Visual challenge. Find Donald Trump among the tribbles

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Shortly after former US President Donald Trump left the White House, he traveled to Lota Geminorum IV, the planet from the iconic Star Treck series and got lost among a lot of tribbles. Just like we did when we challenged you to find Joe Biden, enter the crowd, this time you must find the American mogul in less than 10 seconds.

In this illustration by visual artist Mike Rogalski, inspired by the episode The tribbles and their tribulations of Trip to the stars, you will have to pay close attention not to be confused with the furry aliens.

Ready? get comfortable, adjust your glasses well and… run time!

Can you find Trump among the Tribbles?

You found it? If you couldn’t the first time, don’t worry, you can keep looking even if the time is up, we also leave you a clue. Pay attention to lighter hair tones and focus on meeting the former president’s eyes.


You did? We think it was a very easy challenge, but for Do not leave you with the doubt, in this link we will leave you the image with the answer. TONow that you know the solution, invite someone else to do it and don’t forget to keep practicing with our visual challenges.



The non-birth of Trump

Goodbye to Trump. Lethal injection executions until the end of his term. It is not frequent at the end of a term. I’ve learned not to wish anyone’s death, but I do allow myself to wish that Trump had not been born.

The total number of sperm a man generates is 300 million. Women, on the other hand, have 350,000 oocytes at birth, of which only 360 are those that mature and are fertilized throughout life. That is to say, the chances of being born is 1 in 105,000,000,000, Or put another way, you have almost the same chance of being born as winning a lottery prize where the whole planet plays multiplied by 15. And it goes, and Trump is born. Furthermore, you are the result of 2,500,000 years of evolution. Other human species, such as the neanderthals, they stayed behind. And it goes, and Trump is born.

In short, the possibility that a person ends up being exactly that person and not another, is the same as that of two million people getting together to play each with a dice with a thousand billion faces and that everyone got the same number, that is, almost zero. And it goes, and Trump is born.

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Being so, wishing that Trump had not been born seems to me biologically acceptable. Among the unborn, there must be far better people than former President Trump. When Franco, some said that he did not know how to retire on time and others answered “the one who did not know how to ‘retire’ on time was his father”.

Another thing yeah in the United States and Portugal it has been voted, Why here they want to delay the elections? Aragonese it says that its decree is the same as those of Euskadi and Galicia. False, the text is different because the elections already called were delayed there, and instead they have been suspended here. The mess is served. In Euskadi and Galicia the call was delayed and the date was decided with the agreement of the competing parties. Here the call is suspended until May 30, if the conditions are met. Only the Generalitat (without parties), would decide at that time if its celebration is appropriate. As much as I insist, it’s not the same, vice. The TSJC does not seem to be for the work


from the “impeachment” to its economic crisis

An impeachment on the table, a suspended Twitter account, several economic setbacks: the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, is already suffering the immediate consequences of the assault on the Capitol on January 6. But the future of the former president, with a strong supporter base, is still uncertain in the long term and he contemplates, at least for now, the possibility of running again for the White House in 2024.

Donald Trump came to the White House thanks to his image as a powerful businessman with inflammatory rhetoric. Four years later, he leaves the US Presidency with clouds on both the political and economic fronts. What does the future hold for this businessman-turned-president?

The facts speak for themselves. The tycoon already faces problems in his companies: the Trump Organization, his main business asset, has received some economic punishments in recent days, in a kind of reckoning after his followers’ attack on the Capitol on January 6, which today he has him in his second political trial, accused of “incitement to insurrection.”

Additionally, Trump is also under investigation for his tax bills. Both investigations are deeply linked, since the Republican takes advantage of the impeachment trial to feed the version that there is a persecution against him. The constitutional lawyer Jorge Jáuregui explains it this way: “out of office he would no longer have any protection. Seeking protection may be motivating him to undertake a political campaign before he is four years old to be able to insist that what is on him is a hunt for witches. ”

In fact, the alleged tax evasion for which it is indicated “carries a criminal consequence,” recalls Jáuregui. If ultimately found guilty, Trump’s future could even include a prison sentence.

