UK Prime Minister Theresa May Has “Deep Concern” Over POTUS Trump’s Steel Tariffs, While Forgetting Her Own Steel Tariffs in 2016…

Oh, how the European hypocrisy is in overdrive on the tariff issue.  According to BBC U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and President Trump had a phone call where the British leader expressed “deep concern” over the Trump administration’s pending tariff’s on Steel and Aluminum.

Theresa May has told Donald Trump of her “deep concern” at his plan to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports into the US.

Amid an escalating war of words between Washington and the European Union, the Prime Minister told the US President that “multilateral action was the only way to resolve the problem of global overcapacity in all parties’ interests”, a Downing Street spokeswoman said.  (read more)

Mrs. May must think Americans are unambiguously stupid because it was less than two years ago when the U.K. urgently applied tariffs against Chinese steel in an effort to stave off the losses within their own steel industry:

APRIL 2017,  – BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties on steel products from China to stop them flooding Europe’s struggling steel market.

The Commission said Thursday that an investigation has confirmed that Chinese hot-rolled flat steel has been sold in Europe at dumping prices. The Chinese exports will now be taxed with duties ranging from 18.1 percent to 35.9 percent.  (read more)

Hypocrisy much?

President Trump is entirely correct in his prior tweet:

The $20 trillion U.S. economy is the market, the customer, that all European countries want/need access to.  We are the customers in the equation.  We can crush them in any trade conflict.  Apply a 20% tariff to imported Audi’s, or simply apply a reciprocal trade tariff toward their auto’s identical to those they apply on ours…. wait and see just how long Germany chooses to play stupid.

Pro-tip, they wouldn’t last a day without our business.

President Trump has the highest approval rating compared to the leaders of largest economic countries in Europe.  However, this shouldn’t come as a surprise because it was evident in Germany’s recent election that Merkel -in victory- had less support in Germany than President Trump holds in the U.S.  Go figure

 

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104 Responses to UK Prime Minister Theresa May Has “Deep Concern” Over POTUS Trump’s Steel Tariffs, While Forgetting Her Own Steel Tariffs in 2016…

  1. sundance says:

    Liked by 30 people

  2. FofBW says:

    What is good for the goose is good for the gander

    Liked by 4 people

      • brenrod says:

        Exactly, the money keeps circulating around in our own nation repeatedly enriching Americans.

        Liked by 3 people

        • G. Combs says:

          It is called the ‘Local Multiplier Effect’

          The Local Multiplier Effect (LME) is a very valuable, hidden feature of our economies. The term refers to how many times dollars are recirculated within a local economy before leaving through the purchase of an import…..

          A Hypothetical Example
          Imagine a hypothetical influx of money, say one million dollars, entering a local economy. Now imagine these dollars are spent on local goods and services. Imagine that each of the local vendors who earned those dollars then re-spends that money on more local goods and services. Envision this cycle happening several times before this money is finally spent on imports – goods or services from outside the region.

          In this case, those one million dollars recirculating eight times would act much like eight million dollars by increasing revenue and income opportunities for local producers….

          It has been estimated that about a century ago, thriving industrial communities had a LME in the high 20s or low 30s. Today it’s estimated to be in the single digits. This reduction in the number of rounds that monies make has had an extremely negative effect on our local economies. All areas of community life are affected by this deficit. This lost treasure of local economies was never measured, monitored, managed or even acknowledged.

          …..there is also the issue of creating an unhealthy reliance on a vast commercial network of imported goods. Many areas of life become vulnerable to natural or man-made disasters which can interrupt this flow of goods. Securities as diverse as food …[weapons] could be greatly compromised by this kind of dependence….

          Liked by 4 people

      • My Magic Wand says:

        I see it in a simpler format that an employer sent me to the class for it, the employer did not understand it and nothing changed…and they went out of business not too long thereafter. This is a little different from the application to the business it was tailored for but I think I have translated it well enough to get the point across.

