2020 ELECTION/BORDER/CHINA/CORRUPTION/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/MANUFACTURING/NAFTA/PENNSYLVANIA/TRADE DEALS/WAR/WTO: “Joe Biden is a globalist who spent 47 years outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars. He shuttered your steel mills, annihilated your coal jobs, and supported every disastrous trade deal for half a century… …He was a cheerleader for NAFTA and […]

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2016 ELECTION/2020 ELECTION/BORDER/CHINA/CORRUPTION/JOBS/JOE BIDEN/MEDICARE/MEXICO/MICHIGAN/NAFTA/SOCIAL SECURITY/VOTING/WAR/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: “Joe Biden spent the last 47 years outsourcing your jobs, opening your borders, and sacrificing American blood and treasure in endless foreign wars. He is a diehard globalist who cares nothing for working people. He repeatedly tried to cut Medicare & Social Security. Biden was… …a cheerleader for […]

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WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: “The WTO, as far as I’m concerned, was created to suck money and jobs out of the United States to the benefit of China and other countries — that’s what my opinion is — whether it was created or it just turned out to be that way. But the World Trade Organization […]

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CHINA/WTO: “The World Trade Organization, one of the reasons it’s so bad is that China didn’t play by the rules. We did. We did. But their rules were easier because they’re considered a developing nation, so they had a much lower standard. But even that, they didn’t play by the rules. That’s when they became […]

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CHINA/WTO: “I ended NAFTA. And we’re looking at the World Trade Organization. They’ve become much better — I will say that. We — World Health, I got out of because we’re spending $500 million. China was spending $38 million, and China controlled it. But World Trade, we’re looking at it. They’ve been very nice to […]

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CHINA/JOE BIDEN/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO): “[Joe Biden] cheered the rise of China as a positive development for America and for the world. That’s not a positive development. Before they went into the WTO, China was flat lined. For years and years and decades, flat lined. And then they got into the WTO and a lot […]

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CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/ECONOMY/UN/WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: “Why is it that China, for decades, and with a population much bigger than ours, is paying a tiny fraction of $’s to The World Health Organization, The United Nations and, worst of all, The World Trade Organization, where they are considered a so-called ‘developing country’ and… …..are therefore given […]

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CHINA/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO): “But the World Trade Organization is horrible. We’ve been treated very badly. I’ve been saying it for a long time. And we act on it. When I talk, we act on it. The World Trade, they treat China as a developing nation. Therefore, China gets a lot of the benefits that […]

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AGRICULTURE/AIRLINE INDUSTRY/EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration said Wednesday [10-2-19] that it would impose tariffs on European aircraft, French wine and cheese, Spanish olive oil and other goods starting Oct. 18, after the World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to tax as much as $7.5 billion of European exports annually. The tariffs are […]

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EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The World Trade Organization will grant the United States permission to impose tariffs on the European Union as part of a prolonged scuffle over subsidies given to European plane maker Airbus, European officials said Monday [9-16-19], a move that is likely to exacerbate trade tensions across the Atlantic. The ruling, to be […]

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ECONOMY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump on Friday [7-26-19] stepped up his attack against the World Trade Organization, saying it wouldn’t recognize special treatment for wealthy economies that claim developing status. Trump issued a memorandum accusing China and other countries with large economies of taking advantage of developing-country status at the Geneva-based organization. Developing status […]

Read More… from 7/26/2019


CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration on Friday [7-26-19] escalated pressure on the World Trade Organization, giving the international group a 90-day ultimatum to alter a provision that the United States argues has long allowed China to game the global trading rules. In a proclamation, President Trump said that the United States would ‘use all available […]

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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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CUBA/EU/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The Trump administration will announce on Wednesday [4-17-19] a big shift in policy toward Cuba by allowing U.S. individuals to file legal claims against foreign companies that conduct business in Cuba, a senior administration official told POLITICO. The move represents a new hard-line stance against the island nation, which has been […]

