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Mon May 14, 2018, 06:59 AM

President Trump Puts 'America First' On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs

In a surprising departure from his "America First" agenda, President Trump says he will help a China-based cell-phone manufacturer save jobs after the Commerce Department said it sold U.S. technology to Iran and North Korea and then failed to live up to the terms of a settlement.

It would be difficult to find a more quintessential example of the kind of troubling trade practices that the president has long highlighted, which makes his sudden pivot in the case of ZTE all the more stunning.

ZTE, the world's fourth-largest maker of cell phones, was found in violation of U.S. rules against selling U.S.-originated technology to certain blacklisted countries. After reaching a more than $1 billion settlement with Commerce as reparation for its Iran and North Korea dealings, ZTE then violated the terms of the agreement by failing to fire some employees and reprimand others who were involved in the illicit technology transfers.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/14/610891747/president-trump-puts-america-first-on-hold-to-save-chinese-jobs

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Reply President Trump Puts 'America First' On Hold To Save Chinese Jobs (Original post)
Dulcinea May 14 OP
Glamrock May 14 #1
DetlefK May 14 #2
Botany May 14 #3
NoMoreRepugs May 14 #6
wolfie001 May 14 #4
Bernardo de La Paz May 14 #13
From the Harem May 14 #5
Augiedog May 14 #7
lark May 14 #8
From the Harem May 14 #10
lark May 14 #11
Sherman A1 May 14 #9
hedda_foil May 14 #12
dalton99a May 14 #14
BigmanPigman May 14 #15
Blue_Tires May 14 #16
Beartracks Tuesday #17

Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 07:01 AM

1. This needs to be broadcast far and wide.

FOX news ain't gonna touch it, therefore his supporters won't know. We need to rub this in their MAGA hat wearing faces!

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 07:38 AM

2. This is how much Trump cares about sanctions.

Sanctions against China and Russia? Meh.

Sanctions against Iran? GOGOGO!!!

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 07:40 AM

3. This action confirms one more part of the Steele Dossier

Trump is also very much in debt to China too.

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Response to Botany (Reply #3)

Mon May 14, 2018, 08:27 AM

6. This.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 08:11 AM

4. I hope some of his mouthbreathers remember this in the fall

So fucking stoopid!

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Response to wolfie001 (Reply #4)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:58 AM

13. From a ZTE jobs thread


I trust Trump. Period.

Next issue, please.

10 posted on 5/13/2018, 5:51:02 PM by Basket_of_Deplorables

Apple is in the process of moving mfg operations back to the US.

13 posted on 5/13/2018, 9:30:39 PM by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common any more.)

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 08:17 AM

5. Is this payback

to President Xi Jinping for brokering the North Korean anti-nuclear deal and letting Trump take credit, at least in the USA?

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 08:45 AM

7. So how much money does tRump have invested in this company?

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Response to Augiedog (Reply #7)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:00 AM

8. Good question.

I have another, how much was Russia dependent on their technology to hack our election? I read in another article that they were heavily involved in the technology for cyber-security cracking.

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Response to lark (Reply #8)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:46 AM

10. In the meantime

John Bolton and the Trump administration's national security team are considering eliminating the top White House cybersecurity job.

Nothing to see here, move along....

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Response to From the Harem (Reply #10)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:50 AM

11. Yep, I caught that too.

drumpf doing everything humanly possible to assist russia in stealing our elections.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 09:37 AM

9. One wonders

How much they paid for this level of concern?

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 10:58 AM

12. Who is Trump's bag-man in this deal?

It's possible the Chinese offered him a chunk of ZTE stock, but he seems to prefer good old cash on the proverbial barrel-head. So who was Cohen the middle man of someone else?

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 11:08 AM

14. Make China Great Again

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 03:59 PM

15. He is so inconsistent with his policies.

They contradict each other. Foreign policy can't be handled like this. World leader have a love/hate relationship with him since he is so Helter Skelter. No one knows what he stands for since he picks and chooses which policies to implement with various countries as though he has no plans at all (which he doesn't and it shows..the world sees it). I am embarrassed to be an American due to him.

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Mon May 14, 2018, 05:51 PM

16. Trump Voters suckers...

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Response to Dulcinea (Original post)

Tue May 15, 2018, 09:21 PM

17. Republicans, don't forget: Your GOP supports Trump. And your...

... Congressional Representatives and Senators support Trump.

They back him and his chaotic policies to the hilt. And so do your GOP and Tea Party candidates who are now trying to get to Washington. Listen to what they say; they say all the time that they support Trump.

If you think Trump is bad news, you need to realize your whole conservative movement has gone morally and economically -- and probably patriotically -- bankrupt.

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