Hours after assassination bid Trump changes Republican convention speech, to focus on unity

Former President Donald Trump has made significant changes to his upcoming Republican convention speech in response to an attempted assassination Saturday. It will now focus on a call for national unity rather than his original plan to critique President Joe Biden’s policies.

In an exclusive interview with the Washington Examiner, Trump reflected on the incident, emphasizing his desire to use the moment to bring the country together.

“In America, we resolve differences at ballot box, not with bullets”: Biden says at Oval Office after assassination attempt on Trump

Following the assassination attempt on former POTUS Donald Trump, US President Joe Biden addressed the nation on Sunday, stating that violence cannot be normalized at any cost. Biden also said that differences in America are “resolved at ballot boxes, not with bullets”.

“We debate and disagree, we compare and contrast the character of the candidates, the records, the issues, the agenda, the vision for America. But in America, we resolve our differences at the ballot box, that’s how we do it, at the ballot box, not with bullets,” Biden said.

Trump’s assassination bid has shattered US’ illusion of being safe & secure democracy, says former diplomat

Former diplomat Jitendra Nath Misra, who previously served as the Indian ambassador to Portugal and Laos, said on Sunday, July 14, that the assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump has shattered the illusion that the US had about its democracy being safe and secure.

In an interview with IANS, Misra said that the assassination attempt also raised questions about the US’ advocacy of democracy abroad. “An illusion has been shattered that American democracy is safe and secure,” he said.

President Biden’s campaign quietly testing Kamala Harris against Donald Trump: Report

As President Joe Biden faces mounting pressure over the future of his candidacy, his campaign is quietly testing Vice President Kamala Harris’s viability against former President Donald Trump through a voter survey, New York Times reported.

Some of Biden’s long-standing advisers are reportedly considering ways to convince him to withdraw from the race, as per the New York Times.

India’s multi-billion-dollar outsourcing industry could take a hit if Donald Trump is elected President

Former US President Donald Trump has promised to end outsourcing if re-elected, which should sound alarm bells across India’s multi-billion-dollar outsourcing industry whose largest customer is the US.

“Stop outsourcing, and turn the United States into a manufacturing superpower,” said Trump’s 2024 Republican Party Platform released ahead of the party convention next week to appoint him as the party nominee for the White House, in his third run.

Nikki Haley releases her delegates, asks them to support Trump at Republican National Convention

Nikki Haley, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race in early March, has said that she is releasing her delegates to the Republican National Convention (RNC), urging them to support former President and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump.

Haley, a former South Carolina governor and ex-US ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday in a statement that the upcoming nominating convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is a time for Republican “unity”.

President Biden admits debate was “bad episode”, takes responsibility for underwhelming performance

In his first television interview since the CNN debate with former POTUS and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, President Joe Biden candidly addressed his performance, describing it as a “bad episode” and taking full responsibility for what transpired.

ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos interviewed Biden in Madison, Wisconsin, on Friday, July 5, following a rally with Democratic supporters, where Biden reiterated his commitment to staying in the race.

Donald Trump calls for ‘no holds barred’ debate as President Biden tries to undo damage from the first

Donald Trump, the former President and presumptive Republican nominee, has called for a “no holds barred” debate with President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, as the latter sits down for a widely anticipated interview he is doing to allay concerns about his health and ability to serve another four years, following an underwhelming performance in the first debate last week.

“I have the answer to the Crooked Joe Biden Incompetence Puzzle”, Trump wrote in a post on Truth Social.

Indian-origin Kamala Harris emerges top contender for Biden’s White House ticket if he quits

Kamala Harris, the Indian American Vice President, is emerging as a leading choice for Democrats to take over from President Joe Biden should he step aside, bowing to growing calls from within the party, following his disastrous performance in the first presidential debate of the 2024 cycle last week.

A new poll shows she is within striking distance of former President Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, in a head-to-head matchup.

Donald Trump gets timely sentencing reprieve as court agrees to delay till after Republican convention

By invoking the Supreme Court ruling on presidential immunity, ex-POTUS Donald Trump has won a timely reprieve by getting the court to agree to delay his sentencing till after the Republican Party Convention, where he is set to be anointed the GOP’s presidential candidate.

Without an objection from the prosecutors, Judge Juan Merchan agreed on Tuesday, July 2, to postpone the sentencing to consider claims by Trump’s lawyers that the top judiciary’s ruling applied his conviction last month on 34 charges of falsifying his business records to cover up payments to a porn star.

Biden, Trump square off in first presidential debate, trade insults

President Biden and former POTUS Donald Trump locked horns in the first presidential debate on Thursday night. The 90-minute affair saw the two share their take on the economy, abortion, the Middle East, the Jan. 6 attack, Trump’s recent criminal conviction and more.

The debate was hosted by CNN in Atlanta. Anchors Dana Bash and Jake Tapper served as moderators. The show, which did not allow any studio audience, used high-tech microphones. These microphones allowed the speakers to know when it was their time to speak by turning on a green light. Similarly, the microphone was turned off when it was not the candidate’s turn to speak.

Days after Biden’s announcement, Trump woos voters with Green Card promise

Just days after President Biden announced that undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens residing in the country for at least a decade can apply for expedited citizenship, a move that is likely to benefit the Indian diaspora, ex-POTUS Donald Trump — presumptive Republican presidential nominee for the upcoming elections in November — has stated that if re-elected, his administration will pursue a program to automatically grant Green Cards to foreign students upon graduation from American colleges and universities.

Students from India, the second-largest source country for foreign students, could be among the largest beneficiaries, if Trump is re-elected and implements this policy. Together with students from China, the top source country, they account for 53 percent of all foreign students enrolled in 2023.

Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy share stage after Indian American drops out of 2024 White House race

A day after his thumping win in the Iowa caucuses, former President Donald Trump held a rally in Atkinson, New Hampshire on Tuesday with fellow GOP leader Vivek Ramaswamy and thanked the Indian American biotech executive for endorsing him. While Trump solidified his position as Republican presidential candidate in his bid to return to the White House, Ramaswamy pulled out of the race on Monday night after finishing a distant fourth in Iowa.