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Donald Trump latest news: President joins TikTok rival Triller as brother Robert's funeral could be at White House

DONALD Trump has joined Triller – a rival app to TikTok.

This follows the President's threat to ban Chinese-owned TikTok in the US, which could happen before the end of the year.

TikTok has until November 12 to find an American corporate buyer, or it faces being outlawed in the USA.

Trump's first video is a promotional clip for his 2020 US Presidential Election campaign.

It starts with the President saying: "I'm a professional at technology."

He adds: "Nobody can do it like me. Nobody."

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  • TRUMP AT 42 PERCENT APPROVAL RATING, SAYS GALLUP

    Donald Trump's job approval rating currently stands at 42 percent, the latest Gallup poll has found.

    The latest figures mark a slight improvement from a rating of 38 percent in June, but remains below his year-high of 49 percent.

    The president also scored lower than 50 percent on each of seven key issues surveyed in the poll.

    His highest-rated issue was the economy, on which he scored 48 percent approval, while his lowest-rated issue was his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, on which he scored 36 percent.

  • ROBERT TRUMP'S FUNERAL 'MAY BE AT WHITE HOUSE'

    Donald Trump has said the funeral service for his late brother may take place at the White House.

    Robert Trump died in a New York hospital aged 71 on Saturday, though his cause of death is not yet known.

    Speaking to reporters today, the president said: “We're looking at Friday.

    “We may do just a small service right here at the White House for my brother. We're looking at doing that.

    “That would be, I think, a great honor to him. I think he'd be greatly honored.

    “He loved our country, he loved our country so much. He was so proud.”

  • TRUMP PREPARES FOR MINNESOTA RALLY

    Donald Trump is preparing to appear at a campaign rally in the key swing state of Minnesota.

    The president is scheduled to speak to a socially-distanced crowd at the North Star Aviation flight school in Mankato at 2pm.

    The event comes as part of a scaled-back schedule of rallies ahead of this November's election.

    The Democratic National Convention will also get underway tonight, but will be an almost entirely virtual event.

    Trump came within 45,000 votes of carrying Minnesota and its ten electoral college votes at the 2016 election, but polls currently give rival Joe Biden a consistent lead in the state.

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  • TRUMP SAYS BIDEN IS AVOIDING THE MEDIA WHILE HE FACES THE 'FIRE'

    Donald Trump hit out at Joe Biden for 'hiding from the media' in his 'basement'.

    Speaking to Fox & Friends, he said: “We have a guy that doesn't come out of his basement and the media covers.

    “When they ask me questions, I have these people — there is fire coming out of their eyes. They're asking me questions. I said boy, how could you have so much hatred and we are having such success.”

    He claimed that reporters “throw bombs” at him every day, while Biden allegedly refuses to answer questions.

    Trump continued: “Somebody like Biden, he doesn't know what to do. He doesn't come out because he can't. He doesn't take any questions from reporters… this guy doesn't come out of his basement, and hasn't taken one question.”

  • TRUMP'S TEAM PLANS TO DRILL IN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

    Trump's administration announced plans to drill in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for an oil and gas leasing program.

    Interior Secretary David Bernhardt revealed the plans today, saying a future lease on the federally-owned land will make the entire 1.5 million acre coastal plain available.

    Bernhardt said the announcement “marks a new chapter in American energy independence” and the drill could “create thousands of jobs.”

    Drilling in these areas of the Alaskan arctic has been an area of debate for years. In 2017, a law required the department to hold two lease sales in the refuge by 2024 – a date for those sales has not yet been set, according to Bernahrdt.

  • TRUMP: 'ELECTION WON’T BE FAIR IF MAIL VOTES ALLOWED'

    Donald Trump has suggested the election will not be “fair” if mail-in votes are allowed.

    He said: “I have to tell you, that if you go with this universal mail-in … tens of millions of ballots being sent to everybody and their dogs, dogs are getting them okay, people that have been dead for 25 years are getting them, you have to see what's happening. Then you're never going to have a fair election.”

  • TRUMP SALUTES ‘TREMENDOUS’ BROTHER

    Donald Trump opened up about the death of his “tremendous” younger brother today, who he described as his “best friend.”

    The President paid tribute to Robert Trump, 71, after being seen out and about with Melania and their son Baron for the first time since coronavirus hit five months ago.

  • KAMALA HARRIS OFFERS CONDOLENCES

    Kamala Harris tweeted her condolences to the President, saying: “Doug and I join the Biden family in sending our deepest condolences and prayers to the entire Trump family during this difficult time.

    “Losing a loved one is never easy but know that we are thinking of you.”

