Secluded resort chosen for Trump-Kim summit in Singapore

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet at a luxury resort on Sentosa Island for nuclear talks next week in Singapore, the White House said Tuesday.

 

The historic meeting will be held at the Capella Hotel, press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted.”We thank our great Singaporean hosts for their hospitality,” Sanders said.Trump and Kim’s highly anticipated meeting is scheduled for 9 am local time June 12 at or 9 pm June 11 on the East Coast of the US — after a flurry of on-again-off-again action.

Trump hopes to secure a nuclear deal with the North Koreans, seeking for Kim to give up his nuclear program, though he stressed last week that the process would likely take longer than a single meeting.

 

Located a quarter-mile off the coast of the city-state, Sentosa Island is known for its high-end beach hotels, golf courses and amusement parks. A U.S. advance team was spotted at the Capella Hotel last week meeting with North Korean officials in preparation for the summit.

The hotel is known for luxury amenities, impeccable service and, above all, privacy for business and leisure. Two of the hotel’s buildings were built in the 1880s for British officers based on the island.

 

On Tuesday evening, workers were painting a fresh coat on the façade, extra security was in place and red carpets were being rolled out at the hotel’s two entrances.

Officials had also considered the Shangri-La Hotel, which hosts an annual international security summit and was the venue for a 2015 meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou.

Trump is expected to stay at that hotel, which is near a major shopping district and less secluded than the island facility chosen for his meeting with Kim.

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Preparations for North Korea summit moving along very well: Trump

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that preparations for the June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are moving along very well.

The President’s statement comes a day after Singapore designated a special event area of the Sentosa island tourist resort for Tuesday’s historic summit, which is expected to be covered by over 2,500 journalists from across the world.

There was initially much uncertainty over whether the summit would go ahead at all, and it was briefly called off last month by Trump after a dispute with the North Koreans over the key issue of denuclearisation.

“North Korea (summit) looks like it’s moving along very well. A lot of relationship being built. A lot of negotiation going on even before the trip. But it looks like it’s coming along fine,” Trump said at a White House event.

Multiple US and N Korean teams are holding simultaneous meetings ahead of the Singapore Summit.

“We’ll see what happens. But very important. It will be a very important couple of days,” Trump said.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be at the White House later this week for talks with Trump on the latter’s summit meeting with North Korea.

“We certainly anticipate the summit with North Korea that will be next week to come up, as well as trade issues and other matters,” White House Press Secretary Sarah sanders told reporters at her daily news conference.

At the Foggy Bottom headquarters of the state department, secretary of state Mike Pompeo met his Singaporean counterpart, wherein among other things they discussed the N Korean summit which is being hosted by Singapore.

Refuting media reports, state department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the US is not paying for the North Korean delegation to stay in Singapore.

“We’re not paying for their expenses,” she said.

“We have had teams negotiating not only in the Demilitarised Zone every day… meetings are taking place in Singapore as well. The meetings are a little different. The ones in Singapore tend to focus more on logistics, negotiating security, protocol, all those types of things. Those meetings are ongoing,” Nauert said, adding that Pompeo speaks sometimes multiple times a day with his negotiating teams.

Meanwhile, top Republican senator Marco Rubio said that the Singapore summit is just the beginning of a process and nothing major would come out of it.

“My sense is that it will be the beginning of a process. My prediction is that at some point during this process, if I were the North Koreans, I’d want to extend this. I would imagine China is probably trying to finagle its way into it. So I think you should anticipate that at some point down the road, this will turn into a China-US-South Korea-North Korea talks,” Rubio told Fox news.

 

To have a good deal with North Korea is going to take a little bit of time, he said.

 

“The important thing for us is we should not be lifting any sanctions or providing any relief until we see a clear path forward on complete and irreversible denuclearisation and getting rid of the missiles, but that may take a while. That is not going to happen in one meeting, so I think everybody needs to understand that,” Rubio added.

 

 

 

More than 2,500 people from the local and international news media are expected to cover the event in Singapore, according to the number of registrations received by the ministry of communications and information.

