White House Says North Korea Meeting Will Happen Only With 'Concrete' Action

Economic adviser Gary Cohn is said to have warned the U.S. president that introducing hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports could undercut the economic benefits of a sweeping tax overhaul

In the squabbling Trump White House, no insider is ever above rebuke and no one blacklisted beyond redemption. Most of Trump's remaining economic advisers have strong protectionist views and advocate the types of aggressive trade measures, like tariffs, that helped sweep him into office.

His resignation comes after President Trump announced his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

Now Navarro, 68, an abrasive former economics professor who has called China "the planet's most efficient assassin", is at the apex of Trump's team.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out "subversion" at VA MORE's import tariffs on metal and the possibility of retaliation from other nations has reportedly caused some fund managers to reduce their holdings of domestic stock and consider worldwide opportunities. "The U.S. has no diplomatic ties with North Korea; the countries are adversaries dating to the Korean War and repeatedly traded heated insults previous year, including Trump's remarks at the United Nations, in which he vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea if the U.S. was threatened". And we want to work with the administration to do that,"Ryan said".

Trump will be campaigning on behalf of Saccone, a state representative, in Moon Township, Pennsylvania Saturday evening.

But Mr. Moon's persistence suddenly appears to be paying off. Mr. Trump's head-spinning decision to accept an invitation to meet with Kim Jong-un, North Korea's leader, amounts to a remarkable diplomatic coup for Mr. Moon, who engineered the rapprochement in a whirlwind of diplomacy that began at the Winter Olympics last month and gained momentum faster than perhaps even he had anticipated. With North Korea now focused on driving a wedge between the US and South Korea with its offer of negotiations on the future of its nuclear and missile program, Beijing may also spot an opportunity to revive closer economic ties with Seoul.

"There's negligible-to-nothing effects", he said accusing the MSM of hyping prospects of a trade war.

Trump has been openly critical of the state's political leaders and policies. Kushner reached out and Navarro quickly became an economic adviser.

Later in the day, Trump himself tweeted out that there was, indeed, a deal "very much in the making".

The president has always wanted a prominent business figure to oversee the council, according to people who have spoken with him.

"I think he's wrong on a lot of things", said Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch of Utah, who opposes the tariffs.



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