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IMF/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WORLD BANK/WTO: “Good intentions and realpolitik rarely mix. That may well be the case with proposals from a trio of international bodies that seek to address some of U.S. President Donald Trump’s gripes with the World Trade Organization while providing ways for other countries to liberalize commerce without his signoff. The report, […]

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G20/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “Trade ministers from the Group of 20 countries said Friday [9-14-18] that there was an ‘urgent’ need to overhaul the World Trade Organization, which President Trump has threatened to withdraw the United States from. The statement by the G20 ministers after a meeting in Argentina was a tacit acknowledgment by world […]

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NATIONAL SECURITY/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Trump’s embrace of sweeping tariffs has frustrated allies, lawmakers and businesses across the globe. But its most lasting impact could be to hobble the World Trade Organization. The global trade group has been thrust into an uncomfortable — and potentially damaging — role as chief judge in an intense fight […]

Read More… from 8/12/2018


TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The U.S. fired back at lawsuits other countries have filed with the World Trade Organization over Trump steel and aluminum tariffs, escalating a trade dispute with some of America’s closest allies. The U.S. on Monday [7-16-18] filed separate claims against China, the European Union, Canada, Mexico and Turkey—the latest stage in […]

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EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “U.S. President Donald Trump warned the World Trade Organization on Monday [7-2-18] that ‘we’ll be doing something’ if the United States is not treated properly, just hours after the European Union said that U.S. automotive tariffs would hurt its own vehicle industry and prompt retaliation. Trump, speaking to reporters during a meeting […]

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TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump said today he does not intend to withdraw the U.S. from the World Trade Organization, despite a news report earlier today that he often privately expresses that desire to advisers. ‘I’m not talking about pulling out,’ Trump told reporters on his way to Bedminster, New Jersey, where he owns […]

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STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump has been privately suggesting that he wants the US to withdraw from the World Trade Organization, according to a new report. Trump has been repeatedly telling White House officials he wants out from the global trade organization, Axios reported Friday [6-29-18]…The President’s economic advisers have pushed back when […]

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CANADA/EU/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “The U.S. will impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union starting on Friday [6-1-18], the Trump administration said, raising the specter of trade war with some of Washington’s closest allies, who said they would retaliate. Mexico’s Economy Ministry quickly said it would target several U.S. […]

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EU/TARIFFS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union marks a new low in deteriorating trans-Atlantic relations and promises to complicate life for EU leaders grappling with growing problems inside the bloc. Coming just weeks after Mr. Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and a […]

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ASIA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “After publicly flirting last week with having the United States rejoin the Trans-Pacific Partnership, President Trump appeared to rebuff the idea once and for all late Tuesday [4-17-18]. In a Twitter post at 10:49 p.m., Mr. Trump said that although Japan and South Korea would like the United States to […]

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CHINA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “China, which is a great economic power, is considered a Developing Nation within the World Trade Organization. They therefore get tremendous perks and advantages, especially over the U.S. Does anybody think this is fair. We were badly represented. The WTO is unfair to U.S.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 6, 2018 9:32 am […]

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CHINA/GOP/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, is critical of the Trump administration’s tariffs… He says the tariffs could affect Missouri’s ability to export food abroad, and the U.S. should instead focus on pursuing trade cases it already has against China with the World Trade Organization. The American Soybean Association, a […]

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NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “Trade pacts typically require years of detailed negotiations. The North American Free Trade Agreement needed two years. Creation of the World Trade Organization took eight. The Trump administration wants to remake global trade in a matter of months. To secure agreements quickly, the White House has taken a contentious approach to […]

Read More… from 3/28/2018


TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “A global attempt to prevent large, multinational companies from shifting their profits to lower-tax jurisdictions is setting off a fight between the United States and Europe, as policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic spar over efforts to impose new taxes on foreign firms. On Wednesday [3-21-18], the European Commission is expected […]

