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Monday, May 14, 2018

President Donald Trump signaled Sunday he would help out a Chinese phone-maker that has been banned from accessing U.S. technology, a top priority of Chinese trade negotiators coming to Washington later this week for talks. The Commerce Department imposed the harsh penalty just last month against ZTE, one of China's biggest tech companies, after it was found to have violated U.S. sanctions by selling equipment to Iran and North Korea.




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"President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast," the president wrote on Twitter. "Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!"


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I'm an American who wants Trump to help Americans with jobs ...

Harley-Davidson Will Ship Work to Asia from Closing US Plant

Where's Trump on Harley-Davidson?

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 03:10 PM | Reply

Here's an interesting comment from the link's comments section ...

What about America First? What about upholding the rule of law? What about sanctions having teeth? The Chinese violated sanctions by selling to N. Korea.

Trump gets a call from Xi and now he is jumping through hoops to remove the sanctions?

Trump's mind is mush and this man can't follow through on anything.

Trump needs to go. IMPEACH this incredibly incompetent president.


#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 03:19 PM | Reply

Here's another interesting comment ...

Today's Question:
Which Chinese company has recently bribed Donald Trump?
It's in today's news.


#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 03:21 PM | Reply

@#1 ... Where's Trump on Harley-Davidson? ...

Trump Took a Victory Lap. Here's What He Didn't Mention (January 31, 2018)

...Almost exactly a year ago, President Donald Trump hosted Harley-Davidson executives at the White House and credited their success to a new American spirit that had emerged since his election: "I think you're going to even expand. I know your business is now doing very well." He later singled out Harley-Davidson as a "great American company" in his first address to Congress, vowing to help it again by persuading foreign countries to cut tariffs on its motorcycles. ...

#4 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-13 03:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Make China Great Again

#5 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 05:40 PM | Reply

Whose side is Trump on, China's or the United States of America?

#6 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 06:12 PM | Reply

Whose side is Trump on, China's or the United States of America?

donald is on donald's side, and no other.

#7 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-05-13 06:16 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Trump just announced bizarre plan to save Chinese jobs from America


ZTE announced on Wednesday that it had halted "major operating activities."

With 75,000 employees, the sudden loss of so many jobs at once is a major concern for China, which seeks to minimize labor conflicts as a source of potential social unrest.

The Commerce Department that Trump tasked with restoring ZTE to viability actually caused the shutdown of the smartphone maker's operations just last month by forbidding shipments of American-made microchips, software, and other electronic components for seven years because of the company's failure to fully cooperate with U.S. trade bans on North Korea and Iran.

American telecom companies have been advised by the U.S. intelligence agencies to avoid using equipment purchased from ZTE and other Chinese telecom equipment makers like Huawei because of national security concerns over potential backdoor hacking points that could be embedded in the foreign-made technology.

Still, ZTE managed to rise to become the fourth largest smartphone brand in the U.S. despite the security warnings.

The biggest question that Trump's tweet raises is how his base will respond.

In an American economy that is now reporting record low unemployment, wages have stagnated in comparison to corporate profits ...

high paying manufacturing jobs have been replaced with minimum-wage service jobs or benefit-free "gig economy" positions...

and manufacturing jobs like those that Trump famously promised to save at the Carrier plant in Indiana are still being shipped overseas to benefit corporate profits over the American middle class.

Trump's base can't be stupid enough to believe that his focus on saving Chinese jobs over restoring fairly-paid U.S. jobs is in their best interest, can they?

We're going to see if Trump's base thinks 'Making China Great Again' is more important than American security and American workers.

#8 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-13 06:42 PM | Reply

Trump is going to make so much money selling our Americans he will be able to pay back Putin.

#9 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-13 08:24 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


#10 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-13 11:22 PM | Reply



Trump's China U-Turn Emboldens Democrats


With his tweet yesterday urging relief for beleaguered telecommunications equipment maker ZTE Corp., the U.S. president appeared to surrender his most valuable hostage in a tense trade standoff with China.

But it exposed Trump and fellow Republicans to accusations that they're placing Chinese workers ahead of American jobs.

