President Trump Announces Tariff Increases on Chinese Products…

President Trump has announced the raising of tariffs on China effective Sept 1st and October 1st, 2019.  This is one arrow in a quiver filled with economic consequences:

  • The preexisting 25 percent tariff on $250 billion in Chinese goods will increase to 30 percent effective October 1st, 2019.
  • The pre-planned 10 percent tariff on $300 billion worth of Chinese goods will increase to 15 percent, effective September 1st, 2019.

This targeted tariff approach is only a small sample of the economic action that is available to President Trump.  There are a host of tools and targeted economic weapons available to President Trump that are far more damaging to Beijing.

This announcement also sends a clear message to the members of the G7 as they prepare for their meetings in France.

Additionally, President Trump is setting up a political dynamic that is visible on the horizon.   As the trade conflict gets more serious; as President Trump targets more leverage upon the Chinese economy; he is positioning the 2020 Presidential race as a choice between two candidates:  Either President Trump, or Chairman Xi Jinping.

Voting for the best outcome for USA and Main Street will mean a vote for President Trump.  Voting for the best outcome for China and Wall Street will be a vote for the Democrat candidate.

President Trump is clearly, and smartly establishing this domestic political dynamic within the trade conflict with Beijing.

Wolverines!

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248 Responses to President Trump Announces Tariff Increases on Chinese Products…

    • Publius2016 says:

      always framing 45 as the attacker when he is always “A Counter-Puncher”.

      Liked by 20 people

      • YvonneMarie says:

        You said it ! 😉

        Liked by 1 person

        • Bill Durham says:

          Miss Lindsey Graham on fire on Martha McCallum!!! Holy cripes, Lindsey has turned in his globalist card. Yes I said it. He is on team wolverine. He finally gets it. I remember on Beverly hills 90210 when they freed Donna Martin. Someone has freed Lindsey Graham.

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          • Bert Darrell says:

            Three possibilities:
            1) Sen. Graham has finally seen the light.
            2) Sen. Graham has shaken off the chains that John McShame had put on him.
            3) Sen. Graham is already thinking about his own re-election campaign and it’s lying like former Pres. O-Zero used to and still does..

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            • treehouseron says:

              What I think has happened, is Senator Graham is bought and paid for, and he’s now being bought and paid for by some MAGA types and understands there’s more upside in this for him, if he toes the proper line and keeps his damn nose clean.

              So he’s being a good boy right now, which I’m happy about. I don’t trust him, however.

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              • 🍺Gunny66 says:

                Has Lindsey created any bills with regard to China Trade.?

                Did he say he will approve the USMCA?

                What does he say about North Korea?

                Anyone can talk and sound like they “changed”

                “Just because you don’t hang with the leopards anymore does not mean you lost your spots”

                I do not trust him. ………

                Wait……isn’t he the one who got the “Huma” kiss?

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            • SwampRatTerrier says:

              My bet is on #3.

              RE: “3) Sen. Graham is already thinking about his own re-election campaign and it’s lying like former Pres. O-Zero used to and still does”

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            • BP says:

              I’ll guessing door 3# Bob, er, Bert

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          • Daniel says:

            I haven’t seen this. But it’s important to note the distinction between a lot of talk and actual action. Is he sponsoring any bills or resolutions or anything of the kind to support this administration? Where is the action behind the words? We’ve seen Rand Paul, for example commit interesting feats on the senate floor. What have we seen of Graham which is more than talk?

            Don’t get me wrong. I like what he says most of the time. But as I’m sure a lot of women will tell you, sweet talk will only get you so far. After that, there must be delivery.

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      • A Counter-Puncher
        🤫 10 Times HARDER.

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    • John Bosley says:

      I just had a blowout of a balljoint in my used $ 500 beater Honda Odyssey van.
      Wheel went sideways and wrecked some of the suspension parts.
      Had just got off the highway doing 85 mph and made it 500 feet before it broke.

      Went to the local parts store and was offered for $ 15.00 the obvious Chinese joint.
      I said forget it , give me an American made or Mexican, Canadian one.
      They said here’s the best, the problem solver Moog ,a Federal Mogul company.
      Checked the box and it said made in Mexico, ok.
      Cost was $95 with discount $ 62.00 .
      Drop forged top quality steel under watchful eyes of US reps running the plant for quality control.
      Never had a problem with a Moog joint ever failing even with the harsh hits from potholes in the city.
      I made sure all the other parts were NOT Chinese.

      Point is, buy American if possible, North American if not available from America.
      Screw China, I am on mission/diet to eliminate them from EVERYTHING I buy from here on out.

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      • treehouseron says:

        I’m going through the exact same thing right now.

        1st of all, my brother had a ball joint bad and he replaced it with the cheapo, the thing sheared while he was driving down the road. Almost killed him.

        I’m having a truck repaired right now, some pretty serious stuff (engine rebuilt, new suspension, etc.) and went through the same thing, I went MOOG all the way I dont’ even think there’s another choice. It’s either 15 dollars for a piece of crap or $60 for American nice stuff that will last a lifetime if you properly lube it.

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        • John Bosley says:

          Due to the fact that municipalities are not fixing their roads in a timely matter , our vehicles are dieing premature deaths from getting beat to hell.
          Your brother is lucky like me.
          Tow truck driver told me I should buy a lotto ticket .

          There are a few very limited choices, the stealership, or NOS.
          If you are handy and can do the work yourself you can save a bundle and keep that old vehicle humming for decades.

          That’s the thing with quality, it costs.
          It’s either your life or your wallet, like the old commercial, pay me now or pay me ALOT more latter.
          I know the Chinese can make a quality product but they keep it for themselves.
          We get the dregs from the bottom of the barrel just because they can stick it to us with no repercussions.

          As always, buyer beware.

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      • Baby El says:

        John.. you must have meant 85 Kph uh.. right?

        I’m up in the rust belt too – getting my beater ready for the winter classic!!

        When you think about it – given the time and effort involved – its not even worth putting Chinese parts on a car. How does anything work in that country?

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        • John Bosley says:

          No.
          It was 85 mph or around 140 kph.
          It was late at night and I was actually the slow poke.
          What can I say, I like my freedom 😊

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        • GP says:

          I had to learn that part (pun intended) the hard way. Only after reading CTH and SD on China trade and all did I notice the crappy parts/made in china connection. And their tools…OMG

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    • lotbusyexec says:

      Love this President – #IamPDJT

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    • Rhi says:

      Just saw the interview with Navarro, the President has such great wolverines standing with him on the economic front, might even say Pompeo on the international relations front, why can’t he get wolverines in the FIB and department of injustice? McConnell?

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    • frank field says:

      That’s OUR President.

      Hearty thanks again Sundance 👓

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  1. BocephusRex says:

    SPLODEY HEADS!

    Liked by 8 people

  2. treehouseron says:

    He just gave businesses another 20 Billion reasons or so to NOT do business in China.

    Liked by 11 people

    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Don’t know much about Steve Bannon, but he’s got good comments on this Communist China trade workings.

      Steve Bannon (August 21, 2019): “”…..people are gonna be absolutely stunned when they see how the elites..of the Western democracies and the United States went along with China and exacerbated a situation when it was quite evident they (China) were at economic war with us.”

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Steve Bannon’s Warning On China (w/ Kyle Bass) | Real Vision Classics

        Oh my! This interview is MUST SEE!

