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Photo of Donald Trump Jr. and a Life Size Chocolate Bunny Inevitably Meted ItselfRead full article Has a habit of going viral, whether it’s for Twitter typos that become “dank” memes, or for his latest photo opp with an unexpectedly inquisitive chocolate bunny.
Andrew Rush, a journalist for the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette, posted the photo on Monday, Tweeting: “This is the danger of campaigning at a candy factory”. The President’s eldest son was visiting Harris Candies alongside Rick Sac cone, the Republican congressional candidate for the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th District on Tuesday.
A South Korean court has sentenced the operator of a vast online sex trafficking ring to 40 years in prison in a case that outraged the nation. CHO Justin, 25, oversaw a group of 38 accomplices who befriended and then blackmailed at least 74 women into sharing explicit videos that were then posted in pay-per-view internet chat rooms.
In a petition to the court, one of the women said CHO, who had worked in an orphanage and adopted the online name “The Doctor”, was “evil” and deserved a 2,000-year prison term. Passing sentence, the judge said: “The accused has widely distributed sexually abusive content that he created by luring and threatening many victims.” Media reports have suggested that some video clips showed a group of men raping a teenage girl in a motel room, while others included images of the word “slave” cut into a woman’s body.
CHO’s arrest in March sparked fury across South Korea after prosecutors initially refused to name the suspect before his trial opened. Within days, more than 5 million people had signed petitions on the home page of Moon Jae-in, the South Korean president, demanding that the authorities withdraw his right to anonymity.
A committee of senior judicial officials, a psychologist and a psychiatrist weighed the public’s right to know and took the unprecedented step of naming CHO. “Thank you for putting a brake on the life of a devil who could not be stopped.” South Korea’s Ministry of Justice has been the target of criticism for its failure to deal with the growing use of technology to carry out sex crimes, with one ministry official admitting that the case had been “a disaster” and apologizing for its “lukewarm response” to online sexual abuse cases.
The two cities, which Turkey administers with the help of Syrian Arab rebels it backs, have in the last year been frequently hit by bombings detonated in crowded civilian areas. President Trump's campaign now finds itself on the other side of a legal case in a newly filed federal lawsuit alleging that it violated the Voting Rights Act of 1965 when it sought to “disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters,” particularly African Americans in metropolitan areas of Michigan.
A leading Saudi women’s rights activist who’s been imprisoned for 2 1/2 years and drawn attention to the kingdom’s hard limits on dissent will be tried by a court established to oversee terrorism cases, her family said Wednesday. The referral of Lorain al-Hathloul's case to the Specialized Criminal Court is a setback for efforts to push for her swift release and means she will face charges related to terrorism and national security.
According to a 53-page report released earlier this year by Amnesty International, the court has been used as “a weapon of repression” to imprison peaceful critics, activists, journalists, clerics and others. France is leading a push for European Union sanctions on Turkey next month to follow through on a threat made by the bloc in October, but has yet to win support from EU governments beyond Greece and Cyprus, officials and diplomats said.
Paris says Turkish President Tail Erdoan has not heeded EU leaders' warnings on Oct. 1 to back down in a dispute over gas exploration in the Mediterranean or face consequences. The European Parliament on Thursday is expected to call for sanctions, decrying Erdoan's visit earlier this month to the breakaway Turkish Cypriot north of the island of Cyprus.
@AshaRangappa_> > -- John Cruel (@johnkruzel) November 25, 2020More stories from theweek.com 7 cartoons about America's COVID-19 Thanksgiving Our parents warned us the internet would break our brains. President-elect Joe Biden introduced his new foreign policy and national security team to the world on Tuesday, saying the United States was “ready to lead” again on the global stage.
Not long after Biden's event, Trump hosted one of the few annual ceremonies he has left as president, the pardoning of a turkey ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Behind the scenes, Trump has been waging a losing legal battle to try to overturn Biden's victory, falsely claiming the election was stolen from him.
Trump has said he will never concede the election but his administration on Monday finally gave the green light for the formal transfer of power to begin. Tensions in the South China Sea will increase due to a U.S.-China rivalry that could be kept in check, if only Southeast Asian countries took a united stand to influence the status quo, a top Philippine security official said on Wednesday.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was caught up in the battle for regional influence but it could do more to ensure stability and should take a common approach, Defense Secretary Delphi Lorenzo told a security forum. No one is really sure what Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner will do after leaving the White House in January or where they will live, but people who know them are certain they plan on getting out of Washington, D.C., as fast as they can, The New York Times reports.
