Trump To Launch Trade War With China On Friday, Beijing Vows Retaliation

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday, the WSJ reported that the Trump administration is planning to begin a probe of what the U.S. sees as violations of intellectual property by China. Against a backdrop of Trump’s frustrations with domestic policy, sliding approval ratings and disagreement with China over North Korea, the chances of protectionist action are rising, as is the probability of a "hot", retaliatory trade war. This morning ow learn when Trump is set to fire the first shot. Reuters reports, citing White House officials, that President Trump is expected to make a speech and sign a memorandum at the White House on tomorrow, Friday, that will target China's intellectual property and trade practices, effectively firing the first shot in what could escalate into a major US-China trade war.

This will be the opening salvo to several months of trade actions, and is expected to be followed by actions on steel and aluminum dumping — which could include tariffs and quotas — and subsequent measures to protect services, and comes at a time when Trump has become increasingly frustrated with the level of support from Beijing to pressure Pyongyang to give up its nuclear and missile program.

Trump has said in the past that China would get better treatment on trade with the United States if it acted more forcefully against Pyongyang. Beijing has said its influence on North Korea is limited. China has countered that trade between the two nations benefits both sides, and that Beijing is willing to improve trade ties. A senior Chinese official said on Monday there was no link between North Korea's nuclear program and China-U.S. trade.

As Axios adds, administration officials say Trump is doing this because of complaints he's heard from Silicon Valley executives saying Chinese IP theft is one of their biggest challenges. Allegedly, Peter Thiel has been involved in crafting this new step.

In a rare show of bipartisanship, on Wednesday three top Democratic senators urged the president to stand up to Beijing, perhaps in hopes of further deteriorating the US economy and thus shortening Trump's tenure even more. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer pressed the Republican president to skip the investigation and go straight to trade action against China.

"We should certainly go after them," said Schumer in a statement. Senators Ron Wyden of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio also urged Trump to rein in China.

That's all Trump needed to hear.

So what happens next? About a week after Trump's announcement, the U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, is expected to announce that he's initiating an investigation into unfair Chinese trade practices — using a rarely-used tool, section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974. The investigation paves the path to the U.S. taking potentially aggressive retaliatory actions against China such as tariffs on Chinese imports or rescinding licenses for Chinese companies wanting to do business in the U.S.

U.S. Section 301 investigations have not led to trade sanctions since the WTO was launched in 1995. In the 1980s, Section 301 tariffs were levied against Japanese motorcycles, steel and other products. "This could merely be leverage for bilateral negotiations," James Bacchus, a former WTO chief judge and USTR official, said of a China intellectual property probe.

To be sure, Chinese IP theft is nothing new, and has long been an issue for major US tech companies like Microsoft and prior administrations. It's also a major issue for agriculture and manufacturing - and any sector that has proprietary information related to their production practices. However, in the past, U.S. administrations and companies have been wary about publicly confronting the Chinese government, preferring to do things behind closed doors and in a more diplomatic approach.

Meanwhile, China denied all accusations. Ministry of Commerce spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that China pays "high attention" to intellectual property and wants to maintain good cooperation with the U.S, Bloomberg reported. Still, China has for some time had countervailing measures at the ready in case a trade spat erupts, including legal constraints on foreign companies and import curbs on specific sectors.

And just to make sure that Beijing's position on trade war is loud and lear, China state media signaled the nation would hit back against any trade measures, as it has done in past episodes. This time around, the need to project strength domestically is compounded by the looming twice-a-decade leadership reshuffle that may further entrench President Xi Jinping’s power.

Chinese officials have mulled stemming U.S. imports should retaliation be necessary. Under a draft plan, soybeans have been singled out as the top product that can be dialed back, according to people familiar with the matter. Autos, aircraft and rare-earth commodities have also been identified as potential categories for restriction, the people said.

Still, Trump's offensive comes at a very sensitive time for Beijing: just weeks ahead of the 19th Party Congress, when Xi Jinping wants everything in his economy to be perfect.

"Ahead of the 19th Party Congress, the last thing that China will want is a trade war," said Callum Henderson, a managing director for Asia-Pacific at Eurasia Group in Singapore. "It is also important that Beijing does not look weak in this context. As such, expect a cautious, proportional response."

