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Trump pulls out rug from GOP on trade
Thehill.com ^ | 5/7/19 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 05/07/2019 3:17:51 AM PDT by cotton1706

Senate Republicans feel that President Trump has once again pulled the rug out from under them on trade, leaving GOP lawmakers frustrated over their inability to influence the White House’s policy on an issue that could have major economic and electoral ramifications.

Days after a group of Republican senators relayed to Trump at a White House meeting their concerns about trade tensions with Canada, Mexico, Europe and China, Trump over the weekend threatened new tariffs on China, escalating a fight with Beijing and rattling markets.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said after the stock markets closed Monday that higher tariffs on China will take effect Friday, shortly after negotiations with a trade delegation from China are due to resume later this week. Lighthizer’s remarks are likely to rattle markets after they recovered most of their losses Monday afternoon as Wall Street strategists cautioned that Trump’s tough talk is a negotiating tactic and a deal with China is still possible.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: alexanderbolton; boycotts; china; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; elections; mediawingofthednc; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; robertlighthizer; sanctions; smearmachine; tariffs; thehill; thehillary; theshill; trade
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Their dastardly "free trade" plans foiled once again!
1 posted on 05/07/2019 3:17:51 AM PDT by cotton1706
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Senate Republicans feel that President Trump has once again pulled the rug out from under them on trade, leaving GOP lawmakers frustrated over their inability to influence the White House’s policy

Trump remains one man against the political scum who have deeply damaged our nation.

2 posted on 05/07/2019 3:23:38 AM PDT by JonPreston (W The GOPe is on board with the North American Union and the European Union.)
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To: cotton1706

“We don’t understand. We won’t work with him. So why won’t he work with us?”


3 posted on 05/07/2019 3:26:18 AM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: BradyLS

The deep state is starting to resemble a metastasized tumor that is lodged in a vital area and does not respond to normal treatment


4 posted on 05/07/2019 3:30:11 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (nicdip.com)
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To: JonPreston
I saw Pillsbury, a noted authority on trade policy with China from the Hudson Institute, saying that the Chinese reneged on agreed-upon trade reform that had been done in writing.

The president was thus left with no choice but to increase tariffs or collapse entirely and give the game over to the Chinese to continue hollowing out America.

Is it not unreasonable to suspect that the Chinese calculated that by reneging on their prior written agreements, the reaction by Republican senators would weaken Trump?

It seems to me we have only one president at a time, you cannot negotiate by committee, certainly not a committee of politicians. There is a great line from The Caine Mutiny in which Barney Greenwald rebukes the mutineers saying words to the effect, "he is your captain and you support him or you're no good."


5 posted on 05/07/2019 3:34:28 AM PDT by nathanbedford (attack, repeat, attack! Bull Halsey)
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To: cotton1706

Hmmm.... better judgement and instinct on trade that are in America’s best interests...

Senate Republicans or Donald John Trump?


6 posted on 05/07/2019 3:35:22 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( Donald John Trump has pulled the sword from the stone.)
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I saw Pillsbury

On Dobbs last night? He's a great interview, and solid on trade.

7 posted on 05/07/2019 3:36:39 AM PDT by JonPreston (W The GOPe is on board with the North American Union and the European Union.)
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To: ronnie raygun
Bureaucracy Kills: A Lesson from Rome
8 posted on 05/07/2019 3:41:20 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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To: cotton1706; All

One word describes Trump’s tariff policy: “Reciprocal” This is not a complicated concept,


9 posted on 05/07/2019 3:41:29 AM PDT by Cobra64 (Common sense isn’t common anymore.)
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To: cotton1706

Globohomo is whining. Trump must be doing something good.


10 posted on 05/07/2019 3:41:29 AM PDT by cdcdawg (If white, western culture makes you feel out of place, THAT IS BECAUSE IT IS NOT YOUR PLACE!)
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To: nathanbedford

Is it not unreasonable to suspect that the Chinese calculated that by reneging on their prior written agreements, the reaction by Republican senators would weaken Trump?
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The attempt at renegotiating previously agreed upon conditions is a well known tactic. This is used by the weaker side and only when the opponent (USA) has come to believe they have won and will get a good deal.

