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    Quote Originally Posted by roberthughey View Post
    "they have settled on massaging his ego as a way to nudge his mood in their favor."

    this is an opinion. it is not a fact.

    this is what is referred to as FAKE news.
    if you recognize it as an opinion how can it be "fake news"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Chinese President Xi Jinping is honoring President Trump with an unusually lavish reception and one-of-a-kind perks in China this week — the latest example of how leaders around the world are using flattery as a diplomatic tool for influencing the American president.

    Weeks after Trump’s election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his way to Trump Tower to gift the president-elect with a $4,000 gold-plated golf club. When Saudi Arabia hosted Trump in May, they projected a five-story image of his face onto the Ritz-Carlton hotel where he stayed. Polish politicians bused adoring fans into Warsaw this summer to ensure that the president felt just like he was at rally of his supporters at home.

    It’s common for world leaders to honor one another with big welcomes and thoughtful gifts, but there is something over the top and, well, Trumpian about many of their gestures toward the president.

    As heads of state struggle to predict what the leader of the free world is thinking or likely to do at any given moment, they have settled on massaging his ego as a way to nudge his mood in their favor.

    https://www.vox.com/world/2017/11/8/...-flatter-honor

    NOT NORMAL.
    It is embarrassing at best. I know the other countries are playing him but the fact that he is incapable of even knowing it is interesting. He takes that horrible stance with his pouty lips and chin up in the air as if he really thinks he is as great as they are playing like he is. He is a global joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    The Chinese are brilliant. They are playing Trump like a fiddle. Trump is easy to manipulate. Flatter him and treat him like he is KING SHIT.
    The Chinese invited Trump to the Forbidden City (which is a palace) in the middle of Beijing.

    The history of the Forbidden City begins in the 15th century when it was built as the palace of the Ming emperors of China. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and was the Chinese imperial palace from the mid-Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty in 1912. It has been a museum since the 1920s.

    Built from 1406 to 1420, the palace complex has undergone many changes.[1] After serving as the imperial palace for some five hundred years, the Forbidden City became a museum, the Palace Museum, in 1925. In 1987, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.[2]

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Histor...Forbidden_City
    A message like this just means Trump is doing well. The more the Left gnash their teeth, the more good Trump is doing. It’s like when a mother applies antiseptic on her son’s skinned knee. The boy gasps in pain, and the mother says the pain means the disinfectant is ‘doing its work’. Same here. The more Lefties howl, the better Trump is doing his work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Think for myself View Post
    Remember when Trump hated Jina and was going to label them a currency manipulator?

    Yeah, same China whose as he goes not just kiss, but tongues deeply.
    Maybe he was just trying to negotiate a better price for his products he has manufactured in China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Larrikin View Post
    A message like this just means Trump is doing well. The more the Left gnash their teeth, the more good Trump is doing. It’s like when a mother applies antiseptic on her son’s skinned knee. The boy gasps in pain, and the mother says the pain means the disinfectant is ‘doing its work’. Same here. The more Lefties howl, the better Trump is doing his work.
    Its too bad we can't give him to you in australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Larrikin View Post
    A message like this just means Trump is doing well. The more the Left gnash their teeth, the more good Trump is doing. It’s like when a mother applies antiseptic on her son’s skinned knee. The boy gasps in pain, and the mother says the pain means the disinfectant is ‘doing its work’. Same here. The more Lefties howl, the better Trump is doing his work.
    Sure, whatever you say. Pain means the treatment is working, LOL, no wonder you are a Trumpster. Let me guess you got your medical degree from Trump University. HA HA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    if you recognize it as an opinion how can it be "fake news"?
    opinions aren't news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eve1 View Post
    The Chinese are brilliant. They are playing Trump like a fiddle. Trump is easy to manipulate. Flatter him and treat him like he is KING SHIT.
    The Chinese invited Trump to the Forbidden City (which is a palace) in the middle of Beijing.
    Seems to be working well...

    Trump: I don't blame China for taking advantage of us on trade

    President Donald Trump lavished praise on China for the very trade practices he once lambasted as unfair during a remarkable morning session in Beijing.

    Emerging after two hours of talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump said he doesn't fault China for taking advantage of differences between the way the two countries do business.

    "I don't blame China," Trump said during remarks to business leaders inside the Great Hall of the People. "After all, who can blame a country for being able to take advantage of another country for benefit of their citizens? I give China great credit."

    Instead of pointing the finger at Beijing for exacerbating trade disputes, Trump blamed past US administrations "for allowing this trade deficit to take place and to grow."

    It was a notable shift in tone from a President who was elected to office partly for his tough talk on holding other countries accountable for practices that disadvantage US workers. Even as he made the remarks, Trump sought to bolster his image as a hard-nosed negotiator, announcing $250 billion in agreements between US companies and China.

    Precise details of the agreements weren't immediately available, however, and many are said to have been in the works long before Trump was elected.
    The figures aren't expected to make a dent in the US trade deficit with China.
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    Quote Originally Posted by labrea View Post
    Maybe he was just trying to negotiate a better price for his products he has manufactured in China.
    Right, that's why he's leering taxes so that factories will have it worth their while to build in your country.

    Are you really this short sighted or just blinded with hate?

    Have you cussed him out for the less money you will pay in taxes too, what a horrible person wanting you to b able to spend money you worked for... Must be because of his support for slavery I can picture one of the delusionals calling out.

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    The fact remains that China has advantages that the United States doesn't - and will never have. The manufacturing boom of the 1950s and 1960s was a post WWII anomaly. China has a far larger workforce that is willing to work for less money. Furthermore, they are geographically in the middle of a raw materials supply network, so if you tried building a Foxconn-style tech hardware megafactory in the U.S., and you staffed it with employees willing to work low wages, it would still be less profitable than Chinese companies, since China doesn't have to deal with an overseas supply chain.

    This is an unalterable reality that nothing short of moving continents around will change.
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