A bleak immediate business future

In a matter of days, one by one, several business conglomerates were announcing their severance of commercial relations with Trump’s companies. Deutsche Bank, which made loans to the former president to finance his hotels in Washington and Chicago, decided to eliminate any future financial relationships. Signature Bank, through which it capitalized its golf course in Florida, did the same.

The Mayor of New York announced that it is suspending all contracts with the Trump Organization, contracts that amounted to more than 17 million dollars, including the iconic ice skating rink in Central Park. The Professional Golf Association (PGA) said it will no longer play its 2022 championship at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, in New Jersey, to avoid affecting the reputation of its brand. E-commerce provider Shopify has shut down, which hosted all online stores under its name.

File-General view of the Trump International Hotel, in Washington DC, United States, on April 18, 2019.

File-General view of the Trump International Hotel, in Washington DC, United States, on April 18, 2019. © Amr Alfiky / Reuters

But the Trump Organization was already approaching twilight before. Many of its golf and resort properties had been losing money, especially during the pandemic, which forced some bars and restaurants to close and drastically reduce occupancy at its hotels, including one of its luxury hostels a few blocks from the White House. Forbes reported that the Republican’s fortune would have taken a billion-dollar hit due to Covid-19.

“I don’t think there will be a reversal, his situation will worsen more and more, like a snowball. The damage is very serious, I don’t think there will be a reversal of any kind, it is like the case of Odebrech, once the brand falls out of favor there is no setback ”, said César Ferrari, doctor in economics from Boston University, to France 24 .

The panorama is aggravated by the problems that the magnate faces with the treasury. According to documents cited by The New York Times, Trump paid no income taxes for 10 of the past 15 years, after reporting that he had lost far more money from livestock. In addition, he owes at least $ 400 million in loans, although the president has said that only represents “a small percentage” of his net worth.

“His empire was actually more of a shell, and Trump took advantage of the US Presidency to fill it in. Once that situation has disappeared, it becomes very complicated, even more so if it runs out of funding (…) I think the White House gave it an umbrella for four years and that umbrella has now lost it, ”Ferrari said.

File-The Trump National Doral is part of the hotel chain owned by the Trump family.
File-The Trump National Doral is part of the hotel chain owned by the Trump family.
File-The Trump National Doral is part of the hotel chain owned by the Trump family. Reuters TV

For other experts, Trump’s corporate seal is so affected that, at least for some of his companies, he should consider a name change. “Trump lives on his name, but if what they want is to maintain certain businesses it would be convenient to change it, because there are going to be companies that will never want to have any connection with him”, replies to France24 Antonio Ortiz, vice president of Albright Stonebridge Group and former boss of economic affairs of the Mexican embassy in the United States.

Ortiz recalls that “there will also be civil society organizations linked to human rights, defense of migrants, anti-racism, transparency and democracy and climate change that are going to put severe pressure on any company that wants to link with Trump. The Trump brand is toxic. , it’s over”.

Trump, an untraditional former president, including his future job

Trump will count, like all the other ex-presidents, an annual pension that until 2017 was $ 207,800, regulated under the Ex-Presidents Law that justifies the pension to “maintain the dignity” of the position. Former heads of state in this country also receive lifetime Secret Service protection, health benefits, travel, and personnel expenses.

His predecessor Jimmy Carter dedicated himself to humanitarian causes; George W. Bush made his debut as a painter and released his memoirs, among other activities; Barack Obama signed book, conference and documentary deals. But Trump has never been a traditional politician. He sought the planet’s attention, got it, and will not throw it away, some analysts agree.

Your financial challenges could spell the end for any other hotel company. However, executives of his corporation have indicated that they will capitalize on the former president’s global fame with brand agreements abroad. “There has never been a more supportive political figure behind my father,” Eric Trump, son of the mogul, who helps run the family business, said in a Jan. 11 statement. “There will be no shortage of incredible opportunities in real estate and beyond,” he noted.

The outgoing president is also no stranger to the world of television after his profitable participation in the reality show “The Apprentice”, which is why the American press indicates its ambition to get involved again in the media, either with its own television channel or collaborating with the already established conservative media network.

The New York Times reported that the Trump family is considering launching a media team, with the aim of attracting the millions of supporters that the former president still has, a boost that gained urgency by the closure of his Twitter account and other social networks. after the unusual attack on the US Legislature.