  • WHITE HOUSE PITCHES COMBO STIMULUS CHECKS AND POSTAL PLAN

    The White House has indicated that Donald Trump “will sign” a plan which includes USPS funding and $1,200 stimulus checks.

    House Democrats have lambasted the president's threat to withhold United States Postal Service funding, citing his war on mail-in voting.

    Trump has admitted he is deliberately blocking funding to the USPS to discourage mail-in voting this November.

    As a result, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi ordered House lawmakers back to the capitol for a vote on stopping changes to the USPS.

    But White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows insisted that the president wasn't undercutting the postal service for his own gain.

    Speaking on CNN's “State of the Union,” Meadows said “if my Democrat friends are all upset about this, come back to Washington, DC.”

    “Let's go ahead and get a stimulus check out to Americans,” he said.

  • PELOSI ORDERS HOUSE BACK TO DC AMID POSTAL PANIC

    Nancy Pelosi has ordered House lawmakers back to Washington DC for a vote on stopping changes to the United States Postal Service.

    Pelosi revealed her decision in a letter to Democratic lawmakers on Sunday evening – with hopes to protect universal mail-in ballots for the upcoming presidential election.

    She requested her colleagues return from August recess to gather at a post office on Tuesday for a news event – despite House members not planning to return until September 14.

    “In a time of a pandemic, the Postal Service is Election Central,” Pelosi wrote in the letter.

    “Americans should not have to choose between their health and their vote.”

    Pelosi called on the House to come back in session this week to vote on Oversight and Reform Committee Chairwoman Maloney’s ‘Delivering for America Act.”

  • 5,000 ‘DONALD TRUMP’ MDMA PILLS SEIZED IN GERMANY

    Police in Osnabrueck, Germany say they found the bright orange pills – with an estimated street value of £35,000 – while checking an Austrian-registered car on the A30 highway on Saturday.

  • MAXINE WATERS SLAMS TRUMP

    Donald Trump should be removed from office by invoking Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, Congresswoman Maxine Waters said in a wild rant against the president.

    “It is time for Section 4 of Amendment 25 to be put in place. His cabinet should send to Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker, as identified in the Constitution, that this man should be removed from office,” Waters said in an interview with Garrett Haake on MSNBC's Weekends with Alex Witt.

  • TRUMP CONSIDERING PARDONING CIA WHISTLEBLOWER

    The President is considering a pardon for whistleblower Edward Snowden – despite previously saying he should be executed.

    In a sensational U-turn, Mr Trump says he is looking at it “very strongly” after previously branding the ex-CIA worker a “spy who should be executed”.

    Mr Trump said: “Many people think he should be somehow treated differently. And other people think he did very bad things.

    “I’ve heard it both ways. From traitor to he’s being, you know, persecuted.

    “I’m going to start looking at it [a possible pardon]. I’m going to take a look at that very strongly.”

    US authorities have wanted to try Snowden, 37, on espionage charges in a criminal case.

    He was given asylum in Russia after he leaked secret documents.

  • RIHANNA SHARES PIC OF 'F*** TRUMP' GRAFFITI

  • BIDEN OFFERS CONDOLENCES TO TRUMP AFTER BROTHER’S DEATH

    Joe Biden has put politics aside to offer condolences to Donald Trump following his brother’s death.

    He said on Twitter: “Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing.

    “I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these.

    “I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.”

  • TRUMP 'SABOTAGING POSTAL SERVICE TO SUPPRESS VOTES', SAYS SENATOR

    President Trump is seeking to sabotage the US Postal Service in order to suppress votes, Senator Tina Smith has said.

    Recent days have seen Democrats calling for a relief package for the Postal Service to help it meet an expected rise in the use of mail-in ballots at this November's election.

    The president has so far opposed the move, and has repeatedly claimed – without evidence – that mail-in ballots are vulnerable to voter fraud.

    Critics say he is intentionally trying to lower turnout at the election to improve his own chances of re-election.

    Taking to twitter, Smith, the junior senator from Minnesota, said: “Donald Trump is sabotaging USPS to suppress votes.

    “Democrats have been sounding the alarms for weeks. Republicans have got to act too.

    “Otherwise, they’re complicit in it.”

  • ROBERT TRUMP 'KIND AND LOYAL', SAYS ERIC TRUMP

    Robert Trump was a “kind and loyal” man, nephew Eric Trump has said.

    Robert, the brother of president Donald Trump, died in a New York hospital on Saturday aged 71.

    His cause of death is not yet known.

    Taking to twitter, Eric, the president's son, wrote: “Robert Trump was an incredible man – strong, kind and loyal to the core.

    “Anyone who encountered him felt his warmth immediately.

    “He will be deeply missed by our entire family.”

