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Joe Walsh Woos George Conway For Trump Challenge

The New York Times reports: Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and a former Tea Party congressman from Illinois who is expected to announce a long shot primary challenge to President Trump in the coming days, is wooing the husband of Kellyanne Conway for a senior role in his campaign — a signal of his intent to troll Mr. …

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The Chosen One: I Do Not Have A “Messiah Complex”

Fox News reports: “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.” They were the words from President Trump about the escalating trade war with China that sparked outrage from commentators across news media outlets this week. But on Saturday, while tweeting from the G-7 Summit in France, Trump claimed that the joke’s on them. His comments were made …

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Trump Appeals Ruling That He Can’t Block On Twitter

CNN reports: The Justice Department asked a federal court of appeals on Friday to reconsider a case where President Donald Trump was told he couldn’t legally block Twitter users from seeing his tweets. The 2nd US Circuit Court of Appeals has not yet said if it would rehear the case. The request comes following a three-judge appellate panel having decided …

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Trump: I Can Totally Make Companies Cut Off China

The Hill reports: President Trump defended his declaration on Friday that American companies were “hereby ordered” to find alternatives to manufacturing in China, claiming that the 1977 International Emergency Economic Powers Act gave him the power to make such a pronouncement. Trump had previously cited the 1977 Act, which gives the president the power to regulate commerce during exceptional international …

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The Chosen One Raises Tariffs On China Again

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump will hike tariff rates on most imports from China in response to the latest shots in the trade war between the world’s two largest economies, he said Friday. The White House will raise existing duties on $250 billion in Chinese products to 30% from 25% on Oct. 1, the president tweeted. The tariffs on another …

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Trump Mocks Having Caused Stock Market To Crater

USA Today reports: After President Donald Trump’s tweets on China and blasting Fed chairman Jerome Powell, not to mention the Dow plunging today, the president tweeted out a reaction to the news by… trolling Congressman Seth Moulton. No, seriously. Moulton, a former Marine and three-term congressman, announced Friday morning he would no longer seek the Democratic nomination. He told reporters …

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Putin Orders Reciprocal Response After US Missile Test

Reuters reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday ordered a like-for-like response to a recent U.S. missile test, which he said showed that Washington aimed to deploy previously banned missiles around the world. The Pentagon said on Monday it had tested a conventionally-configured cruise missile that hit its target after more than 500 km (310 miles) of flight, its first …

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The Mooch Compares Trump To Cult Leader Jim Jones

The Hill reports: Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Friday compared President Trump to Rev. Jim Jones, the infamous cult leader who led hundreds to their death Jonestown, Guyana, in 1978. “He has gone past the bounds of normalcy on so many things,” Scaramucci said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” Thursday night. The short-term former aide said there …

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Trump Rages Against “Enemy” Federal Reserve Chair, “Orders” US Companies To Stop Working With China

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump again ripped into Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell on Friday, questioning whether he is a “bigger enemy” to the United States than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump tweeted his attack, which misspelled the central bank chief’s name before it was corrected, not long after Powell delivered a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. As he uses …

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China Retaliates With Additional $75 Billion In Tariffs

CNBC reports: China said Friday it will impose new tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods and resume duties on American autos. The Chinese State Council said it decided to slap tariffs ranging from 5% to 10% on $75 billion U.S. goods in two batches effective on Sep. 1 and Dec. 15. It also said a 25% tariff will …

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The Chosen One Rages: Democrats Are Willing To “Lose Their Wealth” Just For A Possibility To Beat Me In 2020

The Hill reports: President Trump said Friday morning that “the Democrat Party” and “the Fake News Media” are trying to convince the nation that a recession is on the way in an effort to hurt his reelection chances next year. In a pair of tweets, Trump vowed that he would win in 2020 while simultaneously clamping down on warnings of …

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Chinese Cult Hides Connection To New Pro-Trump Ads

NBC News reports: The Epoch Times, a conservative news outlet that has spent more money on pro-Trump Facebook advertisements than any group other than the Trump campaign in the last six months, shifted its spending on the platform in the last month, according to results seen on Facebook’s advertising archive. These new pages obfuscate their connection to ads that promote …

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Trump Had Invited Himself To Denmark Meeting

The Daily Beast reports: Speaking to reporters on the White House’s South Lawn in late July, President Donald Trump revealed that he was “looking at” a stop in Denmark after an upcoming trip to Poland to attend a World War II commemorative ceremony. For officials in Copenhagen, the comment came as a surprise. Although it is customary in Denmark for …

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Trump Joked About Trading Puerto Rico For Greenland

The New York Times reports: It started as a headline seemingly straight out of The Onion. Then it unleashed a torrent of jokes on late-night television and social media. And finally it exploded into a serious diplomatic rupture between the United States and one of its longtime allies. In the latest only-in-Trumpland episode skating precariously along the line between farce …

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US Manufacturing Contracts For First Time In Decade

CNBC reports: U.S. manufacturer growth slowed to the lowest level in almost 10 years in August, the latest sign that the trade war may be exacerbating the economic slowdown. The U.S. manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) was 49.9 in August, down from 50.4 in July and below the neutral 50.0 threshold for the first time since September 2009, according to …

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Revision: 500,000 Fewer Jobs Created Than Reported

MarketWatch reports: Turns out hiring wasn’t nearly as strong in 2018 and early 2019 as the government initially reported — by about a half-million jobs. The economy had about 501,000 fewer jobs as of March 2019 than the Bureau of Labor Statistics initially calculated in its survey of business establishments. That’s the largest revision since the waning stages of the …

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Trump Clocks 62% Disapproval Rating In New AP Poll

The Hill reports: The majority of Americans in a new poll disapproves of President Trump’s overall performance, despite greater support for the president’s handling of the economy than other issues in the survey. Sixty-two percent of Americans said they disapprove of the job Trump is doing, while just 36 percent approve, according to the Associated Press–NORC Center for Public Affairs …

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GOP Sen. Tom Cotton: Actually, Greenland Was My Idea

Talk Politics reports: Months before President Donald Trump expressed an interest in buying Greenland, U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., said he suggested the idea to the President and met with the Danish ambassador to propose the sale of the large land mass to the U.S. Speaking Wednesday (Aug. 21) at the inaugural Talk Business & Politics Power Lunch at the …

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Former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh May Challenge Trump

The New York Times reports: Joe Walsh, a conservative radio show host and former Republican congressman from Illinois, is expected to announce he is running for president as early as this weekend, presenting President Trump with a challenger from the right his critics hope will weaken the president in the 2020 election. Mr. Walsh stands virtually no chance of wresting …

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Draft Dodger Trump “Jokes” That He Wanted To Give Himself The Medal Of Honor But He Doesn’t Qualify

The following is actually just one of the six or seven reasons that #25thAmendmentNow is currently trending at #1. President Trump joked Wednesday that he wanted to award himself with the Medal of Honor but was told that he didn’t “qualify” by advisers. Trump made the remarks while recognizing Medal of Honor recipient and World War II veteran Woody Williams …

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