The consequences of the second impeachment

Beyond Trump’s economic and business future, the former president will also have to fight several political and legal battles in the coming months or years. For starters, Trump faces his second impeachment, driven by some democrats who not only want to remove the president but also block his future aspirations for political office.

File - Donald Trump leaves the White House for a rally in Michigan as the House of Representatives debated his first impeachment trial, in Washington, U.S., on December 18, 2019.
File - Donald Trump leaves the White House for a rally in Michigan as the House of Representatives debated his first impeachment trial, in Washington, U.S., on December 18, 2019.
File – Donald Trump leaves the White House for a rally in Michigan as the House of Representatives debated his first impeachment trial, in Washington, U.S., on December 18, 2019. © Reuters/ Kevin Lamarque

If a majority of 67 senators finds Trump guilty of inciting the insurrection, the Upper House could host a second vote on his lifetime political disqualification, which only needs a simple majority of 61 votes to pass.

However, “it’s going to be very difficult to judge, Biden himself has been quite subdued. Obviously he has tried to carry out a coup, a self-coup (…) This will remain intact because it will be difficult for them to get the votes. The Republican Party is going to avoid confronting Trump so as not to lose his followers, many who are not even Republicans, will tolerate him in order to seek to come to power again ”, considers Jáuregui.

For Rafael Peñalver, a constitutional lawyer, the political influence of the outgoing president will be seen in future primaries. “Trump continues to be frowned upon by a large part of Republican voters (…) Although the party knows that to win the general election Trump is toxic, in order to win the primaries they have to march in search of Trump. They fear that if they go against him, Trump himself will go to the Republican primaries and liquidate them, he will ask his fans to go out and punish any politician who has not defended him in this process, “he says.

Legal disputes await Trump outside the White House

As president, Trump has benefited from exceptional protection. But once out of the Oval Office, the mogul will face other lawsuits that prosecutors will continue to corner him with for the foreseeable future.

The president is under investigation for alleged tax and banking fraud, real estate fraud, violation of emolument rules and alleged sexual harassment. Also the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance, is advancing in an investigation related to alleged secret payments of money to two women, who say they were bribed to keep silent about alleged extramarital relations with Trump. In addition, his niece Mary Trump filed a lawsuit against him and two other relatives for fraud and conspiracy, accusing them that they wanted to deceive her to take away the family inheritance.

It is still premature to know what the resolutions will be in these cases, but Trump will continue to seek political and economic support. “He has supporters who, whatever he does, will want to continue supporting him and may end up leaning on them to try to regain his solvency a little,” says Jáuregui.

The outgoing president received 71.5 million votes in the last November 3 election, a record for a losing candidate in a presidential election, showing that he still maintains a significant base of support among the American public. And with which he intends to return to the White House in the 2024 elections, if all other obstacles allow him.

With Reuters, EFE and local media


″ Joe Biden is like a spring blow for climate protection ″ | The World | DW

This is how fast things happen. In early November 2020, the United States formally withdrew from the Paris Agreement. Just a few weeks later, the country will join it again. For that reason, environmental activism celebrates the new American president, Joe Biden, almost with euphoria.

Jennifer Morgan, director of Greenpeace International, called the move “historic.” During an international videoconference of various environmental organizations, Morgen added: “The first weeks of the Biden administration will be very different from the last weeks of the Obama administration, four years ago.” For Morgan, the climate crisis has worsened, but never before in US electoral history has a candidate paid as much attention as Biden to climate protection.

Great expectations in Germany

Germany, too, has high expectations for the new US presidential term. Christoph Bals, a climate expert at the organization “Germanwatch”, told DW: “Central is the fact that Joe Biden sees the return to the Paris Agreement as a starting signal for the United States to finally make a decisive contribution to limiting the global rise temperature to a maximum of 1.5 degrees. It is essential that the economic program of the United States in times of coronavirus not only mention ecological issues, but also take them seriously. And that the country soon presents a ambitious climate target that lives up to its promises of international climate finance. ”

Paralysis in climate protection

The past four years in the United States have been paralyzed when it comes to international climate protection. Donald Trump made a reality in 2017 what he had already announced during the election campaign: to remove his country from the Paris Agreement, by which almost all UN countries pledged in 2015 not to allow the temperature of the Earth to rise more than two degrees and, if possible, only 1.5.

