Trump says he’s ordering American companies to immediately start looking for an alternative to China

President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering U.S. companies to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.” Trump also said he was ordering all U.S. postal carriers, including FedEx, Amazon, UPS and United States Post Office, “to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!).” And Trump said he will respond this afternoon to China’s newest round of tariffs on U.S. good


President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering U.S. companies to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.” Trump also said he was ordering all U.S. postal carriers, including FedEx, Amazon, UPS and United States Post Office, “to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!).” And Trump said he will respond this afternoon to China’s newest round of tariffs on U.S. good
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Trump says he's ordering American companies to immediately start looking for an alternative to China

President Donald Trump on Friday said he was ordering U.S. companies to “immediately start looking for an alternative to China, including bringing your companies HOME and making your products in the USA.”

Trump also said he was ordering all U.S. postal carriers, including FedEx, Amazon, UPS and United States Post Office, “to SEARCH FOR & REFUSE all deliveries of Fentanyl from China (or anywhere else!).”

And Trump said he will respond this afternoon to China’s newest round of tariffs on U.S. goods.

The White House did not immediately respond when asked if the announcement, delivered in a four-part Twitter thread Friday morning, constituted an official order from the president.

It was not immediately clear how, or under what authority, the president could implement these declared orders, or whether he had already done so.

Stocks sank to session lows shortly after Trump’s tweets. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell more than 435 points, or 1.6%, while the S&P 500 slid 1.7% and the Nasdaq Composite dove 2%.

In a statement, UPS said that it “follows all applicable laws and administrative orders of the governments in the countries where we do business. We work closely with regulatory authorities to monitor for prohibited substances.”

FedEx also responded: “FedEx already has extensive security measures in place to prevent the use of our networks for illegal purposes. We follow the laws and regulations everywhere we do business and have a long history of close cooperation with authorities.”

Amazon and the Postal Service were not immediately available for comment.

Trump’s tweets followed another missive against Federal Reserve Chairman Jay Powell, who had just pledged to “act as appropriate” to sustain the U.S. economy amid the “deteriorating” global economic outlook.

In an apparent response, Trump tweeted: “Who is our bigger enemy,” Powell or Chinese President Xi Jinping?


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Trump forces automakers to walk a fine line on fuel economy rules as Ford gets hammered

DETROIT – Automakers are walking a fine line of business and politics when it comes to President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules. In tweets Wednesday, Trump turned up the heat on auto companies, particularly Ford, for not supporting his plans. The attacks came after Ford, Honda Motor, BMW and Volkswagen reached a voluntary agreement last month with California on fuel economy standards. The deal included relaxed standards instead of a freeze to the Obama admini


DETROIT – Automakers are walking a fine line of business and politics when it comes to President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules. In tweets Wednesday, Trump turned up the heat on auto companies, particularly Ford, for not supporting his plans. The attacks came after Ford, Honda Motor, BMW and Volkswagen reached a voluntary agreement last month with California on fuel economy standards. The deal included relaxed standards instead of a freeze to the Obama admini
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Trump forces automakers to walk a fine line on fuel economy rules as Ford gets hammered

DETROIT – Automakers are walking a fine line of business and politics when it comes to President Donald Trump’s efforts to roll back Obama-era fuel efficiency rules.

In tweets Wednesday, Trump turned up the heat on auto companies, particularly Ford, for not supporting his plans. He called auto executives “foolish,” said the founders of Ford Motor and General Motors are “rolling over” at the “weakness of current car company executives.”

The attacks came after Ford, Honda Motor, BMW and Volkswagen reached a voluntary agreement last month with California on fuel economy standards. The deal included relaxed standards instead of a freeze to the Obama administration’s rules — something most major automakers have supported.

Trump’s attacks shine light on an ongoing dilemma of automakers wanting to satisfy the administration as they try to do what’s best for business. The industry has already invested billions in increasing fuel efficiency and reducing carbon emissions of new vehicles. That includes a litany of new all-electric, zero-emission vehicles that are in development and on U.S. roadways.

