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    Trump Doubles Down on Anti-China Rhetoric After Taiwan Phone Call

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    On today's episode of Loud & Clear, Walter Smolarek fills in for Brian Becker and is joined by writer and columnist Patrick Lawrence to discuss the controversy surrounding Donald Trump's phone call with the President of Taiwan.

    Donald Trump talks tough against China days after a historic phone call with the President of Taiwan that marked the first direct communication between leaders of the two countries since 1979. Is Trump set to inflame tensions with China further after taking office?

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has resigned after being trounced in a referendum on political reforms. The turbulence in Europe continues with this vote, as well as controversy over the Austrian election and debt relief for Greece. Smolarek talks to John Wight, host of Radio Sputnik's Hard Facts.

    Donald Trump said that “almost all” of his cabinet positions will be filled this week. However, his picks so far are starkly at odds with much of the populist rhetoric he campaigned on. Anoa Changa, host of the weekly radio show The Way with Anoa, talks about the significance of Carson's appointment and the administration Trump is building.

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