Catherine Lucey, Rob Gillies and Ken Thomas Associated Press Published 1:15 p.m. UTC Jun 10, 2018 La Malbaie, Quebec – Lashing out at the longtime U.S. ally and northern neighbor, President Donald Trump tweeted that Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “dishonest & weak” and that the U.S. was pulling back its endorsement of the G-7 summit’s communique in part because of what he called Trudeau’s “false statements” at a news conference. In an extraordinary set of tweets aboard Air Force One, on its way to Singapore for Tuesday’s summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, Trump threw the G-7 summit into disarray Saturday and threatened to escalate his trade war just as Canada released the G-7’s official communique. Its statement took a generally positive view of the leaders’ positions on trade matters while acknowledging tensions with the U.S. A few hours earlier, Trudeau had told reporters that all seven … [Read more...] about Trump throws G-7 into disarray with tweets after he leaves
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The economy is "as strong as the Rock of Gibraltar" as the United States heads into the upcoming G-7 summit, and the "mood is quite good" with in the Trump administration, even if the other six countries coming to the event are angry with President Donald Trump over his decision on steel and aluminum tariffs, White House Trade Council Director Peter Navarro said Monday. "As we go into the G-7, I think the primary message for all those countries that we put steel and aluminum tariffs on is simply this: We aren't aiming those tariffs at you," Navarro told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "That's not the point." "The difference is that they feel like they are," show host Sandra Smith told him, pointing out that the rest of the G-7 nations have put out a statement that conveys their concerns and disappointment. Further, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who is hosting the summit, has called the tariffs insulting. The G-7 summit has been nicknamed the "G-6 Plus Trump," as six of the … [Read more...] about WH Trade Director to G-7 Countries: We Aren’t Aiming Tariffs at You
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Wonkblog Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Heather Long by Heather Long Email the author May 7 at 5:49 PM Email the author President Trump (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) President Trump has been a big spender since taking office, as he and Congress have put America on track to run the largest deficit ever in good economic times. Now Trump is trying a different approach: He is calling on Congress to claw back $15 billion in spending. This $15 billion is money Congress had every intention of … [Read more...] about Trump wants a $15 billion spending cut. That’s about 1 percent of the cost of his tax bill.
Heather Long, The Washington Post Published 3:16 pm, Monday, May 7, 2018 President Donald Trump has been a big spender since taking office, working with Congress to put America on track to run the largest deficit ever in good economic times. But now Trump's trying a different approach: He's calling on Congress to claw back $15 billion in spending. This $15 billion is money Congress had every intention of spending - money put in budgets in past years to go toward programs in the Children's Health Insurance Program and the Affordable Care Act. But for various reasons, the money never got spent. So Trump is asking Congress to formally erase it from the books. The White House is attempting to portray this as Trump forcing Washington to clean up its financial act. But some perspective is needed. Since becoming president, Trump enacted a massive tax cut for corporations and many individuals that is projected to add at least $1.3 trillion to the deficit over the next decade (plus … [Read more...] about Trump’s call for $15 billion spending cut is peanuts, some analysts say
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two western senators are proposing to expand access to a $4 billion federal program that has allowed public schools and libraries throughout the U.S. to obtain high-speed internet at affordable rates as one way to close the digital divide that persists across American Indian communities and other rural areas.Librarians, policymakers and other experts gathered Thursday in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on the legislation and the needs of tribal communities.Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn told the group that investing in broadband infrastructure is critical because those investments increasingly determine which cities, towns and tribal nations thrive."Just like water, roads, railways and electricity, broadband is now fundamental when it comes to our community development," Clyburn said.The commissioner also ticked off a number of statistics, saying they can't be shared enough given the lack of disparity between the nation's … [Read more...] about Panel tackles lack of high-speed internet in Indian Country