Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses The Need to Increase Trade Pressure on China…

As POTUS Trump and the U.S. trade team target ever increasing tariff pressure upon Beijing to change their behavior, keep a close eye on North Korea. Given the zero-sum approach of the Chinese; and their history of weaponizing the DPRK; we could expect to see Beijing roll out nuclear antagonism again in an overt effort to gain concessions.

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the need to hit China with even more economic pressure. WATCH:


Main Street U.S.A., the American worker and the American farmer know what is at stake. The globalist Wall Street financial class, and their financial media, can gripe and moan, but that is not going to deter President Trump from this critical trade reset.  When Secretary Ross says: “we’re going to win this“, he speaks with knowledge of who controls the maximum leverage…. it ain’t Chairman Xi.

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105 Responses to Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses The Need to Increase Trade Pressure on China…

  1. fleporeblog says:

    Our Wilburine is absolutely right we are going to win this!

    Our President is going to destroy the Dragon 🐉. He has positioned us perfectly for this battle. Look what has already been happening with our farmers. Our President has protected them in preparation for this War.

    The Eagle 🦅 loves the fact that our President is allowing it to stare at the arrows. It realizes that the fight with the Dragon 🐉 is for all the marbles.

    I absolutely LOVE it!

    Liked by 28 people

  2. daughnworks247 says:

    I love it. I’m drooling. We get Sundance, Wilburine with a line like “We’re going to win this”, and talk of trade policy.
    It’s like heroin for the MAGA set and I’m hooked on my Winnamins.
    There will be NO surrender this time.

    Liked by 14 people

  3. daughnworks247 says:

    Moms are mad. We defend our farmers and our factories.

    Liked by 18 people

  4. Bendix says:

    Here’s a China-related story from the Albany, New York vicinity.
    Note in the comments, someone mentioned something I wonder about, there are a lot of engineers, why are some of these companies so hell-bent on hiring Chinese?

    Liked by 4 people

  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “When Secretary Ross says: “we’re going to win this“, he speaks with knowledge of who controls the maximum leverage…”

    A key point was the part that outlined when China was given “favored nation status” that there were no safeguards in place in case of cheating on China’s part. Now they have gotten away with cheating for so long they are like spoiled babies that want it to continue indefinitely.

    Liked by 9 people

  6. woodstuff says:

    Lou Dobbs kept blowing off at the mouth instead of allowing Sec. Ross to speak. What’s with that?

    Liked by 4 people

  7. missilemom says:

    Lou Dobbs loves loves to talk; we like what he says; but just sometimes could he let the big dogs like Ross talk. When Wilbur Ross talks people all over the world listen. Lou let us hear it.

    Liked by 5 people

  8. fleporeblog says:

    I can’t wait 😊 for Lying 🤥 Ryan to leave his Speakership and the House! Lou Dobbs is absolutely right for destroying him night in and night out.

    However, I think 🤔 Lou needs to give the Turtle 🐢 some credit on what he is doing to assure Federal Judges that our President has nominated to be placed all over the country on Circuit and District Courts.

    It is actually amazing 😉 and doesn’t get much fanfare. These Judges will be on the bench for decades!

    Look how many Judges our Lion 🦁 is going to place on the 9th Circuit!

    Liked by 10 people

    • deepdivemaga says:

      Agreed Flep. Turtle is doing the unthinkable when it comes to the courts, pretty amazing. Makes me think that this was the plan all along. Distract everyone elsewhere = McConnell get a lot of heat for being a RINO.

      But in reality Trump is changing the courts for GENERATIONS.

      I’m not trying to downplay the flaws of McConnell, I know everyone on this site is aware of his DeceptiCON ways, but man he is killing it with these judge confirmations!

      Liked by 5 people

      • Bendix says:

        Pat Buchanan has had some good things to say about the Turtle, so maybe we’re missing something about him.

        Liked by 2 people

      • TarsTarkas says:

        More proof that ideological purity tests should not be applied to allies. Otherwise you not only waste a lot of water but lose all the babies too.

        Liked by 3 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        Happy 😊 that you shared that! He realizes that his own legacy will be forever tied to our President’s when it comes to all the Federal Courts including the Supreme Court.

