Most politicians flip flop on issues, but when it's documented on Twitter, it makes things a little more obvious. Notorious tweeter and President of the United States, Donald Trump, is pretty infamous for criticizing an issue in the past, then doing that exact same thing as president. Now you can proudly display your favorite Trump flip flop exactly where they belong: your feet. SEE ALSO: Reporters call out Trump’s claim that he saw Harvey ‘horror & devastation’ President Flip Flops are pretty simple — on one foot you have the original tweet, on the other, you have a tweet that contradicts the original statement. "Going back on your word, one step at a time," the tagline on the website reads. The flops are currently available in three options: Image: president flip flops Image: president flip flops Image: president flip flops The red flops with white bands displaying the tweets are manufactured in China and and heat pressed in the U.S., … [Read more...] about Cheeky flip flops mock Donald Trump’s very public contradictions
Next Monday, a total solar eclipse will darken the skies across the U.S., from coast to coast, for the first time in about 100 years. With excitement about the event reaching a fever pitch (even brands are trying to join the celebration), it's possible that virtually everyone in the U.S. will know about the eclipse ahead of time. Well, everyone except maybe President Donald Trump. SEE ALSO: 20 questions you're too embarrassed to ask about the solar eclipse There is ample justification for thinking that Trump may have no idea what's going on when the skies above Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, dim, and the moon partially covers the sun on August 21. First, despite being seven months in office, Trump has not yet appointed a White House science advisor, which contrasts with previous occupants of his office dating all the way back to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He has also failed to fully staff the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), where … [Read more...] about Serious question: Does Donald Trump even know there’s a total solar eclipse coming up?
Make Apple American Again. Donald Trump told the Wall Street Journal in an interview on Tuesday that Apple CEO Tim Cook committed to building three new manufacturing plants in the U.S. "I spoke to [Mr. Cook], he’s promised me three big plants—big, big, big," Trump said to the Journal. The future of Apple manufacturing has become a hot topic under Trump, who has vowed to return lost jobs to U.S. workers. Key among Trump's plans is Apple, which does the bulk of its manufacturing outside of the U.S. Trump started pushing for Apple to bring that manufacturing back stateside just days after the presidential election. Trump is also a longtime Apple fan who has also taken credit for the company's inclusion of larger screens on iPhones, though he tends to favor Android phones. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. I’ll bet if I didn’t harass Apple for the last 2 years about the large screen iPhone, they wouldn’t have … [Read more...] about Donald Trump claims Apple CEO Tim Cook promised him 3 U.S. manufacturing plants
California Governor Jerry Brown is not about to take a back seat to President Donald Trump when it comes to summit meetings, or for that matter, anything else. On Thursday, as world leaders gathered in Germany for a high-stakes G-20 Summit meeting, during which climate change policies will be a major source of tension, Brown announced he will be holding a Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco in 2018. Since President Trump declared that the U.S. intends to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, Brown has been using his status as the governor of the most populous state — and world's sixth-largest economy — to negotiate directly with foreign governments, including China and Canada, on climate policies. SEE ALSO: California's governor, not Trump, meets with China over climate change "It's up to you and it's up to me and tens of millions of other people to get it together to roll back the forces of carbonization and join together to combat the … [Read more...] about On climate change, California Gov. Jerry Brown to out-summit Donald Trump
Apple CEO Tim Cook and US President Donald Trump are probably as far removed from each other on the political scale as its possible for two people to be. However, the big boss man in Cupertino appears to be learning a thing or two from the current incumbent of the Oval Office; namely blaming the media when things don't go so well. In the conference call following Apple's latest earnings report, Cook pinned a slight year-on-year slowing of iPhone sales on rumours and reports surrounding the iPhone 8. Related: iPhone 8 "We're seeing what we believe to be a pause in purchases of the iPhone, which we believe is due to the earlier and much more frequent reports about future iPhones," Cook said (via CNBC). "And so that part is clearly going on, and it could be what's behind the data. We are seeing that in full transparency. "However, if you look at iPhone outside of greater China, iPhone units grew very nicely. We had more upgraders in the first half than ever before. And we had more … [Read more...] about Tim Cook goes all Donald Trump and blames press for iPhone sales slowdown
