USTR Robert Lighthizer Updates Section 301 Investigation on Chinese Trade Practices…

The most consequential long-term challenge being confronted by President Trump surrounds the influence of communist China, and their state-controlled economic conquest strategy.

To quantify the scale of the issues, in 2017 President Trump commissioned a Section 301 review by the United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.  In March 2018, Lighthizer delivered his report.  That initial report became the baseline for the tariffs levied against Beijing.  Yesterday, Lighthizer released an update of that ongoing review.  The report is below:


Remember, the Chinese red dragon has a tendency to say one necessary thing publicly, while manipulating another necessary thing privately. Cunning is part of ‘The Art of War’.

President Trump is the first U.S. President to understand how the red dragon hides behind the panda mask.

It is specifically because he understands the Panda is a mask that President Trump messages warmth toward the Chinese people, and pours vociferous praise upon Xi Jinping, while simultaneously confronting the geopolitical doctrine of the Xi regime.

In essence Trump is mirroring the behavior of China while confronting their economic duplicity.

Peace or war. Win or lose. Yin and Yang. Culturally there is no middle position in dealings with China; they are not constitutionally capable of understanding or valuing the western philosophy of mutual benefit where concession of terms gains a larger outcome. If it does not benefit China, it is not done. The outlook is simply, a polarity of peace or war. In politics or economics the same perspective is true. It is a zero-sum outlook.

If it does not benefit China, it is not done !

Therefore the economic battle must be carefully waged to deliver a series of alternative thoughts in the mind of Beijing – where they view specific action as their best interest.  Any reversal in the current standard of benefit is viewed as a loss; the Chinese will not cede to any losses.  To challenge those who hold this zero-sum position, you must first change the current standard.

This means China must lose first before the negotiations can begin.  The baseline within the negotiation must be reset.  Once the baseline position is reset, then, and only then, can forward negotiation be viewed by the Chinese as a gain.  This is the only way to get the Chinese to agree to any terms.

If the baseline losses to China are not currently firmed/cemented, such that Beijing and Xi Jinping see their current position as the standard, then President Trump and Bob Lighthizer need to wait longer before engaging.

Big Panda must see their diminished bamboo forest as the natural, current, and diminishing forecast status.  Only then will Panda engage in negotiations.  China must be in a seemingly perpetual stasis of losing before they will contemplate their need to achieve gains.

This is an economic and geopolitical battle that requires nerves of steel and an incredible amount of cunning and strategy.  As President Trump resets the baseline, China will make multiple simultaneous moves to counter any potential losses.

President Trump, Secretary Ross and U.S.T.R. Lighthizer must think well ahead of China (they have); and make moves early in the conflict (they have); long before China realizes they are being confronted (they did).   {Go Deep} As we saw with the DPRK showdown Trump was several moves ahead of Xi, and blocked the counter-offense position of the Red Dragon before it was deployed.

President Trump will not back down from his position; the U.S. holds all of the leverage and the issue must be addressed. President Trump has waited three decades for this moment. This President and his team are entirely prepared for this.

We are finally confronting the geopolitical Red Dragon, China!

The Olive branch and arrows denote the power of peace and war. The symbol in any figure’s right hand has more significance than one in its left hand. Also important is the direction faced by the symbols central figure. The emphasis on the eagles stare signifies the preferred disposition. An eagle holding an arrow also symbolizes the war for freedom, and its use is commonly referred to the liberation fight of righteous people from abusive influence. The eagle on the original seal created for the Office of the President showed the gaze upon the arrows.

The Eagle and the Arrow – An Aesop’s Fable

An Eagle was soaring through the air. Suddenly it heard the whizz of an Arrow, and felt the dart pierce its breast. Slowly it fluttered down to earth. Its lifeblood pouring out. Looking at the Arrow with which it had been shot, the Eagle realized that the deadly shaft had been feathered with one of its own plumes.

Moral: We often give our enemies the means for our own destruction.



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60 Responses to USTR Robert Lighthizer Updates Section 301 Investigation on Chinese Trade Practices…

  1. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “President Trump has waiting three decades for this moment.’

    So have millions of Americans, knowing we were getting screwed over somehow by China, but not knowing all the intricate details – primarily because of the fake news/ lying Main Sewer Media.

