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President Trump said Thursday "we’ll see what happens with the peace process" in the Middle East, "but respect has to be shown to the U.S. or we're just not going anywhere."

Why it matters: Trump spoke seated next to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

What Trump is talking about: He said Palestinians "disrespected" the U.S. when they said they would not meet with Vice President Mike Pence on his Middle East trip in the last week. This comes after the U.S. announced it would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, which Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said showed Trump was withdrawing the U.S. from the peace process.

Trump's conditions: He implied Thursday Palestinians they would need to come to the negotiating table if they wanted U.S. aid for the UN Relief and Works Agency reinstated. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert has said the reductions in aid were not meant as a punitive measure for the Palestinians.

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  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 4 p.m. ET: 4,918,927 — Total deaths: 160,737 — Total recoveries: 1,598,624 — Total tests: 59,652,675Map.
  3. Politics: White House recommends Trump issue executive orders on coronavirus aid.
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  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.

Trump: "We are going a different way" on coronavirus aid

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President Trump tweeted on Friday that his administration is "going a different way" with coronavirus aid after negotiations with congressional Democrats stalled again, suggesting he will use an executive order to address stimulus spending.

What he's saying: "Pelosi and Schumer only interested in Bailout Money for poorly run Democrat cities and states. Nothing to do with China Virus! Want one trillion dollars. No interest. We are going a different way!" Trump tweeted.

Trump's swift, sweeping China offensive

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President Trump's rhetoric on China has tended to run hotter than his actions — until now.

Why it matters: Even at the height of Trump's trade war, his administration never hit China as hard, as fast, and on as many fronts as it is right now.