G7 Breakout Session: “One Bribe One Loan”…

It does not take a deep geopolitical weed-walker to see the background for inviting the African delegation to the Biarritz summit.  Here we see the the G7 working session group on ‘partnerships with Africa‘:

What we don’t see in this picture is the main reason for the meeting, the 800lb panda in the room. All of these non-G7 members and meeting participants have been previously exposed to the One-Belt One-Road influence of Chinese Chairman Xi Jinping.

Combine World Bank President David Malpass into the equation, a direct U.S. nomination by President Trump now in place; mix in the visibility of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison; and then recognize the sudden appearance of Sebastian Pinera from Chile and Prime Minister Narendra Modi from India; and the picture of a multi-continental meeting to discuss the potential downstream ramifications of President Trump confronting China becomes visible.

It’s all about the economics folks…

A big expansion from the traditional group of seven.  India, Australia, Asia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America are all represented at the summit today.

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188 Responses to G7 Breakout Session: “One Bribe One Loan”…

  1. bertdilbert says:

    The battle of Midway approaches….

    Liked by 7 people

    • nimrodman says:

      ‘partnerships with Africa‘ = “We’ll colonize them again (economically) since we got kicked out that other time”

      Liked by 9 people

      • nimrodman says:

        … I’m looking at you France, Britain, Portugal, Netherlands …

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          The colonizer in question is the Han Empire, not the former European colonial powers. The meeting is about how to help the African nations extricate themselves from the big hug/stranglehold Xi has placed on many of the invited nations.

          Liked by 27 people

          • A2 says:

            Finally someone shows up with common sense.
            Spot on

            👍

            Liked by 11 people

            • jeans2nd says:

              Ah, c’mon, A2, go easy on us. You know we have propagandists masquerading as journalists who feed us crap; we rely on you and a few others to give us some truth. Speaking of which, where ya been, and looking forward to a Hong Kong report later. Heard there were real bullets employed today, although not shot. (not yet, anyway)

              Mnuchin hinted again today at repercussions should China go all Tienanmen on Hong Kong.
              Thanks again for keeping us up to date.

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              • A2 says:

                🤣🤣🤣

                Maybe write something later, lots of incoming on PRC, Hong Kong and in the back of beyond (looking at you OZ). Also on economic data.

                Mnuchin made me laugh today. When asked by a reporter about whether or not the President was having second thoughts on the so-called China trade war, he said “no second thoughts” and added. “only second thought was that he should raise tariffs more”.

                😂😂😂

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          • Right to reply says:

            I’m sure Cheryl Mills will help them out. She launched Africans sewing clothing for 19 cents an hour at a big event in Europe 2 years ago. Heck, a full 40 cents less than in China! In the end it all adds up to…You used me, now you owe me…

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          • Vince says:

            I would not mind if the manufacturing happening in China for American companies be moved to African or Carribean countries. They are smaller and pose no military threat to us, yet collected they can become a good market for us. Sure moving to America is best, but a lot of manufacturing won’t come back due to labor wages being a big cost of production. It would be better to shift to a pro American, non threatening country.

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          • budklatsch says:

            For current events, see the HK uprising against the Panda Suffocating hug being exercised as it swallows up freedom loving citizens, soon to be duplicated in a province near you.

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          • swimeasy says:

            Thanks TarsTarkas. I hope you’re right and that would actually seem to suggest some acceptance by the broader group of POTUS’ eventual successful decoupling. I’m taking that as a positive development and wouldn’t be surprised if POTUS’ had some input on it. US is far too strong now economically for this to be some type of attempted cooptation.

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          • nimrodman says:

            Tars Tarkas said: The colonizer in question is the Han Empire, not the former European colonial powers. The meeting is about how to help the African nations extricate themselves …

            Yes, but how?

            1 – Replace Han Empire colonization / exploitation with renewed European colonization / exploitation

            2 – Give Africa huge birthday-presents-worth of foreign aid

            3 – ?

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          • topavalley says:

            China has shown they care even less about environmental issues in Africa than they do in China. They strip mine, pollute water supplies and air. They bring in their own workers and do not care at all about local populations. There has been no one to stop them or even slow them down.

            Thank God President Trump is taking them on.

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        • Kristin DeBacco says:

          … and Belgium.

          Liked by 1 person

        • fred5678 says:

          Don’t forget BELGIUM — and the devastation they did in the Congo.

          Liked by 3 people

      • Bendix says:

        I always thought that was what the Climate Accord was all about.
        Money for Western countries to get in there and plunder the continent’s riches before China takes everything.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Meanwhile, Islamic Africans, with bad intentions, are colonizing/subjugating the masochistic/moronic/suicidal Europeans.

