President Donald Trump listens to the Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, 20 April 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with the Italian Prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, 20 April 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Italian Prime minister Paolo Gentiloni, left, after the press conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, 20 April 2017. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump is taking the unusual step of weighing in to the public for a foreign presidential election, predicting that the last attack in Paris will have a “major impact” on the voters.
“Another terrorist attack in Paris. The people of France will not be a lot more of. Will have a large effect on the presidential elections!” he tweeted.
On Thursday, an attacker in Paris, used an automatic weapon to shoot the officers in the centre of the Champs-Elysees. An agent was killed, was the shooter, and the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
Trump, in a break with its predecessors, is not shy in the casting of terror attacks in political terms. In November 2015, he took to Twitter to blame France’s strict laws for an Islamic State terror attack on multiple locations in Paris and the suburbs, which left 137 people dead.
And last year, he tweeted that he would “appreciate the congrats for right about the dangers of “radical Islamic terrorism” in the aftermath of the Florida nightclub shooting that 49 dead. The shooter was a citizen of the V. S. of Afghan origin.
The results of the French presidential election is being closely watched for signs that Europe is in the direction of the nationalist candidates who advocate for the European Union dissolution. The two best candidates from Sunday’s vote in Paris in the progress of a winner-takes-all May 7 drain.
Trump was a supporter of the British decision to exit the European Union and has indicated that his preference for one-on-one trade and defense agreements with U.S. allies.
His tweet Friday came, he tried to strengthen the AMERICAN support for hard-line proposals on immigration and foreign policy. Trump by the government to demand that the Congress, the funding of a larger U.S. border wall with Mexico and to suggest that his administration could scrap the U.S. nuclear deal with Iran.
This week, Trump met with the Italian Prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni. At a joint press conference on Thursday, he said: Iran is failing to meet the “spirit” of the nuclear deal with world powers, and that the 2015 agreement is not signed.
He pointedly stopped kind of turn off or not in the US would remain in the agreement.
“They don’t live up to the spirit of the agreement, I can tell you,” Trump said of the Iranians on Thursday, although he did not mention any specific violations. The administration has stated to Congress that Iran meet, at least technically with the terms of the deal, clearing the way for Iran to continue to enjoy sanctions relief in the short term.
Trump has an aggressive tone in the foreign policy of the late launch of missiles in Syria in the wake of a chemical attack and while the warning of North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions. He also said that the U.S. is committed to a strong Europe, but he could not say whether he prefers that the European Union remain.
Trump’s ongoing discussions on international issues comes in the midst of the debate in the US about his priorities at home than the possibility of a looming government shutdown. He was ready Friday to sign an executive order and memorandum at the Ministry of finance on the financial regulations. And the White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said: money for Trump and the wall must be part of the legislation for the funding of the federal government, together with the money to hire more immigration agents.
Trump is approaching his 100th day in office, a benchmark often cited at the measure of a new administration’s achievements. On Friday, he declared the benchmark as a “ridiculous.”
He tweeted, “it doesn’t matter how much I achieve during the ridiculous standard of the first 100 days, and it is a piece (including S. C.), the media will kill!”
His statement ran counter to his statement earlier this week that “no administration has achieved more in the first 90 days.”
Since taking office, Trump has managed to be a Judge of the Supreme court is confirmed and the pursuit of stricter regulations in the area of immigration. But his health care bill not come up for a vote in the House, his travel ban was twice blocked in the courts and its West Wing was ravaged by the struggle and the dismissal of his first national security adviser, amid an ongoing investigation into the contacts between Trump assistants and Russian officials.
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