    Liked by 26 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      And those Americans are being exposed to a certain reality they can no longer hide!

      If you wait long enough, the truth always finds a way out. PDJT and his Killers knew exactly which items to put the first $250 billion dollars worth of tariffs on.

      Keep in mind that the current 10% tariff on $200 billion worth of goods goes up to 25% on January 1. For everyone in the MSM that says Americans will pay the cost for those tariffs, they are ABSOLUTELY WRONG!

      Chinese producers will be eating 20.5% of the 25% tariffs!

      From the article linked above:

      President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war.

      That’s the conclusion of a new paper from EconPol Europe, a network of researchers in the European Union. U.S. companies and consumers will only pay 4.5 percent more after the nation imposed 25 percent tariffs on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and the other 20.5 percent toll will fall on Chinese producers, according to authors Benedikt Zoller-Rydzek and Gabriel Felbermayr.

      According to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr, the tariffs will do what Trump has longed for: They will cut American imports of affected Chinese goods by more than a third, and lower the bilateral trade deficit by 17 percent.

      The Trump administration selected products with the highest “price elasticity,” or high availability of substitutes, according to Zoller-Rydzek and Felbermayr. The Chinese products hit by Trump’s tariffs can mostly be replaced by other goods, forcing exporters to cut selling prices to keep buyers.

      “Through its strategic choice of Chinese products, the U.S. government was not only able to minimize the negative effects on U.S. consumers and firms, but also to create substantial net welfare gains in the U.S.,” the researchers wrote.

      Liked by 23 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        Also they are petrified that more and more Americans will realize the truth that tariffs actually work and more importantly will help bring back a lot of the manufacturing we lost over the last 20+ years.

        From the article linked above:

        An interesting thing is happening right now in America’s industrial heartland. Manufacturers are adding new workers at a brisk pace. And it’s happening right in front of the very pundits and free-trade economists who predicted economic catastrophe over the past year.

        Simply put, President Donald Trump’s tariffs are working. U.S. manufacturing employment has now shown year-on-year growth of more than 250,000 employees for six consecutive months. That’s the largest and most sustained manufacturing job growth since 1998. In fact, the U.S. added 32,000 manufacturing jobs in October alone, for a total of 296,000 new factory jobs since October 2017. Overall, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. manufacturing employment now stands at nearly 12.8 million workers.

        While that’s below the 17 million jobs of the early 1990s, 2.4 percent year-on-year growth for the past eight months undoubtedly is a big step forward — especially considering the more than 5 million manufacturing jobs lost between 2000 and 2010.

        By cutting taxes and embarking on deregulation last year, the Trump administration gave a boost to the economy. This is helping consumer incomes rise. At the same time, the tariffs are stimulating domestic U.S. manufacturing. So all boats are rising.

        Tariffs work to deliver a boost to the U.S. economy in two ways. First, they make foreign goods more expensive, which shifts demand to American-made products. And second, they give industry a sense of confidence in the future. Indeed, the industrial CEOs who buy steel and aluminum every day report that they feel better about today’s market than they have in years.

        Liked by 24 people

        • fleporeblog says:

          Thanks 🙏 to our President, we were able to witness this today!

          Liked by 25 people

        • Deplorable_Infidel says:

          “will help bring back a lot of the manufacturing we lost over the last 20+ years.”

          Everyone that knows the truth has to do their part to help, one purchase at a time. My uncle needed another sump pump yesterday that I installed it for him back in 1998. My plumber friend did not have any in stock and could not obtain one until Monday.

          So first we went to a large national home repair chain that does not use a primary color (red/blue/green) in it’s logo. They only had Chinese knock offs of American manufacturer’s designs. There was a large commercial plumbing supply warehouse 15 minutes away, since they would be open for another 30 minutes we went there.

          Found a submersible pump assembled in USA (right here in NY) within $10 of the price of the big box store with a 3 year warranty, only needing a sales receipt. The big box store pumps made in China touted a 5 year warranty. However, a sign at the display indicated that the warranty card HAD to be filled out and mailed in, etc. for a valid warranty. My uncle agreed with me that we would rather take the USA pump.

          Liked by 15 people

          • Notice how that Big Box store’s stock has been plunging.

