Categories for Trade Deals

27,433. 8/15/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘If they don’t get this Trade Deal with the U.S. done, China could have it first recession (or worse!) in years. There’s disinvestment in China right now. Also, the Fed is too tight (I agree).’ Steve Moore, Heritage Foundation”

Donald Trump,, August 15, 2019 3:14 pm

27,424. 8/15/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our Great Farmers know how important it is to win on Trade. They will be the big winners!” 

Donald Trump,, August 15, 2019 11:24 am

27,408. 8/15/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Congress must adopt USMCA after its six-week recess, @GlennHamer writes.

Donald Trump,, August 15, 2019 6:38 am

27,317. 8/11/2019

MILITARY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Many incredible things are happening right now for our Country. After years of being ripped off by other nations on both Trade Deals and the Military, things are changing fast. Big progress is being made. America is respected again. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!”

Donald Trump,, August 11, 2019 4:42 pm

27,152. 8/2/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision this week to ratchet up the trade war with Beijing by slapping more tariffs on Chinese goods came after aides thought they had talked him out of it weeks ago, according to two people close to the discussions. But the president’s annoyance with China finally boiled over this week after Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer returned from trade talks in Shanghai and reported that Chinese officials offered no new proposals for ending an impasse that’s persisted since May, according to the people. Trump’s Twitter announcement on Thursday [8-1-19] that he’ll impose a 10 percent tariff on roughly $300 billion in Chinese imports starting on Sept. 1 drew a quick reaction from China on Friday [8-2-19], further imperiling chances of progress in the talks. The U.S. is trying to get China to make commitments to rein in policies it says amount to widespread theft of U.S. technology and intellectual property.”

Adam Behsudi and Ben White, “Trump’s frustration with China boils over,” Politico, August 2, 2019 2:04 pm

27,117. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [8-1-19] he will ramp up the trade war against China by imposing a 10 percent tariff on roughly $300 billion worth of Chinese imports that haven’t already been hit with penalties. The new tariff attack, which Trump said will take effect on Sept. 1, would have a more direct impact on U.S. consumers because the goods targeted include clothes, toys, cell phones, electronics and other retail items. Trump said in a series of tweets Thursday that China has failed to deliver on promises to buy more U.S. farm goods and to stop the flow of the powerful painkiller fentanyl into the United States…U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin returned this week from a brief round of talks in Shanghai, where the two sides failed to announce a major breakthrough in the negotiations. The two sides agreed to meet again in September. Trump’s move to increase trade pressure on Beijing comes just a day after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the first time in more than a decade.”

-Adam Behsudi and Doug Palmer, “Trump says he’ll hit China with new tariffs,” Politico, August 1, 2019 6:04 pm

27,109. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Our representatives have just returned from China where they had constructive talks having to do with a future Trade Deal. We thought we had a deal with China three months ago, but sadly, China decided to re-negotiate the deal prior to signing. More recently, China agreed to…”

Donald Trump,, August 1, 2019 12:26 pm

27,110. 8/1/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…We look forward to continuing our positive dialogue with China on a comprehensive Trade Deal, and feel that the future between our two countries will be a very bright one!”

Donald Trump,, August 1, 2019 12:26 pm

27,101. 8/1/2019

ECONOMY/FEDERAL RESERVE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Here’s a question for economy watchers: Is American economic policy in 2019 more like ouroboros, the ancient Egyptian symbol of a snake eating its own tail, or maybe more like an M.C. Escher painting in which a series of stairs wrap around a room in mind-bending ways? Both seem like decent approximations of the strange ways in which trade policy, monetary policy and financial markets are intersecting this year. And never more so than this week. On Wednesday [7-31-19], the Federal Reserve cut its main interest rate target, aiming to guard the American economy against damage from ‘trade uncertainty’ and a slowing world economy, as the Fed chair, Jerome Powell, said at a news conference. But markets fell, with investors interpreting his comments to mean that the Fed won’t cut rates much more in the months to come. Then on Thursday, President Trump announced a new round of 10 percent tariffs on $300 billion worth of China exports, suggesting that a trade war détente from earlier the summer may be coming to an end.”

Neil Irwin, “The Increasingly Bizarre Interplay Between Trump’s Trade Policy and the Fed,” The New York Times online, August 1, 2019

27,062. 7/31/2019

CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “American and Chinese negotiators finished talks on Wednesday [7-31-19] with little progress toward ending a trade war that has shaken the world’s economic confidence and rattled markets. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Robert E. Lighthizer, the Trump administration’s top trade negotiator, were seen leaving trade talks in Shanghai on Wednesday, the Chinese state news media said. Both sides ‘conducted frank, efficient and constructive in-depth exchanges on major issues of common interest in the economic and trade field,’ said a statement late in the day that was released by CCTV, China’s state broadcaster. The White House press secretary, in a statement released Wednesday morning, called the talks ‘constructive’ and said negotiations were expected to continue in Washington in early September.”

Alexandra Stevenson, “U.S.-China Trade Talks End With No Deal in Sight,” The New York Times online, July 31, 2019

27,060. 7/31/2019

DEMS/ECONOMY/ELECTION/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a Tuesday [7-30-19] night debate over how they would change course from President Trump’s protectionist trade agenda in fiery exchanges that underscored the depth of the rift within the party over economic policy. The strength of the United States economy, which has enjoyed steady growth and historically low unemployment in recent years, represents Mr. Trump’s greatest asset going into his re-election campaign and a conundrum for Democrats. On Tuesday night, the candidates strained to paint what Mr. Trump touts as an economic miracle as a mirage, pointing to widening income inequality and trade policies that they argue have done American workers more harm than good. For two and a half hours, moderate and progressive candidates grappled with whether pragmatism or idealism was the best formula for defeating Mr. Trump next year.”

