Wolverine In The Gate – Robert Lighthizer U.S. Trade Rep. Senate Hearing…

For those who are economic and trade policy junkies, President Trump’s key pick for U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, testified today at his Senate Confirmation Hearing.  To skip the legislative posturing {gag} forward the video to 33:00:

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Mr. Lighthizer, 69, worked for decades as a trade lawyer, representing clients including U.S. Steel Corp.  Historically, he has been critical of U.S. officials who supported China’s entry into the World Trade Organization in 2001, and argued the move worsened America’s trade deficit and hollowed out our manufacturing sector.

Two decades of actual, and quantifiable, results later shows Lighthizer was absolutely 100% correct in his criticisms and predictions.  Ultimately this is why the Globalists within the Democrat machine want to keep Lighthizer out of office.  Mr. Lighthizer will forget more about trade deals than the next closest person could ever know.

Meanwhile Commerce Secretary Wilbur “Wilburine” Ross, can’t wait to use him for the upcoming trade negotiations with NAFTA (this summer), Asia (new deal late ’17) China (Fall ’17 and/or Spring ’18) and later the U.K. (post break from the EU).

(Bloomberg) […]  “If you look at our problems, China is right up there,” Robert Lighthizer, the president’s nominee as U.S. Trade Representatives, told lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee at a confirmation hearing on Tuesday in Washington.

Asked if China manipulates its currency, Lighthizer deferred to the Treasury Department, which is due to release a semi-annual review about global currency practices next month.

“In the past, it is my judgment that China was a substantial currency manipulator,” Lighthizer said. “Whether China is manipulating the currency right now is another question. That’s up to the Treasury secretary.”  (read more)

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45 Responses to Wolverine In The Gate – Robert Lighthizer U.S. Trade Rep. Senate Hearing…

  1. I’m so excited for this pick!!! 😀 😀 😀 #MoreWinning 😀 😀 😀

    Liked by 19 people

  2. james23 says:

    This fellow sounds Great!! Another strong pick. Thank you President Trump

    Liked by 11 people

  3. deh3k says:

    Very well qualified. Congress has worked hard to delay domestic policy Cabinet picks. As if they hoped to trip up President Trump with foreign affairs before he got out of the gate on our economy …

    Liked by 13 people

  4. Sedanka says:

    After 8 amazing years of Trump and his cabinet, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to vote for a “politician” again as long as I live, no matter what principles they espouse. I want actual results, and that takes people with actual real world experience, not a bunch of ideologues.

    It’s too early to worry, but I have no idea how we’ll ever follow up President Trump.

    Liked by 32 people

  5. Craig W. Gordon says:

    Since China has taken over our manufacturing base these past 16 years they are responsible for these bad things: Bad Sulfuric Drywall, cheaply made products (that need to be replaced frequently), foreign insects that destroy our trees, lead in our childrens toys, lead in our pet food, and stealing our U.S. Copy Rights. These are just a few of the things China has brought to our shores. Sounds like a bad deal doing business with them. Why are we dealing with them again?

    Liked by 20 people

    • emet says:

      If you are an importer you can become a member of CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Once you join, your shipments into the US are exempt from examination. Well, on paper iy appears they COULD be examined, if inspectors/officers were willing to take the heat. So, anyone think this is a good idea? Don’t want the paint on your toys analyzed at the Customs lab, for example? CTPAT is your friend.

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  6. Matt Musson says:

    Finally. Trade is no longer just a political tool but an end in itself.

    Trade and jobs.

    Liked by 4 people

  7. Do not let his hearing demeanor fool you. Robert has a well earned reputation for being tougher than steel.

    Liked by 13 people

  8. bessie2003 says:

    Wow! This is great.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Stringy theory says:

    Another great Trump. He has named men and women who want to make america great again, and know how to do it.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. David says:

    “Mr. Lighthizer will forget more about trade deals than the next closest person could ever know.”

    As far as I know, this is a reference to the original Lethal Weapon movie, where Mel Gibson’s character is about to be tortured and Gary Buseys character informs him that the torturer has “forgotten more about inflicting pain than you or I will ever know.” And I think the scriptwriter came up with that at least partially from the inspiration of the song I Forgot More than You’ll Ever Know by The Davis Sisters.