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      • Esperanza says:

        And they’ve done so well since we’re now expected to take their population onto our welfare rolls.

        The ChiComms when they build a road in Africa, they don’t move the village, they kill the village. Also they don’t use local labour, they import Chinese.

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  2. Dances with Wolverines says:

    It’s a setup, a intervention of the world globalist trying to hijack our President

    Liked by 13 people

    • KAR says:

      Macron: a G20-wannabe host.

      Liked by 3 people

    • oldschool64 says:

      LOL, good luck with that!

      Liked by 3 people

    • No, This is the nationalist starting to use their power to help the resetting of the worlds trade. Very interesting read about Chili’s new President, Sabastian Piñera.

      FTA: Billionaire businessman
      When he first became president in 2010, Mr Piñera became Chile’s first conservative president since the end of military rule in 1990.
      The Harvard-trained economist displaced the country’s first female president, Michelle Bachelet, promising to turn his business acumen to the country’s economic growth.
      Born in 1949, he remains one of Chile’s richest men, with an estimated personal fortune of roughly $2.7bn (£2bn).
      Much of his money was made in the 1980s when he introduced credit cards to Chile through his company Bancard. He also invested in Chile’s biggest main airline, Lan Chile, the country’s top football club, Colo Colo, and a television channel.
      When he became president, however, he promised to sell off several holdings to avoid potential conflicts.
      President Piñera
      In both his campaigns, Mr Piñera has vowed to apply his business know-how to government.
      He enjoys broad support from Chile’s business community, and united the country’s conservative wing.

      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-11558721

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      • tonye says:

        If he owns the top football team, then he’s good as gold.

        Chile plays good football, remember that 9-0 drumming over Mexico? ROTFLOL…. I loved that match. They’ve also played quite well in the Word Cup.

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    • Austin Holdout says:

      We need to know at whose behest the extra came to know the agenda me thinks.

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  3. progpoker says:

    I thought Modi liked POTUS and wanted to cash in on the Trade War with China…?

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    • Perot Conservative says:

      He does. But I believe I read they also have unfair practices, like Vietnam?

      USMCA first.
      Japan a close second.
      South Korea already inked.
      The UK teed up.

      Vietnam, India, the EU next?

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      • ristvan says:

        India is extremely protectionist. And is a VERY complicated place. Castes, Hindu v Muslim, British legacy bureaucracy with SE Asian lack of morals (corruption)…
        PDJT would do well to finish China and then tackle EU before getting serious with Modi about India. Priorities.

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        • thesavvyinvester says:

          Ristvan, Scott Adams in his podcast today made a prediction, and he is rather good at them including PDJT winning in 16. He noted, their will be no trade deal w/ China during PDJT’s term(s). Interesting to say the least and cases could be made to see that through. Love your thoughts on that concept.

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          • Dutchman says:

            “Finish China”, not ‘finish WITH China’, not to speak for ristvan, but as a savvy investor, should hope you would have figured out by now there will be no trade deal with a CCP contolled China.

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            • The Boss says:

              “They want to make a deal. But I’m not ready” says the other Boss about China.

              Of course he isn’t ready. China’s communists cannot be trusted to deal fairly ever.

              I agree 100%. There will be no deal with China. Their crime spree is over.

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              • Reloader says:

                My own opinion recently has been that the Chinese Conmunist Party would overturned in about the middle of PDT’s second term. But that does seem a bit hasty, doesn’t it?

                I guess it depends on how much the people of China want to throw off their oppressors, and how large a price they are willing to pay to do it.

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                • Michael Dane Page says:

                  Wow! Gotta love that image: “…..the Chinese Communist Party would overturned in about the middle of PDT’s second term.”

                  Gives me chills – like when Berlin Wall came down or Saddam being dragged from his rat-hole.

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              • SwampRatTerrier says:

                No deal with China is a good deal.

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        • David A says:

          India can be a large part of working China.

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        • Dekester says:

          Yes, and although small in number. The Sikhs ( the warriors ) are not to be ignored.

          I believe their State ( Khalistan) has a large group that at one time wanted independence.

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        • TheLastDemocrat says:

          China is on the ropes.

          #2 is IRAN. With their ENABLERS France and a few other EU. Middle East peace, especially “Palestine”/Israel, will ONLY come by bringing Iran in line one way or another.

          Could have been accomplished YESTERDAY if France were not in their love affair with Iran.

          France and Germany genuinely put the screws to Iran = the Middle East Peace we have been talking about since Jimmy Carter.

          China / NK part of the equation already under control by Trump.

