Peter Navarro Responds to Wall Street Journal’s Defense of Their Chinese Investments….

The Beijing/Wall Street lobbyist Robert Zoellick has taken an attack posture on behalf of his U.S. corporate clients and their investments in China.

White House director of trade policy Peter Navarro appears on FOX Business’ Lou Dobbs to rebuke Zoellick and Beijing claims about Trump’s trade policy:

The Wall Street Journal Trade Policy…

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President Trump Trade Policy…

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91 Responses to Peter Navarro Responds to Wall Street Journal’s Defense of Their Chinese Investments….

  1. Elric VIII says:

    Some folks are catching on to our Very Stable Genius President Trump’s plans. I hope it spreads like wildfire.

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    • A2 says:

      Zoellick is just doubling down on his policies and positions which we now see as a failed response to the PRC threat for which he is responsible. I gave him a D- pass back in the day, however if he still is holding that line of reasoning it is not because he doesn’t understand the threat, but wants to save his reputation. So a double failure. This is what happens when an incoherent China policy, short term gain, long term pain plays out. Also when you do not understand the PRC game plan. He is hors de combat.

      👎

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      • The Boss says:

        Whores like Zoellick are not needed on Team America.

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      • Betty says:

        Not so fast, I am very reluctant to provide any one in power with the “I had no idea what I was pushing would devastate the American Middle Class” BS.
        He is “holding that line of reasoning” now because someone called in his debt.
        And what is PRC, Peoples Republic of China or The Professional Regulation Commission, otherwise known as the PRC, is a three-man commission attached to Department of Labor and Employment. Its mandate is to regulate and supervise the practice of the professionals who constitute the highly skilled manpower of the country.
        I looked up “hors de combat” it means “outside the fight” – clearly Mr. Zoellick didn’t get that memo.

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    • topavalley says:

      I agree!

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    • fangdog says:

      Globalist, Wall Street, Democrats remind me of a hunched naked man clothes stripped by the wind.

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      • budklatsch says:

        For years I accepted the WSJ opinion that capitalism allowed to develope in China would eventually bring China into the world of free enterprise benefiting America as well. After witnessing the increased shuttering of American factories/shops and the devastation laid on our working Americans, I realized how wrong we were. I canceled my WSJ subscription 10 years ago after nearly 40 years.

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        • gary says:

          maybe the capitalism influence is taking a slightly different route than the typical idea of its influence manifests. the chinese communists have built their economic machine on america giving them 500 billion a year. that has now gone away. now hong cong capitalists are being an example to the mainland. could be they go out with a whisper like the soviets. they can’t take another year of trump tariffs. they are really screwed with a trump 2020 win. imho. hong kong could be trumps berlin wall.

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        • The_Real Bob W. says:

          Been reading/learning/self-informing here for going on two years now – “Thanks!” Sundance, et al. (The web can be a useful tool, and like any should be used wisely…)

          Don’t comment much, but the nonsense/trope nationally-made-obvious (arguably, begun) by H. Kissinger/Nixon and apparently enthusiastically grasped thereafter by globalist-minded, self-interested, idiots, has always struck me as beyond suicidally stupid. Even intelligent/educated/1st-hand-informed folks like Michael Pillsbury (DuckDuckGo can be your friend) took decades to realize the reality of PRC China.

          “Hey! If we show the commie thugs the benefits of capitalism, they’ll come to like it and become more like us!” Yeah, right…

          It’s worked as well with PRC as it did with (e.g.) the Sicilian mafia.

          A thug is a thug is a thug, and anyone who seriously believes otherwise is a fool.

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        • Kintbury says:

          Unfortunately we have extremely stupid people in government who apparently did not learn from giving Russia and China the vote at the U.N. where they obstruct us at every turn and constantly side with despots. . My cat could have figured that one out.

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          • SwampRatTerrier says:

            Yes, the dumbest of the dumb, the laziest of the lazy, and the most arrogant of the arrogant.

            Plus those bi-coastal self-appointed elitists are mucho inbreed imo………

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        • Susan Bolle says:

          As with most organizations, as the old thinkers are replaced with the new ones, a gradual purging takes place and then it becomes something quite different from its inception. 7 vices vs 7 virtues.

