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Trump Pardons Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Donald Trump has given control of US foreign policy to the military in exchange for support on domestic matters.

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Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona was infamous for his tough approach to policing. At his prison facilities he gained notoriety for his tough regime of discipline without special privileges.

Recently, Arpaio was convicted of Contempt of Court for refusing to obey a court order designed to force Arpaio’s deputies from specifically targeting illegal aliens in its jurisdiction.

The maximum sentence for such a conviction would have been 6 months behind bars.

Today, Donald Trump announced that he has invoked his power of Presidential pardon to absolve Arpaio of any wrong doing.

Arpaio who was a strong Trump supporter during the campaign stated,

“I’m very appreciative of what the president has done.Right now, I have to thank the president for standing by me and standing by law enforcement. And I’m very humbled”.

As the White House is increasingly staffed by ex-military leaders, it is becoming increasingly clear that while US Foreign Policy is now mostly controlled by the Department of Defence rather than the President’s remaining civilian staff or the State Department, Trump is continuing to exercise his prerogative in domestic affairs through executive orders and special Presidential privileges deriving from the US Constitution.

The public may well be witnessing a kind of Faustian bargain in which Trump has largely surrendering his foreign policy campaign promises, resigning himself to allow the military to largely dictate the trajectory of foreign policy in exchange for military men backing up Trump’s personal decisions in domestic affairs, decisions which generally remain deeply unpopular among the neo-liberal dominated Democratic party and some Republicans.

If this is the case, a new coalition of military hawks and domestic policy makers who are more in line with ‘candidate Trump’ may emerge as the central power brokers of the White House. This would appear especially the case as General John F. Kelly consolidates his new role as Donald Trump’s White House Chief of  Staff.

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Maybe he can now get a job patrolling the White House, to make sure nobody who doesnt have their lips coated with bush the III’s excrement is allowed in.

charlie
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charlie

They are both degenerate authoritarian nationalistic nazis…pair of thick cunts

ShermanRMcCoy
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ShermanRMcCoy

And you are obviously a moron, which is why I am blocking you in three, two, one. Buh-Bye!

englishvinal
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englishvinal

Lovely verbiage..
… such is always a distinct indication of superior intelligence and of a genteel upbringing!

N. A. R II
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N. A. R II

Neither is socialist so they cant be Nazis. They believe the rule of law which pisses off criminals so if you are pissed….

ShermanRMcCoy
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ShermanRMcCoy

Interesting theory. Although there is no question that America’s failure to enforce her immigration laws has been destroying the country from the inside, failure to reach better relations with Russia could result in the total destruction of the entire world.

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

Mr. Dumb surrounded himself with same kind of people from day one of his campaign. His words were also very clear to anyone knowing how to listen. Feigning surprise about his reign is expected but it will not work outside of Usadistia and in all reality Usadists do not need it since their understanding of reality is already convoluted as much as possible. It is great that Mr. Dumb decided to become the decider and is in charge of himself and his decisions. However it is not surprising he chosen to free that Joe Arpaio character, embodiment of Usadist patriot.… Read more »

englishvinal
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englishvinal

Gee “Avramijevdan”.. you sure have made it clear that you are not “an American Nationalist”.. !!!
With a name like “Avramijevdan”.. you are not a native American either… so what IS your “claim to fame”???
Trump is a lot of nasty things but “dumb” is not one of them. He is sitting in the white house, and he got there using his “connections” and his “skills” (neither of which I admire), but he IS there, and YOU are sitting behind a keyboard in lower class middle US .. (or is it Afghanistan? or…???).. calling Trump “dumb”.

I think the circumstances speak for themselves….

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Correct. This so called Serbian Speaking Swede posts the same shite over and over, like a broken record.

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

English, your eloquence, uncanny ability for observation and above all your timeless way of recognizing (non)quality of not only me but of the DOAT himself left me speechless.

Please feel free to provide some more of your wisdom for my reading pleasure.