Of course, ultimately the big question - as Bloomberg puts it - is whether the Trump administration is willing to risk a trade war as it ups the ante. The International Monetary Fund warned last month that “inward-looking” policies could derail a global recovery that has so far been resilient to raising tensions over trade. The problem, for both the US and China, is that as Trump gets increasingly more focused on distracting from his numerous domestic scandals, he is likely to take ever more drastic action in the foreign arena, whether that means "hot war" with North Korea, or trade war with China.

“So far, it’s all been posturing, with little action,”’ said Scott Kennedy, a U.S.-China expert at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. “Pressure is building to do something, so the U.S. doesn’t look like a complete paper tiger.”

Finally, as discussed last night, a quick analysis of US winners (few) and losers (many) from any US-China trade war, reveals that most adversely impacted would be the states of Mississippi, Georgia, Illinois and  California, all of which maintain deficits at more than 3% of GDP.

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Davidduke2000's picture

Guess what? China can replace the us pretty quickly, but can also remove the usd as the reserve currency with the help of Russia and the eu.

CJgipper's picture

Lulz.  You have no idea what's happening in the real world.  No tucking way your average chink is going to provide goods or services in exchange for rubal.  But flash a USD, and your kids private tutor will be on your dick like white on rice in a snowstorm.

shutterbug's picture

smoking weeds is good for your psych ... but you are overdoing it...

arby63's picture

What in sam hell are you smoking? Replace the largest consumer economy in history? 

Ignorance is bliss's picture

You mean replace the largest debtor economy in the universe? Because of the debt, declining wage growth, and declining velocity of money we are not the super consumers of old.

Déjà view's picture

Good luck finding alternative consumers with reserve currency...

At the G-10 Rome meetings held in late 1971 Connally proclaimed to his astonished counterparts, "The dollar is our currency, but it's your problem,"

Soon after came President Richard Nixon's justifiably infamous 'new economic policy', announced on 15 August 1971. The prime architect of the 'Nixon shock' was treasury secretary John Connally and included a brazenly unilateral 10% surcharge on all dutiable imports (a powerful bargaining chip), a 10% reduction in foreign assistance expenditures, closing the 'gold window' (so the dollar was no longer freely convertible) and 90-day wage and price controls.

If the intent was to shock, trumpet the unacceptability of the status quo, and incentivise its overseas counterparts (including the Germans who only wanted one thing from their currency: stability), few economic policies have been so successful. Financial officials on both sides of the Atlantic (and Pacific) by then recognised that a full-blown dollar crisis could explode at any moment and were rushing to the bargaining table

Connally consistently and effectively focused the G-10 on three key areas of discussion: exchange rate realignment (long overdue), trade liberalisation (improved opportunities for US exporters) and more equitable burden sharing (of mutual defence expenditures and development assistance, for which the US had long borne the lion's share).

"All Over Again"..."History Rhymes"...

Davidduke2000's picture

By the way, all what costco carry is made in China except the bread and some produce. 

Battlefield USA's picture

 Nixon and Kissinger.

RawPawg's picture

It won't really matter once the Russian-Sino Petro Dollar Rug Is Finally Pulled

btw...Keep Stacking

Maestro Maestro's picture

Keep dreaming. The Chinese and the Russians are bankers' tools. The Chinese and the Russians are working for the Yankee dollar and not the other way around.


Latitude25's picture

Yeah this is it.  The black swan.  Trade war with China and the sheeple will support it,  in the beginning anyway.

CJgipper's picture

Baaaaaa then.


Come to flyover country you damned city dweller.  This is why trump.

Latitude25's picture

You think you have it bad now.  It will get a LOT worse.  Then it will slowly get better.  By the way, you have no idea where I live you idiot.

BarbaricRelic's picture

It's simple really --- Just impose on China the import restrictions THEY impose upon American-made products. Negotiate from that position. 

CJgipper's picture

I prefer a sliding scale tariff applicable to all imports based on compliance with some minimal environmental, safety, and currency manipulation standards, but anything is better than the lopsided bullshit we're currently condoning.

flyonmywall's picture

Fucking went to Lowe's the other day. Only one pair of pliers made in the USA that I could find.

Pay $6.99 for a cheap ass Chinese pair of pliers, or pay $23.99 for a nice set of Klein Tools pliers made in the USA. I bought the Klein Tools pliers and will leave it to my children.

Fuck China.


Dominus Ludificatio's picture

You may change your view after loosing a few a them.There are alternatives of similar quality and lower price.

