Trump Expects Talks with N.Korea in May or Early June

Investors should learn not to take President Donald Trump's bluster on social media seriously even though it can affect the markets

He branded the raid as "an attack on our country in a true sense.an attack on what we all stand for" and also called it a it a "political witch hunt". The U.S. bought more than $500 billion in goods from China a year ago and now is planning or considering penalties on some $150 billion of those imports. "Your country's going to be much stronger when this is finished".

China charges total duties of 25 percent on most imported cars - a 10 percent customs tariff plus a 15 percent auto tax. We know that the most myopic Trump minions will have a litany of rationalizations as to why Trump is now defying a campaign mandate; but to rational, common sense Americans, the President's tweet this morning alerting Russian Federation that USA missiles "will be coming" is arguably telegraphing to Russian Federation and Putin what the President is planning.

In his most optimistic comment to date on the status of North American Free Trade Agreement negotiations, Trump said, "We're fairly close on NAFTA".

President Donald Trump says he expects to meet with North Korea on its nuclear program in May or June.

China has pledged to "counterattack with great strength" if Trump decides to follow through on his latest threat to impose tariffs on an additional $100 billion in Chinese goods - after an earlier announcement that targeted $50 billion.

Trump made the remarks at a cabinet meeting where he also acknowledged the two sides were in talks to prepare for the meeting.

The new White House economic adviser, Larry Kudlow, said Sunday that a "coalition of the willing" - including Canada, much of Europe and Australia - was being formed to pressure China and that the USA would demand that the World Trade Organization, an arbiter of trade disputes, be stricter on Beijing. "And we don't have fair deals", Trump said.

President Trump's new tough talk against Putin may be seen as very positive, but it's not so positive if the President changed his position on criticizing Putin and deviated from his previous vow as an instinctive attempt to protect his image.

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at penalizing website operators that facilitate online sex trafficking and chipping away at a legal protection for the technology industry. On Friday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said "there is the potential of a trade war", but that he hoped it wouldn't come to that.

Further escalation could be in the offing.

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