The media did all it could to spin the POTUS Trump trip to Asia as a negative when in reality it was quite possibly among the most economically productive overseas trips in the history of the presidency which will help to create thousands of jobs here in the United States.
…despite the media snark, the trip was a big success from Trump’s perspective, especially on trade. While Trump was conferring with Chinese President Xi Jinping, U.S. companies announced some $250 billion in deals with China — a clear sign China wants to open its markets even more. A more recent example was China’s decision, announced on Thanksgiving, to slash import taxes on some 187 consumer goods. As Bloomberg News correctly noted, this move “promises to boost the prospects of multinationals in the Chinese market,” in particular big U.S. consumer multinationals like Procter & Gamble Co. and medicine-maker Pfizer.
The above is what Mr. Trump meant when he called for “fair trade” over “free trade” and is yet another example of him doing exactly what he promised he would do. And as he delivers on improving the decades-long trade imbalance with China POTUS Trump has nearly wiped out ISIS, raised working class wages by 4% in just one year, reduced unemployment, cut thousands of pages of regulations, reduced the size of the federal government, appointed Constitution-minded judges, and is now set to make Congress actually pass some measure of tax cuts/reforms.
By any measure this president is notching up some very impressive victories even as the Establishment Media says otherwise.
POTUS Trump speaks simple truths the Establishment Media chooses to ignore. These are truths that concern real jobs for real Americans that would help to lift up a struggling Middle Class. One of those truths is how China has economically raped the United States for decades costing millions of jobs, and likely trillions in economic growth.
Mr. Trump is demanding this must end and he’s 100% correct as the following excerpt from The Weekly Standard makes abundantly clear:
China has announced that it will soon be marketing its cars in the United States. The People’s Republic is the largest manufacturer of cars in the world, selling more vehicles than Japan and the United States combined. And not because they make such great vehicles. The Chinese have achieved that place in the sun because of their clever policies and our policy failures, a combination that is not the stuff of which free trade is made. You might not have noticed, but China has been selling a small volume of autos here for a while. Volvo is now owned by China’s Geely, and markets its made-in-China S60 Inscription here in the States.
Some Detroit-based brands are also imported here from China, and Ford plans to move production of its Focus from Michigan to China, in order to do its bit to help Xi make China great again. But now the onslaught of Chinese-branded vehicles is about to start in earnest.
The Chinese have learned that we will levy a duty of only 2.5 percent on each vehicle imported for sale and have been keeping our import fee at that level even though they collect an import duty of 25 percent on any American-made car sold in China. Little wonder that President Trump congratulated the Chinese on the superior negotiating ability that produced such a disparity. There is worse. For one thing, no foreigner can make cars in China unless he finds a Chinese partner—which will probably be a state-owned company—and then turns over all its American technology and intellectual property to that partnership. As you might imagine, this saves a lot of R&D expense for the Chinese.
Republicans have allowed the above stupidity to take place. So too have Democrats. China has been allowed to push out U.S. products while China-made products pour into our markets. Companies leave America for China and take those jobs with them. Have you driven through parts of Detroit within the last ten years? It’s a 3rd-world abomination in what was once one of the most thriving of American cities that lifted up Middle Class families of all colors and socio-economic backgrounds. Not so anymore. Detroit is on the verge of total collapse and that city’s troubles are being replicated all across America as other urban centers face similar struggles.
Where is Organized Labor applauding POTUS Trump’s efforts to save the working class? Where is Hollywood that so often claims to care for the “Little People” of the world? Mr. Trump is speaking loudly, often, and most important, TRUTHFULLY on what is truly to blame for the plight of the American Middle Class and he is right to call out China as perhaps the single greatest enemy of working class prosperity in this country.
More Americans need to listen and then support the cause because we are in a fight to save ourselves and this president deserves our help. Donald Trump is fighting for us. We need to make certain we fight for him as well.
There’s a new sheriff in town and China appears to have certainly received that message. It is a stark contrast to the trip then-POTUS Barack Obama made to that same country on the back end of his presidency that saw Mr. Obama humiliated by the Chinese government when he was forced to depart AF1 from the “ass” of the aircraft and absent almost any show of a state greeting.
Not so with Mr. Trump and the Make America Great Again he represents. Chinese officials have shown the current POTUS every courtesy, including opening up the Forbidden City to him. This act itself is of great historic importance as it makes Mr. Trump the first American president to be allowed to dine in the Forbidden City since the creation of modern China.
Compare that to this humiliation from the previous POTUS: (scroll down for video)