IT’S 2020 and the race for the White House pitches a reality TV star against a rapper, actor and tech billionaire.It may sound far-fetched but Donald Trump has proved anyone can be President of the United States.As the clamour grows for chat show legend Oprah Winfrey to throw her hat in the ring, KATE JACKSON takes a look at who could trump Trump in our Presidential Top Trumps.TWO of Oprah’s closest friends said she was “actively thinking” about a future in politics.And her long-term partner Stedman Graham reportedly said: “It’s up to the people. She would absolutely do it.”In October, Oprah said she would “not be running for any kind of office”.But she did admit that Trump’s victory, with his lack of government experience, did stop her in her tracks.And she has since retweeted a piece from the New York Post which stated that she was “uniquely positioned” to challenge The Donald. She has certainly got the power of … [Read more...] about From Oprah Winfrey to Kanye West and Caitlyn Jenner, here’s who we imagine could face Donald Trump in the 2020 US Presidential Election
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SPORT and politics are never far away from each other and the election of Donald Trump as US president could be about to show that.America has bid for the 2024 Olympics and the 2026 World Cup, with both to be decided during the next four years.SunSport looks at five ways how Trump could change sport across the globe.Taking the fight to FIFAThe US has spearheaded the battle against football corruption and is currently trying to extradite former FIFA vice president Jack Warner.But much of this has been down to the work of current Attorney General Loretta Lynch.It remains to be seen whether Lynch's replacement will put FIFA at the top of his or her's list.Wall-ed CupTalking of FIFA, the US are favourites to win the right to host the 2026 World Cup.This itself is unlikely to change, but a joint USA/Mexico/Canada bid has been mooted before.Trump's plans to build a wall along the Mexican border could scupper this idea if relations between the countries turn … [Read more...] about US election 2016: Donald Trump becomes president – but what does this mean for sport?
THE prophetic Simpsons writer who predicted a Donald Trump presidency has explained it was a "warning to America".The episode Bart To The Future aired 16 years ago and features a grown-up Lisa as US president.Lisa then speaks to a group of advisers, including a grown-up Milhouse, about "inheriting quite a budget crunch from President Trump".Dan Greaney, a long-time writer on the show, has explained: "It was a warning to America."That just seemed like the logical stop before hitting (rock) bottom."It was consistent with the vision of America going insane."What we needed was for Lisa to have problems beyond her fixing, that everything went as bad as it possibly could, and that's why we had Trump be president before her".James L Brooks, executive producer of The Simpsons, tweeted after Trump's election: "F**k disillusionment!"Greaney, who also produced episodes of the US version of The Office said: "The Donald Trump that we were writing about was kind of a lovable, over-the-top … [Read more...] about Simpsons writer reveals how they predicted the ‘insane’ scenario of Donald Trump becoming president
SHAKING off the mild-mannered demeanor of his role in TV’s Law And Order, it seems the Original Gangster couldn’t keep undercover any longer.Spurred on from the positive response to 2014’s Manslaughter album and enraged with the turmoil America finds itself in today – Ice-T has reassembled his uncompromising gangster-metal collective, Body Count, to tell it like it is on streets of Los Angeles.Featuring guest appearances from metal legends including Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) and Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God) – new album Bloodlust dials up the bombast, the rage and the projection of the rapper’s social criticism. Here, Ice-T exclusively talks about why Bloodlust had to happen right now venting on Trump, racism and the state of American culture today. Your new album, Bloodlust, arrives at a disturbing time in America, both politically and socially. Was there a certain point when you thought, ‘This is happening – I’ve got to write an … [Read more...] about ICE-T on gangster mentality, Donald Trump and why new Body Count album, Bloodlust, needed to happen
DONALD Trump pledged to unify America when he was sworn in as US president, while millions across the globe hold protest and dozens of politicians boycotted the event.The tycoon-turned-politician has addressed hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Washington DC and millions watching around the world, in his first speech as the 45th president of the United States.A massive security operation was launched ahead of the event, including a heavily guarded perimeter around the US Capitol building where Mr Trump delivered his inaugural address.Tens of thousands of protesters were expected to take to the streets of cities around the world in opposition to Mr Trump's presidency.He was handed the nuclear codes and briefed on firing missiles ahead of the inauguration ceremony.For the first few hours of inauguration day it was still Barack Obama, but now Donald Trump has taken the reins of the most militarily and economically powerful nation in the world.The Republican nominee … [Read more...] about Who is the US President, what will Donald Trump do in his first 100 days and where will Barack Obama live now?
