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CEOs Plan to Sidestep Trump in White House Talks

August 18, 2017 |

America’s business leaders are working on ways to distance themselves from President Trump without completely giving up on influencing the White House, analysts say. With the White House business advisory councils disbanded and CEOs steering clear of Trump after his remarks on Charlottesville, companies plan to try to deal with…
Newser

Trump Spreads False Pig Blood Rumor After Barcelona Attack

August 18, 2017 |

President Trump’s first public reaction to the Barcelona van attack was to tweet a response: “The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong, we love you!” His second public reaction was to spread a rumor that’s…
Newser

AT&T-Time Warner Deal, an Early Trump Target, Reaches Advanced Stage

August 17, 2017 |

The government review of AT&T’s $ 85 billion takeover of Time Warner has reached an advanced stage, a sign that Donald Trump’s campaign-trail complaints about media concentration and his disdain for CNN haven’t gummed up the vetting process.
WSJ.com: US Business

TMZ

Larry King, ‘I Don’t Know this Donald Trump’

August 17, 2017 |

Larry King is heartsick over Donald Trump, because the guy in the Oval is not the guy he’s known for 35 years. Passengers on the TMZ Celebrity Tour spotted the legendary talk show host Wednesday in Bev Hills, and he’s very clear … the Donald…

TMZ.com

Fox Host Gets Death Threats for Criticizing Trump

August 17, 2017 |

Fox News host Eboni Williams says she received so many threats after criticizing President Trump that she had to request extra security from the network. On The Specialists Monday, Williams used her “Eboni’s Docket” segment to criticize Trump’s initial response to the Charlottesville violence, calling his remarks “cowardly and dangerous”…
Newser

McConnell Condemns Statements but Not Trump

August 16, 2017 |

“There are no good neo-Nazis,” Sen. Mitch McConnell said Wednesday. “We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred,” the Hill quotes the Senate majority leader as saying. “Those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms.” McConnell went on to say that all…
Newser

Trump Praises ‘Incredible’ Charlottesville Victim

August 16, 2017 |

A day after setting off a firestorm for remarks giving the “alt-left” its share of the blame for the violence in Charlottesville, President Trump has tweeted kind words about its female victim. “Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman,” the president wrote . “She…
Newser

After CEO exodus, Trump ends two advisory councils

August 16, 2017 |

President Trump announced Wednesday that he has dissolved the White House’s economic advisory council and manufacturing council — panels that consisted of business leaders from firms such as BlackRock, JPMorgan Chase, IBM and PepsiCo.

His decision came as a wave of the manufacturing council’s members…


L.A. Times – Business

The ‘Fire and Fury’ Crisis: Trump Risks a Backfire Over China and North Korea

August 16, 2017 |

The U.S. president is raising dangerous stakes with Beijing by taking trade action against China while also pressing for help to rein in North Korea.
WSJ.com: What’s News Asia