The dollar reached a 13-year high on Wednesday, the latest in a string of market records since President-elect Trump’s election victory.
It reached 100.57 before midday, the highest it has been since April 2003, and closed on 100.37, an increase of 0.23 percent since Tuesday.
During the lead-up to the 2016 election, there was a growing and palpable tension on the international level as many pundits and experts presumed that the globe was on the verge of an apocalyptic international exchange of nuclear weapons, most likely started between the United States and Russia with other nuclear powers joining in before all would be said and done.
In fact, the tension became so thick that the Defcon (Defense Readiness Condition) warning system was raised to level 3, meaning U.S. aircraft, troops and equipment were ready to be mobilized in as little as 15 minutes.
But according to the U.K. Express, the privately operated Defcon Warning System was quietly reduced to level 5, the lowest level of readiness, almost immediately after President-elect Donald Trump achieved victory on Election Day. This is not the same as the Defcom levels that are secretly determined by the United States government and kept classified.
Donald Trump‘s staff has announced a tough new anti-lobbying for all members of his transition team and all other officials who work for the President-elect.
People who work with Trump must sever all their ties to the lobbying industry, and they are not allowed to lobby on behalf of anyone for five years after they leave the Donald’s side.
TAIPEI — iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America” labels.
Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review.
President-elect Donald Trump has offered retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn a job in his cabinet as national security adviser.
The announcement comes from a senior Trump official, who wouldn’t say whether Flynn has officially accepted the job.
President-elect Donald Trump said Ford Motor Co. will be keeping a Lincoln plant in the U.S. instead of moving it to Mexico.
Mike Pompeo to lead the CIA.
President-elect has picked Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general and Kansas Rep.
Mike Flynn would be Trump’s national security adviser.
PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP’S CABINET PICKS
White House chief of staff: Reince Priebus
The chairman of the Republican National Committee, Priebus earned Trump’s trust and confidence over the campaign. The 44-year-old Wisconsin political operative, who has spent his career as a Republican party official, is poised to be one of Trump’s most important gatekeepers, controlling access to the president and providing counsel.
Chief strategist and senior counselor to the president: Steve Bannon
One of Trump’s most controversial hires to date, Bannon joined Trump’s campaign as CEO in August after serving as the head of Breitbart News — a far-right outlet that is one of Trump’s biggest backers. Bannon, 62, worked for Goldman Sachs, then started his own media-focused boutique investment banking firm. After selling the business, he became a film producer, which introduced him to conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart and author Peter Schweizer. Jewish groups and a long list of Democratic leaders have denounced Bannon’s hiring and called on Trump to reconsider.
Attorney general: Sen. Jeff Sessions
Sen. Jeff Sessions
The first senator to endorse the president elect, Alabama’s Sessions is known for his tough stance on immigration enforcement policies.
Sessions, who served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Alabama and Alabama attorney general before his election to the U.S. Senate, is expected to push the Justice Department to the right.
Sessions, 69, could, however, face confirmation hiccups: His last confirmation hearing, in 1986 for a federal judgeship, was derailed over allegations that he’d made racially charged remarks while U.S. attorney in Alabama.
Assistant to the president for national security: Michael Flynn
A retired Army lieutenant general and former director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn was another early Trump backer and served as the president-elect’s top military adviser during the campaign. After retiring in 2014, Flynn quickly turned on the Obama administration and accused it of being soft on terrorism. In recent public comments, Flynn has emphasized his view that Islamic State extremists pose an existential threat on a global scale and demanded a far more aggressive U.S. military campaign against the group. In August, he declared that Islam ‘is a political ideology’ and that it ‘definitely hides behind being a religion’.
Director of the Central Intelligence Agency: Rep. Mike Pompeo
Rep. Mike Pompeo
The Kansas congressman is a relatively new face in Trump’s circle. The hard-line Republican shares much of Trump’s worldview. He has heavily criticized the landmark Iran nuclear deal, blasted Hillary Clinton over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost in Libya and her use of a private email server, and believes Edward Snowden is a traitor who deserves a death sentence.
23rd November 2016
The Trump transition team has lost nearly half its staff and volunteers in a matter of days since instituting a ban on registered lobbyists at the end of last week, the Daily Mail has learned.
Governor Haley is one of the most universally respected governors in the country. After working at her family’s business, Governor Haley turned her focus to economic development and has traveled abroad to negotiate with international companies on behalf of South Carolina. As governor, she has led seven overseas trade missions and successfully attracted jobs and investment through negotiations with foreign companies.