SOCIAL media has erupted with hilarious memes after Donald Trump vowed work would begin “immediately” on the border wall with Mexico. Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto reacted angrily to the news and ex-leader Vicente Fox Quesada tweeted: “Mexico is not going to pay for that f*****g wall”.But while Trump supporters are cockahoop about the wall plan, shocked Twitter users have poked fun at the divisive proposal with comedy memes.Here are a few gems:Earlier today President Enrique Pena Nieto reacted angrily to Trump’s insistence that his country will pay for the border wall. Nieto was yesterday said to be mulling over whether to cancel a meeting with the US president planned for next week as he condemned the decision to build a massive border wall He said: “ I have said it time and again: Mexico will not pay for any wall .” During his election campaign Trump repeated his mantra about building a wall. Often he would ask his … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Mexican wall memes erupt on Twitter as leaders continue to insist they will never pay a penny towards it
Donald Trump built his entire unorthodox campaign on his staunch opposition to immigration by promising in his announcement speech bid to erect a "great wall” along the US-Mexican border in order to keep "rapists” supposedly sent by Mexico out of the country. He later repeatedly doubled down on his anti-immigrant stance by suggesting banning all Muslims from entering the United States. But while energizing his base, Trump's hard-line approach against immigrants of all different stripes could cost him at the polls as Hispanics and Muslim voters may turn out in large numbers to oppose the Republican presidential candidate. At a polling station in Claremont Elementary School in Arlington, a city just outside of Washington with one of the largest Hispanic populations in the state of Virginia, voters of various foreign backgrounds expressed their discontent with Donald Trump. No choice but Clinton "I came only for one reason”, said Johnny Maldonado, "to vote for … [Read more...] about For many voters with foreign backgrounds, Donald Trump is a lightning rod
Ahead of Trump's 100th day in the White House, DW asked Germans living in the United States to rate President Donald Trump's performance. In New York, DW's Miodrag Soric met Michael Hansen who heads a tech training firm with over 5,000 employees worldwide: - 'America first!' Trump promised to swiftly check off the list of his campaign promises once he became president. What looked like a promising start for his administration quickly sunk into the mire of Washington. Here's a look at his top five campaign promises: - 100 days as president: Trump's top 5 campaign promises - That wall Trump's pledge to build a wall on the US-Mexican border has left many people on edge. In the border city of Nogales, the gaps between fences often provide divided family members with the only glimpse of each other. - Culture shock After 100 days, Trump's presidency has brought exclusion, says US-based German photographer Reiner Leist. He told DW how politics change the way we … [Read more...] about 100 days of US President Donald Trump: What you need to know
Almost six months after Donald Trump was sworn in - backed by a Republican majority in the House and Senate - the president and the GOP still have no signature legislative success to their names. The starkest symbol of their failure to govern is their inability to deliver on Trump's promise to repeal former President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act and replace it with a Republican version of health care reform. What makes the ongoing legislative health care debacle more embarrassing and consequential than, for instance, President Trump's uphill struggle to build a wall along the Mexican border, is that abolishing Obama's signature piece of legislation - unlike the president's border wall idea - was a longstanding Republican policy. Getting rid of "Obamacare" has been the joint rallying cry for Republican legislators across the country for years now. Little room for schadenfreude And while it may seem ironic that their effort towards fulfilling their "repeal and … [Read more...] about Opinion: Congressional Republicans have joined Donald Trump’s amateur hour
DW: Republican Party candidate for president Donald Trump has called Mexican immigrants rapists and said he would build a wall along the US's southern border, which Mexico would pay for. His plan to force the southern neighbor to foot the bill includes preventing Mexican workers in the US from sending their earnings back home. Bank of Mexico Governor Agustin Carstens has said Trump's idea for halting or freezing remittances is a serious violation of property rights for Mexican people. Vicente Fox: It is really stealing money away from people. We're talking about the fruit of the efforts and work of every Mexican migrant in the United States. They make a great contribution to that nation, and it would be a criminal act to take that money away from them. It's also stupid, because imagine if these procedures go ahead: We're going to have retaliation. And if you cannot transfer money through the United States to Mexico, maybe in that war which everybody loses, money from corporations … [Read more...] about Mexico’s ex-president warns US voters against Trump as president