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The four progressive Democratic women who are being targeted by President Donald Trump’s racist remarks held a press event Monday afternoon, showing unity and strength in the face of the president’s attacks. They chose their words carefully and spoke them with dignity while blasting Trump and his white nationalist agenda.

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Rep. Ayanna Pressley told reporters she will only refer to Trump as “the occupant of the White House,” and urged Americans to not “take the bait” Trump is tossing.

She also said they “want to get back to” addressing the issues that led their constituents to send them to Congress, including reducing the cost of prescription drugs and reducing gun violence.

Rep. Ilhan Omar took the opportunity to remind Americans of Trump’s own words, including his infamous “grab them” comments in the “Access Hollywood” tape.

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“This is a president who has said, ‘grab women by the pussy.’ “This is a president who’s called black athletes ‘sons of bitches.’ This is a president that called people who come from black and brown countries ‘shitholes.’ This is a president who has equated neo-Nazis with those who protest them.”

“This is the agenda of white nationalists,” she added.

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Fox News financial experts baffled by Trump’s latest attacks on his own Federal Reserve chairman

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Two financial experts on Fox News couldn't figure out why President Donald Trump was lashing out at the Federal Reserve chairman on Friday.

Trump has continually berated Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, who the president nominated in 2017. Trump believes that Powell should not have raised interest rates and has not moved quickly enough to cut them.

On Friday, Trump questioned whether Powell was a “bigger enemy” to the United States than Chinese President Xi Jinping. Trump's attacks came shortly after Powell delivered a speech in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

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Fox’s Chris Wallace stunned as ‘flailing’ Trump tries to order around US companies while the stock market plunges

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Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace seemed stunned by a series of angry tweets from Donald Trump on Friday morning, first attacking Fed Chair Jerome Powell for not lowering interest rates than exploding at China over a new round of tariffs.

Speaking with host Sandra Smith, Wallace sat and listened as she read off the president's Twitter complaints about economic events beyond his control, including one telling U.S. companies to take their manufacturing business elsewhere.

"We are just all learning of this at the same time, but the best I can tell, the American president can’t order U.S. companies how they’re going to do their sales and where they’re going to have their supply chains," Wallace lectured. "We have a free-market capitalist system."

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President Donald Trump's chief economic adviser got a rude welcome on the Fox Business Network on Friday morning as host Maria Bartiromo dropped a bomb on him and informed him that China had just smacked the U.S. with an unexpected round of tariffs.

Assistant to the President, and Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro -- called by some the president's economic Rasputin -- seemed genuinely stunned by the new $75 billion tariffs in retaliation for the president's trade war.

"We have breaking news, China is announcing new tariff rates to apply and as a result, this market has completely reversed course," Bartiromo stated while displaying a ticker showing the stock market plunging.

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