Those who only watch Establishment-approved media will have no idea the remarkable recent victories the Trump administration has forged on trade. These victories are likely to pay huge dividends in creating and keeping jobs in the United States and improving the lives of millions of Working Class Americans.
After signaling a willingness to actually impose trade tariffs on certain nations that enjoy a vast trade imbalance with the U.S., South Korea quickly capitulated and promised to reduce long-standing trade barriers to American-made products. The first to benefit will likely be American-based auto manufacturers. That will mean more jobs for areas like Detroit – jobs Donald Trump promised and is now delivering.
China, which initially bristled at Mr. Trump’s tariffs, is said to be privately pleading with Trump administration officials to find common ground. This is the very response the President promised would happen. He has forced the Chinese to the negotiating table from which a far better, pro-American trade agreement will be produced. Again, that means more jobs here at home.
That said, China is a big gamble for Mr. Trump. If the Chinese dig in and a true trade war ensues, it will damage both nations and the media will pounce on Trump for having failed to deliver a better trade deal. The President remains confident while the Chinese appear increasingly unwilling to see a trade war materialize.
It’s a remarkable show of negotiating skill by Mr. Trump, though, one the Establishment Media continues to refuse to give him credit for.
Perhaps the voters will be the ones to do so in 2020.