Secret police in communist-era Czechoslovakia kept a dossier on Donald Trump after his first marriage to a Czech woman, Ivana Zelnickova, a Prague weekly reported in cooperation with Britain’s Guardian newspaper .
“Yes, the Trumps were in our line of sight,” a former regional chief of state security StB, Vlastimil Danek, told the Czech paper Respekt.
“We knew that Trump was influential. He didn’t hide that he wanted to become president one day. We were interested in learning more things about him,” he said.
Married in 1978, Ivana Trump, a former skier and model turned businesswoman, is the mother of three of his children: Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric. They divorced in 1992.
Trump allegedly began to think about running for US president in 1986 but gave up the idea as he thought that at 41, he was too young at the time.
A note in the dossier read: “With his candidature, he wants to become an exception in American history. He wants to seek the presidency as a politically independent person. He is not a member of the Democrats or the Republicans, even though the two try to attract him.”
The noted added: “Even if that seems a fantasy, Donald Trump is convinced he’d succeed.”
The Czech communist era ended in the 1989 “Velvet Revolution”. The StB had collaborated closely with the secret services of the Soviet Union, which collapsed in 1990.
Convicted Cardinal Pell’s fate hangs on appeal
An Australian court will rule on George Pell's appeal against child sex abuse charges Wednesday, when the convicted cardinal could walk free or begin a new round in his protracted legal fight.
Once the Vatican's third-ranking official, 78-year-old Pell was sentenced this year to six years in jail for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys at a Melbourne cathedral in the 1990s.
After more than two months of deliberations, a three-judge appeals panel will hand down their decision.
Pell is the most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse, making his case and Wednesday's ruling a touchstone moment for believers and victims groups around the world.
Trump-worshipping artist unveils insanely disturbing new painting — and the internet is having a field day
Jon McNaughton, the Trump-loving artist whose worshipful portraits of the president have drawn comparisons to North Korean propaganda, has unveiled a new painting that many Twitter users find deeply disturbing.
The new painting, which is titled "The Masterpiece," features President Donald Trump sitting at an easel and preparing to unveil a painting of his own.
‘This is the Titanic, it’s already hit the rock and it’s sinking’: MSNBC pundit says of Trump’s recent polling
The Republican Party is going to need every dime it is raising to re-elect President Donald Trump because if the election was held today, he'd lose.
Jason Johnson, editor of "The Root," explained during an MSNBC panel discussion Tuesday that things aren't looking good for the president's numbers. Since 2016, Trump has lost three points with men, 19 percentage points with women, 19 with white Americans without a college degree and 23 percent with Independent voters. That's the ball game.
In 2016, Trump won Wisconsin by 0.77 percent; he won Michigan by 0.23 percent and 0.72 percent in Pennsylvania. As Johnson explained, there's nothing that the national Republican Party and the Trump campaign can do to win except hope a foreign government hacks the election.