Piers Morgan’s interview with US President Donald Trump on ITV on Sunday evening was seen by 3m viewers, but failed to beat BBC News. The first international TV broadcast interview with the president, which aired from 10-10.45pm, took a 20 per cent audience share and put ITV up 1m viewers (48 per cent) on the 2017 average for that time slot. BBC News at Ten on BBC One reached 3.9m viewers, with a 25 per cent audience share, while the Mash Report on BBC 2 was watched by 0.6m viewers (4 per cent audience share). 8 Out of 110 Cats Does Countdown on Channel 4 was seen by 0.8m viewers (6 per cent audience share) and The Boy Next Door on Channel 5 scored 0.5m viewers (4 per cent audience share).In a poll for the Radio Times, 88 per cent of viewers said Morgan had not been tough enough on Trump in the interview, which was filmed while the president attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, last week. The wide-ranging interview covered topics including immigration, … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan’s interview with Donald Trump seen by 3m viewers, but fails to beat BBC News
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In his first international TV interview, Donald Trump insisted he was popular in the UK, admitted he tweets in bed, and said he had "tremendous respect for women". However many criticised the 45-minute interview by Piers Morgan for being too soft. Conducted during the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, the interview was broadcast on ITV on Sunday night (29 January) having been heavily trailed in the British media. After briefly outlining some of the economic successes the US has enjoyed since he took office, Trump defended his use of Twitter, adding that he did not write all of his tweets, sometimes getting his staff to write on his behalf. "If I don't have that form of communication then I can't defend myself, unless I have a news conference every 15 minutes". Asked if he wrote tweets in bed, he said: "Perhaps, sometimes in bed, perhaps sometimes at breakfast or lunch or whatever...generally during the early morning or evening I can do that." He said he got fan mail from Britain … [Read more...] about Twitter users slam Piers Morgan’s ITV interview with Donald Trump: ‘A drooling sycophant’
THE “Me Too” hashtag has been sweeping the world since October 2017, encouraging women to speak up if they have been sexually harassed.It comes in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein allegations and has even spread to Donald Trump – here’s the lowdown…Women from all over the world have come forward to share their story of being sexually harassed.They have done it on social media using the hashtag “Me Too”, which aims to show the magnitude of sexual assault.So far over half a million women have tweeted Me Too.The hashtag started trending worldwide after a call to action from actress Alyssa Milano.It was in the wake of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein’s downfall over of allegations of sexual misconduct spanning decades.Posting on Twitter, Alyssa passed along a suggestion from a friend that women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted post “Me Too” to give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem.More than … [Read more...] about What is the Me Too hashtag and what does #MeToo have to do with Donald Trump and Harvey Weinstein?
DONALD Trump today clinched a sensational victory as he crushed Hillary Clinton to become the next President of the United States.But who are the people behind the Republican candidate?Here The Sun takes a look at the family members and staffers behind The Donald's stunning - and controversial - rise to the White House.The Vice-President-elect, Trump picked Mike Pence as his running mate earlier this year.The deeply-conservative Governor of Indiana made news in the build-up to the election when he miraculously escaped injury after his campaign plane skidded off the runway in New York.The 57-year-old tweeted: "So thankful everyone on our plane is safe. Grateful for our first responders & the concern & prayers of so many. Back on the trail tomorrow!"One of three children Trump had with his first wife Ivana, Donald Jr, 38, is a businessman and, like his father, has a history of being embroiled in controversy.Recently he tweeted: “If I had a bowl of … [Read more...] about The family members and staffers at Trump HQ who were with Donald Trump as he won the race to the White House
FOLLOWING the high-impact women’s march it appears the academics are now gearing up to descend on Washington.But what is the Scientist’s March on Washington? And what’s their problem with President Trump? Here’s all you need to know…The aim of the march is to send a strong message that the current environmental and health policies being put forward by the Trump administration are unacceptable and could have horrendous consequences for our planet.Scientists have announced that they will not stand by while these destructive decisions are being taken especially as Trump’s stance opposes established scientific facts.The date for the protest is, as yet, unconfirmed, but organisers of the event have made a statement on Twitter.They said: “An announcement of a date for the march will be coming in the next few days.“In the mean while there has been tremendous interest in local marches around US and internationally.“We’re all for it, … [Read more...] about What is Scientists’ March On Washington, when is the protest taking place and how has Donald Trump angered the scientific community?
