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What We’re Following Today
It’s Monday, August 26. Here’s what we’re watching.
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A Tale of Two Summits: As the G7 summit in France wrapped up today, President Donald Trump said he’d be open to meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, said he’s optimistic about China reaching a trade deal with the United States, and skipped the meeting to talk climate change. Throughout the summit, Trump made grandiose—but unsupported—assertions about his support among world leaders, Peter Nicholas reports: He at points commented he’d heard others support his trade war with China, and that they think readmitting Russia to the group is a good idea.
Warren’s Weekend of Wow: Democratic-establishment types were singing Elizabeth Warren’s praises during the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco over the weekend, Edward-Isaac Dovere reports. Warren’s popularity there seemed to confirm a central thrust of her campaign: being the insider’s outsider who could garner support from a spectrum of Democratic voters, from Hillary Clinton voters to Bernie Sanders supporters. How has she managed to do it?