News with Ed - June 20, 2018
China Tariffs May Not Take Effect: Policy Analyst
The trade dispute between China and the United States is heating up. Domestic markets and stocks in China have suffered for a second day. Fear is growing among farmers, steel unions and even oil manufacturers. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte analyzes with policy specialist Sourabh Gupta.
Fact VS Opinion: Americans struggle to tell the difference says survey
Americans are increasingly unable to identify fake from real news according to a recent Pew Survey. Only 26% of over 5000 adults surveyed were able to identify correctly five factual statements. Around 35% were able to identify five opinion statements. The survey was conducted in the wake of the so-called fake news phenomenon. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte analyzes with Chris Chamber, Georgetown University journalism profesor.
Trump ends his policy of family separations
After global outrage, President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border. Previously he insisted his hands were tied on the separation policy but videos of youngsters in cages and audiotape of wailing children have sparked anger in United States and abroad. The administration had separated at least 2,000 families in the past six weeks. For more on this, Civil Rights attorney Robert Patillo and CEO of American Majority Ned Ryun joined RT America’s Natasha Sweatte.