This video from the USA says about itself:
Artist projects anti-Trump message on president’s DC hotel
15 May 2017
An artist projected the words ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ on the facade of Trump‘s hotel in Washington DC on Monday night. Robin Bell projected the scathing message, along with entirety of the Emoluments Clause of the US Constitution over the western entrance of 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue around 9.15pm. Bell, who pulled off similar stunts protesting Trump and his cabinet members in recent months, joked: ‘We’re the unofficial resident artists of the Trump Hotel. They keep on giving us material to work with.’
By Nick Visser in the USA:
05/16/2017 12:27 am ET
Artist Projects ‘Pay Trump Bribes Here’ Message On President’s D.C. Hotel
“Maybe in the history books it’ll show that we were not for this.”
A multimedia artist caused a commotion in Washington, D.C., late Monday when he projected a series of images on Trump International Hotel that skewered the president over accusations about his business ties with foreign governments.
Robin Bell, a Washington-based artist known for his political projections, said the work was meant to highlight benefits Donald Trump continues to reap since his ascension to the presidency, including revenue generated at his D.C. hotel. The artwork, which went up around 10 p.m. local time, quickly spread on Twitter before it was shut down by hotel security.
“It seems like a very clear case of his impropriety,” Bell said. “It’s a great visualization of a clear-cut example of the laws that he’s breaking.”
Staff reached at Trump International Hotel declined to comment about the messages.
Legal experts have said they aren’t certain if Trump has actually violated the so-called Emoluments Clause of the Constitution, which prohibits those holding office from accepting gifts from foreign governments. However, a watchdog group filed a federal lawsuit earlier this year accusing Trump of doing just that through his vast empire of property holdings, which he still owns while they’re being managed by his two adult sons.
The president’s lawyers have contended that paying for a hotel room is not a gift.
Monday’s artwork cycled through three projections: One read, “Pay Trump bribes here”; another, “Emoluments welcome” on top of the flags of Russia, Turkey, China and Saudi Arabia; and a third showed the Emoluments Clause in its entirety.
Robin Bell should have projected the flags of the Gulf dictatorships, and allies of the self-styled free world, Bahrain and Kuwait. As far as I know, so far the only two countries with conflict of interest issues at the Washington D.C. Trump International Hotel.
Bell’s work has targeted others in the Trump administration in recent months, including a projection on the EPA headquarters aimed at noted climate change denier Myron Ebell. Another, crasser message simply read, “Experts agree: Trump is a pig.”
Bell said his work is a simple act of resistance in the nation’s capital, where, he noted, it’s “sad to see the old post office being used” as a Trump business. The hotel has become the go-to destination for foreign diplomats.
“Maybe in the history books it’ll show that we were not for this,” he said.
This video from the USA says about itself:
Trump Sending More Troops To Afghanistan
14 May 2017
“The Trump administration is looking to change America’s strategy in Afghanistan from waging peace to waging war.
In an effort to turn around the faltering Afghan war, Trump’s top foreign policy and defense advisers, led by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, are recommending that the president send around 3,000 to 5,000 US troops into the country, reports the Washington Post.
They would primarily serve as trainers to Afghan forces who are currently fighting the Taliban, the hardline Islamist group that America and NATO set out to dislodge more than 15 years ago.
But the country’s top intelligence official isn’t sure it’s such a good idea. “The intelligence community assesses that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will almost certainly deteriorate through 2018, even with a modest increase in (the) military assistance by the United States and its partners,” Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence, told the Senate Intelligence Committee today.”
Read more here.
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