People are getting tired of The Donald's tweets. According to a new report from digital agency Huge, the number of engagements (replies, retweets, likes) per tweet has dropped 66 percent in the three months since he took office.Â The number of likes per tweet has seen a yuuuge drop since his first day as president: 72 percent.Â What's going on? Are gems like these not captivating the public anymore? Eventually, but at a later date so we can get started early, Mexico will be paying, in some form, for the badly needed border wall. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2017 North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 11, 2017 Before your faith in humanity is restored, engagement with Trump's tweets has dropped not because users are tired of his rants-it's because he's not ranting as much anymore.Â The report breaks down … [Read more...] about The sad reason Donald Trumps tweets are way less popular than 3 months ago
Over the holidays, I heard Donald Trump giving his stump speech in South Carolina on my car radio. It strikes me that, for all we hear about Trump's outlandish statements in the press, there's very little reported about his actual message. Beneath all of his bluster and meandering, Trump is advocating a cogent economic platform targeting an increasingly disenfranchised middle class. It is well understood in economic circles that a combination of globalization, technology, and government policy - trends that most members of the Republican and Democratic parties fully support - has stagnated wage growth in the middle class. Trump and Bernie Sanders are the lone presidential candidates questioning this status quo, which is why they're both drawing so much interest. Trump's policy proposals are ironically reminiscent of the Democratic Party's pre-Clinton labor positions and are profoundly pro-domestic manufacturing and anti-tech. Here's a closer look at those proposals. Renegotiated Free … [Read more...] about What Donald Trumps hammer would do to U.S. tech
2016 presidential candidate Donald Trump today held a rally at Liberty University in Virginia during which he spoke about his normal wide range of topics. This time, however, Trump brought Apple into his speech when discussing how to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States and away from countries like China. Trump told the audience at Liberty University that to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States he would make Apple âbuild their damn computers and things in this country.â While this isnât a bad idea, or even the first time itÂ has been suggested, Trump didnât offer any specifics on how he would force Apple to abruptly change its manufacturing (via Gizmodo). We have such amazing people in this country: smart, sharp, energetic, theyâre amazing,â Trump said. âI was saying make America great again, and I actually think we can say now, and I really believe this, weâre gonna get things comingâ¦ weâre gonna get Apple to start building their damn … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he will force Apple to build its âcomputers and thingsâ in the United States
Now that Donald Trump is officially the president of the United States, he is in complete control of America's nuclear arsenal. Should he decide to start a nuclear war, there are no legal safeguards to stop him. Instead, a much less tangible web of norms, taboos, and fears has reined in US presidents since World War II. But as North Korea escalates its nuclear weapons tests, Russia promises to strengthen its nuclear forces, and the new President of the United States has openly tweeted that the US must "strengthen and expand its nuclear capability," experts worry that this fragile web could start to tear. Let's be very clear: the president alone controls the nukes Trump's position on nukes has been murky, at best. In the last few weeks, he jumped from advocating for an arms race, to implying that the US and Russia might work together to reduce nuclear proliferation. In fact, during his campaign, he called nuclear proliferation the "biggest problem" in the world. But then he also said … [Read more...] about Whats standing between Donald Trump and nuclear war?
Â Editorial By Daniel Eran Dilger Wednesday, November 09, 2016, 03:08 pm PT (06:08 pm ET) Anticipating the full impact of the election of Donald Trump is difficult because his campaign offered little in terms of real policy proposals, instead favoring high energy crowd rallies and the drawing of media attention through the use of incredible and often shocking comments. There are some clues as to what he might make priorities in his administration however. Source: Wall Street Journal An empowered FBI surveillance state While Trump's rival Hillary Clinton had worked with Silicon Valley tech leaders to draft articulated policies related to citizens' encryption rights, privacy, patent reform and education, Trump's website made no mention of any substantial ideas related to technology, innovation, privacy, intellectual property or education. However, Trump has garnered support from operatives in the Federal Bureau of Investigations, who used their positions to influence the … [Read more...] about How Donald Trump’s election as U.S. President could affect Apple