        He explains how in China’s 4000 year history they developed “Barbarian Management.”
        That means the take the leaders of the “barbarians” and GIVE them a “taste of the good life” (read Millions and Millions in bribe money to our Dems and GOPe).

        That’s what China has been doing for the last 25 to 30 years with our Dems and GOPE and why the agreed to hollow out the great industrial states of the Northeast and Mid-West. They deliberately sold their constituents out for Communist Chinese Bribes!!

        Why Did Word Press Rick Roll that first posting of this video?????

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        • Palafox says:

          If this is true — and I certainly don’t hesitate to believe it is true, but I don’t know if it can be proven — The President needs to start calling this out in tweets, that form of presidential communication that the MSM never ignores.

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      • CoffeeBreak says:

        Thank you for taking the time to post this. I appreciate it.

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  3. redline says:

    My President!

    Liked by 12 people

  4. sarasotosfan says:

    At some point the Chinese are going to be more receptive to the messages of President Trump. They have no choice.

    Liked by 3 people

    • treehouseron says:

      Gordon Chang, who’s slightly too pessimistic for me but regardless understands this stuff as good as anybody, said this morning that politically Xi cannot bow to this pressure politically because it will make him look weak… , so he predicts the end result will be the complete destruction of China as an economic powerhouse. I think his latest book is called “The Coming Downfall of China”.

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      • sarasotosfan says:

        I get the desire to look strong, but this is like touching a live wire and getting shocked. It does not take long to become reluctant to touch a live wire.

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        • Rowdyone says:

          While the temptation to get payback for 50 years of unfair trade tactics by China is strong I trust PDJT to refrain from not leaving Xi room to gracefully make a deal that he can claim to his people as fair. We don’t want to back him into a corner that compels him into military action for either economic or political reasons. But Xi must also realize that we have more arrows in our quiver if he chooses to persevere on his current course. Happily Schumer has backed the President’s policy publicly although the media is doing it’s usual job as a subversive element.

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          • Shelby says:

            Xi has put himself and his country in a corner. Trump has given him ample opportunities to save face. Xi is waiting for what every other President has done…capitulate. Communism does not care what happens to its people and knows Western culture’s fears. He is waiting for his ROI payment from the bought and paid for American politicians, media and businessmen

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            • Bert Darrell says:

              Pres. Xi has reneged on every promise he made at the Buenos Aires meeting. He cannot be trusted. Chinese steal, lie, rob, swipe, cheat, and oppress. Such a society will never be a world power.

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              • treehouseron says:

                Yup, and they’re right next to Japan who can always be trusted and are honorable people, it’s so strange to see two societies completely opposite but yet to a lot of people they’re interchangeable.

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            • swimeasy says:

              Xi is rolling the dice on Trump’s leaving office after 2020 election with the assistance of those you mentioned Shelby.

              This truly will be a stand your ground election for our country and freedoms.

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              • Shelby says:

                Stand your ground is exactly right. It’s something that American “leaders” have not done since Reagan and several generations of American civilian citizens have never seen or had to experience. The last two generations only know the Chinese as the poor people who make their stuff cheap. Nothing about their communist regime and murderous ways. How far will the Chinese let their mask fall to remind all the world of what they truly are?

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            • Rowdyone says:

              I agree but today’s China is not Mao’s China. Xi is powerful but his fear is of the silent Party leaders and oligarchs who have profited handsomely and don’t want to see it all torn asunder as opposed to fear of the masses.

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          • Revelation says:

            As Sun Tzu said, always leave you enemy a path to run away.

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      • bocephusrex says:

        …and the Chinese people will starve. Sad, but so be it-

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      • Remember Baghdad Bob announcing the defeat of the American forces as US tanks were rolling in behind him? I think President Xi will be similarly crowing of his economic victories against the US as his people starve and his govt teeters on insolvency.

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        • AustinPrisoner says:

          This upsets me a lot. There are hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, of disabled orphans in China. Orphans are already stigmatized in China and they’re often medically neglected. If these orphans grow up, they can only dream about one day working in a factory so they can have their own family. Of course, it’s China’s problem and POTUS Trump is still doing the right thing as leader of our country, but there will be no gloating from me. There’s a lot of sadness in this world, most of it created by humanity.

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      • sunnydaze says:

        So far, it *does* appear that China is taking the “self-destruct” road. Just judging by Hong Kong alone, they’re doing everything they can to drive all the Big Money OUT of HK.

        It seems they haven’t been faced with “saving face” in a loooong time-…..so long in fact, that they’ve forgotten how to do it w/o shooting themselves in the foot.

        Liked by 9 people

      • Sentient says:

        Downfall of China, huh? Yeah, that works, too.

        Liked by 1 person

      • Esperanza says:

        I’m beginning to think Red China might fall. Xi is not stupid, yet he has moved a big fat zero on this, why? Because he can’t?

        Liked by 2 people

        • treehouseron says:

          If you think about it… he can’t move. The whole point of China is they get by on unfairly manipulating the market.

          We can’t even make a deal with them, because you can’t trust anything they say and everybody knows it. They’ve proven it about 5 times in the past year.

          So what CAN they do? If we will no longer believe their lies, they have no other choice.

          They cannot give the Hong Kong protesters any concessions, because then everybody else wants the same concessions. They can’t give up their forced patriation of foreign tech, because they can’t innovate their own tech.

          Communism only ends 1 way. It’s just a matter of how long does it take?

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          • deeperinfo says:

            China wants all the perks of Western Civilization and “Free Trade”, contracts, free travel and access to education, but with none of the responsibilities of following the law or honoring human rights.
            President Trump is the first to have the guts to stand up, say so, and do something about it. Too bad the used-to-be-called ‘loyal’ opposition is acts more loyal to our country’s opposition and helping China by demoralizing the US and undercutting our economic expansion (like sitting on USMCA, which would be good for all three countries.
            Let the stock market fall, it’s temporary, while the shift away from China and its cheating ways is long term.
            America is well positioned to become much stronger and China will fall back to its natural lesser position. This is very GOOD for the US!

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      • scrap1ron says:

        I just love happy endings.

        Liked by 2 people

      • snellvillebob says:

        Just like the Democratic Party will perfer to destroy our entire economy, are ways of life, just to be able to control us.

        Liked by 3 people

      • KingBroly says:

        Hey man, nobody appreciates spoilers.

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  5. GB Bari says:

    Epic! We are witness to significant historical events.

    I have my protective gear on in advance of the collective “BOOM” from the exploding heads across the media and their Leftwing robots across the country.

    Liked by 12 people

  6. 335blues says:

    25% across the board on everything from communist china.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Easy does it;
      Slow roast, as opposed to fast fry.
      As PDJT pointed out, China has taken TRILLIONS from us. Lets get as much back, as we can, before we implode their economy back where it belongs.

      You don’t ‘wolf down’a fine, medium rare prime rib, the way you might a quarter pounder,…you SAVOR it, enjoying the experience, and extracting the maximum nutritional benefit.

      Do you think there are any left, who still the the goal here, is to actually ‘get’a trade deal, with CCP controlled China?

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      • 🍺Gunny66 says:

        Nope……the President wants full surrender.
        He doesn’t give a fig about a deal with China.

        China can do nothing to the USA, including militarily.
        What can they do?

        Send a billion Chinese on ships to invade us?
        Nuke us? Nuke the Golden Goose?

        Do you really think our President wants to save face for Xi?

        He’s got them cornered. And now even if the courts overturn “anything”

        The American people know he’s got their backs and he has taken the masks off the American company’s doing business with China.

