Breaking: Trump gets impeached for inciting coup at Capitol Hill

Donald Trump has become the first US President to be impeached twice, following a House of Representatives vote today — January 13, 2020 in Washington DC.

The decision follows his alleged “incitement of insurrection” during unrest at the Capitol Hill, leaving four dead—including a police officer.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat, said: “The president of the United States incited this insurrection, this armed rebellion against our common country.

“He must go. He is a clear and present danger to the nation that we all love.”

The vote went largely along party lines – but a few Republican Congressmen broke ranks, voting to condemn the leader of their own party.

It makes Trump the first President ever to be impeached twice.

Trump reveals why he didn’t win US presidential race

US President Donald Trump |Photo: File

Nov 19, 2020 (Thessherald)–President Trump, who has been alleging voting irregularities, revealed this evening that there was a clear indication of voter fraud, as evidenced by the 20,000 dead people found on the Pennsylvania voter list.

“Evidence of voter fraud continues to grow, including 20,000 dead people on the Pennsylvania voters roll and many thousands all over the Country,” Trump alleged.

Adding that “now, there has been an artificial number of votes in favor of Joe Biden.”

Trump further claims that, “ thousands of uncounted votes discovered in Georgia counties. When the much more important signature match takes place, the State will flip Republican, and very quickly.”

Trump blames COVID-19 for failing him in US Presidential race

Donald Trump cries foul over his opponent, Joe Biden, accusing him of vote rigging |Photo: File

Nov 10, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Incumbent President of the United States, Donald Trump, who recently failed to hit 270-threshold votes in the US election, is blaming the Coronavirus for undermining his efforts to secure a second term in the White House.

He also pointed an accusing finger at the US Food and Drug Administration for impeding and delaying in announcing a breakthrough in the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to deprive him of credit.

“The FDA and the Democrats didn’t want to have me get a Vaccine WIN, prior to the election, so instead it came out five days later – As I’ve said all along,” Trump Twitted on social media.

Donald Trump

Trump claimed that if it were Joe Biden’s tenure, the administrative bureaucracy would have made it very difficult for vulnerable people to receive COVID-19 vaccines.

“If Joe Biden were President, you wouldn’t have the Vaccine for another four years, nor would the FDA have ever approved it so quickly. The bureaucracy would have destroyed millions of lives.”

Donald Trump

Until now, Trump still believes that had it not been for the vote rigging in some US cities, he would have won by an overwhelming margin against Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

Europe’s leaders congratulate Biden-Harris on winning US election

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President-Elect, Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris |Photo |Courtesy

Nov. 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–European leaders on Saturday congratulated US President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their capturing the White House, as projected by major media outlets.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Twitter sent a congratulatory message to Biden and Harris saying: “We have a lot to do to overcome today’s challenges. Let’s work together!”

Angela Merkel, Germany’s first female chancellor, congratulated Biden as well as Kamala Harris, the “first female vice president,” her spokesperson said on Twitter.

“I look forward to working together with President Biden in the future. Our transatlantic friendship is indispensable if we are to face the greatest challenges of our time,” said Merkel.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson also took Twitter to congratulate Biden and Harris on their “historic achievement.”

“The US is our most important ally and I look forward to working closely together on our shared priorities, from climate change to trade and security,” said Johnson, whose nation forms one half of the US-UK “special relationship.”

Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo also said: “A record number of people have cast their vote in this election. This illustrates the vibrancy of the American political life and its democracy.”

Robert Abela, prime minister of the island nation of Malta, also congratulated Biden and Harris on their victory, adding that Harris “as first woman VP in the US – [is] so inspiring.”

“Congratulations to the American people and institutions for an outstanding turnout of democratic vitality,” said Giuseppe Conte, Italy’s prime minister.

“We are ready to work with the President-elect Joe Biden to make the transatlantic relationship stronger. The US can count on Italy as a solid Ally and a strategic partner,” he added.

While such congratulations from world leaders are standard, they carry added poignancy after nearly four years of defeated incumbent Donald Trump, who has strained US relations with most of its Western allies.

Trump has promised to challenge the race’s outcome, but messages to Biden by such major players as Britain and Germany also may put pressure on the outgoing president to concede.