Blanco Diablo's picture

Damn good tools. I use mine that I bought in the late 70's working as electrician's helper.

clade7's picture

Channeloks (sp)  too!  Besides a Zippo and a good Machete, a guy has to own some Channelok!

GodHelpAmerica's picture

He should have separated himself from the "markets" completely. Instead, he has done the polar opposite.

Davidduke2000's picture

he will be blamed for the coming disaster. 

hootowl's picture

The FED and the congressional Sorosians will engineer the coming disaster in such a manner that the Media can rain blame on Trump like a urinating nephilim.

CJgipper's picture

Have faith.  He's don't what he needed to so far, and because he communicates directly through Twitter, he can probably put the truth out there about Obama bubble and the election rally being based on hope instead of hard numbers 

Davidduke2000's picture

there is a reason the usd index is going the opposite way.


it was over 100 few weeks go, but all the sancttions on the us are giving the wrong impression to the people while the big bankers know what all this mean. 

shutterbug's picture

Soo .... FULL RETARD mode is ON ...

People always told that demoncrats are brainless zombies ... but it must be contagious...

Dutch1206's picture

So he's going to tax the US citizens for the shit they buy because we don't produce 90% of the shit domestically.  Because those tarrifs will be passed onto the US consumer.

Dollar stores become Ten Dollar Stores.  

If the goal is to bring back those jobs domestically, I don't envision massive amounts of people lining up to work in pseudo-chinese sweat shops in the US. 

QIG's picture

Cheap goods available to all from China, thanks to slavery, and the harvetsing of prisoner organs, stealing of technologies, and so on.


We Americans are blessed with ample national respurces, and although smothered at the moment in third world imports (including their people), we can make anything we need right here.


The solution to our problems is very simple.


Make the Currency at Treasury, control the amount of it to represent the need for "medium of exchange" (could use crypto currency "governor" to control the printing presse) within the USA, and get rid of the Foreign bank(s).


It has worked well every time it was used, until the bad guys sweep in a buy it up (with threats of death, bribes to controllers, and lies to the people - ie: what we have now) and covert all to "debt". 

It was called Tally Sticks in England and served well over 700 years. Promotes justice in society since if you are bad, you are seen as bad, and you fail to accumulate because your ideas "don't work". The consequence is that good "productive" people, no bad (thieves) people, call the shots.

Maestro Maestro's picture

Fuck the Chinese and fuck the Americans.

The Chinese make the livelihood of their people contingent upon selling low quality items to Americans who neither need, nor can afford them; nevertheless "paid" for by the Americans with a fraudulent and illegal currency like the US Dollar. (Read Article 1, Section 10 of the US Constitution which forbids usage of debt-which is what the dollar is now-as money.) In essence, the Chinese call, making and giving away real goods and services essentially for free to the Americans, itself 'Making a living!' At least, print your own fiat confetti and pay yourselves with it and keep the products you make for yourselves, you fools! (You are communists, remember? So you can dispense with the printing bit and save your trees.)

The Chinese encourage their OWN Chinese population to buy gold then they turn around and conspire with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, the Fed and the ECB to manipulate the price of gold lower to STEAL from their own people and everybody else who saves their wealth in honest money gold and silver.

China is an IMF member country and is thus FORBIDDEN to use gold as money, or even back its currency with gold. The Chinese will never back the yuan with gold. Goldman Sachs and JPM could have never manipulated the price of gold (and silver) lower without ACTIVE Chinese collaboration.

The Shanghai Gold Exchange is an even bigger fraud than the COMEX because unlike the COMEX it pretends to be a physical gold only exchange which it is not! The Shanghai Gold Exchange is only there to create the illusion of credibility for the COMEX by echoing thereby conferring legitimacy to the COMEX "discovered" price of gold. Just like the (non gold backed) Euro does for the US dollar "price."

The Chinese are part of the problem and NOT the solution. The Chinese are the Rothschilds' allies, just like the (also IMF member) Russians whose City of London-controlled central bank cannot even issue its own currency, the rouble, without first adding US dollars to its reserves!

Justin Case's picture

the US Constitution is for the corporation, USA Inc. not the people.

February 21, 1871 and the Forty-First Congress is in session. I refer you to the "Acts of the Forty-First Congress," Section 34, Session III, chapters 61 and 62. On this date in the history of our nation, Congress passed an Act titled: "An Act To Provide A Government for the District of Columbia." This is also known as the "Act of 1871." What does this mean? Well, it means that Congress, under no constitutional authority to do so, created a separate form of government for the District of Columbia, which is a ten mile square parcel of land.

