Lou Dobbs Trade and Tariff Discussion With Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross…

U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the recently imposed steel and aluminum tariffs and America’s future trade relationships with all nations including the very protectionist European Union.

“Economic security is national security” ~ Secretary Wilbur Ross

Reminder: Regarding ‘European Union (EU) retaliation’, forget it; they won’t.

The protectionist EU hypocrites simply cannot afford to go toe-to-toe with the U.S. on trade. The UK is in the process of formalizing their Brexit terms; the EU (essentially ‘Germany’) needs to find a way to make up for the lost revenue (billions in taxes) from the UK economy. Currently the UK pays Brussels approximately a billion per month on a $2.5 trillion economy; that will stop.

Brexit reduces the overall EU GDP by $2.5 trillion. German Chancellor Angela Merkel cannot -and will not- challenge President Trump. In addition to being politically weak, Merkel has attached her economy to expansive environmental regulations (Paris treaty), though she is now attempting to pale down those regulations. Chancellor Merkel cannot afford to run the risk of losing any access to the U.S. market.

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82 Responses to Lou Dobbs Trade and Tariff Discussion With Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross…

  1. Wend says:

    Precious Wilburine.

    Liked by 21 people

  2. Minnie says:

    Thank you for keeping us updated, Sundance.

    “Economic Security National Security “.

    Thank you Secy. Ross!

    Liked by 14 people

  3. M33 says:

    It is nice to have a President who actually picks competent people for his cabinet, isn’t it?

    Liked by 19 people

    • Pam says:

      Indeed. It makes you almost want to pinch yourself and say we’re in a dream but thankfully, were not. Many of the POTUS’ cabinet picks were in the business world or had prior military experience. No other prior presidents have gone to such links to pick out the best people and Wilbur Ross is undoubtedly one of those people.

      Liked by 17 people

    • luke says:

      Most polticians wouldn’t have a prayer of getting guys like Ross to work for them. The best of the best generally stay in the business realm. It was our good fortune the one in particular decided to risk it all (and he really did risk it all). That paved the way for some others to step up.

      Liked by 14 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      M33 – as opposed to what – communist political operatives? Now, who did that???

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    • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

      This is why the useless “media” is obsessed with nothing but b.s. Now it’s the Stormy crap. They cannot handle or deal with what is really going on (and their DS controllers won’t allow it in any case).

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Wend says:

    I read an anecdote about a group of Zen students meditating. The master monk walked around hitting them lightly on the shoulders with a stick saying “Wake up!!!” Wilburine is that master.

    Liked by 12 people

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    Eventually it will sink in, to those too dense to grasp the genius of our President.
    Some might be in prison for a long time before they realize it.

    Liked by 13 people

    • sundance says:

      Liked by 21 people

      • GB Bari says:

        Could incentivize other EU countries to do their own “Brexit” and try for better trade/tariff deals with the US – *IF* we are a larger trading partner to them than the rest of the EU.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Curry Worsham says:

        It was an attitude adjustment
        it was Angela’s first time
        An attitude adjustment
        Now she understands just fine
        She got bent out of shape
        And he opened her mouth
        And just one appointment
        Straightened her right out
        It was an attitude adjustment
        Oh It’ll work every time

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        • Curry Worsham says:

          IOWs, 0% to UK means that UK will be 0% to US. Angela will have NO CHOICE but to follow suit and compete.

          Liked by 6 people

          • Curry Worsham says:

            And so goes the rest of the EU. Done.

            Liked by 7 people

            • Let’s hope so. However, they have a lot of problems mostly due to Merkel.

              Liked by 1 person

              • Cuppa Covfefe says:

                Yep. Calling Merkel’s “cabinet” a den of thieves would be a high compliment. They’ve taken the worst, most Marxist, pro-Moslem, Anti-German (!), indeed Anti-Christian blood-sucking greedy ba§tard sold-out globalist politicos and assembled them into a “governance institution” that HATES the people it is supposed to serve.

                The SPD, the true losers of the election in September, hold the most powerful cabinet posts. And the zeta-males (the few males left here in government) fill up inconsequential seats.

                I had hoped to see T-Rex shred the idiot Heiko Maas (our lousy excuse for a secretary of state), but alas, it won’t happen. Hope Pompeo sets Maas in his place. Heiko the nutto is an abject fool…

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      • emet says:

        btw. Rolls Royce had a factory in Springfield MA. in the early 1920s. Same idea as manufacturers today: avoid shipping and duty.

