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Large business will distance themselves from Trump after his fake ‘secret agreement’ with Mexico: Trump biographer

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President Donald Trump caused stock market turmoil with his threatened trade war with Mexico.

Trump called off his threats of tariffs on Friday, claiming victory. But on Saturday, The New York Times issued a devastating report that Mexico had already agreed to their concessions — before Trump even started his trade war threats.

The report, which Trump disputes, essentially showed that the harm caused by his threatened tariffs accomplished nothing.

“President Trump this weekend taking a victory lap averting yet another crisis — of his own creation. He tweeted over and over again what he claimed was a successful negotiation to avoid tariffs on Mexican goods, but the whole situation was Trump’s idea and completely avoidable,” MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi reported.

According to Axios, Trump’s proposed tariffs so alarmed U.S. business leaders, many of whom have fully supported Trump to this point, that some have begun an effort to take away trade powers from the president, and the traditionally conservative U.S. Chamber of Commerce just organized 140 agriculture businesses that oppose President Trump’s tariffs, a move that didn’t sit so well with the president,” he noted.

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For analysis, Velshi interviewed Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter David Cay Johnston. Johnston has partnered with Raw Story for investigative journalism. He is the author of the 2016 book The Making of Donald Trump.

“In this case, Trump has created a problem by getting people from Central America to come now for fear the border will be closed forever. He has reached an agreement way back in December, which was a good thing that he got an agreement, and now claims this is all new. It’s nonsense,” Johnston explained. “And claims there are secret provisions out there to which the Mexican government says on the record, ‘What are you talking about?'”

“And this is just classic Donald Trump. Make it up. People don’t know. Pull the wool over their eyes because he’s a grifter,” he continued.

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“What is one of the principal things you don’t want in business? Uncertainty. And Donald is full of uncertainty,” he explained. “He’s doing this, no, he’s doing that. Oh, there is a secret agreement you never heard about.”

“This all breeds uncertainty and trouble. And I think you’re going to see more large businesses stepping back from Trump and looking at their own interests and whether he’s acting against them as Donald becomes more and more erratic,” Johnston predicted.

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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

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US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

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Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers

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President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.

Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.

In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.

Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.

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Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC

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Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.

Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.

"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.

"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.

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