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A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The head of the world’s biggest miner BHP (BHPB.L) (BHP.AX) said he will ‘stick up for globalization’ and is more worried about the damage trade tensions are inflicting on the world economy than their impact on demand for the commodities BHP produces.Overseas Chinese and students ‘of course have the right to […]

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INDIA/PAKISTAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 19, 2019 6:43 pm

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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, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 3:14 pm

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CHINA/PROTESTS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has suggested a path to an ‘enlightened ending’ to the crisis in Hong Kong: Have China’s leader meet ‘directly and personally’ with pro-democracy protesters. After weeks of largely avoiding the topic, the U.S. president’s advice — delivered, as usual, via Twitter — is a sign that he’s begun […]

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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, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 11:24 am

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CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Congress must adopt USMCA after its six-week recess, @GlennHamer writes. https://t.co/tcSrGKYlOt” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, August 15, 2019 6:38 am

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CHINA/PROTESTS/STATE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [8-14-19] that China wants to make a trade deal but it should treat Hong Kong ‘humanely’ first, explicitly tying a trade agreement to a peaceful resolution of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong…A U.S. State Department spokeswoman said earlier on Wednesday that the United States was […]

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JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “South Korea retaliated against Japan on Monday [8-12-19] in a diplomatic and trade dispute between the two key American allies, deciding to remove its neighbor from its list of countries entitled to preferential treatment in trade. South Korea’s tit-for-tat action had been expected since Japan took a similar action against […]

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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, Twitter.com, August 11, 2019 4:42 pm

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CHINA/IMF/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The International Monetary Fund on Friday [8-9-19] provided little or no support for President Donald Trump’s assertion that China is manipulating its currency for an unfair trade advantage. In an annual review of China’s economic policies, the IMF said Beijing actually took steps last year to prop up the value […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Friday [8-9-19] he was not ready to strike a trade deal with China and indicated the next round of talks might not take place as scheduled in early September — raising new doubts about the future of the negotiations and stoking uncertainty on Wall Street…The Dow Jones […]

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CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “In the past week, President Donald Trump has described China’s trade practices as ‘an anchor on us,’ saying Beijing is ‘killing us’ and wants to ‘hurt’ U.S. jobs. Yet as Chinese officials increasingly hint at a potentially violent crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong, Trump has remained largely silent. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, Twitter.com, August […]

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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, Twitter.com, August 1, 2019 12:26 pm

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, Twitter.com, July […]

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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 […]

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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, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:05 am

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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, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

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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, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 10:26 pm

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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, Twitter.com, July 11, 2019 10:25 pm

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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 https://t.co/sYMhKSDu5w”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 10, 2019 6:38 pm

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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 […]

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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, Twitter.com, July 9, 2019 6:05 am

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “As President Trump weighs a possible resolution to his trade conflict with China, one factor may be pushing him toward a deal: His trade policies are broadly unpopular with American voters. Large majorities of Democrats and independents say the tariffs Mr. Trump has imposed on Chinese goods — and the retaliatory […]

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CHINA/JAPAN/TECHNOLOGY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump and China’s leader, Xi Jinping, are expected to try again to resolve their tariff war when they meet in Japan on Saturday [6-29-19]. First, they will need to figure out what to do about Huawei. The Trump administration has squeezed the Chinese technology giant with nearly the full might […]

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CHINA/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The fate of a yearlong trade war will reach a pivotal moment this weekend as President Trump and President Xi Jinping of China meet in Japan. But while both leaders appear open to a truce, they have hardened their positions ahead of the talks, leaving it unclear how the United […]

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TEXAS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @SecretaryAcosta: Headed to Texas today to discuss #apprenticeship expansion, #PledgetoAmericasWorkers, and the #USMCA. Texas has added…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 5:50 am

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CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @dougducey: Proud to stand with 27 other governors in calling for Congress to ratify #USMCA. It updates our nation’s trade agreements wi…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 5:48 am

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CANADA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Canada’s prime minister left a meeting in the Oval Office Thursday [6-20-19] with a mixed political blessing: A proclamation of friendship from President Donald Trump. Justin Trudeau doesn’t want to be seen as chummy with Trump, since Trudeau’s liberal base back home despises him. But the reality is Canada — […]

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MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Congratulations to President Lopez Obrador — Mexico voted to ratify the USMCA today by a huge margin. Time for Congress to do the same here!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 19, 2019 6:01 pm

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s disruptive trade policies are the biggest threat to an otherwise healthy U.S. economy, business leaders said Wednesday [6-12-19]. ‘It’s just raising the risk of a bad outcome,’ Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase and chairman of the Business Roundtable, told reporters at a briefing to discuss […]

