Steve Hilton Excellent Recap on China Trade Confrontation…

Looking at the retaliatory response from China today; there’s lots of great news.  China is doing exactly what President Trump quietly predicted.  They are walking directly into his trap.  Trump is a friggin’ genius…. more on that coming.

This video from Steve Hilton last night was very well presented.

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110 Responses to Steve Hilton Excellent Recap on China Trade Confrontation…

  1. shipley130 says:

    I would say President Trump is doing the right thing for America if he is angering nutjobs like Joy Behar and Poopie Goldberg. And they are very angry.

    Liked by 28 people

    • Scott says:

      They are angry because deep down they know Trump will be correct. Again.

      Liked by 11 people

    • Sammy Hains says:

      You can’t actually make the name Whoopi worse.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      The Free Ride (the reality of so-called Free Trade) for our enemy- the Communist Dictatorship in China, is Over.
      It is decision time for Canada and Mexico. Want access to the U.S. – the biggest market in the world? Then stop cheating with “made in China” inputs in so-called “made in Canada”, “made in Mexico” goods.
      Every day containers pour into Canada and Mexico for the U.S. Market.

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      • James Carpenter says:

        The adjustments that will have to be made by all parties will entail some pain. But the rewards of success will be substantial and sustainable.
        Failure is not an option. (if you have any care at all for our chidren and their future)

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      • They are likely angry that candidate Trump told them that their precious DC leaders were stupid, and then proved it within six months of taking office.

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    • 22denizen says:

      Some of President Trump’s detractors seem to be permanently angry and/or permanently outraged . They have made a wobbly career out of their disappointment in not having Hillary as their leader. They could be doing some harm to themselves physically ( the mental harm is already well underway and apparent) as all that stress they enjoy probably blows their blood pressure levels through the roof.

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    • Reminds me of a movie: “12 angry men” now we have 12×10^~ and we all will sit back and watch self-molestation take place…Couldn’t be happier for a bunch of malcontents!!! Taking over the world and us as serfs…Don’t Think So!!

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      • Impossible says:

        Well said; the whole mediascape has devolved intro angry men (and affronted women). The wisdom of the ancients dissipates… the cost of such ignorance, as always, is inestimable.

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    • Jederman says:

      They are angry (like most Lefties) without understanding the issue. They are angry because it’s not obama… . They’re angry because their ideology is not into prosperity. They’re angry because the corrupt and rotten MSM told them to be angry.

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    • gueppebarre says:

      I’ll bet Mitch McConnell is not happy either…

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    • gueppebarre says:

      Neither is Mitch McConnell.

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  2. Dan Patterson says:

    Very encouraging.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Scott says:

    I wonder what Branstad has been telling Xi? He is good friends with Xi, and an official “best friend” of China. Has he been telling Xi to wait it out or has he been urging Xi to make the deal?

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  4. 13wasylyna says:

    MAGA President Trump MAGA

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  5. Daniel says:

    My only ‘regret’ in all of this is that pretty soon, it’s going to get even harder to keep up. I fully understand THIS is precisely what the #resist movement is actually about. They want to stop Trump from fixing things. They like it broken. They love having the ability to steal billions of dollars within the government and have the news dissipate into the news cycle. Trump is a direct threat to that and a threat to their long term practices.

    Trump doesn’t just threaten them “here and now.” He is setting the standards we have of politicians in the US. We were used to saying things like “lies, damned lies and campaign promises.” No more. And there are only two types of radicals who will do exactly what they say they will do — Trump and the communist left. We just have to do our part to ensure it’s Trump and not the communist left.

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  6. tomidlewood says:

    It now is becoming clear that stopping trade with China. – writ large across the Western world- is the end game. China will then capitulate or the CCP will be crushed from within. Sounds really good to this American!

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    • Dutchman says:

      Notice he says the activity in China ramped up in the 80’s.
      I believe they watched what Reagan did to U.S.S.R., and realised they were vulnerable to same thing.

      Best defence being good offence, they ramped up efforts to undermine the U.S., recognising that U.S. was biggest threat to them.

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    • wtd says:

      In the video, Steve points out a little known detail. Our economy does not rely on China given:
      only 2.7% imports from China
      and
      exports to China account for only .9% of the US economy .
      Even if we were to eliminate trade with China – the US economy can only be minimally impacted.

