Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses Trade and Next U.S. Focus on Europe – “I’ve Seen a Little Bit of a Sense of Panic Amid Some Europeans”….

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, says the USMCA positions the U.S. to begin focusing on a new trade agreement with Europe and others. Secretary Ross notes the administration initiates the EU from a position that talks will be successful. It is only if talks are not successful that Europe has to worry about tariffs. Too funny:

…”Frankly, I’ve seen a little bit of a sense of panic among some of the Europeans, because they know that with us solidifying both the USMCA and China ‘phase-one’ we’re in much stronger negotiating position than we’ve ever been”…

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57 Responses to Secretary Wilbur Ross Discusses Trade and Next U.S. Focus on Europe – “I’ve Seen a Little Bit of a Sense of Panic Amid Some Europeans”….

  1. wodiej says:

    Good, they should be scared. The mooching is over.

    Liked by 19 people

    • Perot Conservative says:

      No more 6 weeks paid vacation (minimum)?

      No more retiring before 63 or 65?

      No more talk of a 35 hour work week?

      Liked by 8 people

      • fred5678 says:

        And interminable labor strikes on the streets of Paris??

        Liked by 3 people

      • Misty Lynn says:

        Or two hour lunches.

        Liked by 1 person

        • Dutchman says:

          Seriously, HOW are they going to adapt?
          They won’t have OUR $ to finance their CONmunist lite system, any more.

          Forced to finally start meeting their NATO obligations, AND to trade on a level playing field, they won’t be able to falsely model “European Socialism” anymore.

          No more benies, as noted above. No more phenominal infrastructure,, all paid for by royally screwing US.

          No doubt it will cause a social upheaval, should strengthen Nationalist parties, probably will also strengthen hard core CONmunist parties, encouraging the populace to remain in denial.

          So, much like in the U.S. where the status quo can NOT continue, and those in Power are assaulted, both from left and right.

          This is about a LOT more than “just TRADE, the Global reset PDJT is triggering, through his moves on trade, really is going to necesitate regime change, in EU, China, and the rest of the World.

          As he said “They have NO choice!”

          Liked by 6 people

          • nimrodman says:

            AND … Europe must now support their burgeoning welfare class that they’ve imported … finding that – counter to plans – they won’t actually work.

            The Mohammed Retirement Plan Will Kill Europe – The Burning Platform

            Europe invested in the values of its welfare state. The Muslim world invested in large families. Europe expects the Muslim world to bail out its shrinking birth rate by working and paying into the system so that its aging population can retire. The Muslim migrants however expect Europe to subsidize their large families with its welfare state while they deal some drugs and chop off some heads on the side.

            Once again, European values are in conflict with European survival.

            The European values that require Europe to commit suicide are about ideology, not language, culture or nationhood. But the incoming migrants don’t share that ideology. They have their own Islamic values.

            Why should 23-year-old Mohammed work for four decades so that Hans or Fritz across the way can retire at 61 and lie on a beach in Mallorca? The idea that Mohammed would ever want to do such a thing out of love for Europe was a silly fantasy that European governments fed their worried citizens.

            The Muslim migrants are meant to be the retirement plan for an aging Europe. They’re supposed to keep its ramshackle collection of economic policies, its welfare states and social programs rolling along.

            But they’re more like a final solution.

            Mohammed is Fritz’s retirement plan.

            But Mohammed has a very different type of plan. Fritz is counting on Mohammed to work while he relaxes. Mohammed relaxes and expects Fritz to work. Fritz is not related to him and therefore Mohammed sees no reason why he should work to support him.

            And so he won’t.


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            • nimrodman says:

              … all quoted material from the article, save the 1st paragraph, which is my voice

              Liked by 1 person

            • Dutchman says:

              Same thing in US with illegals. And we saw what was coming in, with the gal her posed with her kids, in a dangerous situation.

              Complained about the food her Mexican hosts served her.

              Was escorted in violation of the law by congressperson, into U.S.

              Arrested for assaulting (attempted murder?) A relative.
              So, a REAL GOOD assimilator, right?

              Liked by 4 people

      • I may be wrong, but the most extreme example, Mr Perot was that in some European unionized countries some women can retire before 50. Why? Dangerous and hazardous work conditions. Example: working in a beauty salon in close contact with nail chemicals and hair-do chemicals. Danger Zone. Sheeeeesh!

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  2. littleanniefannie says:

    I only hope they don’t do something stupid with this impeachment.

    Liked by 7 people

  3. Perot Conservative says:

    We called it months ago. Fun times.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Psycho Monkee says:

    CTH is intellectually stimulating and addictive. As Perot affirms, SD lays out the logic and invites us in way ahead of the crowd. It’s calming. Thus, bogus LSM headlines are brushed off quickly; cuz we understand the truth.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Sunshine says:

      Well said.
      At times, when we speak to our friends, we are at least one year ahead of everybody and they don’t believe us. I always tell them afterward “Do you remember what I told you and you didn’t believe me”.
      All credit goes to CTH SUNDANCE.

      Liked by 8 people

  5. fred5678 says:

    LOVE the power red scarf!!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. margarite1 says:

    Best President of my lifetime! Even surpasses our beloved Reagan. And now he’s going to to the March for Life. How did we ever get so lucky?

    Liked by 9 people

  7. Pale rider says:

    Think about all the countries we float on the socialist boat. President Trump has been picking the low hanging fruit wait til he hits on the stealing in our congress, then it gets good. Puerto Rico, looking at you.