TecumsehUnfaced
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TecumsehUnfaced

It was the first POTUS. George Washington sent General Sullivan in 1779 to destroy the Iroquois towns. He established a precedent for the American presidency stronger than the two term limit.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And turd Trump didn’t have the balls to make the announcement other than during the hurricane hitting Texas, so people’s attention were focused on the natural disaster. Contemptible.

englishvinal
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englishvinal

Does that matter ..??? Really.. ?? I don’t care a fig for Trump.. I certainly did NOT “vote” for him.. “voting is for suckers and mind dead” as far as I am concerned … for many reasons, all valid. That said, Trump has done at least ONE correct act, …. ….. he took Arpaio off the leftest meat hook where they conspired to hang him to bleed out.. an honest sincere man who was protecting the people of Arizona from the onslaught of ILLEGAL ALIENS… who suck the energy / blood right out of the veins of decent working people.… Read more »

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Yes, honesty and integrity matter to me – perhaps not to you. The country is being divided more and more, pitting one group against the other. So much for the United States…

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

You nailed it Adam. It is like a really bad US movie with Morgan Freeman and Robert Redford.
A senile octagenarian instead of Trump’s base. He has chosen… badly.

Dennis Morrisseau
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I DON’T think he has or should surrender to anything like an MIC directed
foreign policy…..nor to an Israeli directed one

S.M. De Kuyper
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S.M. De Kuyper

I think that with the US Presidential powers now under the Trump Presidency, the President could take back his powers from the four Military powers surrounding him, easily.

S.M. De Kuyper
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S.M. De Kuyper

“JUST DO IT!”

Simon
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Never heard of Arpaio, and so would not normally care. But my interest was tickled – is this decision divisive, does it cause more passion, both outrage and support in the US, out of all proportion to its real consequence?
A quick review of the news and even the comments on this small site, would suggest – Yes, very much so.
Then great. More of the same please. Fuel for the fire.
Now get us another statue story and pass the popcorn.

richardstevenhack
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Arpaio is a complete butthead fascist who deserves to be locked in a cell with the inmates he’s tortured for decades. This guy would be happy running Iraq’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

Trump becomes doubly a scumbag for pardoning this other scumbag. It’s in line with his favoring torture and killing the families of alleged terrorists, i.e., pretty much any Muslim.

N. A. R II
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N. A. R II

Tortured, Really. If you believe the people in charge think that the families of alleged terrorists are pretty much any Muslims then you are an idiot and you are the islamophobe.

The tax payers of the US are tired of paying for criminals including those who think they have the right to illegally enter this the country.

They believe the rule of law which pisses off criminals so if you are pissed….

richardstevenhack
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richardstevenhack

Obviously someone who approves of torture. Pretty much speaks for itself.

N. A. R II
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N. A. R II

Only after the wusifaction of this country could any of these be deemed as torture. If he was in a rusdian,brazian,Mexican,etc prison he would face torture. You panty waste snowkemflake actually think it is acceptable to”convict” a patriot without a jury by his peers. This man openly ran his force like this and was elected 6 times. He refused to stand down while the “President” told the border patrol to stand down. That is closer to treason than this was to torture. No the whole purpose of this crap is to sell socialism and I’m sick of your idiocy.

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The US has rules (more often acknowledged in the breach than the execution, admittedly) against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

He ignored them. He’s a scumbag, You’re a scumbag. ‘Nuff said.

N. A. R II
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Typical “educated” child living in mommies basement with no real world experience or worse just that mentality. Most websites refer to people like you as a snowflake but I will go with pajama boy. I have been in jail, fixed my life after having experienced life as an addict. Crawled back to improve my life through work and education. What you call cruel and unusual is absurd. What Sheriff Joe did was try to make his jail a place people did not repeat visit. If you have ever been jail most jails have people that basically live there. The prisoners… Read more »

richardstevenhack
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I’m far older than you are and more experienced. And I was never an addict (I never even smoked normal cigarettes), but I was in the military for three years during the Vietnam war. Comparing prison to the military is asinine and insulting to the military.

Someday someone is going to remember their time in his jail and put a bullet in his head. Can’t wait to hear it. Hopefully that ex-con will get a medal. and a pardon from whoever is President.