        To make a product in house (USA) it costs:
        1000.00=taxes+wages+insurance+OSHA+EPA+OBAMACARE
        all of which stays in the USA and is passed around the economy.

        To make a product elsewhere is costs:
        800.00=transportation to USA+slave labor wages+NO OSHA+NO EPA+NO OBAMACARE
        MONEY goes to country XXXXX and stays in THEIR economy.

        The only people who benefit are whomever makes said product and the profit is sequestered offshore tax free, they can reduce the price that it sells to a consumer for but eventually there will be less consumers as no JOB = no money to buy ANY product.

        And then if you consider:
        Government is subsidizing unemployment + SNAP + NO INCOME from taxes = TRILLIONS $ deficit.

        So even if the government thru up a tariff for the difference 200.00 it still is terrible for the USA.

        What would you rather have in the economy 1000.00 or 200.00….the USA is still MISSING 800.00 from the economy.

        There is a point that it would make sense to outsource things that cannot be made in house (USA) at a realistic cost VS (some other country). In some / most cases the pencil pushers are only saving less than a DOLLAR per unit in some cases a few CENTS.
        There are a lot of areas to make it more attractive to build it in house again (USA)
        less taxes + less regulation + less OBAMACARE + tariffs =>1000.00
        Sound familiar? PDJT has hit 2 of those, tried and partial success with #3, already and is threatening the 4th.

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    • fleporeblog says:

      FofBW if our Lion 🦁 does exactly as you state, the entire world would be screwed! Reciprocal Tariffs would be the ultimate MOAB that ends any trade war. If every country in the world came after our President with threats to place tariffs on all American exports, our President would destroy them in less than 24 hours. He would take us out of the WTO and place Reciprocal Tariffs on every import into our country.

      Within one day they would drop their tariffs on everything we export!

      Liked by 5 people

  3. sundance says:

    Liked by 33 people

    • 4sure says:

      “European hypocrisy “.

      Liberalism is nothing but hypocrisy. It has no borders.

      Liked by 5 people

    • frank field says:

      I am from East Texas. I no longer travel extensively for my business. I’d bet a few dollars his actual approval rating is closer to 70% even though I’m not “in the loop”. Love it

      DRAIN IT

      Liked by 12 people

      • Tegan says:

        But, i’ve Gotten to the point of not being able to read the headlines on so many of the sites, even the conservative ones. The barrage is fierce, relentless and disheartening. I hope we can survive! I find myself reading less of them and more escape fiction…just for my peace of mind.

        Liked by 2 people

        • jonvil says:

          Agree!
          Because the number of ‘conservative’ sites posting articles reflecting some form of #NEVERTRUMP is increasing, my morning political reading has been shortened considerably….sad.

          Liked by 1 person

      • mztore says:

        I’ve wondered for years when someone smarter than I am would remember that China gives money to her producers of products that don’t pay for themselves. I’m not sure I put that in the correct words, but hope you get my drift. China gives $$ to the steel producers that can’t make the money they “want or expect” to make…..just to keep things moving.

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    • listingstarboard says:

      Always impressed by the way POTUS is not offended by those foreign countries that have been taking advantage of the disastrous lopsided policies previous presidents have put in place–he is brutally honest and that is what media/liberals/socialists/communists cannot abide.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. wheatietoo says:

    May is ‘concerned’ that the people of Britain will turn to her and say…”Hey, why aren’t you doing that too!”

    Liked by 22 people

  5. CBDenver says:

    The libertarian “free traders” are upset over Trump’s decision to increase tariffs on imported goods. They say it will cause a trade war and our trading partners will increase their tariffs in response. What they don’t say is that our trading partners already have high tariffs on American goods.

    We have been in a “trade war” for decades, and the US has been surrendering for all this time. Now President Trump is FINALLY fighting back and saying “we’re going to raise our tariffs to match the high tariffs that our trading partners put on our imported goods.” Thank goodness President Trump and his team of wolverines are willing to fight this trade war that has been waged against America for so long.

