May 23, 2018

Donald Trump Signals Victory with China as Trade War Stalls.

President Donald J. Trump signaled a victory with China on trade as threatened tariffs from both countries were put on hold as negotiations continue. “On China, Barriers and Tariffs to come down for first time,” Trump wrote Monday on Twitter, as talks between representatives of the two countries continue. “China has agreed to buy massive […]

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing.

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He said the two sides “reached a consensus, will not fight a trade war, and will stop increasing tariffs on each other” (AFP Photo/) Beijing (AFP) – Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday. The […]

US, China tentatively agree on ending American trade deficit: White House.

United States and China officials have agreed this weekend to take steps to reduce the U.S. trade deficit, the White House said Saturday. The agreement between the world’s two biggest economies was made this week in Washington by high-level negotiators from both countries, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. “There was a consensus on taking effective […]

Record exports cut US trade deficit to $49 billion.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Record exports trimmed the U.S. trade deficit in March, the first drop in seven months in a massive gap that President Donald Trump is determined to shrink with an aggressive America first policy. The Commerce Department says the trade deficit — the difference between what America sells and what it buys in […]

Tariffs, Trade, Terrorism, Syria, Iran on the Table for Trump and Macron Bilateral Meetings.

U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to tackle controversial topics from trade to terrorism during the first state visit of the Trump administration. Trump and Macron will discuss economic, diplomatic, and global issues during the state visit, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders informed reporters on Monday. “The first lady […]

Trump Meets with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at Mar-a-Lago Resort.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on Tuesday for two days of meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump. Abe finds himself in an unexpectedly precarious position back home due to a snowballing scandal as he faces an American president determined to drive hard bargains with both allies […]

US Bans American Companies From Working With Chinese Corporation After It Made Deals With Iran, North Korea.

The U.S. government announced Monday it is banning American companies from doing certain business deals with a Chinese tech giant for the next seven years. The new restrictive policy from the U.S. Department of Commerce stems from 2017 charges exacted on ZTE, the telecommunications equipment corporation, for illegally shipping American goods to Iran and North […]

The Art Of The Deal? China’s President Promises ‘Significantly Lower’ Auto Tariffs.

Chinese President Xi Jinping announced in a speech Tuesday that he would aim to “significantly lower” auto import tariffs, perhaps signaling a win for the Trump administration in its ongoing trade war with China. Jinping did not mention Trump’s threat of tariffs in his announcement, according to the Associated Press, but promised to open Chinese […]

Progressive Dem: Trump ‘Right to Raise Tariffs’ as America’s China Policy Has Been ‘Schizophrenic’

A couple walk by an American flag signboard outside a supermarket selling imported groceries at the Qingdao bonded zone in east China’s Shandong province on April 5, 2018. (Chinatopix via AP) WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), expressed support for the trade actions President Trump has taken […]

Billionaire Charles Koch: ‘We’re Working Hard Against’ Trump’s Pro-American Tariffs on China.

Billionaire Charles Koch says he and his network of libertarian organizations are “working hard against” President Trump’s popular, pro-American trade agenda. Charles and David Koch are two of the Republican Party’s biggest billionaire donors, supporting an agenda of endless multinational free trade agreements and open borders, which keep U.S. wages stagnant. In an interview with […]

Breaking: Trump hits China with billions more in retaliatory tariffs.

President Donald Trump responded to tariffs from China with a threat Thursday of $100 billion more in retaliatory tariffs. Here’s what Trump said “In light of China’s unfair retaliation, I have instructed the [United States Trade Representative] to consider whether $100 billion of additional tariffs would be appropriate,” read the statement,  according to CNN Money. “Rather than remedy […]

U.S. Trade Deficit with China Has Eliminated at Least 3.4M American Jobs.

The United States’ trade deficit with China has eliminated at least 3.5 million American jobs since 2001, data reveals. As President Trump is set to release a package of $50 billion worth of tariffs and restrictions on Chinese investments, the U.S. goods trade deficit with China remains at $29.3 billion. Since 2001, free trade with […]

CHINA STRIKES BACK: Fights Trump’s Tariffs With Tariffs On 120 American Products.

Weeks ago, President Trump announced new tariffs on steel and aluminum, supposedly in an effort to jog the American economy. At the time, he also announced that trade wars were “good, and easy to win.” His economic rivals reminded him that this had not proven true at any point in American history. His economic rivals […]

Trump vindicated on Paris Climate Accord pull-out.

The Foundation of Green.  Art Installation at Santa Monica College by Monica Showalter. When President Trump announced the U.S. pull-out from the Paris Climate Accord last year, the left howled. Here’s what the top bureaucrats at the United Nations had to say at the time: [United Nations spokesman Stephane] Dujarric reiterated [U.N. secretary-general Antonio] Guterres’ June […]

BREAKING: China Responds To Tariffs By Targeting These 128 U.S. Products.

Early Friday morning, China responded to the Trump administration’s tariffs by revealing that they are proposing tariffs on 128 U.S. products that had an import value of $3 billion in 2017. The proposed tariffs come in response to Trump signing “an executive memorandum on Thursday that would impose retaliatory tariffs on up to $60 billion […]

Hysteria Over Trump and Tariffs.

Reprinted from Breitbart.com. The hysteria over tariffs with conservatives and Republicans is almost amusing. Do we not understand Trump? He always starts out with a big blast, a wide-reaching plan and predictably, everyone overreacts with endless cries of the coming apocalypse. He then pulls back, zeroes in on his targets and negotiates. By starting at […]

Report: Trump to Unveil Massive ‘Package of Tariffs’ Against China.

President Trump is expected to unveil a massive “package of tariffs” against China in the coming weeks, multiple sources close to the White House told Politico. Trump is seeking “steep” tariffs against China for their alleged stealing of intellectual property and dumping of cheap, imported goods in the U.S., sources claim. In a meeting at […]

How Bad Would Steel and Aluminum Tariffs Be, Really?

President Trump has proposed slapping a 10- and 25-percent tariff on aluminum and steel imports, respectively.  The cry from the free trade quarter and the mainstream media is loud, often bordering on hysterical.  They claim that these tariffs will raise consumer prices, hurt the U.S. economy, invite retaliation from other countries, and maybe lead to a trade […]

Why Trump’s Tariff Declaration Is Brilliant.

President Trump is the most masterful negotiating presence in the White House of not just the modern era, but in American history. You free-trade establishment types need to pipe down, listen up, and learn a thing or two. In the president’s brief statement Thursday in the signing of the tariff declaration, Trump let slip a […]

IT’S OFFICIAL: 25% Tariff ON STEEL, 10% ON ALUMINUM

In Triumph for Economic Nationalism, Trump Imposes Sweeping Metals Tariffs President Donald Trump on Thursday signed formal proclamations imposing tariffs aimed at defending America’s steel and aluminum industries from foreign imports. The tariffs are an “iron clad” measure aimed at defending industries vital to U.S. national security, a senior administration official said. The orders impose […]

The Unexpected Result Of Trump’s Tariff Plan Is A HUGE Win For All Of America.

Trump’s Tariff Plan Has An Unexpected Result: Bipartisanship In Congress Chuck Schumer came out against President Trump’s proposed tariffs on Wednesday, signaling that POTUS’ looming free trade push is having a second, unintended consequence: bipartisanship in Congress. “He has to back off this plan, which doesn’t do what it’s supposed to do. Major harm is […]

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