          Many members of US Congress, plus France and Germany, working against us while smiling to our face.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Vietnam viscerally hates China which invaded for many centuries going all the way back to Hai Ba Trung. (A great story by the way)
        2 years ago, the mere suggestion of 99 year lease industrial zones brought nationwide protest amid fears of Chinese infiltration.
        Hanoi responded to its people and shelved the idea.
        (Too bad Washington doesn’t respond to it’s people as well)
        Also, Vietnam is a necessary buffer against China in Southeast Asia in general as well as the South China Sea in particular.
        So let Vietnam profit a bit despite bean counter trolls.
        (BTW: For many years, I have immensely enjoyed very long swims and SCUBA diving in the lovely South China Sea)
        Endless summer 😎

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      Why do you assume he’s not?

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    • A2 says:

      What lips and teeth friend does China have that India is currently in a shooting war with?
      What country is threatening India in Doklam?
      What country is triangulating with ports/bases around India?

      Answer those questions and Bob’s your uncle.
      .

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  4. Tazio Nuvolari says:

    Not sure I follow you here Sundance. Is this an attempt to thwart Chinese influence in Africa?

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    • snellvillebob says:

      I believe he was suggesting that these non G7 countries are explaining to the G& just what One-Belt One-Road is really about. The Chinese supply loans to small countries to build infrastructure and they know they will never make the payments on. Then they can foreclose on their major natural resources.

      Liked by 17 people

      • Sherri Young says:

        Let me drop this one here again.

        From a doctor in Venezuela.

        https://www.caracaschronicles.com/2019/08/19/the-chinese-monopoly-on-venezuelan-health/

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        • CountryDoc says:

          Interesting Sherri. I wondered if the Chinese were horning in on medical care.

          Now that I think about it: Many of the american pharmacies are overseas. Germany used to make surgical equipment, but now cheaper stuff is available with chinese steel that won’t hold an edge. McKesson is a big supplier here that gets its material from who knows where.

          Easy to see the U.S. globalist owners of the health care giants feeding china and shutting out U.S. medical industry.

          U.S. Professional labor is getting screwed the most. The insurance companies drive down the costs or keep the costs low for MDs, Nurses (especially with the cheap rural health obligations of the FMGs (foriegn medical graduates). Its all there

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          • TheLastDemocrat says:

            There are many stories 8n health care about who is scurrilously making easy money and making big money.

            The MAIN problem is our love affair with third party health insurance.

            Liked by 2 people

            • CountryDoc says:

              It is fear based: What if I need a prolonged hospitalization, heart bypass, long term care — and don’t have insurance? My meager life savings will be wiped out.

              They use this fear to keep raising premiums. They used it to sell ObamaCare, but the 18% national premium we pay is already too much.

              Insurance is a tool of extortion using fear as a motivator. It is a legalized protection racket.

              Get everyone to give a little bit of money up front, and your profit depends on not spending it. Or spending it to create more demand, to generate more fear to sell the insurance.

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              • Major Rage says:

                My wife died prematurely of an accident, my medical insurance paid for her care, her life insurance funded the lawsuit vs. the corporate product that killed her, my health insurance treated me for multiple long-term ailments, my homeowner’s policy paid for the new roof I needed after a tropical storm, I was laid off of my job and received Unemployment Compensation for 9 months, I received long and short-term Disability Insurance payments when I lost the capacity to do my job.

                Every single one of the insurance benefits I received came from policies or plans I purchased directly or secured through my employment/retirement benefits package.

                I am the poster boy for the reality that INSURANCE IS GOOD BECAUSE IT WORKS!
                You are just some ignorant loudmouth who has, so far, been fortunate enough to dodge financial or medical tragedy. Thank your lucky stars and STF up!

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                • CountryDoc says:

                  Dearest Rage. This is a discussion thread. It is also a written medium, and a little grace and respect goes a long way. Thanks for the opportunity to clarify my points. I agree that insurance is a good concept. In the CONTEXT of the discussion, TheLastDemocrat made a comment about the easy money that is being made on health care.

                  My point is that the medical/industrial complex extracts excess money from the U.S taxpayer due to the misuse of insurance by the industry. I think they are able to market higher prices due to our fear of not having enough health care, or insurance.

                  Judgemental name calling does not promote productive discussion forums where we all learn together.

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          • Esperanza says:

            Here in France lots of problems with our drugs now made in China. Impure and shortages.
            I would now advise against generics. No idea what’s inside.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Eye-opening.
          So the Chinese-sourced medical equipment, supplies, and pharmaceuticals have been “….paid for by Venezuelan oil” the production of which keeps dropping. Does not bode well for Venezuelans. Wonder what Juan Guaido has planned for this industry if he ever takes full control.