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ILLEGAL FROM MEXICO: ‘DONALD TRUMP RUINED MY ENTIRE LIFE, I HOPE THAT GOD WILL…’

Beam Ybarra Maldonado stated that the undocumented lady was arrested Wednesday in Phoenix, Arizona, when she jumped in for a standard check at a U.S. migration office. Here’s what he stated:

“I was informed by the Mexican Consulate that my client was deported from the country.”
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, 36, had checked in with U.S. migration specialists consistently since 2008, when she was halted for utilizing a phony Social Security number amid a strike on a water stop where she worked. In past visits, she answered inquiries that were put to her and went home.
Be that as it may, when Rayos went in for her meeting on Wednesday, she was captured and deportation procedures were started. She had lived in the U.S. for over 22 years.

Amid a news conference, Maldonado said he had documented a stay of deportation on Wednesday.

“Yesterday at 5:30 [p.m.], I was told the decision would come shortly. And here it is this morning, and those cowards have yet to even return my call, even send me an email, to give me any information about why they denied our stay,” he included.

An announcement from U.S. Movement and Customs Enforcement said the deportation depended on a “depended on a removal order issued by the Department of Justice’s Executive Office for Immigration Review which became final in May 2013. Relevant databases indicate Ms. Garcia de Rayos has a prior felony conviction dating from March 2009 for criminal impersonation.

“ICE will deport foreigners convicted of felony offenses as ordered by an immigration judge,” the organization said in arrangement of tweets after the media revealed her deportation.

 

And in the end she tried to blame Trump for her deportation:

“Trump has ruined my life, in fact he ruined my entire family, God will take care of him, I’m sure.” she said.

Source: https://usaflashreports.blogspot.com

NBC News’ ‘self-described unbiased journalist’ Andrea Mitchell slammed for siding with Eagles over Trump

NBC News star Andrea Mitchell got roasted on Twitter Monday night, after her own tweet exposed her rooting interest in the ongoing dustup between President Trump and the Philadelphia Eagles.

After Trump canceled a White House visit from the Super Bowl champs, the Peacock Network’s chief foreign affairs correspondent reacted with a cheerleading tweet.

“Fly #Eagles Fly!!!” read Mitchell’s missive.

Earlier, Trump had said the team was “unable” to attend because they don’t share his view that NFL players should “proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”

Mitchell’s hot take stood out because she is supposed to be a nonpartisan reporter for a major network news division.

“It’s always inappropriate when a self-described unbiased journalist takes a side in a political dispute like Andrea Mitchell has. Sadly, she among others keep lowering their standards,” Mediaite columnist Joseph Wulfsohn told Fox News.

Media Research Center Vice President Dan Gainor said one of the best things about social media is it has outed so many journalists’ biases.

“Where Mitchell really shows her biases is sports. She recently and insanely claimed people are ‘not standing and saluting the anthem for a large part’ at football games. Has she ever even been to one? I had season tickets to two different teams. The people there were proudly to stand and honor our nation and our anthem. And now this pro-Eagles/anti-Trump tweet. She’s a blatant partisan, not a neutral journalist,” Gainor said.

Her tweet was “liked” by several thousand followers, but others responded by pointing out the lack of neutrality.

One user responded , “You are so bias[ed]… you just showed your true color as the Eagles did and it isn’t red, white and blue.” Another added, “Wow so much for unbiased journalism.”

“Wow @NBCNews Unbiased reporting,” another user wrote.

Another user asked, “Why are you a journalist? You are partisan politics. You represent what the main stream media is today. No balance.”

It’s far from the first time that the NBC News correspondent has been accused of openly leaning left. Mitchell, who is married to former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, and Hillary Clinton are known to be close friends who have publicly praised each other. Mitchell said that Clinton “proved her commander in chief bona fides in terms of being tough as a gender issue” during the pregame show for an NBC News town hall event in 2016.

“I love you, Andrea. You are indefatigable. You’re my kind of woman,” Clinton said while pointing at Mitchell during a 2016 press conference on the campaign trail.