        Next…….Play the same game China performed with us, Canada and Mexico.

        Do a trade deal with the UK……Anyone who deals with the UK…..no tariffs.

        Genius……..pure genius

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  7. ALEX says:

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  8. DJT2020 says:

    Go Trump Go!

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  9. treehouseron says:

    Someone explain to me, why anybody that can do math thinks it’s alright to run a huge trade deficit? Our money goes out of the country, and now Chinese people have it. They spend it on whatever they want but they ain’t spending it on Main Street America.

    Alternately, if we produce the stuff HERE, then the companies that sell it send the money to the factories that make it… here. The money stays in the United States, and is respent HERE. Which means it’s taxed again. It’s taxed when it’s spent as Sales tax and then it’s taxed when it’s earned at the same time as income tax. Then it happens again and again, taxed over and over again and churned through the economy over and over.

    How can anybody who does math, think that it’s beneficial to send it out of the country, kiss it goodbye, as opposed to spreading it around our own country instead?

    It seems obvious to me.

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    • Green Bucket says:

      We don’t pay the politicians as much as China, the Cartels, or the COC. Of course our ‘leaders’ are going to vote for theirs (not our) best interest.

      The choice in 2020 is clear: Freedom or Socialism / Communism.
      We have to vote like our lives depend on it because they do.

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    • abdiesus says:

      The math works out alright for Wall Street Globalists, and alright for all the corrupt Ds and Rs they pay off, because they are all getting a cut of all those Billions China has stolen from real Americans. Good for Wall Street/Globalist/DC traitors, bad for real Americans.

      Liked by 7 people

    • todayistheday99 says:

      You would be surprised at the lengths that the Trump haters will go to convince themselves and others that a trade deficit is good. Forbes has numerous articles that have caused their credibility to go negative in my book.

      Liked by 4 people

      • treehouseron says:

        It seems to me that the economy is propped up by this cyclical re spending, and re taxing, of the money here locally. If you spend it out of the country some of it comes back (Chinese wealthy folks buying condos, etc.) but much of it is spent elsewhere.

        It seems to me that once the money is gone and no longer churning through our local economy, we lose a little steam. The cumulative effect of all that churning and retaxing dissapearing adds up after awhile and we end up with an economy like Obama’s.

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        • deeperinfo says:

          Well, the money can always come back as the chimes but up companies and resources. Again, President Trump gets its as he has increased scrutiny of attempted Chinese acquisitions.
          It’s a different type of game when you know up front that China, it’s companies and it’s citizens do not see any need to follow rules or law. Quite the contrary, many, if not most, of Chinese enterprises, acquisitions, partnerships, or research collaboration or education is specifically aimed at unlawful purposes like stealing intellectual property rights and research.
          You KNOW they can’t be trusted before you begin so why would anyone be surprised when then are caught cheating.
          Better to do business with honorable people who won’t sell you poisoned products. There are direct repercussions, even to lowly consumers.
          Thank you President Trump!

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      • Sentient says:

        Lately they’re trying to get everyone to focus on how American farmers are being detrimentally affected. Because we should focus on the $9.3B in very-low-profit-margin US ag exports to China (2018) instead of the $558B in imports FROM China. They think we’re stupid. Problem for the Trump-haters and their media lackeys is that US farmers know they’re being used in this way and the Federal government can very easily and cheaply make them whole (and then some) for any losses they’re suffering due to actions being taken by China. https://ustr.gov/countries-regions/china-mongolia-taiwan/peoples-republic-china

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        • treehouseron says:

          Yup. And who are the farmers going to vote for, if we’re being realistic? If we’re talking politics, are the farmers really going to vote Democrat? It’s not even Democrat anymore, it’s Communist. Are the farmers going to vote Communist?

          I don’t think the farmers are going to vote Communist.

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          • deeperinfo says:

            No, they won’t, but it’s all about posturing and framing and imaging: they want to fool uninformed independents by pretending the dems are friends of the farmers and President Trump is hurting them. They don’t actually care any more about the farmers than they did about manufacturing and other workers whoes jobs they sent overseas.

            Its like the videos of the crying Mexican babies seperated from their mother by the EVIL! ICE. Can’t recall any video’s of the crying children at funerals of parents killed by illegal aliens, already subject to a deprotation order but shielded by ‘sanctuary’ cities. Not morally defensible.

            The “news” has become propogndized manipulation.

            CNN does not deserve to be in airports as they are no longer a proper news organization, they are a political weapon and are purposely not accurate. The contrasts need to be highlighted, like what the Honorable Sundance deos here.

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      • nimrodman says:

        “You would be surprised at the lengths that the Trump haters will go to convince themselves and others that a trade deficit is good.”

        You don’t even know the half of it, 99

        They’ll do that with the fiscal deficit and national debt too.
        “They don’t matter”

        Only answer “why” that I’ve ever been able to discern amounted to:
        Because Krugman
        … or something

        The other answer I’ve seen about national debt that we’re paying interest on is is that the bonds are issued by the US Treasury and “WE” are the US Government and since we’re paying interest on that bond debt that “WE” are basically “paying ourselves”.

        I kid you not.

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    • oldersoul says:

      Abraham Lincoln once made a similar argument concerning a ton of steel rails, England, and twenty-five dollars. You stand in good company.

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    • Actually this morning on Varney they stated Chinese tourists spend the most of any tourist nationality.

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    • WRB says:

      Economists will say that the world’s economy will grow. There will be winners (China) and losers (the US), but on average the world is richer. That is great if you are not the US, or you are comfortable with China ultimately ruling the world.

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    • Toenail says:

      treehouseron – Everything you say works great until the company that sells it is not really an American company and has an owner like Soros. Then the profits may be used against the American people. Just one of the bad points about huge global corporations and a reason that these corporations are seldom in the best interest of national sovereignty and security.

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    • Jeff says:

      It’s why I laugh when I see drivers of Japanese pickup trucks (!) boasting that they are “Made in America.” Yeah, sure, American workers are building them and getting paid and that’s a good thing, but ultimately the money from the sale goes to Tokyo.

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  10. redline says:

    Raising an already enormous tranche of tariffs that have not yet even come into effect – I love it!

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  11. Mike in a Truck says:

    Now for the icing on the cake. Yes we like icing, especially when Xi is paying for it. Hereeee KimKimKim come to papa POTUS. Waddle right into his arms. He will protect you from the evil Chins.

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  12. Publius2016 says:

    Remember when Russia was invited to take over Crimea by 90% vote? Dimms demanded sanctions/war…

    What will happen if China INVADES Taiwan??

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    • redline says:

      They will starve and freeze, alone and afoot in the dark.

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    • Maquis says:

      1,000% tariffs and pain like they never knew.

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    • treehouseron says:

      If the Dimms embrace China I think that has serious political consequences for the Dimms. It’s one thing to say socialism works o.k. in Sweden or whatever the hell they claim, but straight up embracing communist China when we can exhibit so much of their barbarisms I don’t think any American who’s actually paying attention will tolerate.

      At some point though, the Dimms may reach a situation where they’re more concerned about political donations from the far left, than they are about actual electability.

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    • jrapdx says:

      They won’t. Taiwan is not exactly defenseless, an invasion attempt would be extremely costly to China, and not a small consideration is inviting the participation of allies including the US. Furthermore such a move by China will result in worldwide denunciation and punitive action in various forms further weakening China. It’s highly unlikely they’d risk it at this point or in the foreseeable future.

