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Tuesday, August 27, 2019
G-7 Summit: Trump Strikes 'Billion-Dollar' Trade Deal with Japan
“A deal is all but sealed with Japan,” Fox Business reports. “It’s a very big transaction and we’ve agreed in principle,” President Donald J. Trump confirmed alongside Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after a meeting at the G-7 summit in Biarritz, France.
President Trump said the Prime Minister agreed to purchase large sums of American farmers’ corn and “expects the billion-dollar deal to be sealed by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets in mid-September.”
“America has the upper hand in the ongoing trade negotiations with China, and the temporary reprieve that President Trump recently gave the Chinese regime is only further proof that our strong economy grants us a degree of flexibility that Beijing can’t hope to match,” former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder and former Sen. Jim Talent (R-MO) write forRealClearPolitics. “Our decision to finally get tough on trade with China is having far less of a negative impact on the U.S. economy than establishment American commentators and politicians predicted.”
If you're wondering why people don't trust the media, look no further than CNN’s recent hiring of embattled former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, theWashington Examinereditorial board writes. “CNN has sent a clear message to those in government: If you lose your position of public trust because you lie under oath, you can always land a job at CNN — at least as long as your lie was for a good cause, such as the resistance to Trump, or presumably to whatever Republican presidents are elected in the future.”
“Here’s some good and important news that got scant attention in much of the media: The Environmental Protection Agency recently released its annual Air Trends report, which found that air pollution across the U.S. continues to decline,” former EPA official Mandy Gunasekara writes forFox News. “It turns out that his administration’s pragmatic approach to the environment has provided a clearly measurable boost to both the economy and the air. Americans are breathing the cleanest air on record.”