Abiding by California’s rules is good business for the automakers. The state accounts for about 12 percent of U.S. vehicle sales. Not selling there and other states that adhere to California’s regulations would be detrimental to business.

No major automakers has supported a freeze of the Obama-era standards, although many have supported a reevaluation of the rules to address current market conditions of lower gas prices, all-electric vehicles and increased sales of trucks and SUVs.

Ford, in response to Trump’s tweets, said it remains “proud to lead the way in taking the right actions for the environment while at the same time protecting consumer affordability and the short- and long-term health of the industry.”

Ford shares Thursday morning remained relatively unchanged from their opening price of $9.05.


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If you invested $1,000 in Tesla in 2010, here’s how much you’d have now

As of August 2018, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would have been worth more than $22,300 — more than 21 times the initial investment. Nearly a decade later, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would be worth more than $11,500 as of Aug. 16, 2019, according to CNBC calculations. By comparison, a $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 would have earned a total return of nearly 220% over the same period. Tesla’s market value is up more than 1,000% since the electric-car maker first sold


As of August 2018, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would have been worth more than $22,300 — more than 21 times the initial investment. Nearly a decade later, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would be worth more than $11,500 as of Aug. 16, 2019, according to CNBC calculations. By comparison, a $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 would have earned a total return of nearly 220% over the same period. Tesla’s market value is up more than 1,000% since the electric-car maker first sold
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If you invested $1,000 in Tesla in 2010, here's how much you'd have now

Around this time last year, Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk , caused controversy with a now infamous tweet that said, on Aug. 7: “Am considering taking Tesla private at $420. Funding secured.”

While a return of more than 11 times the initial investment is impressive, Tesla’s stock price has dropped in the past year. As of August 2018, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would have been worth more than $22,300 — more than 21 times the initial investment.

If you invested back then when the initial public offering’s price per share was just $17, your investment would have paid off. Nearly a decade later, a $1,000 investment in Tesla made in 2010 would be worth more than $11,500 as of Aug. 16, 2019, according to CNBC calculations. By comparison, a $1,000 investment in the S&P 500 would have earned a total return of nearly 220% over the same period.

Tesla’s market value is up more than 1,000% since the electric-car maker first sold stock in 2010.

On the same day, Musk also published a letter on Tesla’s website explaining his thinking. “Basically, I’m trying to accomplish an outcome where Tesla can operate at its best, free from as much distraction and short-term thinking as possible, and where there is as little change for all of our investors, including all of our employees, as possible,” he wrote in the letter, which was also sent to Tesla employees.

After the take-private tweets, Musk faced fraud charges from the SEC. The financial regulator alleged his claims that he had “funding secured,” were false and misleading. Musk and Tesla reached a first, then a revised, settlement agreement with the SEC over the offending tweets. As a result of the settlement, Musk and Tesla each paid a $20 million fine, and Musk was forced to resign from his chairman role on Tesla’s board.

While Tesla’s stock price has suffered over the past year, its CEO is seeing success in other areas of business. In May 2019, investors close to the latest round of funding for SpaceX, which is Musk’s other company, told CNBC that it was now valued at $33.3 billion. Since the start of 2019, the space company has raised more than $1 billion in fresh funding, and in August, it successfully launched its Falcon 9 rocket.

This spring, it was even reported that SpaceX’s private worth had surpassed Tesla’s market capitalization, which at that time, had fallen to $32.8 billion. While Tesla has a massive market cap, the company has never managed to be profitable for a full year, which is why it’s not on the S&P 500.

Currently, Tesla’s market cap has perked back up and sits around $40 billion.

Despite Tesla’s recent travails, it notched a record quarter for electric vehicle sales in its last quarter with 95,200 deliveries to customers then.

Musk tweeted on July 29, 2019, about reviving Tesla’s solar panel business, saying the company aims to manufacture around 1,000 solar roofs per week by the end of the year. He followed up with tweets on Aug. 18, 2019, that customers in some states can rent residential solar rooftop systems. These tweets came before news that Walmart is suing Tesla after solar panels atop seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire, according to a court filing, CNBC reported Tuesday afternoon.