Mitchell has also complimented Clinton’s stamina, downplayed former interim Democratic National Committee chair and CNN political analyst Donna Brazile leaking town hall questions to the Clinton camp, proclaimed an investigation into Clinton’s private email server was “the worst possible situation” for America and appeared to have been fed a softball question by Clinton’s spokesperson.

President Trump has referred to Mitchell as “Hillary Clinton’s P.R. person,” and White House social media director Dan Scavino once said she is a Democratic “PR person.”

Earlier this year, the NBC News veteran was criticized for publically offering advice to famously fired FBI official Andrew McCabe after he was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

The White House will still hold a ceremony on Tuesday for a group of 1,000 fans in which Trump said he “will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”

NBC News did not immediately respond to request for comment.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report. 

Source: https://foxnews.com

China approves Donald Trump-branded spas, escort services, hotels and massage parlours without US Congress permission

Chinese authorities have granted preliminary approval for dozens of Trump-branded businesses, expanding his commercial empire and raising further conflicts of interest, say lawyers.

The 38 trademarks include new hotels, spas, escort and concierge services, massage parlors, personal security services and insurance, according to public documents.

The President’s lawyers applied for the trademarks in April last year, at the same time the then Presidential candidate Trump was accusing China of “ripping off” the US and deliberately manipulating its currency to its own advantage.

If there is no objection, the trademarks will be formally registered after 90 days.

Ethics lawyers argue that if the Trump trademarks receive any special treatment due to their association with the President, it would violate the US Constitution, which prohibits those in public office from accepting anything of value from foreign governments, unless they are approved by Congress.

Congress has not approved the China trademarks.

Norm Eisen, who served as chief ethics lawyer for former President Barack Obama, told The Independent that the initial registration of a long-denied Trump trademark “certainly seems to run afoul of the foreign emoluments clause” of the US Constitution.

“I anticipate that these issues will enter into our litigation,” he said.

“When Trump is profiting from these valuable Chinese benefits […], how can we be sure he will advance US interests in his engagements with that country, for example by staunching the flow of American jobs out from the US to China?”

Richard Painter, who served as chief ethics lawyer for George W Bush, said a trademark in itself was not likely to be a violation of the constitutional emoluments clause, but he questioned why so many were granted over such a short period, and whether there was “an accommodation in at least some of them.”

They have already filed a lawsuit to challenge the President’s alleged conflicts of interest.

China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce, which oversees the Trademark Office, and Trump Organization general counsel Alan Garten did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Independent.

Spring Chang, a founding partner at Chang Tsi & Partners, a Beijing law firm that has represented the Trump Organization, declined to comment specifically on Trump’s trademarks. But she did say that she advises clients to take out marks defensively, even in categories or subcategories of goods and services they may not aim to develop.

“I don’t see any special treatment to the cases of my clients so far,” she added. “I think they’re very fair and the examination standard is very equal for every applicant.”

The Trump Organisation is being run by Mr Trump’s two oldest sons, Donald Jr and Eric Trump, whilst he is in the White House. He was urged to divest from his businesses and place assets in a blind trust but has not done so. The trust, of which he is the sole beneficiary, is being run by Donald Jr and longtime associate Allen Weisselberg. The President can revoke the trust at any time and stands to benefit financially from it after his term is over.

His sons have continued to expand the Trump brand since Inauguration; in Canada and Dubai. Taxpayers have reportedly spent millions on security costs for the sons on their business trips around the world.

Source: www.independent.co.uk

CNN Celebrity Chef Says He Would Serve Poison to Trump if He Had the Chance

You may or may not remember a man named Donny Deutsche. He’s a fellow New Yorker who at times slithers into the MSNBC studios to belch some inane opinion about [name a Right-wing policy or agenda item] and wait for Mika and Joe to pat him on the head and throw him some table scraps..

Then there’s Mark Cuban, a self-made millionaire who lives in California because of his affinity with pretty surfer boys and girls and a penchant for beach volleyball, but is actually from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, even though he talks tough like he’s from Philly. He’s just a bit confused, I guess, what with having started out as a Disco dance instructor and party planner.