The withdrawal of the United States was simple, since the complicated details of the text were formulated for the always somewhat difficult American partner, in such a way that it was not necessary that the Congress of the country had to ratify it. Thus, Obama linked his country to the Paris Agreement by presidential decree and Trump had the same facility when it came to untying it.

Joe Biden opted for former Foreign Minister John Kerry to take charge of international climate protection.

The fact that the formal withdrawal took three years since Trump’s announcement in 2017 has to do with the details of the Agreement, but now very soon the United States will be part of it again. Lisa Göldner, a climate expert at Greenpeace Germany, said In this regard to DW: “After Biden’s announcement to return to the Paris Agreement, a letter to the international climate secretariat is enough. 30 days later, the United States is once again one of the countries that want to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees “.

Energy without oil, coal and gas

During the election campaign, Biden unveiled his ambitious climate and environmental plans. His intention is to allocate two billion dollars to produce energy until 2035 without coal, gas or oil. The goal is for the US to be carbon neutral by 2050 and that costs a lot of money. In addition, the country must contribute to financing international climate protection.

The Paris Agreement stipulates that rich countries must dedicate $ 100 billion annually until 2025 for climate protection in poor countries. Jochen Flasbarth, Secretary of State for the German Ministry of the Environment says in this regard that “the United States must make up the delay in that financing. And, in the end, we can hope that the Americans will recognize and respect the new multipolar world in climate protection. Cooperation on an equal footing is more important than ever. “

Jochen Flasbarth was one of the decisive negotiators in the 2015 Paris Agreement. Observers doubt that Biden will fully resume international financing due to the high costs derived from the pandemic, but Flasbarth is full of hope: “With the arrival From the Biden administration there is something like a breath of spring air in climate protection. We can finally breathe easy, because we have a major country back on board. ” A signing of Biden shows how seriously the new US president is taking climate protection: Former Foreign Minister John Kerry, who was also a major architect of the Paris Agreement, will be the new head of international protection. of the weather.

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Handling the pandemic was one of the factors in Trump’s defeat

The Angels. The criticized handling of the cornavirus pandemic by the US president, Donald Trump, who at first denied the seriousness of covid-19 and decided not to wear a mask to the point of becoming infected, was one of the main factors in his electoral defeat versus the Democratic candidate, Joe Biden.

Breaking out in an election year in the US, the pandemic changed the political narrative and prospects for Trump’s re-election, which were largely contingent on the country’s economic performance.

Thus, the economic and health crises unleashed by the coronavirus and the controversial management of the president diminished the options for victory of the Republican candidate, especially in the states at stake that were most impacted, according to several studies.

Trump could have won

One of the analysis by the IZA World of Labor study center points out that Trump could have won last November’s elections in Arizona, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin if there had been 5% fewer cases of covid-19, results that they would have given victory at the national level.

“The estimated negative effect appears strongest in urban counties, in swing states, and in states where Trump won in 2016,” underlined political analysts Leonardo Baccini, Abel Brodeur and Stephen Weymouth in their study.

Furthermore, they noted that electoral support for the outgoing president was lower in counties with a higher proportion of workers in meat processing factories.

His “conservative” estimates suggest that a county with 100 more COVID-19 cases per 10,000 people – compared to others in the same state – reduced Trump’s voting percentages from 2016 to 2020 by an additional 0.13 point average.

Confidence in the arrival of the vaccine

One of the scenarios that Trump seized on during the election campaign was the arrival of a coronavirus vaccine before the elections were held, something that ultimately did not happen.

At that time, eleven of the vaccines being developed in the world were in phase 3 and neither those developed by Pfizer / BioNTech or Moderna laboratories arrived before November 3.

A few days later, both companies announced that they had successfully completed their development phase and the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rushed to approve them urgently.

From the Republican side, and Trump himself, they criticized that companies did not make this announcement before the elections, as he had promised the voters.

“The FDA and the Democrats did not want me to achieve a WIN in vaccines before the election, so it came out five days later, as I said all the time!” Trump said when Pfizer / BioNTech announced the end of his stage of injection development.

