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Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:13 PM

Democratic Convention Host Chair Ed Rendell: Trump Is Right On Trade And China

Source: BuzzFeed

Former Gov. Ed Rendell says Donald Trump's message on trade is largely correct, but that his tone is sometimes wrong on the subject.

Rendell, who is the chair of the Democratic convention host committee, made the comments on SiriusXM radio's The Dean Obeidallah Show.

"The interesting thing is, I talk about China and the fact that China took advantage of us in trade and cost Pennsylvania some significant jobs, and I quoted Donald Trump in the book," Rendell said, noting Trump backed him heavily when he ran for governor.

Rendell's 2012 book praises Trump as "a friend" who is right on China.

"You know all that Donald Trump says isn't wrong," continued Rendell. "It's the way he says it and there are many things he does say that's wrong. But he's right about China. We have for some reason not stood up to China. We've allowed them to manipulate their currency, which gives their businesses tremendous advantage in selling to America. They came in here and tried to dump low-priced, subsidized steel pipe to get rid of the steel pipe industry in the U.S."

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Read more: https://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/democratic-convention-chair-ed-rendell-trump-is-right-on-tra

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Reply Democratic Convention Host Chair Ed Rendell: Trump Is Right On Trade And China (Original post)
bananas Jul 2016 OP
forest444 Jul 2016 #1
BlueNoMatterWho Jul 2016 #13
forest444 Jul 2016 #14
Skinner Jul 2016 #2
trueblue2007 Jul 2016 #16
bucolic_frolic Jul 2016 #3
OnDoutside Jul 2016 #19
turbinetree Jul 2016 #4
Rex Jul 2016 #8
turbinetree Jul 2016 #22
yallerdawg Jul 2016 #15
Ash_F Jul 2016 #18
Night Watchman Jul 2016 #5
Rex Jul 2016 #6
olddad56 Jul 2016 #7
LakeArenal Jul 2016 #9
Raine1967 Jul 2016 #10
Cayenne Jul 2016 #17
TwilightZone Jul 2016 #11
DianaForRussFeingold Jul 2016 #12
seabeckind Jul 2016 #21
seabeckind Jul 2016 #20

Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:14 PM

1. Hard to argue with that - except that Trump's full of it.

It's common knowledge by now that outsourcing, cheap imports, and even illegal labor were all very much a part of The Donald's business model (such as it was).

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Response to forest444 (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 07:17 PM

13. Unfortunately he's been saying it for decades. He's still an asshat.

 

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Response to BlueNoMatterWho (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 07:23 PM

14. Ayuh. A broken clock's right twice a day.

Though given Trump's record as a businessman, he should be the last to complain about how corrupt trade deals are selling this country down the river.

After all, he's been partying on that riverboat for years!

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:15 PM

2. Ed Rendell seems to be off-message a lot these days.

Annoying.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 10:39 PM

16. Old Ed doesn't seem to be much of a Dem with his agreement with Trump.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:16 PM

3. Fast Eddie Rendell

is the greatest Republican Democrat ever

First caver on Bush v. Gore in 2000

First to implement Medicare 5 year lookback after GOP Congress approval

He should just be muzzled

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 04:06 AM

19. He should be put out to pasture !

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:17 PM

4. Do we still have to bite our tongues ?

Honk----------------for a political revolution

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:28 PM

8. See post #2.

 

I would say that is a resounding NO.

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Response to Rex (Reply #8)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 11:14 AM

22. I was just wondering because I was going to make some comments

about neo-liberalism is alive and well, and in two weeks we can all sit back and enjoy the program of how a "legacy is more important" than that of reality on "trade deal's" and how it is going to be mentioned or not mentioned with that "legacy"


Because I feel like I am going to be watching a rerun of past performances on the adoption of a platform that is missing one really key ingredient on "trade deals" , now matter how they try to word smith it


Honk-----------------for a political revolution

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 08:12 PM

15. We aren't negotiating trade deals with China.

Just all the neighbors!

By the way - 'currency manipulation' is a two way street. You believe Fed and Treasury policy doesn't impact the 'value' of our currency?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #15)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 02:19 AM

18. A trade deal with no standards on human rights is no good for anybody.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:24 PM

5. Way to Support the Team, Eddie!

 

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:27 PM

6. Trump backed him heavily when he ran for governor.

 

Um, everyone by now knows why we don't stand up to China.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:27 PM

7. maybe he should openly go to work for his friend.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:40 PM

9. Wow..

I am a little new to all this commenting, but this seems like the very worst time for a Democrat to say this. I thought I liked Ed.. but I guess not.

Howard Dean is a lobbyist for the pharmaceutical companies now, right?

And they are both tight with Hillary, right?

I was for Bernie, but always had a spot for Hillary. But it seems like she is in the pocket way farther than I thought.

Am I wrong, missing something?????

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:49 PM

10. Well since this thread is about Rendell, I would not go around accusing

Hillary Clinton of being in the pocket of anything regarding what he himself said. It makes little to no sense to me.
Please support Democrats instead of trying to cast suspicion.

Welcome to DU.


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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:55 PM

11. What does Howard Dean have to do with this?

Rendell often says dumb stuff like this. It's in no way reflective of Howard Dean - or Hillary Clinton, for that matter.

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Wed Jul 13, 2016, 06:55 PM

12. Wow, Just wow! Trade policies conversation-Pittsburgh, "steel city rally"

Last edited Wed Jul 13, 2016, 08:11 PM - Edit history (1)

When will they ever learn to listen to the people-- recommend listening to these people and their experiences, Starts at 3min. 10 sec.:



Edited to add, "This is a guy who does not want to raise the minimum wage. In fact, he has said that he thinks wages in America are too high.

But he does want to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the top three-tenths of 1 percent. Senator Bernie Sanders

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Response to DianaForRussFeingold (Reply #12)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 10:02 AM

21. +1

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Response to bananas (Original post)

Thu Jul 14, 2016, 09:53 AM

20. Bizarroland

Everything is turned on its head.

China didn't "take" any jobs. China can't "dump" anything on our markets.

Mexico didn't "take" any jobs. Mexico can't "dump" anything on our markets.

They need the active support of people and corporations which care only about profits and welcome those deals with drooling spreadsheets.

Takata didn't close American airbag factories. The American owner did that.

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