The Oscars didn’t pass by without a few anti Trump moments

Just because White House press secretary Sean Spicer said last week that Donald Trump wasn’t planning to watch the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday night doesn’t mean the night’s presenters and winners didn’t directly address the president.

And no one spoke Trump’s name more than host Jimmy Kimmel, who made him and his controversial policies the focal point of his opening monologue, while also dropping the occasional joke about the commander in chief throughout the show.

Below, we’ve gathered the night’s many anti-Trump moments:

Jimmy Kimmel
In his opening monologue:
“This is being watched live by millions of people in 225 countries that now hate us.”

“I want to say thank you to President Trump. I mean, remember last year when it seemed like the Oscars were racist? That’s gone, thanks to him.”

“In Hollywood, we don’t discriminate against people based on what countries they come from. We discriminate against them based on their age and weight.”

“Some of you get to come on this stage and make a speech that the president of the United States will tweet about in all-caps during his 5 a.m. bowel movement.”

While introducing Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs:
“Now it’s time for something that is very rare today: a president that believes in both arts and sciences.”

 

After Sweden’s Linus Sandgren accepts best cinematography for La La Land:
“Linus, on behalf of all of us, we’re so sorry about what happened in Sweden last week. We hope your friends are OK.”

Gael Garcia Bernal
While presenting the award for best animated feature:
“Flesh-and-blood actors are migrant workers. We travel all over the world. We construct families, we build life, but we cannot be divided. As a Mexican, as a Latin American, as a migrant worker, as a human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separate us.”

The Salesman director Asghar Farhadi
In a statement read by Anousheh Ansari after Farhadi’s win for best foreign-language film:
“My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and from the other six nations who have been disrespected by the inhumane law which bans immigrants’ entry into the U.S. Dividing the world into the ‘us and our enemies’ categories creates fear — a deceitful justification for aggression and war. These wars prevent democracy and human rights in countries which themselves have been victims of aggression. Filmmakers can turn their cameras to capture shared human qualities and break stereotypes of various nationalities and religions. They create empathy between us and others — an empathy we need today more than ever.”

Zootopia director Rich Moore
While accepting the award for best animated feature:
“We are so grateful to audiences all over the world who embraced this film with this story of tolerance being more powerful than fear of the other.”

 

 

-Billboard

Trump calls for unity in thanksgiving speech

President-elect Donald Trump shared a message of unity Wednesday in a video published on the official White House transition team’s YouTube page.

In the video, Trump acknowledges the “long and bruising” political season and says he understands that emotional divides don’t heal overnight.
“It’s my prayer that on this Thanksgiving, we begin to heal our divisions and move forward as one country, strengthened by shared purpose and very, very common resolve,” Trump says.
The video is one of a handful of times the nation has heard from the President-elect at length since his victory.
Trump also emphasized the importance of bringing prosperity to the country’s inner cities.
“We have before us the chance now to make history together. To bring real change to Washington, real safety to our cities and real prosperity to our communities — including our inner cities — so important to me, and so important to our country,” Trump says.
Trump will spend his Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, along with his family.
“It’s time to restore the bond of trust between citizens, because when America is unified there is nothing beyond our reach,” Trump concluded.
-CNN

President Museveni has congratulated Trump

By Gloria Nakiyimba

President Yoweri Museveni has congratulated US President-Elect Donald Trump over his victory in the US Presidential elections. Speaking from Addis Ababa after attending the African Union extraordinary summit, president Museveni noted that Uganda’s relationship with the United States will continue regardless of which leader or party is leading, adding that Elections in the US or any country are a matter for the people of that country. He says he is looking forward to working with Trump has been working with the other leaders before him.

The opposition Uganda People’s Congress UPC party has joined the rest of the world to congratulate the people of United States of America upon electing the next president Donald John Trump. But UPC spokesperson Micheal Orachi Osinde says Mr. Trump should review his immigration policy which does not favor stay of foreigners in the states yet some of them sought asylum due to internal conflicts in their home countries.

American president elect Donald Trump has asked the Americans to forget the differences they had during elections and work together to take the country forward. Addressing supporters at his campaign headquarters in New York City, President Trump said that he will work for all the Americans to achieve their dreams. Trump says as someone who has been in Business for a long time he will ensure that the American economic growth doubles making it stronger than any in the world.

Donald Trump has been elected the new President of the United States beating off stiff competition from former Secretary of state and first lady Hillary Clinton. Capital radio earlier spoke to Women rights activist Miria Matembe who said it would be a dark day for the US and the world if a racist like Trump is elected President.

Dr. Fred Muhumuza an economic expert and lecturer at Makerere University says some changes like a reduction in taxation  proposed by Donald Trump will not only affect Americans, but Ugandans doing Kyeyo there.

Adele tell Donald Trump off her music

Record-breaking star joins long list of musicians – including Neil Young, REM and Aerosmith – who have asked presidential hopeful to leave their songs alone

Donald Trump may be a fan of Adele, but the pop star is no fan of the Republican presidential front runner.

The outspoken candidate, who is facing his first electoral test in the Iowa caucus, has been using Adele’s hits Rolling in the Deep and Skyfall, the singer’s James Bond theme, at his political rallies.

Trump’s appropriation of Adele’s music has perplexed some of her fans. One fan tweeted she was “offended on Adele’s behalf”, while another asked: “Does Adele know that Donald Trump plays her songs at his rallies? I have a feeling she would not be pleased.”

The property tycoon, who is known to millions of Americans through the US version of The Apprentice, annoyed many Adele fans when he jumped the queue at a concert she gave at the Radio City Music Hall in November.

Now the singer has become the latest pop star to tell Trump to stop pinching her tunes for his campaign.

That should come as no surprise to the Trump campaign. In 2011, Adele called David Cameron “a wally”, describing herself as a “Labour girl through and through”.

Neil Young and the Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler have also told Trump to stop using their music. Attorneys for Tyler sent a cease and desist letter to Trump’s campaign committee, which said Trump did “not have our client’s permission to use Dream On” or any of Tyler’s other songs and that it “gives the false impression that he is connected with, or endorses, Mr Trump’s presidential bid”.

 

 

 

-The Guardian