Categories for Trade Deals

29,071. 10/4/2019

CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump denied he would seek to tie a potential investigation into the Biden family to any trade deal with China, however he again pressed Beijing to investigate unfounded claims against his political rival. Speaking to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House Friday [10-4-19], Trump reiterated that he believes he has the authority as president to ask a foreign government to open investigations into anyone he suspects of being corrupt…His comments come a day after he openly called for President Xi jinping to look into possible corruption by the Bidens, continuing to spread claims that no evidence has supported. Trump first appeared to link the two prospects speaking to reporters Thursday [10-3-19]. The president asserted then that he and the U.S. would have the upper hand on China when high-stakes trade talks resume in Washington next week, saying he has ‘a lot of options on China’ and ‘if they don’t do what we want, we have tremendous power.’”

Caitlin Oprysko, “Trump denies he will tie China trade deal to investigating Biden,” Politico, October 4, 2019 1:55 pm

28,932. 9/30/2019

DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @MariaBartiromo: House Democrats should stop delaying and put the country first by passing the USMCA trade deal, write @senatemajldr and…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 30, 2019 11:27 pm

28,615. 9/23/2019

JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and Japan may fall short of signing a trade deal this week, as negotiators from both countries grapple with how to resolve President Trump’s threat to place tariffs on cars from Japan. The two countries had been working toward signing a limited trade deal this week, as Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan prepare to appear side by side at the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York. Instead, the two sides may issue a joint statement, and keep working toward completing an agreement in the coming weeks, several people familiar with the negotiations said. A main sticking point is Mr. Trump’s threat to put a tax on cars that are imported into the United States from Japan. The levies would be similar to those he has already placed on steel and aluminum imported from Japan, Europe and other nations. Mr. Trump has long seen his threat to tax cars, which make up more than one-third of the goods Japan shipped to the United States last year, as a source of leverage that has brought Japan to the trade negotiating table.”

Ana Swanson, “U.S.-Japan Trade Deal May Be Delayed Over Car Tariffs,” The New York Times online, September 23, 2019

28,563. 9/20/2019

CHINA/INDIA/TRADE DEALS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Call it the art of the mini-deal. The Trump administration is on the cusp of announcing a new trade deal with India, potentially within the next week as President Trump prepares to meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. It should be a proud moment for Mr. Trump, who is eager to announce new markets for American farmers and manufacturers who have been badly hit by his trade war with China. But unlike traditional trade pacts, which cover nearly all sectors of the economy, the India deal appears likely to be confined to only a few sectors and products. Mini-deals are becoming something of a trend for Mr. Trump ahead of the 2020 election. In addition to India, he is expected to soon announce a limited trade agreement with Japan. While smaller deals may prove easier to win than comprehensive agreements, they are raising concerns among some lawmakers and businesses about the precedent Mr. Trump is setting by striking limited pacts that could leave significant issues unresolved.”

Ana Swanson and Vindu Goel, “With India, Trump Practices the Art of the Mini-Deal,” The New York Times online, September 20, 2019

28,462. 9/16/2019

CHINA/JAPAN/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Monday [9-16-19] that his administration had reached an initial trade agreement with Japan and would announce a deal in the coming weeks. The trade pact, while limited, is expected to increase access for American agricultural products like beef and chicken to the Japanese market. That would provide some relief to farmers who have been hurt by Mr. Trump’s trade war with China. Exact details of the deal have not been released. But people briefed on the negotiations said the pact would lower Japanese tariffs on beef and other American farm products in return for cutting American tariffs on industrial goods like machinery. Unlike most trade deals, the pact is expected to be limited to a few industries. It is not clear how much protection the deal would offer Japan against Mr. Trump’s threats to place tariffs on its cars, a penalty Japan is eager to avoid.”

