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China betting on Trump losing in 2020 as they play ‘long game’ in trade war: report

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According to a report on the ongoing trade war between Donald Trump and China, Bloomberg notes that the Chinese are in no hurry to accede to the president’s demands and would be willing to hold off on a long-term agreement until after the 2020 election in the hope that a Democrat will be in the Oval Office.

As U.S. farmers and manufacturers reel from the lost income due to the tariff war the president started, China’s leaders are preparing for a long battle.

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“After Trump escalated his tariff war on Chinese imports earlier this month and blacklisted Chinese telecom giant Huawei Technologies Co., Chinese President Xi Jinping called on citizens to join a ‘new Long March,’ prompting echoes of that call in Chinese state media.”

In a commentary issued on Friday, state-run media outlet Xinhua News Agency stated, “All of the Chinese people are ready to embark on a new ‘Long March’ journey with greater courage and resilience and will never yield to foreign bullying and assault.”

According to Bloomberg, Chinese officials are j keeping a watchful eye on U.S. polls, knowing Trump may need them more than they need him.

“In playing the long game, China may be looking at Trump’s weak poll numbers and trying to wait him out, in the hopes that a Democrat might unseat him in the 2020 election,” the report states, before adding Trump might not see it that way.

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“Trump and those close to him see that as a miscalculation, portraying his tough stand on China as a political asset,” the report adds.

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‘Morrison in the USA sucking up to Trump’: Aussies furious to see prime minister campaigning for Trump

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President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appeared at a rally in Ohio Sunday, prompting Aussies to complain that it's unacceptable for their leader to be campaigning for Trump.

Trump invited himself to a Houston, Texas rally with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where he tried to campaign for the U.S. president with Indian-American voters. Sadly, however, nearly 80 percent of Indian-American voters cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton in 2016.

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Republicans love the Constitution — until it applies to them: Conservative columnist

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Conservative Washington Post columnist Max Boot unleashed on President Donald Trump's latest scandal he's calling Ukraine-gate. But when it comes to Republicans, he called them outright complicit.

In his Sunday column, Boot noted that a mob boss doesn't have to overtly say “pay up, or we will destroy your store” to be guilty of extortion. In Trump's case, he tends to say things in a way that it is understood what he wants people to do, according to former "fixer" Michael Cohen.

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Hate for Trump sets new record of Americans who can’t stand a president

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A new poll shows a record number of Americans can't stand the president of the United States.

According to the most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal public opinion poll, an astounding 69 percent of Americans don't like Trump personally.

During the early 2000s, President George W. Bush enjoyed the benefit of Americans finding him likable and wanting to "have a beer" with the sober leader. That measure of "likability" has been a kind of inspiration for political leaders searching for voters based not on issues but on personality.

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