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President Donald Trump defended his executive order on immigration and refugee policy Sunday afternoon in two tweets, posted at around the same time the White House released a statement from the president.
The statement stressed the importance of keeping the country safe and denied that the order amounts to a Muslim ban. But the tweets were a more direct response to criticism from Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), two outspoken Republicans.
“The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration,” Trump said.
“The two ... Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.”
While China will suffer from a trade war with the United States, some experts say the Asian giant has more resilience than the U.S. The "Chinese government has plenty of financial resources to step in," said Arthur Kroeber, founding partner of Hong Kong-based financial services and research firm Gavekal Dragonomics. "I think the Chinese government has looked at this and is prepared to act," Kroeber said, speaking by phone from Beijing. In the last few decades, the communist government in Beijing has built China into the world's second-largest economy with a state-backed form of capitalism and has expanded the nation's global reach. A large portion of that growth came from heavy-handed policies that favored domestic industries, displaced more than a million people for infrastructure projects and generated questionably high levels of debt.
f the United States and China have a trade war, American farmers could be the ones who take the biggest hit. "A significant part of U.S. exports in China and greater China are agricultural products," said Brad Setser, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. "The Chinese have made it clear that if the U.S. were to impose some kind of duties, … China would respond in some way and on exports to China," he said. China is the second largest market for U.S. agricultural exports, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service. Of the $20.2 billion in farm exports to China in 2015, soybeans accounted for $10.5 billion. And in retaliation for any U.S. tariffs on China, Beijing will take action against the soybean and corn industries, China's state-backed Global Times said in an editorial after the U.S. presidential election. Rising tensions between the U.S. and China have many in the agriculture industry concerned.
China is preparing for a potential military clash with the United States, according to an article on the Chinese army's website. "The possibility of war increases" as tensions around North Korea and the South China Sea heat up, Liu Guoshun, a member of the national defense mobilization unit of China's Central Military Commission, wrote on Jan. 20—the same day as President Donald Trump's inauguration. "'A war within the president's term', 'war breaking out tonight' are not just slogans, but the reality," Liu said in the Chinese commentary piece.
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Profusion
Just about everything that comes out of Trump's mouth is a lie. The man literally makes things up on the fly. With four years of his ignorance and stupidity we'll really see who tries to start WW3.
He the worst president in history and it's only been a little over a week.
"When you attack a country, it's an act of war," McCain said. "And so we have to make sure that there is a price to pay so that we can perhaps persuade Russians to stop this kind of attacks on our very fundamentals of democracy."
“We will be working for much tougher sanctions against Russia,” McCain said. “They attacked the United States of America. The hacking was an attack and it should be treated as such.”
“We strongly urge our colleagues to enact more meaningful and stronger sanctions against Russia because of their attack,” he added.
Graham said he hopes to “make 2017 a year of offense.”
originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: Snarl
Good. He needs to shut the mouthes of Graham and McCain. The last time they stood up to him, he won the Republican nomination. -Chuckle-
Supporting censorship now are we??
originally posted by: WilliamtheResolute
a reply to: Profusion
If there is war it will be because of neo-con trash like McCain and Graham who are, and always have been, cold warriors playing for the deep government. Both of these Senators should just drop their pretense and admit they are Democrats and in favor of Globalization and the war that it requires
originally posted by: Tardacus
HAHAHAHA he called them out and said what A LOT of people have been saying for years,
those crazy old war mongers in congress think they are being sneaky with their backdoor attempts to start new wars,but they aren`t fooling many people.