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1.  Before joining Newsweek, Jason Lemon was a contributor to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where he wrote primarily about health, science and the environment.  Prior to that, he spent five years living in Lebanon, where he helped build a Middle East-focused viral media startup called StepFeed.

The following are excerpts from Jason Lemon, senior reporter of Newsweek, dated May 14, 2020, under the headline "Trump Threatens to 'Cut Off the Whole Relationship' With China, Says U.S. Would Save $500 Billion".

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President Donald Trump suggested on Thursday that the U.S. could "cut off the whole relationship" with China, claiming that doing so would save the country $500 billion.

"There are many things we could do," Trump told Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo on Thursday morning. "We could cut off the whole relationship."....

Prior to the novel coronavirus pandemic, Trump had long been critical of China, even before entering the White House. The president has repeatedly raised concerns about the trade deficit between the two nations, as the U.S. historically has imported significantly more from the Asian nation than it has exported to the country.

This spurred Trump to add tariffs to hundreds of billions of Chinese goods starting in mid-2018, which led China to respond in kind. The situation escalated into a trade war that analysts have estimated cost the U.S. hundreds of thousands of jobs and forced American importers to shell out billions more than they would have to pay tariffs. But that situation appeared to be resolving in mid-January, with the signing of a new phase one trade agreement.

....The president largely dismissed the seriousness of the virus through February, even suggesting that it would simply "disappear." Supporters of the president argue that he acted quickly by implementing travel restrictions on foreigners who had visited China.....  (End excerpts)

Source:  newsweekdotcom

2.  Such a threat would be very tempting for Donald Trump as he could brag to score another historical first by setting US-Sino ties back to the pre-Nixon era.  Using an analogy, the domineering bully is getting tired of battering his spouse and is willing to let her go by kicking her out of the house.


Donald Trump's infamous Hitler-style rabble-rousing chants:  "Lock her up!  Lock her up!"

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Post time 2020-5-15 15:15:53 |Display all floors
  No need to take Trump's bluster seriously. He just wants to use Maria Bartiromo 's show to create a talking point that has nothing to do with his perfunctory response to Covid-19. The so-called Obamagate is another talking point. Maria Bartiromo used to work for CNBC, which has lots of Trump's critics; now she works for Fox's business channel, which has more conservative talking heads. Suffice to say that Maria Bartiromo is another fan of Trump.  

  Granted, you still can't dismiss Trump's talk of the end of globalization as part of  his government's move to decouple from China economically. Trump has already told some American companies to build plants at home or recast their global supply chains.

  I think Chinese companies should gird for their loins instead of thinking it's just a joke.

  

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Post time 2020-5-15 17:06:52 |Display all floors
tatata69 Post time: 2020-5-15 15:15
No need to take Trump's bluster seriously. He just wants to use Maria Bartiromo 's show to create  ...

well, I think uncle Sam's companies should gird for their loins...

   If he continues like that, he need a vaccine for himself to survive...

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Post time 2020-5-15 18:27:20 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2020-5-15 17:06
well, I think uncle Sam's companies should gird for their loins...

   If he continues like that,  ...

The eminence grises ruling the US behind the scense who have harvested huge amount of profits from their China  business would go bonkers at the news, and may have already crafted plans to dispose of that loose cannon, like they did Lincoln and Kennedy ...
Believe it or not, it's true.

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Post time 2020-5-16 13:05:51 |Display all floors
Liononthehunt Post time: 2020-5-15 18:27
The eminence grises ruling the US behind the scense who have harvested huge amount of profits from ...

Lincoln had to bite the dust because he made problem 'within' uncle Sam.

JFK refused to allow the CIA and American troops to attack Cuba thereby creating the infamous Bay of Pigs fiasco in 1961.

Our case, in my opinion GOD is super safe because all his energy is concentrated towards the Middle Kingdom,  Huawei in particular because all his famous super spy agencies could not succeed in opening a door to stop them from running over his own outfits...

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Post time 2020-5-17 13:40:02 |Display all floors
emanreus Post time: 2020-5-16 13:05
Lincoln had to bite the dust because he made problem 'within' uncle Sam.

JFK refused to allow the ...

  Dwight D. Eisenhower was opposed to the attack against Cuba, not President John F. Kennedy. The principled reason why America's plan to topple Castro fired blanks was  Castro had already found out that Cuban exiles were going to launch an attack by dint of air and ground strikes through his intelligence channels with the "help" of the New York Times before the attack. The New York Times had published an article " reporting that “United States experts” were training an invasion force of Cuban exiles in Guatemala and Florida. "

    The 1953 coup,  which was another  CIA-backed plan  aimed to remove the Iranian president-he was preoccupied with nationalization- from power, went with a bang, with Pahlavi seizing control of the leadership of Iran.   However, the pro-America Pahlavi  government came undone in 1979 when the Iranian Revolution convulsed Iran.  

   Putin's  Russia has done such things as well, say,  in Venezuela and Cuba.

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