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Trump tweets mock video of him beating CNN, sparks criticism

Trump tweets mock video of him beating CNN, sparks criticism

Technology
President Donald Trump crowned his weekend rage against the news media with a mock video that shows him pummeling a man in a business suit — his face obscured by the CNN logo — outside a wrestling ring. It was not immediately clear who produced the brief video, which appears to be a doctored version of Trump's 2007 appearance on World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. The 28-second clip was posted on Trump's official Twitter account Sunday morning, with the message: "#FraudNewsCNN #FNN." Trump, who has branded the media as the "opposition party" and CNN as "fake news," stayed on the attack later in the day, stating on Twitter that "the dishonest media will NEVER keep us from accomplishing our objectives on behalf of our GREAT AMERICAN PEOPLE!" On Monday, he continued the attacks on Twitter: "A
CNN accuses Trump of 'encouraging violence'

CNN accuses Trump of 'encouraging violence'

World
CNN has accused Donald Trump of "encouraging violence against reporters", after the President tweeted a video of him wrestling a man with the TV network's logo over his face.On Sunday, the US President shared edited footage of him slamming WWE owner Vince McMahon to the ground and striking his head, with the CNN logo covering the man's face.The short video has the words "Fraud News Network", in what appears to be an adulteration of the network's logo.In response, CNN issued a statement accusing the President of "juvenile behaviour" and "encouraging violence"."It is a sad day when the President of the United States encourages violence against reporters," the network said."Clearly, Sarah Huckabee Sanders lied when she said the President had never done so," it added, referencing the White Hou...
Trump reportedly 'hell-bent' on imposing steel tariff despite objections from most advisors

Trump reportedly 'hell-bent' on imposing steel tariff despite objections from most advisors

Finance
President Donald Trump's White House is "hell-bent" on imposing tariffs on steel and other imports, Axios reported FridayThe plan — which was pushed by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and was supported by National Trade Council Peter Navarro and policy adviser Stephen Miller — would potentially impose tariffs in the 20 percent range, according to the report.During a "tense" meeting Monday, the president made clear he favors tariffs, yet the plan was met with heavy opposition by most officials in the room, with one telling Axios about 22 were against it and only three in favor, including Trump.The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment, but White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump hadn't made a final decision on steel tarif
Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?

Health
It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system. But when President Donald Trump got around to talking about the Republican plan — about 15 minutes into his speech — he was wildly off message. Instead of preaching party lines about getting the government out of Americans' health decisions and cutting costs, he declared: "Add some money to it!" The moment captured a major dilemma for Republicans as they look for ways to jumpstart their stalled health care overhaul. A master salesman, Trump has an inimitable ability to command attention, and that could be used to bolster Americans' support for Republican efforts and ramp up pressure
Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

Trump travel ban injunction partly lifted by top US court

World
US President Donald Trump has welcomed a Supreme Court ruling allowing his travel ban to be partly reinstated as a "victory for our national security".America's highest court also granted a White House request allowing part of its refugee ban to go into effect.The justices said they would consider in October whether the president's policy should be upheld or struck down.Mr Trump seeks to place a 90-day ban on people from six mainly Muslim nations and a 120-day ban on refugees.The president welcomed the ruling's qualified authorisation to bar visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen, which he described as "terror-prone countries". "As president, I cannot allow people into our country who want to do us harm," he added. Mr Trump has already said the ban would take effect wi...