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  2. 335blues says:

    It is pretty sick for rich Americans who have made millions in America
    to choose a communist country over America.
    Purely out of greed.
    A communist country where people are slaves.
    A communist country that routinely uses torture of its citizens to enforce the slavery.
    A communist country that harvests organs for sale from live victims.
    A communist country that murders over 10,000 of its citizens every year for
    questioning the system of slavery.
    Purely out of greed.
    You are sick Mr. Zoellick, sick with greed.

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    • Dutchman says:

      I call it CONmunism for a reason; all the ideological b.s. they put out is B.S.

      Its a CON. The Politoburo in the USSR were all wealthy elites, had black sea resorts, their own stores.
      The CCP leadership in China, all incredibly wealthy, and they are the ones that GET the organs if needed.

      A these western wealthy elites supporting the China policy, figure they will be in the USA-CCP politoburo, after the US is transformed.

      They are told they just need to help bring U.S. down. They are foolish, of coarse. China Inc we consume them in short order, as China expects to rule the world. By proxie when necesary, thru quislings, but rule nonetheless.

      Like access to China market, an empty promise.
      When will they ever learn, when will they Evvvvver learn?

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      • TheLastDemocrat says:

        This was (and maybe still is) the exact same idea of the Americans who were enamored with Communist Soviet Union, from Emma Goldman circa 1915-1920 and her cronies, on down the line. They wanted Russia to take over the USA as a way to solve all of our problems. Goldman has a great book, “My Disillusionment in Russia.”

        She was working to turn USA Communist, and in all of that, had the opportunity to do a long visit to Russia. There, her eyes were opened. At first, she thought the major world of SNAFU she saw was just an anomaly here, anomaly there. She eventually figured out her beloved political philosophy simply was a failure, at least in this one application. Thus she became disillusioned in Russia. Reading the book is stunning to get first hand account from a True Believer of how messed up Russia was in the early communist days.

        But her revelation had little impact. Many Reds still held the idea: not just ot make USA Communist, but to have it be modeled on Russia, and even to have Russia TAKE OVER USA. This was a clear plan.

        Somewhere out there, in You tubes land, there is a video from 1960s where some radical,- maybe Bill Ayers? – discusses what communist country would take over what region of USA once they overthrew our government. Yes, for some of them, they have wanted China to take over.

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

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        • Dutchman says:

          Well, Soviet Conmunism, whethrr you call it marxist or Stalinist was definetly hegemonic; intrinsic to the phylosophy was the notion of spreading it worldwide. Cuba, South America, Western Europe.And so, seeding conmunist cells into ‘western’ Society thru education, media, etc. was all part of the plan.

          That concept paves the way for Globalist thinking; your devotion is to the ideology of conmunism/collectivism, not to a country. USSR was THE state sponsor, but when it collapsed, since your belief is centered on devotion to the ideology, you just transfer to a new state sponsor.

          In addition, Globalism seems to be a futile attempt to respond to the,argument that its never worked anywhere its been tried.
          “Ah, but if we had ALL the resources of the,WORLD, THEN we could make it work.

          Illogical, its like the joke “Partner, I just crunched the #’s; our business plan ain’t going to work! We’re gonna LOSE a dollar, on every unit we sell!”
          “Oh, thats o.k., partner,…We’ll make it up in volume! We’re gonna sell MILLIONS of these, we’ll be RICH!”

          Well, no if you sell millions, you’ll just lose millions.
          This new or neo-conmunism seems to be reshaped especially to aim at the U.S. Most countries where conmunism has taken hold have been countries with a large % of the population are poor, and so resentment of the,wealthy and promise of redistribution can recruit the poor as useful idiots and if necesary cannon fodder for the revolution.
          One of Americas pillars of strength, (in addition to the Constitution) has always been a large middle class, as well as ‘the American dream’ of upward mobility.
          Together, these represented bulwarks, impediments to implementing a conmunist revolution here.

          Hence, the exfiltration of wealth thru exporting manufacturing jobs out, importing cheap labor in, the 2008 financial crises, even the opiod crises and endless wars were all aimed at depleting the middle class, and building up a underclass that they can gin up resentment of the wealthy with.

          So, illegals is not JUST about Votes for Democrats and cheap labor for donors. Its about changing the demographics by changing upward climbing middle class Americans into economicall poor, dependant on government and resentful of wealthy peasants, prepared to succumb to their siren song of free stuff.

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    • Pale rider says:

      It’s those people who usher in communism, they benefit. Notice the huge push for socialism since trump started his run, it’s no coincidence the clock is ticking for these criminals.