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          • Sherri Young says:

            Oil is the life blood of Venezuela. That industry absolutely must be brought back online. Food, medicine, and oil will have to be the priorities.

            If Venezuelans had not been made to give up their guns under Chavez, maybe they could have a short revolution to get rid of Maduro and his Cubans. By doing so, they might be able to have a debt reset. Won’t happen. Venezuela is not a sovereign nation. It is Cuba’s vassal state and Maduro is a puppet. More Venezuelans likely will have to suffer terribly before the US press and keyboard warriors would give up and quit trying to frame the political situation in VZ as the US being poised to invade and overthrow the one they call a fairly elected president — Maduro. They have their talking points and just won’t quit. If we were to intervene on Juan Guaido’s behalf we would have WW III. It is a shame.

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      • Chinese are swarming the Caribbean to.
        There is talk of Chinese mafia taking over prostitution of which there is plenty in Spanish speaking islands like the Dominican Republic. I guess the Klinton’s got all the gold in Haiti…

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Love Sundance’s headline.
        One Bribe One Loan
        Posted by sundance

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    • mtk says:

      If I deposited 200-400 billion dollars in some big offshore bank per year(trade deceit receipts).
      With that type of capital asset, how much do think the big banks would loan and underwrite? Could it be trillions?

      Basically, for the cost of servicing the loan, think HK, South China and Africa the Chinese have gamed the offshore dollar reserves to carry out a vast infrastructure expansion over the last twenty years.

      What happens when China stop servicing the loans? Do they Nationalize, tell the banks to pound salt? What of developing Nations that entered into arrangements with the PRC, is there contractual language in the loans the PRC backed that revert the projects to Chinese controlling interests?

      What happens to the global dollar as the World’s currency due to the Big Banks exposure? If lending policies of these Big Banks are built on the immediate short term margins of profitability in underwriting these loans, what happens when the music stops and there are no chairs left?

      Does China get trillions in development for pennies on the dollar? It that part of the equation in China’s thinking on trade war?
      It is no secret that the global dollar as the World’s currency is the traget of globalist thinking.

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      • mtk says:

        It is dog sh*t, wrapped in cat sh*t inside a BS turd; but perhaps that is THE key.

        The global system is a crooked pile of cooked books. There are only two outcomes, roll over n die or prepare to meet social needs(the three economic basics) to weather the storm.

        Hence MAGA.

        The MSM brought and paid for by the globalists and the left leaning progressives are salivating at pinning the blame on MAGA, when in reality PDJT is just being prodigious in scope and foresight for OUR sake on an outcome of the globalist making.

        IMHO, the President needs to articulate the stacked deck chairs of the HMS Global Titanic better and not allow the MSM to define the problem as the iceberg hits. They are certainly going to defined the problem as of PDJT’s making.

        Coming off this G7 meeting is the perfect time to plant the conundrum observations to these salivations.
        Get them chasing their tails before the immediative election needs of the DNC aligned MSM. The power play is to turn the tables and tie their panties into a knot, tripping over their own language of CoC market analysis.

        When did Noah build the Ark?
        Before the rains, BEFORE THE RAINS!

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    • Petrel says:

      The, largely untold, story about Africa is that the British left too early and were replaced by the Chinese, who bribed post-Colonial African leaders and contrived to lock-up indigenous resources, paying a fraction of world prices.

      Between short-wave radio, not to mention internet, even the most cut-off African villager is now aware of world commodity prices.

      Given the choice of selling in the uncertain, fluctuating, international market or to a fraternal buddy like China, African villagers would choose the international market. Only these have been unable to do so because of 50-year old dodgy contracts — and local Chinese factors prepared to do-what-it-takes to maintain them.

      In other words, at the current France meeting, President Trump is opening a new trade front. He is not just “tampering” with Chinese exports to the USA, but also “tampering” with Chinese raw material imports from Africa and elsewhere.

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  5. onefunnydog says:

    Hahaha…look how high Macron has put his chair compared to the others…Napoleon complex.

    Of course we have our little child Justin playing with his chair in the forefront…look mommy I can make it go up and down…wee!

    Our betters indeed.

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  6. Sofa King says:

    Well now… This is interesting…

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  7. dwpender says:

    What in the world is the “G7,” and what are we doing in it anyway? Aren’t we already participants in far too many international organizations and gatherings?

    As entertaining as this summit has been, I look forward to President Trump’s announcement that we and he are done with this entity and its proceedings going forward.