N. A. R II
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N. A. R II

Please not my comparison it was made by never mind …. “Someday someone is going to remember their time in his jail and put a bullet in his head. Can’t wait to hear it. Hopefully that ex-con will get a medal. and a pardon from whoever is President.” You are a whackadoo. After I called you Pajama boy I read some of your other posts you may not be in mommies basement but I am guessing your antisemitic crazy arse has a least a whole role of tin foil wrapped around your head.

richardstevenhack
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richardstevenhack

“antisemitic”

Ah, I suspected you were a Zionist troll…confirmed…

colum
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colum

This could be spun another way. If trump has truly gained directorship of domestic affairs it would be entertaing to see trump corral the like of Antifa and other violent liberals as well as fascists and extreme right under the stewardship of Mr Apraio. Granted this is just whimsy and improbable, but a shock to the system is really need right now to fuck over the establishment. Something short of full blown protest and riot by the hard working (and largely silent) public of America, and probably, the world.

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Skripal and Khashoggi: A Tale of Two Disappearances

Two disappearances, and two different responses.

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Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy.

When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The outcry by Western governments and media over the Skripal affair was deafening and resulted in Britain, the US and some 28 other countries expelling dozens of Russian diplomats on the back of unsubstantiated British allegations that the Kremlin tried to assassinate an exiled spy with a deadly nerve agent. The Trump administration has further tightened sanctions citing the Skripal incident.

London’s case against Moscow has been marked by wild speculation and ropey innuendo. No verifiable evidence of what actually happened to Sergei Skripal (67) and his daughter Yulia has been presented by the British authorities. Their claim that President Vladimir Putin sanctioned a hit squad armed with nerve poison relies on sheer conjecture.

All we know for sure is that the Skripals have been disappeared from public contact by the British authorities for more than seven months, since the mysterious incident of alleged poisoning in Salisbury on March 4.

Russian authorities and family relatives have been steadfastly refused any contact by London with the Skripal pair, despite more than 60 official requests from Moscow in accordance with international law and in spite of the fact that Yulia is a citizen of the Russian Federation with consular rights.

It is an outrage that based on such thin ice of “evidence”, the British have built an edifice of censure against Moscow, rallying an international campaign of further sanctions and diplomatic expulsions.

Now contrast that strenuous reaction, indeed hyper over-reaction, with how Britain, the US, France, Canada and other Western governments are ever-so slowly responding to Saudi Arabia over the Khashoggi case.

After nearly two weeks since Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, the Saudi regime is this week finally admitting he was killed on their premises – albeit, they claim, in a “botched interrogation”.

Turkish and American intelligence had earlier claimed that Khashoggi was tortured and murdered on the Saudi premises by a 15-member hit squad sent from Riyadh.

Even more grisly, it is claimed that Khashoggi’s body was hacked up with a bone saw by the killers, his remains secreted out of the consulate building in boxes, and flown back to Saudi Arabia on board two private jets connected to the Saudi royal family.

What’s more, the Turks and Americans claim that the whole barbaric plot to murder Khashoggi was on the orders of senior Saudi rulers, implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The latest twist out of Riyadh, is an attempt to scapegoat “rogue killers” and whitewash the House of Saudi from culpability.

The fact that 59-year-old Khashoggi was a legal US resident and a columnist for the Washington Post has no doubt given his case such prominent coverage in Western news media. Thousands of other victims of Saudi vengeance are routinely ignored in the West.

Nevertheless, despite the horrific and damning case against the Saudi monarchy, the response from the Trump administration, Britain and others has been abject.

President Trump has blustered that there “will be severe consequences” for the Saudi regime if it is proven culpable in the murder of Khashoggi. Trump quickly qualified, however, saying that billion-dollar arms deals with the oil-rich kingdom will not be cancelled. Now Trump appears to be joining in a cover-up by spinning the story that the Khashoggi killing was done by “rogue killers”.

Britain, France and Germany this week issued a joint statement calling for “a credible investigation” into the disappearance. But other than “tough-sounding” rhetoric, none of the European states have indicated any specific sanctions, such as weapons contracts being revoked or diplomatic expulsions.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he was “concerned” by the gruesome claims about Khashoggi’s killing, but he reiterated that Ottawa would not be scrapping a $15 billion sale of combat vehicles to Riyadh.

