Today is Oct 18 and these are the stories I am following.
1-Turkey-Syria cease-fire in question after reported fighting, shelling
Just hours after President Trump announced a cease-fire between Turkish and Kurdish-led forces in Syria, journalists have reported continued fighting in the Syrian town of Ras al-Ayn on Friday morning, while other areas have reported relative calm since the agreement. Journalists from the Associated Press reported witnessing shelling and said they could see smoke billowing around the town, which sits along the border with Turkey. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a war monitor, reported intermittent clashes in Ras al-Ayn, but calm elsewhere. Reuters also reported machine-gun fire and shelling that could be heard from a border town in Turkey near Ra al-Ayn.
DML: This situation may end up being more toxic for Trump than the Dems attempts at impeachment.
2-Trump labels Pelosi ‘crazy,’ O’Rourke ‘dumb’
President Trump slammed Democrats as unpatriotic and referred to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as “Crazy Nancy” while giving an extended critique of his potential 2020 opponents before a large and friendly rally crowd in Dallas Thursday night. The “Keep America Great” event came just hours after Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would soon step aside amid scrutiny from House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry — and a week after chaos and violence broke out at a Trump event in Democratic-leaning Minnesota.
DML: Perhaps I am getting soft, but I don’t understand how that helps win 2020.
3-Mulvaney and proof of Ukraine quid pro quo
Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney says his comments about the Trump administration’s decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine have been misinterpreted after he initially seemed to contradict President Trump’s claim that there was no “quid pro quo” during his July 25 phone call with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky. At a briefing at the White House on Thursday, Mulvaney told reporters that the release of $400 million in military aid to Ukraine was tied to the administration’s demands that Kiev investigate purported corruption by the Democrats during the 2016 presidential election campaign. Trump also mentioned to him that the corruption was related to the DNC server and “that’s why we held up the money,” Mulvaney said.
DML: Are you tired of this yet?
4-China’s economic growth sinks to a 26-year low
China’s economy took another hit last quarter as the tariff war with the United States continued to take its toll. Its economic growth decelerated to a 26-year low in the latest quarter, adding to a deepening slump that is weighing on global growth. The world’s second-largest economy expanded by 6 percent in the three months ending in September, down from the previous quarter’s 6.2 percent, data showed Friday. The slump increases pressure on Chinese leaders to avert politically dangerous job losses as they fight a tariff war with President Trump over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology ambitions.
DML: If the world goes into a slump, so too with the USA so be careful what you wish for.
5- Zuckerberg rejects calls for shutdown of Trump’s social media
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says President Trump’s activities on Twitter and other social media platforms should not be curtailed in any way. He told Fox News, “My belief is that in a democracy, I don’t think that we want private companies censoring politicians in the news.”
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