Swedish leader warns tariffs 'will hurt us all,' as Trump doubles down

Swedish leader warns tariffs 'will hurt us all,' as Trump doubles down

Neither the Trump administration nor any of the three congressional committees looking into Russian interference in the 2016 election has yet publicly released recommendations, legislation, or other policy instructions for how states ought to contend with the threat the intelligence community has warned Russia will pose to the 2018 midterm elections.

Trump, who has refrained from pointing a finger at Moscow, acknowledged that Russian Federation interfered in the presidential election but said it had no impact on the USA vote tally. "But, certainly there was meddling, and probably there was meddling from other countries, and maybe other individuals", he said."One has to be really watching very closely".

The US intelligence community concluded with high confidence past year that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered Russia to interfere in the 2016 election with the specific goal of elevating Trump while denigrating his opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump said he is not anxious about Russian interference in the United States election.

Meantime, the President declared America ready for any Russian Federation plot that might further disrupt USA elections: "We'll counteract whatever they do", citing a current "deep study".

"One of the things were learning is it is always good - its old-fashioned, but its always good to have a paper backup system of voting". We're going to straighten it out, and we'll do it in a very loving way.

The president made the comments during a joint news conference with the prime minister of Sweden, amid recent departures by senior aides and reports of infighting among West Wing staff.

Hours later, White House economic adviser Gary Cohn, who has opposed the tariffs, announced his plans to depart the White House, another signal that the president intends to go through with the penalties.

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"The European Union has been particularly tough on the United States", Trump said.

Putin praised Trump as a great communicator who is easy to talk to, a man with whom "you can search for a compromise". Not highly complex computers.

The accounts' activity did not stop at posting controversial memes and hashtags - many organized events, rallies, and protests, some of which galvanized dozens of people.

"I've watched where the reporters have been writing 2 per cent of our steel comes from China". But Trump didn't budge on his position for steel and aluminum tariffs in a meeting between the two leaders - but he at least reassured his European ally that any tariffs would be implemented in a "very loving way". "Because even they say, right now, they say, "We can't believe we've gotten away".

"That hit a nerve for him", another user tweeted, noting that Trump preceded his statement with the phrase "believe me", a surefire sign that he was telling "a big fat lie".

"No, because we'll counteract whatever they do", Trump said, going on to encourage states to include an analog backup to avoid attempts to hack electronic systems.

The response is "in process", and the White House is "actively engaged", Coats said, adding it's a "high priority" led by the offices of Thomas Bossert, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, and Rob Joyce, cybersecurity coordinator for the National Security Council. Warmbier later died after returning to the US. If EU countries do not alter their trade tactics, Trump said the 25 percent steel tariff will apply to the automobiles they sell in America.

"If the President decides, and the key actors decide they want us to help out, we'll be there", he said.

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