The Saudi rulers have even threatened retaliatory measures if sanctions are imposed by Western governments.

Saudi denials of official culpability seem to be a brazen flouting of all reason and circumstantial evidence that Khashoggi was indeed murdered in the consulate building on senior Saudi orders.

This week a glitzy international investor conference in Saudi Arabia is being boycotted by top business figures, including the World Bank chief, Jim Yong Kim, JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon and Britain’s venture capitalist Richard Branson. Global firms like Ford and Uber have pulled out, as have various media sponsors, such as CNN, the New York Times and Financial Times. Withdrawal from the event was in response to the Khashoggi affair.

A growing bipartisan chorus of US Senators, including Bob Corker, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham and Chris Murphy, have called for the cancellation of American arms sales to Saudi Arabia, as well as for an overhaul of the strategic partnership between the two countries.

Still, Trump has rebuffed calls for punitive response. He has said that American jobs and profits depend on the Saudi weapons market. Some 20 per cent of all US arms sales are estimated to go to the House of Saud.

The New York Times this week headlined: “In Trump’s Saudi Bargain, the Bottom Line Proudly Stands Out”.

The Trump White House will be represented at the investment conference in Saudi Arabia this week – dubbed “Davos in the Desert” by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. He said he was attending in spite of the grave allegations against the Saudi rulers.

Surely the point here is the unseemly indulgence by Western governments of Saudi Arabia and its so-called “reforming” Crown Prince. It is remarkable how much credulity Washington, London, Paris, Ottawa and others are affording the Saudi despots who, most likely, have been caught redhanded in a barbarous murder.

Yet, when it comes to Russia and outlandish, unproven claims that the Kremlin carried out a bizarre poison-assassination plot, all these same Western governments abandon all reason and decorum to pile sanctions on Russia based on lurid, hollow speculation. The blatant hypocrisy demolishes any pretense of integrity or principle.

Here is another connection between the Skripal and Khashoggi affairs. The Saudis no doubt took note of the way Britain’s rulers have shown absolute disregard and contempt for international law in their de facto abduction of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. If the British can get away with that gross violation, then the Saudis probably thought that nobody would care too much if they disappeared Jamal Khashoggi.

Grotesquely, the way things are shaping up in terms of hypocritical lack of action by the Americans, British and others towards the Saudi despots, the latter might just get away with murder. Not so Russia. The Russians are not allowed to get away with even an absurd fantasy.

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US-China trade war heats up as surplus hits record $34 Billion (Video)

The Duran – News in Review – Episode 136.

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According to a report by the AFP, China’s trade surplus with the United States ballooned to a record $34.1 billion in September, despite a raft of US tariffs, official data showed Friday, adding fuel to the fire of a worsening trade war.

Relations between the world’s two largest economies have soured sharply this year, with US President Donald Trump vowing on Thursday to inflict economic pain on China if it does not blink.
The two countries imposed new tariffs on a massive amount of each other’s goods mid-September, with the US targeting $200 billion in Chinese imports and Beijing firing back at $60 billion worth of US goods.

“China-US trade friction has caused trouble and pounded our foreign trade development,” customs spokesman Li Kuiwen told reporters Friday.

But China’s trade surplus with the US grew 10 percent in September from a record $31 billion in August, according to China’s customs administration. It was a 22 percent jump from the same month last year.

China’s exports to the US rose to $46.7 billion while imports slumped to $12.6 billion.

China’s overall trade — what it buys and sells with all countries including the US — logged a $31.7 billion surplus, as exports rose faster than imports.

Exports jumped 14.5 percent for September on-year, beating forecasts from analysts polled by Bloomberg News, while imports rose 14.3 percent on-year.

While the data showed China’s trade remained strong for the month, analysts forecast the trade war will start to hurt in coming months.

China’s export jump for the month suggests exporters were shipping goods early to beat the latest tariffs, said ANZ’s China economist Betty Wang, citing the bounce in electrical machinery exports, much of which faced the looming duties.

“We will watch for downside risks to China’s exports” in the fourth quarter, Wang said.

Analysts say a sharp depreciation of the yuan has also helped China weather the tariffs by making its exports cheaper.

