18.05.30 Quick Quotes

May 30, 2018
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“From now on, we expect trading relationships to be fair and to be reciprocal.”

Pres. Trump now says he will move forward with imposing tariffs on $50B of Chinese imports, ending a brief cease-fire in the trade war. This announcement comes AHEAD of Commerce Secy Wilbur Ross' trade negotiations with China Saturday.
"Conflicting messages coming from the admin. is causing whiplash for American cos that are focused on growing the economy & creating jobs here at home.”

Retail Industry Leaders Assoc. statement on announcement of tariffs. The association supports holding China accountable but worries plan punishes American families with expected higher prices.
“But the estimate isn’t as precise as the figure implies. The researchers calculate there is a 95% likelihood the death toll was somewhere between about 800 and 8,500 people. They say about 5,000 is a likely figure.”

NPR on a new study from Harvard that estimates 4,645 people died in Puerto Rico following 2017's Hurricane Maria, up from the 65 deaths originally reported by the gov't. By comparison, 1,833 died in Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
“This is incredibly sad and difficult for all of us, as we’ve created a show that we believe in, are proud of, and that audiences lovea one that is separate and apart from the opinions and words of one cast member.”

Sara Gilbert, actress, from Roseanne tweeting about the show's cancellation after a a racist tweet from star, Roseanne Barr.
“Didn’t meet projections but amounts to a new personal best.”

Dir. Ron Howard on the box office performance of "Solo: A Star Wars Story." The movie brought in brought in an est $103M vs $130M projected sparking talk of Star Wars film fatigue (BTW – it WAS a 3-day opening weekend best for Howard).

“People might think: ‘Why are these people still harping on about this, it’s been four years’. It’s important for people to remember that MH370 is not history.”

Grace Nathan, whose mother was on flight Malaysia Air 370, speaks out as private search efforts end & Malaysia's gov't says there are no plans for new searches. The flight was carrying 239 passengers & crew, including an American, when it vanished 40 mins into a trip from Malaysia to China.

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by Jenna Lee,