-Alan Rappeport, “Echo Trump’s Tough Talk, or Lift Tariffs? Democrats Clash Over Trade,” The New York Times online, July 31, 2019

27,031. 7/30/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “..My team is negotiating with them now, but they always change the deal in the end to their benefit. They should probably wait out our Election to see if we get one of the Democrat stiffs like Sleepy Joe. Then they could make a GREAT deal, like in past 30 years, and continue”

Donald Trump,, July 30, 2019 6:10 am

27,030. 7/30/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…to ripoff the USA, even bigger and better than ever before. The problem with them waiting, however, is that if & when I win, the deal that they get will be much tougher than what we are negotiating now…or no deal at all. We have all the cards, our past leaders never got it!”

Donald Trump,, July 30, 2019 6:10 am

27,029. 7/30/2019

CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China is doing very badly, worst year in 27 – was supposed to start buying our agricultural product now – no signs that they are doing so. That is the problem with China, they just don’t come through. Our Economy has become MUCH larger than the Chinese Economy is last 3 years….”

Donald Trump,, July 30, 2019 6:09 am

26,946. 7/26/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The WTO is BROKEN when the world’s RICHEST countries claim to be developing countries to avoid WTO rules and get special treatment. NO more!!! Today I directed the U.S. Trade Representative to take action so that countries stop CHEATING the system at the expense of the USA!”

Donald Trump,, July 26, 2019 1:29 pm

26,900. 7/25/2019

AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration on Thursday [7-25-19] unveiled details of a $16 billion aid package to help farmers hurt by President Trump’s trade war with China, as soybean growers from around the country converged on Washington to tell lawmakers that rural America is ready for a cease-fire. Farmers have been among the biggest casualties of the trade fight, with Beijing slowing — and in some cases ending — purchases of American agricultural goods as retaliation for Mr. Trump’s tariffs on Chinese imports. They have also suffered from retaliatory tariffs that the European Union, Canada and Mexico placed on American farm goods after Mr. Trump slapped levies on foreign metals. The Agriculture Department said that the payments to farmers, which were first announced in May, would be made in three tranches in the next six months. The subsidies come as American negotiators head to China next week to resume trade talks with Beijing, which collapsed in May after Mr. Trump accused China of reneging on a trade deal.”

Alan Rappeport, “U.S. Rolls Out More Farm Aid as Soy Growers Urge Trade Cease-Fire,” The New York Times online, July 25, 2019

26,762. 7/20/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @RepLaHood: #USMCA will put America in a stronger position globally. Delaying #USMCA further only prevents farmers, manufacturers, and…”

Donald Trump,, July 20, 2019 6:05 am

26,482. 7/11/2019

CANADA/JOBS/MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @PAChamber: Trade with Canada and Mexico supports more than 12 million American jobs in every state in the Union. In fact, 49 U.S. state…”

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

26,481. 7/11/2019

ECONOMY/TECHNOLOGY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @LtGovHusted: ‘We have a technology infused economy. We need a trade deal that represents that,’ – Lt. Governor @JonHusted encouraging q…” 

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

26,480. 7/11/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @JayTimmonsNAM: USMCA passage is critical to manufacturers in America. @ShopfloorNAM will continue to work with Congress and the @WhiteH…” 

Donald Trump,, July 11, 2019 10:25 pm

26,424. 7/10/2019

CONGRESS/JOBS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Today, on this ‘USMCA Day of Action,’ thousands of grassroots supporters are urging Congress to pass the great bipartisan USMCA. USMCA = more JOBS for American workers, more economic growth, and more OPPORTUNITY for our farmers, ranchers, and businesses. #USMCAnow 

Donald Trump,, July 10, 2019 6:38 pm

26,383. 7/9/2019

BUSINESS/CHINA/TECHNOLOGY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is following through with plans to allow American companies to continue doing business with Huawei, the Chinese telecom equipment giant, just weeks after placing the company on a Commerce Department blacklist. On Tuesday [7-9-19], Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the administration will issue licenses for American companies that want to do business with Huawei ‘where there is no threat to national security.’ And another top official suggested the move would allow chip makers to continue selling certain technology to Huawei. The comments confirm President Trump’s surprise announcement last month, after a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, that the United States would relax restrictions on Huawei as part of an effort to restart stalled trade talks with China. Weeks earlier, the Commerce Department said it had placed the company and its dozens of affiliates on a list of firms deemed a risk to national security, effectively barring it from buying American parts and technologies without seeking United States government approval.”

Jim Tankersley and Ana Swanson, “Trump Administration Will Allow Some Companies to Sell to Huawei,” The New York Times online, July 9, 2019

26,368. 7/9/2019

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very good numbers on the economy. Much potential for growth. Trade deals being negotiated or being set up for negotiation. We have been treated very unfairly (to put it mildly) by other countries for many years, but that is changing!” 

Donald Trump,, July 9, 2019 6:05 am

26,150. 6/29/2019

SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have ‘toasted’ our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced. Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops – and also go to the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with President Moon went very well!”

Donald Trump,, June 29, 2019 5:35 pm

26,146. 6/29/2019

SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am in South Korea now. President Moon and I have ‘toasted’ our new Trade Deal, a far better one for us than that which it replaced. Today I will visit with, and speak to, our Troops – and also go the the DMZ (long planned). My meeting with President Moon went very well!”

Donald Trump,, June 29, 2019 4:32 pm