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Trump looking at possible tax cuts amid economic jitters

21 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was considering potential tax cuts on wages as well as profits from asset sales, and sought to play down market anxieties that the world's top economy could be heading for a recession. | Video

Trump says U.S. role in Afghanistan has turned into 'ridiculous' police force

20 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday the U.S. military role in Afghanistan has basically turned into a "ridiculous" police force in a sign that he is open to a U.S. troop drawdown there after 18 years of war.

U.S. President Trump does not want to do business with China's Huawei

19 Aug 2019

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday said he did not want the United States to do business with China's Huawei even as the administration weighs whether to extend a grace period for the company.

Trump meets advisers on Afghan peace plan

17 Aug 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump met with top advisers on Friday to review negotiations with the Taliban on a U.S. troop pullout from Afghanistan and the potential for a political settlement between the warring sides.

Trump held conference call with big bank CEOs amid market turmoil - source

16 Aug 2019

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump held a conference call on Wednesday with the chief executives of the three largest Wall Street banks as financial markets were in turmoil, one source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

Trump meeting advisers on Afghan peace plan

16 Aug 2019

BRIDGEWATER, N.J./WASHINGTON, Aug 16 U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday was to meet U.S. top advisers about negotiations with the Taliban and the potential for a political settlement that could prompt a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, a senior administration official said.

Trump defends handling of economy, China at New Hampshire campaign rally

16 Aug 2019

MANCHESTER, N.H. President Donald Trump on Thursday defended his handling of the U.S. economy and trade war with China as recession fears have suddenly cast doubt on his central claim for re-election - that he has made the economy great again. | Video

Trump says China talks 'productive'; Beijing vows tariff retaliation

16 Aug 2019

MORRISTOWN, N.J. U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that U.S. and Chinese negotiators were holding "productive" trade talks and expected them to meet in September despite U.S. tariffs on over $125 billion (£103.2 billion) worth of Chinese imports taking effect Sept 1.

U.S. and Britain discuss trade deal that could take effect on November 1

13 Aug 2019

LONDON Britain and the United States are discussing a partial trade accord that could take effect on Nov. 1, the day after Britain is due to leave the European Union, a senior Trump administration official said on Tuesday.

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