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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Trump Says Farmers Must Suffer In Trade War ‘For The Country’

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

Suggesting it’s their patriotic duty to take an economic hit for America, Trump on Monday conceded U.S. farmers will likely be hurt by the White House’s unfolding trade war with China.

But he stressed that farmers shouldn’t worry if their livelihoods dwindle because he promises to make it up to them.

“They want to hit the farmers because they think it hits me — I wouldn’t say that’s nice,” Trump said of China. “But I’ll tell you, our farmers are great patriots. These are great patriots. They understand that they’re doing this for the country,” he added.…

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White House Aide Explains: “Fake News” Means Criticism Of Trump

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NBC News host Chuck Todd hit back at White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro’s use of the term ‘fake news’ Sunday morning, calling it a “cheap shot” that takes aim at the First Amendment.

Todd made the remarks during a segment on NBC’s “Meet the Press” during which Navarro characterized the Washington Post as “fake news.”

Disputing a recent story in the Post about Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly threatening to quit his job, Navarro took a jab at the newspaper, saying, “When you read stuff in the Washington Post, frankly, that’s fake news most of the time.”

“I think that expression is a pretty unfair thing about a major news organization,” Todd responded.

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Trump, The Anti-Business President

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

White House economist Peter Navarro, whose boss claimed credit when the stock market was rising, now thinks it should be ignored. After Monday’s plunge, he said, “The market is reacting in a way which does not comport with the … unbelievable strength in President Trump’s economy.” Rest easy, Navarro advised. “The economy is as strong as an ox.”

He should hope so, because its burdens are growing. Donald Trump’s trade salvos against China moved Beijing to slap new tariffs on U.S. products. He has threatened to end NAFTA, which would wreck the supply chains of U.S.…

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