Unrelenting: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses U.S. -vs- China Confrontation….

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross discusses the ongoing U.S. -vs- China trade confrontation and the current status of China’s economic contraction.

Secretary Ross outlines that China has now internally admitted their reliance on access to the U.S. market; and Team Trump’s continued willingness to deliver death by 1,000 cuts to Beijing if needed.

Secretary Wilburine is one of the top targets for Wall Street, GOPe, Democrats and the collective group of beneficiaries from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is effective; he is unrelenting; they want/need him to be removed.   The inability to influence the White House economic policy team is the biggest threat to the corporate lobbying community.

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79 Responses to Unrelenting: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses U.S. -vs- China Confrontation….

  1. sundance says:

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    • Landslide says:

      Speaking of Census…..where are we on getting the citizenship question in the next census?

      Liked by 7 people

    • litlbit2 says:

      Have not researched Dr. Dillingham. I pray he will take his position and job very seriously with a strong backbone able to resist the many paid for corrupt Senators, Congressmen, CoC, MSM etc that will come forward spewing lies as their immoral activity is threaten.

      More corrupt weazles about to be ratted out! McConnell’s partners in crime such as the dnc pawn of the day speaks and then McConnell steps to the paid for mic to state,”no bill will come to the floor President Trump won’t sign”!

      Cover installed as swamper McConnell believes his own setup clears him! LMAO stupidity?

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      Wow. He has a degree from the University 1 mile away from me. And I’ve never heard of him.

      Found this article from December, he certainly sounds like he could be a straight shooter, spreadsheet/report the facts guy.

      We will see.

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      • Moultrie Flag says:

        If there is anyone out there, planning anything, is there a better focus point than Tom Donahue?

        Seems we complain about his henchmen(Mitch, Ryan, Boener, Lindsey), and well, they no longer make independent decisions, so…….

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    • Sunshine says:

      He seems to be a very serious individual. Why is it I see integrity oozing from him?

      Liked by 2 people

      • WSB says:

        Ironically, we still have a Penny Saver in town, and I saw an ad for joining the Census. Assuming most of it is door to door?

        Liked by 1 person

        • H.R. says:

          No, not ‘most of it is door to door,’ but a surprisingly large in-person sample is taken and census workers follow up in person on some non-respondents. I forget the percentage – 10% maybe? I can’t recall – but it is a really good sample size, not like the polls where “A survey of 1,407 Americans was taken and…”

          Oh, back when homelessness was the big Democrat issue, I remember the Census Bureau sent out tons of people to get an accurate census of the homeless. The homeless were being portrayed by the YSM as being on every street corner, under every bridge, and huddled over every steam grate in America. All day every day “Homeless, homeless, homeless.” You’d think that 50% of Americans were homeless and stacked up like cord wood.

          They looked everywhere and didn’t find all that many homeless and most of them were in the warmer cities that gave generous handouts. They didn’t find nearly enough homeless to justify the grand programs that the Dems insisted were needed, not that it stopped them from creating a bunch of those programs anyhow. Do you recall that?

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          • WSB says:

            I do, indeed. And I remember when the AIDS scream occurred.

            Now, I have had friends who died of the disease, however, it was not quite the epidemic as portrayed by the MSM.

            The media stroked it when a Republican took office.


    • piper567 says:

      oh, goody! a Census Bureau Director!
      wonder how long he has been languishing.
      but, at least we HAVE one now!

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    • Some info on Dillingham:


      FTA: Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney of New York is already expressing “serious concerns” about Dillingham’s nomination, citing his involvement with the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, a conservative group that influences state legislation. Dillingham once served as an “academic adviser to the law and justice task force” of ALEC, according to a 1990 announcement of his nomination as the director of the Bureau of Justice Statistics by President George H. W. Bush.


  2. Nessie509 says:

    Like the term Wilburine!
    Wilbur is relentless.

    Liked by 16 people

    • Bill Hollinger says:

      Also highly intelligent and well versed, and the three of them were no match for him.

