US President Donald Trump didn’t specify which cabinet members he’s unhappy with.(Bloomberg)
US President Donald Trump didn’t specify which cabinet members he’s unhappy with.(Bloomberg)

‘Not thrilled with everybody’: Trump may ask for resignation of Cabinet if re-elected

Trump has privately said that he intends to replace Secretary of Defense Mark Esper after the November election, according to people familiar with internal discussions.
By Bloomberg | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Washington
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:48 AM IST

President Donald Trump said Saturday he may ask for the resignation of every member of his cabinet if he’s re-elected -- and added that he’s not pleased with all of them.

“I could see something like that happening,” Trump said in response to a question from a reporter at his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. “I wouldn’t say I’m thrilled with everybody, frankly.”

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The president didn’t specify which cabinet members he’s unhappy with.

Trump has privately said that he intends to replace Secretary of Defense Mark Esper after the November election, according to people familiar with internal discussions.

Asked about Esper, Trump said Saturday that he had no problem with his defense secretary.

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The privacy watchdog told TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of users in the country whose age it couldn’t verify at least until Feb. 15, according to a statement by the regulator.(AP)
The privacy watchdog told TikTok on Friday to block the accounts of users in the country whose age it couldn’t verify at least until Feb. 15, according to a statement by the regulator.(AP)

TikTok reviews Italian data watchdog’s order to block accounts

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“This is a very serious situation, and we must do what we can to stop the outbreak,” Hoie said.(AFP)

Norway locks down Oslo area to fight spread of new Covid-19 Variant

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All shops, cinemas, restaurants and churches will be closed and the service of alcohol banned until Jan. 31, Health Minister Bent Hoie announced.
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A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)
A view of the TikTok app logo. In a statement, the regulator said that although TikTok had committed to ban registration for children aged under 13, it was nonetheless easy to circumvent this rule.(AP)

Italy tells TikTok to block users after death of young girl

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A file photo shows deer gathering at a depot used to store pipes for the planned Keystone XL oil pipeline in Gascoyne, North Dakota. (REUTERS)

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Some 5.38 million people have been given a first dose of vaccine in the UK, government data showed.(AP)

UK doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer vaccine doses

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Russia arrests protesters demanding Alexei Navalny's release

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The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)
The reports describe Donald Trump's increasing frustration with Rosen's refusal to wield the power of the Justice Department to interfere in the count.(Reuters file photo)

Donald Trump mulled replacing attorney general over election results: Report

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 02:07 PM IST
Trump narrowly lost Georgia to Joe Biden in the November presidential election, in a vote he baselessly claimed was rigged.
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The image first appeared on a Persian-language Twitter feed that carried a link to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's website.(Reuters file photo)

Top Iran leader posts Trump-like image with drone, vows revenge

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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2020, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers his speech at the commemorating conference on the 70th anniversary of the Chinese army entering North Korea to resist the U.S. army, at the Great Hall fo the People in Beijing. Xi is asking former CEO Howard Schultz of Starbucks to help repair U.S.-Chinese relations that have plunged to their lowest level in decades amid a tariff war and tension over technology and security. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)(AP)
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China Embassy refutes report it’s seeking meeting with the US

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On day three of his presidency, Joe Biden announced 'The American Rescue Plan' that includes economic relief for most Americans.(AP)
On day three of his presidency, Joe Biden announced 'The American Rescue Plan' that includes economic relief for most Americans.(AP)

Joe Biden signs executive orders to boost economic relief for Americans

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US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)
US President-elect Joe Biden’s proposed National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said that he was ‘deeply concerned’ about the imprisonment of pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong.(Reuters)

Joe Biden administration to review US-Taliban agreement

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Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)
Members of the National Guard march towards the US Capitol in Washington, DC(Bloomberg)

Biden administration launches inter-agency review of domestic extremism

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea.(REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during the 8th Congress of the Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea.(REUTERS)

North Korea sees talks as way to advance nuclear program, says US intel official

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Efforts to vaccinate people for Covid-19 have been frustrated by disarray and limited supplies in some places.(REUTERS)

Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic

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Former US President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US.(File photo/ Reuters)
Former US President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Dalton, Georgia, US.(File photo/ Reuters)

Trump shuns 'ex-presidents club' — and the feeling is mutual

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 12:11 PM IST
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton recorded a three-minute video from Arlington National Cemetery after President Joe Biden's inauguration this week. The segment included no mention of Trump by name.
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