Despite the desperation of the mainstream media to proclaim Trump trade-truce a dud - quoting anonymous Chinese sources - China itself stymied those lies overnight, noting that:
"The meeting was very successful and we have confidence in the implementation. "
And as the narrative continued overnight, President Trump retweeted a Bloomberg News report stating that China has "officially echoed" his optimism over trade talks.
Trump cites a story saying "Chinese officials have begun preparing to restart imports of U.S. Soybeans & Liquified Natural Gas, the first sign confirming the claims of President Donald Trump and the White House that China had agreed to start ‘immediately’ buying U.S. products”
But President Trump was not done.
He followed this retweet with one of his own, noting "Very strong signals being sent by China," pointing out - as if offering himself an 'out' again - that he believes "President Xi meant every word of what he said."
Very strong signals being sent by China once they returned home from their long trip, including stops, from Argentina. Not to sound naive or anything, but I believe President Xi meant every word of what he said at our long and hopefully historic meeting. ALL subjects discussed!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
Enabling Trump to pin any failure on Xi's lack of delivery.
Trump was also quick to point to one of the potential 'wins'..."China [promised] me to criminalize the sale of deadly Fentanyl coming into the United States. "
One of the very exciting things to come out of my meeting with President Xi of China is his promise to me to criminalize the sale of deadly Fentanyl coming into the United States. It will now be considered a “controlled substance.” This could be a game changer on what is.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
.....considered to be the worst and most dangerous, addictive and deadly substance of them all. Last year over 77,000 people died from Fentanyl. If China cracks down on this “horror drug,” using the Death Penalty for distributors and pushers, the results will be incredible!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2018
And while stocks have a long way to regain yesterday's carnage, futures ticked up on these tweets...