“The big picture is the Chinese exports have so far held up well in the face of escalating trade tensions and cooling global growth, most likely thanks to the competitiveness boost provided by a weaker renminbi (yuan),” said Julian Evans-Pritchard, China economist at Capital Economics.

“With global growth likely to cool further in the coming quarters and US tariffs set to become more punishing, the recent resilience of exports is unlikely to be sustained,” he said.

According to Bloomberg US President Donald Trump’s new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement isn’t that different from the North American Free Trade Agreement that it replaced. But hidden in the bowels of the new trade deal is a clause, Article 32.10, that could have a far-reaching impact. The new agreement requires member states to get approval from the other members if they initiate trade negotiations with a so-called non-market economy. In practice, “non-market” almost certainly means China. If, for example, Canada begins trade talks with China, it has to show the full text of the proposed agreement to the U.S. and Mexico — and if either the U.S. or Mexico doesn’t like what it sees, it can unilaterally kick Canada out of the USMCA.

Although it seems unlikely that the clause would be invoked, it will almost certainly exert a chilling effect on Canada and Mexico’s trade relations with China. Forced to choose between a gargantuan economy across the Pacific and another one next door, both of the U.S.’s neighbors are almost certain to pick the latter.

This is just another part of Trump’s general trade waragainst China. It’s a good sign that Trump realizes that unilateral U.S. efforts alone won’t be enough to force China to make concessions on issues like currency valuation, intellectual-property protection and industrial subsidies. China’s export markets are much too diverse:

If Trump cuts the U.S. off from trade with China, the likeliest outcome is that China simply steps up its exports to other markets. That would bind the rest of the world more closely to China and weaken the global influence of the U.S. China’s economy would take a small but temporary hit, while the U.S. would see its position as the economic center of the world slip into memory.

Instead, to take on China, Trump needs a gang. And that gang has to be much bigger than just North America. But most countries in Europe and East Asia probably can’t be bullied into choosing between the U.S. and China. — their ties to the U.S. are not as strong as those of Mexico and Canada. Countries such as South Korea, Germany, India and Japan will need carrots as well as sticks if they’re going to join a U.S.-led united trade front against China.

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the escalating trade war between the United States and China, and the record trade surplus that positions China with a bit more leverage than Trump anticipated.

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Via Zerohedge Trump Threatens China With More Tariffs, Does Not Seek Economic “Depression”

US equity futures dipped in the red after President Trump threatened to impose a third round of tariffs on China and warned that Chinese meddling in U.S. politics was a “bigger problem” than Russian involvement in the 2016 election.

During the same interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes”, in which Trump threatened to impose sanctions against Saudi Arabia if the Saudis are found to have killed WaPo reported Khashoggi, and which sent Saudi stock plunging, Trump said he “might,” impose a new round of tariffs on China, adding that while he has “great chemistry” with Chinese President Xi Jinping, and noting that Xi “wants to negotiate”, he doesn’t “know that that’s necessarily going to continue.” Asked if American products have become more expensive due to tariffs on China, Trump said that “so far, that hasn’t turned out to be the case.”

“They can retaliate, but they can’t, they don’t have enough ammunition to retaliate,” Trump says, “We do $100 billion with them. They do $531 billion with us.”

Trump was also asked if he wants to push China’s economy into a depression to which the US president said “no” before comparing the country’s stock-market losses since the tariffs first launched to those in 1929, the start of the Great Depression in the U.S.

“I want them to negotiate a fair deal with us. I want them to open their markets like our markets are open,” Trump said in the interview that aired Sunday. So far, the U.S. has imposed three rounds of tariffs on Chinese imports totaling $250 billion, prompting China to retaliate against U.S. products. The president previously has threatened to hit virtually all Chinese imports with duties.

Asked about his relationship with Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin’s alleged efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election, Trump quickly turned back to China. “They meddled,” he said of Russia, “but I think China meddled too.”

“I think China meddled also. And I think, frankly, China … is a bigger problem,” Trump said, as interviewer Lesley Stahl interrupted him for “diverting” from a discussion of Russia.

