Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Talks KORUS, Tariffs, China, EU, NAFTA and Census With Maria Bartiromo…

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross appears on Fox Business News for an extensive interview with Maria Bartiromo.  The interview covers a wide spectrum of important topics attached to the U.S. economy and ongoing trade deals.  Two great video segments for the interview will get you up to speed on ongoing initiatives:

♦Segment #1 outlines the upcoming announcement of KORUS, the South Korea and U.S. trade deal.  Additionally, Secretary Ross discusses the steel and aluminum tariffs and how they enmesh in the larger objective of the ongoing trade negotiations with China:

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♦Segment #2 outlines more on the aluminum and steel tariffs; ongoing trade talks with Europe; efforts to renegotiate NAFTA, and the possibility of a deal being reached; Saudi Arabian investment in the U.S. and the Commerce Department plans to bring back a citizenship question in the 2020 Census.

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Worth noting the reaction to Maria Bartiromo at 02:45 of the video centered around the question of the “lefty winning in Mexico“, etc. It would appear, based on hidden grinning, the trade team is anticipating a socialist victory in the Mexican election which would likely end up with Mexico wanting to cancel NAFTA due to loggerheads with the U.S.

It is additionally likely Canada’s Chrystina Freeland would lose her NAFTA cohort Mexican Foreign Minister Ildefonso Guajardo. Through seven rounds of NAFTA talks Freeland and Guarjardo have tag-teamed against Ambassador Robert Lighthizer (U.S.).

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112 Responses to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Talks KORUS, Tariffs, China, EU, NAFTA and Census With Maria Bartiromo…

  1. fleporeblog says:

    Our Wilburine is absolutely right!

    Liked by 13 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      I have had a few folks wonder why I am going along with the Federal Reserves’ prediction of real GDP coming in at an annual rate of 2.7% for 2018. I have been very bullish on all things that are related to our President’s agenda. However, I have learned a valuable lesson when it comes to GDP. Our Economy is absolutely booming. There is no questioning that. Consumer Confidence, Small Business Confidence etc. are at all-time highs. Americans are willing to spend more. We saw that during the Christmas Season.

      However, what I described above drives the import versus export wedge even wider (NEGATIVE). Keep in mind that the deficit from imports versus exports is completely subtracted from real GDP.

      The 4th Quarter is a perfect example. Christmas shopping was off the charts compared to the previous year. Up nearly 6%. Yet the initial GDP came in at 2.6% on January 26th. On February 28th it was revised down to 2.5%. Tomorrow will be the final revision. I anticipate it staying the same.

      Charles Payne and Sarah Sanders shared a tweet each that shows who benefited based on Americans spending more money.

      If Canada keeps up the rate from January, the 2018 deficit with them will be $43.2 billion dollars!

      The GREAT news is that Our President and his Killers absolutely understand what I described. That is why 2018 will be completely dedicated to shrinking the gap between imports versus exports. That will happen through new bilateral trade deals (KORUS yesterday), tariffs (see Charles’ tweet below) and the third component, which is the most important is countries building factories and making devices in our country. Sundance shared what India plans on doing with their $500 million dollar investment in a thread last night (see below).

      India Invests $500 Million In Two U.S. Steel Operations…

      Charles Payne just shared the tweet below about what China is planning on doing for the first time!

      Another person shared the following graph below! We are truly on the cusp of an Energy Explosion that will rock the entire world. We currently have only 1 LNG Terminal in the USA. Look what will happen prior to 2020:

      The Department of Energy shared this tweet earlier today. If we are at 4x the amount of LNG exports from the previous year, just think where we will be in 2020!

      Folks we are absolutely WINNING! By 2019 and 2020, we will see real GDP annual rates that will blow the lid off of the naysayers.

      Sit back and enjoy the ride!

      Liked by 34 people

      • Jan Phillips says:

        Fleporeblog, thank you for putting together this great information!!!

