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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:57 PM

Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade

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Source: AP

President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful but obscure federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the two nations.

Trump on Twitter declared American companies “are hereby ordered to immediately start looking for an alternative to China.” He later clarified that he was threatening to make use of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act in the trade war, raising questions about the wisdom and propriety of making the 1977 act used to target rogue regimes, terrorists and drug traffickers the newest weapon in the clash between the world’s largest economies.

It would mark the latest grasp of authority by Trump, who has claimed widespread powers not sought by his predecessors despite his own past criticism of their use of executive powers.

“For all of the Fake News Reporters that don’t have a clue as to what the law is relative to Presidential powers, China, etc., try looking at the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977,” Trump tweeted late Friday. “Case closed!” The act gives presidents wide berth in regulating international commerce during times of declared national emergencies. It was not immediately clear how Trump could use the act to force American businesses to move their manufacturing out of China and to the U.S, and Trump’s threat appeared premature — as he has not declared an emergency with respect to China.

Read more: https://www.apnews.com/be18b8619cde4658a418dda4f416968a

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Reply Powerful, obscure law is basis for Trump 'order' on trade (Original post)
left-of-center2012 Aug 24 OP
3Hotdogs Aug 24 #1
dchill Aug 24 #2
bucolic_frolic Aug 24 #3
TexasBushwhacker Aug 24 #4
alwaysinasnit Aug 24 #5
TexasBushwhacker Aug 24 #7
LiberalFighter Aug 24 #6
Yonnie3 Aug 24 #8

Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:01 PM

1. Expediting the recession?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:04 PM

2. "..an alternative to China."

Like maybe Russia? Or Greenland?

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:20 PM

3. The Emergency

is that Trump is creating a Fake Trade War so he can declare it a real Emergency and invoke the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977 to invent powers the President does not possess and were not intended by the Emergency Economic Powers Act of 1977.

This is totally bogus.

If you need anything from China, particularly spare parts - electronic, automotive, plumbing, etc - I advise ordering now. Glad I have fairly new tires.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:21 PM

4. Interesting considering he and his daughter made millions

selling their "designer" goods manufactured in China.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:56 PM

5. So, I guess he and his family will follow that edict with regard to their business interests in

China. (sarcasm)

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Response to alwaysinasnit (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:04 PM

7. And Ivanka was just granted several patents in China

including one for voting machines.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:59 PM

6. Congress has a lot of cleaning up to do.

As for the emergency powers, he is full of it.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:04 PM

8. Locking as a Duplicate

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142359299 is the earlier post. Please continue discussion there.

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