The U.S. and China have reached agreement on a tentative trade deal, which President Trump is expected to formally approve this afternoon, according to several people familiar with the administration’s internal deliberations.“The deal is essentially done. The mechanics of how you execute it and how you get it signed still have to be worked out,” said one of the people, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.
We’ve heard this before, only to learn later that in fact there is no deal. But even if it’s true, the devil is in the details, no matter how much of a huge victory Trump says it is.
* Heidi Przybyla has a good Twitter takedown of a particularly odious House Republican’s claim that a president getting help from a foreign government from his reelection is A-OK, and that presidents do it all the time.
* Sahil Kapur and Laura Litvan report that Bernie Sanders’ poll numbers seem to be on the upswing, even as Elizabeth Warren’s seem to be slipping.
* Helaine Olen explains how Warren should deal with charges of hypocrisy.
* Catherine Tumber reports on what a Green New Deal could mean for the industrial heartland.