The United States, under pressure from Europe, agreed to include a climate reference in an official G20 statement.
Alan RappeportRIYADH — The US budged and agreed to Europe’s demands to include the words “climate change” in the G20 communique, but Sec. Mnuchin said not to make much of it: “Some of the people felt it was relevant to put in.” w/ @LFFriedman
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Alan RappeportPeter Navarro fires back at Jeff Bezos for his Instagram mocking a request to discuss sales of fake products on Amazon:
"This is a time for Jeff Bezos to stand up and do the right thing – not do passive aggressive stand up Seinfeld comedy on Instagram."
A day after President Trump suggested he was open to cutting entitlement programs in a second term, he insisted he would protect Social Security.
Alan RappeportTrump walks back comments about cutting entitlements as Democrats pounce.
POTUS is growing wary of ballooning deficit numbers that are far worse than Obama’s and wants to find ways to cut spending.
BUT more tax cuts being ordered up.
The president signaled a willingness to scale back Medicare, a shift from his 2016 platform of protecting welfare programs.
Alan RappeportIn 2016, Trump campaigned on saving Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security without cuts.
Asked in Davos if cuts to welfare programs are on the table he said: "At the right time, we will take a look at that.”
A White House signing ceremony turned into a love fest for the mega-rich.
Alan RappeportFour years ago Trump bashed bankers and hedge fund managers as paper pushers, this week he basked in the glow of his China deal with billionaires. “Will you say, ‘Thank you, Mr. President?’ I made a lot of bankers look very good.”