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Washington, April 28, 2017: Indian-American Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal has said that US President Donald Trump has failed to keep his poll promises since he took office in January.

Jayapal said the President, who is completing 100 days in office on Saturday, talked big on reforms, taxes and jobs but could deliver nothing.

“He has been able to do nothing that he promised. He has not been able to put forward a single jobs bill. He keeps talking about a huge infrastructure package ‘its gonna be big; its gonna be big’, we haven’t seen anything,” Jayapal told ABC News.

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Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman in the US House of Representatives, said that Trump did not put in action any of his poll promises, including lower deductibles, lower premiums and better healthcare, the ABC News reported.

“Trump proposed trillion dollars in tax cuts for the wealthiest, but nothing of that sort happened,” the Democrat said.

“So, I would say a big F. Failing grade for the President on actually being able to move this country forward. And propose anything that he can’t even get his own party to stand by,” Jayapal said.

“This is a President who has both chambers, and still he has not been able to get anything done.”

The US President suffered three massive blows in the shape of blocked executive orders, in the first 100 days of his presidency.

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He passed orders, twice, to temporarily block people from six predominantly Muslim countries, but failed.

Earlier this week, a San Francisco Judge, William H. Orrick, blocked Trump’s order to withhold federal grants for the sanctuary cities.

Sanctuary cities is a term used for cities that protect immigrants’ rights by not sharing information on their immigration-status to the federal immigration authorities.

“We are thrilled. I am not surprised because we have been saying for months that it is unconstitutional and unlawful for the federal government to try and withhold funding for sanctuary cities,” Jayapal said in response to the district court’s order.

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Trump, however, blasted the district court judge’s decision to block his executive order.

He wrote on Twitter, “First the Ninth Circuit rules against the ban & now it hits again on sanctuary cities — both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!”

Jayapal, who came to the US at age 16, said that Trump needs to understand the Constitution and respect the courts.

“He needs to understand the Constitution of the United States of America. That’s the document he swore to protect and uphold,” Jayapal said.

“He should have respect for the judicial branch. It is not under his control. It is a separate branch of government and he needs to understand that.” (IANS)

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Googling ‘idiot’ Bringing up Donald Trump Pictures Drags Google in Trouble

The House committee had also questioned YouTube, Twitter and Facebook executives at separate hearings on bias in big tech

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US Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, in an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, asked its CEO Sundar Pichai why so many pictures of President Donald Trump appear when she does a Google search for “idiot”.

“Right now, if you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that,” the California Democrat told Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday here.

“How would that happen? How does search work so that would occur?” Lofgren asked Pichai, according to the Washington Post.

The Google CEO — who was at the hearing to address allegations of political bias in his company’s widely used search engine — said the results were based on billions of keywords ranked according to over 200 factors such as relevance, popularity, how others were using the search term, to determine how to best match a query with results.

“So it’s not some little man sitting behind the curtain figuring out what we’re going to show the user?” Lofgren asked. “It’s basically a compilation of what users are generating.”

Republicans have long accused Google of political bias, which the company has strongly denied.

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In August, Trump said in a tweet that a Google search for “Trump News” showed only reports from “Fake News Media.” He concluded it was “rigged” against him so “almost all stories and news was bad.”

House Republicans said they wanted to hold the hearing — entitled “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” — to make sure the search giant was being impartial.

“Americans put their trust in big tech companies to honour freedom of speech and champion open dialogue,” Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia said in a statement before the hearing.

The House committee had also questioned YouTube, Twitter and Facebook executives at separate hearings on bias in big tech.

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In response to Republicans who complained about Google searches, Democratic Representative Ted Lieu said: “If you want positive search results, do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things.”

“And to some of my colleagues across the aisle, if you’re getting bad press articles and bad search results, don’t blame Google or Facebook or Twitter, consider blaming yourself.” (IANS)