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Trump says U.S. 'far from a recession' as White House economic anxiety mounts

5 monthes ago   |   By NBC News

Reaching a deal with China is seen as a top priority inside the White House as worrying economic signs grow ahead of the 2020 election.
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Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short' recession

Trump team braces GOP donors for a potential ‘moderate and short' recession

5 monthes ago   |   By Politico

In public, President Donald Trump and top White House officials keep extolling the strength of the U.S. economy. In private, they're increasingly worrying about a global economic slowdown triggering a U.S. recession - and weighing options to shore up the economy in an election year. At a fundraising luncheon this week in Jackson, Wyo., headlined by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney acknowledged the risks to the GOP elite behind closed doors. If the U.S. hypothetically were to face a recession it would be “moderate and short,” Mulvaney told...
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