Obama congratulates Biden-Harris on their victory, pledges to support them

Statement by former US President Barack Obama as Biden and Harris declared winners.

Former US President Barack Obama and President-Elect Joe Biden |Photo |Obama
Former US President Barack Obama and President-Elect Joe Biden |Photo |Obama

Nov. 7, 2020 (Thessherald)–“I could not be prouder to congratulate our next President, Joe Biden, and our next First Lady, Jill Biden. I also couldn’t be prouder to congratulate Kamala Harris and Doug Emhoff for Kamala’s groundbreaking election as our next Vice President.

In this election, under circumstances never experienced, Americans turned out in numbers never seen. And once every vote is counted, President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris will have won a historic and decisive victory.

We’re fortunate that Joe’s got what it takes to be President and already carries himself that way. Because when he walks into the White House in January, he’ll face a series of extraordinary challenges no incoming President ever has – a raging pandemic, an unequal economy and justice system, a democracy at risk, and a climate in peril.

I know he’ll do the job with the best interests of every American at heart, whether or not he had their vote. So I encourage every American to give him a chance and lend him your support. The election results at every level show that the country remains deeply and bitterly divided. It will be up to not just Joe and Kamala, but each of us, to do our part – to reach out beyond our comfort zone, to listen to others, to lower the temperature and find some common ground from which to move forward, all of us remembering that we are one nation, under God.

Finally, I want to thank everyone who worked, organized, and volunteered for the Biden campaign, every American who got involved in their own way, and everybody who voted for the first time. Your efforts made a difference. Enjoy this moment. Then stay engaged. I know it can be exhausting. But for this democracy to endure, it requires our active citizenship and sustained focus on the issues – not just in an election season, but all the days in between.

Our democracy needs all of us more than ever. And Michelle and I look forward to supporting our next President and First Lady however we can.”

Former President of the United States, Barack Obama.

“This election is far from over,” Trump refuses to concede defeat

Press statement after Joe Biden declared the president of the United States

Aljazeera English features Live Results on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 as Biden declared 46th US President |Photo: AJ
Aljazeera English features Live Results on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020 as Biden declared 46th US President |Photo: AJ

Statement from Donald J. Trump

November 7, 2020 (Thessherald)– “We all know why Joe Biden is rushing to falsely pose as the winner, and why his media allies are trying so hard to help him: they don’t want the truth to be exposed. The simple fact is this election is far from over.

Joe Biden has not been certified as the winner of any states, let alone any of the highly contested states headed for mandatory recounts, or states where our campaign has valid and legitimate legal challenges that could determine the ultimate victor. In Pennsylvania, for example, our legal observers were not permitted meaningful access to watch the counting process. Legal votes decide who is president, not the news media.

“Beginning Monday, our campaign will start prosecuting our case in court to ensure election laws are fully upheld and the rightful winner is seated. The American People are entitled to an honest election: that means counting all legal ballots, and not counting any illegal ballots.

This is the only way to ensure the public has full confidence in our election. It remains shocking that the Biden campaign refuses to agree with this basic principle and wants ballots counted even if they are fraudulent, manufactured, or cast by ineligible or deceased voters. Only a party engaged in wrongdoing would unlawfully keep observers out of the count room- and then fight in court to block their access.

“So what is Biden hiding? I will not rest until the American People have the honest vote count they deserve and that Democracy demands.”

President Donald J. Trump

TRUMP: ‘Whoever voted for Biden is no longer human being but a FROG,’

November 5, 2020 (Thessherald)–The US President, Donald J. Trump has lashed out at Joe Biden’s supporters and voters, saying that they are no longer humans but four-legged frogs.

“How dare they count the votes? Stop the counting, counting is for terrorists. We’re going to sue the counters. There are a whole bunch of votes all for the same guy who isn’t me? Coincidence? I don’t think so,” Trump was quoted by The Independent as saying.

Trump claimed that California is part of Brazil and everyone who comes from that city is an alien.

“A lot of these votes are from California, that’s not part of America, it’s in Brazil, their votes don’t count.