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      • Maquis says:

        Imagine every debt-trapped One-Master-One-Noose country rising as one to evict their new overlords as China is 100% isolated economically, as their South China Sea islands mysteriously sink, their investments in nations and corporations are irrevokably seized, and the US military gets busy.

        Unimaginable pain, the end of Xi and the CCP.

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        • Chinese engineering virtually guarantees those islands sinking and people worldwide praying for their version of “the 33” (Chilean mine workers).

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        • jrapdx says:

          As you point out, consequences are painful. When they’re easily seen actions may be constrained. Likely enough that applies to China re: invading Taiwan, even HK.

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    • Dutchman says:

      They WON’T.
      Next question?

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    • realitycheck6 says:

      that vote was a sham (I am currently in Ukraine)

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    • PinotNoir says:

      Taiwan will fire nuclear missiles at chicom industrial cities and dams.

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    • deeperinfo says:

      The China Sea would become the second Red Sea; the Chinese overestimate their prowess and competency. President Trump sent a direct signal of potential US reaction to invasion by approving a small shipment of jets and tanks.

      China is making a big miscalculation in the trade war. Don’t put it past them to mess up in Hong Kong and Taiwan. Long term they are at significant disadvantage to US., especially as the rest of the world now sees them as predatory, manipulative, dishonest and arrogant (racist), and those are their best qualities…

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    • …not only Dims but sadly Rinos too…let’s remember that…

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  13. Green Bucket says:

    I just LOVE the fact that President Trump has ripped the mask from the Democrats, RINO’s, and the Uniparty! Maybe now that people can see the truth they will stop voting for these people (dems/reps/uniparty) and we can start to restore America.

    It’s not a done deal though, we all have to work to turn out the biggest monster vote the USA has ever seen – to overcome the massive voter fraud the democrats and deep state hacks have planned. Pray for America.

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  14. president please keep stand for America,

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  15. Jean says:

    The Chosen One……..chose by We The People.

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  16. MakeAmericaGreat says:

    Our chosen one fights.

    Love this from Sundance:

    “Additionally, President Trump is setting up a political dynamic that is visible on the horizon. As the trade conflict gets more serious; as President Trump targets more leverage upon the Chinese economy; he is positioning the 2020 Presidential race as a choice between two candidates: Either President Trump, or Chairman Xi Jinping.”

    Yes. 2020 will be simple — Team USA or Team China, Team USA or Team Hate USA (Squad).

    Very simplistic, easy-to-understand dynamic for the voter. You’re either a patriot or you’re not. And everyone wants to be a patriot.

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    • treehouseron says:

      I’m most impressed at the swift nature of President Trump’s counter attacks (and they’re all mostly counter-attacks).

      So today’s timeline:

      china signals early this morning they will install counter tariffs again.

      Powell gives a lackluster speech, says the trade situation with China is troublesome and the fed will monitor that and act accordingly if it gets worse… but declines to say the Fed will drop rates, as President Trump wants.

      President immediately goes ballistic on twitter, amplifying the Chinese situation…. and effectively calling Powell’s bluff to supposedly intervene if conditions worsen (which they just did via tweet). Powell said he’ll intervene if it gets worse, Trump just made it much worse (in Powell’s estimation)

      Immediately nobody’s talking about Powell, and everybody’s talking about Trump again. He’s brilliant.

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  17. LarryInMt says:

    Chinese hit us with a new $7.5 Billion tariff, Trump hist back with $27.5 Billion more – I love his math

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  18. How do you cry “Uncle” in Chinese?

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  19. JoeMeek says:

    Like Reagan, Trump is a Populist and Nationalist.

    Reagan A New Breed Of Populist [March 27, 1980]

    The mood of the country is one of reform, of distrust of the old system that has brought turmoil, unease, inflation. We seem to want change for change’s sake. The old formula of a free lunch for everyone is bankrupt.

    Reagan likely will be the catalyst for change.

    Not many political pundits have yet grasped the fundamental reason why the former union leader-actor-governor might move forward as the exponent of this new mood.

    The significant fact of Reagan’s candidacy is that he operates from center ground. He is not – repeat, not – a “conservative” as the east coast columnists like to declare – as if that label was some kind of epithet.

    Reagan is a new breed of populist. Sooner or later the worn out politicos who have dominated the Washington scene for four sorry decades will have to deal with Reagan on that basis.

    I’ve seen Reagan in action, before live audiences and on television. He’s better when he is eye-balling it. He speaks to the working man, the truly needy on welfare, the craftsman, the small businessman. It is this majority that elected him governor of California for eight years.

    The so called “fat cats” don’t know Reagan. He castigates big business, big labor and big government indiscriminately. Employees, rank-and-file union members and overburdened tax payers are his main source of support.

    The commentators move with similar haste to cut down Reagan as a man with no issues. Yet, his issues are plain and appealing to a large number of Americans.

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    • Dutchman says:

      DJT’ political geaneology goes back much further than just,RR.
      Goldwater was Reagans mentor, and also very much a populist/nationalist.

      Its a MOVEMENT, its WORL WIDE, and it has a rich heritage, going back to at least 1776.

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  20. MVW says:

    The key is industry exodus from China. US has suffered from this type of trade war for decades. China is not the US. The exodus is lightning rapid. Worse, Hong Kong vs China shows the stark and dangerous character of the Communist regime, so there will be not return of what is lost.

    But the big weakness is agriculture. Ebola, agriculture diseases in Africa makes China’s move there to be dubious. On their mainland, drought, floods, pests are entering a 400 year cycle where dynasties fail. Bad time for a trade war. Next year will bring it to a head.

    Timing.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Also, while a BIG country, a large portion is desert.
      Bigger they are, harder they fall. This move by Xi seems,..desperate.

      He KNEW what PDJT’s responce would be, so is Xi suicidal? Stubborn and unrealistic (in denial), or just so far out of his league he is lost?
      Like a punch drunk boxer, stumbling and flailing, almost want to call on the, referee to stop the fight….I said ALMOST,…LOL

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    • scrap1ron says:

      China cannot feed itself in the best of times. Too many mouths, not enough arable land.

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      • spoogels says:

        Their land is MASSIVELY polluted, as are their rivers
        Everything they grow is contaminated

        Every medication they make in their factories which the West now uses is CONTAMINATED with cancer causing chemicals eg the ARB class of blood pressure medications
        There was the heparin scandal, the contaminated IV fluid(drip bags-Baxter) scandal
        and this:

        CARCINOGENIC COMPOUNDS IN ARBs AN “INDUSTRY WIDE ISSUE”

        Problem with recalled antihypertensives may not be a new one

        Excerpt:
        After a FDA inspection of the facility, all products from Zhejiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals — maker of the valsartan API first implicated in the recalls — were placed on import alert in late September, meaning they were no longer legally allowed to enter the U.S.

        FDA published its warning letter to the Chinese manufacturer in late November, chiding it for not doing its due diligence when faced with quality complaints from customers and failure to adequately assess the potential impact of using a new solvent in 2011 to increase product yield and lower production costs.

        It appeared that the new solvent was to blame for the carcinogenic impurities found.

        Deliberate?

        https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/hypertension/77079

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Protecting the mainland from ag and infectious diseases is a National Security emergency.
      How did the West Nile Virus get to the US from Iraq? (Oh, shhh, not supposed to let people know that.) Could we stop a repeat? Are we doing enough? No.

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  21. Joe Blow says:

    I love my President.