Finally, there’s Anthony Bourdain, famous traveling chef who talks like DeNiro, but looks better in a dress than the aging faux-gangsta. With his own show on CNN called Parts Unknown, the loud-mouthed and ill-mannered cook from Leonia, New Jersey, situated in the heart of the land of girls with big hair and old men with gold chains.
What do these three men have in common?

Trump Envy!

In fact, Bourdain, in a TMZ self-aggrandizing interview recently, let everyone know that the Jersey Boy would most certainly have served poison to the president if he had the opportunity to kill our Commander-In-Chief! Turn to the following page for details!

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SINGER SHERYL CROW: ‘I FORBID MY KIDS TO WATCH TV WHEN TRUMP IS ON, BECAUSE HE IS…’

RECENTLY ON ABC’S “THE VIEW,” SINGER AND HILLARY CLINTON FAN SHERYL CROW STATED THAT SHE DOESN’T LET HER CHILDREN SEE PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP ON TV BECAUSE SHE IS “EMBARRASSED.”

Crow stated, “I did travel with Mrs. Clinton. I went to Bosnia. She has done a lot of work for, like, 30 years for women and children.”

“And I don’t care you know, I saw what happened with President Obama.”

“It made me sick. I think he brought out some real bigotry in the country by virtue of the fact that he was the first black president.”

“I’m just speaking my mind here. I’m seeing it with the first female president and it sickens me.”

“As far as Trump is concerned, I met him on the set of “Studio 54.”

It was a movie, and he was being who he is, which is Donald Trump, you know.He was making his appearance. That’s me and Cindy Crawford. I’m trying to look as tall as she is.

“But that’s the only time I’ve ever met him. But you know, I’m embarrassed. My kids, I don’t want to go too far into it but I don’t let my kids watch TV when he’s on.”

“It’s just—I want to be able to say to my kids, being the president of the United States is the most honorable position and it needs to go back to that and we need to change the dialogue.”

Source:https://newstodayinusa.com

Kim Jong Un hasn’t met Trump yet ‘so he better prepare for that’: Former Trump adviser

A former adviser to President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hasn’t yet met the U.S. leader and he “better prepare for” that.

Tom Bossert, an ABC News contributor and former White House adviser on homeland security and counterterrorism, told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday, that he has some advice for Kim ahead of the planned summit between him and President Trump.

“Just a thought here, we’ve all given advice to President Trump. I think a little advice to Kim Jong Un” is in order, Bossert said. “First, he’s not met President Trump yet and he better prepare for that.”

Kim has met with a member of Trump’s inner circle — Mike Pompeo, who is now secretary of state and was formerly CIA director. But the planned June 12 summit would be the first time Kim and Trump meet.

Bossert’s second piece of advice to Kim was about North Korea‘s recent, highly publicized destruction of a site where it had tested nuclear weapons.

“These demonstrations of blowing up tunnels, whether they’re complete or whether they’re facades, just for show, it’s really not helping matters,” Bossert said. “Even if they believe that to be a helpful gesture, it does make later confirmation of our [nuclear] inspectors, and what was in those tunnels all that more difficult. And so to build trust, I think that they should stop taking those unilateral actions at this point.”

PHOTO: North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol shakes hands with President Donald Trump as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on after a meeting at the White House, June 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol shakes hands with President Donald Trump as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo looks on after a meeting at the White House, June 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Bossert appeared on “This Week” as part of a panel discussing the planned summit set for Singapore in just over a week.

Also on the panel was Bill Richardson, a former ambassador to the United Nations under President Clinton who has traveled to North Korea and negotiated with its government multiple times.

Richardson said that with the summit plans back on, “The danger now is that this will be a gigantic photo-op.”

“I’m glad the summit is reinstated,” he continued. “But you know, the North Koreans, I’ve negotiated with them. They maneuver you into a corner. They never say no. They’re relentless, they’re focused. And now our position has shifted dramatically. Now we are saying we are for and OK with a phased denuclearization.”