        Liked by 6 people

      • More MBs and BMWs built in Britain? Then again some of those BMWs are built in the US.

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      • Peg_C the Deplorable says:

        Bookended by childless dingbats. What a trio it would have been with Crooked between them – yikes!

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    • olderwiser21 says:

      Wouldn’t that be nice??!

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  6. missilemom says:

    Ross: No trade surplus since 1975; 43 years of a trade deficit. Concessions to Germany (which is now the EU) in 1951 no longer make sense. Ross not going to negotiate at EU; Lighthauser is.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Interesting. That’s about the time Nixon “normalized” relations with Chiiinnna. Nixon Administration and Wall Street sold the American people the ” worlds largest market 1.4 billion people” BS. We don’t sell 💩 to Chiiinnna!

      Liked by 9 people

      • missilemom says:

        You say Nixon, I say how does a Republican introduce HMO’s? I am triggered. LOL

        Liked by 2 people

      • Wend says:

        I defend Nixon because he and my late stepfather were friends, because he sent me a great letter and autographed copy of “Six Crises” and because he got jacked up. The opening to China was a brilliant move in some ways but disastrous in others as you point out.

        Liked by 6 people

        • missilemom says:

          If there ever was a complicated man who was President, it was Nixon. I did not know him but only studied him. His insurance entry into HMO’s was in my mind a huge mistake that led us to where we are on Obamacare and called for single payer. Nixon’s positive legacy is China detente but he is not responsible for the leeches who gave up the American worker to bleed our economy for private pay-outs.

          Liked by 4 people

        • wheatietoo says:

          Personally, I think that Nixon’s Quaker upbringing left him naïve in many ways.

          He did things with ‘good intentions’…and seemed blind to seeing what disastrous unintended consequences could happen as a result.

          Take the EPA, for example:
          It seemed like a good idea, and was created with good intentions.
          But we’ve seen how the EPA was weaponized against US businesses…which killed jobs.

          We should remember that the Cold War was raging when Nixon ‘opened up China’.
          So the geo-political reasoning at the time…was to keep China & and the USSR from being so totally united against us, by becoming ‘trade friends’ with China.

          GHW Bush was our ambassador to China for a while.
          His policies toward China led to a lot of the disastrous trade imbalances that hurt us so much.
          Bill Clinton did nothing to stop them…and neither did Bush Jr.
          Then of course Ozero made things even worse.

          Nixon made mistakes.
          But he loved this country…and I don’t think he ever imagined that we would have leaders who would sell us out the way that they have done.

          Liked by 3 people

          • Dick Nixon will always be a saint in my book for nailing Alger Hiss and having unlimited contempt for the fraudulent Leftist elites. Unfortunately his extreme ambition joined with his extreme introversion were a toxic mixture which produced a very flawd personality which did not allow him to be a “happy warrior” in the political arena.

            Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        Well, it most probably was the rebuilding of Europe after WWII that gave Germany and other countries a discount.

        It took President Trump to expose that we never lifted it.

        Liked by 5 people

  7. fleporeblog says:

    If polls would pose the question about Economic Security being National Security, we would have similar data as this (Thread below)! It is absolutely amazing and to be honest wonderful to see so many Americans that agree with our President and his team of Killers when it comes to trade, tariffs, manufacturing in the USA and having to pay a little extra to do so. This is the America that gives me hope. This is how Trumpism carries itself forward for decades and generations to come.

    Liked by 12 people

  8. donny says:

    Holy Cow! Didn’t read the article yet, watching CNN (Don Lemon show). Clapper was on, he was shaking, his voice was quivering, he threw Brennen under the bus, he pleaded: he did no wrong! Now pencil-neck Schiff is on. Stay tuned.

    Liked by 12 people

  9. Adam says:

    These economic articles are a breath of fresh air as compared to the disgusting corruption of our politicians, lawyers law enforcement and judges. Sundance has been nearly spot on with the global economics front for as long as ive been reading (18 months). Thanks, I have learned so much based off of these topics.

    Liked by 12 people

  10. molonlabe28 says:

    President Trump will walk all over the EU dealmakers.

    They don’t stand a chance.

    Liked by 13 people

  11. Turranos says:

    “Economic Security is Military Security” ~ Wilburine

    Liked by 14 people

  12. Curry Worsham says:

    That’s his Big Bugaboo. He’s with POTUS 90%, but it makes him feel good (maintain street cred) to rant and stomp about something. He’s just wrong on this. He’ll find out.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Wend says:

    Who is Old Yeller? Levin?

