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Video || Trump Signs “Phase One” Trade Deal With China

He is the first president to stand up to modern China’s egregious trade practices, which has included all kinds of cheating, including currency manipulation, use of slave labor, and stealing intellectual property. This deal begins to address some of that. It also keeps many sanctions on the Chinese until more gets done. Meanwhile, China will buy some $200 billion of U.S. products. What all those

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John King: Trump “Deserves a Lot of Credit for Standing Up to China”

CNN’s John King knows. I covered the White House with him from the Clinton administration into the Obama administration, which is about when I think he left the beat. We listened time and time again as administration officials promised to get tough with China, call it out for intellectual property theft, brand it a currency manipulator, etc., etc., etc. And nobody never did nothing. Meantime,

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Trump’s Tariffs are Working, Causing China Economic Pain

Republican proponents of unlimited free trade don’t like President Trump’s tariffs on China. And Democrats who have long supported tariffs seem to dislike them now because . . . they’re Trump’s tariffs. Also disliking the China tariffs? China. For years in Washington I have heard politicians and administration officials talk about the rampant cheating by China, its near-slave labor costs, its theft of American technology,

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Poll: Farmers Not Abandoning Trump Despite Trade Stance

It looks like America’s farmers may be able to take a longer, more intelligent view of Trump’s tariffs than the mainstream media thinks. Which violates one of the most prized assumptions of the MSM – that you’re dumb. A new poll by CNBC and Morning Consult shows that support for Trump stayed about the same in rural areas of farm states between May and the

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Video || Obama Official Dissing Trump Trade Policy Interrupted by News That It’s Working

Now this is hilarious. At the very moment former Obama Treasury Secretary – and officially one of the most annoying aides to have served Obama, which is a high standard – Jack Lew is busy dismissing President Trump’s trade policies, the conversation is interrupted by a bulletin saying that Trump has gained concessions from the Europeans. “I’m in a little bit of a bad position

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Trump Gains Trade Concessions from Europeans

Well, everyone was outraged and ready to cave in except President Trump, but it looks like his tough stance with the Europeans has paid off again, like it did when he sought to get them to pay more for their defense. From the Wall Street Journal: The European Union delegation meeting with President Donald Trump Wednesday agreed to consider changes in its trade policies in an

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Trump: “Tariffs are the Greatest”

President Trump Tuesday sought to reassure supporters and others growing concerned about the effect of tariffs he is placing on millions of dollars in foreign goods, asserting that other countries are now showing up for negotiations that will make trade more fair. Trump lauded his own tarffis, calling them “the greatest.” Countries that have treated us unfairly on trade for years are all coming to

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Trump: U.S. Won’t Rejoin the TPP

President Trump said the United States will not rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership multi-country trade deal, sparing himself the outrage of voters who elected him to keep the United States out of globalist commitments. While Japan and South Korea would like us to go back into TPP, I don’t like the deal for the United States. Too many contingencies and no way to get out if

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Trump Considers Rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership

From the Washington Post: President Trump ordered top administration officials Thursday to look at rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the sprawling trade pact he rejected three days after taking office. The move would mark a stunning reversal for Trump, who sharply criticized the pact as a “disaster” and made opposition to global trade deals a centerpiece of his economic agenda as a candidate. The Obama administration

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WSJ: Trump’s Tariffs Could “Really Hurt” China

Maybe President Trump knows what he’s doing. If you listen to much of the press, Trump is recklessly getting the United States into a tit-for-tat trade war with China that hurts everyone. But from Trump’s point of view, as he tweeted this morning, the United States has already lost the trade war. Now, it’s time to play catchup. We are not in a trade war

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Trump Assesses $60 Billion in Tariffs on China

China has been stealing our intellectual property for years. Finally, a president is getting tough about it. “This is the first of many,” Trump said as he signed some $50 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods coming into the United States. Of course, reporters present tried to ask about whether he would testify before special counsel Mueller, which is all anybody in Washington thinks

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Trump Putting Together Massive China Tariff Package

The Chinese have been stealing our technology and cheating on trade for years, and we do nothing about it because businesses think it’s still worth it and past administrations don’t want to pick a fight. President Trump was elected on a nationalist platform that includes standing up for the United States. We shouldn’t be such pussies and worry about how other countries will respond. They

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