“I’ve heard all the people in Wisconsin who voted for Biden, a bad bunch. They weren’t people, they were frogs, they’ve counted the votes of FROGS, this is very bad,” President Trump blasted Biden’s supporters.

He alleged that his votes had been stolen and vanished into thin air.

“My votes have been put on the moon. I know an astronaut, he’s a terrific astronaut, he said he saw them, on the moon, he’s got a telescope, we’re going to investigate. And then I want the World Cup. I won it, the French need to give it back, they kept counting the goals after the game had started, I won it but they stole it, bad French!”

Ethiopia lashes out at Donald Trump’s inflammatory remarks on Nile dam

US President Donald Trump and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali |Photo: Thessherald

Oct 25, 2020 (Thessherald)–The Ethiopian government has expressed deep concern and blasted US President, Donald J. Trump over his inflammatory comments, suggesting that Egypt could ‘blow up’ the Nile dam if Ethiopia continues to drag its feet on ending GERD dispute.

The Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, in a strongly worded statement, that it was seeking clarification regarding the inflammatory comments made by Trump during his telephone conversation with the Sudanese Prime Minister, Abdalla Hamdok.

“The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia summoned today (October 24) the United States Ambassador H.E. Mike Raynor to seek clarifications on the remarks the US President made regarding the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) during his telephone conversation with the Prime Ministers of the Republic of the Sudan and the State of Israel,” the Ethiopian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.

The Ethiopian government has accused Washington of inciting and fueling an already-ongoing regional war between Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD).

“The incitement of war between Ethiopia and Egypt from a sitting US president neither reflects the longstanding partnership and strategic alliance between Ethiopia and the United States nor is acceptable in International Law governing interstate relations.”

“The Minister further informed the Ambassador that Ethiopia has never and will not in the future succumb to threats to its sovereignty and will be committed to continue the trilateral negotiations under the framework of the African Union.”

Since 2011, there has been a long-standing dispute between Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia, revolving around Ethiopia’s unilateral decision to build the Great Ethiopian Renaissance Dam along the Blue Nile – some 20 kilometers upstream from Sudanese territory.

U.S. urges Kiir, Machar to combine efforts to overcome challenges

June 24, 2020 (Thessherald)–While making remarks at the United Nations Security Council briefing on the situation in South Sudan on Tuesday, a US diplomat called on President Salva Kiir Mayardit and First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar to work together in order to overcome the ongoing challenges facing the country.

“The United States is committed to working closely with the Transitional Government and its partners to implement the peace agreement and ensure a better future for the people of South Sudan. However, we expect South Sudan’s leaders to govern together as one government, and work in the best interest of its citizens. A government working together would respond immediately to address outbreaks of violence anywhere in the country,” said Rodney Hunter, Political Coordinator, U.S. Mission to the United Nations

Rodney stressed the need for South Sudan’s leaders to consider UNMISS and other humanitarian agencies as partners while addressing the country’s deep-seated problems.

“A government working together would look to UNMISS and the UN as a valuable partner not only in providing safety and security for its citizens, but also in addressing the COVID-19 crisis. A government working together would recognize the essential role played by humanitarian partners in delivering much needed assistance.”

The US official expressed his disappointment at the leaders’ reluctance to work together as a team.

“Unfortunately, we still do not see the Transitional Government working together. We recognize the challenges posed by COVID-19, but we see the pandemic as an opportunity to strengthen cooperation between all of the parties and stakeholders in the Transitional Government.”

He reiterated his country’s commitment to support full implementation of the peace agreement.

“The United States remains committed to full implementation of the peace agreement – just as we remain committed to the people of South Sudan at this most pressing time.”

“The people of South Sudan are facing monumental challenges as they confront both escalating violence and the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“The United States remains concerned about increasing violence in Jonglei State, including widespread sexual and gender-based violence. This has already killed at least 600 individuals this year and resulted in the abduction of 150 women and girls. The violence, which is spreading to other parts of the country, risks eroding gains in the peace process which this Council has sought to support.”

“The continued delays in the peace process are unacceptable. While there has been an agreement on the political formula to be used for appointing governors, the actual appointments and implementation of security arrangements need to occur in short order. A priority in all of this should be the meaningful participation of women.”