        Liked by 13 people

      • Guy-Blanc Déploré says:

        Wow, beautiful mmmmmegapost! 😀

        Liked by 5 people

      • Alison says:

        Great job, Felice. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could get you a ‘man from Main Street’ interview with Maria & Wilburine? What fun.

        I bet Maria thoroughly enjoys these interviews with men/women who know their subject matter and can point to factually optimistic reasons why we are on the Train to # MAGA.

        Liked by 7 people

      • Perot Conservative says:

        FABULOUS!!!! Trump waved his “magic wand”!*

        1. Any idea how that affects GDP?
        2. How the increased production affects jobs and do we collect any export taxes that help the budget?
        3. Don’t we have substantial NG reserves?? (Thank you, fracking!)

        *Obama quote
        Magic wand = business acumen +American know-how+Capitalism

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        • fleporeblog says:

          the exporting of LNG, Coal etc. does help offset our GDP deficit. The issue right now is that we just don’t have the infrastructure needed to really make a significant difference. As you see from the tweet, it is absolutely on its way.

          Reducing our trade imbalance will help raise our GDP. However, creating factories and warehouses in the US so that we manufacture here would take our GDP to another Galaxy.

          Liked by 8 people

          • Perot Conservative says:

            Foxconn eas supposed to be building a factory here.

            I hope Musk figures out his battery production problems.

            Liked by 1 person

            • Leapin says:

              Foxconn is building a GIGANTIC facility in Wisconsin and already has a HQ in Milwaukee where procurement, inventory, administrative and IT people are being hired.

              Liked by 2 people

            • David A says:

              Tesla is malinvestment, cars for the rich, subsidized by the middle class, fueling for free curtsey of the middle class, driving on roads they do not pay for, also curtsey of the middle class.

              Liked by 1 person

          • Deplorable_Infidel says:

            “the exporting of LNG”

            There was an article covering that in “Popular Mechanics” magazine a few years ago. Although I do recall that in their article some more ports on the Atlantic coast between Georgia and Virginia were being considered for improvements to handle CNG tankers bound for Europe..

            Liked by 1 person

            • fleporeblog says:

              Anything Energy related under BHO never actually took off. Our Lion is going to have ports all along the East, West and South Coasts by the time he is done in 2025!

              Liked by 2 people

              • piper567 says:

                Flepore,
                How do you think Trump/Energy is planning on getting past pinko demonstrators in the States?
                We here had a HUGE big flap ab 2 yrs ago regarding a NG plant, and demonstrations were non-stop.
                ‘Course our Gov is pinko, so he used “public outcry” to justify bogus data, and the project was cancelled. stupidstuff!
                How can this be combatted?
                Responding because I am excited ab us out West getting go to SEE the difference MAGA Attitude has on The stupefied majority in deep blue territory.

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                • fleporeblog says:

                  Piper remember that our President has done a triangle between three different departments. Energy works side by side with Interior and EPA. To a lesser extent with Agriculture. The EPA and Interior have been and will continue to take on those fights which they have been winning. Energy comes in and works their magic.

                  No press headlines etc. We wouldn’t want to wake the sheep!

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                • piper567 says:

                  flepore, no reply option at your A, below…so, thanks…if Fed power can supersede this silliness, I’d be thrilled.
                  The Contractors had to jump through Flaming Hoops, and they DID, to meet State requirements. Denial was all ab agenda.
                  Would LOVE to see agenda fly the coop!
                  (Can we know ahead of time if Zinke is going to show up?)

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      • MVW says:

        Fle, Key point on GDP growth vs imports. Trade deals are required to move GDP rate where it needs to be. Thanks!

        Liked by 4 people

      • beigun says:

        Good reason to build a 600 ship Navy!

        Liked by 1 person

  2. MVW says:

    Trump always sets up the win – win situation, whereby whatever happens he can turn the result into winning. Not so for the ‘Globalists’. ‘Globalists’ seem to be in the lose – lose mode.

