Hilary Clinton knocks Donald Trump being in ‘trouble’
Donald Trump’s new social media venture, Truth Social, has run into trouble since arriving in Apple’s App Store last night. Users trying to sign up have reported error messages and found themselves added to a growing waitlist, with some of them seeing their queue number go up rather than down.
The app also faces the risk of legal action from a British company whose logo is almost identical to that being used by the new platform. In a statement to The Independent, TRAILAR said that “we are now seeking legal advice to understand next steps and options available to protect our brand.
“TRAILAR has no affiliation or connection with the Truth Social network site, with our business firmly focused on decarbonising global transport through the use of solar and data driven technologies.”
The launch of the new “free speech” app comes after a torrid week of news for the former president. In a letter to Congress on Friday, the US National Archives and Records Administration revealed that Mr Trump brought several boxes that contained “classified national security information” to his Florida residence, raising the possibility of a Congressional investigation and legal sanction for breaching White House records preservation laws.
ICYMI: ‘Chilling’ text sent by pro-Trump Republican before Capitol riot suggests knowledge of what was to unfold
A text message sent days before the attack on the Capitol is raising new questions about what members of Congress on Capitol Hill knew about how January 6 would play out before it occurred.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 23:00
Truth Social threatened with legal action by little-known British company with identical logo
A little-known British company has appeared to threaten Donald Trump with legal action after his foundling social media platform, Truth Social, launched with a logo that was almost identical to an existing design.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 22:25
Readout of President Biden’s Call with President Zelenskyy of Ukraine
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine to reaffirm the commitment of the United States to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. President Biden strongly condemned Russian President Putin’s decision to purportedly recognize the “independence” of the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine. He updated President Zelenskyy on the United States’ response, including our plan to issue sanctions. President Biden reiterated that the United States would respond swiftly and decisively, in lock-step with its Allies and partners, to further Russian aggression against Ukraine.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 22:12
How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump
State attorneys general and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in the desperate effort by former President Donald Trump to cling to power after his 2020 defeat.
EXPLAINER: How fake electors tried to throw result to Trump
State attorneys general and the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol are digging deeper into the role that fake slates of electors played in the desperate effort by former President Donald Trump to cling to power after his 2020 defeat
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 22:05
Crowd chants for Trump at Florida golf course on Presidents Day
Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff and Director of Social Media Dan Scavino has tweeted out footage of a crowd chanting for Donald Trump outside the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 21:45
Candace Owens calls for US to invade Canada in support of truckers
Right-wing media figure Candace Owens advocated for a US invasion of Canada to support the anti-vaccine “Freedom Convoy” in response to a restrictive crackdown initiated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
“STOP talking about Russia. Send American troops to Canada to deal with the tyrannical reign of Justin Trudeau Castro,” Ms Owens wrote on Sunday.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 21:30
Voices: Truth Social — ‘It’s just as embarrassing as you’re imagining’
Last week, Parler announced that Melania Trump has entered into ‘a special arrangement for her social media communications’ and will exclusively use their app. That’s right: even Donald Trump’s own wife doesn’t trust his TRUTH, writes Skylar Baker-Jordan.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 21:10
2020 Democratic hopeful Tulsi Gabbard joins CPAC speaking roster
Former Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard, once a champion of left-leaning causes like Medicare-for-All, gun control and campaign finance reform is now joining the roster of speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC.
The announcement came on Monday and for many followers of Ms Gabbard’s career confirmed a perceived rightward shift that the former Hawaii congresswoman was accused of embarking on after leaving office.
John Bowden reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 20:52
White House reacts to Putin Ukraine announcement
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki released the following statement:
We have anticipated a move like this from Russia and are ready to respond immediately. President Biden will soon issue an Executive Order that will prohibit new investment, trade, and financing by U.S. persons to, from, or in the so-called DNR and LNR regions of Ukraine. This EO will also provide authority to impose sanctions on any person determined to operate in those areas of Ukraine. The Departments of State and Treasury will have additional details shortly. We will also soon announce additional measures related to today’s blatant violation of Russia’s international commitments. To be clear: these measures are separate from and would be in addition to the swift and severe economic measures we have been preparing in coordination with Allies and partners should Russia further invade Ukraine. We are continuing to closely consult with Allies and partners, including Ukraine, on next steps and on Russia’s ongoing escalation along the border with Ukraine.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 20:40
Truth Social goes live as users complain of waitlist and glitches
Former US president Donald Trump’s new social media platform Truth Social has gone live, and is available for download on Apple’s App Store.
However, many users complained on Twitter about a huge waitlist to join the portal.
Vishwam Sankaran reports.
Oliver O’Connell21 February 2022 20:35