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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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Pro-Trump fundraisers subpoenaed by Manhattan federal prosecutors investigating Giuliani henchmen

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On Wednesday, The New York Times reported that federal prosecutors with the Southern District of New York have issued subpoenas for a number of people financing President Donald Trump's re-election effort, as well as independent pro-Trump groups, as part of their investigation of indicted Rudy Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman.

Among those subpoenaed are Brian Ballard, a Trump campaign donor, and two people who helped fundraise for the super PAC America First Action, all of whom allegedly worked with Parnas and Fruman as they helped Giuliani run the Ukraine scheme.

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‘He’d back out from bone spurs’: Internet mocks Trump for saying if impeachment was a ‘prizefight they’d stop it’

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President Donald Trump lamented that if the House Intelligence Committee hearings were a "prizefight" then they'd "stop it." It isn't clear what Trump is trying to say with the comment, but the internet agreed with his take, because he would have been knocked out.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1197298118330474498

Typically boxing matches aren't stopped until the end of each round or a boxer is knocked down. So, it's possible Trump means that he doesn't think they are playing fair. Indeed, after Wednesday's testimony, Trump may feel as though he's been slugged below the belt.

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Trump announces he just opened Apple plant in Texas that has been there since 2013

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On Wednesday, during a visit to Austin, President Donald Trump tweeted that he "opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas" and promised that it will return "high paying jobs" to America — then trashing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for "closing Congress":

Today I opened a major Apple Manufacturing plant in Texas that will bring high paying jobs back to America. Today Nancy Pelosi closed Congress because she doesn’t care about American Workers!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2019

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