            What % of their stock would we think has been coming from China?

            How many new sources will they have to develop … or forfeit share to Made in America?

            Liked by 5 people

          • Reloader says:

            Colorado Teardrop Camper Trailers may not be made in Communist China … but they are manufactured right here in communist Boulder, Colorado.
            I was unemployed/under-employed for more than 10 years. Now I have been employed at Colorado Teardrops for three weeks. My job is Electrician/Mechanic and probably Carpenter soon … and Process Improvement Engineer all around. The plan is apparently to have me learn all of the different steps at all the work stations, and suggest improvements. It is the perfect job for me, and absolutely an Answer to Prayer. It is also evidence of people recognizing the value of five decades of work experience.


            A Manufacturer in Boulder, Colorado. Who would have thought? MAGA!

            Liked by 13 people

          • forjava1 says:

            Totally gutted and remodeled our house over the last year.
            ANYthing from you-know-where was not used, for safety’s sake.
            The only major price pain was buying European and American chandeliers.


    • Rgt says:

      How true. President Trump has opened my eyes to what has been done to the American worker for decades by the globalists. He has exposed what can be done when you negotiate as a leader of your country and not as some “citizen of the world” nonsense. He has made me an unapologetic nationalist with the expectation that other countries act in their best interests. Trump has exposed that many of the country’s enemies are among us and that large multinational corporations are not necessarily American companies. I don’t do business with Amazon, Facebook, Google. I look where products are made and seek an American alternative, an feel better for it.
      While there may not be any “secret plan”, we don’t need one, because Trump is leading by example and it is us to follow.

      Liked by 15 people

    • budklatsch says:

      Decades of my travelling across America, it was impossible to not see the destruction of American industry, towns, villages , jobs and families because our pols and WS enabled the ‘transfer of economy’ to Asia, Europe . A POX on those responsible.


    • Winning 2018 says:

      Well, Americans will have to DEPORT and EXILE the Chinese interlopers to force CHINA to acquiesce to pay-backs. Besides, the Chinese are communists … communism and socialism are ILLEGAL in the USA, so the removal of them is a BIG WIN.


    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      China has enlisted corrupt U.S. politicians, Globalist U.S. corporations and influenced most of America’s “friends and allies” to weaken the U.S. And China has weakened the U.S.
      But China’s power has come from the U.S. market where they received U.S. dollars. Their own Yuan is pegged to the USD, like a little child holding a stronger hand.
      China has stolen or extorted American technology with impunity.
      While the Chinese Communists think they have the stronger grip, they have fooled themselves. They have grown their economy by giving peasants hope.
      Hope is a cancer in a Totalitarian State.
      FREE CHINA. Let Democracy take the reigns of power from the Chinese Communist Party. Let Xi be China’s last Emperor.


  2. tonytran2015 says:

    This is spot on. There are many Chinese tactics that Westerners are not aware of. This is the link;

    Liked by 2 people

  3. These ones of China where out in Laos helping run guns and ammo into S Vietnam that were used to kill American fighting men.

    We ran into one out there about 8 ft tall
    The ROCKS with us said he was a decendent the guards of China’s ruling families .

    Never Forget

    Liked by 9 people

  4. Anthony Poselenzny says:

    Based on history China has never seen itself as needing anything from the rest of the world. Obviously that has changed to a degree but they still see themselves as independent of others and the strongest and best country in the world. They need to learn reality.

    Liked by 6 people

  5. lostandfound says:

    I am retired so have the opportunity to spend several hours a day reading different threads. I am grateful to sundance and others for information and explanations. And although I do not always understand, I trust our President to make the right decisions for our great country. Today, however, two sentences from sundance jumped off the page at me and made things so much clearer:

    1. “In essence Trump is mirroring the behavior of China while confronting their economic duplicity.”

    2. “China must be in a seemingly perpetual stasis of losing before they will contemplate their need to achieve gains.”

    Thank you for your tireless efforts to educate thousands of treepers. I think each of us have our “a-ha!” moments, and today was one of mine.

    Liked by 24 people

  6. JMC says:

    I was certain back then that Nixon and Kissinger were deranged in their “Opening” to China and I am more convinced than ever of that now. But Nixon, like so many pols, had to have a historic “first”.