Biden wants to turn the tables

Given the impact that the pandemic has had on American society, the winner of the election, Joe Biden, aims to turn the situation around in his first months in office.

To do this, the president-elect this week presented a plan to create a national vaccination program, contain covid-19 and reopen schools “safely”, according to the transition team, which also announced “immediate” relief to families workers of the country by sending checks for 1,400 dollars.

In fact, Biden explained that he aspires to reach 100 million vaccinated people in his first 100 days in office.

When presenting his economic rescue plan after the impact of COVID-19, Biden considered that the distribution of the vaccine “has been a resounding failure” and stressed that they have “no time to lose” to address the current situation.

“It is important to support communities that are fighting COVID-19, providing support to the most affected small companies, especially those owned by racial minorities, and protecting the jobs of essential workers,” said the team of Biden in a statement.


Disastrous end of Trump’s term endangers his brand

He Donald Trump’s economic empire built on his own name he is in danger, being associated with his political career, when he leaves the White House on Wednesday and will have a lot to do to rescue her, since he is now synonymous with extremes.

Before he became president, “the Trump brand was very powerful.”says Melissa Aronczyk, a communications scholar at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

It was a “trademark” of success, a “symbol of triumph”, wealth and success.

From luxury hotels to exclusive real estate and golf courses, Trump’s name is ubiquitous in entities of the Trump Organization based on the iconic Fifth Avenue in New York.

But Trump’s four years in the presidency, marked by extremist positions, and especially the last days after the assault on Congress by his staunch supporters, have put the business of the dynasty in jeopardy.

The Trump brand has become “toxic” because it is associated with chaos and racismsums up Tim Calkins, professor of marketing at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, who doubts the brand’s ability to reposition itself. According to the expert, the damage is already significant.

Since the violent events in the Capitol on January 6, which left five dead, the bad news has accumulated. Many companies have cut ties or distanced themselves from Donald Trump and his family holding company.

Signature Bank has already started closing the president’s accounts, according to a spokeswoman, while Deutsche Bank no longer wants to do business with him, according to US media.

In New York, the Democratic mayor has terminated contracts that allowed the Trump Organization to run attractions in Central Park and a Bronx golf course.

The 2022 PGA Golf Championship will not be held at the Trump National Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “Our brand was on the line,” said Seth Waugh, managing director of the organizing body, last week.


Could these setbacks put the Trump Organization in jeopardy when the covid-19 pandemic has already severely affected its hotels? It’s hard to tell, since the Trump galaxy is opaque.

As the group is not listed on the stock exchange, the accounts are not made public. According to Forbes magazine, the Trump empire generated nearly $ 2 billion in revenue between 2017 and 2019, primarily from golf courses, exclusive resorts and private clubs, licensing royalties, and purchases. Also commercial real estate in New York and San Francisco.

The AFP consulted the Trump Organization on the economic impact and violent events in Congress, but got no response.

The only certainty is that the group has a debt of about 400 million dollars.

“It is a tiny percentage of my net worth,” Donald Trump said last October, however, according to the newspaper. The Washington Post.

Magazine Forbes he estimated his fortune at 2.5 billion on Friday, against 3.7 billion at the end of 2016, before his arrival at the White House.


Despite his setbacks, the president can count on a staunch following. “There will always be a group of people who will support Donald Trump no matter what he says, no matter what he does,” says Capri Cafaro, a professor at American University.

The Events on Capitol Hill finally showed that his supporters were ready to follow him whatever it takes.

Historically, brands always end up recovering from scandals and controversies over time, Melissa Aronczyk stresses, citing the example of Volkswagen and the case of rigged pollutant emissions.

While the billionaire is likely to be inundated with court cases in the short term, Aronczyk says, “the brand may come back.”

His future also depends on the billionaire’s place in the media in the future, he argues. “Trump has not been president of the establishment and he will not be a former president of the establishment,” added Capri Cafaro.

One of the options to promote the Trump brand is to also play the card of Ivanka, the president’s daughter, especially since she has been careful to stay away from the latest scandals.

Your brand is “intact”, note including Melissa Aronczyk. But the financial renaissance of the Trump brand could mean the creation of a new medium, says Michael D’Antonio, author of biographies on the billionaire.

