Donald Trump latest news – 'Doctored' Biden photos and schools DEFUNDED for focus on slavery, President says – LIVE

DONALD TRUMP has slammed schools for teaching history which focuses on slavery in the US.

The President threatened to pull funding if kids are taught that American history began when slaves arrived in Virgina in 1619.

He said: "Department of Education is looking at this.

"If so, they will not be funded!"

Meanwhile it emerged that the Trump campaign has been doctoring images used in its adverts that make presidential rival Joe Biden look older than he is.

A filter was applied to a picture of the Democrat candidate that many said made him look more elderly.

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  • VIOLENT PROTESTS 'SETTING UP TRUMP FOR LANDSLIDE WIN'

    Riots are giving Trump a leg up in the election, according to Centre for Urban Renewal and Education founder Star Parker.

    She told “Fox & Friends Weekend: “I think they're setting up Donald Trump for a landslide,” “He may even get the only state that Ronald Reagan didn't get after the last bout we had with these types of anti-American sentiments.

    “We're talking about all of these organizations now, these peaceful protesters taking on the tactics of the KKK: threats, intimidation, what next?”

    Ms Parker said she believes “chaos” will go on until Election Day while Americans in the cities and suburbs will watch on in horror.

  • TRUMP 'DEMANDED TO STAY AT BUCKINGHAM PALACE’

    Donald Trump demanded to stay at Buckingham Palace when he visited the UK in 2019, it's claimed.

    He made the request but was told the royal household in London was under extensive renovations, according to reports.

    Trump was first invited for a formal state visit by the Queen in January 2017, but only in the summer of 2019 the trip started being organised.

    White House aides told Downing Street that it was “critically important” that Mr Trump was allowed to stay overnight in Buckingham Palace, The Daily Telegraph reports.

    When Barack Obama, Trump’s predecessor, visited the UK with wife Michelle they got a bed in Buckingham Palace so Trump expected the same, sources told the paper.

    “It was very, very clear Trump loved the Queen,” they said. “He wanted to spend as much time as possible with the Queen and to stay at Buckingham Palace,” said one UK official at the centre of the state visit planning.

  • ‘SCHOOLS FOCUSING ON SLAVERY HISTORY WILL NOT BE FUNDED’

    Donald Trump said that the Department of Education would be looking into any schools using the 1619 Project in their curriculum, and that those districts may be defunded.

    Trump's declarations come in response to reports that California had incorporated the New York Times' 1619 Project into lesson plans at public schools.

    “The Department of Education is looking into this,” the president wrote on Twitter. “If so, they will not be funded!”

    The project, which won a Pulitzer-Prize, reframes American history around the date that the first slave ship arrived on America's shores in August 1619, instead of 1776 when the founding fathers declared independence from Britain.

  • BIDEN'S LEAD OVER TRUMP IS STEADIEST ON RECORD

    Joe Biden is up 52% to 42% over President Donald Trump among likely voters nationally, according to new CBS News/YouGov polls.

    The former VP has a 50% to 44% lead over Trump in the key battleground state of Wisconsin, CNN reports.

    Biden's 10 point and 6 point advantages are the exact same as they were when CBS News/YouGov conducted polls before the party conventions.

    According to CNN, the stability of the race is record breaking when looking at polling dating back to 1940.

  • TRUMP 'DEMANDED PALACE STAY'

    Donald Trump demanded to stay at Buckingham Palace during a state visit to get the same treatment as Barack Obama, according to reports. 

    The Royal household was under renovation during the American President’s visit in June 2019 – but White House aides insisted it was “critically important” that Trump was allowed to stay in the palace.

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  • ‘DOCTORED BIDEN PICS’

    President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has been accused of posting Facebook ads featuring doctored images to make political foe Joe Biden appear older .

    The ads brand Biden “Sleepy Joe” and depict him against a black background, but allegedly use a filter to darken and desaturate the image to make the former VP appear older.

    Messages with the doctored image were primarily shown to men between the ages of 18 and 34 who live in Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Ohio, Facebook data shows.

    The healthier Biden ads were shown primarily shown to people living in the same states, but was mostly seen by men between the ages of 25 and 54.

    Below, the unfiltered version is on the right:

  • BIDEN'S TEXAS LEAD PLUMMETS

    Joe Biden’s lead over President Donald Trump in Texas is dipping, a new survey shows.

    A poll by The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found that Trump is now leading Biden among likely voters, 48 to 46 per cent.

    The Morning News said that Biden had been leading Trump by five points in early July.

    The poll was conducted from August 28 to September 2.

  • SINKING FEELING

    Five boats sank in a Texas lake during a nautical parade in support of President Donald Trump.

    Tightly packed vessels created large waves, officials said on Sunday.

    Boaters began calling for help “almost immediately” after the procession for Trump’s reelection got underway on a lake west of Austin.

    Deputies from Travis County Sheriff’s Office responded to 15 distress calls and received three other reports of boats taking on water. No one was injured or killed.

