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Trump threatens to go nuclear in trade war by slapping tariffs on every single Chinese good imported

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President Donald Trump is now threatening to go absolutely nuclear in his trade war against China.

In an interview with CNBC, Trump says that he’s “ready” the slap tariffs on every single good imported to the United States from China, which would in effect mean a tax on $505.5 billion worth of goods.

“I’m not doing this for politics, I’m doing this to do the right thing for our country,” Trump told CNBC. “We have been ripped off by China for a long time.”

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So far, Trump’s trade war with China has been comparatively small, as he’s only hit $34 billion worth of Chinese goods — specifically, its steel and aluminum — with tariffs.

Even as Trump threatened to hit all of China’s exports to the United States with tariffs, he insisted to CNBC that it was nothing personal.

“I don’t want them to be scared, I want them to do well,” he said. “I really like President Xi a lot, but it was very unfair.”


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Longtime GOP strategist explains why his party is getting crushed in the war of ideas

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Republican strategist Stuart Stevens on Wednesday warned the GOP that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) might not be a pushover candidate against President Donald Trump in 2020.

Writing on Twitter, Stevens admitted that he had "no idea" if Warren would beat Trump next year, but he did say that "Trump and supporters are destroying [the] credibility of any center-right argument" thanks to Trump's "corrupt and unstable" governance.

When one of Stevens' followers said that Warren would not be able to fulfill her promises just by taxing the wealthy, he countered that this idea is still more popular than anything Republicans are championing.

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‘Just like Brett Kavanaugh’: GOP candidate who pleaded guilty to sexual battery claims he was the real victim

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A GOP congressional candidate in Utah is comparing himself to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — favorably — to explain away his guilty plea to two counts of sexual battery, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

Cory Green, an Army Reserve and Navy veteran and private security officer running for Utah's 1st Congressional District, was charged with forcible sexual abuse in 2010 after he allegedly brought two teenage masseuses to a Motel 6, performed a sex act with an escort in front of them, and then paid one of the teenage girls for sex. He insists that the girl lied about her age and that his victim extorted him.

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Here’s what really went down with Trump’s Taliban peace talks misadventure

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Donald Trump is not known for finessing foreign policy but for years prior to his election and during his campaign, he was mostly right about Afghanistan. He called it a “total disaster,” said it was “wasting our money” and that we should leave “immediately.”

It seemed that Trump understood the timeless – if sometimes historically inaccurate - tropes about Afghanistan being the “graveyard of empires” and home to “ungovernable” tribesmen who could outwit and humiliate the British, the Soviets – and us.

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