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Citizen Journalism - Review

Amwal Al Ghad English - 2018-01-04 09:12:20
U.S. President Donald Trump did not want to win the election. First lady Melania Trump wept with sorrow on election night. Former Trump campaign advisor Sam Nunberg tried to explain the Constitution to the candidate, but only made it to the Fourth Amendment before Trump got bored. These are just a few of the bombshell claims in "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," author Michael Wolff's new book chronicling the first year of Trump's presidency, from the final days of the 2016 campaign to October of the following year. The book is set to hit shelves Tuesday, but New York magazine on Wednesday published an adaptation of some key sections. NBC News has also obtained an advance copy of the book. Here are some of the wilder claims to emerge so far: 1. Trump expected to lose the presidential race to Democrat Hillary Clinton and had already planned to return to private life after the campaign was over. Wolff explains what Trump was thinking toward the end of the campaign: "Once he lost, Trump would be both insanely famous and a martyr to Crooked Hillary. His daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared would be international celebrities. Steve Bannon would become the de facto head of the tea-party movement. Kellyanne Conway would be a cable-news star. Melania Trump, who had been assured by her husband that he wouldn't become president, could return to inconspicuously lunching. Losing would work out for everybody. Losing was winning." 2. One of Trump's earliest campaign aides tried to educate the candidate about the Constitution, but Trump grew too bored to make it past the Fourth Amendment: "Early in the campaign, Sam Nunberg was sent to explain the Constitution to the candidate. 'I got as far as the Fourth Amendment," Nunberg recalled, "before his finger is pulling down on his lip and his eyes are rolling back in his head.'" 3. Trump did not especially like moving into the White House. The president and first lady sleep in separate bedrooms, and Trump prohibits White House housekeepers from picking up things he throws on the floor. "[Trump] retreated to his own bedroom—the first time since the Kennedy White House that a presidential couple had maintained separate rooms. In the first days, he ordered two television screens in addition to the one already there, and a lock on the door, precipitating a brief standoff with the Secret Service, who insisted they have access to the room. He ­reprimanded the housekeeping staff for picking up his shirt from the floor: "If my shirt is on the floor, it's because I want it on the floor." Then he imposed a set of new rules: Nobody touch anything, especially not his toothbrush. (He had a longtime fear of being poisoned, one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald's—nobody knew he was coming and the food was safely premade.) Also, he would let housekeeping know when he wanted his sheets done, and he would strip his own bed." 4. Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner struck a deal over who would get to run for office first. "Between themselves, the two had made an earnest deal: If sometime in the future the opportunity arose, she'd be the one to run for president. The first woman president, Ivanka entertained, would not be Hillary Clinton; it would be Ivanka Trump." 5. Some of Trump's closest allies, including Rupert Murdoch, were stunned by his lack of understanding on issues of policy. Following a meeting with tech executives during the 2016 transition, Trump reportedly called Murdoch and said he would expand H-1B visas in order to help the industry. "Murdoch suggested that taking a liberal approach to H-1B visas, which open America's doors to select immigrants, might be hard to square with his promises to build a wall and close the borders. But Trump seemed unconcerned, assuring Murdoch, 'We'll figure it out.'" "'What a f--king idiot,' said Murdoch, shrugging, as he got off the phone." 6. Trump seemed angry on his Inauguration Day, according to the book. He fought with his wife and was annoyed that notable celebrities did not want to attend, The New York magazine excerpt says. "Trump did not enjoy his own inauguration. He was angry that A-level stars had snubbed the event, disgruntled with the accommodations at Blair House, and visibly fighting with his wife, who seemed on the verge of tears. Throughout the day, he wore what some around him had taken to calling his golf face: angry and pissed off, shoulders hunched, arms swinging, brow furled, lips pursed." 7. Bannon, who has repeatedly warned about China's growing influence and economic power, drew parallels between the world's second-largest economy and Nazi Germany, according to a book excerpt. "China's everything. Nothing else matters. We don't get China right, we don't get anything right. This whole thing is very simple. China is where Nazi Germany was in 1929 to 1930. The Chinese, like the Germans, are the most rational people in the world, until they're not. And they're gonna flip like Germany in the '30s. You're going to have a hypernationalist state, and once that happens, you can't put the genie back in the bottle." 