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Trump makes veiled WTO threat after EU warning on car tariffs

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“The WTO has treated the United States very, very badly and I hope they change their ways. The United States has "a big disadvantage with the WTO. And we're not planning anything now, but if they don't treat us properly, we'll be doing something. “

"Right now he'd like to see the system get fixed, and that's what he's focused on doing," Sanders said. "He's been clear that he has concerns, that there are a number of aspects that he doesn't believe are fair. And China and other countries have used the WTO to their own advantage. We're focused on fixing the system."

"I think the E.U. -- we're going to be meeting with them fairly soon, Trump said. "They want to see if they can work something out, and that'll be good, and if we do work it out, that'll be positive, and if we don't, it'll be positive also, because we'll just think about those cars that pour in here, and we'll do something, right?"

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So it’s unfair, it’s broken, it needs to be fixed, we’ll be meeting with them to work something out, or else we will do something.

Alrighty.

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...because we'll just think about those cars that pour in here, and we'll do something, right?

Yeah, and all the other stuff, too. Trump's plan is to make all of the toys Americans so love unaffordable; that is, it's really not the fault of other countries, it's because Americans cannot control their purchasing impulses.

We'll see how that goes down.

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The biggest threat to U.S. national security is Donald J. Trump. He is a dangerours embarrasment to the USA and the world.

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The US has had the largest economy in the world for decades, so it obviously has done alright from international trade. I'm not yet ready to cry tears of sympathy for America Trump, you're just being down right greedy now.

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American cars were just too big for European roads except Russia! But the Russians has no interested with American cars. Can someone tells this hard fact to uncle Trump? I am afraid he has no idea at all?

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Trump hates the WTO, EU and NATO and wants to break them.

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Just looking at what this administration has done since being in power (and ignoring everything that happened prior to January 2017), it is clear that Putin has Trump under his total control. Our President is being used to destroy the relationships that we built through decades and two World Wars. And the Republicans in Congress stand by and watch.

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this is what happens when the inmates are running the asylum...

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How do you say “bring em on” in non-Mexican language?

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American cars are by and large terrible. That’s why nobody wants them abroad.

Time and time again all the orange moron offers are simpletons “solutions” to complex problems.

Heh, but in the tiny minds of the trump cult, he’s playing 12 dimensional chess in zero G ....

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American cars are by and large terrible.

I’ll put my F-150 against anything Japanese, and I‘ll take a Corvette over anything Italian.

That’s why nobody wants them abroad.

But they want our Harley’s, level The tariffs.

Time and time again all the orange moron offers are simpletons “solutions” to complex problems.

Heh, but in the tiny minds of the trump cult, he’s playing 12 dimensional chess in zero G ..

No way, I think it’s stupid that for so many years our leaders allowed this to happen, if you want to be fair you need to trade fair and if you can’t or won’t then don’t trade at all. The President better not back down.

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The President better not back down.

Even when the economy tanks?

Brilliant.

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Even when the economy tanks?

Brilliant.

The market ended on a high note today, so I would say, the confidence is there. Fight the good fight Mr. President, we’re behind you.

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The market ended on a high note today

Brilliant.

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Trump has already erased all of 2018s stock market gains.

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The market fluctuates, it’ll be fine. Not holding my breath.

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You play the market. Are you shorting anything? Maybe Harley-Davidson? There might be some good cash to make from the struggling working class employees.

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Funny, as if the left cares, they could care less about the working class, they’re too busy carrying and worrying about illegal immigration, spare me.

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Harley stock was at 47 last month, now it's under 42. You and Trump need to hold the line until it gets under 40.

And we're doing this for the working class employees. That's the best part of it. And the money.

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And we're doing this for the working class employees. That's the best part of it. And the money

Yes, what’s funnier is the fact liberals care all of a sudden. Why? Is there a racial component that the left can attach itself to?

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The Americans have bought less Harleys last year than in the previous year. American sales are dropping while sales in the EU have been consistent. In Japan too. Those so called "Harley Davidson Trump supporters" are buying less bikes.

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Super: "So it’s unfair, it’s broken, it needs to be fixed, we’ll be meeting with them to work something out, or else we will do something. Alrighty."

I find your lack of faith disturbing.

President Trump talks Supreme Court, tariffs and Russia 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1qt6nQLoHI

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Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

According to his book, Perkins' function was to convince the political and financial leadership of underdeveloped countries to accept enormous development loans from institutions like the World Bank and USAID. Saddled with debts they could not hope to pay, those countries were forced to acquiesce to political pressure from the United States on a variety of issues.

Oh the globalists and MIC warmongers are goin crazy right now. I'd call that winning!

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Bass: Yes, what’s funnier is the fact liberals care all of a sudden. Why? Is there a racial component that the left can attach itself to?

Racial component? I don’t think so? Lots of companies are talking about firing American workers and moving production overseas because of the tariffs. I can’t stop other countries from targeting Trump states, but I can surely profit from it.

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Racial component? I don’t think so?

With the left, there’s always a racial component, always.

Lots of companies are talking about firing American workers and moving production overseas because of the tariffs. I can’t stop other countries from targeting Trump states, but I can surely profit from it.

Yaaawn....we went through this before...

https://youtu.be/oHE5ym6ShkA

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Sorry, I don’t do YouTube for news. People are either pushing a conspiracy, getting news from some guy in a basement, or posting 15-minute videos links that no one has an interest in watching in order to get out of showing real evidence.

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If Trump won't follow WTO judgements that go against the US, then he can't expect other nations to follow WTO judgements that go against them

The US has been using the WTO for decades and been a huge influence on how it works - if it's the WTO's fault, then it's also the US' fault

It's apparent now more recently that Trump's M.O. seems to be in competitions he can't figure out how to win, his recourse of action is always to blame the rules or threaten to leave the competition and take the ball with him and go home

(He must be fun to play with in the sports fields or board games, lol)

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