Last week, Restore Progress reported on Donald Trump's latest capitulation to Vladimir Putin - namely, that the United States would no longer resist the brutal actions of Putin-backed Syrian president Bashar al Assad. Since the Trump administration's shift in policy, an emboldened Assad has intensified his strikes against opposition forces. These actions culminated in a … [Read more...] about “Tough” Trump Does Nothing As Syrian Leader Gasses 58 People To Death.
Erik Prince has quite the biography. He is the brother of billionaire Betsy DeVos, the uniquely unqualified woman who purchased herself the position of Secretary of Education. He is the founder of Blackwater, the disgraced military mercenary outfit accused of committing war crimes during the Iraq War. More recently, he was accused of violating U.S. prohibitions … [Read more...] about Devos’ Mercenary Brother, Founder of Blackwater, Arranged Secret Trump-Russia Meeting
Since orchestrating a successful military coup against his predecessor, Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has been accused of perpetrating horrific human rights abuses against dissidents within his country. According to reports, at least 40,000 Egyptians have been detained in el-Sisi-led crackdowns, and more than 2,200 political opponents have purportedly been killed. The … [Read more...] about Trump, When Asked About Tyrannical Human Rights Abuser: ‘He’s Done A Fantastic Job’
Donald Trump's willingness to defend and support Russian president Vladimir Putin has been a source of deep concern for many Americans. This concern has only intensified with recent revelations that the FBI, House, and Senate are all investigating the ties between Trump, his aides, and Russia. Until recently, however, there have been few concrete examples of the Trump actually … [Read more...] about Trump Does Putin’s Bidding, Caves to Russia On Syria (Of Course He Did)
Jared Kushner has been in the news a lot lately. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Kushner family is going to receive $400 million from Chinese investors, as part of a deal that many view as unusually favorable to the Kushner clan. Then, last week, when Donald Trump was fighting to jam his disastrous health care bill through the House, Kushner was 2,000 miles … [Read more...] about New Revelation: Kushner Met With Russian Bank Subject to U.S. Sanctions
Donald Trump has repeatedly leveled insults and accusations at many of our NATO allies, causing many to question whether America will continue to support NATO during his administration. These concerns were – and continue to be – compounded by Trump’s open flirtations with Vladimir Putin and Russia. Now, just two weeks into Trump’s presidency, secretary of state Rex Tillerson is … [Read more...] about Tillerson Rejects Meeting with NATO Allies, Goes to Moscow Instead.
Donald Trump has repeatedly leveled insults and accusations at many of our NATO allies, causing many to question whether America will continue to support NATO during a Trump presidency. These concerns were - and continue to be - compounded by Trump's open flirtations with Vladimir Putin and Russia. Now, just two weeks into Trump's presidency, secretary of state Rex Tillerson is … [Read more...] about Tillerson Rejects Meeting with NATO Allies, Goes to Moscow Instead.
Donald Trump's foreign policy objectives have been difficult to decipher. At times he appears ultra-isolationist, and at others he appears willing - very willing - to engage countries and regimes traditionally viewed as hostile to the United States. One thing does appear clear: Trump does not want to spend money on foreign assistance through the United Nations. As reported … [Read more...] about Trump Seeks to Slash Funding For Childhood Vaccines, Food Relief, Peace Programs
The number of Americans applying for citizenship in New Zealand has soared since Trump took office in November. The island nation is an attractive option for Americans looking for a fresh start – it’s over 6,000 miles from the US and is known for it’s majestic landscape. Although sheep outnumber New Zealand’s human residents nearly six to one, it’s population and popularity … [Read more...] about U.S. Applications for New Zealand Citizenship Surge By 70 Percent