Ana Swanson and Ben Dooley, “Trump Says U.S. and Japan Have Reached Initial Trade Agreement,” The New York Times online, September 16, 2019

28,446. 9/16/2019

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovBillLee: The USMCA is a 21st-century trade deal for a 21st-century market that will fuel economic growth right here in Tennessee, cr…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 3:51 pm

28,447. 9/16/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovRicketts: It’s time for Congress to seal the deal and pass #USMCANow! https://t.co/2FxLWoWW6F

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 3:51 pm

28,445. 9/16/2019

TEXAS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GovAbbott: The #USMCA is essential to the future of Texas, America, and our North American allies. Congress must pass this agreement an…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 3:50 pm

28,382. 9/13/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….VERY stupidly negotiated Trade Deals, and Illegal Immigration, are a tremendous cost and burden to our Country. They are BOTH coming along very well and someday, in the not too distant future, America will see a very positive change. Remember, America First!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 13, 2019 9:41 am

28,371. 9/12/2019

CONGRESS/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Even the Washington Post, the Democrats favorite newspaper, supports passage of the #USMCA. Congress should pass it this fall and g…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 12, 2019 10:39 pm

28,342. 9/11/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: The #USMCA is a deal for the 21st Century that will support mutually beneficial trade and lead to freer and fairer markets! #USMCAn…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 10:16 pm

28,341. 9/11/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: The #USMCA is the modern trade deal that hardworking Americans across the country deserve. The time for Congress to put Americans F…”

-Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 10:16 pm

28,339. 9/11/2019

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: Not only will the #USMCA benefit America’s farmers, ranchers, and manufacturers, it will add billions to the already booming econom…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 10:15 pm

28,340. 9/11/2019

TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @VP: The #USMCA means: ✅ Stronger Economic Growth ✅ More Jobs ✅ More Exports ✅ Rising Wages Let’s pass a trade deal for ALL Americans!…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 11, 2019 10:15 pm

28,199. 9/7/2019

CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Congress has an opportunity to replace NAFTA with a deal that protects American workers—and ‘would boost the fortunes of Am…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 7, 2019 2:54 pm

28,124. 9/4/2019

CHINA/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….Trump is doing to China is not lost on the rest of the world. Europe has had among the most protectionist policies forever. They’re sitting there and saying, gee, are we next? Maybe you are! We’ve got to change the rules. The U.S. can’t defend the world and pay for it….” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 9:18 am

28,123. 9/4/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The Chinese are very adept at not accepting anything. You’ve got to be very tough, and that’s what Trump is doing. It’s in China’s interest to correct, and I think we’ll end up with a solution that’s dramatically better than we have today. Frankly, I think the impact of what…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 9:18 am

28,117. 9/4/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “‘The Chinese are very adept at not accepting anything. You’ve got to be very tough, and that’s what Trump is doing. It’s in China’s interest to correct, and I think we’ll end up with a solution that’s dramatically better than we have today. Frankly, I think the impact of what….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 4, 2019 8:44 am

28,098. 9/3/2019

CHINA/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For all of the ‘geniuses’ out there, many who have been in other administrations and ‘taken to the cleaners’ by China, that want me to get together with the EU and others to go after China Trade practices remember, the EU & all treat us VERY unfairly on Trade also. Will change!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 3, 2019 8:33 am

28,097. 9/3/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We are doing very well in our negotiations with China. While I am sure they would love to be dealing with a new administration so they could continue their practice of ‘ripoff USA’ ($600 B/year),16 months PLUS is a long time to be hemorrhaging jobs and companies on a long-shot….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 3, 2019 8:12 am

28,096. 9/3/2019

CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….And then, think what happens to China when I win. Deal would get MUCH TOUGHER! In the meantime, China’s Supply Chain will crumble and businesses, jobs and money will be gone!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 3, 2019 8:12 am

28,086. 9/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…Trade Agreement.’ @business @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @SenatorFischer @BenSasse Making great progress for our Farmers. Approved E-15, year round. Big additional list to be submitted & approved within two weeks. Will be even better for Ethanol, and we save our small refineries!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 9:37 pm

28,080. 9/2/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “….Trade Agreement.’ @business @ChuckGrassley @joniernst @debfisher @BenSasse Making great progress for our Farmers. Approved E-15, year round. Big additional list to be submitted and approved within two weeks. Will be even better for Ethanol, and we save our small refineries!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 4:58 pm

28,062. 9/2/2019

NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….and watched. NAFTA is the worst Trade Deal ever made – terrible for labor – and Richard let it stand. No wonder unions are losing so much. The workers will vote for me in 2020 (lowest unemployment, most jobs ever), and should stop paying exorbitant $Dues, not worth it!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 2, 2019 6:46 am

27,978. 8/31/2019

AGRICULTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SenatorRomney: As a major export state, Utah’s agricultural industry would greatly benefit from #USMCAnow. Hosted a roundtable this eve…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 31, 2019 7:06 am