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Trump insults Nancy Pelosi’s intelligence in the middle of his farm bailout speech

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President Donald Trump was supposed to speak about farmers suffering from his ongoing trade war and how he intends to bail them out. But midway through his remarks, he pivoted to attack House Speaker Nancy Pelosi instead, saying trade is too complicated for her to understand.

“So, we’re fixing broken trade deals to open up markets for American exports,” Trump said. “Including with the brand-new U.S./Mexico/Canada agreement that Democrats in Congress are many supporting and they have told us they’re supporting it us regardless of leadership. I don’t think Nancy Pelosi understands, the deal is too complicated, it is not a complicated deal. It is not a complicated deal. It is a deal that is many, many times better than NAFTA. I consider NAFTA one of the worst deals ever made in the history of our country. Think the World Trade Organization, Larry Kudlow, may be worse because of what it has done with respect to trade and international trade and trade with China and how much money our country is losing to China every year. So World Trade Organization has been really bad, but the NAFTA has been one of the worst deals ever.”

Farmers and ranchers have been suffering under Trump’s trade policies that have created instability in international trade. Many farmers who sell soybeans to other countries have been hit hard.

Trump also declared his own “mission accomplished” by claiming that farmers are better off now than they were in 2016.

“For years farm income has declined. And we’re talking about many years,” Trump said. “This year, however, and I was a little surprised to see this because I know that there has been really a trade-attack on our great farmers, net farm income because our economy is doing so well, is forecast to be nearly $8 billion higher than in 2016. Did you know that? You’re doing better than you were doing in 2016. Nobody told me that. But that is because our economy has been so strong and our economy is about as good as it has ever been.”

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Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight

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A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."

It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.

The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.

The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.

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Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank

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Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.

The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.

Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.

Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.

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Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns

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Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.

In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.

The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.

"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."

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