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    • Jonah Kyle says:

      The way Trump plays the G7/20 games are different, though. He treats them like the schmoozing period that negotiating combatants engage in, then the real work is done through the bilateral meetings, which themselves are concluded during the summit, but if it doesn’t then sets the tone for future off-summit engagement. In the past, presidents used the summit to try to get consensus across the board on actual deals with little or no regard to bilateral negotiations, which is what you are referring to. While Trump is Top Dog, that ain’t happening.

      Make no mistake: Once that’s a US Dem in place, that’s when the face down / ass up posture takes place and the entire mess becomes one group hedonistic orgy. Yuk.

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      • dreamguardian007 says:

        “The way Trump plays the G7/20 games are different, though.”

        I wonder, as our VSG President Trump negotiates and bi-lats with the political champions of the worlds most powerful economies, in those introspective moments that we all have during such conversations, does he envision a different opponent from his diverse past negotiations and deal-making for each? For example, when he looks at Macron, does he perhaps recall dealing with some guy, on the ice rink project, or the like?

        Do these “political champions” have any appreciation for how overwhelmingly inferior their positions are, from almost all relevant perspectives, as they deal with President Trump?

        btw JK, could have lived without that word picture at the end, but it makes your point!

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    • SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

      It’s not an org.
      It’s a meeting. Trump wants to be there, doing business.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        If you are not at the table, you are on the menu. The world leaders are finding that, whether our Lion is at the table or on the menu, he kicks their behind.

        What they cannot deny, is that he is fair. That he stands for fairness to the American People. That he seeks win win.

        Seek win/win with POTUS DJT. If you don’t you will be eaten.

        And the common people all over the world love him. They are singing the U.S. National Anthem in Hong Kong.

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        • Esperanza says:

          And fairness to the world’s people. I have absolute confidence that nothing he does will hurt me, rather help me. He has my true interests at heart better than my own leaders.

          He is the true globalist in the room.

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    • Peoria Jones says:

      All the popular girls are obligated to have slumber parties. The selection and number of invitees depends on the whims of the hosts, and who is jealous of who at any given time. There are no fair rules.

      Sometimes there is an actual party, but only a few of the most popular girls are invited to stay all night and gossip in their sleeping bags.

      Who gets to be friends with who, is determined at these sleep-overs. Until a strong popular girl who can’t be denied gets in the mix, and refuses to play the game.

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    • bruzedorange says:

      Wrong question.

      Where does the POTUS, playing an already strong economic hand, have the most leverage over other politicians?

      On stage. Where the cameras and the reporters from home are watching their every move and recording every word. Trump can make them look good and further their political careers… or he can put then in a big mess at home.

      And G7 or G8 could be much more positively effective in the future if Trump can turn the page of history on globalism and convince world leaders that the best interests of peace and prosperity are served when each leader puts his own people first. Economic security as national security.

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      • Esperanza says:

        This. The big bucks will still be made by the same people. What we’re fighting over is whether we get any crumbs.

        China copied the Western industrial revolution (they have said so many times), what they forgot is, where it worked the best, the US, you sold to yourselves. Madison Ave is in fact a huge influence for good. Also they forgot that when your time is over you need to adapt to all those cotton mills leaving ( a Treeper mentioned that, I saw it too), and to be frank we haven’t really recovered since. China is now in its 70s oil crash period. What’s Chinese for Punk rock?

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  8. DJT2020 says:

    I find it amusing that they are teaming up and advocating on behalf of China to apply pressure on Trump to ease up. Reporters even made sure to tee up Boris for some quick hits about de-escalating. The only staunch ally has at this summit is Abe. The rest are crap weasels.

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  9. jebg46 says:

    How many already sold out to China’s “One Belt One Road” Scam? And will default, losing their nation.

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    • nimrodman says:

      several

      one that I’ve read about is Sri Lanka

      China has focused on taking over ports
      taking over shipping ability
      then can strangle any nation with that alone

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      • Fubu says:

        They’ve been doing that since the 70’s when Jimmy Carter gave the Panamanians back the Panama Canal and then they turned around and leased it to the Chinese for 99 years.

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      • Austin Holdout says:

        They may seem diabolical but imagine how many shipping routes and resources we would have around the world if we consistently produced leaders like Trump. Our congressional “leaders” can’t think far enough ahead to pass their own budget without shutting down the government and pointing fingers for weeks much less do the long term strategizing China does. We’re blessed with the natural resources and people in this country. But for those 2 things, our “leaders” would have already Venazuela’d us.

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  10. Blind no Longer says:

    So that whole social justice agenda Macron planned out was all just bullsh*t for show. The real agenda is how do we talk President Trump out of confronting China and helping the EU self destruct?

