Tag: Trump

US 2020 Election: The economy under Trump in six charts

Claim: President Trump says he built the greatest ever US economy prior to the coronavirus outbreak. He claims to have generated historic economic growth, record low unemployment, and lifted millions of Americans out of poverty – and he says he will do it all again if re-elected. Reality Check verdict: It’s true the economy was doing well prior to the… Read more →

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TikTok calls Trump ban ‘political’ in lawsuit

Image copyright Getty Images Chinese video-sharing app TikTok has gone to court to challenge a ban imposed by US President Donald Trump. President Trump’s executive order prohibits transactions with TikTok’s owner ByteDance from mid-September. Officials in Washington are concerned that the firm could pass American users’ data to the Chinese government, something ByteDance has denied doing. Tiktok said the Trump… Read more →

Donald Trump: Where does the Republican president stand on key issues?

Donald Trump won the 2016 US presidential election riding on one simple phrase: “Make America Great Again”. As he seeks a second term, he faces a country struggling with challenges from the coronavirus and the pandemic’s economic aftershocks – and an electorate that will weigh his record from his four years in office. His 2020 pitch is to bring back… Read more →

Trump attacks Goodyear for campaign clothes ban

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Goodyear is the largest tyre company in North America US President Donald Trump has called for a boycott of American tyre company Goodyear, stoking a controversy over political expression in the workplace. The attack followed reports the firm had forbidden staff from wearing Trump campaign gear, while allowing “Black Lives Matter” and gay rights attire.… Read more →

Hong Kong: China vows to retaliate after Trump ends special economic status

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Their freedom has been taken away” China has vowed to retaliate after the US ended Hong Kong’s preferential trade status and imposed sanctions on officials who crack down on rights. President Donald Trump said he was acting because China had taken away Hong Kong’s freedom after it imposed a new security law.… Read more →

George Floyd: What has Trump done for black jobs, poverty and crime?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption President Trump is looking to pick up black votes in the 2020 election As protests continue across the US over the death of an African-American man, George Floyd, President Donald Trump has said he’s done “more for the black community than any president since Abraham Lincoln”. He tweeted that he had delivered the lowest… Read more →

Trump delays ‘outdated’ G7 leaders’ summit

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Mr Trump made the comments on board Air Force One while returning to Washington from Cape Canaveral, Florida US President Donald Trump has said he will postpone this year’s G7 summit and invite leaders of other countries to participate in the talks. “I don’t feel that… it properly represents what’s going on in the world.… Read more →