    God Bless President Trump and all of his trade negotiation team. We thank you for fighting for us!

    Liked by 23 people

  6. fleporeblog says:

    Results from the Italian Elections are devastating for the EU! The Populist Movement will come away with approximately 50% of the vote! If the 5/Star Movement (~32% of the vote) and La Lega (~16% of the vote) join forces, the EU can look forward to the following:

    Liked by 15 people

  7. The.European leaders are such dweebs. 😳

    Liked by 6 people

  8. TwoLaine says:

    As Marvin Gaye would say, “Let’s Get It On!”

    Liked by 2 people

  9. BakoCarl says:

    “Mrs. May must think Americans are unambiguously stupid . . .’

    Yes, the average lofo libturds are unambiguously stupid . . . and many of the remainder, the “Globullist Contingent,” are unambiguously duplicitous.

    That leaves us at CTH, the unambiguously informed, and PTrump and his team, to recognize the hypocrisy and raise a stink about it.

    Oh, that the world won’t be entirely ruled by lying, self-serving politicians such as these!

    Liked by 5 people

  10. todayistheday99 says:

    So if they are so flagrantly flouting their obviouse lying on this issue, why would anyone trust them about anything else? They a lying about everything unless proven otherwise. Case closed, end of story.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Minnie says:

    Is May exhibiting signs of early dementia?

    Hmmmmmmm

    Liked by 1 person

  12. emet says:

    Thank you for your deep concern

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Msher says:

    May wants to sabotage Brexit. This may be a good excuse. “Trump impossible to deal with!” Never mind he offered Britain bilateral trade deal and would have given Britain enough clout and cover to tell EU to shove it – a true miracle for Britain. Pro immigdation, Remainer May and Tories didn’t want the miracle leverage Anglophile Trump offered them. All they’ve done is help Obama spy on Trump, then have trashed him. They wanted Hillary, who would have sided with EU. Then they could have said to British people: “We can’t get out of EU without Americans’ help and they aren’t helping.”

    Liked by 12 people

    • Msher says:

      P.s. It is my opinion that a former head of MI6’s Russia’s Desk could not free lance against an American Republican presidential nominee without the consent of the government. He has pension, sources, reputation to worry about plus I assume a government makes life pretty miserable for its former high ranking spooks who are free lancing in unapproved ways.

      Liked by 10 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      The Maypole has always been a “remainer”.

      Like

    • TwoLaine says:

      I agree as well. I’ve heard, true or not, that the Brits probably wouldn’t risk extraditing him because he was Brit Intelligence, and supposedly an important asset to them.

      Like

  14. Grandma Covfefe says:

    PM Mays need…a….Wambulance. Boo hoo.

    Thank You, Lord, for President Trump!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. frank field says:

    Behold: A greater than Reagan is here. I am sooo thankful and proud of our strong President. Ross is an American treasure.

    DRAIN IT

    Liked by 7 people

    • President Reagan was operating in a challenging but VERY SIMPLE ERA.

      President Trump is WINNING within YEAR ONE in an incredibly COMPLEX ERA, bound by UniParty opponents, Globalist Racketeers controlling industries, Tech Titans controlling Social Media, Media Moguls controlling every other Media Channel, NGOs controlling international banking and trade, insanely abusive NAFTA-TPP-Climate Accord Trade constraints, etc.

      President Trump is the Greatest American President since Washington … hands down.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Did I mention
        • Weaponized DOJ-FBI
        • Weaponized Court System
        • Weaponized State Department & CIA
        • Obama Embeds throwing sand in the gears of every Administration Department

        Not to forget
        • Chinese tentacles and trade dumping into every continent and supply chain
        • ISIS-Hezbollah-Hamas-Houthi terrorists with Qatari and Saudi funding
        • Russian-Syrian-Iranian aggression throwing the Mideast into conflict
        • North Korea’s and Iran’s Axis of Evil threatening Nuclear War

        Liked by 2 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Not necessarily a greater THAN Reagan. Reagan fit his time and Trump fits his.
      BTW, after Carter on steroids American needed at least a Reagan on steroids and we got PDJT.