  • TRUMP ON THE DEFENSIVE

    President Donald Trump was on the defensive on Sunday over what critics said was a “pattern” of disrespect towards the US military following media reports – including in The Atlantic – that he had disparaged fallen veterans.

    “They will say anything, like their recent lies about me and the Military, and hope that it sticks,” he tweeted.

    Democratic and Republican opponents over the weekend seized on the reports – which said that Trump had called US soldiers buried in Europe “losers” – to attack his record on the military on news shows and in political ads.

    “It breaks your heart,” US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on MSNBC on Sunday.

    Former Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel, a Republican, told ABC's “This Week” that the remarks, if true, were “despicable.”

    Retired US Army Colonel Jeff McCausland wrote in an NBC News op-ed that Trump over the years had demonstrated “a clear pattern of disrespect toward the military.”

  • BOMBSHELL NEW BOOK

    Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, is alleging in a new book that Trump made disparaging remarks about black world leaders including former South African President Nelson Mandela, the Washington Post reported.

    According to the newspaper, Cohen wrote that following Mandela’s death in 2013, Trump said: “Mandela f***ed the whole country up.

    “Now it’s a s***-hole. F*** Mandela. He was no leader.”

    Cohen is serving time for tax evasion, false statements and campaign finance violations, the last related to payments to silence women who alleged affairs with Trump before the 2016 presidential election.

    White House Spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany responded: “Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it’s unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies.”

  • 'WASTING MONEY'

    Donald Trump has slammed Laurene Powell Jobs for “wasting” the money left to her by her late husband Steve Jobs on The Atlantic, the magazine that published a damning report on him last week.

    Trump's attack comes days after the mag claimed he called American soldiers killed in battles in World War I and II “losers” and “suckers”.

    The president retweeted a post from right wing commentator Charlie Kirk, where he noted that Powell Jobs donated $500,000 to the Biden campaign this year, and that she also owns a majority stake in The Atlantic.

    The president added his own commentary: “Steve Jobs would not be happy that his wife is wasting money he left her on a failing Radical Left Magazine that… spews FAKE NEWS & HATE.”

  • EX-RIVAL BUTTIGIEG WITH TEAM BIDEN

    Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has added former Democratic primary rival Pete Buttigieg to an expanded White House transition team.

    Buttigieg is a military veteran and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

    Other new transition team members include Teresa Romero, United Farm Workers leader; Lonnie Stephenson, president of the International Brotherhood of Electric Workers and Tony Allen, who heads the historically black Delaware State University.

    Spokesperson Ted Kaufman said of the expanded White House transition team: “We are preparing for this transition amid the backdrop of a global health crisis and struggling economy.

    “This is a transition like no other, and the team being assembled will help Joe Biden meet the urgent challenges facing our country on day one.”

  • TRUMP'S 'LOSERS' & 'SUCKERS' COMMENTS ON WAR DEAD “TIP OF ICEBERG”

    The Atlantic's editor-in-chief said today that articles on President Donald Trump’s comments denigrating fallen US service members are just the tip of the iceberg.

    The magazine reported that Trump referred to Marines buried in an American cemetery near Paris as “losers” and declined to visit their graves in November 2018 because of concern the rain that day would mess up his hair.

    In a separate conversation on the same trip, Trump was said to have referred to the more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as “suckers” for getting killed.

    Trump has strongly denied the Atlantic report, slamming it as “fake news” as it was based on anonymous information.

    Jeffrey Goldberg, the magazine's editor-chief, told CNN: “I would fully expect more reporting to come out about this and more confirmation and new pieces of information in the coming days and weeks.

    “We all have to use anonymous sources, especially in a climate where the president of the United States tries to actively intimidate.

    “These are not people who are anonymous to me.”

  • LEFTIE RANT ABOUT TRUMP

    A BBC chief has unleashed a series of vile foul-mouthed and leftie outbursts on Twitter – even wishing Donald Trump was dead.

    In 2017,Human resources executive Melanie Briggs retweeted a message about the US President which read: “Please just have a massive coronary and die before you kill everyone else, you deranged, stupid man.”

    A BBC source said: “This is very inappropriate. She’s in a very senior HR role and is constantly swearing using the worst language and posting her political views openly.”

    The message has been revealed days after the new BBC Director General Tim Davie launched a stark warning to staff that bias has no place at the corporation. 

    He said if employees want to be opinionated columnists or partisan campaigners on social media they “should not be working at the BBC”.

    For the full story, see HERE.

  • TRUMP TO VISIT FLORIDA & NORTH CAROLINA

    President Donald Trump will be in the battleground states of Florida and North Carolina on Tuesday.

    He'll be highlighting his environmental agenda during the visit.

    The White House says Trump will remind voters in Jupiter, Florida, of his conservation and environmental protection efforts in the Everglades region.

    The president will also hold a campaign rally Tuesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    Trump narrowly won both states in the 2016 presidential election.

  • INTERFERENCE COULD ALTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: HARRIS

    Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris says doubts cast about the election by Donald Trump, foreign interference and voter suppression could potentially cost her and Joe Biden the White House in November.

