Trump says he hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by mid-November

US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas on October 17, 2019. U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17. “I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House,


US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas on October 17, 2019.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.
“I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House,
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Trump says he hopes US-China trade deal will be signed by mid-November

US President Donald Trump speaks as he arrives at Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Forth Worth in Texas on October 17, 2019.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he thinks a trade deal between the United States and China will be signed by the time the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meetings take place in Chile on Nov. 16 and 17.

Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will provide Beijing’s perspective on the progress of the talks in a speech on Saturday, according to a tweet from editor-in-chief of the Global Times, a tabloid published by the People’s Daily of China’s ruling Communist Party.

“I think it will get signed quite easily, hopefully by the summit in Chile, where President Xi and I will both be,” Trump told reporters at the White House, without providing details.

“We’re working with China very well,” Trump also said.

The White House has announced that China agreed to buy up to $50 billion of U.S. farm products annually, as part of the first phase of a trade deal, although China seems slow to follow through.

The so-called phase 1 deal was unveiled at the White House last week during a visit by vice premier He as part of a bid to end a tit-for-tat trade war between Beijing and Washington that has roiled markets and hammered global growth.

U.S. officials said a second phase of negotiations could address thornier issues like forced technology transfer and non-financial services issues.


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Civil rights groups slam RNC for ‘fraudulent’ census mailers to Montana residents

An “imitation census” mailed by the Republican National Committee to addresses in Bozeman, Mont., that also solicits money for President Donald Trump’s re-election. It also asks for donations to the RNC and the Trump re-election campaign ranging from $25 to $1,000. Postal Service, to investigate the matter because it constitutes “fraudulent and deceptive practices that are injurious to the public.” “Mailers are clearly marked that they are from the Republican National Committee,” an RNC official


An “imitation census” mailed by the Republican National Committee to addresses in Bozeman, Mont., that also solicits money for President Donald Trump’s re-election.
It also asks for donations to the RNC and the Trump re-election campaign ranging from $25 to $1,000.
Postal Service, to investigate the matter because it constitutes “fraudulent and deceptive practices that are injurious to the public.”
“Mailers are clearly marked that they are from the Republican National Committee,” an RNC official
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Civil rights groups slam RNC for 'fraudulent' census mailers to Montana residents

An “imitation census” mailed by the Republican National Committee to addresses in Bozeman, Mont., that also solicits money for President Donald Trump’s re-election.

Civil rights groups Thursday blasted the Republican National Committee, claiming the group violated federal law and is trying to sow confusion after it mailed imitation census forms meant to mimic the real decennial to Montana voters to solicit money for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign.

The RNC sent the forms — titled the 2019 Congressional District Census Mailer — to addresses in Bozeman, Montana, and informed recipients that “Your Participation is Urgently Needed,” with instructions such as “Do Not Destroy Official Document,” and “return your Census Document.” Sent in late September, the forms told recipients to return by Oct. 15.

In their letter, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and The Native American Rights Fund argue that the mailers violate the Prevent Deceptive Census Look Alike Mailings Act and could sow confusion among Native American communities in the state.

The U.S. Supreme Court in June blocked a Trump administration attempt to add a citizenship question to the official 2020 census after states, cities and civil rights groups sued, arguing it was designed to dilute minority voting power. Trump threatened to add the question by executive order but did not follow through.

The RNC form includes questions about political party affiliation, foreign election interference and if they plan to support Trump in the 2020 election, among other topics. It also asks for donations to the RNC and the Trump re-election campaign ranging from $25 to $1,000. If they are unable to pay those amounts, it urges recipients to send $15 to “help pay for the costs of processing my Census Document.”

“This creates a fear among individuals and communities that they must respond to the official Census, and it is likely that many will view the mailing as just that — because it says it is,” the letter said.

“Furthermore, the letter solicits a contribution. In the context of the “official” language, the RNC’s solicitation of contributions has the potential to defraud recipients into believing that payment is required for the completion of the official 2020 Census.”

The groups said that they have asked Megan Brennan, the head of the U.S. Postal Service, to investigate the matter because it constitutes “fraudulent and deceptive practices that are injurious to the public.”

