Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Discusses Trade, Tariffs, NAFTA, China, EU and the U.S. Economy…

As Foreign Minister Chrystia from Canada arrives in Washington DC to meet with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is interviewed by CNBC.

Triple Play: Finalize NAFTA (or two bilats); fill in the details on previously agreed EU deal; then face-down red dragon (China).


Additionally, Mnuchin had some impromptu remarks (below):


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73 Responses to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Discusses Trade, Tariffs, NAFTA, China, EU and the U.S. Economy…

  1. ❌ ZurichMike ❌ says:

    I am EXHAUSTED from all of this winning. 🙂

    Liked by 23 people

    • FL_GUY says:

      Out of shape from years of losing? Well then, you need to join a WINaerobics class! Will get you into WINNING shape in no time. LOL

      Liked by 28 people

      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        WINaerobics LOL

        1, 2, 3 Fell the Burn!

        Liked by 7 people

      • Art Lee says:

        Entirely unfair.I live in Oregon. I did not even know of winerobics. Gimme a second to catch my breath.

        Liked by 8 people

        • jrapdx says:

          God only knows, maybe we Oregonians will get a break from the relentless Demoleftist cabal this time around. Looks like the Republican candidate for Governor, Knute Beuhler, has a decent shot at winning. Wouldn’t that be something? Hard to even remember the last Republican at the state helm (Vic Atiyeh ’79-’87).

          So could be the state’s future isn’t entirely hopeless, Oregon might even become great again!

          Liked by 7 people

          • Cheri Lawrence says:

            Doing the same thing with California. I feel salvation is enevitable but is it to soon to hope this election? Fingers and toes crossed (sometimes eyes too god help us please hahaha!!)

            Liked by 5 people

            • jrapdx says:

              If there’s any change for the better re: governments in CA, OR, or WA I’d regard it as a huge blessing, a miracle and magnificent gift from God. As is the usual story, if we work at it change happens but incrementally. Give it a few elections and we’ll probably begin to get there.

              Liked by 2 people

          • piper567 says:

            jrap, Oh, that’s so hopeful!
            I love O…my Sister is outside of Grants Pass, along with a bunch of neighborhood Trumpsters who all have horses/livestock.
            They would be ecstatic to even see a trend in the upcomings.
            sounds like a call to Work!

            Liked by 2 people

            • jrapdx says:

              What I read a couple of weeks ago was a poll showing that Buehler and Brown were essentially even. (Actually Buehler was up by one point, not a statistically meaningful difference.) Of course elections are dynamic, the lead could go back and forth. But the fact that Buehler is even in the race is amazing and certainly a reason for optimism that Buehler could prevail.

              And you’re right, we’re all going to have to pull our weight to get our candidates elected. September is just a few days away—high season on the campaign trail is just ahead—time to get busy…

              Liked by 2 people

              • piper567 says:

                jrap…thanks for the encouraging report.
                Do you think CA Republicans will respond to Buehler’s good showing to date?

                Liked by 1 person

                • jrapdx says:

                  Well, Buehler and I live in Oregon, but I think you were referring to OR Republicans’ response. Of course at this stage of the campaign it’s hard to know, but the fact that Buehler had polled as well as he did is quite out of the ordinary for recent election cycles.

                  The electoral issue in OR is the urban areas. The region in and around Portland has 90% of the state’s population. Urban areas tend to be leftist-oriented, so that’s the hurdle the Republican must overcome.

                  It has to mean Buehler is polling well in the “blue” zones, there’s no other way he could be at par with the Democrat. That should be encouraging since that has to be the case to get elected.

                  We’ll see what happens when the campaigns start in earnest. Believe me, I’ll be watching it closely when it gets into high gear.


                • piper567 says:

                  jrap, wonder if Buehler will get an endorsement from our Lion?
                  Is he MAGA?

                  Liked by 1 person

                • jrapdx says:

                  Good question! His campaign website talks about looking out for Oregonians, tackling the state’s financial blunders, improving education, keeping taxes to the minimum, etc.

                  Oregon Repubs tend to be “moderates”, but getting elected requires candidates to maneuver around the strong leftist bent of the majority. I expect Buehler to skirt a lot of the national issues and probably doesn’t want PT’s involvement.

                  As I see it, the benefit of a Buehler win will be constraining the “liberal” excesses, it’s a “foot in the door” so to speak. While less than ideal from the MAGA point of view, it would still be important steps in the right direction.


                • piper567 says:

                  yeah…we here know ab eating the elephant one bite at a time.
                  I will now follow the Beuhler race.


    • amwick says:

      Here ya go Mr. Mike, help yourself to some winnamins.. They may be hard to find on the top of that mountain of yours!!!!

      Liked by 7 people

  2. devblogcom says:

    Hehehe, watch out China!, U R next:D

    Liked by 1 person

  3. mopar2016 says:

    I hope that it’s bilateral deals for all.
    I agree with president Trump, the word NAFTA has only negative connotations for the US.

    President Trump is a gift to America.

    Liked by 18 people

  4. SwampRatTerrier says:

    Larry Kudlow explains that Trudeau stabbed us in the Back

    Liked by 17 people

  5. What a fantastic team of economic advisors Pres. Trump has assembled. They are well spoken, polished, smart, and have a broad grasp of economics and policy. No wonder they are getting results! Am I the only one that detects very well coordinated communication plan now too? Perhaps the result of Bill Shine?