    Liked by 3 people

    • MicD says:

      ^ Liked
      I do too, though I never heard of him until 2015.
      Guess I cocooned up after Vietnam and Carter.
      It’s great to be alive and watch this man fight for us.

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      • Baby El says:

        If you watch some of his old interviews, you’ll see his message is unchanged since the ’80s. He is a true American Patriot. – And a darn good businessman.
        Well worth watching!!!

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  22. treehouseron says:

    The best part of all of this was China has been touting a “Made in China 2025” campaign before the election. They ran into a BUZZSAW about November 2016.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Made_in_China_2025

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  23. Linus in W.PA. says:

    Coming at you like a freight train rolling!!

    TRUMP 2020!!!

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  24. candyman says:

    Trump should tax the pot of $700 Billion in remittances that are also leaving the US every year, that”s real money, not COGS.

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    • MicD says:

      ^ Liked
      Every American Citizen should have a piece of that action !

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    • deeperinfo says:

      As a protection against money laundering, people who send money overseas should have a large mandatory tax withholding, one that can be recovered with the filing of a valid tax return that properly establishes that the money was obtained legally and the person transmitting is correctly identified via e-verify type system.

      All perfectly legal to accomplish important National Security objectives.
      And raise a few bucks.

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  25. dufrst says:

    Now time for some sober analysis of this latest “escalation” now that I am over the euphoria of the titanium b****s our president has displayed today!

    I don’t believe these latest tariffs are meant to be permanent. I still believe we are in the posturing stage of this confrontation. Why? Because China and US still have talks planned for September. Both sides are feeling themselves out ahead of these very crucial talks. I think the objective of Trump’s latest salvo was to make the Chinese withdraw their latest tariffs and to come to the negotiation table in September with the full intent on making a deal rather than to string this process along in hopes of a President Biden or Warren in 2020. Trump is essentially saying to the Chinese that there are going to be real and very painful consequences in the short term for not coming to a deal ahead of 2020.

    The Chinese, I think are actually willing to take that hit if they think Trump is not willing to see a major stock market decline. They believe that Trump cares a great deal about the stock market and they understand Trump has staked his reelection on the economy. They believe that these trade actions, while very harmful for China, will result in a US recession at some point. A US recession will imperil Trump’s reelection in their minds.

    As Sundance said, Trump is shaping the battleground of the 2020 election around this China confrontation. Trump has always had the amazing ability to elevate any issue to the forefront to his great advantage. Whether it was immigration or the Muslim ban or Crooked Hillary’s emails, Trump has always commanded the issue focus and attention of the entire campaign to ensure that he’s in control of the narrative and is in the most advantageous position. I don’t think China is considering this in their thinking.

    Therefore, in September there is a strong chance that China miscalculates and forces Trump’s hand. Again, I do not believe Trump wants to levy these latest tariffs. He wants a deal and one now! China thinks they have leverage solely because Xi is not subject to an election and Trump is subject to one next year. In their mind, holding out and causing a recession for a year, is worth defeating Trump. However, things are not that simple in American politics. When it comes to a legit fight/war, the American people will rally around the flag regardless of the economic consequences, so long as they can see a victory in the end (unlike Vietnam)! China would do well to consider the downside of their calculations and take prudent actions or else their days are numbered.

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    • Dutchman says:

      dufrst,
      A well thought out post, well written, however I disagree with the premise.

      PDJT is counting on ALL his enemies, to think he prides himself on being a Dealmaker, cause they read the,TITLE of his book, without reading the book.

      And, despite numerous evidence to the contrary, they think he is like past POTUS’s, that,WANT a deal, for their ‘Legacy’.

      Foolish mistake, that. WHY would you enter into a ‘deal’ with someone who had, on a regular basis, being stealing from you for 30 years, lieing to you, promising to change and then renegging?

      WHY would a VSG like DJT EVER contemplate entering into a deal with CCP controlled China? He WOULDN’T!

      Hence, there never WAS,going to be a deal, never,WILL be a deal, with CCP controlled China. Ain’t happenin !

      This is WW4, and we are finally and truly IN it, now. Been going on since the end of WW3, the ‘cold war’. Only thing is, up till Nov 2016, we were losing, cause,we weren’t fighting back.

      NOW, we are. And winning, and in a battle where victory is assured. In fact, IF we engaged, Victory was ALWAYS assured. The ONLY way our enemies could win, is if we were lulled into passivity, and pearl clutching, and delusion, and so did not recognise what was happening, until we were undermined from within.

      That ship has sailed, and they got nothing else. I cast my nose to the wind.
      Smells like,….Victory, and it is sweet, indeed!

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      • dufrst says:

        Thanks Dutchman and I agree with you. Believe me, I am in the no-deal camp!

        I will say this that Trump is a problem solver. He didn’t like the mess he was left and that informs me that he doesn’t intend on leaving a mess either. As much as he’s loathe to make a deal with China, he has a greater prize in mind and that’s North Korea. Never forget that part of this trade push involves liberating North Korea and ending the war on the Korean peninsula. China is in the way of this. The only way to force China to give up North Korea is to make them put that on the table in trade negotiations. China has already asked Trump to meet them “halfway.” There is no way Trump would do that unless, China puts North Korea on the table and allows Kim to reunify with the South. That’s a legacy move and that’s the reason ultimately Trump would want a deal with China than not.

        The alternative is China and US Cold War that could become a military conflict if China pushes to seize what was lost in trade to the US. In that scenario, the US would still win the conflict, but there’s no telling how long it will take for us to achieve victory. In the meanwhile, North Korea will remain in the iron clutches of China for the duration.

        Again, there are a lot of moving pieces on this chess board. It’s important to realize this isn’t a binary battle, but a multifaceted battle that involves the totality of the US geopolitical/strategic/economic agenda!

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        • Dutchman says:

          Different perspective. China collapses, much as USSR, without firing a shot. NK, Tiawan, the whole area liberated from the hegemonic brutal regime in China, including the Chinese people themselves.
          It is, in my thinking WW4, with ‘Cold war’ being WW3, and yes it is being fought on numerous fronts, numerous battlefields, information, ideology, politics and economics.
          But bullets, I just don’t see it, myself.

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        • SwampRatTerrier says:

          President Trump has maybe one not so well known one statement about dealing.

          President Trump:
          “Never enter into a deal you’re not willing TO WALK AWAY FROM.”
          (Paraphrased.) Methinks our enemies have never read and/or understood that.

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        • Dufrst, agree with the considerations you’ve raised.

          IMO President Trump’s been mis-read both far and wide:

          • He’s a TRANSFORMATIONAL Leader as POTUS, not a Transactional one:
          … The Transactions in his life were means to a greater end.

          • The greater end is M🇺🇸A🇺🇸G🇺🇸A!
          … Not “Saving Leader Kim”

          • The means are Massively-Interlocking and Mutually-Reinforcing
          … The more means brought into play, the greater his Leverage [vastly unseen]
          … The more frequently the player interactions, the greater his Leverage Multiplier.

          • Those players are still in Boot Camp for Leadership
          … They earn Leverage in every Battle through Trump
          … by giving more than they had to
          … Which will earn them more Trade Wins than they could have imagined
          … Leading them to draw other players to the fold and position them to contribute.

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        • Repost from a couple weeks ago:

          President Trump is spinning history’s greatest WEB for WINNING. 