The RNC denied that the mailings would create confusion.

“Mailers are clearly marked that they are from the Republican National Committee,” an RNC official told NBC News.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, and the state’s Department of Commerce both released statements denouncing the mailers.

“These imitation Census surveys are designed to confuse Montanans, and make them think they may need to respond and pay the suggested processing fee. We are gravely concerned that when the actual Census questionnaires are distributed, Montanans who had received RNC mailers may be under the impression that they have already responded to the Census, disregard the real Census survey, and lead to an undercount in Montana,” Bullock said a letter Thursday.

“An undercount has real, economic consequences for the lives of Montanans and should not be sacrificed for private fundraising.”


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Mitch McConnell blasts Trump’s Syria withdrawal as ‘a strategic nightmare’

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) looks on during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon September 10, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, calling the move “a grave strategic mistake” in an op-ed for The Washington Post. “The recently announced pullout risks


U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) looks on during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon September 10, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.
Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, calling the move “a grave strategic mistake” in an op-ed for The Washington Post.
“The recently announced pullout risks
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Mitch McConnell blasts Trump's Syria withdrawal as 'a strategic nightmare'

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) looks on during a news briefing after the weekly Senate Republican policy luncheon September 10, 2019 at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday blasted President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from northern Syria, calling the move “a grave strategic mistake” in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

“The recently announced pullout risks repeating the Obama administration’s reckless withdrawal from Iraq, which facilitated the rise of the Islamic State in the first place,” McConnell wrote in the op-ed.

While his piece does not explicitly lay blame at Trump’s feet — or even mention his name — it warns that the Trump administration’s sudden foreign policy shift “will leave the American people and homeland less safe, embolden our enemies, and weaken important alliances.”

The White House had announced earlier in October — following a call between Trump and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan — that Turkey would be moving forward with its long-planned incursion into northern Syria, where U.S.-backed Kurdish forces had been fighting ISIS.


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Japan-US trade deal estimated to boost Japan’s economy by 0.8%

US President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon arrival for a luncheon at the Kasumigaseki Country Club Golf Course in Kawagoe, Saitama, outside Tokyo on November 5, 2017. The trade deal reached between Japan and the United States is expected to boost Japan’s economy by about 0.8%, the Japanese government said on Friday. The deal is also estimated to contribute about 4 trillion yen ($36.84 billion) to Japan’s gross domestic product based on its fiscal 2018 GDP and the pact w


US President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon arrival for a luncheon at the Kasumigaseki Country Club Golf Course in Kawagoe, Saitama, outside Tokyo on November 5, 2017.
The trade deal reached between Japan and the United States is expected to boost Japan’s economy by about 0.8%, the Japanese government said on Friday.
The deal is also estimated to contribute about 4 trillion yen ($36.84 billion) to Japan’s gross domestic product based on its fiscal 2018 GDP and the pact w
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Japan-US trade deal estimated to boost Japan's economy by 0.8%

US President Donald Trump and Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe upon arrival for a luncheon at the Kasumigaseki Country Club Golf Course in Kawagoe, Saitama, outside Tokyo on November 5, 2017.

The trade deal reached between Japan and the United States is expected to boost Japan’s economy by about 0.8%, the Japanese government said on Friday.

The deal is also estimated to contribute about 4 trillion yen ($36.84 billion) to Japan’s gross domestic product based on its fiscal 2018 GDP and the pact will create about 280,000 jobs in Japan, it said.

The United States and Japan signed a limited trade deal that cuts tariffs on U.S. farm goods, Japanese machine tools and other products while further staving off the threat of higher U.S. car duties.