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MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [6-11-19] waved a piece of paper that he said was part of a ‘very long and very good’ secret agreement with Mexico, refusing to describe it but vowing that it will go into effect whenever he wants it to. The president’s dramatic flourish, delivered as he left […]

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AGRICULTURE/CONGRESS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On my way to Iowa – just heard nearly 1,000 agriculture groups signed a letter urging Congress to approve the USMCA. Our Patriot Farmers & rural America have spoken! Now Congress must do its job & support these great men and women by passing the bipartisan USMCA Trade Agreement!” –Donald Trump, […]

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CHINA/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump has concluded his tariff threat worked and forced Mexico to stop the flow of migrants. On Monday [6-10-19], he pivoted back to his trade fight with China and vowed to hit Beijing with more tariffs if it did not accede to America’s trade demands…The president has long favored tariffs […]

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MEXICO/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At 8:31 p.m. on Friday [6-7-19] night, a triumphant President Donald Trump declared that the latest crisis of his own making would be averted, promising to hold off on stiff tariffs because Mexico agreed to ‘greatly reduce, or eliminate, Illegal Immigration.’ By Monday [6-10-19], the president’s victory lap had screeched to […]

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NAFTA/NANCY PELOSI/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nervous Nancy Pelosi & the Democrat House are getting nothing done. Perhaps they could lead the way with the USMCA, the spectacular & very popular new Trade Deal that replaces NAFTA, the worst Trade Deal in the history of the U.S.A. Great for our Farmers, Manufacturers & Unions!” –Donald Trump, […]

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BRITAIN/EU/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump on Tuesday [6-4-19] urged Britain to forge ahead with plans to quit the European Union, dangling the prospect of a ‘phenomenal’ trade deal with the United States as the British grapple with a polarizing political crisis. Mr. Trump said that ‘everything will be on the table’ in negotiations for […]

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JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great progress being made in our Trade Negotiations with Japan. Agriculture and beef heavily in play. Much will wait until after their July elections where I anticipate big numbers!”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 25, 2019 11:39 pm

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: The @realDonaldTrump administration’s fight for better trade deals doesn’t end with China. The president is working ha…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 25, 2019 3:45 pm

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JAPAN/MILITARY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Departed the @WhiteHouse and am now on Air Force One with the First Lady heading to Japan and looking forward to honoring, on behalf of the United States, His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan. I will also be discussing Trade and Military with my friend, Prime Minister @AbeShinzo. https://t.co/uwEjQNbEXE”  –Donald Trump, […]

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JAPAN/MILITARY/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am on Air Force one with the First Lady heading to Japan and looking forward to honoring, on behalf of the United States, His Majesty, the Emperor of Japan. I will also be discussing Trade and Military with my friend, Prime Minister @AbeShinzo.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 24, 2019 1:16 […]

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JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @ChuckGrassley: Another trade breakthru 2day w Japan lifting restrictions on US beef products. US beef into Japan has been 1 of the most…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 22, 2019 5:40 am

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DEMS/INFRASTRUCTURE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “On the eve of a highly anticipated meeting with Democrats at which President Donald Trump was expected to unveil a way to fund a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, Trump instead put Congress on notice that it will have to take a backseat to a trade deal…The White House has been working […]

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GOP/NANCY PELOSI/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s trade chief on Tuesday [5-21-19] praised an unlikely figure on the other side of the Capitol: Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a closed-door lunch with GOP senators on Tuesday, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said that he was optimistic about the prospects of getting the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed […]

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CHINA/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “Better relations with China used to be a bipartisan issue in Washington. Beginning with Richard Nixon’s history-making visit to Beijing in 1972, subsequent administrations — both Democrat and Republican — worked to improve relations with Beijing. Democrat Jimmy Carter formally recognized the People’s Republic of China over Taiwan, Republican George H.W. […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “….of the tremendous ground we have lost to China on Trade since the ridiculous one sided formation of the WTO. It will all happen, and much faster than people think!”  -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 14, 2019 6:16 am

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We can make a deal with China tomorrow, before their companies start leaving so as not to lose USA business, but the last time we were close they wanted to renegotiate the deal. No way! We are in a much better position now than any deal we could have made. Will […]

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CHINA/JOE BIDEN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @GOPChairwoman: While @realDonaldTrump is standing up to China’s unfair trade practices, Joe Biden says they are not ‘competition for us…”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 11, 2019 7:17 am

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @TommyHicksGOP: For years, China has engaged in unfair trade practices. While the US-China relationship is important, @realDonaldTrump i…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 11, 2019 7:08 am

