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Lindsey Graham blames press after Donald Trump causes UK ambassador’s resignation

Lindsey Graham blames press after Donald Trump causes UK ambassador’s resignationLindsey Graham blamed the press for Kim Darroch’s sudden resignation as the UK ambassador to the US shortly after Donald Trump angrily announced he would no longer work with the foreign official.Mr Darroch announced his resignation from the post on Wednesday morning after the president called him “pompous” and “stupid” in a series of tweets.The president’s Twitter attacks followed leaked memos that Mr Darroch sent to the US about Mr Trump, in which the UK ambassador described his administration as “uniquely dysfunctional” and “inept.”Announcing his resignation on Wednesday, Mr Darroch said it had become “impossible” to remain in the ambassador position after his public row with Mr Trump. Reports indicated that decision also had to do with Boris Johnson — the likely successor to Prime Minister Theresa May — and his failure to defend the ambassador amid his confrontation with the president. Mr Graham’s statement on the developments made no mention of the president’s quarrel with Mr Darroch, however. Rather, the Republican senator appeared to attack the press for covering the context within the leaked memos, describing the news cycle as “a good example of selective media coverage of an issue.”“Kim Darroch did an outstanding job as ambassador and sorry to see he has resigned his post,” Mr Graham tweeted on Wednesday.“He got a raw deal from press,” the senator added. Mr Graham then posted a screenshot of a reported leaked memo in which Mr Darroch seemingly wrote about the president’s shot at re-election: “Trump may emerge from the flames, battered but intact, like Schwarzenegger in the final scenes of the Terminator.” > Kim Darroch did an outstanding job as Ambassador and sorry to see he has resigned his post. > > He got a raw deal from press.> > — Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) > > July 10, 2019The ambassador “always understood the strength of President Trump,” he added, saying Mr Darroch “referred to [Trump] as the ‘Terminator’ who is indestructible and will most likely re-elected.”The president lambasted Mr Darroch after the leaks were published in global news outlets, telling reporters on Sunday: “The ambassador has not served the UK well, I can tell you that.”“We are not big fans of that man and he has not served the UK well,” he continued. “So I can understand it, and I can say things about him but I won’t bother.”Mr Trump then called the ambassador “wacky,” a “very stupid guy” and “a pompous fool” in a series of tweets.“Tell him the USA now has the best Economy & Military anywhere in the World, by far and they are both only getting bigger, better and stronger,” he wrote, adding, “Thank you, Mr. President!”



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The Latest: China blames US for Iran crisis

The Latest: China blames US for Iran crisisChina has expressed regret over Iran’s breaching of the 2015 nuclear deal and blamed the United States, saying “maximum pressure” from the Trump administration, which withdrew from the accord last year, is behind the crisis. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang described the comprehensive agreement as the only realistic and effective way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue and ease tensions. Tehran says it is now enriching uranium at a higher level than is allowed under the 2015 agreement with world powers.



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Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffe

Trump blames rain and teleprompter for his July 4 speech gaffePresident Trump on Friday blamed inclement weather and a malfunctioning teleprompter for his odd riff on air travel during the American Revolution.



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Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viral