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      • grumpyqs says:

        But the perception MSM is creating is absolute doom and gloom; crashed market, sky high prices for everything, mass unemployment, Farm Aid XX, etc. The CNN watchers will be panicked even more than now, from just the Mueller Dossier. What a show!!

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        Does that include re-exports from Canada and Mexico?

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      • Agree. However, China has purposefully riddled our supply chains with many critical components. Our military has begun a startling awakening that industry must face as well.

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        • cali says:

          @BlackKnightRides: ^^^^^^^This!

          It was a damning awakening by our Navy and the various “unexplained” collisions in the Asian waters while our AF pilots and Army choppers suffered via their many strange crashes.
          Always remember: Hillary’s server was available to China while CrowdStrike ‘managed’ the sale of info on her server.
          That included SAP, defense and weapons secrets, classified and top secret info and most of all HRC enabled China to locate and assassinate ALL our CIA agents – 23 of them.

          Add the rest of the American traitors like Biden, Feinstein, no name among many others and silicon valley club and we have a real big mess on our hands that president Trump is in the process of correcting, reverse and revoke.

          Now you also know why our president is strictly under military security!

          Add in the China danger is none other than the UK GCHQ chief Hannigan who is/was involved in the coup of president Trump.
          Now he works for China via Hakluyt that sold out to China and is no longer controlled by the UK.

          Can you imagine what a traitor like UK’s Hannigan who ran the NSA in Britain while having access to intelligence being a partner to the US can do? All the intelligence shared and gained?
          The UK and their monarchy posed as ally all-the-while behaving and acting as an enemy!

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    • As a man thinkth says:

      In order to truly re establish America’s Main Street Economy…you must slowly eliminate the Chinese WALMART market…hundreds of small town economies were boarded up and abandoned as soon as China’s SUPER STORE opened…President Trump’ s current dealings with China are a great moment to behold…KEEP GOING, DONALD!!!

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    • Jederman says:

      Agree, and it will put a damper on their military build up.

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  7. amflyalex says:

    If the Dems don’t vote ~20 billion in aid for farmers to offset the tarrifs, they can kiss 2020 goodbye. Funny thing is, they know this, but now a HUGE fight will flare up between the Left’s #resist and #beatTrump2020. “Give Farmers Money!” Wait. What? “No. Never help Trump in any way!” Get your popcorn!

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    • Mr. T. says:

      I am wondering if that is even legal. It was one of our concerns that China was subsidizing other industries to undercut us. Maybe a rule with the WTO.

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  8. citizen817 says:

    Newt on China (8:35)
    Mornings with Maria

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    • GB Bari says:

      The side twit “Jackie DeAngelis” asks Newt if PDJT is bringing this “hardline” action against China only NOW because there’s strength in our economy.

      Talk about cognitive dissonance!
      .
      Does this twit think that PDJT is only taking advantage of a coincidental domestic economic boom because it happened to occur? She obviously has completely missed his total strategy and his planned timing of these events. What a maroon! Maria needs to find more intelligent guests.

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  9. chojun says:

    Sounds like, from your inference Sundance, that Trump is going to use this as leverage for getting the USMCA done. This type of trade war is going to create a HUGE amount of demand in the market and Mexico/Canada just might have what it takes…

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    • Dutchman says:

      If Brexit party prevails in elections, and england walks away from E.U. due to no deal, PDJT makes trade deal with England, manufacturing floods back into England who’s economy turns around, and its “Katie bar the door!” As countries exit the E.U.

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      • chojun says:

        I agree that this is a huge potential opportunity for the UK but I think the cards are already on the table for Mexico and Canada – it’s time to get pressure on USMCA to get done.

        Part of the reason why NAFTA was such a failure was for the backdoors which existed therein for China to poach the market.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          And that back door allowed the political leadership of both countries to line their pockets while allowing their manufacturing base to crater.

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  10. Elric VIII says:

    China needs the U.S. The U.S. doesn’t need China. There must be much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth on Wall Street and in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today. Gird for battle. They will use the media, the Democrats, and the bought and paid for GOPe to fight President Trump tooth and nail.

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    • delighteddeplorable says:

      So true, Elric. And right on cue, Demonrats display further deterioration of what’s left of their collective mind. Oh my God! The sky is falling. Again. So tiresome.

      The very good news is that VVSGPDJT has this and saw China for what it is decades ago. He’s now going to correct the imbalance. MAGA!

