Even though they are radically different from each other and come from totally different backgrounds, Trump, Nixon and Netanyahu share a common thread that may explain their hostility to elites in general and the media in particular
Trump pledges $1 million in personal funds to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
A federal judge in Texas on Thursday struck down an Obama administration rule that would have extended mandatory overtime pay to more than 4 million U.S. workers, siding with business groups and 21 states that had challenged it. The Trump administration had already said it would make changes to the rule, which riled trade groups and companies when it was adopted. The rule would have doubled to about $47,000 the maximum salary a worker could earn and still be automatically eligible for overtime pay.
President Donald Trump says he will donate $1 million (£75,000) of his own money to flood relief efforts in Texas and Louisiana after the devastation unleashed by Hurricane Harvey, the White House said on Thursday. "He’ll pledge, proudly, $1 million of his own personal money to help the people of Texas and Louisiana," spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. The White House did not say whether the money would come from Mr Trump or his foundation. Trump calls Hurricane Harvey response 'epic' 01:12 During the 2016 presidential campaign Mr Trump came under fire for repeatedly announcing charitable donations but not following through. Mrs Huckabee Sanders said the US president wanted suggestions from the White House press corps about how to spend the money. Mike Pence hugs a woman during a trip to survey the damage from Hurricane Harvey in Rockport, Texas Credit: Bloomberg The spokeswoman also announced that Mr Trump has tentative plans to visit "the Houston area" on Saturday as well as Lake Charles, Louisiana. During a visit to Texas on Tuesday Mr Trump had been unable to visit the flood zone because of difficult logistics and security concerns. Hurricane Harvey hits Texas, in pictures