Canadian group blames corporate interests for firing anti-Trump artist whose work went viralA Facebook statement from the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists took aim at one of Canada's richest men in the controversy over an artist's Trump-critical cartoons.Canadian political cartoonist Michael de Adder, whose previous syndication reached over a million readers a week, was released from his contract to draw for newspapers in his native New Brunswick after he posted sensitive anti-Trump art on social media. The cartoon, which appeared on his accounts June 26th, depicts the American president standing over the bodies of Oscar Alberto Martinez and Angie Valeria, two El Salvadoran migrants who recently drowned while attempting to cross the Rio Grande River into Texas (as a caution, the art behind that link can be considered disturbing). In de Adder's piece, Trump holds golf clubs and asks the prone figures if they "mind if he plays through," highlighting Trump's assumed indifference to the human cost of his administration's immigration policies. The art quickly went viral, even more so after de Adder announced that he was let go from New Brunswick newspapers the Times & Transcript, the Daily Gleaner, and the Telegraph-Journal– all of which are owned by Brunswick News.De Adder announced the news on June 28 via Twitter and followed up with the clarification that he was let go from his contract, not fired, as he was not technically an employee; he also expressed sadness over no longer being able to draw for New Brunswick papers but insisted he was "not a victim." > My cartoons will no longer appear in @TimesTranscript @DailyGleaner @TJProvincial @TJGreaterSJ> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019> I've got to admit, it hurts pretty bad. I'm a New Brunswicker.> > — Michael de Adder (@deAdder) June 28, 2019Two days after de Adder lost his contract, the president of the Association of Canadian Cartoonists released a statement on Facebook that speculated de Adder was let go to mollify J.K. Irving. The Canadian billionaire (listed at the fourth richest person in Canada) owns both the Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited, a conglomerate with numerous international trade interests. In the statement, association president Wes Tyrell wrote that despite de Adder being known for drawing anti-Trump art, he had been discouraged from doing so for Brunswick News outlets. Tyrell also claimed that while Irving's papers had never published de Adder' Trump cartoons (including the piece in question) the amount of attention de Adder received for this particular cartoon put a target on his back. "Trade has been an issue since Trump took office, trade that affects the Irvings directly," Tyrell wrote, adding, "not to mention a host of other issues. And the President himself is an unknown quantity who punishes those who appear to oppose him."Tyrell connected Irving's dual ownership of Brunswick News and J.D. Irving, Limited and placed the blame for de Adder' situation on the billionaire's shoulders, noting that "whether the powers that be in America would make the connection between de Adder's cartoon and Brunswick News Inc doesn't matter. It seems that the Irving's [sic] don't want to take that chance. So they cut all ties. A solid reason why an oil company has no business owning newspapers."  WATCH: 2018 was the year of the youth activist



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Ghosn to reveal who he blames for arrest in Japan: wife

Ghosn to reveal who he blames for arrest in Japan: wifeFormer Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has recorded a message in which he names the people he believes are to blame for his legal problems in Japan, his wife said in an interview on Sunday. Ghosn was re-arrested last week in Japan over fresh allegations of financial misconduct which will see him held in custody until at least April 14. Ghosn’s wife Carole told the Journal du Dimanche newspaper in France that he had recorded a video interview in English before his detention.



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Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on 'psychosis'

Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on 'psychosis'AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blamed the various claims he's made over the years, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, on "psychosis," according to a deposition the "Infowars" host has given as part of a Texas lawsuit.



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Maduro blames 'terrorists' as new blackout grips Venezuela

Maduro blames 'terrorists' as new blackout grips VenezuelaPresident Nicolas Maduro blamed “terrorists” for a new, near-nationwide blackout that gripped Venezuela Tuesday, two weeks after a similar outage caused deaths and chaos. In a statement on Twitter, Maduro said a deliberately set “large-scale fire” on Monday hit facilities around the Guri hydroelectric plant in the south of the country that supplies power to 80 percent of Venezuela’s 30 million inhabitants. The first blackout, between March 7 and 14, resulted in more than a dozen hospital patients, including those needing dialysis or intensive care, dying, and desperate citizens turning to sewer outfalls to get water.



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Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attack

Teen eggs Australian senator who blames Muslims for attackCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian senator had a raw egg cracked over his head and faces censure from his fellow lawmakers after sparking outrage by blaming Muslim immigration for the New Zealand mosque shootings.



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Australian lawmaker blames mosque slaughter on 'increasing Muslim presence'

Australian lawmaker blames mosque slaughter on 'increasing Muslim presence'A right-wing member of the Australian parliament blamed the murder of 49 people at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on Muslim immigration.



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Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to Leave

Venezuela Blames U.S. for Record Blackout and Orders American Diplomats to LeavePresident Nicolas Maduro accused Trump of cyber "sabotage"



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