As anti-Trumpers fretted over the president’s tough trade policies using tariffs as a weapon against unfair practices, Trump succeeded in getting major concessions from Europe, Japan, Canada and Mexico.
But the worry-warts said that he would never get concessions from China and that US tariffs would lead to a back-and-forth trade war. But lo and behold The Daily Caller reports:
U.S. President Donald Trump was able to extract a number of concessions from Chinese President Xi Jinping in exchange for not imposing any new tariffs on Chinese goods.
Trump reached a major agreement while meeting with the world’s top leaders over the weekend. At the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Trump and Xi spoke for two and a half hours Saturday night — an hour longer than previously scheduled. The meeting, which Trump called “amazing and productive”, has temporarily staved off an escalating trade war between the world’s two biggest economies.
Xi agreed to immediately begin buying more agricultural products from American farmers, along with a pledge to purchase more industrial and energy products. While the specifics of the trade agreements have not been announced, the White House says the deal will help correct the trade imbalance between China and the U.S. Xi has also agreed to a number of cybersecurity and property theft concessions
… “This was an amazing and productive meeting with unlimited possibilities for both the United States and China. It is my great honor to be working with President Xi,” Trump said in a statement Thursday.
In return, Trump has pledged to postpone a tariff increase on Chinese goods for at least 90 days. The U.S. previously intended to hike tariffs to 25 percent on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods beginning Jan. 1. Instead, U.S. officials will use the 90-day wait period to further negotiate with their Chinese counterparts.
Trump knew that his tactic would succeed since the Chinese economy is much weaker than the global media are letting on.
He also is building a good relationship with Xi when the critics said that he would fail at that. This is why we need a real leader like Trump. There is no Democrat alive who would have gotten tough on Xi. Democrats would have opted for a photo-op shaking hands, but no real challenges on policy.
Another Anti-Trump Story Backfires on Fake News Media
Since the day that president Trump announced his candidacy in June 2015 the Fake News media have been seeking to destroy him.
They have failed. But every morning they get up and try again even though their campaigns against the president have backfired repeatedly on the media themselves.
The most recent case involved Donald Trump Jr. as Fox News reported:
(National Public Radio) was forced to issue a lengthy correction Friday after falsely accusing Donald Trump Jr. of lying to the Senate about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, claiming his statements contradicted Michael Cohen’s plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
The public radio network, which receives federal funds, used Trump Jr.’s Senate testimony transcript from 2017 to report that he said the Trump Organization’s possible real estate deal in Russia “faded away” by the end of 2014.
The eldest son of President Trump then denied the deal was being discussed in 2016.
“There was never a definitive end to it. It just died of deal fatigue,” he told the Senate.
This answer, according to NPR, placed Trump Jr. in serious legal jeopardy because Cohen said in a plea agreement earlier this week that he continued working on the deal through June 2016 and he even told the president and his children about it.
But critics claimed that NPR rushed the story, overlooking other answers by Trump Jr. that show he admitted the Trump Tower Moscow was being discussed in 2016.
“It’s been reported that in late 2015 or 2016 when now-President Trump was running for office the Trump Organization was pursuing a plan to develop a massive Trump Tower in Moscow. Is that accurate?” Trump Jr. was asked by the Senate.
“Yes,” came his reply.
Five hours later after publishing the article on its website, NPR issued a correction — though it didn’t fully retract the article, admitting only that it “mischaracterized” Trump Jr.’s answers.
So once again the Trump haters – and not the Trumps – have egg on their faces; the story has totally backfired.
Notice that it says that ‘(National Public Radio) was forced to issue a lengthy correction Friday after falsely accusing Donald Trump Jr. of lying to the Senate about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, claiming his statements contradicted Michael Cohen’s plea deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.’
This means that NPR had automatically assumed that Cohen was telling the truth and that Trump Jr. was lying. This shows once again how anxious the media are to get president Trump and his family and will say anything to do so. In another manifestation of this phony story Yahoo News breathlessly reported:
President Donald Trump’s company considered offering Russian President Vladimir Putin a $50 million penthouse in a planned skyscraper in Moscow to make the building more desirable to rich buyers, according to the Russian-born real estate developer who was broker on the project.
Felix Sater, a felon, ex-government informant and former Trump business associate, said Thursday he came up with the idea as a way to reap extra profit from Trump Tower Moscow, which he said would have brought in as much as $500 million if it had been built. Then-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen approved of the idea, Sater said, adding that it came to him while “spitballing” marketing schemes.
Here again the media gave total credibility to someone who appeared to help their anti-Trump cause – a Russian-born real estate developer who is apparently a felon.
