Trump Tweets From France

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It’s Monday.

On Friday as the News Blender reported the President announced the tariffs placed on $250 billion worth of Chinese imports would increase from 25 percent to 30 percent and that starting on September 1st, the “tax” on the remaining $300 billion would increase from 10 percent to 15 percent.

The President also on Friday, via tweet “hereby ordered,” American companies to find an alternative to China.

Prior to departing the U.S. for the G7 summit in France, the President was asked about his order, according to the White House transcript of the event, the President said he had the “absolute right” to order American companies around.

Trump: Well, in 1977, we had an act passed — a National Emergency Act.  I have the absolute right to do that.  We’ll see how that goes.  But I have the absolute right.  1977 — check it out.

He doubled down on Twitter shortly after his gaggle with reporters.

According to Trump Twitter Archive while abroad the President tweeted and re-tweeted 56 times.

The majority focus of those tweets? How badly the media has/is treating the President.

Given that the President is in France and time zones are real, the tweet count for Monday so far is 5.

G7 Summit Tweets.

U.S. China Trade.

Reuters reports that while speaking at a tech conference from China, Vice Premier Liu He, the lead negotiator from the Chinese side of the U.S./China trade talks team, told those gathered that China is willing to resolve the trade war and that he believes the trade war between China and the U.S., is not beneficial to China, the U.S., or the people of the world.

We are willing to resolve the issue through consultations and cooperation in a calm attitude and resolutely oppose the escalation of the trade war.

We believe that the escalation of the trade war is not beneficial for China, the United States, nor to the interests of the people of the world.

We welcome enterprises from all over the world, including the United States, to invest and operate in China.

We will continue to create a good investment environment, protect intellectual property rights, promote the development of smart intelligent industries with our market open, resolutely oppose technological blockades and protectionism, and strive to protect the completeness of the supply chain.

Reuters.

As the News Blender reported back in early August, President Trump announced additional tariffs on Chinese imports, the Chinese trade team was expected to continue talks in D.C., in early September.

Going Nuclear.

Axios reported on Sunday that “according to sources who have heard the president’s private remarks and been briefed on a National Security Council memorandum that recorded those comments,” the President has suggested many times to senior Homeland Security officials that they determine if whether or not using nuclear bombs would prevent hurricanes from hitting the U.S..

Quotes from the article.

Trump: [during a hurricane briefing] I got it. I got it. Why don’t we nuke them? They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they’re moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane and it disrupts it. Why can’t we do that?

Axios: A source who was present, the source paraphrased the remarks.

Asked about the reactions to President Trump’s questions, the source said that recalls saying, “sir, we’ll look into that.” [Really? That’s what he said???]

According to the source the person who was conducting the hurricane briefing was “knocked back on his heels,” adding, “you could hear a gnat fart in that meeting, people were astonished [not enough to explain to his face how bad an idea it is to nuke things, like hurricanes].”

According to the article in 2017 a “NSC memo describes that second conversation, in which Trump asked whether the administration should bomb hurricanes to stop them from hitting the homeland. A source briefed on the NSC memo said it does not contain the word “nuclear”; it just says the president talked about bombing hurricanes.”

The White House responded to Axios by saying, “We don’t comment on private discussions that the president may or may not have had with his national security team.”

One senior official defended the idea telling Axios, “His goal — to keep a catastrophic hurricane from hitting the mainland — is not bad. His objective is not bad.”

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