The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 12nd, 2023 day edition

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Donald Trump has been mocked for claiming that “people were actually crying” when he was arrested and arraigned in a New York court.

When I went to the courthouse which is also a prison in a sense, they signed me in and I’ll tell you people were crying,” he claimed.

Video footage from inside the courthouse in Manhattan last week actually showed court staff refusing to hold open a door for Mr Trump as he walked in to face a judge.

“People who worked at the courthouse were crying because they were happy to see the conman from Queens being arrested.

One officer even let the door slam into Trump with tears of joy in his eyes,” wrote one user.

'They Were Actually Crying': Trump Tells Tucker Carlson Employees at the NY Courthouse Told Him 'I'm Sorry' — Mediaite (@Mediaite) April 11, 2023.

And another added: “Dude, if they loved you so much, why did they let the door slam in your face. »

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu: Military exercises suggest China is getting 'ready to launch a war against Taiwan'

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“Look at the military exercises, and also their rhetoric, they seem to be trying to get ready to launch a war against Taiwan,” Wu said.

“The Taiwanese government looks at the Chinese military threat as something that cannot be accepted and we condemn it.”.

The exercises appeared to mark the first time the Chinese navy has simulated strikes by aircraft carrier-based warplanes on Taiwan. »

Portal writer says he’s joking about making Portal 3, doesn’t want to cause strife at Valve

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The co-writer of the Portal games has said he’s mainly joking when he says he wants to make Portal 3, because he doesn’t want to cause strife at Valve.

“But the real reason is that in a flat structure like Valve, there is an opportunity cost to doing anything.

And whatever is going on at Valve right now requires the dedication and participation of the people working on it, and it’s voluntary. »

Washington Post: Leaked US documents indicate Egypt secretly planned to supply rockets to Russia

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Egypt President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi recently ordered subordinates to produce up to 40,000 rockets to be covertly shipped to Russia, according to a document exclusively obtained by the Washington Post.

A portion of a top secret document, dated Feb. 17, summarizes alleged conversations between Sisi and senior Egyptian military officials and also highlights plans to supply Russia with artillery rounds and gunpowder.

"In the document, Sisi instructs the officials to keep the production and shipment of the rockets secret 'to avoid problems with the West,'" the Washington Post reports. »