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His latest comments raise questions as to how far the President's authority goes under a 1977 law

President Donald Trump claimed he has the "absolute right" to "order" US companies to stop doing business with China that would involve using his broad executive authority in a new and unprecedented way under a 1977 law.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:17:35 GMT
Analysis: Trump can't just 'hereby order' whatever he wants

President Donald Trump has a lot of power to make things happen in this country. He can move economic markets with a single tweet. He can destroy a Republican's political career on a whim (see "Flake, Jeff"). He can declare national emergencies -- even if they aren't actual national emergencies.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:49:31 GMT
Economist: Nothing like this has ever happened in US history

Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, reacts to President Trump's tweet asking if Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell or Chinese President Xi Jinping is the bigger enemy to America.

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 17:50:49 GMT
Trump threatens to raise tariffs on Chinese goods to 30%

President Donald Trump on Friday counterpunched against retaliatory tariffs announced by Beijing earlier in the day, pledging to hike the rates importers must pay on Chinese-made goods even higher.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 16:40:23 GMT
Opinion: Call him King Trump

There are countries that have endured unhinged leaders before. I'm thinking of Britain during the reign of King George III, whose years of delusion were depicted in the 1994 film "The Madness of King George." Our current civic stress test in the United States is coming courtesy of a President whose narcissistic impulses seem to be getting worse. Two recent days crystallized those concerns.

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 19:16:46 GMT
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