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CNN’s Jake Tapper confronts Trump adviser Navarro with long list of experts calling him a disaster

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In a highly contentious interview on CNN’s “State of the Union”, host Jake Tapper confronted Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Peter Navarro, with a seemingly endless list of economists, analysts and business publications who believe he and his economic advice have both been a disaster and that he is not being straight with the public.

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After refusing multiple times to concede that President Donald Trump’s trade war — and accompanying tariffs — are having any effect on an economy that many financial prognosticators believe is headed towards a recession, Tapper confronted the White House adviser with the list of his critics — including the Wall Street Journal.

“I want to give you an opportunity to address the fact that you keep saying that China’s bearing all the [tariff] burden,” Tapper began. “That goes against what we’re hearing from researchers at Harvard, the University of Chicago, the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, former Trump adviser Gary Cohn — who I know you have clashed with —  and the editorial board of the Wall Street Journal which is conservative.”

“Economist after economist says you’re not being straight with the American people on who is bearing the burden of these tariffs. Why are all these people lying and you’re telling the truth?” the CNN host asked.

“All I would say to you is look at the data. There’s absolutely no evidence, no evidence whatsoever,” Navarro began before being interupted by the host who asked, “Did the study I told you about…” only to be cut off himself.

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“There’s no evidence whatsoever that American consumers are bearing any of this,” Navarro exclaimed. “We know China is slashing prices. They’re slashing the value of the yuan. They’re hemorrhaging their manufacturing base. I’d be happy to look at some of those studies, but I can tell you this: this president is committed to standing up to China and getting a good deal for the American people.”

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Trump flip-flops on meeting with Iran with ‘no preconditions’– then blames it on the media

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President Donald Trump went off on the "fake news media" yet again, after his own appointees announced he was willing to meet with Iran.

"The Fake News is saying that I am willing to meet with Iran, 'No Conditions.' That is an incorrect statement (as usual!)," Trump tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173371482812162048

In an odd twist, Trump announced just three months ago he'd be willing to meet with no preconditions.

“Not as far as I’m concerned – no preconditions,” the president said in a Meet the Press interview. At another point in the interview, he also said: “I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.”

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Internet fears Trump’s ‘locked and loaded’ tweet about oil field bomb means he’s gearing up for war with Iran

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the largest U.S. oil producer can be brought to its knees with a drone carrying a bomb. President Donald Trump responded to intelligence that the drone didn't originate in Yemen, but rather from Iraq or Iran, by saying he was "locked and loaded."

"Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!" Trump tweeted Sunday.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1173368423381962752

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3 out of 9 companies in one state have filed for bankruptcy since Trump promised to ‘bring back coal’

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President Donald Trump's promises to coal miners have fallen along with his other broken campaign promises. Another state is facing the harsh reality that Trump is not riding in on a white horse to save them.

According to Axios, three out of the nine coal companies in the Powder River Basin in northeastern Wyoming have filed for bankruptcy and another two companies are consolidating. Kentucky coal miners have been protesting Blackjewl, which filed for bankruptcy in July, withdrawing payroll dollars from miners' accounts. Little has been heard about the Wyoming workers as those companies crumble, however.

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