Donald Trump's Many Business Failures, Explained

Lost contracts, bankruptcies, defaults, deceptions and indifference to investors—Trump’s business career is a long, long list of such troubles, according to regulatory, corporate and court records, as well as sworn testimony and government investigative reports. Call it the art of the bad deal, one created by the arrogance and recklessness of a businessman whose main talent is self-promotion.

How did ‘less than stellar’ high school student Jared Kushner get into Harvard?

My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that
the rich buy their underachieving children’s way into elite universities
with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey
real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5m to Harvard University
not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy
League school, which at the time accepted about one of every nine
applicants. (Nowadays, it only takes one out of 20.)
I also quoted administrators at Jared’s high school, who described
him as a less-than-stellar student and expressed dismay at Harvard’s

Questions mount over botched Yemen raid approved by Trump

US military officials say Trump approved counter terrorism operation without sufficient intelligence or ground support. The US military has launched an investigation into the scale of civilian casualties in a botched special forces raid against a suspected al-Qaida base in Yemen, the first such mission to be approved by Donald Trump, as questions mount over the operation.

Germany rejects Trump claim it owes Nato and US 'vast sums' for defence

The German defence minister, Ursula von der Leyen, on Sunday rejected Donald Trump’s claim that Germany owes Nato and the US “vast sums” of money for defence. Ivo Daalder, permanent representative from 2009 to 2013, wrote: “Sorry, Mr President, that’s not how Nato works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending Nato. This is not a financial transaction, where Nato countries pay the US to defend them. It is part of our treaty commitment.

What should we do if the president is a liar?

What should a United States senator, or any citizen, do if the president is a liar? Does ignoring this reality benefit the American people? Do we make a bad situation worse by disrespecting the president of the United States? Or do we have an obligation to say that he is a liar to protect America’s standing in the world and people’s trust in our institutions?

Trump’s Unreleased Taxes Threaten Yet Another Campaign Promise

As a candidate, Mr. Trump declared that he understood America’s complex tax laws “better than anyone who has ever run for president” and that he alone could fix them. But it is becoming increasingly unlikely that there will be a simpler system, or even lower tax rates, this time next year. The Trump administration’s tax plan, promised in February, has yet to materialize; a House Republican plan has bogged down, taking as much fire from conservatives as liberals; and on Monday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told The Financial Times that the administration’s goal of getting a tax plan signed by August was “not realistic at this point.”

Donald Trump's administration is not prepared for the next global pandemic

The Trump administration has failed to fill crucial public health positions across the government, leaving the nation ill-prepared to face one of its greatest  potential threats: a pandemic outbreak of a deadly infectious disease, according to experts in health and national security.

Donald Trump has 'dangerous mental illness', say psychiatry experts at Yale conference

Donald Trump has a “dangerous mental illness” and is not fit to lead the US, a group of psychiatrists has warned during a conference at Yale University.Mental health experts claimed the President was “paranoid and  delusional”, and said it was their “ethical responsibility” to warn the  American public about the “dangers” Mr Trump’s psychological state poses to the country.

Germany Seeks to Explain Trade Surplus to Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump has said it is "very unfair" that Germany sells more products in the United States than vice versa. Now German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is traveling to the U.S. with a paper obtained by DER SPIEGEL. The message: Trade surpluses aren't really a problem.