on-one meeting at the G20 Summit in 2019, Trump “stunningly, turned the conversation to the coming U.S. presidential election, alluding to China’s economic capability to affect the ongoing campaigns, pleading with Xi...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, North Korea, White House, China, Russia, Defense, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Hillary Clinton, Xi Jinping, House, Kim Jong Un


Twitter removes 32,000 accounts from China, Russia, Turkey promoting pro-govt content; 150K amplifier accounts also removed from China

Twitter has permanently removed over 32,000 state-linked accounts which were part of three distinct operations from China, Russia, and Turkey spreading political propaganda favourable to the ruling government of these countries, and critical of dissidents and protesters. The accounts were suspended for various violations of Twitter’s platform manipulation policies. Anti-Hong Kong protest content, regimented tweets showed accounts were suspicious 150,000 amplifier accounts also removed: From Ch...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, Hong Kong, News, Putin, White House, China, Russia, US, Social Media, Turkey, Taiwan, Beijing, Moscow, Erdogan, Kremlin


Twitter cierra campañas de propaganda vinculadas a Rusia y China

(Bloomberg) -- Twitter Inc. eliminó decenas de miles de cuentas dedicadas a propaganda vinculadas a Rusia, China y Turquía.En una entrada de blog del jueves, la compañía de redes sociales reveló que había eliminado 32.242 cuentas por violar su política contra la manipulación del servicio. Twitter describió las cuentas como “operaciones de información vinculadas a estados”.Las 23.750 cuentas vinculadas a China tuiteaban mensajes, en gran parte en idioma chino, que respaldaban al gobierno y difund...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, News, China, Russia, Bloomberg, Erdogan, Tayyip Erdogan, Bloomberg Twitter Inc, Rusia China, Kremlin Rusia Unida, Turquía Ellos, Partido AK La, Twitter y Facebook Inc, EE UU Facebook


Trump urges Libya de-escalation on call with Erdogan: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump called for a "rapid de-escalation" of the Libyan conflict on a call with Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday, the White House said, after recent gains by forces backed by Turkey prompted threats of retaliation. Ankara said the NATO allies agreed to continue pursuing stability in the eastern Mediterranean region, including in Syria, while a spokesman for Erdogan said the international community must stand with Turkey in the Libyan conflict.
Tags: News, White House, Turkey, Syria, Nato, Libya, Erdogan, Donald Trump, Mediterranean, Trump, Ankara, Tayyip Erdogan


Syrian Refugees Fleeing Assad’s Onslaught in Idlib Have Nowhere Left to Hide

Syrian-British humanitarian worker Mohannad Othman faces a stark choice. It occupies his mind as he drives his two children to Arabic language classes in the Turkish border city of Gaziantep, where he has lived for six years. About 100 miles south of here, in an enclave of Syria’s rebel-held Idlib province—the fate of 90 children and infants, including 20 babies in neonatal incubators—hangs in the balance. They are patients in a pediatric hospital, funded by the World Health Organizatio...
Tags: Europe, News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Barack Obama, Turkey, Syria, World Health Organization, Al Qaeda, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Assad, Aleppo, Bashar Al Assad


Trump’s Plan for Middle East Peace Hinges on Support From Arab Leaders. That’s Looking Unlikely

It came as no surprise that the “peace plan” President Donald Trump presented at the White House on Tuesday was immediately rejected by the Palestinian leadership, whose top diplomats have long referred to it as “dead on arrival.” But perhaps mindful of the need for multilateral legitimacy, White House aides had earlier this week scrambled to garner messages of approval , or at least neutrality, from allies across the region. In a press call with reporters on Wednesday, U.S. Amba...
Tags: News, Saudi Arabia, White House, Kingdom, Israel, Uncategorized, US, Jerusalem, Senegal, Turkey, Egypt, Nato, Middle East, West Bank, Oman, Hamas


Bolton Was Concerned That Trump Did Favors for Autocratic Leaders, Book Says

WASHINGTON -- John Bolton, the former national security adviser, privately told Attorney General William Barr last year that he had concerns that President Donald Trump was effectively granting personal favors to the autocratic leaders of Turkey and China, according to an unpublished manuscript by Bolton.Barr responded by pointing to a pair of Justice Department investigations of companies in those countries and said he was worried that Trump had created the appearance that he had undue influenc...
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Bolton Told Barr He Was Worried Trump Was Doing Favors For Xi And Erdogan, Book Reportedly Says

