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Monday, April 10, 2017

Maybe we should outsource news coverage to China

President Trump hosted Xi Jinping for trade talks this weekend. This was a victory for the United States, as China offered trade concessions rather than face sanctions from the Trump administration.

This was validation for Donald Trump, who proved critics of his rhetoric wrong.

What did the American media report? "Trump offers Xi steak, not a Big Mac, at Mar-a-Lago."

Well, these are the same village idiots who said on Election Day Hillary had a 95% chance of winning.

When it comes to the media's coverage of Trump, you are better off believing in the Easter Bunny, kids. At least you get candy out of the deal.

China's media is run by the Communists, not the Democrats, which makes China's media more credible.

Or at least less lefty.

From Reuters (a Canadian-owned British news organization):
Chinese state media cheer Xi-Trump meeting, say confrontation not inevitable
Not a word about Big Macs.

More from the same report:
Trump had campaigned with strident anti-China rhetoric and had angered Beijing before taking office by talking to the president of Taiwan, the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own.
But the two sides avoided any diplomatic gaffes at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida that would have tarnished the meeting in the eyes of the protocol-conscious Chinese.
China is pleased.

The Financial Times saw Trump's victory, Reuters reported:
China offers concessions to avert trade war with U.S.: FT

Of course. That billion-dollar-a-day trade deficit in China's favor keeps its economy going -- and the communists in power. Make no mistake, Xi is the world leader of the Communist Party, as well as head of China itself.

The concessions are in beef imports and allowing American insurance companies and other financial institutions to set up shop there. Xi also promised action on North Korea.

So what did the American press say?

From CNN: "Trump's quick wins on China trade won't wipe out the deficit."

From CNBC: "Trump-Xi meeting concluded without gaffe, but criticism soon followed."

From USA Today: "Trump touts progress but no breakthrough after meeting with China's Xi."

From the Associated Press: "Trump, Xi showdown fails to materialize at Mar-a-Lago."

Hello? President Trump got concessions -- unlike Obama.

The news media moguls think this lousy coverage hurts President Trump. It doesn't. It hurts the news media's credibility. As long as they get ratings, they do not care if they pump out shoddy products.

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  1. WRT Big Macs . . . as Salena Zito pointed out, the press takes him literally not seriously.

  2. Xi Jinping stopped in Alaska on the way back to China. Oil sales from Alaska alone could help bring the balance of trade back to equilibrium. President Trump wins, Alaska wins, China wins. The Art of the Deal. Throw in a few haunches of moose and fire up the grill. - Elric

    1. is reporting that China "has deployed 150,000 troops to the North Korean border, and the U.S. is considering further sanctions against Russia." Hmmm. That was fast. Do you reckon that President Trump and Xi Jinping came to some sort of agreement or understanding? - Elric

  3. I don't know why anyone thinks China will keep their agreements. They signed treaty that applies to the South China Sea and they don't keep to it. Trump ought to tell them to comply with past agreements before he will make any new ones.

    1. Telling em to comply? I wonder if Trump telling them to comply would actually work?
      I doubt it.
      I M sure past presidents told the Chinese to comply and then drew a lil red line and told em not to cross it or else.
      That worked so well in the past, too.
      The or else part is more important than the telling, ya think?
      I have more faith in Trump's or elses than any president since Reagan.
      I suspect the concessions came since China sees a forceful or else from Trump than prior squishy presidents with fancy nobel peace prizes won in the first seconds of their presidency

  4. When it comes to nationalism and capitalism, the Chinese out-Trump Trump many times over. Still, Trump is in a better position to understand and deal with the Chinese than NoBama ever was.

  5. Apply that leverage, Mr. Trump. Russia and China will never be friends, so play off that to get maximum benefits.

  6. China has not established a strong in-country purchasing economy so they are hard tied to exports. So being one of their greatest markets, we have leverage.

  7. The shoddiness of our media coverage reminds me of another word that stats with sh.

  8. Trump could make a three-cushion behind-the-back finesse shot, making the eight-ball in the called pocket, and the media would report that he "lacks direction".

    1. Indeed Dave.
      From reddit
      Have you heard about Trump inviting the Pope for lunch on his mega yacht?

      The Pope accepted, and during lunch a puff of wind blew the Pontiff's hat off, right into the water. It floated off about 50 feet, then the wind died down and it just floated in place. The crew and the security team were scrambling to launch a boat to go get it, when Trump waved them off, saying "Never mind, boys, I'll get it."

      The Donald climbed over the side of the yacht, walked on the water to the hat, picked it up, walked back on the water, climbed onto the yacht, and handed the Pope his hat. The crew was speechless. The security team and the Pope's entourage were speechless also. No one knew what to say, not even the Pope.

      But that afternoon, NBC knew how to cover the story. Their banner headline read:


  9. He could hypnotize Nancy Pelosi and turn her into a decent human being and they would complain that she still looks like hell.

    1. Where's he going to get the brains, heart and courage?