      Liked by 8 people

      • piper567 says:

        I long for the day when a genius like Wilbur can actually complete a thought without the resident vermin butting in with negative suggestions.
        I pray Wilbur live to see that day.
        I hang on his every word, and it just irritates the he!! out of me that he is approached as he is.
        That being said, he’s marvelous in his continuity, never wavering from, Just the facts, ma’am.
        love him I do..

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  3. Publius2016 says:


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  4. MakeAmericaGreat says:


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  5. Deplorable_Infidel says:

    “The inability to influence the White House economic policy team is the biggest threat to the corporate lobbying community.”

    An advantage to have someone in the position that has enough money already – so they cannot be paid off by “lobbyists”, AKA bribery technician influence peddlers.

    1Timothy 6:6  But godliness with contentment is great gain. 
    1Ti 6:7  For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 
    1Ti 6:8  And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 

    1Ti 6:9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 
    1Ti 6:10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

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  6. lisaginnz says:


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  7. Wilbur is a rock star, he doesn’t let any one spin.

    Liked by 11 people

  8. Mike in a Truck says:

    Remember when DJT said at rallies that he would put togather the best economic team? Unlike the hacks of the previous administration who gave everything away.PDJT team is taking everything back.Yeah-that feels like victory. We hadn’t had it in so long-losing according to ‘Ol Lop Ears was the “new normal “.

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  9. Lulu says:

    I heart Wilbur.

    Liked by 5 people

  10. notfaded1 says:

    I gotta say… I love watching VSGPDJT’s Badgers taking China apart!

    Liked by 8 people

  11. Dutchman says:

    What a crock. Now, the commentators are raising a DIFFERENT objection to the WALL; “People (Dems) are saying more people are coming in illegally by overstaying their VISA’S.
    This is then goung to lead to the,argument “This is such a COMPLEX problem, with so many parts to it, that we MUST have “Comprehensive” immigration reform. PDJT ain’t gonna fall for it, and the American people ain’t gonna fall for it.

    I actually hope they DO have a “Democratic responce” to the POTUS address tomorow nite, cause I really don’t think they can come up with any valid argument, that is,voing to persuade anyone.

    They TRIED “too expensive” and given their profligate,ways, that went over like lead balloon.

    So, they are going to say “innocent people” are being hurt by the shutdown.”

    Responce is to list innocent victims of illegals.
    Then they will try this b.s. about visa overstays being a bigger problem than the border, which any idiot will see, while it IS a problem, women and children are NOT being brought in on airlines, with a visa;
    They are bound, gagged, stuck in the trunk of a car, and brought across our unsecured Southern border.

    Anyway, their pitch is going to be “lets pass a budget, open tje government, THEN we will work to craft a COMPREHENSIVE immigration bill, that will address DACA, visa overstays, etc.
    Of coarse, we will have to PASS the bill, before we can READ the bill.


    So then they will say THEY are the ones who are willing, and POTUS is the intransigent one.

    Meanwhile, I’m anticipating a declaration of National Emergency, and significan increase of troops on the Southern border.

    The reality which becomes more apperent every day, is the loony tune demmies don’t want to give PDJT a wall, because he,wants it; they don’t want to give him a Political victory.

    Thats the optics, and I really don’t see how they do anything but increase the # of walkaways!

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    • As quoted here on another ‘branch’ the opposition is clearly looking to get compromise in order ‘read my lips’ against President Trump. See? I told ya so. He lied to everyone to get elected. He promised a WALL and switched to a ‘chickenwire fence’. They beat GWH Bush with ‘readmylips’ lie. They will accuse President Trump of the same. Promise not kept. Liar. Communists are evil.

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      • Mo says:

        Ross Perot had a lot to do with Billy Clinton beating the old Bushie.

        Liked by 2 people

        • CharterOakie says:

          GOPe propaganda.


        • Indimex says:

          I voted for him! The more I learn about the Bushes, the prouder I am of casting that vote!


