Donald Trump to Emmanuel Macron's wife Brigitte: 'You know, you're in such great shape... beautiful'
Donald Trump has complimented Brigitte Macron’s body in front of her husband, saying she looks "great".
After a tour of the museums at Les Invalides in Paris, as Mr Trump and Emmanuel Macron prepared to say “bon voyage” to their wives, Mr Trump turned to Ms Macron. The exchange was captured on a live stream of the tour provided by the French government.
“You’re in such great shape,” Mr Trump told her. He then turned to her husband Emmanuel.
“Beautiful,” he concluded, looking back at the French first lady.
Mr Trump is in Paris this week after being invited by Mr Macron to come and celebrate Bastille Day, the French holiday to celebrate their revolution. On July 14 in 1789, French revolutionaries stormed the Bastille fortress, armoury, and political prison in a challenge to the country’s royal family. The fall of the prison became a flash point in the French Revolution, and is celebrated each year in something of an independence day for France.
Mr Trump and Mr Macron have had something of a mixed relationship during their young presidencies. Mr Macron was a vocal critic of Mr Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change accord, and quickly began using a modified version of the US President’s campaign chairman by touting the phrase, “Make Our Planet Great Again.”
Mr Macron also joined the leaders of Germany and Italy in a rare joint statement to say that the Paris agreement wasn’t renegotiable, which Mr Trump had said he would consider doing.
But, they’ve seemed to foster a warmer relationship since then. The two seemed comfortable with one another during the G20 summit in Hamburg recently, and have indicated a willingness to work together to counter terrorist threats. France has been hit by several major attacks in recent weeks, and Mr Trump has made the issue one of his main priorities.
Jubilee Party nominee for the Kiambu Governor’s seat Ferdinand Waititu
In response to Waititu, Governor Kabogo urged the faithful to support his re-election bid because he has initiated development in the county and that his track record was indisputable.
“I am the sitting governor of Kiambu and I’m seeking re-election. You have seen my clear track record which my rivals cannot dispute. I’m asking you not to gamble with the leadership of Kiambu and elect the best,” Kabogo said.
Kabogo also added that his opponents have nothing to show and defended the various projects he has initiated and how he has improved lives of Kiambu people.
Last week, I was shocked by a headline in one of the local dailies about how readers were enquiring how they could join the secretive Illuminati society.
What is shocking is that most of the people are willing to do anything to get rich, including sacrificing their loved ones. In our days, we even feared to mention the word Illuminati which we associated with the Omen and 666.
This is the first time in my life I can say a big percentage of the society has become desperate, especially the youth. People no longer have the patience to climb the ropes to make it in life.
The saying, ‘easy come, easy go’, is not familiar to them. The ease of access to social media has worsened the situation. Look at the ease with which the boy child decides to be an armed robber for that extra cash, which he shows off on social media, besides having fun partaking alcohol and drugs.
Most don’t invest in their future and are killed in a matter of weeks. Funny thing is that their friends are encouraged by their deaths, calling it sacrifice and only serves to harden them.
The girl child easily decides to throw away morals and go for so-called ‘sponsors’ without caring how the sponsors make their money. She will take nude pictures of herself and post them in exchange for money and is always ready to ‘offer more’ at the right price. Do these girls even no that their bodies are the temple of God and need to be respected?
There are stories of both the boy and girl child going to the cemetery where they do ungodly acts of dancing naked on graves to get riches. Some even give up their souls so that they can be famous, forgetting that no one can be famous forever.
Prof Halimu Shauri, a sociologist, says Kenya is at a “metaphysical phase, which is the second stage of societal development, and in which people believe they can only be rich through forces of witchcraft and magic.”
The first stage is “theological, in which success is attributed to the power of God.” This is where most of us ‘Bamba Forties’ are categorised, as we still believe in the power of the Almighty to change our fortunes.
Most Bamba Forties are old-school and are in the third stage, which is “scientific.”
