The nomination comes at a time of frayed relations between the two countries after a tweet in August in which Trump asked his secretary of state to study South African “land and farm seizures”.
In her memoir, Becoming, Michelle Obama has shed light on her private life, her equation with her husband Barack Obama and has also voiced her opinion on the current President Donald Trump.
The award was established by President John F. Kennedy to honour those who contributed significantly to American culture or the national interest through public or private actions.
Erik Grafe, an Alaska-based attorney for the environmental group Earthjustice, said Trump acted without the authority of Congress or the Constitution when he reversed President Barack Obama’s drilling ban.
In her memoir “Becoming,” set to come out Tuesday, Obama writes openly about everything from growing up in Chicago to confronting racism in public life to her amazement at becoming the country’s first black first lady.
Americans, as well as the rest of the world, are keenly watching the elections, whose results could impact President Donald Trump’s powers in matters of the legislature as well as in getting his nominees confirmed to judicial and other positions.
Obama and Trump offered competing visions for the country in a split screen of campaigning on Sunday, seeking to galvanize voter turnout in the fight to control Congress and governors’ mansions.
As a red-state Democrat, Donnelly has had a target on his back ever since he unexpectedly defeated Republican Richard Mourdock in 2012, when the former state treasure said a woman who gets pregnant from her rapist is carrying a “gift from God.”
Without naming, Obama slammed the policies of his successor President Donald Trump. “That’s not patriotism,” he said.
Opinion polls and non-partisan forecasters generally show Democrats with strong chances of winning 23 additional seats and taking a majority in the House of Representatives, which they could use to launch investigations into Trump’s administration.
The speech was one of Obama’s sharpest and most direct takedowns of Trump’s presidency, although the former president was careful to never mention Trump by name.
At least eight suspicious parcels were intercepted before reaching any intended recipients, including Obama’s attorney general, Eric Holder, former CIA Director John Brennan and prominent Democratic Party donor George Soros.
On their anniversary day, former US leader, Barack Obama wished his wife, Michelle Obama on the social media platforms and expressed his gratitude towards her, calling her an extraordinary partner and ‘his favorite person to see the world with’.
Barack Obama, who scripted history by becoming the first black President of the US in 2009, has often talked about the influence Mahatma Gandhi had on his life.
In the video, Barack Obama talks about his 2008 victory and said it was special when he viewed it through the eyes of his mother-in-law Marian Shields Robinson.