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President Trump is facing off with two close allies — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron.

The big picture: Since Trump announced tariffs on the two countries, both leaders have spoken out against the president and announced retaliatory tariffs against the U.S. Trudeau and Macron met this week ahead of the G7 summit to strengthen their relationship, and took turns criticizing Trump's trade moves at a joint press conference.

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He then followed up with a series of tweets calling Canada's prime minister "indignant" and claiming the country charges the U.S. "up to 300% on dairy — hurting our Farmers, killing our Agriculture!" Later, he called on both the E.U. and Canada to take down "tariffs & barriers" adding that if they fail to do so, the U.S. "will more than match you!"

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"This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail. But we see no sign of that in this action today by the U.S. administration."

  • Trudeau said in the joint press conference with Macron on Thursday: "This is ridiculous to think they could be a threat to national security. In fact, we are the closest friends the United States has had in quite some time."

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

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President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.