That's potentially damaging for a president who's demanding that China cut support for high-tech industries and slash its trade surplus by at least $200 billion.

The Senate's top Democrat, Charles Schumer, who's helping lead his party's efforts to win congressional majorities in November, tweeted: "How about helping some American companies first?"

Trump is a traitor who sold out America to Russia, which is why Trump didn't release his tax returns.

Now Trump is working very hard to 'Make China Great Again'.

Trump's new slogan: "China first, American workers last".

#11 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-14 06:50 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Trump Can Help American Workers. His Trade War Won't.


Here are some better ideas: Offer training and tax incentives to workers. Remove barriers to employment. Invest in infrastructure.

Trump's new slogan: "China first, American workers last".

#12 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-14 07:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Trump Vows to Save Chinese Jobs Lost Due to U.S. Sanctions

Why does Trump want help the China with their jobs while neglecting jobs in America?

Not to mention this Chinese cell phone company Trump is bending over backwards for was sanctioned by the US Intelligence and the Commerce Department for backdoor spy technology in their smart phone technology.

So it begs the question ...

1. Is Trump selling out America to Russia billionaires?

... or,

2. Is Trump a Manchurian Candidate and spying for China?

Patriotic Americans want know.

#13 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-14 05:04 PM | Reply

Wh is going to save the American jobs lost due to U.S. sanctions?

#14 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-05-14 05:15 PM | Reply

read this and then reflect on how you really feel about the trump cartel..Dirty traitorous POS SOBs

#15 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-15 01:25 AM | Reply

how is that even legal, ablock? wtf

#16 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2018-05-15 01:29 AM | Reply

trump is a thief and he's doing what thieves do. but he's unsophisticated and largely uneducated and that's why he's about to face a more common version of reality than i think he's used to. why is this being allowed?..hell i don't know. i'd been more than willing to do whatever it took to allow President Obama to fulfill his constitutional prerogative to fill the vacant supreme court seat. I'd like to see McConnel and Ryan swinging from a yardarm. I'm 72 and i've come to realize that not only is it getting worse..it probably can't really get any better. there are to many people competing for limited resources. google the american population figure for 1950 and then see what it is today..and what it's projected to be in the next 50 years. i truly believe that the rich are grabbing all they can as a bit of protection from the fate that i think has already been sealed for the vast majority.

#17 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-15 02:07 AM | Reply


I think this could be a really big deal


#18 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-15 02:37 AM | Reply

Yeah, an opinion piece on a liberal blog whose title starts off 'What if' is bound to be a big deal.

#19 | Posted by Avigdore at 2018-05-15 06:54 AM | Reply

Yeah, an opinion piece on a liberal blog whose title starts off 'What if' is bound to be a big deal.

It's all over the News now. Turns out it's real and there's more to it. Trump and his family want a lot from China. So they're selling the U.S. out. Just as was predicted. Anyone with a brain knew this was coming when he wouldn't release his tax returns, or isolate his holdings and companies from his actions (blind trust).

#20 | Posted by YAV at 2018-05-15 07:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah but... the Clinton Foundation???

#21 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-05-15 07:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 1


YAV...I think you were referencing the china payoff deal....check out this one


#22 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-05-15 11:13 AM | Reply

YAV...I think you were referencing the china payoff deal....check out this one

I was, indeed. However I was going off of Trump's own tweet regarding ZTE and his comments.
Is he violating the emoluments clause? Absolutely.
But it's worse than that, IMHO. ZTE was sanctioned for doing business with Iran. So on one hand he ends the agreement between the U.S. and Iran, puts sanctions back in place, then fights for a Chinese company that was sanctioned for doing buisness with Iran (and for espionage on us), so they can do business with Iran!

And Trump supporters still refuse to see that all he's doing is lining his pockets.

72 hours after a $500 MILLION funding of a resort featuring a Trump golf course and Trump branded hotels, Trump issues is ZTE tweet.

I don't believe for one minute that this is a coincidence.

I was waiting for more official news reporting to happen before I put it all out there, though. Now it's out:


#23 | Posted by YAV at 2018-05-15 01:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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