Wednesday, 21 Nov 2018

Trump Stands Ground At G7 Summit

President Trump stood his ground on Tariffs.  He called for the elimination of tariffs and the end of the US  being the world’s ‘piggy bank’.  The President said; “When you’re almost 800 billion dollars a year down on Trade, you can’t lose a Trade War, the U.S. has been ripped off by other countries for years on Trade, time to get smart.  The United States must, at long last, be treated fairly on Trade. If we charge a country ZERO to sell their goods, and they charge us 25, 50 or even 100 percent to sell ours, it is UNFAIR and can no longer be tolerated. That is not Free or Fair Trade, it is Stupid Trade”!  Canada charges 270% tariff on American Dairy Products.

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Earlier he cast doubt on the relevance of the summit by saying it would be more meaningful if Russia was let back into the group and blamed Obama for the decision to remove Russia over the Crimea annexation.  g7 nationsThe President has a sophisticated understanding of his own political interests, and while critics chide him for tarnishing America’s global image, he knows that his base loves to see him turning up at a summit and chiding liberal elites from Europe and elsewhere on trade.  Many Europeans view Trump’s claim that climate change is a hoax, his policies on immigration, his racial and religious rhetoric and his “America First” ideology as antithetical to European values.  European officials complain that Trump’s populist nationalism and economic sovereignty arguments reject values that have bolstered the West since World War II.standing ground

A year into his presidency, it is now clear that efforts by foreign leaders to manage and temper President Trump have failed, and that he is who he said he would be.  That leaves America’s allies with a huge problem.

Trump’s faithfulness to his election promises on pulling out of the Paris climate deal and the Iran nuclear pact also caused splits with allies who believe both agreements are critical to their national security.

President Trump insisted that the Quebec summit had been “tremendously, tremendously successful” despite accusing the European Union and Canada of treating the US “unfairly.” and of using the United States as a “piggy bank”

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The Liberals and Mainstream Media are saying that Trump made our Allies mad at us by not rolling over like Obama. They should be reporting the other way around. They should be reporting the truth, but that would not serve their cause of “Business As Usual”. We elected Trump to represent the citizens of the U.S.and every time he does the Media goes crazy. They don’t want him to be successful or America to win. Just wait Canada and the EU will come around because they need us desperately to survive. Can you believe that the French President was barking at “Our President” like a little “Junk Yard Dog”.

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