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Monday, June 25, 2018

How Republicans Went Soft On Communism

Reprinted with permission from Creators.

 

If you had told Ronald Reagan in 1988 that in 30 years, the president of the United States would be chummy with communist dictators in China and North Korea, eager to please a brutal Kremlin autocrat, and indifferent to the needs of our military allies, he might have said: That’s what you get for electing a Democrat.

Today’s Republicans make up a party he wouldn’t recognize. For decades, the Russians and Chinese dispatched spies and enlisted American sympathizers to try to harm the United States and tilt its policies in their favor. Under Donald Trump, they don’t have to.…

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#EndorseThis: John Oliver Breaks China With Devastating Xi Jinping Takedown

Lost in the criticism of President Trump for chumming with North Korean leadership is America’s cozy relationship with other brutal authoritarians. Our trading partners and confidants include Vladimir Putin, Salman of Saudi Arabia, and President Xi Jinping of China, who is turning himself into an Emperor while turning China into a potential empire.

In today’s clip, comedian John Oliver calls out Xi for making a number of unhinged power moves since Trump assumed office. By a vote of 2998 to two, Xi has been appointed ruler for life by the Chinese parliament. His creepy kid musical-promoted “Belt and Road” project is actually a trillion-dollar trade coup aimed at 60 countries.…

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How Trump’s ‘China First’ Trade Policy Is Weakening America

Reprinted with permission from DCReport.

 

Donald Trump promised to put America, and especially American workers, first in every decision, but his actions make clear that he is pursuing a strategy of Make China Great Again.

Compounding this, Trump’s gratuitous antagonism of our friends like Canada and Britain may well lead to a new system of global trading in which the U.S. and its workers are left out in the cold. On his way to Singapore, Trump tweeted that Justin Trudeau, the Canadian prime minister, is “very dishonest & weak,” infuriating not just Canadians but European political leaders as well.

On May 11, Trump tweeted about working with the paramount leader in Beijing “to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast.…

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