    Take for example, Soros pushes leftist in Mexico thinking that will drive illegal immigration into the US. Then pushes DhimmiRat favorable Omnibus bill with no wall funding.

    Trump turns Omnibus into a wall funding opportunity, choking off illegal immigration. Socialist win in Mexico pushes business to accelerate return to America. And as Sundance points out, it signals breakdown of NAFTA, again a win – win for America trade negotiations.

    Liked by 20 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Possibly. Trump today retweeted his recent Tweet. I don’t ever recall him doing this before.

      Donald J. Trump Retweeted

      Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump
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      Mar 25
      “Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!”

      Liked by 7 people

    • piper567 says:

      MVW, boffo post!!

      Like

    • Leapin says:

      Soros buys DA’s to ignore and go soft on crime.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Firefly says:

    Here’s an interesting article:
    All of the Reasons Why Trump Can Win a Trade War with China
    http://nationalinterest.org/feature/all-the-reasons-why-trump-can-win-trade-war-china-25094

    Liked by 3 people

  4. noman says:

    Trump hasn’t even gone to war yet.
    Trade war. Not on anyone’s life.
    All Trump has done is tell everyone where he stands.
    Don’t expect the other side not to do anything less.
    Bellicosity does not actually always mean anger.
    In this case it is based on competitiveness.
    Trump’s “reciprocity” has to allow them to talk tuff as well.
    Thats followed by negotiations.
    A free market is based on the equalization of both parties.
    If this succeeds then Trump won a war without actual war.
    Sun Tzu The Art of War.
    Trump The Art of the Deal

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    • beigun says:

      America must have an education plan to compete in Asia after Trump’s deal is made.

      During the US-Japan trade friction of decades ago, there was a “Japan Boom” and accompanying growth in US student population studying Japanese. But it does not appear that many Americans are studying Chinese today.

      Today, few American students consider “Asian Studies” combined with other studies.
      Anyway, after the deal is made, how can an American company “keep sold” if few speak the local lingo? Like inability to read the local paper headline, but they are supposed to do business there, the American “expats.”

      The track record is not pretty, as the 100 cumulative years of trade deficits between the US and Japan, Korea and China show. Yes, some have succeeded, but many US companies went Tango Uniform trying to compete “in the blind.”

      Europeans are far more sophisticated on overseas business than the US, after all, they usually know the local situation from colonial times.

      Finally, a US President is attempting to turn the tide of decades of trade deficits and a declining American Middle Class.

      The “Great Helmsman” Trump is turning the Ship of State ’round!

      How about some bipartisan help for an “Asia Educational Plan” for America to compete in the 21st Century with Asia? It would also enhance the prospects for US prosperity and peace.

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    • yucki says:

      Excellent point.

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  5. FL_GUY says:

    I appreciate Sundance’s economic reports and analysis. Fleps reports in the comments are also valuable. Economics is one of those topics that affects everyone but most people have no clue how it works. Thus, the economic mess the USA was in when President Trump took office.

    For over 30 years, we’ve had Forrest Gump and his clones selling out the USA economically while, like parasites, enriching themselves too stupid to realize they are killing the host. With President Trump, we now have a true genius with a brilliant economic team working to repair the damage that has sent the USA plunging towards third world status. HilLIARy would have finished off the USA as we know it. The stupid D-Rats with rino assistance are trying to continue the destruction. I cannot see how any thinking person could ever vote for a person who aligns themselves with the D-Rats.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      Don’t underestimate silly Liberalism.

      I just had a conversation at my cell carrier, and the techy was implying basic incompetence across the board in DC, claiming a Trump lawyer “couldn’t answer a legal question a first-year law student would know.”

      I quickly told him how Comey stole documents, leaked, and several other crimes committed by our FBI and DOJ personnel. This liberal techy then tried to tell me that text messages between Strzok and Page were inaccessible bc of encryption. I had to abuse him with more facts. (Though I guess it may be possible some texts were sent encrypted?)