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Trump blasts Scaramucci and tweets video of his former aide praising him

Trump says he’s considering payroll tax cut day after White House…Trump said he has “been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time” — and he cautioned that “whether or not we do something now, it’s not being done because of recession.” Politicsread more


Trump says he’s considering payroll tax cut day after White House…Trump said he has “been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time” — and he cautioned that “whether or not we do something now, it’s not being done because of recession.” Politicsread more
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Trump says he’s considering payroll tax cut day after White House…

Trump said he has “been thinking about payroll taxes for a long time” — and he cautioned that “whether or not we do something now, it’s not being done because of recession.”

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Trump tweets without evidence that Google ‘manipulated’ votes in the 2016 election and ‘should be sued’

President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Google “manipulated” votes in the 2016 election that would have given him an even greater lead over his opponent and that the company “should be sued.” Google declined to respond to a query about the material Vorhies shared with Project Veritas. Trump’s tweet also claimed Google manipulated 2.6 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, likely referencing a number derived by psychology researcher Robert Epstein. As we stated then, we ha


President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Google “manipulated” votes in the 2016 election that would have given him an even greater lead over his opponent and that the company “should be sued.” Google declined to respond to a query about the material Vorhies shared with Project Veritas. Trump’s tweet also claimed Google manipulated 2.6 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, likely referencing a number derived by psychology researcher Robert Epstein. As we stated then, we ha
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Trump tweets without evidence that Google 'manipulated' votes in the 2016 election and 'should be sued'

President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that Google “manipulated” votes in the 2016 election that would have given him an even greater lead over his opponent and that the company “should be sued.”

Trump’s tweet appears to refer to documents leaked to conservative group Project Veritas, but the documents do not appear to contain any outright allegation of vote manipulation or attempts to bias the election. Zachary Vorhies, who identifies himself online as a former senior software engineer at Google, recently went public with his allegations in a Project Veritas video after initially leaking documents to the group anonymously that purported to show bias in how Google displays search results.

The leak gives ammunition to conservative lawmakers like Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., who have already accused tech companies including Google of suppressing conservative voices through biased algorithms.

Vorhies told Project Veritas he collected the documents “because I saw something dark and nefarious going on with the company and I realized that there were going to not only tamper with the elections, but use that tampering with the elections to essentially overthrow the United States.”

The documents published by Project Veritas appear to include internal discussions and lists related to how Google determines whether news sources are credible or contain hate speech and how to treat them. It also includes a guick guide to something called “the twiddler framework,” which appears to be a technology for making “ranking recommendations” on search queries. Google declined to respond to a query about the material Vorhies shared with Project Veritas.

Trump’s tweet also claimed Google manipulated 2.6 million votes for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, likely referencing a number derived by psychology researcher Robert Epstein. Epstein, who works for the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in June: “biased search results generated by Google’s search algorithm likely impacted undecided voters in a way that gave at least 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton (whom I supported),” according to prepared remarks. The number was featured on a Fox Business segment on Monday morning.

Hillary Clinton later responded to Trump’s tweet by criticizing Epstein’s research:

About Epstein’s claims, a Google spokesperson said, “This researcher’s inaccurate claim has been debunked since it was made in 2016. As we stated then, we have never re-ranked or altered search results to manipulate political sentiment. Our goal is to always provide people with access to high quality, relevant information for their queries, without regard to political viewpoint.”

After seeing the Veritas report, Epstein told conservative news outlet Breitbart that the leaked documents give credence to his research. Epstein said the documents show Google executives have been “perjuring themselves before Congress,” because they have denied the use of blacklists and reranking of search results.

“They actually do reranking of search results to suit their needs, political and otherwise. It’s called the ‘Twiddler’ system,” Epstein told Breitbart. “One of the documents is called the ‘Twiddler Quickstart Guide,’ and it explains how various teams have access to very specialized software that allows them to change how certain kinds of content get ranked in search results … They literally rerank search results to meet their ever-changing needs, and some of those needs are political needs.”

