In our news wrap Tuesday, President Trump took aim again at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over trade. Meanwhile, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro apologized for saying "there's a special place in hell" for Trudeau. Also, some of the 629 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean were moved to other vessels bound for Spain.
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In the day’s other news, President Trump took aim again at Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the issue of trade. Trudeau had criticized new U.S. tariffs after Mr. Trump left the G7 summit last weekend.
Since then, the president has repeatedly attacked him personally, and did so again today in Singapore.
President Donald Trump:
I have a good relationship with Justin Trudeau. I really did. Other than he had a news conference that he had because he assumed I was in an airplane and I wasn’t watching. He learned, that’s going to cost a lot of money for the people of Canada. He learned you can’t do that.
Meanwhile, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro has apologized for saying — quote — “There’s a special place in hell” for Trudeau.
At a Wall Street Journal conference today, Navarro backtracked, saying — quote — “I used language that was inappropriate. That was my mistake.”
In a much watched ruling, a federal judge here in Washington has approved AT&T’s takeover of Time Warner for $85 billion. Today’s decision rejected the federal government’s argument that the merger could limit competition and raise costs for consumers. We will explore this in detail later in the program.
In the Mediterranean Sea, some of the 629 migrants stranded on a rescue ship were moved to other vessels today bound for Spain. Italian navy ships took on the North African migrants. Rome had refused to let them dock in Italy in a battle over E.U. immigration policy, but Spanish officials opened their ports.
Woman (through translator):
It was a decision taken so that a clear message would be sent that, in a humanitarian crisis, we could not remain indifferent. The fundamental obligation of a democratic state is not only to strictly follow the rule of law, but also to fulfill responsibilities in the international sphere.
The journey to Spain will take three to four days.
Back in this country, a major wildfire in Colorado forced officials to shut down a national forest. It’s the first time that’s happened in 16 years. The fire has charred more than 35 square miles in the San Juan National Forest since June 1, and it threatens more than 2,000 homes. It’s only 15 percent contained.
A warning today that sexual harassment is widespread in science at the college level. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine reported that finding. It called for universities to change their culture so that women don’t get bullied out of those fields.
Seattle’s City Council today repealed a tax on big companies aimed at raising millions of dollars to help the homeless. It was passed just a month ago, but Amazon, Starbucks and other firms brought heavy pressure to kill it. A growing income gap and soaring home prices have pushed Seattle’s homeless rate to one of the worst in the nation.
Wall Street mostly marked time today. The Dow Jones industrial lost one point to close at 25320, the Nasdaq rose 43 points, and the S&P 500 added four.
This was a triumphant day for two sports teams. The Washington Capitals, winners of hockey’s Stanley Cup, painted the town red with a long-awaited victory parade. Players made toward the National Mall with captain Alex Ovechkin hoisting the cup.
Teammate T.J. Oshie captured the mood at a rally that followed.
Seeing how many people are out here, how many people came out to support us, how many people supported us since beginning, when apparently we weren’t supposed to be very good this year, we love you.
And there have been a lot of chants. There’s been, “Let’s go, Caps.”
There’s been, “We want the Cup.” We have heard in the streets, “We got the Cup.”
We got a new one for you tonight, today, “Back to back. Back to back.”
Meanwhile, in Oakland California, the basketball champion Golden State Warriors held their latest victory parade. They have now won three titles in the last four years.
And former President George H.W. Bush turned 94 years old today, the first ex-president to live that long. Mr. Bush marked the occasion at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine. He was released from a hospital just eight days ago, after a bout with low blood pressure.
Still to come on the “NewsHour,” full analysis of the Trump-Kim meeting from U.S. senators and former State Department officials; The End of AIDS, Russia’s struggle to stop the virus from spreading; and a merger between AT&T and Time Warner gets the green light — what a judge’s ruling means for other business deals.