Work, Work, Work: Arms Sales, Mexican Tariffs, and a Mass Wedding

Work, Work, Work: Arms Sales, Mexican Tariffs, and a Mass Wedding

Skimm This - June 5, 2019 - 12:00

The Trump administration wants to sell $8 billion worth of weapons to Saudi Arabia and some other Middle East countries. But many US lawmakers are saying: ‘bad idea.’ We’ll explain why they don’t want this sale to go through, and how they plan to stop it. Meanwhile, Mexico’s foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard is in DC trying to talk the Trump administration down from raising tariffs. We’ll tell you where that debate stands now - it’s taxing. Also on today’s episode: a mass wedding in Israel with a lot of pride, and 600 million reasons to work, work, work, work, work, work.

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