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Burglary at Rep. Elijah Cummings’s Baltimore home reported hours before controversial Trump tweet

Police said the burglary was reported at 3:40 a.m. at Cummings’ house. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, called Trump’s tweets “racist” and “dangerous.” A number of Republicans, while not directly criticizing Trump, said his tweets about Cummings were not a good idea. But Trump double downed Sunday, when he tweeted that “Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. ” In fact, Cummings does not run Baltimore, he represents resid


Police said the burglary was reported at 3:40 a.m. at Cummings’ house. Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, called Trump’s tweets “racist” and “dangerous.” A number of Republicans, while not directly criticizing Trump, said his tweets about Cummings were not a good idea. But Trump double downed Sunday, when he tweeted that “Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. ” In fact, Cummings does not run Baltimore, he represents resid
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Burglary at Rep. Elijah Cummings's Baltimore home reported hours before controversial Trump tweet

U.S. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) during a news conference to introduce H.R.1, the ‘For the People Act,’ on the U.S. Capitol on Friday, January 4, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

Baltimore police are investigating a reported burglary at the home of Rep. Elijah Cummings early last Saturday morning, which occurred hours before President Donald Trump blasted the Maryland Democrat on Twitter for representing a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” of a district.

Police said the burglary was reported at 3:40 a.m. at Cummings’ house.

“At this time, it is unknown if any property was taken from the location,” a police spokesman said.

Cummings’ office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Trump drew a firestorm of criticism later Saturday morning after he posted several tweets blasting Cummings, who as chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee is conducting investigations into the Trump administration.

Cummings had drawn Trump’s ire for, among other things, challenging acting head of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan during a hearing on conditions at the southern border and children who have been separated from their parents.

Democrats, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, called Trump’s tweets “racist” and “dangerous.” A number of Republicans, while not directly criticizing Trump, said his tweets about Cummings were not a good idea.

But Trump double downed Sunday, when he tweeted that “Elijah Cummings has done a very poor job for his district and the City of Baltimore. ”

He called Cummings, who is black, a “racist,” later that same day.

On Tuesday, Trump said that living in Baltimore is “like living in hell.”

Baltimore had the third-highest number of incidents of violent crime per 100,000 residents in 2017, with 2,027, according to FBI statistics.

Trump on Thursday continued his attacks on Cummings.

Speaking to reporters on the south lawn of the White House as news of the break-in began spreading online, Trump said that the responsibility for Baltimore’s conditions lies with “people who’ve run Baltimore, headed up by Cummings.”

In fact, Cummings does not run Baltimore, he represents residents of the city in Congress. Baltimore’s chief executive is its mayor, Bernard Young.

“We’ve given billions to Baltimore they appreciate it,” the president said. “It’s the No. 1 city in U.S. for crime … it’s worse than Honduras.”

“Cummings hasn’t helped the people,” Trump said.


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House Democrats vote to condemn Trump’s attacks on congresswomen as racist

The House voted Tuesday night to condemn as racist President Donald Trump’s recent tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. ” The resolution, which passed 240-187 in the Democrat-led House just before 7 p.m. in New York, says, “Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Later on the House floor, Pelosi called Trump’s tweets “racist


The House voted Tuesday night to condemn as racist President Donald Trump’s recent tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. ” The resolution, which passed 240-187 in the Democrat-led House just before 7 p.m. in New York, says, “Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.” Later on the House floor, Pelosi called Trump’s tweets “racist
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House Democrats vote to condemn Trump's attacks on congresswomen as racist

U.S. Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) hold a news conference after Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump’s attacks on the four minority congresswomen on Capitol Hill in Washington, July 15, 2019.

The House voted Tuesday night to condemn as racist President Donald Trump’s recent tweets telling a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. ”

The resolution, which passed 240-187 in the Democrat-led House just before 7 p.m. in New York, says, “Trump’s racist comments have legitimized fear and hatred of new Americans and people of color.”

All Democrats and four Republicans, as well as newly independent Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan voted for the resolution.

Trump has disputed accusations that the comments were racist. His attacks were aimed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. The four lawmakers are all women of color, and all but one were born in the United States — Omar was born in Somalia and became an American citizen at age 17.