“Spitballing” refers to meetings where people toss out all kinds of ideas for consideration. Yet there is not one shred of evidence that this Putin penthouse proposal was ever taken seriously… except by the Fake News media. In fact the whole Moscow skyscraper project was never taken beyond the initial concept phase by the Trump organization.
These two examples prove once again how much the credibility of the Fake News media has collapsed.
New President of Mexico is a Radical Leftist
The new president of Mexico is Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador who was inaugurated on December 1. He is basically a communist. This is bad news for Mexico and for the United States. We could see Mexico become like Venezuela, with millions becoming desperate to flee to the United States beyond what we already are seeing and have seen for decades. Fox News reported:
… Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador became the first leftist president in Mexico in 70 years.
Lopez Obrador, 65, vowed to fight crime and corruption during his inaugural speech to Congress at the Chamber of Deputies in Mexico City that kicked off his six-year term.
During his remarks, he pledged “a peaceful and orderly transition, but one that is deep and radical … because we will end the corruption and impunity that prevent Mexico’s rebirth.”
This is all baloney. All of the Mexican presidents in the last 90 years have been leftists except for two vaguely conservative leaders. This is why Mexico is so poor. This guy Obrador just happens to be more openly extreme than most of them.
Obrador will not fight crime and corruption. He will make them worse as leftist extremists always do. Just look at the words “deep and radical”. That means that Obrador will make Mexico into Cuba or Venezuela. He is proposing “free” health care, education, internet service, etc., the usual communist stuff. Fox News continued:
He enters office having won a landslide election victory on promises to …impose government austerity and greatly expand social programs and public investment, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday.
This is more communist double talk. How do “government austerity” and “greatly expand social programs and public investment” go together? They are contradictory.
Obrador is just another marxist who will say anything to get elected but who is going to destroy Mexico if he gets his way. Fox News reports:
“We are going to govern for everyone, but we are going to give preference to the most impoverished and vulnerable,” Lopez Obrador said. “For the good of all, the poor come first.'”
But Lopez Obrador was clear in blaming extreme market-oriented policies he calls neoliberalism for Mexico’s problems.
“Mexico’s crisis originated not only with the failure of the neoliberal policies applied over the last 36 years,” he said in his inaugural speech, “but also in the prevalence of the filthiest corruption.”
Oh, sure, “give preference to the most impoverished and vulnerable”, just like they said they were going to do in Venezuela.
Meanwhile it is only some market-oriented policies and trade with the capitalist US that have saved socialist Mexico from economic devastation over the last 50 years.
Racist Blacks Exposed in South Africa
The decline of the wealthiest nation in Africa is one of the most underreported stories of the last few decades.
South Africa was the last African nation to have a white colonialist government. But since the communist blacks took over that nation has spiraled down into poverty, corruption, repression, crime and violence.
And racism. The Daily Mail website in Britain reported:
South Africa’s High Court rejected a legal challenge today brought by a group representing white farmers against President Cyril Ramaphosa’s plans for land expropriation without compensation.
… Ramaphosa, who replaced scandal-plagued Jacob Zuma in February, has made land redistribution a flagship policy as he seeks to unite the fractured ruling African National Congress (ANC) and win public support ahead of an election next year.
In its legal challenge, Afriforum questioned the legality of a key parliamentary committee report which recommended a change to the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation.
‘The relief sought by the applicants… is dismissed,’ said Judge Vincent Saldanha.
Afriforum, which represents mostly white Afrikaners, alleged that the parliamentary committee had illegally appointed an external service provider to compile the report, and also failed to consider more than 100,000 submissions opposing land expropriation without compensation.
This is bad news. The whites are the only people in South Africa who know how to manage commercial agriculture.
This new ruling will lead to a flight of white farmers to other countries, and a slide into food scarcity and rising prices for South Africa, just like the rest of Africa.
The centuries of white colonial rule in Africa marked the most prosperous and stable times for that continent. Those days are officially over.
Trump Haters are the New KKK
Over and over since president Trump was elected we have heard Democrats and leftists calling us Trump supporters “racists” and “the new KKK”.
This is the opposite of the truth. In fact the Ku Klux Klan was the military arm of the Democrat party in the Southern United States after the Civil War. Here are some excerpts from Wikipedia about the Klan:
The first Klan flourished in the Southern United States in the late 1860s, then died out by the early 1870s. It sought to overthrow the Republican state governments in the South during the Reconstruction Era, especially by using violence against African American leaders.