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    • JC says:

      Precisely, 335blues. Great post. Untold riches to the few, the arrogant, evil narcissists; heartbreak, crushing poverty and death to billions. Stark reality. God bless President Trump.

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  3. Sherri Young says:

    Well, that was to the point. We thought President Trump was good at calling out bad actors.

    Good interview, Mr. Navarro.

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  4. dorothea says:

    I am willing to pay more for items made in the USA or any other free country. I am sick of journalists like Neil Cavuto talking about how much more it will cost Americans if we don’t make a trade agreement with China. He shortchanges Americans and their morals if he thinks we will do anything to have a few cents shaved off the cost of a good made in China.

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    • topavalley says:

      Dorothea, great post. I 100% agree.

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      • A2 says:

        Yes, the American people need a clear explanation as to the risks/ downside. This must, and I do me must be explicated. Most Americans will understand and the recognition of the threat from the PRC and a new PRC Policy has to be for the long term. Until and unless, the evil regime is brought down not by the US but by their own people.The US public needs to understand the threat on all fronts, and hopefully in the long term the Chinese people will take the so- called red pill. Freedom matters, accountability matters, self determination matters.

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        • highlander says:

          Key words: Freedom (I get to choose, I make my own choices) Accountability (consequences of one’s actions…there WILL be consequences, so choose wisely…) Self-determination (I am the Master of my ship, NOT the Gov’t / the State… )

          Biiggggggg big difference: Communist regime— or America. Today’s kids have NO IDEA the difference…

          But they’re learning. Thank God, and thank you President Donald J. Trump.

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    • GB Bari says:

      I agree with you and have previously posted the same sentiments.

      But keeping ourselves grounded in reality, we must bear in mind that tens of millions of our fellow citizens have little to no understanding of the seriously detrimental effects of buying cheap Chinese goods. A significant percentage of our population are of a “Walmart”-quality mindset and will buy that low cost junk so that they can acquire more “stuff.”

      We must take every opportunity to enlighten our friends and neighbors about the ripple effect of buying local; buying American.

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      • Dekester says:

        GB, folks may take comfort that even up here in Canada, there is a large number of Canadians that do not buy Chinese junk if at all possible, actively seek out Made in Canada or the U.S.A.

        Sure Walmart is still popular, but many of us shun China.

        However our politicians, like yours are “ in bed” with the Chinese.

        God bless PDJT

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      • GP says:

        Hi GB-I talked with a retired engineer (textile engineering ironically enough). I talked about all the manufacturing jobs going to China over the last 25 years and he just looked at me and I could tell he didn’t have a clue. He responded by saying the manufacturing jobs dried up in Mass so he went to PA and they dried up there so he came to NC and they dried up here and he wasn’t chasing them any further south so he retired.

        I tried to tell him they dried up in the South too and what Trump was doing with China, but I can tell he doesn’t like Trump…so I just shut up and got back to swimming laps.

        Most people do not have a clue-and I understand because I didn’t have a clue until reading SD/CTH

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Problem is, Chinese crapola falls apart, wears out, breaks down, and fails miserably. They design stuff so it quickly fails and is difficult if not impossible to repair (especially children’s toys). Therefore, you must buy replacement crapola often resulting in greater total cost. “The inscrutable Chinese”

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      • Bud Klatsch says:

        I thought I read an interview some months ago that the President of WalMart indicated that Chinese goods are a small % of their gross sales?? Maybe less than 15%?

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        • Sherri Young says:

          I wonder how that percentage shakes out when you deduct groceries, live plants, landscaping supplies, and ammunition.

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        • GB Bari says:

          Forget sales $$ as a metric.
          I would want to see a listing of the country of origin for every line item in their current inventory. That’s the “tell.”

          Then, let’s look at annual sales volume per country of origin.

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    • Pale rider says:

      It’s more than that. Places like apple would not be mega rich without china. That’s the trillions at stake scenario. The product would either be high and hard to move or lower in profit. Most of the stuff is crap anyway. Remember when you would look at the manufacturer before buying and China was a ‘no way’, it was junk. Their cars and motorcycles are complete garbage. Bikes literally break in half and motors blow up before they even break in.

