China has Trump’s nervous system in category 4-type hurricane mode. He can’t nail the Chinese down with his tariff threats. They sent back his 150-page trade agreement with changes. And the changes negate all the progress Bob Lighthizer, and his team made over the last year. Trump wants to change the way China handles intellectual property, and he wants to slow down China’s attempt to control the global 5G market.
China won’t let the president claim a victory unless he stops trying to tell them how to do business with the rest of the world. The Chinese still want a trade deal, but Trump has to drop the tariffs. And he has to tell Canada to release Cindy Wanzhou, the chief financial officer of Huawei.
Canada got caught in Trump’s trade war with China when they arrested Wanzhou for selling products to a company that violated Iranian sanctions. Wanzhou had nothing to do with that incident, according to the Chinese. But Canada won’t release Cindy from house arrest until they hear from the United States.
Trump’s tariffs will hurt the U.S. economy in the second quarter of 2019, according to government economists. Mr. Trump claims his strong economy will carry him to another victory. But the farmers who helped put him in office may be ready to jump off the Trump bandwagon if the trade deal doesn’t give them the financial relief they need. China doesn’t pay Trump’s tariffs. Americans pay the tariffs
Mitch McConnell wants the Mueller report to go away. Mitch worries Mueller’s testimony might hurt his reelection campaign. But Mike Pence stands behind Trump even though the president may throw him under the bus in private. Mike thinks Trump will pick him again, but some news reports claim Trump wants to dump Pence for Nikki Haley
Mike Pence wants to entice Venezuela’s military to leave Maduro and join the opposition led by Juan Guaido. Pence, the evangelical bigot wants to be president and showing the world he learned how to intimidate people like Trump does is his way of showing he’s ready to take over if Trump has a fast food-induced heart attack.
The New York Times found some old transcripts of Trumps 1985 thru 1994 tax returns. Trump’s returns show he doctored some numbers. The transcripts show Trump lost $1.17 billion during that period. Those creative losses gave him the ability to avoid paying taxes for eight of those ten years. Trump calls the Times article a “Hit Job.”