Categories for Trade Deals

32,112. 1/19/2020

TEXAS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be going to Austin, Texas. Leaving soon. Always like (love!) being in the Lone Star State. Speaking to our great Farmers. They hit ‘paydirt’ with our incredible new Trade Deals: CHINA, JAPAN, MEXICO, CANADA, SOUTH KOREA, and many others!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 19, 2020 12:44 pm

32,093. 1/18/2020

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’Trade Deals Drive Stocks To Record Highs.’ @FoxNews”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 18, 2020 8:35 am

31,920. 12/31/2019

MIDDLE EAST/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very good meeting on the Middle East, the Military, and Trade. Heading back to The Southern White House (Mar-a-Lago!). Updates throughout the day.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 31, 2019 11:51 am

31,918. 12/31/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I will be signing our very large and comprehensive Phase One Trade Deal with China on January 15. The ceremony will take place at the White House. High level representatives of China will be present. At a later date I will be going to Beijing where talks will begin on Phase Two!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 31, 2019 9:16 am

31,756. 12/13/2019

EU/FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to Boris Johnson on his great WIN! Britain and the United States will now be free to strike a massive new Trade Deal after BREXIT. This deal has the potential to be far bigger and more lucrative than any deal that could be made with the E.U. Celebrate Boris!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 13, 2019 1:08 am

31,735. 12/12/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday [12-12-19] signed off on a trade deal with China that would delay a new round of tariffs that was to be put in place on Dec. 15, Bloomberg News reported. A source briefed on the trade talks told Reuters earlier on Thursday that the United States had reached a ‘deal in principle’ with Beijing to resolve a 17-month-old trade war and that an announcement was expected later on Thursday.”

Tim Ahmann, “Trump signs off on tariff deal with China: Bloomberg News,” Reuters, December 12, 2019 1:53 pm

31,525. 12/10/2019

DEMS/HOUSE OF REPS/NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/USMCA: “Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s landmark trade deal with President Donald Trump gives vulnerable House Democrats a crucial legislative victory amid GOP accusations that they’re obsessed with impeachment. Yet some Democrats are fretting the agreement comes at an unacceptable cost: Boosting Trump’s reelection, potentially in a major way. The president is already boasting about negotiating the most sweeping agreement in a quarter-century on his defining issue. His press secretary called Tuesday [12-10-19] ‘the biggest and best trade agreement in the history of the world,’ an early hint at the crowing Trump will do over the next 11 months. Notably, no top tier Democrats running for president have endorsed the pact known as USMCA. And Republicans are jubilant that the deal helps not only Trump’s reelection but their own hopes of keeping the Senate.”

Burgess Everett, Heather Caygle and Christopher Cadelago, “Dems fret trade deal helps Trump reelection,” Politico, December 10, 2019 6:57 pm

31,513. 12/10/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepAndyBarr: More than a year after President Trump negotiated the North America trade deal, it’s good to finally see the unnecessary p…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 10, 2019 6:08 pm

31,501. 12/10/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/MEXICO/NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi sat Mexico’s top trade negotiator and foreign minister down in her office and gave the two men an ultimatum. It was late September, and Democrats feared Mexico was not going to implement labor protections mandated by the new North American trade agreement. So Pelosi convened a small, private meeting, looked Mexican Undersecretary for North America Jesús Seade and Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard in the eye, and said: ‘You have got to do this.’ They backed down…On Tuesday [12-10-19], top trade officials from the U.S., Mexico and Canada finalized a sweeping agreement to update the old NAFTA trade deal in an unusual alliance that won the backing of the powerful AFL-CIO labor federation, President Donald Trump and House Democrats.”

Megan Cassella, “‘We ate their lunch’: How Pelosi got to ‘yes’ on Trump’s trade deal,” Politico, December 10, 2019 2:56 pm

31,500. 12/10/2019

GOP/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP PEOPLE/USMCA: “Most Republicans are jumping for joy now that the Trump administration has finally clinched a new North American trade deal with House Democrats. Not Sen. Pat Toomey. The conservative Pennsylvanian lambasted the deal on Tuesday [12-10-19] as a potential drag on the economy and a capitulation to Democratic labor demands, becoming by far its most outspoken GOP opponent. Toomey’s criticism comes right as President Donald Trump prepares for an event in Hershey, Pa., on Tuesday night where he’s sure to tout the deal…Toomey argued the GOP should have passed the deal while it still had control of the House instead of spending months negotiating with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Democratic demands.”