          • Ann says:

            Thanks so much. Without Trump we would be in hell. I realize that. When I find articles from trusted sources, opinion and fact, I do not necessarily agree with them but neither do I throw out the baby with the bath water. I am familiar with the Perot-Bush episode. Papa “Read My Lips Bush” (Royal Integrity Bush) gave Perot a screwing, and Perot cost Bush his second term in office. Although I still believe Papa served a second and even a third term through “W” since W brought on board all of HWBs cronies.


        • Romney is well aware of that , 2020


    • The whole ‘overstay’ of authorized entry vs unauthorized entry is something of a red herring.

      The claim that more illegal aliens are in the US by virtue of overstay of authorized entry (student/work/tourist visas etc) is because we have a (somewhat) accurate count of these overstayers, whereas we do not have an accurate count of unauthorized entrants.

      As it has been pithily put, ‘The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence’ and such is the case with the overstay vs unauthorized entry data.

      Open borders/mass immigration proponents like to avoid the central issue — national security — by talking about everything else.

      I cannot imagine how ignorant and/or misinformed on immigration if I relied on the mainstream media.


  12. cripto says:

    Where to begin?
    Well the photo-op of the US-China trade delegations in Beijing shows a serious, focussed group. Liu He stopped by for a greeting. A good sign.

    As to those questioning the delegation here or calling it the ‘JV’ team, perhaps you should read this article giving details about the lead negotiator Deputy US Trade Representative, Jeff Gerrish.

    “Gerrish, Lighthizer’s Skadden protégé, to set tone for China talks”

    For an interesting editorial in Caixin, a few days before the meeting saying:’China’s adoption of a national negative list for investment does not in itself level the playing field for private and foreign companies since there still are many hidden barriers to equal market access that must be removed’.

    “Editorial: China Must Remove Hidden Barriers to Market Access”

    Another good analysis on what the US could do concerning tech transfers and the way forward (under discussion at this meeting).

    Another area that I’m sure will be addressed is the draft of the proposed Foreign Investor Law that China has delayed finalizing until March (the deadline for progress on US-China trade agreements).
    An English summary here:

    There are some major improvements in the Law that address the concerns of the US and other countries but there are essentially four loopholes if the playing field is to be leveled and may be raised by US negotiators: “1)A new unspecified national security review system for foreign investment; 2) The right of China to adopt reciprocal measures against any country that disciminates against Chinese investment; & 3) Financial services subject to other laws , and (the elephant on the room) 4) It is missing is any reference to equal treatment by domestic & foreign firms in China’s M&A review process, which has primarily been used against foreign firms & is rarely applied to SOEs.”

    To wrap up, the President scheduled to meet Wang Qishan (or Xi if he goes) at Davos,Jan 22-25 World Economic Forum. Anither chance for a face to face?

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  13. Tiffthis says:

    I can’t stand how these people interrupt Wilburine. Listen and learn, ya bobble heads.

    Liked by 2 people

  14. Oldskool says:

    He was amazing this morning shooting apart every BS editorial on CNBC, when that moron Joe Kernen kept leading with opinions then trying to tie that crap to a question and Wilbur took it down immediately. Amazing to watch those stupid network people ignore precise answers they did not want to hear. I see no reason the President’s cabinet should waste their time going on any of those networks, the viewership of which is minimal and those that do watch that are too damn stupid to comprehend anything.

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  15. Car says:

    This is awesome info. Thank you doesn’t cut it!

    Liked by 3 people

  16. truthbomb says:

    Is Joe Kernen for real? “Are you happy China is not doing well?” DUH. What a dumb question. Is that one for the Jersey housewives Joe?

    Btw Joe, China would think nothing of locking you and your family away in a prison camp and force you to make Nike shoes for the rest of your life.

    What an idiot. CNBC is bad TV.

    Liked by 1 person

    • truthbomb says:

      Can someone send Joe an email and remind him the Chinese are violent, sneaky and totalitarian regime? He apparently thinks they are a stuffed, plush Panda bear.

      Liked by 3 people

  17. ParteaGirl says:

    We need to pray for Wilburine’s health and safety! 🙏🏻

    Liked by 13 people

  18. sDee says:

    Woman: China’s economy is tanking. You seem happy? Don’t you feel bad hurting China?