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  11. DJT2020 says:

    I can hear the crying from here of these African nations basically saying Trump your trade war is hurting us more than China. I imagine Trump just flipped it on them. “Tell China to agree to stop stealing and I will ease up.”

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  12. Perot Conservative says:

    Beautiful.

    Sign USMCA.
    Sign JUSA.

    Then, the PAR’TAY starts. India, Vietnam better be ready to play ball.

    (PS, yes, John Solomon said Horowitz will forward his FISA report to Barr this week. Its completed.)

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    • dwpender says:

      I hope Barr turns around Horowitz’s Report as fast as he turned around the Mueller report — and leans toward absolutely minimal redactions (if any).

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      • Zorro says:

        While NoNads and Shifty call for heavy redactions, the opposite of what they wanted for the Weissmann Report.

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        • Greg1 says:

          You know, I hadn’t thought of that. That’s so obvious I think a lot of people won’t think of it.

          But you KNOOOOoooow they are gonna do that.

          The hypocrisy will be fun to watch. The media will lead the way for Nadler and Schiff.

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  13. Landslide says:

    Do we have the perfect man for the job, or WHAT?!!

    Nice “pouty panda” pic, Sundance.

    👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸👍🏻🇺🇸

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  14. Patience says:

    Not only are the lights heating…. wasting energy

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  15. DJT2020 says:

    I apologize for three posts in a row but every time I click send I think of something else that bothers me about this effing set up. Macron set all this up and is by far the biggest weasel of the bunch. I so look forward to Trump getting some payback on the EU.

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    • Rhoda R says:

      Was this stuff not on the agenda already? If it was I expect our President knew what Micron was planning from the beginning.
      Actually, on the agenda or not, I expect that the President’s intelligence people (not the CIA or DOS) knew what was being planned. And the President has an appropriate response planned. I’m going to be interested in seeing what they plan for the Climate and Woman’s Rights part of this cluster …..

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  16. FofBW says:

    This was a clear ambush.

    PT does not respond well to arm twisting tactics.

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  17. dwpender says:

    Let’s not attend any more meetings of this international version of the DNC, with various “working groups” discussing the party platform on the alleged “issues of the day.”

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  18. jjs says:

    I can’t believe Trump is all to thrilled about being stabbed in the back by these fools at the G7. Minus Japan. Not sure who’s side Boris is on.

    As Trump says, he is the president of the United states and is beholden to its people. Screw the EU, we owe them nothing.

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    • Zorro says:

      If nothing else POTUS got a good current reading on these globalist goons.

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    • All Too Much says:

      Does Boris know what side he’s on?
      I’ve listened to all the Boris videos posted here today, and cannot get a handle on him.

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      • railer says:

        Boris is with Cameron and May, same schlock, different face.

        Trump will make nice, like with Macron, but he’s already sized this toff up.

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      • free2313 says:

        All Too Much: Boris is all Bluster and Bull Sh!!it.
        Boris is a wanta be Donald J Trump, but he does not have the stamina and fortitude, for the end game. He doesn’t have Trump’s finesse to wait, to evaluate a situation and then to finish the job.
        Boris is a Boorish man, on exhibition and his deliberate act of flopping his dirty shoes, on anyone’s table, does not make his stronger, it demonstrates his lack of self-respect for himself and others. Note to the Bore… Grow-up, you repulsive Slob!!!
        And when he blurted out ‘ I don’t believe in tarriffs.’ while Trump was answering a question, was juvernile. He truly believes he can out-maneuver Trump and speaks out of turn like a spoiled rich kid, that demands to be heard and will not be ignored,
        His big mouth who truly believes he is a cleaver person. That will be his down-fall, his big mouth embarassing the British people, whom he is suppose to be representing. Boris needs to be put in his place before he completely ruins Brexit for Britian… Trump is a classy man and expects those who he would associate with, had better behave with decorum..
        Just my first impression, and intuitive reading of Boris the Bore, after watching his demeanor and listening to his braggart talk lack of decorum…

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  19. Fools Gold says:

    I’ve watched all the interviews with POTUS in them. He doesn’t seem happy with these weaseling Sumbieeches. It’s not good to piss off a bad ass Wolverine in a meeting. That I can tell you for sure. Trump knows what he’s up against and takes it heart. MAGA and keep it that way!

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  20. Sofa King says:

    The whole G7 or G20 setup was always high brow snobbery at it’s worst.
    The flip side is the difficulty in getting a group to agree to ANYTHING.

    I think Trump just fixed both of those problems.

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    • CountryDoc says:

      PDJT doesn’t count on anybody else for anythig. He counts on leverage and the survival instincts of those he deals with.