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  11. CNY3 says:

    Steve is spot on! Glad he is with us!👍🏻🇺🇸 Thank God Trump has ⚾️⚾️ if steel!!

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  12. GB Bari says:

    Excellent commentary.
    I like “Joe China”. That meme and the facts behind it ought to stick tenaciously for awhile.
    NO ONE can accuse President Trump of shifting his position on China since forever. He is on video for thirty-plus years saying the Exact. Same. Thing.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Mitch China, as well. In fact, d.c. might as well stand for the “District of China”.

      The port is important, but how,about getting back ownership of D.C.?

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    • 🍺Gunny66 says:

      We Do Not Need Trade with China……just keep saying that.

      Previous everyone was shouting: “What are we gonna do about China?”
      “We must stop China”

      Now it’s; “Oh my!!!…What are we gonna do without trade with China?

      That’s crap. Read Sundance’s post yesterday on “The Golden Ticket”

      President Trump has been working for months on a Trade deal with:
      Japan, India, South Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

      The President is a pure genius. He has this trade deal lined up with the above countries that will fill any gaps caused by no deals with China, keep the tariffs in place, and deal with countries who actually “Do not like China”

      And we still make billions from tariffs….Who else will buy from China?
      The EU?….They are broke….Argentina…Broke….Russia?…Russia hates China and needs nothing from them…….

      The Globalists, Congress, Wall Street were sucking us dry because they are bought and paid for by China

      The Golden Ticket” Why do you think our President has “taken off” his Panda face?

      The MSM, the Globalists, Congress, Wall Street, are all going nuts, because they are all;

      “Owned by China” Listen to the interview provided above.

      We should all be partying our butts off. The President has them all screaming.

      It is classic…..He played China…..He will have the Golden Ticket for America
      Read Sundance’s article from yesterday.

      Screw China……..So funny…..Our VSG….. “He Broke Them”

      Hey China……”Well……Bye…”

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      • budklatsch says:

        Agree 100%. Europe has contended with far higher consumer prices for decades and a VAT hurts their homegrown production. NO VAT, but tariffs yes! Just be certain that China does not use SE Asia countries for assembly of china made products as they do to abuse NAFTA.

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          The way they have abusing ASEAN and the Phillippines says otherwise. Dutarte may want to switch horses again.

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    • BRUCE FAUTH says:

      And loving how he took out Jeb with China in the debate. Pointed out how China manipulates and all low-energy loser Jeb could say was, “C’mon.”

      Liked by 6 people

  13. Guyski says:

    Wonder how many countries are silently cheering?

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    • Dutchman says:

      Some, not so silently. All the countries on the Pacific rim, that have been getting bullied by China for years, while previous POTUS’s did NOTHING.
      Phillipines
      Cambodia
      Thailand
      And India is probably smiling, too.
      China supports Pakistan, another criminal cartel run country.

      China has made lots of enemies of its neighbors, with its bullying hegemony, and now its chickens are coming home to roost!

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      • graphiclucidity says:

        Pompeo will also be in Russia tomorrow.

        “One of the motivations for the U.S. could be exploring opportunities to work with Russia and China on arms control,” the source said, “but at the same time, working with Russia where our interests coincide, and China’s do not.”

        “That would have a positive result of driving a wedge between Russia and China,” the source said. “That is something that would be of value to the U.S. Russia is nervous about China.”

        The source suggested Russia is wary toward China’s efforts to project power on the world stage — whether in the Arctic or in Afghanistan — and driving them apart could serve a positive purpose, despite America’s obvious differences and disputes with Moscow including on arms control.

        https://www.foxnews.com/politics/pompeos-sochi-summit-could-help-drive-wedge-between-russia-china-source

        I believe this is why President Trump has been relatively friendly towards Russia and more open to a relationship ever since the campaign, even through the endless nonsense of the past two years.

        He’s had a plan on how to deal with China for a very long time.
        It looks like Nixon/Kissinger’s Triangular Diplomacy, in reverse.

        Putin will prove to be a lot harder to woo than Mao was.

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        • Rhoda R says:

          Possibly, but Putin is no dolt either. He can see that generally deals with the US under Trump are favorable to both parties and he needs some economic infusion into the Russian economy. He may be a thug, but he’s a thug that loves his country as much as Trump loves the USA.

