Below we're going to go over the top 3 headlines of Monday, July 2, 2018. The headlines Pulsar has chosen as the top 3 of the day are as follows:
Per WKYC, the FBI has foiled a plot to attack American citizens celebrating The 4th of July in Cleveland, OH.
The suspect, Abdur Raheem Rafeeq also know to police as Demetrius Nathaniel Pitts, was set up and caught by the FBI on Sunday, July 1st. Rafeeq told an undercover FBI agent that he planned on committing a terror attack on The 4th of July in Cleveland, OH.
According to authorities, Rafeeq conducted reconnaissance of downtown Cleveland, and even had pledged allegiance to Al-Qaeda.
This just goes to show that radical Islamic terrorism is still alive here in the US. Our men and women of law enforcement and government do a great job protecting us from it, this sting was a prime example.
The WKYC news reports can be viewed here:
2. President Trump's Tariffs are Ramping Up, Canada has Retaliated, and Some are Worried
President Trump has been slapping tariffs left and right on countries, but for good reason. The good reason being the American worker and in the end the American consumer. President Trump is hoping to not only protect Americans in general when it comes to trade, but he wants to level the playing field when it comes to global trade.
China has so far went toe to toe with the US and tariffs, the EU is threatening retaliatory tariffs on automobiles, and today Canada has hit the US with $12.6B in tariffs.
Contrary to popular belief, this is what Trump was hoping for. This now sets the stage for trade negotiations and new trade deals to be made. It may sting at first, but at the end of the day the American worker and consumer will both benefit.
Per Business Insider, Canada has hit the US with $12.6B in tariffs on steel, aluminum, yogurt, maple syrup, coffee, whiskey, candles, plywood, and various others. Now, a lot of this stuff the US has plenty of, and is made right here in the US, so buy American.
These tariffs have some uneasy, see the Fox Business report here:
President Trump today came out and straight up said that the WTO (World Trade Organization) needs to change, or the US will do something about it. Per Fox Business, President Trump doesn't plan to leave the WTO, but is exploring plans to change the WTO.
Axios has reported a leaked bill titled "United States Fair and Reciprocal Trade Act" is in the works. The bill will give the President unilateral power to ignore the two most basic principles of the WTO and trade with any country.
The President will be able to ignore tariff ceilings and not being able to set different tariff rates for different countries outside of free trade agreements.
That is a bill I hope that passes, and it should, as it's long overdue. The US has been getting destroyed in trade for years now, and it's about time we have a president that is sticking up for the nation.
3. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) and His Family Have Been Threatened, and The Suspect is Behind Bars
The Daily Caller reported earlier today that Kentucky GOP senator Rand Paul and his family were threatened. The suspect threatened to kill him and chop up his family with an axe. According to the report, the suspect called in the threat to Paul's Bowling Green, KY office.
Rand Paul was subject to physical assault from a lunatic neighbor in 2017, and his attacker has been charged and sentenced in that crime. Rand Paul is no stranger to these sorts of threats and attacks.
Rand Paul is strong believer and supporter of liberty and the constitution, and according to the left, that's a bit radical.
Political and physical violence have been ramping up on the left since President Trump has taken office. A deranged leftist shot up a GOP congressional baseball practice in 2017, nearly killing GOP representative, and House Majority Whip, Steve Scalise. Rand Paul was present that day, but not hit.
This incivility and division has only been ramping up the last couple of months, and it seems as if there is no end in sight. The left is barking up the wrong tree, and for the sake of the United States, they should calm it down, and talk with those on the right. The mainstream media is no help at all for any of this.
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