In essence, this Act formed the corporation known as THE UNITED STATES. Note the capitalization, because it is important. This corporation, owned by foreign interests, moved right in and shoved the original "organic" version of the Constitution into a dusty corner. With the "Act of 1871," our Constitution was defaced in the sense that the title was block-capitalized and the word "for" was changed to the word "of" in the title. The original Constitution drafted by the Founding Fathers, was written in this manner:

"The Constitution for the united states of America".

The altered version reads: "THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA". It is the corporate constitution. It is NOT the same document you might think it is. The corporate constitution operates in an economic capacity and has been used to fool the People into thinking it is the same parchment that governs the Republic. It absolutely is not.

Capitalization — an insignificant change? Not when one is referring to the context of a legal document, it isn't. Such minor alterations have had major impacts on each subsequent generation born in this country. What the Congress did with the passage of the Act of 1871 was create an entirely new document, a constitution for the government of the District of Columbia. The kind of government THEY created was a corporation. The new, altered Constitution serves as the constitution of the corporation, and not that of America. Think about that for a moment.

QIG's picture

Very good news. Mr. Trump does not disappoint in "leadership". He goes for the "long" road to victory, by being straight, sensible, and committed.


Meanwhile, any nation on earth, who gets blistered by a nuke from North Korea, certainly would have my support if they choose to answer the insult, AFTER absorbing their losses, by obliterating North Korea and every man woman and child in it.


At this point it would amount to defending the gene pool.


Only fair.

Anteater's picture

More like the 'Long March' to victory. The Bataan Death March. The Trail of Tears.

Trump is all about expectation management. Always trying for controlled dissent.

Look at Breitbart. Complete Yidd takeover. Neither Andrew nor Steve ever voiced

those heinous articles or comments found on that diseased H8 site today. That's

spreading across USA. Trump is a hate-monger, a fear-seller, a pompous Elitist.

Americans are getting increasingly poor, increasingly indebted, and the price of

food and housing continues to rise monthly. Monthly!! There won't be a 'recovery'.

Only massive Trump:Kushner SA privatization scheme behind disinformation ops.

Now let's surge Afghanistan and march onward for the People's Party! Lu,lu,lu,lu,lu!


attila404's picture

I don't understand you people. Why are you such anti Trumpists? Do you know all the things he did to date? Of course there are items I don't agree with, but I think the overall trend is right. I take it you prefered Hillary then.


