Thick snow covers the fields along the road to Piketown, Pennsylvania. A frosty atmosphere has gripped the countryside. Months after the federal election, large banners in support of former US President Donald Trump still hang from verandas or cling to the facades of small houses dotted along the road in the small town. Wooden Trump signs are stomped into the snow as if to mark the territory and to say: It's not over. Piketown is only a 20-minute drive from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania's state capital. Yet, when one crosses into Harrisburg, the political landscape quickly changes from deep red to bright blue. The phenomenon can be found all across the United States: The political divide between blue Democrats and red Republicans is mirrored in the geographical lines that run between urban and rural. In Piketown and the surrounding area, about 74% of votes went for Trump in November's presidential election. Trump's impeachment following the riots at the US Capitol on January 6 … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and the impeachment trial dividing America
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US President Donald Trump pardoned several more people on Wednesday amid a flurry of presidential pardons. Former campaign manager Paul Manafort, associate Roger Stone and Charles Kushner, father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner all received pardons. Manafort was convicted as part of the special probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. He was charged with conspiracy against the United States, making false statements, and money laundering. He was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Manafort thanked the president in a tweet, saying, "words cannot fully convey how grateful we are." Stone had been convicted of lying under oath to lawmakers. Trump's pardon comes after he commuted Stone's 40-month prison sentence. Watch video 02:01 Trump commutes prison sentence of longtime friend Charles Kushner was sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to 18 counts of tax evasion, witness … [Read more...] about Donald Trump pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, and Jared Kushner’s father
US President Donald Trump has walked out of the military hospital where for three days he had been receiving an unprecedented level of care for Covid-19. Wearing a mask and stepping gingerly, Trump left Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for a waiting SUV that carried him to Marine One for the short helicopter flight back to the White House. Trump, who remains contagious, was expected to continue his recovery from the White House, where he will be cared for 24/7 by a team of doctors and nurses. Still, he indicated he won't be kept off the campaign trail for long, tweeting “Will be back on the Campaign Trail soon!!!" READ MORE: Covid-19: Trump 'leaving hospital soon' - but doctors voice caution What we know, and what we don't, about Donald Trump's Covid-19 diagnosis Covid-19: Prospect of Donald Trump's early hospital discharge mystifies doctors Covid-19: Joe Biden tests negative for third time after US debate, campaign says US President Donald Trump … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Donald Trump leaves hospital, exhorts US not to fear the virus
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar's phone rang with an urgent request: Could he help someone at the White House obtain an experimental coronavirus treatment, known as a monoclonal antibody? If Azar could get the drug, what would the White House need to do to make that happen? Azar thought for a moment. It was October 1, 2020, and the drug was still in clinical trials. The Food and Drug Administration would have to make a “compassionate use” exception for its use since it was not yet available to the public. Only about 10 people so far had used it outside of those trials. Azar said of course he would help. Azar wasn't told who the drug was for but would later connect the dots. The patient was one of US President Donald Trump's closest advisers: Hope Hicks. READ MORE: Greta Thunberg on Kiwi climate activists, lockdown and Donald Trump New York court suspends Rudy Giuliani's law licence over false Trump statements Feuds, fibs and finger-pointing: Trump … [Read more...] about Covid-19: Inside the extraordinary effort to save Donald Trump from virus
Share to Twitter Share to Linkedin Well, he’s back. And he’s back at it. On Monday afternoon, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that he would be leaving Walter Reed Medical Center in the early evening: ADVERTISEMENT As you can see, he said “don’t be afraid of Covid.” That’s the Covid-19 coronavirus, the virus that has already killed over 210,155 people in America. And Great Scott, did he actually say that he feels better than he did 20 years ago, back before he was even married to Melania? Did he build a time machine? Is the Covid-19 coronavirus somehow the answer to the Cher song “If I Could Turn Back Time?” Then in the evening, he posted the following video on Twitter: Yes, he did what he said he would in his earlier Twitter message. He managed to return to the White House just three tenths of a Scaramucci (that’s three days) after he was admitted to Walter Reed Medical Center. As you can see in the video, he reiterated his stance about … [Read more...] about Trump Back At White House, Says ‘Don’t Be Afraid’ Of Covid-19 Coronavirus, Is That Reasonable?