President Donald Trump is expected to herald the revival of the Lima Army Tank Plant onsite at 2:50 p.m. Eastern Wednesday. The plant has rebounded under the Trump administration from the brink of closing. President Trump is scheduled to tour the Joint Systems Manufacturing facility in Lima, Ohio, just prior to delivering remarks. General Dynamics operates the facility, which is responsible for building the Army’s primary battle tank, the M-1 Abrams.“The story of the day may be about how the Trump administration saved the Lima plant from a near-death experience under President Barack Obama,” Peter Navarro, administration director of the Office of Trade and Manufacturing Policy, wrote in a New York Times op-ed on Wednesday. “The story for the history books, however, is about how the factory perfectly encapsulates President Trump’s maxim ‘economic security is national security.’” Navarro wrote that in 2012, President … [Read more...] about Watch Live: Donald Trump at Revived Lima Army Tank Plant
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Tech & Science Gab.com, a far-right social media alternative to Twitter, lashed out at "Big Tech" and called on President Donald Trump to stop Silicon Valley "collusion" against the company. Gab was the social media platform of choice for a wide range of anti-Semitic commentary from Robert Bowers, 46, the suspect in Saturday morning's Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue shooting that left 11 people dead in Pittsburgh. Screenshots of Gab comments from Bowers' @onedingo account railed against a Jewish "infestation" and called upon #QAnon for assistance in "draining the swamp," a common Trump rallying cry. Gab's official account on its much larger rival, Twitter, urged Trump to stop the "direct collusion between big tech giants" that has seen PayPal, Stripe and Joyent cut ties with the "alt-right" platform. Apple has since refused to host Gab on its iOS store and Google barred the app from its Google Play store citing the company's policy against hate … [Read more...] about Gab, Far-Right Web Platform Favored by Pittsburgh Shooter, Attacks Critics and Appeals to Donald Trump for Help
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Matt Stout and Victoria McGrane Globe Correspondent and Globe Staff October 19, 2018 In early 2016, Governor Charlie Baker set out to reshape the bedrock of the Massachusetts Republican Party. Through endorsements and donations, he pushed a slate of like-minded moderate Republicans onto the party’s state committee before successfully backing a new national committeewoman over a more conservative incumbent.But Baker’s efforts to mold the party in his image didn’t account for this: Sharing this year’s GOP slate with a pro-Trump Republican who opposes abortion rights and whose US Senate candidacy has suddenly become Democrats’ most effective cudgel against the governor.The fractures were laid bare Wednesday night, when in a live television debate against Democratic challenger Jay Gonzalez, Baker stumbled over repeated questions about … [Read more...] about Charlie Baker tried to reshape the state Republican party. Then Donald Trump happened.
caption Nick Clegg, new Facebook VP for global affairs and communications. source Leon Neal/Getty Images Facebook announced on Friday the appointment of former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as its new VP for global affairs and communications. Clegg has expressed virulent opposition to US President Donald Trump, joining a demonstration against Trump when he visited the UK in July. Clegg’s public views about Trump come after the president has attacked Google and other tech firms over what he sees as a liberal bias. Facebook produced a surprise on Friday when it announced former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg as its new VP for global affairs and communications. Clegg was leader of centrist party the Liberal Democrats and served alongside Prime Minister David Cameron in Britain’s coalition government between 2010 and 2015. As a heavyweight politician who has spent years in the public eye, his views on many subjects … [Read more...] about Facebook’s powerful new executive joined a protest march against ‘crazed’ Donald Trump just 3 months ago
Rapper Kanye West proclaimed the value of American ideas and denounced outsourcing a great volume of manufacturing to China as he spoke to reporters and President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday. “What I need Saturday Night Live to improve on, or any of the liberals to improve on, is if he don’t look good, we don’t look good. This is our president. He has to be the freshest, the flyest–the flyest planes, the best factories,” West said of President Trump:West proclaimed, “We have to make our core be empowered.” “We have to bring jobs into America because our best export is entertainment and ideas,” said West, who added, “but when we make everything in China and not in America, then we’re cheating on our country, and we’re putting people in positions to have to do illegal things to end up in the cheapest factory ever — the prison system.” “I’ll tell you what: that was pretty … [Read more...] about Kanye West to Donald Trump: ‘When We Make Everything in China … We’re Cheating on Our Country’