      The United States Government are not his friends.

      Leaders in the United States industry or banking system are not his friends.

      What he can count on is you and me and the fact that WE the people are a 22 trillion dollar economy. That is his leverage.

      He is the friend of people who understand that Real money is produces by Real work.

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  21. Eric says:

    Good. They’re all in one place. Now Trump can read them all the riot Act without wasting time.

    Liked by 10 people

  22. COBOL: China’s One-Bribe One-Loan

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  23. WeThePeople2016 says:

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  24. Guyski says:

    When it comes to doing business (a corporation or a country) with a third world country what guarantees are there?

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    • ristvan says:

      Simple experience based answer: none. Corruption rules. Deals are as good as far as their ‘bribes’ go.
      US Multinationals know that ‘bribes’ come in many forms. Some legal, some illegal. They hire experts to work this stuff ‘legally’. Been there, did not do that, but watched while colleagues did. Spoken as the former global strategy head (and more) of a Fortune 50.

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  25. Patience says:

    The G7 swamp ?

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    • CountryDoc says:

      The U.S. government structure, with the backbone of the U.S. constitution, build around the principles of Truth of our Maker is good. It has been overrun with swampy creatures, but it is still there, and at the present time, PDJT is working to recover it.

      The rest of the world is a jungle, from which the U.S. government was a grand experiment that has been over run by corruption. Our republic requires a moral people with a national identity and consciousness to work.

      Our founders built it to be a refuge, but primarily to protect its citizens.

      They built it to allow God’s people to flourish and prosper, free from government mandate of religion — but clearly with the expectation and belief that we would, as a people, freely choose to remain “Under God”.

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      • Fools Gold says:

        I call it “the land that flows with milk and honey”! It’s a God send but it’s under constant attack by evil!! Thank God we elected another God send!

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        • Reloader says:

          and still few will believe that it was THIS nation, Anerica, and not a people of modern Israel, to which the God of the Bible promised great blessings because of Abraham:

          “That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.” Genesis 22:17-18

          “Gate of his enemies” means Ocean trade routes, and “All the nations of the earth be blessed” … these can only describe one country. The descendants of Abraham live in AMERICA, primarily –having been driven out of the middle east long ago. This is not “British Israel-ism,” it is simply an honest reading of scripture.

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  26. myrightpenguin says:

    The EU has designs on Africa. Always has. It is incompetent, so likely won’t be a success, but there’s a carrot for Trump to dangle with Malpass, to take Africa out of clutches of China and leave EU/Europe with a clear run. A win-win.

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    • myrightpenguin says:

      … and who would jump at this carrot? Macron, of course! Lots of motivation to make it work, squeezing out CCP from Africa. At the same time Trump is working on Maduro which will free the Western Hemisphere from China/Russia/Iran influence (a ‘New Monroe Doctrine’).

      That bamboo forest is dwindling fast! 😉

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  27. Abster says:

    So, was this delegation invited to suggest PTrump back off the escalating tariffs on China or to suggest the US help bail out each of their countries when China fails? Or something else? I wonder who all knew of additional guests!

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  28. SAM-TruthFreedomLiberty says:

    Oh c’mon treepers. Think a bit for yourself. Do you need to be force fed everything by Sundance?
    Trump does what he does. Getting the best outcome for the US.

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    • ristvan says:

      Well, a little bit of a challenge push back to a possible RolCon from this Lurking Lawyer.

      Sundance indefatigably unpacks much stuff every day. I agree with over 90%, and the rest is subtle when I comment because of my particular training.

      PDJT does what he does, yes. But for future voters, understanding why and how is a big deal.

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      • zorrorides says:

        Ristvan, could you accept if the wilburines asked you to join their team?

        If you did, could you continue posting here? Now that would be cool.
        If you had to become more anonymous, I think the moniker “vanrist” is still available.

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    • railer says:

      Actually, it is the corporate media doing the force-feeding, lad. This isn’t that.

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  29. Somebody says:

    Next year when we host the G-7, Trump should send Macron hunting with Dick Cheney 😉

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  30. Mike in a Truck says:

    Macron can have his mini U.N. confab. He’s not fooling POTUS. And the Iranian deal is as dead as Obama’s legacy. The real center stage is U.S., U.K. ,Japan trade. The rest of the pissants can get in line.

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  31. AnotherView says:

    Macron and the Frau cooked up something on the sly. What a rude, cheap shot to bring in other countries. I expect Africa will hold their hand out to Trump and plead the usual for dollars and assistance: poverty, disease, war, etc. While India will want Trump’s help suppressing the Pakis. Blah, blah. If Macron thinks Trump will cave on climate change, he’s a silly fool.