      Liked by 5 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “I cannot see how any thinking person could ever vote for a person who aligns themselves with the D-Rats.”

      A woman who was our team leader for the NYers for Trump volunteers has long said, “Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter”. You may have inadvertently answered your own question. We have millions of people in this country that apparently lack basic critical thinking skills.

      Liked by 2 people

      • GB Bari says:

        “Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.”
        H.L.Mencken

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        • G. Combs says:

          The average IQ in the USA is 98….
          That means HALF the population has an IQ BELOW 98….
          AND the DemonRats pay them to vote!

          Liked by 2 people

          • yucki says:

            Or – significantly fewer than half have IQs waaaay below 98, and that skews the curve.
            Your point is sharp. Anything that can walk upright or maybe just crawl…
            Ugh.

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      • noman says:

        Pardon Me DI.
        I must disagree, You stated, “apparently lack basic critical thinking skills”.
        Critical Thinking “HAS” not been taught in schools since the middle 1970’s.
        I agree with your assessment though.
        The education and intelligence in this country is pitifully lacking.
        One must learn for himself now that he is on his own.
        And if you want a decent education you must learn how to teach yourself.
        Then you run into all the know it all idiots with all the letters behind their name that have no clue about the real world.
        Its like whistling as you pass a cemetery.So as was stated you assault them with facts.
        Think of one of their pet whiny topics. And tell them if they disagree they are such an such. Usually all the reply you get back is… But, But, But hunh.
        My wife tells me that what I do isn’t nice.
        I remind her that the Sith Lord does not care.
        The Sith don’t do things just to be evil.
        They just don’t like their idea of a government.

        Liked by 1 person

      • TENS of millions CLEARLY lack critical thinking skills.

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        • Benson II says:

          No one taught me critical thinking skills but I also wasn’t taught a bunch of lies in school. Common sense and truthful education can make most people a critical thinker because they have an honest set of facts to work. Our schools don’t just teach lies they don’t even teach real reading skills so a person wants to educate themselves further. Our educational systems have become nothing but indoctrination centers for the left.

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  6. jbrickley says:

    There’s the money for the wall right there in the trade deficit with Mexico. See Mexico will pay for the wall by the loss of their trade surplus. Bwahahaha.

    Liked by 5 people

  7. daughnworks247 says:

    Why do you start a trade war?
    Cuz the other side is cheating.
    Why do you stop a trade war?
    When the other side quits cheating.
    I swear, pundits will never understand President Trump.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      New book out from the Clinton Cash author reportedly details how Congressional families clean house.

      One example eas McConnell-Chow and a Chinese company. A second example eas Biden’s son in China?

      Can’t we pass a law against this junk???

      Liked by 6 people

      • Sylvia Avery says:

        No. These corrupt fat cats would NEVER vote to take away the source of their corrupt extracurricular gains.

        Unless they are shamed into it, but our culture has removed the whole idea of shame since the Clintons came to town, so I don’t know what on earth we are going to do about it.

        Liked by 2 people

        • piper567 says:

          Sylvia, I like to believe in Trump’s creativity here…may take a while, Trump has more pressing matters right now.
          But he does have a way of slipping things like EOs in when they are most needed. AND he follows the Law!
          Plus, he has a great group of Wolverines who appear to know the ropes.

          Liked by 1 person

          • Perot Conservative says:

            I’ll feel a lot better when I actually see hundreds of miles oc walls going up on our Southern border. The opiod crisis has added another huge layer on top of existing problems.

            With a Wall significantly impacting illegal immigration, I’d love to see us quadruple our efforts at legal entry points … more technology, more officers, more dogs.

            Liked by 2 people

          • Sylvia Avery says:

            Excellent point. He may manage to fix this somehow at some point.

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        • AH_C says:

          Calls for an Article V COS to do what our congress critters won’t do, and then we’ll bring them down a few notches by repealing the 16th and 17th.

