Banning transgender people from serving in the American military would be “doing the military a great favour,” Donald Trump has said – a statement undercut by resistance to the proposal from current and former servicemembers. Mr Trump was seeking to defend his controversial prohibition on transgender troops, which he announced on Twitter to the reported surprise of military officials. After claiming to enjoy “great support from that community,” an apparent reference to transgender Americans, Mr Trump framed the proposal as a gift to the armed forces.
Donald Trump has expressed surprise at the FBI’s raid and search of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s home as part of the Russia investigation – saying it sends “a very strong signal”. The raid was carried out by investigators working as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and any potential ties to the Trump campaign. “I thought [the raid] was a very, very strong signal, or whatever,” Mr Trump told reporters during a working vacation at his golf club in New Jersey.
Trump’s senior advisor reportedly to visit Israel and PA in effort to restart peace talks.
By James Oliphant BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) – President Donald Trump attacked his own party’s Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, for a second day on Thursday, complaining from the steps of his private New Jersey golf club about Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace Obamacare. In the aftermath of last month’s collapse in the Senate of a years-long Republican campaign to gut the 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, Trump has berated McConnell and other Republican senators, urging them to return to the divisive issue of reforming the U.S. healthcare insurance system. Many senators, including McConnell, have been making the case that it is time to move on to other policies, such as tax reform and improving infrastructure.
There’s no way Apple will surprise us with the iPhone 8’s design come September. Sure, there are still many mysteries buried inside iOS 11 related to the way the iPhone 8’s unique features will work, even though some of them were partially detailed by the leaked HomePod software. But the phone’s overall design is not going to shock us.
With that in mind, we have no reason to question the authenticity of the following iPhone 8 dummy unit. We’re looking at a short video captured in what seems to be a Starbucks coffee shop that shows us what the black iPhone 8 will look like. From the looks of it, the prototype looks similar to the previous iPhone 8 mockups featured recently in video clips:
The iPhone 8’s design has been finalized long ago, and the handset is already in production, multiple reports say.
Apple has dropped the iconic home button, a move that allowed it to extend the height of the screen and achieve a nearly bezel-free design. There is a “notch” at the top that houses the various sensors, the FaceTime camera, the 3D facial recognition cameras, and the front speaker.
On the back, the phone has a vertical dual lens camera supposed to deliver the same portrait camera effects first launched on the iPhone 7 Plus and enhance AR experiences.
Gone are the antenna lines, as the iPhone 8 will be the first iPhone since the iPhone 4s to feature a glass shell on the back. The phone will support wireless charging, which explains the switch from metal to glass.
One other notable change concerns the power button, which is now longer than traditional standby buttons seen on iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch media players.
That said, this is still just a dummy unit, likely created using the various iPhone 8 schematics that are already in circulation out there. That means the phone does not work, and we’ll have to wait for Apple’s September iPhone event to see how iOS 11 actually looks like on the iPhone 8.