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GOP in a panic that Trump’s tariff war will linger and crush them in 2020 election

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President Donald Trump’s inability to get a trade deal done with China, which has resulted in tariffs that have crippled American farmers and manufacturers, has set off alarm bells within the GOP with the 2020 election just around the corner.

According to a report in the Washington Examiner, Republicans attending a convention in Georgia openly expressed dismay that the president is making their election prospects more difficult with voters they desperately need.

“When trade slows down, we definitely feel it in Savannah harbor, and so it’s not just the ag,” explained GOP activist Joseph Brannan while describing the major shipping port of Savannah. “At some point, it could become politically unpalatable.”

While many expressed a belief that Trump might still pull out a deal, they worry he may have already done damage to the party that may linger due to the devastating loss of income from the still-ongoing trade war.

“Trump is a dealmaker,” Ginger Howard a Republican national committeewoman said. “He’s going to realize later on, that if [his policy] is not in the best interest of … the business community, there will be a change.”

John Watson, who served as chairman of the Georgia GOP during midterm elections, agreed, adding, “Whenever you’re dealing with people’s pocketbooks, it’s an unknown as to how long the pain threshold can be withstood.”

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Georgia, which just saw a Republican hold onto the governor’s seat in the highly contentious and controversial 2018 election, is a major player in China trade, with the Examiner noting, “China is one of Georgia’s top trading partners in an export industry that, overall, is worth more than $40 billion annually. The Port of Savannah generates more than $20 billion.”

The report adds, “Trump is favored to retain Georgia’s 16 votes in the Electoral College, but the state is an emerging battleground that won’t be defended without an aggressive grassroots push, and many Republicans are wary of messing with this humming economy.”

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Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy

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While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.

According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.

The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.

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Wall Street Journal issues blistering editorial asking Trump what the point is of a second term

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In a blistering editorial, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.

During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.

"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."

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‘Crosses a line’: New York Times publisher unleashes on Trump for accusing paper of ‘treason’

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On Wednesday, New York Times publisher A. G. Sulzberger wrote a blistering editorial in the Wall Street Journal, saying that President Donald Trump's latest attack on his paper "crosses a line."

First it was the "the failing New York Times." Then "fake news." Then "enemy of the people," wrote Sulzberger. "President Trump's escalating attacks on The New York Times have paralleled his broader barrage on American media. He's gone from misrepresenting our business, to assaulting our integrity, to demonizing our journalists with a phrase that’s been used by generations of demagogues. Now the president has escalated his attacks even further, accusing the Times of a crime so grave it is punishable by death.

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