    Ross: China is screwing us. We cannot survive it much longer.

    Woman: ” I’m just looking at it from a global connectedness argument”

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  19. jeans2nd says:

    Bloomberg is reporting that Xi’s top economic aide Lou (Lew? Lui? Liu?) is attending at least some of these meetings.
    Not certain if this is a good sign, but it sure looks like it. 1:01

    At any rate, Amb Lighthizer – or whomever Sec Ross sends – is able to handle any of these guys, and Sec Ross has the final say before Pres Trump. Not the first rodeo for any of our guys.

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  20. Justin Green says:

    Sad to think that all of Trump’s hard work can be undone in about a month once he’s no longer President. Be it 2021 or 2025.


    • piper567 says:

      Justin…oh, ye of little faith.
      Hard for me to imagine the President hasn’t figured out he’s only allowed two Terms.
      Hard for me to imagine he doesn’t grasp that his plans for completely restoring America and a significant part of the World is not an 8 yr Project.
      Do you really think he is so short sighted?
      Haven’t seen much evidence of that.


    • ParteaGirl says:

      I think you’re thinking of Obama who wrote his legacy in Executive Order pencil. Trump erased it pretty quickly and is not making that same mistake. He’s used Congress to pass actual legislation like tax reform and criminal reform, AND we’re getting a steel wall that will likely cost more to take down than to put up. Not happening.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Justin,who said you could come come out from under the bridge.

      Liked by 1 person

  21. Pyrthroes says:

    Consortium of Social Science Associations (COSSA): “Dr, Stephen Dillingham currently directs the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning for the Peace Corps and previously led the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. He holds a PhD in political science, as well as a law degree, an MBA, and a Master’s Degree in public administration.”

    Dillingham is a well-connected, experienced public-sector administrator with sterling academic credentials. Whether this persona is but a facade for smouldering PCBS asininities remains to be seen, depending primarily on his succinct response to including a U.S. Citizenship on the 2020 census (“Yes”). If Trump et al. haven’t secured Dillinghams’s specific commitment to this, we’ll expect the worst.


  22. Mike diamond says:

    Right on wilbur,it’s not about Apple when Nancy Pelosi was elected to be speaker of the house the stock market tanked!


  23. JohnCarlson says:

    The only thing I don’t like about Ross, is that he starts most beginning sentences with “Well”. It’s not as bad as “You know”, but it does get a little irritating at times. But I still give him an A,


    • GB Bari says:

      I am just the opposite. I, like the “Well, …” in Secy. Ross’ replies.

      It has a smoothing effect for what follows. It provides a dearly needed pause, and seque or transition between the hotheaded, kneejerk, ridiculous, poorly- or falsely-premised question that was just asked, to the thoughtful, rational, factual, and level-headed reply that Wilburine is about to provide.

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      • Stillwater says:

        Here are some of my favorite Ross beginning phrases:

        “That’s just silly”
        “First of all…”
        “You need to put this into proper perspective”
        “Let’s put this in perspective”
        “Let’s put this in historical perspective”
        “Let’s put this in arithmetic perspective”


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  24. Ann says:

    Based on this article about China and Wilbur Ross I present the following article by Brandon Smith of Alt-Market com. First, do not shoot the messenger. I am most definitely conservative. However, Smith raises some interesting points; one is as follows: Trump was saved in the 1990s by Rothchild banking agent Wilber Ross, who bailed him out of his debts tied up in his failing Taj Mahal casino. Wilber Ross is now Trump’s commerce secretary. I ask, who is Trump going to be loyal to? The American people, who can offer him nothing of consequence, or the Rothschilds, who saved his public image and his billion-dollar empire? He also points out that the trade war with China is a diversionary tactic to keep from recognizing that we have begun the collapse of our economy in 2018 and it is continuing. Please read the entire article before commenting. It is a hair-raiser. Trump Is A Pied Piper For The New World Order Agenda: http://alt-market.com/articles/3620-trump-is-a-pied-piper-for-the-new-world-order-agenda


    • NoFixedAddress says:


      Yeh.. ….Nah!