2) $350+ billion deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion in arms $250 billion in trade/investment) creating 100,000’s of jobs in both countries, historic.
3) Pulled out of PARIS ACCORD
4) Had a major victory on sugar exports from Mexico. Made Mexico drop the exports % and the amount of refined sugar. Will help our sugar industry and the US sugar mills that produce refined sugar from raw sugar.  
5) Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
6) China Trade deal opening up beef and LNG gas as well as giving a way to get 1 billion Chinese credit scores so the USA can offer them credit. Trade deal was done in record time.
7) Sec Ross has slapped more than $2 billion in fines on China and Canada for illegal trade practices.
8) the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China (6/12/17). The first beef has been imported to China (06/30/17 and Sec Predue cut and ate a USDA prime rib in China)
9) REOPENING KORUS trade deal per Sarah Sanders press briefing on 06/30/17)
On Economy
1) Unemployment rate 4.3% u-3 and 8.4% U6
2) Proposed a $1 Trillion infrastructure project
3) Stock Market at Historic Highs (as of 6/11/17 Dow up 16% NASDAQ up 19.5% since election day)
4) US homes prices climb at fastest pace In 3 years per CNBC.
5) Jobless claims hit 28 year low in Apr
6) OPEC broken can no longer set prices due to USA energy production unleashed
7) Secured $50 billion investment from Japan
8) Secured $20 billion investment from Exxon in Gulf coast
9) Gasoline at $1.95/gallon in Central NC (lowest price at this time of year since 2005 for entire US 06/30/17)
10) Repealed 14 Obama regulations via CRA saving $ billions in costs to the economy
11) Atlanta Fed sees 3.6% growth in 2nd qrt
12) Federal debt is 130,455,438,424.64 billion LOWER since Dec 30th 2016 (as of 06/24/17) per
13) Federal surplus was $182 billion at end of Apr (unexpected)
14) Consumer and business confidence at record highs 
15) North Dakota experiencing a boom since Dakota access pipeline finished (500,000 Barrels now flowing through pipeline per day)
16) Keystone pipeline construction ongoing
17) Mining, steel and oil/gas jobs booming
18) Mines reopening
19) 600,000+ JOBS created since Jan1st (per BLS) 800,000+ per ADP
20) Directed Dep’t of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing
21) Launched United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
22) Cut 1.6 billion costs from Air Force one and F-35 airplanes.
23) Regulatory freeze on all federal governmental agencies
24) Making agencies cut 2 regulations for each new one.
25) Saw the opening of the first NEW COAL MINE IN PA in YEARS creating 70 jobs at the mine and more than 400+ supporting jobs in the community. (06/10/17) Per foxnews. 
26) Coal for Central Appalachian coal has increased 8.95% this year. Increasing the economy for SE OH, SW PA, VA, MD and WVA
27) Maine unemployment at 32 year low. The State dept of unemployment forced to layoff people because of lack of claims 
28) Food Stamp spending is down almost $1 billion per month and $12 billion per year per USAD
29) Black unemployment at a 17 year low in May at 7.5% per Bureau of Labor Statistics. (06/24/17)
30) Coal mining rose 19% in USA for first 5 months per US energy Department
31) 1st qrt GDP revised up to 1.4%
32) USA now pumping 500k more barrels of oil per day since Dec 31st. Now at 9.3 million bpd. 3rd in the world only 1.2 million bdp behind Russia and Saudi Arabia 
33) USA is the world leader in natural gas production
34) Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index rose to 57.8 last month from 54.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals that factory activity is increasing (07/03/17)
35) 15 of 18 manufacturing industries posted growth in JUNE per ISM (07/03/17)
36) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) statistics for fiscal year (FY) 2017 show that food stamp enrollment decreased nationwide by 2.9 percent over the past year (07/05/17) 
On Immigration
1) Authorized DHS to hire 10,000 ICE officers & 5,000 border patrol agents
2) Secured funding for more immigration judges for deportation cases in 2017 budget
3) Ended "catch and release” policy
4) ICE arrests up 40% as of May
5) ICE arrests are 75% criminal illegals as of May
6) Ice Arrests for non criminal illegals up 150% as of May due to sanctuary cities polices making Ice go to the home instead of the court houses
7) 70%+ decrease in border crossings of illegal aliens in JAN,FEB,MAR,APR) 64% down in MAY
8) No Cuban refugees seen by Coast Guard in Apr first time in 7 years
9) Open bidding and plans submitted for the WALL. Finalists selected, prototypes to be unveiled this summer per CBP official/Breitbart news. 
10) 6ft chain linked fences being replaced by 20ft hardened steel fencing at border
11) More than 1400 gang members have been arrested by ICE
12) This year the U.S. has already deported 398 MS-13 gang members back to El Salvador – compared to only 534 for all of 2016
13) Texas has passed a law outlawing sanctuary cities 
14) Foods stamp requests by ILLEGALS D O W N
15) The Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who had been given a reprieve from deportation by Obama
16) Per Sec Kelly Plans are to start building the WALL by end of summer.
17) Travel ban EO cut refugees to 50,000. Has been blocked by courts so far. 
18) per Breitbart Sec Kelly has refused to expand H2-B visa program in FY 2017 Update 06/22/17 Sec Kelly will expand the H2-b visa program for a limited number of businesses that are in danger of failing and can’t find employment per breitbart.  
19) Pres Trump Sec of DHS ended DAPA (06/16/17)
20) Refugees dropped by half entering the USA in first three months of Pres Trump’s admin over Obama’s admin. (6/24/17 per Washington Times)
21) Per Pres Trump 6,000 MS-13 gang members arrested in first 5 months
22) Per Sec Kelly 66,000 mostly criminal illegals arrested by ICE in first 5 months
23) Kate’s Law passed the House 06/29/17)
24) No Sanctuary Cities Law Passed the House (06/29/17)
25) Illegal immigrant arrests in San Diego, Ca have more than doubled from 2016 and 2015 figures per the San Diego Union Tribune (07/04/17)
26) In a reversal of Obama administration policy, federal prosecutors with Operation Streamline are filing criminal charges against migrants the first time they are caught crossing the border illegally. Per and breitbart (07/05/17)
27) Refugee Arrivals Plummet in Week After Supreme Court Ruling on Trump Executive Order per Breitbart and Department of State website (07/05/17)

