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126,255. Donald Trump to Angela Merkel: You guys in Berlin had a terrific wall. (Berlin & Cartoon & Trump) Patrick Chappatte, The New York Times cartoon
137,617. The 6th January 2021: the day that shook the foundations of American democracy, where hundreds stormed the seat of government. And tried to overturn an election result. This assault didn’t come out of the blue. It was by people they were carrying out the wishes of the sitting president, wishes they felt he signalled to them loud and clear. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) BBC News report 9th January 2021, Storming the Capitol, Aleem Maqbool reporting
137,618. ‘I call on President Trump to go on national television now and demand an end to this siege.’ (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid. Biden
137,619. He was caught pressuring an official to re-calculate the votes in a state he lost in the November election. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,620. But Wednesday 6th January was always going to be the day it came to a head. Congress was due to do what’ normally procedural, formalize the results of the election. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,621. Fight for Trump: At his [Trump] request thousands of his supporters had gathered from all over the country … ‘You’ll never take back our country with weakness; you have to show strength and you have to be strong.’ It was all his supporters wanted to hear. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,622. Many point to the relative restraint shown by the security forces as compared to some of the scenes we saw as the Black Lives Matter protests law summer. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,623. Many Americans described feeling numb at the events the previous day. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,624. Democrats are adamant Donald Trump needs to leave office immediately … ‘an armed insurrection against America.’ (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid. Pelosi
137,649. A brazen assault on American democracy. The warning signs I heard just an hour before. And what it means for America as it confronts the threat of extremism from within. It was just after 2pm on Wednesday. This was the protest march that became a riot, that became an insurrection. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) Storming the Capitol: The Inside Story, ITV 2021, Robert Moore reporting
137,650. These last four years have been different: anger has been weaponised on social media. The election didn’t calm America, with a president who refused to accept his loss. The anger became fury. The drumbeat of incendiary rhetoric has been growing louder by the day. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,651. ‘Our lives are at stake. This is our last stand.’ (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid. protester
137,652. And so they did. Although the president never joined them. (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot) ibid.
137,653. Louisville: The resurgent militia movements: I saw these emboldened and empowered militias take over the very centre of Louisville … Why on earth were the police retreating and ceding territory to a private army? What signal was that sending? (Trump & Congress & Republican & Coup & Protest & United States of America & Riot & Kentucky) ibid.
137,661. But are there tell-tale signs? For the first time our team analyses the words and body language of Donald Trump. What he says, how he says it. And what he means … ‘He’s doing the Trump squirm.’ (Donald Trump & Fake) Faking It: Trump, Discovery Plus 2020
137,662. But does he believe what he says? (Donald Trump & Fake) ibid.
137,663. He doesn’t see it as lying; it’s more a bending of the truth. (Donald Trump & Fake) ibid. Kerry Daynes
137,664. An ‘extremely credible source’ has called my office and told me that @Barack Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud. (Trump & Fake) ibid. Trump tweet
137,665. How inadequate do you have feel? How big does that hole in your soul have to be that becoming the president of the United States is not good enough? (Trump & Fake) ibid. Daynes
137,666. The Trump Squirm … Just watch his first finger grip the lectern tightly when he makes this claim … This stretching of the mouth horizontally. (Trump & Fake) ibid. body language bloke
137,667. It was about being Donald Trump on the biggest stage he could find. I think it show that deep inside Trump there’s nothing there … I don’t think he can tell the difference between Truth and Falsehood. (Trump & Fake) ibid. John Bolton
137,668. Accusation of distortions, deceptions and now the incredible question, Is this the real Melania Trump? The fake Melania theory started online in 2017, went viral and is now openly discussed on US talk shows. (Trump & Fake) ibid. commentary
137,771. We are the people that brought Donald Trump to power. And he pushes our agenda. (Kentucky & Evangelicalism & Trump & Israel) Pastor Boyd Bingham IV, Binghamtown Baptist Church, ’Til Kingdom Come: Trump, Faith & Money, BBC 2021
138,140. ‘From this day forward it’s going to be only America first. America first.’ (Trump & Foreign Relations US) Trump Takes on the World I, BBC 2021, Trump
138,141. One of the most divisive presidents in history riding roughshod over conventions at home and abroad … He ripped up the rule book and took America to the brink of nuclear war. (Trump & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,142. Donald Trump’s rise to power was based on a promise to reforge American foreign policy. In the days after his victory his switchboard was buzzing with world leaders anxious to know what America first really meant. The first foreign leader to get a taste of Trump in the White House was the British prime minister. (Trump & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,143. Trump refused to sign up to the End of Summit statement endorsing the Paris accord. Their first bruising from the president left European leaders shaken to the core. (Trump & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,144. Five months into his presidency concerns over Russia’s role in Trump’s election were mounting. (Trump & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,145. Trump called the other Nato members deadbeats who owed their freedom to America. Then he said that if they didn’t pay up, the US would go its own way. (Trump & Nato & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,262. ‘Never ever ever in my life have I seen any transaction so incompetently negotiated as our deal with Iran.’ (Trump & Iran & Foreign Relations) Trump Takes on the World II, Trump
138,263. Trump brings his own brand of diplomacy to one of the world’s most volatile regions. He takes America to the brink of war. (Trump & Foreign Relations) ibid.