Thus, he imagines Donald Trump as a “political evangelist” on his own television channel, which could be accessed through a subscription at $ 4.99 or $ 9.99 per month, and which would be broadcast from Florida.



There were links between the Trump campaign and the assault on the Capitol | The world

WASHINGTONMembers of the failed electoral campaign of President Donald Trump were involved in the organization of the assault on the Capitol in Washington, determines an investigation by the Associated Press, which contradicts allegations that it was a spontaneous movement of the followers of the president.

A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First was the organizer of the “Save America Rally” event on January 6 at the Ellipse, a land near the White House that is owned by the federal government. But an annex to the National Park Service document authorizing the rally names several people who just days before received thousands of dollars for their work in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. Other people, scheduled to be at the rally have ties close to the White House.

Since the day of the Capitol intrusion, many of these characters have tried to distance themselves from what happened.

Before the assault, Trump spoke to those gathered there and called them to go to the Capitol, stating: “they will never rescue the country with weakness. They have to show strength, they have to be strong.”

A week after the assault on Capitol Hill, the House of Representatives approved impeachment of Trump, making Trump the only US president to be twice censured by the legislature.

But the consequences could extend beyond Trump, who has to leave the White House on Wednesday to make way for Democrat Joe Biden, the winner of the election. Trump has refused to admit defeat and has launched unsubstantiated allegations of fraud.

Women for America First, which applied for and received authorization for the rally, did not respond to messages asking who financed the event – which was attended by tens of thousands of people – and why campaign personnel were there.


Trump survives despite his defeat, Bolsonaro does not …

From Rio de Janeiro

Donald Trump leaves the presidency as the leader of the opposition, with the prospect of launching his candidacy in four years. When he leaves the presidency, Jair Bolsonaro will not have such a favorable situation.

There were always differences between them, amidst so many similarities. Differences begin to count more the moment they leave power.

Trump was an important opinion maker, through NBC, for more than ten years, before Americans elected him president. He was a millionaire, owner of buildings, golf courses, casinos, among others.

The New York mogul had a troubled relationship with the Republican Party, which has resisted his influence.

The two terms of Obama represented a very broad hegemony of the Democratic Party, such that Hillary Clinton was the favorite to be elected in 2016. Without a candidate who could rival her, the Republican Party gave in to Trump’s candidacy as the only one. the one who could compete with Hillary. Even though he had fewer votes, Trump triumphed with an accelerated final offensive, betting on the states where he could win, although by a small difference, to obtain the votes in the Electoral College that led him to the presidency. It was an achievement the Republican Party would not have achieved had it not been for Trump.

From that point on, a new kind of relationship was established between Trump and the Republicans. These were hostages of the magnate’s government, to the extent that Trump could have a party implanted at the national level, with many governors and most of the Senate.

Throughout his mandate, even with the arbitrary attitudes of Trump, who never consulted anything with the party, there were no ruptures by parliamentarians with the government. Trump’s bid for reelection was a consensus in the party, which did not seek any other candidate in the face of Trump’s favoritism.

This was supported by an economy that, unlike the European countries or Japan, recovered from the crisis of 2008. A growing economy, with the creation of jobs, is a sure formula for re-election in the United States.

But it came the unexpected and forceful irruption of the pandemic, which changed the electoral scenario. The economic situation reversed, from expansion to recession and the unemployment figure began to skyrocket again. As a consequence,s Democrats thought again about the possibility of victory. They chose moderate Joe Biden, supported by the vote of the two blacks – which he inherited for having been Obama’s vice president – while Trump prepared for more radical candidacies: Bernie Sanders or Elisabeth Warren.

Trump’s denialist attitude consolidated his defeat. He tried to reduce the wear and tear of his image, assuming vaccination as an achievement of his government. His speech encouraging the invasion of the Capitol has a double effect: he had the condemnation of several Republican MPs and It also consolidated its ability to mobilize its most radicalized supporters. The denunciation of the supposed electoral fraud reached wide sectors of the population and the Republican Party itself.

The invocation of the 75 million votes – the leader who obtains the second largest vote in the history of the United States – and the denial of the electoral result are already elements of his electoral platform for 2024. Trump leaves the government counting on that vote and with a strong national party, even with minority seats in Congress. The very attempt at impeachment leaves him in the spotlight and keeps his image at the center of the political stage for at least a little while longer.

