Donald Trump grants his second state dinner at White House to Scott Morrison

Original article by
abc.net au – Page: Online : 24-Jul-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will attend a state dinner at the White House on 20 September, as part of an official visit to the US. It will the second state dinner that President Donald Trump has hosted, and the first to be attended by an Australian prime minister since John Howard in 2006. The White House has released a statement saying that the visit will celebrate the "close friendship and shared history" of the two nations.

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Donald Trump steps onto North Korean soil in meeting with Kim Jong-un

Original article by Ally Foster
News.com.au – Page: Online : 1-Jul-19

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has praised Donald Trump for becoming the first US President to step foot on North Korean soil. The two leaders had met in the Demilitarised Zone that separates North and South Korea after Trump had extended a last-minute invitation to Kim for the two to meet. Trump stepped onto the northern side of the DMZ, while Kim also crossed the demarcation line between North and South Korea, setting foot in South Korea. It is the third time Trump and Kim have met, and the meeting has raised hopes that denuclearisation talks will continue.

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Shorten fell for elites, says Trump strategist

Original article by Cameron Stewart
The Australian – Page: 1 & 6 : 21-May-19

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s unexpected election win has been likened to Donald Trump’s US presidential election victory in 2016. Steve Bannon, Trump’s former chief strategist, says there were similarities between the US businessman’s "forgotten people" and Morrison’s "quiet Australians". He believes that as was the case in the US, many Australian voters were reluctant to tell pollsters that they supported Morrison. Bannon adds that former Labor leader Bill Shorten had focused on "inner-city elites" rather than ordinary Australian families.

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Divided US wakes to stalemate

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 12 : 8-Nov-18

The Republican Party is set to gain up to five seats in the US Senate and retain control of the upper house following the mid-term elections. President Donald Trump has described the elections as a "tremendous success" despite relinquishing control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats, with the party poised to gain up to 35 seats. CNN’s exit polls showed that Trump had a disapproval rating of 56 per cent, while the disapproval rating of Democrat House leader Nancy Pelosi was 55 per cent.

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Beware of a wounded Trump

Original article by Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 10 : 6-Nov-18

Australia’s former prime minister Kevin Rudd says US President Donald Trump may be less likely to seek a resolution to the trade dispute with China if the Republicans perform badly in the mid-term elections. Rudd adds that Trump may adopt a more "extreme" position on issues such as immigration, foreign policy and economic policy if the Democrats gain control of the House of Representatives. The Democrats and Republicans have spent a record $US5.2bn in total on the mid-term elections.

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Trump blames crazy Fed for rout

Original article by Vesna Poljak, Sarah Turner, Michael Smith, Jacob Greber
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 29 : 12-Oct-18

The Nasdaq shed more than four per cent on 11 October, as global sentiment toward equities turned bearish. President Donald Trump has linked the global sell-off to the Federal Reserve’s recent decision to increase official interest rates, telling reporters that the central bank is "making a mistake" and it has "gone crazy". Simon Doyle of Schroders says US markets are likely to experience a further big fall, citing factor such as high valuations, rising interest rates and the US-China trade war.

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Trump warning shocks NATO

Original article by Jacquelin Magnay
The Australian – Page: 1 & 8 : 13-Jul-18

Members of NATO have agreed to increase their defence spending to two per cent of GDP more quickly than the current target of 2024 after US President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from the alliance unless they did so. Trump has also signalled that he will push for NATO member countries to eventually increase their defence expenditure to four per cent of GDP. Trump has stressed that the US remains committed to NATO, and he has suggested that he probably would not need approval from Congress to withdraw the US from the alliance.

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Trump calls off N Korea summit

Original article by Cameron Stewart
The Australian – Page: 1 : 25-May-18

US President Donald Trump has attributed his decision to withdraw from a summit with Kim Jong-un on 12 June to the "tremendous anger and open hostility" of recent statements issued by the North Korean leader. Trump described the cancelled summit as a "missed opportunity" in a letter to Kim, but indicated that he is open to proceeding with the summit if North Korea is prepared to do so. Trump also thanked Kim for releasing three US hostages.

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‘There’s a lot of money in the room’

Original article by John Kehoe
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 10 : 26-Feb-18

Seven Network owner Kerry Stokes says US President Donald Trump is more engaging than he had expected. Stokes is one of a number of Australian executives to have accompanied Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on his visit to the US, and whom Turnbull introduced to Trump. QIC CEO Damien Frawley said the White House was clearly a lot more organised than it has been portrayed in the media, while Business Council of Australia president Grant King said it was clear that Trump is "getting some things done".

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Aussies tourists say No worries about President Trump

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-Jan-18

A Roy Morgan Single Source survey, which was conducted in the year to November 2017, has found that 17.9% of Australians aged +14 would like to holiday in the US for at least one night in the next two years – up 0.5% on a year ago. Interviewing for the latest overseas holiday intention results was conducted entirely after the election of Donald Trump in November 2016, and it shows that the controversial US President has not had a negative impact on holiday intentions to the US. Other leading overseas holiday destinations include New Zealand, mentioned by 13.7% of Australians (unchanged from a year ago), and the UK, which was mentioned by 13.4% of Australians (up 0.2% from a year ago). The leading Asian destination was again Japan, mentioned by 8.1% of Australians and showing the most impressive growth over the past year – up by 1.4% and now ahead of traditional European holiday destinations France (7.3%) and Italy (7.0%).

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