PRESIDENTIAL candidate Hillary Clinton has hit back at Donald Trump’s 'wacky' claims over her health by opening a pickle jar during a chat show interview.While speaking on ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live, the Democratic hopeful also said her Republican rival could be an unpredictable opponent in the upcoming televised debates.With the first contest scheduled to take place a month from now, Clinton joked about what to expect from her unorthodox opponent.She said: "You've got to be prepared for wacky stuff. I'm planning on drawing off my experiences from elementary school."Trump has suggested he might not attend all of the three scheduled debates.Trump has thrown a series of barbs at Clinton, describing her as "crooked" and suggesting she has unspecified health problems.Host Kimmel asked Clinton to open a jar of pickles to show she was in good health and also took her pulse as she brushed off a scandal over emails sent from a private server when she was Secretary of State.After … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton opens a jar of gherkins during TV interview in bizarre bid to prove her physical health… and says she is ready for a ‘wacky’ debate with Donald Trump
The "take a knee" debate currently raging in the US began last year when Colin Kaepernick, then-quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in the National Football League (NFL), decided not to stand during the playing of the US national anthem at games to protest police violence against African-Americans. When US President Donald Trump recently decided to insert himself into the debate over such a charged issue, the results were explosive. The simmering controversy over Kaepernick and several other NFL players protesting the issue on a public stage turned into a national altercation. "Ironically, what President Trump did is he expanded the participation of black athletes in the movement because he said something so outrageous," said Theresa Runstedtler, a scholar of African-American history with a focus on black culture and sports at American University. Celeb athletes, civil rights icons show solidarity The "outrageous" statement Runstedtler was … [Read more...] about How Donald Trump turned a simmering NFL controversy into a movement that splits the country
The allegations of colluding with Russia continue to haunt US President Donald Trump. The latest discoveries concern his older son, Donald Trump Jr, who admitted to meeting Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya in June 2016, after he was told she could offer incriminating information on Hillary Clinton. The meeting was organized by PR manager Rob Goldstone. In the email chain published by Donald Trump Jr, the British-born Goldstone says the idea came from Russian pop-singer Emin Agalarov. Who are those people and what ties them together? Donald Trump Jr. Don Jr, as he is known in the US, will turn 40 this year. He was born in New York to Donald Trump and his first wife, Czech fashion model Ivana Marie. Like his father, he studied at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated in economics and then took a year off, which he spent hunting and fishing in Colorado. He was reported to have struggled with alcohol problems in his youth. He returned to New … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. and his Russian friends – what do we know about them?
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington D.C. on Sunday carrying a long list of problems affecting US-Indian relations, but analysts say the Indian premier will need to first strike a personal rapport with US President Donald Trump. Expanding ties depends on dispelling some of the concerns that have emerged about a drift in relations. Partnership between the two countries strengthened under the administration of former US President Barack Obama, but since taking office, President Trump's sharp rhetoric has created uncertainty about the status of key bilateral issues. "The two leaders have spoken over phone three times. We have to observe the body chemistry of the two and how they plan to take the relationship further," G. Parthasarathy, a former Indian diplomat, told DW. "This will be more than just a familiarization visit. Strategic aspirations of bilateral relations will be discussed," he added. After the US pulled out of the Paris … [Read more...] about India’s Modi seeks personal rapport with Donald Trump on US visit
NBC will no longer air Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants, which had been a joint venture between the company and Trump, the American network announced on Monday. In addition, Trump will not appear on the reality show "The Apprentice," which is currently on hiatus. "At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values," the company said in a statement, adding cutting business ties with Trump was due to "recent derogatory statements" on Mexican immigrants. Trump made his controversial remarks last week, while announcing his bid for the US presidency on the ticket of the Republican Party. "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best," he said, in a widely publicized speech. "They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people," Trump was quoted by NBC as saying. During his … [Read more...] about NBC cuts ties with Donald Trump over immigrant comments