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Watch Trump humiliate his own trade rep in front of laughing Chinese guests

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The boss is always right. United States trade representative Robert Lighthizer realized as much in real-time with cameras rolling inside the White House Friday as Chinese trade representatives chuckled in the background.

The exchange between Trump and Lighthizer had to do with language, specifically, what a “memorandum of understanding” meant in trade negotiations parlance.

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Trump conveyed to reporters in the room that the memorandums would “be very short term,” and that “I don’t like MOUs because they don’t mean anything,” Bloomberg reported.

That prompted a surprised Lighthizer to defend the strategy, saying, “an MOU is a binding agreement between two people….it’s detailed [and] covers everything in great detail.”

Speaking as much to Trump as to the Chinese and reporters in the room as way of clarification, the trade rep continued by saying: “It’s a legal term….a contract.”

A Chinese negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, laughed out loud at the apparent real time misunderstanding between Trump and Lighthizer on what a memorandum of understanding meant.

“The real question is, Bob,” Trump said, “how long will it take to put that into a final binding contract?”

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Realizing what was going on, Lighthizer immediately pivoted to accommodate the new Trump trade terminology.

“From now on we’re not using the word memorandum of understanding anymore,” he said to reporters and other trade reps in the meeting. “We’re going to use the term trade agreement,” Lighthizer said. “We’ll have the same document [but] it’s going to be called a trade agreement.”

Watch the video of the meeting below.

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Shocking photos document the devastating flooding pummeling San Francisco

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San Francisco was battered by a heavy winter storm on Saturday that caused localized flooding throughout the city.

"A low pressure system off the Northern California coast Saturday hurled bans of strong downpours into the Bay Area, triggering a flood warning for San Francisco," KPIX-TV reported.

"San Francisco Muni officials tweeted that train service between West Portal to Embarcadero Station had been shut down due to flooding. Several streets were flooded in San Francisco’s western neighborhood including knee-high water at 15th Ave and Wawona," the station noted.

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North Korea announces ‘test of very great importance’ occurred at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground: report

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North Korea state media reported on a "successful" test at a missile launch site.

"A very important test took place at the Sohae Satellite Launching Ground on the afternoon of December 7, 2019," a spokesperson for the Academy of the National Defense Science said.

The spokesperson said the test was "of great significance to the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea.

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Here’s why Ukrainians are shocked about Rudy Giuliani’s new associate

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President Donald Trump's personal attorney is causing "shock" among Ukrainians for working with Andrey Artemenko, according to new reports.

"In an attempt to exonerate President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani has been working with right-wing media outlet One America News Network (OAN) to produce a television special featuring a string of current and former Ukrainian officials defending Trump’s conduct in withholding military aid to Ukraine and seeking investigations of the Bidens," Law & Crime reported Saturday.

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