Trump tweeted Sunday morning saying it is “so interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.”

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough,” Trump added in the series of tweets.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi responded later Sunday morning: “When @realDonaldTrump tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again.”

Later on the House floor, Pelosi called Trump’s tweets “racist” — prompting Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., to move to strike the speaker’s words from the record, citing House rules about disparaging the president. The brouhaha caused about an hour-long delay in proceedings on the floor, NBC News reported.

Trump’s attacks on the progressive Democrats, which continued for days after his initial salvo, spurred most Democrats to react with similar harshness — not the least of whom being the “squad” of freshman Democrats themselves.

But Republicans on the Hill were more circumspect. Some, such as House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California, said that Trump’s tweets were not racist, while Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on “all of us” to temper the “incendiary rhetoric.” McConnell denied that Trump is a racist when asked by a reporter.

The resolution up for a vote Tuesday evening was sponsored by Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., himself a Polish immigrant. It says that Trump’s comments stoke fear and hatred “by saying that our fellow Americans who are immigrants, and those who may look to the President like immigrants, should ‘go back’ to other countries.”

The document also affirms that immigrant citizens are no less American than those born in the U.S. and compares Trump’s words with past presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

While the vote served as a show of solidarity for Democrats, it recommended no substantive penalty against Trump.

Rep. Al Green, the Texas Democrat who has long beat the drum for impeaching Trump, announced that he would introduce articles of impeachment Tuesday night.

“What do you do when the leader of the free world is a racist? What do you do? Well, here’s what you do. You file a resolution condemning the president for racist comments directed at Members of Congress. What do you do? You file Articles of Impeachment,” he said.

Trump continued to tweet and talk about the freshman lawmakers well into Tuesday. “IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE! It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country,” the president tweeted Monday.

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Trump escalates attacks on Democratic congresswomen at ‘Made in America’ event

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday amid bipartisan furor over his comments that the lawmakers should “go back” to the “places from which they came.” Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Monday that a draft resolution condemning the president’s tweets was in the works. Texas Reps. Will Hurd, Pete Olson and Chip Roy, all Republicans, a


President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019. President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday amid bipartisan furor over his comments that the lawmakers should “go back” to the “places from which they came.” Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Monday that a draft resolution condemning the president’s tweets was in the works. Texas Reps. Will Hurd, Pete Olson and Chip Roy, all Republicans, a
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Trump escalates attacks on Democratic congresswomen at 'Made in America' event

President Donald Trump speaks on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, July 15, 2019.

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on four progressive Democratic congresswomen on Monday amid bipartisan furor over his comments that the lawmakers should “go back” to the “places from which they came.”

Speaking from the White House at an event showcasing products manufactured in the United States, Trump said that Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., “hates Jews, it’s very simple” and claimed that “New York has not been the same” since Amazon opted out of moving its second headquarters to the state after activist resistance that was supported by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

Trump’s tweets on Sunday were slammed as xenophobic by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and an increasing number of members of his own party have sought to distance themselves from them. Pelosi said in a letter to Democrats on Monday that a draft resolution condemning the president’s tweets was in the works.

Ocasio-Cortez was born in New York. Omar was born in Somalia and became an American citizen as a teenager. The two other lawmakers the president has targeted, Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., were born in the United States. All were elected to Congress last year.

Shortly after the president delivered his remarks, Omar, who apologized in February for statements that some of her colleagues denounced as anti-Semitic, wrote in a post on Twitter that she will not be deterred by the president’s attacks.

“They are working to silence the voices of the people who see themselves represented in me. I will stay in the ring, fighting for what is right and will never back down in the face of these attacks,” she wrote.

Ocasio-Cortez wrote earlier Monday that the president was using the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

After Trump’s tweets sparked outrage on Sunday, he doubled down Monday morning ahead of the “Made in America” products showcase on the White House South Lawn.

“If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out,” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

The president’s insistence on singling out the four progressives comes despite resistance from members of his own party.

Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., the only black Republican senator, had harsh words for the president.

“The President interjected with unacceptable personal attacks and racially offensive language. No matter our political disagreements, aiming for the lowest common denominator will only divide our nation further,” he wrote in a post on Twitter.