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AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The year was already shaping up to be difficult for Midwestern farmers. Incomes have slipped, farm bankruptcies have increased and widespread flooding has inundated the region, killing cattle and turning some fields into unplowable pits. Then came Friday’s [5-10-19] news from Washington: Trade negotiations with China, long a reliable buyer of […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States and China wrapped up another round of trade talks Friday [5-10-19] with no resolution on when tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods would be removed. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that discussions with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He were ‘constructive.’ But neither he […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Over the course of the past two days, the United States and China have held candid and constructive conversations on the status of the trade relationship between both countries. The relationship between President Xi and myself remains a very strong one, and conversations….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 10, 2019 2:14 pm

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump escalated his trade war with China on Friday [5-10-19] morning, raising tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and taking steps to tax nearly all of China’s imports as punishment for what he said was Beijing’s attempt to ‘renegotiate’ a trade deal. Mr. Trump’s decision to proceed with the […]

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CHINA/ECONOMY/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A week ago, the United States and China looked as if they were going to reach a deal to end their trade war. Today, they are trying to salvage their many months of negotiations. Vice Premier Liu He, a senior Chinese economic policy maker, is set to begin two days of […]

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CHINA/DEMS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The reason for the China pullback & attempted renegotiation of the Trade Deal is the sincere HOPE that they will be able to “negotiate” with Joe Biden or one of the very weak Democrats, and thereby continue to ripoff the United States (($500 Billion a year)) for years to come….”  –Donald […]

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CHINA/NAFTA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s meeting with Republican senators on trade last week did nothing to unstick his stalled trade deal with Mexico and Canada. Senate Finance Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Monday [5-6-19] that the president once again refused to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on U.S. allies when pressed, a requirement […]

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JAPAN/NORTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just spoke to Prime Minister Abe of Japan concerning North Korea and Trade. Very good conversation!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 6, 2019 8:51 am

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….of additional goods sent to us by China remain untaxed, but will be shortly, at a rate of 25%. The Tariffs paid to the USA have had little impact on product cost, mostly borne by China. The Trade Deal with China continues, but too slowly, as they attempt to renegotiate. No!” […]

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JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Donald Trump and his team surely figured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would be an easy mark in U.S.-Japan trade talks. No world leader, after all, has subjugated himself more to the dealmaker in chief than Abe. Abe has presented Trump with golden gifts; the two have golfed together; most recently, […]

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JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Great day with Prime Minister @AbeShinzo of Japan. We played a quick round of golf by the beautiful Potomac River while talking Trade and many other subjects. He has now left for Japan and I am on my way to Wisconsin where a very large crowd of friends await! https://t.co/ZvyxJ8sIw2”  –Donald […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Thursday [4-25-19] that China’s president, Xi Jinping, would be coming soon to the White House, fueling anticipation that the world’s two largest economies may be close to finishing a trade deal. Mr. Trump, in remarks to White House staff, parents and children gathered on the lawn for […]

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TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is embracing a new tactic as he tries to rewrite the rules of global trade: Don’t believe a final deal is truly final. Mr. Trump, who has called deal-making his ‘art form,’ has used his unpredictability as a source of leverage in discussions with Europe, Canada, Mexico, Japan and […]

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BORDER/MIKE PENCE/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s announcement Thursday [4-4-19] that he would be willing to sideline a new trilateral trade pact with Canada and Mexico — a move that would allow him to impose the auto tariffs he has been threatening to unveil — couldn’t have come at a worse time for Mike […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday [4-5-19] would not predict that a trade deal with China will be reached, even though talks are moving very well along with China. Trump spoke to reporters at the White House after an intense round of trade talks in Washington to hammer out an agreement […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Thursday [4-4-19] hinted the United States and China may be inching closer to finalizing a deal to end a year-long trade impasse between the world’s two largest economic superpowers within weeks. Speaking in the Oval Office, the President said a trade agreement, which he described as ‘the […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump said Thursday [4-4-19] that talks with China on a comprehensive trade agreement continue to make progress, but there is still no date for a summit meeting where he and Chinese President Xi Jinping could finalize a deal…After making that statement, Trump turned to his chief negotiator, U.S. Trade […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump stopped short of announcing a final trade deal with China on Thursday [4-4-19], saying in an Oval Office meeting with the Chinese delegation that it may take another four weeks or more to secure an “epic” trade agreement. Negotiators had originally aimed to secure a deal this week during […]

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JOBS/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “For President Trump’s first two years in office, an unexpected rebound in manufacturing jobs helped bolster his claims that he was restoring the United States’ battered industrial sector. Now, that surge may be nearing its end — in part because of his own trade policies. American manufacturers have added nearly half […]

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CONGRESS/JAPAN/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Japanese space agency recently landed a spacecraft on a miniscule asteroid traveling nearly 14,000 miles per hour relative to Earth. Many observers have concluded that it will take a similar feat to land the U.S.-Japan trade agreement negotiations expected to kick off in the next several weeks. Congress and the […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “At the heart of President Trump’s negotiations with China is a troubling contradiction: The United States wants to use the trade talks to encourage the country to adopt a more market-oriented economy. But a key element of a prospective deal may end up reinforcing the economic power of the Chinese state. […]