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  14. daughnworks247 says:

    Wilburine versus the EU on Trade Negotiations.
    I’ve waited my whole life for a moment such as this.
    It’s like the Cubs, finally winning the World Series.
    Cage-match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 7 people

    • daughnworks247 says:

      I love the way Wilbur described the EU bureaucracy as far worse than anything in DC.

      Liked by 8 people

      • MM says:

        It is worse, I am EU Organic Certified.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Cuppa Covfefe says:

          Yep. Consider that both of the EU (actually the European Comission) headquarters buildings in Brussels and Strasbourg are designed as incomplete Towers of Babel, and have monuments with a plaque extolling the virtues of GOVERNANCE…

          I think vigilantcitizen.com has an article about those evil edifices in their “odd buildings” section.

          The EC is a Satanic, self-perpetuating non-elected cabal of malevolent Malthusian misanthropes.

          Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        I disagree. The Swamp in DC are the ones who “permanently” have their hands on the levers of control and they are not so easily ignored or negotiated into irrelevance as are the EU. The DC scum are tentacled into the media, the education system, …. so much of our culture that influences the way people think and on what they focus their attention. The EU is across a large ocean and regardless of the economic ties and political history, it does not have that immediate or as comprehensive an impact on our national demeanor.

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  15. Marygrace Powers says:

    Thank you PDJT/Wilburine for your
    your hard work on our country’s behalf.

    Finally we’re sitting in the catbird seat/FEELS GREAT.

    Liked by 7 people

  16. Right Mover says:

    I feel bad for Wilbur: He clearly knows his stuff, and he’s performed his appointed role in Trump’s cabinet as well as anyone, but no Wilbur Ross-centric post here at the Treehouse ever seems to generate 100 comments.

    Liked by 3 people

    • missilemom says:

      Wilbur is quality and if you look at the comments on this thread you will see the same.

      Liked by 7 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      We’re always going on about our Wilburine, singing his praises on a lot of the threads here.
      This has been going on for a year.

      Perhaps you missed the big threads last year, where we had so much fun christening him “Wilburine” and extolling his virtues.

      Wilbur Ross is much loved here.

      Liked by 3 people

    • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

      Nope… You keep your Wilbur holstered until you need him… j/k
      The man, in spite of his diminutive stature and soft voice, is a titan. One should never underestimate his importance…

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hoosier says:

      Wilbur is having a blast. I don’t feel sorry for him one bit. He was made for this. He has been preparing for this his whole life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74pnrYPozcU

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    • Pat Frederick says:

      i think it’s ’cause he speaks clearly and presents his arguments with such clarity that’s there’s no room for discussion—you have no choice but to accept what he’s saying and move on—which is why he’s such a wolverine! watch out Europe–you’re going down next!

      and on another note–he’s just so darn cuddly!!!

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  17. mildtosevere says:

    How sweet it is!

    Liked by 2 people

  18. appadoo9 says:

    Steel and aluminum, the skeleton
    Energy, the life blood
    Intellectual property, technology, the nervous sysem, brain
    Americans at work, the heart

    Liked by 6 people

  19. This was a great clip. Thank you SD!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. wheatietoo says:

    Levin is a lawyer with poly-sci roots.
    He’s never built a business and doesn’t understand our economy.

    Since he has been so outspoken against McConnell and Ryan…it makes no sense that he would be agreeing with them in condemning our President’s stand on tariffs.

    Levin should just admit that he knows nothing about economics and stop embarrassing himself by spouting off about it.

    Liked by 7 people

  21. NJF says:

    God I love this team! Wilbur just makes me smile, I can’t help
    Feeling happy bc of the way they’re rebuilding America. M&M, (Merkle & May) will be toast. I’m at the point where I almost feel more anger toward the UK.

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  22. Harry Lime says:

    Excellent commentary from Laura Ingraham on President Trump’s trade policy. It’s hard to believe that these Republican politicians are supposed to be working for America and Americans. They literally sound like an opposition party…to President Trump and to American workers…probably because in reality they are. So sad and pathetic to watch these clueless elites spout their nonsense.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Sniper says:

    If the Americans new how much thier govt gave away of our resources making our families work two jobs to raise a family.While all the socialized countries barely worked one job or none at all our people have been getting screwed for decades

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  24. SharonKinDC says:

    I love Wilburine. Could listen to him all day. Think if every Econ student had his words on screen explaining things. They’d all benefit and we’d have fewer duds practicing the ‘dismal science’.

    Liked by 1 person

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