U.S. Speaker, Paul Ryan Distances Self From Trump

U.S. Speaker, Ryan Distances Self From TrumpSpeaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, has distanced himself from the campaign of Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump.

A source said the disclaimer was in reaction to the remarks Trump made about groping women which led to an outrage.

The source added on Monday that Ryan would not campaign with Trump in the run-up to the Nov. 8 elections.

The Speaker has vowed to focus on defending seats in Congress, but did not end his endorsement of the party’s nominee.

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US Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump

The American billionaire had earlier apologised for the obscene comments he made about women in a newly released videotape from 2005.

In the video, Mr Trump said “You can do anything” to women “when you’re a star”.

In his statement, he stressed that the words do not reflect who he was.

Top Republicans had condemned the comments while his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton called them “horrific”.

US Election: Trump Sorry For Offensive Remarks On Women

Donald Trump, US, WomenUS presidential candidate, Donald Trump, has come under fire once again for obscene comments he made about women in a newly released videotape from 2005.

In the video, Mr Trump said “You can do anything” to women “when you’re a star”.

He, however, apologised for the offensive comments, stressing that the words do not reflect who he was.

“These words don’t reflect who I am… I apologise,” BBC quoted Trump on Saturday.

A Better Man

“I’ve said and done things I regret (and) anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am.

“I said it, I was wrong, and I apologise.

“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended to be someone I’m not.

“I pledge to be a better man tomorrow,” he added.

Top republicans have condemned the comments while his democratic rival Hillary Clinton called them “horrific”.

However, Mr Trump tried to deflect the impact by attacking former President Bill Clinton.

President Buhari Condemns Terrorist Attack In Florida

buhari-sadPresident Muhammadu Buhari has condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack on the Pulse Night Club, Orlando, Florida, describing it as ‘‘criminal’’ and ‘‘cowardly’’. 

In a letter to the Ambassador of the United States in Nigeria, James Entwistle, President Buhari conveyed Nigeria’s heartfelt sympathy to President Barrack Obama and the people of United States of America.

The President also assured the United States of Nigeria’s continued support and cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

‘‘President Buhari extends his most sincere condolences to the families, relatives and friends of the victims.

‘‘The President condemns such criminal, cowardly attack, wherever it might occur, as an attack on all decent, democratic, peaceful people.

“Every terrorist attack only strengthens Nigeria’s resolve to stand shoulder to shoulder with the United States and other countries in the frontline of the war on terror,’’ the letter, which was signed by the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari read.

President Buhari also called ‘‘on all peace-loving nations to commit themselves whole-heartedly to multilateral cooperation and collaborative actions aimed at eradicating the scourge of international terrorism.’’

Various Americans on Monday made statements in connection to the killings that took place in Orlando, central Florida in the United States.

A rampage had occurred on Sunday at a gay nightclub, with at least 50 people killed and 53 more wounded.

In his White House briefing, President Barack Obama said Americans were bonded in grief, outrage and “resolve to defend our people”, after “an act of terror and an act of hate”.Orlando Shooting

He described the incident as the ‘worst mass shooting in U.S. history’ and ordered that the American flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack.

Obama, Biden Others React To Orlando Killings

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, OrlandoVarious Americans on Monday made statements in connection to the killings that took place in Orlando, central Florida in the United States.

A rampage had occurred on Sunday at a gay nightclub, with at least 50 people killed and 53 more wounded.

In his White House briefing, President Barack Obama said Americans were bonded in grief, outrage and “resolve to defend our people”, after “an act of terror and an act of hate”.Orlando Shooting

He described the incident as the ‘worst mass shooting in U.S. history’ and ordered that the American flags be lowered to half-staff to honor the victims of the attack.

In a statement by his spokesman, Vice President Joe Biden “offered his prayers for all those killed and injured in the shooting and sends his condolences to all the families and loved ones of the victims”.

“Grudge In His Heart”

US presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, on her part said the attack was a tragedy that required a serious response.

Also reacting to the shooting was the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus who issued a statement saying they were “horrified by the tragic shooting”.

Seddique Mateen, the father of the attacker, Omar Mateen, said he did not know that his son had a “grudge in his heart”.

Omar was shot dead by the police.

Mr Mateen said he did not understand why his son carried out the shooting at the Pulse nightclub.

He had earlier said his son was angered after seeing two men kissing in Miami.

According to the BBC, in a statement posted online and addressed to people in his native Afghanistan, Seddique Mateen said his son was “a very good boy”, who had a wife and a child.

“I don’t know what caused it,” he said. “I never figured out that he had a grudge in his heart….I am grief-stricken.”