Truce in US-China Trade War, Dems Slam Trump-Kim Meeting, Iran Breaches Uranium Limit and More

Here are the top stories happening in politics for today…

Stocks surge after Trump says truce reached with China trade

Wall Street responded positively after President Donald Trump and Chinese leader Xi Jinping and announced a truce has been arrived at in the US-China trade war.

Following a meeting between the pair, Trump announced that he has agreed to ease restrictions on Chinese tech giant Huawei’s US technology purchases and hold off on extending tariffs to almost all Chinese goods.

Conversely, Xi agreed to buy an unspecified amount of farm products from the US and resume talks on trade.

Democrats slam Trump-Kim meeting

Some US lawmakers, especially several 2020 Democratic presidential candidates, are criticizing President Donald Trump for his impromptu and historic meeting with Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the North Korean border on Sunday.

“This country is no safer when it comes to North Korea,” said former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke.

“He keeps having these summits and meetings that really don’t produce anything,” said Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

“We’ve agreed that we’re each going to designate a team, and the team will try and work out some details, and again, speed is not the object,” President Trump said. “We want to see if we can do a really comprehensive good deal.”

Iran breaches enriched uranium limit, sources say

Iran now has gone over the limit on its stockpile of low-enrich uranium as set under the 2015 nuclear deal with international powers, according to sources. The International Atomic Energy Agency measured the stockpile on Monday, and announced its inspectors would be filing a report.

Iran stepped up its production of enriched uranium as a response to the United States reinstating sanctions.

Trump says he gets along better with dictators than the American press

Speaking to reporters on Saturday, President Donald Trump said that he gets along better with authoritarian leaders and dictators than he does with members of the American media.

‘I get along with everybody, except you people,’ the president said to a room of reporters in Osaka, Japan during a press conference at the G-20 Summit.

‘I get along with President Putin, I get along with Mohammed [bin Salman] from Saudi Arabia,’ Trump added.

“No Democrats can beat Trump, including Kamala,” says her ex-lover former San Francisco mayor Willie Brown

Willie Brown, the former mayor of San Francisco, who earlier this year admitted to having an extramarital affair with Democratic presidential candidate Senator Molly Harris (California), wrote in his column over the weekend:

“The first Democratic debates proved one thing: We still don’t have a candidate who can beat Donald Trump.”

“California Sen. Kamala Harris got all the attention for playing prosecutor in chief, but her case against former Vice President Joe Biden boiled down in some ways to a ringing call for forced school busing,”

Brown added. “It won’t be too hard for Trump to knock that one out of the park in 2020.”

Billionaire to donate part of his fortune to support Trump’s reelection

Billionaire Bernie Marcus has announced that he intends to donate the majority of his fortune while he is still alive, as well as, make a significant donation to support the reelection of President Donald Trump in 2020. Marcus, 90, is the and co-founder of Home Depot and has a net worth estimated at $5.8 billion, according to Forbes.

He is already donated more than $2 billion to philanthropic causes and plans to donate 80-90% of his wealth to the Marcus Foundation to help children, medical discoveries and to support veterans.

How much of the remainder met could possibly go to finance Trump’s reelection is unknown, but it could be quite significant.