        He will forever be hated by the Left for the rest of eternity for what he did with Garland and what he is doing for the Courts.

        He absolutely has his flaws but in this one arena, he has been a champion for our President and Constitution!

        Liked by 3 people

      • Jan says:

        Among other problems with McTurtle is he doesn’t want pro-Trump Republicans and he has a lot of campaign money to throw at the RINOs running for the Senate. But IMHO, McTurtle doesn’t want to be majority leader. He can get behind and push conservative judges because that doesn’t affect his day-to-day life in Congress. But he capitulates to the Dimms all the time, the Omnibus Spending bill just being one ugly example. What major piece of legislation has he ever written, backed & got enacted into law?

        Liked by 1 person

    • Ray Runge says:

      Turtle and the judges are a positive.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Looks like Trump enlisted Turtle to Restore the Courts, as he did for Tax Cuts 1.0:
      • Globalists want Controlled Courts for Economic Predictability and Stability.
      • No Donor downside.
      • The minimum concession to masquerade as Pro Trump.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Marica says:

      Flep– exactly right about Turtle– Between his wife– Elaine Chao being on POTUS cabinet and Rand Paul– being the other Senator from KY–Turtle is walking a fine line…
      Not a fan–voted against him in primary –Voted for Matt Bevins– our current Gov! Turtle- may be a sleeper Trump supporter? or at least a non-hater.. His BADASS Judge confirmations keeps me on the razor thin line of support…
      TIme will tell

      Liked by 1 person

  9. MVW says:

    Funny thing about freedom, once people get a taste they don’t want to give it up. Remember ‘Tankman,’ the man who stood in front of the tank in Tinnemen square? Well, Xi got his poster, live on the internet splashed with ink, a ‘Cultural Revolution’ symbolic insult, chastisement by a Chinese girl. Then came the Viral like response.

    So, Xi is sitting on top of a volcano. Should Xi push this too far and China stumbles into a severe recession traditional censorship may not keep the peasants in check. And that won’t keep the Hong Kong businessmen happy and the Party that is making money from the door.

    Time will tell. Either way, Trump will pull a huge win out of this battle. Win-Win for Trump, Lose-Lose Bigly for Xi.

    Liked by 4 people

    • abdiesus says:

      And don’t forget, China is sitting on a huge real estate bubble, which is actually what is driving the entire Chinese economy, and which they will not be able to keep from bursting eventually, and when it does burst, it will be much worse for having been postponed and staved off so long, than if they had just let it happen earlier/naturally. And in light of that real estate bubble, a boots-on-the-ground video like this really adds a lot of additional perspective that the financial media is completely ignoring/keeping mum about:

      Liked by 1 person

      • abdiesus says:

        sorry that last one was the wrong video – this is the actual video – shows 3-year old properties literally falling apart:

        Liked by 1 person

      • abdiesus says:

        Just to continue – if anyone takes the time to view the video about 3-year old Chinese properties literally falling apart because of poor workmanship and cheap materials. How much do you want to bet, that Trump, as a real estate developer himself, knows all of this already – all about the weakness of the Chinese economy, being driven by a real estate bubble that is (for the time being, but not forever) artificially propped up by the government, while at the same time the actually physical properties are literally falling down from such extremely poor workmanship and cheap materials? What happens to the Chinese economy when Trump, with one or a series of well-placed tweets, reveals what the financial media has been hiding from the world about the physical state of the collapsing properties which on paper drive the Chinese economy? Real estate developments which carry such high and ever-increasing paper value, merely because the government is (temporarily) artificially propping up the real estate bubble to prevent it from bursting?


  10. railer says:

    Trump’s cabinet picks are astoundingly talented. Ross and Lighthizer are just gems. They have a mind meld with Trump, too. We are in good hands.

    Liked by 10 people

  11. IMO says:

    Wilbur Ross “We’re going to win this.