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The US is becoming like China on trade policy, ex-White House negotiator says

The U.S. is beginning to resemble China on trade rather than the other way around, according to a former top trade and economic adviser to Presidents George H.W. The U.S.-China trade war showed some signs of easing last week after Washington and Beijing indicated that phase one of a deal had been agreed. However, he dismissed the merchandise bilateral trade deficit as an “economically meaningless metric.” “With a booming economy, low unemployment, and rising wages, it’s clear that the President’


The U.S. is beginning to resemble China on trade rather than the other way around, according to a former top trade and economic adviser to Presidents George H.W.
The U.S.-China trade war showed some signs of easing last week after Washington and Beijing indicated that phase one of a deal had been agreed.
However, he dismissed the merchandise bilateral trade deficit as an “economically meaningless metric.”
“With a booming economy, low unemployment, and rising wages, it’s clear that the President’
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The US is becoming like China on trade policy, ex-White House negotiator says

The U.S. is beginning to resemble China on trade rather than the other way around, according to a former top trade and economic adviser to Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. The U.S.-China trade war showed some signs of easing last week after Washington and Beijing indicated that phase one of a deal had been agreed. However, doubt was cast over the details on Wednesday after a report that China’s commitment to U.S. agricultural purchases may be less substantial than initially claimed by President Donald Trump’s administration. Harry Broadman, former Assistant U.S. Trade Representative under the Bill Clinton administration and current partner at the Berkeley Research Group, told CNBC that any White House communications regarding the trade war should be seen through the lens of the president’s “singular focus” on his 2020 re-election campaign, adding that the deal touted by U.S. trade officials was “not much of a deal in any kind of meaningful way.” “As everyone knows, it does not touch on the threshold issues that the administration has been talking about for two years, which is the structural reforms, the intellectual property protections, subsidies, the state-owned enterprises and the like,” Broadman told CNBC via telephone from Washington on Tuesday. “It’s not even obvious to me how much of that was even discussed in the conversations and the reason for that, I believe, is the metric that Trump and his lieutenants, the Secretary of the Treasury and the U.S. Trade Representative, focus on is how to eliminate the merchandise bilateral trade deficit between the two countries.”

Broadman, who also served as chief of staff on George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, suggested that since the Trump campaign’s focus in both 2016 and 2020 is on eliminating the bilateral trade deficit on goods, the administration’s sole focus would be on demonstrating to Trump’s base that the promise been fulfilled. However, he dismissed the merchandise bilateral trade deficit as an “economically meaningless metric.” Defending the president’s trade policies, White House spokesman Judd Deere told CNBC on Thursday that the president has “used every available tool to level the playing field for American workers and reduce barriers to the export of our goods and services — a promise he made to all Americans and will continue to keep.” “With a booming economy, low unemployment, and rising wages, it’s clear that the President’s policy of fair and reciprocal trade along with lower taxes and deregulation are working,” Deere added.

‘Statist economy’

China has been a trade adversary for successive U.S. administrations and other major Western powers, who have accused the world’s second-largest economy of flouting World Trade Organization (WTO) rules since it joined the agreement in 2001. Broadman, who was part of the U.S. team that negotiated with the WTO, said a marked shift had occurred away from a focus on multilateral and plurilateral regional agreements and toward bilateral efforts between individual nations. “The other issue within that context, particularly in the bilateral context with China, is that these ‘agreements’ with China and the U.S. under the Trump administration, frankly, are making the U.S. look more like China, in the sense that these state-to-state deals on agricultural purchases are not market-driven purchases,” Broadman said. He added that the Trump administration was correct to criticize China for being a member of the WTO while maintaining a prominent state role in its economy, but suggested that Trump was now “centering his negotiations by employing the U.S. government on the transaction side.”


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Trump nominates Rick Perry deputy and former lobbyist Dan Brouillette to be Energy secretary

Dan Brouillette, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, seen during an interview with the German Press Agency (dpa) in te course of the 54th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, 16 February 2018. President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he has nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace departing Energy chief Rick Perry. “I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. From 1998 to 2000, Brouillette worked as a lob


Dan Brouillette, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, seen during an interview with the German Press Agency (dpa) in te course of the 54th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, 16 February 2018.
President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he has nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace departing Energy chief Rick Perry.
“I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy.
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Trump nominates Rick Perry deputy and former lobbyist Dan Brouillette to be Energy secretary

Dan Brouillette, United States Deputy Secretary of Energy, seen during an interview with the German Press Agency (dpa) in te course of the 54th Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, 16 February 2018.

President Donald Trump on Friday announced that he has nominated Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to replace departing Energy chief Rick Perry.

“I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan’s experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!” Trump tweeted Friday afternoon.

