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Wed May 16, 2018, 10:51 AM

LA Times Trump went from 'America first' to saving jobs in China. This could be why

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-trump-china-zte-20180515-story.html

President Trump's stunning change in stance toward a Chinese telecom-equipment maker that his administration recently sanctioned drew widespread rebuke Monday, even as it seemed to increase the likelihood that the U.S. and China could soon pull back from the brink of a trade war.

China's top economic official, Vice Premier Liu He, is expected to arrive in Washington on Tuesday for several days of meetings with senior Trump administration officials. And Trump's tweet Sunday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping are working together to help save ZTE could be a sign that Trump is looking for a potential deal to avert massive tariffs threatened by both sides.

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Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, called Trump's tweet on ZTE "indefensible," given that the company had been found breaking U.S. laws and was considered by many to be a security threat to the U.S.

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There was also speculation that Trump's step may have been in exchange for Beijing's support for the president as he gears up to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on June 12 in Singapore.

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Reply LA Times Trump went from 'America first' to saving jobs in China. This could be why (Original post)
Botany May 16 OP
kentuck May 16 #1
Botany May 16 #2
SWBTATTReg May 16 #3
lark May 16 #4
shraby May 16 #5
Initech May 16 #6

Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:56 AM

1. Or...

He may not have been able to make a personal deal with China if TPP had remained in place ?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 10:59 AM

2. Or another part of the Steele Dossier is being proven true.

That not only does Russia have its claws into Trump but so does China.

But really what about Hillary's emails?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:03 AM

3. and that his daughter has stuff made in China too?

Again, their personal business interests seems to win over those of American Industry. Conflicts of interest everywhere, as well as bribes, corruption, and the like. Do we really trust this idiot in negotiating in good faith for All American interests? Sadly, the answer is NO.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:05 AM

4. Nah, this is about ZTE and drumpf personally profiting from allowing hem to hack us.

That's why the Cybersecurity Office was just closed yesterday as well. He's telling China they can do whatever aa long as he gets the $500 billion in loans from China for his Indonesia project. Now, NK might be part of the deal as well, but after yesterday's move, it doesn't strongly appear that way.

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Response to lark (Reply #4)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:12 AM

5. You got it! trump doesn't do much of anything that he doesn't profit from.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 11:16 AM

6. He must have been fed some crap from Hannity or Fox and Friends.

Trump already uses his unsecured Android phone for his 3:00AM angry toilet tweets. Can you imagine him using an even more unsecured phone?

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