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President Trump banking on a strong economy for re-election in 2020

August 17, 2019
Paula Reid | CBS News
After a whirlwind week on Wall Street that brought fears of a recession, President Trump is trying to calm weary investors as he plans to tout low unemployment in his push for reelection in 2020.
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WH fears economic instability could hurt Trump re-election

August 16, 2019
Kaitlan Collins | CNN
President Trump taking a break from his summer vacation for a campaign rally in New Hampshire... as fear grows inside the White House that the instability of the economy could threaten his re-election.
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Allies worry Trump is "running out of tools" to boost the economy

August 15, 2019
Jonathan Swan | Axios
A senior administration official said the administration was getting a lot of blowback from retailers who were worried about the China tariffs coming in September. The delay until Dec. 15, announced this week, was to stave off these concerns, the source said.
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Bolton Says U.S. Strongly Backs Brexit Even if No EU Deal Is Reached

August 13, 2019
Vivian Salama | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump’s national security adviser said he told British Prime Minister Boris Johnson the administration would strongly support the U.K.’s exit from the European Union in late October—deal or no deal.
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China’s Currency Moves Escalate Trade War, Rattling Markets

August 6, 2019
Ana Swanson, Alexandra Stevenson, Jeanna Smialek | The New York Times
The trade war between the United States and China entered a more dangerous phase on Monday, as Beijing allowed its currency to weaken, Chinese enterprises stopped making new purchases of American farm goods and President Trump’s Treasury Department formally labeled China a currency manipulator.
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Trump Criticizes Expected Fed Rate Cut as ‘Not Enough’

July 30, 2019
Vivian Salama, Nick Timiraos | The Wall Street Journal
President Trump said that the Federal Reserve’s expected small interest-rate cut this week is “not enough,” but he expressed optimism that the country would do well regardless of what is decided.
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Jobs report surprised everyone, even President Trump

July 6, 2019
Ylan Mui | CNBC
Discussing the recent jobs report and what it means to hopes for a potential rate cut from the Fed this year.
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Automakers Tell Trump His Pollution Rules Could Mean ‘Untenable’ Instability and Lower Profits

June 7, 2019
| The New York Times
The world’s largest automakers warned President Trump on Thursday that one of his most sweeping deregulatory efforts — his plan to weaken tailpipe pollution standards — threatens to cut their profits and produce “untenable” instability in a crucial manufacturing sector.
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Trump Gives Farmers $16 Billion in Aid Amid Prolonged China Trade War

May 24, 2019
Ana Swanson | The New York Times
President Trump on Thursday unveiled a $16 billion bailout for farmers hurt by his trade war with Beijing, signaling a protracted fight ahead that is already prompting some American companies to shift business away from China.
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