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That's the big item out of the NYT's quick interview with the president-elect, who went off on Twitter this morning.

Summed up: Congress and Trump are going to pay for the border wall now with existing legislation, and then try to get Mexico to pay us back. Trump previously said he'll freeze remittances to get Mexico to pay for it. Mexico says that isn't happening, but they're also adapting to Trump's win.

What's new: By adding the cost of the wall to the renegotiation of NAFTA that Trump has promised, he's adding one more potential way to go after them. MIT has estimated the price tag of a full wall at between $27-40 billion.

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Trump's new TikTok threat

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President Trump said twice Monday that the U.S. Treasury would need to get a portion of the sale price of TikTok, as a condition of regulatory approval.

Why it matters: This is akin to extortion — the sort of thing you'd expect to hear on a wiretap, not from the White House in front of reporters.

Ford names James Farley as new CEO amid ongoing turnaround effort

James Hackett, left, is retiring as Ford CEO. Jim Farley, right, takes over Oct. 1. Photo: Ford

Ford announced Tuesday that James Farley will take over as its next CEO, replacing James Hackett, 65, who is retiring after three years in the job.

Why it matters: It leaves Farley to complete the company's ongoing turnaround effort. The transition will be that much harder as the industry tries to navigate the coronavirus-induced economic slowdown which shuttered Ford plants for two months on the eve of some of its most important vehicle launches.

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Watch the full "Axios on HBO" interview with President Trump

In this episode of “Axios on HBO”, President Trump discusses his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming election and much more with National Political Correspondent Jonathan Swan.

The interview was filmed on Tuesday, July 28 and aired Monday, Aug. 3 on HBO.