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Wed May 16, 2018, 05:07 PM

Scoop: Peter Navarro's sharp words for Steven Mnuchin

Source: Axios

A major rift has opened up between Trump's hardline trade adviser, Peter Navarro, and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, according to five sources familiar with their encounters.

What we're hearing: On the Trump delegation's trip to China two weeks ago, Navarro exchanged sharp words with Mnuchin over his decision to participate in one-on-one talks with his Chinese counterpart Liu He. Navarro a hardliner against China cursed at Mnuchin and fumed about being shut out of the talks, the sources said. "It stems from his belief that Mnuchin is steering them down the wrong path, policy-wise, with China," said a source familiar with their interactions.

Why this matters: China's top trade negotiator Liu He is visiting Washington this week for talks aimed at striking a deal with the U.S. to avoid a trade war. Meanwhile, Navarro and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer have been concerned about Mnuchin leading Trump towards a deal that would give up on punishing China with aggressive tariffs for its theft of U.S. intellectual property.


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brooklynite May 2018 OP
marble falls May 2018 #1
democratisphere May 2018 #2
FSogol May 2018 #7
democratisphere May 2018 #8
longship May 2018 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings May 2018 #4
SergeStorms May 2018 #6
erronis May 2018 #5

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:10 PM

1. Too bad we can't indict Mnuchin, he'd fold like a cheap suit.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:26 PM

2. Still hoping that weasel Mnuchin is indicted along with his

kindred spirit Mulvaney.

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #2)

Thu May 17, 2018, 09:21 AM

7. Aren't most Bond villains killed when their undersea volcano sub-base collapses and explodes?

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Response to FSogol (Reply #7)

Thu May 17, 2018, 07:15 PM

8. They need to make a stop on the Big Island of Hawaii!

Agreed.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #1)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:39 PM

3. Then, just pnuch him in the mouth.

That guy has the most pnuchable face.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 05:47 PM

4. Why was Mnuchin in Jerusalem for the U.S. Embassy dedication?

It was bad enough seeing Ivanka there, but to see Mnuchin's smug face standing next to her was almost too much to bear.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #4)

Thu May 17, 2018, 03:46 AM

6. He's Jewish....

and I think it was a reward for "The Mnuch" from Trump for being a loyal ass kisser. "The Mnuch" loves money just as much as Trump, but unlike Trump he actually makes money (I didn't say he makes it honestly) for himself, and doesn't count on bribes and graft like Trump.

This is just Trump throwing "The Mnuch" a bone. A free trip to Israel on the taxpayer's dime.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed May 16, 2018, 06:24 PM

5. So when its sorry ass is hauled off to jail, how do we get rid of these other maggots?

Mnuchin... shit I was about to list the whole f'n cabinet and every administrator.

Just all of them? And their fungal tendrils they've extended down into the organizations?

Anyone know a good exterminator (other than Tommy DeLay?)

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