In other news, the Senate has confirmed Kathy Kraninger as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), or what's left of it after two years of rule by Mick Mulvaney, a man who does not believe in government or liberal democracy.
Meanwhile, Canadian authorities arrested the chief financial officer of Huawei, Meng Wanzhou, for possible extradition to the United States on charges that the company violated sanctions against Iran. The market took a dump this afternoon in response to the news because it could complicate Trump's already-doomed trade negotiations with China.
Finally, the Nebraska Farm Bureau, citing data from a Iowa State University study, says Trump's trade war has cost Nebraska's farmers at least $1 billion in revenue.
“Retaliatory tariffs make our U.S. products more expensive for international customers, meaning they buy less or buy from someplace else,” Nebraska Farm Bureau President Steve Nelson said in a press release. “This report provides a clear picture of how much we’ve lost due to those tariffs and the need to improve our trade relations.”