However, international watchdogs have criticized Duterte for his deadly war on drugs, which has remained popular at home despite a mounting body count. Duterte has given his security forces the clearance to use lethal force against suspected drug dealers, and has threatened to kill them himself. He has also suggested he's done so before, but has accused the media of taking his statements out of context. … [Read more...] about Philippines Set to Host Party At Trump Hotel As U.S. Considers Trade Deal
"If they do a deal like that, we would be dealing with the European Union instead of dealing with the UK, so it will probably kill the deal," Trump said ahead of a four-day visit to Britain. … [Read more...] about Trump: May’s Brexit Plan Could ‘Kill’ US Trade Deal
President Donald Trump asked his economic advisor Larry Kudlow earlier this summer to work on bilateral trade deals rather than agreements with several nations, and one result of that could be the pending trade deal between the United States and Mexico, Kudlow said Monday night. … [Read more...] about Kudlow: Trump Wants Bilateral, Free Trade Deals
"I smile at senators and others talking about how good free trade is for the U.S. What they don't say is that we lose jobs and over $800 billion dollars a year on really dumb trade deals … and these same countries tariff us to death. These lawmakers are just fine with this!" … [Read more...] about Trump Rebukes Proponents of ‘Really Dumb Trade Deals’
"An agreement, even a limited one, should take some of the uncertainty and animosity out of the bilateral relationship," said Shannon K. O'Neil of the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States and the Road Ahead. "And it will give [Lopez Obrador] more space to focus on his domestic agenda." … [Read more...] about Trade deal lets Mexico ease Trump, border uncertainties — or does it?