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      • Janie M. says:

        Pale, I subscribe to the Consumer Product Safety Recall Commission email service and without fail, a number of the products (household generally) being recalled, even high end bicycles, are made in China/Taiwan (fractured metal frames/parts). I have noted you have to be careful about buying anything with electrical components (including small kitchen appliances/lighting fixtures, etc.) because there is a risk of shock and/or fire hazards that results from their use. Until our manufacturing base here increases we are stuck between a rock and a hard place.

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    • mo says:

      “a good made in China”– sounds contradictory. I can’t think of any. Well, maybe a cheap throw away paintbrush.

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    • Frank says:

      Now that I have a well-paying job, I can most certainly afford to pay more for American-made goods. Funny how that works – take care of the domestic economy and the benefits can be felt throughout the markets. Surely all those brilliant Wall Street types are aware of this very simple premise. If not, then they don’t deserve their own jobs. If they are aware of it, then that must mean they’re malicious actors working for foreign interests, and don’t deserve their jobs or their American citizenship.

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    • Jake says:

      I read labels now too. If it’s made in China I move on. Hard to know where it’s made if you buy on Amazon though. You can assume China I’ve found.

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      • ms100 says:

        And that doesn’t include the massive amount of counterfeited products sold by the Chinese. I often use Amazon to look for products and then buy them from the manufacturer’s website if they offer that option. That way I’m assured of authenticity.

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  5. CountryDoc says:

    Good demonstration of negotiating and debating skills. Navarro states his direct point, looks you in the eye, and waits for the response. Americans get it. We saw the factories leave in small towns and big towns. Families sold their businesses thinking there would be an influx of capital, and they were robbed blind. The american businesses were run into the ground, the plants closed, the manufacturing set ups stolen, and moved off shore. We remember. We watched in disbelief, thinking, “who is responsible for this, and how can this be good for our country?” We’ve been suffering for 30 years,

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  6. mr.piddles says:

    So maybe White House Director Of Trade Policy Peter Navarro should write his own Op-Ed in the WSJ to counter Zoellick’s Globalist Propaganda. Why just complain about it? Punch ’em in the sack.

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  7. I like listening to Navarro. Notice how none of Trumps team speak with forked tongues. People don’t need to go away and decipher what was just said unlike any democrat you care to name except maybe Tulsi Gabbard. Oh and except when PDJT get his laser pointer out and you find the left and MSM scrambling to spin everything they didn;t comprehend or research only to end up with egg on their face e.g. Alabama.

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  8. Henry chance says:

    Our daughter a heptathlete. Comes home with her trunk packed with new shoes from Adidas. Team won NCAA championship. Different pair for each event. Different pair for different track surfaces. Not a single pair cost 10 dollars to make. The tariff is on the 8 dollar shoe. Not the 130 dollar retail price. School had a multimillion dollar contract. Now she runs ultra marathons and they still give her shoes. She may destroy 3 pair in a 100 miles.
    The marketing costs on shoes are high as are all the margins. Even retail shoe margins are over 50%. She had sports scholarship, Merit Scholar related academic scholarship.Engineering scholarship. Never touched her trust funds. So tuition is overpriced also with some getting free school and other carry debt and pay full price.

    Wall Street sees strong earnings on shoes sector but retail is over built. Koch Bros are the suppliers in China for the fibers and the polymers.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Frankly, at about this point, I feel like sny manufacturer that hasn’t moved back to the U.S. of A, forget them.(or another word thats starts with F)

      Firstly, if they are so STUPID that they are dancing around, moving to other countries, after PDJT has given them stable energy, and reasonable taxes, then they are resisting out of ‘globalist’ notions. We don’t need them.

      Shut them out of the U.S. Market and shut them down.

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      • Pale rider says:

        I think that boat is about to sail actually.

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      • Reloader says:

        Bought a pair of New Balance running shoes at a local store a year or two ago. Was talking with a sales associate and his manager … asked which manufacturer had factories in the U.S. (I already knew the answer.) Sales guy says, “none of them.”

        So I informed them that New Balance produces more than 4 million pairs every year from six factories in the U.S. This is in Boulder, Colorado. Many folks here simply do not want to know the truth. For them, America, like OrangeMan … is bad.

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        • Doug Amos says:

          8/10 miles every day for last 6 years. Less than 3 months for Nike, Adidas, Reebok, Converse, Dr Scholls; all the name brands; or less, if there is wet which and disintegrates the glu. Now in month 6 of first New Balance; no glue problems or any other and wider sole at the ball is fantastic. Highly, highly recommend.

