Friday, 20 July, 2018

Trump To Liberty University Graduates: Critical Thinking Is Useless

Members of the Class of 2017 stand as they wait for the arrival of President Donald Trump to give the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg Va. on Saturday View Slideshow
Francis Olson | 14 May, 2017, 23:32

Trump said Saturday that he could name a new director by Friday, when he departs on his first foreign trip as president to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium.

Trump, as he spoke before the Christian university, dubbed the criticism of his actions as a sign that he was "doing honourable work in remarks that touched upon religion but were not particularly imbued with religious overtones", CNN reports.

Falwell is credited with helping Trump win an overwhelming 80 percent of the white evangelical vote.

"I really don't think any other president has done more for evangelicals and the faith community in four months than President Trump has", Falwell told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Friday.

Overall, the speech lacked fireworks, a rarity for a Trump gathering.

"Right here, the Class of 2017, dressed in cap and gown, graduating to a totally brilliant future; and here I am, standing before you as president of the United States".

"In America, we don't worship government", Trump declared at one point. A crowd of more than double that size filled an outdoor stadium on campus to welcome just the second sitting president to address the university's commencement. "Embrace that label. Being an outsider is fine".

He occasionally sounded self-reflective as he imparted wisdom to the graduates. Trump said he was reaching out to "very well known" candidates, calling them "outstanding people". "And always have the courage to be yourself".

In a commencement speech given earlier today at Liberty University, Donald Trump said, "The future belongs to the dreamers, not the critics".

"As long as I'm your president", Trump promised to loud applause, "no one is ever going to stop you from practicing your faith or preaching what's in your heart."

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation opens in Beijing
This is another area the Trump administration has made a decision to eschew, potentially further strengthening China's global position.

Trump's remarks Saturday on the Lynchburg, Virginia, campus will mark his first extended public appearance since he fired James Comey as Federal Bureau of Investigation director this week.

He steered clear of that subject, making only sidelong swipes at his critics. "Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic".

Trump has spoken at Liberty University before.

Christian conservatives have been overjoyed by Trump's appointment of Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, along with Trump's choice of socially conservative Cabinet members and other officials, such as Charmaine Yoest, a prominent anti-abortion activist named to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Falwell said he's pleased with Trump's performance so far.

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he has seen first-hand how the system is broken in Washington DC in a short span of little over 100 days of his presidency.

Lanora Hale came from Millville, N.J., to watch her son graduate with a master's degree. "People gotta give him a chance", Hale said.

Trump has stayed largely out of public view since Tuesday.

Newly-minted elementary education graduate Rachel Kreisel of Boca Raton, Fla., agrees. The White House dispatched Vice President Mike Pence to the Notre Dame commencement Saturday.

"He's certainly been busy", Kirkland said, "both in the office and on Twitter".


  • Holds Ducks in Game 1 with 43 saves

    Carlyle has warned his players to think of Rinne as a third defenseman on the ice capable of starting a rush with a breakout pass. The now-familiar hush of fear fell over Honda Center, and it grew when Anaheim took a penalty late in the first.

    North Korea launches first missile after presidential election in the South

    Guam is home to Andersen Air Force Base, through which the US Air Force rotates heavy bombers including B-1s, B-2s and B-52s. Pacific Command said it was assessing the missile which was not consistent with an intercontinental ballistic missile.

    UNESCO Demands Israel Vacate Jerusalem as Capital on Israel's Independence Day

    He said that "in spite of the desperate attempts of the Israeli Government to undermine Palestine resolutions at UNESCO, the world nevertheless voted in favour of our resolutions".
  • Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is now generally available

    This sounds like an about face in Microsoft's attitude to the enemy, and indeed it is, but it isn't quite the whole story. The generally available version of.NET Core 2.0 should be available in Q3 2017 , according to Microsoft's own roadmap.
    Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

    Democrats maintain pressure on Trump over Comey firing

    District Judge Henry Hudson, of eastern Virginia, were believed to have been granted interviews over the weekend as well. There are six known candidates who interviewed for the position on Saturday at Justice Department headquarters.

    UK spending money to strengthen cyber security of health system - Fallon

    Investigators are now working non-stop to hunt down those responsible for the Wanna Decryptor ransomware, also known as WannaCry. The fact is the NHS has fallen victim to this.
  • Liverpool's Roberto Firmino Reportedly Out vs. West Ham Because of Injury

    The Hammers are a recent bogey side for Liverpool , who have not beaten the Londoners in their last five attempts. Liverpool will move closer to Champions League football next season if they win at West Ham on Sunday.

