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Boris Johnson postpones planned US trip after Trump erupted at him with ‘apoplectic’ rage: report

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President Donald Trump may already be developing yet another rocky relationship with another United Kingdom prime minister.

U.K. tabloid The Sun reports that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has canceled a planned trip to meet Trump in the United States next month after he had what the paper describes as “a bitter run-in” with the president over his decision to use Huawei technology to build his country’s 5G mobile wireless network.

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According to Business Insider, tensions between the two men “culminated in a phone call last month in which Trump hung up on Johnson,” and the publication’s sources say that Trump expressed “apoplectic” rage at his U.K. counterpart during the call.

Although Trump had long expressed an admiration for Johnson, the two men’s relationship may have been damaged after Johnson was caught on camera laughing at Trump along with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emanuel Macron.

Since then, Trump has gotten into feuds with Johnson over its decision to use Huawei for 5G and also over its request to extradite the wife of an American diplomat who accidentally killed a U.K. citizen.


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There’s no respite from Trump’s vindictiveness and foolishness

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As we know, even in the midst of a national emergency, Donald Trump could find time and bandwidth to continue his retribution campaign.

He dismissed Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence agencies, for doing “a terrible job,” satisfying his own thirst for vengeance for anyone who actually adhered to law and practice over blind loyalty to Trump himself. Indeed, asked about it the next day, Trump underscored his action by saying, Atkinson “was no Trump supporter, that I can tell you.”

It was an act that we once would have labeled corruption, by Democrats and Republicans – that is using the office for personal purposes – if Congress and too many Americans had not since become inured by so many like instances.

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This is how Taiwan and South Korea bucked the global lockdown trend

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As the coronavirus pandemic sparks global lockdowns, life has continued comparatively unhindered in places like Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong after their governments and citizens took decisive early action against the unfolding crisis.

At first glance Taiwan looks like an ideal candidate for the coronavirus. The island of 23 million lies just 180 kilometres (110 miles) off mainland China.

Yet nearly 100 days in, Taiwan has just 376 confirmed cases and five fatalities while restaurants, bars, schools, universities and offices remain open.

The government of President Tsai Ing-wen, whose deputy is an epidemiologist, made tough decisions while the crisis was nascent to stave off the kind of pain now convulsing much of the rest of the world.

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Republican ex-lawmaker with coronavirus scolds Wisconsin GOP for forcing voters to risk their health

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On CNN Tuesday, former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA), who is himself dealing with a bout of COVID-19, chastised the Wisconsin GOP for doing everything in their power to block the state elections from being moved — and forcing many voters to stand in line and risk exposure to the virus to cast their ballot.

"I have to tell you, here in Pennsylvania we have a Democratic governor and Republican legislature," Dent told host Don Lemon. "They postponed the election here from April 28 until June 2. Without any controversy. Everybody agreed it was the right thing to do and they moved on. I'm surprised Wisconsin took this risk, knowing they don't have to."

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