  • 'THEY'RE GOING TO LIE', SAYS HARRIS AFTER BIRTHER CLAIMS

    Kamala Harris has said the Trump campaign is going to “engage in lies” after the president yesterday declined to counter birther conspiracy theories about her.

    The days since Harris, an African-American, was named as Joe Biden's running mate have seen claims circulating about her ineligibility to be vice president.

    Donald Trump was previously among a number of prominent Republicans who voiced support for claims that Barack Obama, also an African-American, was born outside the US.

    Speaking on Thursday, Trump said: “I heard today that she doesn't meet the requirements.”

    Asked about the comments on Saturday, he said: “I know nothing about it, but it's not something that bothers me.

    “I just don't know about it but it's not something we will be pursuing.”

    Addressing the claims, Harris said: “I'm very clear-eyed about the fact that they are going to engage… let's just be very candid and straightforward: They're going to engage in lies.”

  • TRUMP'S BROTHER WAS 'VERY PROUD OF HIM', SAYS KUSHNER

    Donald Trump's brother was very proud of him, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner has said.

    Robert Trump died in a New York hospital aged 71 on Saturday, though his cause of death is not yet known.

    Speaking to CBS, Kushner, who also works as an advisor to Trump in the White House, said: “His brother was very proud of him.

    “And obviously a very tough moment for the president, but he is looking forward to continuing to do great things and make his brother proud.”

  • TRUMP 'TRYING TO UNDERMINE US DEMOCRACY', SAYS SANDERS

    Donald Trump is trying to undermine US democracy, former Democratic primary contender Bernie Sanders has said.

    The president is coming under increasing criticism for his claims about mail-in voting, which he has repeatedly said is vulnerable to fraud.

    There is little evidence to back the claims, and opponents say that Trump is hoping to lower turnout and improve his own chances at this November's election.

    Speaking to ABC News, Sanders was asked about criticism of Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris from some figures on the American left.

    “The overwhelming majority of progressives understand that it is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump be defeated, that we have a president that is trying to undermine American democracy, a president who has turned his back on the working families of this country,” he replied.

    He went on to say Trump had done a “horrible” job dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

  • PENCE PAYS TRIBUTE TO ROBERT TRUMP

    Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to Robert Trump following his death on Saturday aged 71.

    Reports say Robert had been “very ill” in a New York hospital before his passing, though his cause of death has not yet been announced.

    Writing on twitter, Pence said: “Karen and I were saddened to learn of the passing of Robert Trump and we send our heartfelt sympathies to President @realDonaldTrump and the entire Trump Family.

    “We pray their family and friends will be comforted during this difficult time.

    “God bless the memory of Robert Trump.”

  • BROTHER WAS MY BEST FRIEND, SAYS TRUMP

    Donald Trump has said younger brother Robert was his “best friend” following his death aged 71.

    Reports say Robert had been “very ill” in a New York hospital before his passing, though his cause of death has not yet been announced.

    In a statement, the president said: “It is with a heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight.

    “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again.

    “His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace.”

  • BIDEN SENDS CONDOLENSCES TO TRUMP

    Joe Biden has offered his condolences to Donald Trump following the death of his brother.

    Robert Trump's passing comes as older brother Donald and the former vice president prepare to face off in November's election.

    Taking to twitter, Biden wrote: “Mr. President, Jill and I are sad to learn of your younger brother Robert’s passing.

    “I know the tremendous pain of losing a loved one — and I know how important family is in moments like these.

    “I hope you know that our prayers are with you all.”

    In 1972, weeks after he was first elected to the senate, Biden lost his wife and one-year-old daughter in a car accident.

    In 2015, son Beau Biden, who was also in the crash but survived, died of a brain tumour at the age of 46.

  • HALF OF VOTERS SAY 'THEY'D VOTE FOR BIDEN IF ELECTION WAS HELD TODAY'

    Half of voters would choose Joe Biden if the presidential election was held today – compared to just 41 per cent who pledge to back Donald Trump, says a new poll.

    But NBC News, which conducted the survey with The Wall Street Journal, warns it's not yet a “done deal” for Biden.

    NBC News said the Biden-Kamala Harris duo would try to achieve something that “hasn't been accomplished since 1992, defeat a sitting president”.

    The broadcaster's joint poll with the WSJ – half of which was conducted after Harris was announced as his running mate – shows Biden with a nine-point lead over Trump.

    Their stats show that 50 per cent of nationally registered voters said they would vote for Biden if the presidential election was held now.

    Trump secured the backing of 40 per cent of voters by comparison.

    NBC said the results were “down a bit from Biden's 51 per cent lead last month”, but overall the “numbers look pretty stable when you look at this race over the entire summer”.

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