    North Korea keeps low profile after US complaint at China summit appearance

    Britain can be a natural partner in delivering infrastructure in Belt and Road countries by supporting the finance and planning needed, Hammond said.
    Trump blasts Comey, acting FBI chief contradicts president

    Trump blasts Comey, acting FBI chief contradicts president

    His veiled threat was likely to add to the storm roiling Washington over Trump's abrupt firing of Comey on Tuesday. Both senators said Comey did not come up in their brief, previously scheduled meeting.
  • Austria heads for snap elections

    Austria heads for snap elections

    Snap elections require a majority in parliament and the Chancellor said he did not believe carrying on with a minority government was viable.
    Inter Milan fans walk out in protest

    Inter Milan fans walk out in protest

    Crotone kept its hopes alive with a 1-0 win over Udinese while Genoa lost 1-0 at Palermo and Empoli was defeated 3-2 at Cagliari. Conte is reportedly considering taking over Inter for next season. "It's normal that there's a protest like this".

    Willing to turn OBOR into path for peace: Xi Jinping

    India's decision to boycott China's One Belt One Road summit came from an official statement issued late on Saturday, May 13. The president also announced additional Chinese financing for "Belt and Road" totaling 780 billion yuan ($113 billion).

British Columbia Energy at Stake With Vote Too Close to Call Should the results as of midnight May 9 stand, the Green Party will be the deal-maker in any bill introduced in the legislature. However a minority scenario would likely mean negotiations between Green leader Andrew Weaver and both the NDP and Liberals.

'New Girl' Gets Renewed For Seventh & Final Season 'New Girl' Gets Renewed For Seventh & Final Season According to THR , there's no word on how many episodes the season will have, but it will likely be a shorter run than usual. An exact episode count has yet to be revealed, though TVLine reports that it could be just eight episodes.

Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest The ambassador to Ukraine, Bruce Edwards tweeted that it was a "timely reminder for any Australians in Kiev for Eurovision ". Russia , in response, decided not to allow her to participate by video or to send another contestant.

'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing 'I was a little bit surprised' over backlash against Comey's firing Asked whether it was the right time to have someone such as Rogers or Cornyn, Graham flatly said, "no". Trump said his week was "great", and he said "there's no good time to fire someone".

WannaCry 2.0 ransomware just arrives with no kill switch In the United Kingdom , non-emergency patients are being turned away at hospitals until computer systems are restored. But it appears to be "low-level" stuff, given the amounts of ransom demanded, Eisen said Saturday.

Shirtless justin bieber leaves india The 23-year-old superstar touched down in Mumbai around 1:30am after flying there from Dubai on a private jet. But Bieber took it like a sport and invited a young boy next, to play pass with him, but he shyly declined.

Spurs fans brace themselves for emotional final day at White Hart Lane It was a day of high emotion as the Premier League's remaining issues at the top and bottom were played out in dramatic fashion. Apart from him the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ashley Young, Marcos Rojo, Luke Shaw and Timothy Fosu-Mensah are all injured.

Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public Comey Is Willing To Testify Before Lawmakers-But Only in Public In an interview with Jeanine Pirro on Fox News, Trump declined to comment on whether he has listening devices in the White House. Issuing provocative statements to disrupt and reset a bad narrative has been a go-to tactic for Trump in business and politics.

Travis Scott Arrested for Inciting Riot at Arkansas Concert Travis Scott Arrested for Inciting Riot at Arkansas Concert He is facing charges of endangering a minor, disorderly conduct and inciting a riot. Those injured were treated at Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas, police said.

North Korea carries out another ballistic missile test Guam is home to Andersen Air Force Base, through which the US Air Force rotates heavy bombers including B-1s, B-2s and B-52s. China, North Korea's only major ally, called for restraint by "all relevant parties" in the wake of the latest test.

Raiders GM 'comfortable' with drafting Gareon Conley Raiders GM 'comfortable' with drafting Gareon Conley The New England Patriots don't have first- or second-round draft picks, but they do have two third-round selections . McKenzie confirmed he discussed the Conley pick with Raiders owner Mark Davis before making the selection .

Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation begins in Beijing He said his government will provide aid worth 60 billion yuan ($8.7 billion) to developing countries and worldwide organizations. On Monday, Xi will host a leaders' summit at the capital city's Yanqi Lake International Convention Centre.

$10000 reward offered for Yellowstone white-wolf shooter $10000 reward offered for Yellowstone white-wolf shooter Their concerns included a shoot-on-sight provision for wolves in most of the state, one that does not exist in Idaho or Montana. Park staff responded quickly to the situation and due to the severity of the wolf's injuries, euthanized the animal.

An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattack An alert researcher, cooperation helped stem cyberattack The attack held entities hostage by freezing computers, encrypting data and demanding money through online bitcoin payments. Renault's futuristic assembly line in Slovenia, where rows of robots weld auto bodies together, was stopped cold.

Macron's movement snubs former-PM Valls, saying he 'does not meet criteria' Valls' overture received a non-committal response from Macron's party. Manuel Valls and Emmanuel Macron outside the Elysee Palace in Paris .