    • WSB says:

      It is entirely oossible that Nixon was dragged into ‘opening’ up with China by nefarious forces.

      Maybe some day we wil learn the real truth.

      Liked by 2 people

    • Mary Wilson says:

      Nixon’s goal was to get the tip of the wedge between Russia and China to pry those two communist countries apart.

      Liked by 1 person

      • cripto says:

        Spot-on, but it was mutual. China was also in the midst of pushing back Russia. It took over 10 yrs for the rapprochement. Deng Xiaoping’s opening and reform policies began in 1978/79. That was the beginning of the economic turn around (the anniversary of being celebrated now). Unfortunately, Xi is reversing those policies and the general expectations of what China was intending (back then) needs to be addressed as the President & team are readjusting to the new reality and the modification of ‘reform and opening”. It is not just the US, but other countries also.

        Hence the original report on China’s trade practices and its updating of the 301 investigations posted above.

        Liked by 2 people

        • Orville R. Bacher says:

          Don’t forget that Emperor Xi does not give a damn about China. Xi is looking after China’s interests only to the extent that they coincide with the interests of the Chinese Communist Party.
          FREE CHINA. Seed democracy in this corrupt nation.


    • emet says:

      Nixon was not aware that the Chinese knew all of his thinking and plans because of CIA mole Larry Wu Tai Chin. Larry did the document translations (Federal Broadcast Information Service) and advised on all aspects of negotiations. He had been doing damage for decades. He was even feted at banquets in Beijing, but nobody noticed (or at least, nobody cared). Finally caught and jailed, he committed suicide. Buried in Palo Alto.

      Liked by 4 people

    • USTerminator says:

      It is not the problem of Nixon went to China. It is the stupid trade deal that we negotiated with China and the world. We should have own every industry in China and every trade policy advantages as conditions to allow access to our market. The same can be said with Europe and Japan. When you have 75% of the world GDP you should dictate the term in your favor, not giving it away freely. Let be assure that if the China were USA position, China would own the world and no one even breathing without their permission.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. cripto says:

    ” a constricting belt, and a one way road”
    VP Pence (ASEAN/APEC)

    That’s the transmission belt. China did itself no favors by trying to intimidate PNG the host nation of APEC, and generally all around demands and hissy fits over the proposed joint statement.

    Also looks like Super Trade and Economic Advisor to the Emperor, Liu He, is not coming to Washington before the G20.

    Not surprised at the Tech stock drops the US will begin to implement rules against tech (AI) transfers to China according to Commerce. The US has also voided 10-year multiple-entry visas for some Chinese researchers.

    Game on.

    Liked by 8 people

  8. cripto says:

    A long read for those who need to digest the feast. Not for those wanting the Cliff notes either. However, if you wish to know what one of the sharpest minds in contemporary China has to say about China and the West in the era of globalisation read Qin Hui’s essay “Dilemmas’.

    Of course he is a socialist and is writing for a Chinese audience (and CCP officialdom who could make him disappear in a nano-second) so bear that in mind. It will give you a window into how the Chinese ‘think’, how they mentally maneuver around the restrictions imposed on thought, but also how they manage to poke holes in the great wall. This is not Xinhua, Ministry of Truth propaganda, but a subtle analysis of China’s path in a globalized world. One money quote:

    ““China, which pretends to be socialist, is destroying post-war Western prosperity through systematic exploitation of its own people.”

    The essay was translated here:

    I guess I should insert a Sun Zi quote here….“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles…… 😀

    Liked by 5 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:


      I have always enjoyed your posts. Nice.

      I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

      When I was headquartered in Shanghai, my co-workers and I hired a local Chinese restaurant to to cook us a genuine American Thanksgiving dinner, due to we had to spend Thanksgiving in country.

      The restaurant did an excellent job. All the food was just right even the turkey and pumpkin pie.

      During my time in China, I met and made many very good friends. I actually loved it there.
      I did not experience or see any government repression at the time, only local government regulations on installing our equipment.

      Thanks again….take care..

      Liked by 2 people

      • cripto says:

        Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
        I read that a HK chef is serving a “Peking-style Turkey” in a Chinese restaurant in NYC on Thanksgiving. Turkey with a Peking twist.
        Made me laugh, like ‘chop suey’.


