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  • President Trump Drops $200 Billion M.O.A.T on Red Dragon (Beijing)…

    06/18/2018 10:17:23 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies
    When you plant your tree in another man’s orchard, you might end up paying for your own apples; it’s a risk you take… ….and President Trump knows how to use that leverage better than anyone could possibly fathom; because in this metaphor Beijing relies upon the U.S. for both the seeds and the harvest. President Trump drops the $200b M.O.A.T (Mother of All Tariffs):
  • Postcard-sized trade agreements would solve our problems By Ambassador

    06/18/2018 12:07:57 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/18/18 | John K. Veroneau
    While overshadowed by other remarks during the Group of Seven meetings last week, President Trump suggested that trade agreements could be “much simpler” and that they should eliminate all barriers to trade. The president’s instincts that trade agreements could be both simpler and more comprehensive are correct. Paradoxically, simpler agreements could go further than existing lengthy agreements in eliminating trade barriers. In fact, the surest way to eliminate all trade barriers would be through a simple, postcard-sized Free Trade Agreement (FTA). A postcard-FTA would involve a single but comprehensive obligation whereby each party would agree “to treat foreign goods, services...
  • The Kremlin stresses Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project is purely commercial, not political

    06/18/2018 6:49:45 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    TASS ^ | June 18, 2018
    Nord Stream-2 includes construction of two lines of a gas pipeline with a total capacity of 55 bln cubic meters of gas per year from the Russian coast through the Baltic Sea to Germany. The gas pipeline will bypass the transit states - Ukraine, Belarus, Poland and other Eastern European and Baltic countries - through the exclusive economic zones and territorial waters of five states - Russia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project is purely commercial, not political, and attempts to counter its implementation violate the rules of free competition, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said...
  • Americans favor Trudeau over Trump on trade policy: poll

    06/16/2018 1:44:26 PM PDT · by Innovative · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 16, 2018 | John Bowden
    More Americans see themselves aligned with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau than President Trump in the two leaders' conflict over trade policy, a new poll finds. A Global News/Ipsos poll released Saturday finds that Trudeau enjoys a 20-point advantage over the U.S. president among Americans when it comes to which leader respondents think is better handling the discussions over tariffs and other trade issues. Fifty-seven percent of U.S. respondents told the poll they support Trudeau's actions, compared to just 37 percent who said the same for Trump.
  • China responds with new 25% tariffs on American goods

    06/15/2018 11:56:51 AM PDT · by Lurch Addams · 29 replies
    China will impose an additional 25 percent tariff on 659 U.S. goods worth $50 billion, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing the Tariff Commission of the State Council. Tariffs on $34 billion of U.S. goods including agricultural products, autos and aquatic goods will take effect from July 6, Xinhua reported early on Saturday, citing the commission.
  • Canadians boycott US goods, Trump over tariffs

    06/14/2018 9:09:59 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 73 replies ^ | June 14, 2018 | Julia Manchester
    Canadians have started to boycott U.S. goods in the wake of President Trump's war of words with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the recent steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada, the European Union, and Mexico. CTV News reported on Thursday that Canadian shoppers were boycotting Florida oranges, Kentucky bourbon and California wine over the diplomatic rift. Canadians have also employed hashtags such as #BoycottUSProducts, #BuyCanadian and #BoycottUSA.
  • FBI Employee: ‘Trump’s Supporters Are All Poor, Uneducated, Lazy POS’

    06/14/2018 7:46:51 PM PDT · by familyop · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    11:02:22, FBI Employee: “All the people who were initially voting for her would not, and were not, swayed by any decision the FBI put out. Trump’s supporters are all poor to middle class, uneducated, lazy POS that think he will magically grant them jobs for doing nothing. They probably didn’t watch the debates, aren’t fully educated on his policies, and are stupidly wrapped up in his unmerited enthusiasm.”
  • U.S. may impose tariffs against China as soon as Friday

