News with Ed - August 1, 2018

China to US on Tariffs: ‘Blackmail’ Will Not Work
The now weekly tit-for-that war of words between the US and China over tariffs. RT America’s Manila Chan is following the story and joins us with more.

Violation of the Law? Italian Ship Returns Asylum Seekers 

African asylum seekers are dying at a higher rate than previous years as Europe tightens its borders. For the first time in a decade, an Italian ship returned asylum seekers to their point of departure in Libya - a move that may be a violation of international law. RT’s Dan Cohen has more.

Mexico Jetliner Crash: Investigation Underway
A jetliner carrying over one hundred people crashed shortly after takeoff from a Mexican airport. As a result dozens were injured – many were taken to local area hospitals. An investigation is underway and officials believe weather played a major role in the accident. RT correspondent Ashlee Banks has more.

Is Trump Cause of CNN Hatred?

CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta expressed concern on Tuesday with the way President Trump’s supporters heckle members of the press warning that the president’s rhetoric could “result in somebody getting hurt.” This came after supports at a recent Trump rally heckled Acosta shouting “CNN sucks”. Ned Ryan CEO of American Majority and political commentator Steve Malzberg join us for more.