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Saturday, June 23, 2018

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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Going Off The Economic Cliff With Wile E. Trump

Reprinted with permission from Creators.


That was quite a show Donald Trump put on in Canada. Insulting our closest friends and trading partners while sucking up to Russian leader Vladimir Putin — well, that got people’s attention. As Guy Verhofstadt, former prime minister of Belgium, tweeted, “Just tell us what Vladimir has on you. Maybe we can help.”

On the economic front, Trump’s antics at the G-7 summit are sure to provoke a response not favorable to the United States. There are unfair tariffs on all sides, but the public should know at least this about the president’s confusion on trade deficits: The U.S.…

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Former Ambassador ‘Embarrassed’ By Trump’s Conduct In Canada

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Bruce Heyman, the former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, on Monday slammed Donald Trump’s treatment of Justin Trudeau, and Canada in general, demanding the president apologize for his surrogate’s claim there’s a “special place in hell” for people like the Canadian prime minister.

“That’s unconscionable,” Heyman said.“Anybody who represents the United States of America from the White House using that kind of language with any world leader of any type, I think is uncalled for. When you use it with your best friend, your next door neighbor, your greatest ally, and I think one of your singular best trading partners, it’s completely uncalled for, unprofessional, and I call for, today, an apology.…

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