[ Editor’s Note: I am not being disrespectful to the presidency by using this title. Trump has worked hard to earn it. He has already made history for being the most flip-flop president in our history and oblivious as to the consequences of having someone like that in a powerful position.

Drug abuse has always been a big problem in the veteran community, so VT is well versed on the subject; and Gordon has already published the list of symptoms Trump has shown regarding Adderall use. The media has reported how he never sleeps while on Air Force One and calls meetings for his exhausted staff to discuss any topic that pops into his head.

His constant repeating himself when talking, short attention span, not wanting to read briefs, but getting verbal, short briefs, and with no big words used, is all symptomatic behavior. Here is the part of the article below that stimulated me to use the “realistic” title:

“Trump, who has initiated the trade war with China by introducing rounds of very high tariffs on Chinese goods, has several times shifted his tone about Beijing over the past few days.

On Friday, Trump said he had ordered American companies to leave China, and called Chinese President Xi Jinping an “enemy.” On Sunday, Trump said he had had “second thoughts” about the escalation. Hours later, his aides said the US president regretted not having been tougher on China.

Then, on Monday, Trump called President Xi “a great leader.” Trump also claimed that China had been “hurt very badly but they understand this [resuming talks] is the right thing to do and I have great respect for it.”

The Chinese would refer to this as ping-pong diplomacy. But it can also be described as how someone on Adderall operates. There is a lot of history on this. I am not presenting a new theory. Google it.

The problem for all of us, and the world, is that we have a crazy person as commander-in-chief, which some Americans might consider a serious national security risk. I can assure you, there are those in the military and Intelligence fields that think so, despite the front that Trump’s appointees put on.

Does anyone really think that this man signing his name on anything represents some kind of commitment? That said, VT supports Trump’s general approach that China has been stealing technology for decades on a wholesale basis, where government offices in the huge country all ran on pirated software, and where pirated US entertainment was a huge industry.

The trade imbalance was a reasonable trade-off for China buying our trade deficit debt for many years, after Japan was bowing out of doing it, for the same reason. It had run big trade surpluses with the US, while keeping its own markets protected.

As I always predicted from the beginning, Trump was going to run the presidency as a reality tv show, as he saw himself as the God of that hustle because it worked so well during his campaign. Most people now can’t name half the Republicans that were running against him (this includes me) because Trump sucked up all the air time.

Is he stupid? No. His using Twitter at 6:30 every morning to attack someone or make some outrageous charge was brilliant. He got free publicity on a scale no one had previously considered possible, while others were having to buy it. 

The Dems are in the middle of their own version of this, a free-for-all primary of newbie candidates and a burned out Joe Biden who is looking more and more like a walking corpse every day. Color me worried, very worried Jim W. Dean ]

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– First published … August 27, 2019

China says it has not asked to return to the negotiating table with the United States in a dispute over trade, refuting US President Donald Trump’s claim that Chinese officials have made such a request in telephone conversations at top levels.

Trump said on the sidelines of the Group of Seven nations (G7) summit in France on Monday that officials from Beijing had called “our top people” on Sunday evening to “get back to the table” to negotiate to resolve the trade dispute.

Later on Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry denied that such phone calls had occurred. The ministry said it was “not aware of the phone calls over the weekend,” and that the countries were in touch only at a “technical level.”

Representatives from the two sides had been due to sit down on Tuesday, based on a schedule set during a phone conversation at the technical level on August 13, according to a previous statement from China’s Commerce Ministry. Ever since, there has been no indication of progress on that front, the Commerce Ministry said.

China’s Global Times daily also wrote in a Twitter post that the two sides had maintained contact at a “technical level,” which “doesn’t have [the] significance that President Trump suggested.”

PressTV-Trump indicates won’t further escalate trade war

Trump, who has initiated the trade war with China by introducing rounds of very high tariffs on Chinese goods, has several times shifted his tone about Beijing over the past few days.

On Friday, Trump said he had ordered American companies to leave China, and called Chinese President Xi Jinping an “enemy.” On Sunday, Trump said he had had “second thoughts” about the escalation. Hours later, his aides said the US president regretted not having been tougher on China.

Then, on Monday, Trump called President Xi “a great leader.” Trump also claimed that China had been “hurt very badly but they understand this [resuming talks] is the right thing to do and I have great respect for it.”

China has so far met every single round of the US tariffs with retaliatory measures of its own against the US and has said it will not buckle down under the pressure meant to force trade concessions from Beijing.

A commentary that was published by China’s official People’s Daily on Tuesday called on Washington not to underestimate Beijing’s determination to fight back.

“China will do what it has said,” it said. “Any attempts to force China to make concessions through extreme pressure will be in vain.”



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7 COMMENTS

  1. Much as I could see probability of drugs, trump’s nonsense show was evident in his ’12 negative cackling against Ron Paul who has given much to inform and share, all people had to do was take the hints and go further. He wouldn’t have been ‘selected’ as that’s the way it is, but nonetheless core things were put in front of many by his efforts. That’s more or less all I think of when I see trump or anyone in govt. A bit on the drugs, as trump is a Gemini so double talk comes naturally to him -same with bush two, the drug if he takes it probably contains his random speech somewhat yet not enough to stay to script, and always there is a negative effect when fooling with synapses this way. In any case a mess. Thanks for the piece.

    Mac

  2. Trump should be going after the corporate traitors who have abandoned the US instead of China. They whine about having to pay American workers a decent wage while paying their CEOs and their management a thousand times more than the average worker.

    Then of course there is the “consumer” who buys cheap crap made in China instead of American Made. Makes me laugh when I see some moron driving a Kia while waving an “American Flag” made in China.

    Cognitive Dissonance on wheels.

  3. The societal design that seeks to make a small number of people insanely wealthy, will never come to terms with a society that seeks to feed 2.5 billion people each day. It is the identity of “ownership” and the entitlement of power. Trump matches the overall personality of the US economic system, and if the US created an online persona in its image , he might be pretty close. Perhaps the most glaring personality trait, Trump personifies in tandem with the US, and stands in contrast to China, is insulting arrogance. A complete lack of humility. Patents, are the apprehension and arrest of “ideas and concepts” by the mechanics. They stifle the natural order of provision and distribution. It is a war against creativity. The factories won, because they own the law. Thus, the ruthless and undeserving are elevated. Humility is abolished.

    • Patents are fine but it should be a short time-limited , maybe 5 or 10 year, not more, sufficient to ensure a reasonable profit to the inventor and later released freely to all

    • True, and the US for example, 90% of wealth is in the hands of 10% of population. Take the comparison on early Soviet, there 99% of wealth was in hands of 1% of population, located in Kremlin. Different names, but same patterns and goals.

      Sounds to me that people are calling names and asking jobs, but always forget to ask what’s the paycheck then. When over 90% of wealth is in the hands of few, one can easily say that small and medium size businesses are all death, and they are the most important to functioning society, not those who build missiles etc. Money enough in the pockets of ordinary citizens is the potential that creates business opportunities and jobs, not the tax cuts for the rich.

    • It’s never been a war against creativity. It’s a war against “CREATION”

      Souls are creative, by nature. But, they can’t create nature.

      THAT’S the scary part. There are plenty of “creative” sorts that perform many evil deeds.

      You mention “humility” being abolished, and yet there’s plenty of people (you in the mix) that seem to find “humility” in persons only acceptable if they are expressing humility sans the secular. So much for humility from those that “fear the Lord” . . . as it were. It’s a concept lost on most.

      A slice of humble pie . . . for all!

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