10 December 2018

Donald Trump

Trump says U.S. considering permanent military presence in Poland

KONFRONTASI-President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the United States is considering a request from Poland for a permanent U.S. military presence in the fellow NATO country, acknowledging that he shares Poland’s concerns about possible Russian aggression.

Poland has repeatedly requested a permanent U.S. military presence on its soil to counter Russia, offering up to $2 billion in funding for such a base.

The United States currently rotates troops through Poland temporarily but permanently stationing forces there would be expensive given costs that can include housing for families, schools and hospitals.

Russia expressed concern in May over reports about Poland’s request, saying NATO’s expansion toward Russia’s borders undermined stability in Europe.

Polish President Andrzej Duda made a direct appeal to Trump for a permanent U.S. base, telling a joint news conference with the American president that he would name the base “Fort Trump,” and that it would serve as a bulwark against what he considers a threat from Moscow.

Trump said he shared Duda’s concern about Russia but that Russia respects strength and that the United States has strengthened its military under his leadership.

“I am with the president. I feel that he is right,” he said.

Meeting Duda earlier in the Oval Office, Trump said Poland’s request was under consideration.

“We’re looking at it very seriously, I know Poland likes the idea very much, and it’s something that we are considering, yes,” he said.

Trump officials met Venezuela military 'coup plotters'

KONFRONTASI-Trump administration officials held secret meetings with Venezuelan military officers to discuss plans to oust President Nicolas Maduro, according to a report by the New York Times.

The news outlet said on Saturday that at least three distinct groups from the military were involved in attempts at overthrowing the Venezuelan leader.

According to the report, there were plans for a coup in the summer of 2017, and later in March and May of this year. However, when US officials declined to cooperate, the plans for Maduro's overthrow fell apart.

The report comes just a month after two explosive-laden drones blew up near Maduro in an apparent assassination attempt. He blamed the US, Colombia, and his domestic enemies for the attack.

On Saturday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza denounced efforts to overthrow the government of the South American state.

"We denounce in front of the international community, the plans for intervention and the support of military plots against Venezuela by the United States government," he said.

"Even in the US media, blatant evidence has come to light," he added,

The US State Department has condemned "political violence" after the drone assassination attempt, but also denounced alleged arbitrary detentions and forced confessions of suspects by the Venezuelan military.

US President Donald Trump has threatened military intervention against Venezuela before.

"The people are suffering and they are dying. We have many options for Venezuela including a possible military option if necessary, " Trump said in August 2017.

According to the New York Time report, the officials saw the declaration as an opportunity to establish a channel of communication with the Americans.

"It was the commander in chief saying this now," a former Venezuelan commander said, "I'm not going to doubt it when this was the messenger."

Waduh ! Presiden AS, Donald Trump Stop Bantuan Rp 370 M Untuk RS Palestina

KO NFRONTASI -   Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump memerintahkan bantuan USD25 juta (Rp370 miliar) yang dialokasikan untuk rumah sakit Palestina di Yerusalem Timur dihentikan. Dia minta bantuan itu dialihkan ke tempat lain.

Perintah Trump itu disampaikan seorang pejabat Departemen Luar Negeri pada hari Sabtu.

Staf Gedung Putih Ungkap 'Kegilaan' Trump

KONFRONTASI-Halaman New York Times dihiasi Sebuah artikel kontroversial Rabu (5/9). Artikel tersebut memuat opini itu ditulis salah seorang pejabat pemerintah anonim. Dia mengklaim diri sebagai staf Presiden Donald Trump.

Karena itu, dia mengungkap kisah para pejabat Washington yang sering kewalahan mengerem kegilaan presiden ke-45 Amerika Serikat (AS) itu.

Buku yang Ditulis Wartawan Ini Bikin Trump Murka

KONFRONTASI-Buku yang ditulis wartawan Watergate terkenal Bob Woodward dikecam Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS), Donald Trump. Pasalnya, dalam buku itu, Woodward menyebut Trump pernah merencanakan pembunuhan terhadap Presiden Suriah Bashar al-Assad.

Buku berjudul Fear: Trump in the White House yang akan dirilis Selasa depan itu mengklaim Presiden Trump memerintahkan pembunuhan Presiden Suriah Bashar Al Assad. Perintah itu dikeluarkan setelah rezim Suriah diduga melancarkan serangan senjata kimia pada April 2017.

Gempur Idlib, Rusia Abaikan Peringatan Trump

KONFRONTASI-Rusia mengabaikan peringatan Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump terkait serangan di Idlib Suriah.

Trump pada Senin (3/9) memperingatkan Presiden Suriah Bashar al-Assad dan sekutunya untuk tidak menyerang secara sembarangan di provinsi Idlib. Ia mengatakan serangan itu akan menewaskan ratusan ribu orang.

Kunjungi Irlandia, Trump Bakal Disambut Balon Bayi Raksasa

KONFRONTASI-Terinspirasi oleh balon udara Presiden Amerika Serikat (AS) Donald Trump yang berbentuk bayi menjerit, Irlandia akan menerbangkan balon serupa pada kunjungan Trump ke negara itu November mendatang.
Balon udara bayi Trump itu sebelumnya diterbangkan di London, Inggris pada Juli lalu. Balon 'Bayi Trump' setinggi enam meter itu diciptakan oleh kelompok aktivis Inggris yang mengumpulkan dana lebih dari USD44.000 atau sekitar Rp631 juta sebagai bentuk protes terhadap Presiden AS tersebut.

Trump slams poll finding support for his impeachment

KONFRONTASI - US President Donald Trump has shrugged off the findings of a new poll that shows nearly half of Americans now support his impeachment.

Trump questioned  the accuracy of the ABC News/Washington Post poll in a tweet without mentioning the survey's latest finding on the question of impeachment.

"The ABC/Washington Post Poll was by far the least accurate one 2 weeks out from the 2016 Election," he posted on Twitter Friday evening.

Uni Eropa akan Balas Jika Trump Tetap Nekat Berlakukan Tarif Otomotif

KONFRONTASI-Kepala Komisi Eropa Jean-Claude Juncker mengatakan ia berharap "perjanjian gencatan" pada Juli dengan Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump, untuk menahan diri dari langkah pengenaan tarif otomotif, akan berlaku.

Trump Peringatkan Google, Facebook dan Twitter

KONFRONTASI-Presiden Amerika Serikat Donald Trump memperingatkan raksasa internet Google, Facebook dan Twitter agar berhati-hati dalam beraktivitas, sebelumnya dia menuduh Google memanipulasi hasil pencarian tentang dirinya.

"Saya rasa apa yang dilakukan dan apa yang lain lakukan, jika kalian lihat apa yang terjadi dengan Twitter, apa yang terjadi dengan Facebook, mereka harus hati-hati karena tidak bisa bertindak demikian ke orang," kata dia dalam sebuah pidato di Gedung Putih, dikutip dari Reuters.