President Donald Trump continues India visit amid clashesDemocrat challengers prepare for South Carolina debateIn this defining moment for America, support the Guardian’s independent journalism. Make a contribution 12.19pm GMT It is going to be a slightly unfamiliar meal for the president and his wife in India today. Trump is well known for his love of burgers and steaks, but cows are considered sacred in the Hindu religion. The main dish at the banquet tonight will be goat. The banquet is for around 90 guests, and a spokesman for India’s president’s office says the chefs will prepare food with “a careful combination of spices to suit Indian and American palates.”While Trump has been focussed on talks with prime minister Modi and Indian businessmen, first lady Melania has been visiting a “happiness class” at a government-run school in the Indian capital. The curriculum dovetails with her “Be Best” initiative to teach children and young adults to be kind, avoid drugs and take care of themselves. 12.03pm GMT It has been clear for a few days now that the main Mike Bloomberg campaign strategy was going to be to turn his fire specifically on Bernie Sanders. With Sanders out in front in polling, to stand a chance of winning the nomination one of the chasing pack needs to peg him back urgently before he amounts an unassailable lead.Bloomberg’s attack today is that some internal polling that suggests Sanders’ nomination could drag down vulnerable House Democrats trying to hold onto their competitive districts. Continue reading…
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Author : Martin Belam
Publish date : 2020-02-25 12:19:45
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