    Liked by 7 people


    Xi built his EMPERORSHIP on Belt-and-Road
    • First across Asia
    • Then through the Mideast
    • Up through Europe
    • Down through Africa

    Belt-and-Road [Slave-State] Hosts must Trust in China
    • To welcome Chinese Ports … then Bases
    • To allow Chinese-Built and China-Owned Infrastructure
    • To concede Chinese Exfiltration of their Mineral Resources
    • To condone Chinese Infiltration of Excess Population

    China’s biggest Trading Partners cannot let IP Theft continue
    • The EU has joined America to end China’s IP Theft
    • Our other Trading Partners know they must join or perish

    How the hell can Xi sustain Trade & Trust with a Military Response to Trump?

    Liked by 7 people

    • scott467 says:

      I don’t think “trust” is part of the plan, I’m almost certain it’s “Trade & Graft”.

      China is buying off the political leadership to:

      • To welcome Chinese Ports … then Bases
      • To allow Chinese-Built and China-Owned Infrastructure
      • To concede Chinese Exfiltration of their Mineral Resources
      • To condone Chinese Infiltration of Excess Population

      The leadership of those countries (including ours) should ALL be prosecuted for HIGH TREASON for selling out their countries to a hostile takeover.

      Executions at dawn.

      Liked by 2 people

    • yucki says:

      Belt-&-Road’s having a bump.
      Messy Pakistan – the “flagship” of Xi’s initiative – has become even messier with the recent election of Imran Khan, not China’s pick.

      Buyer’s Remorse: Pakistan’s Elections And The Precarious Future Of The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

      “Due to the increasing importance of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) to the two countries’ cooperation, China’s interest in the management of Pakistan’s finances, energy, ports, and railways has assumed newfound significance. The reasons are more than just economic. CPEC was the new great hope of Sino-Pakistani relations, seen in China as a way to strengthen Pakistan’s stability, bolster its strategic position, and upgrade bilateral ties beyond their military confines.

      Yet in the run-up to the elections, CPEC has been languishing. The second phase of the scheme has stalled, civil-military skirmishing has consumed the country’s political energies, and Pakistan’s balance of payments situation has entered another crisis. Meanwhile, Beijing is facing growing pressure to improve its fraught relationship with New Delhi, where the deepening China-Pakistan axis has become one of the biggest points of contention.”

      Liked by 2 people

  13. Wilburine just launched the SHOT across CHINA’s BOW:
    • WTO was FLAWED to admit China before they had proven their Trade Integrity.
    • WTO was FLAWED with no mechanism to make China Accountable for Trade Violations.
    • Prepare to lose membership in the WTO!

    Message to WTO: Abandon your Anti-Americanism to DELIVER or PERISH.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Kaco says:

      Oh, I’m sure those who admitted them to the WTO had plans for American companies to harness that cheap Chinese labor and get out of high priced American unions who wanted $50/hour to turn a screw. Both are at fault for selling out the American worker, all about greed. And they still get rich, even if we’re subjected to the low quality trash. Quantity over quality.

      I want American made and made to last again.

      Liked by 3 people

  14. Simple Trade-Deal Solution:

    We take the Tariffs off when you DELIVER:
    • REBALANCED Reciprocal Trade with ZERO Deficits, Tariffs, Barriers and Subsidies.
    • REMOVAL of EVERY student, worker and spy who has attempted or transacted ANY form of IP Theft, Industrial or Defense Espionage, or Cyber Penetration or Theft or Warfare

    Liked by 4 people

  15. Marica says:

    Black KNIGHT!! your clarity is always so appreciated and refreshing!!!

    Liked by 4 people

  16. • REMOVAL of EVERY individual who has received any form of compensation from the Chinese Government, State Businesses or Entities that have been involved in IP Theft or Cyber Penetration

    Liked by 1 person

  17. scott467 says:

    “Given the zero-sum approach of the Chinese; and their history of weaponizing the DPRK; we could expect to see Beijing roll out nuclear antagonism again in an overt effort to gain concessions.”


    That would be hilarious.

    Trump could have a field day.

    “Amazing coincidence, I put pressure on China to have reciprocal trade with us, and China pressures North Korea to threaten the world with nuclear war!”

    “I say it here, and it comes out over there!”