      With all due respect but how much experience have you had with hard headed ‘bankers’?

      You haven’t lived until you have pitched a business finance proposal to a bunch of financiers and convinced them that your ’cause’/project is worth their investment AND then the satisfaction of seeing your proposal come to fruition.

      That Wilbur Ross did his apprenticeship with Rothchild Banking and eventually left by buying out the division he worked in, which I think was Business Reconstruction, and that he subsequently helped then Mr DJ Trump’s reconstruction of Mr DJT’s then financially and failing business to me shows Secretary Wilbur Ross’ good business ‘nose’.

      Look at what Trump did and has done with the opportunities given to him.

      I went and checked that link you provided for Brandon Smith’s post and yes, I am sure there are One World Government elitists, actually International Communists if truth be known, in most Western Countries but so what?

      That impetus has always been with us and is what we strive to hold back.

      But I learned, or perhaps I worked it out myself, that the so called One World Government elite would starve to death if the ‘little folk’ were not busy making and doing things because the so called ‘elite’ cannot make anything.

      They need us as much as we need them to keep Nationalism, Patriotism, Family and Faith.

      If you want to see true One World Government then live with the 2 billion under a crescent moon.


    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Ann,You all live under the same bridge.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Michael Todaro says:

      What’s up with “Ann”? 😨


  25. NoFixedAddress says:


    Here is an article to ‘wonder’ about:-

    “Former Goldman Sachs China Exec: Beijing Cannot Meet Trump’s Demands

    China cannot meet the Trump administration’s demands that it give up its state-sponsored predatory mercantilism, the former chairman of Goldman Sachs Asia said Monday.”



    • PoCoNoMo says:

      You and Brandon are entitled to your opinions, of course – but pray tell, what mortal do you propose would have been BETTER than Donald Trump, can you tell me that? Because when I think back on the GOP primaries now, I ‘wonder’ who would this non-globalist, constitutionalist character be. if not DT? And too, I’d like to see the scene Brandon would paint for us if imagining HRC had won.
      Really, what gives, dude?


      • Ann says:

        A solid point, but you misunderstood my query. I am not pointing a finger at DT. He’s still my man. The Smith article got my attention and I was looking for opinions from the “Brain Trust.” Thanks for taking the time to elaborate.


  26. dufrst says:

    Ross shit their asses up on immigration! Great work!


  27. dufrst says:

    Ross shut their asses up on immigration! Great work!


  28. NoFixedAddress says:


    What if PDJT withdraws US troops not only from Syria and Afghanistan but also Germany and South Korea and puts all those troops across the Southern Border.

    And gets authorization from Mexico that those troops can cross into Mexico to deal with cartels?

    The EU would crap their pants.

    South Korea would crap their pants.


  29. rmramerica says:

    Couldn’t agree more with the observation that influential Washington swamp creatures want Ross out. He and Robert Lighthizer are the two heavy weights of the negotiating team. The rest are incidental music. China and Europe are slowly being boxed in. Once this reorganization of the post WWII world trade model is changed and employed – look out. The U.S. economy will explode. Amazing changes about to occur. This IS a transformation Presidency. Hope Obama is watching.


  30. highdezertgator says:

    Becky “Not-so-Quick” … what about “global connectedness”…. more post-modern Marxist pablum…

    “Act as global citizens” no borders, no sovereignty, no country
    “In this globally connected world, our challenge as educators is to prepare our learners to not only take advantage of all that this offers, but also to encourage them to question, investigate and act as global citizens.” http://www.core-ed.org/research-and-innovation/ten-trends/2014/global-connectedness/
    DHL German logistics company Deutsche Post DHL
    Looking forward, the future of globalization is shrouded in an unusual amount of ambiguity, and depends critically on the choices of policymakers around the world.

    I guess they’ll have to “logisticize” shipping from the USA to the Far East a little more… soon!


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