HOLY CATS !! Epic Open Press Oval Office Meeting Between President Trump and Vice Premier Liu…

Jumping Ju-Ju Bones….  I’ll get a video and transcript downloaded soon, but boy howdy… Thirty years of President Trump -vs- China trade just roared to the surface in the Oval Office.

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, AG Secretary Sonny Perdue, NEC Chairman Larry Kudlow, U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Brandstad, Trade Adviser Peter Navarro with China’s Vice Premier Liu He, and multiple Chinese vice ministers/senior officials were all in the Oval Office for a discussion of current trade status…. and the outcome was epic.

Secretary Mnuchin announces the Chinese delegation will be staying in DC for an additional two-days of negotiations.   Heck, he’s got em.  The Chinese team can’t leave, not without a preliminary deal, because Trump is going to Vietnam next week and the phase-two tariffs kick in March 1st.

While Vice Premier Liu is seated directly in front of him POTUS Trump answers a reporter question about Chinese technology and cyber-security.  Trump notes that he wants open and fair tech competition, but if China represents a security threat… well, that changes the dynamic.  Liu is seated right in front of President Trump….  EPIC !

USTR Lighthzer notes that they are making great progress toward the six-step Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and POTUS Trump says he ain’t buying any of that MOU nonsense; Trump wants a cemented, contractual, binding trade agreement, nothing less… In essence: stuff that MOU nonsense, enough with the talk, talk, talk plans; get a granular binding deal that he can review.

GULP.

Yesssir…

Hilarious, considering the Chinese delegation have been working toward the duplicitous MOU panda scheme for months, and Trump just eviscerated it.

President Trump and Secretary Mnuchin also announced they’re working toward a summit between Chairman Xi and President Trump in March, likely in Mar-a-Lago.

[Fava beans, Chianti and a nice Diet Coke, I presume].

 

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166 Responses to HOLY CATS !! Epic Open Press Oval Office Meeting Between President Trump and Vice Premier Liu…

  1. Pyrthroes says:

    There’s a reason China’s last Ch’ing Dynasty, emplaced from 1644, deliquesced for 150 years to AD 1912, then suffered anarchy and democidal tyranny through the mid-1980s before lapsing into the warm, fuzzy, Social Credit abattoir we know today.

    Through all her Celestial Empire, Middle Kingdom history, Cathay has existed in isolated “more than Oriental splendor” not as a competitive trader but a class-ridden agarian latifundia whose vast potential was knowingly, purposefully, willfully blasted at the root by reigning Mandarinate kleparchs.

    Comes now Sieur de la Trump, a round-eye of the first water, en par with Commodore Perry’s “black fleet” impact on Meiji Japan. How crude, how mercenary, how vulgarly… American! Why, it’s enough to give Confucius the boo-hoos; maybe if we plant a flying bicycle behind the moon, these ‘orrible Yankees will show us some respect.

    Trump: Come hither, my little chickadees! “The Carpenter said nothing but ‘Cut us another slice: I wish you were not quite so deaf– I’ve had to ask you twice.'”

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  2. maiingankwe says:

    I got all excited and just had to tell my husband all about it, so I started reading the article to him. When I saw the clip, I started playing it for him. When he realized it would take a bit more than 30 minutes his eyes glazed over and he handed my phone back to me.

    However, he couldn’t help but excited over his stock app. The majority of his stocks all jumped up today. He told me had Chinese business stocks and all of them took a jump. He has Chinese versions of like Spotify, Tesla, Netflix and a few others. I told him I would’ve liked to have known what time the Oval Office media circle started, when our President put his foot down on the MOA, and when it ended. I’d like to see where the jumps and hits took place.

    I’m pretty clueless when it comes to stocks and having a healthy portfolio. It was my Mom who had the brains and now my nephew has made it his career. He has a whole bunch of letters behind his name, and I don’t know what a one of them means, I’m just proud of him is all. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that he protects us and we see a lot of green from his hard work. I don’t believe he has anything to do with the Chinese stocks, that would all be on my husband and his love of playing a few bucks here and there. Today, we had an increase close to $3,000. Woo hoo! And yes, I’ve seen when we’ve taken big hits too. Today is a good day though.

    Anyways, Chinese businesses took a big jump today by looking at them. There are a number of them that just shot straight up in a straight line. I’m no genius, but I would think our President had a lot to do with this. JMO.

    I love our President and all that he does for all of us, every single American. God Bless him.
    Be well and stay smiling,
    Ma’iingankwe

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    • webgirlpdx says:

      maiingankwe: Your enthusiasm is adorable. 🙂 I smiled through your post. Aside from the Feds raising rates to mess with success, the other major uncertainty in the market is the Chinese tariffs/trade deal. If the President is winning on China the markets are happy. Yes, a very good day in the market 🙂

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  3. Fools Gold says:

    You don’t screw with a mad lion protecting his pride!