Here, every result is because of an action and most believe if you don’t work hard or smart, you will end up poor or if you don’t eat the right food and exercise, you will die of lifestyle diseases. So most of us thank God the first thing in the morning when we wake up and the last thing when we retire to bed.
The only problem is we tend to even blame God for the misfortunes and say it’s according to His will. But the fear of God during our upbringing has made us jump the second stage and in fact, most will tell you they don’t believe in dark powers.
It is funny how we have many churches, but we are less religious unlike in the past. Sunday, Saturday or Friday used to be God’s day, when the whole family worshipped. Let us not become so Westernized and forget about our belief in God.
Let us thank the Almighty for what we have and work hard for the future. I say again, we must bring up our kids with the belief that it’s only the fear and will of God that makes us survive.
They should learn that God would help only those who help themselves.
His death comes at a time that Kenya is clouded in mourning
Former Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission chair Bethuel Kiplagat has died aged 81.
Bethuel Abdu Kiplagat died at The Nairobi Hospital Friday morning after long illness.
The one time Ambassador, will be remembered for steering the controversial Truth, Justice and Reconciliation Commission report.
He served as Kenya’s Ambassador to France and the United Kingdom and was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation of Kenya as well.
Kiplagat hands over the TJRC report to Uhuru Kenyatta
His death comes at a time that Kenya is clouded in mourning following death of several prominent individuals.
Just yesterday, two separate memorial services for former Laikipia Senator GG kariuki and that of Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery were held in Nairobi.
This week as well, former powerful minister in former president Daniel Moi’s government Nicholas Biwott passed on.
President Donald Trump criticized people who say he shouldn’t get along with Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking, “Well, who are the people that are saying that?” | Getty
President Donald Trump claimed Wednesday that his Russian counterpart would rather see Hillary Clinton as president, despite the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 election to boost Trump over the Democratic nominee.
Russian President Vladimir Putin “would like Hillary” because she would lead a weak military and energy prices would increase under her administration, Trump told CBN founder Pat Robertson in an interview set to air in full Thursday morning on “The 700 Club.”
“There are many things that I do that are the exact opposite of what he would want. So what I keep hearing about that he would have rather had Trump, I think ‘probably not,’ because when I want a strong military, you know she wouldn’t have spent the money on military,” Trump said. “When I want tremendous energy, we’re opening up coal, we’re opening up natural gas, we’re opening up fracking, all the things that he would hate, but nobody ever mentions that.”
Trump praised America as the most powerful country in the world and argued that it’s only getting stronger “because I’m a big military person.” Had Clinton won, he said, “our military would be decimated” and “our energy would be much more expensive.”
NAIROBI, KENYA: A lawyer working as a supervisor with the taxman was abducted and strangled before his body was dumped off Mombasa Road, Nairobi. Mr Jared Ratemo Mokua, 35 and a father of three worked as a supervisor in Kenya Revenue Authority's (KRA) Customs and Border Control Department, Consolbase Container Freight Services, Mombasa. His body was found dumped at the junction of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport/ Mombasa Road on Wednesday morning long after he went missing.
Wayne Rooney’s free transfer to Everton seems to have been timely enough for the star to fly to Africa – Tanzania for the pre-season friendly game against Gor Mahia.
No sooner had Manager Ronald Koeman confirmed that all players would be making the trip to East Africa, as part of their partnership with new sponsors SportPesa, Rooney had this to say:
"I'm looking forward to it, should be a good trip, "It'll be nice and hopefully I'll get on the pitch and get some game time. It's good when you go away with the team.
It's good to be around the hotel with the players, spend more time with them and get to know them more. "I've never been to Tanzania before, so I'm really looking forward to it”
Donald Trump has promised to sign a trade deal with Britain "very very quickly" as he told Theresa May: "There is no country that could possibly be closer than our countries."
