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Trump visits intensify US divisions as calls for action on gun control grow – live

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President’s visits to Dayton and El Paso met by hundreds of protesters200 mayors sign letter demanding the Senate take up gun legislationSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 3.58pm BST Trump has turned his focus to the Federal Reserve, which he has repeatedly bashed for not lowering interest rates fast enough…..John Deere, our car companies, & others, to compete on a level playing field. With substantial Fed Cuts (there is no inflation) and no quantitative tightening, the dollar will make it possible for our companies to win against any competition. We have the greatest companies…….in the world, there is nobody even close, but unfortunately the same cannot be said about our Federal Reserve. They have called it wrong at every step of the way, and we are still winning. Can you imagine what would happen if they actually called it right? 3.36pm BST Trump is once again toying with the idea of commuting the sentence of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich, who is currently serving a 14-year prison term for federal corruption.“I thought he was treated unbelievably unfairly,” Trump told reporters yesterday aboard Air Force One. The former Democratic governor, who also appeared on Trump’s show Celebrity Apprentice shortly before he was convicted, was caught on tape trying to sell the Senate seat of Barack Obama after he won the presidency. Continue reading…



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Author : Joan E Greve in Washington

Publish date : 2019-08-08 14:58:39

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