Police in Portland, Oregon, declared an anti-Trump protest a riot and used “less lethal munitions” to try to disperse the crowd. President Barack Obama said his meeting with Trump in the White House on Thursday was “excellent.” And there are about 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world — soon, Trump will control about half of them.
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Donald Trump met with President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday to kick off the presidential transition process.
President Obama said the meeting was “excellent” and wide-ranging, covering foreign and domestic policy. Trump also praised the meeting, saying it was an honor. The two hadn’t met before.
Trump and his team received agency-specific briefings that have been prepared by Obama’s administration officials, according to the White House press secretary. The president-elect also visited Capitol Hill and thought the view was great.
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Protesters continued to gather around the US to demonstrate against President-elect Donald Trump.
An anti-Trump protest in Portland on Thursday was declared a riot after widespread vandalism. Protesters arrested during a riot will face felony charges, police said. Officers reported vandalism and “aggressive behavior.”
Demonstrations also continued across other US cities, including New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle. Groups of high school students walked out of class, and as Donald Trump met with President Obama at the White House, protesters stood solemnly outside.
There are about 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world. Donald Trump will soon control about half of them.
Today, there are almost 2,000 deployed nuclear weapons in the US arsenal, riding on submarines, sitting atop missiles, or packed into bombs, according to the Federation of American Scientists, and another 5,000 or so are in the military stockpile. Russian numbers mirror the US ones.
“Basically the president has a hell of a lot of control over nuclear weapons,” nuclear analyst Miles Pomper of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies told BuzzFeed News.
Investors expect high drug prices, lots of construction, and deregulated financial services. These are the industries that stand to gain under a Trump presidency.
Trump’s promise to bring back enhanced interrogation techniques — including waterboarding and “a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding” — is rattling the tight-knit community of government officials and activists who have worked for a decade to forbid them.
One of Trump’s most effective campaign promises was to crack down on illegal immigration and build up President Obama’s deportation strategy. Now, two days after Trump’s victory, many families with undocumented relatives are overwhelmed by fear that his campaign promises will mean families broken apart with deportations once he takes the White House. BuzzFeed News spoke with some of those families.
And here’s a running list of reported racist incidents after Trump’s victory.
“It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet, songwriter and artist, Leonard Cohen has passed away. We have lost one of music’s most revered and prolific visionaries,” the post read. “A memorial will take place in Los Angeles at a later date. The family requests privacy during their time of grief.”
Cohen released his latest album, You Want It Darker, only three weeks ago. Carlos Alvarez / Getty Images
I will teach my children to survive the new America.“My son and daughter found out yesterday that Donald Trump would be their new president. Today, and for the rest of their lives, I need to make them believe that their survival and success is still inevitable.”