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  32. Arrest Soros says:

    Having read most of the comments thus far, I can’t help but think there is some sort of a misunderstanding about what’s happening in that meeting.
    That wasn’t an ambush on POTUS. No one would be that stupid to try, and POTUS wouldn’t be that stupid to fall for it.
    Look at it this way, even at home (The US) people like Sen. Chuck Schumer are supporting PDJT regards China. So, from that perspective, look now at that meeting…

    Even European companies would have been complaining about Chinese business practices to their political leaders. But their political leaders haven’t been able to do anything about it.
    Now that PDJT is fighting against the Chinese, these blokes have a chance to stand up to China.

    The Africans (and Australia) are there because they supply much of the raw minerals China needs. They need to be given a different alternative. PDJT and Abe are in a position to do that. Finance from both, and importation of raw materials to Japan.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      I agree with tour assessment. The Summit agenda and attendees were know by all in advance.The only surprise attende was the Iran guy. I see this as the opportunity cor the G7 to collectively wine, dine and ween Afeican countries away from China. As multiple wolverine said today all attendees agreed that China is a problem. Obviously none of the have enough leverage to deal with China – neither do they have the guts. However, the will ban together as a group to ween Africa.

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  33. An American says:

    I wonder if this meeting was a “trick or treat” on our President? Going to a G7 and then having all these needy boys show up……was he given advance notice of this?

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  34. Phflipper says:

    2020 G7 hosted in the good ol’ USA – gonna be epic.

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  35. I don’t see it as an ambush. Obviously, POTUS would know who was invited. And, I think SD’s analysis could be correct.

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  36. Doug Amos says:

    Read the title again, then figure out how many people in that room President Trump can actually trust. You will only need 1 finger.

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  37. dufrst says:

    Macron is really an idiot. I really think Trump wanted to weaken Germany by embracing France so much through Macron. But at this point, I don’t think that strategy has prevailed. It seems to me Macron has gotten more out of the supposedly great relationship than Trump has, since Macron has nationalist in his country he’s trying to pacify by being on good terms with Trump.

    At this point it’s clear that Europe is trending nationalist and for that matter most of the G-7. It will not surprise me in the least in a few years to see all of the members of the G-7 being nationalist in nature as I believe the days of Macron, Merkel and Trudeau are numbered. Italy is already on that path now. Japan, US, and UK are already there.

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  38. Jennifer Verner says:

    Nobody wants a racist/nationalist totalitarian thug who is on the verge of mowing down a million of his citizens, as Xi is getting ready to do in Hong Kong, calling the shots. Well played Mr. President. You’ve pulled the friendly Panda mask off.

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  39. Allard Otten says:

    The damage has been done with the announcement of the UK and Japan bilateral deals. Any additional country invited has the option of a relatively quick bilateral deal with the US or a prolonged battle with the EU bureaucracy that probably extends past the EU sell by date. The problem for them is that the US doesn’t need them. POTUS is playing with house money at this point. The message was sent with Denmark/Greenland as to what the offer has to be to even get in the front door.

    Anyone who hasn’t been invited to the table by the US already is looking at the prospect of dealing with the Chinese on their own, without the US Navy protecting sea lanes and dealing, as well, with ancient regional rivalries without guaranteed US military intervention.

    This agenda by Macron was an attempt to puff up his profile for domestic consumption. POTUS announcing the final deals in the middle of Macron’s show stole his thunder. A Bronx cheer to Macron’s attempt at globalization virtual signalling even after POTUS has finalized the deals that make such a globalization choice a veritable death sentence for any participant.

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  40. dianeax says:

    I apologize if this has already been posted, but it’s too good not to share, even if again.

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  41. Edith Wenzel says:

    Justin from Canada looks very unengaged. Leaning back in his chair with his arms dangling means he would rather be somewhere else and has nothing to offer, much less not bothering to listen.

    Liked by 2 people

  42. grlangworth says:

    So…G-7 has been co-opted to address the impending take-down of the Silk Road. Huh. I suspect this might happen before Beijing can get all those empty containers filching $10K each by shipping air to Europe off the Silk Road. Huh.

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  43. Donzo says:

    I see sparkle socks is up to his ankles in local color. See roundtable pic above. His purple socks were not likely to have been made in Canada, despite the nation’s fame for sockwear. Note: notice how he’s holding onto the chair from underneath like a school kid.

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  44. SharkFL says:

    I’m ready to fully boycott China. Just say the word, Mr President.

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  45. dawg says:

    By the time PT leaves this summit, he is probably going to be the most powerful he has been yet.

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