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.