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Trump plans social media return with his own platform

Former US President Donald Trump will return to social media. He will even launch his own company on social media. He is no longer on social media. He was blacklisted by several social media platforms for his alleged involvement in the January violence in the Capital Building. Then came the impeachment motion against Trump in the U.S. Senate.

His former adviser said Trump would return to social media. Former Trump adviser Miller said Trump is set to become active again on social media in two to three months. He will create his own social media platform. It will be a game changer once the social media platform comes to light. It will involve millions of people.

In January, Twitter first blocked Trump’s account for 12 hours. One of his videos and tweets was even removed. Twitter later suspended the account forever.

Many trump supporters questioned to Twitter on this and protested against it. However, some experts in the US constitution say such a rule is in place.

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US Administrative removes Trump’s wax statue from Texas museum

A wax statue of former US President Donald Trump has been removed from the museum. A museum in the city of Texas had a wax statue of Trump. Along with Trump were statues of Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In the past few days, however, there has been a steady stream of attacks on Trump’s statues. So it was decided by the administration to remove it.

Attacks on Trump’s statue have been on the rise for the past few days. Clay Stuart, the regional manager of Ripple Entertainment, said some people slapped him in the face. There is a high risk of such an attack if there is a statue of any politician.

According to reports, the statue has been moved to Lewis Tussauds. Trump’s statue will not be available until the new President Joe Biden arrives at the museum. Biden’s statue is now under construction.

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Notably, according to several survey reports, Trump’s popularity has waned since the violence in the Capital Building this year. Sixty eight percent of Americans say they no longer want to see Trump as a politician after the violence by Trump supporters.

The statue of Trump was removed from the Madame Tussauds Museum before the US presidential election last year. Joe Biden defeated Trump in 2020 to become President of the United States. Similarly, Kamala Harris became Vice President.

The Biden administration overturns an amendment to Trump’s Citizenship Act

In December last year, the Trump administration introduced the Revised Normalization Civic Test in the United States. It was called the 2020 Civics Test. It was implemented by USCIS. This test has to be given to those who were applying in the normalization mode to obtain U.S. citizenship. This is one of the ways in which citizenship can be achieved through normalization. Applicants are required to take a test on the history, principles, and government regulations of the United States.

The Trump administration made some changes to the test in December 2020. The number of questions was increased from 100 to 124. It also included political and some judicial questions. So with the removal of Trump’s policy, the USCIS is unnecessarily obstructing the Civics Test.

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According to the Associated Press, the Civics Test, launched in 2008, was designed by more than 150 organizations, including Input. It was developed as a pilot project before it was implemented. The agency reiterated that President Joe Biden had set up a review team to streamline the process. Such a decision has been made based on their report.

Trump found ‘not guilty’ at impeachment trial

The impeachment case against former US President Donald Trump has been dropped. There was voting in Senate on the impeachment motion on Saturday. He received 58 votes against him and 43 in favor of him. So Trump did not get a majority to convict. In addition, the impeachment motion has been cut for the second time.

The 100-member Senate has 50 members from both the Republican Party and the Democratic Party. Trump was in the trial for provoking protesters to create violence at the Capitolhill.

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump scale the walls of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, U.S., January 6, 2021. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart

Earlier, the U.S. House of Representatives decided to call witnesses to a 55-55 vote against Trump. Both sides decided not to call witnesses because it took time. There would even have been a delay in discussing a number of important issues concerning Trump.

Members of the Democratic Party wanted a hearing on Trump. However, it was clear that it would take time for witnesses to arrive. Even Joe Biden’s many important proposals were likely to be delayed.

Youtube Removes New Content Of Donald Trump Channel, Suspends Fresh Uploads

YouTube Platform has now removed a new video from his account for violating the content policies. The company also disabled comments on Trump’s channel indefinitely due to ‘safety concerns’ and issued a “strike” against his account, which means that he cannot upload new videos or live stream content for at least a week.

The company removed the video after the US civil rights group threatened to organize an advertiser boycott against YouTube if it didn’t take down Trump’s verified channel. Even last week, Facebook, Twitter, Snap, and even Reddit have all recently blocked Trump after his supports stormed the US Capitol which results in five deaths.

In an official statement of YouTube it stated- “After careful review, and in light of concerns about the ongoing potential for violence, we removed new content uploaded to the Donald J. Trump channel and issued a strike for violating our policies for inciting violence. As a result, following our long-standing strikes system, the channel is now prevented from uploading new videos or live streams for a minimum of seven days — which may be extended.”

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Even earlier also YouTube removed one of Trump’s videos that addressed a mob attack on the Capitol. Twitter has also banned Trump citing as  – ‘Risk of further incitement of violence”. Initially, Facebook prevented him from posting to Facebook and Instagram for 24 hours and later the CEO- Mark Zuckerberg announced to indefinitely suspend the account till January 20.

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Donald Trump Orders Ban On Transactions With Eight More Chinese Apps

US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order prohibiting businesses with eight Chinese apps which include Alipay and WeChat Pay. The decision was made to protect America’s national security.

As per CNN reports Donald Trump’s order stated that for the national emergency certain action needs to be done which is caused by the penetrating of the spread of apps designed and controlled in China. Chinese Applications like- Alipay, CamScanner, QQ Wallet, SHAREit, Tencent QQ, VMate, WeChat Pay, and WPS Office will come into effect in 45 days.

Donald Trump stated that the velocity and penetrating of the spread in the United States of certain connected mobile and desktop applications and other software developed or controlled by Chinese people, including  Hong Kong and Macau (China) which will continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States.