      Liked by 1 person

  16. talkietina says:

    I love the Trump trade war. Splody heads all over the world.

    But as Trump said, “Trade wars are easy to win.”

    Liked by 4 people

    • Grandma Covfefe says:

      ….and it is easy and fun for us to just sit back and watch the fireworks….where are those yummy bags of Treeper’s popcorn?

      MAGA!
      and..Praise God!

      Liked by 1 person

    • wheatietoo says:

      Ack…it’s not the “Trump trade war”, Tina.

      Our President didn’t start this trade war; it has been going on for decades.
      He is just the first one of our presidents to fight back.

      Liked by 3 people

      • talkietina says:

        Yeah, the other countries started it.

        Liked by 1 person

        • wheatietoo says:

          Yes, we’ve been under attack for decades.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Tegan says:

            Reminds me of a time, more than 40 years ago, when hubby and we’re first dating in a seashore resort town. All the night spots had live bands for dancing and that was the weekend entertainment. The son of a wealthy family in town had a drinking problem and pretty much hung out at one place. People would come up to the bar and say”put my drink on his tab.” By the end of the evening he had a very hefty bar bill…including whatever the bartender padded it for himself. I see the parallels with the poor sucker who got stuck with all the drinks of supposed friends and the US government’s “tab” paid out over decades.

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    • PS says:

      We need to remember Porter’s Five Forces of economics. Suppliers, Buyers, Product Substitution, New Entry (Product Replacement) and Industry Rivalry (Competition). Like Walmart, the Buyer guarantees a certain amount of purchasing volume that can make or break the provider, which forces them to compromise to make the sale. We’ll take a million shirts, but we’ll only pay $1 each, so do you want $1 million or zero? The US economy is so large that a country CANT afford NOT to trade with us. So, Trump knows that they are willing to take a profit haircut in order to make a deal. I think he’s grinning himself to sleep at the chance to negotiate.

      Liked by 2 people

  17. GB Bari says:

    Excellent analysis Sundance. It is almost maddeningly simple to see how correct Trump’s policy is for Americans, but then have to read (almost everywhere else) the media-chosen experts’ pompous and elitist but erroneous declarations of the “terrible consequences” of these actions.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Tegan says:

      Like the so-called expert on Chris Wallace today who said it was very sad POTUS is being advised and misguided by his Cabinet on tariffs and trades.

      Like

  18. “….resolve the problem of global overcapacity in all parties’ interests”
    May may not have been payin’ attention:
    We dont care about you global overcapacity, nor your interests, AMERICA FIRST🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸, we good now?

    We don’t need no stinkin’ globalism!! 🤠🐴 pew🔫pew🔫 🐴🤠

    Liked by 2 people

    • filia.aurea says:

      May is responsible for the Islamic invasion of the U.K. while Home Secretary, she is also directly involved in the destruction of the Steel industry in the U.K., particularly
      South Wales.

      Liked by 4 people

    • President Trump should simply announce that he’ll entertain participating again in the WTO and trading with the EU when they have solved the global overcapacity in steel to make themselves relevant.

      Likewise for true World Bank and International Monetary Fund … when they have demonstrated the ability to reduce global debt.

      In the meantime, America will develop bilateral deals that no longer rely on the FAILED global NGOs and multilateral trade deals.

      Liked by 3 people

  19. Lizzyp says:

    Just once I’d like to see an interview type of setup where people (maybe even a random call in type of setup) can ask some of these super smart, super elite folks questions. One by one, people can call in and ask “All these countries have stricter immigration laws and walls and such. Why are you so certain that the US shouldn’t have at least those things?” “What are the laws like in your country for illegal immigrants?” “Why should we pay more to export our goods to your market than you pay to import them to ours?”

    Brick by brick point out ‘we’re not your whipping boy anymore!!’

