Promise Kept – Trump Gains Concessions from EU on Trade
President Trump campaigned on being tougher with trade agreements so that the United States would not be left out of the benefits. The left whined and accused him of hurting our allies and cuddling up to our enemies. Wednesday, the President met with European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker and worked out an agreement with the EU on trade. It staves off that trade war that the left has been screaming about. All it took was a little backbone.
“We met today…to launch a new phase in the relationship between the U.S. & the EU – a phase of close friendship, of strong trade relations in which both of us will win, of working better together for global security & prosperity, & of fighting jointly against terrorism.” President Trump
The delegation agreed to purchase more American soybeans, an industry which took a major hit when China slapped them with tariffs. They also agreed to purchase more natural gas. Tariffs on other European goods are being “reassessed” in further negotiations. The goal? No tariffs, free and open trade benefitting everyone… the President’s “level playing field.”
“For years, the U.S. has been losing hundreds of billions of dollars in trade with the European Union, and we just want it to be a level playing field for our farmers, for our manufacturers, for everybody and we also want a big beneficiary, frankly, to be the European Union and we think it can be good for everybody and that’s why we are here to discuss.” President Trump
…along quickly. European Union Nations will be open to the United States and at the same time benefiting by everything we are doing for them. There was great warmth and feeling in the room – a breakthrough has been quickly made that nobody thought possible!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018
Great to be back on track with the European Union. This was a big day for free and fair trade!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2018
So you mean all the hysteria from Dems, the media, and some weak republicans was unfounded and @realDonaldTrump wins again?
Let him do his thing people. I promise he knows more about this stuff than anyone in DC. https://t.co/KTIZghjGkY
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 26, 2018
Right on, Donald Trump Jr. It appears he knows exactly what he’s doing in spite of all the screaming otherwise.
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