In an executive order, Trump stated that action must be taken to address the threat posed by these Chinese software applications. The orders follow two others Trump signed in August banning dealings with the popular video app TikTok as well as the main WeChat app. Trump further stated that India has banned the use of more than 200 Chinese connected software applications completely the country.

According to the executive order, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology declared that the applications were taking and clandestinely communicating users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India.

Trump also said that by accessing personal electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, and computers, Chinese connected software applications can access and capture vast swaths of information from users, including sensitive personally identifiable information and private information.

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Donald Trump Urges Georgia Election Official To ‘Find’ Votes To Overturn Joe Biden Win

US President Donald Trump’s recording where he is telling Georgia’s top election official to find enough votes to overturn the election result.

As per a BBC report, Donald Trump told Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a recording – “I just want to find 11,780 votes” which was released by the Washington post to which Mr. Raffensperger is heard replying that Georgia’s results are correct. Joe Biden won Georgia alongside other swing states, winning 306 electoral college votes to Mr. Trump’s 232.

After the election, Donald Trump has been making allegations that the electoral is a fraud. All 50 states have approved the election result and after the final counting, some have also recounted and legal appeals.

The report further stated that All 10 living former US defense secretaries have urged President Trump not to question the election results in an opinion piece for the Washington Post. The group also said he should not involve the military in voting disputes, an idea that’s been presented by some of Donald Trump’s followers.

The phone conversation released by the Washington Post where Mr. Donald Trump can be heard alternately flattering and pressurizing Georgia’s secretary of state. He emphasized that he had won the election in Georgia and told Mr. Raffensperger that there was nothing wrong and the votes have recalculated.

To which Mr. Raffensperger is responding by saying -: “The challenge you have, Mr. President, is that the data you have is wrong.”

News Source: BBC

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Donald Trump Signs Relief And Spending Package For COVID-19 Into Law

US President Donald Trump has signed a coronavirus relief and spending package bill into law, averting a partial government shutdown. He earlier refused to sign the bill while criticising wasteful spending and terming higher payouts to the people affected by the COVID pandemic.

As per the BBC report, the delay meant that millions temporarily lost unemployment benefits and Congress approved the relief package worth $900bn (£665bn) after months of negotiation. $2.3tn spending package is a part that includes $1.4tn for normal federal government spending.

Both Republican and Democratic Party lawmakers had been pleading with the president to sign it before a budget deadline. If he defers to do it, some government agencies would have had to close, unless legislators could pass a stopgap bill.

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About 14 million Americans faced unemployment benefit payments and new stimulus cheques. But the Unemployment benefits will now be restored.

Earlier this month trump’s top economic adviser, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, had proposed the $600 payments due to which many questioned Donald why he waited so long to object.

Trump will be leaving the office on 20th January after losing the Presidential election to Joe Biden.

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Article Written By Dikhya Mohanty

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Twitter To Make @POTUS Account Begin With Zero Followers

Twitter will make US Presidential-elect Joe Biden’s @POTUS account and @WhiteHouse account to a fresh start from zero followers. This will be done once Mr Biden will swear in as the next US President on 20th January 2021.

Rob Flaherty, Biden’s digital director in a quote to the media report stated that the social media platforms would not be transferring the existing accounts as POTUS and @WhiteHouse followers to the new administration. Where @POTUS currently has 33.2 million followers, @TheWhiteHouse has 26 million followers on Twitter.

As per the reports, this decision taken for Mr Biden officials accounts is the complete appositive of what happened to the Trump administration time when he took over the accounts from the Obama administration.

The report stated that-  “Back then, Twitter essentially duplicated the existing accounts, creating an archive of Obama-era tweets and followers and building a new set of accounts for the incoming administration that retained all of those followers without any of the tweets.”

According to Twitter, the accounts for @VP, @FLOTUS, @PressSec, @Cabinet, and @LaCasaBlanca will also have their followers gone. The Twitter official informed that this is an ongoing discussion with the Biden transition team on several aspects related to White House account transfers.

Earlier the company informed that all existing tweets on those accounts would be archived and it will transfer the accounts — reset to zero tweets — to Biden.

Whereas Donald Trump’s @POTUS account will be renamed @POTUS45 and “frozen as-is” and he will be in control of @realDonaldTrump, although with fewer protections than before.

From 20th January onwards, Trump will lose special privileges on Twitter, and his tweets will be treated like any other user.

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US President Donald Trump Pardons Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, And Charles Kushner

US President Donald Trump has pardoned former campaign manager Paul Manafort, ex-adviser Roger Stone, and the father of Mr. Trump’s son-in-law.  Even earlier, US President Trump commuted the prison sentence of Stone, who was convicted of lying to Congress.

According to BBC reports, Manager Paul Manafort was convicted in 2018 in an investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election. Around 29 people will be benefited from Donald’s latest pardons before he leaves the White House next month. At the same time, 26 of them won full acquittals, and the other three received commutations.

A commutation usually takes the form of a reduced prison term but does not erase the conviction or imply innocence, and a Pardon is an expression of the president’s forgiveness that confers extra privileges such as restoring the convict’s right to vote.

While the final days of office, the Presidents often grant pardon. Mr. Trump has used the powerless than any president in modern history apart from George HW Bush.

Mr. Trump’s pardon for Manafort spared his former campaign chairman from serving most of his seven-and-a-half-year prison term for financial fraud and conspiring to obstruct the investigation into himself.

Manafort tweeted in his official Twitter account-  “Mr. President, my family & I humbly thank you for the Presidential Pardon you bestowed on me. Words cannot fully convey how grateful we are.”

News Source – BBC

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