    Liked by 11 people

  6. ristvan says:

    Gotta say, I was unaware until this segment (thanks to tireless Sundance) how sharp and on top of Treasury and related stuff Mnuchin is. Exactly right that the shape of the yield curve reflects ‘short term’ interest rate financial market expectations, not long term economic ‘reality’. Got that exact trick question in a slightly different guise during my summa econ thesis defense at Harvard decades ago.

    Liked by 7 people

  7. L4grasshopper says:

    I must say that while Trump made some dicey appointments after he was inaugurated [Priebus; Sessions; Tillerson; Scaramucci; Shulkin; Price], he sure did assemble an All-Star Trade and Economic team that has been focused, determined, and successful.

    Those who whine — especially like at the WSJ — that Trump doesn’t know what he is doing on Trade are lying to themselves. They know. They just don’t like it. At all.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Deplorable_Infidel says:

      “Trump made some dicey appointments”

      Please read this if you still think that our VSGPDJT did not include Scaramucci in his plans:

      Trump and the Hatchet Man Maneuver

      Anthony Scaramucci

      “Trump is a master of the Executive Suite and knows how to play the game for keeps. When he took on Reinhold “Reince” Priebus, an establishment figure, it was the proverbial ‘keep your friends close and your enemies closer.’ But Anthony Scaramucci was absolutely a brilliant move!

      Apparently, Liberals and never-Trumpers are so isolated in their political circles that they have no concept how things work in the real world of business and corporate America. For example, they completely fail to grasp the concept of the “hatchet man…..”

      “….The hatchet man is someone you bring in for sole purpose of slashing the problems and shaking things up over a very short period of time – but doing so in such a way that deflects any blame or blowback away from you. As soon as the problems are hacked away, the hatchet man leaves – taking the ire and resentment with him, leaving you free to bring in your new team for a fresh start….”

      “…Scaramucci was already facing a nasty divorce that would result in the liquidation of his business in order to divide assets. A little-known law allows people who are legally required to sell a business as a condition of employment in the Executive Branch (to prevent conflicts of interest) to defer the taxes on their profits from the sale.

      Since Scaramucci was going to have to sell his company anyway, due to his pending divorce, now he and his soon-to-be ex-wife just saved $80 million in taxes. And don’t for a moment think that all this was an unplanned mess that went awry. Scaramucci and Trump knew exactly what they were doing.

      All of this was planned – and foreseen – by all those who understand this game.

      Before Trump was inaugurated, Scott Adams wrote that, to his critics, the first year of Trump would be a play in three acts:…”

      Liked by 4 people

    • Jenny R. says:

      He made incredibly good appointments — each one has done his/her job; when the job was/is done, they leave — and in this sense he gives them some freedom to pursue things they might prefer to be doing.
      This is only the ones who he knew were not his enemies…he has appointed enemies…and destroyed them.
      A lot of what appears on the surface is just a reflection of what many want to see (or what he wants people to see); what is underneath the surface is another matter altogether.
      This is just my opinion after watching things for a while, for what it is worth.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. Suzanne says:

    I ❤️ Secretary Mnuchin

    Liked by 6 people

  9. magatrump says:

    Very impressive. What a contrast with the Obama fellow before.


  10. Martin says:

    Can you imagine such non-dodgy, competent and very informative commentary from a Timothy Geithner, for example, or any previous Treasury Secretary, let alone during the Ozero years? I cannot.

    One wonders how much less criticism of PDJT there would be, if more Americans took the time to listen, because the competence is there, and the positive, reasoned outlook and purposeful plan of action is encouraging. And, a sense of humor as well.

    Thanks for posting, SD.

    Liked by 2 people

    • GB Bari says:

      How about if more Americans were allowed the opportunity to listen without the interference of the media know-it-all trash mouths who distort and lie about everything this administration is doing well.

      Millions still don’t know that real honest news can actually be found elsewhere (on the internet) instead of the TV, social media, or the newspapers.



  11. The moment when Secretary Mnuchin is walking away and the reporter is asking him if the President can terminate NAFTA on his own authority made me wish he would turn around and say ‘Educate yourself. Do your own research and find out what the President can do.’

    Liked by 9 people

  12. amwick says:

    Fun with familiar SD pics….
    any questions?

    Liked by 2 people

  13. clipe says:

    Did someone mention Canada?

    The great Ezra Levant interviews the equally great


  14. frank field says:


    Airtight supporter of Trump. Absolutely informed on all issues.

    Jeesh. I’m proud and impressed and massively thankful.

    Just jeesh

    Liked by 4 people

    • frank field says:

      Can you imagine how exposed the Canadian trade group feels? This really should be a 2 hour meeting to come to terms. If they can stretch it 3 days it’s only to save face. Canada elected fancy socks. They should be embarrassed!

      GOD! I love Trump


      • GB Bari says:

        You’re assuming they have the brains and intellect to understand the danger they’re in.

        Seriously, I’m not so sure they realize that. The effects of the Progressive Koolaid only wear off if one stops drinking it.


  15. truthbomb says:

    I was surprised to read that Mnuchin is Skull and Bones.


  16. Jayne gilmore says:

    This might be checkmate!


  17. jeans2nd says:

    Wow. Wilburine early this morning, Luvable Larry at noon, and Super Steve this evening. Could one ask for anything more?

    Liked by 3 people

  18. Cheri Lawrence says:

    I really like Mnuchin. Very smart and he is in a very key position within this soon to be post globalist era. The whole team is outstanding. All the media can do is introduce fear points, doubts and possible failures. They are more concerned about other countries than ours. It will be great when they fail commercially and start having to compete for our business again producing productive content that we desire to consume!! Loving MAGAnomics!!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. These videos SD posted today are so educational…I wish more people could see them,

    Liked by 1 person

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