Month: March 2018

Populist.TV Morning Report | Tariffs Due This Week

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Pres. Trump says he will sign off on steel/aluminum tariff this week Commerce secretary Wilbur Ross and White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said they expect the president to follow up “probably by the end of the week” on tariffs on steel and aluminum first announced last Thursday The administration is expected to wield a little-used legal provision to impose duties of 25% on imported steel and 10% on aluminum, without any expected exemptions made on a country-by-country basis del Toro’s ’The Shape of Water’ wins big at Oscars Guillermo del Toro won Best Director, Best Picture, Best Production Design, and Best Original Score for his fantasy fable ‘The Shape of Water’ Gary Oldman won Best Leading Actor for his performance in “Darkest Hour,” and Frances McDormand won Best Leading Actress for her performance in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Jordan Peele became the first African American to win the original screenplay award for his satirical horror film “Get Out” Weather aftermath The governors of Massachusetts, Maryland, New York and Virginia declared states of emergency due to the conditions, and National Guard members were activated in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts Nearly 400,000 people are without power across Massachusetts after a major storm, and they’re expected to be left without power for “days if not a...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Tariffs Coming

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Pres. Trump announces Tariffs The Trump administration has announced a 25% tariff on imported steel and a 10% tariff on imported aluminum The tariffs are being booed by economists and many politicians in the US and around the world, and cheered by executives and workers in the steel and aluminum industries, which have faced decades of decline European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker criticized the move, saying the EU would “not sit idly while our industry is hit with unfair measures that put thousands of European jobs at risk,” with Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland also criticizing the move, saying Canada will “take responsive measures to defend its trade interests and workers” The Dow Jones industrial average closed more than 400 points lower last night after rising more than 150 points earlier in the day, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite fell 1.4% and 1.3% respectively Breweries and other companies in the beverage industry have warned that their businesses could be damaged by the duties, with Molson Coors warning that they would “likely to lead to job losses across the beer industry” Roundup of gun reform news Pres. Trump tweeted that he had a “good (Great) meeting” with the NRA after saying that other lawmakers were “petrified” of the organization Gun reform legislation seems stalled on...

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Populist.TV Morning Report | Hope Hicks Resigns

Sign Up To Receive Populist.TV's Morning Reports Success! Name Email Subscribe News Roundup Hope Hicks resigns as White House Communicates Director Operationally one of the most important people in the White House, she has announced her departure a day after she testified for eight hours in front of the House Intelligence Committee and said that her job sometimes involved telling white lies, although she reportedly had been planning to leave for months before She was the 4th Communications Director for Pres. Trump, following Sean Spicer (who was also the Acting Communications Director after Dubke resigned), Mike Dubke, and Anthony Scaramucci Pres. Trump said that she is “outstanding” and “as smart and thoughtful as they come, a truly great person” Conflict of interest questions for Pres. Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner Yesterday the Washington Post reported that officials in at least four countries – the United Arab Emirates, China, Israel, and Mexico – have privately discussed manipulating Jared Kushner by taking advantage of his business and financial arrangements and lack of foreign policy experience Kushner reportedly also lost security clearance to access top-level briefings – Kushner had held an interim clearance while his background was being checked – and a Kushner spokesperson said that “there are dozens of people at Mr Kushner’s level whose process is delayed, that it is not uncommon for these clearance reviews to take this long in...

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