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Larry Kudlow on Trump’s ‘Second Thoughts’ Remarks: ‘He Didn’t Exactly Hear the Question’

Larry Kudlow on Trump’s ‘Second Thoughts’ Remarks: ‘He Didn’t Exactly Hear the Question’White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow attempted to spin President Trump’s remarks Sunday morning in which he expressed regret over his escalating trade war with China, claiming that the president didn’t “hear the question” when asked if he had second thoughts.During a breakfast meeting with British prime minister Boris Johnson at the G7 on Sunday morning, Trump told reporters that he had “second thoughts about everything” when asked if he had second thoughts on ordering American companies to no longer do business with China.Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union later in the morning, Kudlow was immediately confronted with Trump’s comments by guest host Brianna Keilar. The Trump adviser, however, insisted that the president was being misinterpreted.“Well, look, if I can reinterpret that,” Kudlow noted, “I mean, he spoke to us, he didn’t exactly hear the question. Actually, what he was intending to say, he always has second thoughts and actually had second thoughts about possibly a higher tariff response to China.”He added: “So it was not to remove the tariff. He was thinking about a higher tariff response. Having said that, we’re staying with the policy that was announced on Friday, I believe, a five percent increase on the two tariffs.”Looking for clarification, Keilar asked Kudlow if Trump was saying that he may want to further increase tariffs on China, but wasnt currently going to do so. Kudlow agreed that was the case.“That is absolutely correct,” he stated. “That was his thought, it somehow got misinterpreted. I’m not sure he heard the question altogether. It was a very crowded room.”Kudlow’s attempts at clarifying Trump’s “second thoughts” remarks came on the heels of White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s own spin.“The President was asked if he had ‘any second thought on escalating the trade war with China.’ His answer has been greatly misinterpreted,” she said in a statement. “President Trump responded in the affirmative—because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher.”Elsewhere in the CNN interview, Kudlow clashed with Keilar, repeatedly insisting that she was taking Johnson out of context when he said at the G7 that he does not like tariffs as a whole.“Larry, what’s out of context?” Keilar pushed back at one point. “We just rolled video. What is out of context with that quote?”Kudlow said he was in the meeting with Johnson and that it “all depends on context,” prompting the CNN host to point out that the British prime minister’s comments came directly from that meeting.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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Trump Says Justice Kennedy Retired Because ‘He Felt Confident In Me'

Trump Says Justice Kennedy Retired Because ‘He Felt Confident In Me'President Donald Trump basked in the news of Supreme Court Justice Anthony



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Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump: ‘He Went To Play Golf While They Held Funerals’

Anderson Cooper Shreds Trump: ‘He Went To Play Golf While They Held Funerals’CNN’s Anderson Cooper took Donald Trump to task on Monday for a weekend in which the president fired off angry messages on Twitter about Democrats, the Russia investigation, Oprah Winfrey and more.



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Trump attacks Sen. Blumenthal after CNN appearance: ‘He cried like a baby’

Trump attacks Sen. Blumenthal after CNN appearance: ‘He cried like a baby’Moments after Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut supported the Russia investigation on CNN’s “New Day,” President Trump took to Twitter to call him a “phony Vietnam con artist.”



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‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama

‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against ObamaContinuing a theme he has pushed lately, the president took issue with his predecessor’s lack of response to Russian interference in the election.



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‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against Obama

‘He colluded or obstructed’: Trump turns Russia suspicions against ObamaU.S. President Donald Trump speaks before signing the “VA Accountability Act” in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 23, 2017. Under fire from Justice Department and congressional investigations, President Trump on Monday attempted to deflect suspicion of collusion with Russia and obstruction of justice onto his predecessor. In a string of tweets, Trump said it was former President Obama who “colluded or obstructed” for not taking more decisive action against Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election.



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Condoleezza Rice on Kim Jong Un: ‘He is smart’

Condoleezza Rice on Kim Jong Un: ‘He is smart’Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric spoke to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about her new book, “Democracy: Stories From the Long Road to Freedom.” On President Trump’s characterization of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a “smart cookie,” Rice agreed, “He is smart. If you stay in power in that system, you’re pretty smart. It doesn’t mean it’s somebody we should admire.”



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‘He wanted more than gossip’: NYT reporter on Russian ambassador’s talks with Trump associates

‘He wanted more than gossip’: NYT reporter on Russian ambassador’s talks with Trump associatesA Friday New York Times profile of Sergey Kislyak, the Russian ambassador to the United States, illuminates the longtime diplomat as not only socially savvy and eager to network, but also unwavering in his dedication to his home country and its president, Vladimir Putin. Peter Baker, the New York Times’ chief White House correspondent and co-author of the profile, joined Yahoo News Now on Friday to discuss Kislyak, who has been in the spotlight following revelations of his communications with various members of the Trump campaign and administration. Both Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have come under withering criticism for not disclosing their conversations with Kislyak.



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