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      • Michael Todaro says:

        Execs like the Chinese girls too, 1/2 way around the world from wife and kids and pesky stateside mistresses. What happens in Shanghai, stays in Shanghai. Many have a wife back home and a Chinese mistress in one Chinese city who is jealous of another Chinese mistress in another Chinese city. Trump is making life difficult for them all.

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        • James Carpenter says:

          I envy your access. How long did it take to garner so many confessions?

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        • Dutchman says:

          I have heard, frm various sources, that the Chinese calligraphy for chaos/war is the symbol of 2 women under one roof.

          If you extend the concept to the roof representing a mans life, i.e. involved with two women at same time, it seems to me to be appropriate.
          I guess thats why affairs never appealed to me? 1/2 way around the World ain’t NEARLY far enough, LOL!

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          • Dutchman I knew a man with multiple wives and he was extremely happy when I met him though he told me was heck along the way until he found the answer.
            You must have your women in odd numbers. 2 women will gang up on you and make your life miserable.
            Three however simply cannot maintain a united front. If two get angry at you a the third will break ranks and soon the other two will calm down as they have no leverage over you. The roles in this chicken dance will vary constantly but he told me just focus your attention on the “nice” gal at any given time and soon the ship will be back on an even keel.

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            • Dutchman says:

              Uh,…yeah no thanks. You/he may have a point. Whenever I lived with multiple women under one roof, it was always two, and it was ,…not good.

              Very happy where I am at now, and she seems happy with me, so I think I’ll pass.

              Does make,sense, tho.

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      • Dutchman there is the problem and I am not without sympathy.

        after PDJT has given them stable energy, and reasonable taxes,

        Business likes stable and predictable. Five year plans. As the US electorate has proved time and time again the next flimflam artist after VSGDJT will promise the moon and the stars and the dolts will bite hook, line, and sinker!

        If it takes years to build a steel mill, refinery, drug production plant, and once underway the gvt changes and suddenly you are frakked. (Battlestar Galactica).

        Lots of noise has been made about DJT bankruptcy but gvt meddling put him there.

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        • Dutchman says:

          Funny thing is, businesses like stability, 5 year plan, etc. And yet the,CEO’s all seem to conduct themselves like their only priority is next quarter earnings.

          They changed the rules for compensation, years ago which is ONE of the things that led to this mess.
          Like repealing glas/steagul, some rules,are there for a good reason.

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Yes!

        Let’s get their DNA out of our gene pool!

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        • Dutchman says:

          I’m all for it, and I wonder if that isn’t part of PDJT’s plan.

          He’s urging them, even warning them, “better get out of the pool, I’m getting ready to pull the plug and drain it!

          And, some ARE getting out, but others are doubling down, swimming to the deep end.

          And when he pulls the plug, they are gonna get flushed, while he says “Hey, I TOLD YA ta get OUTA da POOL! To bad ya didn’t listen!”

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  9. Tiffthis says:

    My kids little league baseball team just implemented a “made in America” rule for all bats and gloves. 👍🏼 They said made in America bats lessen the “pop” and reduce risk to injury. This is in SoCal- btw, I was shocked and pleased by the new rules.

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    • Michael Todaro says:

      Baseball itself was created in the USA. But SNL had to cancel Chico Escuela ” Beisbol…”

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    • Greeneghis Khan says:

      I have been worked in CA some this summer and I have been shocked in multiple instances. Up around Burlingame – I drove past a Trump campaign office. Trump stuff all over the building and along the walkway. Amazing.
      Then the same week so much was made about the Betsy Ross flag I was in SoCal and there is a huge one atop a building just outside of John Wayne Airport.

      Is the tide turning in CA?

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      • Tiffthis says:

        I hope so. PDJT is gonna be at the Beverly Hills hotel for a fundraiser this Thursday and I’m going be at the bar with 2 friends hoping to see him. I’ll let you know how many people are there for support 💯👍🏼

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        • 55praises says:

          If he would ever come to WA we would show the leftists how to welcome our fantastic president!

          Rush Limbaugh mentioned the upticking of small non-Democrat donors in our state; not an easy thing to do, shift such a left-leaning ship. Many here are so tired of what Olympia politicians are doing, obviously trying to emulate our CA cousin.

