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Trump sends stock market plunging with new tweet announcing more China tariffs

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President Donald Trump on Thursday sent the stock market plunging downward after he announced new tariffs on Chinese goods over Twitter.

In a Thursday afternoon tweet, the president slammed China for not living up to its promises to buy more American agriculture goods, and he said the United States would soon retaliate by putting “a small additional Tariff of 10% on the remaining 300 Billion Dollars of goods and products coming from China into our Country.”

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In addition to attacking China for not buying American products, the president also said China had failed to stop the flow of fentanyl into the United States as it vowed to do earlier this year.

“Many Americans continue to die!” the president wrote.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average immediately dropped after the president’s tweet, as the stock index lost 200 points in the span of five minutes. Although the Dow had started Thursday up roughly 250 points, Trump’s tweet almost immediately erased all gains, as shown by the chart below.

Despite all this, Trump said he was optimistic about upcoming trade discussions with the Chinese government.

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Internet slams ‘disgusting’ Donald Trump Jr. after he skates for killing endangered Mongolian sheep

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According to new reports, Donald Trump Jr. illegally shot and killed an endangered argali sheep on a taxpayer-funded hunting trip in Western Mongolia in August — and the Mongolian government retroactively gave him a permit rather than tread on the toes of the U.S. government.

The report was met with outrage on social media, with commenters blasting Trump Jr.'s bloodthirst for endangered animals and the wealth and privilege that allowed him to kill them with no accountability. Some even compared it to the right-wing outrage about Hunter Biden being given a free position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

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‘This is a lie’: Lisa Page pummels Trump for telling blatant falsehoods about her at crazed rally

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Former FBI attorney Lisa Page on Wednesday called out President Donald Trump for once again lying about her at one of his political rallies.

On Tuesday night, Trump told supporters in Pennsylvania that Page supposedly had to file a restraining order against former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she'd had a relationship during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump hedged his claim by telling his supporters, "That's what I heard, I don't know if it's true."

Page, however, took to Twitter to shred the president for repeating a blatant falsehood.

"This is a lie," she wrote. "Nothing like this ever happened. I wish we had a president who knew how to act like one."

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Trump busted for lying about NATO in days-late response to world leaders mocking him

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President Donald Trump responded to a week-old tweet from a Fox Business personality about Canada's prime minister and other world leaders mocking him, and spouted misleading claims about NATO allies.

The president falsely claimed in his response to Charles Payne that Justin Trudeau, along with French president Emmanuel Macron and British prime minister Boris Johnson, were actually angry and not laughing about his bizarre news conference at the NATO summit.

"They were just upset that I demanded they pay their fair share for NATO," Trump claimed, four days after Payne's tweet. "Their countries are delinquent. I raised $530 Billion more from NATO countries! Thank you Charles."

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