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Donald Trump invites Mahmoud Abbas to White House

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US President Donald Trump has invited Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for a visit to the White House, in the first phone call between the two leaders since Trump’s inauguration on January 20. Trump invited Abbas to discuss ways to resume the Palestinian-Israeli political process. The White House said in a statement that this visit will take place in the near future.

Trump to Abbas: peace deal can only be reached by direct talks.

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, in the first phone call between the two leaders since Trump took office. The White House said in a statement that the two discussed ways to advance peace throughout the Middle East, including a comprehensive agreement that would end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Palestinians are concerned over the more favorable approach by Washington toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since Trump .Palestinian media underline the fact that the conversation between Trump and Abbas lasted some 20 minutes, and said Trump did not specifically discuss a two-state solution, the settlements, moving the U.S ambassy in Jerusalem.However, ahead of the call, Palestinian wanted a solution for the conflict. After the meeting between Donald Trump and the ambassador he says that: “I’m looking at two-state and one-state [solutions], and I like the one that both parties like… I can live with either one”, Trump said, causing consternation across the Arab world and in many European capitals.

 

Trump speech fails to deliver on hard policy

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President Trump has the undeniable talent of knowing how to talk to people, both during the many rallies of the long election campaign as in the first President of the tyccon was able to transmit to the public the energy and sincere desire to make that distinguish his character. Yesterday in the first speech to Congress Trump seemed another person, has lacked the communicative power that opened him the doors of the White House but especially has lacked the sincerity, in fact, Trump seemed almost uncomfortable talking about the month of the Black History and of the widespread of anti-Semitism, issues on which ,until now, has did not say a word. Perhaps Trump has really changed as a person and has understood the need to expand his political horizons and having to take on a softening of attitudes or is not changed at all, and this is a man who always need a scapegoat on which to direct his whippings.

White House bars major news outlets from informal briefing

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Is heavily discussed the administration’s decision that exclude some of the media from the informal meetings that the White House holds periodically with journalists, among the victims of the block there are The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN and Politico. The Associated Press has announced through its Director for Communication with Media, Lauren Easton, that will no longer participate in the meetings, although not part of the blacklist, because the Agency believes that “the public Should Have as much access to the president as possible. ” the blockade by President Trump, which is in open war with the media, has aroused also the indignation of the media that have a more conservative extraction as Fox News, its President Jeff Mason said that Fox “strongly protesting” against the measure.

White House adviser asked FBI to dispute the repeated contacts between the managers of the Trump campaign and of Russian intelligence agents

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According to an anonymous source in the White House the Chief of Staff of the President Trump, Rience Priebus, would meet the Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, to convince him to contest the media claims about the frequent and repeated contacts between the managers of the Trump campaign and of Russian intelligence agents. The operation carried out by Priebus was strongly criticized by the Democrats, in particularly the Deputy John Conyers of Michigan, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, has declared that “the White House can not afford to put pressure to FBI to make public statements on a pending investigation that involves the President and his advisers”. The White House downplayed the incident saying that contacts between Priebus and McCabe were perfectly regular and that there was no attempt to put pressure to FBI.

Trump attacks the judiciary: the courts are too politicized

President Trump is back to attack the judiciary today during a meeting with the sheriffs and police chiefs of the largest cities of the country. Trump said that in his view the courts are too politicized and that they should be able to do their job without dealing with policy, in fact, according to Trump’s decision Robarts Judge, who has blocked her travel ban, would be contrary to the principle of separation of powers, the same charges were brought by the Democrats to the President. By next Wednesday we will know the decision of the Court of Appeals of San Francisco that must decide if reinstate the travel ban or confirm his suspension, if there will be a confirmation the government would appeal to the Supreme Court which currently has 8 members (4 Liberals and 4 Conservatives).

Egyptian Foreign Minister: “western media ignored terror attacks around the world”

On Tuesday, Egyptian Foreign Minister SamehShoukry praised the White House’s criticism of western media outlets’ alleged disregard to cover 78 terrorist assaults around the world, according to a statement issued by the ministry’s official spokespersonThe statement follows a release by the White House of a list of 78 terror attacks—dating back from September 2014 to December 2016—western media has allegedly ignored.“We praise the stance of US President Donald Trump regarding how western media ignored terror attacks around the world, as well as the White house’s list of 78 terror attacks western media has disregarded—including nine attacks in Egypt,”the statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson read.Abou Zaid noted that the White House list and the criticism of Trump towards western media’s biased coverage is consistent with recurring calls from Egypt, stipulating the necessity of adopting a comprehensive strategy by the international community to fight terrorism.

President Obama spoke about the racial problems in the U.S.

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President Obama talked with the local television station of Chicago, his adopted city, as part of “Obama’s Live from the White House.” The President spoke about the racial problems in the U.S., taking advantage of the episode of a group of young African-American beaten by a group of whites who posted a video with their misdeeds on Facebook; Obama called the episode “regrettable” and emphasized the plight of hate crimes that are now more visible thanks to the development of social networks and social media. The President also spoke of the high crime rate in Chicago, in contrast with the national average, claiming the initiatives that led back to his community during his presidency.

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