Brouillette, 57, had previously served as a top lobbyist for the Ford Motor Company. Before joining Trump’s Department of Energy, he was the head of public policy for the United Services Automobile Association, or USAA, a military-focused financial institution. He reportedly worked for USAA for 11 years.

From 1998 to 2000, Brouillette worked as a lobbyist for firm Fleishman-Hillard.

Trump announced in April 2017 that Brouillette would be nominated to the Energy Department — his second stint at the agency, where he had worked as assistant secretary for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs under former President George W. Bush.

Perry will step down at the end of the year, Trump said at a rally in Dallas on Thursday night.

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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were pointing to a mixed Friday open on Wall Street — with two Dow stocks, Coca-Cola and American Express, reporting earnings before the bell. Jean Catuffe | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe U.K. and European Union struck a long-awaited draft Brexit deal. Trump confirmed that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down at the end of the year. In recent weeks, the former governor of Texas became entangled in the Democratic-led i


Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesU.S. stock futures were pointing to a mixed Friday open on Wall Street — with two Dow stocks, Coca-Cola and American Express, reporting earnings before the bell.
Jean Catuffe | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe U.K. and European Union struck a long-awaited draft Brexit deal.
Trump confirmed that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down at the end of the year.
In recent weeks, the former governor of Texas became entangled in the Democratic-led i
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5 things to know before the stock market opens Friday

1. Dow to open slightly higher as Coca-Cola and American Express report earnings

People walking along Wall Street in the Financial District of Manhattan on September 03, 2019 in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty Images

U.S. stock futures were pointing to a mixed Friday open on Wall Street — with two Dow stocks, Coca-Cola and American Express, reporting earnings before the bell. Coca-Cola fiscal second-quarter profit matched estimates. Revenue beat. Several international factors were in play, including weak Chinese GDP growth, Saturday’s U.K. Parliament vote on Brexit and fighting between Turkish and Kurdish forces despite a U.S.-brokered cease-fire. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 were modestly higher Thursday, on track for a second straight positive week The S&P 500 just missed its first close over the 3,000 since Sept. 19, while the Dow just above 27,000.

2. China reports weakest GDP in decades as trade war takes its toll

Employees work on the production line of a robot vacuum cleaner factory of Matsutek in Shenzhen, China August 9, 2019. Jason Lee | Reuters

China’s latest reading on economic growth came in at its weakest level in 27½ years, as the trade war between Beijing and Washington continued to take its toll. China’s gross domestic product in the third quarter grew just 6% from a year ago. Apple CEO Tim Cook met the chief of China’s market regulator in Beijing, after the U.S. tech giant last week removed from its App Store an app that helped Hong Kong protesters track police movements.

3. EU strikes a Brexit deal, but also faces new tariffs from US

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (UK) Boris Johnson gives a press conference at European Parliament on October 17, 2019 in Brussels, Belgium. Jean Catuffe | Getty Images News | Getty Images

The U.K. and European Union struck a long-awaited draft Brexit deal. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now must persuade U.K. lawmakers to back his agreement, ahead of what is expected to be a close vote on Saturday. At midnight, defying retaliation threats, the U.S. imposed $7.5 billion worth of tariffs on EU goods, including targeting Airbus, Italian cheeses, French wines, Spanish olives and Scotch whisky.

4. Democrats see Trump decision to hold G-7 at Doral as more impeachment fuel

View leading into Trump National Doral in Miami, Florida on April 3, 2018. Michele Eve Sandberg | AFP | Getty Images

President Donald Trump will host the 2020 G-7 summit of world leaders at the Trump National Doral Miami, a move Democrats leading the impeachment inquiry were quick to criticize as presidential self-dealing. Trump confirmed that Energy Secretary Rick Perry will step down at the end of the year. In recent weeks, the former governor of Texas became entangled in the Democratic-led impeachment probe into Trump’s actions involving Ukraine.

