Tag: Donald Trump

Trump Goes After Amazon, Shares Slump

Trump Goes After Amazon, Shares Slump

US president Donald Trump fired at Amazon via Twitter last Thursday and accused the retail giant of paying little or no taxes, using the postal system as their “delivery boy”, resulting to losses for the US, and putting thousands of retailers out of business. It was said that the tweet had caused Amazon shares to slide 2.6% after the markets opened, closing $1,431.42 per share. Axios also reported last Wednesday that Trump is planning to go after the e-commerce firm for antitrust violations. Trump is also known to criticize the Washington Post regularly on Twitter. The media organization is owned […]

Florida Shooting Prompts Trump to Talk to Video Game Industry

Florida Shooting Prompts Trump to Talk to Video Game Industry

US president Donald Trump is set to meet with executives from the video game industry to discuss, according to him, the link between certain games and violent acts. The Republican president believes that violence in video games may have had an influence on the 19-year old shooter who had killed 17 people in a Florida high school. The meeting will also be attended by executives from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, the parent company of Rockstar Games Inc, and ZeniMax Media Inc, the parent company of Bethesda Softworks, conservative activists, Republican Senator Marco Rubio and other members of Congress. Source: Reuters

Huawei: Don’t Use National Security to Disguise Protectionism

Huawei: Don’t Use National Security to Disguise Protectionism

Addressing the Joint Standing Committee on Trade and Investment Growth last Friday, Huawei’s VP of Global Government Affairs Simon Lacey said that national security concerns should not be used as a “blank cheque” to justify protectionism. With remarks pointed at the national security exception invoked by US President Donald Trump’s Muslim-majority country travel ban, Lacey further argued that such exceptions should not be regulated under free trade agreements, but rather through the World Trade Organization (WTO). Lacey also addressed the Trump administration’s suspicions against their products and said that while they were a Chinese company, their hardware is made around […]

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump’s Twitter on Last Day of Work

Twitter Employee Deactivates Trump’s Twitter on Last Day of Work

The Twitter account of US President Donald Trump was temporarily taken offline after a Twitter employee deactivated it on his last day of work. The account was shut down for around 11 minutes, but has since been restored. Twitter initially said that the incident was caused by human error, but later confirmed that it was a deliberate action by an employee. Trump tweeted then after and said that it was proof that his tweeting was making an impact. Source: The Guardian