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    • redhotsnowman says:

      The countries that put all their eggs into the collusion/impeachment basket are screwed.
      Canada, China, EU etc. . The ones that knew better got on board early and worked with Trump on bilateral deals. South Korea, Japan, India.
      Not sure where Mexico stands with our President. He says nice things about how they are helping. But he’s about to stick it to them something fierce.

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  14. Hutzpa says:

    God help us please to turn from our wicked ways. Help us to stand fast to Your wisdom and Your ways. We repent for our laziness and loose ways. We need You to turn us back to repentance and restoration today. We ask for a Great Awakening to the threat against us and for a people who will take a stand and fight for the freedoms You gave us an opportunity to live under. Have mercy on us as we war against the enemy within. Amen.

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  15. Bill says:

    I think POTUS should put an export tariff on food products (soybeans, corn, pork etc.) to china of 25%

    But leave a loophole that you can get the stuff from Mexico, it is only a 10% tariff.
    Hopefully the Mexicans would charge a 10% handling fee to make Mexico great again!

    I see this as a win-win for us. Reduce some congestion at our ports, and provide some high paying jobs for Mexico.
    MAGA

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    • James Felter says:

      No to export tariffs, they are prohibited in our constitution. Different regions have different products. Export taxes make it too easy for regions to wage war on each other using the federal government. That form of abuse was anticipated and guarded against by the founders.

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      • Rhoda R says:

        Thank you.

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      • BillofRights says:

        I’m constantly amazed at how smart our Founding Fathers really were. Like Shakespeare in the way that they saw all things that men do. Then they used classical critical thinking and logic to design a system that respects the citizen.

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  16. Electra says:

    Heh, heh. Joe China and Mitch McChina.

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  17. redhotsnowman says:

    Hilton really is starting to grow on me.

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    • livefreeordieguy says:

      I agree, redhot… I found him unwatchable, then tolerable and, lately, growing on me… That excellent monologue raised his stock in my eyes quite a bit. And, in fairness, he has been consistently tough on China…

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    • sickconservative says:

      Really has for sometime, didn’t no him really when he started but seems solid on his beliefs.

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      • MelH says:

        I resented him until he somehow made the British accent a lot less offensive. Once i could really listen to him, I loved him and count him my favorite TV show, after Marlk Levin, of course. Steve gets together interesting panels and is not afraid to hastily dispense with Lefties who get his dander up. What’s really different about him is the WAY he dispenses; he’s always gracious and lets them save face one way or another. Well, the truth is, I Iove him because he loves the President! as much as I do.

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  18. Dutchman says:

    Remember “Those manufacturing jobs aren’t coming back?”

    WHAT about manufacturing jobs that leave China, either to come to the U.S., or go to other countries? Countries that Have A trade agreement with U.S.?

    WHY would they ever go back?

    “PLEASE come back, so we can steal your I.P., and after 5 years your business!”

    So, companies that move out of China, to avoid tarifs, are unlikely to move back, even if tarifs are eventually lifted.

    And, with energy independance assured, PDJT has made U.S. most attractive option.

    Hey, China! Those manufacturing jobs, food processing jobs, that are LEAVING?

    Yeah, they AIN’T coming back!
    Sucks to be you! Especially since you have a 2008 type financial crises looming….turn about is fair play!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      First he cut regs. Next he brought energy back, all forms. Then he tarifed steel dumpers. Then he cut taxes. Once we were in a position of strength, then he started the trade negotiations.

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  19. Curious says:

    Comment for Sundance regarding:
    :
    https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/112800723125191884

    I’m not denying Grassley is beholden to big Ag. But read his words again. Everything he says is true, and his “enough is enough” seems to be aimed at China. In this case he seems to be supporting the President’s position. The Enforceable trade deal is what we want and what China reneged on.

    “Raising tariffs will hurt both US & China economies + more importantly will hurt US farmers/consumers/businesses Enough is enough China needs to negotiate seriously & quit moving the goalpost Enforceable trade deal needed for certainty”

    Don’t lose sight of the actual end goal, enforceable trade deal, minimal or no tariffs.

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  20. sarasotosfan says:

    Joe China for President!

    I think not.