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  10. snellvillebob says:

    That smirk on Zoellick’s face reminds me of Wray’s, Schumer’s and Shiff’s. This means he is another lying con man.

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  11. georgehumphries9802 says:

    I’ll take a wolverine over an alley cat any day.

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  12. Will Hunt says:

    Much like illegal immigration most can grasp the basic concepts here. Production related activities require compensable labor – who’s gonna get paid?

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  13. dobbsfan says:

    “Every claim you go through with Zoellick is just wrong. All he’s doing is acting as a stalking horse for a newspaper that basically never saw an American job they didn’t want to offshore.”

    Love that bitch-slap on Zoellick and the WSJ by Navarro!

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  14. GGHD says:

    “Rule #1 – Everything is about the money. Rule #2 – Everything is about the money. Rule #3 – when pondering any information broadcast by corporate media about a global Trump effect, refer back to prior rules.” = [Wall Street, Main Street, and Global Economics With a Donald Trump Victory… TheConservativeTreehouse, November 9, 2016]
    ……… [Opening sentence in this article] = “The Beijing/Wall Street lobbyist Robert Zoellick has taken an attack posture on behalf of his U.S. corporate clients and their >investments in China.”

    There is an American historical record about similar people seeking their own monetary gain. In the past prior to the Civil War in the USA, >slavery in the American south was economically beneficial for many Americans.
    “Many stakeholders benefited from the cotton economy — plantation owners in the South, banks in the North, shipping merchants, and the textile industry in Great Britain. Cotton transformed the United States, making fertile land in the Deep South, from Georgia to Texas, extraordinarily valuable. Growing more cotton meant an increased demand for slaves.” [PBS, October 29, 2013 program guide.]

    Now days, it’s the ‘economic slaves’ in China working to make money for the Wall Street and the Global Economic crowd. ~> It’s not called slavery or human bondage; it’s called ‘Free Trade’ with oppressive countries, such as China; willing to turn people into ‘economic slaves’ for money.

    [Peter Navarro also continuously talks about Trump’s desire to stop the illegal shipments of Fentanyl to the USA from China.]

    Donald J. Trump, the billionaire New Yorker wearing his custom made suits, has become the USA President for >all working Americans. = “Keep America Great! Promises made, promises kept Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!” ~ Trump slogan in 2020.

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    • China was and is always about the exploitation of their labor pool … and, in Hong Kong now as in T-Square then, I can see this facade beginning to crack. “Communism” is merely a blip in the five thousand year recorded history of that land. I don’t see it continuing … it will be rejected just as happened to the USSR.

      But, “slave labor” and “indentured servants” (“non-immigrant visas”) is still important to exploitative capitalists. They don’t mind going to work in New York City high-rise palaces but they don’t want to invest money in America nor in Americans. As John Ruskin warned, they “consider price alone.”

      Nevertheless: the Orange Fox will out-fox them all. If some of the money now earned from tariffs is poured into re-development of American labor and factories, and if those workers in those factories busy themselves making better products, neither China, Canada, nor Mexico will have any answer to them. I-f America wants to compete, it is an unstoppable competitor.

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  15. TradeBait says:

    Navarro plays smart and hard on the VSGPDT team. MAGA. We all know what the globalists are doing with China’s slave labor population, which comprises over 75% of their population. Stop buying Chinese goods – period. Follow the money. And quit using dope, America. Grow up and get real lives. Do something productive like exposing drug dealers and human traffickers to law enforcement.

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  16. Buck Turgidson says:

    Love Navarros blast of the wsj: “never saw an American job they didnt want to outsource.” Awesome! Zoellick is a sniveling globalist deep stater. Great to have people in the admin calling out these traitors.

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    • Plus, “he’s not a businessman.” Right now, we ship “underwear and socks” ten thousand miles by boat. We don’t make our own shoes. We use computers and phones but don’t make them here. People like Zoellick mourn the loss of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (sic) garbage treaty, whereas I see opportunity to make a ton of money at China’s permanent expense.

      You build the cheapest possible crap, pack it into shipping containers, spend the next many weeks sending it over here by boat, etc. Meanwhile, I’ve built a factory just down the street from your [former …] major customer. I build better stuff, I can respond to his requests for changes in a couple weeks, I don’t pay tariffs, and the Americans who are making money in my factory are buying products made by his because now those workers have “jingle” in their pockets. Sorry, you don’t have a chance: you were in the wrong country at the wrong time. I stole the business away from you and you’re not getting it back, because my domestic-based business model is intrinsically better than yours.