The US President said he had developed a "very special relationship" with Mrs May as the two leaders sat down for a one-on-one meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg this morning.
Mr Trump said: "We will do a very big deal, a very powerful deal. Trade will be a big factor between our two countries."
The President also confirmed he will be coming to Britain for a State visit, though he did not specify when.
He also told Mrs May he had "a tremendous meeting" with President Vladimir Putin of Russia on Friday, which lasted for two and a quarter hours.
The President's comments are a huge boost for Mrs May, and come a day after China's President Xi Jinping made hugely positive comments about Brexit. It means Mrs May can leave Hamburg later today having made progress on trade with the leaders of the world's two biggest economies.
Mr Trump said: "There is no country that could possibly be closer than our countries .
"We have been working on a trade deal which will be a very, very big deal a very powerful deal, great for both countries and I think we will have that done very, very quickly."
He added: Prime Minister May and I have developed a very special relationship and I think trade will be a very big factor between our two countries."
Mr Trump said he "will be going to London"
Asked when, he replied: "We'll work that out."
Mrs May’s meeting with Mr Trump had been scheduled to last for 30 minutes, but ended up carrying on for 50 minutes, and only came to an end when both leaders had to leave to attend another event.
A senior Government source said: “They spent a significant amount of time talking about trade. It was the thing they spent the most time on and it was a very good atmosphere.
“The President made clear that he believed the UK would thrive outside the EU.
“It showed a sense of momentum and reiterated the desire to get a deal done on both sides.”
The source said that before Brexit happens, “every barrier will be lifted to so that when we are ready to go we can do that swiftly and smoothly”.
Later in the morning Mrs May met Japan’s President Shinzo Abe for a 20-minute meeting, around half of which was devoted to talking about a trade deal.
President Abe agreed that a recently agreed trade deal between the EU and Japan could form the basis for a future deal between Japan and Britain.
A member of the British delegation at the G20 said: “We have taken very positive messages away from the meetings we have had here.”
Mrs May is using the G20 to pursue post-Brexit deals with the leaders of the world's biggest economies. Only one of the leaders she is meeting is from the EU, as she has deliberately targeted countries that will be fertile ground for British goods and services post Brexit.
Mrs May will also meet Narendra Modi of India, the world's seventh biggest economy, and Recep Erdogan of Turkey, with whom she will discuss counter-terrorism.
Mr Trump’s comments will be seen by pro-Brexit campaigners as arguably the biggest vindication to date of their argument that Britain can be more prosperous outside the EU than in it.
His stance on Brexit could not be more different from that of his predecessor Barack Obama, who said Britain would be at the “back of the queue” for trade deals as a post-Brexit nation.
Speaking before the EU referendum, Mr Obama said: “Maybe some point down the line there might be a UK-US trade agreement, but it’s not going to happen any time soon because our focus is in negotiating with a big bloc, the European Union, to get a trade agreement done”.
As quoted by the Tweet Raila Odinga posted Earlier today that he deleted after 5 minutes..
"Idont understand how Matiang'i
was appointed acting CS even
before Nkaissery's Condolences?"
He later Posted another tweet Reflecting the first one As qouted
"STILL STRUGLING TO
UNDERSTAND THE DEATH OF
GENERAL JOSEPH NKAISSERY.
Ngunyi also remarked that:
Death of Nkaissery DOES NOT ADD UP. Security Ministers DO NOT DIE 30 days to ELECTION. They are NOT ALLOWED to DIE. It is an Assassination.
This were remarks posted by the political analyst in his twitter and Facebook pages.
This remark are solely mutahis ngunyi and we in this blog cannot personally verify or endorse the remarks
What killed the major general is still unkown and government pathologist will carrying out tests and investigations to determine the cause of his death.
General nkaiserry was in good health and spirits yesterday and his death come to shock to Kenyans who have always loved the interior cabinet Secretary.
May god rest the soul of our great General in eternal peace and he will always be missed by all Kenyans.