The idea is that we are so anxious to finally seal the deal that rather than take the chance of losing all the gains they have made they will give up a few of these wins to get it done.

Trump as a businessman and a successful negotiator is well aware of what the Chinese are doing here and has called their bluff and raised them. He will win this round and my guess is the talks now are in the final stages of an agreement.


11 posted on 05/07/2019 3:53:07 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: cotton1706
Senate Republicans feel that President Trump has once again pulled the rug out from under them on trade, leaving GOP lawmakers frustrated over their inability to influence the White House’s policy on an issue that could have major economic and electoral ramifications.

You meant the tariffs will raise revenue and promote domestic industry which will mean jobs and higher wages for Americans? That kind of economic ramifications?

The Republican Party will be the new Americana labor party whether the check pant blue bloods like it or not.

12 posted on 05/07/2019 3:54:09 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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F*** The brutal communist dictatorship! It's by far the biggest foreign threat we are facing, and they are doing their best to help the traitors and seditionist within our own government. We can't allow that to happen. TRUMP 2020!!! MAGA!!!
13 posted on 05/07/2019 3:55:00 AM PDT by LeeClementineKenny (The far left, and deep state establishment, are the enemy within. Destroy them! - TRUMP 2020! MAGA!!)
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To: cotton1706

You can be a globalist or a patriot but you can’t be both.


14 posted on 05/07/2019 3:55:51 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: cotton1706
Quiz time. Which party used to have this as one of the main planks in their party platform?


We reaffirm our belief in the protective tariff to extend needed protection to our productive industries. We believe in protection as a national policy, with due and equal regard to all sections and to all classes. It is only by adherence to such a policy that the well being of the consumers can be safeguarded that there can be assured to American agriculture, to American labor and to American manufacturers a return to perpetrate American standards of life. A protective tariff is designed to support the high American economic level of life for the average family and to prevent a lowering to the levels of economic life prevailing in other lands.

In the history of the nation the protective tariff system has ever justified itself by restoring confidence, promoting industrial activity and employment, enormously increasing our purchasing power and bringing increased prosperity to all our people.

The tariff protection to our industry works for increased consumption of domestic agricultural products by an employed population instead of one unable to purchase the necessities of life. Without the strict maintenance of the tariff principle our farmers will need always to compete with cheap lands and cheap labor abroad and with lower standards of living.


Answer:

  1. Democrat
  2. Republican
  3. Whig
  4. Libertarian

15 posted on 05/07/2019 3:59:14 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: BradyLS
"“We don’t understand. We won’t work with him. So why won’t he work with us?”"

Not the exact words that came to mind when I saw the headline, but you summed up my thoughts very well!

16 posted on 05/07/2019 4:11:44 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ( (optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: DJ Frisat

As usual Cornyn is front and center. Obviously he does not work for Texas. He should be called the Senator from Wall Street.


17 posted on 05/07/2019 4:30:40 AM PDT by Bookshelf
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To: cotton1706

The UNIParty is at it again....


18 posted on 05/07/2019 4:44:34 AM PDT by steveo8214
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To: billyboy15

On one of the Fox shows last night, a guest (name I don’t remember), said the lead Chinese negotiator was NOT one of the government hard-liners, and put language in the agreement that the hard-liners didn’t like. So Trump retaliated with his own hard line, which the Commie hardliners did NOT expect, and will NOT like.

Sounds like things could get very interesting!


19 posted on 05/07/2019 4:56:26 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: americas.best.days...

“Hmmm.... better judgement and instinct on trade that are in America’s best interests...

Senate Republicans or Donald John Trump?”

Aside from approving Trump’s Judicial Appointments, the US Senate “Repubicans” are about as “useful as tits on a bull!” And if it were not for that Constitutional necessity, I’d vote to close the Senate permanently. At least in the House we have the opportunity to remove and replace people every 24 months!


20 posted on 05/07/2019 5:11:43 AM PDT by vette6387
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