U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer tells a Senate panel that President Donald Trump has decided to "pause" tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from the European Union, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, and South Korea.
The President of the United States Barack Obama announces plans to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. Obama made similar statements during his first presidential campaign in 2007 and had previously stated that the camp would be closed by 2010.
The United States Senate passes legislation to allow President Barack Obama to fast track trade negotiations with other countries. [http:--abcnews.go.com-Politics-wireStory-senate-approves-obamas-hard-fought-trade-negotiating-bill-31247978 (AP via ABC News America)]date=August 2019
The United States stock market undergoes a flash crash (similar to 2010) of 1 percent when the Twitter feed from the Associated Press news agency is hacked and erroneously states that several explosions have injured President Barack Obama.
The United States Congress votes to approve a four year extension of powers in the USA PATRIOT Act and President of the United States Barack Obama signs it into law. [http:--www.latimes.com-news-nationworld-nation-la-na-patriot-act-20110527,0,7749454.story ("Los Angeles Times")], [http:--www.ajc.com-news-nation-world-obama-signs-patriot-act-958299.html (AP via "Atlanta Journal Constitution")]date=August 2019
A poll of six countries, taken by the Brookings Institution, an American think tank, indicates that the popularity of the President of the United States Barack Obama has dropped significantly in the Arab World since "A New Beginning".