    06/13/2018 9:43:29 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | 6-13-2018 | Bob Davis/Lingling Wei
    Original plan called for $50 billion in tariffs on Chinese goods; retaliation likely Reuters A worker walks among containers at the port in Shanghai, China. The Trump administration, deepening its global trade offensive, is preparing to levy tariffs on tens of billions of dollars of Chinese goods in the coming week, perhaps as early as Friday — a move that is likely to spark heavy retaliation from Beijing. Senior trade officials in the White House, the Commerce and Treasury departments and the U.S. Trade Representative’s office met on the issue before President Donald Trump went to a summit of the...
  • Congress Moving To Block Trump Deal With China's ZTE Over Iran Sanctions Violations

    06/13/2018 9:00:46 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 9 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | June 12, 2018 | AP and Reuters
    U.S. President Donald Trump's Republican allies in Congress are moving to block his deal to put Chinese telecom giant ZTE back in business if it pays $1 billion more in fines for violating U.S. sanctions against Iran. The Chinese company has been accused of violating U.S. sanctions by selling sensitive equipment to both North Korea and Iran. After Trump announced his deal with China and ZTE last week, Senate leaders said they would seek to reverse it. Republican and Democratic lawmakers introduced the amendment. Among other things, it would restore penalties on ZTE for violating U.S. export controls and bar...
  • America's Europe Problem

    06/12/2018 8:34:43 AM PDT · by KyCats · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 12, 2018 | Peter Skurkiss
    What with President Trump blowing up the recently concluded G-7 summit in Canada, it is likely that the Europeans now know that Trump's 'Make America Great Again' rhetoric is not idle talk. This is a shock for Europe, especially with the G-7 meeting coming soon after America's imposition of steel and aluminum tariffs and its withdrawal from the Obama-Iran nuclear deal. It is hard for Europeans to believe that America is willing to depart from the script of the last 70 years.
  • President Trump Leads The ‘Great Trade Awakening’…

    06/12/2018 7:35:09 AM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    One of the greatest gifts President Trump provides through his policy discussion(s) is an awakening to how much U.S. voter perspective has been driven by constructed fallacy. This is especially true in the discussion of domestic economic policy. There are trillions of dollars at stake; and the stakeholders are growing increasingly angry as President Trump places a spotlight on decades of economic fraud and abuse. Prior to the 2016 election few people understood that DC politicians don’t actually write legislation, lobbyists do. Politicians don’t write laws, their role is to sell legislation created by lobbyist groups. That is the modern...
  • Trump on 'Fair Trade' not 'Fool Trade' with Canada: 'Justin acts hurt'

    06/11/2018 7:58:44 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 86 replies ^ | 6/11/18 | Alex Swoyer
    DJT Tweet:Fair Trade is now to be called Fool Trade if it is not Reciprocal. According to a Canada release, they make almost 100 Billion Dollars in Trade with U.S. (guess they were bragging and got caught!). Minimum is 17B. Tax Dairy from us at 270%. Then Justin acts hurt when called out!
  • Trump Tweets on Trade, Singapore, Germany and Canada (Tweetstorm!)

    06/10/2018 8:47:08 PM PDT · by Ken H · 35 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 10, 2018 | President Donald J Trump
    Sorry, we cannot let our friends, or enemies, take advantage of us on Trade anymore. We must put the American worker first! 10:41 pm - June 10, 2018 _____· Great to be in Singapore, excitement in the air! 9:45pm - June 10, 2018 _____ ....Germany pays 1% (slowly) of GDP towards NATO, while we pay 4% of a MUCH larger GDP. Does anybody believe that makes sense? We protect Europe (which is good) at great financial loss, and then get unfairly clobbered on Trade. Change is coming! 9:41 pm - June 10 - June 10, 2018 _____ ....And add to...
  • Timid Trudeau Turns on Trump the Minute He Leaves G-7 Summit

