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Trump does not want to hear tape of ‘vicious’ Khashoggi murder

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said he does not want to listen to an audio recording of the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi was allegedly killed inside the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2, and Turkey has given the US government a recording of the murder, but Trump said he would not listen to it “because it’s a suffering tape, it’s a terrible tape.” “I don’t want to hear the tape, no reason for me to hear the tape,” Trump said in an interview with “Fox News Sunday.”…

Trump says China is ‘vicious,’ using US farmers as trade pawns

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump accused China on Wednesday of targeting American farmers in a “vicious” way and using them as leverage to get concessions on trade a day after the administration announced a $12 billion farm aid package. Some farmers and farm-state lawmakers, including Trump’s fellow Republicans, ripped the move, saying they would rather trade with no tariffs than receive government help. China and other top US trade partners zeroed in on American farmers with retaliatory tariffs after the…