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‘Pretty brutal day on Wall St’: CNN explains impact of Trump’s trade wars and Twitter tirades

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On Friday, President Donald Trump went on a Twitter tirade against China.

The president seemed triggered by recent reports that his trade wars with China are hurting key U.S. industries and destabilizing the stock market.

Even as most economic indicators point to the president’s erratic trade policy as the driver of market instability, the president has resorted to blaming the head of the Federal Reserve.

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On Friday, CNN explained how the president’s behavior is wreaking havoc on Wall Street.

“Those tweets, plus China’s new tariffs equal a pretty brutal day as you can see on Wall Street, with the Dow tumbling,” CNN’s Brooke Baldwin explained. The Dow dropped over 500 points Friday. As Barron’s reports, Powell had actually eased fears in the market, right before Trump revved them up again.

“Trump didn’t stop with China or its president, who he compared to Federal Reserve chairman Jerome Powell, the man Trump nominated to lead the agency two years ago.”

“Today, President Trump asked whether Jerome Powell or President Xi was the biggest enemy of the U.S.” She added.

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Foreign trolls are trying to create a ‘circular firing squad’ among US veterans: digital researcher

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Foreign troll accounts have been working to sow division and create a "circular firing squad" among American veterans, a veterans advocate warned CNN on Wednesday.

During an interview with Brianna Keilar, Kris Goldsmith of Vietnam Veterans for America talked about the ways that trolls have been infiltrating veterans organizations and trying to divide their members along political and racial lines.

Goldsmith said that two years ago his group notice an "impostor Facebook account" that would spread misinformation and propaganda to its members.

"After months of studying it, we came to recognize that it was an entity somewhere in Bulgaria who was spreading falsified news," he explained. "So what they do is copy and paste a real story about something like veterans' benefits possibly getting cut, change the date, and make it look fresh and get people upset."

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Dem lawmaker rains hell on ‘thug’ Corey Lewandowski on CNN: ‘He was shown to be a liar’

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Rep. Steven Cohen (D-TN) dropped the hammer on Trump lackey Corey Lewandowski for obstructing the House Judiciary Committee earlier this week during an appearance on CNN.

CNN's Brianna Keilar started off the interview by questioning Cohen why Democratic lawmakers didn't do a better job of anticipating how Lewandowski would behave during his testimony. Cohen responded by saying he and his colleagues did just that.

"We knew he was going to be petulant, we knew he was an enforcer and a thug, and we knew he would try to protect the president," he said. "That's what he did."

Cohen went on to praise Democratic lawmakers for asking Lewandowski tough questions, and he said attorney Barry Berke "destroyed" the former Trump campaign manager.

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‘Better wages, more toys’: Watch an adorable 3-year-old girl lead chant at General Motors strike

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A 3-year-old girl was caught on video leading a chant of "better wages, more toys" at a the General Motors strike in Ohio.

Video of the girl was posted by Mike Elk of The Payday Report.

WATCH: 3 year old girl leads chant of "Better Wages, More Toys" #gmstrike pic.twitter.com/JRmG7er6Ry

— Mike Elk (@MikeElk) September 18, 2019

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