1) Authorities have arrested an unprecedented number of sexual predators involved in child sex trafficking rings in the United States and around the world
2) DOJ issues new sentencing guideline to enforce tougher laws on drug dealers
3) DOJ stops Obama’s slush funds
4) Massive raids on gangs going on across the nation
5) More arrests for voter fraud in 2017 then anytime in recent history.
6) DOJ and DHS ordered to take on transnational criminal gangs
7) No tolerance for violence against LEO with a signed EO
8) Fired FBI director who is and was a nutjob.
9) Nominated Wray for FBI director
10) Nominated 21 conservative judges to the federal court
11) AG Sessions dismantling the Obama legal doctrine brick by brick at the DOJ per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
12) Operation Broken Heart lead by the DOJ arrested over 1,012 sexual child predators across the nation bringing 69,000 cases against them. (06/28/17)  
13) AG Sessions has asked for an extra $26 million to hire 300 prosecutors devoted to gang violence and deportation cases per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
14) DOJ drops case against the Washington Redskins (06/30/17) the era of Political correctness is over. 
15) AG Sessions condemned murder of NYPD on (07/05/17) calling the attack cowardly.
ON Congressional and Executive action
1) Confirmed Gorsuch to SCOTUS
2) Signed 39+ Laws so far
3) Signed more than 30+ EO
4) Reviewing the Obama land grabs
5) Reviewing and repealing Obama’s regulations
6) Obamacare repeal and replace passed House stuck in Senate
7) Tax cuts and reform moving through Congress
8) Submitted 2018 Budget that cuts spending and give a pathway to a balanced budget in 10 years.
9) Returned power to make decisions on “transgender bathrooms” to states
10) Instituted 5-year lobbying ban for all Executive branch appointees
11) Instituted permanent lobbying ban for foreign governments for all Executive branch appointees
12) Banned aid helping foreign countries provide abortions (Mexico City Policy)
13) Formed Commission on voter fraud led by VP Pence
14) Returned the mission of NASA to space exploration
15) Installing aspects of extreme vetting at points of entry to the USA
16) signed Two bills into Law on June 2nd that makes it easier for family members of slain LEO to get benefits and that helps hire Veterans as LEO
17) Sec of VA is starting process to combine the DOD and VA medical records to improve Veteran’s health. Massive shift in government policy.  
18) Pushing a massive overhaul of our FAA Air Traffic control…. 
19) House votes to roll back Dodd Frank goes to the Senate
20) Senate votes for VA accountability act. Goes to House passed house 06/13/17 major victory for Trump agenda signed into law on 06/23/17
21) Pushing an apprentice program to train skilled works to fill 6 million open positions.  
22) The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a sweeping plan on Monday to upend the country's financial regulatory framework, 80% of which will be done from the executive side and does not need Congress. MAGA!!!!!
23) Signed EO to reshape the education system of the USA to include votech and apprenticeships
24) Did away with rules requiring the Federal government to report on the Y2K bug 17 years after 2000. 
25) President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.(04/ 27/2017)
26) Sec Zinke moves to purge the Interior department of Obama holdovers (6/16/17 per Washington post)
27) Energy Department eliminating the Office of International Climate and Technology 
28) 22 federal agency task force formed to help the rural America fight regulations and lack of prosperity led by Sec Perdue
29) Environmental Protection Agency has ended a nearly $1 million program that provided gym memberships for employees
30) 5-0 in special elections (GA6 primary, KS, MT, GA6 final election, SC)
31) Sec Kelly dropped many “Pro-Obama Islamic groups from funding” Groups that pushed for sharia law and closed muslim communities within the USA. (06/23/17 per breitbart)
32) TRAVEL BAN upheld by SCOTUS by 9-0 ruling. Extreme vetting will now become law of the land. 
33) ScottPruitt signed #WOTUS proposed rule, supporting @POTUS order to restore the rule of law.
34) Travel BAN now in full effect across the world. (06/29/17)
35) Signed agreement to construct oil pipeline into Mexico
36) Opening up LNG centers to ship LNG across the world (06/29/17)
37) Introduced 6 point plan to unleash American energy (off shore, Nuclear, coal, NG,Oil, renewable) (06/29/17)
38) President Trump Signs EO Reviving The National Space Council (06/30/17)
39) Pentagon halts Obama’s transgender plan (07/01/17 per Breitbart)
40) Sec Devos has stopped two obama regulations from going into effect which would have harmed for profit colleges. The Gainful Employment rule and the Borrower Defense rule (06/30/17)
41) On May 4th, 2017 Pres Trump signed the Religious Freedom EO ordering his admin among other things to not enforce the Johnson amendment. 
42) Reduced White House expenses by $22 million by reducing staffing levels form Obama levels. Doing more with less
43) . Donald Trump’s first-quarter salary donation will help fund the restoration of two projects at Antietam National Battlefield, Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced Wednesday per Breitbart (07/05/117)

