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Chairman of international investment advice firm warns Trump win in 2020 will bring about the ‘end of the world order’

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President Donald Trump caused a whirlwind when he suggested that Russia be invited back into the Group of 7 on Friday.

As he was headed to the G7 summit in Charlevoix, Canada, President Trump told reporters: “Russia should be in this meeting. They should let Russia come back in, because we should have Russia at the negotiating table.”

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President Trump’s untraditional views towards America’s allies and enemies have some believing he could disrupt the world order.

Former national security adviser to President George W. Bush, Stephen Hadley, told the Washington Post that it’s unclear how President Trump’s unprecedented actions will impact the United States.

“First, does the accumulation of these incidents over time begin to erode trust and confidence?” Hadley said. “Secondly, what is it doing to public opinion and public views of the United States? That’s the thing the Trump people don’t sufficiently take into account.”

Several European officials told the Post that President Trump’s actions are “irritating.” Even more so, some are thinking about what his presidency could mean for the 2020 election. Cliff Kupchan, chairman of the Eurasia Group, an investment advising firm for foreign markets, warned people to be concerned about the “end of the liberal world order” if President Trump is reelected.

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“If President Trump is reelected, and it will be very close, then during his second term, we have to worry about the end of the liberal world order,” Kupchan said. “A second term would allow him enough time to do irreparable damage to liberal institutions, to the WTO [World Trade Organization] and Bretton Woods.”

Hadley wondered what purpose President Trump’s disruption would serve.

“Trump supporters wanted a ‘disrupter in chief’ who would challenge or even overturn the system. Because of that — and who he is — you are going to see a lot of disruption for the first couple of years of this presidency, as President Trump tries to reset the table on a range of issues,” Hadley said. “The question is whether he can make something affirmative to come out of that disruption. On that, the jury is still out.”

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Washington Post editorial board calls Trump too cowardly to pass background checks in scathing editorial

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The Washington Post just published a scathing editorial saying that President Donald Trump is far too cowardly to fight for gun safety laws or any kind of gun reform.

For a brief few days, while Trump was on vacation, he was willing to say that background checks needed to be tightened. But once he was on the phone with the National Rifle Association, everything changed. It isn't the first time. When Trump promised action after the Parkland, Florida massacre he said to the faces of parents who'd just lost their children. The next day he reneged. Now Americans are back at step one, where the next shooting is around the corner and even if police are on scene to take the shooter down in less than 60 seconds, people will still die.

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Trump’s tumbling support among ‘the poorly educated’ may crush his 2020 prospects: report

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When Donald Trump famously declared, “I love the poorly educated” during his 2016 campaign, it was obvious that he was taking a much more populist (or rather, pseudo-populist) approach than Republican presidential candidates were typically known for. And white males without college degrees continue to be a key part of the president’s base. But Washington Post columnist Aaron Blake, analyzing an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released on Monday, stresses that when Trump is up against a “generic 2020 Democrat,” he finds himself struggling with non-college educated white women.

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Trump chief of staff Mick Mulvaney told Republican donors any recession will be ‘moderate and short’

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President Donald Trump has spent the last week claiming that any talk of a recession is a conspiracy theory by the media and part of a leftist coup against him.

The message didn't seem to get to his chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, who told Republican donors this week that the recession will be a quick one.

Politico reported the comments Tuesday, saying that it was part of a Jackson, Wyoming fundraiser with White House aides Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who are supposed to be "camping" with their family, according to her Instagram channel.

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