It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: DJW001
a reply to: ErrorErrorError
Trump is creating the illusion that he is doing something. He signed an Executive Order trashing the TPP. It was already dead. Now he has to negotiate 11 different bilateral trade treaties with 11 different countries, all of whom will insist on most favored nation status. He will be bargaining from a position of weakness because all the other negotiators know he needs to have treaties ratified by Congress before the Congressional elections in two years.
Today he is meeting with automobile manufacturers who will attempt to extort major tax breaks and government contracts to keep them from cutting jobs. Trump will have to cave or look impotent to keep his campaign promises.
Next up: convincing a tax cutting Republican Congress to authorize more infrastructure spending.
originally posted by: UKTruth
a reply to: br0ker
So we were all averting Chinese world domination by implementing TPP.
I guess the funniest thing is seeing these crazy talking points turn up shortly after they appear on liberal news sites, but never before.
It's the end of the world. The 1929 depression starts again today. It's all over. We may as well become part of China.
originally posted by: amfirst1
Trump is following through on all his promises whether leftists like it or not. He is keeping his words. This is refreshing and if he keeps it up. 2020 is a guarantee because he will keep his base and attract more people.
As for China, no, Trump is already leveling charges of currency tampering. This could mean big trouble for china if the world has balls enough to back it.