On Foreign Policy
1) Secured a 34,000 Arab force to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria
2) Sent 3 carrier battle groups to NK to pressure them on nuclear program, installed THADD in SK and Japan
3) Working with China on NK
4) Sent Navy to south China Sea to secure sea lines
5) Fired 60 Tomahawks after a gas attack
6) Got the G7 countries to agree that a nation has a right to control migration and immigration
7) Had G7 countries agree NK was a threat
8) Had G7 nations agree that Trade should be FAIR as well as FREE and that nations can punish non fair trade
9) Had NATO agree to pay more and got more countries to pay their fair share of defense pact
10) Have met with more than 100 of the world leaders many at the white house
11) Pulled out of Paris Accord and freed the USA from the economic Slavery Obama sold us into
12) Have surrounded ISIS in Iraq and Syria strongholds
13) Have killed the ISIS commander in Afghanistan and reduced their strength by 2/3rd in Afghanistan
14) Dropped the MOAB on ISIS killing more than 90 ISIS fighters
15) First sitting POTUS to pray at the Western Wall
16) Restarted peace process between Israel and PLO
17) Visited the land of the three major religions in the world
18) Opening of center to defeat radical Islam in cyberspace during Saudi Arabia visit. One orb to find them in the darkness and bind them.
19) Gave powerful speech in the heart of Islam about the need to reform Islam and drive out the radicals
20) Had G7 countries agree that refugees should stay as close as possible to home country and be returned when the threat is gone
21) Got the Arab nations to cut ties to Qatar for funding terrorists. Massive historic shift in diplomatic actions in the Muslim world.  
22) Started the assault on Raqqa in Syria to defeat ISIS on June 6th 2017.  
23) Got Romania to up it’s NATO funding to 2.1% of GDP  
24) Has the Special Forces helping relieve siege in Philippines. 
25) visiting Poland (07/05/16)
26) Per Sec Tillerson. The PLO has stopped the payments to terrorists families. Major change in PLO policy. 
27) Pres Trump’s State department secured the release of American citizen Otto Warmbeir from NK without paying $400 million ransom
28) Pres Trump admin secured the release of American citizen, Aya Hijazifor, from Egypt Jail without paying $400 million ransom.
29) Obama appointed Ambassador to Qatar “quit” during the biggest Crisis in Qatar’s history. What was she hiding?  
30) Gave Sec Mattis authority to set troop numbers in Afghanistan to turn the tide of the war. 06/16/17 .  
31) Rolled back Obama’s Cuban policy. 06/16/17
32) Canada promised to increase defense spending by 70% (06/16/17) 
33) Gulf Countries sent Qatar a list of demands to defund terrorism, reject the Muslim brother hood so Qatar can return to the fold, direct consequence of Pres Trump’s trip to the middle east. Qatar has since rejected these demands setting a possible military conflict (updated 06/30/17)
34) NATO countries (excluding the US) increase defense spending by 4.3% from last year per daily mail and breitbart(06/30/17).  
35) Per Iraq military Mosul has fallen. ISIS no longer controls the city. Just a couple pockets of resistance left per independent (06/30/17)
36) Imposed Sanctions on major China Bank for it’s funding of North Korea and has declared the admin will work to cut North Korea off from access to the US financial market. (06/29/17)
37) approved a $1.42billion arms deal with Taiwan (07/02/17)
38) Reached out by Twitter to offer help to save baby Charlie Gard (07/03/17)
39) The US ambassador to the UN threatens China and other countries who trade with North Korea with blockage from the USA market. (07/05/17) 40) Pres Trump increases the threat to use of trade access to the US market to stop North Korea setting up a potential for a trade war with China (07/05/17)
Maestro Maestro's picture

Just selling $350 billions worth of weapons to the Saudi Muslim terrorists is enough to warrant a session or two of beheading to that piece of shit Trump. The swine promises to drain the swamp instead takes a dump in it every 5 minutes.