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY/NATIONAL SECURITY/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump upped the ante in a brewing trade conflict stirred up by his announcement of steel and aluminum tariffs, saying the U.S. would impose tariffs on European car exports if the bloc follows through with retaliation against his metals duties. … The exchange began Thursday after Mr. Trump […]

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CANADA/CHINA/COMMERCE/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “China is the main target of possible tough new United States trade measures against low-priced imports of steel and aluminum. But the sanctions threaten to ensnare America’s closest allies, particularly Canada. Earlier this month, the Commerce Department declared the steel and aluminum imports a national security threat, and President Trump must […]

Read More… from 2/25/2018


CHINA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “China is showing a willingness to push back against mounting trade pressure from the Trump administration, filing challenges to new U.S. tariffs on solar panels and washing machines at the World Trade Organization. The petitions submitted to the global commerce arbiter on Tuesday [2-6-18] argue that the tariffs ‘are not consistent’ […]

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CANADA/NAFTA/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “Canada has filed a sweeping trade case against the United States at the World Trade Organization, lobbing a diplomatic grenade at the Trump administration’s ‘America First’ approach amid an increasingly embattled trade relationship between the longstanding North American allies. The trade case could exacerbate tensions between the two nations, which have […]

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TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WTO: “President Donald Trump’s chief trade adviser issued his first detailed criticism of the World Trade Organization Monday [12-11-17], blasting the global commercial arbiter for ‘losing its essential focus’ and becoming ‘a litigation-centered organization’ that has failed to pay sufficient attention to enforcing existing rules. While U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer didn’t […]

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TRADE DEALS/WTO: “The Trump administration was handed fresh ammunition in its quest to ramp up ‘America First’ trade enforcement policies on Friday [9-22-17] as a government commission backed a bid from U.S. solar-panel makers to win protection from imports. The International Trade Commission voted 4-0 to approve a request from the domestic solar-panel industry seeking […]

Read More… from 9/22/2017


CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRADE DEALS/WTO: “China urged the Trump administration to back off plans for tough trade actions, calling on the U.S. to remain cooperative and warning that conflict would hurt both sides. Beijing hopes to avoid a trade war with the U.S., but is preparing to target American businesses if Washington moves forward with trade sanctions, […]

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LABOR/LOBBYING/NAFTA/WTO: “The U.S. dairy lobby is ratcheting up the pressure on Canada as talks to renegotiate NAFTA draw closer, demanding concessions the Canadian government looks unwilling to grant, according to people familiar with the file. The result could be a brawl that sours efforts to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, under which Canada […]

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ATTORNEY GENERAL/COMMERCE/ECONOMY/MANUFACTURING/SECRETARY OF STATE/TAXES/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO): “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. Every trade agreement and investment agreement entered into by the United States, and all trade relations and […]

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AGRICULTURE/COMMERCE/DEFENSE/DHS/ECONOMY/FOREIGN POLICY/MANUFACTURING/NATIONAL SECURITY/SECRETARY OF STATE/TREASURY/TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDERS/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION (WTO): “By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to ensure the informed exercise of the authority over international trade granted to me by law, it is hereby ordered as follows: […]

Read More… from 3/31/2017


2016 ELECTION/CHINA/NAFTA/WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: “Since NAFTA was approved, we’ve lost nearly one-third of our manufacturing jobs in the United States. Since China entered the World Trade Organization, we’ve lost 60,000 factories. Hard to believe. Our trade deficit last year reached nearly $800 billion. Who’s making these deals? I can take anybody in the audience — […]

Read More… from 3/15/2017


FOREIGN POLICY/TRADE DEALS/WTO: “The Trump administration Wednesday [3-1-17] sent its strongest signal yet that it was prepared to buck the international trade order, including confronting the World Trade Organization, to assertively defend the economic interests and sovereignty of the United States. In a mandated annual report to Congress outlining the president’s trade agenda, the administration […]

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