And Bolsonaro? First, he will face his reelection bid in a much more difficult situation than Trump’s.. His chances of re-election are much lower than those of Trump, who counted on the economy growing and unemployment declining.

Bolsonaro lived his first two years of government in recession, which lasts for the third year of his mandate, with record unemployment and precariousness of the majority of the population. He suffers the results of Trump’s defeat and the assumption of a government hostile to him in his place. He lost the 2020 municipal elections and, by maintaining his negativist vision, his image is affected and will continue to erode throughout the rest of his term, without the economy and the level of employment recovering.

When leaving the government, Bolsonaro will leave without an organized party, without the space in the media that he has now, he will probably be the victim of a large number of trials, situation similar to that of their children. Under these conditions, if he really cannot be reelected, in the same way as Trump, he leaves the government without conditions of political survival, even with many radicalized and isolated sympathizers.


Trump takes the US nuclear briefcase so as not to give it to Biden

Trump will take the nuclear briefcase with him to Florida, after leaving Washington DC on January 20, and therefore will not hand it over to Biden at his inauguration.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has no intention of handing over the nuclear briefcase containing the activation codes for the US atomic weapons defense system to his successor in office, Democrat Joe Biden, on Wednesday. his presidential inauguration, according to the British newspaper reported on Saturday The Independent.

The Republican leader, as part of his particular tantrum of not recognizing Biden’s victory in the presidential elections of November 3 for alleging that there was an electoral “fraud” concocted from the Democratic ranks to avoid his reelection, has decided not to participate in the investiture ceremony of the former vice president of the North American country, which will take place next Wednesday.

In this way, Trump breaks a tradition of more than 100 years, according to which the outgoing president attends the investiture of his successor to pass the witness to him on the steps of the Capitol.

The transfer of power in the US implies the handover of command and control of the vast US nuclear arsenal that is inside the aforementioned briefcase, said the British media, to later clarify that inside, in addition to containing the codes of activation, a button is located, which, if pressed, immediately activates the nuclear warheads loaded on ICBMs deployed at US Army military bases, submarines, and strategic bombers.

The Independent reported, however, that the nuclear codes that accompany Trump in his retirement at the residence of Mar-a-Lago, in Florida (southeast), will cease to function as soon as Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. USA

What’s more, the top military commanders will have a spare nuclear briefcase, which will be, in this case, the one that is given to the Democrat after he becomes the commander-in-chief of the United States, several sources stressed to the chain american television CNN.

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Biden’s proposals to bury the Trump era on his first day as president

A few days after the inauguration of Joe Biden, future officials of his administration begin to reveal details of the orders that the president-elect will issue in his first days in office. A bill to regularize the immigration status of about 11 million undocumented immigrants, decrees to reverse travel vetoes to Muslim-majority countries and return to the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement, among others, are on the list of executive actions. that the Democrat plans to push as soon as he takes office.

Joe Biden hopes to bury the Trump era from the first day he steps into the White House as president of the United States. The Democrat’s ambitious plan includes executive orders that he will sign the same day he is sworn in, January 20. They all mark a stark contrast to and break with the policies of outgoing President Donald Trump, according to a memo released by Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain.

Some actions are scheduled to be carried out in his first ten days in office; others for their first hundred days. “President Biden will take steps not only to reverse the most serious damage from the Trump Administration, but also to begin moving our country forward,” Klain wrote in the memo.

Among the first planned decisions is a decree to repeal the controversial law that prohibits the entry into the United States of people from five Muslim-majority countries: Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia.

Trump rushed to sign that legislation in January 2017, and now Biden hopes to roll it back as soon as the mandate change begins.

But perhaps the most ambitious policy expected by the Hispanic community, and reminiscent of a pending promise from the Barack Obama Administration, is comprehensive immigration reform.

Possible citizenship for 11 million undocumented

Ron Klain said Saturday that the Democrat will send an immigration bill “on his first day in office,” although he has not provided further details for now.

According to members of the new ruler’s close circle, cited by the US press, on the day of his inauguration, Biden is expected to send a bill to Congress that includes a path to citizenship for 11 million people who are currently undocumented.