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  21. Curious says:

    Comment for Sundance regarding:
    :
    https://twitter.com/TheLastRefuge2/status/112800723125191884

    I’m not denying Grassley is beholden to big Ag. But read his words again. Everything he says is true, and his “enough is enough” seems to be aimed at China. In this case he seems to be supporting the President’s position. The Enforceable trade deal is what we want and what China reneged on.

    “Raising tariffs will hurt both US & China economies + more importantly will hurt US farmers/consumers/businesses Enough is enough China needs to negotiate seriously & quit moving the goalpost Enforceable trade deal needed for certainty”

    Don’t lose sight of the actual end goal. Enforceable trade deal and minimal tariffs.

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  22. Anyone seen a number for total exposure to China both direct and indirect to the USA? I presume the $100M number is direct and doesn’t include indirect via MexCan?

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  23. Devil in the Blue Drapes says:

    I parked this in an earlier thread, but this is more apropos to the topic. David Kennedy gives an in-depth history and forecast that comports w/SD. Mr. Kennedy, I believe also has the President’s ear.

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  24. President Trump is the only one who would not advise Princess Leia to negotiate and conciliate with Jabba the Hutt. Life imitating Art

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  25. Mr_Henry says:

    A couple of random comments as I sit in the Atlanta airport watching giddy CNN anchors covering the 2.3% stock market decline.

    One, I don’t see anyone covering the turbulence this must be creating in China. Uncertain conditions are the biggest obstacle in making the decision to invest, and firms contemplating a new multi billion dollar facility in China must be having second thoughts right now. A stable alternative such as India must be looking better right now.

    Two, China is raising the real cost of food for their people. We are raising the cost of electronics and cheap consumer products. I don’t see how this is a long term winning position for the Chinese.

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  26. Mncpo(ret) says:

    I love it!

    “America doesn’t need washing machines anymore? What, he’s going to throw his dirty underwear into his 5G laptop?” Hahahaha

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  27. trapper says:

    Hilton has it all wrong. Frum gets it exactly right. The globalists have been right all along. Behold the post-industrial American economy.

    Just as the globalists predicted, in small cities and towns all across America’s heartland, millions of high school-educated blue collar American workers who once stood side-by side at assembly lines in manufacturing plants now sit side by side in vast seas of computer work stations. In re-purposed, million-square-foot industrial buildings where they once made washing machines, televisions, car parts, pants, and sneakers, these millions of re-trained workers now spend their work days coding (two breaks and a half hour for lunch) while support staff scurry around bringing lattes and Jelly Bellies to them at their work stations.

    What? Oh. Right. But he’s STILL trying to sell it.

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  28. 335blues says:

    Steve Hilton has got it absolutely correct,
    WE AND THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD SHOULD HAVE A
    TOTAL ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF COMMUNIST CHINA.
    Our goal should be to destroy the chinese economy,
    and bring down the communist party.
    Hilton was also right when he said china declared war on America
    many years ago, and their repeatedly stated goal is world domination.
    Their words, not mine.
    The time is now to sieze the opportunity to hopefully destroy
    the chinese communist party.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Not disagreeing with you, but the Chinese people have never had a non-totalitarian government in their entire history. The real miracle is that Taiwan and Hong Kong managed to evolve a democratic forms of government.

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  29. 335blues says:

    Steve Hilton has got it absolutely correct,
    WE AND THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD SHOULD HAVE A
    TOTAL ECONOMIC BOYCOTT OF COMMUNIST CHINA.
    Our goal should be to destroy the chinese economy,
    and bring down the communist party.
    Hilton was also right when he said china declared war on America
    many years ago, and their repeatedly stated goal is world domination.
    Their words, not mine.
    The time is now to sieze the opportunity to hopefully destroy
    the chinese communist party.

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  30. paulmafinga says:

    If you want to get more insight into what we face, look at the CRADA / MOU between the Obama Administration, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, UC Berkeley, and China. Basically the entire Thorium Molten Salt nuclear reactor project was handed off to China. US and EU employees were funded and sent to coach and explain the documentation and remaining issues. China has since patented their “improved clone” of Hayne’s Metals “Hastelloy N”, as well as new methods to form high temperature graphite cores. Note also that it’s politically impossible to develop advanced nuclear in the US or Europe because of the difficulties with Western scientists (productivity and cost), the hysterical greens, litigation, and regulation. Tough situation!

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  31. PVCDroid says:

    The damn media is so corrupt and against our country. It’s stunning how they twist and turn everything as Trump’s fault.