For example, Confederate veteran John W. Morton founded a chapter in Nashville, Tennessee. As a secret vigilante group, the Klan targeted freedmen and their allies; it sought to restore white supremacy by threats and violence, including murder, against black and white Republicans. In 1870 and 1871, the federal government passed the Enforcement Acts, which were intended to prosecute and suppress Klan crimes
In an 1868 newspaper interview, Nathan Bedford Forrest stated that the Klan’s primary opposition was to the Loyal Leagues, Republican state governments, people such as Tennessee governor William Gannaway Brownlow and other “carpetbaggers” and “scalawags”. He argued that many southerners believed that blacks were voting for the Republican Party because they were being hoodwinked by the Loyal Leagues. One Alabama newspaper editor declared “The League is nothing more than a n**** Ku Klux Klan.”
In January 1871, Pennsylvania Republican Senator John Scott convened a Congressional committee which took testimony from 52 witnesses about Klan atrocities. They accumulated 12 volumes of horrifying testimony.
Sound familiar? It should. The New KKK is made up of leftists in America who operate as an arm of the Democrat party, including the ‘antifa’ thugs who commit violence against Republicans and other acts of intimidation.
‘Antifa’ thugs wear black masks while the KKK wore white hoods. There is a great similarity.
Why are Conservatives Generally Happy and Liberals Not?
I recently heard a lady say, “I never get angry”. And I believe her. She is very nice and never seems agitated or upset.
The lady comes from a conservative farm family. And that has much to do with her mindset.
There are two types of people in the world – those who have managed to find some peace, contentment and even happiness in our flawed and troubled world. And those who have not.
Conservatives by nature are able to withstand the rough seas of life while liberals are not. That is what makes them opposites. Tough people who can tolerate the blows of life – like farmers – naturally tend to become conservative. Overly sensitive and weak people like city dwellers who are easily hurt and insulted become Democrats.
President Trump is popular with men and unpopular with women. That’s because men understand Trump; he is a tough guy who has survived and prospered in the competitive business of real estate. Men like that. They look up to Trump.
On the other hand weak people love Obama because he never accomplished much in life, like they haven’t. His presidency lacked real achievements except for a massive new health-care program that started failing shortly after it was implemented.
In an article on the Independent website in Britain called Conservatives Believe Their Lives are More Meaningful than Liberals, writer Olivia Petter highlights the issues. That article is excerpted here with a Nikitas3.com comment after each excerpt:
Petter writes: What is the meaning of life? If you struggle to come up with an answer to the age-old conundrum, you could blame your left-leaning political ideologies, as new research claims that conservatives are more likely to have an established sense of their life purpose than liberals.
According to the University of California study, which analysed a series of surveys across 16 countries, those with liberal beliefs are more likely to be in a perpetual state of searching for meaning than their right-wing counterparts.
“Finding meaning in life is related to the sense or feeling that things are the way they should be, and that there is a sense of order,” commented co-author David Newman.
“If life feels chaotic, then that would likely dampen your sense that life is meaningful.”
Nikitas3.com comment: Yes, absolutely, and ‘chaotic’ is the watchword. Liberalism is a chaotic ideology. It is an idealistic ideology that is always subject to emotional and intellectual challenge, and thus chaos.
For instance people on the left like to say that there are no absolute truths – that everything is open to question. This creates an environment in which the mind is perpetually in search of an answer. This tears away at the mind and soul.
For example conservatives believe that there are two genders – man and woman. Liberals believe that there can be an infinite number of genders and they then devote time and energy pondering this absurdity. This detracts from their ability to enjoy life in any type of certainty.
It’s the same with ‘climate change’. We conservatives say rightfully that “the climate is always changing naturally”. Liberals reject this and spend their lives in a state of eternal anxiety over what is happening, always imagining the worst and seeing every storm and every drought as a harbinger of doom.
Petter writes: Researchers examined data acquired from five studies looking at how liberals and conservatives rate their lives in terms of meaning and purpose in a dataset spanning four decades.
Participants were asked to rate their political beliefs on a spectrum, ranging from “extremely conservative” to “extremely liberal” and were subsequently asked to respond to statements questioning the extent to which they felt their lives had purpose such as “I understand my life’s meaning”.
The study’s authors accounted for religious beliefs when analysing the responses and still found strong links between those with conservative ideologies having a stronger sense of purpose compared to liberals.
Nikitas3.com comment: This proves the old Nikitas3.com adage – that the greatest punishment for liberals is being liberal, that it is an ideology of uncertainty and even torment, and that liberals suffer internally in an ongoing state of doubt, anxiety, anger and even fear.