8. Wolff reports that a spokesman for Trump's legal team left the job because he feared possible obstruction of justice related to a statement drafted aboard Air Force One that defended Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016. "Mark Corallo was instructed not to speak to the press, indeed not to even answer his phone. Later that week, Corallo, seeing no good outcome-and privately confiding that he believed the meeting on Air Force One represented a likely obstruction of justice-quit. (The Jarvanka side would put it out that Corallo was fired.)" 9. The book says top Trump aides questioned his intelligence in colorful terms. The revelations follow reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron" last year. "For Steve Mnuchin and Reince Priebus, he was an 'idiot.' For Gary Cohn, he was 'dumb as sh-t.' For H.R. McMaster he was a 'dope.' The list went on." 10. Wolff also writes at length about former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, who leads the president's National Economic Council. Cohn has privately disagreed with Trump a number of times in the past year. But an April email that, Wolff writes, circulated around the White House "purporting to represent the views of Gary Cohn" takes this to a new level: "It's worse than you can imagine. An idiot surrounded by clowns. Trump won't read anything - not one-page memos, not the brief policy papers; nothing. He gets up halfway through meetings with world leaders because he is bored. And his staff is no better. Kushner is an entitled baby who knows nothing. Bannon is an arrogant prick who thinks he's smarter than he is. Trump is less a person than a collection of terrible traits. No one will survive the first year but his family. I hate the work, but feel I need to stay because I'm the only person there with a clue what he's doing. The reason so few jobs have been filled is that they only accept people who pass ridiculous purity tests, even for midlevel policy-making jobs where the people will never see the light of day. I am in a constant state of shock and horror." Shortly after excerpts of the book were published on Wednesday, the White House released a statement from the president, in which he said, "Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my Presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind." White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the book was "filled with false and misleading accounts from individuals who have no access or influence with the White House." A spokeswoman for the first lady said: "Mrs. Trump supported her husband's decision to run for President and in fact, encouraged him to do so. She was confident he would win and was very happy when he did." Wolff says he interviewed more than 200 people, including senior White House staff members, over 18 months to gather information for the book. New York magazine, which published a version of the book excerpts, said Wolff had "no ground rules placed on his access" while he prepared the book. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-09-01 08:19:29
Egypt’s parliament gave a final approval on Monday to the implementation of the long-delayed value-added tax (VAT) at a rate of 13 percent for the current fiscal year. Parliament also increased the list of exempted goods and services to 56 from 52 items. In the next fiscal year, which starts in July 2017, the VAT rate will increase to 14 percent, according to the law, which Ahram Online obtained a copy of. The VAT aims at reducing tax evasion, as it will be applied to each member of the production chain of goods and services at the final retail stage, instead of the current sales tax that is imposed as a one-off on the final sale to customers. More»
Kevin Lee - 2016-04-06 10:03:40
Laptops are on the rise again thanks to Windows 10's arrival, Nivida's efficient Maxwell graphics cards, and fresh new Skylake processors from Intel. Notebooks once thought to be replaced by tablets are more plentiful and diverse than ever between gaming laptops that hook up to liquid-coolers, thin and light Ultrabooks to incredibly affordable Chromebooks. Even Microsoft has gotten into the game with the Surface Book, the company's first ever laptop. With so many options to choose from, picking the best laptop for your needs is more important than ever. Those who crave fast boot up times and a lightweight machine to carry might drool over an Ultrabook. Serious gamers will gravitate towards gaming laptops tailored to their processing and graphical needs, meanwhile those after flexibility might fancy a convertible laptop-tablet hybrid. It might seem overwhelming at first – what with all of the available choices – but we're here to help you find the best laptop for you. Believe us when we say that there is a perfect laptop out there for you. With this guide, you'll find the absolutely best machines available today. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-05-03 13:02:49
The Art of Egyptian Film Posters collects together old Egyptian film posters from the 1930s to the 1990s, when they were painted by hand, and did not depend on graphic design. After a first volume of 190 film posters published in September 2014, a second volume now shows an extra 200 posters, without chronological order, accompanied by enlightening articles such as “Posters and censorship”, or even “The Greek period and its influence on the art of posters in Egypt”. Though still young, Fathy unveils the long-forgotten artists behind these works of art. More»
Noha Gad - 2015-04-18 11:32:22