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  32. Pyrthroes says:

    Pays to recall Henry Clay’s post-Jacksonsian, long pre-Income Tax (and thereby paradoxically egalitarian) “American System”: Protective (not retaliatory) tariffs to foster internally competitive, free-market commerce and industry; use of tariff receipts plus broad-based, minimally disruptive Consumption Taxes to capitalize a National Bank financing domestic infrastructure projects; tax subsidies (not by contribution but default) with specified expiration dates to promote self-reliant yeomanry production, effectively insuring farmers, fishermen, and ranchers from market downturns destructive of working-folks’ cyclical and seasonal well-being.

    Outside the ante bellum (slave-State) South, these powerfully benign measures needed no pretentious economic doctrine, then or now. Let economists stew in their anarcho-syndicalist juices… what matters in the real world is competitive pricing, supply-and-demand, personal/private wealth-incentives to innovate for civic/public purposes, all without Old World caste-and-class distinctions outweighing “what you do” by “who you are”.

    Trump is no more an academic economist than was Henry Clay. But whether in business or political worlds, Wisdom and Strength (classical “sophia” and “dynami”) carry all before them. As Hsi’s pestiferous commissars are finding, their free-lunch mandarinate survives only on others’ entrepreneurial sufferance. Arm-wave, fuss-and-bluster, threaten as they will, Peking’s paltry little apparatchiks add nothing of value to any greater good.

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  33. JD says:

    The self-proclaimed economists and the wall street grannies can run around flailing their arms and wetting their drip pans. That’s what they are good at. Don’t despair kids, the A team is in the game and China will be taken to school.

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  34. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    The DOLTS in the media don’t realize VSGPOTUS has been thinking about and talking about this China problem for DECADES!!

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  35. livefreeordieguy says:

    Thank God PDJT is standing up to China. We have been such fools. China’s J-20 and J-31 fighter aircraft are knock-offs of our F-22 and F-35 jets. As some Snowden and other documents reveal, the Chinese stole gads of design and technology information from us through cyber attacks on US prime and sub contractors. Easy pickings. Sure, China steals IP across many industries, but this is top-line defense stuff and DOD shut down the F-22 and it cannot be restarted. Meanwhile, the J-20 is in production. We need to see the China threat for what it is and act accordingly. President Trump’s predecessors failed badly. But in Obama’s and Bush’s defense, the Chinese did camouflage the operation brilliantly with the aircraft designations. If the Chinese named them the J-22 and the J-35, Obama and Bush would have figured it out right away.

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    • Skippy says:

      You summerize the problem so succinctly. While not in military industrial, we, my husband and myself, have seen this acutely with intellectual property of scienticfic facts being stolen. To make this worse, it’s also recently happened in our son’s top 10 world wide university.. It’s very hard to trust.

      However, I can not imagine being in the USA military and the degree of betrayal one might feel with your lives at risk. While not in the former, I worked for years for Migrant Health Care under DHS in the 1985+, under President Rhegan and am proud I did, but so much has changed.

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      • livefreeordieguy says:

        It is epidemic, Skippy… and impacting us in every aspect of life. I share your sentiment about being in the US military also. To add insult to injury for military and defense industry folks, the Chinese stole millions of personal security records from the Office of Personnel Management in 2015 that compromises people in an unimaginable way. As a defense & aerospace exec with top security clearances, my most detailed personal information (along with that of my wife, children, parents and siblings) was stolen in a massive cyber attack… Makes one feel violated and betrayed as you suggest… waiting for some shoe to drop… 4.5 million of my closest friends had their personal data stolen as well. Crazy. Thanks for your service in DHS in a very noble role… in a great administration. Your pride in your service is well-placed.

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  36. Skippy says:

    Wow. Incredibly educational video by Steve Hilton! USA imports from China are just 2.7%. (video time above: 6:20). That should reassure many of us. Look over the CNBC list of import tariffs and buy now what you wish from them. Timing is everything.

    I trust President Trump the 1st modern time USA President to own “china”. We had family impact by lack there of both on intellectual property and major university loss via academics.

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  37. spoogels says:

    The Australian viewpoint-pro Trump

    Trump has China on the defensive

    https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/trump-has-china-on-the-defensive-20190513-p51mq1.html

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  38. Peter Shaw says:

    Steve Hilton… brilliant analysis, forcefully put.

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