WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade relations (all times local):12:10 p.m.President Donald Trump says he's going to "make it up" to farmers who would be impacted by China's proposed retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports.Trump says: "It's not nice when they hit the farmers specifically because they think that hits me."Trump is promising during a Cabinet meeting that American farmers "will be better off than they ever were" over the last eight years, despite China's threat to place duties on pork and soybean imports from the U.S.China is threatening the tariffs in response to Trump moving to enact protectionist measures as punishment for Chinese theft of U.S. intellectual property. The U.S. bought more than $500 billion in goods from China last year and now is planning or considering penalties on some $150 billion of those imports.———6:45 a.m.President Donald Trump is complaining about "STUPID TRADE" with China, saying that Chinese tariffs for U.S. cars … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump says he’ll ‘make it up’ to farmers
President Donald Trump responds to White House visitors as he makes his way to board Marine One on the South Lawn before departing the White House, Thursday, April 5, 2018 in Washington. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta US President Donald Trump appears more optimistic about trade relations with China. Trump said "China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do" in a tweet Sunday. President Donald Trump is suggesting China will ease trade barriers "because it is the right thing to do" and Washington and Beijing can settle disputes that have rattled financial markets, consumers and businesses. A new Trump tweet doesn't explain why he's optimistic about resolving an escalating trade clash between the world's two biggest economies. Trump says he and Chinese President Xi Jinping "will always be friends, no matter what happens with our dispute on trade." Trump insists "China will take down its Trade Barriers because it is the right thing to do. Taxes will … [Read more...] about ‘It is the right thing to do:’ Trump says China will give in on trade
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and his ongoing criticism of Amazon (all times local):5:50 p.m.President Donald Trump says his administration is "going to take a pretty serious look" at Amazon and says: "We'll see what happens."Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One during his trip home from West Virginia that the company he's been railing against for days on Twitter is "just not on an even playing field."He says that, "in addition to having the Washington Post...what they have is a very uneven playing field."Trump's complaints about the company have been criticized for appearing to be in response to negative stories by the newspaper. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post.————5 p.m.Amazon is spending millions of dollars on lobbying as the global online retailer seeks to expand its reach into a swath of industries that President Donald Trump's broadsides haven't come close to hitting.Trump's attacks over the last week … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump says Amazon to get a ‘serious look’
The march was organized by a Central American and Mexican-based group called Pueblo Sin Fronteras (People Without Borders), which said in a release they are seeking refuge from violence and corruption. The group did not respond to a request for interview. Mexican authorities have not stopped the group as it makes it way through the country, with many seeking entry to the United States, according to Buzzfeed. What happens if and when they reach the U.S. border? If the caravan attempts to cross the border in a group, participants will be stopped or apprehended, according to Kevin Johnson, dean of the University of California, Davis, School of Law. The majority of the migrants are expected to seek asylum if they cross into the United States. (Otherwise, they would likely be deported immediately — sometimes on the same day — under existing law.) Asylum seekers are screened with a "credible fear interview" within weeks of their arrival, Gilman said. If they do not pass, they are … [Read more...] about Trump says ‘caravans’ of immigrants are headed for the U.S. What’s he talking about?
"We'll be making solar products now much more so in the United States. Our companies have been decimated, and those companies are going to be coming back strong. . . . A lot of workers; a lot of jobs."- President Donald Trump, discussing a new tariff on solar-cell imports in remarks at the White House, Jan. 23, 2018---Trump says a tariff on solar-energy cells and panels will create jobs and revive a U.S. manufacturing sector that has been decimated by imports.The tariff sparked controversy in the solar industry after Trump imposed it Jan. 23. A couple of remaining U.S. solar-cell manufacturers say it will help them get back on their feet. But the developers that install solar panels and farms - a much larger segment of the industry - say it will hike their costs, kill projects and make it harder to compete with wind and natural gas.Fueled by low prices and innovations in imported solar cells, the U.S. solar market began to grow at a breakneck pace starting in 2010.But the tariff is … [Read more...] about Trump says solar tariff will create ‘a lot of jobs.’ But it could wipe out many more.