In case you don’t know, on January 20th, 2017, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States of America. This was the most expensive inauguration in the U.S. history. Donald Trump is a Republican.
He spent some 200 million dollars on the event. For the sake of comparison, Barack Obama spent just 124 million dollars on the same event. The ceremony gathered the USA’s most influential politicians, including Barack Obama and his wife as well as President Trump’s rival Hillary Clinton and his husband. It’s interesting to note that the ceremony was sponsored by companies and individuals, which is something that you can rarely see in such cases. As a result, the ceremony turned out to be the most expensive inauguration in the U.S. history. The average cost per ticket was $150. However, those who paid $1.000.000 could watch everything from the VIP seats, and participate in all the events following the inauguration.
In the meantime, some other Americans, including some celebrities are against Donald Trump. Some of them refused to participate in the concert dedicated to the event, including Celine Dion and Jennifer Holliday. In New York, they arranged a meeting against Donald Trump, featuring Robert De Niro, Alex Baldwin, Mark Ruffalo and some other movie stars, not to mention mass protests al around the country.
At the same time, George Soros, who is one of the most famous billionaires and investors in the world, belong to those who are against President Trump. To be more specific, Mr. Soros is going to stay away from President Trump since he thinks the president may become a real dictator while his ideas are controversial at best.
While being interviewed by Bloomberg during the World Economic Forum in Davos, the world-famous billionaire said that Donald Trump is a liar, and he may well become another dictator if he manages to avoid punishment. Experts day that this has to do with the uncertainty that can be felt in the air since nobody seems to know what he President Trump is going to do next.
Russia Captured the Crimea Because of Obama's Indecisiveness, Trump Says
Donald Trump keeps on making Russia unpleasantly surprised. If a couple of months ago they used to welcome Trump’s victory and hope to make friends with the USA, now they start thinking that maybe Hillary Clinton could have become a better option for Russia as the U.S. President.
According to the Chair of the Federal Reserve, it would be unwise to keep on delaying interest rate hikes. The other day, Janet Yellen told the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve that they might consider another interest rate hike during the forthcoming FOMC meeting.
The Guardian Questions Relations Between Trump and Putin
According to a number of political observers, including those working for The Guardian, the relation between the USA and Russia has been begging many questions ever since Donald Trump moved to the White House.
New Secretary of the Treasury Says No to Canceling Sanctions against Russia
Even despite the fact that Donald trump unexpectedly become the 45th President of the United States, and he seems to be more loyal to Russia than any U.S. leader over the last couple of decades, Russia has still been failing to find a common language with the USA.
Donald Trump started his presidency with unpopular decisions. Some of his policies are not welcomed by politicians from both parties, not to mention mass media, secret services and millions of U.S. citizens. Maybe Putin was hoping that Trump would start helping Russia implementing its imperial ambitions despite the public discontent in the USA. But those hopes now seem to be broken. The sanctions will stay effective until Russia gives the Crimea back to Ukraine. That’s the standpoint put forward by Trump’s administration.
The dialog between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump is following an unexpected scenario. It’s unexpected for Moscow. The Kremlin seems to have lost their key “trump” card in the talks with Washington.
According to some military experts, even the most unbiased Russian media ignored a sensational statement published by Reuters. To be more specific, Reuters claimed that during the recent phone call to Washington, Putin told Trump that he was ready to discuss the possibility of extending the agreement to cut nuclear arms. The agreement was signed in 2010 in Prague and will expire in 2020.
Trump Wants Big Deal with Russia. What May Come out of It?
It’s seems like Donald Trump doesn’t mind creating some kind of an alliance with Vladimir Putin. Is so, can he succeed or will he become another U.S. president fooled by Putin. This is the question a number of international experts are trying to answer.
For now, the details of the plan are vague. The current ambiguity existing among the representatives of Trump’s administration hints at this fact. Even when the USA's Permanent Representative to the United Nations demanded for the condemnation of Russia’s aggression in Ukraine, Donald Trump seemed to still have some hope for making friends with Putin. At the same time, he wouldn’t dare say something like ‘the USA is as blood-thirsty as Russia’.
The House of Commons of the British Parliament decided that Prime Minister Theresa May should fulfil the people’s will expressed during the Brexit referendum in summer 2016 and launch the Brexit procedure to quit the European Union. This means that the British government is allowed to start the negotiation with Brussels over the terms and conditions quitting the European Union for good.
Senate Prepares a Draft Law Forbidding to Cancel Anti-Russian Sanctions
Several members of the U.S. Senate led by ben Cardin and Lindsey Gram prepared a draft law designed so as to make the White House provide the Congress with a detailed explanation if at some point in the future the U.S. Presidents decided to cancel the sanctions imposed on Russia. On top of that, 120 days after the explanation is provided, the Congress will decide whether to support this initiative.
Putin's Chances to Improve Relations with Trump Are Close to Zero, Experts Say
Some experts say that Putin has almost zero chances to reach mutual understanding with Trump. First of all, they remind us that over the first 10 days of his presidency, Donald Trump managed to create as much uncertainty around US-Russia relations that as no other president has ever created even within the first 100 days of their presidency.