18 Comments

  1. JAY JAY
    January 15, 2020 @ 1:35 pm

    This first phase “hardly addresses in any substantive way the fundamental sources of trade and economic tensions between the two sides, which will continue to fester. Phase 2 — I wouldn’t wait by the phone. According to the Trump administration, China is to buy $40 billion a year in U.S. farm products — an ambitious goal (fantasy)for a country that has never imported more than $26 billion a year in U.S. agricultural products. China and the U.S. may not release the full details of the phase 1 deal. Does that not set off some alarm bells for anybody else? Oh we sign this really big trade deal it’s so important, its integral on so many levels, geopolitically, financial markets everything else, and we’re not going to show you the details of it don’t worry shut up, sit down.The markets going to love it regardless. They are going to sign a deal who knows what is in it. Big question marks all around but it doesn’t matter markets will rise as a result.

    • Davout
      January 15, 2020 @ 1:46 pm

      The Phase 1 deal is worth $200 Billion dollars of goods send from USA to China. It is not just agricultural. Though I agree that USA may have problems with these 40 billion dollars worth of agricultural goods. And that is in 2 years. It is way too ambitious

    • JAY JAY
      January 15, 2020 @ 2:50 pm

      @DavoutChina has not publicly confirm or denied this. What you are stating is according to Trump. The full details are not being released any time soon.

    • Erik Gonzales
      January 15, 2020 @ 3:31 pm

      They are bound by contract you idiot! Farmers are the happiest people in the world today. Learn to read! They tripled their exports overnight!

  2. ikm64
    January 15, 2020 @ 1:38 pm

    Now I’m just trying to decide which side I would trust least to live up to the ‘deal’
    But it’s a hard one…both sides are trying to play the other and neither one really believes the other will live up to all the ‘fake’ promises…
    A communist and a liar…and really I can’t make my mind up which is which…
    With the 1 trillion budget deficit (in 14 months in office)…I guess I know which is the communist anyway…

    • YQX Digger
      January 15, 2020 @ 2:02 pm

      how bitter and unhinged will you be by this fall? I suggest you step away from it all, for your own health. It is all just a show, try not to get so caught up in it all. This message goes to a lot of people, everyone needs to either take to the streets for weeks on end like they do in the 3rd world, or just chill out. Just my Canadian point of view, USA is boiling over!

    • ikm64
      January 15, 2020 @ 2:35 pm

      @YQX Digger First up my friend…I don’t do the ‘fall’… I’m not American (So I make do with the Autumn) … OK, I’m on the right side of politics so I am hoping for a Republican president for 2020 but (the old kind) you know ones… they speak the truth (relatively speaking), ones that are responsible with money, ones that keep their marriage vows, ones that really don’t like communists…I know it’s been a while now, but I hope you still remember their like… OK, it’s a fading memory now I know, but some of us old crusties still remember…dinosaours maybe…yes.
      Now as to bitter and unhinged…believe it on not….this is me calm.
      It’s me holding up a mirror to those who mistaking believe this man has their back…

    • NewYorker Joe
      January 15, 2020 @ 3:17 pm

      You got that right. Besides, America is living out waning days in twilight zone with ever growing mountain of debt ($22 Trillions), mighty deficit, costly wars in Iraq/Afghanistan ($10 Trillions). Sure enough, China predicted that. Moreover, China and others are also getting weary of U.S.A printing out estimated 300 to 500 billion dollars of free U.S. currency and circulating in global finance system annually. That’s all FREE monies that good old USA getting away with each and every year.

    • YQX Digger
      January 15, 2020 @ 9:51 pm

      @ikm64 I am Canadian, we also say fall…everyone needs to support Trump because the dems are insane and have no platform that makes sense. A 3rd party is needed but good luck with that.

  3. coryg121
    January 15, 2020 @ 1:39 pm

    This phase 1 is a joke. It means nothing. It’s all about the “appearance” of trump making headway on trade with China. It’s totally political propaganda.

  4. Sam Sammy
    January 15, 2020 @ 2:22 pm

    In your face pelosi … this is what the president u trying to impeach is doing for us , while you and your left wing dogs keep barking about hoax .

    • Jeriba Shigan
      January 15, 2020 @ 6:57 pm

      Exactly. Trump is busy getting things done for the American people while democrats sit around screaming Orange man bad.

  5. John Edward Jones
    January 15, 2020 @ 3:01 pm

    Big joke! Phase 1 is big nothing burger. China has agreed to think. Will let us know.

  6. Erik Gonzales
    January 15, 2020 @ 3:30 pm

    Democrats look like a bunch of sourpoose losers!!! Seriously… No one was talking about China before Trump took office. Trump comes in, and now they are experts? Furthermore, Trump proved he will go toe to toe with China. He slapped tariffs on Canada and Mexico, and China all at once! Democrats said this would not work yet, USMCA is done. Democrats tried to take credit for it after the fact too! Sad!

    You really think Trump will not slap tariffs on China moving forward? Yeah right! He showed us he will pull the trigger.

    It’s a sad day in America when Democrats will do anything to win an election. Look at the markets today. If economists and investors think this deal is good you really want to take the word of politicians?

    Don’t take democrats word for it. Take the markets word for it. If you are not investing in this market you are missing out!!!

  7. Alex Mercer
    January 15, 2020 @ 3:38 pm

    China and the United States must become allies. The two countries have common enemies and they impede the rapprochement of the United States and China.

  8. NeoKailthas
    January 15, 2020 @ 4:30 pm

    This is the most work Trump has done in his life… he needs a big mac after all that

  9. Lady Lion
    January 15, 2020 @ 4:37 pm

    Adam Schiffty and Fat Jerry need to break out the KY JELLY….
    Your going to need it where your going…
    Take it straight up the PELOSI……
    CRIMINALS………

  10. tlaloc1525
    January 15, 2020 @ 11:12 pm

    The USA already had a trade deal with china. Inept parasite you started a tariffs war. Now you roll back the tariffs. Called a promise you moron, Mexico paying for the wall… Inept.?
    This is no deal.
    NAFTA, you just change the name, and the Democrats added provisions and ratified, so your rich friend pay living wages.
    Last, the billions in tariffs have been paid by Americans not China not Canada not europe.
    A scheme.
       Tariffs are dishonest scheme. The taxes or tariffs on imports are paid by American consumers.
    China, Canada and Europe are not paying the US billions of dollars in tariffs. Not any more than Mexico is paying for that wall.

    What Is A Tariff And Who Pays It? | Tax Policy Center

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