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Donald Trump has just double-crossed the American working class

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    Angry Rust Belt voters, Donald Trump has played you for a fool.

    You thought Trump was going to fix America’s trade problem. He promised he would put your interests first when it came to trade with China, Mexico and the rest of those countries that are eating our lunch. You thought he was going to bring back all the jobs and make America great again.

    Surprise! He’s not even going to try. When it comes to trade policy, Trump is just like all the other presidents who while out on the campaign trail promise to defend American jobs, but then change their tune once they are in the White House.

    The 180-degree switch in Trump’s policy can be traced in a few tweets. In two weeks, he went from talking about what China would give us to talking about what we’d give China.

    First, Trump aggressively challenged China’s Xi Jinping on the “massive trade deficits and job losses” before their meeting at the Winter Palace in Mar-A-Lago:

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    The meeting next week with China will be a very difficult one in that we can no longer have massive trade deficits...


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    ...and job losses. American companies must be prepared to look at other alternatives.

    But after the meeting, Trump wasn’t tweeting about American jobs anymore. It was North Korea he was worried about:


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    I explained to the President of China that a trade deal with the U.S. will be far better for them if they solve the North Korean problem!


    And then Trump folded his hand completely. Instead of demanding that China stop cheating, Trump offered to give Xi a pass if he’d help on North Korea:


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    Why would I call China a currency manipulator when they are working with us on the North Korean problem? We will see what happens!


    It wasn’t that Trump had finally figured out that China was no longer manipulating the yuan, it was that Trump no longer cared. As long as there’s a possibility that China will help out with North Korea, who cares about American jobs?

    Trump’s reversal wasn’t just a tactical retreat; it was a full-fledged surrender of his theory about why America is losing, about why the middle class is failing, about why people should vote for him instead of Hillary Clinton. At least for now, Trump has abandoned his strategy for fixing America’s economy by getting tough with the cheaters.






    Donald Trump has just double-crossed the American working class
     
  2. Yeshua1

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    You really wanted trump to bash on China right now, when we are trying to get thrm to keep Fat Boy from torching Japan, SK, and Hawaii?
     
  3. InTheLight

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    You mean stopping a couple of coal boats from North Korea from landing in China ISN'T what American voters had in mind when Trump said he'd Make America Great Again and that we'd be winning so much we'd get sick of it?
     
  4. Yeshua1

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    IF we get China to disarm Fat Boy, and keep us from WW III, is that not the very definition of winning?
     
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    :Sneaky

    Yea
     
  6. HankD

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    Incredible, the man is trying to hinder WWIII and people are still trying to find fault.

    WWIII is coming no doubt about that.

    But now that our foes see that Trump has a backbone yet is also willing to negotiate to stop the mushroom clouds China (and possibly Russia) is coming around to being friendly with us and greatly concerned about Kim (The Mouse That Roared).

    AOBTW what ever happened with all the accusations of bromance, collusion and treason twixt Trump and Putin.

    Just doesn't make sense anymore does it?

    Instead of getting on a partisan high horse of hate why not pray for the president to be able keep the international lunatics from detonating their thermo nuclear devices on Seoul (with an incredible population of 50 million people) Honolulu or Seattle , or LA, etc, etc ...

    What's happening goes WAY BEYOND partisanship.

    And YES, I prayed for Obama on a regular basis.

    HankD
     
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    Trump's campaign rhetoric on China was not based on facts.

    His current policy, from what I can tell, is based on wishful thinking.

    China will not squeeze North Korea hard enough to persuade Kim to give up his nukes because 1.) Kim won't give them up and 2.) they're afraid it would lead to a disintegration of the North Korean government — chaos and refugees on its border and loose nukes floating around North Korea.
     
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    Crabby, just wondering - do you have anything positive to say about your President?
     
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  9. Bro. James

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    Not sure where the real control is coming from--probably somewhere in the wonderful world of opium derivatives, gun running, crude oil and Viagra.

    The Devil is still seeking whom he may devour. His time is running out. So is ours.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
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  10. Yeshua1

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    The hatred for Trump is really demonic in some portions of the liberal press and govt!
    And many of them would rather that trump be found to be a "liar/loser" even if it meant Nukes hitting America!
    Do they know what just one 40 meg nuke can do to say NY?
     
  11. HankD

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    Actually it's a 60 megaton bomb and will cause a crater of total destruction 30 miles in diameter killing every human being at ground zero with lesser death and destruction reaching out another 30 miles.

    HankD
     
  12. Yeshua1

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    That would mean10 Million+ die in first few seconds!
     
  13. HankD

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    Yes, minimum for NYC population demographic.

    HankD
     
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    Actually, it's less likely of the North Koreans to hit NYC and more likely they'd hit LA, San Francisco, or Seattle.
     
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  15. Bro. James

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    Easier perhaps: a well placed EMF bomb which would knock out the power grids and the computers including cellphones and www.

    Where are those caves with the food and water stored? Some folk will kill to get your MRE.

    Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

    Bro. James
     
  16. Yeshua1

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    True, but if they do that, then here comes WW II, and Jesus better be returning quick!
     
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    I don't agree with much of what President Trump does or says, but I appreciate that he seems to be taking the North Korean problem seriously.
     
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    What I had in mind when I voted for Trump was a President that would stop ignoring escalating Terrorist growth and strength, and send a clear signal to our enemies that he is serious about Terrorism.

    Rather than a President that bows to them, gives them money, and whispers "I will have more leeway after the election" to the same man people accuse Trump of being in collusion with.

    I think a pretty clear signal has been sent, so...I'm satisfied.

    As far as the financial angle of this Thread, I am trusting the same One I trusted when Clinton, Bush, and Obama were in office for what I have.

    And I think its been a little more than a few coal boats that have been stopped.

    ;)

    I have been saying for years, "The single greatest threat this world faces right now is Islam." Let poverty come, but as long as it occurs in a country where I still have the right to declare Allah to be a false god, and Muhammad a raving lunatic who was used of Satan to create demon doctrine...

    ...I can live with that.


    God bless.
     
  19. HankD

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    President Trump has gotten Neil Gorsuch a seat on the SCOTUS.

    If that were all he had done I would be happy!

    HankD
     
  20. Darrell C

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    Lets hope rumor of retirement for one of the others becomes a reality, brother.

    Scratch that...let us pray it happens!


    God bless.
     
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