138,264. Trump decide to go ahead with the embassy move. The Palestinian authority severed all communication with his administration. Tens of millions of evangelicals who had helped Trump get elected were ecstatic. (Trump & Foreign Relations US) ibid.
138,265. He claimed that the Iran nuclear deal gave the regime billions of dollars to finance terrorism. The Europeans were told they had four months to fix it or the US was out. (Trump & Iran & Foreign Relations) ibid.
137,696. He takes on China in a battle for global supremacy and tries to strike the deal of the century. (Trump & Foreign Relations) Trump Takes on the World III
138,330. Away from the cameras Obama delivered a sobering message: China wasn’t the only problem in Asia. (Trump & Foreign Relations) ibid.
138,331. North Korea: It was an extraordinary U-turn for a president who had just told his secretary of state that diplomacy was a waste of time. (Trump & Foreign Relations & North Korea) ibid.
138,251. New York City: by the end of the 1970s it was a city on its knees in a country that was losing its mind. The American dream had become a nightmare. And no place felt as rotten or as hopeless as New York. But suddenly, at the dawn of a new decade, there was something else in here: opportunity. It was everywhere in the 80s and five New Yorkers pounced … By the end of the decade they had reshaped the city in their own image. But at what cost? (New York & Trump & Wall Street & Gangstas: New York) Empires of New York s1e1: Chaos Spells Opportunity, DiscoveryPlus 2020
138,254. Donald Trump: A kid from Queens with charisma to spare and something to prove in a city where image was everything he knew that to be king of New York real estate he only needed to act like it. (New York & Trump) ibid.
138,257. By 1983 some were crossing lines that couldn’t be uncrossed: A mysterious trader had convinced the market he was a magician when in reality he was just a cheater [Boesky]; a poor girl from Brooklyn had become the queen of hospitality [Helmsley] but her fairytale would soon take a very dark turn; a real estate showman had won his nasty battle with the city and was preparing to make his biggest gamble yet (so what if his numbers didn’t add up); and as the new sheriff in town [Giuliani] plotted the move that would launch him to stardom, a ruthless young Capo [Gotti] made a move of his own, one that would shake the Mafia to its core. (New York & Trump & Gangstas: New York) Empires of New York s1e2: Nothing in Their Way
138,258. As long as this building stands there will probably be some who refer to Trump Tower as the House that Tax Abatements built. (New York & Trump & Building) ibid.
138,271. By the mid-80s they’d figured out that to get what they wanted they just had to go to the media, and the media was more than happy to oblige. A Wall Street magician was basking in the spotlight even as his crimes were more and more brazen; a real estate mogul was waist-deep in red ink even as he convinced the world it was just the opposite; a hotel queen was winning over the public but behind her castle walls she was nothing but wicked; and as a publicity-hungry prosecutor plotted his new heroic act in the papers a newly christened mob boss mocked him in those same pages. (New York & Trump & Gangstas: New York) Empires of New York s1e3: Image is Everything
138,272. Trump: ‘He had lost a staggering amount of money – a billion dollars in ten years, more than any other individual in the United States.’ (New York & Trump) ibid. observer
138,286. In 1986 we started to learn the very dark secrets behind their success: a striver from Detroit had transformed himself into a titan of Wall Street, but his house of lies was about to collapse; a real-estate star had seemingly perfected the art of the deal but couldn’t hide out on his debts for long; the queen of the palace had turned meanness into a winning brand but her subjects were about to revolt; and as Gotham’s new hero went after his biggest villains yet, the dapper don looked danger in the face and laughed. (New York & Gangstas: New York & Trump & Wall Street) Empires of New York s1e4: Secrets & Lies
137,288. In 1987 the boom times came to a halt and with the party over, the backlash began. A Wall-Street cheat found his reputation in ruins; he decided he wouldn’t go down alone … For months a drumbeat of revelations had cast a shadow over Wall Street. (New York & Wall Street & Trump) Empires of New York s1e5: Party’s Over
138,301. ‘By the late 1980s Donald Trump was building seemingly everywhere and buying seemingly everything.’ (New York & Trump) ibid. Charles Bagli, former reporter The New York Times
138,302. By 1988 a striver from Queens had become a national celebrity. And his thirst for attention was leading him to make one bold move after another. But there were some things he wasn’t sharing with the press. And it was those that would threaten to undo him. (New York & Trump) ibid.
138,303. Financed entirely through debt, the Taj Mahal would need to earn over $1 million a day to stay afloat. An amount no casino had ever raked in. (New York & Trump) ibid.
138,304. A hotshot developer was dodging questions about soaring debt and scandalous behaviour, but the tabloids that helped make him were about to take him down. (New York & Trump) Empires of New York s1e6: Legacy of the 80s: Greed is Still Good
138,305. He was the man with the Midas touch, builder of golden towers, high-rolling casino operator, best-selling author, myth-maker of epic proportions. He was also sitting on a mountain of debt and an explosive personal secret … until it really did seem his potential was limitless. (New York & Trump) ibid.