Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Manhattan Trump Tower Units Now Selling At A Loss

Bloomberg reports: Trump Tower, once the crown jewel in Donald Trump’s property empire, now ranks as one of the least desirable luxury properties in Manhattan. The 36-year-old building has been turned into a fortress since Trump won the presidency, ringed with concrete barriers and the two main entrances partially blocked off. It hasn’t been substantially updated in years. And Trump’s …

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White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran

The New York Times reports: At a meeting of President Trump’s top national security aides last Thursday, Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan presented an updated military plan that envisions sending as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East should Iran attack American forces or accelerate work on nuclear weapons, administration officials said. The revisions were ordered by hard-liners led …

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China Calls For “People’s War” Over $300B In US Tariffs

Time Magazine reports: U.S. officials are targeting a $300 billion list of additional Chinese imports including laptop computers for tariff hikes, ratcheting up a trade fight that is shaking financial markets and fueling fears about global economic growth. The release followed Beijing’s announcement Monday of tariffs of up to 25% on $60 billion of American imports in their spiraling dispute …

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Trump: “Patriot Farmers” Will Benefit From My Tariffs

The Hill reports: President Trump wrote Tuesday that America’s “Patriot Farmers” would be among the biggest beneficiaries of tariffs his administration has levied against China, promising that the Trump administration would be “making up the difference” to U.S. farmers as tariffs have caused exports on many crops to fall. Stocks plunged on Monday amid the news of stalled negotiations with …

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Trump Opposes LGBT Equality Act In “Current Form”

Chris Johnson reports at the Washington Blade: With a vote on the Equality Act in the U.S. House expected on Friday, a senior administration official indicated exclusively to the Washington Blade that President Trump opposes the bill. “The Trump administration absolutely opposes discrimination of any kind and supports the equal treatment of all; however, this bill in its current form …

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Third-Largest US Coal Company Files For Bankruptcy

Wyoming Public Radio reports: One of the largest domestic coal companies has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Cloud Peak Energy warned of its financial problems in November of last year. By 2018, Cloud Peak had nearly no cash, were hundreds of millions of dollars in debt, and sold less coal than it had in years. The company points to …

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Trump Seeks $15B For Farmers Hurt By His Tariffs

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump is seeking an additional $15 billion in U.S. subsidies in an effort to protect farmers from the devastating impact of his trade war with China. That’s on top of $12 billion already earmarked for the farmers to help them weather the fallout. That would be an additional bill for U.S. taxpayers already shouldering …

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Mayor Pete On Trump Vs Selina Meyer: “Tough To Say”

The Hill reports: Democratic Presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg joked in an interview with published Sunday by Vulture that the character Selina Meyer from political comedy show “Veep” would be “well matched” in a 2020 race against President Trump. “Tough to say — they would be well matched,” Buttigieg, who currently serves as the mayor of South Bend, Ind., said when …

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China Hits Back With New Tariffs On $60B In US Goods

CNBC reports: China will raise tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods in retaliation for the U.S. decision to hike duties on Chinese goods. Beijing will increase the tariffs to 25% from 10% on June 1, the Chinese Finance Ministry said Monday. It follows President Donald Trump’s decision to raise duties on $200 billion in Chinese products to 25% from …

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Trump Takes Credit For Boston Red Sox Winning Streak

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Boston Red Sox are on a five-game winning streak and it seems President Donald Trump wants some of the credit. The Sox had won two in a row before visiting the White House last Thursday to celebrate their 2018 World Series Championship. They returned home to Fenway Park Friday and swept the Seattle Mariners …

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Ivanka’s Company Spared From Trump’s China Tariffs

Fortune reports: On Friday morning, Trump implemented $34 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods ranging from auto parts to medical devices. Clothing and shoes, like those imported by Ivanka Trump’s company, were spared. The Office of the United States Trade Representative explained that the goods to be levied with tariffs were chosen based on what would disrupt the U.S. economy …

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Trump Warns China Not To Retaliate On His Tariffs

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Monday warned China not to retaliate against a hike in tariffs he imposed last week and said U.S. consumers would not pay for any increase in duties. There “is no reason for the U.S. Consumer to pay the Tariffs, which take effect on China today … China should not retaliate-will only get worse!” Trump …

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How Trump Lied His Way Onto Forbes’ Richest List

The CBC reports: Jonathan Greenberg knew Donald Trump was lying to him when he placed him on the Forbes list of America’s richest people, but he didn’t know the magnitude of Trump’s lies until this week. The Times report shows Trump suffered massive losses, a total of $1.17 billion US from 1985 to 1994. Through five of those years, Forbes …

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Trump Attacks Don McGahn: I Was “Never A Big Fan”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at Don McGahn late on Saturday, tweeting that he was “Never a big fan” of the former White House counsel amid an ongoing battle between House Democrats and the administration over documents and testimony related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire …

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Trump: My Cultists Don’t Care About My Tax Returns

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump this afternoon blasted the House Ways and Means Committee request for his tax returns, claiming he is still under audit. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin this week rejected the request from Democratic chairman Richard Neal. The committee has now subpoenaed the Treasury Department and the IRS. He followed up with another tweet on the Mueller report, …

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Trump To Hijack DC’s Fourth Of July Celebration, Move Fireworks, Give Speech, Turn Event Into Campaign Rally

The Washington Post reports: President Trump has effectively taken charge of the nation’s premier Fourth of July celebration in Washington, moving the gargantuan fireworks display from its usual spot on the Mall to be closer to the Potomac River and making tentative plans to address the nation from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, according to top administration officials. The …

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Trump Rages With Early Morning 60 Retweet-Storm

The Huffington Post reports: Donald Trump hit the retweet button hard on Saturday morning. The president went on yet another retweet rampage as he re-shared 60 posts in around 45 minutes that praised him, defended him or echoed his main talking points. Posts from ultra-conservative website Breitbart News, Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, GOP chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, Sen. Lindsey Graham …

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Mayor Pete Says “I Had To Google That” After Trump Calls Him 1950s Cartoon Character “Alfred E. Neumann”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Friday in a single sentence. “Alfred E. Neuman cannot become president of the United States,” the president told POLITICO in a 15-minute telephone interview, when asked what he thought of the South Bend, Ind., mayor. Neuman’s freckled, gap-toothed face and oversized ears have for decades graced the cover …

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White House Twice Asked McGahn To Publicly Deny Trump Obstructed Justice, McGahn Refused Each Time

The New York Times reports: White House officials asked at least twice in the past month for the key witness against President Trump in the Mueller report, Donald F. McGahn II, to say publicly that he never believed the president obstructed justice, according to two people briefed on the requests. Mr. McGahn, who was the president’s first White House counsel, …

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London Mayor: PM Should Call Out Trump During State Visit, He’s Not In The Same Class As His Predecessors

The BBC reports: Theresa May should “call out” Donald Trump on issues where she thinks he is “wrong” during his visit to the UK, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has said. In an interview with LBC, the Labour politician said the US and UK were “closest mates” with a “special relationship” that allowed frank talk. In May 2016 Mr Trump challenged …

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