The US stock market jumped Monday morning after a series of positive trade talks between President Trump and other world leaders at the G-7 summit over the weekend; with China adding they now seek a “calm end” to a potential trade war with the United States.
“Stocks gained after President Trump said Monday that talks with Beijing are continuing despite last week’s escalation of the trade war,” reports Fox Business.
“Great respect for the fact that President Xi & his Representatives want ‘calm resolution.’ So impressed that they are willing to come out & state the facts so accurately. This is why he is a great leader & representing a great country. Talks are continuing!” tweeted the President.
Great respect for the fact that President Xi & his Representatives want “calm resolution.” So impressed that they are willing to come out & state the facts so accurately. This is why he is a great leader & representing a great country. Talks are continuing!https://t.co/0sotrd1Mzh
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 26, 2019
“News of the possible opening in negotiations came shortly after President Trump threatened to declare a national emergency that would result in American businesses freezing their relationships with China. Trump’s tariff barrage on Friday was a response to China imposing its own retaliatory tariffs on $75 billion in U.S. goods,” reports Fox News.
“China is willing to resolve its trade dispute with the United States through calm negotiations and resolutely opposes the escalation of the conflict,” said Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, China’s top trade negotiator.
U.S. officials have indicated they are ready to come to the table as well. On Sunday, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told reporters that if “China would agree to a fair and balanced relationship, we would sign that deal in a second,” reports Fox News.
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AMERICA FIRST: President Trump Unveils New ‘Pledge to America’s Workers’
President Trump unveiled his new “pledge to America’s workers” Wednesday, posting a video on social media that outlined his firm commitment to “create new products” emblazoned with “Made in the USA.”
The President posted the touching video Wednesday afternoon, saying “there’s never been a better time” to be an American worker.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2018
“Whether you’re a high school student or a late-career worker, there’s never been a better time to learn a trade, hone a skill, or pursue your dreams. When we invest in our workers we’re investing in our people,” said the President.
“We’re investing in our communities and we’re investing in the American Dream… Together we will build new wonders, find new cures, master new industries, harness new technologies and create new products stamped with those four beautiful words: ‘Made in the USA,’” he added.
Watch the President’s commitment above.
AMERICA FIRST: The President Labels Himself ‘TARIFF MAN,’ Warns Those Seeking to ‘Raid our Nation’
President Trump doubled-down on his widespread use of trade tariffs to improve the US economy and the American manufacturing base Tuesday, saying he is a “tariff man” after reaching a 90-day “truce” with China.
“I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN,” tweeted the Commander-in-Chief.
….I am a Tariff Man. When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so. It will always be the best way to max out our economic power. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 4, 2018
“But if a fair deal is able to be made with China, one that does all of the many things we know must be finally done, I will happily sign. Let the negotiations begin. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!” he added.