5. Fighting erupts in Kurdish-held Syrian town despite US-brokered cease-fire

A woman stands along the side of a road on the outskirts of the town of Tal Tamr near the Syrian Kurdish town of Ras al-Ain along the border with Turkey in the northeastern Hassakeh province on October 16, 2019, with the smoke plumes of tire fires billowing in the background to decrease visibility for Turkish warplanes that are part of operation “Peace Spring”. Delil Souleiman | AFP | Getty Images

Despite U.S.-brokered cease-fire that went into effect overnight, fighting continued Friday in a northeast Syrian border town at the center of the fight between Turkey and Kurdish forces. Trump framed the cease-fire deal with Turkey as “a great day for civilization.” Turkish troops and their allied Syrian fighters launched the offensive on Oct. 9, two days after Trump suddenly announced he was withdrawing American troops from the border area.

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Turkish President Erdogan says he ‘cannot forget’ Trump’s letter

Turkey’s president says his country “cannot forget” the harshly worded letter from U.S. President Donald Trump about the Turkish military offensive into Syria. These are Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first comments concerning the Oct. 9 letter from Trump, in which among other things he warned Erdogan not to be a “tough guy.” Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan said that Turkey would “do what’s necessary” concerning the letter “when the time comes.” Erdogan said: “President Tr


Turkey’s president says his country “cannot forget” the harshly worded letter from U.S. President Donald Trump about the Turkish military offensive into Syria.
These are Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first comments concerning the Oct. 9 letter from Trump, in which among other things he warned Erdogan not to be a “tough guy.”
Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan said that Turkey would “do what’s necessary” concerning the letter “when the time comes.”
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Turkish President Erdogan says he 'cannot forget' Trump's letter

Turkey’s president says his country “cannot forget” the harshly worded letter from U.S. President Donald Trump about the Turkish military offensive into Syria. But he says the mutual “love and respect” between the two leaders prevents him from keeping it on Turkey’s agenda.

These are Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first comments concerning the Oct. 9 letter from Trump, in which among other things he warned Erdogan not to be a “tough guy.”

Speaking to foreign journalists in Istanbul on Friday, Erdogan said that Turkey would “do what’s necessary” concerning the letter “when the time comes.” He did not elaborate.

Erdogan said: “President Trump’s letter, which did not go hand in hand with political and diplomatic courtesy, has appeared in the media. Of course we haven’t forgotten it. It would not be right for us to forget it.”

Turkish troops and Turkish-backed Syrian fighters launched their offensive against Kurdish militias in Syria a week ago. That came two days after Trump suddenly announced he was withdrawing American troops from the border area.


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Warren slams Zuckerberg’s speech, saying Facebook’s political ad policy could help Trump win again

Warren lodged her latest attack after Zuckerberg gave a speech on free expression . Facebook has been criticized for both what it does and does not fact-check on its platform, and conservatives have complained that Facebook suppresses their voices. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren took another jab at Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO of helping Donald Trump win the presidential election in 2016 and aiding his reelection at a profit. Zuckerberg said in the speech that he’


Warren lodged her latest attack after Zuckerberg gave a speech on free expression .
Facebook has been criticized for both what it does and does not fact-check on its platform, and conservatives have complained that Facebook suppresses their voices.
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren took another jab at Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO of helping Donald Trump win the presidential election in 2016 and aiding his reelection at a profit.
Zuckerberg said in the speech that he’
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Warren slams Zuckerberg's speech, saying Facebook's political ad policy could help Trump win again

Warren lodged her latest attack after Zuckerberg gave a speech on free expression . In his speech at Georgetown University, Zuckerberg defended his decision to err on the side of allowing more speech on Facebook, rather than less, even as the company has been attacked by both political parties for the types of content it hosts. Facebook has been criticized for both what it does and does not fact-check on its platform, and conservatives have complained that Facebook suppresses their voices.

“Facebook is actively helping Trump spread lies and misinformation,” the senator from Massachusetts said in a tweet Thursday, adding that Facebook is “unprepared” to deal with the 2020 election.

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren took another jab at Mark Zuckerberg, accusing the Facebook CEO of helping Donald Trump win the presidential election in 2016 and aiding his reelection at a profit.

Political ads have been a sticking point for Facebook in the past few weeks after the company said it will not remove or fact-check false ads placed by politicians in a response to a request from Joe Biden’s presidential campaign to remove an ad with unsubstantiated claims placed by Trump. Zuckerberg said in the speech that he’s gone as far as to consider eliminating political ads, but said it would still leave ambiguity on where to draw the line.