    Liked by 5 people

  4. Johnny Dollar says:

    Thanks for posting that, Sundance! It was so great.
    The President is direct and honest and open. Saying (paraphrasing), for example, the last 20 years of presidents did a lousy job dealing with China. Like nothing I’ve ever heard before.

    God, I hope he’s the beginning of a new breed of politician.

    Liked by 8 people

    • James Carpenter says:

      How can the duplicitous Panda possibly counter such blunt, monosyllabic, finality?
      Answer: Panda can’t.
      Panda’s dragon isn’t ready for kinetic war yet so Xi will be forced to swallow some of his overloving “face” and sign agreements, be held accountable to them. For now.

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    • Old Codger says:

      No, sadly he’s not, precisely because he is NOT a politician!

      He’s a “Main Street America First” businessman! Those people rarely have enough money, courage or gumption, let alone desire to run for political office; which is usually a means for second-rate intellects to get rich through the usual suspect practices.

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  5. Sunshine says:

    I wouldn’t want to be negotiating last-minute deals with Mnuchin, Lightizer, and Wilburine.
    As with Canada, China is now also on its knees. The Great Trump where postponing and timing is everything. They never had a chance.

    Liked by 7 people

  6. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    Weasel word glossary “Memo Of Understanding”

    So Trump asks, how many million tons of soybeans is that?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Harvey Lipschitz says:

    So Fake News is all about Kraft visit to cat house

    Grupo Xi visits The Lion. Real News

    Liked by 3 people

    • The Demon Slick says:

      Old guy, his wife gone. Leave the guy alone. Tug job shouldn’t be front page unless you are a crusader against tug jobs in your public life.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Old Codger says:

        Every Asian “massage” joint is ready willing and able to offer to choke your chicken or rub your pleasure button (if you’re a woman)!! That’s t been their tradition and the way they do business, for 500 years; no collusion or trafficking involved. Just a way to make more coin.

        I’d worry more about the cultists like HRC and pos Podesta who think they’ll live forever by preying on underage children of both sexes.

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      • Perot Conservative says:

        An old widower gets a little thrill, and a massage “therapist” goes home with another $100 or $200 tax-free cash in her pocket for a 3 minute tug.

        Some stated already have 2 consenting adults in private laws. In no way am I condoning trafficking or underage abuse.

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  8. nerveman says:

    I’m 60 years old and I have never seen anything like this before. The transparency is off the charts. Trump begins by saying “You don’t see anything like this in China”. Monumental.

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  9. McGuffin says:

    Devil, needs to be a lion. 😉

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  10. SEDeuceTER says:

    This is an absolutely mind blowing press conference run by Our President with the top trade negotiating teams for the U.S. and China in the room with the only person missing being President Xi, although the Chinese Vice-President is there. I challenge anyone to name a President who has been more open to interacting directly with the press and who demonstrates better control of a meeting in which the top trade representatives of the top two economies in world history show proper respect and deference. Absolutely awesome. And what a beautiful touch of the video that Jered and Ivanka sent to President Xi for New Year. There has been no President in the same galaxy when it comes to dealing with the Chinese. And this puts the despicable Marxist Dems and the entire drooling, rabid Left to shame, along with, for that matter, the past 4 Presidents.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Buck desnudo says:

      Great points! The leftists/dem/media crowd just keep looking smaller and smaller, so they scream louder and louder to try and stay relevant. As someone posted here recently the lefts biggest fear is that Trump will succeed because that will make a mockery of their dogma.

      Liked by 6 people

    • Lindenlee says:

      I wonder if Xi is losing sleep at night, wondering if the grandchildren will be even more formidable with Mandarin under their belts, and a mentor like our President training them up for the future.

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  11. McGuffin says:

    I think if we asked the Alexa App “Alexa, who is king of the jungle?”. She would say ” President Donald J. Trump is King of the Jungle”

    Liked by 2 people

  12. YvonneMarie says:

    We have a two front war here,
    1 with China (& globalists, Islamists)
    & 1 with American Democrats, Rinos, foreign invaders & commi media.
    We are fightings all that !!!!!!!
    Trump is Charles Martel 2.0

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  13. Brian P.T. Blake says:

    In my opinion, we are witnessing the unfolding of a ruthless negotiating strategy at the hands of a Grand Master. President Trump and TR Lighthizer have lulled China’s trade delegation into thinking that they can hoodwink the U.S. yet again with a general, unenforceable Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), Now, seven days before the dreaded 25% tariff deadline on 1 March, the President says, “That’s not good enough. I want specific, enforceable, contractual agreements.”