      • Orville R. Bacher says:

        A democratic China could be a friend and ally. A Communist China has been, is today, and always will be the enemy.
        Not a Sun Tzu quote.


    • east says:

      His logic is wrong. He thinks that capitalism is a forced ideological structure. He does not understand freedom and “trial and error”.

      He is typical for a leftist. And he also does not understand that the cause for the imbalance between rich and poor is the socialist bureaucracy. (sry for bad english)


  9. Joey Buttafucho says:

    A good start would be to end all Chinese nationals being educated in America regardless of age. That’ll get their attention.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. cripto says:

    Interesting article about the US/China upcoming trade talks at the G20. Looks like Peter Navarro will not be invited to dinner.

    “White House trade adviser Peter Navarro ‘excluded from Xi Jinping-Donald Trump dinner’

    I’m having a bit of fun but perhaps that was the trade-off for China allowing the carrier, USS Ronald Reagan to make a Thanksgiving port call in Hong Kong.
    (Before the Handover the US Navy ships made regular port calls in HK, and always on Thanksgiving, before China banned them).

    Liked by 3 people

    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      Hong Kong…..

      Was just a great place for liberty…..China Fleet club….British….

      The Bull and the Bear bar….in Kowloon…..

      And the swag…..pearls… kimonos……..Full Service Dinnerware…

      Liked by 2 people

      • delmarvajim says:

        We still have that hand craved wooden blanket chest that I bought in the China Fleet Club. Also the revolving restaurant atop the Hong Kong Hilton and the floating resturants

        Liked by 1 person

        • cripto says:

          The old Hilton gone (they use to host the Double Ten–founding of the Republic of China- there), the Jumbo and Tai Pak still there in Aberdeen, but gussied up, The original China Fleet Club was torn down in 1982, and I remember the Bull and Bear when it opened in Central and a pint cost $10 HKD. It moved on to Wanchai. Those were the days….

          Liked by 2 people

      • stablesort says:

        Went to Hong Kong in on R&R in 1966;. it was nothing like the pictures of modern Hong Kong, but was very beautiful. Had such a great time there even though I left a pair of alligator shoes under my bed at the President Hotel.

        Liked by 1 person

        • cripto says:

          You must have been there when the Riots of 66/67 were getting started by the Communist infiltrators.
          You could pull over and have a swim in unpolluted waters (outside of the pig/chicken farms in the NT), until China started its 19th Century Industrial Revolution. Now, very few places are unpolluted due to the dumping of industrial and chemical waste into the South China sea.

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  11. Mncpo(ret) says:

    Eventually. both the EU and China will wake up to a new world vision. For the EU: We don’t support your free medical care through paying for all of your protection. For China:, We don’t support you using us as a backbone to build your middle class while you destroy ours.

    It truly is a “new” world order, the U.S. is in charge. About time. Thank the Lord for our beloved President.

    Liked by 10 people

  12. Doug Amos says:

    We experience so much disappointment and failure; see so much ineptitude and willingness to concede day after day that 1 part of S D’s post lingers. “Nerves of steel; incredible amount of cunning and strategy”. Does President Trump have the people around him required to get this done; can we expand the base, convince enough voters that this is what they must choose? Against all odds, or the easy way out? Trump or Clinton? We know the answer.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. cripto says:

    The ball is rolling, as I posted before, it is a multi-pronged approach to China and its trade and theft policies.
    WSJ: The U.S. is asking allies to ban telecom equipment from China’s Huawei over 5G cybersecurity fears, “but it may be a hard sell for wireless carriers”.(If you read the Report posted, it details how China rerouted internet traffic to Hangzhou).

    “he U.S. government has launched an outreach campaign to foreign allies to persuade wireless and internet providers there to shun telecom equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co…”

    Allies need to get onboard:”Belgian supplier of war room mapping software used by Nato sells the same system to China’s military and includes detailed data on San Francisco”.

