Jun 4, 2018

It’s shaping up to be an awkward week for the White House

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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin got the cold shoulder at the G-7 finance ministers meeting this past weekend, and as President Donald Trump heads to Quebec for more meetings, Canada, Mexico and the European Union are issuing blistering responses to his…

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin got the cold shoulder at the G-7 finance ministers meeting this past weekend, and as President Donald Trump heads to Quebec for more meetings, Canada, Mexico and the European Union are issuing blistering responses to his tariffs. We’ll kick off today’s show looking at the potential political costs and economic benefits of all this. Then: We’ll take apart a bunch of big tech stories from today — and see what you can learn about our relationship with the Chinese by literally taking apart a ZTE phone.

Music from the episode

Shimmy Shimmy Ya Ol' Dirty Bastard
Slide (feat. Frank Ocean & Migos) Calvin Harris, Frank Ocean, Migos
If It Wasn't for You Handsome Boy Modeling School, De La Soul, Starchild Excalibur
Shut Up and Let Me Go The Ting Tings