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  • Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump ‘knew they were lying’ over ploy to sell condos, book claims

    President’s son and daughter knowingly used figures that exaggerated how well the condos were selling to lure more buyers Donald Trump Jr and Ivanka Trump took part in a fraudulent scheme to sell units in a luxury New York condominium-hotel and “knew they were lying”, according to a new book that explores how the current US president built his business empire. Questions have long surrounded a criminal investigation into the Trump family’s dealings around the Trump SoHo that was dropped in 2011....

    the Guardian
  • Donald Trump has blundered into a crisis of his own making with Iran

    The president inherited relative peace. Now conflict with Iranian proxies across the Middle East seems likely The Trump administration’s assassination on Thursday of General Qassem Suleimani could turn out to be its biggest foreign policy blunder. The killing could lead to a war with Iranian proxies across the Middle East, belying Trump’s supposed desire to extricate the US from its endless conflicts. But its most likely immediate effect will be to ratchet up pressure on the Iraqi government to...

    the Guardian
  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg congratulated Donald Trump for being 'number one on Facebook', according to Donald Trump

    Facebook/Donald Trump President Trump has claimed Mark Zuckerberg told him he was "number one on Facebook" when the two "had dinner the other day." Trump dialled into conservative pundit Rush Limbaugh's eponymous radio show on Monday, where he discussed his social media reach, as well as the assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, who he described as "a terrorist." Zuckerberg and Trump have met on multiple occasions previously, both publicly and privately. The Facebook CEO refused to...

    Business Insider