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Trump G-7 bombshell-"We should at least consider no tariffs, no barriers, scrapping all of it"

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posted on Jun, 9 2018 @ 11:10 PM
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And Trump has already walked back his statement. Like usual, he just talks out of both sides of his mouth. He floats every idea to obfusicate the issue, and never really commits to anything.




posted on Jun, 9 2018 @ 11:36 PM
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originally posted by: fatkid
a reply to: highvein

I was thinking more like Singapore, but keep being know it all if it make you feel big.

And I wasn’t talking political, I’m talking freedom of religion, thought, trade.

And as far as the US is concerned I think the political discourse is fine as long as you dont align yourself to deeply with a party and concern yourself more with issues than making sure “your side” wins
j

Feeling big about what? Believing that the wars that are raging across this world is a good indication that we are not ready to be a globalist community? So much for your freedom of thought argument.



posted on Jun, 9 2018 @ 11:40 PM
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originally posted by: pavil
Donald Trump at the G7:





“It’s not a question of ‘I hope it will change’”, he said. “It’s going to change, 100%. Tariffs are going to come way down because people cannot continue to do that. We’re like the piggy bank that everybody’s robbing. And that ends.


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I completely agree with him on that issue.



posted on Jun, 10 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft

“We should at least consider no tariffs, no barriers — scrapping all of it,” Trump said, according to officials who were listening and taking notes.

Trump floated the idea — which was received as somewhat rhetorical — as the meeting was breaking up and was quickly challenged by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who asked, “What about subsidies?”

The other G-7 leaders — from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, as well as the presidents of the European Commission and European Council — have been trying to impress upon Trump the complexity of trade issues, insisting that his oft-repeated complaint about the trade imbalance between the U.S. and allies on many manufactured goods is only part of the picture.


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Aside from the lack of verification of the statement, the thinking itself is one I have often thought of.

This makes sense to me, if everyone are mates then why tax each other? - just sell your products in each others countries and let the GLOBAL markets dictate prices for imports and exports.

You see, Trump doesn't look at how to line the pockets of government - he looks at ways to line the pockets of the consumers/customers/investors directly - this is how a freemarket works, it's how capitalism functions best - and Trump promotes capitalism - bigly.

Anyway, I'm certain we'll hear more on this today, for now, he will certainly have the full attention of the G-7, likely Russia too, especially since he gave them a shout-out that they should be reinstated into the original G-8.



You might want to investigate how VAT effects exports. Trump plays checkers while the rest of the world plays chess.



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:09 AM
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a reply to: Sublimecraft

He has no experience in trade and he dismisses every bit of advice he's given. He doesn't read, he doesn't study. Just how the # do you think he knows anything about tariffs or trade. Where did all this great knowledge come from exactly?
Did he get it in a dream?



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: Subaeruginosa

No they don't see this. They just get behind anything that trump says.
No matter what it is or what bizarre thing he says.
He's their God not their president
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posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:33 AM
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a reply to: Isurrender73




Guess where that money goes?


Exxon Mobile CEO



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:42 AM
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a reply to: c2oden

Trump wasn't in finance either unless you count experience in bankruptcy court.
He couldn't get a loan from banks in America because he defaults on loans.
What genius in finance does that?



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:45 AM
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a reply to: Isurrender73

Mueller just indicted a Russian who was working with Manafort during the campaign.
Discussing what advantages trump could offer Russia and what Russia could offer in return. That's collusion darling.
Getting closer and closer.



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:48 AM
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a reply to: Isurrender73

That one man has control of an arsenal that can destroy mankind and the planet.
Year we fear him. We fear he's reactionary. And we fear his ignorance on so many things.



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:52 AM
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a reply to: Aazadan




Just today, he reversed his old position that asbestos was one of the most toxic substances on the planet. Instead, he directed the EPA to remove it from the list of harmful substances that need to be regulated


This should probably be a thread of its own but what does this do to victims of mesothelioma and the fund set up to compensate their damages?



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: c2oden

Most of us can walk and chew gum at the same time.



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 07:56 AM
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a reply to: Isurrender73

While they are still busy at work messing with American society and the midterms?
Sure why not.



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 08:04 AM
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Stupid post free trade is not free at all .
No way to have free trade when you have 500 different money values .
When 1 $ US = 200 yen and that 200 yen buys 20 workers there is no way any one can say free trade .
Letting a market decide in this environment is the worst possible way of trading .

So many people here seam to ether have no clue or are raelly just wanting access to darn near free plastic junk built on slave labor .
untill a world wage is established 3rd world country's will always be used for slave labor .
You cant have free trade when the same job cost 10 $ a hour pay can be done in china for 10 cents a hour only someone who deos not want free trade would call that free trade .

Terrifffs are the only way to = the field so EVERY country has access to trade call it what ever you want . because without trade country stagnate at best fall at worst and the US has been on teh falling side for 40 years .



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 08:15 AM
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But what the hell did Obama have? 


A BA in political science with an emphasis on international relations from Columbia university.
Graduated magna chum laude with a doctorate from Harvard Law.
Taught constitutional law at the university of Chicago.
Civil rights worker, senator.
And a staff of experts he actually consulted for subjects he was less versed in. Like any good leader he had consultants and didn't think he was the end all and be all expert in everything.
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posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 08:24 AM
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posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 08:26 AM
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a reply to: c2oden

Community organizer on civil rights issues.

Where do they teach dismantle the constitution lol?
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posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 08:51 AM
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a reply to: Lumenari

At least when he read he did it in a light natural manner and didn't sound like a kid in a remedial reading class.
The only time trump is animated is when he's bull#ting off the cuff.
When he's reading you always know he's reading.
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posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 09:19 AM
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This picture says a thousand things...

one thing it says, is that the Trump Administration is in the driving seat - no matter how misguided your opinion of Trump is



posted on Jun, 11 2018 @ 09:22 AM
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originally posted by: Agit8dChop



This picture says a thousand things...

one thing it says, is that the Trump Administration is in the driving seat - no matter how misguided your opinion of Trump is


He looks like a back seat driver to me, not in control and not clear of the direction he’s going



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