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President Trump Outwits Chairman Xi
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Posted By: earlybird, 6/16/2019 10:37:05 AM

President Trump has taken the leverage of economics to levels of geopolitical strategy never seen before. Nowhere is the genius strategy more clear than in the way Trump has positioned the trade reset and confrontation with China. In hindsight every move since early 2017 including: (1) the warm welcome of Chairman Xi Jinping to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate; (2) the vociferous praise poured upon Xi; (3) the November 2017 tour of Asia; (4) the direct engagement with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un; the strategic relationship with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; and a host of smaller nuanced moves

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Toby Ten Bears 6/16/2019 11:11:41 AM (No. 99289)
I thought I was reading a story from the NY Times. (sarcasm... I'm being sarcastic)
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Reply 2 - Posted by: tom7 6/16/2019 11:19:14 AM (No. 99293)
It is silly to talk about "outwitting" anyone while negotiations are still underway. A five-year review might shed some insights into who "outwitted" who.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: FreeBird 6/16/2019 11:30:08 AM (No. 99302)
#2, I would go a step farther and say it is unwise and unhelpful to write these kinds of columns in the midst of negotiations - especially when dealing with people like the Chinese, to whom image is of such great importance.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Omen55 6/16/2019 11:50:08 AM (No. 99315)
This is another example of Trump the Grand Master of the game. Xi can't afford to look weak because you know there is someone waiting to take advantage of that. So odds are he'll refuse to meet Trump at G20 thus costing the Chicoms serious $$$ to compensate the tariff losses. The so called experts will look foolish so win/win.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jfodoch 6/16/2019 12:42:45 PM (No. 99368)
I would vote for The Donald every election for the rest of my life!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Mother of AL 6/16/2019 1:22:47 PM (No. 99399)
Very interesting to read the comments under the article on Sundance, and compare the intelligence of 2 of the posters here on Lucianne. Perhaps I need to switch to Sundance permanently.
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