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  • The Guardian view on Donald Trump: the net closes

    Contempt and indignation, however deserved, won’t end the presidency of Donald Trump. What’s needed is the operation of the law. That may be coming closer That President Trump is an almost compulsive liar, a man who is incurious about the world except to the extent that it can satisfy his crude immediate desires, has been obvious since he first appeared in public life as a real estate huckster in New York City. To some extent these were the qualities, or the defects, that won him the presidency....

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  • The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s credibility: America’s compromised leader

    As the Mueller investigation continues to produce troubling charges against his innermost circle, the US president’s word is increasingly suspect both at home and abroad Earlier this week Donald Trump stood on the south lawn of the White House and ridiculed Theresa May’s Brexit agreement as a “great deal for the EU”. He is likely to make the same contemptuous case during the G20 summit in Argentina this weekend, although pointedly there is no planned bilateral. Given the political stakes facing...

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  • The View's Sunny Hostin explains the 'smoking gun' in Cohen's latest confession -- and why it could doom Trump

    Just before the hosts of “The View” walked onto the stage Thursday, President Donald Trump told reporters that Michael Cohen is clearly lying to special counsel Robert Mueller. Every member of the panel, including the Republicans, agreed Trump is in trouble. Co-host Whoopi Goldberg opened the show describing the recent findings like a kind of soap opera in the American government. “Is Trump freaking out because people and things are closing in? Did [Paul] Manafort …

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  • Economic View: Trump’s Tariffs Haven’t Really Transformed Trade. Yet.

    Despite his tough talk, President Trump has not fundamentally altered America’s approach to trade. But that could change, and future increases in tariffs could be very costly to the United States.

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  • California fires: Trump views devastation, vows to help prevent future catastrophic wildfires

    Viewing the destruction of a wildfire that has killed more than 70 people, with 1,000 others still unaccounted for, President Trump vowed Saturday to help California recover from the devastation and work to prevent future catastrophic blazes. Trump toured the rubble of Paradise, where more than...

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  • The View's Meghan McCain says Melania Trump should listen to -- not fire -- advisers who don't like her clothes

    “The View” co-host Meghan McCain said Melania Trump should have listened to a White House adviser if she cautioned the first lady against wearing a pith helmet on a recent trip to Africa. The first lady made news Tuesday by calling for deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel to be... The post The View’s Meghan McCain says Melania Trump should listen to — not fire — advisers who don’t like her clothes appeared first on Raw Story.

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  • Europe's trade chief said the EU is ready to fire back if Trump goes through with tariffs on cars

    Cecilia Malmstrom, the top trade official for the European Union, was in the US on Wednesday. Malmstrom told reporters that the EU has prepared a response in the event that President Donald Trump goes forward with auto tariffs. Malmstrom also warned that tariffs on cars and trucks would be devastating for the EU and the US. Cecilia Malmstrom, the top trade official for the European Union, warned Wednesday that the bloc is ready strike back at the US in the event that President Donald Trump...

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