    Liked by 15 people

    • Orville R. Bacher says:

      Never, ever did I expect to see a President that wouldn’t be cowed by the contrived Leftwing “political correctness” canard used to constrain honest, common sense.
      Trump’s personal experience has taught him how to boil an issue down to it’s basics, let’s him sort the wheat-from-the-chaff, and to NOT suffer fools gladly.
      Part showman, a great organizer, a political chess player extraordinaire.
      Amazingly, President Trump seems to feed off the negative energy of his detractors.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Pale rider says:

        A sort of exhale of their essence.


      • p'odwats says:

        All that ever needed to be done was to push back a little against the left to see how fragile and weak they really are, but there hasn’t been anyone who had the guts to do it. I admired Ronald Reagan, but Reagan tried the charm offensive on them to no avail. Trump sees Democrats and the left for what they are, and throws all their BS back in their faces with a little mustard on it. That’s why they’re all suffering from TDS. They never expected a Republican to ever fight back against them and WIN!

        Liked by 3 people

  8. Guyski says:

    82 years old and having the time of his life. 😃

    Liked by 13 people

  9. azchick says:


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  10. Sunshine says:

    Ross: “… a little bit of a sense of panic among some of the Europeans…”
    I would say this is subtle psychological warfare. If you can get them not to trust each other, you win.

    Liked by 9 people

  11. flatlandgoober says:

    Isn’t this sorta like WINNING? 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  12. warrenjay13 says:

    Great interview.

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Chuck says:

    Listen to Wilbur Ross speak and then listen to lifelong politician Nancy Pelosi speak……….

    Liked by 17 people

  14. bofh says:

    “He looks like a nice friendly old man… watch me put one over on him” – said no one, the second time they tried to deal with him.

    Liked by 15 people

  15. decisiontime16 says:

    Apparently, she hasn’t been too successful.

    Christine Lagarde, the new European Central Bank president called for a “new European policy mix” to drive the eurozone economy forward.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Psycho Monkee says:

    Remember the muppet named Beaker? I present to you Ms. Beaker (:^]

    Liked by 1 person

  17. chojun says:

    Donald Trump installed a doorbell camera on America and Europe got caught leaving flaming bags of Socialism on nations’ doorsteps.

    When confronted they tried to call it ‘Globalism’. Trump said he’d have no more of that and they were gonna knock it off and clean it up. Merkel and Macron took that as a personal affront.

    Liked by 9 people

  18. scrap1ron says:

    The final legislative hurdle for Brexit has been achieved. The UK will be free of the EU yoke by 1/31/20. The EU has been hinting at difficult and hostile trade negotiations with the UK. It would be very timely for President Trump to secure a trade deal with the UK that helps both of us put the squeeze on these EU parasites. It’s time to take these arrogant bastards done a few pegs.

    Liked by 7 people

    • Dutchman says:

      So, they can ‘tag-team’the EU. Boris knows going into negotiations with the EU, with a trade deal signed with the U.S. strengthens his hand, a LOT.

      And Boris is no dummy. Weaving his way through british politics, to get to this point took a lot of doing, overcoming resistance, etc.

      Go, Boris!

      Liked by 3 people

  19. Doug Amos says:

    Off topic but somewhat akin to the E U parasites, the Toronto LBQwhatevers have closed their office and the young colored woman who was their president has resigned; misappropriation of public funding! In the last 3 years, parasites everywhere are crashing and burning; all because the American people elected an honest man, a man committed to the truth, President Trump. The consequences are being felt worldwide.

    Liked by 7 people

  20. BigTalkers says:

    EU-US trade is actually quite “skewed” when you get into it. Take a new Mercedes SL550 for example, which retails here for around $125,000…

    Besides our buyers paying their manufacturer’s corporate income tax on every unit sold (all carbuyers do that), our Mercedes owners also get to pay Germany’s 19% VAT and 15% carbon tax (..if I recall those numbers accurately).

    In other words, this means fully ONE-THIRD of the price of that fine ride (min $40K) ends up in the Deutschland’s Govt coffers.

    Is it any wonder then that an 18-month old SL550 in perfect condition wholesales for around $60,000..? It shouldn’t be, because it’s the same car stripped of it’s “value added” and “carbon” taxes!

    Liked by 4 people

  21. Gary Lacey says:

    Well, coming to a close in DC is the world’s most corrupt department, the US Chamber of Commerce…Tom Donahue…..don’t forget to turn off the lights!

    Note: the EC in trying to get a Brext deal has forced the UK into a US trade agreement
    This is the grime reaper knocking at the EC door……you can turn out your lights too.

    Liked by 1 person

  22. TradeBait says:

    How pleasant it is to hear this economic team speak openly in commonly understood terms about complex issues. The winning is just amazing. Non-politicians doing real work instead of make work and fantasy speeches.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. golfmann says:

    I really like Mr. Ross…
    Why isn’t HE head of the Federal Reserve or Treasury Secretary when he gets all this done?
    Purer genius getting him President Trump…

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Orville R. Bacher’s comments above, “Amazingly, President Trump seems to feed off the negative energy of his detractors.'” — Pres Trump continually reminds me of that old sci-fi movie “ATTACK OF THE 50FT TALL WOMAN”, about a woman who get irradiated by aliens, and grows to giant-size and seeks revenge on her cheating husband. When the authorities herd her into the power lines, in attempt to kill her, it only makes her stronger. Stay strong, Mr. President! Sec. Ross isn’t doing so bad himself!


  25. fangdog says:

    Why would the democrats want to remove a President who is doing so much good for America and the individual American?
    The only reason has to be loss of sanity. Or democrat leaders are crooked and corrupt. However, they have a way with the ignorant and stupid. Show me an average everyday Democrat and you will be introducing me to a political idiot.


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