#45 wants America back in TPP

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    Well go figure.

    Of course it will be "changed", but I bet in long run is will be very similar to the TPP he rejected Jan 2017.
    Obviously it is part of his anti-China campaign. China is matching #45's tariff moves, so he has to go TPP for the leverage.

     
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    Ugh! :confused: With all this stupidity today, something major must be about to drop, so the news cycle needs to be fed a lot distractions.
     
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    Trump... the orange clown without a clue. Make America Great Again by getting rid of this moron.
     
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    How is Mueller doing the job he was appointed to, blowing anything up?

    Mueller doesn't want an invite to anything. Quite the contrary.
     
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    Don't expect cooperation if you are using other departments to conduct raids so that you can look like you are halfway in scope for your Russian mandate.

    I'm sure a full on FBI raid is normal in cases of election contribution violations though. Seems legit.
     
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    You're intentionally leaving out that it wasn't Mueller who made the decision on who raided Cohen. I know it doesn't fit the persecution narrative, but some are actually trying to do their jobs. Even if the emperor president doesn't like it.
    So if you want to blame anyone look into casting an eye towards people appointed during 45's watch or appointed by the administration itself who later had to recuse himself. Mueller is required to turn over anything his team discovers during their investigation that is considered illegal. I can't imagine you really, like 45, want Mueller's team to overlook anything illegal.
     
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    Sounds like they are digging in the wrong spaces if they are uncovering hookers that Trump had sex with over a decade ago, is she Russian?
     
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    But wait! There's more! :eek::eek:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...ory.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.7c4b59d1c750

    Does it matter?

    If Mueller discovered that Cohen had done something illegal dealing with the campaign ( try to seriously remember that that Mueller's investigation is about the Trump campaign, and not Trump as you & others constantly deflect to ) that would be in his purview. If it doesn't tie into anything Russian, Mueller would refer it to his boss Rosenstein, to decide who handles it.
     
  12. Solomani, Apr 12, 2018
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    An absolute moron this President. He pretty much killed TPP last year. Now he's thinking it's important for American trade?

    TPP was originally envisioned as a US-Japan-led trade alliance that would counter (and exclude) China. But now, Trump has given China the advantage of taking over the carcass of the TPP. USA has already lost the trust of several partners that would have supported USA's leadership in the TPP.

    Vietnam in the past year alone has been reverting back to Full Metal Commie. Cracking down hard on democracy advocates. Caving in to China on the SCS territorial dispute. And also recently made bilateral trade pacts with China, as well as a new military alliance with Putin's Russia.

    Russia Joins Vietnam and China in SCS Dispute Against US

    Philippines has gone rogue. It's no longer a US ally like it was for the past century. It's closer in alignment with China these days. And now buys all its arms from China or Russia. Duterte no longer wants to buy arms from USA. It's slowly caving in to China's territorial demands, it had been one of the last holdouts before allowing China to turn the South China Sea into a giant Chinese (Zone of Control) Lake.

    PH may adopt China, Vietnam agreement


    Japan and SK? LOL. Good luck if they still want a TPP alliance with the USA, since they are now among the prime targets of steel/aluminum tariffs unilaterally imposed by Trump. Many of the EU countries got exemptions from the steel/aluminum tariffs. But the Asian nations are still on the target list.
     
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    Trump truly is a moron. He's acting like the current British government and Brexit. It simple: one cannot influence (or bully) an organisation from the outside. Moreover, it's the height of stupidity to be in an organisation, then throw your toys out of the pram and leave in a huff, and then try to rejoin in some way. Like the British with the EU and Brexit, Trump has forfeited any kind of bargaining clout and the US, like the UK, is becoming the laughing stock of the world.
     
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    I think it's stupid we pulled out of the TPP... Now everyone is realizing China has trade leverage? Trump wants back in? Talk about people not knowing wtf is going on.

    We gave up our chance to dominate a comprehensive trade partnership with asean countries... Which was stupid!

    I'm pretty sure every 2016 candidate for president would have realized they need to get back to TPP had they been elected.

    Obama was a smart dude. We should have respected and listened to him more. But we didn't.. Arrogance.
     

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