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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.”

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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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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier

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Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.

The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.

The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.

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UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report

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At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.

Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.

There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.

The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.

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Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report

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Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.

A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.

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