    Liked by 1 person

  20. MaineCoon says:

    The world leaders thought Trump year #1 was scary. Year #2 is just getting started. BIg scary. All trade agreements will get the MAGA treatment. The tax reform will bring capital and entities back to the USA.

    That big gushing sound Perot referenced will be playing its tune elsewhere. I guess we could call it the reverse-MAGA-trade-cycle for all countries who have been screwing USA for decades. Whheeshhh…

    Liked by 3 people

    • John says:

      Because all the liberals are dependent on govt money, they don’t care about deficits. Only grab as much money as they can. They drove interest tates to zero and continue to screw only

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    • America will no longer be hearing the Giant Sucking Sound from abroad.

      We’ll be hearing the Giant Gushing Sound of returning manufacturing, jobs and money.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Jacqueline Taylor Robson says:

    There are a lot of Europeans that are afraid to say a word. The laws have already been changed to where if you say the wrong thing, you may lose your job, your “friends” and your freedom from prison! They will lock you up in the U.K. for saying anything to as much as “hurt the feelings” of a moslem neighbor that is pooping in your front yard. “It’s anti-Islamic” “islamophobia”.
    We need to show them how to right this situation, I’m not sure how, but I think our President may show the way.
    God bless and help him on the way.

    Liked by 2 people

    • rf121 says:

      How much better are things here in the US? Wear a MAGA hat or shirt in a big city, anywhere USA. Can you really voice an opinion in public or at work without wondering about repercussions? We have free speech, sort of. Voice a conservative opinion on twitter and YouTube and guess what? The banning has started.

      Europe maybe worse, but we are not far behind.

      Liked by 3 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      How to “right this situation”…?

      Massive displays of defiance and civil disobedience.
      If 50, 000 people simultaneously say the ‘wrong thing’, then what will the govt do.

      Rinse, repeat.
      Schedule ‘Free Speech Days’ for every week…people overload the system with saying all the forbidden things.
      Do it over and over.

      If people keep defying the censorship, then it will become the ‘cool thing’ to join the defiant ones.
      Once it becomes the ‘cool thing’…then politicians will want to join too.
      Then the odious censorship laws will be changed.

      Liked by 4 people

  22. kea says:

    Should read: UK Prime Minister Theresa May Has “Deep Concern” Over muslim invasion of europe…. but hey what do I know!!!

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  23. Texian says:

    So many countries around the world have been raping America because our prior presidents and congress have pimped her out. Sir Trump is picking up Lady Liberty from the gutter and saying.. “No More..”.

    These countries have been living off of the backs of working Americans.. But that wasn’t enough.. Then they wanted our jobs.. The next step was to destroy us and plunder our natural resources..

    But Sir Trump came and stood in the gap.. and is saying “No More..”.

    Liked by 3 people

  24. A couple points from today’s Uniparty talking point about Tarrifs being a tax on Americans:

    1. The loss of manufacturing jobs has resulted in huge unemployment which ends up increasing gov’t welfare programs, these programs are paired by tax payers, I.e. tax increase on us.

    2. Cheap labor keeps wages down, resulting in less $$ per year in our pockets, effectively resulting in a tax on workers.

    Liked by 3 people

  25. Monadnock says:

    Trade War.

    Bwahaha.

    (snort!) Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

    Trade War?!!!

    The moment PDJT starts enacting tariffs commiserate with what we’ve been getting kicked in the teeth with for so many years, the entire lot of foreign governments will have a collective “Come To Jesus Meeting” and get very conciliatory very quickly.

    Our side holds all the cards here. Be strong and courageous. We win!

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  26. DebbieUK says:

    She is useless. No vision or sense of leadership.A technocrat.
    Dont believe the hype frm the BBC that Trump us hated in Britain .He is not at least by the silent majority.We are cheering him on. A trade war will upset their cosy cartels and that’s what we all want .
    We want stuff made in Britain again .I just ordered a water filter via Amazon that is coming from Shanghai. Amazon is decimating our high streets and shops taking over access to everything in the UK.