    06/10/2018 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, while G-7 world leaders were still talking Gender Equality, Trump was on his way to a Singapore meeting where he hopes to neutralize North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un Timid Trudeau Turns on Trump the Minute He Leaves G-7 Summit It’s all (mercifully) over for another year, save for the on-the-way-back-home from the G-7 summit belching. The international elite, now known as the “G-7-minus one”, burped champagne and belched brandy at another multi-million dollar gathering, this time in rural Quebec, whose farmers were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau-ordered not to fertilize their already late planted crops for fear the smell of...
  • Graham: I'm 'not so sure' McCain is right that a majority of Americans back free trade

    06/10/2018 8:28:58 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 10:15 AM EDT | JULIA MANCHESTER
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took a jab at Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday, saying he was "not so sure" about McCain's remarks on Saturday that a majority of Americans favor free trade. "I'm not so sure John's right about where America is on trade," Graham told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on "This Week." "The [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-Vt.] element of the Democratic Party doesn't stand for free trade. Hillary Clinton said she would get out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership if she had become president. There is a movement in our party that Trump's seized that got him the nomination, and...
  • President Trump URGENT Press Briefing at G7 Summit Before Heading to Meeting with Kim Jong-un

    06/09/2018 8:21:11 AM PDT · by free_life · 66 replies ^ | June 9, 2018 | President Donald J. Trump
    Such a great press briefing, such a smart leader. Real free trade that is what he wants. And yes world peace. audio gets louder about 10 minutes in.
  • Presidential Tweet: 8 June 2018 [Ref G-7 Trade Deal]

    06/08/2018 3:32:10 AM PDT · by JohnThree3to16 · 8 replies
    DJT Via Twitter ^ | 8 June 2018 | DJT Via Twitter
    Looking forward to straightening out unfair Trade Deals with the G-7 countries. If it doesn’t happen, we come out even better!
  • Battered by Trump, G7 leaders choose to be 'polite,' productive

    06/07/2018 10:42:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 64 replies
    Reuters ^ | David Ljunggren, Jean-Baptiste Vey
    OTTAWA (Reuters) - Leaders of the Group of Seven rich nations headed for a summit in Canada on Thursday more divided than at any time in the group’s 42-year history, as U.S. President Donald Trump’s “America First” policies risk causing a global trade war and deep diplomatic schisms. In a bid to rebuild America’s industry, Trump has imposed hefty tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, including those from key G7 allies like Canada, Japan and the European Union. He has threatened to use national security laws to do the same for foreign car imports and has walked back on environmental...
  • A Vicious Cycle: Berlin Worried about Losing Trump's Trade War

    06/07/2018 9:40:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | June 06, 2018 12:35 PM | Dinah Deckstein, Frank Dohmen, Simon Hage, Peter Müller and Gerald Traufetter
    It was exactly 4 p.m. last Thursday when Peter Altmaier plopped into his seat. The pilot of the government plane quickly taxied to the runway and the German economics minister was happy to get out of Le Bourget business airport in Paris as quickly as possible. Altmaier had spent two days in the French capital last week as part of efforts to prevent the United States from imposing punitive tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union. And just before taking off for home, he received official word that his efforts had been in vain. […] In contrast to...
  • Merkel predicts 'contentious' G7 summit with Trump

    06/06/2018 10:13:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies ^ | 6 June 2018 14:55 CEST+02:00 | AFP/DPA/The Local
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday she expected “contentious discussions” at a G7 summit this week, given differences with US President Donald Trump on trade, climate and security. Speaking two days before the Canada meeting of the club of major industrialized democracies, Merkel also said the leaders may not necessarily manage to agree on a final joint statement. “I think everyone knows there will be difficult discussions there, because G7 summits deal with the global economy, trade, climate protection, development—and foreign policy,” she told German parliament. […] Merkel vowed to enter the talks “in good faith”, but stressed that...