Former National Security adviser John Bolton last year reportedly expressed his concern to Attorney General Bill Barr that the President was effectively doing favors for the leaders of two foreign countries. In response, Barr reportedly expressed his own concerns — specifically, that Trump had made it look as if he had an undue influence over independent investigations that affected the two countries in question, China and Turkey. The New York Times on Monday reported the discussion, which th...
Tags: News, Congress, North Korea, White House, China, Turkey, Iran, Ukraine, Xi Jinping, New York Times, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Bolton, Times, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Erdogan Wins One-Year Mandate to Send Turkey Troops to Libya

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s parliament authorized the government to deploy troops to back Libya’s internationally recognized administration against rival forces, deepening a proxy war that’s drawn in Russia and regional powers.The parliament on Thursday voted 325 to 184 to give President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a one-year mandate to dispatch troops at the request of the government of Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj.Sarraj’s Tripoli-based government is battling forces aligned with commander Khalif...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, United Nations, Libya, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Mediterranean, Trump, Ankara


Congress Wants to Force Trump's Hand on Human Rights in China and Beyond

WASHINGTON -- In a rare show of bipartisan unity, Republicans and Democrats are planning to try to force President Donald Trump to take a more active stand on human rights in China, preparing veto-proof legislation that would punish top Chinese officials for detaining more than 1 million Muslims in internment camps.The effort comes amid growing congressional frustration with Trump's unwillingness to challenge China over human rights abuses, despite vivid news reports this year outlining atro...
Tags: Hong Kong, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Senate, White House, China, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Syria


Turkey to Soon Back Sending Troops to Libya at Its Request

(Bloomberg) -- Turkey’s government will ask parliament in early January to authorize the deployment of troops to Libya, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, after the internationally recognized administration in Tripoli agreed to formally request help.The legislative motion will be the government’s “first act” after parliament returns from its recess on Jan. 7, Erdogan said Thursday in Ankara.“We’ll go where we’re invited, and won’t go where we aren’t,” he said, predicting the motion will be pas...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, White House, Israel, Cyprus, Turkey, Nato, Libya, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Istanbul, Cairo, Trump, Ankara


After Congress Votes, State Dept. Says White House Policy on Armenian Genocide ‘Has Not Changed’

(WASHINGTON) — The State Department said Tuesday that recent congressional action to recognize the Armenian genocide does not reflect Trump administration policy. In a short statement likely to please Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the department said the administration’s position on the matter is unchanged. The Senate voted unanimously last week to recognize the mass killings of more than a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as a genocide. The House had previously ad...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Uncategorized, Turkey, Syria, Nato, House, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Foreign Ministry


Armenian Americans feel the blow after genocide resolution stumbles in the U.S. Senate

Armenian Americans are disquieted after a U.S. Senate resolution that would have officially recognized the Armenian Genocide was blocked by lawmakers earlier this month. News reports say the resolution was blocked by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R – S.C., per request by White House officials to appease Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as he met with President Donald Trump. The Senate resolution, which passed the House of Representatives in October, would have constituted a long-awaited and symboli...
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Turkey 'to sign new missile defence system contract' with Russia, in fresh blow to US ties

Turkey is to sign a new contract for S-400 missile-defense systems with Russia, according to Moscow, which would risk further souring ties with the US and could trigger threatened sanctions. Ankara received the first batch of Russia's surface-to-air missile systems systems in July, prompting the US to kick Turkey off its F-35 fighter jet programme. The Trump administration warned Ankara it could face sanctions, but said Ankara could be spared if it does not activate the S-400 system. But the...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Turkey, Nato, Moscow, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Donald Trump, Trump, Ankara, Reuters, Tayyip Erdogan


Coalition to Protest Erdogan White House Visit

The Armenian National Committee of America has teamed up with Hellenic, Kurdish, Assyrian, Christian human rights, and religious freedom groups to protest Turkey's President Erdogan at his White House meeting with President Trump, scheduled for Wednesday.
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American Kurds take up Syria fight as Erdogan visits Trump

The visit of the Turkish president to the White House has spurred Kurdish-American activists into action.
Tags: News, White House, Syria, Erdogan, Trump


How to Dislodge the Brute in the White House

Threatening, malicious, contemptuous of the law and public service: Trump to Ukraine is Trump in all departments.
Tags: News, Senate, White House, Ukraine, House Of Representatives, Erdogan, Republican Party, Trump, Democratic Party, Recep Tayyip, Donald J, Presidential Election of 2020, Marie L, Yovanovitch


How Trump Reshaped the Presidency in Over 11,000 Tweets

In the Oval Office, an annoyed President Donald Trump ended an argument he was having with his aides. He reached into a drawer, took out his iPhone and threw it on top of the historic Resolute Desk:"Do you want me to settle this right now?"There was no missing Trump's threat that day in early 2017, the aides recalled. With a tweet, he could fling a directive to the world, and there was nothing they could do about it.When Trump entered office, Twitter was a political tool that had helped get ...
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