    But if anyone knows more about where this particular phrase originated please share.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Fe says:

    Sundance, this meme is my favorite … PDJT looks great and his little friends are killers.

    Liked by 8 people

  12. Pam says:

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  13. I can’t stop laughing at the pic of Trump’s little
    friends! He sure can pick Winners!

    Liked by 6 people

  14. In a world where nukes make world war impossible, trade IS global conflict.

    Liked by 7 people

  15. ALEX says:

    Great pick. I hope everyone is thinking long term. It takes years for policy to have effect as we know. Same with healthcare process. The democrats had sixty votes and bribed members to get it passed…MAGA

    Liked by 3 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      Yes they did and at the current mental ability of the remaining democrats in government displayed daily by MSM, they will be replaced 2018! Enjoy the ride as they continue to make themselves obsolete.

      Liked by 3 people

  16. artichoke says:

    I don’t think anyone wants to block this appointment. But if you listened to the “legislative posturing” rather than skipping it, you would learn that the Dems are going to try to hold up the nomination (a waiver they say he needs) unless the Reps vote for a bill to provide pensions to Ohio coal miners.

    Why is this interesting? Because Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is on the committee (he spoke during that “posturing” to push for this pension bill) is up for reelection in 2018, and he’s rated as the MOST vulnerable senator who is running in 2018. A seat the Reps could try to pick up. If Brown could get this pension bill passed, he would help his reelection with the Ohio coal miners.

    And for the same reason I suppose the Reps want to refuse it, to weaken Brown and try to defeat him in 2018.

    That’s the whole drama here. The nominee himself is not at issue with either party, apparently.

    Liked by 1 person

    • KBR says:

      Why coal miners would ever vote for a Democrat who supported Hillary and her promise to put all coal miners out of business forever…
      I cannot imagine.

      Sherrod Brown is whistling past the graveyard.

      Liked by 4 people

    • jeans2nd says:

      “Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) is on the committee…”

      No worries. We Ohians are taking care of Sherrod Brown. And Ohio coal miners voted for Trump and Portman in 2016.

      Methinks Sherrod Brown will have little if any influence on Robert Lighthizer’s confirmation.

      Liked by 3 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        Remember when Sherrod Brown used to be a loud-mouthed Rust Belt Dem who cared about workers? Who cared more about them than Portman? That was before Obama found whatever he needed to shut him up in the Deep State Dirt Files.

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  17. M33 says:

    This Wolverine + Grand Nagus Wilbur Ross + President Trump =

    The Holy Trinity of Trade

    Liked by 5 people

  18. RJ says:

    The list of Chinese garbage is long. Poisoned dog food, tainted shrimp and seafood, counterfeit bolts and fasteners that shear off from airplanes, drywall that smells like rotten eggs, stainless steel that is not stainless, ….

    Liked by 3 people

  19. greenvalleygal says:

    Beautiful story and wonderful outcome.

    Liked by 2 people

  20. lisaginnz says:

    Wow. Mr. Lighthizer sounds like a fantastic and appropriate pick.
    #NotTiredIfWinning !!!

    Like

  21. R-C says:

    (Paraphrasing) President Trump: “We have all these guys…some of the best in the business…but we never use them! I know them all–the good ones; the not-so-good-one; the sharks…I know guys who maybe you wouldn’t invite to dinner, but they’re guys who are the best…I’m going to put them to work for YOU!”

    (Another promise: KEPT.)

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  22. Bob Thoms says:

    Candidate Trump was always reminding us of the great negotiators America has (but never calls upon)…………

    “I know the smartest negotiators in the world. I know the good ones, I know the bad ones, I know the overrated ones. You got a lot of them that are overrated. They’re not good, they think they are, they get good stories, cause the newspapers get buffaloed. But they’re not good. But I know the best negotiators in the world. I’d put them one for each country. Believe me, folks, we’d do very well.”

    -Candidate Trump announces his run for the presidency, June 16, 2015.

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  23. Laura Wesselmann says:

    Wolverine says it all

    Like

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