          Liked by 2 people

      • Toenail says:

        Dutchman you have hit the point exactly. Most politicians are glad to deal with liars and criminals because that is who they are but President Trump always planned to heap great pain on those planning to destroy America whether Chinese or American.

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  26. sunnydaze says:

    China’s problems multiplying rapidly! Spent a lot of years in HK, 80’s- late 90’s. Never saw much evidence of Xtianity there in that time. Looks like it’s grown exponentially!

    Lots of good HK tweets at PJ Watsons account:

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  27. NJF says:

    Somebody on Varneys show said this morning that another tool would be to strip Chinese students of their visas. All the power brokers in China send their kids to our top universities. Notes that if Trump does it watch how fast Xi is replaced.

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  28. History Teaches says:

    I really think a key dynamic worldwide is trying to ‘wait out’ the President till after the election. And conspire every which way in the universe to not have him serve another term.

    Obviously that mindset has been in operation for years. No doubt he was on the swamp radar years or even decades before as a critical public figure.

    And when he seriously and publicly questioned the Obama legitimacy it must have put him near the top of their list of enemies.

    We know how he has survived the nuclear artillery of hate and crimes thrown his way. Absolutely panicking the deep state/globalist powers. And it seems with the countdown on to the election, the intensity of their efforts will accelerate. Four more years will set the swamp back decades. And hopefully entrench a movement based on Trumpian values and objectives.

    That’s why it’s really encouraging to see aggressive, offensive moves unfolding and orchestrated to peak by election time.

    The global trade reset maneuver is perhaps the master strategy. It doesn’t enflame the low information leftists the way other hot button issues do. Only the financial and political class have any grasp of the depths and ratification of what is unfolding. And the low information leftists have an innate suspicion about anything to do with high finance and the operatives involved. As long as their everyday world remains relatively status quo I doubt there will be knee recreations.

    The media will try and play up whatever they can, but I doubt there will be more than a minor ripple of public anger. And what will be coming will be from primarily from the usual suspects. So called financial and academic experts in the media, COC talking heads, political adversaries, Wall Street and global corporations.

    This economic transformative strategy is insanely massive in so many ways. In time, if implemented successfully it will reshape world economies and politics.

    Nothing is certain, and all efforts will be made to help and compensate China to survive past the election. Vigilant attention should be paid to what is happening internationally. The enemies will not surrender quietly.

    And every possible means of protection and security must be in place 24/7 for the President and his family.

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  29. Zippy says:

    Japan Lines Up to Join Germany in All-Negative Yield Curve Club
    August 22, 2019

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/japan-lines-up-to-join-germany-in-all-negative-yield-curve-club

    Japan’s sovereign debt market is in danger of joining Germany with negative bond yields across all maturities.

    Yields in the Asian nation are already negative all the way out to debt maturing in 15 years, and buyers from home and abroad have been snapping up longer-tenor Japanese government bonds, adding to the downward pressure.

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  30. Joe says:

    I liken this to Lincoln taking on secession. Historically epic.

    It has to be done, and yet he has to fight half the country at the same time too.

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  31. Rob Laden says:

    I literally love our president.

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  32. The Devilbat says:

    The one big problem we have is that China has a huge military and is armed with state of the art missiles. They may well decide to simply go to war with us.

    Due to our corrupt politicians being paid off to not push for the protection of the national grid, the entire country could be put in the dark by a single high altitude nuke being airburst over Kansas, This would be due to the electromagnetic pulse or EMP that the nuke would release.

    The EMP would destroy all computers, radio’s and TV’s. All cars would have their computers fried making them useless. Aren’t you proud of our sh!tty politicians?

    The Chinese dictatorship couldn’t give a damn about wasting the lives of their people. They are not frightened to go to war. They don’t have to worry about what their people feel or think. there is no Chinese version of Antifa or the greenie hug the trees hippies causing them any trouble.

    Add the distinct possibility that China may well get together with Russia to attack us. Don’t laugh, it’s all too real of a possibility. China and Russia are already holding joint military exercises.

    I hope that after eight years of the communist Obama dismantling our military that we are prepared for any eventuality. I know that President Trump has poured billions into our defense but how much essential R&D was scrapped under Obama. How far did we fall behind technically? China during the same time frame has become a technical superstate.

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-04-26/pentagon-official-us-far-behind-china-russia-

    modernizing-nuclear-arsenalhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2dcjFCvnmU

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    • tonyE says:

      I doubt they will even think of doing this… they know that our military is EMP hardened and we could take them out – indeed we would take them out. And the Russkies would not get involved.

      What I think the Chicoms might resort to do is to nuke their own people when they rise up in a revolution. Millions of hungry people can be controlled, a couple of billion, I doubt.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Devilbat,
      Sorry, but of all the concerns and pearl clutching over this trade war, this, that China would go to shooting war with US, and use an EMP, is so far fetched as to be ludicrous.

      HOW is PDJT ‘attacking’ or hurting China?
      He is putting tariffs on Chinese goods, coming into our market. And, that HURTS China. There is NO OTHER market that comes even close.

      And so China is going to permanently shut down that market? Emp would mean NOBODY in the US would be buying ANYTHING from China.

      China can’t feed itself. All other countries in the world, combined can NOT ‘make up for’ the Ag production of U.S. So CHINA is going to permanently reduce the World food supply, by EMP’ing U.S.?

      There is simply no way China is going to initiate a shooting war withe the U.S.
      It simply doesn’t solve their problems, only exacerbates them.

      This is to say nothing of the relative effectiveness of a battle heardened integrated fighting force (U.S.) vs. a Conmunist paper tiger created to intimidate, not fight, with no experience fighting anywhere in its ranks.

      Sorry, the notion is, ..absurd.

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      • The Devilbat says:

        All they or anyone else has to do is to explode a single nuclear weapon high over the US. The EMP will destroy the national grid and fry every single electronic device. How may I ask is that absurd?

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        • Dutchman says:

          I believe I answered that. China NEEDS the U.S. as a market for their products, the manufacture of which employs their people.

          NEEDS the U.S., cause just as no other market can keep their people employed, no other Ag producer can feed them.

          So, they emp the,U.S., now they have a billion unemployed and soon to be starving, very PISSED OFF citisens.

          EMP’ing the U.S. doesn’t SOLVE chinas problems, it exacerbates them.

          Its like your house catches on fire, and you go outside with an ice pick, and start poking holes in your garden hose.
          If you just don’t grasp what I am saying, perhaps we have to respectfully agree to disagree?

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          • SwampRatTerrier says:

            Well put.

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          • The Devilbat says:

            They don’t give a damn about feeding their people. Their people are 100% expendable. They have tried for years to reduce the population of China by only permitting a married couple to have a single child.

            The point is that while they have been relying on trade, President Trump is now limiting their profits due to their unfair trade practices. If things get too bad, I assure you that China will prepare for war.

            Yes our military has made their equipment EMP proof but the rest of the country, due to our crooked, paid off politicians is wide open for an EMP attack.

            Such an attack will kill millions of people. Outside of our military will be no cars, trucks or airplanes as their electronics will be fried. Try to start your car without its onboard computer.

            There will be no electricity nationwide. How long do you think it will take for people to starve to death in the cities? People will be trapped in elevators, there will be no food in the stores, there will be no radio and no TV as an EMP will destroy all electronic devices.