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      • lizzyp says:

        I saw something just today about White House attorneys looking into loans to Kushner family businesses from China, but the whole Biden/ Heinz deal with China (not even a loan) makes that look like chicken scratch. Not that I’m okay with any shady deals between Kushners and China, but once again it’s completely okay when Democrats engage in a behavior but let’s investigate the possibility that Republicans did it based on suspicion.

        I keep forgetting that ‘this is not NORMAL’ allows for a complete suspension of due process.

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        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “loans to Kushner family businesses from China,”

          The reason Peter Schweitzer put Jarad’s picture on the cover of the book is because he is CONSIDERING doing that deal, but has not fallen into “the trap” yet. Technically it might not be illegal, but would create a HUGE public perception problem for PDJT in the 2018/2020.elections. Remember, corrupt liberals will not be called out like a conservative for a far smaller “infraction”

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      • motreehouse says:

        It is a very eye-opening book. I listened to the audio version from audible.com while traveling. I highly recommend it.

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Lambasts noth sides?

          Do they cover Pelo$i or Fein$tein?

          Like

        • motreehouse says:

          Secret Empires by Peter Schweitzer
          The Betrayal of American Prosperity by Clyde Prestowitz is another very informative read regarding how China has robbed Us with the help of the Uniparty

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      • Peter Rabbit says:

        Government discosure and coflict of interest behavior is not tolerated in public U.S. companies. Disgusting.

        Like

    • Cisco says:

      Boom-Banda-Bing!

      Like

    • Firefly says:

      The Pundit’s understand and think we’re all dumb. Here’s an excerpt from the linked article entitled
      All of the Reasons Why Trump Can Win a Trade War with China:

      “…Why, then, is there widespread American belief in China’s superior trade-war chances? In large measure, because so many of the analysts who have dominated the U.S.-China trade debate for so long work for think tanks funded by companies and foreign governments that have profited handsomely from the bilateral and global-trade status quo. And in large measure, because for so long Democratic and Republican administrations and sessions of Congress beholden to the same interests have refused to use America’s leverage.

      The defeatism filling the American media show that the the Washington Blob-ers it keeps showcasing remain as compromised as ever. But although a trade conflict with China may not be an easy win for the United States, for the first time in decades, it has a president who realizes that it is eminently winnable.”

      http://nationalinterest.org/feature/all-the-reasons-why-trump-can-win-trade-war-china-25094

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    • piper567 says:

      daughn, pundits prefer theory over reality; pundits can write theory, but they can’t write reality.
      The President has lived in reality all of his life, has a Big Edge over the theoretical bunch.
      Also, he lacks a true ideology, which I believe is why they do not understand him.
      They’ve never heard of such a thing!

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      • GB Bari says:

        How many times have we heard Wilburine tell his interviewer – I suggest that people judge the President on results rather than on (speculation about) what might happen. These media pundits – Maria included – make their living by speculating. It is the source of endless debate and discussion – which not-so-coincidentally happens to be what you get on those news channels! It’s their business model!

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        • Firefly says:

          Speculating about speculating :-). I speculate even Treepers enjoy all the speculating – it’s a fun and educational sport!

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          • GB Bari says:

            Speaking for myself,”life is too short.”
            Doc said cut out the fat and only eat lean meat….
            That’s how I like my news and information.
            🙂

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      • Deplorable_Infidel says:

        “Also, he lacks a true ideology, which I believe is why they do not understand him.”

        For this the so-called “conservative stalwarts” calling themselves “never-trumpers” would rather have HRC in the WH and appointing judges??? enemies, foreign AND domestic our founders wrote……….

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Build the wall. Article in The Hill this AM says Trump pushing the military to do it, and they throw water on it.

          Trump claims there is plenty of money in the military budget for it.

          “A senior Pentagon official told the newspaper that any reallocation of 2018 military funding for the border wall would require an act of Congress.”