“We should have the summit,” Richardson added. President Trump “has to be dramatically prepared. Kim Jong Un will be very prepared. He knows his nuclear programs well.”

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol talks with President Donald Trump as they walk out of the Oval Office after a meeting at the White House, June 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Richardson suggested that Trump should meet with Kim alone.

“I think the president, because he is a charming negotiator, he should take Kim Jong Un aside, because when you negotiate with the North Koreans, they never give any concessions across the table in a negotiating room,” Richardson said. “Take him out informally. Find a way to build some trust with the guy. You know he can’t be trusted… But find some time [for a] one-on-one, together, to build trust, to find a way to have a phased denuclearization, but one that has timelines, disclosure of their arsenal.”

He added, “The president should avoid hugs, smiles, photo-ops as much as he can. That is going to be difficult.”

Another member of the panel, Sue Mi Terry, a senior fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former CIA analyst on Korea issues, said it isn’t “realistic” to expect North Korea to accomplish complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization.

“We still have to set it up as a goal,” Terry said to Stephanopoulos. But, she added, “We don’t know where all the weapons are, how many they have, where they’re all hidden.”

“There are thousands of underground tunnels where they are hidden, so any verification process is going to be very, very difficult to achieve. So we need to have a realistic expectation,” Terry said.

North Korean envoy Kim Yong Chol talks with President Donald Trump as they walk out of the Oval Office after a meeting at the White House, June 1, 2018 in Washington, D.C.

Trump announced Friday that his planned meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore is back on after the president had cancelled it a little more than a week before.

The president also hinted at the possibility for more U.S.-North Korea meetings in the future, saying, “I think it’ll be a process. I never said it was going to be just one meeting.”

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CONFIRMED: John Kerry Committed Treason. Should Trump Throw Him in Jail?

Imagine if a former Bush Admin official had done something like this during Obama’s presidency?

It has now been confirmed that former Secretary of State John Kerry went behind the Trump Administration’s back and negotiated over the Obama-brokered Iran nuclear deal just last month!

President Trump was expected to pull America out of the Iran deal, which he called one of the worst he’d ever seen, as his own self-imposed deadline of May 12 approached.

Kerry, one of the chief architects behind the deal, naturally sees this as an assault on his legacy. What he apparently fails to understand is that he’s no longer secretary of state, and to negotiate on behalf of the United States as though he were is tantamount to treason, or, at the very least, criminal misrepresentation.

After all, I, as a private citizen, can’t just hop over to Canada and start negotiating with their government on behalf of the White House. It should go without saying that the Iranians miss Barack Obama and John Kerry, and so had no problem skirting the Trump Administration on this matter.

“We don’t see the US just as Mr. Trump; the United States is not just the current ruling administration and there are many figures who have different views on international and regional issues,” said Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi.

Source:https://thelibertyraise.com

US-North Korea: Trump says summit with Kim is back on

Donald Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore on 12 June is back on, the US president says, a week after it was scrapped.

Mr Trump made the announcement after talks with a senior North Korean envoy at the White House.

The envoy, General Kim Yong-chol, hand-delivered a letter from the North Korean leader to President Trump.

Mr Trump at first said the letter was “very interesting” but later said he had not yet opened it.

He also said the issue of formally ending the Korean War would be on the table in Singapore.

The 1950-53 conflict only ended with a truce, not a final peace treaty.

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“We’ll be meeting on June 12th in Singapore. It went very well,” President Trump told reporters on the White House lawn.

“We’ve got to know their people very well,” he added.

Mr Trump cautioned that the summit might not achieve a final deal on the North’s controversial nuclear programme.

“I never said it goes in one meeting. I think it’s going to be a process, but the relationships are building and that’s very positive,” he said.

The historic meeting between Mr Trump and Kim Jong-un  would be the first between sitting US and North Korean leaders. President Trump has offered to help rebuild the North’s economy if it scraps its nuclear weapons. Kim Jong-un says he is committed to “denuclearisation” in some form but his precise demands are unclear.

Source:https://bbc.com