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, said in a statement Monday that while she disagreed with the “far-left” members of Congress, the president’s tweets went “way over the line” and urged him to delete them.

Texas Reps. Will Hurd, Pete Olson and Chip Roy, all Republicans, also rejected the president’s comments. Hurd denounced the statements as “racist and xenophobic” in an interview with CNN, while Olson wrote on Twitter that they were “not reflective of the values of the 1,000,000+ people in Texas 22.”

“POTUS was wrong to say any American citizen, whether in Congress or not, has any ‘home’ besides the U.S.,” Roy wrote in a post on Twitter.

GOP Reps. Paul Mitchell and Fred Upton of Michigan also criticized the president. Mitchell told a local radio station that the president’s comments were “really uncalled for,” while Upton tweeted “we must be better than comments like these.”

But many in the party leadership have been silent on the matter. And Trump ally Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., defended the president, calling the Democratic lawmakers a “bunch of communists” during a Monday interview on Fox News.

Trump cited Graham’s defense approvingly, saying the congresswomen “are socialists definitely.” But Trump took issue with Graham’s statement that the president should “aim higher” than the four progressive members, sometimes referred to as “the squad.”

“What am I supposed to do? Just wait for senators?” Trump asked.

Asked by a reporter about support for his comments from white supremacists, the president said it did not bother him.

“It doesn’t concern me because many people agree with me. If they are not happy with the United States, they can leave,” Trump said.


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Twitter rolls out new guidelines for world leaders that could impact Trump’s tweets

Twitter will start labeling tweets from influential government officials who break its rules, the company said in a blog post published Thursday. The rule marks a shift in Twitter’s response to how it handles tweets from world leaders. “We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly,” Twitter said in the 2018 post. The notice will include a link to more information and say, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Twee


Twitter will start labeling tweets from influential government officials who break its rules, the company said in a blog post published Thursday. The rule marks a shift in Twitter’s response to how it handles tweets from world leaders. “We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly,” Twitter said in the 2018 post. The notice will include a link to more information and say, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Twee
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Twitter rolls out new guidelines for world leaders that could impact Trump's tweets

Twitter will start labeling tweets from influential government officials who break its rules, the company said in a blog post published Thursday.

Shares of Twitter dipped about 1% on the news but recovered slightly.

The new rule responds to a common criticism of Twitter while being careful to avoid allegations of political bias. Over the last few years, users have questioned why Twitter does not take down tweets from President Donald Trump that appear to violate its content policies. While the blog post does not address Trump by name, it says the new rule will apply to verified government officials, representatives or candidates for a government position who have more than 100,000 followers.

The White House was not immediately available to comment on Twitter’s new policy.

The rule marks a shift in Twitter’s response to how it handles tweets from world leaders. In January 2018, the company said in a blog post it was concerned about blocking public access to information from world leaders, even if they seem controversial.

“Blocking a world leader from Twitter or removing their controversial Tweets would hide important information people should be able to see and debate,” Twitter wrote at the time. “It would also not silence that leader, but it would certainly hamper necessary discussion around their words and actions.”

“We review Tweets by leaders within the political context that defines them, and enforce our rules accordingly,” Twitter said in the 2018 post.

In the new policy released Thursday, Twitter said that for people who fit its new criteria, it will place a notice over tweets that violate its standards but it still deems to have some public interest value. Users will have to click through the notice in order to view the original tweet. The notice will include a link to more information and say, “The Twitter Rules about abusive behavior apply to this Tweet. However, Twitter has determined that it may be in the public’s interest for the Tweet to remain available,” according to the blog post.

Twitter said it will also make it harder for this type of message to spread by taking steps to keep the tweet from becoming “algorithmically elevated.”

Employees across Twitter’s trust and safety, legal, public policy and regional teams will determine whether a tweet is considered of public interest, according to the blog post. The team will come to a decision by evaluating factors including the “immediacy and severity of potential harm from the rule violation,” whether preserving the tweet will allow for public accountability and whether it provides unique context not otherwise available.

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