            Yes, the US will be able to retaliate but who wins? Tens of millions of Americans dead. Tens of millions of Chinese dead. What then? Maybe Russia will just walk in and take over.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Well, we’re just going to have to agree to disagree.
              Personally, since 90% of the conmunists still voting Democrat in this country live in the BIG cities, since my 3 vehicles are pre computer, my home is a farraday cage, i have heritage seeds packed for 25 years shelf life, plenty of acreage and water, a complete solar system packed in farraday. And a ship pot load of armaments to protect all of the above, I ain’t worried.
              But, China ain’t going to emp us.
              Its called enlightened self interest, the same thing that motivated me to get the heck out of the city, during second Obama admin, when I was convinced it would be Hillary or Jeb, so a distinction without a difference.

              By the way, many were concerned the USSR would nuke us, when Reagan engaged them in the ‘Arms race’. Reagan wasn’t worried, and neither was I, for all the reasons I have patiently laid out.
              But, if you want to get your panties all in a bunch, convinced China is going to EMP us, go ahead. I’m done with this argument.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Oh, extra sets of diodes, forcthe alternators of all 3 vehicles, and knowledge of how to change them out. Also stored in my trailer, which is an aluminum airstream type, grounded so a farraday cage.

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            • SwampRatTerrier says:

              I except the “Communist Peoples Republic” to totally collapse “unexpectedly” (according to Western Pundits) in virtually a day’s time.

              Massive riots and hounding of all Communist Party members.

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            • Responding to DevilBat:
              “So?…”

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    • treehouseron says:

      I personally feel that China’s dirty little secret is they talk a good game but they dont’ have half the resources they claim they have.

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    • dufrst says:

      The problem for China is Trump has been in the lab rebuilding our military and developing missile defense capabilities that will neuter any ICBM attack on the US! They have missiles but we are developing next generation missiles based on hypersonic technologies like scramjet and etc., that are secretly in the works and will be unveiled in due time. Remember Reagan’s defense build up? Out of that build up came the B-2, B-1B, tomahawk cruise missiles and other technologies that we still have and adversaries still have not matched! Trump is developing the next generation of capabilities now.

      China should not miscalculate. The US has litter the landscape of rivals throughout our short 243 year history. Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Japan, and USSR to name them. All were defeated by our great nation. China will just be the latest.

      I would bet if China launched an ICBM that Trump’s new weapons would engage and knock it out of the sky to the amazement of the world! At that point, all bets are off for China and an ultimatum would be issued to the Communist Party to surrender within 24 hours in Taipei, Taiwan and hand over the reigns of power to Taiwan or else face annihilation! China don’t even think about a military option.

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  33. A2 says:

    I suspect this will not last long. Worth a read if you want to know how some tariffs are being evaded.
    👇👇👇
    ‘China-based firms look to obscure tariff loophole to dodge trade war, but US customs is cracking down
    An arcane piece of trade law has caught the eye of exporters looking to avoid Donald Trump’s tariffs on goods valued at less than US$800 each
    But US customs is looking into manipulation of Section 321, also know as the ‘de minimis’ rule, which can only be used within strict parameters’

    https://www.scmp.com/economy/china-economy/article/3024108/china-based-firms-look-obscure-tariff-loophole-dodge-trade

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    • emet says:

      The Chinese have been using (abusing) section 321 (19USC1321) in commercial cargo for decades, in particular thru ECCFs (express consignment courier facilities, eg DHL, FedEx). Section 321 is a waiver of duty for merchandise $200 and under (transaction value or transaction value for same/similar). Shipments thru ECCFs are cleared on consolidated manifests, not single entries. Gross undervaulation occurs on a rourine basis, for example, $10 for one ton of precision bearings.
      Customs quit paying much attention to this after Reagan left office.
      The penalties under 19usc1592 (18USC 542 is the criminal statute) can be issued. But somebody would have to tell Customs its OK.

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  34. tonyE says:

    There goes the Belt and Silk Road… no more belt and suspenders, back to a cheap cotton robe.

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  35. Mick says:

    Since tariffs are collected when the goods are imported the buyer actually must pay them to the government not the seller. And since this expense is an added federal tax it is 100% tax deductible and you can rest assured every cent will be claimed.

    So in essence the government is collecting tariffs only to give the money back to the businesses, and that is why the consumer isn’t seeing an increase in prices.

    How does Trump not know this? And what if anything does it mean?

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    • dufrst says:

      How the hell is a tax, tax deductible? Try again.

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    • Dutchman says:

      So, if China initially lowers the price of the product, directly and through currency manipulation, (in order to stay competitive), then China is paying the tariff to the American company importing the product, with U.S. Governmeny simply collecting it.

      Helps U.S. Company, hurts China. Sounds good to me.

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    • Arrest Soros says:

      @Mick
      You are confusing ‘deduction’ with ‘rebate’
      Companies pay tax on profit. ALL expenses, including tariffs are pre-profit.
      Either companies increase price to cover cost of tariffs, meaning the consumer pays the tariff (inflation)
      Or
      The exporter pays the tariff by way of price reduction (or currency devaluation).

      So far it looks like most of the tariffs are being paid for by the Chinese exporters by way of reduced prices and currency devaluation.

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  36. fred5678 says:

    Somebody send Xi an explanation of manifest Destiny and let him know that USA has all the resources — fossil fuels, rare earths, arable land, rainfall, clean water, navigable ports, and FREEDOM … to RULE THE WORLD!!!

    As Scott Adams said on his podcast today — F U , China (ESPECIALLY for Fentynal!!)

    https://www.scottadamssays.com/2019/08/23/episode-638-scott-adams-trumps-china-tweet-on-overstock-ceo/

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    • NJF says:

      Just listened, he made excellent points.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      For those who forgot or didn’t know. Scott Adams nephew OD’d on Fentanyl and died. SA now hates the drug exporting Chinese with the heat of 1,000 suns and he makes a case that it is deliberate. I agree. Hollow out US industrial production, then dope them up.

      Some of the worst hit areas for the opioid epidemic as its called follows the hollowed out Ohio River basin. Bannon in the video w/ Kyle Bass posted earlier notes that ‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance, has spoken/written about the correlation b/t the loss of manufacturing jobs, the increase in opioid drug use… and the target of this latest war on the American citizenry. The folks that the snooty Kevin Williamson over at National Review essentially said were dying out and to whom he said good riddance: the white working class… in particular, males, who traditionally worked the factory floor. Someone posted in CTH a warning from Vietnam era brass about the very pure heroin which our boys were getting hooked upon during that war. His point was it was a deliberate act: heroin purity + below market price = goal to drug up our boys – during the conflict and beyond for those who survived.

      Attack Against Males: A Recap

      The attacks have been largely on black and white males as they were the two largest male demographic groups in our Nation and both historically American as the bulk had multiple generation ancestors in the US or even earlier as the ‘colonies’. Hispanic male youth would have to wait until they were in greater numbers, and then MS-13 and other Latin American street gangs would infect their population…

      We had black males become unnecessary, in fact, a drawback to gaining ‘free shit’ with the advent of the ‘Great Society’ giveaways, starting in the mid-1960’s. Then the crack cocaine mess which further undermined the black communities in particular, into the 1990’s. Even now, the bulk of men in prison for vile, violent crime runs 90% growing up w/o a male in the household, per a piece I read the other day. White males became the target with the ‘opening of China’ but in particular, the era of the ‘leveraged buyout’ (hello Mitt Romney) which saw American factories sold, loaded w/ debt by the new owners, then eventually the physical plant supplies sold lock/stock/barrel to overseas (China) buyers… with the accrued pensions being wiped out (as they were a large part of the somewhat liquid assets collateralizing the new loans, iirc.) The small and medium firms went into their final death throes w/ China gaining MFN status in the WTO, thanks to bought and paid for Bill Clinton. Yes, there were other problems in some cases, such as union obligations exceeding what the market could truly bear, obsolete plants which weren’t upgraded, etc. However, the net effect was a wipe out of decent paying jobs in what became known as the ‘Rust Belt’. One must never forget the role of the legislative branch in this process. I’m quite sure some CTH readers will recall specific legislation which, in hindsight, facilitated the process.