In 17 days, the James Wan’s Furious 7 currently has made $273.7 million in the U.S. and another $735.2 million overseas.  "Furious 7" is now the fastest film to hit the $1 billion mark ever topping "The Avengers," "Avatar" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" which accomplished it in 19.  Overall, the "Fast & Furious" franchise has now grossed a combined $3.392 billion. "Furious 7" just won't slow down.  Universal Pictures announced today that the seventh installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise has now earned $1.009 billion in just 17 days.  That's an amazing accomplishment for a series many thought was dead in the water less than 10 years ago. More»
Noha Gad - 2015-03-19 10:28:52
"1980 and above" (youth who were born in the 1980s) is a play, written and performed by a group of Egyptian youth, whose the eldest is 35 years old. A LE10 - ticket gives you a marvelous extraordinary potion of different feelings; happiness, sadness, nostalgia for old days, and hope. The play, by different sketches, shows life from youth's perception in Egypt, it presents their daily life satirically, criticizes the negative aspects of nowadays society in the light of the country’s political situation since 2011. Despite the humble and simple decorations, the young women and men’s performances were great! They make you feel extremely happy and then you find your heart deeply crying inside! The actors’ performance is so real to the extent that you feel that they are talking about you, they make you feel as if your life is presented in front of your eyes. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-03-05 10:17:41
“This is the most important transition in human evolution” said Prof Brian Villmoare University of Nevada Scientists have unearthed the jawbone of what they claim is one of the very first humans. The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2015-02-16 09:28:27
French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is due in Cairo Monday to sign off on a $5.9 billion purchase by Egypt of 24 French Rafale fighter jets and a frigate. The deal boosts France's struggling economy and helps bolster Egypt's military arsenal in the face of rising insecurity. Some are questioning why France is going ahead with the sale to a country with a poor human rights record. After years of trying to sell its Rafale fighter jets overseas, France finally has some good news. In announcing Egypt's agreement to purchase two dozen of the aircraft, French President Francois Hollande said Cairo wanted a quality air force and a quick deal…and it got both. He said Egypt wanted the planes quickly because of threats surrounding the country. Those threats include turmoil in neighboring Libya but also Islamist terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa. The sale gives the French defense industry a boost after Paris was forced to put on hold the sale of two warships to Russia, amid the standoff over Ukraine. It also comes at a time when the government is cutting defense spending. Paris correspondent for Defense News said France is cutting down on buiying the jets. "The French government is committed to cutting down the domestic orders of the Rafale. To make up for the cut, France needs to find export customers for the Rafale. So Egypt is the first export customer - yes, indeed, that's important, that's significant. But for jobs and the economy, this is very important." That's especially important for Dassault Aviation, which manufactures the fighter jets. "We're very proud," Dassault's head Eric Trappier told French radio.  He said the Egyptian army has seen the jets in operation and they're satisfied with their performance. Egypt's "alarming" human rights abuses But not everybody is pleased. Emmanuelle Cosse, who heads the EELV greens party, says the Rafale sale is great for France's accounts and for Dassault. But in an interview on France Info radio, she asked if selling the planes to Egypt is a good idea, given the country's economic and social difficulties. And after Egyptian police have fired on peaceful protesters. Amnesty International also criticized the sale to a country with what it calls "alarming" human rights abuses. Aymeric Elluin, who heads the arms and impunity campaign for Amnesty France, notes that France has ratified a new international Arms Trade Treaty, aimed at keeping weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. Who's to say, he asked, whether Egypt - which hasn't signed the treaty - will use the French-made weapons in a lawful manner? Some observers also suggest the sale marks an effort by Egypt to reduce its military dependance on the United States.  Relations between Cairo and Washington have been strained since Egypt's military led by army chief Abdel Fattah el-Sissi deposed the coutry's first freely elected President Mohamed Morsi.  Sissi has since been elected president. Defense News correspondent Pierre Tran wondered why Cairo was on a rush to buy Rafale. "The question is why (did Egypt) go to France so fast? And I would venture to point out that after this present government seized power..the US held up the delivery of four F16 (fighters) as a sign of disapproval…So perhaps going to buy French fighters, which cost a lot more - a great deal more, might be a sign to Washington," he said. The U.S. State Department has downplayed the Rafale sale, saying Egypt is a sovereign country and Washington has its own security relationship with Cairo. But in France, questions about the Rafale sale are likely to linger long after the deal is signed. More»