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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 07:59 AM

Trump's China bind

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Source: Axios

Sources close to President Trump tell Axios that the White House is in a China bind: A trade deal with China is "tough to improbable" in this deteriorating environment, with escalating security tensions between Washington and Beijing.

Why it matters: The biggest tool Trump has to pump the economy and the markets is a trade deal with China. But if anything, senior administration officials have turned harder against China in recent weeks.

This has less to do with trade than it does with national security, according to senior administration officials and sources briefed on the president’s thinking:



Read more: https://www.axios.com/donald-trump-china-trade-war-hong-kong-taiwan-security-3cbddfd7-1ed4-465b-91f0-40f9c3d63278.html

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brooklynite Aug 23 OP
NNadir Aug 23 #1
Whiskeytide Aug 23 #6
pangaia Aug 23 #2
The_jackalope Aug 23 #3
abqtommy Aug 23 #4
keithbvadu2 Aug 23 #5
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 08:28 AM

1. The "President's thinking?" I doubt it.

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Response to NNadir (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:22 PM

6. No kidding. How would you like to be ...

... briefed on the asshole’s thinking? I’d need therapy afterwards.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 09:09 AM

2. Among other things, Putin is getting exactly what he wants, the destruction

of everything American- democracy, economy, world connections/influence, respect, you name it....

How long before he invades, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine....

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Response to pangaia (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:01 AM

3. And the rise of China as the second world hegemon.

Putin has succeeded beyond his wildest dreams.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:19 AM

4. From the op;

"This has less to do with trade than it does with national security, according to senior administration officials and sources briefed on the president’s thinking:"

tRump is the biggest national security threat we have. If administration and sources were really concerned they'd convince tRUMP to resign or support efforts to remove him.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 10:28 AM

5. But trade wars are 'good and easy to win'. Some people say.

But trade wars are 'good and easy to win'... Some people say.

https://twitter.com/i/moments/969519906097106944

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 12:23 PM

7. Newest tariffs and Trump---"We don't NEED China!!"

Pfffttt....tell that to WalMart.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 01:15 PM

8. Locking after a review by forum hosts

This is analysis , brooklynite. Please post this type of piece in GD instead. Thanks.

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