      In case anyone was noticing males were the targets, the normies were targeted to remain silent in defending those sweaty, vile, testosterone laden monsters, led by the nutty 4th wave ‘feminists’ who apparently not only hate men, but hate women who love men. Thus, we are constantly bombarded with messaging about evil males, white males in particular, as there are more of them in the US. This attack was seen during the Clinton era w/ an astounding increase in workplace complaints re male predators (which exist, don’t get me wrong) in which the mere allegation was a career killer, to more recent University policies in which two drunk students who climb into the sack will find the male blamed for rape should the woman decide her drunken night of sex was unwise… and the male student deemed guilty, period. Good luck with proving your innocence, son. Welcome to the white collar workers, joining the white and black working class in the anti-male campaign.

      All of this is no coincidence.

      Thank God for POTUS who saw it and refused to allow the US to be subsumed into the Globalist maw.

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  37. NJF says:

    Navarro on Dobbs right now, sans Dobbs.

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  38. A2 says:

    October 1.
    The 70th Anniversary of the founding of the PRC. Big extravaganza planned. The government has already shut down factories around Beijing to clear the air. Many believe that it is the reason that stealth tactics are being used in Hong Kong and not more aggressive means to put down the people protesting. Can’t have the celebrations tarnished.

    The President just sent his congratulations.
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😉😉🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣

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  39. sunnyflower5 says:

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  40. chojun says:

    China would rather take their economy to the brink than restructure trade with the US.

    Unbelievable. I think this is going to get a lot nastier before a resolution is worked out.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Chojun, chojun,…
      Tsk, tsk. China has no choice. There can BE no deal, no matter how bad it gets for CHINA. Not so long as CCP is in charge.

      So, no ‘solution’ is possible. Unless you call a complete de-coupling from China or (more likely) a loss of control of China by CCP a ‘solution’?

      No “resolution” gets ‘worked out’.

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      • chojun says:

        You’re essentially making my point. I’ve been arguing that a trade reset represents an existential threat for the CCP. If they lose their command economy then they go the way of the Soviet union.

        The Soviet union essentially (and almost literally) went quietly into the night with a partial coup leading to the collapse. I’m just not sure that China will do the same. There seems to be a willingness on their part to use the DPRK to carry out unhinged orders from Communist command in China.

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        • Dutchman says:

          DPRK was a phoney threat; a bullys threat is always made with the intention of never carrying it out.
          First, they created this illusion that DPRK were these crazy mo fo’s! You just LOOK at them wrong, and who knows what they might do?
          So, DJT first pierced that illusion, by texting about Kim, derogatorily, in front of whole world.
          He was poking the bear;”See, look everybody, its a STUFFED bear; no threat!”

          Then, he exposed to the world any action by “North Korea” is an action by CHINA. Hence, the IDEA that NK is this crazy cousin, that China can just barely contain, so we want to be nice to China, so they will be willing to ‘help us’ with NK, was bullshirt.

          That game has been exposed, and won’t work. The ‘deal’ PDJT has,with Kim, is this;
          “You launch any ICBM’S, or explode any nukes, and I’ll dessimate your country.
          However, if you need to pacify your captors, with harmless moves, like shooting missiles into the sea, fine.”

          Hence, NK is nutered, its ‘in check’ or ‘out if play’. China can TRY to play the NK card, like the Iran card, but it ain’t gonna work.
          In order to play the card, China has to openly expose that any action by NK, is an action by China.
          The only advantage to China, of a NK action, is,denying responsibility.

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    • Publius2016 says:

      Remember China has One Belt One Road deals worldwide collecting 8% interest in USD!

      default is coming

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      • All those countries need do is collectively announce they’re PEGGING their Interest to the Negative Rates in the Developed World … or China.

        Mnuchin can organize the announcement.

        Alternatively, they could Nationalize their Infrastructure
        … Like Communists do.

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  41. I Hear You Now says:

    retweeted by Sundance in the last few minutes

    North Korea seen to have launched missile, Japan Coast Guard says

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    • redline says:

      “Purely coincidental…”

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    • A2 says:

      That is their 9th launch since May. Apparently Kim told the President in his last letter that the missiles would end when the joint exercises ended. They ended Tuesday.

      Yesterday the DPRK foreign ministry put out a statement blasting the US with particular vile bile toward Sec Pompeo. It ended with a threat,

      “We are ready for both dialogue and stand-off.

      The U.S. is sadly mistaken if it still thinks of standing in confrontation with the DPRK with sanctions, not dropping its confrontational stand.

      Then, we will remain as the biggest “threat” to the U.S. for long and long and will make it understand for sure what it has to do for the denuclearization.”
      https://kcnawatch.org/newstream/1566590721-595560589/dprk-foreign-ministers-statement-rebukes-u-s-state-secretarys-anti-dprk-malarkey/

      What is interesting is that Japan notified first, called them ballistic missiles, and SK, who in a snit said its breaking off all intelligence sharing with Japan, called them ‘projectiles’ again.

      Kim is frustrated he isn’t getting any love and if you saw the pictures of Xi in Gansu, I swear the two chairmen are sharing a nutritionist, Michael Moore’s dictator diet for compensatory eating.

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  42. tax2much says:

    As a consumer, there is absolutely nothing from China that I can’t do without. Let the chips fall where they may.

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  43. rightmover says:

    Hardest hit? The Chinese, or Neil Cavuto and Charles Gasparino?

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  44. scrap1ron says:

    The choice is quite simple. You Multi-National Companies like having access to the largest most dynamic consumer market in the world, then maybe it’d be a wise move to do as President Trump suggested. If not, then go peddle your wares to China.

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    • Dutchman says:

      He is putting EVERYONE on notice (remember, G7 coming up shortly);
      “You CAN deal with the enemies of the U.S.,….OR you can deal with the U.S.
      BUT, you CAN NOT do both!”

      Play footsie with Iran, China, etc. while calling yourself an ally? Help evade sanctions? Yeah, good luck with that.
      Mess with the bull, ya get the horns!

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  45. sundance says:

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Why that’s enough to convince us Deplorables that the Wall Street Pundits are completely Nuts.

      Either that or they’re workers in a Chinese brothel.

      I favor the later theory!

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    • deeperinfo says:

      Sundance finds hypocrisy in media? Shocked I say! Great example though.

      Since President Trump had recently reduced some tariffs, the most recent increase in chinese tariffs likely was felt as more than just a tactic; I think President Trump took it as a personal insult and therefore he responded quickly and very forcefully. You can also see it reflected in now calling the previous ‘nice guy’ Xi an “enemy”.

      Kinda like ‘Tariffs? I just sent you a de-escalation signal. You think you can do tariffs? Wrong move! Try this on, for starters. Care to reconsider before I really get mad?’

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  46. Almost all of the Chinese students are sent by the CCP to steal our intellectual property. Send them all back home to China.

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  47. NJF says:

    Love it.

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