You're bad. In the English sense of the word, not the stupid American negroid sense of it.

attila404's picture

As I said, I don't agree with everything mostly foreign policy but when it comes to internal affairs and the retarded economic treaties, him rolling back some of this crap is good. I am all against the gubimint and I'll take what I can from the shitty choices we have on the table.

jomama's picture

Is this supposed to an impressive list? Loathing Trump has literally nothing to do with Hillary. Why that evil cunt is still even being talked about illustrates your narrow perspective.

This cut and paste job is one of the worst I've seen around here in a minute. At least try to standardize your formatting.


attila404's picture

I don't have time for estetics. Is that your argument? Really?

Anteater's picture

And he cured bad feet! Don't forget about that!! No more bone spurs!!

Thank you! I'm finally understanding the meaning of the Tower of Babel,

looking back towards Sodom, and turning into a pillar of salt. Trump

has PROMISED a lot of things, but his only real accomplishment is

a private $4B hotel:casino deal with China, and a heinous $112B arms

sale to the al-Saud Wahhabi-ISIS terrorist headchoppers. That's it!!

Jared received a 1% rainmaker fee for the deals, saving 666 5th Ave.

Oh, and we're spiking US food prices by dumping meats and grains to

the Chinese. Brilliant! I love eating cat food! US housing prices are now

so insane, that 95% of US cities can't afford to house minimum wage

earners in efficiency apartments. There a permanent tent camps in all

the cities, and people are back to living in their cars in Walmart parking.

Yes, folks, The Donald, making life safe for Peace, Justice and Freedom.

Let's surge into Afghanistan for the Yidds so they can make their 4Q bump!


Latitude25's picture

Possible trade war with China.  Gold should be up at least $100.

Fireman's picture

The end of the IOU I$I$ backed Saudi Mercan shit smeared petroscrip dollah means the end of deadbeat USSA'S free lunch and serial genocide of the anglozionazi filth in Washing town.


Buddy, can you spare a dime

Broke as in forever

U$$AN hubri$ knows no limits

LOL123's picture

What trade? We export soybeans to China. They export everything else to us. We sell weapons... Selling them weapons probably not a good idea right now.

This mostly about the oil and gas in middle east anyway. Pertro dollar is kaput. BRICS on rise. 

The real trade war will be in the Red Sea and where the ports are. Yemen starving to death because of Saudi Arabia. Yemen has cholira epidemic. The oil and gas flows down and out of the ports on red sea. The suez is at the top by Israel another arab pipeline.

"The dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. ...And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth."

It's my belief that what rises out of the Red Sea is war on a global scale.

Blanco Diablo's picture
The Number One U.S. Export To China: Waste Paper And Scrap Metal
Solio's picture

You must mean fiat dollars and pot metal coins.

Anteater's picture

Confetti'd Congressional investigations and metal shards of WTC debris.

Blanco Diablo's picture

They sure did not waste any time getting rid of the WTC evidence uh..... I mean scrap.

Maestro Maestro's picture

No war. Muslims take over Europe and obtain lifetime supply of free white pussy, use the aforementioned to make lots more Muslim babies and continue killing each other and everybody else they can insert their dicks in. That's an ecosystem, not a global war.

Anteater's picture

Save your bullets. Instead of Muslims,  Yidds. Same outcome, a lot less effort.

Funny how you never hear about the Yidds and all their 'free white pussy' USA.

Just those monstrous Mexicans and mendacious Muslims we must fear daily.

But not the Yidds! The Yidds are just doing G-d's Work. Good people. The best!

Now let's finalize that $112B arms sale to al-Saud Wahhabi ISIS head choppers!

Wonder what the rainmaker fee to Jared Enterprises, 666 Fifth Ave, was on that?

Typically 1%, that means he paid for the Tower on that trade, plus $4B China deal.

And every year the interest-only forever tithe to the Fed creeps towards a TRILLION.


Maestro Maestro's picture

I had a couple of beers and your writing is not very clear but, yes.

hootowl's picture

BRICS are disintegrating.

Déjà view's picture

Back into their 'CRIBS'...