    “I love Chairmain Xi, he’s my best friend in the whole world, and the lovely Chinese people couldn’t be more fortunate to have such a magnanimous and big-hearted leader. I just don’t understand why my best friend in the whole world, Chairman Xi, would abuse poor North Korea and scandalously use them to threaten the entire world with Armageddon!”

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Dutchman says:

    “we could see China till our nuclear antagonism (nork) as a way to gain concessions”,.. (paraphrasing).

    WHAT is it about VSG that causes all his opponents to take STUPID pills, EVERY time, before getting in the ring with him?

    Militant blustering, threats of nuclear annihilation by N. Korea aren’t going to gain China ANYTHING. DJT- has called that bluff, and so taken that tactic off the table.

    “So, what ELSE ya got?”,…and unfortunately for China, the answer is,…”er,..NOTHING”.

    They became so confident that the way things were was the way they would continue to be, that they failed to have a plan “B”.

    Always, Always, ALWAYS have a plan “B”. And now we are seeing the downside of failing to have a plan “B”, with ALL of VSG’s ,..’opponents’.

    Whether it’s China, Liberals, MSM-, they all keep trying the same failed plays, over and over, cause,…they got no plan “B”.

    Liked by 3 people

    • scott467 says:

      “They became so confident that the way things were was the way they would continue to be, that they failed to have a plan “B”.”

      “Whether it’s China, Liberals, MSM-, they all keep trying the same failed plays, over and over, cause,…they got no plan “B”.”


      There are some lines which, once they have been crossed, there is no going back, i.e., there is no ‘plan B’.

      Treason is one of those lines, and to one extent or another, they’re all guilty of it (Liberals, MSM, Deep State, SES, rogue elements of our own government, the entire Hussein administration, everyone even remotely associated with the Clintons, Soros, et al).

      Pedophilia is another such line.

      And I think we will discover that a large percentage of those listed above who committed some form of Treason are likewise into the pedophilia.

      There is no going back from these kinds of things, hence, no ‘plan B’.

      There is only pain and fear of pain, which they will do anything to delay or avoid, certainly including murder and assassination and mass-murder ‘incidents’ (false flags).

      When you are in that deep already, nothing is out of bounds.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Dutchman says:

        Scott, I heartily agree. Even from a mere perception point of view, once the libs/globalists have gone ‘ all in’ on major issues, “yes, actually we DO want to takeaway your guns, every woman should have at least one abortion, totally open borders, etc.”, it’s impossible for them to go back to “abortion should be safe, available but RARE., we only want SENSIBLE gun regulation, we also want secure borders”, just wouldn’t ‘fly’.

        And yes, I agree as they dropped THEIR ‘panda mask’, they also made clear their arguments of ‘separation of church and state’, were actually a stealth war on Christianity.

        I DO believe sex trafficking and pedophilia IS a central binding element, and I pray it will be exposed as such.

        Liked by 2 people

  19. Dutchman says:

    Remind me again, exactly WHO was it, that lobbied so hard to get China admitted to WTO,….and (coincidentally?) set up fastrack citizenship for Chinese ‘businessmen’?

    Oh, yeah. Bill Clinton. Who else?

    Liked by 3 people

  20. Lie Detector says:

    We’re witnessing a historic revolution (I believe of biblical proportions) and the democraps are chasing socialistic impossible dreams, and the FAKE media running like headless chickens behind porno stars, creepy layers and corrupt politicians. We’re winning!
    God bless President Trump!


  21. ForGodandCountry says:

    Grandpa Ross.

    Speaks oh so softly, but he carries a $18 trillion dollar stick and knows how to use it!

    “We’re gonna win this thing.”

    Liked by 2 people

  22. dufrst says:

    China feeling the pain! Another great discussion with Charles Payne

    Liked by 2 people

  23. emet says:

    The manufacturer and sale of counterfeit and piratical merchandise by the Chinese is far greater than statistics, seizures, and estimates would indicate. Much of it goes to countries besides the US. A common destination is Ciudad del Este, where its sale finances terrorist organizations. It is shipped with false bills of lading or air waybills to indicate countries of origin other than China. Some of it is shipped in pieces into the US, assembled, then shipped out as legitimate US product. The trafficking in such goods brings a steady cash flow to Chinese officials.


