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President Trump's pivot on China has some of his most loyal supporters spooked.

Why it matters: Several people outside the White House who have Trump's ear — FOX Business Network's Lou Dobbs and Fox News' Laura Ingraham — are publicly dissenting. And, internally, trade hardliners Peter Navarro and Robert Lighthizer are concerned about a Mnuchin-led deal that could give up on nailing China for its nefarious industrial practices.

The backdrop...

  • In March, the Commerce Department banned American companies from selling parts to ZTE for seven years because the Chinese phone maker violated American sanctions by selling equipment with American parts to Iran and North Korea. The sanctions strangled ZTE and prompted the firm to halt operations.
  • But Trump tweeted Sunday that he's working with Chinese President Xi Jinping to save Chinese telecom giant ZTE, saying "too many jobs in China lost."

What they're saying...

  • Lou Dobbs: "China wins If U.S. Globalists prevail in this so-called 'bargain' with ZTE: China will simultaneously gut WH trade initiatives and Trump Iran doctrine."
  • Laura Ingraham:
    • "Hold the line, Mr. President. Also know you’re under huge pressure from biz interests who say you’re being too hard on China & NoKo deal to balance ... China has a plan to dominate the world in every major facet of innovation and manufacturing. An overly conciliatory approach merely facilitates China’s 'Made in 2025' plan."
    • "Big global interests at home & abroad want the ban on @ZTEDevice Chinese telecom giant lifted--this would be calamitous for U.S. long-term interests. When @GoldmanSachs is happy abt a @realDonaldTrump move on China, Americans shd be worried."
  • DRUDGE headline: "Trump Vows to Protect ZTE Jobs -- in China?"

And a rare clarification from the White House on Trump's tweet, via deputy press secretary Lindsay Walters:

"The President’s tweet underscores the importance of a free, fair, balanced, and mutually beneficial economic, trade and investment relationship between the United States and China. The administration is in contact with China on this issue, among others in the bilateral relationship. President Trump expects Secretary Ross to exercise his independent judgment, consistent with applicable laws and regulations, to resolve the regulatory action involving ZTE based on its facts."

Go deeper: Trump's grand bargain on China ... Top White House officials feud over China

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Study: Cost of carbon emissions measured in lives lost is high

Data: Our World in Data; Chart: Axios Visuals

Adding projected heat-related deaths into cost-benefit analysis of federal rules would tilt policymaking in favor of more aggressive carbon emissions cuts, a new study finds.

Why it matters: The social cost of carbon helps determine the outcome of cost-benefit analyses that underpin federal regulations. Adding in global warming's potential to cause more heat-related fatalities would tilt the policy calculus from supporting a gradual phaseout of emissions starting in 2050, to fully decarbonizing by the same year.

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In photos: Tokyo Olympics day 6 highlights

An underwater view of swimmers including Team USA's Caeleb Dressel (R) in the final of the Olympic Tokyo Games men's 100m freestyle on July 29. Photo: François-Xavier Marit/AFP via Getty Images

There's been plenty of Olympics drama on day six of the Tokyo Games Thursday — notably China's women's swimming team beating the U.S. and Australia in the record-setting 4x200-meter freestyle relay.

The big picture: Katie Ledecky helped the U.S. win silver, which also beat the previous world record smashed by China's team. Team USA grabbed two more swimming gold medals, when Caeleb Dressel won the men's 100m freestyle and Bobby Finke triumphed in the first men's Olympic 800m freestyle.

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Olympics dashboard

Team USA's Simone Biles during the women's team final on day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Tuesday in Japan. Photo: Fred Lee/Getty Images

🤸🏾‍♀️: Simone Biles reacts to "love and support" after withdrawing from all-around gymnastics and team finals, citing her mental health

🏊‍♂️: Caeleb Dressel wins gold in men's 100m freestyle —Bobby Finke wins gold in first men's Olympic 800m freestyle

📷: In photos: Tokyo Olympics day 6 highlights

🗓: The Olympic events to watch today

🎾: "This one sucks more than the others," Naomi Osaka says on upset loss

🏃‍: Female Olympians push back against double standard in uniforms

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