          “A budget amendment to find funds for the border wall in the fiscal 2019 budget would require 60 votes in the Senate, which the White House would be unlikely to find. Republicans currently hold a slim 51-49 seat majority.”

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        • Perot Conservative says:

          Build the wall. Article in The Hill this AM says Trump pushing the military to do it, and they throw water on it.

          Trump claims there is plenty of money in the military budget for it.

          “A senior Pentagon official told the newspaper that any reallocation of 2018 military funding for the border wall would require an act of Congress.”

          “A budget amendment to find funds for the border wall in the fiscal 2019 budget would require 60 votes in the Senate, which the White House would be unlikely to find. Republicans currently hold a slim 51-49 seat majority.”

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          • G. Combs says:

            It is already a done deal.
            guerillapatriot showed how President Trump out foxed the DemonRats.

            “On the Omnibus and the Wall – I am going to repost some evidentiary links here because people still aren’t figuring this out….”

            This is based on Human Trafficking and President Trump Christmas Executive Order Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuse or Corruption, AND declaring a State of Emergency. This is why those Human Trafficking/abuse stories are so important right now.

            Because of the $700 & $716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are created and our Military is again rich. Building a great Border Wall, with drugs (poison) and enemy combatants pouring into our Country, is all about National Defense. Build WALL through M!
            — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 25, 2018

            M=Military
            >>>>>>

            “This is the key detail that most folks are missing

            h t tps://www.usnews.com/opinion/economic-intelligence/articles/2017-07-19/congress-slyly-diverts-pentagon-money-to-fund-donald-trumps-border-wall

            At that time the money itself was not actually diverted to build the wall, but the Pentagon policy bill was amended to remove Section 1039, allowing a border wall to be built using the military budget.
            Section 1039 reads:
            SEC. 1039. RULE OF CONSTRUCTION REGARDING USE OF DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FUNDING OF A BORDER WALL.
            None of the funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act or otherwise made available for fiscal year 2018 for the Department of Defense may be used to plan, develop, or construct any barriers, including walls or fences, along the international border of the United States.

            Here is the public law on the books:
            h t tps://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/2810/text

            Section 1039 is GONE.
            h t t ps://www.theepochtimes.com/did-trump-just-hint-at-building-the-border-wall-using-the-military_2474846.html

            h t t p://theduran.com/trumpster-strikes-back-president-plans-use-military-appropriation-apply-wall/ “
            >>>>>>>>>>>>>>

            Seems the DemonRats never bothered to read the bill and the Republicans slipped in some changes. 😋

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      • President Trump’s ideology:
        AMERICA FIRST to M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A!

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    • wheatietoo says:

      We have already been in a trade war, though…for decades.
      We just haven’t had any leaders who were Fighting Back!

      Pres Trump did NOT start a trade war.
      It was already waging against us.
      He is just the first President to finally start fighting back…for us.

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  8. wolfmoon1776 says:

    Census stuff is great. THIS is how science works – you know all the pitfalls – are HONEST and not political about them, and seek the BEST way forward. It’s very clear that they understand all the dynamics of CHANGING from the Obama-era approach to the Trump-era approach, and they will actually get some FACTS by doing so – THAT is brilliant and very scientific thinking. One great concept that shows Wilbur is on top of this – there are always people who don’t answer – WHO ARE THEY? Oh, you KNOW Obama understood this. You KNOW he understood this.

    Liked by 8 people

    • woohoowee says:

      IMHO it is time to remove race and ethnicity from everything. Period. Remove all illegals from USA and then we are all simply Americans.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Cliff Indiana says:

      I wasn’t counted in the last census- never received the form, nor had a person stop
      and interview me. I’m the typical white middle aged male in the rust belt. Maybe they didn’t want my info during the O years.

      Liked by 4 people

    • KBR says:

      There was discussion about the census earlier on the Presidential thread, but no mention at all that the Census Bureau falls under Secretary Wilbur Ross’s baliwick. (Til I put a link in there)
      You know with Secretary Ross behind something, it will be accomplished.