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  17. scrap1ron says:

    Need any more proof of these lobbyist’s reptilian depraved indifference to the rest of us?

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  18. howardrichman says:

    My father, son and I had an American Thinker blog post yesterday morning which supports what Navarro said yesterday evening on Lou Dobbs. We demonstrated that the U.S. economy is benefiting from Trump’s tariffs. It is only other countries that are being hurt:

    “The rest of the world is experiencing an economic slowdown. The graph below shows the world’s 12 largest economies. According to statistics for the most recent economic quarter, the only two currently growing faster than a 1% annual rate are the United States and China. And the United States grew faster than China….”

    https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/09/trumps_tariffs_are_keeping_the_us_out_of_a_recession.html

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  19. Bill Hollinger says:

    “Democrats are the party of big business. Republicans are the party of the people’s economy”. Peter Morci, recently retired economics professor at U of Maryland (on Stuart Varney 9-10-19).

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    • … and, of the two, which one is going to turn out to be bigger?

      “Certainly, sir. Your change-order was received last Tuesday and we’re ready to incorporate it in our next shipment, which will be leaving Akron tomorrow night. It’s a definite improvement. Your customers have never seen shoes as well-made as these shoes will be.”

      “Yes, outdoor stores are popping up all over Akron now. And you know where the money comes from that’s being used to buy your shoes.”

      “Pardon me? Look, I don’t know what your former supplier is going to do with all that stuff that’s filling-up his warehouses, but that’s not my problem nor yours. All your customer ever wanted was the best shoes he could buy, and there’s no comparison between the two. Thank you for your business.”

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  20. bob says:

    I am beginning to assess all my purchases. If it says “Made in China” it’s not coming home with me. It’s actually pretty easy if you buy mostly food. I buy my cars and clothes used, electronics from SK. It’s the little odds and ends crop they get you on. Think American flags made in China. I did break down and buy some Walmart soccer shoes that may or may not have been made in China but they were $3 on clearance. My goal now is just to spend as little as possible and invest money for my kids. I coulda bought an $85 set of Nike soccer shoes but my son’s investment account looks better with that extra $82. What’s sad is most of our investments are in S and P index funds, so I’m sure there is a lot of multinational, uniparty, globalist stuff in there.

    Is there a fund that invests in ethical American companies who primarily manufacture in the USA? Dave Ramsey ought to come up with one.

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  21. Stephen Bisenius says:

    What achievements for American manufacturers and American workers did Robert Zoellick ever achieve while he was U.S. Trade Representative? Big mistake that he was ever appointed him to that position. His grossly slanted editorial in favor of the WTO (the biggest defender of China’s abuses), in the September 5th edition of the WSJ fails to utter any criticism of China or the globalists/importers who have built up China. Mr. Zoellick is a big part of the problem.

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  22. Mike in a Truck says:

    They were all wrong, weren’t they? Nixon,Ford,Carter,Reagan,Bush,Clinton,Bush,Obamaumau. Them and their trade representatives,think tanks,pointy headed neo cons,neo libs.And the WSJ. Thinking by appeasing communist Red China that they will accept capitalism, mom,apple pie and Tony Orlando and Dawn. Communists never change. ” They just kept coming.We couldnt kill them fast enough.Battalion after battalion. They just kept coming.”- Dad.

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  23. Do any of you get the interruption by a Flash Player outdated page superseding the Treehouse articles? I do not get this with any other site, and it’s always when I hit the “continued” button to read the rest of the article. Just wondering. I have no idea if this is a genuine Adobe Flash Player page or a hack as I have never followed its solicitation. Anyway, I have to X out the page and reopen Treehouse, hit continue and all is well, but only after doing all that. Just thought I’d ask. By the way I use my seldom-used Twitter profile to comment here. Don’t expect much by looking at that as I just haven’t used it to any great extent and find Twitter an enemy of the people, despite the president using it. If he weren’t president they’d have deleted his account by now for sure.

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    • chickenhawk says:

      When posting about tech problems, try to include info on operating system, browser type and version, and check to see if any of your applications need updating. Go to the adobe flash site and find out. If you get notices when your apps are up to date, ignore them. Also get an adblocker for general use; you can always white list websites you trust.

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