President Trump's daughter and son-in-law have never fit in, several people told the Times, but it's not a sure bet that they will return to New York City. Donny Dutch, a marketing expert and critic of the president, said he thinks Ivanka and Jared would have an “even harder time than Trump himself” moving back to Manhattan.
As for Kushner, who worked in real estate, Dutch said he could go back to making deals, and “if he's doing anything with the Trump name, he can monetize it in red areas. “The couple could be thinking about settling in New Jersey, where they have a large “cottage” on the grounds of the Trump National Golf Club in Bed minster.
The Canadian company accused the state of overstepping its bounds, arguing that En bridge's Line 5 was under the sole regulatory jurisdiction of the U.S. “This is the latest attempt by the state of Michigan to interfere with the operation of this critical infrastructure by assuming authority it does not possess,” the company said in a statement.
Buried under a Serbian cornfield close to a coalmine, the well-preserved remains of a Roman legion's headquarters are being excavated by archaeologists who say its rural location makes it unique. Said, suggesting he would support primary campaigns against Republicans who did not side with his father on Wednesday.
“This gathering should send a message to them: This isn’t their Republican Party anymore! Thanked the “red-blooded, patriotic Americans” in the crowd “for standing up to the bulls---,” lamented that his personal Instagram account is “being censored to hell right now,” and complained that transgender women have a competitive advantage in all-female sporting events.
Fox News, which had been carrying the remarks live, dropped its feed of the rally after the expletives uttered by the president's son aired uncensored. Donald Trump.’s girlfriend, former Fox News personality Kimberly Guilfoyle, also appeared on stage, as did his brother and sister-in-law, Eric and Lara Trump.
“We live in the greatest country in the world, and we will never, ever, ever stop fighting,” Eric Trump said, before egging on his wife to pursue a potential Senate bid in North Carolina. Eric Trump replied that there was indeed “one birthday present that I want from all the senators and all the congressmen: Have some backbone.
Laura Iranian’s legacy manager calls it “absolutely appalling” that the late singer’s celebrated song “Gloria” was played to hype up attendees at Wednesday’s Trump rally. Chris Cuomo is getting support from CNN and Fox News' Sean Hannity after he lashed out at a man heckling him at a Shelter Island, N.Y. bar on Sunday.
Opened up for his father at a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday night, and, after noticing some young people in the crowd, made a comment that has caused some pushback. Offensive tweets behind him, Donald Trump made it to California on Saturday to survey the damage caused by the wildfires.
The president's son is coming to West's defense, while one “SNL” star is disputing the rapper's claims. On Thursday’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the host took issue with a tweet sent out by Donald Trump Jr.
James Woods has been given a time-out from Twitter over a political hoax meme he posted in July that he refuses to delete. And girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle were denied permission to hold a political rally at a Montana restaurant.
Forbes said the interview was conducted in February -- before the White House announced last week that President DonaldTrump's 35-year-old daughter Ivanka Trump is a federal employee and unpaid adviser to her father. Like his father-in-law he has no previous experience in government but has swapped New York real estate and magazine publishing businesses for a stratospheric rise into one of the most powerful players in Washington.
His position has come under greater scrutiny since documents disclosed that he and his wife Ivanka have held onto investments worth up to $740 million, inflaming fears about possible conflicts of interest. During DonaldTrump's re-election campaign in 2020 against Joe Biden, Guilfoyle, a former Fox News host, served as “a top fund-raising official” for Trump's camp, according to The New York Times.
When this power couple isn't at the White House or at some fancy gala for work, they're traveling the globe, enjoying $1,000-per-night hotel stays (per the Independent), and flying private, according to the Times. And his ex-wife Vanessa's split after more than 12 years of marriage, the Daily Mail reported.
Though Trump has yet to put a ring on it, we're guessing the proposal will be an insanely lavish affair like the life they lead together. He and his siblings Ivanka and Eric also own a small percentage of Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Besides real estate and politics (Trump was a key member of his dad's two presidential campaigns), he's also a public speaker and wrote a New York Times best-seller. 'S wealth comes from the family business, his girlfriend, Guilfoyle, earned hers mostly on her own, according to her Celebrity Net Worth profile.
