Trump Cuts Regulations, Urges Companies to Come Home

Since taking office, President Trump has continuously called on overseas manufacturers to return to the United States to set up factories. These relevant discussions have once again surfaced on the background that the epidemic has hampered international trade. Studies have shown that the number of deaths in the United States will increase by 20,000 in the next month, which will cast a shadow on the economic prospects of the United States.

Trump Fires State IG Investigating Pompeo

The President of the United States, Donald Trump has fired Steve Linick, inspector general of the US Department of State, arguing that he has since lost confidence in him. Linick is also said to have been investigating allegations to the effect that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had been using a political appointee at the State Department to run his personal errands for him and his wife, Susan.

China Calls for Closer Relations, Trump Threatens to Cut Off Ties

China today called for “closer” cooperation with the United States in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic after US President Donald Trump threatened to “end all relations” with Beijing. “To maintain the steady development of China-US relations is in the fundamental interests of the people in both countries, and is conducive to world peace and stability,” said foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian at a press briefing.

Are China or Russia Behind the Fake Story About the US Being Involved in Failed Venezuelan Coup?

On May 6 The Washington Post reported that the Venezuelan opposition in October 2019 signed a contract with the American PMC Silvercorp to overthrow Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The Post states the contract amount was approximately $213 million. The agreement supposedly outlined Nicolas Maduro was the target and specifically indicated the undertaking to overthrow Maduro. Additionally, it included the clause to establish the regime and bring to power Juan Guaido.

Coronavirus and Upcoming US Presidential Election Analysis

Due to the coronavirus, there are large numbers of unemployed in the West and the fall of GDP is starting to emerge. Despite all of these factors the fall US presidential race is heating up. At this time the candidate for US  President from the Democratic side is Joe Biden. However, the choices are not great on either side since the Democrats didn’t chose a dynamic younger candidate or Bernie Sanders, who has every chance of beating Trump.

Trump to Saudis: Cut Oil Production or Lose Military Support

US President Donald Trump allegedly gave the Saudi administration an ultimatum to stop the infamous price war with Russia. On April 2, Trump apparently made a phone call to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), letting him know that unless the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) cut oil production, he would allow lawmakers to go ahead and legislate a US troop withdrawal from the kingdom.

“Don’t Swallow Disinfectants,” Manufacturer Warns, After Media Jumps on Trump Suggestion

American companies that manufacture Lysol and Dettol, two well-known disinfectants, have urged the public not to consume their products, either orally or intravenously. The warnings come following media portrayals of U.S. President Donald Trump suggesting that people inject themselves with disinfectants to protect themselves from the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Numbers May Be Four Times Higher in China

More than 232,000 people may have been infected in the first phase of the coronavirus in mainland China, a number four times higher than that released by the authorities at the time. The conclusion is from a study carried out in Hong Kong, which comes after Beijing was accused by several countries of not being transparent about the numbers and the origin of the pandemic.

Mousavi: Iran Refuses to Negotiate with Trump, Repeats Request for IMF Loan

In a weekly news conference, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman responded to Donald Trump’s recent remarks about Tehran’s medical needs and his willingness to negotiate with the United States. Abbas Mousavi called on the United States to refrain from politicizing the Coronavirus issue, referring to Trump’s insistence that the Coronavirus was transmitted from a laboratory in Wuhan.

Trump Under Fire for “Inciting” Anti-Lockdown Protesters

US President Donald Trump has come under fire from Democratic governors for trying to incite citizens residing in their states that are protesting against current lockdown measures. Trump is looking to have the country reopen by May in order to save the economy. In supporting the protests, the president seems to be sticking to his “We Can’t Have the Cure Be Worse Than the Problem” mantra.

Coronavirus: Merkel, Others Urge Transparency from China

German Chancellor Angela Merkel today called on the Chinese government to be transparent about the origin story of the new coronavirus. This comes after three other countries have, on their part, already expressed suspicion about the information made available by China. “I believe the more transparent China is about the origin story of the virus, the better it is for everyone in the world in order to learn from it,” Merkel said at a press conference. 

Russia Ramps Up Propaganda Efforts to Meddle in Upcoming US Presidential Election with Broad Use of #MAGA Hashtag

At present, the number of infected with coronavirus passed the two million mark around the globe. Fortunately, stock markets are slowly rising around the world, which is a bit of a positive during the current difficult economic times. Meanwhile, the US is in the midst of a presidential election campaign scheduled for this fall. As of this week, Russia has ramped up its efforts to use social media propaganda and increase its internet presence.

Coronavirus: Pelosi Accuses Trump of “Unnecessary Death, Economic Disaster”

Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Speaker of the House of Representatives, accused President Donald Trump of having “caused unnecessary death and economic disaster” with how he handled the new coronavirus pandemic. In a letter sent to fellow party members, cited by Yahoo! News, the Democratic leader listed six points on which, in her opinion, was “the truth of what has put us in this position.”

Coronavirus: Trump Bans Exports of PPE, Angering Canada, Germany

The Trump administration ordered Minnesota mask manufacturer 3M “to prioritize U.S. orders over foreign demand,” late Thursday, citing its authority under the Defense Production Act (DPA), to try and ease critical shortages of N95 masks at US hospitals. This has sparked tensions with America’s allies, notably Canada and Germany, as they fight their own battles against COVID-19.