    To put it succinctly, President Xi is screwed. President Trump knows that China is our enemy, a lying, vicious Communist dictatorship which seeks to rule the world. His tariffs are not about trade. They are about crushing China economically so that we do not have to combat them militarily. His stance of friendship and reason is calculated to run out the clock, giving U.S. sanctions time to cripple Beijing and force the ChiComs into desperate geopolitical concessions.

    The tariffs will escalate to 25%; Xi and Trump will dine at Mar-a-Lago; and at next month’s meeting in Vietnam with Kim Jong-un, China’s North Korean puppet, the U.S. President will announce that in view of President Xi’s enlightened support for peace in the Korean Peninsula, he is glad to announce a temporary easing of sanctions pending lasting results.

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  14. If and when POTUS secures a China Trade Deal:

    • Remember how DESPERATELY USCOC members want to end IP Theft!😰
    … Noting how today, the USCOC called for a “comprehensive deal”.

    • Watch him hold off on submission to Congress for Ratification 😂
    … Until ALL of his Nominees and Judges have been CONFIRMED
    … And until the USMCA has been Ratified, as well.

    • Watch him impose the AUTO TARIFFS if Congress delays🤣
    … “To ensure that Japan and the EU lock in Trade Deals, and FAST”
    … “To accelerate the USA’s Auto and Industrial Manufacturing Renaissance”

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    • MelH says:

      I’ve been thinking about the left demanding that Trump submit taxes et al, and it seems to me the right has been waiting for some group, appointed by the President, to look over all the classified documents and assess them for what needs action. They’ve had a year and accomplished nothing. They’ve had almost 3 years to do the confirmations they’ve held off on. So the President has more leverage than any they think they have on him. That’s probably why he doesn’t seem at all concerned these days.

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  15. zozz1 says:

    Somewhere in all this, though unspoken, looms the Mideast. The brief Syria Q/A highlighted the stunning reality of Trump’s recent statements that Syria would be cleared of ISIS…along with the photos/articles showing the collapse of the last territory held. The Mideast players are watching Trump in action, and it has to be dawning on them that he does not play the games they are used to seeing the USA play. He means what he says, and he acts…no more bowing and scraping and kowtowing to the UN. Trump pretty much ignores the UN as irrelevant. Trump deals directly…not through the UN. He continues to strengthen key elements of our economy, and, as with oil, for example, he removes or neutralizes the leverage that other countries held over us. No other country can withstand the economic power of the US if Trump chooses to “weaponize” it. Therein lies Trump’s ace. Fascinating to watch.

    Thank you, Sundance, for bringing all this into focus.

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    • SEDeuceTER says:

      I have felt since he put his original team together – even with Tillerson at State but now most especially with Kansas, and even with Mad Dog at Defense, along with Mnuchen at Treasury, Ross at Commerce, Lighthizer in trade – that with Our President at the helm, this is the strongest international affairs team in our history. No administration has ever mastered the totality of leverage brought about by using these 4 disciplines – Economic, Diplomatic, Military, and Trade – to achieve our strategic ends. Ever. And this is with the military as a contingency, with just a few exceptions. We brought the NorKos to their knees. China is getting wobbly as is Iran. Pakistan is feeling the pressure. The Palistinians. Venezuela. Again, with just a few exceptions, all without firing a shot. We are truly seeing how a world power should be run and it took an amateur politician to do it.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Old Codger says:

        Tillerson and Mad Dog were there for a reason and they are now gone because they reached the Expiration Dates of their respective reasons for being part of the TRUMP’s Plan.

        Tillerson because of ties to the reform Saudis and willingness to cut State’s infamous, globalist “7th Floor” down to size and Mad Dog because of his “re-building the military” ties. Both overstepped their bounds and wore out their welcome, although in doing so, they smoked out a lot of hidden DS types who were buried in the System, making it easier to neutralize those sleeper agents.
        (Besides, any US Marine who rejects the nickname, “Mad Dog” deserves to be
        sh*t-canned by the POTUS!)

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    • Ron Jaeger says:

      Great Comment !!!!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Mickey Wasp says:

    Feed a snickers to the Beast.

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  17. MaineCoon says:

    45 is so funny. He looks like he’s holding court!

    Liked by 3 people

  18. The Dragon Emperor over the Mountain. The Kingdom prospers.

    (Actually, it all sounded great, until the “diet coke” line…c’mon, Dragon, diet soda? Jesus H. McGillicudy.)

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  19. MikeN says:

    Looking at that picture, I say Bill Kristol has aged poorly under President Trump.

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