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Wed Jul 10, 2019, 06:56 PM

"Trump is quite easy to buy off": how Trump is putting American foreign policy up for sale

“Trump is quite easy to buy off”: how Trump is putting American foreign policy up for sale

Want to understand Trump’s foreign policy? Just follow the money.

By Alex Ward at Vox

https://www.vox.com/2019/7/10/20688825/trump-china-trade-saudi-arabia-qatar-sale

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Let’s start with China. Last month, Chinese President Xi Jinping asked Trump to back off criticizing Beijing for its crackdown on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Trump accepted — because Xi made it a condition to restart sputtering trade talks between their two countries.

The Financial Times, which first reported that exchange on Wednesday, also noted that the Trump administration pressured the outgoing US consul general to Hong Kong, Kurt Tong, not to mention China’s policy toward the city in his farewell speech.

Xi continues to use the trade talks as a lure to get what he wants from the American president. First, he asked that the US stay quiet on China putting more than a million Uighur Muslims in reeducation camps. Second, he pushed for Trump to reverse the ban on US businesses working with Chinese telecommunications giants Huawei and ZTE — even though Trump’s own administration says doing that is a national security risk.

Asking Trump to tone it down on the Hong Kong criticism is now the third time Xi has run the same play on Trump. And each time, it seems, the president has fallen for it.

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applegrove Jul 10 OP
SWBTATTReg Jul 10 #1
world wide wally Jul 10 #3
sinkingfeeling Jul 10 #2

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 07:10 PM

1. When the democratic party sweeps the Congressional elections, the Executive Branch, one of...

the main goals is to install w/ full power an house committee to go after these criminals and charge them w/ federal crimes and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. No more hands off. Every one of these people that rump and cronies have installed, every action that they have done, be undone and their actions fully examined in detail, for signs of corruption and grift. We have a lot of cleaning up to do.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 09:23 PM

3. Nice to dream about anyway

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Wed Jul 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

2. Hell, under IQ45 everything in the country is for sale. Our public lands and

parks, our education system, our DOJ, etc.

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