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CONGRESS/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump brags that his new NAFTA deal is the most important trade agreement in U.S. history, but a congressionally mandated analysis due out next month is expected to show that it will provide only a slight boost to economic growth — or even a small negative impact. Laura Baughman, […]

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TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UK: “My Administration looks forward to negotiating a large scale Trade Deal with the United Kingdom. The potential is unlimited!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 14, 2019 6:22 am

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The U.S. and China are reportedly nearing a trade agreement that would result in the lifting of most of the sanctions imposed on Chinese goods last year. Beijing, too, would lower tariffs and other measures impacting U.S. imports, in a deal that is in its final stages of negotiations, The Wall […]

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AGRICULTURE/CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including beef, pork, etc.) based on the fact that we are moving along nicely with Trade discussions….” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 1, 2019 6:08 pm

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CHINA/SUMMIT/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump announced Sunday [2-24-19] on Twitter that he would be delaying an increase in tariffs against China and plans to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping to settle on a final trade agreement. Trump said ongoing trade negotiations with China have been “very productive” and he would delay the […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s potential trade deal with China might temporarily soothe relations between the world’s two largest economies without actually tackling the big issues that drove Trump to impose duties. Trump on Monday [2-25-19] announced that the two nations were getting ‘very, very close’ to a deal and said Chinese negotiators […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China Trade Deal (and more) in advanced stages. Relationship between our two Countries is very strong. I have therefore agreed to delay U.S. tariff hikes. Let’s see what happens?” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 25, 2019 3:12 pm

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I am pleased to report that the U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with China on important structural issues including intellectual property protection, technology transfer, agriculture, services, currency, and many other issues. As a result of these very……” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 24, 2019 5:39 pm

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CHINA/NORTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very productive talks yesterday with China on Trade. Will continue today! I will be leaving for Hanoi, Vietnam, early tomorrow for a Summit with Kim Jong Un of North Korea, where we both expect a continuation of the progress made at first Summit in Singapore. Denuclearization?” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “TODAY’S TRADE TALKS COULD SET UP TRUMP-XI FACEOFF: The U.S. and China are likely to announce today that trade negotiators have made serious headway in forging a trade deal, a development that could lead to a high-stakes summit between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping next month, Pro Trade’s Doug Palmer […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump expressed optimism on a trade deal with China, after meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office on Friday afternoon…Trump said he plans to meet with President Xi Jinping to work out the final details of a deal ‘fairly soon,’ and those conversations are likely […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Important meetings and calls on China Trade Deal, and more, today with my staff. Big progress being made on soooo many different fronts! Our Country has such fantastic potential for future growth and greatness on an even higher level!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 17, 2019 7:00 am

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Trade negotiators have just returned from China where the meetings on Trade were very productive. Now at meetings with me at Mar-a-Lago giving the details. In the meantime, Billions of Dollars are being paid to the United States by China in the form of Trade Tariffs!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 16, […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump said on Thursday [2-7-19] that he would not meet this month with President Xi Jinping of China, raising new concerns that the United States will not be able to complete a trade deal with China before American tariffs increase on March 2. The decision not to meet ahead of […]

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CONGRESS/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump lauded his new trade agreement with Canada and Mexico in his State of the Union address on Tuesday [2-5-19] and urged Congress to pass the revised pact. The deal, he argued, will help American farmers and workers and ensure ‘that more cars are proudly stamped with the four beautiful […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Looking for China to open their Markets not only to Financial Services, which they are now doing, but also to our Manufacturing, Farmers and other U.S. businesses and industries. Without this a deal would be unacceptable!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January 31, 2019 9:56 am

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TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday [1-31-19] aimed at encouraging government contractors to ‘buy American’ as part of the administration’s efforts to boost U.S. manufacturing. The new order asks federal agencies to encourage those who receive federal financial assistance for infrastructure projects to use American materials and products, including […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday [1-31-19] he would either strike a very big trade deal with China or ‘postpone’ it, but it was not clear precisely what he was referring to…The world’s two largest economies are trying to strike a deal on trade by early March to avoid a […]

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CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….meeting with their top leaders and representatives today in the Oval Office. No final deal will be made until my friend President Xi, and I, meet in the near future to discuss and agree on some of the long standing and more difficult points. Very comprehensive transaction….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, January […]

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CHINA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump expressed optimism Thursday [1-31-19] about reaching a landmark trade deal with China, but said in an interview that he would consider leaving in place some tariffs on Chinese goods even if the two sides strike an agreement…As he hosted the Chinese delegation in the Oval Office earlier in the […]

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