A New Cold War?

Our Dear Leader went to the UN and made his feelings known.  First was the humor that was unintended but he made it sound like it was a humor set-up…..anything to make it look like it was his idea…..after his chuckle he then went before the UN Security Council and made another threat……

President Trump on Wednesday accused China of trying to meddle in the 2018 elections in a bid to keep him down. While opening a UN Security Council meeting, Trump put it like so, per the BBC: “In my remarks yesterday to the United Nations General Assembly, I laid out my administration’s commitment to building a more just and peaceful future. Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election coming up in November against my administration. They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade. We are winning on trade. We are winning at every level. We don’t want them to meddle or interfere in our upcoming election.”

Foreign Minister Wang Yi, China’s representative on the Security Council, responded with a denial, reports CNN: “We do not and will not interfere in any countries’ domestic affairs. We refuse to accept any unwarranted accusations against China, and we call on other countries to also observe the purposes of the UN charter and not interfere in other countries’ internal affairs.” Trump was later asked what proof he had. “Plenty of evidence,” he replied, though he didn’t offer any. The AP reports a Chinese delegate “shrugged” when the remarks were translated in the General Assembly.

It will be China this time…..will it be the talk of the town as the Russian thing for the 2016 election?  Somehow I doubt it.

But as long as we are talking China.

Our Dear Leader has a massive hard-on for China and just keeps poking the dragon in the eye about trade…..

resident Donald Trump is making good on his pledge to escalate the trade war with China by imposing tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese goods. The Chinese government, for its part, is already retaliating with new taxes on $60 billion of American imports.

If you’re curious why China’s sanctions don’t match Trump’s, there’s an easy explanation. As a number of commentators have correctly pointed out, Beijing is running out of American products to target. Americans bought $375 billion more stuff from China than the Chinese bought from the U.S. last year, which means Trump has a lot more to punish.

While this may mean that China’s leverage on trade is limited, it doesn’t mean that Trump can easily win this confrontation.

https://theantimedia.com/trump-trade-war-china-cold-war/

I do believe this situation will get uglier before it gets better….if ever.

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3 thoughts on “A New Cold War?

  1. In his preparations for a bad result, he is getting in early, by alleging electoral interference ahead of the voting. Taking a cue from his own critics at least shows he has learned something. Bat the same ball straight back at them. Shame it just sounds like a pathetic excuse.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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