“There are many more ads about issues than there ads about elections. Do we ban ads about health care, immigration or women’s empowerment?” he asked. “If you’re not going to ban those, does it really make sense to give everyone else a voice in political debates except for the candidates themselves?”

Warren previously attacked the policy and deliberately placed her own ad falsely claiming Zuckerberg endorsed Trump to test how far Facebook would take its own rules. In response, a Facebook spokesperson previously told CNBC, “If Senator Warren wants to say things she knows to be untrue, we believe Facebook should not be in the position of censoring that speech.”

Facebook did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Warren’s latest tweets.

Publicly, Zuckerberg has appeared mostly unflappable in the face of Warren’s calls to break up his company. But there’s now evidence that he does see her campaign as a threat, after a leaked recording of his meeting with employees heard him acknowledge that Facebook would likely face “a legal challenge” under her administration, though he said he’d bet Facebook would win.

In the past week, Warren took another step to distance herself from the tech giants by pledging to turn down contributions over $200 from Big Tech executives. She also swore off large donations from executives at big banks, private equity firms or hedge funds after previously promising to deny the same from pharmaceutical and fossil fuel executives.

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‘Overrated general’ Mattis zings Trump at a New York charity gala

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis hit back at his old boss at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday, saying that he’s not just an overrated general, he’s the greatest overrated general. “I’m honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress,” he joked. The retired Marine general Mattis resigned as defense secretary last December after Trump said he intended to pull 2,000 American troops out of Syria. But he broke that silence at the lau


Former Defense Secretary James Mattis hit back at his old boss at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday, saying that he’s not just an overrated general, he’s the greatest overrated general.
“I’m honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress,” he joked.
The retired Marine general Mattis resigned as defense secretary last December after Trump said he intended to pull 2,000 American troops out of Syria.
But he broke that silence at the lau
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'Overrated general' Mattis zings Trump at a New York charity gala

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, center, delivers the keynote address during the 74th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in New York.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis hit back at his old boss at a white-tie gala in New York on Thursday, saying that he’s not just an overrated general, he’s the greatest overrated general.

Mattis made the joking remarks at the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a day after President Donald Trump demeaned him as “the world’s most overrated general” during a contentious White House meeting with members of Congress.

Among Mattis’ zingers was a comparison he made to actress Meryl Streep.

“I’m honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress,” he joked. “So I guess I’m the Meryl Streep of generals and frankly that sounds pretty good to me, and you do have to admit between me and Meryl, at least we’ve had some victories.”

The White House meeting Wednesday was intended to be a bipartisan discussion of Trump’s decision to pull U.S. forces from northern Syria, but it broke up after a testy exchange between Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Before the walkout, Trump disparaged Mattis, who had argued as defense secretary that U.S. troops were needed in Syria to prevent a resurgence of Islamic State fighters.

Trump said Mattis “wasn’t tough enough,” and went on to say, “I captured ISIS.”

The retired Marine general Mattis resigned as defense secretary last December after Trump said he intended to pull 2,000 American troops out of Syria. In his resignation letter, he told Trump he had “the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours.”

Since then, he has largely refrained from criticizing the administration publicly, saying he owed the commander in chief “a duty of silence.”

But he broke that silence at the laughter-filled gala, saying that the “overrated general” jab didn’t bother him.

“Some of you were kind during the reception and asked me if this bothered me to have been rated this way based on what Donald Trump said,” he said. “I said of course not. I earned my spurs on the battlefield … And Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor.”

Trump’s decision to have U.S. troops stand down in Syria cleared the way for Turkey to launch an offensive against Kurdish forces in northern Syria who had been U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. On Thursday, the U.S. and Turkey agreed to a five-day cease-fire that requires the Kurdish fighters to vacate, largely solidifying Turkey’s position in the region.

The annual roast, hosted by New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan, draws luminaries from finance and politics. It’s named after a former New York governor who was the first Catholic to receive a major party nomination for president when he unsuccessfully ran in 1928. It benefits a charitable foundation.


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