    “Chinese chip maker Fujian Jinhua is accused of stealing US technology. This time, China is fully prepared to fight back
    Billy Huang says the US indictment is only the latest twist in the long-running saga of its complaints about China’s intellectual property theft. Beijing’s steely response, as expected, only ratchets up the tension over the trade war”

    “China ‘has taken the gloves off’ in its thefts of US technology secrets
    US officials say Beijing over the last two years has significantly ramped up its economic espionage
    The spike in hacking is taking place after a marked lull in such activity during the last two years of the Obama administration”


    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      “a marked lull in such activity during the last two years of the Obama administration”
      When China is paying full, market price for access to U.S. secrets, then perhaps the cupboard was bare.


  14. G. Alistar says:

    The eagle on the original seal created for the Office of the President showed the gaze upon the arrow…the US military has worn “war eagles” the insignia for colonels and Navy captains during times of war for generations. Amen to the preferred gaze at the olive leaves……war is hell. Somethings are worse than war!

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  15. Lactantius says:

    President Donald Trump is succeeding in making China pay most of the cost of his trade war. But not without a “cost” to us.

    China made itself a magnet for cheap labor. Slave labor, technically. China doesn’t care it their cats are black or white as long as they catch mice. So, Chinese entrepreneurs are OK so long as Beijing controls the game and gets its more-than-fair share. Endless unskilled labor is OK because China “deducts” the costs of socialism from their wages. China will cut the price to “below cost” if they come out pennies ahead on the socialism savings. It is a pernicious system of economics which is undergirded by keeping an unknown number of people under the “care” of the state. A son gets a job and sends money home to his parents in the distant village. The Communist Party rep in the village knows the deal and the parents get their state allotment cut. And don’t fool with the Party, because Party watchdogs get rewarded by ferreting out offenders.

    Eventually, more and more products will return to being American made in new American factories. Jobs will increase, but so will robots. The quality will improve. But the cost to consumers will rise with it. That won’t, generally speaking, hurt us, because the middle class will be re-invigorated and have the funds available to support the higher-priced general market. (Some estimates say that the “average” American household saves between $600 to $1100 per year on Chinese made goods.)

    China has to deal with the globalists. A great deal of foreign investment in Chinese manufacturing has distorted their Communist economy. And China owns a tremendous amount of foreign debt, including massive amounts of US Bonds. Holding debt is one type of leverage, but being a debtor is also a form of leverage. President Donald J. Trump is in the “leverage” driver’s seat with China and China fully understands it. The GDP per capita in the USA in 2017 was 59,531.70 US dollars as compared to 8,827.00 US dollars in China. But wait!!! China has an unknown “ghost” population of over 300,000 people. (For comparison Mexico’s GDP per capita in 2017 was 8,902.80. US dollars.)


  16. Ospreyzone says:

    What is the most efficient form of government? Well, if you define government efficiency as the ability to achieve its will, the most efficient form of government is totalitarianism. There is no dissent – no discussion – no alternative. I despise it, but it is from this perch that Xi Jinping gets to view the world that surrounds him.

    Imagine his paradigm vis-à-vis the United States and our President. He sees a worthy adversary crippled from within by political actors bent upon PDJT’s destruction. He finds numerous allies within the President’s own party who are easily manipulated with a few dollars. He watches as complacent and stupid American voters side with socialists and the media to remove half of the President’s Congressional influence.

    …And then he asks himself, “Do I need to make a trade deal with these fools just yet? Perhaps a little more patience is in order.”

    This is why we have to support our president. …The only president in decades that is actually fighting for real Americans. Failure to do so prolongs the battle and will not be in our best interest.


  17. Carrie2 says:

    This is the first time the Chinese have met a president who is a business man, knows money, and knows how to play his cards. This confounds them to no end. As I have said, the Chinese people today are very entrepreneurial and good clothing, living conditions, cars, etc. and Xi knows this but will try and play his game and will lose as the Chinese people are many more than the remaining reds in China and Xi knows this as well. So Xi will continue a while longer to try and win the game, but he won’t win because the Chinese have never played cards with Trump and that confounds them no end. China has the right to be a big and rich country but not on our backs, thank you. Unfortunately, where we have not been doing a good job, but meanwhile I think Trump will take this on as well, the Chinese has built and encouraged other peoples in other countries with building and doing business. Now with real people who know what we need to do, this will soon get up and running as well. Trump has shown many countries that their day has come and gone and America is back to being that beacon on the hill and those countries have choices but will they make the right ones? Who knows? But they better.


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