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More Republicans defect from Trump’s border emergency as the president wails impotently on Twitter

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Thursday announced that he would break with President Donald Trump and vote for a resolution of disapproval against his decision to declare a national emergency to secure funds for his long-promised border wall.

“I am seriously concerned that overreach by the Executive Branch is an invitation to further expansion and abuse by future presidents,” Romney said in a statement obtained by CNN’s Dana Bash. “We experienced a similar erosion of congressional authority with President Obama’s unilateral immigration orders — which I strenuously opposed.”

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According to CNN’s Phil Mattingly, Romney marks the sixth GOP senator to go on record voting against Trump in his border wall emergency, joining fellow Republicans such as Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK).

Romney’s defection came just minutes after Trump angrily tweeted against GOP senators who planned to vote against him on his national emergency declaration.

“Today’s issue is BORDER SECURITY and Crime!!!” Trump wrote in one tweet. “Don’t vote with Pelosi!”

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“A vote for today’s resolution by Republican Senators is a vote for Nancy Pelosi, Crime, and the Open Border Democrats!” he wrote in another.

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G7 diplomats cringing at weekend with Trump: ‘You just try to get through the summit without any damage’

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Diplomats headed to France for the G7 are approaching it with a great deal of trepidation at the idea of spending a weekend with President Donald Trump who is escaping the U.S. at a time when a global recession appears to be on the horizon.

Put more bluntly the Washington Post reports, "Like an annual holiday gathering where the main goal is to get through the day without a family explosion, one of France’s main objectives as host of this weekend’s Group of Seven summit is to minimize the chances that President Trump will blow it up."

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Ohio town faces ‘devastating’ factory closure as Trump’s promises to bring back manufacturing jobs fall through

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The closure of a General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio is dealing a massive blow to a town that has been hit hard by globalization.

The Guardian reports that residents of Lordstown are reeling in the wake of the plant's closure, which further eroded the number of well paying jobs in the area.

“I think it’s devastating,” said Mark Sweetwood, the managing editor of the local Vindicator newspaper.

Local resident Patricia Galgozy tells the Guardian that she has watched the economic situation in the area deteriorate for decades now.

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Trump impotently yells at the Federal Reserve after China hits back with new tariffs

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President Donald Trump on Friday reacted to China's newly announced retaliatory tariffs by sending out yet another tweet encouraging the Federal Reserve to slash interest rates.

"Now the Fed can show their stuff!" the president wrote, shortly after China announced it was placing tariffs on an additional $75 billion worth of American goods and would once again start enforcing duties on American automobiles.

Trump has regularly placed pressure on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates in order to stave off an economic recession in 2020. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates a quarter of a percentage point in July.

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