U.S. editorial excerpts

Selected editorial excerpts from the U.S. press:THE WRONG CALL FOR THE ECONOMY(The Washington Post, Washington)We do not pretend to understand the political logic that impelled President Trump to call off talks over a new economic support package with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D- Calif.). An agreement could have boosted his flagging electoral prospects; and surely his popularity among Republicans gave him the clout to overcome the hesitancy of some GOP senators to vote yes on any package, which was apparently one factor in his decision.What is evident, though, is that Mr. Trump has made the …

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