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Former President Donald Trump returns to Washington, D.C.

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Trump arrived back in the nation’s capital to deliver the keynote address at the America First Policy Institute’s two-day America First Agenda Summit.

After leaving the White House 18 months ago, former President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC, on Tuesday.

Trump arrived back in the nation’s capital to deliver the keynote address at the America First Policy Institute’s two-day America First Agenda Summit.

The 45th president hasn’t been seen in Washington since he left office on Jan. 20, 2021 — even snubbing President Biden’s inauguration on his way out of the city. The event marks Trump’s first visit back to the capitol.

The 45th President of the United States used his speech to focus on public safety. He highlighted recent violent crime statistics throughout the country. He laid out the serious problems the country continues to face under the Biden administration talking about horrific crime, red-hot inflation, and the expensive liberal spending agenda that is stalled in Congress. Trump also focused on his vision for the future.

Trump has steadily held rallies across the nation in which he focuses on timely issues as well as his grievances over the 2020 election results.

Trump’s address was held just hours after Mike Pence — his vice president and potential 2024 rival — urged Republicans to stop looking backward at the 44th National Conservative Student Conference.

Neither Trump nor Pence has publicly confirmed a run for president in 2024 — but their back-to-back events in Washington has sparked speculation of a potential showdown between the former White House team.

Veronica Dudo is the U.S. Correspondent for Ticker News covering America’s biggest headlines. As an Emmy® Award nominated global journalist, Veronica has traveled across the country and around the world reporting on historical events that connect all citizens. Lauded as an award-winning international journalist, Veronica has executed stellar news coverage for NBC News, CBS News, The Hill, ME-TV Network and AOL. Her stories have highlighted a plethora of topics ranging from breaking news and politics to economic affairs across the USA, European Union, and Asia; cultural affairs; globalization; governance; education; and sustainability.

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Porn floods Twitter “China” search

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Twitter users have been finding it hard to search for information on the social media platform due to an explosion of pornographic spam.

While thousands of protests against extended lockdowns, a digital bot army has roared into action on Twitter, with long-dormant Chinese language accounts suddenly tweeting links to escort services and other adult content.

Anyone trying to track the spontaneous protest movement on Twitter complained about the deluge of spam pornographic content making flooding the search for information.

The China protests come at a time when Twitter’s content and moderation teams have been pared back drastically following Elon Musk’s $44 billion takeover of the social media giant.

Twitter, along with other international social media services like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram, is blocked by Beijing’s internet censors within Mainland China.

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Biden silence on China protests

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As citizens across China revolt against the country’s “zero Covid” policy, the White House issued a statement about the growing protests.

“‘We’ve long said everyone has the right to peacefully protest, in the United States and around the world,’ a White House National Security Council spokesperson said in a statement.

‘This includes in the [People’s Republic of China.]’

“‘Zero COVID is not a policy we are pursuing here,’ the spokesperson said.

‘And as we’ve said, we think it’s going to be very difficult for the People’s Republic of China to be able to contain this virus through their zero COVID strategy.’”

Commentators have noted that the statement came from the White House, and not President Biden himself.

Demonstrators are calling on President Joe Biden to take a stance and publicly support their cause.

The protests have continued despite numerous attempts by the Chinese government to quell them.

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China protests hit global markets, crypto

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The protests in China are having a negative impact on cryptocurrencies and markets around the world.

Bitcoin failed to break its descent and fell more than 3 percent.

The global crypto market cap fell over 2%, sending major cryptos into the red.

Over the last 24 hours, overall crypto market volume grew by 22%.

It comes amid a round of investor nervousness in global markets spurred by protests in China against Covid restrictions.

Protesters outraged by harsh COVID-19 regulations called for China’s strong leader to quit.

China is the world’s second-largest economy and has a significant impact on global financial markets.

Stocks and cryptos aren’t considered safe havens, leading to bearing price action.

Analysts are hoping for a sharp bullish reversal if and when the protests end.

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