Shortly before an audacious speech by Mike Pence last weekend, in which the US vice president effectively declared a new cold war on Beijing (see “Russell Napier: Mike Pence Announces Cold War II”), Trump made similar accusations during a speech at the United Nations last month, which his aides substantiated by pointing to long-term Chinese influence campaigns and an advertising section in the Des Moines Register warning farmers about the potential effects of Trump’s tariffs.

Meanwhile, in a rare U.S. television appearance, China’s ambassador to the U.S. said Beijing has no choice but to respond to what he described as a trade war started by the U.S.

“We never wanted a trade war, but if somebody started a trade war against us, we have to respond and defend our own interests,” said China’s Ambassador Cui Tiankai.

Cui also dismissed as “groundless” the abovementioned suggestion by Vice President Mike Pence that China has orchestrated an effort to meddle in U.S. domestic affairs. Pence escalated the rhetoric in a speech Oct. 4, saying Beijing has created a “a whole-of-government approach” to sway American public opinion, including spies, tariffs, coercive measures and a propaganda campaign.

Pence’s comments were some of the most critical about China by a high-ranking U.S. official in recent memory. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo got a lecture when he visited Beijing days later, about U.S. actions that were termed “completely out of line.” The tough words followed months of increases tit-for-tat tariffs imposed by Washington and Beijing that have ballooned to cover hundreds of billions of dollars in bilateral trade.

During a recent interview with National Public Radio, Cui said the U.S. has “not sufficiently” dealt in good faith with the Chinese on trade matters, saying “the U.S. position keeps changing all the time so we don’t know exactly what the U.S. would want as priorities.”

Meanwhile, White House economic director Larry Kudlow said on “Fox News Sunday” that President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping will “probably meet” at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires in late November. “There’s plans and discussions and agendas” being discussed, he said. So far, talks with China on trade have been “unsatisfactory,” Kudlow said. “We’ve made our asks” on allegations of intellectual property theft and forced technology transfers, he added. “We have to have reciprocity.”

Addressing the upcoming meeting, Cui said he was present at two previous meetings of Xi and Trump, and that top-level communication “played a key role, an irreplaceable role, in guiding the relationship forward.” Despite current tensions the two have a “good working relationship,” he said.

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BREAKING: Explosion in Crimea, Russia kills many, injuring dozens, terrorism suspected

According to preliminary information, the incident was caused by a gas explosion at a college facility in Kerch, Crimea.

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“We are clarifying the information at the moment. Preliminary figures are 50 injured and 10 dead. Eight ambulance crews are working at the site and air medical services are involved,” the press-service for the Crimean Ministry of Health stated.

Medics announced that at least 50 people were injured in the explosion in Kerch and 25 have already been taken to local hospital with moderate wounds, according to Sputnik.

Local news outlets reported that earlier in the day, students at the college heard a blast and windows of the building were shattered.

Putin Orders that Assistance Be Provided to Victims of Blast in Kerch – Kremlin Spokesman

“The president has instructed the Ministry of Health and the rescue services to take emergency measures to assist victims of this explosion, if necessary, to ensure the urgent transportation of seriously wounded patients to leading medical institutions of Russia, whether in Moscow or other cities,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitriy Peskov said.

The president also expressed his condolences to all those affected by the tragic incident.

Manhunt Underway in Kerch as FSB Specialists Investigate Site of Explosion – National Anti-Terrorist Committee

The site of the blast that rocked a city college in Kerch is being examined by FSB bomb disposal experts and law enforcement agencies are searching for clues that might lead to the arrest of the perpetrators, the National Anti Terrorism Committee said in a statement.

“Acting on orders from the head of the NAC’s local headquarters, FSB, Interior Ministry, Russian Guards and Emergency Ministry units have arrived at the site. The territory around the college has been cordoned off and the people inside the building evacuated… Mine-disposal experts are working at the site and law enforcement specialists are investigating,” the statement said.

Terrorist Act Considered as Possible Cause of Blast in Kerch – Kremlin Spokesman

“The tragic news that comes from Kerch. Explosion. The president was informed … The data on those killed and the number of injured is constantly updated,” Peskov told reporters.

“[The version of a terrorist attack] is being considered,” he said.

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