Burgess Everett, “‘Terrible new standard’: Toomey rips Trump’s trade deal,” Politico, December 10, 2019 2:32 pm

31,302. 12/6/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/POLLS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nadler hasn’t had a single fact witness testify! Zero substance—Country wants #USMCA and Growth, not Impeachment. Polls have tanked on the Do Nothing Democrats!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 6, 2019 7:10 pm

31,262. 12/5/2019

NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi just had a nervous fit. She hates that we will soon have 182 great new judges and sooo much more. Stock Market and employment records. She says she ‘prays for the President.’ I don’t believe her, not even close. Help the homeless in your district Nancy. USMCA?”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 5, 2019 11:49 am

31,211. 12/4/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @KenCalvert: House Democrats have brought Congress to a standstill with their impeachment obsession. ❌ Passage of #USMCA ❌ Lower Drug P….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 4, 2019 3:57 pm

31,196. 12/4/2019

FOREIGN DIGNITARIES/NATO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Enjoyed my meeting with Prime Minister @BorisJohnson of the United Kingdom at @10DowningStreet last night. Talked about numerous subjects including @NATO and Trade.”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 4, 2019 4:22 am

31,174. 12/3/2019

NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOP: ‘We’re working on the USMCA. We’re trying to get Nancy Pelosi to put it up for a vote… It’s a great deal for everybody. So hopeful…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 3, 2019 6:20 pm

31,101. 11/30/2019

CANADA/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TeamTrump: One year ago today, President @realDonaldTrump signed the #USMCA with Canada and Mexico. It now sits on Nancy Pelosi’s desk…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 30, 2019 6:48 pm

31,100. 11/30/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: One year ago today, President @realDonaldTrump signed the #USMCA. While this Administration works FOR the American People, Speaker…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 30, 2019 6:47 pm

31,075. 11/29/2019

CHINA/ELECTION/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump needs two big achievements to keep markets and the economy as glittering assets in his challenging 2020 reelection bid: passage of a new NAFTA and a trade deal with China. But Democrats are stringing him along on the first — the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement — and he’s engaged in a seemingly endless rope-a-dope with China on the second with no guarantee of success. That’s left the economy as a major wild card for next year. Businesses are sitting on cash instead of making investments. Growth is stalled at around 2 percent and expected to slow. Jobs numbers are decent but far from ‘yuge.’ And big campaign promises remain unfulfilled. Even Trump’s most ardent supporters acknowledge the president’s reelection bid would face enormous risks if the economy turns down next year.”

Ben White, “2 big things that could save or sink Trump in 2020,” Politico, November 29, 2019 7:59 am

31,007. 11/25/2019

DEMS/IMPEACHMENT/POLLS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Support for Impeachment is dropping like a rock, down into the 20’s in some Polls. Dems should now get down to work and finally approve USMCA, and much more!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 25, 2019 7:54 am

30,952. 11/24/2019

DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, AOC and the rest of the Democrats are not getting important legislation done, hence, the Do Nothing Democrats. USMCA, National Defense Authorization Act, Gun Safety, Prescription Drug Prices, & Infrastructure are dead in the water because of the Dems!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 24, 2019 7:30 am

30,891. 11/21/2019

NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @senatemajldr: Every time the Trump administration meets Speaker Pelosi halfway on the USMCA, she tries to move the goalposts. The Speak…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2019 3:51 pm

30,810. 11/19/2019

DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SenateGOP: It’s time for Democrats to *do their job* and ratify #USMCAnow. https://t.co/G4lL6lP5EG

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 19, 2019 6:57 pm

30,710. 11/17/2019

NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our Crazy, Do Nothing (where’s USMCA, infrastructure, lower drug pricing & much more?) Speaker of the House, Nervous Nancy Pelosi, who is petrified by her Radical Left knowing she will soon be gone (they & Fake News Media are her BOSS), suggested on Sunday’s DEFACE THE NATION….” 

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 18, 2019 8:52 am

30,511. 11/11/2019

AUTO INDUSTRY/CHINA/ECONOMY/GERMANY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For three decades, China’s burgeoning demand for German cars, machines and engineering tools has been a steady engine of growth for Europe’s largest economy, gratefully championed by successive governments in Berlin. But the engine is starting to splutter. China’s economy is slowing, Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policies are hurting global trade and China’s factories are becoming rivals to the German giants that once supplied them. The slowdown is not helping at a challenging time for Germany. Its economy contracted 0.1% in the second quarter and some analysts expect third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) data due on Nov. 14 to show a similar decline – which would leave the economy in recession for the first time since 2013. While German trade with China is only a small part of the country’s 3.4 trillion euro (3.8 trillion) economy, it has been one of the few components of GDP that Berlin could count on to grow year after year.”

Michael Nienaber, “Germany’s Chinese growth engine stalls,” Reuters, November 11, 2019 11:13 pm

30,340. 11/6/2019

BRITAIN/EU/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain spoke with President Trump by phone on Tuesday [11-5-19], and to judge by the dueling summaries of the call provided by the White House and 10 Downing Street, Mr. Johnson and Mr. Trump were involved in two completely different conversations. The White House said the two leaders pledged to negotiate ‘a robust bilateral free trade agreement once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union.’ Downing Street said nothing about a deal, noting instead that Mr. Johnson urged Mr. Trump to lift American tariffs on Scotch whisky. Such divergent accounts of a leader-to-leader call are not unheard-of, but the timing of this one, on the eve of Britain’s general election campaign, was telling. It shows just how much of a liability Mr. Trump has become for Mr. Johnson. Once, the prime minister talked up the benefits of having a close friend in the White House; now he is distancing himself from a figure who is radioactive to many Britons.”

Mark Landler, “A Not-So-Special Relationship: Facing Voters, Johnson Backs Away From Trump,” The New York Times online, November 6, 2019