Guilfoyle studied law and worked her way up to a prosecutor role before serving as deputy district attorney in Los Angeles. And Kimberly Guilfoyle bought a mansion together in 2020, upping their rich factor.
The couple paid $4.4 million for the traditional home, which features seven beds, eight full bathrooms, and more than 9,000 square-feet of space encompassing three floors. That's plenty of room for Trump's five kids whom he shares with ex-wife, Vanessa, and Guilfoyle's son, whom she had with her ex-husband, Eric Violence.
And Kimberly Guilfoyle don't have to suck it up in coach, not when they've got White House connections. What a privilege, especially when Guilfoyle's junior campaign staffers were reportedly forced to quarantine in South Dakota due to their proximity to her.
Luckily for Guilfoyle, we guess, she's had Air Force One when a private jet wasn't available, as seen on Instagram. In 2018, this outdoorsy duo spent time in Montana fly-fishing and enjoying life on a secluded river, per People.
'S birthday in 2018, the couple dined at the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter, Fla., per Instagram. For most of us, date night typically entails dinner at our favorite restaurant, but for Donald Trump.
Kimberly loves posting photos on Instagram of the couple at the White House. In one photo, Guilfoyle and Trump hold hands while posing nonchalantly near the famous home's exterior columns.
The year was 2018, and these two lovebirds were celebrating Independence Day at no better place than the White House. They also took another photo that night inside the house with Trump's father and first lady Melania near a Christmas tree and under the portrait of the nation's first president, George Washington.
When they're not at the White House, they like spending date night at some of the finest restaurants in New York City, like The Grill, according to Us Weekly. In 2018, during a Poison concert at Long Island's Jones Beach Theater, the famous couple not only enjoyed front row access, per TMZ, but they also met rock band Poison's lead singer, Bret Michael's, as seen in an Instagram photo.
“Always great catching up with my good friend @bretmichaelsofficial and all the boys from poison. You can't find a cooler group of guys who love their fans and do so much for our vets.
Great show last night on Long Island,” the caption read. On another occasion, Trump and Guilfoyle got a chance to meet Kid Rock (via Fox 2 Detroit).
The country-rock singer was performing at a 2020 campaign event hosted by Trump and Guilfoyle in support of Donald Trump Sr. We only wish that we had access to our favorite artists like that. Back in 2018, a Hollywood Life article hinted the two may be engaged after Guilfoyle was spotted wearing a huge rock on her hand on Instagram.
However, a source confirmed to the mag that was not the case, adding, “Kimberly was simply wearing a cocktail ring, and it was actually on her middle finger.” In 2019, Guilfoyle was spotted attending a bridal fashion show hosted by couture designer Mira Dillinger, per Women's Wear Daily.
If Guilfoyle and Trump ever decide to tie the knot, we bet it'll be extravagant affair. Kimberly Guilfoyle has had a stunning transformation, and she already lived quite lavishly before linking up with Donald Trump.
During her days as a Fox News host, she owned a $3.5 million apartment in Manhattan, per Celebrity Net Worth, and the luxurious pad featured a dreamy walk-in closet perfect for this TV fashionista. I tried to make sure to maximize every inch of space,” Guilfoyle told Us Weekly during an interview that was literally just about her closet.
With floor-to-ceiling shelves for designer accessories, like jewelry and purses, and an estimated 500-pair collection of shoes, Guilfoyle's closet is a dream for most of us. All the items inside her closet were designed by big names like Valentino and Alexander McQueen.
For example, during the 2020 Super Bowl, in which the Kansas City Chiefs won, Guilfoyle and Trump were spectators in their own lavish private box, per the Daily Mail. Guilfoyle took to Instagram with a photo of herself and Trump by the window overlooking the football field below.
In the caption, she wrote that she was “born and raised in San Francisco” and was rooting for the 49ers, but unfortunately not even those who lead the most lavish lives can get everything we want. Per the HuffPost, a two-day trip to Paris in 2018 included a “$1,000-a-night hotel a few blocks from the Champs-Élysées,” per U.S. Secret Service records.
During a keynote presentation at the University of Florida in 2019, the political, sometimes controversial, couple received $50,000 for their appearance, according to The Gainesville Sun. However, other speakers like Kevin O'Leary of Shark Tank fame and artist Pitbull were paid more for their Of speeches; $95,000 and $130,000, respectively.