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Trump meets with Putin as G-20 summit begins

by Les Sillars
Posted 6/28/19, 10:54 am

U.S. President Donald Trump discussed arms control as well as Iran, Syria, Ukraine, and Venezuela with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday as the two-day summit of the group of 20 industrialized and developing nations began in Osaka, Japan. During a press conference, a reporter asked Trump if he would warn Putin not to meddle in the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Trump pointed at Putin and deadpanned, “Don’t meddle in the election.” Putin chuckled.

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Trump clarifies comments about foreign information

by Harvest Prude
Posted 6/14/19, 10:53 am

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump said Friday that he would definitely contact the FBI if a foreign power gave him information about a political rival, but he doubled down on comments he made in an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday that he would accept information on his 2020 election opponent from foreign governments. During that interview the president made conflicting comments on whether he would contact the FBI.

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Uncertain places

Books | Why Donald Trump is president
by Marvin Olasky
Posted 5/23/19, 02:56 pm

The gut-punching photographs and stories in Chris Arnade’s Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America (Penguin Random House, 2019) explain how Donald Trump won crucial Midwest states in 2016. Free trade has reduced the cost of many items but also led to many factory closures, and Arnade shows us some of the unemployed and despairing. It’s easy to say “move to places where jobs exist,” but many are neither readily mobile (for family reasons) or easily trainable for different occupations.

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