    Liked by 2 people

  27. dagnyshrug says:

    This is about more than just the economy; it’s about keeping the steel industry alive in this country. If we ever have another conventional war with China or Russia, we won’t be getting our steel from China, nor will our allies. In that event Theresa May, and all of our allies, will be glad we protected our steel and aluminum manufacturing capacity, because they’re able to make very little, and they’ll need some.

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    • soozword says:

      These days our so-called “allies” seem to be more like subtle enemies. Is the term “allies” slowly becoming an anachronism from bygone era? If so, Hopefully PTrump is reversing that trend as he wins the war against globalism.

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  28. G. Combs says:

    Do FORGET what May was up to before the Election!

    From WIKI:
    MAY
    On 12 May 2010, when May was appointed Home Secretary…. May’s debut as Home Secretary involved overturning several of the previous Labour government’s measures on data collection and surveillance in England and Wales… May also championed legislation popularly dubbed the Snooper’s Charter, requiring internet and mobile service providers to keep records of internet usage, voice calls, messages and email for up to a year in case police requested access to the records while investigating a crime. The Liberal Democrats had blocked the first attempt,[65] but after the Conservative Party obtained a majority in the 2015 general election May announced a new Draft Investigatory Powers Bill similar to the Draft Communications Data Bill,…

    Home Secretary
    The Home Secretary is responsible for the internal affairs of England and Wales, and for immigration and citizenship for the United Kingdom. The remit of the Home Office also includes policing in England and Wales and matters of national security, as the Security Service (MI5) is directly accountable to the Home Secretary.

    GCHQ is the initials for the British spying agency.
    WIKI — “The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is an intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the government and armed forces of the United Kingdom…. GCHQ is the responsibility of the country’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, but it is not a part of the Foreign Office and its director ranks as a Permanent Secretary…. In 2013, GCHQ received considerable media attention when the former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the agency was in the process of collecting all online and telephone data in the UK via the Tempora programme.[4] Snowden’s revelations began a spate of ongoing disclosures of global surveillance….”

    GCHQ have 24/7 access to the NSA database and can do ‘about queries’ WITHOUT A WARRANT and did so on the Trump team starting in 2015. GCHQ then forwarded the results to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. — SEE Business Insider articles below.

    May 23, 2017
    “[…]Trump fired Comey earlier this month, just over nine months into the FBI’s probe of Russia’s hacking and disinformation campaigns that targeted Democrats during the election. That probe began in earnest when Robert Hannigan, then the chief of Britain’s Government Communications Headquarters, passed Brennan material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents in late 2015 and early 2016,….
    Brennan was so concerned about the intercepted communications that he established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. (Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper testified earlier this month that those communications had been picked up and handed over to US agencies, but he could not elaborate due to the “sensitive” nature of the intelligence.)[…]”
    http://www.businessinsider.com/john-brennan-russia-trump-collusion-testimony-2017-5

    Apr. 13, 2017
    “[…]Brennan reportedly established a counterintelligence task force, which included the FBI and the National Security Agency. That summer, Robert Hannigan, then the chief of the GCHQ, passed Brennan more material related to conversations Trump associates had with suspected or known Russian agents,[…]”http://www.businessinsider.com/british-spy-agency-trump-russia-ties-2017-4

    CIA then set up task-force in 2016 to investigate possible Russian funding of Trump’s campaign
    (wwwDOT)businessinsider.com/trump-russia-dossier-claims-cia-2017-1

    Hannigan abruptly resigned on Jan. 23, 2017. This was three days after Trump’s inauguration and shortly after the first allegations that former MI6 agent Christopher Steele was involved thanks to the Buzzfeed article on January 10, 2017.

    I can not see how May, either as Home Sec or Prime Minister, was NOT l aware of Robert Hannigan’s spying on President Trump and forwarding the information to Brennan.

    Notice how President Trump has not yet visited the UK despite trips to the Europe.

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