  24. Concerned says:

    I like Secretary Wilbur Ross. He is as reliable and precise as an atomic clock!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Kaco says:

    I wonder how this is going to bode with that bill the House and Senate passed unanimously in both houses recently countering the tariffs? Maybe there is something I don’t understand about the bill.

    “This bill amends the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to: (1) repeal expired reductions in rates of duty for specified chemicals and other items; and (2) provide for duty suspensions and reductions through December 31, 2020, for specified chemicals and other items.

    The bill amends the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 to extend through April 22, 2026, (currently, January 14, 2026) the authority of the Department of the Treasury to collect certain customs user fees.”

    And in reading the text, it looks like it’s about men’s shoes, ski boots, and snowshoes???


    • snellvillebob says:

      That is not the bill that worries me rather a new one just introduced takes the power to levy tariffs from the president and gives it to Congress. PDF here:
      My Senator Johnny Isakson cosponsored it and also is pushing a bill (S.3266) to delay the Commerce Department’s ongoing 232 investigation while the U.S. International Trade Commission conducts a study of the effects of the auto industry on the U.S. economy.
      He said he was being bipartisan
      Together this turns the power levy tariffs and even study the levying of tariffs over to the globalists (Remember “Bipartisan”?)
      I told him he was selling out to K-street of which China is a huge part of.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Kaco says:

        Thanks for the info! Lindsay Graham, Lamar Alexander, and Bob Corker are all co-sponsors, all Rs! Sickening. We will have to keep watch on this crap. Hopefully, POTUS will keep moving things along to where this bill will be moot.

        Isn’t Bob Corker not running for re-election? When is his time up? He has no business signing on to this.


  26. Mike diamond says:

    We love Wilbur,the man is a blessing! Also I wish we had more real reporter’s like Lou Dobs ! President Trump is the best President of all time !


  27. snellvillebob says:

    This morning on Maria Bartiromo, Wilbur Ross told us the large US nail maker is about to go out of business because of the increase in steel prices is owned by a Mexican steel company.
    They might just have to buy steel from someone other than themselves.

    Liked by 1 person

    • covfefe999 says:

      Interesting! A Mexican company bought Mid Continent in 2012. “The company, facing fewer restrictions on steel exports after the North American Free Trade Agreement, shipped steel into Missouri”. All from China, no doubt.

      The article also says “With Mid Continent charging more for nails, orders are down 70 percent from this time a year ago despite a booming construction industry.” I don’t believe that it’s due to the tariffs. Those tariffs were just applied recently, they wouldn’t cause a 70% plummet in orders.
      I want to see a graph. When did the orders start to reduce? I think the Mexican owner is using the tariffs as an excuse to move production to Mexico.


      • snellvillebob says:

        If all our nails are made from imported steel then every other manufacturer of nails will see a 15% price increase also. This company’s problem is they will only buy from their Mexican owner who has to pay the 15% extra.


  28. covfefe999 says:

    I was trying to remember who Obama’s Commerce Secretary was and I came across yet another hypocrisy. I didn’t realize Obama had churned through so many of them! It’s OK for Obama to do this, not OK for Trump. (smh)

    Otto J. Wolff (acting) January 20, 2009 to March 26, 2009
    Gary F. Locke March 26, 2009 to August 1, 2011
    Rebecca M. Blank (acting) August 1, 2011 to October 21, 2011
    John E. Bryson October 21, 2011 to June 11, 2012
    Rebecca M. Blank June 11, 2012 to June 1, 2013
    Cameron Kerry (acting) June 1, 2013 to June 26, 2013 <– yes, John Kerry's brother
    Penny Pritzker June 26, 2013 to January 20, 2017

    Awww, Penny Prizker wrote "a 20-page letter to the next secretary, whomever it may be, about the things she wishes she knew when she accepted the job and the issues facing the next administration." I'm sure Ross really appreciate that guidance. lol. Pritzker was like Obama, believed "there jobs aren't coming back" and workers who had lost their jobs need to be retrained to be computer slaves, apparently so that they can compete with the low-wage H1B imports. Did she think we should buy all of our steel from China?


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