    U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded Russia is once again trying to meddle in the election by amplifying discord in the country.

    That all adds up to a volatile environment that Harris says could alter the outcome.

    “We have a president who is trying to convince the American people not to believe in the integrity of our election system and compromise their belief that their vote might actually count,” Harris added.

  • ARTWORK ‘LOADED ON AIR FORCE ONE’

    After US President Donald Trump’s planned trip to a French cemetery for fallen Marines was cancelled in 2018, he spent the free time selecting artwork to remove from the American ambassador's residence, reports Bloomberg.

    The website says he had several pieces loaded on to Air Force One.

    “The works – a portrait, a bust, and a set of silver figurines – were brought back to the White House,” it adds.

    White House reps have not commented on the report, which cited several people familiar with the episode.

  • TELL-ALL BOOK COVERS TRUMP’S ‘OBSESSION WITH OBAMA’

    A new book by Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen details Trump’s alleged preoccupation with Barack Obama.

    Cohen's book, “Disloyal: A Memoir,” makes several bombshell allegations – including that Trump hired an actor to play Obama for a skit where the former Apprentice star “ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him.”

  • COUPLE WHO HAD TIFFANY TRUMP AS FLOWER GIRL FILE FOR DIVORCE

    NYC Prep star Peter 'PC' Peterson's wife Quentin Esme Brown has filed for divorce after two years.

    Tiffany Trump was the flower girl in their Las Vegas wedding.

    According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Quentin filed for divorce from the former reality TV star after two years of being in a self-described sexless, open marriage.

    The two shocked Bravo's NYC Prep fans when they decided to legally get married in Las Vegas – but as friends rather than romantic partners.

  • KANYE WEST SPENT £6M ON PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

    Kanye West 'has spent almost $6million on his presidential campaign' and has 'over $1.2million in outstanding debt', according to a financial report.

    It's thought most of the money has come from a $6.7 million personal loan the rapper made to his campaign, split between July and August.

    According to The Hollywood Reporter, a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday indicates that West's campaign has spent $5.86 million so far, with most of the costs going towards consultants and fees.

    It's believed the campaign has debts amounting to more than $1.2 million, with the majority owed to 'Fortified Consulting' of Tempe, Arizona.

  • TRUMP SCRAPS 'UN-AMERICAN’ RACIAL SENSITIVITY TRAINING

    Donald Trump has ordered the end to racial sensitivity training at all federal agencies, according to a White House memo.

    All agencies will be ordered to divert funding from what the memo calls “divisive” and “un-American propaganda.”

    This includes programming that is critical of the idea that America is a land of opportunity, or “any other training or propaganda effort that teaches or suggests either (1) that the United States is an inherently racist or evil country or (2) that any race or ethnicity is inherently racist or evil.”

  • WHITE HOUSE SLAM MICHAEL COHEN'S ALLEGATIONSMADE IN MEMOIR

    In his tell-all book, Michael Cohen calls Trump a “a cheat, a liar, a fraud, a bully, a racist, a predator, a con man” and a person only interested in using his presidency for financial gain.

    The White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: “Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it's unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies.”

  • TRUMP 'HIRED FAKE OBAMA TO BELITTLE IN VIDEO'

    Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen's book claims Trump hired a 'Faux-Bama' during his White House Run.

    Disloyal: A Memoir reveals how he publicly questioned the birthplace of former President Barack Obama, describing him as “a Manchurian candidate” who obtained his Ivy League degrees only by way of affirmative action.

    His dislike for Obama was so extreme that he hired a “Faux-Bama” to participate in a video in which Trump “ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him”, Cohen claimed.

  • BLM PROTESTERS CONFRONTED BY ARMED MILITIA

    Black Lives Matter protesters were confronted by hundreds of heavily armed militia members on Saturday in Louisville ahead of the Kentucky Derby.

    Local protesters have been marching for 101 days to protest the death of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old emergency medical technician who was shot and killed in her sleep during a Louisville police raid on her home.

    Saturday's protests coincided with the famous horse race usually held in May but postponed because of COVID-19.

    Self-described “patriot” militias called upon by an internet personality calling himself The Angry Viking converged on Louisville to face off with the BLM activists.

  • BBC EXEC ‘WISHES TRUMP DEAD’ IN TWITTER RANT

    A BBC exec has wished President Trump DEAD in a bizarre Twitter rant.

    Human resources executive Melanie Briggs also retweeted a statement by a socialist account which questioned why Boris Johnson needed to be in intensive care when fighting coronavirus.

    The corporation’s London-based “mediation lead” called actor Laurence Fox a c* and posted a smiling selfie of herself with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn with the caption ‘JELFIE!!’ and a love heart emoji.

    The messages can be revealed just days after the new BBC Director General Tim Davie launched a stark warning to staff that bias has no place at the corporation.

    He said if employees want to be opinionated columnists or partisan campaigners on social media they “should not be working at the BBC”.

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