The process would take approximately 8 years, but for some migrants the “green card” would be automatic, as recently pointed out by the elected vice president, Kamala Harris: for those who are already beneficiaries of the Deferred Action (DACA) programs, aimed at those who arrived in the US. When they were children, and for those who enjoy Temporary Protected Status (TPS), which protects thousands of people who are victims of conflicts, many of them from El Salvador.

File-Central American migrant children look through the side of the border wall in Tijuana as they gather to celebrate the Christmas season in Tijuana, Mexico, on December 14, 2019.

File-Central American migrant children look through the side of the border wall in Tijuana as they gather to celebrate the Christmas season in Tijuana, Mexico, on December 14, 2019. © Jorge Duenes

In addition, Biden’s future cabinet indicates that the president will sign a decree to unite the families that were separated during Trump’s strict “zero tolerance” program against irregular immigration.

“This truly represents a landmark shift from Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda and one that recognizes that all undocumented immigrants currently in the United States must be put on the path to citizenship,” said Mariela Hincapie, executive director of the National Law Center. of Immigration.

If successful, it would be the biggest step to regularize the immigration status of people without papers since the amnesty that then-President Ronald Reagan granted to 3 million people in 1986.

The efforts of the Barak Obama administration to achieve this failed in 2007 and 2013, due to strong opposition from the Republican caucus in Congress. Now, with a Democratic majority in the House of Representatives and a tie in the Senate, Biden could have a better chance.

In an attempt to put obstacles in Biden’s path, Trump in recent days signed agreements with the governments of Arizona, Louisiana and Indiana and a county in North Carolina that could put a stop to Biden’s plans for six months. These agreements require the Executive to deliver a notice, at least 180 days in advance, to make changes in immigration matters.

“The Biden Administration has the authority, mandate and responsibility to break with the legacy of the Trump Administration, and nothing about these reported agreements changes that reality,” said Naureen Shah, Senior Advisor to The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) .

Although there is no precise figure for how many people live in the United States without regular immigration status, the Pew Research Center estimates that there were 10.5 undocumented people in 2017.

The Department of Homeland Security estimated in 2015 that the figure amounted to 12 million people, 80% of them living in the country without documents for more than 10 years, and half of them Mexican.

Covid-19: mandatory masks and 100 million vaccines in a hundred days

The Democrat is expected to mandate the use of masks on federal property and interstate travel to slow the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, an approach that differs greatly from Trump, skeptical of biosecurity measures, as he challenged them. on more than one occasion, despite the fact that he himself contracted the virus.

File-Dozens of people wearing masks walk along the oceanic pier, while the United States passed the barrier of 4 million infections on Thursday, by Covid-19.  In Huntington Beach, California, United States, on July 23, 2020.
File-Dozens of people wearing masks walk along the oceanic pier, while the United States passed the barrier of 4 million infections on Thursday, by Covid-19.  In Huntington Beach, California, United States, on July 23, 2020.
File-Dozens of people wearing masks walk along the oceanic pier, while the United States passed the barrier of 4 million infections on Thursday, by Covid-19. In Huntington Beach, California, United States, on July 23, 2020. © Reuters/Mike Blake

Biden also recently announced that he will push for a plan to vaccinate 100 million people in his first 100 days in office. Just this Sunday, the director of the Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Anthony Fauci, affirmed that the bet of the incoming head of state is “absolutely feasible.”

The new president thus hopes to give a tail to the delays in the immunization program under the Trump administration, mainly attributed to the lack of preparation and logistics for the distribution of the vaccine, which began in December. The US government has faced strong criticism for a management that has its country as the most affected by the virus on the entire planet, with 397,000 deaths so far, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In the context of the pandemic, the new president will also order an extension of the national bans on evictions and foreclosures and an extension of the moratorium on student loan payments.

Return of the United States to the Paris Agreement

Biden also hopes to sign on the day of his inauguration the return of the United States to the Paris Agreement, of which the Republican tycoon officially last November, although the decision had been announced since his first year in the Executive.

Now Washington would open a new page to join the efforts against global warming that have hopeful activists and some other governments.

Biden is expected to order some of these measures unilaterally, through presidential decrees.

With AP, Reuters and local media