      The idiots worrying that illegals might be scared to take the census is really stupid.
      They NEED to be scared because they broke the law!

      I would like it if it was a door to door questionaire done with the cooperation of DHS/ICE and the DoC/Census Bureau, myself. Census taker and two ICE agents come to the door. 😏

      Efficiency.

      We would get information on #’s of illegal aliens and DECREASE numbers of illegal aliens all in one operation, at the same time that citizens get counted.

      Liked by 2 people

      • wolfmoon1776 says:

        I’m betting that a lot of people who didn’t trust Obama avoided the Census under him. Should be interesting to see if there is movement in any expected categories there.

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    • Census Integrity Proposal:

      • Announce that all Americans will be contacted to request that they confirm whether or not they were interviewed by a Census Worker.

      • Prosecute for fraud any Census Workers who omit Citizens or improperly include Non-Citizens or who omit questions about Citizenship.

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  9. Our Alaska (Trans Alaska Pipe Line) pipeline is running at only 25 % or so, once ANWR goes on line we ll be back up to 75-80%…..Much of it exported to the Pacific rim countries and Kalifornica..

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  10. John says:

    Fixing NAFTA or forging a new deal still doesn’t fix the problem: Canada is on Sale 24/7 with 30% off… on everything, by keeping their dollar low. USD/CAD is around 1.28 right now and they can push it to 1.50 or even 1.60, like they did circa 2000-2001, to tip the scale on any agreement.

    Europe placed everyone on the same footing: the Euro, for fair competition…

    Why isn’t that issue discussed and dead center? Or, did I miss something?

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  11. MVW says:

    Timing on NAFTA discussion was instructive. Once NAFTA is killed, real trade deals will happen fast. A leftist Mexican government will absolutely push all those factories back to the US. Indeed, just the threat of such a win will already accelerate such plans.

    Hear that sucking sound? Those are jobs and wealth coming back to the US.

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    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      ” push all those factories back to the US.”

      Many companies will welcome them back, because the poor quality control and lack of productivity from those foreign workers did not produce the expected benefits, in the long run. They could not simply move them back until NAFTA was redone or eliminated.

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  12. tom says:

    did that interview not leave a tell on when the exit from nafta might come ….. does the authority they have to renegotiate run out in july and with the june election in canada and the impending election in mexico, something has to (and will be) done very soon.

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  13. Doug says:

    So in other words our booming consumer confidence is helping other countries to our detriment since we are spending more on imports such as christmas stuff and then those imports are subtracted from our overall growth.. in other words its a catch 22 until you get domestic production up to where it needs to be and exports in especially energy and military gear are where they need to be

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  14. Kenji says:

    Awesome! So Mexico is going Socialist? Then the giant sucking sound will be all the freeloading Illegals here in the US fleeing back to their country of origin for all the FREE STUFF they’ll be getting. They came here for Obama’s FREE STUFF … and now they’ll GO HOME for FREE STUFF! Fabulous! And NAFTA killed to boot! Woo hoo!

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  15. TheWanderingStar says:

    Wow! I just had a Wilburine head rush!

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  16. jeans2nd says:

    Twinkles Trudeau, speaking with Bloomberg in Canada a week or two ago, said that trade negotiations always take at least 8 years or more.
    Twinkles Trudeau actually thinks the NAFTA talks will outlast Pres Trump.

    Has Twinkles met Wilbur Ross yet?
    That Wilburine smile made it worth getting up out of bed this morning. Thx for the vids.

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  17. I love the smell of winning in the morning.

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  18. Rynn69 says:

    Excellent interview. Thank you for keeping us informed, Sundance. As an aside, the citizen question on the 2020 census must be reinstated. So much tore down by an American-hating President (#44) that will need to be reinstituted. Often I contemplate how far American would be had #44 never been elected…

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