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Wall Street Journal rakes Trump over the coals for ‘biggest policy blunder of his presidency’

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In an op-ed from the conservative Wall Street Journal, the editorial board called out President Donald Trump for allegedly making “the biggest policy blunder of his presidency.”

Trump shocked aides and advisors Thursday with his announcement of a trade war by imposing a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel and 10 percent on aluminum. The Journal wrote that the move would “punish American workers” and would ultimately “invite retaliation” from other nations that would “harm U.S. exports.”

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Trump campaigned on such tariffs, but it was presumed his choice of economic advisors from Wall Street would never allow the pledge to come to fruition. The news today prompted the Stock Market to fall 420 points and senior economic advisor Gary Cohn threatened to resign.

“Apparently Mr. Trump can’t stand all this winning,” The Journal wrote. They predict a few American companies will do well for a short time, but that in the long-term, it will harm the U.S.

“We have with us the biggest steel companies in the United States. They used to be a lot bigger, but they’re going to be a lot bigger again,” they cited Trump saying Thursday.

“No, they won’t,” The Journal said simply. “The immediate impact will be to make the U.S. an island of high-priced steel and aluminum. The U.S. companies will raise their prices to nearly match the tariffs while snatching some market share. The additional profits will flow to executives in higher bonuses and shareholders, at least until the higher prices hurt their steel and aluminum-using customers. Then U.S. steel and aluminum makers will be hurt as well.”

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Connecticut town’s KKK history recalled ahead of controversial upcoming GOP event

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The town of Shelton, Connecticut was brutally whacked for its history of racism ahead of a Connecticut Republican Party event.

"Fun fact. In the 1980s, the Imperial Wizard (the national leader) of the Ku Klux Klan lived in Connecticut," columnist Colin McEnroe noted in The Middletown Press.

The host of WNPR's "The Colin McEnroe Show" explained how James Farrands ran the KKK out of his garage in Shelton.

"This may be an unfair memory to bring up, right when Shelton is having another bad run. In recent weeks, the school system there had to deal with a Snapchat pic of a student in blackface lifting both middle fingers and using a common distasteful racial epithet," McEnroe explained.

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Vladimir Putin helped convince Trump to sour on Ukraine: report

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Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin successfully convinced President Donald Trump to turn on Ukraine according to a bombshell new report published by The Washington Post on Monday.

"President Trump’s effort to pressure Ukraine for information he could use against political rivals came as he was being urged to adopt a hostile view of that country by its regional adversaries, including Russian President Vladi­mir Putin," the newspaper reported, citing "current and former U.S. officials."

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Trump is ‘phony president’ who must immediately be removed from office: Ethics watchdog Richard Painter

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The former chief White House ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush administration argued President Donald Trump must be immediately removed from office during a Monday appearance on MSNBC "The Beat."

Guest anchor Ayman Mohyeldin played a clip of Trump saying the emoluments clause of the United States Constitution is "phony."

"What other parts of the Constitution are phony?" Painter wondered. "The First Amendment? Freedom of the press? The impeachment clause of the Constitution? He is going to find out than one soon. The 25th Amendment, is that phony? The 25th Amendment that empowers the cabinet and Congress to remove a president who is psychologically unstable, unfit for office? He wants to say the Constitution is phony."

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